Personal Quotes

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I have thought of a few personal quotes that summarize my values and opinions about life. I have gathered them from previous comments and from memory.  Here you go:

“If I claim I know God, I am only fooling myself. God is too great to comprehend with my limited mind”

“Suffering makes us remember our physical bodies’  limitations.  The real ME is not limited, it lives on.  But this life is all we have with the current physical body, so we must enjoy it as much as we can, not by indulging, but serving, loving, forgiving, learning, etc. to get ready for the next Life.”

“Today is all we have”

“Do you know who my worst enemy is?  Me.”

“Trying to look at the big picture of life helps us to lower anxiety, decreases our arrogance, and gives us a better sense of what this life is really about.  It is not about the little details that we obsess about, but about the ‘big picture'”

“We are all insecure in some way.  That insecurity comes from the fact that, deep down, we all want to belong, we all want to be part of something or someone, because by nature we are social beings. When we grow up and develop, especially during childhood, we tend to have experiences that threaten this desire to  belong, either through abandonment, abuse, neglect, so we start protecting ourselves from feeling rejected again by being too close to people or being too far from people ….  So I think that when we admire other people a lot more than the amount  of self-worth that we have, it is because we want to please others so much so that we are not ‘rejected’ again.”

‘I am ‘ is the greatest Truth.”

“Ownership is an illusion”

“Truth to me is when I sit down, stop what I am doing, and contemplate about my life, which some people might call prayer.  During this quiet time, I question, reflect, hope, talk, and accept….. I recognize I am not complete, I am not done with understanding or experiencing everything that there is to experience in this limited life.  There is more, and I am living it step by step.  I don’t know everything, but I trust God does which is whom I am relying on.”

” Be humble, mourn,  be meek, strive for righteousness (fairness), be merciful, harbor no hatred, and work for peace; these  are the characteristics of the Kingdom of Heaven. ”

“”Surrender, Simplify, and Serve”

Do you have some personal quotes as well?

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About Noel

I am a person who has realized that the teachings of Jesus are centralized in the genuine care and service of others. I have evolved from fundamentalism to a moderate spiritual approach. I am a reflecting person who has grown to not fear doubt but to embrace it as a means to growth and increasing closeness to God. View all posts by Noel

5 responses to “Personal Quotes

  • Speakstress

    I LOVED this post! I am working on my relationship with God, spiritutality, and faith now and I’m ALWAYS looking for more quotes to help me on my new journey. Writing is something that I used to always do when I was little and was rewarded and recognized for my capabilities as a child. I’ve just picked it back and as well as considering to do spoken word. One of my poems that I want to create is about myself being my worst enemy! That’s so amazing to me that that exact saying is one of your quotes. That let’s me know that I’m on the right track and that I am NOT alone. Surrounding myself with the right people and only entertaining positive influences has made a tremendous difference in my life. I’m definitely going to use some of your quotes!

  • Noel

    Speakstress, thank you for your kind words. I am happy that my post inspired you. I am looking forward reading some of your poems in the near future. My spiritual journal has been a positive experience for me in the past two years. Wish you the best in yours. God bless.

  • Cindy Holman

    Great post – I love the quote my Mother Teresa “There is a paradox, if I love until I hurt – then there is no hurt only more love”

  • livingvictoriously

    Nice post, very inspirational. There is one by Mother Teresa that says something like this: “God only asks us what we can give. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.” Hugs, Marie.

  • JorgeDonosti

    Great post. I feel the same way about ‘the big picture’, sometimes we worry too much about meaningless things.

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