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Inspiring Quotes

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A consistent state of Serenity and Compassion is Simply An Inspired Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened,
vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

The most central ingredient in the recipe
for living Simply An Inspired Life
is to Make Joyful CHOICES.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever a man or women is truly inspired,
it is because the same One Universal Spirit is doing the inspiring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never stop dreaming your inspired future.
Believing in your dreams is only the first step,
but unless you have a dream that you believe in,
you are leaving your future to random chance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experiences of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened,
vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.
- Helen Keller

Living Your Inspired Life
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Life Quotes and Sayings

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I Paint My Life In Bold Colors.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Go forth, and play joyfully in the garden of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life, and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beyond mind, there is an awareness that is intrinsic,
that is not given to you by the outside, and is not an idea -
and there is no experiment up to now
that has found any center in the brain which corresponds to awareness.
The whole work of meditation is to make you aware of all that is "mind"
and disidentify yourself from it.
That very separation is the greatest revolution that can happen to man.
Now you can do and act on only that which makes you more joyous,
fulfills you, gives you contentment, makes your life a work of art, a beauty.
But this is possible only if the master in you is awake.
- Osho

Have NO EXPECTATIONS.
Life will not meet your expectations.
Choose joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence;
then success is sure.
- Mark Twain

Become more and more innocent, less knowledgeable and more childlike.
Take life as fun - because that's precisely what it is!
- Osho

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be an Original, smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat, dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

Being wakeful in each and every moment of your life is meditation.
The simplest definition of meditation is:
when seeing, just see; when hearing, just hear.
- Josh Baran

I Dance Lightly With Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dreams are necessary to life.
- Anais Nin

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
- Socrates

Choose a job you love,
and you will never have to work a day in your life.
- Confucius

Begin your life today, and again tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.
- Helen Keller

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time,
for that is the stuff that life is made of.
- Benjamin Franklin

I give thanks for everything that has occurred
to bring me to this moment in time.
Every event that has ever occurred in my life
has played a crucial role in delivering me to this instant.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

As soon as there is life there is danger.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

Experience life in all possible ways -
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter.
Experience all the dualities. D
on't be afraid of experience,
because the more experience you have,
the more mature you become.
- Osho

I was so jazzed about sobering up and starting a new life;
I had to stop at a bar to get a drink just to calm down.
- the television series Glee

I cherish the uncertainty of life's adventures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I feel no need for any other faith
than my faith in the kindness of human beings.
I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it
that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
- Pearl Buck

Faithfulness in the performance of small duties
gives us strength to adhere to difficult determinations
that life will someday force us to make.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

For man with no forgiveness in heart, life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

A loving relationship is one in which
the loved one is free to be himself -
to laugh with me, but never at me;
to cry with me, but never because of me;
to love life, to love himself,
to love being loved.
Such a relationship is based upon freedom
and can never grow in a jealous heart.
- Leo F. Buscaglia

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep,
so a life well spent brings happy death.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Affirmation: I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgive with Compassion:
I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Act with Bold Courage -
Taking inspiration from the powerful vision of my future,
I boldly set sail with courage and intent.
I hold my course with focused attention and relentless commitment,
as I weather the storms of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From what we get, we can make a living:
what we give, however makes a life.
- Arthur Ashe

A man who dares to waste one hour of time
has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life
is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
- Albert Einstein

I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed
to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself
than this incessant business.
- Henry David Thoreau

I've chosen my life - now I want to start living it.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary;
new, universal, and more liberal laws
will begin to establish themselves around and within him;
or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor
in a more liberal sense,
and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings.
- Henry David Thoreau

I ride my blue polka-dot horse through the byways of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have spent many years of my life in opposition, and I rather like the role.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Drop guilt! - because to be guilty is to live in hell.
Not being guilty, you will have the freshness
of dewdrops in the early morning sun,
you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake,
you will have the freshness of the stars in the night.
Once guilt disappears you will have
a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant.
You will have a dance to your feet
and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
- Osho

I am still amazed at how big, how enormous a love and mystery God is -
and how small are the minds that attempt to corral
this life force into rules and taboos, cults and sects.
- Bono

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

Be a passionate Observer of Life.
See the events, feel the emotions, and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- Contact (1997)

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

I have learned, that if one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance
and hypocritical humility.
I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

Believe in the goodness of life.
Believe in the power of time to heal and to renew.
Believe in the power of forgiveness and gratitude.
Believe in the gift of rainbows and butterflies.
Believe in the laughter of children.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Dr. Johnson


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