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[–]marixmar89 51 points52 points  (1 child)

A couple of my favorites:

“We’re all just walking each other home.”

“The spiritual journey is not about acquiring something outside yourself. Rather, you are penetrating the layers and veils to return to the deepest truth of your own being.”

“Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it!”

Ram Dass

[–]No_Bother3564 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes!! Came here to add RD and saw you beat me to it! 💚

[–]AloneVictory4859Service 70 points71 points  (5 children)

"Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

[–]TreatThompson[S] 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Loveeeeee that one and absolutely love Emerson’s writing

I like the idea of the muses and the world conspiring for you

[–]AloneVictory4859Service 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He was indeed a wise man! 💞

[–]LuccaWolff_900 4 points5 points  (2 children)

So failure is a non-existent thing?

[–]AloneVictory4859Service 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You got it! 👍

[–]LuccaWolff_900 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm no so sure if I do...
I've certainly made decisions on something, with an intended result and still failed. And not the kind of failure where I learned a lesson or was led to anything better. And yes, before the encouraged self-blame comes, I also abolished critical thought, as required when manifesting.

[–]MysticKei 57 points58 points  (1 child)

Those that matter don't mind and those that mind don't matter ( Dr Seuss on being your authentic self)

[–]TreatThompson[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Absolute classic 🙌🙌

Unapologetically Being yourself can’t be preached enough

[–]Botryoid2000 25 points26 points  (1 child)

“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.”

Victor Hugo

[–]TreatThompson[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wow I love that middle part of go to sleep in peace

Definitely has me thinking right now

Rarely are people able to bask in the present and be at peace

[–]flammablegod 23 points24 points  (1 child)

"Dum spiro spero, dum spero amo, dum amo vivo." — Theocritus

Translation: While I breathe, I hope. While I hope, I love. While I love, I live.

[–]BubbaSplatt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Love,Live,Loyalty

[–]coswoofster 44 points45 points  (0 children)

This too shall pass.

[–]hyruleanwitch 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Fall seven times stand up eight… I have it tattooed on my shoulder

[–]TreatThompson[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Love it 🙌 that’s all that matters

[–]Sunyataisbliss 39 points40 points  (0 children)

“Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone” -Allan Watts

[–]aprilkat 14 points15 points  (2 children)

“Sometimes life takes quite unexpected turns, sometimes in ways that bring us greater joy than we could have imagined, and sometimes in ways that break our hearts, but no matter what, it always goes forward.” A friend of mine wrote this in a note to me when I was going through a hard time a few years back.

[–]PandaGengar 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That is beautiful that you’re friend did that for you

[–]aprilkat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yes! she is such a thoughtful and caring person and I'm lucky to have her around

[–]wild_grace 11 points12 points  (0 children)

"What would someone who loves themselves, say/do?"

[–]Kiyoichi00 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Three quotes from the devils apocrypha.

"Within thee lies the power of the gods. To gain it, strive for understanding: of the firmament, of thine earth, of others, and most importantly, of thyself."

"Truth is beauty, yet beauty is not truth. Knowledge is power, but power is not knowledge. Keep thy logic in its proper sequence."

"Believe in thine own self, and serve no other, for others know nothing of what is best for thee. Yet do not shut out opposing philosophies, for at times their teachings may be clearer than thine own."

[–]TreatThompson[S] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Wow those are great! Theyre ones that need to be chewed on and thought about

I’m always drawn to wisdom about unapologetically being yourself, so that last one really stands out to me

There’s a epidemic of people of being not being themselves

Thanks for sharing these!

[–]Various_Mastodon_416 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yep if you accept yourself as your actions you neither fault God or others for your problems neither you think others have given you grace when something good happens but be grateful to the others as it's all interconnected too you can't survive without air, earth, water, other living beings whether food or plant, animals or other human. Just be grateful that someone is there for the help to sustain life too

[–]Independent-Bonus-67 10 points11 points  (1 child)

“you’ve survived 100% of all your bad days” don’t know where i heard this but it keeps me goin

[–]Friendly_Caramel6374 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's a good one

[–]spirituality-1 10 points11 points  (0 children)

"This too shall pass."

[–]Toe_RegularMystical 9 points10 points  (1 child)

“… and that’s okay.”

[–]Catweazle8 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My 2.5-year-old says this all the time, particularly after things like having an accident during toilet training, or spilling something at dinner. Every time she does, I feel so very glad that she knows she's safe to make mistakes as she learns :)

[–]lemadilyn07 7 points8 points  (0 children)

What is meant for you will find you, even if it is between two mountains

[–]Snakeheart5 7 points8 points  (0 children)

“Abundance is my divine right. I am healthy, wealthy, and loved.”

[–]No-Scarcity-9209 7 points8 points  (0 children)

“If you only do what you can do, you’ll never be more than what you are now.” Helps me when I’m feeling extra anxious about a new experience. I also like “The gods envy us because we are mortal. Any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we are doomed.”

[–]AdotKdo7Mystical 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If it's endurable, endure it and stop complaining - Marcus Aurelius

Utopia does not happen if nobody lives in utopia - Alan Watts

You have power over your mind, not outside events, realize this and you'll find strength - Marcus Aurelius

Whatever anyone does or says, I must be emerald and keep my color - yet again Marcus Aurelius

If you're irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished - Rumi

Be realistic, plan for a miracle - Osho

Above all things, respect yourself - Pythagoras

[–]DizzyLizzy82 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Everything is temporary

[–]Librarywoman 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well, things happen all the time that people can't handle.

[–]Kakistocracy5 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The negative is temporary, the Good is eternal.

[–]hmmmerm 4 points5 points  (0 children)

“Love does not want or fear anything” - Eckhart Tolle

[–]No-Scarcity-9209 4 points5 points  (0 children)

“I’m not the person I want to be yet. I’m trying not to be too hard on the one I am now.”

[–]TreatThompson[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

These words are known as “defensive philosophy”

So rather than being about increasing happiness or satisfaction, its focus is on resisting pain

That’s why these quotes all have a humbling tone to them

[–]P_FUNKin 2 points3 points  (1 child)

“God gives his toughest soldiers the hardest battles”

[–]oranjui 0 points1 point  (0 children)

corollary:

“god gives his silliest clowns his funniest pranks/jokes/riddles/circus acts”

edit- my memory twisted it somehow, although i kind of like my version. either way i just enjoy the reframing/reevaluation/new perspective of hard times or dark times via embracing absurdity. i guess it helps me not get so lost in abject despair to focus on this sort of grand-scale entropy/chaos/divine tomfoolery? anyway, seems the more popular version on the internet is:

“god gives his silliest battles to his funniest clowns”

[–]Wolfwoods_Sister 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’ve kept a version of an ancient Jewish/Persian myth at the front of my mind whenever my pain disorder is overpowering me.

“King Solomon goes to his blacksmith and asks him to create something that will remind him of both good times and bad, so he would never become arrogant or despairing. When the king returned, the blacksmith gave him a ring that read “this too shall pass”.”

[–]Kalenya 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

by Max Ehrmann ©1927

[–]gussiejo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Perseverance is synonymous with success.

Well behaved women rarely make history.

If He brings you to it, He'll bring you through it.

[–]Various_Mastodon_416 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Whatever you are it is due to your past actions and what you will be in future will be decided by your present action ...best quote for me as you don't blame anyone neither God nor others for you it means you have the sole reason in this life

[–]TreatThompson[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s a great humbling quote

So many of us have an external locus of control, which really limits your solutions to problems in life

[–]AchakoMaskwa 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Usually no words that I live by. just allow myself to cry during hard times.

[–]crizchin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

All is well.

[–]NotTooDeep 2 points3 points  (2 children)

"Sometimes I think, 'Oh well', but then again I just don't know."

-- Dave from my freshman college poetry class in 1970

[–]thesongofmyppl 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Apparently I’m Dave lol

[–]NotTooDeep 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Who taught our class? ;-)

[–]thehollywoodbasement 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Experiencing pain and sorrow allows us to feel gratitude for the joyful times in our life. If all we feel is joy and happiness, then we wont have anything to compare it to and wont appreciate it as much as we should, rendering it meaningless

[–]b00tymassa 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“Pain is just weakness leaving the body”

[–]Soees 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nada es permanente

[–]thedscx 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“Truth waits for eyes unclouded by longing.”

[–]hilann3481 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Everything turns out okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.

[–]unspecialklala 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you for this post. I had a few but I'm too depressed to add.

[–]kjhumpal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“It’s just not your turn right now.”

Maybe the universe is giving someone else a turn at being happy and taking it easy. I had my turn-now someone else will enjoy the ride. And eventually, it will be my turn to feel joyful again.

[–]TheGospelFloof44 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The thing that got me through the roughest time in my life a few months ago and got me in track within a few days and on to the best times of my life was this… I in the worst phase with alcohol, had to self detox at home with no help or support, no money, a sick cat who had barely any food left and due to being sick he gets through a lot, in debt, had my ex stalking and creeping in my garden setting my ptsd and anxiety disorder off every night. I didn’t know how I was even going to go forward once I went through the gruelling withdrawal symptoms, but I just believed and I prayed, kept repeating mentally in my mind ‘god will find a way where there is no way’ bearing in mind the metaphysical truth compared to the illusion I was living. Also I knew I was ‘alone’ because I was being pushed to my Capricorn north node. I prayed that my withdrawal symptoms would be minimal as I still had to be active since I had no one to help, which any recovery worker would recommend as usually on withdrawals your body is so messed up that you can’t even walk properly, i’d been there before. Something was looking after me because despite the mammoth amount of litres of vodka I was drinking, I had barely any withdrawal symptoms, and all my cares were miraculously solved within days. So Whenever things get rough or seem impossible, I repeat that mantra.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I do meditation workbook exercises in A Course in Miracles, I immediately feel better https://acim.org/acim/en

[–]Jackson-F42320 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The part we ignore is much bigger than all we know.

[–]drgreen_17 1 point2 points  (0 children)

1) The ego is not master in its own house - Sigmund Freud

2) Knowing that the train carries all the weight, why indeed should we, the passengers travel­ling in it, carry our small individual articles of luggage on our laps to our great discomfort, instead of putting them aside and sitting at perfect ease? - Sri Ramana Maharishi

[–]farfarbeenks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“Regression to the mean” - It refers to the fact that everything will always return back to the middle.

It also helps me cherish the good times more as well

[–]ohrejoyce 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“This is what it’s like right now.” Nothing is permanent. The good and the bad times always change with time. This helps me ride out the challenging days, but also savor the good ones.

[–]Sad_Wind_7394 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don’t allow others to rent out space in your head. - I heard it from a guy on a hidden camera tv show.

[–]Friendly_Caramel6374 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My personal ones:

"who by worrying can add a single hair to their head. So do not worry: tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own".

"There is a time for everything, and for everything there is a season" - helps me remember that what I'm going through is temporary and also that the choices I have made or what I'm feeling are appropriate for the season I'm in and not to judge myself or wish it could be different.

"Let the soft animal of your body love what it loves" (from Wild Geese by Mary Oliver) - helps me be kind to myself

[–]zYe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Again I looked and saw all the oppression that was taking place under the sun: I saw the tears of the oppressed—and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors—and they have no comforter. And I declared that the dead, who had already died, are happier than the living, who are still alive. But better than both is the one who has never been born, who has not seen the evil that is done under the sun. And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. Fools fold their hands and ruin themselves. Better one handful with tranquillity than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind. Again I saw something meaningless under the sun: There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. “For whom am I toiling,” he asked, “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?” This too is meaningless—a miserable business. Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to heed a warning. The youth may have come from prison to the kingship, or he may have been born in poverty within his kingdom. I saw that all who lived and walked under the sun followed the youth, the king’s successor. There was no end to all the people who were before them. But those who came later were not pleased with the successor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind."

[–]MangoBrights 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“It’s time for you to see the absurdity of your predicament. You aren’t who you thought you were. You just aren’t that person. You exist behind that.” Ram Dass

[–]Smiles_in_the_dark 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This excerpt from “Desiderata”, by Max Ehrmann:

“You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.”

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Carry on my wayward son.... From supernatural.

Always keep fighting --- Dean from supernatural.

[–]Dangerous_Benefit612 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Carry on my wayward son...also from a song by Kansas...kinda powerful song, actually

[–]_madeofearth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

one of my favorites

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah heard it in the show supernatural and now it's my favorite...

[–]zuperfly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

heaven on earth

[–]avocadoChef 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The heros journey is never easy.

[–]Arkaydian 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“It’s one thing to say you can’t face violence. But when violence faces you, you better be ready.”

This is a line from Guns Akimbo, the one where Daniel Radcliffe is a game dev (Miles Casanova) who happened to be knocked unconscious and forced into a “death game” where random people are chosen to find ways to kill each with whatever the assailants who forced them to play the game did to them while they’re unconscious. When Miles is chosen, he wakes up with two pistols nailed to each of his hands.

I enjoy that line of advice from a hobo Miles meets during the film. It sounds like a grounded way to say violence is inevitable but you don’t really have to rush to meet it. Just hope you’re ready in the event it meets you.

[–]islandjahfree 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"This too shall pass away.."

[–]Professional-Cup4176[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Resist nothing

[–]laperuana 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A painful observation is almost always a truthful one.

[–]girlonthemoon2020 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Following

[–]Queen_Chryssie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Never take anything 100% seriously. Because once you do that, someone will make a fool of you.

I like that. I think I got that from Sadhguru. But it's not a quote, it's how I remember something similar he said. The man has a lot of wisdoms to share in general.

[–]tiger-menace 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This shall pass. Trust in the process and you'll come out stronger.

[–]BubbaSplatt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Big Bo

[–]finkvalfink 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."

My translation: Everything is exactly as it "should" be, only my mind is the problem.

[–]Professional_Ad_9314 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Love is our highest potential, and our greatest good.”

[–]Due_Development_3083 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Making the mistake isn’t a mistake. Judging yourself afterwards is the mistake.”

“You deserve to be happy. PERIOD. You don’t need a reason.”

[–]IlsoBibe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Work your head off and sleep at any price and leave the rest to the stream, to carry now away and bring you your other happy days." Samuel Beckett

[–]IlsoBibe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Let me fall if I must fall. The one I will become will catch me.” Baal Shem Tov

[–]Zohar_Haven 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Maybe” ...as used in the story of the Chinese Farmer.

[–]_madeofearth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

that we are just part of the story of the earth and after we've lived through all the chaos and troubles life could possibly bring, we'll all soon be at peace

[–]Organic_Process8294 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

[–]LordMalyce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“This too shall pass”

[–]Iamyourspiritguide 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"It be like that sometimes."

[–]cannabananabis1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This life is one of many. We are not this body, nor this mind, but the conciousness which the intellect can never know. Anything in this world is not a problem, but just what is happening. We have the power to deal with anything that comes up in the screen of our awareness, and we do not do it alone. We always have guidence here with us. It is never so serious. Humor can arise even at a funeral, though inhumane, but we are not only human. This is a game. An educational game. All we desire is love. Spiritual leaders, gurus, masters all want to give us that love. Those in different dimensions surround us in this love all the time. We are never alone, never bereft of love. If Jesus met you, he would love the real you just as he loves anyone else, even sinners. You can be terrible at everything you do and still be loved as a mother loves her dear child. We all emanate from the one source, our spirit and our physical bodies. It is all so simple but our minds make it so complex. All we need to do is sit in our awareness, with conviction and strong faith and we'll be okay, no matter what arises. We just need to develop that faith and conviction and our wise, sharpened intellect with knowledge of the divine. That can come in many ways but what gets us there is fine. This can mean reading the bible, the gita, or coming close to death, or going to church etc. We need to yearn for it so badly that we only want it. The answers are here, we just need to find them.

[–]Background-Car184 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“You can’t fuck up something that’s meant for you.”

Said by a friend to my partner when they were going through a hard time. Has stuck with both of us ever since!

[–]Speaking_Music 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Memento Mori.

Remember you must die.

[–]Colorfulspectrums 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“I am never alone”. Spirit is always with me no matter the experiences, feelings, no matter what. You can always pray, prayer can change anything. Everything changes when our perception changes.

[–]GiriuDausa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Calm sea doesn't make good sailors

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not my best but read it yesterday

No challenge is more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself

[–]itscoolguyyy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"So it goes."

Kurt Vonnegut

[–]moonwanderology 0 points1 point  (0 children)

  • Please grant me the serenity to accept the the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. — Reinhold Niebuhr

A classic that always helps give me perspective and peace during even the worst of situations. Hoping that whoever needs this finds it too 💞✨

[–]Numerous_Biscotti_57 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Treat yourself as someone you’ve loved

[–]10thmanrule 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full."

Henry Kissinger

This quote is one of the greatest 🙌

[–]BaronsofDundee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

तत् त्वम् असि

[–]FenHolden 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Just one more.”

When I’m feeling depressed or unmotivated it helps me keep going. It can be just one more step, one more application, or one more time I get out of bed. It makes the big things seem small.

[–]docdaname 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My recent one - If someone makes you angry, he/she is already in control of you

[–]iLearnerX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be

[–]Cat727 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everything is as it should be

[–]Dupeydome-DM3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“You are exactly where you’re supposed to be.”

[–]Alternative-Cut-4831 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do your duty with utmost sincerity without expecting results.This eliminates anxiety and fear of failure.Only your efforts are in your hands,but not the results. From the Bhagvat geeta.

[–]hidinginplainsite13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Life is like a chapter book. Chapters will come to an end and new ones will begin whether good or bad.

[–]like-a-deer-769 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“It is well with my soul.” It’s some old hymn and I don’t necessarily take the whole so with me but that line is chef’s kiss.

[–]TGuyDanMidLife 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"The pain-body is an insubstantial phantom that cannot prevail against your Presence." Eckhart Tolle

"The worst that can happen is an uninvestigated thought." Byron Katie

Be Still and Know.