Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had.— Alan Watts
Cheering Life Changing Experience quotations
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars.
You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure.
The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
If the only thing people learned was not to be afraid of their experience, that alone would change the world.
To fly in space is to see the reality of Earth, alone.
The experience changed my life and my attitude toward life itself. I am one of the lucky ones.
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.
The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.
You will not experience all life has to offer you or begin to experience life at its fullest as long as you are satisfied with mediocrity. You have to be disgusted with your current circumstances before your circumstances can change.
...there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
A light heart lives long.
When I made Illmatic, I was trying to make the perfect album.
It comes from the days of Wild Style. I was trying to make you experience my life. I wanted you to look at hip-hop differently. I wanted you to feel that hip-hop was changing and becoming something more real.
You only have control over three things in your life - the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take (your behavior). How you use these three things determines everything you experience. If you don't like what you are producing and experiencing, you have to change your responses.
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation.
Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
The same wall that keeps out your disappointment also keeps out the sunlight of enriching experiences. So let life touch you. The next touch could be the one that turns your life around.
In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable.
In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom.
Our past experiences may have made us the way we are, but we don't have to stay that way.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
Living a spiritual life requires a change of heart, a conversion.
Such a conversion may be marked by a sudden inner change, or it can take place through a long, quiet process of transformation. But it always involves an inner experience of oneness.
Change. It has the power to uplift, to heal, to stimulate, surprise, open new doors, bring fresh experience and create excitement in life. Certainly it is worth the risk.
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body.
The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life.
Gratitude bestows reverence.....changing forever how we experience life and the world.
After what I have seen, I realize that absolutely anything is possible, and that we did not come here to suffer. Life is supposed to be great, and we are very, very loved. The way I look at life has changed dramatically, and I am so glad to have been given a second chance to experience “heaven on earth”.
There are two main strategies we can try to improve the quality of life.
The first is to try making external conditions match our goals. The second is to change how we experience external conditions to make them fit our goals better.
There is no man more complete than the one who travelled a lot, who changed the shape of his thoughts and his life twenty times.
Music can always be a life-changing experience, for musicians and fans, or at least life-affecting, but it depends on to what degree.
The experience of helping a fellow man in danger, or even of training in a realistic manner to be ready to give this help, tends to change the balance of power in a youth's inner life with the result that compassion can become the master motive.
I've had so many great experiences in my life, of living total free will, that I wouldn't change it for all the gold in the earth.
The Army might screw you and your girlfriend might dump you and the enemy might kill you, but the shared commitment to safeguard one another’s lives is unnegotiable and only deepens with time. The willingness to die for another person is a form of love that even religions fail to inspire, and the experience of it changes a person profoundly.
Anybody who has gone through a life-changing experience will tell you there is a different understanding of what is real and what is important, and when you are going through different moments, you can reflect and go, 'I have been through worse.'
We can't change every little thing that happens to us in life, but we can change the way that we experience it.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
There are those who imagine that the unlucky accidents of lifelife's "experiences"are in some way useful to us. I wish I could find out how. I never know one of them to happen twice. They always change off and swap around and catch you on your inexperienced side.
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.
As any change must begin somewhere, it is the single individual who will experience it and carry it through. The change must indeed begin with an individual; it might be any one of us. Nobody can afford to look round and to wait for somebody else to do what he is loath to do himself.
I received Christ into my heart and my life began to change.
But it was a gradual change. And I didn't see any flashing bulbs. I didn't hear any thunder. There was no great emotional experience. It was just saying: Yes, Lord Jesus, I want you to be the lord of my life.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
Every experience in life changes the brain's anatomy.
No matter how significant or life-changing your greatest hit or miss might be, neither even begins to define who you are. Each of us is a product of all our experiences and all our interactions with other people. To cite calculus, we are the area under the curve.
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged, must end in disappointment. If it be asked, what is the improper expectation which it is dangerous to indulge, experience will quickly answer, that it is such expectation as is dictated not by reason, but by desire; expectation raised, not by the common occurrences of life, but by the wants of the expectant; an expectation that requires the common course of things to be changed, and the general rules of action to be broken.
Sometimes," Jem said, "our lives can change so fast that the change outpaces our minds and hearts. It's those times, I think, when our lives have altered but we still long for the time before everything was altered-- that is when we feel the greatest pain. I can tell you, though, from experience, you grow accustomed to it. You learn to live your new life, and you can't imagine, or even really remember, how things were before.
The only thing that does change, to some degree, is [that] you have some life experiences, you suffer a certain amount and you incorporate that into your work. Not in the content of your work, but in the sensibility of your work. It's nothing that you try and do; it just happens. And if you're lucky, people buy tickets to see it, and if you're not lucky, [then] they don't like it. But that's all.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.