Relaxing Quotes

Quotes tagged as "relaxing" (showing 1-30 of 33)
Pema Chödrön
“We have a choice. We can spend our whole life suffering because we can't relax with how things really are, or we can relax and embrace the open-endedness of the human situation, which is fresh, unfixated, unbiased.”
Pema Chödrön, Living Beautifully: with Uncertainty and Change

Miranda July
“I nodded, pretending I was relaxed. I watched the sunlight sparkling on the water and practiced mind-body integration for a few seconds by quietly hyperventilating.”
Miranda July, It Chooses You

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“How Beautiful is the rain!
After the dust and heat,
In the broad and fiery street,
In the narrow lane,
How beautiful is the rain!

How it clatters along the roofs,
Like the tramp of hoofs!
How it gushes and struggles out
From the throat of the overflowing spout!

Across the window-pane
It pours and pours;
And swift and wide,
With a muddy tide,
Like a river down the gutter roars
The rain, the welcome rain!

-"Rain in Summer”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Jim Gaffigan
“I'm a fan of relaxing, and when i get tired of relaxing I like to do nothing.”
Jim Gaffigan, Food: A Love Story

Richelle E. Goodrich
“When someone tells me to 'just relax,' I wonder why they don’t hand me a book?”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

“If you have to think about relaxing, are you really relaxing?”
Janice Thompson, Swinging on a Star

Deyth Banger
“Let’s accept it that dead people are in position for relaxing and watching.”
Deyth Banger

Ann Beattie
“Nothing is so lovely as a quietly snoring dog and some evening Brahms, as you sit in a comfortably overstuffed chair with your feet on the footstool.”
Ann Beattie

Fennel Hudson
“There is something eternally satisfying about lying motionless for hours on end, watching the world move around us like the shadow on a sundial.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2

“I'd trade a million glib talkers for one person who's relaxing and easy to get along with.”
Marty Rubin

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“When you truly love what you do, not working is hard work.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Complacency traps people and besiege them until longer period. The biggest challenge is to become aware of its existence and stepping out of it quickly.”
Ashish Patel

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Relax and rejuvenate your sacred-spirit.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“Life is a journey of tenacity. Only the tough gets to the top through the storm. Take the steps one by one though the errand may be arduous. Never give up though you may grow weary. Think of the purpose though its attainment may be tough. Dare to get to the crown though you may meet the obstacles. You are never born to relax all day but to dare to do the undone. If only it is reasonable enough within the real reasons of your life, and if your soul and spirit convince you of getting it done, then, you have the real reasons to dare for the crown.”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Sarah Napthali
“I had uncovered a widely held but overlooked attachment: our attachment to the view that every problem must have a solution. We delude ourselves that we can think our way out of a problem or we see it as a matter of finding the right person to advise us. We become beggars for our problems, asking numerous people for an opinion. So often, we refuse to relax until a problem is fixed, only to discover our inability to relax was most of the problem.”
Sarah Napthali, Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children: Becoming a Mindful Parent

“Lying in bed and daydreaming was the best thing I did all day.”
Marty Rubin

“The best thing about retirement is not having to wear pants!”
Mark Hewer

Mike Basevic
“Take the next 24 hours and just relax with the knowing that everything is okay. Let go of the stress and worry for one day and see what happens.”
Mike Basevic, No Limits, Mastering the Mental Edge

Thomm Quackenbush
“It felt relaxing to be someone else’s myth.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Artificial Gods

K.J. Kilton
“Breath in...Breath out... Follow the air...Notice how your body relaxes...Notice how your body reacts... From the tips of your toes...Feel them resting...Relaxing...Let your feet loose..Breath in...Breath out...Notice how that feeling of relaxation propagates up through your entire body...Feel the air...”
K.J. Kilton, Bella's Dilemma

Susan C. Young
“Breathe in peace, breathe out stress. Relaxing can bring relief to much of what ails you. In our stressful and often negative world, your decision to make relaxing a priority will help you navigate, handle, and minimize stress. Doing so will positively impact your health, well-being, and happiness.”
Susan C. Young

“True success is not the end of the journey; true success is a journey without an end. So many people relax after achieving something and they forget the undone. They neglect their untapped destiny and they halt their journey of life not reaching their real and true destination. Whilst we have life, we must live life. Whilst we have life, we must give a true meaning to life. Whilst we have life, we must dare to do the undone; though the road is weary; though we may be having a sense of fulfillment, and though we might have done something! Let us awake and pursue with all zeal and tenacity until we get to the real end of our true purpose and destiny, such that long after we are gone, the voice of our footprints will speak to inspire, build and raise a generation of champions !”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Michael Finkel
“It's possible that Knight believed he was one of the few sane people left. He was confounded by the idea that passing the prime of your life in a cubicle, spending hours a day at a computer, in exchange for money, was considered acceptable, but relaxing in a tent in the woods was disturbed. Observing the trees was indolent; cutting them down was enterprising. What did Knight do for a living? He lived for a living.”
Michael Finkel, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

Pema Chödrön
“Life is a good teacher and a good friend. Things are always in transition, if we could only realize it. Nothing ever sums itself up in the way that we like to dream about. The off-center, in-between state is an ideal situation, a situation in which we don’t get caught and we can open our hearts and minds beyond limit. It’s a very tender, nonaggressive, open-ended state of affairs.

To stay with that shakiness — to stay with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling of hopelessness and wanting to get revenge — that is the path of true awakening. Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic — this is the spiritual path. Getting the knack of catching ourselves, of gently and compassionately catching ourselves, is the path of the warrior. We catch ourselves one zillion times as once again, whether we like it or not, we harden into resentment, bitterness, righteous indignation — harden in any way, even into a sense of relief, a sense of inspiration.”
Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

“Would you like a back rub?' Who can resist this offer? A back rub is a priceless gift of caring. High on everybody's list of favorite things, a back run refreshes you for the day's tensions. It offers a respite from physical strain, from taking care of others, and from life's stresses and responsibilities.”
Anne Kent Rush, Back Rub Book

Andrew James Pritchard
“Aamir, recalling back to the idyllic days of his college youth, pictured himself once again sitting quietly on a familiar neighbourhood rooftop. He often enjoyed relaxing there, alone or with friends, while watching the colourful fluttering prayer flags on rooftop poles, especially in the warmth of an early evening breeze, as wispy clouds drifted against the jagged Himalayan backdrop. He has oft times wondered, ever since his childhood, if the prayers to the spirits of the dead, flying out from those slowly tattering rags, will ever really be answered. Perhaps it will be in another place, in another time, when we’re living another life that we shall finally know. Aamir had calmly thought at the time. He was that sort of philosophical guy.”
Andrew James Pritchard, One In an Eleven Million

“...loafing in the easy chair of one's body.”
Umberto Bartolomeo

“Unplugging for a while fixes computers and humans”

Robin Sloan
“Is it an eggageration to say Clement Soup and Sourdough saved me? At night, instead of fitfully reviewing the day's error while my stomach swam and churned, I... fell asleep. My course steadied. I had taken on ballast in the form of spicy broth and fragrant bread and, maybe, two new friends, or sort-of-friends, or something.”
Robin Sloan, Sourdough

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