Tag: Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

Quotes September 15, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”
Ernest Hemingway
“Life is a balance between what we can control and what we cannot. I am learning to live between effort and surrender.”
Danielle Orner
“Smile, breathe, and go slowly.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“Keep your attention focused entirely on what is truly your own concern, and be clear that what belongs to others is their business and none of yours.”

Quotes September 05, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our hearts, we still cling to anything—anger, anxiety, or possessions—we cannot be free.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.”
Haruki Murakami
“The sage perspective accepts every outcome and circumstance as an opportunity.”
Shirzad Chamine
“Glimpses of love and joy or brief moments of deep peace are possible whenever a gap occurs in the stream of thought.”
Eckhart Tolle
“The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves.”
Pema Chodron
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi
“Pain makes you stronger. Fear makes you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser.”
“Nothing changes unless you do.”
“If you have nothing to be grateful for, check your pulse.”

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.”

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.”

Quotes June 16, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

Here is a sample of the loving-kindness meditation:
May I be healthy and strong. May I be safe and protected. May I be peaceful and free from mental, emotional, and physical suffering. May I be happy and joyful. May I be patient and understanding. May I be loving, kind, compassionate, and gentle in my ways. May I be courageous in dealing with difficulties, and always meet with success. May I be diligent and committed to my meditation practice, and to helping others along their spiritual path. May my True Nature shine through, and onto all beings I encounter.
Charles A. Francis
“Bless the daughters who sat carrying the trauma of mothers. Who sat asking for more love and not getting any, carried themselves to light. Bless the daughters who raised themselves.”
Questions for Ada by Ijeoma Umebinyuo
“Sometimes doing less is more than enough.”
Kris Carr
“Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.”
Arthur Schopenhauer
“The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.”
Thich Nhat Nanh
“Follow your bliss and let the magic of life happen.”
Janelle Jalbert
“Bliss is doing that which fulfills you. Action that touches you deeply and fully. Bliss is active. Bliss is…following your dreams, desires, or heart.”
Angie Karan
“Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.”
Eckhart Tolle
“Do it with passion or not at all.”
Rosa Couchette Carey
“Loving yourself is the greatest revolution.”
But I can’t do any good in this world if I’m a walking, ticking time bomb, ever-ready to scatter the shrapnel of my misdirected emotions.
Lori Deschene,Tiny Buddha

Quotes May 29, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Just being there for someone can sometimes bring hope when all else feels hopeless.”
Dave G. Llewellyn
“The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves.”
Pema Chodron
“Seeing is not believing; believing is seeing! You see things, not as they are, but as you are.”
Eric Butterworth
“Our ‘inside critics’ have intimate knowledge of us and can zero in on our weakest spots.”
“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”
Roy E. Disney
“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
“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.”
Wayne Dyer
“Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place.”
L.J. Vanier
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”
“We are constantly invited to be who we are.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Change your thoughts and you can change your world.”
Norman Vincent Peale
“Until you heal your past, your life patterns and relationships will continue to be the same; it’s just the faces that change.

“Wake up today knowing that whatever happens, you can handle it.”

Quotes May 09, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“What nine months of attention does for an embryo forty early mornings alone will do for your gradually growing wholeness.”
“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.”
Bruce Lee
“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
“This oak tree and me, we’re made of the same stuff.”
Carl Sagan
“Hopping from one relationship to another is not the way to find love. Slow down and give love a chance to find you.”
“Clear your mind. Your heart is trying to tell you something.”

Quotes April 28, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.”
Timber Hawkeye
“The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.”
“It’s not your job to like me—it’s mine.”
Byron Katie
“The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it.”
Lou Holtz
“The most confused we ever get is when we try to convince our heads of something that we know in our hearts is a lie.”
Karen Moning
“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.”
Neil Gaiman
“Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
Leonard Cohen
“Don’t change your body to get respect from society. Instead let’s change society to respect our bodies.”
Golda Poretsky
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“In case no one told you today:
 You’re beautiful. You’re loved. You’re needed. You’re alive for a reason. 
You’re stronger than you think. You’re going to get through this. 
I’m glad you’re alive. Don’t give up.”

Quotes April 10, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”
Brian Tracy
“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found.”
Pema Chodron
“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.”
Brené Brown
“Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.”
Yogi Bhajan
“Let us fill our hearts with our own compassion.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
Patrick Rothfuss
“There is nothing in nature that blooms all year long, so don’t expect yourself to do so either.”

Quotes March 18, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation.”
Joseph Campbell
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
William Arthur Ward
“Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand.”
Hayley Williams
“Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.”
William James
“Setting boundaries is a way of caring for myself. It doesn’t make me mean, selfish, or uncaring just because I don’t do things your way. I care about me, too.”
Christine Morgan
“I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
“Before someone’s tomorrow has been taken away, cherish those you love, appreciate them today.”
Michelle C. Ustaszeski
“Sometimes, life will kick you around, but sooner or later, you realize you’re not just a survivor. You’re a warrior, and you’re stronger than anything life throws your way.”
Brooke Davis
“When perfectionism is driving, shame is riding shotgun, and fear is that annoying backseat driver.”
Brené Brown
“What will mess you up most in life is the picture in your head of how it’s supposed to be.”