The Wisdom of Master Splinter

Master Splinter Quote: We Choose What Holds us Back, and what Moves us Forward

“We choose what holds us back…
…and what moves us forward.”

~Master Splinter

Dream Big or Achieve Little

May you dream big by night, and see them come true by day.

“Everything that is created is dreamed-up first.”

A Mountain to Something

Ever move a mountain? Ever make it budge? Ever even really try givin it a nudge?

“Ever move a mountain?
Ever make it budge?
Ever even really try giving it a nudge?”

Forgiving and Forgetting

Forgiving & Forgetting, it's a gift for giving NOT for getting!

“Forgiving & Forgetting

…it’s a gift FOR GIVING,

Ascending to New Heights

anything is possible, ascend to new heights, fly, and shatter the sky!

“Stay down or stay level?
…gave the latter a try.
Make it to this level?
…give a ladder a try.

Get 1,000 miles high;
…then after that, fly,
hit a glass ceiling and

~exert from “Getting up Now”

Are you Complaining, Waiting, or Changing?

While you're busy complaining that others don't change; they're busy waiting for you to do the same!

“While you’re busy complaining…
…that others don’t change;
They’re busy waiting…
…for you to do the same.”

The Tallest Tree had a Striking Ego

The Tallest Tree once looked down upon the ones smaller than he, then got struck by lightning!

“The Tallest Tree
once looked down upon
the ones smaller than he.”


Appreciate all that you have;
Be humble for all that you are.
Learn for yourself, not for the class;
And only strive to raise your own bar.

For all that you were & are just now;
Will inevitably, like all things, be struck down.

Ego is the useless residue left behind with all else removed.

Special Delivery: Having a Baby Today! :)

message for new parents; newborn special delivery; handle with care quote!

My wife and I are blessed to have baby boy #2 on his way today!!

We’re “expecting” an on-time delivery!! Wish us luck!! 🙂

Look past the pain & see the opportunity!

see through the pain, and into the window of opportunity

“Beyond the pain;
there is opportunity!

Change Begins from Within

ALL change begins from within YOU!

“Change within;
or remain without

Inspired By: Life in a Moment

A mountain to something more

If you can do it once… then you can do it twice;
It takes succeeding in a moment, to do so in a life.

A Record Breaking New Year!

The record may be corky, but the champaign bottle aint! Congratulations on your continued success in 2013!

You’ve said it. I’ve said it. We’ve ALL heard it.

BUT do you recognize what you’ve been a part of? Do you realize that, on this first day of 2013, records are already being shattered?!

You may have underestimated them; after all, they were just words….

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Inspired by: Foolish Predictions!

2012 end of the world predictions are a foolish proposition!

“Predicting Armageddon is a Foolish Proposition…
If you’re WRONG: YOU Lose.
If you’re RIGHT: We ALL Do!”

Inspired by: Removing the Chip on your Shoulder

That's how the cookie crumbles, no need to carry a chip on your shoulder!

“Do not carry a chip on your shoulder
just because that’s how the cookie crumbles!”

Inspired by: A Rocky Road

Life's a rocky road: but our perspective makes it full of obstacles, or full of ice-cream!

“Life’s a Rocky Road…
But we decide whether it’s made
up of obstacles or ice cream!”

A Single Moment, A Lasting Impact – 12/12/12 @ 9:30 PM EST

12/12/2012 - an individual contribution to a lasting change

Many throughout history have alluded to the idea that if a large enough percentage of humanity “wished” for global peace simultaneously, that a lasting change could happen instantaneously.  Skeptics and believers alike have a chance to be a part of a world-wide test of this theory TONIGHT, 12/12/12, at 9:30 PM EST.

A Single Moment, a Lasting Impact; An Individual Contribution to Global Change:

CHALLENGE: take a moment to think about the word “smiling”.

Think about it for a second longer.

NOW, try to think about the word “smiling” without actually physically smiling! If we’re honest with ourselves, one can almost feel the contention between “thinking one thing” and “doing the other”.  That is how the video which introduces this world-wide ‘moment of peace’ begins:

Don’t believe in the power of prayer? How about statistics?

If you are still someone who has a hard time conceptualizing the inter-connectivity of all things, from yourself to the universe, from thought to action to physical manifestation — you are not alone.

As mentioned many times in this blog – at this point in our history, truth and lies are so intertwined in nearly every subject matter that it is hard to fully trust anything.  This is particularly evident as many question the dogma of institutionalized religion. However, when science, spirituality, AND MATH actually converge to support a particular hypothesis – isn’t there some providence to the findings that should not be overlooked?

I have expanded on the “Universe You” concept in a series of articles, so will try not to digress further — BUT — it is important to note that several independent studies have measured the impact of group prayer and meditation, actually showing statistically significant drops in crime rates.

From your own personal experience – haven’t you ever walked into a room, or a party, which you felt, simply put, had a “bad vibe”?  Haven’t you been around people who’d you classify as having a “magnetic personality”?  Prayer, meditation, POSITIVE THOUGHT — after we get past the subtleties which differentiate them, they are really not so different at some juncture.   If you believe that “starting your day on the right foot” leads to an, even ever-so-slightly, increased probability for a “good day” — as opposed to the days when you “wake up on the wrong side of the bed” — then are you sure you really have any reason to be skeptical with “this cause” at all?

If you ARE still skeptical, I do not blame you! After all, I epitomized the word ‘skeptic’ for many years even AFTER being aware of these so-called ‘studies’ — it takes time for an individual to “re-calibrate” their understanding. Look up the information, try to go into it your ‘research’ with an open mind, and discern for yourself.

HOWEVER – I will say, skeptical or not, take a moment at 9:30 PM to contribute a positive thought or two to a world which needs it! Worst case scenario — it certainly cannot hurt!! Best case scenario…. where would I begin and where would I stop?!

Let’s take a moment and see if we can’t surprise ourselves with the results.

I wish you all the best! Now — and at exactly 9:30 PM EST Tonight! 😉

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Inspired by: Unforgettably Clear Daze

bad memories are foggy; good memories are mist!

“Bad memories might be foggy;
but good ones are always mist!”

Inspired by: Farsighted Victories

If victory is farsighted; arm it with some reading glasses!

“If victory is farsighted;
bring some reading glasses
into the battle!”

Inspired by: our ability to 4C change

change takes, clarity, courage, confidence, and commitment

“Change takes:
Clarity to see it;
Courage to say it;
Confidence to be judged;
Commitment to stand by it!”

Inspired by: Running with Ideas

stretch your imagination before running with ideas!!

Before running with an idea;
always S T R E T C H
your imagination!

Inspired by: The Choice of Sooner or Later

Is time up? It's up to you...

“It’s always too soon;
to say it’s too late.”