Guide Lines for Living This Week's quote from
SUCCESS by K. Bradford Brown
We live life
like a poker player
holding four aces
when it's our
turn to bet.
Dr. K. Bradford Brown,
now deceased, is the
Co-founder of the Kairos
Foundation and More To Life program. An organization
dedicated to overcoming separateness and developing human potential
while enhancing the quality of people's lives. The
Guide Lines are books of thought
provoking quotes on Relationships, Feelings,
Success, Love, Creativity, and Spirituality.
There are certain concepts or
universal truths about human life that, if understood and practiced,
can lead to more personal inner peace and ultimately a more peaceful
world. Making these truths become common knowledge among all
people is the mission of Living in Peace so that we will have a more
Universal Truths That Living in
Wants to Make Common Knowledge in the World
Our emotions and feelings are not caused by the events
in our lives, but rather by the mindís interpretation of
We can learn to hear our mindís interpretation of events
and thereby learn to catch or intercept the reaction of
undesirable emotions and feelings.
Most of what our minds say to us when interpreting
events is either false or questionable, because at a very
early age our minds decided how life, people, and events
were. Beliefs, expectations, and judgments were then
set in place that often were not based on facts or reality
and do not serve us as adults.
Consciously telling the truth to ourselves about our
mind's interpretations of events, and then choosing a new
path based on this truth, is one of the easiest ways to
maintain inner peace.
Our self-worth is not dependent upon anything external
to us. We have it because we are.
People hold on to resentments because there is an
illusion that we get something for doing so.
There is great cost to us and to society for holding on
to our resentments.
Forgiving someone or something that we hold resentment
toward does not mean we are saying it is OK that they did
what we are resenting them for. It simply means that
we will no longer hold ill will toward them.
Forgiveness is something that we do for ourselves and
not necessarily something we are doing for those we have
Self-forgiveness is an important step toward inner
A peaceful soul does not hold anger, resentment,
intolerance, or prejudice.
In every event in life there is an opportunity for
growth and a chance to get closer to that which sources us.
Having inner peace is a choice and every time we find
ourselves out of sync with an intention of living in peace,
we have a choice of how we want to live.
There is great power in our thoughts and we attract to
us what we think.