The best thing that could happen on a Monday morning is realising what just happened has only been a bad dream. Phew! So my morning started a bit early than usual (did not want to go back to the same dream) and reading my usual ‘news sites’ I’ve found something that really inspired me: 100 quotes about life full of wisdom and guidance to help you on a more positive life path. Next time you wake up early in a morning get up, grab a coffee and be inspired.
The following quotes about life have been specially chosen to inspire and motivate you. Some are profound, some are simple, and some are fun. But one thing they all have in common is that they hold wisdom and guidance to help you on a more positive life path.
If you are lacking confidence or passion or are just looking for some inspiration to help you in any area of your life from your personal relationships, work, or health, right through to finding your life’s purpose, then these life quotes can help reignite the spark and set you on course to achieve your goals.
Here are some quotes about life found in Youqueen mag that will inspire you:
1. The wound is the place where the light enters you. – Rumi
This profound quote about life is helpful when we are going through some of our darkest moments, it helps us to remember that our personal wounds can be healed and the healing we experience can put us on the path to enlightenment and make us a more whole and complete person.
In Japan the art of kintsugi in ceramics refers to the practice of repairing cracks in pottery with gold, in effect making the broken pottery more valuable than the pristine piece. In this way we see that our own cracks can be filled with gold.
2. Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. – William Faulkner
The author of this inspirational life quote was a Nobel Prize-winning novelist and one of America’s most revered writers. I love this quote as it can be applied to all aspects of our lives. To aim higher than what we think we can achieve, to better ourselves, is something we should all aspire to.
3. I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become. – Carl Jung
Powerful words from the father of analytical psychology. Many of us can dwell too long in the past and let events of the past shape our future. We are not what happened to us; this quote is about moving on from the victim mentality and creating a new life of our choosing.
4. Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. – African Proverb
Proverbs have been passed on down the centuries because their messages have relevancy. In life, you become better able to deal with things once you have experienced them.
Life doesn’t always go as planned and it’s a sea of ups and downs. It’s all about how we weather the storm and the life skills we pick up along the way. So if you are going through a tough time, just remember this quote, there is always much to be learned from all our experiences.
5. We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face. We must do that which we think we cannot. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Wise words from this former First Lady. We only gain courage by facing our fears and often, once faced they are conquered. It is no coincidence that many quotes about life share a similar message to the above.
How many times have you been afraid to do something, and then after the fact realized it wasn’t so bad after all or felt proud of yourself? The bravery and freedom from fear is found in the ‘doing’.
6. Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts. – Buddha
A grand piece of advice. Negative thoughts can consume us and literally ensure our unhappiness. Who wants to be unhappy? This doesn’t mean we will not have negative thoughts, just that we should recognize them, accept them for what they are and then let them go. Meditation is a great way to quiet the mind.This last one reminds me of something I said recently in Pray for people who hurt you ‘our own negative thoughts are our worst enemy’. Great! So I’m on the right path to wisdom 😛 (or maybe not just yet)..