10 inspirational quotes that can change your life.
We love quotes! Do you?
Sometimes, humans think and say some profound things. Philosophers, poets, and wise thinkers have used short, impactful statements to convey wisdom, inspire action, and encourage reflections since antiquity. Sharing our universal understanding of the world through thought-provoking messages is our way of helping one another.
Why are quotes impactful?
Because they are raw written representations of the things most people do not want to look at. Sometimes, quotes hit so deep that you almost feel violated. Like, hold on. I was not ready to face that truth! But that is precisely why we need them.
Quotes are versatile and broad, tackling topics from depression to healthy gym habits. They can home in on almost every human experience.
Have you ever noticed how a particular quote will always surface when you need the message? The words will hit a mental spot, and off you go to ponder!
What are the benefits of quotes?
Quotes are validating. They let you know that you are not alone in your journey. They connect people that are on the same frequency and experiencing similar situations.
Also, they influence positive thinking and can help remove the habit of negative self-talk, creating optimism and hope.
Moreover, quotes give space for wider perspectives and introspections. They are mood changers, capable of altering your mindset towards a more reflective and aware you.
When should I read quotes?
Quotes can be appreciated at any time. However, reading quotes before you begin your day can help you get in the right frame of mind. Likewise, reading inspiring quotes before bedtime can help fill your brain with positivity, as opposed to falling asleep worrying about all the things you have to do the next day.
EGOPROOF has selected ten inspirational quotes that can change your life. If any of the sayings resonate with you, write them down and keep them close. Reflect on them whenever you need a reminder of how capable you are.
Let us jump in!
Omar Khayyam was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet. He has many great quotes, but this one hit the mark.
We tend to live either in the past or in the future. Rarely do we savor the present moments. And it is in these moments that happiness is found, believe it or not.
Happiness is not a destination to reach, my friends. It is a moment to be had.
2. Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. ~ Rumi
Also a Persian Poet, Rumi, was one of those beings that understood the power of words. His quotes are profound and leave a lasting impression.
So often, we try hard to find love, usually in all the wrong places. Why is that? Other times, we meet someone good to us, but we turn them away.
It is essential to look at the patterns we fall into.
Let us first discover love within ourselves, rather than searching for it outside ourselves. Let us get to know who we are and dive deep enough to recognize the destructive habits and barriers we have developed to protect our hearts. After the work is done, we will be better equipped to receive the love we need.
3. The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~ Rumi.
We love Rumi, as you can see!
“The wound is the place where the light enters you,” this is so deep that you need to read it several times.
Yes, life leaves us with scars. At times, life even breaks us. But the comeback is real-the light returns.
You would be surprised by the fantastic things you can bring about during your darkest hours. Take EGOPROOF, for instance. Amid our mental health struggles, we created a platform to express ourselves and connect with those who “get it.” From the wound, a light of creativity and progression entered.
It is important to remember not to get lost in life’s pain because it makes you a warrior and a light for others.
4. Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. ~ Rumi
Okay, this is the last Rumi quote, but again, come on! This quote right here is everything.
You are first responsible for yourself. Make the changes within you, and then you can make a more significant difference in the world. Do you want a kinder world? Be kinder. Do you want a more understanding world? Be more understanding.
If we each did that self-work, can you imagine how much peace we could attain?
5. Believe in what you want so much that it has no choice but to materialize. ~ Esther Hicks
Esther Hicks is an inspirational speaker and author. Her teachings can be found on YouTube, and she is a go-to online mentor when seeking healing, especially after a breakup.
This is a motivating quote because it reminds you of your power. The brain is a vital organ capable of bringing your thoughts into existence. If you believe in something with every fiber of your being, the stars align to make it so. But be careful because if you fill your thoughts with negativity, then that is what you will receive.
6. The greater a child’s terror, and the earlier it is experienced, the harder it becomes to develop a strong and healthy sense of self. ~ Nathaniel Branden
Nathaniel Branden is a psychotherapist and writer known as “the father of the self-esteem movement.”
This quote is one of those validating quotes mentioned earlier. How many times have you heard it was in the past and that you should get over it? As if people purposely choose to stay in the trauma.
Our childhood plays a significant role in how we live our adult lives. Do not let anyone belittle your experiences or place demands on how or when you heal.
Born in 1932, Sylvia Plath was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. If you have not checked out her poetry, we suggest taking a look.
This quote goes back to the living in-the-moment concept. It serves as a reminder to stop and smell the roses. It tells us not to take the seconds, minutes, or hours for granted. Because ultimately, now is all we have.
8. You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise! ~ Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou wore many hats. She was a poet, singer, activist, and scholar.
We love this quote because it speaks of resilience and tenacity. It emphasizes inner strength and the ability to believe in yourself even when no one else does.
It does not matter how often people come for you and try to knock you down. What is important is how many times you rise.
9. Don't let the hand you hold - hold you down. ~Julia de Burgos
Julia de Burgos was a poet and civil rights activist for women and African/Afro-Caribbean writers. Her poetry is intense and reflects a life of difficulty and great pain. Her words were her solace.
This quote hits hard. How many times have we lost ourselves trying to help others? How many ways have we appeased others, forsaking our desires and needs?
With her words, Julia advises us not to let anyone hold us down.
10. A little progress each day adds up to big results. – Satya Nani
Satya Nani is a business executive who knows the secret to success, a little progress each day…
Every day, make it your mission to accomplish just one thing that will bring you closer to the life you want. Regardless of how small you may think your efforts are, keep going. You got this.
In conclusion, quotes are intense, purposeful, and motivational. They are so relevant that you can find them on posters, t-shirts, and even on our bodies as tattoos. For many of us, quotes say the things we want to say, but our words may get lost in translation. They get to the bottom line of a situation and give us an instant wake-up call, which is why we love them!
These words of wisdom shared here can help change your life. And remember, we are all in this together.
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