Tag: Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

Quotes January 15, 2020

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have is not permanent.”
Jean Kerr
“You were born to be among the advisors and thinkers, the spiritual and moral leaders for your society. There is every reason for pride.”
Elaine N. Aron
“One has to accept pain as a condition of existence.”
Morris West
“Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.”
James M. Barrie
“At the end of life, our questions are very simple: Did I live fully? Did I love well?”
Jack Kornfield
“If you are going through a time of discouragement, there is a time of great personal growth ahead.”
Oswald Chambers
“By choosing healthy over skinny you are choosing self-love over self-judgment.”
Steve Maraboli
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”
The Bhagavad Gita
“Change is inevitable, growth is intentional.”
Glenda Cloud
“Tortoise was over the line. After that, Hare always reminded himself, ‘Don’t brag about your lightning pace, for Slow and Steady won the race!‘“
The Tortoise and the Hare (Aesop’s Fables)
“Any relationship that could be ‘ruined’ by having a conversation about feelings, standards, or expectations wasn’t really firm enough anyway, so there isn’t much to ruin.”

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

Quotes December 12, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Sometimes pain is the teacher we require, a hidden gift of healing and hope.”
Janet Jackson
“Death is indeed a fearful piece of brutality; there is no sense pretending otherwise. It is brutal not only as a physical event, but far more so psychically: a human being is torn away from us, and what remains is the icy stillness of death. There no longer exists any hope of a relationship, for all the bridges have been smashed at one blow.”
Carl Jung
“Being willing to accept responsibility for the situation you’re in is the first step to a more fulfilling love life.”
Renée Suzanne
“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. Your worth isn’t contingent upon other people’s acceptance of you—it’s something inherent.”
Danielle Koepke
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”
Jim Rohn
“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places.”

“Simple living doesn’t solve all my problems, it just removes distractions.”
Melissa Camara Wilkins
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”
John Burroughs

“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.”
Joseph Campbell
“The symphony of bodily feeling, mental thoughts, and images is emotion. It is the symphony on which people must learn to focus, to understand their inner stirrings and to harness its message.”
Dr. Leslie Greenberg
“Let go of the need to control the outcome. Trust the process. Trust your intuition. Trust yourself.”
“Don’t blame a clown for acting like a clown. Ask yourself why you keep going to the circus.”

Quotes November 20, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


“I am not fully healed, I am not fully wise, I am still on my way. What matters is that I am moving forward.”
Yung Pueblo
“I wonder how much of what weighs me down is not mine to carry.”
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
Henry Ford
“Boundaries aren’t about punishing. Boundaries are about creating safety for yourself.”
Sheri Keffer
“In time and with water, everything changes.”
Leonardo da Vinci
“The price of our vitality is the sum of all of our fears.”
David Whyte
“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”
Douglas Adams
“You weren’t built to be calm, cool, and collected all the time. If you were, it wouldn’t feel so exhausting.”
Ryan O’Connell
Keep going. That fear, anxiety, and pain is all part of your process. Hold it with compassion and watch who you become when you reach the other side.
Hailey Magee
“Just because you’re not doing what other people are doing, that doesn’t mean you’re failing or falling behind. You’re charting your own course and staying true to yourself, even though it would be easier to join the crowd. You’re creating a life you can fall in love with instead of falling in line. You’re finding the courage to do what’s right for you, even though it’s uncertain and scary and hard. Give yourself some credit, because these are all reasons to be proud.”
Lori Deschene
“Those who suffer from mental illness are stronger than you think. We must fight to go to work, care for our families, be there for our friends, and act ‘normal’ while battling unimaginable pain.”

Quotes November 02, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Our society has become a conspiracy against joy. It has put too much emphasis on the individuating part of our consciousness—individual reason—and too little emphasis on the bounding parts of our consciousness, the heart and soul.”
David Brooks
“No thought has any power. You have power. And when you identify and believe in the thought, you give power to the thought.”
“Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal.”
Vironika Tugaleva
“Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, and don’t put up with people that are reckless with yours.”
Mary Schmich
“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“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
“Neurologists claim that every time you resist acting on your anger, you’re actually rewiring your brain to be calmer and more loving.”
“Never put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.”

Quotes October 22, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
“There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human—in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.”
C. JoyBell C.
“The only way we can change the way we feel is by becoming aware of our inner experience and learning to befriend what is going inside ourselves.”
Bessel A. van der Kolk
“You open your heart knowing there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible.”
Bob Marley
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”
Henry David Thoreau
“My attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face, at least you’re moving forward. All you have to do is get back up and try again.”
Richard Branson
“A healer does not heal you. A healer is someone who holds space for you while you awaken your inner healer, so that you may heal yourself.”
Maryam Hasnaa
“You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.”
Guy Finley
“Love for the body motivates us to take care of our physical needs. In a family, love keeps its members together, so they can conduct the business of life and raise their children. For a group, love of a common cause keeps its members relating, so they can accomplish their tasks. Love of learning makes us buy books or go to school. It is love that keeps us in relationship.”
Anodea Judith, Wheels of Life
“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not on the branch, but in its own wings. Always believe in yourself.”
“Sometimes you don’t realize you’re actually drowning when you’re trying to be everyone else’s anchor.”

Quotes October 14, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“I know, things are getting tougher when I can’t get the top off the bottom of the barrel.”
Jesse Michaels
“It feels good to be accepted, loved, and approved of by others, but often the membership fee to belong to that club is far too high of a price to pay.”
Dennis Merritt Jones
“People are so caught up in their own negativity and losses that they give up on creating the future they want.”
Grant Cardone
“In today’s rush, we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just being.” Eckhart Tolle
“If the only thing people learned was not to be afraid of their experience, that alone would change the world.” Sidney Banks
“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn
“Be yourself. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle. Just be.”
“Understanding is love’s other name. If you don’t understand you can’t love.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.”
Richard Bach
“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”
Lao Tzu
“It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now…with its aches and its pleasures…is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.”
Pema Chodron
“Beautify your inner dialogue. Beautify your inner world with love light and compassion. Life will be beautiful.”
Amit Ray

“Absolute attention is an act of generosity.”
Simone Weil
“You are strong when you know your weaknesses. You are beautiful when you appreciate your flaws. You are wise when you learn from your mistakes.”

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.”