If you are worried or thinking negative thoughts, switch your thoughts right now. Think of something you like. Do it right now. There is no reason you can’t.
You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of paying attention to the miracle.
– Paulo Coelho
If I want to be accepted as I am, then I need to be willing to accept others as they are. It is arrogant to set standards for others.
– Louise Hay
When you understand the value of differing opinions, you will reap immediate value from every relationship: and since you cannot make others change to please you, appreciating them where they are will give you ease.
– Esther and Jerry Hicks
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
To end the misery that has afflicted the human condition for thousands of years, you have to start with yourself and take responsibility for you inner state at any given moment. That means now.
– Eckhart Tollee
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
– Neale Donald Walsch
Many times we are not true to ourselves because we are afraid of the reaction of someone else.
You are playing it safe because you don’t want to look back in regret on what you think might be a bad, risky decision. The irony is if you continue to play it safe you will one day look back on playing it safe in regret.
I no longer agree to treat myself with disrespect. Every time a self-critical thought comes to mind, I will forgive the Judge and follow this comment with words of praise, self-acceptance, and love.
– Miguel Ruiz
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
– Dalai Lama
There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.
– John Lennon