Quotes July 13, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.”
Tony Robbins
“And I said to my body softly, ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath and replied, ‘I’ve been waiting my whole life for this.’”
Nayyirah Waheed
“When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits—anything that kept me small. My judgment called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.”
Kim McMillen
“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.”
Ursula K. Le Guin
“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.”
“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!”
C. JoyBell C.
“You can recognize survivors of abuse by their courage. When silence is so very inviting, they step forward and share their truth so others know they aren’t alone.”
Jeanne McElvaney, Healing Insights: Effects of Abuse for Adults Abused as Children
“It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.”
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.”
Anne Lamott
“I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days.”
Ronald Rook
“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
Henri Nouwen
“Smile at strangers and you just might change a life.”
Steve Maraboli
“When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.”
Fred Rogers
“Do whatever brings you to life, then. Follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them. Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.”
Elizabeth Gilbert
“Never wish them pain. That’s not who you are. If they caused you pain, they must have pain inside. Wish them healing. That’s what they need.”
Najwa Zebian @tinybuddha
“Resistance keeps you stuck. Surrender immediately opens you to the greater intelligence that is vaster than the human mind, and it can then express itself through you. So through surrender often you find circumstances changing.”
Eckhart Tolle
“peace makes you strong; hate reveals your emptiness; KINDNESS FEEDS YOUR HAPPINESS; anger reveals your fear; love makes you free.”
Yung Pueblo @YungPueblo #whathesaid
Including the child inside yourself — “Speak to your children as if they are the wisest, kindness, and most beautiful and magical humans on earth. for what they believe is what they will become.”
Brooke Hampton #whatshesaid
Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity. Be kind.
#whathesaid #BuddhistJournal
“The emotional wounds and negative patterns of childhood often manifest as mental conflicts, emotional drama, and unexplained pains in adulthood.”
“If you’re hysterical, it’s historical.”
“Be kind. Be thoughtful. Be genuine. But most of all, be thankful.”