Hunting High and Low
Most of us strive to gain a better grasp and understanding of life and the meaning of it all.
We all know of or have heard about those magical ‘a-ha’ moments. You know the ones — when some great profundity just clicks into place like a key sliding into a lock and opening a door to a dazzling new way of thinking…
These epochs can happen at different times and with different events, conversations, books, movies, articles or whatever else happens across our paths at that special moment.
I want to share a few inspirational quotes from some of our greatest spiritual teachers. I hope they help you to live a more joyful and fulfilling life.
1. On Taking Responsibility (or the ability to respond)
“Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now. Then accept the consequences.” — Eckhart Tolle
2. On Meditation and Mindfulness
“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” — Lao Tzu
3. On Integrity
“Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.” — Miguel Angel Ruiz
4. On Forgiveness
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else, you are the one who gets burned.” — Buddha
5. On Unity Consciousness
“If we have no peace it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” — Mother Theresa
6. On Feeding Positive Outlooks
“Instead of focusing on the world’s problems, give your attention and energy to trust, love, abundance, education and peace.” — Rhonda Byrne
7. On Joy and Purpose
“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” — Maya Angelou
I have left out about a gazillion glorious quotes here — if you have a quote that you live by or gave you your ‘a-ha’ moment, please share in the comment box below. 🙂