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Helpful, Wise Quotes

 

How are you doing today?  There have been so many moments lately where I am at a loss for words.  So, I figured, why not turn to the uplifting words of others?  Here are a few of my favorite quotes for whenever I need a dose of wisdom.

“You can cut all the flowers, but you can never keep spring from coming.” — Pablo Neruda

“Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” — Madeleine L’Engle

“There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things that do fall under the jurisdiction… I can select what I can read and eat and study.  I can choose how I’m going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life — whether I will see them as curses or opportunities.  I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others.  And most of all, I can choose my thoughts.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.” — Sakyong Mipham

“Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be.  Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose.  Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go.  Acceptance is a small, quiet room.” — Cheryl Strayed

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” — Maya Angelou

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive.  You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over.  But one thing is certain.  When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.  That’s what this storm’s all about.” — Haruki Murakami

“We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved.  They come together and they fall apart.  Then they come together and they fall apart again.  The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” — Pema Chödrön

“Being intelligent is not being studious.  It’s knowing how to be fulfilled in all circumstances.” — Wayne Dayer

“When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“In every crisis there is a message.  Crises are nature’s way of forcing change breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place.” — Susan L. Taylor

“I believe that beyond this space and time, all is well and all will be well.” — Oprah

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