21 Spiritual Sticky Notes to Improve Your Life

Here is a set of Spiritual ‘Sticky Notes’ that can be used to empower your thinking and encourage ‘right action’. These twenty one inspirational quotes can have a profound effect on your life. Think of them as a spiritual ‘kick in the pants’!

PEACE
Peace is not simply the absence of violence. It is also the elimination of any intention to harm living things or cause undue suffering.

A person at peace brings those around him or her closer to God.

PREFERENCES
The key to really getting started in life is going beyond the ‘I want I want’ stage and downgrading those perceived needs into preferences.

Not only do preferences provide more options, they reduce dependency on desire. Try it.

INSECURITY
Low self-esteem, sense of isolation, and lack of confidence. Sound familiar? All of the ingredients for a bungling existence.

Insecure people need a spiritual guide to help them find the path. Without a path it is dark and dangerous.

DISAPPOINTMENT
I always believed that those who never expected much were somehow less disappointed.

Avoidance of disappointment, however, does not contribute to the satisfaction quotient – they are different ball games entirely.

MATURITY
Social conformity does not necessarily constitute spiritual maturity. In fact, the more spiritually advanced you are, the more childlike you become.

And a controlled childhood is so much better than a reckless one prone to fatal mishaps.

SILENCE
Ask not, want not. Be content in your being. Through silence you can hear the inner voice, and not until.

Thought cessation as well as vocal inactivity constitutes true listening.

DESTRUCTION
Practice destruction wisely; it has a core purpose. Out with the bad (air) in with the good… Don’t destroy what you still need, but do clear out room for enhanced efficiency.

Remember also that ‘less is more’, and simplicity rules. This implies that downsizing is a good thing. To downsize you have to thoughtfully destroy.

INTELLIGENCE
High amounts of indulgence in rational thinking can take the fun out of life, and at times substitute non-activity when there should be action.

Be mindful (!) of how much time you spend thinking ~ and of course which things you think about.

DOGMA
Fixed, rigid beliefs and closed minds have gotten more people killed than all of the world wars combined.

It also makes for unpleasant living with your neighbors.

LUST
When experiencing unsuppressed sexual desires for a body, do remember that its material existence is temporal.

That body is a ‘snapshot’ of flesh in the aging process between birth & death.

THE SACRED
There is nothing that isn’t sacred. Period.

Treat everything you encounter with awe & wonderment (I know you’ll want to argue about this one!).

BEAUTY
Inner beauty or outer? Are you biased by gender (male or female)?

Don’t try to own or claim beauty (look but don’t touch) – just appreciate it.

Try to create beauty wherever you go.

HUNCHES
Learn to act on your hunches and flashes of inspiration.

The path to enlightenment depends very much on developing this skill so that you are directly in tune with the guiding voices of wisdom.

RATIONALITY
One can not expect to be completely rational all the time. Sometimes it takes a warped mind to ease in the data of new experiences.

The simplest way to go crazy is to be stubbornly sane.

ACCEPTANCE
We all want to ‘belong’, seeking the approval of others to do so.

Actually, the underlying foundation is that we all want to be loved, whether we admit it or not.

Acceptance is a reciprocal process. Once accepted, one must return the favor by accepting others.

MIRACLES
They exist but are rarely seen by mortles. A mortle is like a chuckle, someone who is not serious about the meaning of life.

TIME
How to explain again that it’s not linear and cannot be held? Most of the ‘time’ we project out of it. We’re thinking in the past (self-correction) or in the future (goal setting).

Very rarely does the average person make full use of the moment, at which point time simply ceases to exist. Ask any artist or musician – who are quite intimate with it.

MONEY
Who needs it when you have a roof over your head and food in your belly?

GULLIBLE PEOPLE
People are so gullible it’s not funny. We’ve lost the capacity to think things through and make rational, logical decisions.

In this hodgepodge world we have outsourced our brains to the mass media and put our faith in military style operations.

INTEGRITY
Find me an honest man! In ancient Greece, Diogenes Spent His Days Walking the streets Of Athens with a lighted lantern – looking for an honest man. That was BC, c412-323! He still hasn’t found one.

What is YOUR personal criteria for finding honest people?

AUTHENTICITY
A genuine person, although exhibiting the taste and flavor of a personality, must be ego-less – tuned in to the energy of the One who made the world and orchestrates its movements.

Each of these bits of ‘Sticky Wisdom’ (in the form of yellow post-it notes) can be easily shared with friends on all of the popular social networking sites.

BOLA TANGKAS