Life can’t always be good. Let’s face it, sometimes it just downright sucks. But pain and suffering are part of everyone’s journey; nobody gets to take the detour.
When I find myself in a place of challenge and difficulty, I try open myself up to hear the messages life has to offer—which often comes by way of inspiring quotes that make their way onto my path. These wise words pick me up when I’m down; they add perspective when I’ve got none; they guide me when I feel myself beginning to stray.
“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” – Deepka Chopra
“Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.” – Randy Armstrong
“The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.” – Unknown
“Feelings are just visitors. Let them come and go.” Mooji
“Pain doesn’t just show up in our lives for no reason. It’s a sign that something in our lives needs to be changed.” – Unknown
“Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I’d like to see you in better living conditions.” - Hafiz
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” - Maya Angelou
“Part of art of quieting ourselves is to honor the tears that we carry.” – Jack Kornfield
“Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.” - Khalil Gibran
“Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but gets you nowhere.” – Glenn Turner
“May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.” – Teresa of Ávila
“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” – English Proverb