Along my journey I found myself often writing quotes that I had thought about. I had always loved short quotes which said so much. I began to discover that if you contemplated deeply one of these thought provoking nuggets of wisdom, you'd be able to change your life, perhaps even find enlightenment.
This page is filled with some of my favourite quotes; Those written by others that had a big influence on me are attributed to the author.
I encourage you to contemplate any and all that intrigue you. Perhaps you'll begin writing some of your own.
One of my favourites that I often quote to people is the one written by the Buddhist Monk, Thich Nhat Hanh. He wrote...
"Instead of saying, 'Don't just sit there, do something,'
we should say the opposite, 'don't just do something, sit there.'"
It seems like many in our fast paced world could really use this advice. If life were like a play, it's as though most people are in the wrong role or simply not truly playing their part and so no wonder when we step out onto the stage of life it seems like such a confusion ~ people going here and there with often so little true direction ~ following the mind instead of the heart; Few are content to simply sit and smell the roses.
The Temple I go to
is the one I built inside of me.
If Meditation is the King of spirituality
Breath work is the Queen
Body work is the Palace
Rest is the lake
Tantra is the mountaintop
Acting is the highest form
~ Frank Caruso
After you get up in the morning,
make sure you are awake.
You're much better off with a dog
than a dogma.
Don't let schooling interfere
with your education
~ Mark Twain
Are you meditating on a volcano?
Rest in Peace
while you're still alive
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is. essential is invisible to the eye. "
~ Antoine de Saint- Exupéry.
There is only so far you can
go on your own.
People looking at art but missing the beauty in people.
"The Best surfer in the water is the one having the most fun."
~ Gerry Lopez
I feel therefore I am.
If you invest in paper,
you get paper in return.
If you invest in people,
you get love in return.
"We're only here for a short time...and you have to find some peace within you. Then sharing that peace...contributing to other people's happiness, let's you find the true goal, the true meaning of life."
~ Gerry Lopez
Is one great illusion
for the only thing that is real
you can not see
We shall not cease from exploration,
and the end of all our exploring
will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time.
~ T.S. Eliot