Saturday, January 01, 2011

CUONG'S SPIRIT SERIES

I am afraid. I am fearful. I have thoughts of failure. Even though I've succeeded, pushed fear aside, and remained strong despite, I still believe I'm those things. I stop in my tracks, I'm afraid to put words to paper, and I stop myself. I know I have to talk to myself differently so I can see who I am.

Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning.

- Mahatma Gandhi


Be courageous, be brave, put words onto paper, succeed. Be strong.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

PATHETIC

These fuckers need to be shot. Who does that?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

NORMAL TO FANTASIZE ABOUT OTHERS...

I have to admit once while I was getting head, I craned my neck - hey! it was way before TiVo - to the right to catch that night’s episode of Felicity. I mean, well, who didn’t want to know whether she chose Ben or Noel? Right?

Luckily, I wasn’t fantasizing about Ben - at least I don’t think so. Maybe. But writer Dan Savage shares his opinion on whether it’s normal to fantasize about others while your partner/lover is out of town or on top of you.


I agree, Dan. And I say it’s also okay to catch a glimpse of the tube too. Right?

Friday, September 11, 2009

THE POWER WITHIN

Author Marianne Williamson’s Miracle Thought Of The Day on Oprah.com invokes poet Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous quote - “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us” - to steer us to the “power within.”

Williamson goes on to say that too many are enraptured in the past and future - even though they don’t exist, except in one’s mind. In the present, she says, we are able to experience what lies within us, and no matter what has happened in your past. And every moment that we spend neurousing about the past or future, we withhold the power, attention, and focus on what is available to us in the moment. In the present, the power of new beginnings is available to each of us. We all have the power to tap into what is available to us now.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

CUONG’S SPIRIT SERIES

The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.

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Smile, breathe and go slowly.

- Thich Nhat Hanh
In keeping with the theme of being in the “moment,” noted Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh offers many insightful words on the topic of mindfulness. His Peaces Is Every Step and The Miracle of Mindfulness serves as guides on purposeful living in every moment of your life, in everything you do.

We know it is hard to be mindful, but it is simple to do. Try it. As he says: Smile, breathe and go slowly.

Thich Nhat Hanh