Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.
Choose to be kind over being right and you'll be right everytime.
The key to a good life is this: If you're not going to talk about something during the last hour of your life, then don't make it a top priority during your lifetime.
Don't sweat the small stuff...and it's all small stuff.
You are what you practice most.
If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us.
...when you let go of your expectations, when you accept life as it is, you're free.To hold on is to be serious and uptight. To let go is to lighten up.
True happiness comes not when we get rid of all of our problems,but when we change our relationship to them, when we see our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice, and to learn.
Life is a process--just one thing after another. When you lose it, just start again.
One of the most dynamic and significant changes you can make in your life is to make the commitment to drop all negative references to your past, to begin living now.
Meanwhile, life keeps moving forward. The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when?
Choose being kind over being right and you'll be right every time.
Reading is a gift. It's something you can do almost anytime and anywhere. It can be a tremendous way to learn, relax, and even escape. So, enough about the virtues of reading. Time to read on.
Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success.
Even though we often mess up, most of us are doing the best that we know how with the circumstances that surround us.
I’m merely talking about learning to be less bothered by the actions of people.
Life didn't come with a fool-proof manual.
Your heart, the compassionate part of you, knows that it’s impossible to feel better at the expense of someone else.
We deny the parts of ourselves that we deem unacceptable rather than accepting the fact that we're all less than perfect.
We need to break the habit of overreacting because of our speedy assumption and judgments
If we could only live the way we know deep down we should, we would guarantee ourselves a life of richness & fulfillment.
As you begin to eliminate your need for perfection in all areas of your life, you'll begin to discover the perfection in life itself
Criticism, like swearing, is actually nothing more than a bad habit.
What interferes with this peaceful feeling is our expectation of reciprocity.
Try to maintain the perspective that, in time, everything disintegrates and returns to its initial form.
Every day, tell at least one person something you like, admire, or appreciate about them.
Mistakes are really not that big of a deal. in fact , as most of us acknowledge we need to make mistakes in order to learn and grow
Many people spend their entire lifetimes wishing that other people would acknowledge them. They feel this especially about their parents, spouses, children, and friends.
Children listen best with their eyes. What you do is what they hear.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
Ironically, when you surrender your need to hog the glory, the attention you used to need from other people is replaced by a quiet inner confidence that is derived from letting others have it.
Many people live as if life were a dress rehearsal for some later date.
I guess it´s safe to say that practice makes perfect. It makes sense, then, to be careful what you practice
As Mother Teresa reminds us, “We cannot do great things on this earth. We can only do small things with great love.
Life isn't all it's cracked up to be. Nothing is ever good enough the way it is.
Slowing down your responses and becoming a better listeners aids you in becoming a more peaceful person
Happiness is a state of mind, not a set of circumstances.
They will pass away just as surely as the sun sets in the evening.
Being heard and understood is “one of the greatest desires of the human heart.
Its helpful to step back and see the bigger picture
There are two rules for living in harmony. #1) Don’t sweat the small stuff and #2) It’s all small
We tend to focus on the annoying expectation
When you have what you want (inner peace), you are less distracted by your wants, needs, desires, and concerns. It’s thus easier to concentrate, focus, achieve your goals, and to give back to others.
Irrespective of what happened yesterday or last year, and what may or may not happen tomorrow, the present moment is where you are—always!
The sooner we accept the inevitable dilemma of not being able to win the approval of everyone we meet, the easier our lives will become.
It is our ability to forget our problems, through the process of thought, rather than the passage of time, that frees us from the circumstances of our past.
Now is the only time we have, and the only time we have any control over.
I guess it´s safe to say that practice makes perfect. It makes sense, then, to be careful what you practice. (Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, 1997)
It is in our lowest moods, when we are least equipped to do so, that we are tempted to try to solve problems or resolve issues with others.
The need for perfection and the desire for inner tranquility conflict with each other.
Change the things that can be changed, accept those that cannot, and have the wisdom to know the difference.