Ancient Therapy for Modern Times

Words of Wisdom

ANONYMOUS  "Courage is being yourself everyday in a world that expects you to be someone else."

EDGE OF TOMORROW, The Film  "It's all right to be scared.  Remember there's no courage without fear."

DR DOUGLAS R KELLEY   "You cannot change the current life your mind created, with the same mind that created it.  You must change the way you think.  Change your mind - change your reality."

ERICA JONG  "If you don't risk anything, you risk even more."

DENZEL WASHINGTON  "Don't just aspire to make a living.  Aspire to make a difference."

DON FRADRANI  "You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep rereading the last one." 

LL COOL J  "Dreams have no deadlines."

MARK 11:24  "What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye have received them, and ye shall have them." 

MARC & ANGEL  "Those times when you don't feel like being positive, are the times when choosing to be positive, makes the biggest difference." 

ANONYMOUS  "When you can't control what's happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what's happening.  That's where your power is."

MAE WEST  "Knowing what you want is the first step to getting it." 

DR WAYNE DYER  "You'll see it when you believe it."

NICHIREN DAISHONIN  "Gird yourself with the armor of endurance." 

ANNA QUINDLEN  "The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself." 

DR SEUSS  "Today you are You, that is truer than true.  There is No One alive that is Youer than you!"

CHRISTOPHER REEVE  "Once you choose hope, anything is possible."  

AN AFGHANISTAN PROVERB  "What you see in yourself is what you see in the world." 

MAE JEMISON  "Never limit yourself because of other's limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination." 

MARCUS PORCIUS CATO  "An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes."

LAO-TZE  "Watch your thoughts; they become words.  Watch your words; they become actions.  Watch your actions; they become habits.  Watch your habits; they become character.  Watch your character; it becomes your destiny." 

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

PROCTER & GAMBLE, Inc  "Life opens up when you do." 

RACHEL ZOE  "Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak."

TOM PETERS  "If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade."

ANONYMOUS  "The secret sauce is you."

BARBARA JOHNSON  "Never let a problem to be solved become more important than the person to be loved." 

NCIS, The TV Series  "Gibbs Rule #36: If you feel like you're being played, you probably are." 

A PERSIAN PROVERB  "I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man with no feet."

WILLIAM FEATHER  "Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.

NANCY THAYER  "It's never too late, in fiction or in life, to revise." 

LENOVA, Inc  "Do." 

DELL, Inc  "Do more."

NIKE, Inc  "Just do it."

TOP GUN: MAVERICK, The Film  "Don't Think.  Just Do." 

YODA  "Do or do not.  There is no try."

SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS  "Get on with it." 

DEAN ACHESON  "The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured." 

SEIKO, Inc  "Keep Going Forward."

VALENTINE BLACKER  "Trust in God and keep your powder dry."

DALAI LAMA  "Sleep is the best meditation."

ROSA PARKS  "I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."

ANONYMOUS  "Note to self: Let shit go."

CASEY KASEM  "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars."

CHAMPIONS, The Film  "Impossible is not a fact... it is an opinion."

TERTULLIAN  "Hope is patience with the lamp lit."

LOUISE L HAY  "I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life."

GEORGE SAVILLE  "The best way to suppose what may come, is to remember what is past."

CLAUDIUS  "Say not always what you know, but always know what you say."

TOM CRUISE  "In this life, it's not what you hope for, it's not what you deserve - it's what you take."

ANONYMOUS  "If you're ever granted a second act; don't repeat the first one."  

DR MARTIN LUTHER KING  "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN  "Destiny is not a matter of chance, but of choice."

JACLYN SMITH  "Sometimes we are the student.  Sometimes we are the master.  And sometimes we are merely the lesson."

BARBARA DeANGELIS  "It takes a lot of courage to be the same person on the outside that you are on the inside."

DR PHIL McGRAW  "Better to be awakened by a painful truth than lulled to sleep by a seductive lie."

CHRIS HEMSWORTH   "The story you tell yourself becomes your reality."

ANN BANCROFT  "The things we overcome in life really become our strengths."

ELIZABETH GILBERT  "Eat, Pray, Love." 


DONNA E. MILLER  "Someday is here.  Someday is here.  Someday is here." 

APPIUS CLAUDIUS CAECUS  "Every man is the architect of his own fortune."

SHERYL LEE RALPH  "Live your life like you're happy to be alive, because there is an alternative."

THE ROLLING STONES  "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need." 

MARSHA NORMAN  "Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you." 

ANONYMOUS  "Every lid has a pot." 

REINHOLD NIEBUHR  "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." 

KIN HUBBARD  "It's what we learn after we think we know it all - that counts." 

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT  "Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent." 

ANONYMOUS  "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." 

DIANA NYAD  "Never ever give up.  You're never too old to chase your dreams."

NELSON BOSWELL  "The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake."

INTERSTELLAR, The Film  "It's not possible."  "No, it's necessary."

MARY KAY ASH  "Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly but the bumble bee doesn't know it, so it goes on flying anyway." 

A MILLION MILES AWAY, The Film  "1. You have to know what you want.  2. Look where you're standing - see how far you have to go.  3. You have to think how you're going to get there.  4. If you don't know how - you have to learn.  5. When you think you've made it - you probably have to try even harder." 

PETER DRUCKER  "The best way to predict the future is to create it." 

HILLARY CLINTON  "Take criticism seriously, but not personally.  If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it.  Otherwise, let it roll right off of you." 

MIHALY CSIKSZENTMIHALY  "The mark of a person in control of consciousness is the ability to focus attention at will - for as long as it takes to achieve a goal." 

A NORWEGIAN PROVERB  "Heroism consists of hanging on one minute longer." 

SALLY BEHN  "Successful people are willing to do things other people won't." 

WILLIE MAYS  "What you're thinking, what shape your mind is in, is what makes the biggest difference of all." 

AMAY'S, The Fortune Cookie  "Stay close to your inner self, you will benefit in all ways." 

MARK TWAIN  "Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore.  Dream.  Discover." 

DOLLY PARTON  "Find out who you are and do it on purpose." 

FRIEDRICH ENGELS  "An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory." 

ARISTOLE  "We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then, is not an act but a habit." 

MICHAEL JORDAN  "You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG  "The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself.  Because no matter what happens, you will always be with yourself."

RALPH WALDO EMERSON  "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." 

BUDDHA  "There are two fatal errors that keep great projects from coming to life: 1. Not finishing.  2. Not starting." 

ALAN COHEN  "I am willing to have the Universe support me to live my dream." 

CAROLINE MYSS  "The soul always knows what to do to heal itself.  The challenge is to silence the mind." 

RESCUE DAWN, The Film  "Empty what is full, fill what is empty and scratch what itches."

BABE DIDRIKSON ZAHARIAS  "You can't win them all, but you can try." 

TONY HORTON  "Do your best and forget the rest." 

COCO CHANEL  "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."

BMW, Inc   "Confidence doesn't take detours."

A MAORI PROVERB  "Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you."

GEORGE SANTAYANA  "There are none so blind, as those that will not see."

DIANE ACKERMAN  "I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it.  I want to have lived the width of it as well." 

WILL RODGERS  "Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there." 

CLEOPATRA  "I will not be triumphed over." 

ANTHONY ROBBINS  "The past does not equal the future." 

MERCEDES BENZ, Inc  "Never surrender to mediocrity."

AN ENGLISH PROVERB  "Stay calm and carry on." 

BERNIE MAC, The TV Series  "Wake up to seize the day and suck the marrow out of life." 

AUTUMN IN NEW YORK, The Film  "Life rewards the courageous few." 

GLORIA STEINEM  "The truth will set you free.  But first, it will piss you off." 

ANONYMOUS  "What you allow, you encourage."

MARIAN ANDERSON  "As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might." 

PEACE PILGRIM  "When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others." 

BUMPER STICKER, On a 1970's Volkswagen Beetle  "When The Power of Love - Overcomes The Love of Power - The World Will Know Peace."

AN AFRICAN PROVERB  "It's not what you call me, but what I answer to." 

ROBBINS BROTHERS  "Welcome to the rest of your life." 

BEVERLY SILLS  "You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try." 

CLINT EASTWOOD  "The main thing is not how long you're on the planet, but the quality you have while you're here." 

CHARLES DARWIN  "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." 

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, The Film  "It's not the years, it's the miles." 

MAUREEN DOWD  "The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for." 

JAMES BALDWIN  "Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." 

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT  "When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on." 

OPRAH WINFREY   "Turn your wounds into wisdom."  AND  "Step out of the history that is holding you back.  Step into the new story you are willing to create." 

ALDOUS HUXLEY "There's only one corner of the Universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self." 

CONFUCIUS  "By three methods we may learn wisdom: 1st by reflection - which is noblest.  2nd by imitation - which is easiest.  And 3rd by experience - which is the bitterest." 

HENRY FORD  "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right." 

MAYA ANGELOU  "Life's a bitch.  You've got to go out and kick ass." 

SEX IN THE CITY, The TV Series  "Can the future really happen if the past is still present?" 

JANIS JOPLIN  "Don't compromise yourself.  You are all you've got." 

SEARS, Inc  "Good enough is the enemy to excellence."

FRANK H. KNIGHT  "Never waste any time you can spend sleeping."

ANONYMOUS  "Your attitude will determine your altitude." 

HELEN KELLER  "What I am looking for is not out there; it is in me." 

WALTER E. COLE  "We must look for the opportunity in every difficulty instead of being paralyzed at the thought of the difficulty of every opportunity." 

MICHELLE OBAMA  "Find your space.  Find your spot.  Wear what you love." 

BON JOVI  "Success is falling nine times and getting up ten." 

LAW AND ORDER: SVU, The TV Series  "Problems are just solutions in work clothes." 

KERRY WASHINGTON  "You can be the lead in your own life."

THALES  "Know thyself." 

PRETTY WOMAN, The Film  "Take care of you." 

PADMA LAKSHMI  "Take your time.  Concentrate on the joys of the voyage rather than arriving at the destination." 

DR EDWARD BACH  "There is no true healing unless there is a change in outlook, peace of mind and inner happiness." 

CHARLIE CHAPLIN  "Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot." 

BILLIE JEAN KING  "No one changes the world who isn't obsessed."

ANONYMOUS  "The Five Things To Quit Right Now:  1. Trying to please everyone.  2. Fearing change.  3. Living in the past.  4. Putting yourself down.  5. Overthinking." 

ANDY WARHOL  "The red lobster's beauty only comes out when it's dropped into the boiling water." 

WERNER ERHARD  "Live as if your life depends on it." 

MARGARET THATCHER  "If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing."

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER  "Pray as if all depends on God and act as if all depends on you." 

JANE FONDA  "The challenge is not to be perfect... it's to be whole."

KENNY LOGGINS  "When we allow ourselves to feel our feelings, what should be intolerable becomes intolerable." 

AN ORIENTAL PROVERB  "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are headed." 

ANAIS NIN  "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." 

JERRY SEINFELD  "Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason." 

LOUISE L. HAY  "I give myself permission to be at peace."

ALBERT SCHWEITZER  "The meaning of maturity, which we should develop in ourselves is that we should strive always to become simpler, kinder, more honest, more truthful, more peace loving, more gentle and more compassionate."

SUSAN JEFFERS  "Feel the fear and do it anyway." 

YODA  "The greatest teacher - failure is." 

ARISTOTLE  "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." 

SHAKESPEARE  "There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." 

AN ARABIC PROVERB  "Thy strength shall be according to the measure of thy desire." 

LUCILLE BALL  "Ability is of little account without opportunity." 

JOSEPH MURPHY  "Picture the fulfillment of your desire now and feel its reality and you will experience the joy of the answered prayer." 

WHOOPI GOLDBERG  "I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities." 

LOUIS VUITTON  "A journey brings us face to face with ourselves."

ANONYMOUS  "When things go wrong, don't go with them." 

ANDREW WEIL  "Visualize yourself as already healed."

DR RHEA SEDDON  "Consider risks carefully, then hold firm the courage of your own conviction."

ECKHART TOLLE  "Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness." 

EPICTETUS  "It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows."

ANDRE GIDE  "One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." 

AMY TAN  "If you can't change your fate, change your attitude." 

THE BEATLES  "Life flows in and without you." 

HERACLITUS  "There is nothing permanent except change." 

STELLA MANN  "Desire, ask, believe, receive." 

SHAKYAMUNI  "If you want to understand the causes that existed in the past, look at the results as they manifested in the present.  And if you want to understand what results will be manifested in the future, look at the causes that exist in the present." 

PAUL GAUGUIN  "I shut my eyes in order to see." 

MADONNA  "A lot of people are afraid to say what they want.  That's why they don't get what they want." 

LES BROWN  "Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss it you will land among the stars." 

THE HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA  "When breath departs, so too does life.  Therefore, regulate the breath." 

INDIRA GHANDHI  "You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist." 

THEODORE ROETHKE  "In a dark time, the eye begins to see." 

ALBERT EINSTEIN  "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." 

JESUS CHRIST  "It is done unto you as you believe." 

CLAUDIA BLACK  "Saying no can be the ultimate self-care." 

ANONYMOUS  "What we see depends mainly on what we look for." 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN  "Everyone is about as happy as they make up their minds to be." 

AN ITALIAN PROVERB  "Shift your sail with the wind." 

RALPH WALDO EMERSON  "Stay at home in your mind.  Don't recite the opinions of others." 

CONFUCIUS  "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." 

RAM DASS  "Turn your melodrama into a mellow drama." 

A COURSE IN MIRACLES  "Every decision you make indicates what you believe you are worth." 

ANONYMOUS  "When it becomes more difficult to suffer than change - then you will change." 

DR ELISABETH KUBLER-ROSS  "People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."

GERTRUDE STEIN  "You have to know what you want to get it." 

NEVILLE  "Therefore, when you know what you want, you must deliberately focus your attention on the feeling of your wish fulfilled until that feeling fills the mind and crowds all other ideas out of consciousness."

VOLVO, Inc   "Doing things differently is the only way to guarantee being somewhere different."

SULLY, The Film  "A delay is better than a diaster."

JIM GOODWIN  "The time to relax is when you don't have time for it."