“Every Day is the Best Day”
“Look to this day. In it lie all the realities and verities of existence, the bliss of growth, the splendor of action, the glory of power. For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. But today, well-lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.” (Sanskrit Proverb)
“Telling ourselves ‘I deserve’ something rarely allows us to truly receive it, for at our core we all know we are imperfect beings and the ‘I deserve it’ school of thought will rarely fool our sensitive psyches.
On the contrary, it is through gratitude, by saying thank you, that we discover our deservingness. For in saying thank you we experience ourselves as having received something, and in the receiving we are given a sense of our value.
Saying thank you is the beginning of discovering your own deservingness.” (365 Days of Love, Daphne Kingma, Conari Press)
“Be soft in your practice.
Think of the method as a fine silvery steam, not a raging waterfall.
Follow the stream, have faith in its course.
It will go its own way, meandering here, trickling there.
It will find the grooves, the cracks, the crevices.
Just follow it. Never let it out of your sight.
It will take you.” (Sheng-Yen)
“Write in your heart that every day is the best day of the year.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)