creatingaquietmind
I know today is Monday and you assume it’s going to suck, but according to statistics, there will be over 5,000 weddings, 10,000 childbirths, and 42 million hugs occurring today throughout the United States. Also today, there will be at least 4 people that will win the multimillion dollar lotteries, 600 people will get promotions at work, and 3,000 people will lose their virginity. There will also be 600 dogs adopted, 35,000 balloons sold, and 800,000 skittles eaten. Plus, the words “I love you” will be said over 9 million times. So again, I know today is Monday and you assume it’s going to suck, but just smile, because according to statistics, it should actually be a really nice day.
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shaktilover

Anonymous asked:

Are there any books that you would recommend that might help others to become as peaceful and content as you seem to be?

shaktilover answered:

Hi sweetheart. :)

Here are 3 books that come to my mind right now that I think are transformative and very much worth reading cover to cover.

The Journey Home, by Radhanath Swami

http://www.amazon.com/The-Journey-Home-Radhanath-Swami/dp/1601090560/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357397439&sr=8-1&keywords=journey+to+the+home+swami

Courage and Contentment, by Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

http://www.amazon.com/Courage-Contentment-Collection-Talks-Spiritual/dp/091130777X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357397528&sr=1-1&keywords=courage+and+contentment

The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle

http://www.amazon.com/Power-Now-Guide-Spiritual-Enlightenment/dp/1577314808/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357397558&sr=1-1&keywords=power+of+now

Enjoy, love, and let me know if and which you read, and what moves you. :)

Namaste, beautiful spirit. <3

moneyisnotimportant
moneyisnotimportant:

Did you get a new phone today? Or maybe a new tablet? Don’t forget that there are companies that will buy your old one from you.
For example, an iPhone 4S is worth about $205 right now on Gazelle.com, and a 3rd Generation iPad is worth about $260.
You might get a little more from eBay, but this is definitely the most hassle free method. They send you a prepaid box, and you know your data will be wiped clean even if you failed to do so before sending it.

moneyisnotimportant:

Did you get a new phone today? Or maybe a new tablet? Don’t forget that there are companies that will buy your old one from you.

For example, an iPhone 4S is worth about $205 right now on Gazelle.com, and a 3rd Generation iPad is worth about $260.

You might get a little more from eBay, but this is definitely the most hassle free method. They send you a prepaid box, and you know your data will be wiped clean even if you failed to do so before sending it.
the-northafrican
You don’t know anyone at the party, so you don’t want to go. You don’t like cottage cheese, so you haven’t eaten it in years. This is your choice, of course, but don’t kid yourself: it’s also the flinch.

Your personality is not set in stone. You may think a morning coffee is the most enjoyable thing in the world, but it’s really just a habit. Thirty days without it, and you would be fine. You think you have a soul mate, but in fact you could have had any number of spouses. You would have evolved differently, but been just as happy.

You can change what you want about yourself at any time. You see yourself as someone who can’t write or play an instrument, who gives in to temptation or makes bad decisions, but that’s really not you. It’s not ingrained. It’s not your personality. Your personality is something else, something deeper than just preferences, and these details on the surface, you can change anytime you like.

If it is useful to do so, you must abandon your identity and start again. Sometimes, it’s the only way.

Set fire to your old self. It’s not needed here. It’s too busy shopping, gossiping about others, and watching days go by and asking why you haven’t gotten as far as you’d like. This old self will die and be forgotten by all but family, and replaced by someone who makes a difference.

Your new self is not like that. Your new self is the Great Chicago Fire—overwhelming, overpowering, and destroying everything that isn’t necessary.

Julien Smith 

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