Sarah Ban Breathnach Quotes

Life is not made up of minutes hours days weeks months or years but of moments. You must experience each one before you can appreciate it.

How could I expect more from the universe when I didn't appreciate what I already had?

There are several occasions in the course of any woman's day when without question screaming is the appropriate response ...

Any self-prompt that reminds you to focus on flow not ebb contributes to your greater sense of abundance. (53)

How many of us go through our days parched and empty thirsting after happiness when we're really standing knee-deep in the river of abundance?

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 ... we experience heaven on earth.

Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.

The simpler we make our lives the more abundant they become. There is no scarcity except in our souls.

Open your arms as wide as you can to receive all the miracles with your name on them. Never forget that all you have is all you need.

Indifference breeds animosity.

Lavish love on every living being you meet. See how different you feel at the end of the day.

Whatever you are waiting for-peace of mind contentment grace the inner awareness of Simple Abundance-it will surely come but only when you are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.

As we become curators of our own contentment on the Simple Abundance path... we learn to savor the small with a grateful heart.

I truly believe that regret is the only wound the soul does not recover from and so I'm trying to live without regrets. ... Each day is another chance to be swept away.

Some holiday traditions are sacred. In our house one such tradition is the annual Christmas classic cinema celebration.

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.

An authentic life is the most personal form of worship. Everyday life has become my prayer.

Authentic success is living by your own lights.

Authentic success is being so grateful for the many blessings bestowed on you and yours that you can share your portion with others.

The authentic self is the soul made visable.

The authentic self is the soul made visible.

Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves. We must learn to respect them. We must learn to listen.

Once you accept and rejoice in your authenticity you begin to see things as YOU are. You begin to see the authentic self is the Soul made visible. Godspeed on your journey to wholeness.

Authenticity pushes us past our comfort zone - it's meant to.

After self-nurturance listening to the whispers of our hearts is probably the hardest task we've ever attempted.

Sometimes when we awaken from the bad dream of disowning ourselves we think that the sojourn to self-discovery is a new one. But it is an ancient quest.

When you first awaken or before drifting off to sleep quiet your mind lift up your heart muse mull over make discoveries. Consider conceive create connect concede that it all starts within.

So burrow in. Snuggle deep. A winter idyll of simple splendor awaits.

Let your heart be awakened to the transforming power of gratefulness.

All we need is the awareness of how blessed we really are.

No matter what our decorating style - realized or aspired to the essential spiritual grace our home should possess is the solace of comfort.

Every day we're given chances to embrace the new.

Always remember it's simply not an adventure worth telling if there aren't any dragons.

Human beings as far as I can tell seem to be divided into two subspecies -- the resigned who live in quiet desperation and the exhausted who exist in restless agitation.

Self-nurturance or learning to bask in bliss is an acquired art form.

Real life isn't always going to be perfect or go our way but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties.

No behavior can be changed before it's acknowledged. And no addiction is beyond the reach of Love.

Little changes and little choices add up to be revolutionary changes in your life.

Always remember that dreams-your creative visualizations-must come before their physical manifestations.

Always remember that striving and struggle precede success even in the dictionary.

Remember no matter what life throws at us we can always bake a cake!

you already possess all you need to be genuinely happy.

Be grateful for the home you have knowing that at this moment all you have is all you need.

It's easy to be pessimistic about tomorrow when today seems so bleak.

The seasons of life are not meant to be frenetic just full. Blessed is the woman who knows her own limits.

Joy is your birthright.

Only dreams give birth to change.

If we are to flourish as creative beings if we are to grow into wholeness we must bloom wherever we are planted.

Solvency feels better than anything you can spend money on.

dogs love us unconditionally and cats are big on redemption. Our sins and shortcomings don't bother them as long as we delight in their presence.

We are far betting dealing with the big losses-death divorce debt and debilitating illness-than with the daily onslaught of little losses.

Because the truth is - and we know it - we were born to die without regrets. Regret is the only wound from which the soul never recovers.

Success is not just money in the bank but a contented heart and peace of mind.

Observe how gently but surely the natural world renews itself daily.

Money ... it's both the most complicated and the most passionate relationship in our lives.

Gratitude is the most passionate transformative force in the cosmos.

This moment is always the best one in which to express your care for others.

Forgiveness is a form of gratitude. When we forgive others we show them the mercy that we have often received and been thankful for.

My philosophy is very simple: when in doubt take a bath.

When we appreciate how much we have we feel the urge to pare down get back to basics and learn what is essential for our happiness. We long to realize what's really important.

It takes tenacity and daring to travel the darkest interior of one's self.

Being Grateful. That is the first step on the path to Joy.

We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts.

Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion if we can simply learn that as well as giving it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart.

Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing.

Gratitude is the most passionate transformative force in the cosmos. When we offer thanks to God or to another human being gratitude gifts us with renewal reflection reconnection.

Only when the clamor of the outside world is silenced will you be able to hear the deeper vibration. Listen carefully.

Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.

Celebrate the Sacred in the ordinary.

One way of celebrating the Solstice is to consider it a sacred time of reflection release restoration and renewal.

Change is the essence of life; change is the great challenge the great constant. Change is the ultimate teller of tales.

This I can report from the front lines: life never calms down long enough for us to wait until tomorrow to start living the lives we deserve.

A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked embraced and loved.

Faith is the very first thing you should pack in a hope chest.

Choice is destiny's soul mate.

Not every one of our desires can be immediately gratified. We've got to learn to wait patiently for our dreams to come true especially on the path we've chosen.

Harmony is the inner cadence of contentment we feel when the melody of life is in tune.

Playing it safe is the riskiest choice we can ever make.

Expect to have hope rekindled. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.

Become aware that you already possess all the inner wisdom strength and creativity needed to make your dreams come true.

Conscious choice is creative. Unconscious choice is destructive. That is how we end up living other people's lives.

You've got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old - whatever "the old" means for you.

While we cry ourselves to sleep gratitude waits patiently to console and reassure us; there is a landscape larger than the one we can see.

Success in life is not how well we execute Plan A; it's how smoothly we cope with Plan B.

Self-loathing is the silent hemorrhaging of the soul. You don't feel or see the life force fleeing until it's not longer there and then of course it's too late.

Gradually as you become curator of your own contentment you will learn to embrace the gentle yearnings of your heart.

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all the world needs dreamers who do.

dreams are our spiritual illustrated discovery journals.

When we live our lives authentically we discover our true place in the world for the first time.

Discerning our personal gifts is essential if we are to experience harmony in our lives.

Invite Divine Order into your life today and a more serene tomorrow will unfold.

self-sacrifice is one of a woman's seven deadly sins (along with self-abuse self-loathing self-deception self-pity self-serving and self-immolation).

Grace is available for each of us every day - our spiritual daily bread - but we've got to remember to ask for it with a grateful heart and not worry about whether there will be enough for tomorrow.

Not having money to spend doesn't mean we can't have well-spent moments every day. (42)

Gail Sheehy tells us that "the delights of self-discovery are always available." All Fools' Day is the perfect day to engrave this wisdom in our hearts.

Soul-directed events defy logic and ridicule reason.

nothing good ever comes out of denying the truth about our situation.

Begin today. Declare out loud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy.

It is difficult to experience moments of happiness if we are not aware of what it is we genuinely love.

Second thoughts have aborted more dreams than all the difficult circumstances overwhelming obstacles and dangerous detours fate ever could throw at you.

Half-truths are the devil's IOUs.

Your life at this exact moment is a direct result of choices you made once upon a time. Thirty minutes or 30 year ago.

Today and everyday take as your personal mantra: I am what I am and what I am is wonderful.

Making it look easy is the hardest thing in the world to do.

You develop patience that enables you to wait gracefully and gratefully until the best arrives because you know it will.

Too often we elevate the inconsequential into the influential... by reacting without reflecting.

That each day that you love honor and respect your own unique point of view you're a step closer to finding a fortune.

Every time we remember to say "thank you" we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.

writing is the most personal form of prayer.

Never forget that all you have is all you need.

Fortunately for us life's highway has as many on ramps as it does off ramps.

This moment is your life. It is the process of living the journey that is life itself and we often wish away our lives by focusing only on what tomorrow could should would bring.

Today you may not be familiar with the happiness habit. But like any new behavior happiness can be learned.

Start moving a step at a time step after step. The positive momentum will take you from there.

A powerful connection between two people is a potent psychic factor that exists regardless of either person's opinion about the relationship.

There might be a few things in a woman's life that a romantic interlude won't cure but I don't know any of them.

We're not meant to fit in. We're meant to stand out.

Let passion be your muse. Let her guide and teach you to trust your instincts.

The key to loving how you live is in knowing what it is you truly love.

Those who live passionately teach us how to love. Those who love passionately teach us how to live.

Ironically gratitude's most powerful mysteries are often revealed when we are struggling in the midst of personal turmoil.

Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.

Every day offers us simple gifts when we are willing to search our hearts for the place that's right for each of us. (January 15)

Make peace with the knowledge that you can't have everything you want. Why? Because it's more important for us to get everything we need.

One of the most important milestones we'll all hit along the way is the moment when we finally own our unique point of view and realize how priceless it is.

This is how women self-sabotage and self-destruct. Unless we have constant witnesses to our hard work we are convinced we pull off every day of our lives through smoke and mirrors. (27)

Consider the track record of your naysayers. How many dreams have they successfully brought into this world?

Stressed souls need the reassuring rhythm of self-nurturing rituals.

the more naps you take the more awakenings you experience.

Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday.

Procrastination has robbed us of too many opportunities.

Success doesn't have to pull tug or chafe if we wear our real size.

Making the absolute best of ourselves is not an easy task. It is a pleasurable pursuit...but it requires patience persistence and perseverance.

Our success already exists on a spiritual level; it's a matter of pulling it into the physical world.

Your heart will always tell you what's working and what's not.