Tag: Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

Quotes January 17, 2022

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Understand that healing and growing can distance you from people who you once had a bond with, and it can also bring you closer to those who will heal and grow with you. The time in between can be difficult, but there is so much to learn in solitude.”
“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.”
Pablo Picasso
“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.”
Thomas Merton
“We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.”
Anais Nin
“The journey is long, but the goal is in each step.”
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
“Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.”
Paulo Coelho
“The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.”
Eckhart Tolle
“Into your darkest corner, you are safe in my love, you are protected. I am the openness you seek, I am your doorway. Come sit in the circular temple of my heart, and let yourself be calm.”
Agapi Stassinopoulos
“You keep meeting the same person in different bodies until you learn the lesson.”
Brandon Tarot
“Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.”
Robert H. Schuller
“The beautiful thing about setbacks is they introduce us to our strengths.”
Robin S. Sharma
“When the world feels like an emotional roller coaster, steady yourself with simple rituals. Do the dishes. Fold the laundry. Water the plants. Simplicity attracts wisdom.”
“Don’t let your emotions outweigh your intelligence.”
10 Positive Things to Do for Yourself in the New Year
1. Practice mindfulness.

“When we spend too much time lost in our thinking minds—rushing from one appointment to the next—life, which is always happening now, flashes by unnoticed. The days, the weeks, the months, the years all blur into one, as the preciousness of each living moment is lost to a lack of presence. We’re left wondering where all the time has gone and why we feel so dissatisfied, unfulfilled, and disconnected. Taking time to be more attentive to each new moment as it arises is the key to experiencing more peace, connection, and aliveness, regardless of what is going on in your life or what you believe it should look like.”
Richard Paterson
2. Embrace change.

“Life is not about what happens to us but how we react to it, and some of our biggest disappointments can lead to better things in life, bringing us new beginnings, if we learn to adapt and embrace change. Expect life not to go to plan and then you won’t be so disappointed. Accept what is, look for the silver lining, and adapt. Keep looking for the good in every moment and learn from the tough ones. This is how we not only survive but thrive: by embracing each moment for what it is and choosing to make the best of it.”
Jess Stuart
3. Have faith in yourself.

“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
4. Slow down.

“It can be addictive to run yourself ragged, I know. Your heart beats faster, you feel the thrill of a rush, and your brain feels like it’s about to burst with all your ideas and plans. You’re constantly going, going, going, with no stop to it. But chasing that feeling is also damaging your health in the long run. If your head is hurting or you feel tired, take a rest. You are not lazy for needing a break. It’s your body’s way of telling you that it’s been running at full speed for far too long. Listen to your body.”
Melissa Chu
5. Commit to meeting your personal needs.

“For many of us, our needs aren’t even on the radar. Simply taking a moment to ask yourself what they are can give you answers you never knew were there. So ask yourself: What are my needs? What are my personal prerequisites for happiness? Not what the commercials or your friends are telling you. What is your soul telling you? Do you need more creativity, passion, fun? More time in nature? Less stress? Once you’ve started discovering what your needs are, check in with yourself often. Are your needs being met right now? If not, how can you make that happen?”
Kaylee Rupp
6. Focus not just on your to-do list, but also a to-be list.

“Write a to-be list instead of a to-do list, for tomorrow. It may look something like this: Tomorrow I will be: mindful, aware, peaceful, a person who seeks reasons to smile and laugh, loving, appreciative, forgiving, thoughtful, supportive, still, quiet, faithful, honest, a person who simply wants to be. The quality of your life is determined by who you are, not by what you accomplish. We are, after all, human beings not human doings. Let’s base the value of our day on that small bit of wisdom and live accordingly. Just be.”
Nancy Daley
7. Take breaks from the noise of the world.

“Give yourself permission to step away from the noise of the world. Specifically, you have permission to: Turn off the news, or reduce your intake. Reduce your time on social media if it stresses you out. Unfollow social media accounts that are too negative for you. Reduce your contact with negative individuals in your life by setting boundaries. Put yourself on time out if you need it. Take a mental health day. Say no to things you don’t want to do (even if you already said yes).”
Kelly Ramsdell
8. Accept where you are.

“It’s okay to be right where you are. Sometimes we think we need to be making progress and moving forward, that we need to be a shining ray of light all the time. But the truth is, we need times when we’re pausing. Those times are often when we feel more lost and alone. We’re figuring things out, re-evaluating what we thought we wanted. It helps to let ourselves rest in the knowledge that this time is natural and normal, rather than tell ourselves we need to be making progress and moving forward.”
Lindsey Lewis
9. Recognize that it’s okay to not feel happy all the time.

“Without a doubt, the most important thing to remember is that it’s okay to feel overwhelmed and stressed out. It’s okay to feel lost and unsure. It’s alright to have no idea how you’re going to hold it together sometimes. We put so much pressure on ourselves to be happy all the time. It’s okay to acknowledge when times are tough. It’s alright to feel anxious, even if it’s uncomfortable.”
Ilene S. Cohen
10. Keep things in perspective.

“Apply the asteroid scenario test. Simply put, if an asteroid hit Earth and life as we know it was about to end, you’d have a choice: Would you really spend your final days stressing and worrying about something you have absolutely no control over? Or would you be happy with your loved ones with whatever time you have left? Extreme situation, I know, but you need to decide and move forward. Learn to ascertain what you cannot control and acknowledge this with unwavering acceptance. Then focus on positive steps you can control instead.”
Perry Manzano

Quotes December 27, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“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
“Ultra independence is a coping mechanism we develop when we’ve learned it’s not safe to trust love or when we are terrified to lose ourselves in another. We aren’t meant to go it alone. We are wounded in relationship and we heal in relationship.”
Rising Woman
“Smile at your patterns.”
Tsoknyi Rinpoche
“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.”
Coco Chanel
“It’s not stress that kills us, it’s our reaction to it.”
Hans Selye
“We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.”
Joseph Campbell

Quotes December 14, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“There were two classes of charitable people: one, the people who did a little and made a great deal of noise; the other, the people who did a great deal and made no noise at all.”
Charles Dickens
“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”
Joseph F. Newton
“I’ve always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.”
David Benioff
“Losing my mother at such an early age is the scar of my soul. But I feel like it ultimately made me into the person I am today. I understand the journey of life. I had to go through what I did to be here.”
Mariska Hargitay
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
Audre Lorde
“Blessed are the cracked, for they let in the light.”
Spike Milligan
“Give up being perfect, for being authentic. Give up the need to be perfect, for the opportunity to be authentic. Be who you are. Love who you are. Others will too.”
Hal Elrod
“It’s easy to judge. It’s more difficult to understand. Understanding requires compassion, patience, and a willingness to believe that good hearts sometimes choose poor methods. Through judging, we separate. Through understanding, we grow.”
Doe Zantamata

Quotes November 29, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“If you know the art of deep breathing, you have the strength, wisdom and courage of ten tigers.”
Chinese adage
“Intuition is the whisper of the soul.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
“No one mentioned until I was in late middle age that—horribly!—my good, helpful ideas for other grown-ups were not helpful. That my help was in fact sometimes toxic. That people needed to defend themselves from my passionate belief that I had good ideas for other people’s lives. I did not know that help is the sunny side of control.”
Anne Lamott
“No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future.”
Umar Ibn Al Khattab
The only way to ease our fear and be truly happy is to acknowledge our fear and look deeply at its source. Instead of trying to escape from our fear, we can invite it up to our awareness and look at it clearly and deeply.”
“When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“Survival mode is supposed to be a phase that helps save your life. It is not meant to be how you live.”
Michele Rosenthal
“Perfectionism is the exhausting state of pretending to know it all and have it all together, all the time. I’d rather be a happy mess than an anxious stress case who’s always trying to hide my flaws and mistakes.”

“No matter what you do, someone won’t be pleased. Someone will think your choices are wrong. And someone will tell you what you should do instead. No matter which path you take, someone will seem to be doing better. Someone will have more than you. And someone else’s life may look more impressive on paper. If you’re being true to yourself, none of that will matter because you’ll have something more satisfying than approval and the illusion of “success”: a life that feels right for you, based on your own wants, needs, values, and priorities.”
Lori Deschene

Quotes November 15, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”
Oprah Winfrey
“What nine months of attention does for an embryo forty early mornings alone will do for your gradually growing wholeness.”
“The pain seems so much more difficult than the cookies. But it’s not. The pain covered in cookies becomes pain covered in fat covered in more pain.”
Brooke Castillo
“Do your best and be okay with that.”
Ursula Wharton
“When it is obvious the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”
“The future never comes. Life is always now.”
Eckhart Tolle
“Guilt is a destructive and ultimately pointless emotion.”
Lynn Crilly
“How people treat other people is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves.”
Paulo Coelho
“When we embrace anger and take good care of our anger, we obtain relief. We can look deeply into it and gain many insights.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.”
Walter Elliott
“Putting yourself first is not selfish. Quite the opposite. You must put your happiness and health first before you can be of use to anyone else.”
Simon Sinek
“When you are resting because you are worn out, you need to remember that you are not wasting time. You are doing exactly what you need to do. You are recovering.”

Quotes October 26, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Sometimes you get what you want. Other times, you get a lesson in patience, timing, alignment, empathy, compassion, faith, perseverance, resilience, humility, trust, meaning, awareness, resistance, purpose, clarity, grief, beauty, and life. Either way, you win.”
Brianna Wiest
“The only person you can now or ever change is yourself. The only person that it is your business to control is yourself.”
Melody Beattie
“It’s okay to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.”
Mandy Hale
“Don’t use a lot where a little will do.”
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
“The one thing you learn is when you can step out of your comfort zone and be uncomfortable, you see what you’re made of and who you are.”
Sue Bird
“Never be afraid to try new things and make some mistakes. It’s all part of life and learning.”

Quotes October 11, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning.”
Viktor Frankl
“Boundaries define us. They define what is me and what is not me. A boundary shows me where i end and someone else begins, leading me to a sense of ownership. Knowing what I am to own and take responsibility for gives me freedom.”
Henry Cloud
“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside of us while we live.”
Norman Cousins
“At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.”
Brené Brown
“Your mind, emotions, and body are instruments and the way you align and tune them determines how well you play life.”
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Albert Einstein
“If our hearts and minds are so unreliable, maybe we should be questioning our own intentions and motivations more. If we’re all wrong, all the time, then isn’t self-skepticism and the rigorous challenging of our own beliefs and assumptions the only logical route to progress?”
Mark Manson
“Sometimes the worst things that happen in our lives put us on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.”
“Ironically enough, when you make peace with the fact that the purpose of life is not happiness, but rather experience and growth, happiness comes as a natural byproduct. When you are not seeking it as the objective, it will find its way to you.”

Quotes September 25, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgments but rain your kindness equally on all.”
“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.”
Brené Brown
“Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come. Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.”
Mattie Stepanek
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start from where you are and change the end.”
C.S. Lewis
“The truth is that there is no such thing as a negative emotion. Emotions only become ‘bad’ and have a negative effect on us when they are suppressed, denied, or unexpressed.” ~Colin Tipping
“There is no place so awake and alive as the edge of becoming.”
Sue Monk Kidd
“Don’t equate your self-worth with how well you do in life. You aren’t what you do. If you are what you do, then when you don’t…you aren’t.”
Wayne Dyer
“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
“Create a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside.”

Quotes September 09, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.”
Pema Chadron
“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
Sydney J. Harris
“Lean into the discomfort of the work.”
Brené Brown
“I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King
“Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different.”
Oprah Winfrey
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
William Arthur Ward
“I used to dislike being sensitive. I thought it made me weak. But take away that single trait, and you take away the very essence of who I am.”
Caitlin Japa
“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”
C.S. Lewis
“Thoughts fuel emotions. If you don’t like what you’re feeling, step back and examine what you’re thinking. Pain is inevitable, but you’ll suffer a lot less if you disengage from your thoughts.”
“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.”
Lori Deschene

“When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.”
“Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be.”

Quotes August 23, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.”
Eckhart Tolle
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”
Steve Jobs
“I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
Nelson Mandela
“The choice that frees or imprisons us is the choice of love or fear. Love liberates. Fear imprisons.”
Gary Zukav
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”
Frederick Douglass
“If we can see past perceived limitations, then the possibilities are endless.”
Amy Purdy
“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt
“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
But it all starts with deciding that you’re done with the painful relationship experiences you are having and that you’re committed to making EPIC LOVE happen.

A love that leaves you feeling appreciated and satisfied.

A love that feels safe.

A love that lets you rise and thrive.

A love I which you feel better than “good enough.”

Decide, choose that kind of love and say yes to yourself.

That’s the first act of real love.
Marlena Tillhon

Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into place.”