Meditation 7 - For fast acting relief, slow down.

I Am That - By: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

There is only one mistake you are making:

you take the inner for the outer and outer for the inner.

What is in you, you take to be outside you

and what is outside, you take to be in you.

The mind and feelings are external,

but you take them to be intimate.

You believe the world to be objective,

while it is entirely a projection of your psyche.

That is the basic confusion . . .

“I’ve decided to be happy because it is good for my health.” –Voltaire

“It is not stress that causes anxiety and panic attacks, it is our reaction to stress.” David Scott

“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” –Chinese Proverb

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” –William Burroughs

“Life isn’t as serious as the mind makes it out to be.” –Eckhart Tolle

“Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.” –John De Paola

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” –Lily Tomlin

"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes...Including you." -- Anne Lamott

"Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it." -- Kahlil Gibran

“When you love yourself and glow from the inside, you attract people who love, respect, and appreciate your energy. You radiate from within first. Everything starts with how you feel about yourself. Feel worthy. Feel valuable. Feel deserving of receiving the best. It will happen.” – Idil Ahmed

“It's okay to not be okay all the time.”

"Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall in their place."

“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” – Deborah Reber, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

"If you don’t have time for what matters, stop making time for what does not."

"Accept what is, Let go of what was and have faith in what will be."

"Life is so much simpler, when you stop trying to explain yourself to others and just live your own life."

“When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self-acceptance opened.” – Shannon L. Alder

What a beautiful thing it is to be able to stand tall and say, "I fell apart, and I survived."

"A caterpillar must endure a season of isolation before it turns into a butterfly. Embrace the time you have alone, it will only make you stronger." ~Steven Aitchison

“Live your life, sing your song. Not full of expectations. Not for the ovations. But for the joy of it.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”- Ann Landers

“Have a big enough heart to love unconditionally, and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that make each of us unique.”- D.B. Harrop

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama XIV

“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.” – Peace Pilgrim

“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.” – Michael J. Fox

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” – Melody Beattie

It Felt Love By Hafiz

How did the rose

Ever open its heart

And give to this world

All its beauty?

It felt the encouragement of light

Against its being,


We all remain

Too frightened

Some people can drown in a drop of water.

"The worst thing is watching someone drown and not being able to convince them that they can save themselves by just standing up."

“Our relationships are a reflection of the relationship we have with ourselves.” - Iyanla Vanzant

“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.” - Jean de La Fontaine