Favorite Quotes

"Van Gogh never made a penny in his entire lifetime.  He painted because it was in his soul, his excitement.  It was what aligned him with his source of being.  It's the same with me and writing." -Wayne Dyer

"Love is the ability and willingness to allow the one you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you." -Wayne Dyer

"When I chased after money, I never had enough.  When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous." -Wayne Dyer

"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all of your thoughts break their bonds.  Your mind transcends limitations.  Your consciousness expands in every direction.  And you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world.  Dormant forces, faculties and talents come alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be." -Patanjali

"In every moment of your life you have this choice: You can either be a host to God or a hostage to your ego.  It's your call." -Wayne Dyer

"Passion is energy.  Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you." -Oprah Winfrey

"The successful person always has a number of projects planned, to which he looks forward.  Any one of them could change the course of his life overnight." -Mark Caine

"Whenever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; wherever there is opportunity, there lurks danger.  The two are inseparable.  They go together." -Earl Nightingale

"Unforgiveness blocks blessings, forgiveness releases blessings." -John Mason

"You are, at this moment, standing right in the middle of your own 'acres of diamonds'. -Earl Nightingale

"I firmly believe that a great many prayers are not answered because we are not willing to forgive someone." -D.L Moody 

"Medicore men wait for opportunities to come to them.  Strong, able, alert men go after opportunity." -B.C Forbes

"Do not pray for easy lives.  Pray to be stronger men.  Do not pray for tasks equal to your power.  Pray for power equal to your tasks." -Phillips Brooks

"There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind - you are the one who hears it." -Michael A. Singer, The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

“Do not let anything that happens in life be important enough that you’re willing to close your heart over it.” -Michael A. Singer, The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

"Know yourself as Nothing.  Feel yourself as Everything." -Alan Watts

"As soon as we free ourselves from the mirage of hurrying time, we are alive again, as in childhood, to the ecstasies of ordinary life." -Alan Watts

"Ordinarily we do not discover the wisdom of our feelings because we do not let them complete their work; we try to suppress them or discharge them in premature action, not realizing that they are a process of creation which, like birth, begins as a pain and turns into a child." -Alan Watts

"The meaning of life is just to be alive.  It is so plain and so obvious and so simple.  And yet everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves." -Alan Watts

"No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear or hollowness of the heart." -Alan Watts

"There are only two kinds of people.  Those who believe that they are a victim of the world and those who understand that they are the world." -Alan Watts

“Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path.” -Steve Jobs 

"Through fasting we sacrifice ourselves for the life of our soul.  Let's sacrifice the whole body, since the soul is its guest!" -Rumi

"There are two ways to wash the dishes.  The first is to wash the dishes in order to have clean dishes, and the second is to wash the dishes in order to wash the dishes." -Thich Nhat Hanh

"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck." -Tenzin Gyatso, Fourteenth Dalai Lama

"Each time we don't say what we want to say, we're dying." -Yoko Ono

"The unhappy person resents it when you try to cheer him up, becaues that means he has to stop dwelling on himself and start paying attention to the universe.  Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence." -Tom Robbins

"For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Measured with magnetic field meters, the electromagnetic field that the heart produces is some 5000 times more powerful that that created by the brain." -Stephen Harrod Buhner

"The hardest-learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind." -Mignon McLaughlin

"We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love." -Tom Robbins

"We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love.  It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person." -W. Somerset Maugham

"The important thing is not to think much, but to love much, and so to do what best awakens us to love." -Saint Teresa of Avila

"What you eat today walks and talks tomorrow" -Esther Blumenfeld

"Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food...Don't eat anything with more than five ingredients, or ingredients you can't pronounce." -Michael Pollan

"Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished." -Lao Tzu

"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." -Erica Jong

"Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love." -Brene Brown

"Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." -Rumi

"What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul." -Jewish proverb

"There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little." -Jackie French Koller

"Would you like you if you met you? -Tegan and Sara

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." -Carl Jung

"The fault you see in your brother is really in you.  The world is a mirror." -Rumi

"People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.  When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person." -unknown

"When you know how to listen, everyone is the guru." -Ram Dass

"Try to say nothing negative about anybody for three days for forty-five days, for three months.  See what happens to your life." -Yoko Ono

"If you think you're enlightened, go spend a week with your family." -Ram Dass

"Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them." -Oscar Wilde

"The erroneous belief that genuine happiness comes only from pleasant feelings can become a strong motivation to stay closed to anything unpleasant.  But by staying closed to all unpleasantness, we also stay closed to our own wellspring of compassion." -Joseph Goldstein

"You are what your deepest desire is.  As your desire is, so is your intention.  As your intention is, so is your will.  As your will is, so is your deed.  As your deed is, so is your destiny." -Upanishads

"Man is the only member of the animal kingdom who, notwithstanding his supposedly higher intelligence, indulges his appetites at the expense of his body, and pampers these deliberately, without using common sense or good judgment, listening to the silky voice of deception telling him that food has nothing to do with the condition of his body." -Dr Norman W. Walker (The Vegetarian Guide to Diet & Salad)

"Whatever you experience in your life-pain, pleasure, heat, cold, or anything else-is like something happening in a dream.  Although you might think things are very solid, they are like passing memory.  You can experience this open, unfixated quality in sitting meditation; all that arises in your mind-hate, love, and all the rest-is not solid.  Although the experience can get extremely vivid, it is just a product of your mind.  Nothing solid is really happening." -Pema Chodran (The Compassion Book)

"Whatever pain you feel, take it in, wishing for all beings to be fee of it.  Whatever pleasure you feel, send it out to others.  In this way, our personal problems and delights become a stepping-stone for understanding the suffering and happiness of all beings." -Pema Chodran (The Compassion Book)

"The entire Buddhist teachings (dharma) are about lessening one's self-absorption, one's ego-clinging.  This is what brings happiness to you and all beings" -Pema Chodran (The Compassion Book)

"You speak badly of others, thinking it will make you feel superior.  This only sows seeds of meanness in your heart, causing others not to trust you and causing you to suffer" -Pema Chodran (The Compassion Book)

"The ancient Greeks, before the time of Lycurgus, ate nothing but fruit," (Plutarch) and "each generation reached the age of 200 years." -Onomacritus of Athens

"If you are not your own doctor, you are a fool" -Hippocrates

"The rest of the world lives to eat, while I eat to live." -Socrates

 "Love is real,  It's an eternal creation and nothing can destroy it. Anything that isn't love is an illusion. Remember this, and you'll be at peace." - Marianne Williamson

"If Nature didn't make it, don't take it." - Dr. Sebi

“Love in your mind produces love in your life. This is the meaning of heaven.
Fear in your mind produces fear in your life. This is the meaning of hell.” - Marianne Williamson

“There is no Mr. Right because there is no Mr. Wrong. There is whoever is in front of us, and the perfect lessons to be learned from that person.” - Marianne Williamson 

“When we attach value to things that aren’t love—the money, the car, the house, the prestige—we are loving things that can’t love us back. We are searching for meaning in the meaningless.”  - Marianne Williamson 

"You only get one body; it is the temple of your soul.  If you truly treat your body like a temple, it will serve you well for decades. If you abuse it, you must be prepared for poor health and a lack of energy." - Oli Hille