Sayings to the book
As you read the book, you will discover sayings* or sentences that will make you think. I have compiled a few of them for you and noted in which chapter you will find the positions.
Beginning of the book (to Stress & Impatience)
"No medication can help against stress."
"Only what remains is firmly anchored in us."
Mindfulness & Awareness
"The most important time is today. The most important time is now and here. That's why you rarely find answers in the past or in the future."
Change & Habits
"If you don't want something, you always find a way not to do it, because it's much more convenient for us to leave everything as it is."
"Another perspective is the beginning of change."
"You always have the opportunity to start gradually becoming the person you want to be. Therefore, consciously make the decision every day what should happen here and now in your life."
Happiness & Joy
"You won't be happy until you stop wanting to become happy."
"Start being happy now, and don't wait until you reach some goal that you think you can only be happy then."
"Happiness is a permanent state and the sum of the little fortunes that happen every day."
"You can only find true happiness in yourself and not outside of yourself."
Compare & Envy
"Everyone looks to the right, to the left and up - never down."
"As a reward for always being at the forefront, we hope to receive the recognition and love we are looking for."
"Have, constantly devaluing and enhancing that of others, then only the feeling of dissatisfaction can arise."
"Focus your energy on what you want to achieve and do not waste it looking at what others have achieved."
Renunciation & Frugality
"The less you own, the richer, freer and happier you are."
"Do not orientate yourself towards possessions and wealth, because real wealth rarely has anything to do with material things."
"Those who are materially rich can actually be very poor."
Serenity & Letting Go
"Serenity means: staying calm with an inner smile - in every situation."
"Seldom are things as important as they seem or as other people want you to believe."
Love & Trust
"No conditions, hopes, or expectations of something in return must be attached to love, otherwise it is more like a business relationship."
"The best contract is of no use if the person behind it is not trustworthy."
"To put your trust in others, but recognize when someone wants you bad."
"True love gives trust, comes from the heart and overcomes crises."
Fear & Worry
"There are people who are so afraid of losing their life that they have lost their life out of sheer fear of it."
"When fear is involved, probabilities quickly become secondary."
Self-Confidence & Self-Love
"If something isn't possible for others, that doesn't mean it's impossible for you either."
"Change begins when you know who you are instead of having a picture of who you want to be."
"It doesn't matter what you have done or achieved so far or which way you have gone, the only important thing is what you do now."
"Have patience and trust in yourself, then everything will come by itself, when the time is right."
"Learn who you are, consider yourself valuable and have respect for yourself, because then it is no longer important what others think of you and you can do what you feel like doing and finally you Be yourself."
"Everyone can allow themselves to make mistakes, because if we believe that we are doing something right, then nothing can be wrong with it."
Acceptance & Appreciation
"In order to lead a life of mutual respect and appreciation, the goal is to accept others instead of just tolerating them."
"Allow other views than ours."
"Don't wait to tell the people you care about that they are special - that they are important in your life. Now is always the right time for appreciation and recognition."
Hope & Courage
"Much of what we see is the result of hope, because it gives us the courage to act, the strength to keep going and never to give up."
"Hopeless to open up a new task with new possibilities and opportunities. You just have to have the courage to change what you can change, accept the challenge and not give up, even if you suffer setbacks in between."
"Don't waste your energy unnecessarily trying to change something that cannot be changed anyway is."
Stress & Impatience
"Better to be patient, steady and relaxed, instead of short, fast and stressful."
"Everything takes time and you no longer work under stress, you are only more exhausted afterwards and cannot calm down."
"Just being careful with yourself."
"Just do nothing but a lot of unnecessary actions that now lead to no change and no result."
Health & Strength
"To better understand what makes us sick, it is important to know what keeps us healthy."
"Health is always to be seen holistically as the interplay between body, thoughts (spirit) and subconscious (soul)."
Nature & Freedom
"We owe everything we see to nature. For this reason we cannot allow something so unique to take a back seat and become a matter of course."
"In nature we feel free, because here everything happens without compulsion - all by itself."
Anger & Forgiveness
"Learn to forgive, forgive and let go, because then you will be free again and be able to live in peace with yourself."
Life & Lifetime
"Live in the here and now - which also means: Have time in the here and now."
"If something has the right priority for us, then we always have time for it."
"You are the author of your life and you determine the content and duration of the sections in your life. Every phase of life is worth living and has its time."
Impermanence & Grief
"When we die, we leave everything behind and it goes to the next one, so in the end it doesn't belong to anyone."
"Everything is finite, nothing is eternal, so use the time you have."
Self-Knowledge & Wisdom
"Only when we know who we are, then we also know what we want and what goals (wishes) we have, otherwise one walks aimlessly through life without a plan."
"The path to inner satisfaction is positive, happy and to look calmly on our life, to act prudently in the future, to know what is important and to strive to improve our own well-being and that of others."
"You alone determine what the reality looks like between your beginning and your end."
"No matter how long the journey takes, we are always at the beginning - also at the end."
End of the book (about Serenity & Letting go)
"Serenity is a permanent state."
Which saying or phrase from the book do you like best? Write it to me.
I researched all sayings and found no matches to existing sayings. Should you discover a saying that already exists then please write to me so that I can write the author's name behind it.