Be a good person, but don't waste your time trying to prove it.
Avoiding problems you need to face is avoiding the life you need to live.
Don't fear the light within. May it ignite the Sacred Flame in your soul.
None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.
Don't fear solitude: If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself. But don't get too attached to it -- it may become an addiction.
Be ready to pay the price of your dreams. Free cheese can only be found in a mousetrap.
The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.
Although anxiety is part of life, never let it control you.
Be fully awake if you want to dream.
Don't let anyone make you feel that you don't deserve the good things that happen in your life.
Everything depends on which path you take.
You can choose between being a victim of destiny or an adventurer who is fighting for something important.
A man has to choose. This is where lies his strength: in the power of his decisions. If you choose to follow the path of your dreams, commit yourself to it. Accept your path.
In love you always win, even if you lose.
But if you've ever felt love, you'll know how painful it is to suffer for love.
Choosing one path means abandoning others -- if you try to follow every possible path you will end up following none.
Being human means having doubts and yet still continuing on your path.
The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us.
Do not forget: seek to win all your battles, including those you fight against yourself. Do not fear the scars. Do not be afraid of victory.
Forgive your enemy, but do not mistake him for a friend.
But don't forget that memory is like salt: the right amount brings out
the flavour in food, too much ruins it. If you live in the past all the
time, you'll find yourself with no present to remember.
Love can only be found through the act of loving.
Finding one important thing in your life doesn't mean you have to give up all the other important things.
But if you believe yourself worthy of the thing you fought so hard to get, then you become an instrument of God, you help the Soul of the World, and you understand why you are here.
Don't live every day as if it were your last. Live every day as if it were your first.
There is no sin but the lack of love.
The light of love drives away the darkness of guilt.
Try to live with the same intensity as a child. He doesn't ask for explanations; he dives into each day as if it were a new adventure and, at night, sleeps tired and happy.
Do not ask yourself if your love is big enough, because love is neither big nor small, it is simply love.
Find someone who makes you smile, because it only takes a smile to make a day better.
True love is an act of total surrender.
Always remember the proverb: This too shall pass. Your negative feelings won't last forever, there's a light at the end of every tunnel. It might not happen today or tomorrow, but you'll feel better eventually.
Most human beings still cannot trust love.
Don't waste your time with explanations. People only hear what they want to hear.
Don't be like those people who believe in positive thinking and tell themselves that they're loved and strong and capable. You don't need to do that because you know it already.
Real love changes and grows with time and discovers new ways of expressing itself.
Because, wherever your heart is, that is where you´ll find your treasure.
Don't allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not.
Enjoy your magic moment today. As it will not be here tomorrow.
Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.
Live fully, love deeply, let go with no bitterness.
You should paint those visions of paradise rather than just talking about them.
Joy goes against the foundations of mathematics: it multiplies when we divide.
Loneliness, when accepted, becomes a gift that will lead us to find a purpose in life.
Dreaming is very pleasant as long as you are not forced to put your dreams into practice.
Follow your dreams, transform your life.
Follow your dreams, transform your life, take the path that leads to God. Perform your miracles. Cure. Make prophecies. Listen to your guardian angel. Transform yourself. Be a warrior, and be happy as you wage the good fight. Take risks.
Don't allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.
The grandeur of God reveals itself through simple things.
The adrenaline and stress of an adventure are better than a thousand peaceful days.
If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.
Don't give to anyone the power to put you down. Haters are losers pretending to be winners.
I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.
Tears are words that need to be written.
It's better to cross the line and suffer the consequences than to just stare at the line for the rest of your life.
Courage in the path is what makes the path manifest itself.
Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.
Elegance is achieved when all that is superfluous has been discarded and the human being discovers simplicity and concentration: the simpler and more sober the posture, the more beautiful it will be.
Because you believed I was capable of behaving decently, I did.
Fight for your dreams, even if that means fighting alone.
To heal a wound you must stop scratching it.
I need a break from my own thoughts.
Never apologize for being yourself.
Our soul is governed by four invisible forces: love, death, power and time.
Enjoy what you can and ignore the rest. Let's not waste any energy fighting things that are outside our control.
Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.
I always was a rich person because money's not related to happiness.
We have lost contact with reality, the simplicity of life.
Beauty is the greatest seducer of man.
Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.
Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.
Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.
Every blessing ignored becomes a curse. I don't want anything else in life. But you are forcing me to look at wealth and at horizons I have never known. Now that I have seen them, and now that I see how immense my possibilities are, I'm going to feel worse than I did before you arrived. Because I know the things I should be able to accomplish, and I don't want to do so.
One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now.
The way up to the top of the mountain is always longer than you think. Don't fool yourself, the moment will arrive when what seemed so near is still very far.
It is not difficult to rebuild a life. All we need is to be aware that we have the same strength we had before, and to use it in our favor.
It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.
It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary; only wise men are able to understand them.
Faith is not desire. Faith is will. Desires are things that need to be satisfied, whereas will is a force. Will changes the space around us.
Human beings can withstand a week without water, two weeks without food, many years of homelessness, but not loneliness.
It is the worst of all tortures, the worst of all sufferings.
There's nothing deeper than love. In fairy tales, the princesses kiss the frogs, and the frogs become princes. In real life, the princesses kiss princes, and the princes turn into frogs.
It's always easy to blame others. You can spend your entire life blaming the world, but your successes or failures are entirely your own responsibility. You can try to stop time, but it's a complete waste of energy.
Writing means sharing. It's part of the human condition to want to share things thoughts, ideas, opinions.
When we step out of our normal world and leave behind us all the usual barriers and prejudices, we tend to become more adventurous.
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