Fill yourself up with love instead of hate. Fill yourself up with art, books, knowledge, experiences. Surround yourself with people who have nothing but love to give.
These things are important. They will help you learn how to love."
"The voice you should believe in the most is the one inside of you. No one outside of you should ever be able to drown out the belief you feel inside. If you’ve locked into a solid conviction about your path, your goal, your view of the universe, then believe in it, and make your voice the loudest, inside of you."
"The best advice I ever came across on the subject of concentration is: Wherever you are, be there."
"If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life."
"I let it go. It’s like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home."
"If someday the moon calls you by your name don’t be surprised,
Because evey night I tell her about you."
The head of a company survived 9/11 because
His son started kindergarten.
Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.
One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn’t go off in time.
One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.
One of them
Missed his bus.
One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.
Car wouldn’t start.
Get a taxi.
The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work but before.
He got there, he developed a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today..
Now when I am
Stuck in traffic,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone…
All the little things that annoy me,
I think to myself,
This is exactly where
I’m meant to be
At this very moment
"You deserve good things, and I want to be one of them."
"You will never be able to experience everything. So, please, do poetical justice to your soul and simply experience yourself."
"How much we know ourselves is extremely important. But how we treat ourselves is the most important."
"Give up defining yourself — to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are."
"Make sure you tell the people you love that you love them. Loudly and often. You never know when it might be too late."
"You can look in the mirror and find a million things wrong with yourself. Or you can look in the mirror and think ‘I feel good, I have health and I’m so blessed. I don’t need to be perfect. I’m doing just fine.’"
Self-hate is a poison. Do not drink it.
If it is too late to spit, then find yourself a quiet morning
of hot tea and porch swings. Write something nobody else will read.
Remind yourself to be comfortable alone.