Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there.— David Bowie
Perspective Inspirational Recovery quotations
The content of your character is your choice.
Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become.
What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise
In God's economy, nothing is wasted. Through failure, we learn a lesson in humility which is probably needed, painful though it is.
As one goes through life, one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move.
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
We lose the fear of making decisions, great and small;
as we realize that should our choice prove wrong we can, if we will, learn from the experience.
There's always going to be bad stuff out there.
But here's the amazing thing -- light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can't stick the dark into the light.
Day by day, what you do is who you become.
You don't have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.
Each generation has to stand up for democracy.
It can't take anything for granted and may have to fight fundamental battles anew.
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.
The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.
Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them;
but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.
The goal of recovery is not to become normal.
The goal is to embrace the human vocation of becoming more deeply, more fully human.
Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew.
The concept of recovery is rooted in the simple yet profound realization that people who have been diagnosed with mental illness are human beings.
When you can stop you don't want to, and when you want to stop, you can't.
If you are aware of your weaknesses and are constantly learning, your potential is virtually limitless.
You become what you think about
When the student is ready the teacher will appear.
Integrity is your destiny-it is the light that guides your way.
If you always do what you did, you'll always get what you got.
Life is meant to be a celebration! It shouldn't be necessary to set aside special times to remind us of this fact. Wise is the person who finds a reason to make every day a special one.
No one's happiness but my own is in my power to achieve or to destroy.
Defense doesn't break down on the help, it breaks down on the recovery.
Master books, but do not let them master you.
it's not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.
What you think of me is none of my business.
Your best days are ahead of you. The movie starts when the guy gets sober and puts his life back together; it doesn't end there.