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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

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“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

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“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

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“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.”

Quotes September 01, 2018

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“What I know for sure is that you feel real joy in direct proportion to how connected you are to living your truth.”
Oprah Winfrey
“As long as we know we’re trapped, we still have a chance to escape.”
Sara Grant
“Sometimes the most uncomfortable learning is the most powerful.”
Brené Brown
“Before someone’s tomorrow has been taken away, cherish those you love, appreciate them today.”
Michelle C. Ustaszeski
“Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.”
Marianne Williamson
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Winston Churchill
“You are the sky. Everything else—it’s just the weather.”
Pema Chödrön
“Whatever purifies you is the right path.”
“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.”
Deepak Chopra
“One of the happiest moments is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.”

Quotes August 08, 2018

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha
“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
“The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.”
Deepak Chopra
“If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.”
Wayne Dyer
“Time is not a cure for chronic pain, but it can be crucial for improvement. It takes time to change, to recover, and to make progress.”
Mel Pohl
“You have to be where you are to get where you need to go.”
Amy Poehler
“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
“It wasn’t until I slowed the car and rolled down the windows that I realized I spend most of my days driving ‘through’ life without driving ‘in’ life. So, I’ve decided to walk because the pace is slower and the windows are always down.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough
“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
“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
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Quotes July 25, 2018

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha
“You must learn to love yourself before you can love someone else.”
Sonja Mylin
“The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands.”
Robert M. Pirsig
“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of ourselves.”
David Richo
“The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.”
Deepak Chopra
“I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.”
Mark Twain