"If you have not accepted the past, you have not accepted the present"

Sri Prem Baba quote from his book From Suffering to Joy.

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be"

Priority request: quote by Abraham Lincoln.

"Whatever my defects or imperfections, I accept myself unreservedly and completely"

Request: It's from Nathaniel Branden's book "Six Pillars of Self Esteem". He advises one to look in the mirror and say this to themselves very slowly in order to improve self esteem.

"spiritual progress is the result of God's grace and not the result of one's personal endeavors"

Request: [quote] from The Eye of the I, by David R. Hawkins.

"Life is brutal. But it’s also beautiful. Brutiful, I call it..."

"...Life’s brutal and beautiful are woven together so tightly that they can’t be separated. Reject the brutal, reject the beauty. So now I embrace both, and I live well and hard and real" -- Glennon Doyle

"Peace is happiness at rest, happiness is peace in motion"

Request: Rupert Spira saying.

"At home, you get to know the world, by traveling, yourself..."

"...because at home the weight falls on you, on the road it falls on the world, and it always remains unknown what you are looking at" --Béla Hamvas. Priority request.

“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”

Quote from Sigmund Freud.

"the female body is polluted; it is not a fit vessel for the Dharma"

Request: A quote from the Lotus Sutra (cal. 780 TvF), chapter XII.

a Jeff Foster quote on change

"Great healing begins when we align with the universe exactly as it is, yet hold in our hearts the way we know it can be, and we simply stop comparing the two." Priority request.

"There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs."

Attributed to motivational speaker Zig Ziglar.

"Release the Heaven in your heart"

Request: My grandpa's favorite saying. Never met him because he passed away in a car crash right before I was born.

"The size of the man is the size of his problems"

Similar to and calibrating the same: “You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad.” ― Adlai E. Stevenson

“Not all who wander are lost”

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Riddle of Strider, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

"Simple kindness to one’s self and all that lives is the most powerful transformational force of all..."

request: Quote from Power vs. Force