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Quotes are invaluable in my world. Some touch my heart and soul and others make me smile; all of them can become an active force in life.
Quotes bring with them another way to view life, and the way we view life and ourselves affects the choices we make, affects the way we play the game of life and the fun we have on the journey. The wisdom of the ages is available to us all and since I’m always in favour of having a few great ideas from which to think, here’s a few that you can use in everyday life.
Never give up
Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down. ~ Charles F. Kettering
My late husband used to have a theory that he called Carter’s theory of accidental management. He basically said that most inventions and successes occurred because someone was involved in doing something…often a something that had little or nothing to do with the discovery he made.
So if you find yourself having challenges, or are ready to give up on someone or something, or even yourself. Don’t. Whilst it probably isn’t true that it’s always darkest before dawn, often, in our darkest hour, when we’re about to throw in the towel, or throw up our hands in disgust, a ray of light appears. We ‘accidentally’ come across the answer to our problem or stumble upon an unexpected solution.
I find things come to me in the most unusual ways…and I’m always happy to receive.
See the greatness in everyone
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. – Mark Twain
Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t be, do or have something. Remember everyone speaks from their own limited thinking and beliefs, and let’s face it, we all have enough of our own without taking on other peoples. Acknowledge the greatness that exists in you..as it must, after all you are a spiritual being.
Begin to impress a new belief into your subconscious. Choose a powerful belief about yourself and how capable you are, or perhaps how abundant your life is, and how it’s filled with wonderful opportunities. Five minutes a day on this life affirming practice can make all the difference in your world.
And don’t be a Dolly or Desmond downer, raining on someone else’s dreams. Instead, imagine others as you know they would wish to be…we’re all in this together.
Choose who to be
To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy…is to set our own conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances instead of being conditioned by them. ~ Ralph Waldo Trine
Our whole world is just a giant mirror, reflecting back our thoughts and feelings, our every mood and feeling that we entertain, as events and experiences. I like to decide at the beginning of each day, how I’m going to show up, because I know that every inch of progress I make towards fulfilling my dreams is through the use of my imagination and feelings.
If you want to experience success in life, in love, in spiritual growth, choose a mood that resonates for you and wear it as you would your clothes. Surround yourself in the feeling that you are exactly who you want to be; joyful, creative, inspirational, amazing, brilliant, doesn’t matter: what matters is that you choose to feel great about you.
Give up regrets
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us – Alexander Graham Bell.
I did this, when my husband passed away, leaving me a young widow. I never wanted to leave the tunnel of darkness I was in, even though I could see a glimmer of light ahead. Over my shoulder, behind me, was my love, my life and if I stayed in that tunnel a little while longer maybe it would all turn out to be a gigantic mistake.
We all have times when doors bang shut in our faces, sometimes we lose a job, or a friend or a loved one; whatever it is…if we keep moving towards the light, a doorway to a brand new experience will be there. It’s okay to be afraid, to be sad, but don’t stop walking.
How many times have we lived with deep regret only to discover the next new experience is absolutely fabulous. If I’d stayed in that tunnel for much longer I might have missed the opportunity to now be the happiest woman in the Universe.
Learn the art of letting go
We must let go of the life we had planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us – Joseph Campbell.
In order to create the life we love, the life we dream of, we have to be willing to die to the old. It just isn’t possible to enter a new state of consciousness, a new state of mind, and bring all the old things with us. Each state of consciousness contains everything it needs to be replicated in our outer world, and it ‘aint gonna accept stuff from that old state you occupied.
Sadly, or maybe not, we can’t be in two states at the same time; gotta do some choosing. What’s it to be, same old same old, or letting go and moving onwards and upwards?
Letting go can be as simple as just asking yourself the question, am I willing to let this go? Oh and don’t forget to say yes.
Do you have any quotes to live by? And how do they work in your world?
I’d love to hear from you.
Leave a comment and let me know. Be as specific as you can because what you share can truly make a difference to others.
Thank you, as always, for reading, sharing (nudge, nudge) and adding your brilliance to the discussion.
As always…encourage one another.