Frases que podem (tentar) mudar vidas.

Sentences that can (try to) change your life.

1. Never compare your weaknesses to other people’s strengths.

2. Own your life, or someone will own it for you.

3.  We cannot change the cards we are dealt,just how we play the hand.

4. Climb mountains not so the world can see you but so you can see the world.

5. If you accept your limitation, you go beyond them.

6. Comfort is the enemy of achievement.

7. No matter anyone says to you,you don’t have to eat dinner with them,
live with them or go to bed with them.

8. If you risk nothing, you risk everything.

9. Don’t give others the power to control your emotion. Those are only yours and it is only for you to manipulate.

10. Victory introduces you to the world, but defeat introduces the world to you.

11. If you don’t do stupid things while you are young,you will have nothing to smile about when you are old.

12. Don’t waste your time with explanation,people only hear what they want to hear.

13. Don’t rest after your first victory,because if you fail the second time,more lips will be waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.

14. Everyone thinks of changing the world,but no one thinks of changing themselves.

15. The person that you will spend most time with in your life is yourself, so better try to make yourself as interesting as possible.

Questões que põem a máquina do Ser a mexer.

E se vos colocassem as questões certas no momento em que mais precisam de orientação? Aqui ficam algumas:

  1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
  2. If you had the opportunity to get a message across to a large group of people, what would your message be?
  3. Is it possible to lie without saying a word?
  4. If not now, then when?
  5. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
  6. Are you holding onto something that you need to let go of?
  7. Have you done anything lately worth remembering?
  8. Who do you love? What are you doing about it?
  9. When is it time to stop calculating RISK and REWARDS, and just do what you know is right?
  10. Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?
  11. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
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  12. Do you ask enough questions? Or do you settle for what you know?
  13. Do you celebrate the things you do have?
  14. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
  15. When was the last time you tried something new?
  16. Which activities make you lose track of time?
  17. If you could do it all over again, would you change anything?
  18. What is the difference between living and existing?
  19. If you had a friend who spoke to you that you sometimes speak to yourself,
    how long would you allow that person to be your friend?
  20. If you had to teach something, what would you teach?
  21. Time or Money?
  22. Are you aware that someone has it WORSE than you do?
  23. What makes you smile?
  24. What would you regret not fully doing, being, or having in your life?

Visite: http://thoughtquestions.com/

Algumas passagens que marcaram.

O Pequeno Príncipe, de Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Se tu vens, por exemplo, às quatro da tarde, desde as três eu começarei a ser feliz. Quanto mais a hora for chegando, mais eu me sentirei feliz.

Cem Anos de Solidão, de Gabriel García Márquez

Muitos anos depois, diante do pelotão de fuzilamento, o Coronel Aureliano Buendía havia de recordar aquela tarde remota em que seu pai o levou para conhecer o gelo. Macondo era então uma aldeia de vinte casas de barro e taquara, cons­truídas à margem de um rio de águas diá­fanas que se precipitavam por um lei­to de pedras polidas, brancas e enor­mes como ovos pré-históricos. O mundo era tão recente que muitas coisas careciam de nome e para mencioná-las se precisava apontar com o dedo.
Choveu durante quatro anos, onze meses e dois dias.

Orgulho e Preconceito, de Jane Austen

É uma verdade universalmente conhecida que um homem solteiro na posse de uma bela fortuna deve estar necessitando de uma esposa.

Meu Pé de Laranja Lima, de José Mauro de Vasconcelos

Matar não quer dizer a gente pegar revólver de Buck Jones e fazer bum! Não é isso. A gente mata no coração. Vai deixando de querer bem. E um dia a pessoa morreu.

O Diário de Anne Frank, de Anne Frank

É difícil em tempos como estes: ideais, sonhos e esperanças permanecerem dentro de nós, sendo esmagados pela dura realidade. É um milagre eu não ter abandonado todos os meus ideais, eles parecem tão absurdos e impraticáveis. No entanto, eu me apego a eles, porque eu ainda acredito, apesar de tudo, que as pessoas são realmente boas de coração.

The Catcher in the Rye, de J. D. Salinger

O cara da Marinha e eu dissemos que tinha sido um prazer conhecer um ao outro. Esse é um troço que me deixa maluco. Estou sempre dizendo: ‘Muito prazer em conhecê-lo’ para alguém que não tenho nenhum prazer em conhecer. Mas a gente tem que fazer essas coisas para seguir vivendo.

Os Sofrimentos do Jovem Werther, de Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

É uma coisa bastante uniforme a espécie humana. Boa parte dela passa seus dias trabalhando para viver, e o poucochinho de tempo livre que lhe resta pesa-lhe tanto que busca todos os meios possíveis para livrar-se dele. Oh, destino dos homens!

O Encontro Marcado, de Fernando Sabino

De tudo, ficaram três coisas: a certeza de que ele estava sempre começando, a certeza de que era preciso continuar e a certeza de que seria interrompido antes de terminar. Fazer da interrupção um caminho novo. Fazer da queda um passo de dança, do medo uma escada, do sono uma ponte, da procura um encontro.

Demian, de Hermann Hesse

Não creio que se possam considerar homens todos esses bípedes que caminham pelas ruas, simplesmente porque andam eretos ou levem nove meses para vir à luz. Sabes muito bem que muitos deles não passam de peixes ou de ovelhas, vermes ou sanguessugas, formigas ou vespas.

Lolita, de Vladimir Nabokov

Lolita, luz de minha vida, labareda em minha carne. Minha alma, minha lama. Lo-li-ta: a ponta da língua descendo em três saltos pelo céu da boca para tropeçar de leve, no terceiro, contra os dentes. Lo. Li. Ta. Pela manhã ela era Lô, não mais que Lô, com seu metro e quarenta e sete de altura e calçando uma única meia soquete. Era Lola ao vestir os jeans desbotados. Era Dolly na escola. Era Dolores sobre a linha pontilhada. Mas em meus braços sempre foi Lolita.

Animal Farm, de George Orwell

Doze vozes gritavam, cheias de ódio, e eram todos iguais. Não havia dúvida, agora, quanto ao que sucedera à fisionomia dos porcos. As criaturas de fora olhavam de um porco para um homem, de um homem para um porco e de um porco para um homem outra vez; mas já se tornara impossível distinguir, quem era homem, quem era porco.

On The Road, de Jack Kerouac

Assim, na América, quando o sol se põe, eu me sento no velho e arruinado cais do rio olhando os longos, longos céus acima de Nova Jersey, e consigo sentir toda aquela terra crua e rude se derramando numa única, inacreditável e elevada vastidão, até a costa oeste, e a estrada seguindo em frente, todas as pessoas sonhando naquela imensidão, e em Iowa eu sei que agora as crianças devem estar chorando na terra onde deixam as crianças chorar, e você não sabe que Deus é a Ursa Maior? A estrela do entardecer deve estar morrendo e irradiando sua pálida cintilância sobre a pradaria, reluzindo pela última vez antes da chegada da noite completa, que abençoa a terra, escurece todos os rios, recobre os picos e oculta a última praia, e ninguém, ninguém sabe o que vai acontecer a qualquer pessoa, além dos desamparados andrajos da velhice.

Carta a D., de André Gorz

Você está para fazer oitenta e dois anos. Encolheu seis centímetros, não pesa mais do que quarenta e cinco quilos e continua bela, graciosa e desejável. Já faz cinquenta e oito anos que vivemos juntos, e eu amo você mais do que nunca. De novo, carrego no fundo do meu peito um vazio devorador que somente o calor do seu corpo contra o meu é capaz de preencher.

Sherlock Holmes, de Arthur Conan Doyle

Eu sou um cérebro, Watson. O resto é mero apêndice.

Fonte: Revista Bula

A ousadia.

be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid

William Benjamin Basil King (1859 1928)

Se existisse um hino de optimismo este bem poderia ser um, principalmente nos dias que correm. A ousadia de alguém pode atrair forças positivas à vida e nisto a criatividade pode ajudar.

Vamos falar do controverso através de George Carlin

#Politics #EUA
“In America, anyone can become president. That’s the problem.”

“Bipartisan usually means that a larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.”

“Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.”

“Conservatives say if you don’t give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they’ve lost all incentive because we’ve given them too much money.”

“Have you ever wondered why Republicans are so interested in encouraging people to volunteer in their communities? It’s because volunteers work for no pay. Republicans have been trying to get people to work for no pay for a long time.”

“Once you leave the womb, conservatives don’t care about you until you reach military age. Then you’re just what they’re looking for. Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers.”

“The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post ‘Thou shalt not steal,’ ‘Thou shalt not commit adultery,’ and ‘Thou shalt not lie’ in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.”

“If churches want to play the game of politics, let them pay admission like everyone else.”

“I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.”

“This is a little prayer dedicated to the separation of church and state. I guess if they are going to force those kids to pray in schools they might as well have a nice prayer like this: Our Father who art in heaven, and to the republic for which it stands, thy kingdom come, one nation indivisible as in heaven, give us this day as we forgive those who so proudly we hail. Crown thy good into temptation but deliver us from the twilight’s last gleaming. Amen and Awomen.”

“Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?”

“You know the good part about all those executions in Texas? Fewer Texans.”

“These days many politicians are demanding change. Just like homeless people.”

“Deep Throat: Think about it. There is actually a semi-important figure in American history who is named for a blow-job movie. How do school teachers handle this?”

“I don’t think we should be governing ourselves. What need is a king, and every now and then if the king’s not doing a good job, we kill him.”

“George Washington’s brother, Lawrence, was the Uncle of Our Country.”

“The owners of this country know the truth: It’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.” (Watch George Carlin rant about the American Dream)

“This country was founded by a group of slave owners who wanted to be. Am I right? A group of slave owners who wanted to be free! So they killed a lot of white English people in order to continue owning their black African people, so they could wipe out the rest of the red Indian people, in order to move west and steal the rest of the land from the brown Mexican people, giving them a place to take off and drop their nuclear weapons on the yellow Japanese people. You know what the motto for this country ought to be? ‘You give us a color, we’ll wipe it out.'”

“The difference between left and right of center…originated in the French parliament. The people left of center were liberals; the people right of center were conservatives. Broadly speaking. And generally speaking, people on…the right of center, are interested in property values, property, property rights. The rights and the rights of property. And generally speaking again – it’s all generalized – the left-of-center people are more concerned with humans and human beings and human concerns; to the care of humans, not the care and worry about property rights. That’s generally been true. And Bush is pushing this country farther down the hill, faster than anyone has before.”

“Now, there’s one thing you might have noticed I don’t complain about: politicians. Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says they suck. Well, where do people think these politicians come from? They don’t fall out of the sky. They don’t pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents and American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American businesses and American universities, and they are elected by American citizens. This is the best we can do folks. This is what we have to offer. It’s what our system produces: Garbage in, garbage out. If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you’re going to get selfish, ignorant leaders. Term limits ain’t going to do any good; you’re just going to end up with a brand new bunch of selfish, ignorant Americans. So, maybe, maybe, maybe, it’s not the politicians who suck. Maybe something else sucks around here… like, the public. Yeah, the public sucks. There’s a nice campaign slogan for somebody: ‘The Public Sucks. F*ck Hope.'”

“I have solved this political dilemma in a very direct way: I don’t vote. On Election Day, I stay home. I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain. Now, some people like to twist that around. They say, ‘If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain,’ but where’s the logic in that? If you vote, and you elect dishonest, incompetent politicians, and they get into office and screw everything up, you are responsible for what they have done. You voted them in. You caused the problem. You have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote — who did not even leave the house on Election Day — am in no way responsible for that these politicians have done and have every right to complain about the mess that you created.” (Watch George Carlin rant about voting)

 

A bíblia do deixa para lá isso: Fuck It! The Ultimate Spiritual Way.

“A Taste: Say Fuck It to Something Now

When you say Fuck It, you let go of your hold on something – usually something that’s causing you pain. When you say Fuck It, you give in to the flow of life – you stop doing what you don’t want to do, you finally do what you’ve always wanted to do, and you stop listening to people and listen to yourself.

When you say Fuck It, you carry out a spiritual act (the ultimate one, actually) because you give up, let go, stop resisting and relax back into the natural flow of life itself (otherwise known as the Tao, God, etc.). When you say Fuck It, you stop worrying (generally), give up wanting (mainly) and end up being darn happy to be yourself in the present moment (if you’re lucky). So before we jump arm-in-arm into this swimming pool of Fuck It wisdom, have a go yourself now. Say Fuck It to something. It could be something small (take a trip to the fridge and gobble down that cheesecake) or big (take a trip to that lazy pig of a fella you call your partner and tell him to take a walk).

Say Fuck It to something … anything. And feel the freedom and release that it brings. Multiply that to the power of 10, imagine feeling like that most of the time and you have an idea of what you’re getting into. And, last thing before we jump then, let’s SHOUT together … Fuuuucccckkkkkkkk Ii iittttttttttttttt! ”


Querem ler mais desta forma de encarar a vida?
Want to read more of this ultimate way of  leading your life?

Aqui ficam com o pdf do livro:
Where is the pdf of the full book:
f++k it – the ultimate spiritual way

…Mas façam como eu e comprem para a vossa biblioteca. Eu comprei aqui:
…But seriously, buy it. I did:
http://www.bookdepository.com/ (free shipping!!)

Authenticity.

Authenticity is a daily practice. Living authentically means cultivating the courage to be emotionally honest, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable; exercising the compassion that comes from knowing that we are all made of light and darkness, strength and struggle; and nurturing the connection and sense of belonging that can only happen when we let go of who we are supposed to be and embrace who we are. Authenticity demands wholehearted living and loving—even when it’s hard, even when it hurts, and especially when we are wrestling with the shame and fear of “not being enough.” Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy, and gratitude into our lives.

Brené Brown, Ph.D.