Quote of the Day – Sent Today Your Thank You Balloon From The Bottom of Your Heart

We take so much for granted. We go to sleep and we are still breathing when we wake up. We climb stairs … we run … and we accept these complicated movements as quite natural. These go unnoticed. We grumble when our bodies have to wait at a checkout. And we are addicted – like opium – to being opinionated about our environment and those who are walking there. But can we truly see? Are these silhouettes also humans like us? Or is the fog of our inflated ego too big to say something friendly at all to them? And when you dare to say ‘thank you’ … do you feel obliged to do so? Or do these words really come from the bottom of your heart? Please, be aware: Gratitude is more than a form of politeness. It can become a permanent state of mind. It will become an attitude which is based on a solid underground. Gratitude will help you when the ‘disasters’ of life are trying to ‘darken’ your experience of reality. It will aid you to keep your back straightened when the pressure is building up in such a way that you have to bow your head to the slippery mud. Make sure that you are well equipped for that days. Start today to train your mind to say ‘thank you.’ Practice it by thanking yourself and others for the most simple things … And when your mind is scolding you for being ‘stupid’ .. be than the best friend of yourself! Feel free to be an ‘idiot’ 🙂 Perhaps, a foolish prescription: Exercise gratitude also by sharing your bread with others … This will be the medicine to satisfy the smug and smoothly feeling loneliless …

– Splinter of Wisdom

Quote of the Day – Rejuvenate Today Your Relatives By Giving Them Your Attention

Everything of worth can wear off. Without maintenance it will wrinkle and be torn and worn because of the weather or the storms of life. Look how quickly the weeds are returning after you have been gardening. Or watch how the laundry is piling up and the dirt and dust is whirling down at the floors, when you are neglecting your domestic work. The same applies to your relationships. When you are seized by busy activities and the time is flying away, you will be in danger that you are alienating yourself from your loved ones. You don’t have to be surprised that there will come a moment that they will turn their backs towards you. It is such easily to lose connection with your housemates. Please choose today to focus on your family or friends. There are so many distractions … And time is already slipping trough your hands. Before you know it your relatives will be grown up and even aged. By the way … You are not the master who decides how many extra days you will be present in your passing form of flesh and blood … So lay away your mobile phone … listen to the excited stories of those around you and give them your full attention … They will become ‘mature’ in your eyes. Their self esteem will grow and their love for you will expand … And your heart will rejoice again … It will pump and jump … And in just some seconds … it will be rejuvenated 🙂 …

– Splinter of Wisdom

Quote of the Day – Unclothe Today Your Mind of The Comfort of Conformity

The biggest fights did not happen only in history at the battlefields. They still occure daily in our by Conformity occupied minds. We disgust and reject the ‘clothing’ we don’t like of our own appearance and of those around us. And we embrace and uplift these ‘outfits’ that are corresponding with our ideal pictures. Unconsciously we ‘dance’ in accordance with the standards and tastes of a majority of mostly white and elder men in our societies. They are the ones who raise, hire, reward and punish us. And by doing so we tell ourselves how we can be clothed in comfort or live in meager misery. It is difficult for our minds to cope with the mindset of Diversity. This asks us to undress ourselves from the clothes of Conformity. And when we are finally nude – free of conditioning – we see that in this realm of Diversity no one is the expert, boss or king. We are the Same in our shared nakedness. What can we say? What can we do? Where are our tendencies to work and live only with the people who seem to be like us? Or who were like us imitating, pretending and flattering? So we have to let go our biased know-how, our dominance and our control. To gather the courage to trust those who are seemingly not like ourselves … So explore today these parts of your Humanity which you did not dare to see fully … Or which you decided long ago to be ignorant about it forever …

– Splinter of Wisdom

Quote of the Day – The Numbered Beads Of Luck Are Also Today Around Your Gullet

Today is the thirteenth of the month. Not Friday, but Saturday. Some of us are trembling when both coincide. Fearing that when the coin is tossed the dark side of it will catch the light. Like the moving wheel of a gambling machine is showing many times an ‘unlucky’ combination of numbers or symbols. And the money is flying away … causing empty wallets and broken hearts. It is important to realize that your imagination is distinguishing and disguising the separation that these ‘differences’ are creating. Between people and also between numbers and incidents. For unclear reasons there is a labelling of ‘good’ or ‘wrong’. These mental judgements are causing ‘misfortune’ and feelings of frustration and dark despair. Based on doubtful grounds, while our essence is otherwise than that. It is far less complicated than the hodge podge of our mind which mirrors a non-existing ‘mess’. Please, believe today that you are bringing ‘welfare’ in every situation. And that there will be an excellent exit! Irrespective of what the numbers or novelties are presumable ‘predicting’. You yourself are Prosperity in Person. Whatever is trying to choke you … Trottling, strangling and trampling you … The beaded necklace of blessings – it shows your authority and identity – is unremovable attached to your neck … By loving and caring hands … Lucky You!

– Splinter of Wisdom

Quote of the Day – Let Your Tweets and Beeps Today Be Seen and Heard

This is the time that the young sparrows are flying. You can see them balancing on the fence or flutter their wings fanatically, while they are bathing in the dusty soil. Do you realize how many perils and dangers they have survived already? When they were screaming for food there were moments that instead of their parents the murderious magpies and jackdaws were coming … And nowadays it are the cats and hawks which are lurking around on the ground and in the sky … trying to attack and to devour them fastly … But still these little birds seem unworried … They are not hiding and not silencing themselves. They keep peeping exitedly and they seem to be full of life when they are twittering their ‘unique’ tweets 🙂 … So say it to yourself: I am a survivor! … Your ancestry did outlive droughts, famines, horrible diseases and even worldwide wars … And you yourself persisted also during the shocking pressures of your birth and the early days in the dark womb. You have escaped so many dangers and riskful situations. So relax and enjoy! Let your tweets and beeps today be seen and heard …

– Splinter of Wisdom

Quote of the Day – Reshape Today Your Humdrum Bully Into A Funny Bunny

Do you remember the time when you was a child? How you could see the form of an animal in your hot meal? Or the contours of a big castle in the white clouds? You could shape everything into the form you liked. Try to remind yourself: Today is that capacity still inside me … Especially when you are confronted with ‘difficulties’ or ‘problems’. Or when someone is behaving ‘ugly’ towards you: Use your imagination to paint something funny on the mental image you have created about that person … Do you already see the messy tail that is just jumping behind the back of the polished shoes and the stainless, ironed trousers?

– Splinter of Wisdom

Quote of the Day – Challenge Yourself To Live Today At Grassroots Level

Have you ever felt the strength of the grass blades which your bum was crushing? Or did you see how the grass was rising after the removal of a swimming pool full of water? The essence is that grass can’t be destroyed. You can mow it, cut it to the bottom or rip it from the soil … but the blades will return. So the strength of grass is its endurance. It keeps going and going … Growing and growing … Even surviving the drought and the fire. Grass seams to be weak, futile and of a passing nature … but it is already for centuries in our midst. So the challenge today is to live at grassroots level … Than your eyes will be closer to the unseen reality which is hiding under the surface of your struggles, tears and sorrows …

– Splinter of Wisdom

Quote of the Day – Elevate Your Mind Today By Lifting An Elephant With Your Finger

Feeling joyful and peaceful it can happen that we are suddenly overwhelmed by the angry outburst of one of our housemates. Ouch … The unreasonable behaviour of the other can cause such disturbing thoughts and feelings. Knowing that we did nothing ‘wrong’, it is difficult to prevent the pain and the interpretation that we were treated ‘unjustly’. And that intense reality of shocked feelings can occupy completely our mind like an octopus. Thinking for hours about what happened. Trying to give it a meaning and to store it away in a mental ‘box’. This can cause tiredness, a waste of energy and sometimes even a loss of the lust for life. These exhausting and repeating thoughts are blowing up the small situation into a monstrous ‘sculpture’. It is the same like when our mind experiences stress and worry: Little concerns can than be tranformed into major life problems. Indeed, it is ‘good’ to see the dangers and the risks of our journey. But our imagination – which can dream grand – has also the disability that it can turn a little mosquito into an immense elephant. We don’t have today to fear the ‘lions’ and ‘bears’. Nor do we have to fight the flying ‘fire-breathing dragons’. We can just walk on and realize that we are giants of invention, creativity and change. Our passion and progress can be contained in a body of flesh and blood, but it can’t be chained forever. So … Break free today! Elevate your mind! Imagine that you can lift an elephant with your little finger …

– Splinter of Wisdom

Quote of the Day – Discover Today the Bright Colours Between Black and White

Get rid of your sympathy and antipathy. They don’t help you to receive today the unexpected presents from people about who you was reasoning that they would never care about you. Your ‘black’ and ‘white’ feelings are the fruit of the hidden thought patterns of ‘good’ and ‘wrong’. Unaware you are constantly discerning, judging and condemning the behaviours of yourself and others. This creates division and distance, while your heart is desiring to make connection with others. True … It is a challenge to see glory in ‘ugliness’ and softness in ‘strength’ and some kindness in a ‘rude’ rabble … Be informed about the (dys-) functioning of your mind … And try to smile today when you are catching it red handed …

– Splinter of Wisdom

Quote of the Day – Cherish The Clean Up Crocodiles In The Conditioning Of Your Life

Cherish the annoying persons in your life. The easy way is to walk away and to leave them behind. Sometimes you have to do that to be really free. To overcome the limitations and barriers of an imprisoning or even abusive and killing environment. But the difficult road is to deal with those who are irritating and frustrating you. While they are not that ‘wild’ like you, they are also not your enemy of dumb dullness.
They are given to you as sharpening stones to polish you. To remove ‘old’ layers of conditioning. So that you can clean up your mess and improve your condition. You are not meant to live stealthy, but healthy. That means also: To be recognized, to be seen and to be heard. Give others the permission today to polish, cherish and nurture you! Let it just happen … 

– Splinter of Wisdom