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Aphorisms from Aa to Zz: Pp August 9, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Magick & Mystery.


Passion is power.  Follow your dreams.

Living life without passion is like trying to go hot air ballooning with an empty balloon.

Take your passion, and make it happen. ~ Flashdance

If you don’t have the life you want, start making changes . . . because it’s not going to fall in your lap.


You can learn many things from children.  How much patience you have, for instance.

On the Spiritual Path, people who annoy us are our “teachers.”  In time, people who can upset us become harder and harder to find.

We do much damage by not being patient with our own evolution.

Life is stirred with a slow spoon.  Be patient.  Let the future unfold.

I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it. ~ Edith Sitwell

Abolish negative self-talk, and chronic self-criticism.

Each full basket begins with a single cocoa bean.
Patience, child, in time your basket will be overflowing.

Live life slowly . . . savor every bite.

Take each day as it comes.  Don’t drive past your headlights.


Deep peace of the running wave to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining stars to you
~ Celtic Blessing

Peace is not needing to know what will happen next. ~ Hilary Smith

Inner peace, calm, and clarity are seldom achieved when we look to the Ego for guidance.

Peace to All * Go in Peace * Pax * Shalom * May your feet be guided in the path of Peace * Peace be with You.  And also with You.

Inner Peace is yours for the asking.

Get comfortable not knowing.

Make peace with imperfection:  will this matter a year from now? ~ Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti ~ Sanskrit Mantra for Peace

Silence your mind.  Just be.  Focus on your breath.
It bubbles with energy and overflows with bliss.

All we are saying is give peace a chance. ~ John Lennon

Make peace your goal.


The world stands aside to let pass those who know where they are going. ~ David Jordan

Nothing can stop a person who refuses to be stopped.

When we retrain ourselves to focus on the positives, we are happier and have more energy.  Optimism fills us with the creative enthusiasm and inspiration we need to live the life of our dreams.

You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Renew your commitment.  Keep coming back to the task.


In uncertainty lies all possibility.

Those who can, do.  Those who can’t, try to tell us why we can’t do it either.

If we limit our choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, we disconnect ourselves from what we truly want; all that’s left is compromise. ~ Robert Fritz

Rather than allowing our thoughts, emotions, and past experiences to dictate our re-actions to new events, we can view life with alert curiosity. 

Cultivate optimism.  Become the most positive person you know.

Whatever you face in life . . . there are many possible solutions.  Check them out before concluding it’s something you must accept, rather than change.


Mary’s Prayer (Mary Davis)
I am the light that God shines through
He and I are one not two
He needs me where and as I am
I need not doubt, nor fear, nor plan
If I but be relaxed and free
He’ll work his plan of love through me

God is the breath inside the breath.  ~ Kabir

May we remember to access the peace within.
May we trust that we are exactly where we are meant to be.
May we not forget the infinite possibilities available here and now.
May we use our gifts wisely, and share our joy freely.
May we accept ourselves as we are.
May we allow our spirits the freedom to sing, dance, laugh, praise, and love.
May spirit remain ever present ~ a beacon to light our way.

Even in the stillness, the cosmos swirls. Even when silence reigns, we hear its heartbeat.


In matters of style, flow with the current . . . in matters of principle, stand like a rock.  ~ Thomas Jefferson

Don’t sacrifice your values to reach your goals.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Happiness flows from being true to yourself.

He who trims himself to suit everyone else will soon whittle himself away. ~Raymond Hull


The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

Live life on purpose.

Your work is to discover your work, and then with all your heart to give yourself to it. ~ The Buddha

Your purpose is to discover your purpose and then pursue it with passion.


1. Agatha82 - August 9, 2010

It is rather difficult at times to persevere or find purpose in your chosen passion 🙂 but I keep trying…thing is, I am awfully impatient…grrr

nrhatch - August 9, 2010

Passion + Purpose + Patience + Perserverance -> Publication!!!

2. Judith - November 14, 2011

Thanks for this Nancy.

nrhatch - November 14, 2011

Your workshop sounds terrific. Passion makes it happen!

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