Journey Of Life Quotes
Journey of Life quotes speak of journey as a metaphor for life. "The road less traveled is often the one where fun, joy and excitement are the stepping stones. It is less traveled because of the signposts society has posted at the threshold to discourage this route. Choose joy!" Whitney Ferre ~ Are you feeling joy in your journey of life? If so - congratulations! If not, take some time to re-evaluate priorities. Do more of what fills you with energy, and less of what drains you. Make tiny baby-step changes which bring you delight. Complain less, inspire more. Want less, share more. These simple changes will start a chain reaction of magical moments. Enjoy each moment of your journey. You were born to live a life which brings you joy!
Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the sooner we will be able to treat life as art.
Standing still is the fastest way of moving backwards in a rapidly changing world.
Life always gives us exactly the teacher we need at every moment. This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor (or employee), every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every piece of garbage, every breath. Every moment is the guru.
Charlotte Joko Beck
No one else can speak the words on your lips. Drench yourself in words unspoken. Live your life with arms wide open. Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten.
It may be when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.
It has never been, and never will be easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.
Marion Zimmer Bradley
I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.
I believe that life is a journey towards God, and that no one has the right to insist that you go a certain road.
It is better to travel well than to arrive.
There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…not going all the way, and not starting.
Creative thinking is more than just coming up with new ideas. It is about living life in a way that is open, authentic and curious. It is a mindset and approach to everything we do.
Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use.
Conclusions arrived at through reasoning have very little or no influence in altering the course of our lives.
You should live every day like it's your last day because one day you're gonna be right.
As long as we're caught up in always looking for certainty and happiness, rather than honoring the taste and smell and quality of exactly what is happening, as long as we're always running from discomfort, we're going to be caught in a cycle of unhappiness and discomfort, and we will feel weaker and weaker. This way of seeing helps us develop inner strength. And what's especially encouraging is the view that inner strength is available to us at just the moment when we think that we've hit the bottom, when things are at their worst.
Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I don’t have the courage to say “yes” to life?
Man improves himself as he follows his path; if he stands still, waiting to improve before he makes a decision, he'll never move.
We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.
Stephen R. Covey
For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin-real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Jean de la Fontaine
The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Those born to wealth, and who have the means of gratifying every wish, know not what is the real happiness of life, just as those who have been tossed on the stormy waters of the ocean on a few frail planks can alone realize the blessings of fair weather.
Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.
The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
Strange is our situation here on Earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men -- above all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is a festival only to the wise.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’m grateful for anything that reminds me of what’s possible in this life. Books can do that. Films can do that. Music can do that. School can do that. It’s so easy to allow one day to simply follow into the next, but every once in a while we encounter something that shows us that anything is possible, that dramatic change is possible, that something new can be made, that laughter can be shared.
Jonathan Safran Foer
You don't create your mission in life - you detect it.
Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be…Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar, and you’ll live as you’ve never lived before.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.
Say not, I have found the truth, but rather, I have found a truth. Say not, I have found the path of the soul, Say rather, I have met the soul walking upon my path. For the soul walks upon all paths. The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.
Instead of wondering where your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don't need to escape from.
It‘s not where we stand but in what direction we are moving.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The way is not in the sky, the way is in the heart. For the traveler who knows his direction, there is always a favorable wind.
Stuart Avery Gold
Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go.
Step forward into your life as you did when you were a child, when you believed anything was possible.
May we be strengthened with the understanding that being blessed does not mean that we shall always be spared all the disappointments and difficulties of life.
Heber J. Grant
There is no enlightenment outside of daily life.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Sooner or later we must realize there is no station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip.
Robert J. Hastings
The future remains uncertain and so it should, for it is the canvas upon which we paint our desires. Thus always the human condition faces a beautifully empty canvas. We possess only this moment in which to dedicate ourselves continuously to the sacred presence which we share and create.
You cannot have a happy ending to a miserable journey.
Tell me what you yearn for and I shall tell you who you are. We are what we reach for, the idealized image that drives our wandering.
Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it.
It's pretty hard to get what you want when you're busy doing and being what you don't want.
Most of us do not 'sculpt' our lives. We accept what comes our way, then we gripe about it.
We cannot escape fear. We can only transform it into a companion that accompanies us on all our exciting adventures…
Listen to me. We're here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise why even be here?
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.
As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion.
You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.
Irene C. Kassorla
In the degree that we remember and retell our stories and create new ones we become the authors, the authorities, of our own lives.
Often the search proves more profitable than the goal.
E. L. Konigsburg
To be born is to start the journey towards death.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
When I was 5 years old my mother told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told them they didn’t understand life.
There is no right path. Only the one that allows you to sleep soundly and wake up excited.
Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.
The great lesson…is that the sacred in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one’s daily life, in one’s neighbors, friends, and family, in one’s back yard.
Do not look for rest in any pleasure, because you were not created for pleasure: you were created for joy. And if you do not know the difference between pleasure and joy you have not yet begun to live.
Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.
I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.
Life is what you make of it. Always has been, always will be.
To a greater or lesser extent there goes on in every person a struggle between two forces: the longing for privacy and the urge to go places: the introversion, interest directed within oneself toward one’s own inner life of vigorous thought and fancy; and extroversion, interest directed outward, toward the external world of people and tangible values.
By losing your goal - you have lost your way, too!
The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.
True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess.
We recognize our own mortality, and we are reminded that in the fleeting time we have on this Earth, what matters is not wealth, or status, or power, or fame – but rather, how well we have loved, and what small part we have played in making the lives of other people better.
I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.
Rowing harder doesn't help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction.
Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.
The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.
M. Scott Peck
We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.
Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.
Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.
Mary Lou Retton
All the arts we practice are apprenticeship. The big art is our life.
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The only journey is the journey within.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.
Grace, not willpower, is what ultimately empowers us to live loving lives. Creativity, both in what spawns within the artist and the artifact, can be a vital source of that grace.
The real work of this life is not what we do every day from 9-5…The real work is to be passionate, be holy, be wild, be irreverent, to laugh and cry until you awaken the sleeping spirits, until the ground of your being cleaves and the universe comes flooding in.
To be alive, to able to see, to walk…it’s all a miracle. I have adapted the technique of living life from miracle to miracle.
And you? When will you begin your long journey into yourself?
Every leaf that grows will tell you: what you sow will bear fruit, so if you have any sense my friend, don’t plant anything but Love.
Journey from the self to the Self and find the mine of gold. Leave behind what is sour and bitter and move toward the sweet.
I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the only one who'll decide where you'll go.
Sometimes in your life you will go on a journey. It will be the longest journey you have ever taken. It is the journey to find yourself.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
Once we’re thrown off our habitual paths, we think all is lost, but it’s only here that the new and the good begins.
There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.
Your journey never ends. Life has a way of changing things in incredible ways.
As I ramble through life, whatever be my goal, I will unfortunately always keep my eye upon the doughnut and not upon the whole.
The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.
Don Williams, Jr.
Make voyages. Attempt them. There is nothing else.
The spiritual path – is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don’t know it.
The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.
The real point of being alive is to evolve into the whole person you were intended to be.
Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.
What I know for sure is that your life is a multipart series of all your experiences- and each experience is created by your thoughts, intentions, and actions to teach you what you need to know. Your life is a journey of learning to love yourself first and then extending that love to others in every encounter.
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