“When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure you’ve got plenty to watch.” Anonymous
So true, this quote also reminds me of the quote about wanting to go to hell because it is filled with more interesting people. When
you die, you don’t want to look back on your life and have regrets. Ideally you will have lived a long and full life true to yourself.
It is a long journey, and we all get stuck in particular ruts. But when you take that leap of faith and try to live your life authentically, magic is sure to follow.
When you aren’t living authentically there will be a feeling deep down that you are not doing the right thing. … Read the rest
Life… is like a box of chocolates – a cheap, thoughtless, perfunctory gift that no one ever asks for, unreturnable because all you get back is another box of chocolates. So, you’re stuck with mostly undefinable whipped mint crap, mindlessly wolfed down when there’s nothing else to eat while you’re watching the game. Sure, once is a while you get a peanut butter cup or an English toffee but it’s gone too fast and the taste is fleeting. In the end, you are left with nothing but broken bits filled with hardened jelly and teeth-shattering nuts, which, if you are desperate enough to eat, leaves nothing but an empty box of useless brown paper. ~The X-Files
I couldn’t resist including this classic quote from the X-Files, a more cynical look at the meaning of life. … Read the rest
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs
Although Steve Jobs recently passed away, this quote still remains so valid and truthful. Steve Jobs led an incredible life and totally revolutionized the way the world connects with and through technology. … Read the rest
“You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own and you know what you know.
And you are the one who’ll decide where to go.” ~Dr. Seuss
This quote by Dr. Seuss is all about making choices in your life and just being you. So many people will tell you what to do in your life, your teachers, parents, friends and bosses. Most of them mean well, they are giving you advice that has applied to their life, but that doesn’t mean it is the right advice for you and certainly doesn’t mean that you should take it. Sometimes, when other people give you advice it is just down right annoying, and it takes everything you have in you not to tell them off!… Read the rest
“People only realize what they had after they lose it, so hold onto what you have and never let it go.”
This quote is interesting and very true. You rarely realize what a good thing you have going in life until it is gone. This can be another person, some friends, a job, really anything. It is human nature to not appreciate what we have in the moment and rather keep obsessing over what we don’t have.
A wise man will understand and appreciate all of the blessings he has. Each person has so much to be thankful for, even if it is not exactly what you wanted or imagined. The key to happiness is not to think about what will make us happy, but rather realize what we already possess that makes us happy. … Read the rest
“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” ~ Sri Ram
This quote is heavily influenced by the Buddhist tradition of change and not allowing oneself to become attached to or averse to the impermanent. The nature of the universe is change. Everything is constantly changing, every little particle in the universe is changing at every moment. The sun rises, falls. The waves flow in and out, the stars are born, twinkle and die and within each one of us all of the sensations that we feel rise and then pass away. This is the true nature of the universe.… Read the rest