Here are some great inspirational quotes from some of the deepest thinkers of our generation. A short sampling of these choice quotes are presented below: |
Silence is telling you everything you need to be happy... but you keep interrupting. -Michael Jeffreys
Sometimes we get overwhelmed by the voices in our head that we find it hard to make out what our next step should be in order to achieve happiness. Let us try being quiet in our minds for a change, and marvel at the answers we come up with in our quest for happiness. They have been there all along, if we just know how to listen.
The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new. -Pema Chodron
It is a wonderful thing to experience life at its very best, to not be limited by
Old beliefs that keep us rooted to the past. We need not necessarily try everything new that comes our way. We just need to open up our minds enough and maintain a good sense of balance between what we believe in and what we think we should be able to handle outside of our belief system.
You can only operate from self-interest as long as you think you have a self. When you realize that you are not really a self, then operating from self-interest just simply doesn’t make any sense anymore.
This perfectly encapsulates how some extraordinary individuals are able to give completely of themselves into the service of others. It is called selflessness.
Feelings are a rotten indicator of what's true.
We may pretend all we want that everything is fine, that we are happy…. We may be able to convince others and up to a certain extent even ourselves, but our own feelings will soon tell us otherwise….
Furthermore, the more you have the more you want, and you are stuck in a state of "wanting-ness," and there is no lasting satisfaction in this circular cycle. Being in a state of "wanting-ness" creates suffering. Bear in mind, having cravings or a desire for anything that belongs in the physical world is not a source of happiness; instead these cravings are a source of unhappiness. It is not the lack of something that is behind your unhappiness; instead your craving is the root cause behind your unhappiness. Sampo Kaasila
Simply put, let us be thankful for what we have, enjoy it while we can and move on and let go if we have to. It may not be easy but it is not impossible to “unlearn” our habit of “wanting” material things. Instead of forming an unhealthy attachment to these things themselves, we can learn to simply cherish the memories they created for us.
Non-acceptance of change causes suffering.
Some trees stand formidable and unyielding yet they end up either breaking or become uprooted during a storm. The tall and majestic bamboo in comparison constantly moves and sways with the wind, avoiding the same fate that other trees suffer during bad weather. Let us be like the bamboo and avoid undue suffering by learning to move and sway with the winds of change in our lives.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Let us awaken our own potential for greatness by making an honest examination of our most fervent desires and dreams. Let us stop watching other people’s achievements longingly, and instead, step out of our comfort zone and tap into our own capabilities.
Your body = your space suit. That's why being racist makes no sense, as if you believe the color of someone's space suit is somehow inferior to the color of yours!?
All you have to do is look deeper than the color of your skin and you will find that the blood that runs through your veins is just as red as everybody else’s.
All conflict comes from attachment.
Anthony De Mello
There is nothing wrong with liking or wanting nice things, but not to the point of being unable to let go when we have to. When we form attachments to things that we know we will eventually have to leave behind at some point in our lives, it creates a conflict within us or a conflict with other people who may be laying claim to the same things. Let us avoid these conflicts and strive for harmony all around by not getting too attached.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Ever noticed how when you’re at a low point in your life, when you’re so “wounded” by the circumstances you find yourself in, you are at that very moment emotionally and spiritually very open to accept grace, to accept help, to accept change….? Sometimes we allow ourselves to get too preoccupied with trivialities that it takes some pain or failure for us to allow real enlightenment to enter our lives.
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