You Get to Choose how your Day Goes, Reacting vs Responding


  1. “I cannot stress this enough: if you don’t have peace, it isn’t because someone took it from you; you gave it away. You cannot always control what happens to you, but you can control what happens in you.” John C. Maxwell, Be A People Person: Effective Leadership Through Effective Relationships
  2. “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
  3. “There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.” don Miguel Ruiz
  4. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” Gautama Buddha
  5. “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. “Nothing external to you has any power over you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. “Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.” Gerald G. Jampolsky
  8. “Simple, profound truths are the realm of this Buddhist nun. Her message? The gift of happiness truly lies within our own hearts and minds. Gen Kelsang Nyema, exuding a peacefulness that immediately connects with the audience, starts by asking three questions: Are you having a good day? Why? Tomorrow, would you rather have a good day or a bad day? She teaches that we cannot put our happiness at the whim of other people and of circumstances. If we want to be happy, we have to “stop outsourcing our happiness to other people” and cultivate a source of inner peace.” Gen Kelsang Nyema, Happiness is all in your mind (2014)
  9. Don’t let other people control your mood: reacting vs. responding, meditationSHIFT
John Holcroft, Facehanger
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