I love quotes! I collect them. Every once in a while, I will re-read a few and they will refresh me, like a cool drink of water, or a spoonful of sparkling, refreshing sorbet.
Here are a few reasons why I love quotes. Though they’re not necessarily my top 5, they are worth sharing:
- This one reminds me of what can happen if I resist: “All stress comes from resisting what is.” Oprah.
- And this one helps me focus on what is truly important: “When you are in harmony with yourself everything unfolds with grace and ease.” Panache Desai.
- And this one keeps me humble and real: “A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.” Jose Bergamin.
- And then Mark Twain is simply fun as well as surprisingly right on: “When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.”
- Some quotes remind me that I’m not alone, others connect me with others who have something to say about the power of inner conviction and strength: “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” Jesus, Mathew 17:20.
I could go on. Each quote is a refresher to me. The things that fill my life are important to me – they feed me and give my life meaning on a daily basis. At times, what I doing may seem too hard, or tedious, or boring, or any number of things that stop me and fill me with anxiety or doubt. These little refreshers literally pick me up and land me on my feet again.
Do you have any favorite quotes? How do you connect with them?
I’ll leave you with one that I have hanging on my office wall, compliments of Nike: Impossible is nothing. Mohammed Ali.
Maryanne Nicholls is a Toronto based, certified Psychotherapist offering a balanced approach to mental health. Please visit www.thejoyofliving.co for information on her services, or contact her directly to find out how she can help you reclaim the joy of living.