‘Believe me, we all need this now more than ever.’
Now more than ever we are keenly aware of the collective stress and anxiety our neighbors, friends, or perhaps even our own. With that in mind how you care for your mind, will, and emotions are crucial not only for your own happiness but for the welfare of those around you.
First, a few principles that I’ve been drilling through my head in the last month.
- Change begins with saying “I am willing”. ‘I am willing to try a better approach’.
- Even being unwilling works. ‘I am not willing to let fear consume and control me’.
- You are not your thoughts, but what you do. It’s your actions that matter, not what your inner voice may be saying.
- Expect nothing and accept everything. Not to surrender and give up but to accept and move on and take action.
12 Quotes to Feed Your Soul
Now for some fuel for the soul. This week I am sharing some of the quotes that have helped me ‘right the ship’ and endure some weeks in years past that were quite frankly agonizing. Whether you are facing fear, loss, anxiety, anger or hopelessness I hope you find some value in these written words. I only ask that if you feel lifted to add your own encouragement or inspirational quotes- just leave them as a comment on this post.
“Circumstances don’t make the man (woman); they only reveal him to himself.” — Epictetus
“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart.” — Socrates
“Action may not bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.” — Benjamin Disraeli
“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.” — Carl Jung
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” — Aristotle
“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action comes, stop thinking and go in.” — Napoleon Bonaparte
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” — Theodore Roosevelt
“Just as despair can come to one only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.” – Elie Weiself
“Never give in. Never, never, never.” – Winston Churchill
“Prosperity is not without many fears and disasters; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.” – Francis Bacon
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher