Sarah Ban Breathnach quotes

  • You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Thankful #Spiritual #Grateful

  • Greet everyone you meet with a warm smile. No matter how busy you are, don't rush encounters with coworkers, family, and friends. Speak softly. Listen attentively. Act as if every conversation you have is the most important thing on your mind today. Look your children and your partner in the eyes when they talk to you. Stroke the cat, caress the dog. Lavish love on every living being you meet. See how different you feel at the end of the day....
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Smile #Dog #Children

  • Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves. We must learn to respect them. We must learn to listen.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Self #Wish #Awareness

  • Those who live passionately teach us how to love. Those who love passionately teach us how to live.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #How To Love #Passionate Love #Teach

  • Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Grateful #Home #Knowing

  • Always remember that striving and struggle precede success even in the dictionary.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Success #Struggle #Remember

  • Every time we remember to say "thank you", we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Thank You #Heaven #Earth

  • 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.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Gratitude #Sleep #Waiting

  • Usually, when the distractions of daily life deplete our energy, the first thing we eliminate is the thing we eliminate is the thing we need the most: quiet, reflective time. Time to dream, time to contemplate what's working and what's not, so that we can make changes for the better.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Inspirational #Dream #Needs

  • Authentic success is living by your own lights.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Light

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

    #Letting Go #Spring #Struggle

  • Forgiveness is a form of gratitude. When we forgive others, we show them the mercy that we have often received and been thankful for.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Gratitude #Grateful #Forgiving

  • 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.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Life #Gratitude #Real

  • New Year's Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Dream #New Year #Discovery

  • 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.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Gratitude #Grateful #Missing

  • What if you began to expect the best from any situation? Isn't it possible that you could write new chapters in your life with happy endings? Suspend your disbelief? Take a leap of faith? After all, what have you got to lose but misery and lack?
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Writing #What If #Leap Of Faith

  • ... we can no longer afford to throw away even one 'unimportant' day by not noticing the wonder of it all. We have to be willing to discover and then appreciate the authentic moments of happiness available to all of us every day.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Happiness #Appreciate #Wonder

  • Harmony is the inner cadence of contentment we feel when the melody of life is in tune.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Contentment #Cadence #Tunes

  • Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits. (January 11)
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Inspirational #Hurt #Past

  • I wish I'd known from the beginning that I was born a strong woman. What a difference it would have made! I wish I'd known that I was born a courageous woman; I've spent so much of my life cowering. How many conversations would I not only have started but finished if I had known I possessed a warrior's heart? I wish I'd known that I'd be born to take on the world; I wouldn't have run from it for so long, but run to it with open arms.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Running #Strong Women #Heart

  • When I looked at my life’s ledger I realized I was a very rich woman. What I was experiencing was merely a temporary cash-flow problem. Finally, I came to an inner awareness that my personal net worth couldn’t possibly be determined by the size of my checking account balance. Neither can yours.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Balance #Cash #Flow

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

    #Vibrations #World #Able

  • We can learn to be the catalysts for our own change.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Change #Catalyst

  • Joy is your birthright.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Joy #Birthright

  • It doesn't matter whom you love or where you move from or to, you always take yourself with you. If you don't know who you are, or if you've forgotten or misplaced her, then you'll always feel as if you don't belong. Anywhere.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Moving #Matter #Forgotten

  • Ironically, gratitude's most powerful mysteries are often revealed when we are struggling in the midst of personal turmoil.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Gratitude #Powerful #Struggle

  • The only person in all the world who can give you pleasure, or deny it, is yourself. No matter how much we love someone, the decision to experience pleasure, and to make room for it in our lives, is an internal one. If you are resistant, you could be around the most joyous people in the world and be miserable.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Happiness #People #Giving

  • 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.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Journey #Self #Soul

  • Expect to have hope rekindled. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Spring #Rain #Dry

  • Celebrate the Sacred in the ordinary.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Sacred #Ordinary #Celebrate

  • Let us each grasp a new idea this year. Let us grasp the awareness of what it is that makes us truly happy. Let us consider our personal preferences and learn how to recognize, then embrace, moments of happiness that are uniquely our own.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Years #Ideas #Moments

  • 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.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Long #Waiting #Lines

  • Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Past #World

  • Little changes and little choices add up to be revolutionary changes in your life.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Inspirational #Change #Life Changing

  • 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.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Gratitude #Reflection #Passionate

  • Let's choose today to quench our thirst for the 'good life' we thinks others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Thanksgiving #Good Life #Women

  • Playing it safe is the riskiest choice we can ever make.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Clever #Choices #Safe

  • Always remember, it's simply not an adventure worth telling if there aren't any dragons.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Adventure #Dragons #Remember

  • An authentic life is the most personal form of worship. Everyday life has become my prayer.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Prayer #Everyday #Worship

  • 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.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Gratitude #Fall #Grateful

  • The authentic self is the soul made visable.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Yoga #Self #Soul

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

    #Moving On #Mean #Choices

  • Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Joy #Path #Moments

  • 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.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Spiritual #Gratitude #Grateful

  • Stressed souls need the reassuring rhythm of self-nurturing rituals.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Self #Soul #Stressed

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

    #Integrity #Unique #Views

  • All we need is the awareness of how blessed we really are.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Blessed #Needs #Awareness

  • As long as you're actively pursuing your dream with a practical plan, you're still achieving, even if it feels as though you're going nowhere fast. Its been my experience that at the very moment I feel like giving up, I'm only one step from a breakthrough. Hang on long enough and circumstances will change, too. Trust in yourself, your dream and spirit.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Uplifting #Dream #Giving Up

  • Never forget that the most essential fashion accessories, the ones no woman can afford to do without, come from within. A generous heart, a spontaneous smile, and eyes that sparkle with delight can be part of any woman's signature look once she awakens to her authentic beauty.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Fashion #Heart #Eye

  • Success is not just money in the bank but a contented heart and peace of mind.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Success #Heart #Mind

  • Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Dream #Hands #Giving

  • Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #New Year #Believe #Years

  • If we are to flourish as creative beings, if we are to grow into wholeness, we must bloom wherever we are planted.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Creative #Grows #Wholeness

  • How much time, creative energy, and emotion do we expend resisting change because we assume growth must always be painful? Much personal growth is uncomfortable, but it's worse to thwart the ascent of your authenticity.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Inspirational #Creative #Growth

  • Many of us squander precious natural resources -time, creative energy, emotion- comparing our talents to those of others. Today ask Spirit to call forth your authentic gifts, so that you might know them, acknowledge them, and own them.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Inspirational #Creative #Might

  • Sometimes the tasks we take on seem virtually impossible. But amazingly, when we harness the incredible power of the subconscious in our lives, we can accomplish whatever we set out to do, no matter what obstacles we have to overcome.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Inspirational #Tasks #Matter

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

    #Divorce #Loss #Debt

  • Today is not the day you quit. Nor is it the day you cry. Today you know that you have all the passion and wisdom to find that quiet center of solace, serenity and strength necessary to create and sustain an authentic life.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Inspirational #Passion #Serenity

  • 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.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Inspirational #Sleep #Heart

  • Don't wish today away. Don't waste it. Redeem one hour to be grateful. Let your thanksgiving rise above the din of disappointment - opportunities lost, mistakes made, the clamor of all that has not yet come.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Disappointment #Mistake #Grateful

  • Everyday epiphanies encourage us to cherish everything. Today a new sun has risen. Everything lives. Everything can speak to your soul passionately if you will be still enough to listen. "You have to count on living every single day in a way YOU believe will make YOU feel good about YOUR life," actress Jane Seymour suggests, "so that if it were over tomorrow, you'd be content.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Believe #Feel Good #Soul

  • Before we can change anything in our life, we have to recognize that this is the way it is meant to be right now. For me, acceptance has become what I call the long sigh of the soul. It's the closed eyes in prayer, perhaps even the quiet tears. It's "all right," as in "All right, You lead, I'll follow." And it's "all right" as in "Everything is going to turn out all right." This is simply part of the journey...
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Prayer #Attitude #Eye

  • And what we can see if we look deep within is that the authentic self is the Soul made visible. Do not try to remake yourself into something you're not. Just try making the best of what God made. The sacred art and craft of nurturing our souls and the souls of those we love is Simple Abundance soulcraft. Begin today by turning on the Light.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Art #Simple #Love Is

  • 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.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Life #Appreciate #Long

  • It is difficult to experience moments of happiness if we are not aware of what it is we genuinely love.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Life #Love Life #Moments

  • Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend....
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Reality #Garden #Choices

  • Soul-directed events defy logic and ridicule reason.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Soul #Events #Logic

  • The biggest surprise on the soulful journey to authenticity, whether as a philosophy or a spiritual path, is that the path is a spiral. We go up, but we go in circles. Eash time around, the view gets a little bit wider.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Spiritual #Philosophy #Journey

  • Spiritual beings do not sweat life's small stuff. They also know that most of what drives us crazy in life is small stuff. The only thing that isn't small stuff is the reason you're on earth in the first place: to find that portion of the world's lost heart that only you can ransom with your love and authentic gifts and then return it, so that all of us can experience Wholeness.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Spiritual #Crazy #Heart

  • Always remember that dreams-your creative visualizations-must come before their physical manifestations.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Dream #Creative #Remember

  • We're not meant to fit in. We're meant to stand out.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Fit #Standing Out

  • Gratitude is the most passionate transformative force in the cosmos.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Gratitude #Cosmos #Passionate

  • When you learn what you can live without, you are able to ask life for the very best because you possess the gift of discernment. You are able to create an authentic life because you are able to make conscious choices.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Inspirational #Choices #Able

  • 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.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Romance #Might #Cures

  • 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).
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Sacrifice #Self #Abuse

  • There's no doubt in my mind that sleep deprivation is the hidden number one cause of arguments and cybersex. I'm convinced that countless good relationships end and bad ones begin because of chronic fatigue. Never make a major decision until after you've taken a nap.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Taken #Sleep #Naps

  • A nap is not to be confused with sleeping. We sleep to recharge our bodies. We nap to care for our souls. When we nap, we are resting our eyes while our imaginations soar. Getting ready for the next round. Sorting, sifting, separating the profound from the profane, the possible from the improbable. Rehearsing our acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize, our surprise on receiving the MacArthur genius award. This requires a prone position. If we're lucky, we might drift off, but we won't drift far. Just far enough to ransom our creativity from chaos.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Confused #Creativity #Sleep

  • the more naps you take, the more awakenings you experience.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Sleep #Naps #Awakening

  • Half-truths are the devil's IOUs.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Truth #Devil #Half

  • writing is the most personal form of prayer.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Prayer #Writing #Form

  • 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.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Names #Miracle #Needs

  • 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.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Two #Agitation #Quiet

  • Making it look easy is the hardest thing in the world to do.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Looks #World #Easy

  • I have a theory about soul mates -- that God wants to be our sweetheart. And once we fall in love with life and have an intimate relationship with Spirit, that's when we meet our soul mate. It's as if God says, 'You're not meant to be alone on this earth. I just wanted you to love me first.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Falling In Love #Love Life #Soul

  • Since the choice of what we curl up with is often crucial for our solace and sanity, we need to learn how to nurture the talent of selection. Book browsing is a meditative art...Books are as essential as breathing.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Art #Book #Breathing

  • ...start thinking of yourself as an artist and your life as a work-in-progress. Works-in-progress are never perfect. But changes can be made...Art evolves. So does life. Art is never stagnant. Neither is life. The beautiful, authentic life you are creating for yourself is your art. It's the highest art.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Beautiful #Thinking Of You #Art

  • As the season of believing seems to wind down let me gently remind you that many dreams still wait in the wings. Many authentic sparks must be fanned before passion performs her perfect work in you. Throw another log on the fire.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Dream #Believe #Passion

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

    #Waiting

  • Consider the track record of your naysayers. How many dreams have they successfully brought into this world?
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Dream #Track #Records

  • Take another look at your life. Give thanks. Accept your circumstances. Give thanks. Count your blessings. Give thanks. Show up for each day's meditation. Be willing to give the basic tools a fair chance. They can help you find your way.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Blessing #Giving #Meditation

  • 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.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Regret #Believe #Soul

  • 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.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Regret #Soul #Truth Is

  • Become abundant with your compliments to others. We're all so fragile, especially when we put on a brave face. A sincere compliment can penetrate beneath even the most sophisticated masks to soothe troubled souls.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Inspirational #Brave #Soul

  • We should write an elegy for every day that has slipped through our lives unnoticed and unappreciated. Better still, we should write a song of thanksgiving for all the days that remain-now that we know how to cherish them.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Inspirational #Song #Writing

  • Dare yourself to believe in your creativity, wherever it may lead you. Trust that where it leads, is exactly where you're supposed to be. Your authentic self knows where you're headed. Don't wrestle with Spirit, collaborate with it.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Believe #Creativity #Self

  • Lavish love on every living being you meet. See how different you feel at the end of the day.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Love #The End Of The Day #Different

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

    #Acceptance #Addiction #Awareness

  • My philosophy is very simple: when in doubt, take a bath.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Philosophy #Simple #Doubt

  • 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.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Dog #Cat #Long

  • Change is the essence of life; change is the great challenge, the great constant. Change is the ultimate teller of tales.
    -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

    #Change #Life Changing #Essence