‘O’wn it.

Summer is here in Los Angeles, and along with the thermometer readings, my volume of activities tends to climb. Thus, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything, even the weekly wisdoms. However, I’m comin’ back with a couple of good ones from none other than Ms. Super Soul Sunday herself, OPRAH WINFREY:

“What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

“Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.”

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shady stuff…not.

For this week’s quotes o’ wisdom, I’ve turned to the director of comedic actor Jim Carrey’s (if you saw last week’s post, see what I did there?) movies, TOM SHADYAC (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Bruce Almighty, Liar Liar). If you’d like to know more as to why I’ve chosen him, be sure to watch the documentary about his life, career and recent spiritual awakening, titled “I AM.”

TOM SHADYAC

“I think true success is intrinsic…It’s love. It’s kindness. It’s community.”

“I hope people start to look at their lives as the most powerful, creative act they will ever offer this world.”

carrey on.

If you’ve been paying attention to shows like ‘Oprah’ and her ‘Super Soul Sunday’ series, you probably know that funnyman Jim Carrey has become the newest face of success for those seeking spiritual fulfillment via his lessons on following dreams and living one’s true nature. Here are two of my favorite quotes from a keynote speech of his at a recent Maharishi University commencement ceremony:

“You can fail at what you don’t want so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”

“You will only ever have two choices: love or fear. Choose love and don’t ever let fear turn you against your playful heart.”

enter the dragon.

For this week’s post o’ wisdom, here are two from Bruce Lee (no introduction needed!):

“Practice makes perfect. After a long time of practicing, our work will become natural, skillful, swift and steady.”

“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending in the wind.”

african gems.

I missed last week’s wisdom post, so I’m doubling up this week with a pair each from renowned and respected African statesmen KWAME NKRUMAH (Ghana) and NELSON MANDELA (South Africa):

KWAME NKRUMAH

“Thought without practice is empty; and action without thought is blind.”

“Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.”

NELSON MANDELA

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

“There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”

legend.

I probably should’ve posted these two bits of wisdom during his birthday week earlier this month, but here are a couple from a man who needs no introduction. His music is a precious gift he that left for the world to discover and follow. Hopefully everyone will, at some point in their lives, take his messages to heart and live by them closely. ROBERT ‘BOB’ NESTA MARLEY:

“Truth is . . . everybody is going to hurt you; you just have to find the ones worth suffering for.”

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him with positivity.”