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.

“Go Inside and Listen to Your Body”

 

“Imagine you are walking in the woods and you see a small dog sitting by a tree. As you approach it, it suddenly lunges at you, teeth bared. You are frightened and angry. But then you notice that one of its legs is caught in a trap. Immediately your mood shifts from anger to concern: You see that the dog’s aggression is coming from a place of vulnerability and pain.
This applies to all of us. When we behave in hurtful ways, it is because we are caught in some kind of trap. The more we look through the eyes of wisdom at ourselves and one another, the more we cultivate a compassionate heart.”   (Tara Brach)

 

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“Every time I judge someone else, I reveal an unhealed part of myself.” (Anonymous)

 

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“And how deceived was I to think that what I feared was in the world, instead of in my mind.”   (A Course in Miracles)

 

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“Rafael?”
“Yeah?”
“Do we all have monsters?”
“Yes.”
“Why does God give us so many monsters?”
“You want to know my theory?”
“Sure.”
“I think it’s other people who give us monsters. Maybe God doesn’t have anything to do with it.”  (Benjamin Alire Saenz, Last Night I Sang to the Monster)

 

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“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.”   (Pablo Casals)

 

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“Go inside and listen to your body, because your body will never lie to you. Your mind will play tricks, but the way you feel in your heart, in your guts, is the truth.” (Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom)

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