Tag: Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

Quotes May 27, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

 
 
“Time spent in self-reflection is never wasted—it is an intimate date with yourself.”
Paul TP Wong
 
 
“Do not let the roles you play in life make you forget who you are.”
Roy T. Bennett
 
 
“No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow.”
Alice Walker
 
 
“I’d go back to my younger self and, ‘Lighten up. Take it easy. Relax. Don’t be so anxious about everything. Try not to have today stolen from you by anxiety about yesterday or tomorrow.’”
Bill Nighy
 
 
“Each of us has an inner compass. This is an instinct that points us toward health. It warns us when we are on dangerous ground, and it tells us when something is safe and good for us.”
Julia Cameron
 
 
“I decided that the single most subversive, revolutionary thing I could do was to show up for my life and not be ashamed.”
Anne Lamott
 
 
“We eventually learn that emotional closure is our own action.”
David Deida
 
 
“Our intention creates our reality.”
Wayne Dyer
 
 
“Tears of despair can be fuel. Thunders of anger can be light.”
Maxime Lagacé
 
 
“Making a big life change is scary, but you know what’s even scarier? Regret.”
Zig Ziglar
 
 
“And here you are, living despite it all.”
Rupi Kaur
 
 
“The more we love the more we lose. The more we lose the more we learn. The more we learn the more we love. It comes full circle. Life is the school; love is the lesson. We cannot lose.”
Kate McGahan
 
 
“I can’t say when you’ll get love or how you’ll find it or even promise that you will. I can only say you are worthy of it and that it’s never too much to ask for it and that it’s not crazy to fear you’ll never have it again, even though your fears are probably wrong. Love is our essential nutrient. Without it, life has little meaning. It’s the best thing we have to give and the most valuable thing we receive. It’s worthy of all the hullabaloo.”
Cheryl Strayed
 
 
“I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.”
Louise Hay
 
 
“There is a huge amount of freedom that comes when you take nothing personally.”
Don Miguel Ruiz
 
 
“Don’t force yourself to fit where you don’t belong.”
Unknown
 
 
“Don’t try to understand everything, because sometimes it’s not meant to be understood, but accepted.”
Unknown

Quotes April 29, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

 
 
“People will teach you how to love by not loving you back. People will teach you how to forgive by not apologizing. People will teach you kindness by their judgment. People will teach you how to grow by remaining stagnant. Pay attention when you’re going through pain and mysterious times. Listen to the wisdom life is trying to teach you.”
Meredith Marple
 
 
“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde
 
 
“Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.”
Robert Tew
 
 
“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible be found in us.”
Pema Chödrön
 
 
“When you’re comfortable in your skin, you look beautiful, regardless of any flaws.”
Emily Deschanel
 
 
“The feeling of being rejected, disapproved of, or conditionally loved by one’s primary caregivers is a monumental, long-lasting burden for a child to carry. It produces chronic shame, guilt, and anxiety. The child is blamed for doing something wrong and in doing so learns to perceive themselves as being bad.”
Darius Cikanavicius, Human Development and Trauma: How Childhood Shapes Us into Who We Are as Adults
 
 
“Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles, and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving until the right action arises by itself?”
Lao Tzu
 
 
“Kindness can be its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.”
Eric Hoffer
 
 
“True forgiveness comes when you realize there is something totally radiant inside you, that nobody could ever touch”
Eckhart Tolle
 
 
“Sometimes it takes relationships that don’t last forever to teach us lessons that will.”
Unknown
 
 
“Success is a series of small wins.”
Unknown

Quotes April 12, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you thought you couldn’t.”
Rikki Rogers
 
 
 
 
“Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!”
Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
 
 
 
“You become what you believe, not what you think or what you want.”
Oprah Winfrey
 
 
 
 
“The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.”
Deepak Chopra’
 
 
 
 
“Presence is far more intricate and rewarding an art than productivity. Ours is a culture that measures our worth as human beings by our efficiency, our earnings, our ability to perform this or that. The cult of productivity has its place, but worshipping at its altar daily robs us of the very capacity for joy and wonder that makes life worth living.”
Maria Popova
 
 
 
 
“How you do one thing is how you do everything.”
Unknown
 
 
 
 
“Just a reminder in case your mind is playing tricks on you today: You matter. You’re important. You’re loved. Your presence on this earth makes a difference where you see it or not.”
Unknown
 
 
 
 
“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of these things and still be calm in your heart.”
Unknown
 
 
 
 
“Being attracted to someone’s way of thinking is a whole different level of attraction.”
Unknown
 
 
 
 
“Remember, being happy doesn’t mean you have it all. It simply means you’re thankful for all you have.”
Unknown

Quotes March 28, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

 
 
“Sometimes we self-sabotage just when things seem to be going smoothly. Perhaps this is a way to express our fear about whether it is okay for us to have a better life.”
Maureen Brady
 
 
 
 
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
Oprah Winfrey
 
 
 
 
“I’ve met people who are embattled and dismissive, but when you get to know them, you find that they’re vulnerable—that hauteur or standoffishness is because they’re pedaling furiously underneath.”
Matthew Macfadyen
 
 
 
 
“You will survive, and you will find purpose in the chaos. Moving on doesn’t mean letting go.”
Mary VanHaute
 
 
 
 
“What, then, is the right way of living? Life must be lived as play…”
Plato
 
 
 
 
“Some people are going to reject you simply because you shine too bright for them. That’s okay. Keep shining.”
Mandy Hale
 
 
 
 
“The truth is, you’re never going to be able to please everybody, so stop trying. Remember, the sun is going to continue shining even if some people get annoyed by its light shining in their eyes. You have full permission to shine on.”
Unknown

Quotes March 15, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
“All appears to change when we change.”
Henri-Frédéric Amiel
 
 
“You are allowed to take up space. Own who you are and what you want for yourself. Stop downplaying the things you care about, the hopes you have.”
Bianca Sparacino
 
 
“Only recently have I realized that being different is not something you want to hide or squelch or suppress.”
Amy Gerstler
 
 
“The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.”
Rumi
 
 
“Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.”
Jamais Cascio
 
 
“The answer to the pain of grief is not how to get yourself out of it, but how to support yourself inside it.”
Unknown
 
 
“Today I want you to think about all that you are instead of all that you are not.”
Unknown

Quotes March 03, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
“Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.”
David W. Augsburger
 
 
“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”
Brene Brown
 
 
“The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom… You never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough.”
William Blake
 
 
“You are never stronger…than when you land on the other side of despair.”
Zadie Smith
 
 
“Sometimes the thing you’re most afraid of doing, is the very thing that will set you free.”
Robert Tew
 
 
“You know how every once in a while you do something and the little voice inside says, ‘There. That’s it. That’s why you’re here’ …and you get a warm glow in your heart because you know it’s true? Do more of that.”
Jacob Nordby

Quotes February 22, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

 
 
“Not all of the depression that people experience is an illness… Unlike clinical depression, congruent depression is actually appropriate to your situation.”
Dr. K
 
 
“You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
Louise L. Hay
 
 
“Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.”
Kahlil Gibran
 
 
“Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love…but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love.”
Mandy Hale
 
 
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”
J.K. Rowling
 
 
“I don’t always make the best choices, but today I choose compassion over intolerance, sympathy over hatred, and love over fear.”
LJ Vanier
 
 
“The scars you can’t see are the hardest to heal.”
Astrid Alauda
 
 
“A meaningful life is not being rich, being popular, or being perfect. It’s about being real, being humble, being able to share ourselves and touch the lives of others.”
Unknown
 
 
“When you bring peace to your past, you can move forward to your future.”
Unknown

Quotes February 07, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

 
 
“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”
Kurt Vonnegut
 
 
“You just never know what someone is dealing with behind closed doors. No matter how happy someone looks, how loud their laugh is, how big their smile is, there can still be a level of hurt that is indescribable. So be kind. Even when others are not, choose to be kind.”
Andrea Russett
 
 
“The song is ended, but the melody lingers on.”
Irving Berlin
 
 
“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
 
 
”When you observe your thoughts, you’re able to choose which to believe and which to let pass. You can choose not to believe that someone else meant to hurt you, that you did something wrong, or you deserve to be judged. You can see these thoughts as nothing more than knee-jerk reactions to a perceived offense, and not reflections of reality or ideas you need to let influence your state of mind.”
Kimberly Diaz-Rosso
 
 
“When you feel like running or fleeing, it’s time to face your fear with courage. Although our automatic response is often to run away, numb our feelings, or somehow distract ourselves, escaping only temporarily relieves anxiety. Fear will return, possibly in a different form, until you choose to confront it with kindness.”
Carly Hamilton-Jones
 
 
“No matter how close to home anxiety hits, there is always a lie hiding in it somewhere. Maybe it’s based on a false belief. Maybe the problem doesn’t have to be dealt with as immediately as it feels. Maybe there are options we haven’t considered. But anxiety always—always—contains a lie. It might be big and in-our-face, or it could be small, tricky, and subtle. Look hard enough and we will uncover it… Finding the lie takes the teeth out of the anxiety.”
Jason Large
 
 
“Instead of stuffing down your depression, anxiety, shame, loneliness—or whatever emotion you’re tempted to resist—ask yourself: What message is it trying to send to me? What would I do differently in my life if I listened to this emotion instead of suppressing it?”
Kelly Martin
 
 
“‘I need to be doing something right now.’ This is an incredibly subtle belief that most of us don’t even realize we are holding onto. It stems from our obsession with productivity and achievement, and it manifests as a constant, itching discontent. Though our ego tricks us into believing we need this feeling to get things done, when we can let it go, we see a lot of our anxiety dissolves and our relaxation deepens. We’re also much more likely to enjoy what we need to do without the constant internal pressure of feeling that what we’re doing in this moment is never enough.”
Benjamin Fishel
 
 
“When we draw conclusions about a situation without checking the facts first, we can escalate it into a full-blown crisis in our minds. In other words, our negative thinking can spiral out of control, rapidly increasing our anxiety, unnecessarily. That’s called globalizing. How we think about our circumstances can make all the difference in the level of stress we feel.”
Paula Jones
 
 
“Eventually, it passes. It always does. We are left feeling drained or numb or depressed or ashamed. I tend to get angry… We recover, though, and that’s exactly why people who have panic attacks are warriors. We fight battles every day. We know the nature of The Beast. We don’t always know when he’ll strike, but we know that we will survive whatever he throws at us. We’ve faced death in our own way, and it hasn’t beaten us yet. We survived the last panic attack, and we’ll survive the next one. We have no choice.”
Haley West
 
 
“Our primal brain is wired to seek pleasure and avoid pain; and anxiety is often caused by worrying about the potential pain that we might feel in the future. Sometimes we’re so afraid of emotional pain and loss that we forget that they can’t physically harm us. And this is where the saying ‘make peace with discomfort’ will serve you very well, because your ability to be uncomfortable is directly related to your ability to be a relaxed person. Sometimes we assume that we need to be comfortable in order to be relaxed. But sometimes being relaxed simply means feeling uncomfortable and being okay with that. The more discomfort you’re able to tolerate, the less you’ll worry about preventing it from happening.”
Kari Dahlgren
 
 
“In the middle of uncertainty-induced anxiety, our vision narrows, literally and metaphorically. Fight-or-flight takes over and our vision literally focuses sharply while our brain diverts resources to survival, leaving no energy for creative problem-solving. So, relax. Know that this is what is happening and remind yourself that there are options that you can’t possibly see right now. Just because you don’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Acknowledge that there is a whole lot that you don’t know that you don’t know—and that some of those unknown, currently unforeseeable options will make you very, very happy.”
Dr. Amy Johnson
 
 
“Always concentrate on how far you’ve come, rather than how far you have left to go.”
Unknown
 
 
“I am doing the best I can, and I am enough.”
Unknown

Quotes January 28, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

 
 
“Confidence isn’t ‘they will like me.’ Confidence is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t’.”
Christina Grimmie
 
 
“Remember that not getting what you want Is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”
Dalai Lama
 
 
“How brave the moon shines in her skin; outnumbered by the stars.”
Angie Welland-Crosby
 
 
“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
 
 
“Make the most of yourself… for that is all there is of you.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
“Sometimes the only closure you need is the understanding that you deserve better.”
Trent Shelton
 
 
“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”
“Nonresistance is the key to the greatest power in the universe.”
Eckhart Tolle
 
 
“I understand the life around me better, not from love, which everyone acknowledges to be a great teacher, but from estrangement, to which nobody has attributed the power of reinforcing insight.”
Nirad C. Chaudhuri
 
 
“Anything you can’t control is teaching you how to let go.”
Jackson Kiddard
 
 
“About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.”
Rita Mae Brown
 
 
“If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company.”
Jean-Paul Sartre
 
 
“Stress is not what happens to us. It’s our response to what happens, and response is something we can choose.”
Maureen Killoran
 
 
“First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
 
“One in six men will be sexually assaulted at some point in their life. It doesn’t make us weak or less masculine—nor should it. Rather, we, as men, should encourage other men to speak up, to be courageous, share this burden with others, and to attend therapy and take medication. There is such a thing as healthy masculinity, and we can find that in our fellow men, in comforting those who are having a rough time. Seeking help in a healthy way, wanting to be better, practicing empathy and compassion and caring for each other are ways of practicing healthy masculinity.”
Anonymous

Quotes January 07, 2021

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
“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
 
 
“The power of now can only be realized now. It requires no time and effort. Effort means you’re trying hard to get somewhere and so you are not present, welcoming this moment as it is.”
Eckhart Tolle
 
 
“Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
 
 
“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”
Roy T. Bennett
 
 
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
Albert Einstein
 
 
“You can’t force anyone to value, respect, understand, or support you, but you can choose to spend your time around people who do.”
Lori Deschene
 
 
“Sometimes the worst things that happen to us put us in alignment with the best things that have happened to us.”
Unknown