Training our mind is not about stopping thoughts or eliminate the feelings. Training our mind is about changing our relationship with the passing thoughts and feelings. Learning how to feel them with little more perspectives. When we do this, we naturally find a place of calm. We observe the thoughts and feelings go by perfectly at ease with both body and mind. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatkl
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatkl
Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful. That's the formula of success. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatkl
When you wash your hands, when you have a cup of coffee, when you're waiting for the elevator - instead of indulging in thinking, these are all opportunities for being there as a still, alert presence. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatkl
Ensuring that you have some time for yourself is key. Regularly disconnecting from work decreases stress, improves relationships, increases the quality of your work, and maintains emotional health. It’s difficult, but entirely possible, to set aside time to live without those precious electronics. You might have a cutoff time at night, a specific day of the week, or just a couple of hours in the early morning. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatkl
The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not a jot. The possibility is always there. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatmedan
When you become mindful, you realize that you are not your thoughts; you become an observer of your thoughts from moment to moment without judging them. Mindfulness involves being with your thoughts as they are, neither grasping at them nor pushing them away. Instead of letting your life go by without living it, you awaken to experience. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatbangkok
It’s important to want things, to have goals and aspirations, but it’s even more important to take the action to achieve them. Thoughts alone won’t get you to the goal line, you’ll need to do the work necessary to reach the objective. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatmedan
Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will no withdraw from us. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatbangkok
The teapot takes in water and gives out tea. So the human individual takes in anything you give him and promptly transforms it; he is ready to give you out again his own reactions - first, in thought and emotion, then in voice or action. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatbangkok
Good things are associated with blue, like clear days, more than singing the blues. Just the word 'blue' in the singular is full of optimism and positive connotation to most people. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatbangkok
Life is an experiment. You don't have to wait for permission. And you don't need anyone else to grant you status. The more you use creativity, the more you get. Remember brilliance lies within each of us. Go now. Live. Play. Explore. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatbangkok
December has always been my favourite month. One because there are lots of holidays. Two because it's the best time to play my favourite "The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole. Three because it's the month that marks another milestone in my life.
This is also the month when I'll pause to reflect what I have in my life. 2017 has got me started to live with less. Decluttering the things I own, buying the things that are only necessary and being mindful on how I spend my time. Such streamlining brings more freedom and more time to focus on health, relationships and my personal growth.
I'm truly grateful to have such realisation and what I have today. Grateful for the relentless support from my family and my lovelies (you know who you are). I have been very blessed in my life and rewarded with people who have come into my life this year. Thank you for loving me for who I am.
Looking forward for another beautiful 2018 ahead. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatkl#birthdayboy
The greatest secret to productivity is … LESS
Doing less will help you accomplish more. Choose less and do it well. Choose less and get it done. Choose less and do what’s most important. Now, what are you going to prioritise today? | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatkl
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Imagine if you let go of your neediness, dependencies, and expectations. Imagine if you just let what happens…happen.
Featuring the creator behind this amazing painting, @agnesmew_ . Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Negative thoughts and emotions are inevitable, we should accept that they come and forgive ourselves for having them. Then learn and grow and develop stress resistance over time after experiencing challenges and situations and people that test us. Once we build our mental immunity, we are less susceptible to negative thoughts and feelings. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatkl
When a moment in front of me appears to be particularly special, whether it be by beauty or experience, I capture it. I usually find a reason to justify taking that photo - symmetry, or color, or contrast - and it's my hope that my shot sheds light onto what I see and reflect on a daily basis. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatkl
Take a moment with yourself and reflect. The fact that you are alive, breathing, you have your friends and your family, your job - that's more than anything else. And remember to enjoy a cup of good drinks in the morning. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatkl
Life is good! It is only our thoughts, choices and actions towards the situations we meet in life each moment of time that makes life look bad! The same bad situation in life that makes one person think badly inspires another to do a noble thing! The same good situation in life that makes one person feel so good to get into a bad situation inspires another person to create another good situation because of the good situation. It is all about thoughts, choices and actions! Life is good! Live it well! | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatkl
It's not that we spend five days looking forward to just two. It's that most people do what they enjoy most on those two days. Imagine living a life where everyday are your Saturdays and Sundays. I know it's easier said than done. But let's make everyday your weekend. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatmedan
But once in a while, you pick the right thing, the exact best thing. Every day, the moment you open your eyes and pull off your blankets, that's what you hope for. The sunshine on your face,warm enough to make you heart sing. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatkl
A prayer for our beautiful country, Kenya: “I leave you peace. My peace I give to you,” Jesus Christ told his apostles. May these words continue to echo in the hearts of all Kenyans throughout the country even in this time of political turmoil.
We pray that the gift of the Holy Spirit will guide us. Give us the wisdom we need to choose our future. Give us God-fearing and peace-loving leaders who will respect and uphold human dignity. Let justice be our shield and defender as we endeavour to live in peace, love and unity.
Please provide all Kenyans with a spirit to forgive and to reconcile with each other for the healing of our nation.
We pray for peace among individuals, among communities, among regions, among political movements, among faiths and denominations.
We pray that we may all appreciate and respect each other and that true peace may be achieved in our time.
We ask all this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
This stunning photo was taken by @gathonihoward during our stay at @turtlebaykenya ❤
Being spontaneous is being able to respond with confidence; calmly trusting that, whatever the outcome, you will have a positive if challenging experience that will lead to greater self-awareness and success. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatkl
When true happiness shows up, the ego is bored with it: It's too plain, too ordinary, and it doesn't leave us feeling special or above the fray. It doesn't take away our problems, which is the ego's idea of happiness. The ego wants no more difficulties: no ore sickness, no more need for money, no more work, no more bad feelings, only unending pleasure and bliss. Such perfection is the ego's idea of a successful life. However, the happiness the ego dreams of will never be attained by anyone. The ego denies the reality of this dimension, where challenges are necessary to evolution and blissful states and pleasure come and go. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatkl
The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatkl
There will always be times when we need a listening ear, someone to share our thoughts and idiosyncrasies, times when we need a shoulder to cry on, or just know that there is someone there for us should we need them. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatkl
The human life is made up of choices. Yes or no. In or out. Up or down. And then there are the choices that matter. Love or hate. To be a hero or to be a coward. To fight or to give in. To live. Or die. Live or die. That's the important choice. And it's not always in our hands. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatkl
Whoever you are, bear in mind that appearance is not reality. Some people act like extroverts, but the effort costs them energy, authenticity, and even physical health. Others seem aloof or self-contained, but their inner landscapes are rich and full of drama. So the next time you see a person with a composed face and a soft voice, remember that inside her mind she might be solving an equation, composing a sonnet, designing a hat. She might, that is, be deploying the powers of quiet. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatkl
How odd that we spend so much time treating the darkness, and so little time seeking the light. The ego loves to glorify itself by self-analysis, yet we do not get rid of darkness by hitting it with a baseball bat. We only get rid of darkness by turning on the light. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatbangkok
There are naive questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every question is a cry to understand the world. There is no such thing as a dumb question. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatkl
Don't beat yourself up for not knowing the answers. You don't always have to know who you are. You don't have to have the big picture, or know where you're heading. Sometimes, it's enough just to know what you're going to do next. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatipoh
It is difficult to live in and enjoy the moment when you are thinking about the past or worrying about the future. While it's important to have clarity for the future, don't forget to embrace the now. Now is the essence. Now is the focus. Focus on the now. For that is the key. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatkl
It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal. To gain clarity, write down your feelings, your goals and review them. Because writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatmedan
Interesting to find Singapore prawn noodles in Medan. It's better than those in Kuala Lumpur and some random areas in Singapore. A bit peppery as the locals love strong flavours but I truly enjoyed this plate of my favourite dish. | #notexactlybnw#jasondgreatmedan