Fertilizers for the mind & spirit…

Compost produces miraculous results in the garden. I believe the same holds true for enriching our minds. As with the compost bin, I’ll periodically add tidbits here to ripen, transform and propagate a robust perspective. Please feel free to add some of your own.

Leaf illustration outlined in lime green

December 13th:  “Whatever you do you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there will always be someone to tell you that you are wrong.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

November 24th: “We want to extend an invitation to healing…Turn off the news and turn on the light in your own heart.” – Carlos Santana

October 21st: “Life will give you not what you want but what you believe.”  ~ Lena Kay

October 18th: “If you know what you want; if you’ve made up your mind; if you can see it, feel it, and move toward it in some small way every single day…it has to happen.”  ~ Mike Dooley (The Universe)

September 22nd The only problem facing you in life is your belief in  separation from the Source.  Solve that one and all the others will vanish. ~Nana Yeary

September 7th: Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer’s year – it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul. ~ Author Unknown

August 7th: Abundance is not a result you create. It is an existing state you recognize. We ask for long life, but ’tis deep life or noble moments that signify.  Let the measure of time be spiritual, not mechanical. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

July 26th: The one who has arrived has a long way to go. ∼Tomas Transtromer

July 25th: “My profession is to always be on the alert to find God in nature, to find his lurking places, to attend all the oratorios, the operas in nature.” ~  Henry David Thoreau

July 4th: “The greatest distance in the world is just only 14 inches. That is between our brain and heart. Our responsibility is to balance between them.”~ MisaeMich

July 1st:  “Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and abandon oneself, to be light.” ~ Frida Kahlo

June 21st: “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”  ~ Albus Dumbledore

June 17th: “Hope and patience are two sovereign remedies for all, the surest reposals, the softest cushions to lean on in adversity.” ~  Robert Burton

May 25th:  “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” ~  Anais Nin

May 9th:  “Don’t be distracted by noise, chatter, or setbacks. Patience, commitment, grace, and purpose will guide you.” ~ Louise Hay

April 18th: “Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering. Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is… The only problem in your life is your mind’s resistance to life as it unfolds.”  ~ Dan Millman

April 7th:  “Faith begins as an experiment and ends as an experience.” ∼ William Ralph Inge

March 30th:  “No effort is required to define or even attain happiness, but enormous concentration is needed to abandon everything else.” ~  Quentin Crisp, The Naked Civil Servant

January 26th:  “If we believe that in order for life to be good, we have to avoid pain, the danger is that we will become so good at not feeling pain that we will learn not to feel anything — not joy, not love, not hope, not awe.  We will be emotionally anesthetized.”   ~ Harold Kushner, When All You Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough: The Search for a Life that Matters

January 18th: “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” ~ Lao Tzu

January 10th: “Just let go.  Let go of how you thought your life should be and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness.” ~ Caroline Myss

January 1st:  “This week take inventory of what you would like to leave in the old year, what you would like to take into the new year, and what you would like to create a new.” Alan Cohen


9 Replies to “Fertilizers for the mind & spirit…”

  1. Ohhh, thank you for sharing writegardener! I found that quote randomly in the net. I just edit few words when I write it in my post. Original thought is anonymously quoted tho. Great page! ♥

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  2. Wonderful thoughts and quotes here … 🙂 I agree life often begins when we emerge from our own dark tunnels.. And what is happening in the world right now may just make enough people wake up to the light within them.. ❤

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