The Adventure Awaits

Well, what are you waiting for. It is time to get moving and find your adventure for 2013.

We received BMW Magazine in the mail recently. While flipping through it I found an awesome quote I’d like to share with you.

The best lessons are usually learned from failure. You mustn’t beat yourself up if you fail – just pick yourself up, learn as much as you can from the experience and get on with the next challenge. – Sir Richard Branson in his interview with BMW Magazine by Eva Munz and Adriano Sack.

You know you can do it. You can achieve anything you set your mind to. Have faith in yourself, and you will succeed.

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The problem solver!

Another good insight from the Dalai Lama to share today.

As long as we live in this world, we are bound to encounter problems. If, at such times, we lose hope and become discouraged, we diminish our ability to face difficulties. If, on the other hand, we remember that it is not just ourselves but also everyone who has to undergo suffering, this more realistic perspective will increase our determination and capacity┬áto overcome troubles. – Insight from the Dalai Lama

This is another wonderful quote, and one that suits my life right now. It is so easy to get trapped in having a pity party for yourself when things don’t go the way you expected them to go. The mind can easily twist and warp our perceptions into making situations seem far worse than they truly are. Remember you are not alone on your quest, and it is not always about you. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, we simply need to keep moving forward.

Patience

Consider that in order for you to become enlightened, the practice of patience is essential. See that in order to practice patience, you need an enemy. Understand that in this way enemies are very valuable for the opportunities they provide. Decide that instead of getting angry at those who block your wishes, you will inwardly respond with gratitude.
-Dalai Lama

A great reminder

I wanted to share this quote from my calendar.

How things appear and how they actually exist differ greatly. -Insights from the Dalai Lama

This is so true. To often we are quick to judge a situation when we don’t have all the facts. Sometimes it is hard to decipher the facts from our own perceptions.

I was watching a show about the sinking of the Titanic last night, and James Cameron had mentioned how history is a collective consensus of people’s perceptions. On another show about the Titanic, a group of people were trying to replicate the gentlemen’s room from the ship. The collective consensus was that the Titanic’s color scheme was green. Yet when color photos were released of the wreck, this group discovered that the color scheme was most likely red.

It is amazing how our minds can play tricks and distort the truth. Be brave and be bold when your mind tries to tell you otherwise. And be sure to have all the facts before jumping to conclusion.

Perceptions

I read this last night in Deepak Chora’s book The Seven Spiratual Laws of Superheros.

There’s a saying in the East: “Reality is an act of perception.” When we become mindful of that perception, we gain control of our reality. The ability to steer our own perception-or point of view-is the art of shape-shifting, a core quality of superheroes, but also something we are all equipped to do. – Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes

Once we realize we control our realities, we can achieve anything.

Live your dreams!

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark twain

Remember to live your life to the fullest and leave no rock unturned.

Insights from the Dalai Lama

In the eighth century, a Buddhist master expressed: when we are facing problems, think of the problem, and if you can overcome that problem, then no need to worry. If there is no way to overcome that problem, then don’t worry too much either. Very realistic advice.