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Repost – 40 Quotes That Will Quiet Your Mind – from Marc and Angel Hack Life

Sometimes, you find an article or a post on Facebook or where-ever that you want to save because you need to read and re-read it. This is like that.

Read their entire article here: 40 Quotes That Will Quiet Your Mind .  I’m just going to add the list.


  1. Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.  So pay close attention to the thoughts you choose.  They have a way of becoming real.
  2. There is absolutely nothing about your present circumstances that prevents you from making progress, one step at a time.
  3. Worry, and you get what you worry about.  Work, and you get what you work for.  It’s often just that simple.
  4. You can’t let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones.  Don’t let the silly little dramas of each day get you down.
  5. Happiness is allowing yourself to be perfectly OK with ‘what is,’ rather than wishing for and worrying about ‘what is not.’  ‘What is’ is what’s supposed to be, or it would not be.  The rest is just you, arguing with life.
  6. Frustration and stress come from the way you react, not the way things are.  Adjust your attitude today, and the frustration and stress is gone.
  7. Be positive and smile right now, not because everything is good, but because you can see the good side of everything.
  8. Lies only exist if you believe in them.  The truth shall indeed set you free in the end.  Whenever negativity creeps into your mind, ask yourself:  Is it true?  Can I be 100% certain that it’s true?
  9. No book is just one chapter.  No chapter tells the whole story.  No mistake defines who we are.  Keep turning the pages that need to be turned.
  10. Remember, letting go isn’t about having the courage to release the past; it’s about having the wisdom and strength to embrace the present.
  11. The past has absolutely no power over the present moment.
  12. No amount of regret changes the past.  No amount of anxiety changes the future.  But any amount of gratitude changes the present.
  13. Replace the phrase “I have to” with “I get to” whenever you catch yourself starting to complain.  So many activities we complain about are things others wish they had the chance to do.
  14. The more beauty you find in someone else’s journey, the less you’ll want to compare it to your own.
  15. Feeling stuck is a FEELING, not a fact.  So never assume that you’re stuck with the way things are.  Life changes every second, and so can you.
  16. In almost every situation, a little more willingness to acknowledge that there may be something you do not know could change everything.  Go somewhere new, and countless opportunities suddenly appear.  Do something differently, and all sorts of great new possibilities spring up.  Keep your mind quiet and peaceful, by keeping it open.
  17. Be careful about who you give the microphone and stage to in your life.  Don’t just listen to the loudest voice.  Listen to the truest one.
  18. The unhappiest people in this world are the people who care the most about what everyone else thinks.
  19. Saying yes to happiness and peace of mind means learning to say no to the people and things that hurt you.  Be wise enough to ignore the needless negativity around you.
  20. When people undermine your dreams, predict your doom, or criticize you, remember, they’re telling you their story, not yours.
  21. The person you liked, loved or respected in the past, who treated you like dirt again and again, has nothing intellectually or spiritually to offer you in the present moment, but headaches and heartache.
  22. One of the most freeing things we learn in life is that we don’t have to agree with everyone, everyone doesn’t have to agree with us, and it’s perfectly OK.
  23. Be OK with walking away… Rejection teaches you how to reject what’s not right for you.
  24. You have to accept that some chapters in our lives have to close without closure.  There’s no point in losing yourself by trying to fix what’s meant to stay broken.
  25. Everyone you meet can teach you something important.  In fact, the people who are the most difficult to deal with can also be your most valuable teachers.
  26. You have to accept that some chapters in our lives have to close without closure.  There’s no point in losing yourself by trying to fix what’s meant to stay broken.
  27. Without letting go of thinking there’s somewhere better to be, or someone better to be, you’ll never relax with where you are and who you are.
  28. The curious paradox of life is that when you accept yourself just as you are, right where you are, only then can you change and grow.
  29. Take constructive criticism seriously, but not personally.  Listen, and then operate with your own intuition and wisdom as your guide.
  30. Sometimes your mind needs more time to accept what your heart already knows.  Breathe.  Be a witness, not a judge.
  31. Don’t run away from things; run toward them – the best way to move away from something negative is to move toward something positive. 
  32. If you’re being pulled in every direction by forces beyond your control, take time to realign yourself with what you value most in life.  What is important in your life is what you decide is important.  Nothing can overwhelm you unless you let it.
  33. True purpose has no time limit.  True purpose has no deadline.  Don’t worry and stress yourself out.  Just do the one thing you can right now.
  34. Patience is not about waiting; it’s the ability to keep a good attitude while working hard for what you believe in.
  35. Remember, “I don’t have time,” is really just another, perhaps politer, or perhaps naive, way of saying, “It’s not that important to me.”
  36. You cannot always wait for the perfect time, because there may be no such thing.  Sometimes you must dare to jump.
  37. Don’t be afraid of your fears.  They’re not here to scare you.  They’re here to let you know that something is worth your while.
  38. Don’t let not knowing how it’ll end keep you from beginning.  Uncertainty chases us out into the open where life’s true magic is waiting.
  39. Look at how far you’ve come.  You have made progress.  And now, imagine how far you can go.
  40. And finally… Stop worrying so much about what’s in it for you every single second.  If you’re making a positive contribution to others, there’s always something in it for you in the long run.

Spring Clean Your Home and Your Heart

Your home needs to be your sanctuary, your safe place, your joy. You need to feel it surrounding you like a comfy blanket when you walk in. It needs to have enough air for you to breathe and feel free. Your home needs to be a nurturing reflection of your best inner self. Spring is the time of renewal so what better time is there to clean your home and your heart and take steps towards having a haven in your own house.


First, take stock of your house as if you were an outside observer. What do you love? What is just in the way? What makes you wonder why it’s there in the first place? Where do you feel comfortable, and where do you feel ill at ease? Are there places and spaces you never use?  What greets you when you open your eyes in the morning? What welcomes you when you walk in the door at the end of the day? Do some things no longer reflect the real you? Are there things you need to just let go of because you have grown past them. Make some notes about what impresses you – good and bad, and any inspirations you may have. Is there an object in your house that just speaks volumes about you and what you want? This is not the time for a to-do list; this is a time for observing.


Next, it’s time to weed the garden that is your home. It is time to let go of anything you no longer use, anything that reminds you of something negative, anything that is broken, outdated or worn out, and anything that doesn’t feel good – chairs that are uncomfortable, itchy clothes, jeans that pinch your belly. All that stuff is just extra weight you carry with you, and that you can release safely. Have a garage or yard sale, or load up the car and gift a charity thrift shop (keep the receipt for tax purposes!)

Third, tend to the things you will keep. If you truly adore, love and value something, keep it. Even everyday objects that you enjoy using can be something you value and keep. Clean and fix everything that you will be keeping. Clean the house from top to bottom. Open the windows on every nice day and air out the house. Shampoo the carpets, dust everything, clean all the windows and the baseboards, clean the appliances, replace fading light bulbs, flip your mattress, and wash all your linens and comforters. Make repairs to your home that are needed.


As you care for and clean your home, care for and clean your spirit as well. Enjoy the feeling of light and air and the lightened burdens you carry. Take the time to spiritually cleanse any places in your home that carry a negative memory. Use whatever ritual feels right to you – it may be praying, or lighting incense, smudging with sage or sweet grass, or any other sacred healing method you know or read about. Clean out the negative energy and replace it with light and loving vibes. Maintain those by keeping that space light and full of items that speak to you of love and peace.


It’s time to plan for the future, now that the junk is cleaned away. Think about the you that you want to create. Try new things at home and when you are out in your community. It can be as simple as taking a different route home from work to see different sights, or trying out a new restaurant. You can find inspiration anywhere if you are open to it. Start a new board on Pinterest, or a real-life pin board of motivational and inspirational things. Anything will work here, as long as it lifts your spirits and makes you happy. Add things you dream about being, doing or seeing. Use symbols or photos that represent things that are joys to you. Then, find tangible things that represent your dreams, and bring them into your home. Haunt thrift shops and flea markets, eBay and Craigslist, yard sales and so forth. Find objects that reflect the you that is about to be. Just by bringing in these objects that inspire you, you open the door for that reality to begin to manifest itself.

inspiration board

Obviously you will not have unlimited funds to re-do your entire life. Even baby steps will make a difference. Paint your bedroom the color you really want, even if it is unconventional. Put up a funky shower curtain that makes you smile every morning. Rearrange furniture to open up the traffic flow and to make more room for friends, family and yourself. Make your home say it’s yours with every deliberate choice you put into it. Finish the re-do with easy and inexpensive beautiful touches like fresh flowers, music you love, a scent you adore. These things are quick and easy, but make such a huge difference. Imagine walking in the door after the worst day at work, to see your clean, calm and welcoming home with flowers in your favorite colors and the smell of baking cookies or soft lavender in the air. Can’t you already feel the difference?


Finally, celebrate your achievements! Welcome the new you to your new home – open a bottle of wine or your favorite beverage, have some great friends over for a spring welcoming party, and inspire them to clean and change, too!


(c) Holly Cochran – iamintellectuallypromiscuous.com  3-16-2013

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