It’s exhausting to “make your life happen.” It’s “responsible” to let go of the wheel. A greater love and intelligence wants to move through you. Love yourself more. Love will heal, steer, and empower you.
Tama J Kieves
Be there for Others but never leave Yourself behind.
You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should’ve behaved better.
Anne Lamott, from Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it… This will miraculously transform your whole life.
All things are right in the moment of doing, in the eye of the doer.
Annie Zalezsak, 11 May 2010
A great burden was lifted from my shoulders the day I realized that no one owes me anything.
Harry Browne, financial consultant and libertarian activist
Those who, relying upon themselves only, not looking for assistance to anyone besides themselves, it is they who will reach the top-most height.
Making the decision to have a child – it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
As for myself, I always willingly acknowledge my own self as the principal cause of every good and of every evil which may befall me; therefore I have always found myself capable of being my own pupil, and ready to love my teacher.
It is not enough to have great qualities, we should also have the management of them.
Francois de La Rochefoucald
Man’s biggest mistake is to believe that he's working for someone else.
A man may fall many times but he won't be a failure until he says someone pushed him.
Elmer G Letterman
If you’re not giving the world the best you have, what world are you saving it for?
Those who do not create the future they want must endure the future they get.
Draper L Kaufman Jr
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) 28th US President
You can understand and relate to most people better if you look at them – no matter how old or impressive they may be – as if they are children. For most of us never really grow up or mature all that much – we simply grow taller. O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.
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