Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.— C. S. Lewis
Cheering Life Changing Experience quotations
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had.
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.
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
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.
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.
You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.
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.
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
...there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.
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.
Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation.
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.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
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.'
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.
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
We can't change every little thing that happens to us in life, but we can change the way that we experience it.
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.
Gratitude bestows reverence.....changing forever how we experience life and the world.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
Our past experiences may have made us the way we are, but we don't have to stay that way.
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.
In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable.
In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken.
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.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
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.
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”.
The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life.
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.
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.
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.
Music can always be a life-changing experience, for musicians and fans, or at least life-affecting, but it depends on to what degree.
Instead of educating the I.Q., we need to educate the H.Q., the heart quotient, the matters of truth, love, justice, and compassion. There are two ways to do this. One is through the read life experiences and the other is through literature. Literature has the power to take us outside ourselves and returns to ourselves a changed self.
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.