Meditating on your life and learning to empty your thoughts is a good thing, sometimes it’s good to be meditate on wise sayings. Quotes and wise sayings are like ammunition and picking a few of your favorites to repeat to yourself everyday or during specially difficult times can help you battle negativity and ensure that you keep a positive frame of mind.
For example when René Descartes said, “Cogito ergo sum. (I think, therefore I am.)” most often think that the quote is just about existentialism, but recently I’ve been using it to remind me that what I think shapes who I am. Twisted words? It doesn’t matter, as long as it helps me be better.
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So choose a couple of your favorite quotes from below and make them part of your daily mantra. Hopefully it’ll help you keep on smiling, even if through gritted teeth, because the quotes below will remind you to focus on the good and will give you that extra push back to positivity whenever you’re sliding into negativity and need a mindset reset.
The Power of Thoughts
“It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” – Dale Carnegie
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” ? Henry Ford
“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.” ? Mahatma Gandhi
“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” – Anne Frank
Anne Frank paraphrased.
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“The best way of removing negativity is to laugh and be joyous.” – David Icke
“It’s the simplest properties that will help you clear yourself of negativity … The profound power of a simple prayer. The strength of a deep breath. The gentle guidance of good music.” – Jeffrey Wands
“The beauty in the outer world can only be seen, when one stops focusing on the negativity in their inner world.” ? Anthony Liccione
“It would be easy to become a victim of our circumstances and continue feeling sad, scared or angry; or instead, we could choose to deal with injustice humanely and break the chains of negative thoughts and energies, and not let ourselves sink into it.” – Erin Gruwell
“Don’t spread negativity, that stuff is contagious and ruins us. The good news is, positivity can also be contagious and it lifts us.” – Joshua Neik
Choose to live in a more wondrous colorful world. Stop being negative!
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“The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude.” – Dennis S. Brown
“Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?” – Dennis and Wendy Mannering
“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo
“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Francesca Reigler
Winston Churchill on attitude.
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Originally posted on August 16, 2013 @ 11:30 pm