QUOTES TO UPLIFT

We’re fascinated by the words, but where we meet is in the silence behind them.  

~ Ram Dass

“…sometimes it is necessary to reteach a thing its loveliness…”

~ Galway Kinnell

WHEN NOTHING GOES RIGHT, GO LEFT

Don’t remind the world that it is sick and troubled.  Remind it that it is beautiful and free.

~ Mooji

Results show up in your life, not in the practice itself. 

(Paraphrasing Sharon Salzberg)

Whenever love is added to any part of the system, there is an increase to every part.

~ Marianne Williamson

Kindness is in our power even when fondness is not.

~Henry James~ 

Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love.  We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us.

~ Marianne Williamson

Let go or be dragged.

~ Zen proverb

When you close your eyes, it’s not dark, it’s luminous.

~ Stephen Levine

Life is not here to make you happy; it’s here to make you conscious.

~ Eckhart Tolle

Poem -- The Peace of Wild Things

Smile, breathe, go slowly.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

It is the pressing need of the hour to wake up.

~ Swami Karunananda

The most important thing happening to you right now is life itself.

~ Sadhguru

Yoga begins, not with the question–what is wrong with me?  But what is right with me?

~ Amy Weintraub

The sinner and the saint are merely exchanging notes.

~ Deepak Chopra

Here is the world.  Beautiful and terrible things will happen.  Don’t be afraid.

~ Frederick Buechner

When something goes wrong in your life, just yell, “Plot twist!” and move on.

~ Don’t know who said this…

Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos — the trees, the clouds, everything.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

No need to hurry.   No need to sparkle.  No need to be anybody but oneself.

Virginia Woolf

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

~ Mark Twain

The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you
Don’t go back to sleep!
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep!
People are going back and forth
across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
The door is round and open
Don’t go back to sleep!

Rumi

If you want to be happy, be grateful.

~ Durga Das

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

~ A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)

Love is the answer; the question doesn’t matter.

~ Dr. Bernie Siegel

I’m happy mostly when I’m being nice to other people.

~ Russell Brand

Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.

~ B.K.S. Iyengar

The winds of grace are always blowing.  All we need to do is set our sails.

~ Ramakrishna

Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.

~ Thomas Merton

What If?

What if our religion was each other?

If our practice was our life?

If prayer was our words?

What if the Temple was the Earth?

If forests were our church?

If holy water—the rivers, lakes and oceans?

What if meditation was our relationships?

If the Teacher was life?

If wisdom was self-knowledge?

If love was the center of our being

– Ganga White