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Figure out who you want to be & what’s most important to you, & then do it with conviction. Stay true to your morals, ethics, & core values, never forgetting your culture & where you come from. Be yourself, daring & different, no matter what anyone says, & never regret that. Love yourself & your body; true beauty is a reflection of your health-not only physically, but spiritually, mentally, emotionally, & socially. Learn to think differently & use your intellect as a tool to understand, help, & inspire others. Anything is possible-Open your mind & confidently follow your dreams & you can change the world. Be still & know that we are all one. Find something to love in everything & everyone, trust with caution, & always treat others with compassion rather than judgments. Forgive the past & grow from it; be prepared for the worst but move forward with optimism & hope for the best, a day at a time. Face adversity with fortitude & resilience. Embrace struggle with open arms & be grateful everyday that you are blessed enough to experience the good & the bad & feel all that it means to be alive. Be positive & don’t stress the small stuff. Nurture the planet, but trust the universe. Work hard & aim high to strive for the best in every aspect of your life, but then relax, let go, & let God. Balance, patience, & purpose are the keys to gaining material wealth & worldly success, but real freedom is an intrinsic journey of being, which can be found in each individual moment and can never be taken away. Find this peace & happiness through faith & love, and carry this light & energy with you wherever you go. & if all else fails, fill your life with faith, surround yourself with love, & begin where you are. Life is short, so have no fear & dive right in-take chances, be spontaneous, have fun, laugh often, be crazy, and live freely & fully in each moment! Here is a collection of my favorite inspirational quotations, lyrics, & pictures from all around. Enjoy!
“Faith is what will set you free, whatever will be will be…welcome it into your soul & watch your spirit fly away in ecstasy” -Rumi ♥ (In our town, we won’t call you a Lover if you escape the pain. Look for Love in this way…)
“Dear Human: You’ve got it all wrong. You didn’t come here to master unconditional love. That is where you came from and where you’ll return. You came here to learn personal love. Universal love. Messy love. Sweaty love. Crazy love. Broken love. Whole love. Infused with divinity. Lived through the grace of stumbling. Demonstrated through the beauty of… messing up. Often. You didn’t come here to be perfect. You already are. You came here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous. And then to rise again into remembering. But unconditional love? Stop telling that story. Love, in truth, doesn’t need ANY other adjectives. It doesn’t require modifiers. It doesn’t require the condition of perfection. It only asks that you show up. And do your best. That you stay present and feel fully. That you shine and fly and laugh and cry and hurt and heal and fall and get back up and play and work and live and die as YOU. It’s enough. It’s Plenty”
“If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment. You live your whole life in the confines of your head.” -Buddha
“And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. You are the universe- you live your whole life within the confines of your own mind” -The Secret
“Why would you want to keep the heart captive, like an unopened bottle of wine?” -Hafiz
“You are not separate from the whole. You are one with the sun, the earth, the air. You don’t have a life. You are life.” -Eckhart Tolle
“Here I stand, atoms with consciousness, matter with curiosity. I, a universe of atoms, an atom in the universe” -Richard Feynman
“It was my life, like all lives, mysterious, irrevocable, and sacred. So very close, so very present, so very belonging to me. How wild it was, to let it be” -Cheryl Strayed, Wild
“Faith will get you through life. Love will make life worth getting through.”
“Live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you”
“There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.”  -C. JoyBell C.
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” -Rumi

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music””For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family and friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.” -Andy Rooney

“Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.”
– Og Mandino

If you’re feeling frightened about what comes next, don’t. Embrace the uncertainty. Allow it to lead you places. Be brave as it challenges you to exercise both your heart & your mind as you create your own path towards happiness, don’t waste time with regret. Spin wildly into your next action. Enjoy the present, each moment, as it comes ; cause you’ll never get another one quite like it. & if you should ever look up, & find yourself lost, simply take a breath & start over. Retrace your steps & go back to the purest place in your heart…where your hope lives. You’ll find your way again.

“You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.”-C.S Lewis
“Faith is trusting in the good. Fear is putting your trust in the bad.” -Rhonda Byrne
HEALTH
“Wellness is much more than merely physical health. It is the full integration of the ‘whole person’ including mental, emotional, spiritual, physical, social, environmental, and occupational factors. Each of these seven dimensions act and interact in a way that contributes to our own quality of life.”
MUSIC

“Music is the spiritual expression of what I am-My faith, my knowledge, my being. When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you come alive and desire to do something really good for people, to help humanity free itself from its hangups, to speak to their souls.” -John Coltrane
SERVICE

“There are those who enter the world in such poverty that they are deprived of both the means and the motivation to improve their circumstances. Unless they can be touched with the spark which ignites the spirit of individual enterprise and determination, they will only sink back into renewed apathy, degradation and despair. It is for us, who are more fortunate, to provide that spark.” -His Highness, The Aga Khan
The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
Mitch Albom
The children of Adam, created of the self-same clay, are members of one body. When one member suffers, all members suffer likewise. O Thou, who art indifferent to the suffering of the fellow, thou art unworthy to be called a man.”
RANDOM/LIFE

“Don’t take life too seriously, you’ll never get out alive.”
“Part of me knows one more day won’t do anything except postpone the heartbreak. But another part of me believes differently. We are born in one day. We die in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in one day…(and every moment counts. All we can do is hold on to the good for as long as possible and let go of the bad as quickly as possible).”
“& those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music” -Nietzsche
SELF
“The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you that you love, well, that’s just fabulous.”
“Run your fingers through my soul. For once, just once feel exactly what I feel, believe what I believe, Perceive what I perceive, look, experience, examine, and for once, just once, understand.” -unknown
“A person’s true character is revealed by what he does when no one is watching.”
“I believe in myself; I believe in the hands that work, in the brains that think, and in the hearts that love.” -Richard Branson
“you find what makes you happy, and you pursue it. there are no questions. that is the journey, the process, the battle. if you don’t have a passion, or if you have never fought for what you believe, or if you don’t know what you believe, you are losing yourself. there only ever was this moment, and to appreciate it – to live – is to fight for it. if you do not give up, you will only grow stronger. this is our war”
“Being yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
“Think differently & question everything. Stand up for what you believe in.”
“I know who I am and your opinion does not change the truth in front of God, for that is the only opinion that matters.”
“Meditate. Everything is within yourself. Be at peace with your journey, don’t wait to reach the destination.”
“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”
HAPPINESS
“People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.”
“To attain inner peace you must actually give your life, not just your possessions. When you at last give your life – bringing into alignment your beliefs and the way you live then, and only then, can you begin to find inner peace.” -Rumi
“When we finally give up the struggle to find fulfillment ‘out there’, we have nowhere to go but within. It is at this moment of total surrender that a new light begins to dawn.”
“The most basic work for peace is to return to ourselves and create harmony among the elements within us – our feelings, our perceptions, and our mental states. That is why the practice of meditation, looking deeply, is so important.”
“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”
STRUGGLES

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about getting out there & dancing in the rain.
“Life is made up of problems, & it would be foolish to think there are no problems. They occur to just about everyone, all the time”
EDUCATION/OPEN-MINDEDNESS
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
TRAVEL:
HOPE:
“Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is fine, as long as it’s contained.”
“No amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of worrying can change the future. Go easy on yourself, for the outcome of all affairs is determined by Allaah’s decree.
If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from it you cannot flee.”
“Fear is putting your trust in the bad. Faith/hope is trusting in the good.”

“When we finally give up the struggle to find fulfillment “out there,” we have nowhere to go but within. It is at this moment of total surrender that a new light begins to dawn.”

 THOSE I HAVE NOT YET HAD TIME TO CATEGORIZE:

“A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it” -Roald Dahl
If you take the time to judge people you won’t have time to love them.
“Be REAL.” Detox your life by removing superficial materialsm, gossip, drama, and liars. When you simplify your life, you will be free.” -Some poster in France
“When in doubt, say yes.”
“Just do it.”
“Avoid gossip & superficiality. Replace your anger with patience, & replace your worries & sorrows with a faith that will both strengthen and soften your soul.”
To keep the body in good health is a duty..otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.-Buddha
Do everything with an open mind, a kind heart, and a smile on your face.
“Real beauty comes from faith, freedom, and staying true to who you are. It comes from having an open mind, a kind heart, and inner strength and courage. Health, confidence, and a zest for life that shines through from your soul, that is what true beauty is.” -Paraphrased/Mommy/Anonymous=)
“When you understand someone, truly understand someone, you can’t help but love them. Therefore anyone in your life who you feel less than love for…you have misunderstood.”
“Tragedy blows through your life like a tornado, uprooting everything, creating chaos. You wait for the dust to settle and then you choose. You can live in the wreckage and pretend it’s still the mansion you remember, or you can crawl from the rubble and slowly rebuild… Because after disaster strikes, the important thing is that you move on. But if you’re like me, you just keep chasing the storm.” -Veronica Mars
A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive.
Travel the whole world & the seven seas. Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. Experience everything it means to be alive. Be free and focus on only this present moment. & no matter what happens, be strong and never lose your faith, your home, your roots, or yourself.
Never take life too seriously; you’ll never get out alive. But I realize that a sense of humor isn’t for everyone. It’s only for people who want to have fun, be crazy, enjoy life, and feel alive.
Having faith makes all things possible. Falling in love makes all things easy.
Gravitation cannot be held responsible for two people falling in love.
Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best. -Frank Zappa
“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” -Emerson
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman
“I wake up every morning determined both to change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning the day a little difficult.” -E.B. White
“Anything is possible with patience & perseverance.” -mom
“A goal without a plan is just a dream.”
Que sera sera, life goes on; Whatever’s meant to be will always be.
& baby what don’t kill you, will make you strong; Just love the journey that you’re on.
It is only after we’ve lost everything, that we’re free to do anything.
Trust the Universe. Trust and believe and have faith. I truly had no idea how I was going to bring the knowledge of The Secret onto the movie screen. I just held to the outcome of the vision, I saw the outcome clearly in my mind, I felt it with all my might, and everything that we needed to create The Secret came to us.
Rhonda Byrne
All the wonders you seek are within yourself.
Sir Thomas Brown
Delight in mediation and solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker.
Buddha
Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.
Les Brown
Can I see another’s woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another’s grief, and not seek for kind relief?
William Blake
If you’re feeling frightened about what comes next, don’t. Embrace the uncertainty. Allow it to lead you places. Be brave as it challenges you to exercise both your heart & your mind as you create your own path towards happiness, don’t waste time with regret. Spin wildly into your next action. Enjoy the present, each moment, as it comes ; cause you’ll never get another one quite like it. & if you should ever look up, & find yourself lost, simply take a breath & start over. Retrace your steps & go back to the purest place in your heart…where your hope lives. You’ll find your way again.
Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.
-Life is all about change; sometimes it`s painful, sometimes it`s beautiful, but most of the time, it`s both.
-You change for only two reasons: You learn enough that you want to, or you hurt enough that you have to.
A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly, but a laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows and bubbles all around.
Carolyn Birmingham
Whatsoever things ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Mark 11:24
We have only this moment, sparking like a star in our hand…and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late.
Marie Beynon
You are a direct result of your thoughts. Free your thoughts, free yourself.
Too many people are living in a prison that they have themselves manufactured.
Michael Beckwith
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
Sir Cecil Beaton
To try and fail is at least to learn; to fail to try is to suffer the inestimable loss of what might have been.
Chester Barnard
Come to the edge. We can’t. We’re afraid. Come to the edge. We can’t. We’ll fall! Come to the edge. And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.
Guillaume Apollinaire
Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
Greg Anderson
If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.
Woody Allen
“The nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” –Lucy Maud Montgomery
All that man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.
James Allen
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott
Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.
Alan Alda
He sendeth sun, he sendeth shower, alike they’re needed to the flower; and joys and tears alike are sent to give the soul its nourishment
If you think positively, sound becomes music, movement becomes dance, smile becomes laughter, mind becomes meditation and life becomes a celebration
Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
Mary Kay Ash
Live and Let live!
People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you’ve got anyway You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.
–Mother Teresa
“A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave. A soul mate’s purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, and make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life.”
Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing. But it’s okay because I have some vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. The problem is, it seems I can only meet 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling… so when I meet someone who’s an 8-color type I’m like, “Hey girl, magenta!” And she’s like, “Oh you mean purple!” And she goes off on her purple thing, and I’m like, “No I want magenta!”
Don’t gain the world and lose your soul.
Wisdom is better than silver and gold.
“She was a free spirit, an alive and flaming energy, a pure and enlightened soul.
Wise, passionate, and genuine, she was a hippie at heart, a true lover of life.”-Redneck
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to lonliness” -Maya Angelou
“One good thing about music is when it hits you feel no pain”-Bob Marley
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~Nelson Henderson
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile”
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to no one.
“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary-wise, what it is, it wouldn’t be, and what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” – Alice in Wonderland
“If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it’s another nonconformist who does not conform to the prevailing standards of non-conformity.”
“There is nothing worse than a conformist that conforms to nonconformity.”
“What you do today is important because you’re exchanging a day of your life for it.”
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of their skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” -Nelson Mandela
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
“Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” -Oprah
Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don’t blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being “in love��, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.”
~Louis de Bernieres
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through trial and suffering is the soul strengthened – Helen Keller

The shortest distance between a problem and its solution is the distance between your knees and the floor. He who can kneel down to God can stand up to anything.
Never look down on someone unless you are helping them up.
“These things do we earnestly desire: A clear vision of life, that with gracious and kindly hearts we may share both joy and sorrow and bring into living reality the sisterhood of women. An appreciation of real merit and worth, steadfastness of soul, that without bitterness or defeat we may encounter misfortune and with humility meet success. These things O Lord help us to instill within our hearts that we may grow in courage and graciousness and peace” -Alpha Xi Delta Symphony
If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone elses, we’d grab our problems back.
Never compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
Be kind to everyone you meet, for everyone is fighting their own battle.
REAL Peace is always unshakable… Bliss is unchanged by gain or loss
The happiest people do not necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.
It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart
Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from God. – Augustine
Do all things with love in your heart and a smile on your face.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
A thousand times I have failed, yet Your mercy remains.
Live life to the fullest because yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.
The sun is outside shining; seems like Heaven isn’t far away.
Love one another and you will be happy.
Every 60 seconds you spend upset, is a minute of happiness you will never get.
Live. Laugh. Love.
Life is how you make it…so make it good.
Don’t tell God how big the storm is; tell the storm how big our God is.
A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
Smile every time you breathe, Love for as long as you breathe.
I have the greatest of all riches, that of not desiring any.
You laugh because I’m different, I laugh because you’re all the same.
A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak.
I do not know if life is greater than death, but love is more than either.
Row row row your boat, gently down the stream.
Merrily Merrily Merrily Merrily, life is but a dream.
Life is a dream, you awaken when you die.
Life, like all other games, becomes fun when one realizes that it’s just a game
A mans life is not worth the dust on the road unless he has faith.
Great milk comes from happy cows. Happy cows come from California. So get your milk from California.
Tell me then, what am I supposed to do. But then a wise man gave me a clue. He said, “The only way out, is the way through”.
The heart has its reasons, that Reason cannot understand.
Sanctuary is a word which means, “a small, safe place in a troubled world”.
Be Soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place” -Unknown
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius. And it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. And when it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I’m already better than them.
“Figure out what you want and then believe in it. Don’t worry about what others think. But I don’t set out to be different. I set out to be me, and people think that’s different.” -Lil Wayne
The world won’t get no better if you just let it be. So we’ve got to change it, just you and me.
To be unforgettable, one must always be different.
You are not fully dressed until you wear a smile; one size fits all.
Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
“Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.”
If you love life, life will love you back.
A smile can brighten the darkest day.
You see things; and you say why? But I dream things that never were; and I say why not?
Love me or hate me, either way you’re thinking of me.
Love is all you need.
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” –Oscar Wilde
“It is better to cross the line & suffer the consequences than to spend the rest of your life staring at the line.”
The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.
It is easy to love, it is harder to learn how to trust and fall in love and work through the challenges to keep the fire burning when everyone else expects it to be long gone.
“Never make someone your everything, because when they’re gone, you’ll be left with nothing.”-Some really smart person
True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows
I am you; you are me. You are the waves; I am the ocean. Know this and be free, be divine.
Sometimes pain becomes such a huge part of your life that you expect it to always be there,
…because you can’t remember a time in your life when it wasn’t. But then one day you feel something else, something that feels wrong, only because it’s so unfamiliar. And in that moment you realize you’re happy.
Everyone says love hurts, but that is not true. Loneliness hurts.
Rejection hurts. Losing someone hurts. Envy hurts. Everyone gets these things confused with love. But in reality love is the only thing in
this world that covers up all pain and makes someone feel wonderful
again.
“It is never too late in the day to start your day over”
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it-the time will pass anyway.”
“Life is a bridge. Cross over it, but build no house on it.” -English Proverb
“Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.” -Hasidic saying
“You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind. You can’t have a good day with a bad attitude, and you can’t have a bad day with a good attitude.”
“You cannot stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson
Ahh, music. A magic far beyond all we do here. – Albus Dumbledore
& music is magic, pure and clean; you can feel it and hear it but it can’t be seen
“I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs, and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.”
-George Eliott
“We were made to be lovers bold in broken places, pouring ourselves out again and again until we’re called home.” -TWLOHA
Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do
Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth — more than ruin — more even than death…. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.” -Bertrand Russell
“The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.” -Leo Buscaglia
“She finally understood how you could feel so detached from the world- yet be so at one with it.”
“Some people think that to be strong is to never feel pain. In reality, the strongest people are the ones who feel it, understand it, and accept it.”
“Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.”
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but building the new.” -Socrates
“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” -Khalil Gibran
I am that I am, I am beauty, I am peace, I am joy, I am one with Mother Earth. I am one with everyone within the reach of my voice. In this togetherness, we ask the divine intelligence to eradicate all negatives from our hearts, from our minds and from our actions. ~Babatunde Olatunji
“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” Malcolm Forbes
“To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” Mahatma Gandhi
I Wanna towel on a chair in the sand by the sea. Wanna look through my shades and see you there with me. Wanna soak up life for a while in laid back mode-Kenney Chesney
When you look with your eyes everything seems nice, but if you look twice you can see its all lies
“We’ll scream at the top of our lungs; they’ll think its just cuz we’re young & we’ll feel so alive” -Boys Like Girls
It’s time to forget about the past; To wash away what happened last.
Hide behind an empty face; Don’t ask too much, just say
‘Cause this is just a game. It’s a beautiful lie; It’s the perfect denial
Your close friends turn into your worst enemies. Your boyfriend becomes a prick. Lollipops turn into cigarettes. The innocent ones turn into sluts. Homework goes in the trash. Cell phones are always going off. Detention becomes suspension. Soda becomes vodka. Bikes turn into cars. Undies turn into g-strings. kisses turn into sex. Remember when getting high meant swinging on the playground. When protection meant wearing a helmet. The worst thing you could get from boys were cooties. Dad’s shoulders were the highest place on Earth and mom was your hero. Your worst enemies were your siblings. Race issues were who ran the fastest. War was only a card game. The only drug you knew was cough medicine. The only thing that hurt you were skinned knees. Goodbyes were only until tomorrow && yet we couldn’t wait to grow up. . .
“most of us walk around as if we’re sleepwalking. we really don’t experience the world fully, because we’re half-asleep, doing things we automatically think we have to do.”
“Its gotta be that can’t eat, can’t sleep, reach for the stars, over the fence, world series kind of love.
“Don’t cling to things, because everything is impermanent.”
The unreal is more powerful than the real, because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. stone crumbles. wood rots. people, well, they die. but things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.”Choke
“Be your own palace, or the world is your jail”-John Donne
You may live longer than I do, but I will live more.
-James McConnell
“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”
-Anthony Robbins
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”
“Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”
-William Saroyan (American Writer known for his stories celebrating the joy of living in spite of poverty. 1908-1981)
“The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can’t have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I’d rather not be in a cage. I’d rather be dead. And it’s real simple. And I think it’s not that uncommon.”
-Angelina Jolie
To live doesn’t mean you’re alive
“When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole.”
-Thornton Wilder quotes
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
-Marcus Aurelius
We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about.
Joseph Campbell
Taoist Immortality means to live every moment fully alive and present, and to embrace each moment with the razor sharp focus of a Zen master, the inner-peace of a Buddhist monk, the deliberateness of a General, and the playfulness of a child. It also means that you do not spend your later years slowly dying, because you are constantly learning, growing and moving.
“It hurt when I lost each of the various men I fell in love with. Now, though, I am convinced that no one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: Having the most important thing in the world without owning it.” — Paulo Coelho
I heard you’re a player. So, let’s play a game. Lets sweet talk. Lets play fight. Lets talk 24/7. Lets tell each other good morning and good night every day. Lets take walks together. Let’s give each other nicknames. Lets go on dates. Lets talk on the phone all night long. Lets hold each other. Lets kiss and hug. And whoever falls in love first? Loses.
Fall in love or fall in hate. Get inspired or be depressed. Ace a test or flunk a class. Speak the truth or lie & cheat. Dance on tables or sit in the corner. Life is devine chaos. Embrace it. Forgive yourself. Breathe. And enjoy the ride.
“I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.”-Walt Whitman
“I’ll be up up & away, cause in the end they’ll judge me anyway so whatever”
Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark. – Rabindranath Tagore
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all. – Emily Dickenson
The time to be happy is now,
And the place to be happy is here,
And the way to be happy is to make others happy
And we’ll have a little Heaven right here.
We communicate joy to other people through our shining, happy, smiling faces and blithe spirits and bright glow of our personalities because of the Spirit of the Lord, because He’s our personality and that’s what wins the World to us.
Our religion, work and play make us happy. Very little makes us unhappy, except the fact that some other people are not happy.
When a bit of sunshine hits you,
After passing of the rain
When a fit of laughter gets you,
And your spine is strong again,
Don’t forget to up and fling it
At a soul that’s feelin’ blue,
For the minute that you sling it,
It’s a boomerang to you!
Oh give me a world of madness
If madness is to be glad!
If it’s madness of spirit that frees us,
I’d rather be mad and be glad!
I’d rather be happy in madness
Than only be sane and sad.
It is not in doing what you love, but in loving whatever you do that is the secret of happiness.
“God can fix whatever is broken, if you give Him all the pieces. He is the only One who can give purpose to the Universe, love to your heart, peace to your mind, health to your body, hope to your life & joy to your soul. So when you feel lost & alone, it is this knowledge that will carry you home.”
“Rare is the religious leader whose vision is so extraordinary that his appeal transcends nationality, ethnicity, and faith traditions. His Highness the Aga Khan is one such extraordinary leader.”
And if our God is for us then who could ever stop us, And if our God is with us then what could stand against us?
“Lord, help me to remember that nothing is going to happen today that You and I can’t handle together.”
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through trial and suffering is the soul strengthened.”
“Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black show sadness. But as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys also create music”
“You have to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you got and remember what you had, always forgive, but never forget, learn from your mistakes, but never regret, people change, things go wrong, just remember…life goes on.”
“The first step is to fill your life with positive faith that will get your through anything. The second is to begin where you are” -Norman Vincent Peale
“If you have faith, you can never be unhappy. You may be sad, you may be worried, but you cannot be unhappy.”
“Happiness is intrinsic. It’s an internal thing. Once you have it, nothing can touch it or take it away from you.”-The Aga Khan
“Without knowing struggle, it is impossible to know true joy.”
“There can be no happiness without the possibility of pain; there can be no passion without pain”
“Struggle is the meaning of life. Defeat or victory is in the hands of God. But struggle is man’s duty, & it should be his joy.”
“People change and things go wrong, and sometimes you make mistakes. But have no regrets and instead, learn from these mistakes, grow from them, and move forward. Pain & sadness are inevitable for everyone, but always think positive; nothing is as bad as it seems because things could always be worse, and nothing bad lasts forever. Remember you’ve made it through worse and that’s what builds character & strengthens you soul. The good outweighs the bad. The pain just means you’re alive and human, so dive right in and embrace that. People will always find faults, but life is just too short to worry about what others think and and stress about things beyond your control. So just soak up the good, let go of the bad, & be happy anyways because all you can do is give life the best of you and leave the rest up to God.”
MORE QUOTES:
“I am the captain of this Earthship I call my home. This body is the temple which houses my soul. This heart is my guide and the mind steers the ship”
“If you don’t have Facebook, I don’t consider you to be alive.” -LOL @ Jessimae Peluso from Girl Code
“Try not to confuse ‘attachment’ with ‘love’.
Attachment is about fear & dependency, and more to do with love of self than love of another.
Love without attachment is the purest love because it isn’t about what others can give you because you’re empty.
It is about what you can give others because you’re already full!”-Yasmin Mogahead
If what’s ahead scares you and what’s behind hurts you, just look above; He never fails to help you.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase” -MLK Jr.
“Faith is the only thing that is stronger than fear”
“I always tell the girls, never take it serioiusly, if ya never take it seriously, ya never get hurt, ya never get hurt, ya always have fun, and if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends” -Penny Lane
“The most basic work for peace is to return to ourselves and create harmony among the elements within us – our feelings, our perceptions, and our mental states. That is why the practice of meditation, looking deeply, is so important.”
“Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.”
“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world”
“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”
“Life is like playing the best video game you will ever get to play. You can be anyone you want, you can go anywhere you want, and you can do anything you want. The catch is, you only get one chance. Use it well. Your game started quite a while ago. Have you started playing yet?”
“I was always fascinated by people who are considered completely normal, because I find them the wierdest of all” -Johnny Depp
“Nothing that had happened in the past could be taken away. This was an amazing gift. The past was over and done and settled; you couldn’t get it back, but still, whatever good you had gotten from it, spiritually, emotionally, would be yours for a lifetime”
“True love isn’t Romeo and Juliet who died together. It’s grandma and grandpa who grew old together”
“He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God”
“Music is great. Love is even greater. Faith is the greatest.” -FP
“Study me as much as you like, you will not know me, for I differ in a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes and see me as I see myself, for I have chosen to dwell in a place you cannot see.” -Rumi
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HINDI LYRICS/QUOTES:
“Dil na liya, dil na diya, toh bolo na bolo kya kiya
aake duniya meh bhi agar, pyar na kiya to kya kiya”-Krrish
“Bande hain hum uske, hum pe kis ka zor,
ummeedon ke sooraj nikle chaaron aur iraade hain fauladi himmati har kadam
apne haathon kismat likhne aaj chale hain hum” -Dhoom 3
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More quotations from my favorite poet, Rumi
My Top Inspirational & Faith Songs
Inspirational Leaders/Role Models:
Prince Karim Aga Khan, Eckhart Tolle, The Secret, Oprah, Joel Osteen
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