While alive, live

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty West CalBRE #01458572

Motivational or inspirational thoughts.

  1. Live by what you believe so fully that your life blossoms, or else purge the fear- and guilt-producing beliefs from your life.
  2. Feel free to invite misery into your life by believing one thing and doing something else.
  3. If you give yourself the name, then play the game.
  4. When you believe something that you don't follow with your heart, intellect, and body, it hurts.
  5. Life your belief, or let that belief go.
  6. If you're not actively involved in getting what you want, you don't really want it.
  7. The best cure for the fear of death is to remember that life has a beginning and an end. Always be prepared for the end.
  8. The day of death is better than the day of life (Ecclesiastes 7:1).
  9. Do not grieve over the inevitable (Bhagavad Gita: 2:27).
  10. It's only after a painful process is over that we can look back and see what we learned.
  11. We seldom know our biggest lessons while they are taking place.
  12. The most exotic lands with the most amazing scenery sometimes means sleeping in tents 200 miles from the nearest toilet.
  13. There are certain things human beings are not permitted to know, like what we're doing (William Burroughs).
  14. Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly (Thomas Huxley)
  15. While alive, live.

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Ted Tyndall
Davidson Realty Inc. - Saint Augustine, FL
FL Homes for Sale-Palencia, World Golf Village,Nocatee,St. Augustine


Thanks for the suggestion. I'll definately buy and read.

Dec 02, 2009 03:17 AM #1
Liz Flint
Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty - Houston, TX
Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066

Hi Russel, I liked the list of sayings.  They seemed like they were very sensible sayings.

Dec 02, 2009 03:29 AM #2
Rick Obst
Eugene, OR

Thank you for the recommendation.  I will add it to my Christmas wish list.

Dec 02, 2009 03:37 AM #3
Guy Thomas
WR Starkey Mortgage - Colorado Springs, CO

It sounds lik it would be a good rfead. I think I will go on amazon and pick this up.

Dec 02, 2009 03:50 AM #4
Lori Cain
eXp Realty - Tulsa, OK
Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer

Sounds like a great book - enjoyed reading the selections you pulled out.

Dec 02, 2009 04:46 AM #5
An Idabel OK Broker ~ Judi K Barrett
Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma - Idabel, OK
BA, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Sounds like someone really spent some time putting this book together!  A treasure for sure.

Dec 02, 2009 02:12 PM #7
Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Based on your Blog Russel, I am going to buy this book, thank you for sharing =)

Dec 04, 2009 07:34 AM #8
Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS
iTexas Realty Co. - San Antonio, TX

Hi Russel-  This is such a great list. I love "live your beleif..."  Happy Holidays!  Sara

Dec 04, 2009 08:37 AM #9
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

Hey, Ted - For a penny and shipping at Amazon, you can't go wrong.

Hey, Liz - Very sensible.

Hey, Rick - It makes a great gift, too.

Hey, Guy - I wind up reading it almost on an ongoing basis. It's the type of book that you don't really have to read all the way through because of how it is organized. Each chapter, even each page, can resonate with you at any specific time.

Hey, Lori - Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Hey, Rick - I think my favorite is "while alive, live." Too often we forget that life is a journey, not an end, and to enjoy the journey, as well as taking lots of pictures.

Hey, Judi - It would take me all my life to put together such a book, so I admire people who actually sit down and do it. Heck, I have about twenty books that I've started and haven't finished a single one yet.

Hey, Chris - Thanks for your kind words.

Hey, Sara - I used to love "live your belief" but many religious terrorists, both those who use physical terror and those who use psychological terror, have basically ruined that one for me.

Dec 15, 2009 01:08 PM #10
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