Quotes that Will Change Your Future

Words words words. The entire concept of words carries more significance to me than anything.

Poetry, fairy tales, novels, blogs, and quotes have given me my most profound ideas of enlightenment and irreplaceable moments of freedom. Without these words I love, my future self would have inevitably formed out of the person I used to be. While being angry, ambitionless, and lost was no hayride, far worse was the fact that I actually thought that was just how life was, for everyone.

There are many things that helped contribute to my much improved attitude and spirituality, and these quotes in particular each started a revolution within me.

Some of them hit me right away, while others I still find my stubborn mind struggling with, but these words will never give up on me. Take a deep breath in….deep breath out… and get ready to change your future...

 

Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.
— Eckhard Tolle
Fear is the memory of pain. Addiction is the memory of pleasure. Freedom is beyond both.
— Deepak Chopra
It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.
— L.R. Knost
Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.
— S. Sinek
Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
— William S. Burroughs
Don’t worry about the haters...They are just angry because the truth you speak contradicts the lie they live.
— Dr. Steve Maraboli
If there must be madness, chaos and time crunches in your life, then let there be chaos. These things are happening around you; nothing is happening to you. Find the strength and stillness to be the eye inside that storm.
— Amy Jirsa
Ancient supernovae composed my hands on your thighs.
— Jeremiah Walton
Nature … is a friend you will never lose until death—and even when you die, you disappear into nature.
— Leo Tolstoy, paraphrased by Ben Thomson Cowles
Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.
— C.S. Lewis
 

And lastly, the dearest words I carry closest to my heart are from The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity:

Man, because he sacrifices health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.
— The Dalai Lama
 

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