Wall O’ Quotes


“Know Thyself.” (My all-time favorite whose source has been debated for centuries.)

“What is it that would make a creature as fierce, majestic, and powerful as a lion is, subject itself to the intimidation of a man, whip and a chair?  The lion has been taught to forget what it is.” (Iyanla Vanzant, Peace from Broken Pieces)

“Baby, those people can’t hold a candle to the light that God already has shining on your face.  Don’t you know who you are?  You’re God’s child.” (Maya Angelou to Oprah on being bretrayed and hurt by people.)

“This above all:  To thine own self be true.” (William Shakespeare)

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” (Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles)

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” (Maya Angelou)

“Life is not happening to you, it’s happening for you.” (Anthony Robbins)

“If you don’t know where you’re going any road will get you there.” (Lewis Carroll)

“Life is in the right, always.” (Rainer Maria Rilke)

“If you want something you’ve never had you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.” (Cheryl Richardson? on Oprah’s Lifeclass Webcast)

July 26, 2012 (I should probably start adding dates to new batches of quotes so you guys can easily identify new additions…)

“Take away the cause, and the effect ceases.” (Miguel De Cervantes)

“Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.” (The Alchemist)

“Whatever you really want, wants don’t get met consistently, standards do.” (Anthony Robbins)

“Be the most wonderful expression of you that you’re capable of.” (Marianne Williamson)

“You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.” (Marianne Williamson)

August 24, 2012

“I’m an adventurer, looking for treasure.” (The Alchemist)

“You must always know what it is that you want.” (The Alchemist)

“The fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.  And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” (The Alchemist)

“It’s hard to hate up close.” (Sondra A. Christie)

“I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.” (Vincent Van Gogh)

November 02, 2012

“You can’t give what you don’t have.  I learned this when seeking unconditional love and peace.  If you don’t love yourself unconditionally, you can’t give unconditional love. And if you’re not at peace, you cannot give peace…  Conversely, you can’t receive what you haven’t already given yourself. If you haven’t given yourself unconditional love or peace you cannot receive it from anyone else…  Likewise, you can’t give to someone that which they haven’t already given themselves, for their inability to recognize the gift of unconditional love and peace you bring will cause them to unknowingly reject it…  The door for unconditional love and peace remains open only to those who’ve already embraced it as a friend, and closed to those who still see it as a stranger.  Therein lies its opportunity for exchange.” (Tasha Caufield aka me!)

“What you resist persists.” (Carl Jung)

“Healing is a lifelong process.” (Bishop T.D. Jakes)

“The decision to heal your own true nature, by definition, makes you one of nature’s healers.” (Martha Beck)

“You are the only one who has a say in what goes on in your life.” (Iyanla Vanzant)

“Follow your bliss.” (Joseph Campbell)

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” (Joseph Campbell)

January 24, 2013

“Life isn’t about working hard, it’s about being authentic.” (Iyanla Vanzant)

“The truth will set you free, but first you have to endure the labor pains of birthing it.” (Iyanla Vanzant)

“Don’t try so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out.” (Unknown)

“Let your light shine.” (Everybody)

“Think higher.  Feel deeper.” (Elie Wiesel)

February 25, 2013

“Realize that the great source of wisdom is intuition, the great source of vision is insight, the great source of power is innate spiritual power.” (Eric Butterworth)

“There is no growth without change, no change without loss, and no loss without pain.” (Rick Warren)

July 7, 2013

“Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

September 28, 2013

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” (Joseph Campbell)

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.  Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.  Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your inner voice.  And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” (Steve Jobs)

“I’m not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything.  I’ve always been a freak.  So I’ve been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know.  I’m one of those people.” (John Lennon)

January 10, 2014

“You are not mass produced.” (Quoted in Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles”)

“Don’t be jealous when God blesses me! If you did what I did, you could get what I got!” Lol (Bishop TD Jakes)

April 29, 2014

“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you.  If you do that, you’re in control of your life.  If you don’t life controls you.” (Anthony Robbins)

“Life is a series of adjustments.” (Pharrell)

May 19, 2014

“Whatever you practice, you’ll get good at.” (Prem Rawat)

“When you have the choice to be right or kind, choose kind.” (Wayne Dyer)

“Fear not the strangeness you feel.  The future has already entered you.  It is pulling you through life by your heart.” (Martha Beck)

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” (Stephen Covey)

“Simplify, simplify, simplify.” (Henry David Thoreau)

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” (Napoleon Hill)

August 22, 2014

“You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know.  Knowing is not enough.  You must take action.” (Anthony Robbins)

“If you have a problem that money or man can fix you don’t have a problem.” (TD Jakes)

“Love gives.  Lust takes.  Are you a giver or a taker.” (Bishop TD Jakes)

“Knowing who you are is the foundation of everything great.” (Jay-Z)

“Don’t become satisfied with something that should only encourage you that you are in the right spot. ” (Don’t Settle, TD Jakes)

September 10, 2014

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with this one wild and precious life.” (Mary Oliver)

“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage – pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically – to say ‘no’ to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger ‘yes’ burning inside.” (Stephen Covey)

“It is what I was born for – to look, to listen, to lose myself in this soft world – to instruct myself over and over.” (Mary Oliver)

October 15, 2014

“My religion is kindness.” (Dalai Lama)

“Art itself is cathartic, but not healing.” (Alanis Morissette)

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want… Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me, all the days of my life.” (King David)

“You’re focusing on the pain…  How’s that working out for you?” (D Wilson)

“Both success and struggle are different kinds of trauma.” (TD Jakes)

December 9, 2014

“The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small.” (Woody Allen)

“Problems are bottomless pits.  Create things that are on the frequency of the solution.  Focus on closing the gap.” (Abraham Hicks)

“If your compassion does not include you, it is incomplete.” (Siddhartha Gautama)

“Love what is and be eager for more.” (Abraham Hicks)

March 10, 2015

“Who knows what’s going to happen after this?  I don’t know.  So if this is the only life, then why am I not just doing what I want to do.” (James Franco)

“What I create, creates me.” (T.M. Caufield)

“My dignity is given by God.  No one can destroy my dignity.  My divinity is in my DNA.” (paraphrasing Richard Rohr)

May 7, 2015

“I can not see heaven being much better than this.” (Drake)

“The Highest Thought is always that thought which contains joy. The Clearest Words are those words which contain truth. The Grandest Feeling is that feeling which you call love.” (Conversations with God)

“Life (as you call it) is an opportunity for you to know experientially what you already know conceptually. You need learn nothing to do this. You need merely to remember what you already know, and act on it.” (Conversations with God)

“There are no victims in the universe, only creators.” (Conversations with God)

“Every negative is a positive. The bad things that happen to me, I somehow make them good. That means you can’t do anything to hurt me.” (50 Cent)

“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.” (Maya Angelou)

“Intelligence always had a pornographic influence on me.” (Maya Angelou)

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” (Maya Angelou)

“After college we are encouraged to specialize, to learn one thing well and stick to it. We end up strangling ourselves in the narrowness of our interests. With all these restrictions knowledge has no flow to it. Life does not have these categories; they are mere conventions that we mindlessly abide by. Da Vinci remains the icon and the inspiration for a new form of knowledge. In this form, what matters most are the connections between things, not what separates them.” (Robert Greene, The 50th Law)

“People talk about my getting shot like it represented something special. They act like they’re not facing the same thing. But some day everybody has to face a bullet with his or her name on it.” (50 Cent)

June 30, 2015

“You are so free you can choose bondage.” (Abraham Hicks)

“Don’t complain, don’t explain.” (Raymond Carver)

“Never complain, never explain.” (Katharine Hepburn) – so good it’s worth repeating

“The key in life is to always be willing to walk away.” (Robert Greene)

“You can teach what you know, but you can only reproduce what you are.” (TD Jakes)

“But while insight is valuable, it is not a cure; it is not transformation.  It only tells you how much work you have to do.  In order for change to occur, insight must be translated into action.  Whatever is created by experience must be corrected by experience rather than mere analysis.” (Harville Hendrix)

“I did it my way.” (Paul Anka – sung by Frankie Sinatra)

August 19, 2015

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

“It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the very best, you very often get it.” (W. Somerset Maugham)

“I have survival instincts.  In life I’ve had to figure out – on my own terms – what works and what doesn’t.  And I’ve had years of practice.” (Drew Barrymore)

And the rest are from Alan Cohen in “Why Your Life Sucks:”

“If you do not make strong choices for yourself, you will reap the results of the weak choices of others.”

“Pain happens; suffering is optional.”

“Pain offers us the important message, ‘This can’t be it.’ Joy offers us the important message: ‘This is it.’”

“Think big – settle for more.”

“Never act out of scarcity or panic.  Do not allow yourself to be pressured into doing something you do not want to do or are not ready to do…  Instead, proceed from choice.  Act when you are ready to act.  Wait until you have come to a decision that works for you.  If it’s not a ‘Hell, yes!’ it’s a ‘Hell, no!’

“Everything you do is an investment in more of the same.”

“The secret of genius is focus.  If you can laser you attention on any subject or project, it will reveal its blueprint to you.”

“In the end, the only goal worth seeking is a satisfied soul.”

“If you are ever going to receive the approval you seek, it is going to have to come from you.”

“Your power rests not in worldly manipulation, but in universal principles.  Found your life on these principles, and you are literally invulnerable.  You will be in your right place at the right time, you will magnetize situations that support you, and your health and happiness will spring forth naturally.  Security is an inside job.”

December 28, 2015

“The future, you see, is a figment of my imagination.” (T.M. Caufield)

And some good ‘ol Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

“If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.”

“This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.”

“The way you see people is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is what they become.”

“Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?”

“Be above it! Make the world serve your purpose, but do not serve it.”

“For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.”

February 11, 2016

“Just do it.” (Title of the last chapter in A.W.O.L., and Nike slogan that increased sales from $877 million to $9.2 billion)

April 25, 2016

“Every act is either an expression of love or a call for love.” (Alan Cohen on ACIM)

“Comparison is the death of joy.” (Mark Twain)

“The opposite of love is fear, but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.” (ACIM)

“God does not forgive because He never has condemned.” (ACIM)

“Your whole body, from wingtip to wingtip,” Jonathan would say, other times, “is nothing more than your thought itself, in a form you can see.” (Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull)

“True friendship can exist only between equals.” (Plato)

“Here is a formula from relief of pain that sounds simplistic, but is utterly profound: Stop doing what hurts you and start doing what heals you.” (Alan Cohen)

“Lack of faith, lack of clarity, etc is just attention to the opposite of what you want.” (Abraham Hicks in Atlanta)

“Everything that anybody gives their attention to becomes true.” (A. Hicks in ATL)

“It’s never the right time to end a creation.  Creation is always going.  There’s no means to an end, it’s just a means to a means to a means…” (A. Hicks in ATL)

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” (Friedrich Nietzsche)

“The secret to change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” (Socrates)

May 10, 2016

“Nothing real can be threatened.  Nothing unreal exists.  Herein lies the peace of God.” (A Course in Miracles)

“Greatness lies on the edge of destruction.” (Will Smith)

“All the water in the world cannot drown you unless it gets inside of you.” (Eleanor Roosevelt)

“Let go of even letting go.  Focus on what you want to let in.” (Guy at Hicks workshop)

“The voice of God is your own voice.  When God speaks to you – which occurs every moment whether or not you are aware of it – you are receiving guidance from your own Self.” (Alan Cohen)

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” (Albert Einstein)

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” (Marcel Proust)

And the rest are from Alan Cohen in his ACIM Made Easy book:

“Any savior you project outside of yourself denies the God within you.  This is the meaning of the Buddhist maxim, ‘If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.'”

“We believe in medicine, money, possessions, esoteric sciences, gurus, healers, amulets, exotic lands, sacred sites, rituals, exercise, makeup, matchmakers, marriage, babies, schools, real estate, corporations, technology, governments, and much more.  The theme of magic is, ‘I don’t have what I need to be happy.  That person, tool, or technique will wave its wand, and I will import what I am missing.’ Then we set out on a long fruitless quest for something outside ourselves to give us what we don’t already own.  Magic is a projection of our innate power onto a neutral object.  We suffer only from displacement of divinity.

“But You Knew That Already.  When faced with any decision, imagine what you know already.  Your task is not to roam the earth seeking someone smarter than you to tell you what to do.  Your task is to dive into your heart and remember what you know.”

“Joy is not the result of struggle.  Joy is the result of choosing joy.  You cannot get apples from orange seeds, and you cannot get peace from strife.”

“Struggle to get.  Struggle to keep.” (Update – Source: Florence Scovel Shinn)

“Trust would settle every problem now.” (ACIM)

“Only those who see the invisible can do the impossible.”

“The Course urges us to place our faith in God’s ability to give, more that our willingness to accept.”

“Heaven is here.  There is nowhere else.  Heaven is now.  There is no other time.” (ACIM)

“You are not here to convert others.  You are here to convert your own consciousness.  When you are connected to your Source, you call others to live their potential.  The goal to change others is a distraction from your true goal of changing your own mind.”

“Every thought you think, word you speak, and action you take represents your choice between love and fear.  Choose love.”

“At some point each of us must question what we are seeking to accomplish during our time on Earth, and why.  Some of our goals lead us to peace, and many don’t.”

“When Ramana Maharshi was near death, his disciples begged him, ‘Master, please do not leave us.’  He smiled and replied, ‘Where could I go?'”

“Many routes will take you to the summit.  Yet there is one realization everyone finds when they reach the peak: The Holy Grail you sought was in your pack as you ascended.”

September 1, 2016

In honor of my newly released novel “The Care and Feeding of Sex Symbols” :

“There is no greater battle in life than the fight between the parts of you that want to heal, and the parts of you that are comfortable and content remaining broken.” (Iyanla Vanzant)

October 3, 2016

First, some poems by Jackson Kiddard:

“Anything that annoys you is for teaching you patience.
Anyone who abandons you is
for teaching you how to stand up on your own two feet.
Anything that angers you is
for teaching you forgiveness and compassion.
Anything that has power over you is
for teaching you how to take your power back.
Anything you hate is
for teaching you unconditional love.
Anything you fear is
for teaching you courage to overcome your fear.
Anything you can’t control is
for teaching you how to let go and trust the Universe.”

“I prayed for change, so I changed my mind.
I prayed for guidance and learned to trust myself.
I prayed for happiness and realized I am not my ego.
I prayed for peace and learned to accept others unconditionally.
I prayed for abundance and realized my doubt kept it out.
I prayed for wealth and realized it is my health.
I prayed for a miracle and realized I am the miracle.
I prayed for a soul mate and realized I am the One.
I prayed for love and realized it’s always knocking, but I have to let it in.”

“Everything you take for granted is a blessing. Everything you fear is a friend in disguise. Everything you want is a part of you. Everything you hate you hate about yourself. Everything you own does not define you. Everything you feel is the only Truth there is to know.
Everything you wish for is already on its way to you. Everything you think creates your life. Everything you seek for you will find. Everything you resist will stick around.
Everything you let go of stays if it’s supposed to. Everything you need is right where you are.
Every time you bless another you bless yourself. Every time you blame another you lose your power. Every time you think you can, you can. Every time you fall you must get up and try again. Every time you cry you’re one tear closer to joy. Every time you ask for forgiveness, all you have to do is forgive yourself.
Everyone you see is your reflection. Everyone you know mirrors you. Everyone wants to be happy. Everyone wants to live in joy. Everyone seeks a higher purpose. Everyone breathes the same breath. Everyone needs love to survive. Everyone has a purpose to fulfill.
Everyone’s the same as everyone else. We just get caught up in labels, names, skin color and religion. Everyone’s the same as everyone else. No one wants to feel the pain. Everyone’s the same as everyone else. Everyone is dying for love to remain.”

Now for some good ‘ol fashioned quotes…

“If you want to succeed in your life, remember this phrase.  The past does not equal the future.  Because you failed yesterday, or all day today, or a moment ago, or for the last six months, the last sixteen years, or the last fifty years of life doesn’t mean anything…  All that matters is what you are going to do, Right Now.” (Anthony Robbins)

“True Love is one of the rarest jewels of life, treasure it with all your heart.  When you find someone who loves you just as you are, is steadfast during moments of stress, willing to grow with you and allows you to feel however you choose to feel in any moment – there is nothing more you will ever find in a person. You’ve found True Love when you feel fear; fear of vulnerability, fear of abandonment and fear of letting go of your own stubborn egoic patterns that keep the real you separate and safe from the other. Trust in love and go towards your fear, taking this leap of faith in every moment is the journey Love requires for its sweet reward.” (Jackson Kiddard)

“My wish for you is that you continue.  Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.  Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.” (Maya Angelou)

“I have to change to stay the same.” (Willem de Kooning)

“To have unconventional success you can’t be guided by conventional wisdom.” (David Swensen)

“You can be rich by having more than you need, or by needing less than you have.” (Jim Mott)

“How do you win?  You win by living on your own terms – as well and as fully as you can, for as long as you can.” (Anthony Robbins)

“Let us all remember, we have a choice in how we live our lives.” (Robert Tennyson Stevens)

(On trying out for Major League Baseball): “This is something I love and I’m passionate about, but it’s not my identity.  It’s not my foundation.  I have that in so many bigger things – my faith, my family and all my relationships.  When you have that mindset, it lets you be free to go out there and compete.  You don’t have the fear of failure and what others say about you.  You can just go out there and go after what you believe.” (Tim Tebow)

May 4, 2017

“When you learn to master uncertainty, that’s when you become wise.” (Cesar Millan)

“Animals don’t follow unstable pack leaders, only humans do.” (Cesar Millan)

“Everything that left you couldn’t stay, and everything that stayed couldn’t leave. Stop weeping over what’s lost, the miracle’s always in what’s left.  Know your purpose.” (Bishop TD Jakes)

“There is a natural law of abundance which pervades the entire universe, but it will not flow through a doorway of belief in lack and limitation.” (Paul Zaiter)

“Practice makes progress, there is no such thing as perfection.” (Les Brown)

“Friend, go where you choose to go, not where you are dragged.” (Alan Cohen)

July 10, 2017

“Better a diamond with a flaw, than a pebble without.” (Confucius)

“The artist is no other than he who unlearns what he has learned, in order to know himself.” (E.E. Cummings)

“As long as you are breathing you have more going right than going wrong.” (Unknown)

“When you live at warp speed don’t be surprised when everything in your life is warped.” (Man to Dr. Walter S. Thomas)

“Unused creativity isn’t benign, it metastasizes.” (Dr. Brene Brown)

“Counting money never feels as good as counting blessings.” (Big Sean)

October 3, 2017

“To discover your purpose is to lose your home.  Because the moment you find out who you are, you will also discover that you don’t fit.  You cannot have purpose without displacement.  It is, in fact, the displacement that pushes you into your purpose.” (TD Jakes)

“Spirituality is really enjoying life.” (Kyle Cease)

“Live life fully while you’re here.  Experience everything.  Take care of yourself and your friends.  Have fun, be crazy, be weird.  Go out and screw up!  You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process.  Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it.  Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of a human being.” (Tony Robbins)

“Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world.  Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form.  Risk being seen in all your glory.” (Jim Carrey)

“My teacher, Jim Rohn, taught me a simple principle: every day, stand guard at the door of your mind, and you alone decide what thoughts and beliefs you let into your life. For they will shape whether you feel rich or poor, cursed or blessed.” (Jim Rohn & Tony Robbins)

November 16, 2017

“Your heart is a compass in a chaotic world.  Follow it.  Resist anything that looks reeeally good, but feels reeeally bad.  Be brave enough to turn away from shiny objects, and toward the light that makes them shine.” (Martha Beck)

“We can only control our own choices, our own actions.  It is not our place to make the other person in a relationship do any particular thing.  I don’t get to tell people how to love me.  I get to see how they love, and then choose if I want to participate.” (Iyanla Vanzant)

“Think for yourself to decide: 1) what you want, 2) what is true, and 3) what you should do to achieve #1 in light of #2.” (Ray Dalio)

December 28, 2017

“What you appreciate, appreciates.” (Lynne Twist)

“Anything you can see in your mind, you can hold in your hand.” (Steve Harvey)

“What’s the best that can happen?” (Anonymous)

“Do fewer things, and do things that you really love, and give them the attention they deserve.” (James Franco)

“Fear is the cheapest room in the house.  I would like to see you in better living conditions.” (Hafiz)

March 20, 2018

“Pain pushes until your vision pulls.” (Michael Bernard Beckwith)

“Life teaches you how to live it if you live long enough” (Tony Bennett)

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” (Friedrich Nietzsche)

“If you are not enough, no person will ever be.” (Me)

“We are all born naked, and the rest is just drag.” (Ru Paul)

“Remember, Craig, it takes a negative ion and a positive ion to turn a light on.” (Guy at Abraham Hicks workshop on the importance of contrast)

“I’m not very much, but I’m all I think about.” (My friend, Chris’ friend, Bernie)

“An expectation can be a premeditated resentment.” (My friend, Chris)

“Truly great people don’t need a title.” (Bishop TD Jakes)

“If you seek love in order to attack it, you will never find it.  For if love is sharing, how can you find it except through itself?  Offer it and it will come to you, because it is drawn to itself.” (ACIM)

May 28, 2018

“People claim to want to do something that matters, yet they measure themselves against things that don’t, and track their progress not in years but in microseconds. They want to make something timeless, but they focus instead on immediate payoffs and instant gratification.” (Ryan Holiday)

“Anything that’s easy to do is easy not to do.” (Jim Rohn)

“The manifestation is only the excuse for the journey.” (Abraham Hicks)

“Little problems bring little solutions, big problems bring big solutions.” (Abraham Hicks)

“My definition of success is fulfilling your soul’s purpose.” (Jack Canfield)

“Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.” (Steven Pressfield)

August 8, 2018

“If you do not get it from yourself, where will you go for it?” (Buddha)

“The difficulties of life do not keep you from greatness. They show you to its door.” (Alan Cohen)

“The people you hang around with are not here to provide the solution for you.  They’re here to stir up your asking.  All the source energy is what you’re reaching for.” (A. Hicks)

“Be so slow to judgement that you never get around to it.” (Tasha Caufield, aka me!)

“People suffer when they pursue a life or chase a dream that doesn’t belong to them.” (Caroline Myss)

“Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what could be.” (Ralph Smart)

“When you know yourself, then you will be known.” (Gospel of Thomas 3)

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” (Confucius)

December 20, 2018

“You don’t have to do anything sensational to be loved by another person.” (Fred Rogers)

“Understanding is not required.  Faith is.” (Alan Cohen)

“The greatest evil is anything said or done to try to make you feel anything less than what you are.” (Fred Rogers)

“The feeling that cannot find its expression in tears may cause other organs to weep.” OR “The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.” (Dr. Henry Maudsley)

“We eat on the level of our vision.” (T.D. Jakes)

“Artists need to be outsiders in order to really view what’s going on.” (Paul Haggis)

“My sensitivity is my super power.” (T.M. Caufield)

“Dismiss whatever insults your soul.” (Walt Whitman)

“If you want a certain result, you have to be willing to do whatever it takes to get it.  Half-in won’t work…  All in or all out.  Never half-in.” (Josh Spector)

“Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“Your inability to adapt is not a sign of your weakness, but the strength of your inner guidance to remind you where your passion lives.” (Alan Cohen)

March 28, 2019

“Tranquility is the new luxury.” (Robin Sharma)

“Critics and cynics are frustrated dreamers…  They’re actually your spiritual friends because they’re causing you to trust yourself more. They’re strengthening your resolve to pursue your mighty mission.  They’re helping you.” (Robin Sharma)

“For some to love you some must loathe you.” (J.K. Rowling)

“Chin up, Princess, or the crown slips.” (Unknown)

“Even if you barked up the wrong tree you can jump from the branches to a high spot on the right tree.” (Alan Cohen)

July 2, 2019

“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” (Oscar Wilde)

“Challenge the known and embrace the unknown.” (Guy Kawasaki)

“I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.” (Marilyn Monroe)

“Humans think that there’s strength in numbers.  Source knows that there’s strength in clarity.” (Abraham Hicks)

“You’re never going to reach the place where you can be lazy with your thoughts.” (Abraham Hicks)

July 18, 2019

“Whoever created the world went to a lot of trouble.  It would be downright rude not to go out and see as much of it as possible.” (Edward Readicker-Henderson)

“I could have saved a lot of people a lot of trouble if I’d been smart enough to learn this sooner.  Your only moral obligation in life is to make the people you love smile, which you do by being the best version of you that you can possibly be.  Not the scared, sick, distracted you rushing through the world and trying to get it all in before it’s too late, but the you that says yes.  The you that helps them say yes.” (Edward Readicker-Henderson)

“Ah the ball that we dared, that we hurled into infinite space, doesn’t it fill our hands differently with its return: heavier by the weight of where it has been.” (Rainer Maria Rilke)

“You don’t need to leave your room.  Remain sitting at your table and listen.  Don’t even listen, simply wait.  Don’t even wait.  Be quite still and solitary.  The world will freely offer itself to you.  To be unmasked, it has no choice.  It will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” (Franz Kafka)

September 11, 2019

“The most revolutionary thing a woman can be is relaxed.” (Elizabeth Gilbert)

“If you want to write an honest memoir, write a novel.” (Liz Gilbert)

“I don’t know if anybody realizes what percentage of my life I spend taking care of my mental health.  Like, that’s my full-time job.  And writing is a hobby that I do on the side.  Every once in a while I write a book.” (Liz Gilbert)

“Real love doesn’t need anything in the room to be different from what it is.” (Liz Gilbert)

“It is important to remember that at first flush, going sane feels just like going crazy.” (Julia Cameron)

“When people do not want to see something, they get mad at the one who shows them.  They kill the messenger.” (Julia Cameron)

“An artist knows the difference between selling and creating.” (Lefsetz Letter)

“Time is the coin of your life.  It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.  Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” (Carl Sandburg)

January 22, 2020

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.  Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” (George Bernard Shaw)

“Joy is not the result of getting what you want; it is the way to get what you want.  In the deepest sense, joy is what you what.” (Alan Cohen)

“What is outrageous is not what you ask for.  What is outrageous is what you settle for.” (Alan Cohen)

“The power to think as you wish to think is the only power over which you have absolute control.” (Unknown)

“The only wrong way to do a day is to believe there’s a right way to do a day.  It’s to waste your time to worry about if you’re doing it right.  That’s the only wrong way.” (Mike Posner)

“Sometimes we look to other people to see if it can be done for us…  If we don’t believe certain things are possible because of what we’ve never seen, my question is, ‘Is my faith in people or God?’…  You’re looking for examples, but you aren’t going to find them because what you’re looking for is you.  God is calling you, and calling me, to BE what we’re looking for.” (Dharius Daniels)

“The beauty of being misunderstood your whole life is that eventually you get used to it.” (T.M. Caufield)

“Books are written on years turned inside out by ideas that never let go until you get them in print, and even then writing’s a last resort, a desperate ransom to you pay to get your life back.” (Richard Bach)  Ha! #CanRelate

“I gave my life to become the person I am right now.  Was it worth it?”  (Richard Bach)

June 11, 2020

“Health is contagious.” (Dr. Christiane Northrup)

“Does it make your heart sing when you think about doing it? No.  Then don’t do it!” (Abraham Hicks)

“Your job is not to figure out how it’s going to happen for you, but to open the door in your head, and when the door opens in real life JUST WALK THROUGH IT.” (Jim Carrey)

“In order to win, instability has to become your normal.  You have to be able to ride the wave and balance yourself.” (Bishop TD Jakes)

“There are two kinds of mystics in the world – the optimystics and the pessimystics.  The pessimystics are very much in touch with reality, but the optimystics are happier and live longer for some reason.” (Swami Beyondananda, aka Steve Bhaerman)

“Unless they are paying your bills, pay them bitches no mind.” (RuPaul Charles’ mom)

September 16, 2020

“I think that our creativity is becoming more of a means to an end, and that end is to get attention… If your creativity is driven by your desire to get attention, you’re never gonna be creatively fulfilled.” (Joseph Gordon-Levitt)

“Purpose is not static, purpose is dynamic.  Purpose continues to be applied throughout your life.  Your gifts, your talents, and your abilities that are given to you by God remain consistent throughout your life, but how you apply that changes as you live life from one level to another and you go through stages of life.” (A.R. Bernard)

“Never forget that adversity and opportunity go hand-in-hand.” (T.M. Caufield)

“Doing nothing is a higher form of mastery than doing everything.” (Alan Cohen)  For “The Art of Laziness: What Creatives Do When Doing Nothing” click here.

“Our children need not look like us. Nor not think like us. Need not act like us. Need not be ours in any way. A child is not a legacy. It’s a life. And it’s an individual life. And it has to be what it has to be.” (Sadhuguru)

“Believers are in groups.  Seekers are alone.” (Sadhuguru)

“We have come here to experience life, not to use it.  It is not a work donkey.” (Sadhuguru)

“The struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your purpose.” (Chadwick Boseman)

“The only problem facing you in life is your belief in separation from The Source.  Solve that one, and all others will vanish.” (Nana Yeary)

June 21, 2021

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to be so absolutely free that our very existence is an act of rebellion.” (Albert Camus)

In honor of The Oracle from the Block(chain): “Cryptocurrency is the golden key to unlock your cage of financial slavery and you’re using it to scratch your asses by exchanging it on financial exchanges.  It’s not a market, it’s a reality.” (John McAfee)

“To go out of your mind at least once a day is tremendously important, because by going out of your mind you come to your senses.” (Alan Watts)

“Your own ghosts have become so big that you want to fight them.  If you win, you really lost. Because something that is not true, if you fight it and win it, you have really ‘lost it.'” (Sadhguru)

“My first act of free will shall be to believe in free will.” (William James)

“It was an act of courage to sail for the northern star.” (Jim Carrey)

September 15, 2021

“The world will only disappoint you if it is misunderstood.” (Marshall Vian Summers)

February 17, 2022

“I used to keep pictures of the Hubble on the wall of the writing room at Seinfeld.  It would calm me when I would start to think that what I was doing was important… People always say it makes them feel insignificant, but I don’t find insignificant depressing.  I find it uplifting.” (Jerry Seinfeld)

“If you always want less, in words as well as in things, you’ll do well as a writer.” (Jerry Seinfeld)

“You’re supposed to be in a rhythm.  Work, rest, work, rest.  When you don’t rest you’re going against God’s design.  All the people that’s telling you on Instagram, ‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead,’ ask them what they’re taking to stay awake…  ‘Tell me what you’re hooked on!'” Lol. (Dharius Daniels)

July 22, 2022

“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before.” (Albert Einstein)

“I lived in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in maturity.” (Albert Einstein)

“The best things in life are free.” (Sam Cooke)

And in honor of my web series, “What’s So Funny?”:

“Life is a tragedy up close, a comedy in long-shot.” (Charlie Chapman)

“The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everyone is watching.” (Dave Chappelle)

“What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.” (Yiddish proverb)

March 20, 2023

“The way you do anything is the way you do everything.” (Tom Waits)

“Don’t plant your bad days. They grow into weeks. The weeks grow into months. Before you know it, you got yourself a bad year. Take it from me – choke those little bad days. Choke ’em down to nothing.” (Tom Waits)

“There’s always free cheddar in the mousetrap, baby.” (Tom Waits)

“Most people don’t care if you’re telling them the truth or if you’re telling them a lie, as long as they’re entertained by it.” (Tom Waits)

“I’m always looking for sounds that are pleasing at the time. The sound of a helicopter is really annoying until you’re drowning, and it’s there to rescue you. Then it sounds like music.” (Tom Waits)

“All that you’ve loved is all that you own. ” (Tom Waits)

“Children make up the best songs, anyway. Better than grown-ups. Kids are always working on songs and throwing them away, like little origami things or paper airplanes. They don’t care if they lose it; they’ll just make another one.” (Tom Waits)

“No pathology is stronger than your spirit.” (Iyanla Vanzant)

“If you want to be free there’s only two things in the world you have to do. You have to walk away from culture and you have to walk away from your family trauma. That’s it. Walk away from culture and walk away from your family trauma and you can have the whole world.” (Martha Beck)

“The opposite of your worst thought, your most painful thought, is the next step to your enlightenment. So, take your very worst thought, take the absolute opposite of that, and that is the truth trying to blare its way into your life. And it will not stop.” (Martha Beck)

“Slow is smooth and smooth is fast” (Military saying)

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