Posts Tagged ‘Quotes’

“Life has an astonishing way of taking care of you when you no longer mind what happens.”  J. Krishnamurti

I love the language of this quote.  The author didn’t say, when you no longer care what happens.  Instead it is written, when you no longer “mind” what happens.  I love that differentiation.  It’s not asking you to shut down your feelings or deny them.

Now the mind will want to make sense of it all, try to figure it all out, maybe come up with a plan, a solution at best.  At worst, to go up in the mind, is to draw conclusions about what it all means, make judgments and categorize.  Ultimately then, to let mind lead the way, is to cement yourself deeper in problems that need your solutions.

Funny … would you pilot a plane without knowledge of its workings?  It’s very similar when we think it’s our job to take care of things with our limited resources.  There’s something working on our behalf every moment of every day with unlimited resources.

What about letting the heart take the lead?  What about showing up empty with openness, willingness and trust?  Knowing and trusting deeply that everything always works itself out, and a corresponding willingness to be moved upon by something so grand and mysterious.

So the next time something out there in the world leads us to forget momentarily, it’s easy to remember and rely upon two simple words: thank you.  Thank you Life, Source, God, Universe, Spirit.  I know you are, at this very moment, taking care of me in ways I couldn’t possibly ever orchestrate on my own.  I defer to you and your infinite wisdom and guidance.  I am an open, empty vessel willing to be filled.  Thank you.

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I was flipping through my well being cards the other day.  For those of you familiar with Abraham Hicks, you know what I am referring to here.  These, however, are homemade well being cards.  I use colored index cards and then I put quotes on them that inspire me.  I have decks of them all over the house and in my purse, as I’ve been doing this for a good number of years now.  I go through each deck a couple of times a week and put one out, front and center, that I want to focus on that day or that week.  I’ll read it and take a few conscious deep breaths and really sink into the deep well of wisdom I find in them.

It’s been awhile since I posted any of the quotes on my well being cards.  I have a bunch more now and as I read them to myself today, I was blown away by the sage wisdom in these cards.  This collection is quoting some of my friends, mentors, spiritual teachers, authors and then there are a few of my own words.

As I type them out now for you, I fancy myself the Inspiration Fairy.  Ummm, because … I can!  And I am waving my wand about the air, while sparkles of brilliant wisdom fly out from the tip of my wand.  Slowly they float down to you, leaving your world ablaze in a million fireflies, illuminating all your paths forevermore.  And so it is.

In every moment, there are two choices — to feel a little better or to feel a little worse.  ~Abraham Hicks

I always find the way out.  ~Martha G.
The way out is the way in.  ~Bethie

The Field is in charge and that’s the best possible arrangement. ~Philip Golabuk

Recognize the opportunity in the setback, in the loss.  That’s what makes us more in the setbacks. ~Unknown

A person is not old, until regrets take the place of dreams.  ~John Barrymore

Resist nothing, allow everything.  (This includes choosing to play it small today.) ~ Bethie

I stand for all that is good in you and all that is yet unloved.  I stand for all that is good in me and all that is yet unloved. ~Laundry Line Divine blog (oh, you will love the sweetness of this beautiful soul who created LLD)

A great pool of silence.  One word arises from its sublime depths: Thank you.  Amen ~Pelkyong

Nothing opposes me.  (It’s just me doing the opposing) ~ Luana

Just the facts and nothing but the facts. (see my Just the Facts blog entry)

How easy can I let this be? ~Holly S.

It’s amazing how much stuff really doesn’t matter.  ~Terri C.

How am I saying YES to me today?  ~Bethie

There are no guarantees — from the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough — from the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.  ~Emmanuel

Anything unwanted that you let yourself have, you can let yourself release.  ~Holly S.

Surrender even in the little things.  ~Bethie

What would innocence bring to this thought, to this person, to this situation?  ~Bethie

Everything always works out for me.  ~Louise Hay

Are you ready right now to embrace your destiny?  ~from the TV show Make It or Break It, created and written by my friend Holly S.

Change rooms in your mind for a day.  ~Unknown

There is what happens and then there is who we are within it.  Oh look, the Field turned left to go right.  Wow, I wonder what the Field is up to.  ~Philip Golabuk

Will it matter in a year from now?  ~Bethie

No fact has the power to compel you to enter a state of contradiction.  ~Philip Golabuk

Absolutely everything unfolds for my good.  ~Louise Hay

Sometimes what happens in the world makes us forget.  It’s all up to us, we have choices.  You choose what’s next and you’ll wind up right where you’re supposed to be.  ~Flash Forward TV show … and … There are no wrong choices.  ~Bethie

You are allowed to be scared shitless.  … I’m a fan of the knot in my stomach from time to time, because it means I’m putting everything on the line.  ~Sarah C.

The things you want come chasing you, when you sit still, when you are not trying to make something happen, not trying to *get* something.  This is spiritual independence.  ~Philip Golabuk

Before you choose a path, ask yourself if the path has heart.  If it does, it will go well.  If it doesn’t, you’ll destroy it, to start again.  ~Carlos Castaneda

My precious desires are not made more precious by struggle.  They are, as always, precious in and of themselves, just as we are.  ~Bethie

And that, my fine furry spiritual friends is …. the end … or … the beginning … you choose.

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Praise should be the permanent pulsation of the soul.

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.  An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.

The way to love anything is to realize it may be lost.

Thanks are the highest form of thought.  Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

…we are made to be astonished.

A man in peril can only save his life by risking it.

The worshipper never feels taller than when he bows.

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.  <smile>

The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen.

There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.

It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun, and every evening “Do it again” to the moon.

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Anais Nin

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.

A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked.

It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.

We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection.

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.

Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.

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follow your bliss

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs.

Destruction before creation.

* * *

Follow your bliss.

* * *

The heroic life is living the individual adventure.

Nothing is exciting if you know what the outcome is
going to be.

To refuse the call means stagnation.


You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there
is no path.

Where there is a way or path it is someone else’s path.

You are not on your own path.

If you follow someone else’s way, you are not going to
realize your potential.

* * *

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the
treasures of life.

Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.

* * *

You become mature when you become the authority for
your own life.

* * *

The creative act is not hanging on but yielding to new
creative movement.

Art is the set of wings to carry you out of your own

* * *

Dew is an ambrosia fallen from the moon.

* * *

The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation.

When everything is lost, and all seems darkness, then
comes the new life and all that is needed.

* * *

All we really want to do is dance.

* * *

A bit of advice given to a young Native American at the
time of his initiation:

“As you go the way of life, you will see a great chasm.


It is not as wide as you think.”

Reflections on the Art of Living
A Joseph Campbell Companion
Selected and Edited by Diane K. Osbon

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