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.

Archive for the month “October, 2014”

“Do Whatever It Ta


“Morning Prayer –

Dear Lord,

So far today, Lord, I have done all right.

I haven’t gossiped, haven’t lost my temper, haven’t been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish or over-indulgent.

I am very thankful for that but in a few minutes, Lord, I am going to get out of bed, and then from then on, I’m probably going to need a lot more help.

Amen.”   (Unknown Author)



“‎What does it mean if I’m afraid?  Does it mean something bad is going to happen?  No, it doesn’t mean something bad is going to happen.  It just means that you have the chance to be brave.”   (C. JoyBell C.)



“Be soft.  Do not let the world make you hard.  Do not let pain make you hate.  Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.  Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree; you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”   (Kurt Vonnegut)



“Do whatever it takes – meditate, exercise, pray, read, write, listen to music, whatever you find that works – to ignite your awareness daily.  Then you will create and contribute to Life as you have never contributed before.”   (Neale Donald Walsch)



“Nothing is ever lost in this adventure of all adventures.  The lessons and discoveries of every single life, no matter how large or small, difficult or easy, are added to the whole.  Like stones in the base of a pyramid, they permanently raise and forever support every manner of adventure that follows.  And so it is that the hearts of those who came first continue to beat in all subsequent generations forevermore.

Every single life is added to the whole, and yet each remains its precious unique self.

I got you, babe.   (signed)    The Universe”   (Notes from the Universe, Tom Dooley, October 10, 2014)



“You Have Little Time Left, and None of It For Crap”


“Just for the record, the weather today is calm and sunny, but the air is full of bullshit.”   (Chuck Palahniuk, Diary)



“You have little time left, and none of it for crap.  A fine state.  I would say that the best of us always comes out when we are against the wall, when we feel the sword dangling overhead. Personally, I wouldn’t have it any other way.”   (Carlos Castaneda)



“There is no greater burden than great potential.”   (Charles M. Schulz)



“All of us, whether or not we are warriors, have a cubic centimeter of chance that pops out in front of our eyes from time to time. The difference between an average man and a warrior is that the warrior is aware of this, and one of his tasks is to be alert, deliberately waiting, so that when his cubic centimeter pops out he has the necessary speed, the prowess, to pick it up.”   (Carlos Castaneda)



“Certainly, none of us enjoy going through struggles, but you have to understand that your struggle may be an opportunity for advancement and promotion.  The very thing you are fighting against so tenaciously may be the springboard that catapults you to a new level of excellence.  Your challenges may become your greatest assets.”   (Joel Osteen, Your Best Life Now)



“Loosen up.  Relax.  Except for rare life and death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.”   (Jackson Brown Jr.)


“A Genius – The Ability to Recognize”


“Many people pray to be kept out of unexpected problems.  Some people pray to be able to confront and overcome them.”   (Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza)



“You don’t have to do “it” right, you just have to try to do it right.

And then you will have done it right.

Works for me.

You know, visualizing, sauntering, acting with faith, being positive, raising the bar, living with gratitude, or just tootling.    (signed)   The Universe”   (Notes From the Universe, Mike Dooley, April 4, 2014)



“A writer arrived at the monastery to write a book about the Master.  ‘People say you are a genius,’ he asked.  ‘Are you?’

‘You might say so,’ said the Master, none too modestly.

‘And what makes one a genius?’

‘The ability to recognize.’

‘Recognize what?’

‘To recognize the butterfly in a caterpillar; the eagle in an egg; the saint in a selfish human being,’ said the Master.”   (Anthony de Mello)



“What man is a man who does not make the world better.”  (Balian of Ibelin, Kingdom of Heaven movie)



“Try pretending that all you now believe to be real, is not.  And that all you wish to be real, is.  If only for a few minutes each day.

Then, try acting like all you wish to be real already is real.  With just a word here, a sentence there, or some little demonstration.  If only in private.

Before long, you won’t even remember if what you used to believe was real or just a dream.

I’m pretending you already do this stuff whenever you want change.  ‘Who me?  I never thought that!’  We hear it all the time.  (signed)  The Universe”   (Notes from the Universe, Mike Dooley, June 25, 2014)


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