10 Soulful and Inspirational Quotes for the Inner You
“Love in its essence is spiritual fire” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It is all too easy to undermine our spiritual imprint when we live our lives leading from our minds rather than our hearts. Retreating back into our quintessential beauty of our innermost brilliance reminds us that we are spiritual beings first and foremost- that there is a soul deeply connected to our physical body. When we nourish our soul, we nurture a fuller measure of our existence; inspiring us to progress bravely through the compass of our own independent spirit and beating heart. Ultimately, we are innately flawless with a soul essence that is untouched by our humanly fears. Rather than live in our fears, faults, failures and mistakes, we can lovingly guide our way past them through a higher octave of love and acceptance. We only live by learning; we only rise after we fall.
Our journey is not to get everything right; it is merely to experience life to its fullest and boldest capacity, and that encapsulates all the highs as well as all the lows. We can learn to not be so tough on ourselves, yet accept responsibility for our unique journey and the path toward our deepest desires, dreams and ambitions. These quotes help to touch us back to what is real within.
“After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer” – William R. Alger
“Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul”- Victor Hugo
“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country” – Anais Nin
“So thoroughly and sincerely are we compelled to live, reverencing our life, and denying the possibility of change. This is the only way, we say; but there are as many ways as there can be drawn radii from one centre. All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant” – Henry David Thoreau
“The only way to deal with an un-free world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion” – Albert Camus
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.” ― Neil Gaiman
“The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there’s little good evidence. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.” ― Carl Sagan
“Being is desirable because it is identical with Beauty, and Beauty is loved because it is Being. We ourselves possess Beauty when we are true to our own being; ugliness is in going over to another order; knowing ourselves, we are beautiful; in self-ignorance, we are ugly.”― Plotinus
“Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together” – Anais Nin
When we calm our minds, we can begin to insightfully search our hearts and the true heroic amplitude of what we have stored within. And still, we rise.
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