Quotes From My Notes #6

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Stressing and complaining will change nothing. Take action, make a change, and never look back.

(source unknown, this quote is all over pinterest)

My older sister once scolded me about complaining and said almost exactly this. I’ve remembered the concept the entire time since. Do you struggle with complaining? How do you fight it?

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Quotes from my Notes

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img-rivers-mountainriver-russiaI tend to collect quotes in random places (especially a massive collection of notes on my desktop), so I’m going to start sharing those quotes with you all. Feel free to discuss and share quotes of your own! Enjoy.

If you pour a handful of salt into a cup of water, the water becomes undrinkable. But if you pour the salt into a river, people can continue to draw the water to cook, wash, and drink. The river is immense, and it has the capacity to receive, embrace, and transform. When our hearts are small, our understanding and compassion are limited, and we suffer. We can’t accept or tolerate others and their shortcomings, and we demand that they change. But when our hearts expand, these same things don’t make us suffer anymore. We have a lot of understanding and compassion and can embrace others. We accept others as they are, and then they have a chance to transform. –Thich Nhat Hanh