Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is a reflection of something that is happening inside of us.— Alan Cohen
The most staggering Alan Cohen quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.
Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.
Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.
Guilt: punishing yourself before God doesn't.
Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.
Everything will line up perfectly when knowing and living the truth becomes more important than looking good.
Personal growth is not a matter of learning new information but of unlearning old limits.
To grow, you must be willing to let your present and future be totally unlike your past. Your history is not your destiny.
Money is but one venue for generosity. Kindness is an even more valuable currency.
Everything will change when your desire to move on exceeds your desire to hold on.
If you gave your inner genius as much credence as your inner critic, you would be light years ahead of where you now stand.
Trust who and what you are, and the universe will support you in miraculous ways.
You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity.
Let out a little more string on your kite.
When you protect yourself from pain, be sure you do not protect yourself from love.
Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows.
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Joy is the wild card of life; it supersedes every other formula for success. If you can find a way to create joy, you can rise beyond all external factors. If you can play at whatever you are doing, you are the master of your life.
Eventually we grow weary of seeking treasures outside ourselves and we begin to look within. There we discover that the gold we sought, we already are.
What your heart desires is not too good to be true. It is good enough to be true.
God is a frequency. Stay tuned.
Love is heaven and fear is hell. Where you place your attention is where you live.
Don't use the past as an excuse to miss out on your future.
It is not insult from another that causes you pain.
It is the part of your mind that agrees with the insult. Agree only with the truth about you, and you are free.
Humility is born of the spirit, humiliation of the ego.
You change the past when you change the way you see it.
The door you open to give love is the very one through which love arrives.
Whatever you think and talk about paves the runway for what you will create.
Simply be who you are, do what you do best, be where you are called by joy, and let life work its magic on your behalf.
Appreciation empowers not just money transactions, but all interactions.
Gratitude is one of the greatest meditations of a lifetime, the fastest attitude uplifter I know. Be grateful for all the good in your life and your good will only increase, along with your happiness.
Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters.
Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation.
A life without change is not a life; it is a stagnant pool.
The purpose of life is not to fight against evil and misfortune; it is to unveil magnificence.
The best way to lose weight is to know that you are light.
We hurt ourselves not by what we ask for, but what we settle for.
You are doing better than you think you are.
The only thing more important than being good is being real.
Authenticity is kinder than resignation without conviction. Truth leads to good faster than good leads to truth. Ultimately truth is good, but you have to live it from the inside out.
Joy is not the result of getting what you want;
it is the way to get what you want. In the deepest sense, joy is what you want.
The purpose of prayer is not to change God's mind, which always knows your wholeness and your deservingness. The purpose of prayer is to change your mind so you can see through the eyes of God.
To be a miracle worker you do not have to get a doctoral degree, become a minister, eat a particular food, or be able to meditate for long hours. All you need to do is to begin to see beauty in your life and those around you.
There is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
Laughter lifts us over high ridges and lights up dark valleys in a way that makes life so much easier. It is a priceless gem, a gift of release and healing direct from Heaven.
Optimism may sometimes be delusional, but pessimism is always delusional.
Use pain as a stepping stone, not a camp ground.
To think you know what is best for another person is an industrial-strength ego trip.
Enlightenment does not ask you to be perfect;
it simply asks you to find perfection right where you stand.
You weren't born guilty. You were born bold and playful. Then you forgot who you are and what you deserve. When you remember who you were before you learned to apologize for asking, you'll have everything you want.
The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth.
When we make the choice to care, we set into motion a snowball effect that touches many people, most of whom we will never know about . . . never underestimate the importance of a kind act.
You are in integrity when the life you are living on the outside matches who you are on the inside.