Tag: Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

Quotes September 19, 2023

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“When we allow ourselves to be vulnerable, we are not pretending, we are not hiding—we are simply present with whatever is going on inside us. Ironically, it is this very feeling of authenticity that draws people to us, not the brittle effort of perfectionism.”
Maureen Cooper
“Have patience that is all unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like closed rooms, like books written like a foreign language.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
“We need each other, deeper than anyone ever dares to admit even to themselves. I think it is a genetic imperative that we huddle together and hold on to each other.”
Patch Adams
“Declutter your mind, your heart, your home. Let go of the heaviness that is weighing you down.”
Maria Defillo
“Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.”
Eckhart Tolle
“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.”
Zen Shin
“Stay in the moment. The practice of staying present will heal you. Obsessing about how the future will turn out creates anxiety. Replaying broken scenarios from the past causes anger and sadness. Stay here, in this moment.”
Sylvester McNutt
“If you feel like you’re losing everything, remember that trees lose their leaves every year and they still stand tall and wait for better days to come.”

Quotes September 05, 2023

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“When you quit drinking you stop waiting.”
Caroline Knapp, Drinking: A Love Story​
“Don’t let this silly world trick you into starving your soul for material things. Cause someday you’re gonna be sitting out under the sun and realize how little you actually need to be truly happy.”
Brooke Hampton
“Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.”
Naomi Shihab Nye
“Get comfortable being uncomfortable.”
Jillian Michaels
“What if I accept that all I really want is a small, slow, simple life? A beautiful, quiet, gentle life. I think it is enough.”
Krista O’Reilly-Davi-Digui
“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
“The real test of friendship is can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?”
Eugene Kennedy
“For me, that strong back is grounded confidence and boundaries. The soft front is staying vulnerable and curious. The mark of a wild heart is living out these paradoxes in our lives and not giving into the either/or BS that reduces us. It’s showing up in our vulnerability and our courage, and, above all else, being both fierce and kind.”
“If you put shame in a petri dish, it needs three ingredients to grow exponentially: secrecy, silence, and judgment. If you put the same amount of shame in the petri dish and douse it with empathy, it can’t survive.”
Brené Brown
“This is a moment of suffering. Suffering is part of life. May I be kind to myself in this moment. May I give myself the compassion I need.”
Kristen Neff
“Because if I myself saw my worth, I wouldn’t base my worthiness on someone else’s seeing it.”

Quotes August 15, 2023

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“A codependent person is one who has let another person’s behavior affect him or her and who is obsessed with controlling that person’s behavior.”
Melody Beattie
“After you give so much of yourself to people over the years, one day you wake up and realize that you need someone to give to you too.”
Sylvester McNutt
“It is not your responsibility to figure out what someone else is feeling and why. Let go of the illusion that ‘fixing’ their bad mood will make you feel better.”
Sarah Crosby
“The opposite of anger is not calmness. It’s empathy.”
Mehmet Oz
“You will never forget a person who came to you with a torch in the dark.”
M. Rose
“Deep in the forest I stroll to hear the wisdom of my soul.”
Angie Weiland-Crosby
“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.”
Marianne Williamson
“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.”
Mary Dunbar
“Nothing shapes our journey through life so much as the questions we ask.”
Greg Levoy
“Growth is uncomfortable; you have to embrace the discomfort if you want to expand.”
Jonathan Majors
“Sometimes people wound us because they’re wounded and tell us we’re broken because that’s how they feel, but we don’t have to believe them.”
Lori Deschene
“When I look back on my life, I see pain, mistakes, and heartache. When I look in the mirror, I see strength, learned lessons, and pride in myself.”
“There is no greater wealth in this world than peace of mind.”

Quotes July 22, 2023

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Self-care is also not arguing with people who are committed to misunderstanding you.”
Ayishat A. Akanbi⠀
“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything—anger, anxiety, or possessions—we cannot be free.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
Bernard M. Baruch
“Your soulmate is not someone who completes you. No, a soulmate is someone who inspires you to complete yourself.”
Bianca Sparacino
“As soon as I allow the Universe to replace my fear-based beliefs with new perceptions, I receive a miracle.”
Gabby Bernstein
“An empath is a person highly attuned to the feelings and emotions of those around them. Empaths feel what another person is feeling at a deep emotional level.”
Leah Campbell
“Regret is not dangerous or abnormal, a deviation from the steady path to happiness. It is healthy and universal, an integral part of being human. Regret is also valuable. It clarifies. It instructs. Done right, it needn’t drag us down; it can lift us up.”
Daniel H. Pink
“There is a voice inside of you that whispers all day long, I feel this is right for me, I know that this is wrong. No teacher, preacher, parent, friend or wise man can decide what’s right for you. Just listen to the voice that speaks inside.”
Shel Silverstein
“You don’t have to be positive all the time. It’s perfectly okay to feel sad, angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared, or anxious. Having feelings doesn’t make you a ‘negative person.’ It makes you human.”
Lori Deschene
“Today I want you to think about all that you are instead of all that you are not.”
“Sometimes things have to go wrong before they can go right. Sometimes we have to let the wrong people walk out before we allow the right people to walk in. Sometimes we have to feel weak in order to know what it’s like to feel strong. Sometimes you have to be broken to realize you’ll never be shattered.”

Quotes July 03, 2023

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.”
Kahlil Gibran
“If your vision of your life centers on your highest values, you will be aligned with your dharma far above everyday existence. Whatever the values are—love, creativity, service, spiritual growth, beauty, or whatever you choose—dedicating yourself to the highest values unites purpose and inner growth as nothing else can.”
Deepak Chopra
“You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
Louise Hay
“Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate.”
Anthon St. Maarten
“The more you value yourself, the healthier your boundaries are.”
Lorraine Nilon
“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”
M. Scott Peck
“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.”
Abraham Maslow
“You can’t force anyone to value, respect, understand, or support you, but you can choose to spend time around people who do.”
Lori Deschene

Quotes June 10, 2023

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Detachment is not about refusing to feel or not caring or turning away from those you love. Detachment is profoundly honest, grounded firmly in the truth of what is.”
Sharon Salzberg
“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.”
Soren Kierkegaard
“The best apology is simply admitting your mistake. The worst apology is dressing up your mistake with rationalizations to make it look like you were not really wrong, but just misunderstood.”
So why would that child ever speak? Why would that child ever share anything about herself? She wouldn’t, would she? It all makes sense. I made sense. It was a way of living. A way of surviving.
Marlena Tillhon​
“If you get stuck, draw with a different pen. Change your tools; it may free your thinking.”
Paul Arden
“The butterfly does not look back at the caterpillar in shame, just as you should not look back at your past in shame. Your past was part of your own transformation.”
Anthony Gucciardi
“Live your life for you not for anyone else. Don’t let the fear of being judged, rejected or disliked stop you from being yourself.”
Sonya Parker
“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.”
Wayne Dyer

“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.”
Jim Rohn
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain
“The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter, and the spirit heals with joy.”

Quotes May 31, 2023

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Standards of beauty are arbitrary. Body shame exists only to the extent that our physiques don’t match our own beliefs about how we should look.”
Martha Beck
“Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking of what we want to become. Sometimes we motivate ourselves by thinking about who we don’t ever want to be again.”
Shane Niemeyer
“The happiness we seek cannot be found through grasping, trying to hold on to things. It cannot be found through getting serious and uptight about wanting things to go in the direction we think will bring happiness.”
Pema Chodron
“When you turn the corner / And you run into yourself / Then you know that you have turned / All the corners that are left.”
Langston Hughes
“The Phoenix must burn to emerge.”
Janet Fitch
“Sit with it. Sit with it. Sit with it. Sit with it. Even though you want to run. Even when it’s heavy and difficult. Even though you’re not quite sure of the way through. Healing happens by feeling.”
Dr. Rebecca Ray
“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task.”
Viktor Frankl
“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
“I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.”
Haruki Murakami
“Highly sensitive beings suffer more but they also love harder, dream wider and experience deeper horizons and bliss. When you’re sensitive, you’re alive in every sense of this word in this wildly beautiful world. Sensitivity is your strength. Keep soaking in the light and spreading it to others.”
Victoria Erickson

“Never hold yourself back from trying something new just because you’re afraid you won’t be good enough. You’ll never get the opportunity to do your best work if you’re not willing to first do your worst and then let yourself learn and grow.”
Lori Deschene
“One of the greatest awakenings comes when you realize that not everybody changes. Some people never change. And that’s their journey. It’s not yours to try and fix it for them.”
“The strongest hearts have the most scars.”

Quotes May 20, 2023

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“People only see what they are prepared to see.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.”
John Muir
“The problems around us are only compounding. We will need to rediscover our trust in other people, to restore some of our lost faith—all that’s been shaken out of us in recent years. None of it gets done alone. Little of it will happen if we isolate inside our pockets of sameness, communing only with others who share our exact views, talking more than we listen.”
Michelle Obama
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you really are”
Carl Jung
“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know”
Pema Chödrön

“I do not want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.”
Diane Ackerman
“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.”
John Green
‘We’re all just walking each other home.’
Ram Dass

“The antidote to loneliness isn’t just being around random people indiscriminately, the antidote to loneliness is emotional security.”
Benedict Wells
“You’re so hard on yourself. But remember, everybody has a chapter they don’t read out loud. Take a moment. Sit back. Marvel at your life; at the mistakes that gave you wisdom, at the suffering that gave you strength. Despite everything, you still move forward, be proud of this. Continue to endure. Continue to persevere. And remember, no matter how dark it gets, the sun will rise again.”


Quotes April 11, 2023


Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
Willie Nelson
“The most important conversations you’ll ever have are the ones you’ll have with yourself.”
David Goggins
“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
“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
Zora Neale Hurston
“True emotional healing happens by feeling. The only way out is through.”
Jessica Moore
“The ego desperately wants safety. The soul wants to live. The truth is, we cannot lead a real life without risk. We do not develop depth without pain.”
Carol S. Pearson
“Without forgiveness life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.”
Roberto Assagioli
“I always wondered why it was so easy for people to leave. What I should have questioned was why I wanted so badly for them to stay.”
Samantha King
“Perfectionism is a self-destructive belief system. It’s a way of thinking that says: ‘If I look perfect, live perfect, and work perfect, I can avoid or minimize criticism and blame.’”
Brené Brown
“Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.”
Don Miguel Ruiz
“Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck.”
Anthony St. Maarten
“We have to bear our own toxicity. Only by facing our own shadows can we eventually become more light. Yes, you are kind. But you’re also cruel. You are thoughtful. But you’re also selfish. You are both light and shadow. I want authenticity. I want real. I claim both my light and my shadow.”
Kerry Mangis
“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.”
“It’s okay to care about what people think. Just know there’s a difference between valuing someone’s opinion and needing their approval.”
Lori Deschene
“Everywhere you go, there you are.”

Quotes April 02-04, 2023

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


“I lay my head upon his chest, and I was with my boy again. I spent so long in darkness I never thought the night would end. But somehow Grace has found me…and I had to let him in.”
From Just Like That,” Bonnie Raitt
“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”
Thích Nhất Hạnh, Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
Mother Teresa
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
Ferris Bueller
“You gotta look for the good in the bad, the happy in the sad, the gain in your pain, and what makes you grateful, not hateful.”
Karen Salmansohn
“Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty, even in times of greatest distress.”
Milan Kundera
“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
“Never chase love, affection, or attention. If it isn’t given freely by another person, it isn’t worth having.”
“Sometimes just being there is enough.”
“Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than hurt yourself trying to put them back together.”
“The beautiful thing about life is that you always change, grow, and get better. You aren’t defined by your past. You aren’t your mistakes.”