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Aphorisms from Aa to Zz: Yy August 18, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness, People.


The Spiritual path requires renunciation, a letting go of attachment to self-centered Ego concerns, such as the desire for approval. 

Those who can, do.  Those who can’t, try to tell us why we can’t do it either.

Infinite possibilities await.

Paint your world the way YOU want it.

If we limit our choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, we disconnect ourselves from what we truly want; all that’s left is compromise. ~ Robert Fritz

Rather than allowing our thoughts, emotions, and past experiences to dictate our re-actions to new events, we can view life with alert curiosity. 

Passion is power.  Follow your dreams.

Living life without passion is like trying to go hot air ballooning with an empty balloon.

Take your passion, and make it happen. ~ Flashdance

If you don’t have the life you want, start making changes . . . because it’s not going to fall in your lap.

Revel in uncertainty.

Create the life you want to live.  Unleash your imagination & let it run wild!

When we understand who we really are, we free ourselves from the illusions that hold us back.

It’s amazing the things we find to do . . . to avoid doing amazing things. 

Between the wish and the thing, life lies waiting.

Just remember:  The less you have, the less you have to worry about.


Master your thoughts . . . master your life.

Peace is not needing to know what will happen next. ~ Hilary Smith

The clouded mind sees nothing. 

Try spiritual practice and see for yourself. ~ The Buddha

The quieter the mind becomes . . . the more we understand. 

In stillness lies truth.

An open mind learns more in an hour than a closed mind learns in a year.

You must empty yourself of the past, in order to receive the present. ~ Zen Parable

Chase away idle thoughts, and see the world as it is.


Nature does not ask, “what do they want me to be?”  Its glory lies in its authenticity.

Always remember that you don’t have to be what they want you to be. ~ Mohammad Ali

Success is sharing the best parts of yourself with the world.

Know thyself ~ Oracle of Apollo at Delphi, Greece (inscription)

Happiness flows from being true to yourself.

Turn the spotlight inward. ~ Gandhi

Don’t sacrifice your values to reach your goals.

To thine own self be true. ~ Shakespeare

You have as many reputations as you have acquaintances.  None is accurate.  Be who you really are.

People are unhappy because they aren’t being truthful with themselves.   Being truthful with yourself plugs you into your inner power. ~ Suze Orman

When you stop hiding who you are, you have more energy to become more fully who you want to be. 

Without freedom, one’s creativity cannot bloom.

When we are enjoying the journey, we stop worrying about finding our intended audience ~ we trust that our intended audience will find us.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

To be a success in life is more than racking up dollars in your bank account . . . it’s about being the best YOU that YOU can be. 

You are powerful beyond measure. ~ Marianne Williamson


1. cindy - August 18, 2010

I don’t like Suze Orman, but I do like that quote.

nrhatch - August 18, 2010

I’m not sure I know who she is. The quote seems apt.

We wear so many masks that we forget who we are. We reclaim our authenticity and inner power by being honest.

2. Agatha82 - August 18, 2010

I love Yoga! Been doing it on and off since 1993 and it’s the best exercise ever 🙂

nrhatch - August 18, 2010

I try to do a few yoga stretches every day. Good for the mind. Good for the muscles.


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