Happy Wednesday, my friends. This morning I’m sharing another #RayQuote. I coined this one about 15 years ago. It seems to resonate, as it’s proliferated on Twitter, found its way into t-shirts and into at least one book; not to mention various quotes sites.
It’s a play on the famous aphorism, “Feed a cold. Starve a fever.”
What I love about it is it’s a simple reminder, with every choice we make today, to choose our dreams over our doubts.
A dream fed is a dream sped. Often we feed our doubts rather than our dreams. Remember to feed your dreams today.
Wherever you are on your journey today, you are awesome!
Compassion is among the most selfless emotions human beings are capable of. Yet, it’s more than a feeling. It’s something we can put into action in our lives and in the world. It’s the concept that reminds us that, despite our many differences, we are all together here in the same situation. We’re having this challenging human experience on a tiny blue marble spinning around in a vast dark universe.
It manifests in kindness, selflessness, empathy. It changes relationships and it changes the world. Equally importantly, compassion begins with yourself. Having compassion for yourself makes it that much easier to have it for others.
Maybe, just maybe, we can treat each other like tight-knit kin we truly are.
By now you know, that I love coining quotes on topics. I call them Rayquotes. Here are my best 13 on the topic of compassion.
Challenge your blindspots and prejudices to a duel of logic and compassion. Would they survive?
Compassion costs so little and spends so well.
If you look around you today, you will see endless opportunities for compassion.
You probably know that the first hurdle every prospective drug must jump is The Placebo Effect. Did you know, though, that it averages about 22 percent?
I’m not surprised is you didn’t. It’s not a number the pharmaceutical industry has a vested of interest in advertising. That means, on average, patients taking a pill, with no known curative affects, get better 22 percent of the time just because they believe they’re taking medicine that will help them.
That’s WITHOUT even trying. Imagine how powerful your mind can be when you focus on an outcome.
It’s not to say that we don’t need medicine or that our thinking alone can heal us. I think it’s powerful tool in your toolkit, though, and one you certainly want working with you and not against you.
Your beliefs and your words have so much power! They can help you be braver, stronger, and more resilient. Here are a few #Rayquotes to add to the magnificent manifester that is your mind.
Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you ARE awesome!