I recently got this book by Wayne Dyer called Staying On The Path. It is a collection of quotes that uplifts me whenever I open it up. Today I thought I would share a few of my favorites with you. 🙂
Theses are the good old days
Only insecure people need security. Secure people know that there’s no such thing. Security comes from within, when you know you can handle anything.
Be patient and loving with every fearful thought
When you are at peace with yourself and you love yourself, it’s virtually impossible for you to do things to yourself that are destructive
With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself, or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.
Whenever other people are upset, always remember that they own the upset, and that you can refuse to join them.
Don’t equate your self-worth with how well you do things in life. You aren’t what you do. If you are what you do, then when you don’t, you aren’t.
Suffering comes from wants
When you get enough inner peace and feel really positive about yourself, it’s almost impossible for you to be controlled and manipulated by anybody else.
How do you get world peace? You get world peace through inner peace. If you’ve got a world full of people who have inner peace, then you have a peaceful world.
All you need in order to have total happiness, fulfillment, and love in your life you already have right now, whoever you are and wherever you are.
The children whom you admire so much for their ability to enjoy life aren’t foreign creatures to you. You have one of those children inside you.
Everything that’s happening is supposed to be happening.
You can’t be authentic unless you are following your bliss.
Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world. How come?
You’re the sum total of the choices you’ve made in your life.
If you believe that this book will liberate you, then you’re already a victim of your own illusions. You and only you must decide to take these suggestions and turn them into constructive self-fulfilling behaviors.
Everything in your life is a miracle to be cherished. A grain of sand, a bee on a flower, a sailboat, a cup of coffee, a wet diaper, a caterpillar, all are miracles. When you learn to view life and everything in it as a miracle, you soon see that complaining is a waste of the miracle that you are.
The only limits you have are the limits you believe.
Instead of saying, “Why is this happening to me? Isn’t this awful? Poor me,” begin to say, “What do I have to learn from this?”
If children are raised in peace, they will not know how to be warlike.
Everything you “have to have” owns you.
If you don’t believe that you control your thought, make a list of who does. Send them to me. I’ll treat them all and you’ll get better.
If you don’t love yourself, nobody else will. Not only that, but you won’t be good at loving anyone else. Loving starts with the self.
Once you know that what you think about expands, you start getting really careful about what you think about.
When you are just like everyone else in the world, you have to ask yourself, “What do I have to offer?”
You are whole. You are complete. You are total in every moment that you’re alive.
What distinguishes what’s alive from what’s dead is growth, be it in plants or in you.
What you think of me is none of my business.
Listen to your body and it will tell you what you need to know.
A woman asked me one time, “What are the blocks to my happiness?” I said, “The belief that you have blocks.”
Whatever is going on inside of you is up to you. You own it all. It’s yours.
Nothing out there is bad unless you believe that it is.
There is not one cell in your body that was there seven years ago. Yet you can remember being alive seven years ago. How do you account for that?
Looking in the mirror and disliking the self that you take with you everywhere that you go is one of the most self-defeating things you can do.
There are so many treasures in this book! Whenever I read it, it is a reminder for me of what I already know to be true inside. It awakens my spirit, as if the light that is inside of me gets switched on and I find my true self again. I think we all could use that from time to time. After all, we are only human and it is so easy to lose our spiritual outlook in the business of every day life. Hope that you enjoyed some of these reminders yourself.
Have a great day! And remember that you are enough already, just as you are. Nothing can ever add or take away from that truth! 🙂