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 category “Soul”

“We’re All Going to Die – Be Kind – Be Thankful for the Heavy Days”


“If you follow the ancient maps written on the stars, no person will ever understand you.  So if you could read these maps, would you follow them?  And forever be misunderstood?  Or would you close your eyes tightly and pretend to be like everyone else?”   (C. JoyBell C.)



”People aren’t born good or bad.  Maybe they’re born with tendencies either way, but it’s the way you live your life that matters.”   (Cassandra Clare, City of Glass)



“We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus!  That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t.  We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities; we are eaten up by nothing.”  (Charles Bukowski)



“Consider it:  every person you have ever met, every person you will pass in the street today, is going to die.  Living long enough, each will suffer the loss of his friends and family.  All are going to lose everything they love in this world.  Why would one want to be anything but kind to them in the meantime?”   (Sam Harris)



“So often, we define ourselves by the pain in our lives.  It is our way of attracting the attention of the universe.  ‘Look at me.  Look at what the world has done.’  But seldom do we take the time to realize that we are in control of that pain, as much as we are in control of surviving it.  They are one and the same.”   (Ronald Andrés Moore)



“I am thankful

for the heavy days.

All that weight

is the only thing that taught

me what I know about strength.”   (The Blessings Hiding Behind Curses)



“I wish to live a life that causes my soul to dance inside my body.”   (Dele Olanubi)

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“Use Your Senses; Help Someone’s Soul Heal”


“Our bodies have five senses:  touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing.  But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls:  intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy.  The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don’t know anything about the inner senses while a few people rely on them just as they rely on their physical senses, and in fact probably even more.”   (C. JoyBell C.)



“We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about.”   (Joseph Campbell)



“You become more divine as you become more creative.  All the religions of the world have said God is the creator.  I don’t know whether he is the creator or not, but one thing I know: the more creative you become, the more godly you become.  When your creativity comes to a climax, when your whole life becomes creative, you live in God.  So he must be the creator because people who have been creative have been closest to him.  Love what you do.  Be meditative while you are doing it – whatsoever it is.”   (Osho)



“Strange is our situation here on Earth.  Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose.  From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know:  that man is here for the sake of other men – above all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.”   (Albert Einstein)



“One day in your search for happiness, you find a partner by your side, and you realize that your happiness has come to help you search.”   (Robert Brault)



“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart.”   (Helen Keller)



“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal.  Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”   (Rumi)

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