Quotes- For Inspiration (some of my favorites)

Through practice, I’ve come to see that the deepest source of my misery is not wanting things to be the way they are. Not wanting myself to be the way I am. Not wanting the world to be the way it is. Not wanting others to be the way they are. Whenever I’m suffering, I find this war with reality to be at the heart of the problem. -Stephen Cope Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.-John Homer Miller

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. -Rumi 

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. -Marcus Aurelius

Every waking moment we talk to ourselves about the things we experience. Our self-talk, the thoughts we communicate to ourselves, in turn control the way we feel and act. -John Lembo

Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as bird wings. -Rumi

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.-Voltaire

And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. -Abraham Lincoln

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. -Henry David Thoreau

Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.-Albert Einstein

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.-Henry Ward Beecher

Many believe that self-help and self-improvement is about rags to riches, failure to success, and so forth, when indeed it is the beginning of a journey into self-discovery. Inside every human being is an eternal truth and a life purpose. Using our mind power is simply starting the engine on that journey of self-discovery and highest self-actualization.-Eldon Taylor

The ability to change your life comes from the power of love in your heart. Love connects you to other people’s emotions. It’s the ultimate source of emotional fuel, so plug into it! -Peggy McColl

There is nothing like a dream to create the future. -Victor Hugo

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. -Dale Carnegie

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.-George Bernard Shaw

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. -Mother Teresa

The most powerful force on earth is love. -Nelson Rockefeller

All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.-Walt Disney

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. -Goethe

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love -Rumi

Nothing happens, and nothing happens, and then everything happens. -Fay Weldon

We do not do what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are – that is the fact. -Jean Paul Sartre

All the windows of my heart I open to the day. -John Greenleaf Whittier

May you live all the days of your life. -Jonathan Swift

Now is the time to get drunk!  To stop being the martyred slaves of time, to get absolutely drunk – on wine, poetry, or on virtue, as you please. -Charles Baudelaire

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. -Buddha

Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe. -Saint Augustine

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. -Lao Tzu

And then the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. -Anais Nin

Before everything else getting ready is the secret to success. -Henry Ford

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life? -Rumi

Youth is a circumstance you can’t do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old.-Frank Lloyd Wright 

People want you to be happy. Don’t keep serving them your pain. -Rumi

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will. -George Bernard Shaw

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. -Richard Bach

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The entrance to the door of the sanctuary, is inside of you… -Rumi

We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne -Marcus Aurelius

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. -Marcus Aurelius

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face … we must do that which we think we cannot.-Eleanor Roosevelt 

Love is how it feels to recognize our essential unity. Awakening to oneness is the experience of Big Love. Knowing you are one with all, you find yourself in love with all. -Timothy Freke

The sun shines down, and its image reflects in a thousand different pots filled with water. The reflections are many, but they are each reflecting the same sun. Similarly, when we come to know who we truly are, we will see ourselves in all people. -Ammachi

Be content to seem what you really are. -Marcus Aurelius

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight -Marcus Aurelius

Peace of mind is not a goal I need to achieve. It’s a place inside I never want to leave. Close my eyes, I still my thoughts and then I say I will choose to live in peace today.-Robert Alan

When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. – Peace Pilgrim

I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.-Rumi

It is not arrogant or egotistical to feel good inside. You had nothing to do with it. It’s simply the honest response to clearly perceived Reality. -Erich Schiffman

Wisdom is knowing we are all One. Love is what it feels like and Compassion is what it acts like. -Ethan Walker III

Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes. -Thich Nhat Hanh

Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live. -Marcus Aurelius 

All I’m saying is that to liberate the potential of your mind, body and soul, you must first expand your imagination. You see, things are always created twice: first in the workshop of the mind and then, and only then, in reality. I call this process ‘blueprinting’ because anything you create in your outer world began as a simple blueprint in your inner world. -Robin Sharma

Be a lamp to yourself. Be your own confidence. Hold on to the truth within yourself as to the only truth. -Buddha

Accepting means you allow yourself to feel whatever it is you are feeling at that moment. It is part of the isness of the Now. You can’t argue with what is. Well, you can, but if you do, you suffer. -Eckhart Tolle

Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path…exactly where you are meant to be right now… And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love. -Caroline Adams

Anything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself and asks nothing beyond itself.Praise is no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise. -Marcus Aurelius

Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig. -Marcus Aurelius

Remember the emphasis on the heart. The mind lives in doubt and the heart lives in trust. When you trust, suddenly you become centered. -Osho

What if our religion was each other
If our practice was our life
If prayer, our words
What if the temple was the Earth
If forests were our church
If holy water—the rivers, lakes, and ocean
What if meditation was our relationships
If the teacher was life
If wisdom was self-knowledge
If love was the center of our being. -Ganga White

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. -Eleanor Roosevelt

If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy? -Thomas Lovell Beddoes 

True meditation is about being fully present with everything that is–including discomfort and challenges. It is not an escape from life. -Craig Hamilton

Do your practice and all is coming. -Sri K Patthabi Jois

A person experiences life as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. Our task must be to free ourselves from this self-imposed prison, and through compassion, to find the reality of Oneness. -Albert Einstein

Understanding without practice is better than practice without understanding. Understanding with practice is better than understanding without practice. Residing in your true nature is better than understanding or practice. -Upanishads

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor. -Thich Nhat Hạnh

Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun. B.K. S Iyengar

Yoga is the unifying art of transforming dharma into action, be it through inspired thought, properly nurturing our children, a painting, a kindness or an act of peace that forever moves humanity forward. -Micheline Berry

Habits allow us to not think about what we’re doing . . . giving us the illusion of ease. When we are under the illusion of ease, not thinking about what we’re doing. Breathing the same old way, moving the same old way, thinking the same old way, we check out of the present, out of happiness itself. -Alex Levin

Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability do not exist. We are collaborators in creation. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. -George Bernard Shaw 

The meaning of Life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.-Pablo Picasso

Live in this moment – this is life. May you be happy, may you be healthy, May your heart be full of peace. Namaste

Love, Goldi

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