Tag: Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

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.”

Quotes March 02, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Every good cause is worth some inefficiency.”
Paul Samuelson
“Good habits are worth being fanatical about.”
John Irving
“It’s not about time, it’s about choices. How are you spending your choices?”
Beverly Adamo
“Our ancestors knew that healing comes in cycles and circles. One generation carries the pain so that the next can live and heal. One cannot live without the other, each is the other’s hope, meaning and strength.”
Gemma B. Benton
“The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the quality of the questions you are asking yourself.”
Tony Robbins
“Don’t wait until you reach your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take.”
Karen Salmansohn
“It’s never overreacting to ask for what you want and need.”
Amy Poehler
“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.”
Ernest Hemingway
“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”
Lao Tzu
“What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.”

Quotes February 17, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you’re not saying ‘no’ to yourself.”
Paulo Coelho
“Solitude matters, and for some people, it’s the air they breathe.”
Susan Cain
25 Things Introverts Wish People Understood About Them
I’m never lonely. I love, love, love the time I spend alone (or just with my immediate family). It feeds my soul.
Kim Kay
I would rather have a deep conversation with one or two people rather than small chit chat with twenty-five. I value quality over quantity.
Lyle Hatch
I’m not boring or uninteresting; you just never initiate deep conversations with me.
Natashia Lee
I do not enjoy forced conversation and situations. They only makes me want to retreat back to my own space. Just let me sit back to observe, and I will decide if I should join in.
Michelle Bush West
I do not think I am better then you.
Kimmie Nielsen
I mean what I say and only speak when I have to say something.
Roland Laufer
Not wanting to hang out is not personal. I need way more down time and rest than other people may, and that doesn’t mean I’m lazy.
Dani Hughes
We’re not all social butterflies; we’re more like social caterpillars. We take a while to open up. When we do, we can either be like a butterfly around you, but if things go south we’ll want to stay in the ‘wrapped up’ phase forever!
Carole Ann Rickerd
Canceling plans with people less than twenty-four hours beforehand has nothing to do with them and everything to do with my self-care.
Sahej Anand Kaur Khalsa
Just because I’m not all smiley and enthusiastic doesn’t mean I’m not happy.
Brandon Logan
When you mention how quiet I am because I don’t talk much in large gatherings or make a big deal when I do speak, it just makes me feel self-conscious and retreat more into myself.
Angela Eaves
I cannot be “on” when you want me to. There are times when I can join the conversation or party, and times when I simply cannot.
Sabree Johnson
Just because I’m an introvert doesn’t mean I’m anti-social or stuck up. It just takes me longer to recover from events and big groups of people.
Angela Stewart
I deeply care and empathize with so many people in my life, even those that I don’t know personally. I can’t ‘turn it off.’ Going home is my way of avoiding overworking my emotions. It’s so I can rest up and be a good friend, colleague, employee, and citizen tomorrow.
Jayme Taylor
My silence in group conversations isn’t aloofness, indifference, or lack of personality. I’d just rather get to know you one-on-one before I start revealing my thoughts and opinions.
Amanda Perrett
Just because I’m not loud and don’t share my feelings with everyone in sight, it doesn’t mean that I don’t have them. Quite the opposite. I feel things very deeply.
Liz Szentendrei
I’m not a flamboyant personality, but I have as much substance as the next person.
Terrie Lynch
Sometimes I just want to walk in silence, but I am neither sad nor lonely.
Debra Temple
Just because we keep to ourselves, or we are not talkative, does not mean we do not have an opinion or are less intelligent than others.
Tony Solis
Just because I’m quiet doesn’t mean I’m upset or mad, so there’s no need to keep asking me “Are you okay?” That gets very tiring.
Linda Burton
I’m not talking because I don’t have anything worthwhile to say and I’m fine with the silence.
Amber Lockey
Sometimes I may act extroverted, but it’s kind of a survival skill I’ve adopted in an extroverted-centered world. Still leaves me feeling mentally exhausted and drained. And feels unnatural.
Dalas McCown
If you ask a question and we don’t respond right away we are thinking through every possible response, how you might react to each response, if it is actually the truth, and then we might get distracted and eventually ponder the meaning of life … even if you just asked how we are doing.
Michelle Cobley
I don’t hate people. I just save my energy for genuine interactions.
Sharon Stewart
I want to be invited! I may not always go or have the ability to stay long, but it doesn’t mean I want to be entirely left out.
Diana Rouge

Quotes February 13, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“I imagine that Yes is the only living thing.”
E.E. Cummings
“Creating means living.”
Dejan Stojanovic
“Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.”
Billy Cox
“Our relationships are a reflection of the relationship we have with ourselves.”
Iyanla Vanzant
“How hurtful it can be to deny one’s own true self and live a life of lies just to appease others.”
June Ahern
“If you argue with reality, you lose, but only 100% of the time.”
Byron Katie
“Loving yourself starts with liking yourself, which starts with respecting yourself, which starts with thinking of yourself in positive ways.”
Jerry Corsten
“Doubt everything. Find your own light.”
The Buddha
“Be proactive not reactive, for an apparently insignificant issue ignored today can spawn tomorrow’s catastrophe.”
Ken Poirot

Quotes February 09, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“I imagine that Yes is the only living thing.”
E.E. Cummings
“Creating means living.”
Dejan Stojanovic
“Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.”
Billy Cox
“Our relationships are a reflection of the relationship we have with ourselves.”
Iyanla Vanzant
“How hurtful it can be to deny one’s own true self and live a life of lies just to appease others.”
June Ahern
“If you argue with reality, you lose, but only 100% of the time.”
Byron Katie

Quotes January 31, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
“If you’re not really happy, don’t fake a smile on my behalf. I’d rather you spill your guts with tears every day until your smile is real. Because I don’t care about the show, the disguise, the politically correctness. If you’re in my life, I want you to be in your own skin.”
Stephanie Bennet-Henry
“In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it.”
Mitch Albom
“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.”
“The next message you need is always right where you are.”
Ram Dass
“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.”
Albert Einstein

Quotes January 23, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Sacrifice is at the heart of repentance. Without deeds, your apology is worthless.”
Bryan Davis
“My biggest fear is that I’m not good enough. I have this voice in my head that I’ve been battling for years that says, ‘You’re not really talented enough. You don’t really deserve this.’ ”
Rachel Platten
“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.”
Dan Millman
“I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
Viktor E. Frankl
“A creative life is an amplified life.”
Elizabeth Gilbert
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals.”
Pema Chodron
“Our practice rather than being about killing the ego is about simply discovering our true nature.”
Sharon Salzberg
“True love does not only encompass the things that make you feel good, it also holds you to a standard of accountability.”
Monica Johnson
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a while, including you.”
Anne Lamott

“No amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance.”
Robert Holden

Quotes January 02, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“You will never be free until you free yourself from the prison of your own false thoughts.”
Philip Arnold
“Compassionate listening is to help the other side suffer less.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“Boundaries are a part of self-care. They are healthy, normal, and necessary.”
Doreen Virtue
“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.”
Deepak Chopra
“The beautiful thing about fear is that when you run to it, it runs away.”
Robin Sharma
“A pause gives you breathing space so listen to the whispers of the real you waiting to happen.” Tara Estacaan
“Life is a balance between what we can control and what we cannot. I am learning to live between effort and surrender.”
Danielle Orner
“I’ve come to trust not that events will always unfold exactly as I want, but that I will be fine either way. The challenges we face in life are always lessons that serve our soul’s growth.”
Marianne Williamson
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”
Melody Beattie

Quotes December 15, 2018

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and trust that in this moment, who you are, where you are at, and what you are doing is enough. You will get to where you need to be in your own time. Until then, breathe. Breathe and be patient with yourself and your process. You are doing the best you can to cope and survive amid your struggles, and that’s all you can ask of yourself. It’s enough. You are enough.”
Daniell Koepke

“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever; you just have to live.”
Natalie Babitt

“Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Obstacles do not block the path, they are the path.”
Zen proverb

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”
Jack Kornfield

“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”
Alan Watts

Enthusiasm is the electricity of life.”
Gordon Parks

Quotes December 04, 2018

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin

“Meaning is not a property of the world, but something we attach to the world.”
Karl Ove Knausgaard, My Struggle: Book 6
To a friend troubled by melancholy, Samuel Johnson suggested: “If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.”
Samuel Johnson letter to James Boswell, October 27, 1779


Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“When you say yes to others, make sure you are not saying no to yourself.”
Paulo Coelho
“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your own understanding.”
Khalil Gibran
“How pleasant is the day when we give up striving to be young or slender. ‘Thank God!’ we say, ‘those illusions are gone.’”
Alain de Botton
“You can have your experience without your experience having you.”
Linda Pransky
“Every moment of your life is a second chance.”
Rick Price
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn
“Our spiritual mission is not to ignore the darkness, but to bring light to the darkness.”
Marianne Williamson
“I’m not sad about any of my life. It’s so unconventional. It doesn’t look anything like I thought it would.”
Edie Falco
“You will never be free until you free yourself from the prison of your own false thoughts.”
Philip Arnold
“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
“Its amazing how quickly someone can becomes a stranger; its even more amazing how quickly someone can become a treasured friend.”