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Top 30 Amazing Quotes From Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

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In his book, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, Richard Carlson provides many ways of making your life less stressful and more peaceful. I believe he mainly wrote this book to make us focus on the most important things in life: our happiness and inner peace.

In the book, Richard advises us to overcome negative thoughts, trust our intuition, love other people, and be of service to others. I loved the book dearly, and I learned a lot from it. I also gathered the following nuggets of wisdom from the book.

  1. “Make peace with imperfection.”

 

  1. “Whenever we are attached to having something a certain way, better than it already is, we are almost by definition, engaged in a losing battle.”

 

 

  1. “A wonderful, heartfelt strategy for becoming more peaceful and loving is to practice allowing others the joy of being right – give them the glory. Stop correcting.”

 

  1. “Irrespective of what happened yesterday or last year, and what may or may not happen tomorrow, the present moment is where you are – always!”

 

 

  1. “When you are fearful or frantic, you literally immobilize yourself from your greatest potential, not to mention enjoyment.”

 

  1. “A powerful technique for becoming more peaceful is to be aware of how quickly your negative and insecure thinking can spiral out of control.”

 

 

  1. “When our attention is in the present moment, we push fear from our minds.”

 

  1. “Argue for your limitations, and they’re yours.”

 

 

  1. “When you take time, often, to reflect on the miracle of life – the miracle that you are even able to read this book – the gift of sight, of love, and all the rest, it can help remind you that many of the things that you think as “big stuff” are really just “small stuff” that you are turning into big stuff.”

 

  1. “Just for fun, agree with criticism directed toward you (Then watch it go away).”

 

 

  1. “Regardless of who you are or what you do, remember that nothing is more important than your own sense of happiness and inner peace and that of your loved ones.”

 

  1. “To a large degree, the measure of our peace of mind is determined by how much we are able to live in the present moment.”

 

 

  1. “The more patient you are, the more accepting you will be of what is, rather than insisting that life be exactly as you would like it to be.”

 

  1. “One of the most important questions you can ever ask yourself is “Do I want to be ‘right’ – or do I want to be happy.”

 

 

  1. “One of the nice things about surrendering to the fact that life isn’t fair is that it keeps us from feeling sorry for ourselves by encouraging us to do the very best we can with what we have.”

 

  1. “Spend a moment every day thinking of someone to thank.”

 

 

  1. “I can’t think of a single person whom I consider to be inwardly peaceful who doesn’t carve out at least a little quiet time, virtually every day.”

 

  1. “Luckily, there is a way to be happy. It involves changing the emphasis of our thinking from what we want to what we have.”

 

 

  1. “Humility and inner peace go hand in hand. The less compelled you are to try to prove yourself to others, the easier it is to feel peaceful inside.”

 

  1. “Search for the grain of truth in other opinions.”

 

 

  1. “When you look at life and its many challenges as a test, or series of tests, you begin to see each issue you face as an opportunity to grow, a chance to roll with the punches.”

 

  1. “Be grateful when you’re feeling good and graceful when you’re feeling bad.”

 

  1. “When you do too many things at once, it’s impossible to be present-moment oriented. Thus, you not only lose out on much of the potential enjoyment of what you are doing, but you also become far less focused and effective.”

 

 

  1. “Your life will always be filled with challenges. It’s best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway.”

 

  1. “True happiness comes not when we get rid of all of our problems, but when we change our relationship to them, when we see our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice patience, and to learn.”

 

 

  1. “Live this day as if it were your last. It might be!”

 

  1. “When we have preconceived ideas about the way life should be, they interfere with our opportunity to enjoy or learn from the present moment.”

 

 

  1. “Think of your problems as potential teachers.”

 

  1. “In the Buddhist tradition, difficulties are considered to be so important to a life of growth and peace that a Tibetan prayer actually asks for them. It says, “Grant that I may be given appropriate difficulties and sufferings on this journey so that my heart may be truly awakened and my practice of liberation and universal compassion may be truly fulfilled.”

 

 

  1. “Our disappointment comes about in essentially two ways. When we’re experiencing pleasure we want it to last forever. It never does. Or when we’re experiencing pain, we want it to go away now. It usually doesn’t. Unhappiness is the result of struggling against the natural flow of experience.”

 

Which of the above quotes from Richard Carlson’s book impacted you the most?

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29 Most Enlightening Sadhguru Quotes

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Sadhguru or Jaggi Vasudev, is an enlightening Indian spiritual mystic who primarily teaches about the importance of building one’s inner life. He’s a good teacher and a successful author.

I have gained amazing spiritual insights from his talks, books, and blog. You must thus read his works if you are hungry for spiritual growth.

9 months ago, I shared with you some of Sadhguru’s insightful quotes which you liked. Today, I’ll share with you 29 of his most enlightening quotes.

Enjoy:

  1. ‘What comes our way is not in our hands but what we make out of it is 100% in our hands.’
  2. ‘What people are generally calling destiny is essentially what they end up creating unconsciously.’
  3. ‘If a human being stays focused on something, inevitably it will yield. How can it not yield? The universe will yield to you if you are focused.’
  4. ‘There is nothing to gain or lose in this life. You came with nothing, whatever the hell is happening you are on the profit side.’
  5. ‘It’s best if you are a failure in life cause that means your vision is large.’
  6. ‘Being human means that we can craft our life the way we want.’
  7. ‘Only where there is no clarity one seeks confidence, where there is clarity you don’t need confidence.’
  8. ‘If you know how to deal with what’s happening now, you know how to deal with your entire life.’
  9. ‘If anyway you shine, sometimes you may be seen by people, sometimes you may not be seen by people. The important thing is you are shining within yourself, and that’s all that matters.’
  10. ‘Do whatever the hell you want in your life, but you must be intensely focused on something.’
  11. ‘If you take charge of your mind, your thought and emotion, 50 -60% of your life and destiny will happen the way you want. If you take charge of your life energies, 100% of your life and destiny will happen the way you want.’
  12. ‘In your life, if you don’t do what you cannot do, that’s not an issue. But if you don’t do what you can do you are a disaster.’
  13. ‘It’s not about being positive or negative. The important thing is that you just focus on enhancing this life.’
  14. ‘If everything is going wrong with your life, and you are still wonderful, we can say you are enlightened.’
  15. ‘When we come to life there is no such thing as my life and your life. This is a living cosmos.’
  16. ‘Do whatever you want to do, but do it well, that’s all that matters.’
  17. ‘I constantly remind people that there is one enemy in your life and that’s you. If you fix this one person, everything is fine with you.’
  18. ‘If your joy is determined by something or somebody around you, the chances of you being joyful in your life are small.’
  19. ‘If you do things only with your logic, everything becomes quite miserable because you will have to go through logical steps for everything.’
  20. ‘You are a ghost with a body.’
  21. ‘If you keep walking, you will inevitably get somewhere.’
  22. ‘If you are pursuing enlightenment, choose any one thing, either joy, blissfulness, love, anger, or hatred. Be loyal to one thing every moment of your life, and you’ll become enlightened.’
  23. ‘Whenever something hurts you, there are two options, you can either become wounded, or you can become wise.’
  24. ‘Goal-oriented means we are interested in the consequence and not the process. If you are not interested in the process, you should not be an artist. The process is an end in itself.’
  25. ‘However young and healthy you are, you gonna die one day.’
  26. ‘Desire is just an intention. An intention won’t make things happen. An intention will only set direction. You have to make the journey.’
  27. ‘Don’t ever think of a goal. What should I become, how should I be, what should I create. Don’t worry about these things. If you are devoted to the process something will come up. Something more beautiful than you imagined will happen because you are devoted to the process.’
  28. ‘Don’t think of art as a way to earn a living. Living will happen.’
  29. ‘The more things hurt you early on in your life, the wiser you should have become. But unfortunately, most people become wounded.’

Hope you enjoyed Sadhguru’s quotes. You are free to note down more of his enlightening quotes in the comment box below.

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Top 17 Motivating Dwayne Johnson ‘The Rock’ Quotes (Net worth – $220 million)

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Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a ‘The Rock’ is a well-known American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler. He claims he’s a hard worker, and his $220 million net worth proves so. I admire Dwayne Johnson because he has succeeded in both professional wrestling and acting.  

Here are some of his motivating words of wisdom.

  1.  ‘Hold on to that fundamental quality of faith. Have faith that on the other side of your pain is something good.’
  2. ‘We don’t have to know how we gonna get there, just know that we gonna get there. And when we do get there. We gonna keep going and we not gonna stop.’
  3. ‘There’s no substitute for hard work.’
  4. ‘I had to put my faith in God, continue to work hard and hope good things will happen.’
  5. ‘The most important thing is believing in yourself, and embracing who you were born to be.’
  6. ‘When your back is against the wall, the only way out is to put the work in.’
  7. ‘Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals.’
  8. ‘Failing has become critical in my growth.’
  9. ‘With depression, the most important thing you could realize is that you’re not alone, and you’re not the first to go through it.’
  10. ‘There’s nothing you can’t accomplish.’
  11. ‘I knew I wanted to be something and it was important to me to be something.’
  12. ‘You are gonna get your ass kicked, we’re gonna get the shit kicked out of us, you gotta get up, you gotta have faith that the one thing you wanted to happen oftentimes is the best thing that never happened.’
  13. ‘Be you, be yourself, whether it’s in entertainment, whether it’s out in public, whether you are a celebrity or not, whatever, the most powerful thing is to be yourself.’
  14. ‘All successes begin with self-discipline. It starts with you.’
  15. ‘I believe we can accomplish anything with our two hands.’
  16. ‘The road to success and greatness is always paved with consistent hard work.’
  17. ‘At the end of the day, regardless of what your dreams are, regardless of what we do now, what we wanna do in the future, whatever it is you wanna do, it will always come down to working your ass off and putting in the work.’

Hope you enjoyed Dwayne Johnson’s quotes. You are welcome to join the Unbounded Wisdom Community for more quotes from great people.

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