Don't sweat the small stuff...and it's all small stuff.— Richard Carlson
The most pioneering Richard Carlson quotes to get the best of your day
Every day, tell at least one person something you like, admire, or appreciate about them.
True happiness comes not when we get rid of all of our problems,but when we change our relationship to them, when we see our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice, and to learn.
Choose to be kind over being right and you'll be right everytime.
Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.
Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.
Effective listening is more than simply avoiding the bad habit of interrupting others while they are speaking or finishing their sentences. It's being content to listen to the entire thought of someone rather than waiting impatiently for your chance to respond.
Find your true path. It’s so easy to become someone we don’t want to be, without even realizing it’s happening. We are created by the choices we make every day. And if we take action in order to please some authority figure, we’ll suddenly wake up down the road and say, “This isn’t me. I never wanted to be this person.
Ask yourself this question: Will this matter a year from now?
...when you let go of your expectations, when you accept life as it is, you're free.To hold on is to be serious and uptight. To let go is to lighten up.
When you take time , often to reflect on the miracle of life - the miracle that you are even able to read this book - the gift of sight ,of love and all the rest , it can hep to remind you that many of the things that you think as "big stuff" are really just "small stuff" that you are turning into big tuff
Learning to stop sweating the small stuff involves deciding what things to engage in and what things to ignore. From a certain perspective, life can be described as a series of mistakes, one right after another with a little space in between.
Ironically, when you surrender your need to hog the glory, the attention you used to need from other people is replaced by a quiet inner confidence that is derived from letting others have it.
Circumstances don't make a person; they reveal him or her.
The ill effects of thought come about when we forget that thought is a function of our consciousness... an ability that we as human beings have. We are the producers of our own thinking.
The old adage, 'If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is' isn't always correct. In fact, the suspicion, cynicism, and doubt that are inherent in this belief can and does keep people from taking advantage of excellent opportunities.
Life is a process--just one thing after another. When you lose it, just start again.
Meanwhile, life keeps moving forward.
The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when?
We deny the parts of ourselves that we deem unacceptable rather than accepting the fact that we're all less than perfect.
What interferes with this peaceful feeling is our expectation of reciprocity.
People who live the most fulfilling lives are the ones who are always rejoicing at what they have.
It seems that we have it backward in our society.
We tend to look up to people who are under a great deal of stress, who can handle loads of stress, and those who are under a great deal of pressure.
as you begin to eliminate your need for perfection in all areas of your life, you'll begin to discover the perfection in life itself
It's the recognition that other people's problems, their pain and frustrations, are every bit as real as our own - often far worse. In recognizing this fact and trying to offer some assistance, we open our hearts and greatly enhance our sense of gratitude.
Ask yourself this question, will this matter a year from now?
The first step to becoming a more peaceful person is to have the humility to admit that, in most cases, you're creating your own emergencies. Life will usually go on if things don't go according to plan. It's helpful to keep reminding yourself and repeating the sentence, "Life isn't an emergency".
If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us.
Even though we often mess up, most of us are doing the best that we know how with the circumstances that surround us.
The key to a good life is this: If you're not going to talk about something during the last hour of your life, then don't make it a top priority during your lifetime.
No one knows exactly where thought comes from, but it can be said that thought comes from the same place as whatever it is that beats our heart... it comes from being alive.
Our minds can work for us or against us at any given moment.
We can learn to accept and live with the natural psychological laws that govern us, understanding how to flow with life rather than struggle against it. We can return to our natural state of contentment.
Retirement can and will be a glorious time in your life.
You'll love the freedom and ability to try new things. It's a new phase of life; a chance to be a beginner again.
Wholeness or health is our natural state.
The nature of healing involves removing obstructions to this natural state and bringing individuals into alignment with themselves and their world. Free of these obstructions, an individual's innate intelligence and self-regulating capabilties will guide him toward a state of well being.
we need to break the habit of overreacting because of our speedy assumption and judgments
Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success.
The ability to honestly and quietly reflect on one's life is one of the most powerful tools for personal growth.
If we could only live the way we know deep down we should, we would guarantee ourselves a life of richness & fulfillment.
Life isn't all it's cracked up to be. Nothing is ever good enough the way it is.
mistakes are really not that big of a deal.
in fact , as most of us acknowledge we need to make mistakes in order to learn and grow
Many people spend their entire lifetimes wishing that other people would acknowledge them. They feel this especially about their parents, spouses, children, and friends.
Try to maintain the perspective that, in time, everything disintegrates and returns to its initial form.
Reading is a gift. It's something you can do almost anytime and anywhere. It can be a tremendous way to learn, relax, and even escape. So, enough about the virtues of reading. Time to read on.
One of the most dynamic and significant changes you can make in your life is to make the commitment to drop all negative references to your past, to begin living now.
The next time you find yourself in an argument, rather than defend your position, see if you can see the other point of view first.
One of the mistakes many of us make is that we feel sorry for ourselves, or for others, thinking that life should be fair, or that someday it will be. It's not and it won't. When we make this mistake we tend to spend a lot of time wallowing and/or complaining about what's wrong with life. "It's not fair," we complain, not realizing that, perhaps, it was never intended to be.
If someone throws you the ball, you don't have to catch it.
You can't have a better past.
Rather than being afraid to ask for help, remember this: When you ask someone to help you, you are actually doing them a tremendous favor by giving them an opportunity to feel needed.
You are what you practice most.
Children listen best with their eyes. What you do is what they hear.
Will this matter a year from now?
If, however, you take a moment to observe how you actually feel immediately after you criticise someone, you'll notice that you will feel a little deflated and ashamed, almost like you're the one who has been attacked. The reason this is true is that when we criticise, it's a statement to the world and to ourselves, "I have a need to be critical." This isn't something we are usually proud to admit.