The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.
One of the most important things that I have learned in my 57 years is that life is all about choices. On every journey you take, you face choices. At every fork in the road, you make a choice. And it is those decisions that shape our lives.
It's pretty hard to get what you want when you're busy doing and being what you don't want.
Life is what you make of it. Always has been, always will be.
Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.
Sooner or later we must realize there is no station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip.
Robert J. Hastings
I believe that life is a journey, often difficult and sometimes incredibly cruel, but we are well equipped for it if only we tap into our talents and gifts and allow them to blossom.
Rowing harder doesn't help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction.
Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will-whatever we may think.
The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.
To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.
We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.
Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be…Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar, and you’ll live as you’ve never lived before.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No one else can speak the words on your lips. Drench yourself in words unspoken. Live your life with arms wide open. Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten.
There are many paths but only one journey.
Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.
Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Too often we are so preoccupied with the destination, we forget the journey.
Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.
Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.
The benefits of the accomplished journey cannot be weighed in terms of perfect moments, but in terms of how this journey affects and changes our character.
Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
It may be when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.
Sometimes it is better to begin the journey, to get under way, then it is to sit back and wait until such time that you're convinced that all conditions are perfect and that there'll be no surprises along the route.
The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin-real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.
Realize that from the start, every activity that comprises the journey has value and the ability to teach you something.
The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.
An excuse becomes an obstacle in your journey to success when it is made in place of your best effort or when it is used as the object of the blame.
I think essentially the meaning of life is probably the journey and not really any one thing or an outcome or a result.
It's a life's journey of finding ourselves, finding our power, and living for yourself, not for everyone else.
If my ship sails from sight, it doesn't mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends.
The journey is my home.
Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
Charles Dudley Warner
It has never been, and never will be easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You'll find what you need to furnish it - memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.
Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, ‘This is the real me,’ and when you have found that attitude, follow it.
Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.
Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
So it's been kind of a long road, but it was a good journey altogether.
It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Jean de la Fontaine
The process of letting go is like taking a journey to the center of your being.
Darren L. Johnson
Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.
Thank God for the journey.
It's not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you.
Come dress yourself in love, let the journey begin.
Francesca da Rimini
Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use.
For me, exploration is about that journey to the interior, into your own heart. I'm always wondering, how will I act at my moment of truth? Will I rise up and do what's right, even if every fiber of my being is telling me otherwise?
Each song is a lifetime, it begins and ends, and there's a journey taken within the songs.
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
Ursula K. Le Guin
We advance on our journey only when we face our goal, when we are confident and believe we are going to win out.
Orison Swett Marden
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
At no time are we ever in such complete possession of a journey, down to its last nook and cranny, as when we are busy with preparations for it.
The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
It's easy to say young people should believe in themselves, but the number one thing is recognizing that it's a journey, that you have to build confidence in yourself.
But even if I'm left high and dry at the end of this wild journey, just taking it is a great feeling.
Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
I like someone who embraces life; who wants to be on a long journey but has no particular plan or destination in mind… an adventurous man, open to the concept of living life in the moment.
It helps, I think, to consider ourselves on a very long journey: the main thing is to keep to the faith, to endure, to help each other when we stumble or tire, to weep and press on.
When you have completed 95 percent of your journey, you are only halfway there.
Does the road wind up-hill all the way? Yes, to the very end. Will the day's journey take the whole long day? From morn to night, my friend.
It's a journey; it's a fight everyday.
The spiritual path - is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don't know it.
Life to me is a journey - you never know what may be your next destination.
We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
I think illness is a family journey, no matter what the outcome. Everybody has to be allowed to process it and mourn and deal with it in their own way.
In that I found being able to talk to my family about my feelings, praying for strength and realizing that our lives have a deep purpose and the journey of our lives is to find out what that is and express it, was the only way I could have gotten through it.
It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one's inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom.
Success is not a place at which one arrives but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey.
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.
Mary Lou Retton
What I know for sure is that your life is a multipart series of all your experiences- and each experience is created by your thoughts, intentions, and actions to teach you what you need to know. Your life is a journey of learning to love yourself first and then extending that love to others in every encounter.
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