Are you finding it hard to face each day with a positive attitude? Maybe it’s time to take a hard look at yourself to see whether you are creating problems that are not really there.
The Dalai Lama once said:
“Many of the problems we face today are of our own making. Why is this? Because we are subject to emotions without properly using our intelligence. Human beings are not fundamentally negative, but are prone to be swayed by anger and fear. We take such emotions for granted without realizing how destructive they can be.”
Here are some encouraging quotes to help you counter the internal negativity we all face at one time or another.
“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” ― John Lennon
“I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.” ― Oprah Winfrey
“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” ― Anthony Robbins
“Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me danger is very real but fear is a choice.” ― Will Smith
“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ― Nelson Mandela
“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh
“Transformation is my favorite game and in my experience, anger and frustration are the result of you not being authentic somewhere in your life or with someone in your life. Being fake about anything creates a block inside of you. Life can’t work for you if you don’t show up as you.” ― Jason Mraz
“Don’t hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.” ― Leo Buscaglia
“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you are.” ― Cherie Carter-Scott
“Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy.” ― Roy T. Bennett