Feeling Down? 52 Inspiring Quotes to Get Out of Your Slump

“The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.” ~Abraham Maslow   Thanks to Eckhart Tolle and his introduction to The Power of Now, one of the most important lesson I have learned is to always be aware of my thoughts.   This is what ‘being in the now’ means. It means being an observer of your thoughts. Rather than let your thoughts control you.   It’s to not get caught up with your mind chatter. Especially the ones that are making you feel bad or causing you to feel stress or anxious because you have decided to time travel to the past or the future.   When you notice whatever you are thinking is bringing you down. It’s time pause and bring yourself back to the present. This is what being in the now means. To be aware of your thoughts. And deliberately choosing to take responsibility for your life.   As Eckart Tolle teaches, you can   1. Remove yourself from the situation 2. Change it. Or 3. Accept it completely.   So here are 52 inspiring quotes to get out of your slump.  Back in focus.   Back to the present so that you can find peace in the now.   Enjoy!  
  1. “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the             future.” ~John F. Kennedy   2. “At some point you just have to let go of what you thought should happen and live in what is happening.” ~ Unknown   3. “Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, now wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe, and have faith that everything will work out for the best.” ~ Heather Hepler   4. “A secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is, instead of what you think it should be.” – Mandy Hale   5. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” ~ Nido Qubein   6. “When there is nothing else you can do, focus on who you can be.” ~Kelsey Grant   7. “ I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.” ~ Alan Watts.   8. “Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.” ~ Eckhart Tolle   9. “The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present.” ~ Eckhart Tolle   10. “For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.” ~ Steve Jobs   11. “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.” ~ Groucho Marx   12. “Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future. If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay. Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously. Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Our ears can still hear the voices of our loved ones.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh   13. “Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?” ~ Mary Manin Morrissey   14. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present                moment.” ~ Buddha   15. “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.” ~ Eckhart Tolle   16. “Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.” ~ Unknown   17. “No feeling is final.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke   18. “There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz   19. “Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.” ~ Astrid Alauda   20. “Freedom is instantaneous the moment we accept things as they are.” ~ Karen Maezen Miller   21. “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” ~ Carlos Castaneda   22. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.” ~ Dr. Seuss   23. “The problem with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.” ~ Lily Tomlin   24. “There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” ~ Denis Waitley   25. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” ~ Alice Walker   26. “What you allow. Is what will continue” ~ Unknown   27. “One of the happiest moment in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.” ~ Unknown   28. “Don’t Time travel into the past. You can’t change it. Today it starts all over again. Every tomorrow is determined by every day.” – James Altucher   29. “Sometimes you just have to shut the world out, close your eyes.. and turn the music up.” ~ Unknown   30. “It’s never the event itself that causes stress but our interpretation of the event.” ~ Tim Brownson   31. “We’re all going to die. We don’t get much say over how or when, but we do get to decide how we’re gonna live. So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out. And Decide.” ~ from Grey’s Anatomy   32. “Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.” ~ Unknown   33. “Be Selective in your battles for sometimes peace is better than being right” ~ Unknown   34. "Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools" ~ Unknown   35. "What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when you bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen.” ~ Henry David Thoreau   36. "It is never too late to be what you might have been." ~ George Eliot   37. “Never let your memories be greater than your dreams." ~ Doug Ivester   38. "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up." ~ Vince Lombardi   39. "The best way to predict the future is to invent it." ~ Alan Kay   40. "What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do." ~ Tim Ferris   41. "Rule your mind or it will rule you.” ~ Buddha   42. "Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." ~ Steve Jobs   43. "Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose." ~ Lyndon Johnson   44. "Your attitude not your aptitude will determine your altitude." ~ Zig Ziglar   45. "Nobody controls me. I'm uncontrollable. The only one who can control me is me, and even that's barely possible." ~ John Lennon   46. "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did do" ~ Mark Twain   47. "Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can." ~Arthur Ashe   48. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” ~ Albert Einstein   49. “ You have to do what is right for yourself, nobody else is walking in your shoes.”~ Unknown   50. “Who you were, who you are, and who you will be are three different people.” ~ Unknown   51. “Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as saying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” ~ Unknown   52. “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” ~ Buddha   May you not stress yourself out about things you can’t control or change but find peace to live mindfully and be free.   Do you have a favorite quote that always brings you back to the present you’d like to share? If you do, I’d love to know which that is. You can share below.

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