“It isn’t actually non-doing that generates anxiety, but rather fretting about doing or not doing. When I’m simply in the moment, without worrying about what I ought to be doing, my mind is at ease. It’s when I try to microplan everything that my imagination runs amok – because I can’t really know what will happen.” ~ Robert Kull, Solitude
“It is not our abilities that show what we truly are… it is our choices.” ~ Harry Potter and the Chamber Of Secrets
But to every mind there openeth,
A way, and way, and away,
A high soul climbs the highway,
And the low soul gropes the low,
And in between on the misty flats,
The rest drift to and fro.
But to every man there openeth,
A high way and a low,
And every mind decideth,
The way his soul shall go.
One ship sails East,
And another West,
By the self-same winds that blow,
‘Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales,
That tells the way we go.
Like the winds of the sea
Are the waves of time,
As we journey along through life,
‘Tis the set of the soul,
That determines the goal,
And not the calm or the strife.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In those choices lie our growth and our happiness.” ~ Victor Frankl
“Uplifting ideas and emotions are associated with an entirely different mix of neuropeptides and hormones than those of panic, fear, or anger. So entertain thoughts that produce the biochemistry of health and joy.” ~ Dr. Christiane Northrup
“The self is not somethign ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.” ~ John Dewey
“We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.” ~ Epictetus, The Art of Living
“Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
“I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
“Every athlete hears two competing voices. One is a negative critic, and the other is a positive coach. Which voice we listen to is a matter of choice.” ~ Gary Mack, Mind Gym