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Buddha and Intuition

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The wonderful thing about quotes is that you can come up with your own interpretations for them.  Each day at The Ranch we put new quotes on the quote board and I see guests walk by, read them, and take a moment for reflection. Our wise words for today come from Buddha. I have my own interpretation of this quote, which I describe below, and I encourage you to a leave comment with your thoughts and feelings about Buddha’s words!

I perceive this quote as encouragement for people to listen to their intuition. I think the “work” that Buddha refers to is listening to what your “inner you” is trying to tell you.  Listen to your senses, your instinct, and your gut. When it speaks, pay attention because it will give you clues to “your world”. Do everything you can to discover what your world is – take classes and participate in activities that are new to you. You may discover something you never realized you would feel passionate about. And once you discover “your world”, or your purpose, immerse yourself in it. This will bring you happiness, peace, and fulfillment.

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joseph campbell

Wise Words #23

How many times in your life have you wished you were someone else?  Someone who had more money, or better opportunities or, perhaps, better looks?  None of us are immune to these kinds of feelings. There are periods in our … Continue reading

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misterrogers

Wise Words #22

When I was younger I constantly looked outside of myself for validation of what I should do with my life.  I didn’t know what my purpose was, and because of that I was heavily influenced by others. I never looked within myself to discover what it was that … Continue reading

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willie nelson

Wise Words #21

  Life is a funny thing.  It seems to reward you with whatever it is that you give it, be it negative or positive. This lesson often has to be learned over and over again.  There’s no denying there will be tough … Continue reading

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change

Wise Words #20

Perspective is everything.  I’ve learned to look at the negative things in my life in a new way.  One door closes and another opens.  A lesson is learned.  I’m now paying attention where I wasn’t before. I have learned how … Continue reading

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kindness

Wise Words #19

It’s a human trait to crave acknowledgement.  However this quote by Aesop reminds me that even if we don’t receive a thank you, that doesn’t mean our giving or nice deed goes unnoticed or is not appreciated.  Of course, being … Continue reading

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present moment

Wise Words #18

Taking time to slow down is a theme that seems to come up time and time again in this day and age.  It is often a challenge to take time to be in the present moment and appreciate life. Do you … Continue reading

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helen keller

Wise Words #17

I love this quote.  Call me an optimist, but I’ve found that things tend to work out for the best if you believe they will.  I’m always hopeful that things will work out!  Even in the deepest of despair, I … Continue reading

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oscar wilde

Wise Words #16

What does it mean to live?  I think that the definition is different for everyone.  For one person it may mean hiking Patagonia, to another, spending the day gardening.  To each his own.  But I think the main message to … Continue reading

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arthur ashe

Wise Words #15

This quote opened up an array of questions for me.  Is it natural for humans to be intently focused on survival and getting what we need to survive?  Or getting what we want?  And is “getting” things what truly makes … Continue reading

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