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“We can’t hate ourselves into a version of ourselves we can love.”
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“At the end of the day, remind yourself that you did the best you could today, and that is good enough.”
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“We can sabotage our days by imagining tomorrow will be better; or we can seize our moments by forgiving ourselves when we struggle and doing the best we can right now.”
Lori Deschene, Tiny Wisdom: On Mindfulness
“We can’t fully appreciate a picturesque sunset if we’re wishing it would never rain again. We can’t fully enjoy a moment of true connection if we’re wishing we’d never feel alone again. We can’t fully savor a relaxing day if we’re wishing we’d never be busy again. The key to happiness is to focus less on making moments last and more on making the moments count.”
Lori Deschene, Tiny Wisdom: On Mindfulness
“Practice the pause. Pause before judging. Pause before assuming. Pause before accusing. Pause whenever you're about to react harshly and you'll avoid doing and saying things you'll later regret.”
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“You don’t have to be positive all the time. It’s perfectly okay to feel sad, angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared, or anxious. Having feelings doesn’t make you a ‘negative person.’ It makes you human.”
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“We don’t need to identify concrete solutions to all our problems. We don’t need to create the illusion of control amid uncertain circumstances. We need to accept that our biggest problem is fighting the way things are, and then consciously choose to stop battling ourselves. We have to choose to be in this moment instead of scheming toward something better. This moment is a new opportunity to let go of everything that’s stressing us. This moment is a new chance to take a deep breath so that we don’t feel so overwhelmed. This moment is a tiny lifetime, all in itself, and we have the choice to live it.”
Lori Deschene, Tiny Wisdom: On Mindfulness
“The moment we decide things don't have to be a certain way, we create the possibility that they could be better than we know to imagine them.”
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“The reality is that tomorrow is most certainly uncertain and no matter how many expectations we form, tomorrow will come, tomorrow will go and it will all be what it will be.”
Lori Deschene
“Thinking isn’t just an activity; it manifests as a state of being.”
Lori Deschene, Tiny Wisdom: On Mindfulness
“Regardless of our circumstances, we always have a choice. We can choose more of the same; or we can recognize this moment is different and that we can be different, too.”
Lori Deschene, Tiny Wisdom: On Mindfulness
“If we choose to learn and grow from the things that happen to us, is it even necessary to guess at why they happened? What's a more productive use of our energy—searching for meaning outside ourselves or creating meaning within ourselves?”
Lori Deschene, Tiny Buddha, Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions
“If we can observe and understand how our thoughts are impacting us, we can change who we’re being and how we’re experiencing the world.”
Lori Deschene, Tiny Wisdom: On Mindfulness
“As you work toward your goals today, tune into your underlying motivations and ask yourself: Am I focusing all my energy on a happy tomorrow to the detriment of today?”
Lori Deschene, Tiny Wisdom: On Mindfulness
“You don't have to like something to accept it.”
Lori Deschene, Tiny Buddha's Guide to Loving Yourself: 40 Ways to Transform Your Inner Critic and Your Life
“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. —UNKNOWN I”
Lori Deschene, Tiny Buddha's Guide to Loving Yourself: 40 Ways to Transform Your Inner Critic and Your Life
“This, I've learned, is the foundation of self-love: knowing that we are so much more than our greatest mistakes, our weakest moments, or our most shameful decisions; and realizing that we can be who we want to be right now, not just in spite of where we've been, but also because of it.”
Lori Deschene, Tiny Buddha's Guide to Loving Yourself: 40 Ways to Transform Your Inner Critic and Your Life
“That's what it means to really feel alive - to be so immersed in the passionate bliss of the moment that you don't think about yesterday or tomorrow. You just enjoy what you're doing and love every piece of it.”
Lori Deschene
“Anxiety puts both your mind and body under immense, prolonged pressure.”
Lori Deschene, Tiny Buddha's Worry Journal: A Creative Way to Let Go of Anxiety and Find Peace


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