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In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.
-- Bernard Baruch
 

 

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Great fortune

Remind yourself often of how fortunate you are. The more you realize and recall your good fortune, the more good and valuable things you can do with it.

Your true fortune has little to do with the size of your bank account or your material assets. The greatest fortune you have is life itself, and the opportunity to live each moment with awareness and effectiveness.

There is endless fortune in your ability to choose what to do with each moment. There is limitless fortune in your capacity to feel love, awe, compassion, gratitude and pure joy.

Spend some time each day thinking about how truly fortunate you are. Let the warm feeling of that magnificent fortune permeate your awareness.

Your very existence has such great and irreplaceable value that it’s impossible to even imagine the full extent of it. Resolve today to make good use of all that value.

The great fortune of your life is here and now. Live it with joy and meaning.

— Ralph Marston

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