Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
If we have our eyes on [our goal], and it is in clear view, then instinctively we will know how to get there.
President Gordon B. Hinckley (March 1997 Jordan Utah South Regional Conference)
It isn’t as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don’t worry – I say that to myself every morning. It will all work out. If you do your best, it will all work out. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us. He will not forsake us. If we will put our trust in Him, if we will pray to Him, if we will live worthy of His blessings, He will hear our prayers.
James T. Kirk (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Damn it, Bones, you’re a doctor. You know that pain and guilt can’t be taken away with a wave of a magic wand. They’re the things we carry with us, the things that make us who we are. If we lose them, we lose ourselves. I don’t want my pain taken away. I need my pain.
Don’t call the person that just kicked you a ‘sissy’.
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
You gotta have a dream. If you don’t have a dream, how you gonna make a dream come true?
Most people just want to be entertained they just want to get through the day and have life not be too hard. When you get to the end of that road there’s dissatisfaction and misery and just being really unfullfilled.
Everything is ok in the end. If it is not ok, it isn’t the end.
If you are having a hard time with life right now, that just means you are in the middle of very inspiring story.
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.