Tag: Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

Quotes August 15, 2022

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Leonardo da Vinci
“There can be a deep loneliness that comes from not having a family that has your back. I hope you can find supportive people who show up for you.”
Laura Mohai
“A little space, time, and distance can often be just what a relationship needs to bloom at its best.”
Karen Salmansohn
“Pain is what the world does to you; suffering is what you do yourself.”
Gautama Buddha
“A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings.”
Mandy Hale
“I was once afraid of people saying, ‘Who does she think she is?’ Now I have the courage to stand and say, ‘This is who I am.’”
Oprah Winfrey
“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
“How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.”
Niels Bohr
“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
“Growth is uncomfortable because you’ve never been here before. You’ve never seen this version of you. So give yourself a little grace and breathe through it.”
Kristin Lohr
“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”
Lao Tzu
“Allow yourself to grow and change. Your future self is waiting.”
“Recovery is a process. It takes time. It takes patience. It takes everything you’ve got.”
10 Reminders to Tell Yourself Daily

1. You don’t have to feel guilty about feeling sad, bad, anxious, angry, or any other “negative” feeling. You’re not a “negative person.” You’re human.

2. You have a right to feel how you feel even if other people have it worse. Your pain is valid, regardless of what anyone else is going through.

3. You’re doing the best you can based on your life experiences, traumas, conditioning, beliefs, current challenges, and coping skills. As you learn new skills, you’ll cope better, but you may still struggle to apply what you’ve learned, and that’s okay. No one copes perfectly in an imperfect situation.

4. You don’t have to push yourself to be productive. It’s okay to rest or do the bare minimum when you’re struggling. This isn’t being lazy; it’s being kind to yourself—and you deserve it.

5. You’re not “falling behind.” It’s possible that you’re exactly where you need to be to learn, grow, and heal, meaning someday you might look back and consider this chapter a crucial part of your life journey.

6. You don’t have to please or impress anyone else, including yourself. Sometimes it’s enough just to live and make it through the day.

7. You don’t need to have anything figured out right now. You just need to take it one day at a time, trusting that you’ll find answers and solutions if you keep moving forward.

8. You are not alone, and you don’t have to pretend or hide. There are people who care and want to help—and because they’ve struggled too, they understand and would never judge you.

9. You won’t feel this way forever. Just as you’ve survived dark times before, you’ll eventually get past this and maybe even feel proud of yourself for how you made it through.

10. Nothing is guaranteed in the future, but you have the strength to handle whatever might be coming, and the capacity to make the best of it.
I hope these reminders bring you peace, comfort, and relief! You can access the printable version of this list and the companion worksheet here.

Quotes July 24, 2022

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“We can all make powerful choices. We can all take back control by not blaming chance, fate, or anyone else for our outcome. It’s within our ability to cause everything to change. Rather than letting past hurtful experiences sap our energy and sabotage our success, we can use them to fuel positive, constructive change.”
Darren Hardy
“Love is never any better than the lover. Wicked people love wickedly, violent people love violently, weak people love weakly…the lover alone possesses his gift of love.”
Toni Morrison
“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.”
African Proverb
“If we are holding back from any part of our experience, if our heart shuts out any part of who we are and what we feel, we are fueling the fears and feelings of separation that sustain the trance of unworthiness.”
Tara Brach
“It’s okay to let go of those who couldn’t love you. Those who didn’t know how to. Those who failed to even try. It’s okay to outgrow them, because that means you filled the empty space in you with self-love instead. You’re outgrowing them because you’re growing into you. And that’s more than okay, that’s something to celebrate.”
Angelica Moone
“There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual. Such are the moments of our greatest happiness. Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom.”
Robert Henri, The Art Spirit
“What seems to be clear is that we humans are an accumulation of our traumatic experiences, that each trauma contributes to our biology, and that this biology determines, to some extent, how we respond to further traumatic events as they emerge in our lives.”
Shaili Jain
“You create your future based on your energy in the present.”

Quotes July 07, 2022

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“The act of sitting down is an act of revolution. By sitting down, you stop that state of being: losing yourself, not being yourself. And when you sit down, you connect to yourself. And you don’t need an iPhone or a computer to do that. You just need to sit down mindfully and breathe in mindfully.”
Thich Nhat Hanh.
“As traumatized children, we always dreamed that someone would come and save us. We never dreamed that it would, in fact, be ourselves as adults.”
Alice Little
“When it’s time for something new, you will feel it. You will feel a desire to let go, to shed layers, to move, to re-create. You will know because there will be subtle shifts all around you. You will release the old because you are really clearing the path for what’s ahead. Trust the process.”
Brianna Wiest
“Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.”
Les Brown
“A dream written down with a date becomes a GOAL. A goal broken down into steps becomes a PLAN. A plan backed by ACTION makes your dreams come true.”
Greg Reid
“Remember, you are your own best investment. Invest in yourself and your lifestyle. Quality of life is a key component in finding joy and maintaining self-confidence.”
Akiroq Brost
“If you don’t love yourself, you’ll always be looking for someone else to fill the void inside you, but no one will ever be able to do it.”
Lori Deschene
“Bravery is leaving a toxic relationship and knowing that you deserve better.”


Quotes June 27, 2022

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.”
Howard Zinn
“I love when people that have been through hell walk out of the flames carrying buckets of water for those still consumed by the fire.”
Stephanie Sparkles
“Minimalism isn’t about removing the things you love. It’s about removing the things that distract you from the things you love.”
Joshua Becker
“Sobriety was the greatest gift I ever gave myself.”
Rob Lowe
“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself… You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow…”
Kahlil Gibran
“Introverts live in two worlds: We visit the world of people, but solitude and the inner world will always be our home.”
Jenn Granneman, The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World
“Grief is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give, but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”
Jamie Anderson
“Some people could be given an entire field of roses and only see the thorns in it. Others could be given a single weed and only see the wildflower in it. Perception is a key component to gratitude. And gratitude a key component to joy.”
Amy Weatherly
“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it.”
Earl Nightingale
“I can’t believe what I’m managing to get through.”
Frank Bruni
“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
“The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.”
Pema Chodron
“It’s true: people can change. People can learn, grow, and surprise us. But if someone does the same thing, over and over again—if they keep hurting, disrespecting, or disappointing you—it’s time to accept the way things are and ask yourself if you can really live with this. You can’t make someone change their pattern if they’re not willing or ready, but you can stop participating in it.”
Lori Deschene
“You are allowed to terminate your relationship with toxic family members. You are allowed to walk away from people who hurt you. You don’t owe anyone an explanation for taking care of yourself.”

Quotes June 06, 2022

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“When the student is ready the teacher will appear. When the student is truly ready… The teacher will Disappear.”
Lao Tzu
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
Eckart Toll
“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That’s the message he is sending.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“At the end of life, at the end of YOUR life, what essence emerges? What have you filled the world with? In remembering you, what words will others choose?”
Amy Rosenthal
“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”
Jonathan Safron Foer
“We are hard-wired to connect with others, it’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it, there is suffering.”
Brené Brown
“Feeling safe in someone’s energy is a different kind of intimacy. That feeling of peace and protection is really underrated.”
Vanessa Klas
Jen Hinkkala: Abuse is Like an Iceberg: The Cruelty and Pain You Never See
“Whatever you’re feeling, it will eventually pass.”
Lori Deschene
“What we see is only a fractional part of what really is.”
“Maybe it’s time for the fighter to be fought for, the holder to be held, and the lover to be loved.”

Quotes May 22 & 23, 2022

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.”
Langston Hughes
“Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.”
“You could leave life right now.” “Let that determine what you do and say and think.”
Marcus Aurelius
“You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside and hustle for your worthiness.”
Brene Brown
“Sometimes you’ve got to look straight into the tired eyes of the woman staring back at you in the mirror and tell her that she deserves the best kind of love, the best kind of life, and devote yourself to giving it to her all over again.”
S.C. Lourie
“Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.”
Sharon Draper
“Smile, breathe, and go slowly.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“No matter what kind of stuff you tell the world, or tell yourself, your actions reveal your real values. Your actions show you what you actually want.”
Derek Sivers
“‘What should I do?’ I asked myself. ‘Spend another two miserable years like this? Or should I truly welcome my panic?’ I decided to really let go of wanting to block, get rid of, or fight it. I would finally learn how to live with it, and to use it as support for my meditation and awareness. I welcomed it for real. What began to happen was that the panic was suspended in awareness. On the surface level was panic, but beneath it was awareness, holding it. This is because the vital first step to breaking the cycle of the anxious mind is to connect to awareness.”
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
“Don’t waste your time and energy trying to convince people to value you. If you have to fight for their attention and respect, it’s time to move on.”
Lori Deschane

Quotes May 07, 2022

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Omnipotence is not knowing how everything is done; it’s just doing it.”
Alan Watts
“Burnout is a sign that something needs to change.”
Sarah Forgrave
“When we deny out stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write a brave new ending.”
Brené Brown
“Ask for help. Not because you are weak. But because you want to remain strong.”
Les Brown
“You have power over your mind—not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
Marcus Aurelius
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
Pablo Picasso
“The reality is that you will grieve forever.”
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler
“Sometimes, you need to be alone. Not to be lonely, but to enjoy your free time being yourself.”
“Today I want you to think about all that you are instead of all that you are not.”

Quotes April 24, 2022

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Until we can receive with an open heart, we are never really giving with an open heart.”
“If you put shame in a petri dish, it needs three ingredients to grow exponentially: secrecy, silence, and judgement. If you put the same amount of shame in the petri dish and douse it with empathy, it can’t survive.”
Brené Brown
“There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who do not. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living.”
José N. Harris
“Life has to end, love doesn’t.”
Mitch Albom
“If you’re looking for a sign from the universe, and you don’t see one, consider it a sign that what you really need is to look inside yourself.”
Lori Deschene
“Don’t believe everything you think.”

Quotes April 12, 2022

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Wisdom is merely the movement from fighting life to embracing it.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru
“If you are not living your truth, you are living a lie.”
Joseph Curiale
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
“Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you?”
“If you don’t give your mind and body a break, you’ll break. Stop pushing yourself through pain and exhaustion and take care of your needs.”
Lori Deschene

Quotes April 04 & 05, 2022

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“It is the marriage of the soul with nature that gives birth to imagination.”
Henry David Thoreau
“It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.”
Tony Robbins
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow.”
Shauna Niequist
“Bent but never broken; down but never out.”
Annetta Ribken
“Have a little faith in your ability to handle whatever’s coming down the road. Believe that you have the strength and resourcefulness required to tackle whatever challenges come your way. And know that you always have the capacity to make the best of anything. Even if you didn’t want it or ask for it, even if it seems scary or hard or unfair, you can make something good of any loss or hardship. You can learn from it, grow from it, help others through it, and maybe even thrive because of it. The future is unknown, but you can know this for sure: Whatever’s coming, you got this.”
Lori Deschene
“You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say no.”
“Sending love to everyone who’s doing their best to heal from things they don’t discuss.”