Tag: Life

Quotes February 07, 2018

History is made by people: Its movement depends on small currents as well as great tides.
Margaret Thatcher,
prime minister
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
Erica Jong,
Fear doesn’t need doors and windows. It works from the inside.
Andrew Clements,
A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people’s business.
Eric Hoffer,
writer and social critic
When we recognize the precariousness of life, we understand that we are in the boat together…The willingness to contemplate death is not just about preparing for some moment at the end of a long road.
Frank Ostaseski
She did not need much. Wanted very little. A kind word, sincerity, fresh air, clean water, a garden, kisses, books to read, sheltering arms, a cozy bed and to love and be loved in return.
Starra Neely Blade
Don’t let other’s rage, anger and judgement freeze your heart. They’ll survive unscathed. Your heart will not.
Claudia Hall Christian
Just be who you want to be, not what others want to see.

Quotes February 04, 2018

Feeling a whirlwind of emotions? Stop what you’re doing. Take 3 deep breaths. Watch the tornado pass.
When you can be kind, be kind.
Claudia Hall Christian
The only thing I know that truly heals people is unconditional love.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross,
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 the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
F. Scott Fitzgerald,
It’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges. … We’re required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.
Neil Armstrong,
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”
Audrey Hepburn
I believe everyone on the planet has their thing and, especially in my experience, autistic people all have a tremendous gift. It’s a matter of finding that gift and nurturing it. 
Edie Brannigan
Making people feel important is precisely what a leader is paid for — because making people feel important motivates them to do better work.
Mary Kay Ash,

Quotes January 30, 2018

If plan A fails, remember there are 25 more letters.
Chris Guillebeau
“There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind—you are the one who hears it.”
Michael Singer
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens.
Anne Frank,
Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.
Sue Monk Kidd
“We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny.”
Martin Luther King
“Don’t trade your authenticity for approval.”
Be sure to taste your words before you spit them out.

Quotes January 18, 2018

Progress is man’s indifference to the lessons of history.
Len Deighton,
“This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It’s knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work.”
Mitch Albom
“Happiness is not found in things you possess,
but in what you have the courage to release.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.”
Michelle Obama
“Not everything that is faced can be changed,
but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
James Baldwin
“It is a sign of great inner insecurity
to be hostile to the unfamiliar.”
Anaïs Nin
“Not everything you think is real,
but what you think creates your reality.”
Dani DiPirro
“The greatest risk any of us will ever take
is being seen for who we really are.”
“Forgive yourself. Again and again.
As many times as it takes to find peace.”
“The future lies before you
like a field of fallen snow.
Be careful how you tread it,
for every step will show.”
Let’s rename bullying to “assholing,” so instead of teaching kids not to bully we would just teach them not to be assholes. Saves us all a step.

Quotes January 16, 2018

I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.
Audre Lorde,
writer and civil rights activist
“You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen.”
Kody Keplinger

“By letting our deep longing for love and connectedness be exposed…[we are] opening up the channel through which love can enter.”
John Welwood

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
Adlai Stevenson II,
politician and diplomat
The new always carries with it the sense of violation, of sacrilege. What is dead is sacred; what is new, that is, different, is evil, dangerous, or subversive.
Henry Miller,
“Be not the slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s a slow process but quitting won’t speed it up.

Quotes January 02, 2018

“There is a joy in the pursuit of anything.”
Robert Henri, The Art Spirit
“It does seem that it is often in those years between 8 and 13 that a tiny spark is lit by a teacher telling you or showing you something, and that if you’re lucky, that spark keeps alight and gradually becomes the glowing fire of your lifelong passion and career.”
Ysenda Maxtone Graham, Mr. Tibbits’s Catholic School
“The serious problems in life, however, are never fully solved. If ever they should appear to be so it is a sure sign that something has been lost. The meaning and purpose of a problem seem to lie not in its solution but in our working at it incessantly. This alone preserves us from stultification and petrification.”
Carl Jung, The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche
“I know all about the despair of overcoming chronic temptation. It is not serious, provided self-offended petulance, annoyance at breaking records, impatience, etc., don’t get the upper hand. No amount of falls will really undo us if we keep picking ourselves up each time…The only fatal thing is to lose one’s temper and give up.”
C.S. Lewis, Letters, January 20, 1942
Real dialogue is where two or more people become willing to suspend their certainty in each other’s presence.
David Bohm

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

Quotes December 14, 2017

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.
Mark Twain
I think part of me was born loving you.
Shiloh Walker
For many, love is a two-sided coin. It can strengthen or stifle, expand or enfeeble, perfect or pauperize. When love is returned, we soar. We are taken to heights unseen, where it delights, invigorates, and beautifies. When love is spurned, we feel crippled, disconsolate, and bereaved.
Colleen Houck
It’s no trick loving somebody at their best. Love is loving them at their worst.
Tom Stoppard
People think dreams aren’t real just because they aren’t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.
Neil Gaiman
It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.
George Harrison
I guess by now I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone – you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.
Alyson Noel, Evermore

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
Golda Meir
Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.
Andrew Solomon,
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

The 30 Best Podcast Episodes of All Time – The Mission – Medium

So there you have it, folks. Our version of the 30 best, or at least different, episodes that might take you on a journey across time, space, consciousness, and your own life. Enjoy. Take the knowledge and apply it.

The 30 Best Podcast Episodes of All Time – The Mission – Medium