This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Words of Wisdom from Doe Zantamata

Here are some recent words of wisdom by Doe Zantamata.  See more at

Sometimes, the challenge isn't to move forward. Ships don't move forward while in the grips of a big storm. To succeed during a storm means just to stay afloat. Don't worry so much about getting ahead. There will be time for that. For now, just get through.

Words are so very powerful, and we never know what state of mind someone is in at any time. You choose your words, but you cannot choose the affect they will have on people. Always speak out of love. True power does not crush others, but helps them to see their own greatness.

Seek good, find good. Seek bad, find bad. Seek truth, find truth.

Every day is Day One. Each day, you choose: what to start, what to end, and what to continue.

Life can either be a thing that happens, or an adventure to be lived. It depends on what you choose to believe.

Starting something new, or making a big change, requires effort, persistence, and motivation... doubt, fear, and worry will only slow you down. Focus on doing your best now, and celebrate every step of the way.

Limitations can only be true as long as we believe in them. Believe in yourself instead. Amazing things will happen.

Somewhere inside you still lives a dreamer who is ready to dream again.

Imagine how different the world would look if help were given more freely than criticizm and judgments were made only after hearing all sides.

Deflated, but not defeated, I awaken. Discouraged, but not destroyed, I rise. Down, but determined, I try again.

There are times in life when we have to deal with awful things; things we just can't ignore. Make sure to give them all the time and attention they need, but not one single second more.

If you can get past the fear of looking a little silly or getting a little dirty, you sure can have a lot of fun here in this thing that we call life.

For self, for others, for decisions, for life...Let love lead the way.

Fear is not an instinct. Fear is learned after pain. Curiosity and awareness are instincts, and will protect much better than fear, while still allowing for trust, and the joyful experiences that fear would only push away.

A person who always worries about the future will only be able to relax once it's all over. That's like not enjoying a movie until the end credits. You'd miss the whole thing.

Not every "hello" is a reason to smile. Not every "goodbye" is a reason to cry.

We don't fight about air because we know there's more than enough for everyone. Imagine how awesome it will be when we finally realize the same is true about everything else, too.

At the right time, a kind word from a stranger, or encouragement from a friend, can make all the difference in the world. Kindness is free, but it's priceless. It's always the right time.

There are some things we just can't do, no matter how much we'd like to. Just make sure "can't" doesn't mean, "Haven't actually really tried yet."

Too often, we carry around those things from our past that hurt us the most. Don't let past pain rob you of your present happiness. You had to live through it in the past, and that cannot be changed, but if the only place it lives today is in your mind, then forgive, let go, and be free.

Sometimes, you did your best, and all you ended up with was a big mess. Don't be sad. You tried. That's really all you can ever do. Rest, regroup, and begin again. You have not failed as long as you keep on trying.

Don't let compliments mess with your mind. Don't let insults mess with your heart.

Pain the the fist that knocks you down. Forgiveness is the hand that helps you back up again.

The realist is one who can see nothing in nothing, because that’s how it is today. The optimist is one who can see opportunity in nothing, because that’s how, through them, it will be one day.

A person will only leave their comfort zone once they decide that magic and adventure outweigh complete certainty and security.

Don't dance like no one is watching. Dance like everyone is watching, and show 'em how it's done.

It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.

It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.

You cannot convince someone to see something that they do not want to see, no matter how much you know it would improve their lives. You have to love and accept them exactly as they are today. If you cannot do that, you have to let them go and find their own way, in their own time, if they ever choose to do so.  Otherwise, you'll be giving them the power over your happiness, too.”

Some doors lead to amazing things. Some doors lead to...well, not much. But the more doors a person tried, the greater the chances are that those amazing things will be discovered. If you try once and succeed, you're amazingly lucky. If you try 1000 times and succeed, you've earned it. The only trick is to keep on trying until it happens.

1 comment:

Rain said...

Your ship reference is beautiful.