pages on my website are for the
inclusion of inspiring words of encouragement either your own or quotations from
others that might give comfort or encouragement to fellow sufferers of any of
the illnesses included in the web site. Also welcome are accounts of your
personal positive thoughts and experiences as you cope with your specific
illness. I keep a list of quotations that I find inspiring and encouraging or
just plain insightful concerning life and its relation to some of the medical
conditions from which I suffer. These quotations are from all cultures and
traditions I hope you will find some comfort in reading them. Here are just a
few others will be added in due course.
Two new quotations sent in by a sufferer
Fear of a name increases fear of a thing itself
To the well organised mind, death is but the next great adventure
Give sorrow words…which swells with
silence in the tortured soul.
Rest in natural great peace
This exhausted mind
Beaten helplessly by karma and neurotic thought
Like the relentless fury of pounding waves
In the infinite ocean of samsara.
Nyoshuh Khenpo Rimpoche.
The bravest sight in the world is to see a
great man struggling against adversity.
We believe we own our thoughts and have
to do something about them, especially if they are negative. This is bound to
Ayya Khema, "Be an Island"
These things may seem ridiculous to
even as ridiculous as they were in themselves,
but to me they were the most tormenting cogitations.
John Bunyon, Grace Abounding to the Chief of
If you wait for the perfect moment when
all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed,
races won, or lasting happiness achieved.
The more you try to avoid suffering, the
more you suffer because smaller things begin to torture
you in proportion to your fear of suffering.
The general root of superstition is that
men observe when things hit, and not when they miss, and commit to memory the
one, and pass over the other.
Sir Francis Bacon.
I have not ceased being fearful, but I
have ceased to let fear control me. I have accepted fear as part of life,
specifically fear of change and fear of the unknown; and I have gone ahead
despite the pounding in the heart that says, turn back, turn back, you'll die if
you venture too far.
I can feel guilty about the past,
apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to
be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin
with a single step.
If we wait for the moment when everything,
absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.
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