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70 Simple Living Quotes to Make You View Your Life Differently

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Many of us say we want a simple life, but it’s not always clear what exactly that means or how to achieve it. We can define simple living as cutting back your possessions and living a less hectic lifestyle. Simple living is all about finding beauty in less and putting quality over quantity. It’s about valuing things that make us happy instead of chasing status symbols or societal expectations. In this article, we have collected 70 inspirational simple living quotes that will make you rethink your life. Quotes have an amazing ability for motivating us and helping us out when we need a boost of any sort… don’t you think?

Please take inspiration from these simple living quotes, be inspired, and whatever your life is like at the moment there’s sure to be a few quotes that will speak to you.

Here they are – 70 simple living quotes!

70 Simple Living Quotes

#1
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“Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.”

#2

“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life.” ~ John Burroughs

#3

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” ~ Hans Hofmann

#4

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

#5

“If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements.” ~ Dalai Lama

#6

“When simple is more than enough, you will feel happy more than enough!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

#7

“Simplicity isn’t about being a cold, hard minimalist. A different way of looking at simplicity is to take note of the Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi. It is difficult to translate it directly into a Western sensibility but it is a way of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature.” ~ Amanda Talbot

#8

“The simplest things are overlooked. And yet, it is the simplest things that are the most essential.” ~ Thomas Lloyd Qualls

#9

“Simplicity is complex. It’s never simple to keep things simple. Simple solutions require the most advanced thinking.” ~ Richie Norton

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“When we focus more on fitting it all in instead of making time for what counts, we lose sight of how to create a meaningful life.” ~ Courtney Carver

#11

“Live simply so that others may simply live.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

#12

Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.” ~ Thomas Kempis

#13

“The greatest challenge in life is to be our own person and accept that being different is a blessing and not a curse. A person who knows who they are lives a simple life by eliminating from their orbit anything that does not align with his or her overriding purpose and values. A person must be selective with their time and energy because both elements of life are limited.” ~ Kilroy J. Oldster

#14

“I just want to live simply and pay attention to what’s happening each day.” ~ Kent Haruf

#15

“When you simplify your life, you will be able to see the life much better because with a simple life you get rid of the obstacles that prevents your horizons!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

#16

“Don’t make your life complicated, live simply.” ~ MJ Jabican

#17

“Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” ~ Isaac Newton

#18

“In order to seek one’s own direction, one must simplify the mechanics of ordinary, everyday life.” ~ Plato

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“I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.” ~ Albert Einstein

#20

“Escape from complicated life! Take refuge in simple life! You will find three treasures there: Healthy body, peaceful mind and a life away from ambitious fools!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

#21

“Minimalism isn’t about removing things you love. It’s about removing the things that distract you from the things you love.” ~ Joshua Becker

#22

“Perhaps, it is not necessary to have so many things. Perhaps, it is not necessary to do so many things. Do we really need it all? Or are we drowning ourselves in things and busyness?” ~ Akiroq Brost

#23

“The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” ~ Plato

#24

“For a few minutes I tried to empty my mind entirely, to concentrate solely on breathing: sometimes it’s useful to rediscover simpler pleasures of life.” ~ Romain Gary

#25

“More was never the answer. The answer, it turned out, was always less.” ~ Cait Flanders

#26

“Say NO to all meaningless activities, so do not need a calendar to remember when is the next really fulfilling event in your life.” ~ Rodolfo Peon

#27

“The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.” ~ Steve Maraboli

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“Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are.” ~ Courtney Carver

#29

“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” ~ Socrates

#30

“Best rule for a simple life… Care with no reason, love with no expectation.” ~ Ritu Ghatourey

#31

“My choice of a lighter lifestyle has brought me a greater sense of well-being. In a world that often seems stressful and chaotic, that’s a feeling I cherish.” ~ Lisa J. Shultz

#32

“There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.” ~ Leo Tolstoy

#33

“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

#34

“We need more country than concrete, we need more mind than material, we need more savannah than sky-scrapers, we need more melody than malady. And this can only happen if we make simplicity and responsibility the way of life.” ~ Abhijit Naskar

#35

“Live a simple life; you will own the most beautiful treasures of the world!” ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

#36

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.” ~ Melody Beattie

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“After a while, I wasn’t saying no because I was so busy, I was saying no because I didn’t want to be so busy anymore.” ~ Courtney Carver

#38

“I do not particularly like the word ‘work.’ Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think that is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people work like crazy, thinking that they have to in order to stay alive. The bigger the job, the greater the challenge, the more wonderful they think it is. It would be good to give up that way of thinking and live an easy, comfortable life with plenty of free time. I think that the way animals live in the tropics, stepping outside in the morning and evening to see if there is something to eat, and taking a long nap in the afternoon, must be a wonderful life. For human beings, a life of such simplicity would be possible if one worked to produce directly his daily necessities. In such a life, work is not work as people generally think of it, but simply doing what needs to be done.” ~ Masanobu Fukuoka

#39

“Minimalism is about creating space to live simply and meaningfully; it’s about living intentionally.” ~ Laurie Buchanan

#40

“You don’t need more space. You need less stuff.” ~ Joshua Becker

#41

“To realise the soothing power of simple life is to find the secret of happiness!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

#42

“The simple life is an authentic life.” ~ Kilroy J. Oldster

#43

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” ~ Lao Tzu

#44

“Simplicity of living, if deliberately chosen, implies a compassionate approach to life. It means that we are choosing to live our daily lives with some degree of conscious appreciation of the condition of the rest of the world.” ~ Duane Elgin

#45

“Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.” ~ Charles Warner

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“Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.” ~ Edwin Way Teale

#47

“I’m just delighted to be living, to be able to have a simple conversation, to feel a ray of sunlight on my skin and listen to the breeze move through the leaves of a tree.” ~ Ryuichi Sakamoto

#48

“I strive for simplicity and believe simplicity is beauty.” ~ Allan Alder

#49

“I discovered all over Ireland is that people living simple lives by the sea or in the remote countryside seem a lot calmer than city folk with their iPads and their Android phones.” ~ James Nesbitt

#50

“The simplest things are often the truest.” ~ Richard Bach

#51

“Living with only the bare essentials has not only provided superficial benefits such as the pleasure of a tidy room or the simple ease of cleaning, it has also led to a more fundamental shift. It’s given me a chance to think about what it really means to be happy.” ~ Fumio Sasaki

#52

“Lead a simple life. First reduce your greeds. Then reduce your needs.” ~ Ritu Ghatourey

#53

“To be unavailable for our friends and family, to be unable to find time for the sunset (or even know that the sun has set at all), to whiz through our obligations without time for a single, mindful breath, this has become the model of a successful life.” ~ Wayne Muller

#54

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of what they have.”

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“The 5 Principles of JOMO:

  1. JOMO is the opposite of FOMO (the Fear Of Missing Out).
  2. JOMO is intentionally choosing what to keep and what to give.
  3. JOMO is choosing to ignore the Joneses (NOT just NOT keep up).
  4. JOMO is framing the moment to keep the big picture dream in focus.
  5. JOMO is the art of improved results with minimalism over maximalism.”
    ~ Richie Norton
#56

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” ~ Hans Hofmann

#57

“How do we return to a simpler way of living? Is there some way that we can start to think of each other as human beings again, instead of worshiping money, instead of worshiping electronics, instead of worshiping getting ahead just for me?” ~ Giancarlo Esposito

#58

“Simplicity boils down to two things: identify the essential and eliminate the rest.” ~ Leo Babauta

#59

“I’ve found that the less stuff I own, the less my stuff owns me.” ~ Nathan W. Morris

#60

“Declutter your mind, your heart, your home. Let go of the heaviness that is weighing you down. Make your life simple, but significant.” ~ Maria Defillo

#61

“Do only what is necessary and required. Efficiency is elegant. Less is more.” ~ Scott Perry

#62

“Who could justify trading a lifetime of stress and backbreaking labor for better blinds? Is a nicer-looking window treatment really worth so much of your life?” ~ Cal Newport

#63

“If it costs you peace, it’s too expensive.”

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“That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” ~ Steve Jobs

#65

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.”

#66

“A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with — that’s poverty — but how efficiently we can put first things first… When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar.” ~ Victoria Moran

#67

“Stay low, stay quiet, keep it simple, don’t expect too much, enjoy what you have.” ~ Dean Koontz

#68

“For a few minutes I tried to empty my mind entirely, to concentrate solely on breathing: sometimes it’s useful to rediscover simpler pleasures of life.” ~ Romain Gary

#69

“Consume less, create more.”

#70

“This was the pattern of my days, a simple life led by natural rhythms rather than the requirements and expectations of others.” ~ Neil Ansell

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Self-Healing Quotes: 55 Transformative Sayings for Your Healing Journey

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In this article, we have collected 50 self-healing quotes that will inspire you to connect to the natural healing force within and open up your healing potential.

55 Self-Healing Quotes

#1

“The body is a self-healing organism, so it’s really about clearing things out of the way so the body can heal itself.” ~ Barbara Brennan

#2

“The central purpose of the Work that Reconnects is to help people uncover and experience their innate connections with each other and with the systemic, self-healing powers of the web of life, so that they may be enlivened and motivated to play their part in creating a sustainable civilization.” ~ Joanna Macy

#3

Self-forgiveness is essential to self-healing.” ~ Ruth Carter Stapleton

#4

“Gratitude for the gift of life is the primary wellspring of all religions, the hallmark of the mystic, the source of all true art….It is a privilege to be alive in this time when we can choose to take part in the self-healing of our world.” ~ Joanna Macy

#5

“The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.” ~ Hippocrates

#6

“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion.” ~ Max De Pree

#7

“Don’t blame, forgive. All healing is self-healing.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

#8

“A lot of people say they want to get out of pain, and I’m sure that’s true, but they aren’t willing to make healing a high priority. They aren’t willing to look inside to see the source of their pain in order to deal with it.” ~ Lindsay Wagner

#9

“Just like there’s always time for pain, there’s always time for healing.” ~ Jennifer Brown

Self-Healing Quotes

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”The process of self-healing is the privilege of every being. Self-healing is not a miracle, nor is self-healing a dramatization of the personality as though you could do something superior. Self-healing is a genuine process of the relationship between the physical and the infinite power of the soul.” ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi

#11

“Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” ~ Tori Amos

#12

“All minds are joined. Therefore, all healing is self-healing. Our inner peace will, of itself, pass to others once we accept it for ourselves.” ~ Gerald Jampolsky

#13

“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” ~ Hippocrates

#14

“The human mind is a fearful instrument of adaptation, and in nothing is this more clearly shown than in its mysterious powers of resilience, self-protection, and self-healing. Unless an event completely shatters the order of one’s life, the mind, if it has youth and health and time enough, accepts the inevitable and gets itself ready for the next happening like a grimly dutiful American tourist who, on arriving at a new town, looks around him, takes his bearings, and says, “Well, where do I go from here?” ~ Thomas Wolfe

#15

“I really believe that breath, in and of itself can become the ultimate self-healing tool.” ~ Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

#16

“Some people go to the gym to get more attractive physically, I’ve chosen to study the past and patterns I was trapped into. It is more about dropping than lifting weight.” ~ Alain Bremond-Torrent

#17

“Healing yourself is connected with healing others.” ~ Yoko Ono

#18

“The treatments themselves do not ‘cure’ the condition, they simply restore the body’s self-healing ability.” ~ Leon Chaitow

Self-Healing Quotes

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”A wound does not destroy us. It activates our self-healing powers. The point is not to “put it behind you” but to keep benefiting from the strength it has awakened.” ~ David Richo

#20

“True forgiveness is a self-healing process which starts with you and gradually extends to everyone else.” ~ Robert Holden

#21

“It has been said that time heals all wounds. The truth is that time does not heal anything. It merely passes. It is what we do during the passing of time that helps or hinders the healing process.” ~ Jay Marshall

#22

“Forgiveness is nothing more and nothing less than an act of self-healing-an act of self-empowerment.” ~ Joyce Meyer

#23

“I’ve experienced several different healing methodologies over the years – counseling, self-help seminars, and I’ve read a lot – but none of them will work unless you really want to heal.” ~ Lindsay Wagner

#24

“Play is the most natural method of self-healing that childhood affords.” ~ Erik Erikson

#25

“Eventually, you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.” ~ Gary Zukav

#26

Healing is embracing what is most feared; healing is opening what has been closed, softening what has hardened into obstruction, healing is learning to trust life.” ~ Jeanne Achterberg

#27

“Healing the world begins with healing yourself.” ~ Anthon St. Maarten

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”Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.” ~ Rachel Naomi Remen

#29

“The body creates health daily. It is inherently self-healing.” ~ Christiane Northrup

#30

“Yoga nidra is the yoga of aware sleep. In this lies the secret of self healing. Yoga Nidra is a pratyahara technique in which the distractions of the mind are contained and the mind is relaxed.” ~ Satyananda Saraswati

#31

“Few people can fail to generate a self-healing process, when they become genuinely involved in healing others.” ~ Theodore Isaac Rubin

#32

“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.” ~ Lewis B. Smedes

#33

“The miracle of self-healing occurs when the inner patient yields to the inner physician.” ~ Vernon Howard

#34

“Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

#35

“The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it’s been broken into a million pieces.” ~ Robert James Waller

#36

“But pain’s like water. It finds a way to push through any seal. There’s no way to stop it. Sometimes you have to let yourself sink inside of it before you can learn how to swim to the surface.” ~ Katie Kacvinsky

Self-Healing Quotes

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“Healing is never complete until we have been truly heard. May the universe send you someone who will sincerely care to listen.” ~ Anthon St. Maarten

#38

“Any illness is a direct message to you that tells you how you have not been loving who you are, cherishing yourself in order to be who you are. This is the basis of all healing.” ~ Barbara Brennan

#39

“Feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which ones to surf.” ~ Jonatan Martensson

#40

“We are all damaged. We have all been hurt. We have all had to learn painful lessons. We are all recovering from some mistake, loss, betrayal, abuse, injustice, or misfortune. All of life is a process of recovery that never ends. We each must find ways to accept and move through the pain and to pick ourselves back up. For each pang of grief, depression, doubt, or despair there is an inverse toward renewal coming to you in time. Each tragedy is an announcement that some goodwill indeed come in time. Be patient with yourself.” ~ Bryant McGill

#41

“To recognize one’s own insanity is, of course, the arising of sanity, the beginning of healing and transcendence.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

#42

“The place of true healing is a fierce place. It’s a giant place. It’s a place of monstrous beauty and endless dark and glimmering light. And you have to work really, really, really hard to get there, but you can do it.” ~ Cheryl Strayed

#43

“My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.” ~ Steve Goodier

#44

“You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” ~ Louise Hay

#45

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” ~ Caroline Myss

Self-Healing Quotes

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“The sun shall always rise upon a new day and there shall always be a rose garden within me. Yes, there is a part of me that is broken, but my broken soil gives way to my wild roses.” ~ C. JoyBell C.

#47

“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life.” ~ Akshay Dubey

#48

“You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds… claim and consciously use your power.” ~ Louise Hay

#49

“Healing requires from us to stop struggling, but to enjoy life more and endure it less.” ~ Darina Stoyanova

#50

“Healing does not mean going back to the way things were before, but rather allowing what is now to move us closer to God.” ~ Ram Dass

#51

“What happens when people open their hearts?” “They get better.” ~ Haruki Murakami

#52

“The greatest healing would be to wake up from what we are not.” ~ Mooji

#53

“For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open – into the light, out of the darkness.” ~ Reba McEntire

#54

“Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal.” ~ Vironika Tugaleva

#55

“Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex; but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, Stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories, and make peace with them.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

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50 Self-Discovery Quotes to Inspire Your Journey to Yourself

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Selfdiscovery is a process of understanding who you really are and becoming aware of your infinite potential, power, and purpose. In this article, we have collected 50 self-discovery quotes to inspire you on your journey to yourself.

50 Self-Discovery Quotes

#1

“Step into the fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn you.” ~ Mooji

#2

“I have realized; it is during the times I am far outside my element that I experience myself the most. That I see and feel who I really am, the most! I think that’s what a comet is like, you see, a comet is born in the outer realms of the universe! But it’s only when it ventures too close to our sun or to other stars that it releases the blazing “tail” behind it and shoots brazen through the heavens! And meteors become sucked into our atmosphere before they burst like firecrackers and realize that they’re shooting stars! That’s why I enjoy taking myself out of my own element, my own comfort zone, and hurling myself out into the unknown. Because it’s during those scary moments, those unsure steps taken, that I am able to see that I’m like a comet hitting a new atmosphere: suddenly I illuminate magnificently and fire dusts begin to fall off of me! I discover a smile I didn’t know I had, I uncover a feeling that I didn’t know existed in me… I see myself. I’m a shooting star. A meteor shower. But I’m not going to die out. I guess I’m more like a comet then. I’m just going to keep on coming back.” ~ C. JoyBell C.

#3

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~ Aristotle

#4

“Outside, the ocean was crashing, waves hitting sand, then pulling back to sea. I thought of everything being washed away, again and again. We make such messes in this life, both accidentally and on purpose. But wiping the surface clean doesn’t really make anything neater. It just masks what is below. It’s only when you really dig down deep, go underground, that you can see who you really are.” ~ Sarah Dessen

#5

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” ~ Carl Jung

#6

“It is easier to live through someone else than to complete yourself. The freedom to lead and plan your own life is frightening if you have never faced it before. It is frightening when a woman finally realizes that there is no answer to the question ‘who am I’ except the voice inside herself.” ~ Betty Friedan

#7

“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love, we find out who we want to be; in war, we find out who we are.” ~ Kristin Hannah

#8

“The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, person and family history, belief systems, and often nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

#9

“You’ll never be able to find yourself if you’re lost in someone else.” ~ Colleen Hoover

Self-Discovery Quotes

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“Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.” ~ Rumi

#11

“When I was little and running on the race track at school, I always stopped and waited for all the other kids so we could run together even though I knew (and everybody else knew) that I could run much faster than all of them! I pretended to read slowly so I could “wait” for everyone else who couldn’t read as fast as I could! When my friends were short I pretended that I was short too and if my friend was sad I pretended to be unhappy. I could go on and on about all the ways I have limited myself, my whole life, by “waiting” for people. And the only thing that I’ve ever received in return is people thinking that they are faster than me, people thinking that they can make me feel bad about myself just because I let them and people thinking that I have to do whatever they say I should do… I’m not waiting for anybody, anymore! I’m going to run as fast as I can, fly as high as I can, I am going to soar and if you want you can come with me! But I’m not waiting for you anymore.”
― C. JoyBell C.

#12

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” ~ Lao Tzu

#13

“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

#14

“Self-observation is the first step of inner unfolding.” ~ Amit Ray

#15

“As a spiritual person, nature for me has always been a healing place. Going back all the way to my childhood on the farm, the fields and forests were places of adventure and self-discovery. Animals were companions and friends, and the world moved at a slower, more rational pace than the bustling cities where I’d resided my adult life.” ~ David Mixner

#16

“Do not limit yourself to your own preconceptions of yourself, but throw yourself out onto a blank page that you haven’t written on yet, and see what you find out about you, see what story unfolds, see what happens! I always do this, and sometimes it can be very frightening! To very often have a blank page with nothing written on it yet! I feel as though I am a soul with a single covering–my body of skin– and that’s the only thing between me on the inside and the rest of the world! It’s quite frightening to begin each day on a blank page, forgetting your own preconceptions of yourself and allowing your mind to embrace the new! It is like meeting yourself for the first time, over and over again!” ~ C. JoyBell C.

#17

“If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

#18

“I think that’s the real loss of innocence: the first time you glimpse the boundaries that will limit your potential.” ~ Steve Toltz

Self-Discovery Quotes

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

#20

“Finding happiness is like finding yourself. You don’t find happiness, you make happiness. You choose happiness. Self-actualization is a process of discovering who you are, who you want to be and paving the way to happiness by doing what brings you the most meaning and contentment to your life over the long run.” ~ David Leonhardt

#21

“A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

#22

“If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven’t been born yet.” ~ Neil Simon

#23

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” ~ Nelson Mandela

#24

“It takes courage to endure the sharp pains of self-discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.” ~ Marianne Williamson

#25

“Your inner strength is your outer foundation.” ~ Allan Rufus

#26

“Self-transformation commences with a period of self-questioning. Questions lead to more questions, bewilderment leads to new discoveries, and growing personal awareness leads to transformation in how a person lives. Purposeful modification of the self only commences with revising our mind’s internal functions. Revamped internal functions eventually alter how we view our external environment.” ~ Kilroy J. Oldster

#27

“If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within; secondary reality without.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

Self-Discovery Quotes

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“Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.” ~ Shannon L. Alder

#29

“Man has gone out to explore other worlds and other civilizations without having explored his own labyrinth of dark passages and secret chambers, and without finding what lies behind doorways that he himself has sealed.” ~ Stanislaw Lem

#30

“It is quite a revelation to discover that the place you wanted to escape to is the exact same place you escaped from. That the prison wasn’t the place, but the perspective.” ~ Matt Haig

#31

“I am proud that I defy your categories. I am proud that I don’t fit easily into any box. I am proud of all the things I am and all the things I can be. Question yourself every time you think you only see one thing in me.” ~ David Levithan

#32

“Spending time looking for what is missing in your life is futile; if you fail to look within yourself. When we challenge everything we believe we are, we reveal that which we never knew about our own selves.” ~ Nicolas G. Janovsky

#33

“The need to prove who you are will vanish once you know who you are.” ~ Danielle Pierre

#34

“I also believe that when people are going through difficult situations in life… it causes them to search a lot more. They search life and search their soul. When you’re searching, you’re suddenly a lot more open to the world around you, to the possibilities, to things you never thought about before. — When you’re happy, you don’t question the world so much. When you’re lost, you question everything. The very reason why it is so essential to human self-discovery.” ~ Cecelia Ahern

#35

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.” ~ Aristotle

#36

“It is only when you accept how different you all are, that you will be able to see how much the same you all are. Don’t expect anybody to be the same as you, then you will see that you are in many ways the same as everybody.” ~ C. JoyBell C.

Self-Discovery Quotes

#37
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“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” ~ Bob Moawad

#38

“It is when you lose sight of yourself, that you lose your way. To keep your truth in sight you must keep yourself in sight and the world to you should be a mirror to reflect to you your image; the world should be a mirror that you reflect upon.” ~ C. JoyBell C.

#39

“You find out who you are by figuring out who and what you’re not.” ~ Kelly Cutrone

#40

“People say you’re born innocent, but it’s not true. You inherit all kinds of things that you can do nothing about. You inherit your identity, your history, like a birthmark that you can’t wash off. … We are born with our heads turned back, but my mother says we have to face into the future now. You have to earn your own innocence, she says. You have to grow up and become innocent.” ~ Hugo Hamilton

#41

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~ Carl Jung

#42

“Self-discovery is the most empowering time of your life, you remember who you are and you become the best version of yourself but what they forget to tell you is, to get to a point of pleasure you must face the pain.” ~ Nikki Rowe

#43

“The most adventurous journey to embark on; is the journey to yourself, the most exciting thing to discover; is who you really are, the most treasured pieces that you can find; are all the pieces of you, the most special portrait you can recognize; is the portrait of your soul.” ~ C. JoyBell C.

#44

“After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It’s better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.” ~ Sophia Loren

#45

“Why escape your intended purpose by copying and trying to be someone else? You will discover who you were meant to be only after you have shown confidence being yourself.” ~ Suzy Kassem

Self-Discovery Quotes

#46
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“Without self-knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave.” ~ G.I. Gurdjieff

#47

“The delights of self-discovery are always available.” ~ Gail Sheehy

#48

“I think self-discovery is the greatest achievement in life, because once you discover yourself and accept what you are, then you can fulfill your true potential and be happy.” ~ Marco Pierre White

#49

“It’s asking that never-ending question, ‘Who am I?’ which motivates me and takes me on a constant journey of self-discovery that teaches me so much. Will Everest make me more cautious? In reality, probably not.” ~ Ant Middleton

#50

“Self-discovery is above all the realization that we are alone: it is the opening of an impalpable, transparent wall – that of our consciousness – between the world and ourselves.” ~ Octavio Paz

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60 Trauma Quotes to Encourage Your Emotional Healing

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Healing through your past trauma can be a long journey. In a process of recovery, it’s important to remember that we’re not alone. That’s why we have collected these 60 trauma quotes for you. These trauma quotes are selected to encourage your emotional healing, remind you that you are not alone, and support your journey.

60 Trauma Quotes

#1

“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.” ~ Fred Rogers

#2

“The mind replays what the heart can’t delete.”

#3

“Traumatized people chronically feel unsafe inside their bodies: The past is alive in the form of gnawing interior discomfort. Their bodies are constantly bombarded by visceral warning signs, and, in an attempt to control these processes, they often become expert at ignoring their gut feelings and in numbing awareness of what is played out inside. They learn to hide from their selves.” ~ Bessel A. van der Kolk

#4

“It isn’t about what’s wrong with you, it’s about what happened to you.”

#5

“There is no timestamp on trauma. There isn’t a formula that you can insert yourself into to get from horror to healed. Be patient. Take up space. Let your journey be the balm.” ~ Dawn Serra

#6

“I’m not lazy. I’m just exhausted from fighting my way through every single day.” ~ Mimi Love

#7

“We cannot have a world where everyone is a victim. “I’m this way because my father made me this way. I’m this way because my husband made me this way.” Yes, we are indeed formed by traumas that happen to us. But then you must take charge, you must take over, you are responsible.” ~ Camille Paglia

#8

“Wounds won’t heal the way you want them to, they heal the way they need to.” ~ Dele Olanubi

#9

“Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally heard only by the one held captive. When someone enters the pain and hears the screams healing can begin.” ~ Danielle Bernock

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#10
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“Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.” ~ Bessel van der Kolk

#11

“We are all damaged. We have all been hurt. We have all had to learn painful lessons. We are all recovering from some mistake, loss, betrayal, abuse, injustice or misfortune. All of life is a process of recovery that never ends. We each must find ways to accept and move through the pain and to pick ourselves back up. For each pang of grief, depression, doubt or despair there is an inverse toward renewal coming to you in time. Each tragedy is an announcement that some good will indeed come in time. Be patient with yourself.” ~ Bryant McGill

#12

“When you’re going through these difficult times of chaos and trauma, the most important thing is to keep those who are closest to you together.” ~ Michael Imperioli

#13

“Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.” ~ Mason Cooley

#14

“Always remember, if you have been diagnosed with PTSD, it is not a sign of weakness; rather, it is proof of your strength, because you have survived!” ~ Michel Templet

#15

“You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have.” ~ Bob Marley

#16

“Healing happens when you’re triggered and you’re able to move through the pain, the pattern, the story and walk your way to a different ending.” ~ Vienna Pharaon

#17

“People start to heal the moment they feel heard.” ~ Cheryl Richardson

#18

Trauma is perhaps the most avoided, ignored, belittled, denied, misunderstood, and untreated cause of human suffering.” ~ Peter Levine

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#19
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“One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through and it will be someone else’s survival guide.”

#20

“Trauma is hell on earth. Trauma resolved is a gift from the gods.” ~ Peter A. Levine

#21

“As I often tell my students, the two most important phrases in therapy, as in yoga, are “Notice that” and “What happens next?” Once you start approaching your body with curiosity rather than with fear, everything shifts.” ~ Bessel van der Kolk

#22

“You don’t have to save me, you just have to hold my hand while I save myself.”

#23

“Traumatic events, by definition, overwhelm our ability to cope. When the mind becomes flooded with emotion, a circuit breaker is thrown that allows us to survive the experience fairly intact, that is, without becoming psychotic or frying out one of the brain centers. The cost of this blown circuit is emotion frozen within the body. In other words, we often unconsciously stop feeling our trauma partway into it, like a movie that is still going after the sound has been turned off. We cannot heal until we move fully through that trauma, including all the feelings of the event.” ~ Susan Pease Banitt

#24

“Trauma creates change you don’t choose. Healing is about creating change you do choose.” ~ Michelle Rosenthal

#25

“Triggers are like little psychic explosions that crash through avoidance and bring the dissociated, avoided trauma suddenly, unexpectedly, back into consciousness.” ~ Carolyn Spring

#26

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” ~ Carl Jung

#27

“You have to understand that PTSD has to be an event that you experience, a very traumatic event. And actually, there is evidence that brain chemistry changes during this event in certain individuals where it’s imprinted indelibly forever and there’s an emotion associated with this which triggers the condition.” ~ Dale Archer

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#28
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“What we change inwardly will change outer reality.” ~ Plutarch

#29

“We have learned that trauma is not just an event that took place sometime in the past; it is also the imprint left by that experience on mind, brain, and body. This imprint has ongoing consequences for how the human organism manages to survive in the present. Trauma results in a fundamental reorganization of the way mind and brain manage perceptions. It changes not only how we think and what we think about, but also our very capacity to think.” ~ Bessel van der Kolk

#30

“Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.” ~ Richard Bach

#31

“When you’re born a light is switched on, a light which shines up through your life. As you get older the light still reaches you, sparkling as it comes up through your memories. And if you’re lucky as you travel forward through time, you’ll bring the whole of yourself along with you, gathering your skirts and leaving nothing behind, nothing to obscure the light. But if a Bad Thing happens part of you is seared into place, and trapped forever at that time. The rest of you moves onward, dealing with all the todays and tomorrows, but something, some part of you, is left behind. That part blocks the light, colours the rest of your life, but worse than that, it’s alive. Trapped forever at that moment, and alone in the dark, that part of you is still alive.” ~ Michael Marshall Smith

#32

“Delusional pain hurts just as much as pain from actual trauma. So what if it’s all in your head?” ~ Tracy Morgan

#33

“Healing from trauma can also mean strength and joy. The goal of healing is not a papering-over of changes in an effort to preserve or present things as normal. It is to acknowledge and wear your new life – warts, wisdom, and all – with courage.” ~ Catherine Woodiwiss

#34

“Instead of saying ‘I’m damaged, I’m broken, I have trust issues.” I say “I’m healing, I’m rediscovering myself, I’m starting over.” ~ Horacio Jones

#35

“Triggers can happen when you least expect them. When you think all the emotional wounds are healed something can happen that reminds you there is still a scar.” ~ Alexandra Eva May

#36

“I believe our emotional traumas create triggers. Those triggers are actually a form of PTSD.” ~ Suzanne Wagner

Trauma Quotes

#37
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“I survived because the fire that burned inside of me burned brighter than the fire around me.”

#38

“Beneath the surface of the protective parts of trauma survivors there exists an undamaged essence, a Self that is confident, curious, and calm, a Self that has been sheltered from destruction by the various protectors that have emerged in their efforts to ensure survival. Once those protectors trust that it is safe to separate, the Self will spontaneously emerge, and the parts can be enlisted in the healing process.” ~ Bessel van der Kolk

#39

“If someone else’s reaction seems out of proportion to the situation, it usually means that something else was triggered.” ~ Dr. Lauren Fogel

#40

“People are afraid to heal because their entire identity is centered around the trauma they’ve experienced. They have no idea who they are outside of trauma and that unknown is terrifying.” ~ Ebonee Davis

#41

“I won’t let pain, turn my heart into something ugly. I will show you that surviving can be beautiful.” ~ Christy Ann Martine

#42

“I have met many, many severely distressed people whose daily lives are filled with the agony of both remembered and unremembered trauma, who try so hard to heal and yet who are constantly being pushed down both by their symptoms and the oppressive circumstances of post-traumatic life around them.” ~ Carolyn Spring

#43

“There is nothing in this world that can trouble you as much as your own thoughts.”

#44

“A great loss brings up an emotional storm that opens up a hidden reservoir of childhood pain” ~ Pete Walker

#45

“You survived the abuse. Now, you’ll survive the recovery.”

Trauma Quotes

#46
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“You are stronger than you think. You have gotten through every bad day in your life, and you are undefeated.”

#47

“Just like there’s always time for pain, there’s always time for healing.” ~ Jennifer Brown

#48

“Instead of being ashamed of what you’ve been through, be proud of what you have overcome.” ~ Dr. Phil

#49

“A trigger is the connection between the conscious mind and a buried painful memory.”

#50

“Being traumatized means continuing to organize your life as if the trauma were still going on—unchanged and immutable—as every new encounter or event is contaminated by the past.” ~ Bessel van der Kolk

#51

“When all you know is fight or flight, red flags and butterflies all feel the same.” ~ Cindy Cherie

#52

“If the wounds on her heart and the bruises on her soul were translated on her skin, you wouldn’t recognize her at all.” ~ Verona Q

#53

“Talking openly about your mental illness is not seeking attention, it’s seeking help.”

#54

“When you can tell your story and it doesn’t make you cry, you know you have healed.” ~ Karen Salmansohn

Trauma Quotes

#55
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“Hold yourself back, or heal yourself back together. You decide.” ~ Brittany Burgunder

#56

“If storing memories is like putting away groceries, a traumatic event is stored by shoving a bunch of stuff in a cabinet and then any time it gets opened all the stuff falls on your head.”

#57

“People are not addicted to alcohol or drugs, they are addicted to escaping reality.”

#58

“The greatest sources of our suffering are the lies we tell ourselves.” ~ Bessel van der Kolk

#59

“We don’t yet know, above all, what the world might be like if children were to grow up without being subjected to humiliation, if parents would respect them and take them seriously as people.” ~ Alice Miller

#60

“In order to change, people need to become aware of their sensations and the way that their bodies interact with the world around them. Physical self-awareness is the first step in releasing the tyranny of the past.” ~ Bessel van der Kolk

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