10 Quotes to Keep Your Inner Fire Burning

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Sometimes you need a lil' nudge in the right direction to keep you on the straight and narrow.

And what's more powerful than words? They have the power to heal and inform, they are what we turn to when we need to express our feelings and love. Words are literally all around us every second of every day: "I hear the secrets that you keep...when you're talking in your sleep." Word.

We hope these particular words will help you in the eleventh hour, keep you going, redefine your motivation. Bookmark 'em, cut 'em out and hang 'em up, copy them down, memorize them, do what you need to do, just make sure you let them catch you if you fall:

"Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know." ~Pema Chodron

  "Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life." ~Steve Jobs  

"There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life." ~John Lennon

 

"To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities." ~Bruce Lee

"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe." ~Dalai Lama  

 

"Barn’s burnt down now I can see the moon." ~Masahide (haiku)

 

"If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down." ~Ray Bradbury

"We turn not older with years, but newer every day." ~Emily Dickinson

"It always comes back to just letting go with love. Just put the love in it. Whatever it is, and if you can’t put love in it, don’t do it!" ~Bhagavan Das

  "Whether it’s a cell, a bug, or a weed, everything in life starts small. The beauty of small acts is that they cannot be stopped. There is no inconsequential action, only consequential inaction. Real transformation originates from the bottom and moves outwards." ~Paul Hawken


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