The inspirational words of Sufi Poet, Jalaluddin Rumi paint a beautiful picture of your choosing to live the BE by Design™ motto: How I BE Is Up to Me™
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
Some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
Who violently sweep your house
Empty of its furniture,
Still treat each guest honourably.
He may be clearing you out
For some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
Meet them at the door laughing,
And invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
Because each has been sent
As a guide from beyond.
Either do or do not. Don't try. Either do or do not!
Yoda Star Wars II: The Empire Strikes Back
There is only one corner of the universe you need to change - yourself
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right
I have a policy. I never listen to anyone explain why they can't do anything. It is because I don't want to be convinced by them
Where there is negative thinking, let there be rumination and reflection to the contrary
Patanjali 600 AD
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and help them become what they are capable of being
Johann W von Goethe [1749-1832]
You have to be the change you want to see in the world
Curving back on myself I create again and again
I use memories. I don't allow memories to use me
What you are shouts so strongly in my ear, I can't hear what you are saying
Your results are an expression of your level of awareness
If you can't go somewhere, move into the passageways of the self. They are like shafts of light, always changing and you change when you explore them
What we perceive outside ourselves is who we are
The mirror: We are the mirror as well as the face in it. We are tasting the taste this minute of eternity. We are pain and what cures pain both. We are the sweet cold water and the jar that pours. I want to hold you close like a loop so we can cry out with loving. You would rather throw stones at a mirror? I am your mirror and here are the stones
Perhaps there is a pattern set up in the heavens for the one who desires to see it, and having seen it, to find one in himself
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction, and certainly not in isolation
All day I think about it, then at night I say it. Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing? I have no idea. My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that, and I intend to end up there. Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul? I cannot stop asking. If I could taste one sip of an answer, I could break out of the prison for drunks
Those who don't feel this love pulling them like a river, those who don't drink dawn like a cup of spring water, or take in the sunset like supper, those who don't want to change, let them sleep
We are a hole in the flute through which the divine breath flows
I used to be an atheist until I realised I was God
The greatest gift of forgiveness is that we free ourselves
Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, you owe me
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious
C. G. Jung
We spend our life until we are 30 deciding what parts of ourselves to stuff into the invisible bag we drag behind us, and we spend the rest of our lives trying to get them out again
Everything that is unconscious in ourselves, we discover in our neighbor, and treat him accordingly
C. G. Jung
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
He who calls forth that which is within him, that which is within him, shall save him. He who does not call forth that which is within him, that which is within him shall destroy him
Jesus, From the Gospel of the Essenes
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders
Those who don't feel this love pulling them like a river, those who don't drink dawn like a cup of spring water, or take in sunset like supper, those who don't want to change, let the sleep
Whatever I have said about love, when love comes, I am ashamed to speak
If knowledge does not liberate the self from the self, then ignorance is better than such knowledge
Shams of Tabriz
The heart has its reasons, that reason does not know
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring, will be to arrive where we started, and know the place for the first time
There is something I do not know, the knowing of which could change everything