Nausea is an unsolved problem of medicine and marijuana is the finest anti-nausea medication known to science.— Peter McWilliams
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The news media are, for the most part, the bringers of bad news.
.. and it's not entirely the media's fault, bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news.
If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts.
Pain (any pain--emotional, physical, mental) has a message.
The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories: We would be more alive if we did more of this and Life would be more lovely if we did less of that. Once we get the pain's message, and follow its advice, the pain goes away.
Nothing adventured, nothing attained.
Marijuana is the finest anti-nausea medication known to science, and our leaders have lied about this consistently. [Arresting people for] medical marijuana is the most hideous example of government interference in the private lives of individuals. It's an outrage within an outrage within an outrage.
It is a risk to love. What if it doesn't work out? Ah, but what if it does.
To the degree we're not living our dreams, our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.
The road to positivity is strewn with the abandoned vehicles of the faint-hearted.
When people don't understand that being uncomfortable is part of the process of achievement, they use the discomfort as a reason not to do. They don't get what they want. We must learn to tolerate discomfort in order to grow.
The laws against public nudity make no sense.
The idea that Jerry Falwell can go topless while Cindy Crawford cannot is an absolute affront to logic, common sense and the 5000 year human struggle for aesthetic taste.
If you want physical peace, stop the struggle of life.
Don't push the body beyond its fatigue point. Rest the body enough. Exercise it enough. Then let it be. ... If you want peace with others, don't fight them. Go your own way. Live your own life. If some walk with you, fine.
Definition of a victim: a person to whom life happens.
To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.
For many, negative thinking is a habit which, over time, becomes an addiction.
When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.
One of the great joys of life is creativity.
Information goes in, gets shuffled about, and comes out in new and interesting ways
Some people think that meditation takes time away from physical accomplishment.
Taken to extremes, of course, that's true. Most people, however, find that meditation creates more time than it takes.
We can do anything we want. The next time you hear yourself saying, to another-and especially yourself-I Can't, take a deep breath and say instead, My resources are otherwise engaged.
Happiness requires courage, stamina, persistence, fortitude, perseverance, bravery, boldness, valor, vigor, concentration, solidity, substance, backbone, grit, guts, moxie, nerve, pluck, resilience, spunk, tenacity, tolerance, will power, chutzpah, and a good thesaurus.
Willingness opens the doors to knowledge, direction, and achievement.
Be willing to know, be willing to do, be willing to create a positive result. Be willing, especially, to follow your dream.
When thought and action are combined, the results are powerful-among the most powerful forces on earth. The combination of successful communication-the sharing of thoughts-and physical action can, literally, move mountains.
To visualize is to see what is not there, what is not real - a dream.
To visualize is, in fact, to make visual lies. Visual lies, however, have a way of coming true.
Keep your goals away from the trolls.
If you're not actively involved in getting what you want, you don't really want it.
Ultimately, censorship comes down to taste.
What offends me may enlighten you. Do you want me deciding-based on my taste-what you should or should not be exposed to?
Send the light of your own loving ahead of you.
When you get there, the loving will have prepared a place for you. Be kind, gentle, and enjoy the journey.
For many, negative thinking is a habit, which over time, becomes an addiction.
.. A lot of people suffer from this disease because negative thinking is addictive to each of the Big Three - the mind, the body, and the emotions. If one doesn't get you, the others are waiting in the wings.
Prison is a crash course in the darker side of life.
Few survive it without becoming a different person: more cynical, jaded, fearful, angry. Its hard to trust again, hard to believe, easy to hate a system that destroyed your life behind the pompous pretense of saving you from yourself, for your own good.
Fear is something to be moved through, not something to be turned from.
The more severe the pain or illness, the more severe will be the necessary changes. These may involve breaking bad habits, or acquiring some new and better ones.
Most of what's around us we take for granted.
We ignore it. Appreciation-spending time looking for the good-helps us overcome one of the primary limitations to enjoying the wealth we already have: ignoreance.
In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts.
Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving.
Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on?
Meditation creates more time than it takes.
The comfort zone takes our greatest aspirations and turns them into excuses for not bothering to aspire.
First, all relationships are with yourself-and sometimes they involve other people. Second, the most important relationship in your life-the one you have, like it or not, until the day you die-is with yourself.
No matter what you do, no matter how stupid, dumb or damaging you judge it to be, there is a lesson to be learned from it. No matter what happens to you, no matter how unfair, inequitable or wrong, there's something you can take from the situation and use for your advancement.
Acceptance is not a state of passivity or inaction.
We are not saying you can't change the world, right wrongs or replace evil with good. Acceptance is, in fact, the first step to successful action. If you don't fully accept a situation precisely the way it is, you will have difficulty changing it.
The value of action is that we make mistakes; mistakes show us what we need to learn.
If our early lessons of acceptance were as successful as our early lessons of anger how much happier we would all be.
Your Master Teacher knows all you need to learn, the perfect timing for your learning it, and the ideal way of teaching it to you. You don't create a Master Teacher -- that's already been done. You discover your Master Teacher.
Guilt is anger directed at ourselves.
You can't afford the luxury of a negative thought
I'm a confirmed negaholic. I don't just see a glass that's half full and call it half-empty; I see a glass that's completely full and worry that someone's going to tip it over.
Pettiness seems to go hand in hand with vindictiveness.
The smaller the person, the larger the need for revenge. This may account for the fact that some consensual crimes have stiffer penalties than do most crimes with innocent victims.
It's your life. Live it with people who are alive. It tends to be contagious.
Don't accept the limitations of other people who claim things are 'unchangeable'. If it's written in stone, bring your hammer and chisel.
Choosing what you want to do, and when to do it, is an act of creation.
Most people, once they graduate from the School of Hard Knocks, automatically enroll in the University of Adversity.
The simple solution for disappointment depression Get up and get moving.
Physically move. Do. Act. Get going.