Tag: Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

Quotes February 17, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


“When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you’re not saying ‘no’ to yourself.”
Paulo Coelho
 
 
“Solitude matters, and for some people, it’s the air they breathe.”
Susan Cain
 
 
25 Things Introverts Wish People Understood About Them
 
I’m never lonely. I love, love, love the time I spend alone (or just with my immediate family). It feeds my soul.
Kim Kay
 
 
I would rather have a deep conversation with one or two people rather than small chit chat with twenty-five. I value quality over quantity.
Lyle Hatch
 
 
I’m not boring or uninteresting; you just never initiate deep conversations with me.
Natashia Lee
 
 
I do not enjoy forced conversation and situations. They only makes me want to retreat back to my own space. Just let me sit back to observe, and I will decide if I should join in.
Michelle Bush West
 
 
I do not think I am better then you.
Kimmie Nielsen
 
 
I mean what I say and only speak when I have to say something.
Roland Laufer
 
 
Not wanting to hang out is not personal. I need way more down time and rest than other people may, and that doesn’t mean I’m lazy.
Dani Hughes
 
 
We’re not all social butterflies; we’re more like social caterpillars. We take a while to open up. When we do, we can either be like a butterfly around you, but if things go south we’ll want to stay in the ‘wrapped up’ phase forever!
Carole Ann Rickerd
 
 
Canceling plans with people less than twenty-four hours beforehand has nothing to do with them and everything to do with my self-care.
Sahej Anand Kaur Khalsa
 
 
Just because I’m not all smiley and enthusiastic doesn’t mean I’m not happy.
Brandon Logan
 
 
When you mention how quiet I am because I don’t talk much in large gatherings or make a big deal when I do speak, it just makes me feel self-conscious and retreat more into myself.
Angela Eaves
 
 
I cannot be “on” when you want me to. There are times when I can join the conversation or party, and times when I simply cannot.
Sabree Johnson
 
 
Just because I’m an introvert doesn’t mean I’m anti-social or stuck up. It just takes me longer to recover from events and big groups of people.
Angela Stewart
 
 
I deeply care and empathize with so many people in my life, even those that I don’t know personally. I can’t ‘turn it off.’ Going home is my way of avoiding overworking my emotions. It’s so I can rest up and be a good friend, colleague, employee, and citizen tomorrow.
Jayme Taylor
 
 
My silence in group conversations isn’t aloofness, indifference, or lack of personality. I’d just rather get to know you one-on-one before I start revealing my thoughts and opinions.
Amanda Perrett
 
 
Just because I’m not loud and don’t share my feelings with everyone in sight, it doesn’t mean that I don’t have them. Quite the opposite. I feel things very deeply.
Liz Szentendrei
 
 
I’m not a flamboyant personality, but I have as much substance as the next person.
Terrie Lynch
 
 
Sometimes I just want to walk in silence, but I am neither sad nor lonely.
Debra Temple
 
 
Just because we keep to ourselves, or we are not talkative, does not mean we do not have an opinion or are less intelligent than others.
Tony Solis
 
 
Just because I’m quiet doesn’t mean I’m upset or mad, so there’s no need to keep asking me “Are you okay?” That gets very tiring.
Linda Burton
 
 
I’m not talking because I don’t have anything worthwhile to say and I’m fine with the silence.
Amber Lockey
 
 
Sometimes I may act extroverted, but it’s kind of a survival skill I’ve adopted in an extroverted-centered world. Still leaves me feeling mentally exhausted and drained. And feels unnatural.
Dalas McCown
 
 
If you ask a question and we don’t respond right away we are thinking through every possible response, how you might react to each response, if it is actually the truth, and then we might get distracted and eventually ponder the meaning of life … even if you just asked how we are doing.
Michelle Cobley
 
 
I don’t hate people. I just save my energy for genuine interactions.
Sharon Stewart
 
 
I want to be invited! I may not always go or have the ability to stay long, but it doesn’t mean I want to be entirely left out.
Diana Rouge

Quotes February 13, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
“I imagine that Yes is the only living thing.”
E.E. Cummings
 
 
“Creating means living.”
Dejan Stojanovic
 
 
“Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.”
Billy Cox
 
 
“Our relationships are a reflection of the relationship we have with ourselves.”
Iyanla Vanzant
 
 
“How hurtful it can be to deny one’s own true self and live a life of lies just to appease others.”
June Ahern
 
 
“If you argue with reality, you lose, but only 100% of the time.”
Byron Katie
 
 
“Loving yourself starts with liking yourself, which starts with respecting yourself, which starts with thinking of yourself in positive ways.”
Jerry Corsten
 
 
“Doubt everything. Find your own light.”
The Buddha
 
 
“Be proactive not reactive, for an apparently insignificant issue ignored today can spawn tomorrow’s catastrophe.”
Ken Poirot

Quotes February 09, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
“I imagine that Yes is the only living thing.”
E.E. Cummings
 
 
 
 
“Creating means living.”
Dejan Stojanovic
 
 
 
 
“Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.”
Billy Cox
 
 
 
 
“Our relationships are a reflection of the relationship we have with ourselves.”
Iyanla Vanzant
 
 
 
 
“How hurtful it can be to deny one’s own true self and live a life of lies just to appease others.”
June Ahern
 
 
 
 
“If you argue with reality, you lose, but only 100% of the time.”
Byron Katie

Quotes January 31, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
Buddha
 
 
 
 
“If you’re not really happy, don’t fake a smile on my behalf. I’d rather you spill your guts with tears every day until your smile is real. Because I don’t care about the show, the disguise, the politically correctness. If you’re in my life, I want you to be in your own skin.”
Stephanie Bennet-Henry
 
 
 
 
“In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it.”
Mitch Albom
 
 
 
 
“Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.”
Rumi
 
 
 
 
“The next message you need is always right where you are.”
Ram Dass
 
 
 
 
“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.”
Albert Einstein

Quotes January 23, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
“Sacrifice is at the heart of repentance. Without deeds, your apology is worthless.”
Bryan Davis
 
 
 
 
“My biggest fear is that I’m not good enough. I have this voice in my head that I’ve been battling for years that says, ‘You’re not really talented enough. You don’t really deserve this.’ ”
Rachel Platten
 
 
 
 
“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.”
Dan Millman
 
 
 
 
“I beg you, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
 
 
 
 
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
Viktor E. Frankl
 
 
 
 
“A creative life is an amplified life.”
Elizabeth Gilbert
 
 
 
 
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals.”
Pema Chodron
 
 
 
 
“Our practice rather than being about killing the ego is about simply discovering our true nature.”
Sharon Salzberg
 
 
 
 
“True love does not only encompass the things that make you feel good, it also holds you to a standard of accountability.”
Monica Johnson
 
 
 
 
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a while, including you.”
Anne Lamott
 
 
 
 

“No amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance.”
Robert Holden

Quotes January 02, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
 
 
“You will never be free until you free yourself from the prison of your own false thoughts.”
Philip Arnold
 
 
 
 
“Compassionate listening is to help the other side suffer less.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
 
 
 
 
“Boundaries are a part of self-care. They are healthy, normal, and necessary.”
Doreen Virtue
 
 
 
 
“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.”
Deepak Chopra
 
 
 
 
“The beautiful thing about fear is that when you run to it, it runs away.”
Robin Sharma
 
 
 
 
“A pause gives you breathing space so listen to the whispers of the real you waiting to happen.” Tara Estacaan
 
 
 
 
“Life is a balance between what we can control and what we cannot. I am learning to live between effort and surrender.”
Danielle Orner
 
 
 
 
“I’ve come to trust not that events will always unfold exactly as I want, but that I will be fine either way. The challenges we face in life are always lessons that serve our soul’s growth.”
Marianne Williamson
 
 
 
 
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”
Melody Beattie

Quotes December 15, 2018

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and trust that in this moment, who you are, where you are at, and what you are doing is enough. You will get to where you need to be in your own time. Until then, breathe. Breathe and be patient with yourself and your process. You are doing the best you can to cope and survive amid your struggles, and that’s all you can ask of yourself. It’s enough. You are enough.”
Daniell Koepke

“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever; you just have to live.”
Natalie Babitt

“Mindfulness is about love and loving life. When you cultivate this love, it gives you clarity and compassion for life, and your actions happen in accordance with that.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Obstacles do not block the path, they are the path.”
Zen proverb

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”
Jack Kornfield

“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.”
Alan Watts

Enthusiasm is the electricity of life.”
Gordon Parks

Quotes December 04, 2018

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin

 
 
“Meaning is not a property of the world, but something we attach to the world.”
Karl Ove Knausgaard, My Struggle: Book 6
 
 
 
 
To a friend troubled by melancholy, Samuel Johnson suggested: “If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.”
Samuel Johnson letter to James Boswell, October 27, 1779

 
 
 
 

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
“When you say yes to others, make sure you are not saying no to yourself.”
Paulo Coelho
 
 
 
 
“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your own understanding.”
Khalil Gibran
 
 
 
 
“How pleasant is the day when we give up striving to be young or slender. ‘Thank God!’ we say, ‘those illusions are gone.’”
Alain de Botton
 
 
 
 
“You can have your experience without your experience having you.”
Linda Pransky
 
 
 
 
“Every moment of your life is a second chance.”
Rick Price
 
 
 
 
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn
 
 
 
 
“Our spiritual mission is not to ignore the darkness, but to bring light to the darkness.”
Marianne Williamson
 
 
 
 
“I’m not sad about any of my life. It’s so unconventional. It doesn’t look anything like I thought it would.”
Edie Falco
 
 
 
 
“You will never be free until you free yourself from the prison of your own false thoughts.”
Philip Arnold
 
 
 
 
“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
Rumi
 
 
 
 
“Its amazing how quickly someone can becomes a stranger; its even more amazing how quickly someone can become a treasured friend.”
Unknown

Quotes October 30, 2018

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
 
 
“Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.”
Swami Vivekananda
 
 
 
 
“If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.”
Frank Lane
 
 
 
 
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
Jin Ryun
 
 
 
 
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”
Amit Ray
 
 
 
 
“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”
Karen Kaiser Clark
 
 
 
 
“Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal.”
Vironika Tugaleva
 
 
 
 
“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough.”
Frank Crane
 
 
 
 
“Positivity is a dogmatic insistence on turning away from what is painful.”
Susan Piver, Wisdom of a Broken Heart
 
 
 
 
“Insight is not a light bulb that goes off inside our heads. It is a flickering candle that can easily be snuffed out.”
Malcolm Gladwell, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
 
 
 
 
“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever; you just have to live.”
Natalie Babbitt

 
 
 
 
“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

Quotes October 13, 2018

Courtesy of Claudia Hall Christian Everyday Kindness

 
 
 
 
No matter what hay needs grazing today — be kind. You’ll make more hay. 😉
#EverydayKindness
 
 
 
 
Your life energy is like a pot of boiling water. Spend it boiling over? There’s no more energy for joy, laughter, and love. Your choice.
#EverydayKindness
 
 
 
 
Your kindness lights up a dark and stormy night.
#EverydayKindness
 
 
 
 
Be kind to everyone you meet today. You have no idea how they are suffering.
#EverydayKindness
 
 
 
 
Green hills, warm sun, and a blue gorgeous sky lies just beyond the storm clouds you see. Focus on the clouds and you’ll miss the gorgeous green.
#EverydayKindness
 
 
 
 
What if every time you thought: “Oh crap. What’s happened now?” you closed your laptop, went outside and took 30 breaths? (Why 30 breaths? Check out Wim Hof’s method )
#EverydayKindness
 
 
 
 

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
 
 
“Striving for excellence motivates you, striving for perfection is demoralizing.”
Harriet Braiker
 
 
 
 
“Try not to confuse attachment with love. Attachment is about fear and dependency and has more to do with love of self than love of another.”
Yasmin Mogahed
 
 
 
 
“The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make unlovable, undesirable, or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human. “
Daniell Koepke
 
 
 
 
“Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.”
Joyce Meyer
 
 
 
 
“When it is obvious the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”
Confucius
 
 
 
 
“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”
Iain Thomas
 
 
 
 
“You just have to determine to settle for nothing less than being fully alive, to show up, be who you are, and share your gifts.”
Gabrielle Roth
 
 
 
 
“Out of perfection nothing can be made. Every process involves breaking something up. The earth must be broken to bring forth life. If the seed does not die there is no plant. Bread results from the death of wheat. Life lives on lives. Our own life lives on the act of other people. If you are lifeworthy, you can take it.”
Joseph Campbell
 
 
 
 
“Grief, no matter where it comes from, can only be resolved by connecting to other people.”
Thomas Horn
 
 
 
 
“This time, we are holding onto the tension of not knowing, not willing to press the panic button. We are unlearning thousands of years of conditioning.”
Sukhvinder Sircar
 
 
 
 
“Holding a grudge doesn’t make you strong; it makes you bitter. Forgiving doesn’t make you weak; it sets you free.”
Unknown
 
 
 
 
“She was strong and weak and brave and broken… all at the same time.”
Unknown