This blog article is simply several inspirational and motivational quotes that I have found helpful throughout the years. They are from well known figures as well as friends :-). Hope you enjoy!

Action

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves to. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.” – Carl Jung

“Leave your signature – step outside of the ordinary.” – Dr. Hakki

 Happiness 

“Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.” -Margaret Young

“If we perform we wear ourselves out for the sake of others. Being happy is fine, but performing is self-destructive.” – Dr. Bernie Siegel

“Happiness is… not by chance; but by choice. Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny” -Lao Tzu

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Spirituality

“Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don’t realize this because almost everyone is suffering from it, so it is considered normal. This incessant mental noise prevents you from finding that realm of inner stillness that is inseparable from Being.” -Eckhart Tolle

“You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle.”  – Eckhart Tolle

“There is no need for complicated religion or shrines. May your body be your temple and kindness your philosophy.” – Dalai Lama

“The body is my temple, asanas are my prayers” – BKS Iyengar

“The present moment is all we have, but it is infinite” – Me?

“Death is not a failure. Not choosing to take on the challenge of life is.” – Dr. Bernie Siegel

“Bring light to every dark corner. When they see light, they will know you have been there” – Dr. Hakki

“Submit to wherever you are in life. Don’t make a big deal about it. SHUT UP…”– Dr. Hakki

“Past is past.” – Arsha

Medicine

“One day I hope we can prescribe something like, “one hug every three hours” instead of a drug or electrical impulse.” – Dr. Bernie Siegel

Imagination

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” – Albert Einstein

Misc

“I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.” – E B White

“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among people.” – John Adams

“Health is the greatest gift. Contentment the greatest wealth. Faithfulness the best relationship” -Buddha


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