"When you see something in another and its stressful to you, that’s a sign that its still inside you. If you see it and are at peace with it, that’s a sign that you’ve taken care of it."
~ Byron Katie
"Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work..."
"Don't be ashamed of a failure. Those who have been there will understand you. Those who don't, have not lived yet, and are in no position to criticize you."
"Errors in the course of action could be wasted by dwelling on them, but wisdom is learning the lesson in the mistake."
"Instead of always asking how to get others to approve of you... learn to ask: What do I really want, the applause of the crowds or to quietly have my own life?"
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it."
"Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world."
~A Course in Miracles
"If you can change your mind, you can change your life."
"People respond better to kindness than cruelty. Why, it's even caught on in the workplace, that bastion of self-hatred and disrespect."
~Cheri Huber, author
"The people that really take risks in life are those that stay in jobs they hate and relationships that suck the life out of them."
~A Daring Adventure
"Of all the things that matter, that really and truly matter, working more efficiently and getting more done, is not one of them."
"I see everything upside down, and my thoughts are the opposite of truth."
~A Course In Miracles
"Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions."
"Reality is always true to itself. When you’re in harmony with it, you experience bliss. As soon as you are not in harmony with it, you experience pain. This is the law of the universe; it is the way things are. Nobody gets out of this law."
~Adyashanti, The End of Your World
"The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation, but your thoughts about it."
~Eckhart Tolle, author, "The New Earth"
"If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself."
~Norman Vincent Peale
"Is everything as urgent as your stress would imply?"
"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."
"I can choose how I'm going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life---whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts."
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."
~Mohandas K. Gandhi
"Throw out an alarming alarm clock. If the ring is loud and strident, you're waking up to instant stress. You shouldn't be bullied out of bed, just reminded that it's time to start your day."
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
"Believing that you must do something to perfection is a recipe for stress, and you'll associate that stress with the task and thus condition yourself to avoid it.
“Brain cells create ideas. Stress kills brain cells. Stress is not a good idea.”
"Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are."
“Unnatural work produces too much stress.”
“The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.”
~Dr. Wayne Dyer
"Stress happens when your mind resists what is...The only problem in your life is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.”
“Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath. Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important. Just lie down.”
“Every stress leaves an indelible scar, and the organism pays for its survival after a stressful situation by becoming a little older.”
~Dr. Hans Selye
“At times of great stress it is especially necessary to achieve a complete freeing of the muscles.”
"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important."
"The field of consciousness is tiny. It accepts only one problem at a time."
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"A poor life this if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare."
~William Henry Davies
"A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety."
"Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought."
~David Riklan, founder SelfGrowth.Com
"...you need not do and be everything."
"You can argue with reality, and you only lose 100% of the time..."
~Byron Katie "The Work"
"Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you."
~John De Paola
"Don't let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries."
"Every (stressful thought) is a variation on a single theme: This shouldn’t be happening. I shouldn’t be having this experience. God is unjust. Life isn’t fair."
~Loving What Is, Byron Katie
"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward."
"Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths."
“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”
"When you find yourself stressed, ask yourself one question:
Will this matter in 5 years from now? If yes, then do something about the situation. If no, then let it go."
"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances."
~George Bernard Shaw
"It makes no sense to worry about things you have no control over because there's nothing you can do about them, and why worry about things you do control? The activity of worrying keeps you immobilized."
~Dr. Wayne Dyer
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
"It seems that we have it backward in our society. We tend to look up to people who are under a great deal of stress."
~"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff"
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