Editor Bob’s Inspirational Monday

Send Inspirational EcardsA lot of you wrote to me saying that you really like the Zen quotes and that you get inspired by them. I want to introduce to you “Editor Bob’s Inspirational Mondays”, a weekly post that I want to write. The basic idea here is to drive away those Monday morning blues. I want you guys to be ready for a new week. You can also help me, too! It’s not just me who would be digging out quotes to inspire you. You have to do the same and send them to me. Remember we are trying to build a reader community on Facebook so that we can be there for each other? This is an extension of that initiative. Write in to me with Inspirational quotes and I’ll publish them in this weekly section with your names.

Let me toss in the first hat. This one is by C. S. Lewis: “Eros will have naked bodies; friendship naked personalities.” The quote says friends do not pretend to be something else when they are with us. This trust of being true to your friends is something that is getting difficult to maintain for most of us as more hypocrisy seeps in. Even then, it’s not that bad to pull things back. I heard someone remark that if you are ill, your job won’t take care of you, but your friend will. We neglect human connections to pursue ambition and all that stuff that surrounds our busy lives. It’s important for us all to strike a balance, be honest with friends, etc. Do you agree or differ with me on that? Write to me and don’t forget to send in Inspirational quotes to me. Who knows, the next edition of ‘Inspirational Mondays’ might feature your quote and name!


7 thoughts on “Editor Bob’s Inspirational Monday

  1. B. Inspirational Mondays. An excellent idea, guy! I will contribute. So I gotta hit the books. I know lots of quotes from famous folks, but have trouble remembering word for word. So will get back to you on this.
    And honesty is the best policy, rings true. If you are not true to your friends, you are not true to yourself. Friends are part of your being. Why you are. L.

  2. Hi here are some quotes for you:
    If you want to have friends then you have to be one yourself.
    The only thing you can never change is your values.
    – Michael Johnson
    A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
    – Johann Wolfgang Goethe, from “Faust”
    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
    – Eleanor Roosevelt
    You can’t expect people to look eye to eye with you if you are looking down on them.

    How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it.

    .People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.

  3. I love your idea of “Inspirational Mondays”!!

    A quote on creating balance in life:
    “The point is…to unify and harmonize the opposites, both positive and negative, by discovering a ground which transcends and encompasses them both.”
    Ken Wilbur, “No Boundary”

    As for being openhearted and honest with your friends, I love this quote by the poet, Rumi:
    “Out beyond the ideas of wrong-doing and right doing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”

    Make it a great week 🙂

  4. Barbara and Anna,
    Way to go! Love the quotes you have shared. Will copy. Now it’s time for me to send in a few. You have inspired me. thanks! L.

  5. When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.

  6. Hi ,

    Some quotes to live life by
    It is not the size of the dog in the fight, It is the size of the fight in the dog.
    When you pass through life take time to smell the flowers.

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