I have always loved thought-provoking quotes. Read at the right time, they arrest our thinking in the most interesting ways. They can spur us toward a different way of considering our own life circumstances. Powerful quotes can feel as if they have come from our deepest selves.
Here are just a few of my personal favorites for your consideration. Take a few minutes to reproduce the one(s) that really resonate with you place them where you will see them often.
Maybe the ones that jump out at you are actually calling you toward something vitally important in your own journey.
"Turn your wounds into wisdom." ~ Oprah Winfrey
"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect." ~Chief Seattle
"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit." ~e. e. cummings
"Finite to fail, but infinite to venture." ~Emily Dickinson
"Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature." ~C.S. Lewis
"The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases." ~Carl Jung
"The trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with the least fuss you can muster. I'm not running for sainthood. I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out." ~ Paul Newman
"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it." ~Eckhart Tolle
"Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world." ~Wayne Dyer
"What you seek is seeking you." ~Rumi
"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience." ~Paulo Coelho
"We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better." ~J.K. Rowling
Martha Beck-certified life coach, Equus coach, Penn State journalism instructor and professional writer.