If you’re ever in a rut or find yourself generally bored with life, I’d highly recommend you collect some inspirational quotes. And write them down.
Lately, I’ve found myself living with a bit of a bad attitude and on auto-pilot. I knew in the back of my mind I needed to do something, but the bad mood kept me sitting there thinking something wonderful would come along and knock me off my feet. That’s a cheap way out; you can do it yourself!
I took my fate in my own hands and started surrounding myself with positivity. My attitude immediately felt lighter and cheerier! Here are some quotes I took to heart:
1. “All things are perfect exactly as they are.” - Buddha
I often wonder and worry about my relationship and why it’s not perfect, why my inner thighs touch and why I’m not making the money I want to be making. The better question is, WHY ask questions!? I am a perfect, whole being. And I know that, because I was made that way; we all were. My life is a cultivation of everything me, so it’s already exactly as it should be. This is where acceptance and appreciation come in.
2. “The art of life is a constant readjustment of our surroundings.” - Kakuzo Okakura
How beautiful it is that we can cultivate the life we want. If something is out of order or putting us out of balance and harmony, it is a wonderful thing how our minds and spirit detect it and try to guide us back in sync. It’s true! We naturally seek balance, and our body fights for this equilibrium. Human beings are amazing, self-sufficient machines, and you already have all the tools you need to put your life where you want it.
3. “Be patient with all that is unresolved in your heart, and try to love the questions themselves.” - Rainer Maria Rilke
When change is in the air, my body and mind often create a lot of anxiety and tension. And, I don’t know what to do next. That’s a magical place to be in! Learn to love the uncertainty, because you have your whole life to “know” how it worked out. And, the times that you didn’t will become fond memories!
4. “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born” - Anais Nin
I feel really fulfilled when I’ve made a connection with a friend or a new person, and it puts a smile on my face for the rest of the day. After an extended time with not much social contact, I start to feel like something is missing and crave interaction; I want to new discoveries! It’s important to talk with all sorts of people from all walks of life, those that can expose you to things you’ve never considered. It’s essential for your growth as a human!
I’d really love to read any quotes you use for inspiration; please write them in the comment section below. Open a new world for me and all of us! The MindBodyGreen community is a loving, friendly group of folks, full of potential new connections and discoveries. We all need a little inspiration and motivation to keep that spark alive in us!
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