Great Quotes, Coaching Life.

 

 

I love quoting people on matters that truly inspires. Sometimes, a quote or verse from a source of incredible creativeness would bring some joy to me. Not all quotes speak to everyone all at once, but the right quote at the right moment can make a profound difference.

 

Some of my favourite quotes:

 

Forgiveness

 

“Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.” Marianne Williamson

 

What I’ve learnt (and continue to learn) – I have realised that forgiving is the only way to cast away the prison walls we impose on ourselves. By having a grudge on another, we are doing a disservice to own peace of mind. Set yourself free and forgive.

 

Respect

 

“It’s not so much the journey that’s important; as is the way that we treat those we encounter and those around us, along the way.” – Jeremy Aldana

 

Why this is important for me – I remind myself all the time that no one is beneath or above another. Even in the face of ugliness, I try to rise above it and demonstrate kindness and try to forgive them. It is not always easy, but it is better than internal turmoil that comes with it.

 

Fear

 

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela

 

Lesson for me? – This is not easy as it looks. It’s fear we are talking about here. However, without fail, whenever I stop running and I bravely turn around to face the horrible “scary monster” that’s been persistently chasing me…There’s always really nothing there.

 

Love

 

“Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It’s not ‘I love you’ for this or that reason, not ‘I love you if you love me’. It is love for no reason, love without an object.” Ram Dass

 

My notes – to say I have felt this state of unconditional love constantly and consistently would be untrue. I would probably never be in this world if that were true. However, there are incredible moments when one experiences this unparalleled state of being. There’s nothing like it… and when one feels it, there’s no worry about receiving it back, there’s just indescribable love.

 

Thank you for reading!

 

I see you!

Lungisa Sonqishe

 

 

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