That you're reading this at all suggests you've recognised
it's probably time for a change in your life...
NotaClub provides an opportunity for you to
make a positive step towards the creation
of a new 'social future' for yourself in a
casual and non-confronting way.
You'll never know what's possible for you
until you at least give it a try.
some comments from NotaClubbers
"... before I joined NotaClub I barely went out at all
now I'm 'out' about 3 nights a week (if I want to be)...
and I've just started hosting my own (small) events
... it wasn't long ago, that I wouldn't have
believed any of this was possible..."
* Keep only cheerful friends.|
The grouches pull you down.
* Whether you choose to be a product
of that which has happened to you or that
which you choose to be is just that,
* If you have a passion for nothing
you have no life at all.
* Many people live what they think is a life
only to find out, too late,
what they lived was a death.
* Expectations ruin relationships.
So long as you entertain the notion
that there is something or someone out
there 'doing it' to you, you dis-empower
yourself to do anything about it ...
and as long as you choose to entertain
that thought ... they OWN you.
* Health will improve almost instantly
after worrying ends.
* Keep learning - learn more about the computer,
crafts, gardening, read books - whatever.
Never let the brain idle. Try new things.
'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.'
* If you decide you 'can' or 'cannot'
do something - you're probably right.
* Laugh often, long and loud.
Laugh until you gasp for breath.
Tears happen - grieve, and move on.
The only person who is with us
our entire life is ourselves.
Be ALIVE while you are alive.
* Surround yourself with what you love,
whether it's family, pets, keepsakes,
music, plants, hobbies, whatever.
Your home is your refuge.
* Cherish your health.
If it is good, preserve it.
If it is unstable, improve it.
If it is beyond what you can
improve without help, get help.
* Having opinions or thoughts that
differs from everyone else you know
doesn't make you 'wrong' and them 'right'
it just means you have opinions or thoughts
that differs from everyone you know.
* "Remembering that you are going to die
is the best way I know to avoid the trap
of thinking you have something to lose."
(Steve Jobs 2005)
* Don't take guilt trips.
* Please yourself first.
* Tell the people you love that you love them,
at every opportunity.
* Life is not measured by
the number of breaths we take
but by the moments that
take our breath away.
* Live your life like every day is going
to be your last - one day, you'll be right.
* Guilt, fear, embarrassment are all
'learned' emotions... generally taught
by people who are guilty, fearful and
embarrassed - because their misery
needs your company and they want
others (you?) to be just like them.
* Don't forget to tell your
parents you love them.
It's all they really want to hear.
* Beware of people who tell you it is
NOT all right to do something you want
to do. They are not your friend.
* ANY person who is habitually rude
or demeaning to service staff in shops
or restaurants is NOT a nice person.
* Free yourself from having
expectations of others.
* Rid yourself of people who
have expectations of you.
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Stories of optimism (You Tube)
1. From John O' Donohue (decd.)
2. From Steve Jobs (decd. Apple Computers)
3. A wonderful story out of fhe horror of 9/11
Maybe a message for all of us
... and I ask myself,
if today was going to be the last day of my life
would I want to do what I am about to do today?
And if the answer is 'no' for too many days in a row
I know I need to change something.
Improvement in any aspect of life is not created by people who
imitate and copy everyone else - it's made by people who have
the courage to ignore the influence of others, try, and who are
prepared for and accept the consequences of their mistakes along
with the personal satisfaction that their ultimate successes will bring.
The definition of insanity is:-
... just keep on doing the same things the same way
and expect the results to be different ...
If you're not satisfied with any aspect of your life -
nothing's going to change until
make it happen.
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Go placidly amid the noise and haste
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far a possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly and listen to others,
even the dull and ignorant. They too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others
you may become vain and bitter.
For always there will be greater and
lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble.
It is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is.
Many persons strive for high ideals and life in full of heroism.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love.
For in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars.
You have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive him to be.
And whatever your labours and
aspirations in the noisy confusion of life,
keep at peace with your soul.
With all it’s sham, drudgery and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful, strive to be happy.
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...so live your life that the fear of death
can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about their religion;
respect others in their view
and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life,
beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long
and its purpose in the service of your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day
when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting
or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place.
When you arise in the morning
give thanks for the food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason for giving thanks,
the fault lies only in yourself.
Abuse no one and no thing,
for abuse turns the wise ones to fools
and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die,
be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death,
so that when their time comes they weep and pray for
a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.
Tecumtha (March 1768? - 5 October 1813)
or Tekamthi, usually known as Tecumseh,
was a Native American mystic,
warrior, and military leader of the Shawnee
and a large tribal confederacy
that opposed the United States during
Tecumseh's War and the War of 1812.
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