The core of any family is what is changeless, what is going to be there??shared vision and values.
Courage isn't absenct of fear, it is the awareness that something else is important
Each of us guard a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside.
The reflection of the current social paradigm tells us we are largely determined by conditioning and conditions.
Happiness - in part at least - the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice waht we want for what we want eventually
There's no better way to inform and expand you mind on a regular basis than to get into the habit of reading good literature.
To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.
If I really want to improve my situation, I can work on the one thing over which I have control - myself.
If you want to have a more pleasant,cooperative teenager, be a more understanding, emphatic, consistent, loving parent.
Two people can see the same thing, disagree, and yet both be right. It's not logical; it's psychological.
It is one thing to make a mistake, and quite another thing not to admit it. People will forgive mistakes, because mistakes are usually of the mind, mistakes of judgment. But people will not easily forgive the mistakes of the heart, the ill intention, the bad motives, the prideful justifying cover-up of the first mistake.
We can't live without eating, but we don't live to eat.
It's not what happens to us, but our response to what happens to us that hurts us.
We must look at the lens through we see the world, as well as the world we see, and that the lens itself shapes how we interpret the world.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
Love is a verb. Love - the feeling - is the fruit of love the verb or our loving actions. So love her. Sacrifice. Listen to her. Empathize. Appreciate. Affirm her.
We not not our feelings. We are not our moods. We not even our thoughts.
All the well-meaning advice in the world won't amount to a hill of beans if we're not even addressing the real problem.
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
We see the world, not as it is, but as we are??or, as we are conditioned to see it.
As you care less about what people think of you, you will care more about what others think of themselves.
My behavior is a product of my own conscious choices based on principles, rather than a product of my conditions, based on feelings.
When air is charged with emotions, an attempt to teach is often perceived as a form of judgment and rejection.
At some time in your life, you probably had someone believe in you when you didn't believe in yourself.
Our problems and pain are universal and increasing, and the solutions to the problems are and always will be based upon universal, timeless, self-evident principles common to every enduring, prospering society throughout history.
When the trust account is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective.
Attending church does not necessarily mean living the principles taught in those meeting. You can be active in a church but inactive in its gospel.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them.
Begin each day with the blueprint of my deepest values FIRMLY in mind then when challenges come, make decisions BASED on those values.
Perhaps a sense of possessing needs to come to come before a sense of genuine sharing.
Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.
The ability to subordinate an impulse to a value is the essence of the proactive person.
All things are created twice. . . . there's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation to all things.
To judge individuals before understanding them is a form of human rejection andfeeds upon itself.
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile.
We may be very busy, we may be very efficient, but we will also be truly effective only when we begin with the end in mind.
What we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do. There are people we trust because we know their character. Whether they're eloquent or not, whether they have human-relations techniques or not, we trust them and work with them.
When you listen with empathy to another person, you give that person psychological air.
Security represents your sense of worth, your identity, your emotional anchorage, your self-esteem, your basic personal strength or lack of it.
The character traits most critical to creating empowerment are Integrity habitsare congruent with values, words with deeds, expressions with feelings. Maturitycourage balanced with consideration. Abundance mentality there is plenty outthere for everybody. A person with these character traits can be genuinely happyfor the success and accomplishments of others.
If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Love - THE FEELING - is a fruit of love, the verb.
The character ethic, which I believe to be the foundation of success, teaches that there are basic principles of effective living, and that people can only experience true success and enduring happiness as they learn and integrate these principles into their basic character.
How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most
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