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11 Powerful Quotes For Everyday Motivation

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Life is not easy.

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Along the way, we come across struggles, failures, and frustrations. When times are tough, it tends to take a toll on even the strongest of us.

But let’s not underestimate our capacity to bounce back. A lot of times, all it takes is a smile, a breath of fresh air, and a dose of motivation.

While some may already have their go-to mottos or staple statements, having a few more inspiring words up your sleeve when you need them is always a good thing. Here are some of the most powerful quotes that can motivate you every day.

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This quote by George Bernard Shaw was included in his 1921 play Back to Methuselah. John F. Kennedy also used it during his presidential campaign.

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This quote pushes us to think. Do not just settle for what is already here. Instead, think of what you can do. See what others don’t and ask questions that others won’t. By doing so, you are on the way to creating your own legacy.

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This was part of Steve Jobs’ commencement speech in 2005. He went on to say that we should always speak up. Trust your heart and intuition. See where they take you.

Steve Jobs was a revolutionary entrepreneur. His nuclear success made him a resounding inspiration for how we should stick to what we want to do in order to not waste our precious time.

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This reminds us that mistakes are not the end, and failing should not be equal to giving up.

Choosing not to fail is choosing not to move forward. When we fail, we get another chance at life. The good news is that there are endless chances — we can try and try until we get it right.

Don’t worry about failing. Worry about never having been courageous enough to try.

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Babe Ruth is a household name, and he was known as the king of home runs. Interestingly, he also had a lot of strikeouts.

People know Babe Ruth as a man who refused to give up. He would always keep going, and he was not afraid to strike out. Even though he failed, he never stopped playing the game. Instead, failure pushed him to do better.

Similar to Jack Canfield’s quote, Babe Ruth reminds us that failures are essential to the road to success.

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We don’t know how long we have to live, so why not make the most out of life? Focus on opportunities and possibilities, and stop basking in negativity.

Take chances, and invest in experiences. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Every opportunity won’t be a piece of cake, but the rewards of trying and learning will be worth every drop of sweat.

Don’t waste your time proving yourself to people who don’t believe in you. Strengthen your relationships with family and friends who will support you as you strive to reach your goals.

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The biggest enemy is inside us. Whenever you doubt your abilities, you hold yourself back. The voices inside you will contradict and stop you, and the worst part about it is, it’s often your own fearful voice you hear and heed.

Van Gogh stayed poor throughout his life and only became famous shortly after his death. If he had stopped creating artwork, he probably would have remained unknown until now.

But it was art that saw him through, and he never gave up on it. He loved what he did and would rather spend on art materials than food. He believed in himself, and that was enough.

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When people run a marathon, they train for endurance. The trail may be long and hard, but the important thing is to be a finisher and not a quitter. There are also different kinds of runners — the fast ones, the slow ones, the ones who walk, and the ones who never get to the finish line.

All finishers are rewarded, no matter how long it took for them to finish. In life, some may be faster in reaching their dreams, but we each have our own pace.

It doesn’t matter how long it takes you to succeed. What’s important is you never stop trying. As Dory says, “Just keep swimming!” Go slow and steady if you must, but do not stop.

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There are people who will try to bring you down because they want to feel superior. They think they can achieve this by making you think less of yourself. Remember that you are not inferior to anybody else.

Stand strong and believe in the power of your capabilities and skills. Stand firm though pressures weigh in and try to bring you down. You are as strong as you can conceive and as weak as your mind can believe.

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Obstacles and pain are temporary, and even problems come to an end. While we may remember disappointing things of the past, why revisit what has already gone?

Tough people are made through tough times. Whatever life throws at you, take it as an opportunity to strengthen yourself. You grow braver and stronger as you continue to overcome.

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Do you have a personal advocacy? Is there a social issue that you want to speak about but are too shy to start?

Do not wait for people to initiate something that you are well capable of starting. Be a leader, not merely a follower. Let your passion guide you. Be an influencer, someone who inspires action.

A lot of people miss out on life because they are waiting to see something happen, not realizing that they have the same power as anyone to make things happen. While people may share the same interests as you, when you have a passion so strong, you won’t be content for it to be determined by someone else.

The greatest challenge isn’t taking part in something, but starting something. If you can’t see it now, then maybe it’s up to you to turn it into reality. Create what you wish to see.

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Muhammad Ali was a legend, not only in boxing, but because of how he used his influence to motivate and inspire people. When he died at the age of 74, it was pretty evident that he made all his days count. That is why his memory lives on even after his death.

A lot of people grace the earth thinking about what they can make of themselves. But those who made a dent in history did so by the amount of lives they touched.  They made each day count, not for themselves, but for those who needed a share of their strength.

A popular line in the book-turned-movie Me Before You says, “You only get one life. It is your duty to live it as fully as possible.”

To paraphrase Mark Twain, we will regret the things we didn’t do more than the things we did.

Don’t settle for the life you have if you know that there’s more to it than what it is now. Every day is a race to become better, and that means growing, reaching, soaring. Though we may fail every now and then, a slingshot has to be pulled back in order for it to launch forward.

Book that trip. Talk to that girl. Apply for that job. Take the risk! Don’t settle for an existence that allows you to forget to live life. Grab every opportunity to learn and develop yourself. Doors will open, but you will have to take the steps to walk through them.

Uncertainties are normal, and fear will always be lurking around the corner. But there are more certain things like love, hope, and learning waiting for you, too.

Don’t waste time preserving life just to put it in a box to hide in the far corner of a closet. Life isn’t about avoiding death; it’s living in spite of the possibility of death.

Let me end with the powerful and wise words of Maya Angelou: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

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Notable Scientist Publishes A Book About ‘Real Magic’ That Nobel Laureates Are Endorsing

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  • The Facts:

    Dean Radin, chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, has published a book called "Real Magic." It has received praise from multiple scientists, including Nobel Laureates.

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    Despite the fact that controlled scientific experiments have produced significant results, this type of study is still labelled as pseudoscience by many academics, simply because it challenges what they've been trained to believe.

Is magic real? That depends on how you define it, but yes, I believe ‘magic’ is definitely real, and I’m clearly not the only one. Cases of ‘supernormal’ powers and ‘magic’ of all kinds have been reported throughout history and across almost all cultures–at least until religion was invented and these topics were ushered into the realm of the ‘demonic.’

Proponents of what we now call ‘magic’  include nearly all ancient literature from all parts of the world, from the Vedic texts and the yoga sutras, all the way to Moses, Jesus, Milarepa and Mohammed. Donald Lopez Jr., a professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies and the University of Michigan provides a great example in describing the Buddha:

With this enlightenment, he was believed to possess all manner of supernormal powers, including full knowledge of each of his own past lives and those of other beings, the ability to know others’ thoughts, the ability to create doubles of himself, the ability to rise into the air and simultaneously shoot fire and water from his body…Although he passed into nirvana at the age of eighty-one, he could have lived “for an aeon or until the end of the aeon” if only he had been asked to do so. (source)

The crazy thing is there are also modern day examples, but they mostly come from the black budget government programs. In 2016, I published a well-sourced article providing multiple examples from a CIA document that confirms the existence of humans with ‘special abilities’ who are able to do ‘impossible’ things. You can access that here.

‘Real Magic’

A book recently published by the Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Dean Radin, entitled “Real Magic” has received some great reviews. The main premise is the idea that a hidden power resides within every single human being, a power tied to our consciousness, a power that makes phenomena like psychokinesis, remote viewing, and precognition not only possible but something that will perhaps one day be a normal part of all our lives. The book offers a vision of a scientifically informed magic and explains why magic will play a key role in the frontiers of science.

This falls into the realm of a field of study called non-material science. Nikola Tesla was a huge proponent of this, as he had said that the day humanity begins to study this subject matter is the day that humanity will advance at an exponential rate.

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Far From “Pseudoscience”

Dr. Carl Jung once stated, “I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud.” This is something we should all hold in our minds as we examine this or other claims that are not part of our current perception.

The amount of statistically significant results when it comes to this reality, usually dubbed as “parapsychology,” is very significant. We are talking about hundreds, if not thousands of studies that have been conducted worldwide for decades.

There seems to be a deep concern that the whole field will be tarnished by studying a phenomenon that is tainted by its association with superstition, spiritualism and magic. Protecting against this possibility sometimes seems more important than encouraging scientific exploration or protecting academic freedom. But this may be changing. Cassandra Vieten, PhD and President/CEO at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (source)

A lot of the statistical results for parapsychology are just as strong, if not in some cases more significant, than a lot of the results which emerge from hard sciences, like physics and mechanical engineering. The Department of Defense has stated that results in this area are a clear sign that these phenomena are real, despite the fact that they are still somewhat unexplainable. As far back as 1999, a statistics professor even published a paper showing the results dealing with parapsychology and mind-body connection are a lot stronger than the results used to approve some of our medications. That study was done by Dr. Jessica Utts, as statistics professor in California who had this to say about Radin’s book:

Real Magic illustrates the limitations of 20th century science and proposes a more comprehensive view that incorporates ideas that have been associated with magic throughout the ages. Blending history, humor, and plausible hypotheses, Dean Radin illustrates that there is a staggering amount of evidence for a broader view of science that offers hope for the future of humanity.” 

Another review:

“A thought-provoking book. The author makes a convincing case for the reality and significance of magic.” —Brian Josephson, Nobel Laureate in Physics and Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge

Today, hundreds of scientists are coming together to emphasize that matter is not the only reality. They’ve created a manifesto, and you can find links and access more information about this initiative, which started a few years ago, in an article we published here.

“Some scientists are confident that we already know what is and is not possible. But the truth is that science is very much in its infancy. To advance our understanding requires bold excursions into domains some might consider heretical, including esoteric legends about magic that have persisted for thousands of years. This is what Dean Radin sets out to do with Real Magic. In my judgment, it succeeds in blazing new trails. Well worth the read.”  Kary Mullis PhD, Nobel Laureate (Chemistry)

The Global Elite Use Magic

While talking about magic in this sense, it’s also important to mention the global elite, and the idea that they also use metaphysical/magical ‘knowing’ and concepts. Unfortunately, they do so not for the joy of discovery, or from a place of good intention, but from a selfish, egoic place, a place that is in service to self, and not in service to others. This is a big point to consider when discussing whether humanity needs to take down the global elite in order to evolve. You can read more about my thoughts regarding magic and the global elite in the article ‘How Some of The World’s Elite Use Black Magic Rituals To Conjure Up Entities For More Power.’

I believe that as human consciousness evolves and we become more aware of who we are, and our capabilities, we will also realize that love, compassion, and empathy are all needed for us to thrive. Once we completely grasp this, I believe, these ‘abilities’ that lay dormant within us will begin to show themselves more and more.

The Takeaway

The takeaway here is to keep in open mind, and to recognize that what we think we know is always subject to change. Sometimes these things take a while, even if a sufficient amount of evidence has been provided. This type of study opens up new understandings about the nature of our reality, and would change ‘science’ and the current laws that govern it forever. Non-material science truly represents the next scientific revolution.

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Note To Selfie: Drop The Mask

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    On social media, it's common to see pictures that don't truly represent us or the situations we are capturing. In many cases, we photograph ourselves 10 - 15 times before selecting the 'accurate' photo we will use.

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    Why do we spend so much time creating an image of ourselves, even if it is not accurate?

What if we all put down our masks? What if we agreed, that there would be no more disguises? What if we allowed each other to be our authentic self? Imagine the effect on Instagram. It boggles the mind.

Too many people believe the content uploaded on social media is actually showing us truth. Far from it. The material chosen to be uploaded to Facebook, or liked on Instagram, bears little resemblance to true life. Each photo has been carefully chosen after taking a mind-numbing series of retakes.

Each photo must be meticulously studied to ensure the subject looks nothing like the real thing. After all, the real thing isn’t going to garner followers. No one uploads pictures of themselves returning bottles to the beer store in their slippers, or cleaning out the kitty litter. Followers equate to love. More follower = more love.

We are terrified that people will see our true self and our mundane lives won’t be nearly glamorous enough. So we take 12 pictures before deciding one is good enough.

Note to selfie: Make sure you extend your arms and snap the picture from above. You must be looking up. You will look younger. Social media doesn’t like wrinkles … bad skin … or skinny lips.

“Before I started being body positive on Instagram I would’ve posted the photo on the left (sucking in my tummy as much as possible) and said something along the lines of ‘gained a bit of fat this week’ when in reality, what I look relaxed currently is like the photo on the right.”

The harm that has been done to our psyche is profound. Apparently, the psyche is quite gullible. It does believe the stories shown on social media are true. So our psyche starts putting on some pretty outlandish masks to keep up with the Jones’ psyche. It is a constant challenge to keep up with the Joneses. The Joneses can’t even keep up with Joneses. No one can. It’s a sucker’s game.

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What is the result of wearing a mask? – depression, anxiety, frustration, shame. The “Mask-Wearer” knows it’s not true. And they are terrified of being found out. Imagine the fear of being outed as a fraud. And more unsettling is this; if someone falls for that mask you’ve been wearing, don’t believe they’ve fallen for you. They are enamoured with the mask: the image. And the image isn’t real.

Let’s bring a Revolution of Real. Put down the mask. And promise yourself that you will never be anything other than your most authentic self. Masks wear very thin, very fast. Authentic beauty lasts forever.

recommended Read: Instagram User Reveals The Truth Behind Those Fitness Photos

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7 Thought-Provoking Short Films You Can Watch Now For Free Online

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    Film has the ability to capture our emotions and move us in what are sometimes very productive ways. We'll show you 7 thought-provoking short films you might love watching.

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    How do these films make you feel from watching them? How do they relate to your own life? What action can you take after watching these?

The world of film has always captivated me. Whether it be its ability to present a supernatural reality I’ll never get to experience, or its ability to accurately depict an emotion I can relate to, there really is something surreal about going to or staying in to watch a movie.

And while the subscription numbers to popular film and television streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime certainly suggest that I likely don’t need to sell you on choosing to watch them, I do believe that a pitch needs to be made for the particular variety of them that I’m suggesting within this article.

That variety of course, is short films. The unofficial younger sibling to feature-length films that aside from those that happen to play before a popular Pixar film, or those that are nominated for an Academy Award, often go largely unnoticed by the masses. So I’d like to present a list of 7 thought-provoking independently made short films that you can watch for free online now as part of the Spirit Film Festival until the end of October.

1. Uncaptured

How often do you consciously choose to sit in silence? And better yet, is it even readily available to you? The short film Uncaptured explores the emotional and physical impact that setting aside conscious time to be in silence can have on the thoughts, programs and belief systems we have stored within us.

Through a series of interviews we are given insight in alignment with the famous Thomas Carlyle quote the film presents just after its title card: “Silence is as deep as eternity; Speech is as shallow as time.” WATCH UNCAPTURED

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2. The Nine Billion Names of God

Based on the book by Arthur C. Clarke -most infamously known as to co-writer of 2001: A Space Odyssey with Stanley Kubrick –The Nine Billion Names of God tells the story of a Tibetan monk who seeks to list all of the names of God with the help an automatic sequence computer.

Based in 1957, the short film is beautifully shot and is carried from start to finish by a beautiful score, perfectly setting the stage for a thought-provoking adventure. WATCH THE NINE BILLIONS NAMES OF GOD

3. Leave Of Presence

If you were asked to list what would make you happy in life, a well-paying job and vibrant social life would likely make the list. Yet the presence of both of those elements didn’t stop Sudha Suthanthiram from dropping everything to head to India in search of her true calling.

This short narrative film runs less than 5 minutes in length yet it offers great food for thought for all of us questioning our purpose in life. WATCH LEAVE OF PRESENCE

4. Nectar of Devotion

Nectar of Devotion shares the fascinating transition made by the one-time frontman for an acid rock band into GuruGanesha Singh Khalsa. While his former life offered much of the surface-level pleasures that so many of us fantasize about, GuruGanesha delves into how his new life has created a happiness unlike ever before.

The short film runs under 7 minutes in length and goes into detail on the difficulties associated with making the transition and how his new kirtan rock band is making the type of impact he always desired having on others. WATCH NECTAR OF DEVOTION

5. Graham: A Dog’s Story

Whether or not you consider yourself a dog lover, Graham: A Dog’s Story is a funny and touching short film told from the perspective of a dog. From being introduced into the family, to “letting go” we’re led through so many of the stages that owners and their favorite pets often go through in life without much attention.

While the short film is carried by a comedic voiceover, it delves into many unexpected stages of a dog’s life including the impact that they have on us even long after they are gone. WATCH GRAHAM: A DOG’S STORY

6. Bekia

In just 6 minutes, Bekia powerfully shares the story of Hamdy, a seller of used goods doing everything he can to make a living on the streets of Cairo. Director Alia Adel effectively takes us into a world that most of us would never have otherwise known about.

The short is beautifully shot and well worth 6 minutes of your life. WATCH BEKIA

7. I Am Here

I Am Here is a unique short put together by the National Film Board of Canada that follows a mysterious animated travellers journey to discover the origin of life. Carried by a riveting score by composer duo Menalon, the film delves into themes and subject matter we would all benefit from pondering on.

Running just over 5 minutes in length, I Am Here manages to take a look at a lot of the questions so many of us have buried within us. WATCH I AM HERE

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