What if I accept all of this adversity with humility and gratitude? What would I learn if I opened my perspective beyond my self-serving ego and expanded my awareness beyond my own anxiety and worries? What if there is more to life than my personal survival agenda?
I don’t remember a time when I spent so much time at home. Now this opportunity has come, if I choose to see it that way. What can I do with all of this time? Can I connect more deeply with those I live with, and much more importantly, can I connect more deeply with myself?
Why is it that I can’t sit still, with myself, without boredom or distraction? When I sit silently, why does my mind race? To distract myself from that noise, I grab my phone and feed myself even more noise. If I can’t be with myself, and be in love with the spirit that I am, how can I expect others to love me, and to be with me?
I’m on a break from my everyday reality. I need to fill that time with something truly meaningful, to reset myself. When will I get a chance like this? I can’t waste this opportunity. I need to find my inner stillness, I know it’s there, sometimes I get a glimpse of it, but I usually suffocate it with all kinds of distractions. I need to use this time to go within because I know that’s where my true happiness and inner bliss is. I need to find my silent, still center and learn to reside there.
My brain is like a constant thought machine – how can I calm it down? I know it’s possible, it’s definitely possible. I wish I could see the stars at night, because when I stare up into that night sky, I’m so calm, and I know I’m something vaster than this constant thought machine.
Come to think of it, why do I define myself as a series of labels, identifications, possessions, relations, afflictions, attributes, characteristics, beliefs, associations, stories, memories, race, or even gender? Why do I use these things to separate myself from everyone else? Am I not something much much more fundamental than a character in a life script?
Why is it that if I have the courage to let all my guards down, open and vulnerable, and look deeply into someone else’s eyes for a long time, I see myself?
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