Health is not just a matter of physical well-being but also a matter of having a mind filled with more positive than negative thoughts.
Nothing makes for one's own health and happiness so much as a serene mind. When the mind is self-poised and serene, every faculty and function falls into line and works normally.
Orison Swett Marden, Every Man A King
It is so hard to turn off our inner critic. All of us, at times struggle with low self-esteem. We obsess about the image we see in our bathroom mirrors - in the harsh light of day, magnifying all physical imperfections and showing us a face full of fear and judgement. We forget to look in the real mirror - the cosmic mirror that reflects our true selves - the eyes of the people who love us.
Amy Sky, Motivated Magazine
There is nothing noble in being superior to someone else; progress as becoming superior to your previous self.
Barry Silverstein, Motivating Employees
People can criticize or abuse us only to the degree that we accept or allow it. First we must take steps externally to take care of ourselves. Then we must look inside to heal the way we criticize or abuse ourselves; out of the knowledge we gain in this way we can learn to love and support ourselves instead.
Shakti Gawain, The Path Of Transformation
When you take good care of yourself you
feel less angry - toward yourself and others. And when you are happier, you
work better and you treat others better.
Men that look no further than their outsides, think health an
appurtenance unto life, and quarrel with their constitutions for
being sick; but I that have examined the parts of man, and know
upon what tender filaments that fabric hangs, do wonder that we
are not always so; and considering the thousand doors that lead
to death, do thank my God that we can die but once.
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.