“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.” -Peace Pilgrim
We often think it’s the other way around–that if people around us were more peaceful, we’d be able to let go of many of our anxieties, fears, and struggles.
No one else causes our emotions.… Read More
“Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.” ~Astrid Alauda
It’s an easy thing to do. Our bodies and minds are so connected that stress and worry can actually cause disease.
We don’t have to be the victims of our anxieties. At any time, we can choose to alleviate the pressure.… Read More
“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
Only we can choose the way we feel–no one else.
We don’t have to be the victim of our circumstances, the people around us, or the things we can’t control. Some things may hurt us, and we’ll have feelings to deal with.… Read More
“Stay away from what might have been and look at what will be.” ~Marsha Petrie Sue
Everyone has something they might do differently if they could back in time. It’s a natural consequence of learning and growing.
The happiest people focus not on what they should have done if only they knew then, but instead on what they can do right now with the knowledge they have gained.… Read More
“Life is what happens while you are making other plans.” -John Lennon
Take a deep breath, feel your feet on the ground, exhale, look around, repeat. What would you do with your life if you knew today was part of it, not a means to it?
photo by mindfulness… Read More
“Almost everything comes from nothing.” -Henri F. Amiel
No matter where you are now in the pursuit of your dreams, know that people who’ve done what you’d like to do started right where you stand.
You have limitless power to create the future you visualize if you’re willing to dream, plan, and work.… Read More
“Whenever something negative happens to you, there is a deep lesson concealed within it.” -Eckhart Tolle
Things might not happen for a reason, but we can always find a reason to move on enriched.
We can let disappointments devastate us, or we can move on in humility, finding opportunities within the hardship.… Read More
“Letting go of the past means that you can you enjoy the dream that is happening right now.” -Don Miguel Ruiz
If you’re lost in your head, rehashing or obsessing, you miss all the little things that make life feel full and satisfying.
You don’t notice the small gestures that show people love you; they seem like everyday courtesies that don’t warrant consideration.… Read More
“It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.” ~Seneca
Taking the path of least resistance actually requires a lot of resistance. It’s human nature to want to soar! To venture out, explore the world, expand ourselves and our minds and live with passion, enthusiasm, and abandon.… Read More
“Appreciation is an excellent thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us, as well.” -Voltaire
There’s work to do. And things to accomplish. And places to get to. And people to please.
There’s futures to create. And pasts to forget. And an endless string of days full of hours to be filled.… Read More
“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” -Paul Boese
Sometimes resentment and anger may seem involuntary, like reactions you have to indulge for a length of time proportionate to how badly you were wronged. It might even feel like your anger is a justified retaliation, and you’d be weak if you let it go.… Read More
“We must never forget that it is through our actions, words, and thoughts that we have a choice.” -Sogyal Rinpoche
Nothing is as discouraging as feeling you don’t have a choice—that you’re trapped in a situation you can’t change, with a person who won’t change, or with feelings about yourself that you’ve stopped believing you can change.… Read More
“What matters is the value we’ve created in our lives, the people we’ve made happy and how much we’ve grown as people.” ~Daisaku Ikeda
We spend so much of our lives looking for meaning—a sense that it all makes sense or will in the end—that we sometimes drive ourselves crazy trying to make the moment good enough.… Read More
“You only lose what you cling to.” -Buddha
If there’s one thing we all have in common, it’s that we want to feel happy; and on the other side of that coin, we want to avoid hurting. Yet we consistently put ourselves in situations that set us up for pain.
We pin our happiness to people, circumstances, and things and hold onto them for dear life.… Read More
“Love is loving things that sometimes you don’t like.” -Ajahn Brahm
The most challenging part of relationships is learning to accept people for who they are—knowing all their quirks, insecurities, and weaknesses and choosing to simply let them be.
Psychologists suggest that once we form an idea, we develop an emotional attachment that makes it extremely difficult to abandon it.… Read More
“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” -Buddha
One of the greatest misconceptions in life is that we are somehow powerless to let go of what’s behind us. That we have to carry regret, shame, or disappointment, and that is has to dictate how today will unfold, at least on some level.… Read More