Alan Cohen quotes

  • Everything will line up perfectly when knowing and living the truth becomes more important than looking good.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Positivity #Knowing #Important

  • Money is but one venue for generosity. Kindness is an even more valuable currency.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Kindness #Generosity #Currency

  • Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Love #Thankful #Gratitude

  • Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Mistake #Confused #Love You

  • We believe we are hurt when we don't receive love. But that is not what hurts us. Our pain comes when we do not give love. We were born to love. You might say that we are divinely created love machines. We function most powerfully when we are giving love. The world has led us to believe that our wellbeing is dependent on other people loving us. But this is kind of upside down thinking that has caused so many of our problems. The truth is our well being is dependent on our giving love. It is not about what comes back; it is about what goes out!
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Love #Hurt #Pain

  • Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Perfect #Waiting #Acting

  • Appreciation empowers not just money transactions, but all interactions. Gratitude is one of the greatest meditations of a lifetime, the fastest attitude uplifter I know. Be grateful for all the good in your life and your good will only increase, along with your happiness.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Gratitude #Appreciation #Attitude

  • It is not insult from another that causes you pain. It is the part of your mind that agrees with the insult. Agree only with the truth about you, and you are free.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Pain #Mind #Causes

  • Don't postpone joy until you have learned all of your lessons. Joy is your lesson.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Morning #Joy #Lessons

  • Personal growth is not a matter of learning new information but of unlearning old limits.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Growth #Information #Matter

  • Only those who ask for more can get more and only those who know there is more, ask.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Love

  • Wouldn't it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Confidence #Powerful #Love You

  • When you learn to say yes to yourself, you will be able to say no to others, with love.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Able

  • The world would have you agree with its dismal dream of limitation. But the light would have you soar like the eagle of your sacred visions.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Dream #Light #Eagles

  • To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Happiness #Mean #Realizing

  • Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. To be grateful is to find blessings in everything, This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Gratitude #Powerful #Attitude

  • To grow, you must be willing to let your present and future be totally unlike your past. Your history is not your destiny.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Attitude #Past #Destiny

  • The difference between famous creators and struggling artists is that the creators know that improving the lives of others deserves the highest reward.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Struggle #Creativity #Artist

  • Abundance is not a number or acquisition. It is the simple recognition of enoughness.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Simple #Numbers #Acquisition

  • Upgrade your past by seeing it with appreciation.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Appreciation #Past #Your Past

  • Truly creative people care a little about what they have done, and a lot about what they are doing. Their driving focus is the life force that surges in them now.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Bad Ass #People #Focus

  • The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Love You #Love Yourself #Deeper

  • Half of your power lies in your sameness with others. The other half lies in your uniqueness.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Lying #Community #Half

  • Every day the word 'gift' is used to define talent, ability, and performance. Being gifted has an even deeper meaning, a meaning that isn't always measured in points per game or win/loss records - it's measured by heart, effort, and desire.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Heart #Athlete #Loss

  • The purpose of life is not to fight against evil and misfortune; it is to unveil magnificence.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Fighting #Evil #Purpose

  • Life has meaning only if you do what is meaningful to you.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Meaningful #Purpose #Purpose Of Life

  • Communication is an offering. When you tell someone your truth, you must release your expectation of what the other person should do with it. They may thank you profusely, love you forever, argue with you, or ignore you. It doesn't matter. Of course we hope the gift will be received with appreciation and thanks. But if it isn't we must not dictate. We've done our part, and we must trust the universe to do the rest.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Love #Appreciation #Communication

  • Life does not require you to sacrifice or compromise your joy to get what you want. Joy is what you want, so when you choose in harmony with it, you are fulfilling your purpose in living.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Sacrifice #Joy #Doe

  • The fire of purpose easily melts the icicles of obstacles.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Fire #Purpose #Icicles

  • When your sense of worth exceeds your conditions, conditions will shift to match your vision.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Vision #Attraction

  • Dance on the edge of mystery.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Dance #Mystery

  • Use pain as a stepping stone, not a camp ground.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Pain #Use #Stones

  • Our history is not our destiny.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Future #Destiny #Our Destiny

  • To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don't wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Beauty #Love You #Giving

  • You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity. Let out a little more string on your kite.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Delight #Kites #Littles

  • We have all been hypnotized into thinking that we are smaller than we are. Just as an undersized flowerpot keeps a mighty tree root-bound or a little fishbowl keeps goldfish tiny, we have adapted, adjusted, and accommodated to a Lilliputian life. But place the same tree in an open field or the fish in a lake, and they will grow to hundreds of times their size. Unlike the tree or goldfish, you are not dependent on someone else to move you. You have the power to move yourself. You can step into a broader domain and grow to your full potential.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Moving #Thinking #Lakes

  • Life is about movement, expansion, growth, and actualizing potential. If you stay in a home, relationship, or job beyond the time it is healthy for you, the universe will prod you with thorns as if to say, “It’s time to move to a broader domain.” If you do not heed the message, the thorns will get sharper and at some point you will have no choice but to fly. When you do, you will understand why a once comfortable situation became uncomfortable.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Jobs #Moving #Home

  • The difficulties of life do not keep you from greatness.  They show you to its door.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Greatness #Doors #Difficulty

  • If you want to find God, hang out in the space between your thoughts.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Yoga #Space #Want

  • Quit planning your dream and start living it.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Dream #Planning #Quitting

  • Don't use the past as an excuse to miss out on your future.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Life And Love #Past #Missing

  • You give your power away when you make someone or something outside of you more important than what is inside of you.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Giving #Important

  • Those who do not forgive history are assigned to repeat it until compassion replaces judgment.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Compassion #Community #Forgiving

  • No one can bother you unless you agree with them.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Bother #Agree

  • Humility is born of the spirit, humiliation of the ego.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Humility #Emotional #Ego

  • The people who matter will recognize who you are.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Communication #People #Matter

  • The door you open to give love is the very one through which love arrives.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Love Is #Doors #Giving

  • Only the ego resists egos. The spirit may notice egos, but sees beyond them and does not engage with them.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Ego #Doe #May

  • You can always tell what you believe by what you are getting.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Believe

  • Acts that proceed from your calm center are always more effective than acts that proceed from fear, guilt, or anger.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Guilt #Calm

  • Anything you believe you have to do or become before you can be free is a denial and distraction from the truth that you are already free.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Believe #Denial #Distraction

  • You have the power to take away someone's happiness by refusing to forgive. That someone is you.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Forgiving

  • Since you are the one who has to live with your choices, be sure they are your own.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Choices

  • View the past as your enemy, and it will be an albatross. View it as your friend, and it will give you wings.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Past #Views #Wings

  • Preparing to live your dream is postponing it. You are either living it, or not.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Dream #Live Your Dreams #Preparing

  • To make the world a better place, see the world as a better place.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #World

  • There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Use #Virtue

  • Do not resist events that move you out of your comfort zone, especially when your comfort zone was not all that comfortable.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Moving #Comfort #Events

  • Waiting does not exist in the experience of those who recognize the presence of love wherever they are.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Patience #Waiting #Doe

  • When you protect yourself from pain, be sure you do not protect yourself from love.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Pain #Protect #Protect Yourself

  • You can only see in someone else what you see in yourself.
    -- Alan Cohen

  • You can be helping many people, but if you are not helping yourself, you have missed the one person you were born to heal.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #People #Helping #Born

  • Love is heaven and fear is hell. Where you place your attention is where you live.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Love Is #Heaven #Attention

  • You don’t need to get anyone else to agree with your truth. You just need to live it.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Needs #Agree

  • Whatever you think and talk about paves the runway for what you will create.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Thinking #Runway

  • What you go through is nothing compared to who you are.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Who You Are

  • Guilt: punishing yourself before God doesn't.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Guilt #Punishing Yourself

  • An authentic life does not require anyone else's approval for your creative choices.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Choices #Creative #Doe

  • The more you invest in your happiness, the more happiness will invest in you.
    -- Alan Cohen

  • You change the past when you change the way you see it.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Past #Perspective #Way

  • While there seem to be many things to manage in the world, the most important thing to manage is your consciousness.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Important #World #Consciousness

  • Sometimes when things seem to be going wrong, they are going right for reasons you are yet to understand.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Sometimes #Reason

  • To change your mind under the direction of the wisdom of the heart is a brush stroke on the masterpiece you are delivering to the world.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Heart #Mind #World

  • How would I be doing this differently if I were WILLING to let it be easy?
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Easy #Willing

  • Keeping your commitment to your purpose does not depend on other people keeping theirs.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Commitment #People #Doe

  • The more you know your beauty, power, and worth, the less you NEED others to VALIDATE you. The less you know your beauty, power, and worth, the more you NEED others to VALIDATE you. The more you know, the less you NEED.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Needs

  • You believe that a lover will bring you love, but it is your love that will bring you a lover.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Believe #Lovers

  • You empower what you fight.You withdraw power from what you release.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Fighting #Empowering #Release

  • If you sense there must be more, there is more.
    -- Alan Cohen

  • Work may be your dominant thought, and joy an afterthought. But joy is your true purpose, and work the afterthought.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Joy #Purpose #May

  • Joy is the wild card of life; it supersedes every other formula for success. If you can find a way to create joy, you can rise beyond all external factors. If you can play at whatever you are doing, you are the master of your life.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Play #Joy #Doing You

  • You need not wrestle for your good. Your good flows to you most easily when you are relaxed, open, and trusting.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Relaxation #Needs #Flow

  • You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Happiness #Judging #Joy

  • Ask for peace first, and you will clearly see your next step.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Peace #Next Steps #Firsts

  • We attain freedom as we let go of whatever does not reflect our magnificence. A bird cannot fly high or far with a stone tied to its back. But release the impediment, and we are free to soar to unprecedented heights.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Letting Go #Starting Over #Bird

  • The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Love #Affair #Fulfillment

  • Gratitude incorporates both the heart and mind, and instantly paves the shortest road to happiness.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Gratitude #Heart #Mind

  • Great masters neither want nor need your worship. Your greatest gift to them and yourself is to emulate their divinity by claiming it as your own.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Needs #Divinity #Want

  • Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Happiness #Want #Excited

  • Do what is healing to your spirit and without effort you will bring the world healing in return.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Healing #Health #Effort

  • You are in integrity when the life you are living on the outside matches who you are on the inside.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Integrity #Who You Are

  • The road to enlightenment is paved with authenticity, not imitation.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Creativity #Enlightenment #Authenticity

  • Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is a reflection of something that is happening inside of us.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Reflection #Life Is #Shows

  • Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Faith #Gratitude #Stronger

  • Great masters merit emulation, not worship.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Leadership #Emulation #Merit

  • If you gave your inner genius as much credence as your inner critic, you would be light years ahead of where you now stand.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Creativity #Light #Years

  • Money is your friend. Your body is your friend. Life is your friend.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Body #Life Is #Wealth

  • The ego tells you to fill space. Your spirit tells you to let space fill you.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Space #Ego #Spirit

  • Will you ever run out of creative ideas and expressions? Ha! The more creative ideas you have, the more you will discover. Creativity is a tree with countless branches that never stop blossoming.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Running #Creativity #Ideas

  • It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Life #Change #Meaningful

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