Quotes

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Anything I cannot transform into something marvelous, I let go. — Anais Nin

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. — Oprah Winfrey

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. — Raymond Lindquist

Everybody’s got a past. — The past does not equal the future unless you live there Tony Robbins

Forgiveness means letting go of the past. — Gerald Jampolsky

Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future. — Daphne Rose Kingma

I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to move forward. — Fridtjof Nansen

I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go. — Jeffrey McDaniel

If you didn’t love him, this never would have happened. But you did. And accepting that love and everything that followed it is part of letting it go. — Sarah Dessen

In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself. — Deepak Chopra

It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I’ve learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place. — Angelina Jolie

Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. — Ralph Marston

Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love? — Leo Buscaglia

Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself. — Deborah Reber

Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress. — Melody Beattie

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny. — Steve Maraboli

Never love something so much that you can’t let go of it. — Ginni Rometty

Nirvana means to extinguish the burning fires of the Three Poisons: greed, anger, and ignorance. This can be accomplished by letting go of dissatisfaction. — Shinjo Ito

Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over. — Guy Finley

Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values. — Dalai Lama

Pain will leave you, when you let go. — Jeremy Aldana

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. — Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Our essential nature is usually overshadowed by the activity of the mind…when the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature which is unbounded consciousness. — The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

The breath that does not repeat the name of God is a wasted breath. — Kabir, 16th century Sufi Mystic

Feeling light within, I walk. — Navaho night chant

Use the talents you possess; for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best. — Bertha von Suttner

You are the light of the world.

We can do no great things only small things with great love. — Mother Teresa

Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars. — A Serbian Proverb

Where there is no light, there can be no life … Light is the secret presence of the divine. — John O’Donahue

Work of the eyes is done, now go and do heart-work. — Rainer Maria Rilke

God has arranged everything in the universe in consideration of everything else. — Hildegaard

Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself? Tao Te Ching

Act is everything depended on you; trust as if everything depended on God. — Saint Ignatius

I make myself rich by making my wants few. — Thoreau

What is it about this twilight hour? Even the sound of a barely perceptible breeze pierces the heart. — Izumi Shikubo

We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves. — Galileo Galilei

It’s only possible to live happily ever after on a moment-by-moment basis. — Margaret Bonnano

Is my work smaller than my soul? — Matthew Fox

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. — Bishop Desmond Tutu

The voice is a window on the soul. — Gerald De Neral

Work is love made visible. — Kahil Gibran

You are not made for the Sabbath; the Sabbath is made for you. — Mark 2:27

If you want to become full, let yourself be empty. If you want to be reborn, let yourself die. — Tao Te Ching

Waking in the morning, time smiles in my hand. This dawn lasts all day. — Deena Metzger

Happiness is not an individual matter. — Thich Nhat Hanh

God cannot catch us unless we stay in the unconscious room of our hearts. — Patrick Kavanagh

Who is a holy person? The one who is aware of others’ suffering. — Kabir

The fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. The fruit of faith is love.  The fruit of love is silence. — Mother Teresa

Moving on is a gift you give yourself. — Joan Rivers

Send her forth…that I may learn what is pleasing to you. — Wisdom 9:11

Lay aside immaturity, and live, and walk in the way of insight.” Proverbs 9:6

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art. — Leonardo Da Vinci

We discover ourselves through others. — Carl Jung

Wherever you turn, there is the face of God. — The Koran

Be always mindful of what you are doing and thinking. So that you may put the import of your immortality on every passing incident of your daily life. — Abd’l Khalia Gbijdewani, Ist Century Sufi

O seeker, know that the path to Truth is within you. — Sufi Sheikh Badrutdin

Where there is no vision, the people perish. — Jewish Proverb

Knowledge studies others, wisdom is self known. — Lao Tsu

It is in the silence of the heart that God speaks. — Mother Teresa

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. — Rabindranath Tagore

Your defects are the ways that glory gets manifested … That’s where the Light enters you. — Rumi

Great peace is found in little busy-ness. — Geoffrey Chaucer

If you are what you do, when you don’t you aren’t. — William Byron

The only joy in the world is to begin. — Cesare Pavese

Beyond living and dreaming there is something more important: WAKING UP! — Antonio Machado

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. — Carl Jung

There is more to life than increasing its speed. — Mohandas Gandhi

… Let us risk the wildest places, Lest we go down in comfort, and despair. — Mary Oliver

When you seek God, Seek Him in your heart. — Yumus Emre, Islamic Sage

Little by little, wean yourself. This is the gift of what I have to say. From an embryo, whose nourishment comes in the blood, move to an infant drinking mile, to a child on solid good, to a searcher after wisdom, to a hunter of more invisible game. — Rumi

Only something as vast and deep as your real self can make you truly and lastingly happy. — Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, 20th Century Hindu Sage

The way to do is to be. — Lao Tzu

The more simple we are the more complete we become. — Goethe

Life shrinks or expands in direct proportion to one’s courage. — Anais Nin

My business is not to remake myself, but make the absolute best of what God made. — Robert Browning

To give yourself fully is a beautiful and thrilling privilege. — Professor Mephesto to Candy

Under every deep a lower deep opens. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you contribute to others’ happiness, you will find the true goal, the meaning of life. — The Dalai Lama

Not to mend one’s ways when one has erred is to err indeed. — Confucious

There are always two ways to live. There’s a life of conflice or a life of surrender. — Swami Chetanananda

I want to believe I am looking in to the fire of a great mystery and I am. — Mary Oliver

For all things are possible with God. — Mark 10:27

Ask and it will be give to you; seek and you shall find; knock and it will be opened to you. — Matthew 7:7

If life and soul are sacred the human body is sacred. — Walt Whitman

Divinity is in all things in such a way that all things are in divinity. — Nicholas of Cusa

We are like newborn children, Our power is the power to grow.” — Rabindranath Tagore

This is the work of the soul that most pleases God. — The Cloud of Unknowing

Wisdom cries out in the street; … at the busiest corner, she cries out. — Proverbs 1:20-21

She will reveal her secrets to them. — Ecclesiastes 4:18

Self knowledge is the shortest road to the knowledge of God. — Islamic Sage

Those who know others are wise, Those who know themselves are enlightened. — Lao Tsu

What was your original face before you were born? — Zen Koan

Live simply, but be complicated. — Thomas Moore

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. — Buddha

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. — Jesus

Love is patient; Love is kind; Love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. — St. Paul

Never let the sun go down upon your anger. — St. Paul

Where you are, whatever your condition is; Always try to be a lover. — Rumi

The supreme purpose and goal for human life….is to cultivate love. — Rama Krishna

Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then the Light is nearest of all to us. — Meister Eckhart

Better is one hand full of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind. — Ecclesiastes 4:6

If the angel deigns to come, it will be because you have convinced her, not by tears but by humble resolve to be always beginning: to be a beginner. — Rainer Maria Rilke

Let us remain as empty as possible so that God can fill us up. — Mother Teresa

For she is a breath of the power of God … Wisdom 7:25

Her radiance never ceases … In every generation she passes into holy souls. — Wisdom 7:10,27

Every single creature is full of God, is a book about God. — Meister Eckhart

If not you, who? If not now, when? Hillel

It is only by living completely in this world that one learns to have faith. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

People are like stain-glassed windows. They sparkle when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. — Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Faith dare the soul to go father than it can see. — William Clark

Our lives are shaped not as much our experience as by our expectations. — George Bernard Shaw

There is in all visible things … a hidden wholeness. — Thomas Merton

Let yourself be silently drawn, by the stronger pull of what you really love. — Rumi

Whoever love her, loves life, and those who seek her from early morning are filled with joy. — Ecclesiatastes 4:12

There is a spirit in her that is…irresistible, beneficent, steadfast, sure. — Wisdom 7:22

Some think it’s holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it’s letting go. — Sylvia Robinson

So trust the process of your life unfolding, and know with certainty, through the peaks and valleys of your journey, that your soul rests safe and secure in the arms of God. — Dan Millman

The soul should always stand ajar. — Emily Dickinson

There is no house like the house of belonging. — David Whyte

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. — Ancient Chinese Proverb

It is only with the heart one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. — Antoine De Saint-Exupery

When we sit in stillness, we are profoundly active. — Gunilla Norris

As we enter into exquisite awareness of the life that want to live as us, we learn to love deeply. — We claim our passion. — Gunilla Norris

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. — Lao Tzu

Just to be is a blessing. — Just to live is holy. — Rabbi Abraham Heschel