Category Archives: Quintessential Quotes

Gandhi & Indian Flag

Be the Change You want to See – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

I tried this the entire day today; I lay on my back looking up at the heavens and saw, in my mind’s eye, that it was Saturday instead of Monday. I was being the change that I wanted to see.

My boss came to me and needless to say, he was not impressed. Turned out he couldn’t see the change I was being.

I think we need a mandate to make quotes come with guidelines and disclaimers attached.

Let’s just have a referendum, it’s not like Australia needs much convincing for one of those, right Turnball?

Proverbs I do not get – #1

You can’t have your cake and eat it too …

Why would I buy a cake if I didn’t want to eat it. Really? What would be the point?

“X” will happen when Pigs Fly …

Okay, do you really think that I’m going to be caring about “X” when there are pigs buzzing around my head?

Sticks and Stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me …

This saying couldn’t be further from the truth. Whoever came up with this one clearly didn’t understand the power that words can wield or meet my High School’s version of Mean Girls. Words can butcher your soul in a way sticks and stones never could.

Any proverbs you wonder about?

There is no such thing as not meant to be …

Because it’s exactly how it’s meant to be.

Often in hindsight, when I look back on my journey I realise that when something or someone didn’t happen in my life when I really wanted it, it was for the best.

It led me to discover something better and brighter and if not, it gave me the priceless opportunity to learn.

I know it’s easier said than done but patience truly is a virtue even when all you want to do is kick its mother you know what arse to the kerb. But then again, that’s probably just me.

The Difference between Hearing and Listening?

The former normally results in a Bobble-head inspired nodding epidemic. While listening may end the same way, it usually follows some deep contemplation.

There is an immense sense of contentment in accepting something as being beautiful because it just is.

Rather than searching for the elusive meaning behind why something gives me as much joy as it does, I would sometimes much rather revel in the fact that it just does.

Often discovering the answers can ruin the romance, there is bliss in just is.

If I told you that you could get something that would make you feel amazing about yourself, inspire you to be the best you can be, is likely to make all your aspirations, dreams and goals true, will make you an absolute joy to be around, will attract everything and everyone brilliant to you and best of all – is FREE of charge, you’d jump at it, right?

What if I just chucked in another perk on top of it all because I’m in a good mood? You don’t even have to go anywhere to get it because you already have the key to opening that treasure chest?

Positivity! We all have it, all it takes is a subtle effort to make a mind change every second, every moment, every day and you are on your way to success. Just imagine all the potentials. We as a species know so little about the brain so the opportunities are limitless. Why not give it a try, it’s not like you’re going to lose anything by saying those two simple words – “I can”, “I will”, “I am”.