Sure, you can just Google “inspirational quotes,” and let your eyes glaze over as you skim quote after quote thinking, “Ah. Yes.” “Ah. So true.” “Ah. I have to keep that one in mind for tomorrow.” “Ah. I’ll post that one on Facebook.”
BUT here’s another idea: engage, truly engage with those quotes that unlock you and create vision and understanding within you.
I suggest that, for the quotes below and for any you already hold dear, you choose one and ideally journal (if that’s not possible, spend 10 SOLID minutes thinking [count the minutes!!] ) about this quote, and simply let your mind and heart marinate in it. Explore what the implications of it truly are, in a big-picture way, and in a day-to-day life way. As always, keeping both of these perspectives in mind is critical, and spending time on each of them is essential for integration of any new value, habit, or way-of-being you want more of.
“When you have one eye on the goal, you only have one eye on the path.”
– Author Unknown
“We rush through our days in such stress and intensity, as if we were here to stay, and the serious project of the world depended on us.”
– John O’Donahue
“Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.”
– Margaret Shepherd
“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Sometimes it is the artist’s task to find out how much music you can still make with what you have left.”
– Tara Brach vignette