Meditation 6 - Staying Positive in Difficult Situations

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.” - Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore)

“Staying positive does not mean everything will turn out okay. Rather, it means you will be okay no matter how things turn out.” —Unknown

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.” —Walt Whitman

“Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look.” —Jodi Picoul

“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” —Earl Nightingale

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” —Mahatma Gandhi

“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” —Dr. Seuss

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” —Maya Angelou

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” —Aesop

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” —H.Jackson Brown Jr

“If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels.” —Tennessee Williams

“It is easy to be heavy: hard to be light.” G.K. Chesterton

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”
—Dalai Lama

“The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.” —Yiddish Proverb

“A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.”
—Maya Angelou

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.” —John Muir

“Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment.”—Mahatma Gandhi

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”
—Buckminster Fuller

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” —Chinese Proverb

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” —Abraham Lincoln

May your hope be your candle and your passion the flame.

“We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize we only have one.” —Confucius

“Don’t let one cloud obliterate your sky.” - Anais Nin

“Do what is true to your soul.” —Malini Saba

"The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you're not."

“Feeling blue, down or depressed right now, does not make you weak or unlovable, it makes you human.” – David Scott

“Detachment is the art of enjoying something while always being open to the possibility of losing it someday.” John B. Bejo

“True detachment isn’t separation from life but the absolute freedom within your mind to explore everything with no limits.”

"Today I refuse to stress myself out over things I can't control." No darkness lasts forever. And even there, there are stars. Ursula K. Le Guin (The Farthest Shore)

“No storm, not even the one in your life, right now can last forever. The storm is just passing over.” - Iyanla Vanzant

“Depression lies. It tells you you’ve always felt this way, and you always will. But you haven’t, and you won’t.” - Halley Cornell

"Live life less out of habit and more out of intention"

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” - Carl JungYou are strong.

It is in dialogue with pain that many beautiful things acquire their value. Alain de Botton (The Architecture of Happiness)

We all can’t do great things, but we can all do small things with great love. Mother t

“Letting go gives us the freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything — anger, anxiety, or possessions, we are not free" — Thich Nhat Hanh

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. - Albert Einstein

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." - Reinhold Niebuhr