The literal meaning of a quote or quotation as per Cambridge dictionary is
“a phrase or short piece of writing taken from a longer work of literature, poetry, etc. or what someone else has said”. In this blog post you will get to see some of the powerful quotes of great personalities. Their insightful quotes will inspire the right-minded people to achieve more in life both internally and externally.
Quotes are priceless sources of wisdom. They let you see life from another, wider perspective, and in this sense, they expand the mind and the awareness. These words have the power to awaken hope, faith and inner strength, and also ambition and motivation.
If you do not know the laws of right conduct, you cannot form your character.Swami Sivananda
Character refers to the sum of an individual’s qualities and characteristics which differentiate him/her from others. The most important factor which moulds the character of a person is decided by the type of environment he/she is brought up in. People with the right mindset know the importance of doing what is right over what is easy. However, there are people who know what is right but are driven by emotions that results in their impulsive brain to always override the rational one.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.Swami vivekananda
This teaching implies that it is important for you to introspect from time to time. By looking within and exploring your thought pattern and behaviors, you will identify your true nature. Others cannot make you realize nor change you unless you realize it by yourself. You can only be stronger than your flaws by looking within, thus making you a better version of yourself.
When you consciously rise above your likes and dislikes, that is maturity.sadhguru
In the discharge of your worldly duty, you will have to encounter all kinds of likeable and unlikeable situations. You must practice neither to yearn for the likeable situations, nor to avoid the unlikeable situations. When you stop being slaves of both the likes and dislikes of the mind and senses,
you will become truly free to act from your higher nature.
Process of change requires you becoming conscious of your unconscious self.joe dispenza
As mentioned in one my previous blogs, 95% of people’s habits, behaviors, automatic emotional reactions, attitudes and beliefs are unconscious. We need to stop thinking the thoughts that are counter-productive to our happiness. Instead of crisis situations forcing us to wake up and reevaluate what is important to us, it is always better to change in times of joy and excitement. As per Hebb’s law, the neurons that no longer fire together, no longer wire together. So, if you consciously stop thinking negative thoughts and replace them with positive life affirming thoughts, your brain will be programmed accordingly.
Meditating is also a means for you to move beyond your analytical mind so that you can access your subconscious mind. That’s crucial, since the subconscious is where all your bad habits and behaviors that you want to change reside.joe dispenza
Most people are deeply limited by their beliefs stored in the subconscious mind and are unaware of it. Hence, it is crucial to reprogram the subconscious mind to remove any negative beliefs and limitations. One of the methods to do it is through meditation. Gaining access to the subconscious is not easy nor can it be achieved overnight. Understanding, learning, and following the right techniques like meditation can lead you to success.
Happiness will never come to those who never appreciate what they already have.buddha
If you are someone who focuses more on how blessed and fortunate you are, you have an attitude of gratitude. If you are someone who focuses more on your struggles and on what you don’t have, you have a negative attitude. Basically, it comes down to this, if you want to live a happy life, start focusing on how lucky/blessed you are. Focus on finding opportunities and solutions rather than more problems.
Try not to become a person of success, but rather, try to become a person of value.Albert Einstein
Success may seem very tangible but it’s the end and not the path. If we go according to the present definition of success, it is the goal or achievement that is associated with an individual or a group, but values define the path that is taken to reach there. Success fades away with time and may even get replaced by further success or failure. However, value is not a game of probability but is 100% dependent on the individual.
These are just a few of the quotes that can inspire you to change your life for the better. In my next blog i hope to add a few more quotes to this list.