Routines trump intentions. A lot of us have good intentions in areas like work, relationships, and health, but routines are what dictate whether they will ever materialize.
Every battle is won before it is fought.
It’s not what you gather but what you scatter that tells you what kind of life you’ve lived.
I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.
Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.
Once upon a time, there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for…
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.
Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.
You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.
Fighting reality only creates suffering. While pain is inevitable in life, suffering is optional. And suffering is what happens when we refuse to accept the pain in our lives.
Our pleasures are shallow, our sorrows are deep.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
If it costs you your peace, it’s too expensive.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
He suffers more than necessary, who suffers before it is necessary.
If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.
You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire.
We suffer more often in imagination than in reality.
Man is affected not by events but by the view he takes of them.
They lose the day in expectation of the night, and the night in fear of the dawn.
As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.
Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.
All cruelty springs from weakness.
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so, wants nothing.
The more pain you embrace, the less you experience.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
You are only as free as your darkest secret.
Your mind is the most powerful tool you have to change your life.
The small things in life are the big things. Make all the small, seemingly insignificant changes you can think of and watch your life radically change.
The most important conversation you will ever have is the conversation you have with yourself.
When there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do you no harm.
Amor vincit omnia et nos cedamus amori. Love conquers all, therefore let us yield ourselves to love.
We quickly get offended when people criticize us or gossip about us behind our backs, and understandably so. But what if we took a moment to remember all the wrong things we’ve said and done in our lives (or thought) that nobody knows about. The truth is we are a lot worse than people think. Remember this when you feel tempted to get offended, even if people are not being truthful or giving you a fair shake. What should offend us is the garbage we allow our minds to be polluted with—the same bad energy we recycle back into the world. It’s more important to have a pure heart than a pure reputation. And, at the end of the day, it’s the only thing we have control over.
Stress makes you believe that everything has to happen now. Faith reassures you that everything will happen when the time is right.
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
The time is always right to do what is right.
It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.
Forgive yourself for not knowing then what you know now.
Imagine you have $86,400 in your account and someone steals $10 from you. Will you be upset and throw all of the $86,390 away in hopes of getting back at the person that took your $10? Or move on and live? Move on and live, right. See, we all have 86,400 seconds every day, so don’t let someone’s negative 10 seconds ruin the rest of the 86,390. Don’t sweat the small stuff, life is bigger than that.
Hack your past with forgiveness. Hack your present with mindfulness. Hack your future with I am enough.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.
A shark in a fish tank will grow to be 8 inches, but in the ocean it will grow to 8 feet or more. A shark will never outgrow its environment and the same is true about you. Change your environment and watch your growth accelerate.
The journey to happiness involves finding the courage to go down into ourselves and take responsibility for what’s there: all of it.
You are killing yourself for a job that would replace you in a week if you dropped dead. Take care of yourself.
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there.
What is it about me that others would change if they could?
Compassion does not need any special preparation, place or time. You can start it anywhere and anytime. Try it at home, work, school —or anywhere! The more you cultivate compassion the more will be your fulfillment, resilience, patience, grit, endurance and equanimity.
The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
All the joy the world contains has come through wishing happiness for others. All the misery the world contains has come through wanting pleasure for oneself.
A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
By accepting life before it happens, and letting go of your inner resistance to all things you cannot change, you unlock true emotional freedom from all of your self-imposed emotional pain.
You are only as strong as your weakest belief.