Dear Readers, the following is Part II of some of the incredible quotes that have carried me through the last five years.
The names following the quotes are links.
The following quote is often a powerful reminder whenever I find myself becoming rigid within any particular belief.
"No truth is so sublime but it may be trivial tomorrow. People wish to be settled; Only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them." -Ralph Waldo Emerson.
The following quotes have the capability to knock my internal control freak out of business and put me back on the road to joyful surrender.
"Nature will not have us fret and fume. Our painful labors are unnecessary and fruitless. Only in our easy, simple, spontaneous action are we strong. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Speculation is the source of all suffering." -Thom Knoles
"Established in being, perform action." -Bahagavad Gita.
For me the above quote reminds me to release speculation, meditate, locate charm, and perform spontaneous right action.
"Nothing heals like pain." -Wade Robson
I find that us humans tend to unfortunately not make needed changes until the pain becomes so unbearable that we feel we no longer have a choice. Pain has softened me. Pain has humbled me. Pain has enabled me to know and feel joy.
Whenever I feel overwhelmed by the task ahead.
"The journey of a thousand miles commenced with a single step." -Lao Tzu
The first time I read the following quote, tears immediately fell from my eyes.
"We cannot give our children what we donʻt have." Brene Brown from The Gifts of Imperfection.
I think my reaction was a combination of fear that I did not possess, and hope that I could achieve the embodiment of self-fulfillment, I deeply wish for my son. I know I canʻt give him self-fulfillment, but I hope to be a good model.
To help snap me out of not paying attention.
"The universe is not short on wake-up calls. Weʻre just quick to hit the snooze button." -Brene Brown from The Gifts of Imperfection.
The following quote helps to rid me of the fear of taking a new leap into the unknown. A reminder that 24/7, 365, there is nothing going on but evolution.
"No heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” -The Alchemist
I was 8 years old. My Mother, Sister and I were days away from moving to Los Angeles, California from Brisbane, Australia. Amidst a nervous breakdown, my Dad took me aside in the kitchen, looked me in the eyes and repeated to me several times...
"There is nothing you have to do." -Dennis Robson (Dad)
This quote came back into my consciousness early on in the healing process, post disclosing the sexual abuse I suffered at the hands of Michael Jackson. These words from my Father have mobilized me amidst many moments of paralyzing fear and imagined pressure.
I have such deep gratitude for the teachers that I have had access to. I hope some of these quotes benefit you as well in your journey to live your highest life.
December 15, 2017.