I have always liked quotes. I often wonder what is the reason for that. Maybe because my father often quoted famous people to stress his ideas, maybe because I thought someone else knows better, or maybe just because I needed inspiration and motivation in challenging situations. The reasons we like them isn’t as important as the effect they have on us personally, quotes are very powerful tools in our recovery from Eating Distress and using them on daily bases can really speed up our Recovery.
Even now when I am fully free from ED for few decades this love of quotes has endured. I would like to share with you, just a few I found helpful and maybe some of these could help to make your Freedom journey more enjoyable.
I will be adding to this list of quotes regularly, hope you will enjoy them…
The path of Recovery leads to moments of great beauty through difficult ones.
To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it. (Mother Teresa)
Tough times don’t last, tough people do. (Robert Schuller)
No great achievement is possible without persistent work. (Bertrand Russell)
Strong people make as many mistakes as weak people. The difference is that strong people admit them, laugh at them, learn from them. That is how they become strong. (Richard Needham)
An emerald shines even if its worth in not spoken. (Marcus Aurelius)
The essence of good discipline is respect.
Respect for authority and respect for others.
Respect for self and respect for rules.
It is an attitude that begins at home,
It reinforced at school,
And is applied through life.
Our bodies are houses for our souls.
We are only given one body in our entire lifetime. It is important to care for it well.
What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon Denis Waitly
Every man is the builder of a temple called his body. (H.D.Thoreau)
Your body is everything your mind says. (Naomi Judd)
I’m thankful to my body for allowing me to serve others.
The message we give our bodies, one of irritation or acceptance, is the message to which our bodies will answer. (Deb Shapiro)
The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants. (T. A.Edison)
There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy. (F. Nietzsche)
The body never lies. (Martha Graham)
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. (Francesca Reigler)
What I think about surrounds me. What I allow to be entertained in my mind becomes a reality.
Practice reminding yourself that you can make the choice to feel good. When you hit a wall in recovery – knock it down, break it down.
Spend less time worrying what other people think and more what you think.
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. (Coco Chanel)
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. (Confucius)
Feeling beautiful is your choice, not someone’s opinion.
Time and Future:
Don’t let the past hold you back from a bright and beautiful future!
Simplicity means the achievement of maximum effect with minimum means. (Koichi Kawana)
Simplicity is the key for good thinking.
You can always recognize truth by its beauty and simplicity. (Richard Feynman )
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. (Leonardo da Vinci )
The simplier we think, the easier life will become.
Life is 10%what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. (Charles Swindoll)
If you can dream, you can do it.(Walt Disney)
Each day provides gifts. (Marcus Aurelius)