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  • #16
    Originally posted by Jay3 View Post
    What is best in life? To crush your enemies -- See them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women!
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    • #17
      It's not exactly a motivational quote, but I always liked this.

      The Egg

      You were on your way home when you died.

      It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless.

      You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.

      And that’s when you met me.

      “What… what happened?” You asked. “Where am I?”

      “You died,” I said, matter-of-factly. No point in mincing words.

      “There was a… a truck and it was skidding…”

      “Yup,” I said.

      “I… I died?”

      “Yup. But don’t feel bad about it. Everyone dies,” I said.

      You looked around. There was nothingness. Just you and me.

      “What is this place?” You asked. “Is this the afterlife?”

      “More or less,” I said.

      “Are you god?” You asked.

      “Yup,” I replied. “I’m God.”

      “My kids… my wife,” you said.

      “What about them?”

      “Will they be all right?”

      “That’s what I like to see,” I said. “You just died and your main concern is for your family. That’s good stuff right there.”

      You looked at me with fascination. To you, I didn’t look like God. I just looked like some man. Or possibly a woman. Some vague authority figure, maybe. More of a grammar school teacher than the almighty.

      “Don’t worry,” I said. “They’ll be fine. Your kids will remember you as perfect in every way. They didn’t have time to grow contempt for you. Your wife will cry on the outside, but will be secretly relieved. To be fair, your marriage was falling apart. If it’s any consolation, she’ll feel very guilty for feeling relieved.”

      “Oh,” you said. “So what happens now? Do I go to heaven or hell or something?”

      “Neither,” I said. “You’ll be reincarnated.”

      “Ah,” you said. “So the Hindus were right,”

      “All religions are right in their own way,” I said. “Walk with me.”

      You followed along as we strode through the void. “Where are we going?”

      “Nowhere in particular,” I said. “It’s just nice to walk while we talk.”

      “So what’s the point, then?” You asked. “When I get reborn, I’ll just be a blank slate, right? A baby. So all my experiences and everything I did in this life won’t matter.”

      “Not so!” I said. “You have within you all the knowledge and experiences of all your past lives. You just don’t remember them right now.”

      I stopped walking and took you by the shoulders.

      “Your soul is more magnificent, beautiful, and gigantic than you can possibly imagine. A human mind can only contain a tiny fraction of what you are. It’s like sticking your finger in a glass of water to see if it’s hot or cold. You put a tiny part of yourself into the vessel, and when you bring it back out, you’ve gained all the experiences it had. You’ve been in a human for the last 48 years, so you haven’t stretched out yet and felt the rest of your immense consciousness. If we hung out here for long enough, you’d start remembering everything. But there’s no point to doing that between each life.”

      “How many times have I been reincarnated, then?”

      “Oh lots. Lots and lots. And into lots of different lives.” I said. “This time around, you’ll be a Chinese peasant girl in 540 AD.”

      “Wait, what?” You stammered. “You’re sending me back in time?”

      “Well, I guess technically. Time, as you know it, only exists in your universe. Things are different where I come from.”

      “Where you come from?” You said.

      “Oh sure,” I explained “I come from somewhere. Somewhere else. And there are others like me. I know you’ll want to know what it’s like there, but honestly you wouldn’t understand.”

      “Oh,” you said, a little let down. “But wait. If I get reincarnated to other places in time, I could have interacted with myself at some point.”

      “Sure. Happens all the time. And with both lives only aware of their own lifespan you don’t even know it’s happening.”

      “So what’s the point of it all?”

      “Seriously?” I asked. “Seriously? You’re asking me for the meaning of life? Isn’t that a little stereotypical?”

      “Well it’s a reasonable question,” you persisted.

      I looked you in the eye.

      “The meaning of life, the reason I made this whole universe, is for you to mature.”

      “You mean mankind? You want us to mature?”

      “No, just you. I made this whole universe for you. With each new life you grow and mature and become a larger and greater intellect.”

      “Just me? What about everyone else?”

      “There is no one else,” I said. “In this universe, there’s just you and me.”

      You stared blankly at me. “But all the people on earth…”

      “All you. Different incarnations of you.”

      “Wait. I’m everyone!?”

      “Now you’re getting it,” I said, with a congratulatory slap on the back.

      “I’m every human being who ever lived?”

      “Or who will ever live, yes.”

      “I’m Abraham Lincoln?”

      “And you’re John Wilkes Booth, too,” I added.

      “I’m Hitler?” You said, appalled.

      “And you’re the millions he killed.”

      “I’m Jesus?”

      “And you’re everyone who followed him.”

      You fell silent.

      “Every time you victimized someone,” I said, “you were victimizing yourself. Every act of kindness you’ve done, you’ve done to yourself. Every happy and sad moment ever experienced by any human was, or will be, experienced by you.”

      You thought for a long time.

      “Why?” You asked me. “Why do all this?”

      “Because someday, you will become like me. Because that’s what you are. You’re one of my kind. You’re my child.”

      “Whoa,” you said, incredulous. “You mean I’m a god?”

      “No. Not yet. You’re a fetus. You’re still growing. Once you’ve lived every human life throughout all time, you will have grown enough to be born.”

      “So the whole universe,” you said, “it’s just…”

      “An egg.” I answered. “Now it’s time for you to move on to your next life.”

      And I sent you on your way.

      END
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      • #18
        Even on your worst days, you become stronger!

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        • #19
          The Egg story is insane

          I dont quite like the idea though that i was supposedly Hitler and Lady Gaga

          That aint me

          Anyway

          "Pretend like you aren't scared...and pretty soon you wont be."

          Might not be very inspiring but ive lived a lot of uncertain moments like this and it helps a lot.

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          • #20
            FORGIVENESS--it releases you no matter which end of it you are on
            My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter

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            • #21
              Originally posted by one5beast View Post
              I've always loved this part from rocky
              Awesome......I would have put this one down as it comes to mind first...


              Instead....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7f-BgDgpmE
              Last edited by ParkHill-71; 08-31-2011, 02:18 PM.
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              • #22
                "Never accept anything as a defeat, only as delayed success"

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                • #23
                  "all you need is love" - John Lennon

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                  • #24
                    “Success in life consists of going from one mistake to the next without losing your enthusiasm.”

                    I make a lot of mistakes....i guess we all do since we're all the same?
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                    • #25
                      "He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.. and if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."

                      Friedrich Nietzsche

                      One of if not my favorite quotes that I most definitely live by
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                      • #26
                        Joke 'em if they can't take a good f#%k. George Carlin

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by EddieMac View Post
                          Love this inspirational speech:

                          OK .. I just watched that clip and just about died laughing..
                          I knew there was a reason I never watched that movie..
                          hahahahaha

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                          • #28
                            Best motivational quote of ALL TIME:

                            "Do, or do not. There is no try." -- Yoda
                            "You can't take the sky from me..."
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                            "You can't shake the Devil's hand and say you're only kidding"

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                            • #29
                              "The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” – Sven Goran Eriksson

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                              Proud Daddy of Jeremiah James born February 24, 2011

                              Adopt-A-Bronco 2013 - Champ Bailey
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                              • #30
                                "The stage of life is yours, so break both legs performing on it" - Me

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                                Proud Daddy of Jeremiah James born February 24, 2011

                                Adopt-A-Bronco 2013 - Champ Bailey
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