“Life and Change” Quotes (Pt 1) – Inspiration For Our Journey

For those of us living life at ‘The Edge’, this year is certainly unfolding as The Year of Change.  It is wonderful to share stories with so many who truly are creating and unfolding the life of their dreams!   Each day, hundreds and thousands of choices are made about whether to ‘go for it’ and create something new or to resist change just a little longer.

While this way of living is exciting, exhilarating, and amazing, facing the ‘great unknown’ can also be frightening.  For me, I want and need the wisdom of fellow journeyers as I venture forth creating the life of my dreams!  I now carry with me ‘inspirational guideposts’ – small note cards of quotes and affirmations from people I admire;  these words of wisdom and encouragement keep me focused and balanced on the “what” of my life, while learning to let go of the “hows”, allowing God/Source to manifest the dream.

Today, I want to share some of my favorite inspirations about Change and Life (Part 1 see below).  Enjoy them!  Use those that inspire you – allow them to touch you and support you on your path!

Today’s “leaping” exercise:  Purchase notecards (cut them in half for easier transport).  Read each inspirational quote once each day for 1 week.  Then, copy those that ring true for you.  Carry them with you.  Post them at home, at work, in the car, etc.  Read them at least 3 times each day for greater effect.

“People say that motivation doesn’t last.  Neither does bathing – That’s why we recommend it daily” – Zig Ziglar


“Why not go out on a limb?  Isn’t that where the fruit is?” – Frank Scully

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein

Decide that change is a good thing” – Joan Kappes

“Never be afraid to try something new.  Remember, amateurs built the ark.  Professionals built the Titanic.” – Unknown

“You change your life by listening to your heart” – Joan Kappes

“Every day, do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow” – Doug Firebaugh

“Remember that failure is an event, not a person” – Unknown

“Stop giving your precious energy to things that make you feel bad.” – Louise Hay

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” – Rumi

“With expansion, less is more.  Travel light, leave the baggage, and you too can explore the infinite.” – Colleen Zaruba

“Most of our assumptions have outlived their usefulness.” – Marshall McLuhan

“If you’re not living on The Edge, you’re taking up too much room.” – Bob Proctor

“It only takes one person to change your life – you.” – Ruth Casey

“I’m always doing things I cannot do.  That’s how I get to do them.” – Unknown

“Accept happiness when it crosses your way.  See how you enjoy every moment of your life.” – Unknown

“You are never alone or helpless.  The force that guides the stars guides you too.” – Shrii Anandamurt

“True forgiveness is when you can say, ‘Thank you for that experience.’” – Unknown

“Moving into the next phase of your life is a lot like crossing monkey bars.  You have to let-go at some point in order to move forward.” – Unknown

“The journey is from here to here.  And the only time you can arrive is now.” – Leonard Jacobson

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – Buddha

“Treat every experience, good or bad, like a beautiful magic portal to creation.  Trust and step through.” – Colleen Zaruba

“Above all, be true to yourself and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.” – Hardy D. Jackson

“We are here to change.  We are here to grow, develop and unfold.  We are progressive beings… we have infinite capacity.” – Michael Beckwith

“What are you accepting that would not be a part of your ideal day?” – Alan Cohen

“The difficulties of life do not keep you from greatness.  They show you to its door.” – Alan Cohen

“You bloom and kiss the sky every time you try something new.” – Colleen Zaruba

“Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.” – Nelson Mandela

“I am the captain of my soul.” – William Ernest Henley

“Don’t give up 5 minutes before the miracle…” – Unknown

“Getting better at surfing bigger waves means letting go of the board and trusting what’s beneath it.” – Colleen Zaruba


“A kaleidoscope of creation is at your fingertips, waiting for you to play in the paint.  But it’s messy!  And fun.” –Colleen Zaruba

“Because you are alive, everything is possible.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“Live with no regrets and love with no excuses.” – Paul Coelho

“Some say, live as if you will die tomorrow.  We say, live as if you were born today.” – Fayerie

“It’s time to start living the life you have imagined” – Henry James

“It’s those little moments that make life big.” – Pinar Akal

“Life is like sailing.  You can use any wind to go in any direction.” –Unknown

“Your life is Now.”

“Eternity does not start after you die; it begins when you really live.” – Alan Cohen

“Your life is a gift.  Relish it, celebrate it, explore, play and dance with it.” – Aine Belton

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

“It is such a comfort to drop the tangles of life into God’s hands and leave them there.” –L.B. Cowman

“Remember, you are the key player in your life.” – Joan Kappes

“The truth is, you don’t HAVE a life, you ARE life.” – Eckhart Tolle

“You are more than you know.  Make it your life’s quest to experience your wisdom, your clarity, your worth, your love, your l-i-f-e.” – Joan Kappes

“Life is the ultimate gift.  It is presented to me daily, hourly, moment-by-moment.  Each day I am becoming more aware of this and am opening myself to receiving it.” – Joan Kappes

“You task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” –Rumi

“Life, like poker has an element of risk.  It shouldn’t be avoided.  It should be faced.” – Edward Norton

“There is always a reason to smile.”

“Deep inside all of us a huge potential beckons, waiting to open us to the joy, genius, freedom and Love within.” – Brandon Bays

“If you are focused on your passion, there is no “price to be paid” – Joan Kappes

“Lemme see- love, laughter, fun, hugs, smooches, love again, music, dancing, freedom, joy, passion…” – Josh Harcus

“Life is the dancer and you are the dance.” – Eckhart Tolle

“To give is to love and to love is to live!” – Pinar Akal

“Time spent laughing is time spent with the Gods.” – Japanese Proverb

“What your heart desires is not too good to be true.  It is good enough to be true.” – Alan Cohen

“I am where I am and it’s ok.” – Abraham

“Each day is a little life.” – Schopenhauer


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Change and Life – it’s all good! – Joan Kappes

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