Inspirational Quotes to Uplift the Heart & Stimulate the Mind

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Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on earth! - Mark Twain

The best way to predict your future is to create it! - Unknown

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived - Thomas Merton

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage - Anais Nin

Life is a Banquet, but most people are starving?why is this? - Unknown

We don't see things as they are, We see them as we are. - Anais Nin

The only really valuable thing is intuition. - Einstein

If you want guarantees in life, then you don't want life. You want rehearsals for a script that has already been written. Life by its nature can not have guarantees, or its whole purpose is thwarted. DN Walsch CWG Book 1 pg 141

Thinking is hard. Making value judgments is difficult. It places you at pure creation, because there are so many times you have to say I don't know Yet you still have to decide. So you will have to choose. You will have to make an arbitrary choice. Such a choice-a decision coming from no previous personal knowledge is called Pure Creation. And this is the Self Created life! ---most of you are not interested in such important work. Most of you would rather leave that to others. And so most of you are not self created, but creatures of habit-other-created creatures. - DN Walsch CWG Book 1 pg 154

We put up walls to protect ourselves from hurt, but the hurt we are avoiding isn't outside ourselves, it's inside. So instead of keeping the hurt out, our walls of protection keep the hurt in. Instead of protecting us, our walls destroy love, create opposition and produce more hurt. Your most powerful protection comes when you open your heart and are willing to express your love. Love melts opposition, creates harmony and heals hurt.  ? Bill Fergussen

Are you BORED with your life? Then THROW yourself into some work you BELIEVE in with all your heart, LIVE for it, DIE for it, and you will find HAPPINESS that you had thought could never be YOURS. - Dale Carnegie

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.  - Kahlil Gibran

To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act. - Anatole France 

Each of us sees in others what we carry in our own Hearts - RW Emerson

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one!  - Elbert Hubbard

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. - Albert Einstein

Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. - Walter Anderson

If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved. - Maurice Chevalier

 

Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity. - R. I. Fitzhenry

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise. - Robert Fritz

The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. - William Jennings Bryan

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: That the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. - Unknown

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!   - W. H. Murray (inspired by Goethe)

Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them. -     Orison Swett Marde

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it! - Lou Holtz

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.    - Lao Tzu

Teach, and you will learn. - Latin Proverb

The bad news is that time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." - Michael Altshuler

Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them. - Orison Swett Marden


There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance!

The truth about intimate relationships is that they can never be any better than our relationship with ourselves. ? James Hollis

Love requires that we give up a certain degree of autonomy and allow ourselves to become unguarded and accessible. ? Katherine Thomas

Love is the wrecking ball that is pulverizing every relationship of record that isn?t wide enough or brave enough to let real love in. ? Daphne Rose Kingma

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all of the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ? A Course in Miracles

It matters not Who you love, Where you love, Why you love, When you love, Or how you love, It matters only that you love. - John Lennon

Why not go out on a limb... Isn't that where the fruit is? - Frank Scully

 

                                                         Purpose

 Anxiety and fear strips away courage and makes great performances impossible.  Doubt makes even the best decisions feel difficult and causes procrastination.  Anger rips your focus away from your goals.  Frustration can only serve to make you quit.  Guilt makes it impossible to enjoy any successes you achieve.  Jealousy and envy create dishonesty, hate and corruption.

Who you believe you are is the foundation for everything you will do and experience in your lifetime.  This is because you evaluate all you see and do through "self-esteem-colored" glasses.

Within the heart of every motivated person is an inexhaustible fire that is ignited by their purpose. That fire is passion! Passion fuels energy; and provides the momentum to plow through frustrations and challenging times and supplies the joy when external rewards are scarce. Are you passionate about your life? Do you love what you do? Imagine how much richer your life could be if you injected passion into your life and career on a day-to-day basis. When you choose goals and activities that align with your purpose and support your natural strengths and loves, passion will automatically follow.

Purpose: It wasn't until I discovered my true purpose that I experienced genuine direction in my life. Once I found my purpose, I finally had a guideline to use to evaluate which interests and activities to pursue both personally and professionally.

Now the entire process, and it is a process, didn't occur overnight. The process required self-reflection and patience-two qualities that are difficult for most of us. But once you identify your true purpose, it will inject a new-found vitality in your spirit. And, at the same time, will provide a sense of peace about your life and where you're going.

William Marsten, a prominent psychologist, asked 3000 men and women "what have you to live for?" 94% responded by saying they had no definite purpose in their life. 94%! That is tragic because purpose represents the why of life - why we are here. It's identifying our own special calling and the unique gifts, insights and contributions that we bring to the planet.

                                                 Our Mirror

The good you find in others is in you too.

The faults you find in others are your faults as well.

After all, to recognize something you must know it.

The possibilities you see in others are possible for you as well. The beauty you see around you is your beauty. The world around you is a reflection, a mirror showing you the person you are.

To change your world, you must change yourself. To blame and complain will only make matters worse. Whatever you care about is your responsibility. What you see in others shows you yourself.

See the best in others, and you will be your best. Give to others, and you give to yourself. Appreciate beauty, and you will be beautiful. Admire creativity, and you will be creative.

Love, and you will be loved. Seek to understand, and you will be understood. Listen, and your voice will be heard.

                                                 Challenges

How you deal with challenges will determine whether you achieve your goal or give up and settle for less than you deserve.  If we really want to create different results in our lives, we must become aware of how we interpret the "facts" or "events" of our lives and understand that our explanations often do not represent the "truth" of what's possible for us.  In a very real sense, facts are an objective account of the event that occurred.  No interpretation or meaning is attached.  For example: "I was rejected by a potential investor for my project," "My husband left me," "I lost my job," "I was diagnosed with an illness," "I can't get pregnant." Truth represents what's possible in any situation. "Each rejection brings me one step closer to an investor for my project," "I will find a new, better relationship," "I can find a better and more fulfilling career," "my health will improve," "I can adopt," and so on.

 

Many people believe that events control their lives and that their circumstances have shaped who they are today. It's not true. It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but how we respond to those events, what we think they mean, and whether challenges trigger the "giving up" reflex in us or motivate us to hang tough and keep fighting.

 

 

                                                Brilliance & Light

 

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that frightens us.

 

We ask ourselves "who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?"

 

Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world!

 

There's nothing enlightened about shrinking back so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it?s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

 

As we are liberated from our own fear, our Presence automatically liberates others!