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.

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“Heal the World / Give Up on Being Perfect”


“The miracle of healing … is simply the decision to shift our perceptions of the people and the experiences surrounding us.  None of us has greater healing power than anyone else.  Some practice the healing process more often, however.

The one absolute in every day for everybody is that there will be an opportunity to offer a healing gesture to someone or some situation.  Just knowing that we can improve the world we live in by a tiny thought or action gives the most mundane of days real meaning.  We are equal in our ability to move us all closer to home.

If we look at our experiences from this perspective, it will change how we see every minute of our lives.  We’ll even begin to look for opportunities to offer healing.  Knowing that all of us benefit through the gestures of any one of us inspires our willingness to participate in the miracle.”   (Daily Meditations for Practicing The Course, Karen Casey)



“The inner self of every human waits patiently until we are ready;

Then it extends an invitation to enter the luminous mystery of existence in which all things are created, nurtured, and renewed.

In the presence of this mystery, we not only heal ourselves, we heal the world.”   (Deepak Chopra, Power, Freedom and Grace:  Living from the Source of Lasting Happiness)



“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”   (Anna Quindlen)



“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your heart.

Who looks outside, dreams.

Who looks inside, awakes.”   (Carl Jung)


The Greatest Rule of All

The post below was initially posted on November 8, 2012. Considering all of the issues in the nation and the world today, I thought it would be apropos to re-post it again. – Alex Pena


There is one rule recognized in some form or other within every major human culture I have been able to investigate … the Golden Rule: ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Treat others the way you would want to be treated in their place.’

This is probably the most famous moral rule ever promulgated. And it’s found in culture after culture, every time and place. It’s expressed in many forms, but the main thrust is remarkably the same. Here are a few examples:

Confucianism: ‘Do not do unto others what you would not want them to do unto you.’

Buddhism: ‘Seek for others the happiness you desire for yourself. Hurt not others with that which pains you.’

Hinduism: ‘All your duties are included in this: Do nothing to others that would pain you if it were done to you.’

Judaism: ‘That which is hurtful to you, do not do to your fellow man.’

Islam: ‘Let none of you treat his brother in a way he himself would not like to be treated. No one of you is a believer until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.’

Taoism: ‘View your neighbor’s gain as your own gain, and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss.’

Christianity: ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ (If Aristotle Ran General Motors, Tom Morris)

One simple rule albeit said differently in others parts of the world. Whether it is in San Antonio, Texas, Australia, Canada, India, Europe, Mexico, China or the Middle East, people have a difficult time following these simple words.

Let’s try to follow this rule for the next thirty days and see what happens. I believe many of us will be amazed. Whether you are at home, at work or anywhere else where there are people, let’s try to follow this simple rule. Things would be so much better. ~ Alex Pena

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