Quotes December 25, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


“I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order.”
John Burroughs

“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much and forgetting that you are special too.”
Ernest Hemingway
“The antidote to exhaustion isn’t rest. It’s wholeheartedness.”
David Whyte
“Boundaries are a part of self-care. They are healthy, normal, and necessary.”
Doreen Virtue
“Think of the world…you carry within yourself and set it above everything that you notice about you. Your inmost happening is worth your whole love, that is what you must somehow work at, and not lose too much time and too much courage in explaining your attitude to people.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
“The cry we hear from deep in our hearts comes from the wounded child within. Healing this inner child’s pain is the key to transforming anger, sadness, and fear.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“The people who trigger us to feel negative emotions are messengers. They are messengers for the unhealed parts of ourselves.”
Teal Swan
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
““10% conflict is due to difference in opinion and 90% is due to wrong tone of voice.”
Frank Viscuso
“Don’t make assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.”
Don Miguel Ruiz
“Give people the benefit of the doubt, over and over again, and do the same for yourself. Believe that you’re trying and that they’re trying. See the good in others, so it brings out the best in you.”
Liz Newman
“You don’t need anyone’s affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn’t actually about you. It’s about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don’t have to internalize that.”
Daniell Koepke
“Think before you speak, and don’t say everything you think.”
Alexander Lebed
“Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you.”
Dream Hampton
“There can be disagreement without disrespect.”
Dean Jackson
“Instead of getting defensive, just say thanks for letting me know your thoughts. I’ll consider them.”
Henry Cloud
“Be selective with your battles. Sometimes peace is better than being right.”
“Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.”
“Life becomes easier when you let go of the little things that bother you and focus on what makes you feel good.”
“Most disagreements are caused by different perceptions that created different realities.”
“The true mark of maturity is when someone hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of hurting them back.”
“We don’t have to agree on everything to be kind to one another.”
“No response is a response. And a powerful one. Remember that.”
“When you can’t control what’s happening, challenge yourself to control how you respond to what’s happening. That’s where your power lies.”

“Practice the pause. Pause before judging. Pause before assuming. Pause before accusing. Pause whenever you’re about to react harshly and you’ll avoid doing and saying things you’ll later regret.”
“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.”
“You can never know how many lives you’ve touched, so just know it’s far more than you think. Even the tiniest acts of love, kindness, and compassion can have a massive ripple effect. You have made the world a better place, even if it doesn’t seem like it.”
Lori Deschene