Monday, December 2, 2013

Quotes That Have Touched My Soul:: by Barrie Davenport

I want to start the new year out by sharing   - The Motivation123 Newsletter  Issue: February 6, 2013

This week we have another installment by our favorite guest writer, Barrie Davenport of and

If you haven't heard the news yet, Barrie just released her latest book, The 52-Week Life Passion Project, a step-by-step guide to uncovering and living your life passion.
If you'd like to discover what you were meant to do, I can't recommend Barrie's book enough.

You can learn all the details here:
::49 Quotes That Have Touched My Soul::  by Barrie Davenport
On Love...
1. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. --Lao Tzu
2. You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your
dreams.--Dr. Seuss
3. 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
4. Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. --Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
5. People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. -Elizabeth Gilbert; Eat, Pray, Love
On Life Passion...
6. The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. --Field Marshal Ferdinand Foch
7. Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music. --Angela Monet
8. Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.--Howard Thurman
9. We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.--E.M. Forster
10. The world is full of people who have stopped listening to themselves or have listened only to
their neighbors to learn what they ought to do, how they ought to behave, and what the values are they should be living for. --Joseph Campbell
On Beauty...
11. Beauty awakens the soul to act.   --Dante Alighieri
12. Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
--Ashley Smith
13. I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.  --Anne Frank
14. Beauty saves. Beauty heals. Beauty motivates. Beauty unites. Beauty returns us to our rigins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving, of healing, of overcoming dualism.  --Matthew Fox
15. Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don't open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. --Rumi, Spring Giddiness
On Facing Fear...
16. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. --Eleanor Roosevelt
17. Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. --Ambrose Redmoon
18. Perhaps the most important thing we can undertake toward the reduction of fear is to make it easier for people to accept themselves, to like themselves. --Bonaro W. Overstreet
19. Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive--the
risk to be alive and express what we really are. --Don Miguel Ruiz
20. Fear arises through identification with form, whether it be a material possession, a physical body, a social role, a self-image, a thought, or an emotion. It arises through unawareness of the
formless inner dimension of consciousness or spirit, which is the essence of who you are. You are trapped in object consciousness, unaware of the dimension of inner space which alone is true freedom. --Eckhart Tolle
On Happiness...
21. The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. --Anne Frank
22. Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.  --Abraham Lincoln
23. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice
compassion. --Dalai Lama
24. Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. --Thomas Merton

25. True not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy
purpose. --Helen Keller

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