MIND

A Few Thinkers - Quotes & Links

Here is the start of a list of some of the thinkers that I have listened to and read and got something out of. This is really a spirit thing, too, because our choices and our spirit connections are intertwined.

"The Secret" Movie A number of thinkers who consider how our mindset affects the outcome of our lives.

Jim Rohn

"It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go."

"Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well."

"Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day."

"Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become."

"Miss a meal if you have to, but don't miss a book."

"Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better."

"Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don't go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won't laugh at you."

"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."

Deepak Chopra

"In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you."

"If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It's very important to be aware of them every time they come up."

"If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world..."

"There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle."

Eckhart Tolle

"Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is Life itself, it is an insane way to live."

"Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of Being and the deep, unshakable peace that comes with it, are beggars, even if they have great material wealth. They are looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love, while they have a treasure within that not only includes all those things but is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer."

"There are two levels to your pain: the pain that you create now, and the pain from the past that still lives on in your mind and body. Ceasing to create pain in the present and dissolving past pain - this is what I want to talk about now."

James A. Ray

"Energy flows where attention goes."

"Control is never achieved when sought after directly. It is the surprising outcome of letting go."

"Concentrated attention is the collection of units of power on a chosen point of intention."

"Thoughts are things."

Caroline Myss

"Silence is a learned practice that requires far more than just not talking.  Not talking is not silence; it's just not talking."

"We are living at a time of great transformation. The spiritual awakening that began in the 1960s needs to mature to its next level, which is a deepening into devotion to a mystical practice while remaining an effective force in the world. And by that I mean remaining in your skin, in your role as who you are. Mystics knew how to channel grace through prayer and they knew the power of that. They knew how to receive guidance through reflection and contemplation; they knew how to share the gift of illumination with each other. These are great gifts of life and profound grace that we are capable of providing for each other and the world. This is what it means to be a mystic without a monastery. You make a commitment to your own interior illumination and through that discover the sacred part of your contract and the true meaning of your highest potential."

"There is no such thing as a simple act of compassion or an inconsequential act of service.  Everything we do for another person has infinite consequences."

Wayne Dyer

"Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into."

"Conflict cannot survive without your participation."

"It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either."

"It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there's nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized."

Zig Ziglar

"A goal properly set is halfway reached."

"Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes."

"If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere."

"If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost."

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily."

Joseph Campbell

"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. "

"Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble."

"One way or another, we all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity in this contemporary life, and dedicate ourselves to that."

"Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging."

"The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature."

Buddha

"A jug fills drop by drop."

"All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else."

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

"He is able who thinks he is able."

"He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye."

Jesus

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

"If those who lead you say to you, 'Look, the Kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds will get there first. If they say, 'It is in the ocean,' then the fish will get there first. But the Kingdom of God is within you and outside of you. Once you come to know yourselves, you will become known. And you will know that it is you who are the children of the living Father."

"Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin; and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these."

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."

"The kingdom of heaven is spread out across the earth, only people don't see it."

updated: 8 years ago