12 March, 2012
Today’s post is a follow up to my post In Honour of Love, Truth and Beauty: 56 Rare Quotes That Will Change the Way You Live Your Life because if you’re anything like me, you love a stack of handy resources that you can refer back to when you need them most.
In the same way I’m drawn to inspiring quotes, I’m always on the lookout for positive affirmations – powerful words that help us manifest what we want in our lives, renew our passion, fuel our success and ultimately, guide us as we transform and transcend – so I’ve pulled together a list of positive statements that will help you lift the lid on self-sabotaging beliefs and replace them with supercharged thoughts as you discover the best, most vibrant version of ‘you.’
6 February, 2012
“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.” ~ Bob Marley
10 November, 2011
“The next time you go out in the world, you might try this practice: directing your attention to people—in their cars, on the sidewalk, talking on their cell phones—just wish for them all to be happy and well.
6 October, 2011
My Dad worked for Apple in the 80’s and 90’s, which meant as a 10 year old, I proudly handed in perfectly laid-out school assignments that had been jazzed up in Quark Express and Claris Works and looked at least 27 times cooler (more “professional”) than those of my classmates. And that’s when my love for this revolutionary brand began. And flourished.
22 September, 2011
“cherish your solitude. take trains by yourself to places you have never been. sleep alone under the stars. learn how to drive a stick shift. go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. say no whenever you don’t want to do something. say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. decide whether you want to be liked or admired. decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here. believe in kissing.” ~ eve ensler