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Taking Care of Business

Quotes by Eckhart Tolle

  1. “The past has no power over the present moment.”
  2. “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”
  3. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
  4. “To love is to recognize yourself in another.”
  5. “Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.”
  6. “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.”
  7. “Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.”
  8. “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.”
  9. “You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”
  10. “Life is the dancer and you are the dance.”
  11. “Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.”
  12. “Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.”
  13. “Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”
  14. “Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to “die before you die” — and find that there is no death.”
  15. “Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.”
  16. “Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”
  17. “This, too, will pass.”
  18. “Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Yes. Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not.”
  19. “Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
  20. “All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.”
  21. “All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace arise from beyond the mind.”
  22. “Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.”
  23. “Living up to an image that you have of yourself or that other people have of you is inauthentic living.”
  24. “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.”
  25. “If not now, when?”
  26. “Give up defining yourself — to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.”
Buddha on the Brain

Quotes by The Dalai Lama

  1. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”
  2. “I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.”
  3. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”
  4. “There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.”
  5. “If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.”
  6. “In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.”
  7. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”
  8. “If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can survive without it.”
  9. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
  10. “There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’
  11. “No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.”
  12. “Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.”
  13. “Silence is sometimes the best answer.”
  14. “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.”
  15. “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”
  16. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.”
  17. “If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding.”
  18. “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”
  19. “Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.”
  20. “We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.”
  21. “The more you are motivated by Love, The more Fearless & Free your action will be.”
  22. “When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.”
  23. “If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.”
  24. “Love and Compassion are the true religions to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion.”
  25. “The way to change others’ minds is with affection, and not anger.”
  26. “respective of whether we are believers or agnostics, whether we believe in God or karma, moral ethics is a code which everyone is able to pursue.”

Quotes by Byron Katie

  1. “It’s not your job to like me – it’s mine”
  2. “Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.”
  3. “Placing the blame or judgment on someone else leaves you powerless to change your experience;
  4. “Taking responsibility for your beliefs and judgments gives you the power to change them”
  5. “All I have is all I need and all I need is all I have in this moment.”
  6. “Don’t believe every thing you think.”
  7. “The miracle of love comes to you in the presence of the uninterpreted moment. If you are mentally somewhere else, you miss real life.”
  8. “When you argue with reality, you lose, but only 100% of the time.”
  9. “Nothing comes ahead of its time, and nothing ever happened that didn’t need to happen.”
  10. “When they attack you and you notice that you love them with all your heart, your work is done.”
  11. “Don’t be careful. You could hurt yourself.”
  12. “Our parents, our children, our spouses, and our friends will continue to press every button we have, until we realize what it is that we don’t want to know about ourselves, yet. They will point us to our freedom every time.”
  13. “You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer.”
  14. “In my experience, we don’t make thoughts appear, they just appear. One day, I noticed that their appearance just wasn’t personal. Noticing that really makes it simpler to inquire.”
  15. “Whatever it takes for you to find your freedom, that’s what you’ve lived.”
  16. “If I say, if I talk about, ‘I want to be enlightened…’ it implies a future. And there isn’t any.”
  17. “I would go out into the desert. The desert was my teacher. I didn’t know about gurus and wise people—I wasn’t a reader.”
  18. “Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.”
  19. “Personalities don’t love. They want something.”
  20. “Would you rather be right or free?”
  21. “The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with what is. When the mind is perfectly clear, what is is what we want.”
  22. “You don’t get to vote on what is. Have you noticed?”
  23. “The world is nothing but my perception of it. I see only through myself. I hear only through the filter of my story.”
  24. “The teacher you need is the person you’re living with.”
  25. “Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.”

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