Lovely quotes to awaken your thoughts...
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need."
- Lao Tzu
"Even after all of this time
the sun never says
to the earth,
"You owe me."
Look what happens
with a love like that,
It lights the
"If you want to become whole,
let yourself be partial.
If you want to become straight,
let yourself be crooked.
If you want to become full,
let yourself be empty.
If you want to be reborn,
let yourself die.
If you want to be given everything,
give everything up."
- Tao Te Ching
"Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; for it becomes your destiny."
- Ancient Hindu Philosophical Texts – Upanishads
"The goal is not to tie ourselves in knots - we’re already tied in knots.
The aim is to untie the knots in our hearts.
The aim is to unite with the ultimate, loving, and peaceful power in the universe."
– Max Strom
"Dance like there's nobody watching
Love like you'll never get hurt
Sing like there's nobody listening
Live like it's heaven on earth
And speak from the heart to be heard."
- William W. Purkey
"Your confidence-heart need not be
the result of your yesterday’s success.
Your confidence-heart can easily be
the result of your implicit faith
in tomorrow’s most beautiful dawn."
– Sri Chinmoy
"Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom."
- Viktor E. Frankl
"Turn down the volume of the chatter in your mind
Turn up the voice of your own song."
“Sometimes we reveal ourselves when we are least like ourselves.”
- Anais Nin
"Compassion is a verb."
- Thich Nhat Hanh
I have learnt silence from the talkative,
toleration from the intolerant,
and kindness from the unkind;
I am ungrateful to these teachers.
- Kahlil Gibran
"As long as there is breath in the body, there is life.
When breath departs, so too does life.
Therefore, regulate the breath."
- Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Ch.2:S.3
"Breathing in, I know I’m breathing in.
Breathing out, I know
As the in-breath grows deep,
The out-breath grows slow.
Breathing in makes me calm.
Breathing out makes me ease.
With the in-breath, I smile.
With the out-breath, I release.
Breathing in, there is only the present moment.
Breathing out, it is a wonderful moment."
-Thich Nhat Hanh
"To understand truth one must have a very sharp, precise, clear mind;
not a cunning mind, but a mind that is capable of looking without
any distortion, a mind innocent and vulnerable.
Only such a mind can see what truth is.
Nor can a mind that is filled with knowledge perceive what truth is;
only a mind that is completely capable of learning can do that.
Learning is not the accumulation of knowledge.
Learning is movement from movement to movement."
- J. Krishnamurti
"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be."
“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”
- Anais Nin
"I find my edge and take one more step. I fall. I get back up. I ride a train that feels like it’s speeding off into the distance, and I cannot tell where it’s taking me. I just know I have to be on this train. This One, not that one. The One that takes me to the other end of the world."
- Melissa Smith
"There is an aching beauty inside all of us, trapped in the dark, begging to be set free. We have to fight every day to stay beautiful, or else the world will tear us down, lock us up. Our beauty will hide deeper and deeper in a dark space that light cannot reach unless we have the courage to rescue it and set it free and coat the entire universe with our magic."
- Kirk Hensler
"We are all made of stardust, they say. Well, I am bursting, arms thrown wide, heart open, soul aflame, letting what dust has collected in me push back out to the world and life and love."
- Patrick Linder