This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.— Alan Watts
Empowering Secret Garden quotations
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.
Like the entomologist in search of colorful butterflies, my attention has chased in the gardens of the grey matter cells with delicate and elegant shapes, the mysterious butterflies of the soul, whose beating of wings may one day reveal to us the secrets of the mind.
Prayer is like a secret garden made up of silence and rest and inwardness.
But there are a thousand and one doors into this garden and we all have to find our own.
So plant your own gardens and decorate your soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
It is an old dream: To travel on the back of a benevolent sea beast down to some secret underwater garden.
If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.
Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.
You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves.
In our not-yet-acknowledged secret garden lie the seeds of some of our best not-yet-written stories
At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done--then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.
Nothing haunts us like the things we don't say
Two things cannot be in one place. Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.
Two worst things as can happen to a child is never to have his own way - or always to have it.
Our devotional life with God is more like the planting of a garden.
When we arise from sowing into the secret place, we will not usually be able to point to immediate results or benefits. What we sow today will require an entire season of growth before the results are manifest.
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
Everything is made out of Magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us. In this garden-in all the places.
My parents offered me my first camera for my birthday and I developed an exclusive passion for it over the years. Since I was not the most social kid on the block, the camera helped me to express myself, invent my own language - something like a secret garden. I decided early on I would not write in a diary but take silent photographs instead.
Against a dark sky all flowers look like fireworks.
There is something strange about them, at once vivid and secret, like flowers traced in fire in the phantasmal garden of a witch.
You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.
Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend.
Many of us who aren't farmers or gardeners still have some element of farm nostalgia in our family past, real or imagined: a secret longing for some connection to a life where a rooster crows in the yard.
We all carry these things inside that no one can see. They hold us down like anchors and they drown us out at sea.
As she came closer to him she noticed that there was a clean fresh scent of heather and grass and leaves about him, almost as if he were made of them. She liked it very much and when she looked into his funny face with the red cheeks and round blue eyes she forgot that she had felt shy.
Reading can be a road to freedom or a key to a secret garden, which, if tended, will transform all of life.
I am sure there is Magic in everything, only we have not sense enough to get hold of it and make it do things for us
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
To let a sad thought or a bad one get into your mind is as dangerous as letting a scarlet fever germ get into your body. If you let it stay there after it has got in, you may never get over it as long as you live.
One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure one is going to live forever and ever and ever.
When your heart becomes the grave of your secrets, that desire of yours will be gained more quickly. The prophet said that anyone who keeps secret his inmost thought will soon attain the object of his desire. When seeds are buried in the earth, their inward secrets become the flourishing garden.
There are two rules for success: 1. Never tell everything you know.
The first season of 'Community' stumbled a bit because the plotlines too often veered into realism, but that is not a problem anymore. Not when prize episodes concern a campuswide blanket fort, or a secret garden with a magic trampoline.
The private devotions and secret offices of religion are like the refreshing of a garden with the distilling and petty drops of a waterpot; but addressed from the temple, they are like ram from heaven.
Those of faith who plant sacred thoughts in the uplands of time, the secret gardeners of the Lord in mankind's desolate hopes, may slacken and tarry but rarely betray their vocation.
We enjoy life's garden. Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
If I had to pick a single word to describe what my pictures are all about, I would say 'secrets.' As a child I always had a secret world and my favorite book was “A Secret Garden.
She wished she could talk as he did. His speech was so quick and easy. It sounded as if he liked her and was not the least afraid she would not like him, though he was only a common moor boy, in patched clothes and with a funny face and a rough, rusty-red head.
When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It was true too . . . she was as tyrannical and selfish a little pig as ever lived.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
Just physically, if you looked at the house that I grew up in, my mother created this greenhouse. And surrounded the entire property. And there was, like, trees and sculptures and like - it was, like, this crazy, like, secret garden space.
Of course there must be lots of Magic in the world, but people don't know what it is like or how to make it.
She did not know that this was the best thing she could have done, and she did not know that, when she began to walk quickly or even run along the paths and down the avenue, she was stirring her slow blood and making herself stronger by fighting with the wind which swept down from the moor.
Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present -- love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure -- the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.
Life is extraordinarily suave and sweet with certain natural, witty, affectionate people who have unusual distinction and are capable of every vice, but who make a display of none in public and about whom no one can affirm they have a single one. There is something supple and secret about them. Besides, their perversity gives spice to their most innocent occupations, such as taking a walk in the garden at night.