I always have a journal going – not so much for daily entries but for notes on books I have read and quotes I want to keep. I thought I’d share with a few quotes I have collected over the years from books, cards and friends. Hope some of them speak to you.
“Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame but greatness, because greatness is determined by service.” Martin Luther King Junior.
“If you do not know where you stand within yourself, where does that leave you? When you stand centered in your own space, it will become clear what your choices are and which ones to make.”
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust
“Accepting people does not mean agreeing with them, approving of them, waiving your own rights, or downplaying their impact upon you. You can still take appropriate actions to protect and support yourself or others. Or you can simply let people be. Either way, you accept the reality of the other person. You may not like it, you may not prefer it, you may feel sad or angry about it, but at a deeper level, you are at peace with it. That alone is a blessing. And sometimes, your shift to acceptance can help things get better” Rick Hanson – Hardwiring Happiness.
“Freedom, fully appreciated only when it has been lost. One of the greatest struggles of mankind has been in the preservation of this gift. Too many ideals, too much dogma, and too little understanding of the human spirit get in the way of this most basic right. The rule for freedom’s grace is so simple. Harm no one.”
“Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.” Dr. Joyce Brothers
“Every exist is an entry somewhere.”
Sorry I don’t have authors for some. It was a good experience for me to read my notes and reflect again on why I wrote these and other quotes down to begin with. Thank you for being part of my journey.