I really do think that any deep crisis is an opportunity to make your life extraordinary in some way.— Martha Beck
Pioneering Life Crisis quotations
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.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
In the best of times, our days are numbered anyway.
So it would be a crime against nature for any generation to take the world crisis so solemnly that it put off enjoying those things for which we were designed in the first place: the opportunity to do good work, to enjoy friends, to fall in love, to hit a ball, and to bounce a baby.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
People may call what happens at midlife 'a crisis,' but it's not.
It's an unraveling - a time when you feel a desperate pull to live the life you want to live, not the one you're 'supposed' to live. The unraveling is a time when you are challenged by the universe to let go of who you think you are supposed to be and to embrace who you are.
The mind is everything. If you don’t believe you can do something then you can’t. If you believe that your upbringing was substandard and therefore you have to walk around as a refugee from that crisis situation for the rest of your life, forever bearing the burden of that experience then that will be YOUR life.
Don't wait until the moment of crisis.
Plan ahead, hide God's Word in your heart, and pray in advance for victory, holiness, and a life pleasing to God.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
Blessings are better than miracles. If you live your life from one miracle to the next, you will live from crisis to crisis. It's better to be blessed with good health than to always need divine healing. God's will is for us to walk in blessing.
When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.
Take my handkerchief, Scarlett. Never, at any crisis of your life, have I known you to have a handkerchief.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics... am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday.
The most terrifying moment in my life was October 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. I did not know all the facts - we have learned only recently how close we were to war - but I knew enough to make me tremble.
We already know enough to begin to cope with all the major problems that are now threatening human life and much of the rest of life on earth. Our crisis is not a crisis of information; it is a crisis of decision of policy and action.
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.
Anybody can rise to a crisis and face a crushing tragedy with courage, but to meet the petty hazards of the day with a laugh- I really think that requires spirit!
Now our Earth is swarmed with issues such as life, death, illness, wars, economic crises and many others. It is time that we sing out loud the message, 'Love forever.'
I ran for Congress not because I was having a mid-life crisis.
I left the private sector because I saw a looming financial crisis that was coming to this country. It's unsustainable.
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
I wouldn't go back on my old days, though;
everybody needs to have their wild years. It's just a question of when and I'd rather have had them early than be doing it as a mid-life crisis type thing.
The mid-life crisis is just those times when you're not so into the things you were when you were younger.
We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
In my life I had come to realize that when things were going very well indeed it was just the time to anticipate trouble. And, conversely, I learned from pleasant experience that at the most despairing crisis, when all looked sour beyond words, some delightful "break" was apt to lurk just around the corner.
The secret of success is to realize that the crisis on our planet is much larger than just deciding what to do with your own life, and if the system under which we live the structure of western civilization begins to collapse because of our selfishness and greed, then it will make no difference whether you have $1 million dollars when the crash comes or just $1.00. The only work that will ultimately bring any good to any of us is the work of contributing to the healing of the world.
If we are going to be wise, spiritual people prepared to meet the crises of our age, we must be a studying, learning community that values the life of the mind
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
The balance in your life is more important than the balance in your checking account.
I care not what black spiritual crisis we may come through or what delightful spiritual Canaan we may enter, no blessing of the Christian life becomes continually possessed unless we are men and women of regular, daily, unhurried secret lingerings in prayer.
I finally figured out that not every crisis can be managed.
As much as we want to keep ourselves safe, we can't protect ourselves from everything. If we want to embrace life, we also have to embrace chaos.
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.
I had a moment a few years ago where I wasn't sure if I was acting for myself or because people expected it of me. A bit of a crisis of faith, I suppose. I did some soul-searching, took a break and decided I was going to live my life only for me.
You can't write the same book twice. Though I've been in historical musical situations, I can't go back and do that again. And though I run into artistic crises, they keep my life interesting.
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word "crisis.
" One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity.
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
When you've spent half your political life dealing with humdrum issues like the environment, it's exciting to have a real crisis on your hands.
At every crisis in one's life, it is absolute salvation to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think aloud without restraint or misgiving.
The majority of people perform well in a crisis and when the spotlight is on them; it's on the Sunday afternoons of this life, when nobody is looking, that the spirit falters.
It is when you finally learn that your are all in your mind that your real life begins.
A painful time in our life is what I call a healing crisis.
We are letting go of something old and opening to something new.
It was one of the most exciting, perfect evenings of my life, my solo debut at Carnegie Hall. And knowing we were all there to raise money for Gay Men's Health Crisis made the evening an extraordinary experience.
"Life is like a sewer - what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.
" It's always seemed to me that this is precisely the sort of dynamic, positive thinking that we so desperately need today in these trying times of crisis and universal brouhaha.
The only time you lose at something is when you don't learn from that experience.
Everyone has a worst time in their life.
There's always a worse time. We are all either in a crisis, coming to one or coming out of one.