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Life Quotes

I’ve already say that I am quote junkie. I actually used another word but you get my meaning. I love them. There is always some succinct way of saying something that expresses how I feel in a moment. My outlook on life or perhaps the way I want to see the world around me. I use quotes to express myself and to inspire me to be a better person.

My thought for today is what is an important quote to you? Well, there are many as you can imagine but I think I’ve held onto this one the longest. I don’t even remember who said it but it is never far from me. I just love it. So here is my little gift to you today:

“The impression of life comes in and touches us and every last touch is a revelation showing us something about ourselves.”

Impression: an idea, feeling, or opinion about something or someone, especially one formed without conscious thought or on the basis of little evidence. The Impression of life comes in…..comes in through our own personal filter, through our thoughts, our feelings, our opinions and touches us because we are sensory beings and we exist in a sensory world. It’s how we process things. It’s what makes us….us. And every last touch is a revelation showing us something about ourselves because each touch comes through our own filters and shows us what is right or wrong within us not what is right or wrong within the world. That is why three people can go through an experience together and all have a different version of it. Because we are different. Our filters are different. What you define as good/bad, love/hate, joy/sorrow etcetera is not going to be the same for me.

Our life experiences are teaching us about ourselves not about other beings experiencing “human-ness” so why do we always assume that everything is happening to us? That we are victims of circumstances, situations and other people? We control our filters. We have the power to change them but so many people are blind to this concept. So, yes, I LOVE this quote and I remember it frequently. May it give you something to ponder and perhaps it will become a favorite of yours as well. If the words resonate with you , perhaps, just perhaps you will let this “touch” come in and show you something about yourself and may the discovery be exciting.

 

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Words to Live by

I am a big fan of quotes. I think they are funny, inspirational, heart-warming and even sometimes heart-rending depending on the topic. I am always looking for quotes and sayings. I have quite the collection of them and I find that my favorite quote changes frequently.

My topic of the day is “What is your favorite quote?”

I have been focusing on several quotes about happiness, change but I find that my favorite quote right now is this one by Earl Nightingale.

“We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.”
— Earl Nightingale

I think the reason I love this quote is because of several things….one, it reminds me that I have the personal power to change my circumstances and two, if I go within and listen to the divine I will always find the answers I need on how to overcome whatever situation I find myself in and lastly it reminds me that we have a choice to believe that our circumstances have all control of our lives and we are victims to its whim or we can believe that circumstances change and are only temporary. I personally believe that we have the power to change our circumstances. It isn’t going to be easy but it is possible.

As I am such a huge fan of quotes, of all kinds, I would love it if you would share your favorite quote with me.

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