A collection of some profound or not so profound quotes in my reading experiences, my mindful consumption of Ted talks and also from my favorite podcasts in the course of the past month or so. let me know what you relate with and why?
I might not exactly remember who said what but it resonated with me to a degree and i felt like sharing like i always do. uwu
The forest was shrinking but the trees kept voting for the axe, for the axe was clever and convinced the trees that because his handle was made of wood, he was one of them —
The more action you take, the more you want to take action
The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some, it’s a Broadway spotlight; for others, a lamplit desk. Use your natural powers- of persistence, concentration, and insight-to do work you love and work that matters. solve problems, make art and think deeply — Susan Cain
Love people, use things. The opposite never works — Joshua Fields
Looking to other people for self esteem = looking in a broken mirror to get a reflection of ourselves.
You can’t feel bad while you're feeling thankful, Energy flows where attention goes.
The Sufis advise us to speak only after our words have managed to pass through three gates. At the first gate, we ask ourselves, ‘Are these words true?’ If so, we let them pass on; if not, back they go. At the second gate, we ask, ‘Are the necessary?’ At the last gate, we ask, ‘Are they kind? — Eknath Easwaran
Expressing gratitude and oy should feel as good, if not better than seeking it
Action and evidence are the loudest voices. Talk is talk
As meditation deepens, compulsions, cravings and fits of emotion begin to lose their power to dictate our behavior. We see clearly that choices are possible; we can say yes or we can say no. It is profoundly liberating — Eknath Easwaran
Light reveals us to ourselves, which is not always so great if you find yourself in a big disgusting mess, possibly of your own creation. But like sunflowers🌻 we turn towards light. Light warms🌞, and in most cases it draws us to itself.
And in this light, we can see beyond shadows and illusions to something beyond our modest receptors, to what is beyond us, and deep inside.
Fulfillment is the punchline