Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
“Show me a worrying person and I will show you someone who doesn't know how to relax.” ~ Albert E. Cliffe
As William Burroughs said, “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” Indeed, sometimes the most effective thing you can do is to just relax.
“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
By simply being silent, loving and accepting, your mind and body will relax. You realize how futile all that thinking was, and let go of that endless agenda. A calm spacious field of energy starts to expands within you and you realize that this deep, peaceful feeling is where you really wanted to arrive anyway.
“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” ~ Chinese Proverb
As we relax and our mental activity settles down, like waves settling on an ocean, we become still. Consciousness reaches its most silent state, serene and unbounded. We realize that this is our true Self, beyond time and space... a presence in the ocean of loving consciousness.
“The first thing you discover is a kind of emptiness, a silence, a presence which doesn't seem to have content to it, like looking up at a limitless sky. That boundary-less place inside you is your own consciousness, your awareness. When you relax into it, you realize that it's also full - it is everything. You realize this presence is what you really are: Love.” ~ Arjuna Ardagh
When you experience your presence as a simple pure state of awareness and choice, then you begin to notice that it's the ground of all your other states... emotions, thoughts, accomplishments, ways of being, roles, things you identify with, attachments. Practice this with the free online program at Trans4mind: Love is All You Need.
“If you do what you love, it is the best way to relax.” ~ Christian Louboutin
Mandy Hale says beautifully: “Relax, don’t worry. Let every moment be what it’s going to be. What’s meant to be will come your way. What’s not will fall away.”
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
10 Natural Ways to Relax and Rejuvenate - by Monique N. Gilbert
Stress seems to have become a constant factor in today's fast-paced society. If left unchecked, it can wreak havoc upon our health. Learning how to effectively manage stress can mean the difference between being robust and full of life, or becoming susceptible to illness and disease. Stress can weaken the immune system and accelerate the aging process. The ability to relax and rejuvenate promotes wellness, vitality and longevity. Continues...
How to Radiate Love Everywhere You Go ~ by Jafree Ozwald
The vibration of love is your most natural state of being. When you are completely relaxed, without any agenda, fear or worry, love automatically radiates from your heart in all directions. Love will always be at your core, it is a vibration which sparks the light of consciousness within you and you cannot change this. What has grown over and on top of it through the years is the veil called the mind, which can be filled with judgments, impositions, demands, and beliefs that hide this purely enlightened state. Continues...