Food for thought

Inspiration comes in many forms, here are some beautiful quotes to inspire, to encourage compassion and awareness, and to remind us that everything starts with us. We can only give freely to others, when we have given what we need to ourselves first.

Start where you are
Use what you have
Do what you can

Unknown

It is your mind
That creates this world
The Buddha

Don’t forget—no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.
Charles de Lint

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
Maya Angelou

The most satisfying project you will ever undertake – and a mark of a complete human being – is to discover how to build a sense of happiness that no one can take away from you…
Deepak Chopra

When people talk,
listen completely.
Ernest Hemingway

Door wide open

When we know better, we do better
Maya Angelou

Not till we are lost do we
begin to find Ourselves
Henry Thoreau

Transformation happens when you dare to be awakened to greater heights. When you stay open no matter what. Letting each experience, especially the tough ones, strengthen you and add depth and wisdom.
Oprah

Placing the blame or judgment on someone else leaves you powerless to change your experience; taking responsibility for your beliefs and judgments gives you the power to change them
Byron Katie

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Steve Jobs

It’s your road
And yours alone
Others may walk it with you
But no one can walk it for you….

For everyone, well-being is a journey. … The secret is committing to that journey and taking those first steps with hope and belief in yourself.
Deepak Chopra

The real purpose of life is just to be happy – to enjoy your life. To get to a place where you’re not always trying to get someplace else. So many people spend their lives striving, trying to be someplace that they’re not, they never get to arrive.
Dr. Wayne Dyer

Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness.
Thich Nhat Hanh

For yesterday is but a memory
and tomorrow is only a vision
But today well lived, makes every
yesterday a memory of happiness,
and every tomorrow a vision of hope
Look well therefore to this day
Sanskrit Poetry