Messages from my Desk
Points to ponder :)

I few little dribs and drabs in no special order ... that I have collected that make me think,
Mostly as minor re writes As I may not remember them exactly word for word, collected from too many places
To list and remember from where ... anything in Green,  I have written myself

May they be of interest to you and give you thoughts to ponder

Life is not a game to be observed, but rather one to be lived. The rules are only knowable, if you leap in with both feet and play.
Non players often whine and complain that life passes them by, never realizing that life is what you make it.

Education alone, is not a substitute for intelligence *

Some people never live life. They plod along in stubborn dumb persistence, and react with near violence to any attempt to lift them from their illusions.

Do not depend only on theory.. especially if your own life hangs in the balance.

Major flaws in life develop because we fear to make radical internal changes, even when the need is obvious.

We learn best by what we create, not by what we copy *

A circle has no beginning and no end and this is a real truth about the " finite" thing we call time. *

All people are born with that most debilitating of diseases, our ability for self deception.

All history is only a second hand approximation of events, to really know what happened, you had to have been there. *

Spend your energy on things that make you strong. *

Allow for the unexpected, there are always other forces at work. *

When you bring up improvements, expect those in power to hate you for it, because they didn't think of it first ! *

Writers of history, do not record events, they reshape them according to their own perceptions. In the process they change the future,
 as we use history to give us guidance on what to do.

Ya can't behave like a piss ant, and expect the world not to step on you *

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Walk beside me; that we may be as one.

-American Indian Proverb, Ute

Karma is the effect of the stone
you toss into the pool called Life

                      If the toss is soft and gentle and done with love,
                      then the ripples that return are gentle

                                      If you drop a boulder in ... by force ...
                                      you are gonna get wet when the ripple comes back *

Never call yourself an expert. The second you say this, you just became obsolete *

The quickest way to stop learning, is thinking you know it already.

Seek only freedom and you become the captive of your desires, seek discipline and you find your liberty.

The day I stop learning new things, bury me, as I will have been dead for three days ! *

The only human being you have any real control over ... is yourself *

Poverty is a state of finances, not a state of mind.

Sometimes silence, is the best thing to say.

If you spend your life in self sacrifice, you end up hating those you have sacrificed for.

Even a dogs life has its price.

Your right to swing your arm, ends at your neighbors nose.
-Abraham Lincoln-

The well dipper can dip into the well of giving forever for others
But the well dipper had better remember to dip for herself once in a while, or no one gets any
because the well dipper just keeled over from thirst ! *

Never strike a man twice for the same offense.

If you wait for the Lull in life to find peace, you will wait forever *

Making yourself feel bad over a wrong you did, is not the same thing as making amends for it. *

We must remember Hospitality and our world will become less hostile *

If life is to change ... it must come from you ... The self is on whom you rely *

You are what you are .. because you choose to be *

Great minds discuss ideas;

                     Average minds discuss events;

                                         Small minds discuss people.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.

Don't judge people by their relatives.

No one can ruin your day without YOUR permission.
Eleanor Roosevelt

If you enjoy what you do, you'll never work another day in your life.

Others can stop you temporarily, but only you can do it permanently.

The biggest lie on the planet: "When I get what I want, I will be happy."

Life is what's coming....not what was.

Success is getting up ..... one more time.

There are only two things you HAVE TO do in life.
You HAVE TO die. And You HAVE TO live until you die.
You make up all the rest...

We are not human beings learning to live a spiritual path,
but spiritual beings learning to live a human path.

Definition of a very dangerous person: Is one who will tell the truth, only when will do more damage than a lie. *

Hypocrisy is another word for lying to yourself. *

Keeping oneself from dying, is not the same as living.

Innovation and daring create heroes. Mindless adherence to outdated rules, only creates politicians.

The capacity to learn is a gift
The ability to learn is a skill
The willingness to learn however, is a choice

Never underestimate the power of the human mind to believe what it wants to believe, despite evidence to the contrary

Anyone can become angry - that is easy.
But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree
at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way;
this is not easy.


"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.
Just because they're not on your road, doesn't mean they've gotten lost."

-H. Jackson Brown, Jr. -

Don't be afraid that your life will end ......... be afraid that it will never begin !

**I Believe**

I believe - That you should always leave loved ones with loving words.  It may be the last time you see them.

I believe - That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I believe - That regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and  there had better be something else to take its place.

I believe - That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I believe - That sometimes when I'm angry, I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I believe - That maturity has a lot more to do with what types of experiences you've had, and what you've learned from them,  not  how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I believe - That it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I believe - That no matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I believe - That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I believe - That credentials on the wall do not in of themselves, make you a decent human being.

More to come as I dig them out of the archives, feel free to use these if they suit your needs

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