“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
There is only one time and place where you can be and have any control over.
The present moment.
But most of us still spend a lot of our regular days lost in memories, reliving a sunny vacation or maybe more commonly repeating an old conflict or negative situation over and over in our thoughts.
Or we get lost in scenarios about what could happen in the future. Maybe through wishful daydreams.
A simple thought or quote can send your mind off in a new direction.
It can be the simple start of a positive change in your life and in how you think about things.
So in this post I’d like to share the most thought-provoking quotes on perspective that I’ve found over the past decade and a half.
You’ll for instance learn:
- Why sorrow and pain can be something that will bring you more joy in the long run.
- That if you want a change in your world then that starts with you and what you focus on.
- How to reduce the worrying in your life.
With more compassionate thoughts and actions you can live a kinder, happier and more loving life.
So today I’d like to share a collection of the top compassion quotes of all time.
In this post you will for example learn:
- Why self-absorption makes us unhappier (and also kills our capacity for compassion).
- What compassion means for building deeper relationships.
- How to be more self-compassionate and kind to yourself.
These thoughts that stretch back over 2400 years in time is the timeless wisdom of the people who walked this earth long before us (and some who are still with us here today).
“The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.”
Madame Marie du Deffand
“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”
Maybe the most common issue people have with personal development and making a positive change is that it stays a daydream. That they get excited and inspired.
But then as those positive emotions fade nothing really happens.
Life continues as usual. Your health, finances or your relationship with yourself stays the same.
It's very frustrating. I know.