13 Apr Get your days and your life off to a great start with these incredible quotes!
via PickTheBrain by Joe Pennington
Why is it that a few words put together in a certain order invoke such strong reactions in us?
Is it thanks to history’s greatest authors, philosophers, and orators who are just naturally able to communicate ideas succinctly and vividly?
Largely, yes—but there’s a lot more going on than first meets the eye.
Take a look inside the mind of the average person and you’ll no doubt be confronted by a whole load of negative mental chatter: “I can’t do this”, “I’m a horrible person”, “I’ll never achieve what I want”.
With our inner worlds dominated by self-criticism and self-defeating thoughts, it’s a much welcome relief to hear quotes—or as they’d be considered in Buddhism, ‘affirmations’—that transcend nasty psychological blocks and tap into our core beliefs.
You see, the purpose of affirmations is not to convince you of something—they simply ‘make firm’ something that already exists inside of you which has been obscured by doubts.
To help us bring to light these inner truths, affirmations need to be repeated over and over and over again. In the case of understanding quotes and making sure you put them into action, that means reading them consistently as part of your daily routine.
Spring to life every morning by reading these 21 inspiring and motivating quotes from some of history’s greatest thinkers and doers:
“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” — Henry David Thoreau
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”—Marcus Aurelius
“Do not say, ‘It is morning,’ and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.” —Rabindranath Tagore
“Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it.” —Richard Whately
“Be pleasant until ten o’clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.” — Elbert Hubbard
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