I love words. Quotes, poems, songs, books. I think there is a real beauty in being able to create a line of words that someone remembers. But not only remembers, people live their lives by quotes and mottos.
These are some of my favourite quotes. They are the ones that resonate with me. That remind me in uncertain times that we have the power to change our lives. That we can rise up and be strong. And that no matter what else is going on around us, there is still beauty in the world.
Here are 4 of my favourite quotes.
‘Be the change you wish to see in the world’ Gandhi
There are very quotes that people recognise more than this one. It captures everything that I want to live my life by. We ask for change all the time. We pray for change, we hope that others will change. But we need to be the change. We each have the power to create big changes both in our own lives and in the world around us.
People talk about passion and purpose. That we are all here to share our gifts with the world and it is up to us to find a way to turn that passion or purpose into something that will create an impact. To make the world a better place.
What will you do today to change the world?
‘As a man thinketh, so he becomes’ James Allen
Or Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. They both have the same message. That what we think so shall we become. If we think negative, we will attract negative. If we think positive, more positive will come into our lives.
I was having lunch with a friend the other day and we were talking about the synchronicity in our lives that had been happening lately. When we stopped letting negative self-talk control our lives. It’s amazing what happens when you start to see what you can achieve and put those thoughts into action.
The mind is a powerful thing. We need to use it wisely. Do you want negative thoughts to control your life, or do you want to control your thoughts? It isn’t always easy, but like anything, it can be worked on. The more you work a muscle, the stronger it will be.
If you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you do?
If you knew you could create anything in your life, what life do you want to create?
‘To see a world in a grain of sand
And a Heaven in a wildflower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hands
And eternity in an hour’ William Blake
This is actually the quote I have tattooed on my back. Not many people see it. It wasn’t done for show. I ended up waiting 5 years to get it inked on my skin, knowing that it was a permanent choice. But for me it was a constant reminder to always see the beauty in the world.
Time is an illusion. And beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I want to live my life in awe of the world, of its beauty. And some days it is hard to remember to do that. Live can sometimes get you down. Well let’s face it, life can be shit sometimes.
Being able to look at this every morning reminds to try and start the day with the attitude of seeing the world through the eyes of a child. Everything is possible. Everything is a miracle. Beauty is everywhere.
Are you ready to embrace all that life has to offer?
‘Fate whispers to the warrior
“You cannot withstand the storm”
And the warrior whispers back
“I am the storm.”’
And lastly. The warrior and the storm. I use this one for clients quite a lot. When someone is struggling with depression or anxiety, or any number of health concerns, sometimes it is hard to feel like you will make it through the storm.
But no matter how turbulent the storm, a warrior makes it through. They become the storm. It takes resilience to weather a storm, but that’s what builds our strength.
You can try and tell the storm to F*** Off, or you can embrace it. Become the storm. Stand in the eye of the storm and take control.
So, are you a warrior?
What quotes do you live your life by?
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