Quotes August 25, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“The most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves is to remain ignorant by not having the courage to look at ourselves honestly and gently.”
Pema Chödrön
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”
Alphonse Karr
“Sometimes the easiest way to solve a problem is to stop participating in the problem.”
Jonathan Mead
“Forgive yourself for not knowing better at the time. Forgive yourself for giving away your power. Forgive yourself for past behaviors. Forgive yourself for the survival patterns and traits you picked up while enduring trauma. Forgive yourself for being who you needed to be.”
Audrey Kitching
“A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.”
Frank Crane
“It’s not a matter of ‘letting go.’ You would if you could. Instead of ‘let it go’ we should probably say ‘let it be.’”
Jon Kabat-Zinn
“Be the person who breaks the cycle. If you were judged, choose understanding. If you were rejected, choose acceptance. If you were shamed, choose compassion. Be the person you needed when you were hurting, not the person who hurt you. Vow to be better than what broke you—to heal instead of becoming bitter so you can act from your heart, not your pain.”
Lori Deschene
“To create more positive results in your life, replace ‘if only’ with ‘next time.”
Celestine Chua
“Owning less is better than organizing more.”
Joshua Becker
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
J.R.R. Tolkien
“Our words create our world.”
Rich Litvin
“In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change lies our happiness and freedom.”
“Don’t let the sadness of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.”

“Before you assume, learn. Before you judge, understand. Before you hurt, feel. Before you say, think.”