Tag: Tiny Buddha Lori Deschene

Quotes August 03, 2020

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


“The pressure to be grateful kept me away from the more painful and real feelings of grief, anger, and abandonment. Growing up, gratitude was one more brick on the pile that kept all of the secrets of abuse in place. It was just one more thing that made me feel like being who I am, as I am, isn’t enough.”
Vicki Peterson
“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”
Nelson Mandela
“Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.”
Albert Einstein
“Sweet is the memory of distant friends. Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.”
Washington Irving
“It’s never too late for a new beginning in your life.”
Joyce Meyer
“You cannot create a conscious relationship with someone who isn’t committed to doing their work. But you can create a better relationship with yourself, and sometimes that looks like releasing yourself from the idea that you can change another person or convince them to grow. Choose yourself.”
Sheleana Aiyana
“Your brain can play tricks, your heart can be blind, but your gut is always right.”
Rachel Wolchin
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”
Lewis B. Smedes
“To be content doesn’t mean you don’t desire more, it means you’re thankful for what you have and patient for what’s to come.”
Tony Gaskins

Quotes May 04, 2020

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“This above all: to thine own self be true.”
William Shakespeare
“Lessons in life will be repeated until they are learned.”
Frank Sonnenberg
“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”
Lau Tzu
“When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting and less scary.”
Fred Rogers
“Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans.”
John Lennon
“The difference between despair and hope is just a different way of telling stories from the same set of facts.”
Alain de Botton
“And when I thought ‘I can’t go on,’ the universe expanded, mother earth hummed and the moon whispered, ‘Yes, you can’.”
Wicked Words
“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.”
Bob Goff
“Life isn’t always fair. Some people are born into better environments. Some people have better genetics. Some are in the right place at the right time. If you’re trying to change your life, all of this is irrelevant. All that matters is that you accept where you are, figure out where you want to be, and then do what you can, today and every day, to hold your head high and keep moving forward.”
Lori Deschene

Quotes March 03, 2020

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“The beauty of the truth; whether it is good or bad, it is liberating.”
Paulo Coelho
“Agreeing to things just to keep the peace is actually a trauma response. When you do this you’re disrespecting your boundaries.”
DJ Love Light
“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”
Thomas Merton, No Man is an Island.
“You could have grown cold, but you grew courageous instead. You could have given up, but you kept on going. You could have seen obstacles, but you called them adventures. You could have called them weeds, but instead you called them wildflower. You could have died a caterpillar, but you fought on to be a butterfly. You could have denied yourself goodness, but instead you chose to show yourself some self-love. You could have defined yourself by the dark days, but instead through them you realized your light.”
S.C. Lourie
“Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.”
Wayne Dyer
“The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.”
“Time and good friends are two things that get more valuable the older you get.”

Quotes February 12, 2020

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own.”
Bruce Lee
“When you say “yes” to others, make sure you aren’t saying “no” to yourself.”
Paulo Coehlo
“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
C.G. Jung
“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone—we find it with another.”
Thomas Merton
“You are not a mess. You are a feeling person in a messy world.”
Glennon Doyle Milton

Quotes August 04, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes a day, unless you are too busy, then you should sit for an hour.” 
Ancient Zen proverb
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
Kahlil Gibran
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
Gautama Buddha
“Changing directions in life is not tragic. Losing passion in life is.”
Max Lucado
“When I see the blindness and the wretchedness of man, when I regard the whole silent universe and man without light, left to himself and, as it were, lost in this corner of the universe, without knowing who has put him there, what he has come to do, what will become of him at death, and incapable of all knowledge, I become terrified, like a man who should be carried in his sleep to a dreadful desert island and should awake without knowing where he is and without means of escape. And thereupon I wonder how people in a condition so wretched do not fall into despair. I see other persons around me of a like nature. I ask them if they are better informed than I am. They tell me that they are not. And thereupon these wretched and lost beings, having looked around them and seen some pleasing objects, have given and attached themselves to them. For my own part, I have not been able to attach myself to them, and, considering how strongly it appears that there is something else than what I see, I have examined whether this god has not left some sign of himself.”
Pensees, Blaise Pascal
“You have no friends. You have no enemies. You only have teachers.”
Ancient Proverb
The props in our spiritual drama are what trigger us the most. They may be people, situations, or even certain qualities we notice in strangers.
Allison Kate
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”

“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy.”
“Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.”
“Alone doesn’t always mean lonely. Relationship doesn’t always mean happy. Being alone will never cause as much loneliness as being in the wrong relationship.”

Quotes May 26, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Just being there for someone can sometimes bring hope when all else feels hopeless.”
Dave G. Llewellyn
“The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves.”
Pema Chodron
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Seeing is not believing; believing is seeing! You see things, not as they are, but as you are.”
Eric Butterworth
“Our ‘inside critics’ have intimate knowledge of us and can zero in on our weakest spots.”
“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”
Roy E. Disney
“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
“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.”
Wayne Dyer
“Until you heal your past, your life patterns and relationships will continue to be the same; it’s just the faces that change.”


“Wake up today knowing that whatever happens, you can handle it.”


Quotes March 28, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you.”
Louise Hay
“Do not fight against pain; do not fight against irritation or jealousy. Embrace them with great tenderness, as though you were embracing a little baby. Your anger is yourself, and you should not be violent toward it. The same thing goes for all your emotions.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
“Even when the sea is stirred up by the winds of self-doubt, we can find our way home.”
Tara Brach
“Your body is precious. It is your vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.”
“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.”
Dalai Lama
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Marcus Aurelius

Quotes November 12, 2018

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“A good rule of thumb is that any environment that consistently leaves you feeling bad about who you are is the wrong environment.”
Laurie Helgoe
“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain ability to function.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Clarity about what matters provides clarity about what does not.”
Cal Newport
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” Confucius
“Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.”
Neil Gaiman
“The opposite of sensitive is not ‘tough.’ It’s insensitive. Sensitivity is a gift. Let’s nurture it, not squash it.”
Glennon Doyle
“Even when in the midst of disturbance, the stillness of the mind can offer sanctuary.”
Stephen Richards
“Slow down. Calm down. Don’t worry. Don’t hurry. Trust the process.”
Alexandra Stoddard
“Life is what happens while we’re busy worrying about everything we need to change or accomplish. Slow down, get mindful, and try to enjoy the moment. This moment is your life.”
Lori Deschene
“Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.”

Quotes September 24, 2018

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha
“Who you are is what you settle for, you know?”
Janis Joplin
“The moment that you feel, just possibly, you are walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind, and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself… that is the moment you might be starting to get it right.”
Neil Gaiman
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
Stephen Chbosky
“The human mind is a relational and embodied process that regulates the flow of energy and information.”
Daniel J. Siegel
“With nothing to compare yourself to, aren’t you perfect?”
Byron Katie
“Ten years from now, make sure you can say you chose your life, you didn’t settle for it.”
Mandy Hale

Quotes September 15, 2018

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha
“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.”
Eckhart Tolle
“Perfectionism doesn’t believe in practice shots.”
Julia Cameron
“If you have a bad day, remember that tomorrow is a wonderful gift and a new chance to try again.”
Bryant McGill
“Empathy’s the antidote to shame. The two most powerful words when we’re in struggle: me too.”
Brené Brown
“Stress, depression, and anxiety are caused when we are living to please others.”
Paul Coehlo
“You will never follow your own inner voice until you clear up the doubts in your mind.”
Roy T. Bennett
“Feel the fear and do it anyway.”
Susan Jeffers
“Clear your mind. Your heart is trying to tell you something.”