Our thoughts make things beautiful,
our thoughts make things ugly.
The whole world is in our own minds.
Learn to see things in the proper light.
~ Swami Vivekananda ~
If we knew just how powerfully our thoughts,
words and actions affected the hearts
of those around us, we’d reach out
and join hands again and again.
~ Tara Brach ~
Our job is to love others
without stopping to inquire
whether or not they are worthy.
~ Thomas Merton ~
At night our fear is strong…
but in the morning,
in the light,
we find our courage again.
~ Malala Yousafzai ~
The real reward of your quest
is to fling your doors open
and let your life
become a shelter of belonging
~ Toko-pa Turner ~
Life is not the way it’s supposed to be,
it’s the way it is.
The way you cope with it
is what makes the difference.
~ Virginia Satir ~
Be pliable like a reed,
not rigid like a cedar.
~ Rabbi Simeon ben Eleazar ~
not in another place, but this place,
not for another hour, but this hour.
~ Walt Whitman ~
Remember that wherever your heart is,
that is where you’ll find your treasure.
~ Paulo Coelho ~
I avoid looking forward or backward,
and try to keep looking upward.
~ Charlotte Bronte ~
Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world at once,
but of stretching out to mend the part of the world
that is within our reach.
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes ~
We become human only in the company
of other human beings.
And this involves both opening our hearts
and giving voice to our deepest convictions…
When we shrink from the world,
our souls shrink, too.
~ Paul Rogat Loeb ~
This journey is uniquely yours, no one else’s.
So the path has to be your own.
You cannot imitate somebody else’s journey
and still be true to yourself.
Are you prepared to honor
your uniqueness in this way?
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn ~
A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. ~
The wounding becomes sacred when we are willing to release
our old stories and to become the vehicles
through which the new story may emerge into time.
~ Jean Houston ~
For happiness, how little suffices for happiness!…
The least thing precisely, the gentlest thing,
the lightest thing, a lizard’s rustling,
a breath, a whisk, an eye-glance —
little maketh up the best happiness.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~
Life is as complex as we are.
Sometimes our vulnerability is our strength,
our fear develops our courage,
and our woundedness is the road
to our integrity.
~ Rachel Naomi Remen ~
Each moment is a chance
for us to make peace
with the world.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~
For each new morning with its light,
for rest and shelter of the night,
for health and food,
for love and friends,
for everything Thy goodness sends.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~