quote by Ajahn Brahm

When life is good do not take it for granted as it will pass. Be mindful, be compassionate and nurture the circumstances that find you in this good time so it will last longer. When life falls apart always remember that this too will pass. Life will have its unexpected turns.

— Ajahn Brahm

Surprising Life Is Unexpected quotations

Life is full of surprises and and serendipity.

Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your next adventure-do it well, enjoy it-and then, not now, think about what comes next.


Life is unexpected quote For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope yo
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.

When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.

Life is unexpected quote Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.

When people are like, 'Life is good,' I go, 'No, life is a series of disastrous moments, painful moments, unexpected moments, and things that will break your heart. And in between those moments, that's when you savor, savor, savor.'

We must stop regarding unpleasant or unexpected things as interruptions of real life. The truth is that interruptions are real life.

It is only through letting our heart break that we discover something unexpected: the heart cannot actually break, it can only break open. When we feel both our love for this world and the pain of this world-together, at the same time-the heart breaks out of its shell. To live with an open heart is to experience life full-strength.


Life is unexpected quote There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's bo
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.

Never judge others. You both know good and well how unexpected events can change who a person is. Always keep that in mind. You never know what someone else is experiencing within their own life.

perfectionism is a slow death. if everything were to turn out just like i would want it to, just like i would plan for it to, then i would never experience anything new; my life would be an endless repetition of stale successes. when i make a mistake i experience something unexpected.... when i have listened to my mistakes i have grown.

Life is unexpected quote Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
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Sport is not about being wrapped up in cotton wool.

Sport as about adapting to the unexpected and being able to modify plans at the last minute. Sport, like all life, is about taking risks.

It is the human things that make life good, the unexpected kindness, the friendly note, the bracing word, the neighbour's extra loaf of bread she leaves at our back door.


The gift of writing is to be self-forgetful.

.. to get a surge of inner life or inner supply or unexpected sense of empowerment, to be afloat, to be out of yourself.

Life is unexpected quote Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choi
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.

Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is.

What is so nice & so unexpected about life is the way it improves as it goes along. I think you should impress this fact on your children because I think young people have an awful feeling that life is slipping past them & they must do something - catch something - they don't quite know what, whereas they've only got to wait & it all comes.

Spirituality is a mixed-up, topsy-turvy, helter-skelter godliness that turns our lives into an upside-down toboggan ride of unexpected turns, surprise bumps and bone shattering crashes ... a life ruined by a Jesus who loves us right into his arms.

Life is unexpected quote The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.

Life is like arriving late for a movie, having to figure out what was going on without bothering everybody with a lot of questions, and then being unexpectedly called away before you find out how it ends.


Let's face it, life is a constant challenge.

It's full of unexpected detours that no one but you can navigate.

In life the only thing that you can expect is the unexpected;

the only surprise is a day that has none.

Life is unexpected quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest ste
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.

She would consider each day a miracle - which indeed it is, when you consider the number of unexpected things that could happen in each second of our fragile existences.

It is strange, but true, that the most important turning-points of life often come at the most unexpected times and in the most unexpected ways.

I do not think it is logical to try and outsmart the smartest people.

Instead, my weapons are irony and paradox. The joy of life is partly in the strange and unexpected. It is in the constant exclamation 'Who would have thought it?'


Life is unexpected quote Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.

The biggest surprise for most people in dying is to realize that dying does not end life. Whether darkness or light comes next, or some kind of event, be it positive, negative, or somewhere in between, expected or unexpected, the biggest surprise of all is to realize you are still you.

We live in a world which in some respects is mysterious;

things can be experienced which remain inexplicable; not everything which happens can be anticipated. The unexpected and the incredible belong in this world. Only then is life whole. For me the world has from the beginning been infinite and ungraspable.

I thought I knew everything about love and relationships in my 20s, the ignorance of youth is bliss. As you get older, you start to realise that you don't really know anything and life is a great traveling journey. Life is unexpected...you just never know whats going to happen.

Life is unexpected quote Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.

Nothing is lost upon a man who is bent upon growth;

nothing wasted on one who is always preparing for - life by keeping eyes, mind and heart open to nature, men, books, experience - and what he gathers serves him at unexpected moments in unforeseen ways.

The best kind of travel – the kind I wanted to experience – involves a particular state of mind, in which one is not merely open to the occurrence of the unexpected, but to deep involvement in the unexpected, indeed, open to the possibility of having one’s life changed forever by a chance encounter.


Gratitude helps us stop trying to control outcomes.

It is the key that unlocks positive energy in our life. It is the alchemy that turns problems into blessings, and the unexpected into gifts.

Life is unexpected quote Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn
Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn you'll never change.

The Christian life, and especially the contemplative life, is a continual discovery of Christ in new and unexpected places.

Many live in dread of what is coming.

Why should we? The unknown puts adventure into life. ... The unexpected around the corner gives a sense of anticipation and surprise. Thank God for the unknown future.

Life takes us to unexpected places sometimes. The future is never set in stone, remember that.

Life is unexpected quote Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sad
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.
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I believe that a person should take an affirmative outlook.

There are always problems in life, old and new, uncertainties, and unexpected contingencies. The optimal way to deal with this is not to give up in despair, but to move ahead using the best intelligence and resources that we have to overcome adversity.


I think you will agree that life's plans are not always tied up in neat little packages. Occasionally we find ourselves at unexpected crossroads with more than one opportunity from which to choose. Time itself is often the best indicator of which decision to make, for it can tell so many thing that are now hazy.

The very best gift... is that anyone can experience those unexpected twinkles of joy that make a magical moment. At these moments, you feel true, deep joy because of a great new insight, a beautiful prospect, or a glimpse into the radiance of another soul. They are the magic moments when life seems better than you ever realized.

Almost all of your life is lived by the seat of your pants, one unexpected event crashing into another, with no pattern or reason, and then you finally reach a point, around my age, where you spend more time than ever looking back. Why did this happen? Look where that led? You see the shape of things.

To ignore the unexpected (even if it were possible) would be to live without opportunity, spontaneity, and the rich moments of which "life" is made.