I love to collect quotes instead of writing down resolutions.
During times of mental struggle, they motivate me and make me feel in control.
Every year, I choose the most powerful ones and reread them whenever I feel that I need a push to do something.
So, if you ever lose your sense of direction or are simply feeling overwhelmed, give these sayings a read:
“Men, be kind to your fellow-men; this is your first duty, kind to every age and station, kind to all that is not foreign to humanity. What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.” ~ René Descartes
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien
“If you don’t want your life to be ‘messed up’, don’t fool around with those who have messed up theirs.” ~ Napoleon Hill
“We must see with our own eyes and not accept any laid-down tradition as if it had some magical power in it.” ~ Chögyam Trungpa
“Safety and happiness can only come from individuals, classes, and nations being honest and fair and kind to each other.” ~ C. S. Lewis
“Balance your thoughts with action. If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” ~ Bruce Lee
“Compassion for ourselves gives rise to the power to transform resentment into forgiveness, hatred into friendliness, and fear into respect for all beings.” ~ Jack Kornfield
“You need to recognize that the risk of moving toward your dreams is much lower than the slow, everyday punishment you inflict on yourself by suppressing your dream.” ~ Mel Robbins
“You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
“I’ve always known that life is better when you share it. I now realize it gets even sweeter when you expand the circle.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
“Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go.” ~ Natalie Goldberg
“Suffering is not good for the soul, unless it teaches you how to stop suffering. That is its purpose.” ~ Jane Roberts
“Love yourself. Do it now! Don’t wait until you get well or lose the weight, or get the new job, or the new relationship.” ~ Louise Hay
“Before making a decision, ask inside for guidance. Be patient and await an answer. Act only when you feel calm and certain.” ~ Deepak Chopra
“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” ~ Dale Carnegie
“The gifts we are given in life require the best of us, not merely our best intentions.” ~ Les Brown
May 2024 bring awareness, peace, kindness, and empathy to all of us.