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Start Living Life to the Fullest: Powerful Phrases to Inspire you to Spiritual Greatness

26/11/2014

Jesica L. Santos’ list of favourite quotes published in Huffington Post on 24 November 2014.

MEDITATE

I have selected 75 phrases that have had a profound impact in my life throughout the years. It is my sincere hope that they will deeply inspire you to reach a higher level of awareness and lasting fulfilment in your life in all the realms. May you surrender to the ecstasy of pure being and the enrichment that comes with being conscious about your uniqueness. May you be brave enough to decide to share the inexhaustible love that your spirit contains. And may you be lucky enough to experience the potential in existence automatically.

Be in the Present Moment

1. “Don’t postpone your happiness until some perfect future date. Be happy now, tomorrow will take care of itself.” — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

2. “The past is no more and the future is not yet: both are unnecessarily moving in directions which don’t exist. One used to exist, but no longer exists, and one has not even started to exist. The only right person is one who lives moment to moment, whose arrow is directed to the moment, who is always here and now; wherever he is, his whole consciousness, his whole being, is involved in the reality of here and in the reality of now. That is the only right direction.” — Osho

3. “Forever is composed of nows.” — Emily Dickinson

4. “To live in the memories, to live in the imagination, is to live in the non-existential. And when you are living in the non-existential, you are missing that which is existential.” — Osho

5. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” — Buddha

6. “Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now; and if the past cannot prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?” — Eckhart Tolle

7. “It is a mistake to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.” — Winston Churchill

Say Yes to Love

8. “Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray” — Rumi

9. “It is the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.” — Nicholas Sparks

10. “There are secret forces at work leading together those who belong together. We must yield to this attraction, then we make no mistakes.” — I-Ching

11. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” — Rumi

12. “Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature. By and by love becomes not a relationship, it becomes a state of your being. Not that you are in love — now you are love.” — Osho

13. “Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.” — Dalai Lama

14. “Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.” — Hafez

15. “To love is to recognize yourself in another.” — Eckhart Tolle

16. “Of course, I love you,’ the flower said to him. ‘If you were not aware of it, it was my fault.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

17. “Love doesn’t need reason. It speaks from the irrational wisdom of the heart.” — Deepak Chopra

18. “He is more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” — Emily Brontë

19. “With our love we can change the world — If they only knew.” — George Harrison

20. “I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate — it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn.” — Leo Buscaglia

21. “Love loves to love love.” — James Joyce

22. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” — Lao Tzu

23. “Love protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” — Corinthians 13

Choose the Path to Take

24. “There is a plan, and your soul knows what it is.” — Deepak Chopra

25. “You should rest in reason and move in passion.” — Khalil Gibran

26. “To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.”– Deepak Chopra

27. “Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.” — Deepak Chopra

28. “All the forces in the world are not as powerful as an idea whose time has come.” — Victor Hugo

29. “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.” — Rumi

Disempower the Ego

30. “If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time.” — Deepak Chopra

31. “If you identify with a mental position, then if you are wrong, your mind-based sense of self is seriously threatened with annihilation. So you as the ego cannot afford to be wrong. To be wrong is to die. Wars have been fought over this, and countless relationships have broken down.” — Eckhart Tolle

32. “Every time you are about to act, ask yourself: Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?” — My grandpa, J.J.S.

33. “The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is the very essence of life.” — Deepak Chopra

34. “The ego seeks to divide and separate. Spirit seeks to unify and heal.” — A course in miracles

Be Open to Life

35. “Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.” — Deepak Chopra

36. “What you seek is seeking you.” — Rumi

37. “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.” — Victor Hugo

38. “Be realistic: Plan for a miracle.” — Osho

39. “Life is a dream, realize it.” — Mother Theresa

Embrace the Unknown

40. “When in doubt, doubt the doubt!” — Deepak Chopra

41. “The seed cannot know what is going to happen, the seed has never known the flower. But do not doubt that the seed has the potentiality to become a beautiful flower.” — Osho

42. “Courage Is a love affair with the unknown.” — Osho

43. “Just when the caterpillar thought [it] was all over, it became a butterfly”. — English Proverb

Overcome Fear

44. “Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open?” — Rumi

45. “Feed your dreams and starve your fears.” — Me, J.L.S.

46. “You have to drop all your defenses, only then is intimacy possible. We are all hiding a thousand and one things, not only from others but from ourselves.” — Osho

47. “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” — Dalai Lama

48. “The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be.” — Dalai Lama

49. “Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.” — Hafez

50. “If it is love you are looking for, take a knife and cut off the head of fear.” — Rumi

51. “Don’t give in to your fears. If you do, you won’t be able to talk to your heart.” — Paulo Coelho

Allow Healing

52. “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” — Rumi

53. “I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” — Hafez

54. “There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophies.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

55. “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” — Louise Hay

56. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” — Henry David Thoreau

Search for Answers Within

57. “There is a voice that does not use words. Listen.” — Rumi

58. “Wherever you go you will find people lying to you, and as your awareness grows, you will notice that you also lie to yourself. Do not expect people to tell you the truth because they also lie to themselves. You have to trust yourself and choose to believe or not to believe what someone says to you.” — Miguel Ruiz

59. “Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized.” — Osho

60. “Try to realize it is all within yourself no one else can make you change, and to see you are only very small and life flows on within you and without you.” — George Harrison

61. “Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.” — Ramana Maharshi

62. “There is nothing outside you.” — A course in miracles

Think Less, Feel More

63. “Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.” — Paulo Coelho

64. “It is not a question of learning much. On the contrary. It’s a question of UNLEARNING much.” — Osho

65. “In the space of no-mind, truth descends like light.” — Osho

66. “Passion is a feeling that tells you: this is the right thing to do. Nothing can stand in my way. It doesn’t matter what anyone else says. This feeling is so good that it cannot be ignored. I’m going to follow my bliss and act upon this glorious sensation of joy.” — Wayne Dyer

67. “There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.” — Wayne Dyer

68. “Love just happens. Nobody thinks about how to love, or when and where to love. Nobody is rational about love. Rational thought hinders love. Love is a sudden rising in the heart. Love is an unavoidable, un-obstructable longing for oneness. There is no logic in this. It is beyond logic. So do not try to be rational about love. It is like trying to give reasons for the river to flow, for the breeze to be cool and gentle, for the moon to glow, for the sky to be expansive, for the ocean to be vast and deep, or for the flower to be fragrant and beautiful. Rationalization kills the beauty and charm of these things. They are to be enjoyed, experienced, loved and felt.” — Amma

Have no Regrets

69. “One regret, dear world that I am determined not to have when I am lying on my deathbed is that I did not kiss you enough.” — Hafez

70. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

71. “Never regret something that made you smile.” — Unknown

72. “The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” — Louis E. Boone

73. “Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.” — Paulo Coelho

74. “Tell him yes. Even if you are dying of fear, even if you are sorry later, because whatever you do, you will be sorry all the rest of your life if you say no.” — Gabriel García Márquez

75. “I have committed the worst of sins one can commit… I have not been happy.” — Jorge Luis Borges

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