for your soul

“If you see someone falling behind, walk beside them. If you see someone being ignored, find a way to include them. If someone has been knocked down, lift them up. Always remind people of their worth. One small act of kindness could mean the world to them” – unknown


“Vulnerability is the willingness to show up and be seen when you can’t control the outcome. It’s the emotion we experience during times of uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure” – Brene Brown 


“Courage has four dimensions – 1. the ability to be vulnerable; 2. knowledge of your values and how to live into them; 3. braving trust – knowing how to trust yourself and others; 4. knowing how to get back up after a fall” – Brene Brown


“You start dying slowly if you do not travel, if you do not read, if you do not listen to the sounds of life, if you do not appreciate yourself. You start dying slowly when you kill your self-esteem, when you do not let others help you. You start dying slowly if you become a slave to your habits, walking everyday on the same paths…if you do not change your routine, if you do not wear different colours or you do not speak to those you don’t know. You start dying slowly if you avoid to feel passion and it’s turbulent emotions, those that make your eyes glisten and your heart beat fast. You start dying slowly if you do not change your life when you are not satisfied with your job, or with your love, or with your surroundings, if you do not risk what is safe for the uncertain, if you do not go after a dream, if you do not allow yourself at least once in your lifetime, to run away from sensible advice” – Pablo Neruda


“Theme For Life…

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life, but there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid, then life would begin…and at last, it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness IS the way… So, treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with, and remember time waits for no one. So stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until autumn, until you’re off welfare, until the first or the fifteenth, until your song plays, until you have another drink, until you die, to decide that there is no better time than Right Now to be HAPPY. Happiness is a journey, not a destination. Work like you don’t need the money, Dance as though no-one is watching, Love as though you’ve never been hurt, Sing as though no-one can hear you, and Live as though heaven is on earth” – Alfred D


“Of course I’m being irrational!  I’m in love!” – Dr Ziodberg, Futurama


“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so that you eventually learn to trust no-one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so that better things can fall together” – Marilyn Munroe


“Your tiredness has dignity to it. There is no shame in admitting that you cannot go on. You have been on a long journey from the stars. Even the courageous need to rest” – Jeff Foster


“Be the person your dog thinks you are” – C.J.Frick, Liza Donnelly


“If the chick is not able to break the shell of his egg, he will die without being born. We are – chick. The world – our egg. If we do not break the shell of the world, then we will die without being born” – Hermann Hesse


“Don’t let anyone invalidate or minimise how you feel. If you feel something, you feel it and it’s real to you. Nothing anyone says has the power to invalidate that, ever. No-one else lives in your body. No-one else sees life through your eyes. No-one else has lived through your experiences. And no-one else has the right to dictate or judge how you feel. Your feelings are important and you deserve to be heard. They are inherently valid and they matter. Don’t let anyone make you believe otherwise” – Daniell Koepke


“I think that the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy. Because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anybody else to feel like that” – Robin Williams


“The biggest lesson I learned this year is to not force anything; conversations, friendships, relationships, attention, love. Anything forced is just not worth fighting for, whatever flows flows, what crashes crashes. It is what it is” – unknown


“I’m Sensitive

I love deeply. I think deeply about life. I’m honest, loyal and true. I appreciate the simple things. I will not harden to this world. It is this sensitivity… perception, sincerity, awareness, affection, and gentle grace that makes me who I am…” – unknown


“Love makes you do crazy things, insane things. Things in a million years you’d never see yourself do. But there you are doing them…can’t help it” – Alex, Wicker Peak


“Depression is like a woman in black. If she turns up, don’t shoo her away. Invite her in, offer her a seat, treat her like a guest and listen to what she wants to say.” – Carl Gustav Jung


“Getting old ain’t for the faint of heart” – Anthony Hopkins


“Don’t calculate your value based on what other people think of youWhat would you try if you knew people would never judge you negatively for trying?” – Brene Brown


“The Man In The Arena

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat” – Theodore Roosevelt


“If you’re going to show up and be seen in your work and in your life, there is only one guarantee and that is, you will get your arse kicked. That is a guarantee. That’s the only certainty you have if you’re going to go into the arena and spend any time there whatsoever, especially if you’ve committed to creating in your life. You will get your arse kicked. So you have to decide at that moment, for all of us, if courage is a value we hold… this is a consequence. You can’t avoid it. And to the critics…if you’re not in the arena also getting your arse kicked…I’m not interested in your feedback. It’s so scary to show up, it feels dangerous to be seen, it’s terrifying, but it’s not as scary as getting to the end of our lives and thinking, what if I would’ve shown up?” – Brene Brown


“Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can’t even think straight” – Marilyn French


“People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used” – Dalai Lama XIV


“At its core, every communication is either an extension of love or a call for love” – A Course In Miracles


“Once you have accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you” – George R.R. Martin


“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing” – Helen Keller


“Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“The great Tao is like water. It flows everywhere, both to the left and to the right. It loves and nourishes all things but does not lord it over them, and when merits are accomplished, it lays no claims to them.” – Lao Tzu


“Shine so brightly, that you illuminate a pathway for others to find their way out of the darkness” – Dr. Stacey A. Maxwell


“Your heart knows the way, run in that direction” – Rumi


“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change toward him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do” – Mahatma Gandhi


“True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been; yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose, and for it to be truly called yoga, its essence must be embodied.” – Aadil Palkhivala


“Don’t look down on somebody unless you’re helping them up” – Jesse Jackson


“Your task is not to seek for love, but to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it” – Rumi


“Wherever you go, there you are” – Jon Kabat-Zinn


“What did you do as a child that made the hours pass like minutes? Herein lies the key to your earthly pursuits.” – Carl Gustav Jung


“Act well without attachment to outcomes. Show up well, not knowing how it’s going to turn out, but offering your seeds of goodness, your best, your moments of compassion, your care, your presence. That’s what you’re here to do. And we each have different gifts. If you can’t give your gift to the world it’s really a tremendous loss for this life. You were brought here or you were given this incarnation and we’re not satisfied if we can’t give something beautiful to the world, and that beauty isn’t necessarily some great thing that you do. As Mother Theresa says, everybody’s heard that saying, you cannot do great things in this world but you can do small things with great love. That beauty is to live in the reality of the present, moment by moment as the Buddha you are. Be present for the mystery, the joys, and the tears of life, and offer yourself with graciousness and compassion. Plant the seeds, dedicate yourself to the care and the awakening of yourself and those around you.” – Jack Kornfield: Ep. 25 – The Wisdom of Uncertainty


“Do not judge me by my successes, but by how many times I fell down and got back up again” – Nelson Mandela


“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see” – Mark Twain


“Only from the heart can you touch the sky” – Rumi


“Where your fear is, there is your task” – Carl Gustav Jung


“This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man” – William Shakespeare, Hamlet


“When you know better, you do better” – Maya Angelou


“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end” – Fernando Sabino


“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you’d ever imagined. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi


“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” – Professor Max Planck


“If you see the suffering in the world but you haven’t changed your way of living yet, it means the awakening isn’t strong enough” – Thich Nhat Hanh: Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet


”Love begets courage, moderation creates abundance, and humility generates power. Courage without love is brutish. Abundance without moderation leads to over-indulgence and decay. Power without humility breeds arrogance and tyranny.” –B.K.S Iyenga


“Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move.” — Osho


“The wound is the place where the light enters you” – Rumi


“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up, it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.” – Osho


“What you are looking for is already in you…You already are everything you are seeking” – Thich Nhat Hanh: You Are Here, Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment


“An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind” – Mahatma Gandhi


“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor” – Desmond Tutu


“Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost.” – Khalil Gibran