Topic: Inner Life

Pema Chödrön on meditation. - “Meditation is not about later, when you get it all together and you’re this person you really respect.” —Pema Chödrön
Byron Katie on self-love. - “Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in a mirror.” —Byron Katie
Janet Mock on kindness and compassion. - “Kindness and compassion are sisters but not twins. One you can buy, the other is priceless.” —Janet Mock
Jane Austen on charm. - “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”
Kahlil Gibran on following love - When love beckons to you, follow him. - Kahlil Gibran
Kahlil Gibran on inner knowing - Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights. - Kahlil Gibran
Jack Kornfield on self-acceptance - Much of spiritual life is self-acceptance, maybe all of it. - Jack Kornfield
Rainer Maria Rilke on the Inner Journey - The only journey is the journey within. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Erma Bombeck on Courage - It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. - Erma Bombeck
Unknown Author speaks about mistakes - My mistakes were my seeds.
Rumi on destiny - What you seek is seeking you. - Rumi
Elie Wiesel on the right assertion of power - Ultimately the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. — Elie Wiesel
Carl Jung on our shadow sides - To confront a person with his own shadow is to show him his own light. — Carl Jung
Rumi on love - Love is the soul's light. - Rumi
The Dalai Lama on the heart of religion - My religion is kindness. - His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Frida Kahlo on lightness - Nothing is worth more than laughter it is strength to laugh and abandon oneself to be light
Buddha on the present - Do not dwell in the past do not dream of the future concentrate the mind on the present moment
Edmund Hillary on achievement - It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves
Plutarch on the important of an inward practice - What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality
Lao Tzu on staying true to yourself - At the center of your being you have the answer You know who you are and you know hat you want
Victor Frankl on accepting inevitable challenges on the path - That which gives light must endure burning
Amit Ray on knowing your self - Self-observation is the first step of inner unfolding
Mooji on surrendering - When you are curious you learn when you are desperate you discover
Alan Cohen on the sacred silence - If you want to find God hang out in the space between your thoughts
Bonnie Friedman on true riches - An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth
Second chances - Every day is a new beginning Take a deep breath and start again
Hermann Hesse on not sweating the small stuff - Learn what it to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest
Thucydides on life's secrets to happiness and freedom - The secret of happiness is freedom and the secret of freedom is courage
Jean-Paul Sartre on commitment - Commitment is an act not a word
Peter Deunov on happiness - Do not look for happiness outside yourself The awakened seek happiness inside
Elizabeth Gilbert on realism and grit - Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be
Jiddu Krishnamurti on truth - Truth is a pathless land
Joan Halifax on truth and integrity - No single answer can hold the truth of a good heart
Walt Whitman on the power and peace within - Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes
George Eliot on the landscape within - There is a great deal of unmapped country within us
Plutarch on tending the fire within - The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled
Matthieu Ricard on meditation - Meditation is a way to acquaint oneself with a new way of seeing
Sadhguru on the power within - The most enduring sort of power is realizing the power within
Tara Brach on becoming love - When we open to love we become love
Adyashanti on spirit - Spirit is something thats in everything and everybody
Toni Morrison on surrender - If you surrender to the wind you can ride it
Edmund Hillary on the true summit - It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves
Sogyal Rinpoche on expanding your mind - Sitting like a mountain let you mind rise, fly, and soar
Anne Sexton on listening to your inner voice - Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard
Amit Ray on revealing the self. - Self-observation is the first step of inner unfolding
Teresa of Ávila on silence and inner knowing. - Settle yourself in solitude and you will come upon Him in yourself
Winston Churchill on Courage - Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others
Mahatma Gandhi on directing your attention. - Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well
Rainer Maria Rilke on connecting with source. - Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows
Emmanuel on understanding God. - Your mind cannot possibly understand God Your heart already knows
Robert M. Pirsig on changing the world, starting with ourselves.  - The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands
Plutarch on inner growth and change. - What we achieve inwardly will affect outer reality
Viktor Frankl on motivation and perseverance.  - That which gives light must endure burning
Elizabeth Gilbert on Courage - Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be
Thomas Tusser on doing the right thing - What better bed than conscience good to pass the night in sleep
Walt Whitman on being enough - I exist as I am that is enough
Kathleen Norris on Peace and Home - Peace — that was the other name for home
John Ed Pearce on Home and Nostalgia - Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave and grow old wanting to get back to
Ovid on caring for your mind and body. - Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.
Kabir on community and shared experience - The river that flows in you also flows in me.
Herman Hesse on inner strength. - Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time.
Pema Chödrön on quieting your thoughts - If it weren't for my mind, my meditation would be excellent.
Buddhism proverb - Enough is a Feast
Buddha on the present moment - Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Shrii Shrii Anandamurti on the force that guides us - You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars guides you too.