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11 Powerful Quotes To Keep Our Lives In Perspective

There are many things that can keep our lives in perspective, and words are one of them. I’ve collected quotes from the very first journal I received as a birthday present at 12. Although young and unfamiliar with the art of journaling, I soon found that writing like a stream of consciousness (as said by Julia Cameron) and documenting quotes, poems, lyrics, recipes, or short excerpts was a powerful doorway to understanding life from a different angle. And I haven’t stopped ever since.

Quotes are an echo of our inner world with a vast potential to change our course of action, behavior, or ways of living. They’re also containers of wisdom condensed in a few speech elements with the power to uplift our spirits and grow our minds. Here are 11 quotes to shine up your experience of life:

  • Who you are is how you think. You become what you think you are. As you think, so shall you be.  — Wayne Dyer
  • We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains. — Ursula LeGuin
  • Rather than trying to monitor your thoughts, we encourage that you simply pay attention to how you are feeling. For if you should choose a thought that isn’t in harmony with the way that broader, older, wiser, loving Inner Being part of you sees it, you will feel the discord; and then you can easily redirect your thought to something that feels better and, therefore, serves you better. — Abraham Hicks
  • Character – the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s life – is the source from which self-respect springs. — Joan Didion
  • Your life is speaking to you every day, all the time—and your job is to listen up and find the clues. Passion whispers to you through your feelings, beckoning you toward your highest good. Pay attention to what makes you feel energized, connected, stimulated—what gives you your juice. Do what you love, give it back in the form of service, and you will do more than succeed. You will triumph. — Oprah Winfrey
  • Trying is a human invention; it’s the doing that is important. When you get out there and do what you love, you will be fulfilling the mission of your life. — Wayne Dyer
  • If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s. — Joseph Campbell
  • You are the storyteller of your own life, and you create your own legend or not. — Isabel Allende
  • Rid your body of its impurities, let your speech be true and sweet, feel friendship for the world, and with humility seek wealth and knowledge. Krishnamacharya
  • Life is the dancer and you are the dance. Eckhart Tolle
  • I like the people who vibrate, who you don’t have to push, who you don’t have to tell how things work, who already know who they are, and do what they have to do. The people who live their dreams until these dreams turn into reality. Mario Benedetti
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