In 2017, as a writing challenge, I decided to come up with telegraphic ‘quote-like’ thoughts for the day. It started as a New Year’s resolution on Twitter but moved to Instagram in mid-April. Both the quotes and the images are originals and the ‘Thought For the Day’ had to be under 140 characters. They originally appeared on Instagram and Twitter but here is their permanent repository. Click the on the links below to access the different months:
Showing up every day with the intention to create meaning while reducing my word count is going to be my ‘Thought For the Day’ challenge.
May more saplings reach their bountiful potential… for, most of us are saplings.
Look after your being, not your self.
They may try to blow you around… not realising that you are a dandelion seed.
What stops us most from learning? Fear of drowning or fear of boarding the boat.
Why spend so much of our daily life in the verbal realm when the world is gloriously real.
What is the purpose of education? Awakening Intelligence – with a capital i and without the “I”.
Convenient and seemingly indispensable, the ego is a time-consuming and polluting vehicle that destroys the world we live in.
Breaking habits: can artificial change invite authentic change?
The music lies in the silence.
Is aloneness the price of freedom?
Our consumer mindset binds us to the fallacy that ‘more’ is a measure of progress.
When you need help, don’t be shy… but don’t be sly.
Passion swings, compassion sways.
Top thought: Stop thoughtS
Not now does not mean no – if you mean it.
Get drunk on water and awareness!
Hard work becomes effortless when the heart is in tune.
Tuning in and listening to our guts is a lost art.
Listless? Make and maintain your “Unzen” Master List, meditate and move mindfully.
When you make a mistake, don’t beat yourself up, go beyond… leaving the self behind.
Diversity is the antidote to dominance.
Lack of aloneness leads to loneliness
NOW is better than yes, NOT NOW is better than no. BE is better than may be.
Seeking to remain in our comfort zone ceases learning but we are often too busy seeking comfort to understand that.
If stress is the root cause of most dis-ease, the best remedy may be ease.
To make peace with time, one needs to learn to say no to our own ambition.
If thought is time-taxing, then meditation is tax-evasion.
Unhappiness paralyses, discontentment mobilises (the former fragments and the latter unites)
We want more, we need less. Needless to say, in such a state, we are neither satisfied nor wanted.
Happiness is being satisfied with what you have. Contentment is being satisfied with what you are.