Posts tagged ‘belief’

October 7, 2015

Believe in the impossible

Thought of the day, courtesy of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland:

Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.”
“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

Space travel, air travel, the Internet –even you running that 5-kilometre course without stopping once.

Some of the biggest breakthroughs in our modern age were once thought impossible.

Believe in the impossible. Give those “crazy” ideas wings to fly.

October 22, 2014

Believe only five percent of what your mind tells you (about you)

Thought for the day, courtesy of Don Miguel Ruiz, author of the book The Four Agreements:

Ninety-five percent of the beliefs we have stored in our minds are nothing but lies, and we suffer because we believe all those lies.

Let’s counter some of those lies right now: You are beautiful. You are strong. You are worth it. You are important to the world, and you have so many special and unique talents and perspectives to share with it. You do matter. Say it again: You do matter. A lot.


December 20, 2013

Dabble in invisible reality

I like this quote from the 2004 film The Polar Express:

Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.

Like love, joy, the ties of friendship, the magic of a moment. And more.

April 5, 2013

Book Recommendation – “The Raven’s Gift” by Jon Turk

The Raven’s Gift chronicles adventurer Jon Turk‘s journey to healing and self-awareness over six years of travel on the Siberian tundra and a series of encounters with a “magic” that permeates the natural world and connects it (and us) to the spiritual realm.  Insightful and incredibly well written, Turk’s story is a reminder of both life’s fragility and its resilience.  His experiences suggest that moments of awareness, connectedness and self-understanding are out there waiting for us, if only we trust enough to switch off our rational minds and just believe.  “It’s not how we seek self-awareness,” writes Turk, ” it’s whether we take the time and energy to make the journey [italics added].”  An excellent read.


Image of the cover of the book "The Raven's Gift: A Scientist, a Shaman, and Their Remarkable Journey Through the Siberian Wilderness" by Jon Turk

“The Raven’s Gift: A Scientist, a Shaman, and Their Remarkable Journey Through the Siberian Wilderness” by Jon Turk