Catalyst Quotes

Compiled by Alex Pena ~ ‘Catalyst’: “to spark, to ignite, energize, mobilize; something that accelerates a reaction (DDI)." Thought-provoking & motivational quotes and stories for you to read, reflect on and move forward in making creative and positive changes in your life.

“That Moment Exists”

 

“We are afraid of losing what we have, whether it’s our life or our possessions and property.  But this fear evaporates when we understand that our life stories and the history of the world were written by the same hand.”    (Paulo Coelho)

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“If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.

The universe has no fixed agenda.  Once you make any decision, it works around that decision.  There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.

If this sounds too mystical, refer again to the body.  Every significant vital sign- body temperature, heart rate, oxygen consumption, hormone level, brain activity, and so on – alters the moment you decide to do anything.  Decisions are signals telling your body, mind, and environment to move in a certain direction.”     (Deepak Chopra, The Book of Secrets:  Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life)

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“You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.”  (Edwin Louis Cole)     

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“You have to take risks, he said.  We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.  Every day, God gives us the sun — and also one moment in which we have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy.  Every day, we try to pretend that we haven’t perceived that moment, that it doesn’t exist — that today is the same as yesterday and will be the same as tomorrow.  But if people really pay attention to their everyday lives, they will discover that magic moment.  It may arrive in the instant when we are doing something mundane, like putting our front-door key in the lock; it may lie hidden in the quiet that follows the lunch hour or in the thousand and one things that all seem the same to us.  But that moment exists — a moment when all the power of the stars becomes a part of us and enables us to perform miracles.”   (Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept)

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“It always seems impossible, until it is done.”    (Nelson Mandela)

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