“I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.”—Ray Charles (via neoafrican)
“Surround yourself with people who celebrate you and release faith onto you, and weed out the people who release doubt onto you. The power of a great inner circle is great.”—Gideon Emmanuel Moncrieffe (via wisdomorganic)
“To the people taking my life, May God have mercy on your souls, may God bless your souls. To the McHale family; I am not responsible for what happened that night. I did not have a gun. I did not kill your son, brother, father. I am innocent.”—Troy Davis’ last words (via dreamhampton1)
Contentment means being happy NOW, working NOW, enjoying NOW, having peace NOW, and letting the future unfold. Mindfulness & living in the moment. Feeling satisfied with yourself, what you are, and what you have at the present moment with thankfulness. Peace that surpasses understanding. Be GREAT!
Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.
Focus on joy. Think thoughts of joy. Feel joy. See yourself in joy. When you connect to the joy inside you, your whole world will shift to reflect that joy. People, circumstances, and events will deliver joy to you - because you are magnetizing joy.