Inspirational quotes can make us feel good. No matter what your spiritual practice, the purpose of inspirational quotes are, well…to inspire. Here are a few of my favorites and how they apply in everyday life.
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. - Proverbs 23:7
Whatever you can or dream, you can, begin it! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it shall be yours. - Mark 11:24
The importance of living in the present and focusing on what you want (and not on what you do not want), is good practice. What you focus on expands. Focusing on and using your gifts and strengths will help keep you in the right frame of mind. Knowing what makes you feel good, and that which provides you with good energy, lets you know you are on the right track. All of this starts with how you think, how you process your world…as you think, so shall you be.
Positive actions and outcomes come from positive energy and emotions; and the way we think controls much of how we feel. Focus your thoughts on ideas that inspire you, and visualize those desires in the present moment as if they are true now. Picture yourself as though you already are what it is that you want to be, say it in the present tense and write it in the present tense. Like anything else in life that you want to be good at, it takes practice, practice, practice. Visualize everyday, and think of what it is you want for yourself in this life. As he thinks in his heart, so is he. - Proverbs 23:7 and... Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it shall be yours. - Mark 11:24
What we focus on expands. For example, if you want to lose a few pounds and you focus on how bad you feel, or that you feel fat; then that is what it expands. It will be almost impossible to lose the weight when you are thinking this way; you will continue to eat way you are eating and feel bad about it. Instead, focus on the weight you want to be, and on how good you feel in your clothes, how you have that extra energy that puts the bounce back in your step; picture yourself feeling slim and looking slim and feeling great! Of course, you will need to eat more of the right foods (fruits and vegetables,) and less of the less healthy foods (packaged and processed foods, white breads, crackers, and too much of anything). Yet, in the right frame of mind, it will be easier to take the steps in the direction of your dreams. Focus on what you want.
Focus on the good in your life and not on all of life’s problems. This premise has been spoken from many spiritual leaders, psychologists, and philosophers through all times. Carl Jung, a 20th century psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology, says in so many words that we should focus on what is working in our lives and not on what is not working. Most of life’s problems are not solvable. By focusing on what is working in our lives opens our minds to opportunities and possibilities that we otherwise would not see. It expands our horizon. This has been clinically proven. What we think about expands.
Von Goethe’s quote reminds us to focus on an idea that gives us excitement and energy! Just one simple idea that is your idea, will spark your imagination, and fuel your energy and creativity through your very heart and soul. It is your authentic self shining through and that in which you came into this world with. The desire is already in you, and when you tap into it, you will be inspired. To be inspired means you are in spirit.
Just begin it! It will strengthen you, make you feel amazing, give you purpose, and open your mind to all opportunities and possibilities. It only takes one idea. As you know, with God, all things are possible.
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