Recently Enjoyed Quotes: Summer 2018

From books, articles, podcasts, social media, and more, here are some recently enjoyed quotes:

Vastness expands our worldview and shrinks our ego and gives us a feeling of “small self”—in a good way. Awe stirs a greater sense of oneness with others and can open a greater identification with our divine and eternal Self for the spiritually minded. Awe reminds us that we are part of a much deeper intelligence and reminds us of the insignificance of our worries. Awe keeps our egos in check. Awe helps us to move through sadness with gratitude and acceptance.
— An excerpt on “Awe” from the Radiant Life Ayurveda newsletter

Here’s a mental shift that might help: when you’re feeling hurt, sad, angry, overburdened…think of it not as a problem, but as an experience. Fully feel whatever pain or sadness or anger you’re feeling. Stop avoiding it and just feel it. Truly allow yourself to feel it. And as you feel it, don’t think of the difficult feeling as a problem you need to solve. A thing you need to get rid of. Think of it as an experience you’re having. It’s not a problem, it’s an experience.
— Leo Babauta

Regret doesn’t remind us that we did badly, it reminds us that we know we can do better.
— Kathryn Schulz 

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
— C. Northcote Parkinson

One of the great purposes of communication is to connect, not correct.
— Rich Roll Podcast, Episode 343

Go where peace is easy.
— Rachel Brathen

Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I’d like to see you in better living conditions
— Jack Kornfield on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday

The sea always has the last word.
— Agnes Varda