My Inner Mystic

reflections and insight into my healing, transformation, and journey of the heart <3


“The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself.”  ~ Diane von Fürstenberg

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ~ Rumi ❤

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” ~ Joseph Campbell

“Very little grows on jagged rock.  Be ground.  Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are.” ~ Rumi

“Sometimes I need
only to stand
wherever I am
to be blessed.”   ~ Mary Oliver

“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“After all that – she was surprised to find that she still knew the words to the song in her heart. . . and she Began to sing along.” ~ Curly Girl

“Perhaps you have to almost die, to feel so entirely alive.” ~ Meg Hutchinson, song lyrics – “Everyday”

“When someone whom I have helped,
Or in whom I have placed great hopes,
Mistreats me in extremely hurtful ways,
May I regard him still as my precious teacher.” ~ The Dalai Lama

“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” ~ Pema Chödrön

“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always our self we find in the sea.” ~ e.e. cummings

“Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.” ~ Rumi

“There is always a light within us that is free from all sorrow and grief, no matter how much we may be experiencing suffering.” ~ Yoga Sutra I.36 (translationYoga Journal)

“Be a light unto yourself . . . Hold fast to the Truth.” – The Buddha’s final words

“When it gets really dark, you can see the stars.” ~ Elizabeth, friend of my kindred Basia

“There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.” ~ Leonard Cohen, “Anthem”

“The only way to ease our pain is to experience it fully.  Learn to stay.”  ~ Pema Chödrön

“The wound is the place where the LIGHT enters you.” ~ Rumi

“A tree lives on its roots.  If you change the root, you change the tree.” ~ Jane Hirshfield, The Buddha

“Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think.  Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draw it.  Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.” ~ The Buddha

“Neurons that fire together, wire together.” ~ Rick Hanson quoting Donald Hebb

“Momentary states become enduring traits.” ~ Rick Hanson

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind.  To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.  To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”  ~ Henry David Thoreau

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” ~ Dr. Suess

“Since in order to speak,
one must first listen,
learn to speak by listening.” ~ Rumi

“Such bravery to hold out your hand

to another person,

one Life Line traced by the other . . . ” ~ Katy E. Ellis, “Under Sky”

“Great ideas originate in the muscles.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch

“Try a thing you haven’t done three times.  Once, to get over the fear of doing it.  Twice, to learn how to do it.  And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.”  ~ Virgil Thomson

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~ e.e. cummings

“When you take your seat at the beginning of a practice, your first and most important step is to remember your own goodness, and to remember that you are enough.” ~ Denise Benitez

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life??” ~ Mary Oliver

“In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love, you invest your life”

Mumford & Sons, “Awake My Soul”

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On the Personal Essay:

“The hallmark of the personal essay is its intimacy. . . [its] drive toward candor and self-disclosure, [as if] the writer [is] speaking directly into your ear.”  Phillip Lopate, The Art of the Personal Essay

2 responses to “Quotes

  1. sayohmmm September 27, 2012 at 7:44 am

    I’m new on wordpress. I like to discover many different blogs, yours is one of my favorite! xoxo

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