Inspirational Words


Here is a list of inspiring quotes assembled by Montclair psychologst Dr. Dara Querimit, be inspired!

Whintley Phipps: "The most amazing thing you can experience as a human being is to catch a glimpse of what God has been dreaming for you."

Brene Brown: "Vulnerability is the best measure of courage, letting ourselves be fully seen... it doesn't get braver than that."

We are the authors of our own story

We write our brave endings

We craft love from heart break

Compassion from shame

Grace from disappointment

Courage from failure

Showing up is our power

Story is our way home

Truth is our Song

We are the Brave and the Broken Hearted


-Brene Brown  

Waves hitting rock
The Invitation -Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living.  I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are.  I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive. It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon.  I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain. I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it, or fix it. I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own; if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself- If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul.  If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy. I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day.  And if you can source your own life from its presence. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, 'Yes!' It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children. It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back. It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.  

Dr. Deepak Chopra:

"Fear is what you feel in the imagined absence of love.
Fear is the opposite of love.
We are not meant to be in a loveless world.
If they don't show us their love, it's a call for love.
What they're really saying is, 'Please love me!'
When you behave from innocent perception, you love everybody."

Set your child free from the chains of expectation, your script about who they need to be.  Parenting is not about raising them.  They are born knowing they are enough. --Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Montclair, NJ Child Psychologist

Sri Swami Satchidananda:

Whatever you do, let it be a perfect act.  What is a perfect act?
It harms nobody, it brings at least some benefit to somebody.
If you have control, you can use anything and everything to achieve some good purpose.
Keep that in mind as your goal.  Whatever you think, whatever you say or do, ask yourself:
“Will it harm anybody?”  The answer should be, “Absolutely no.” 
The next point is, “Will it at least benefit somebody?” 
The answer should be “Yes.”
If it is not benefiting anybody, it is a wastage. 
So, no harm to anybody, at least some benefit to somebody. 

  Don Miguel Ruiz:

COMPASSION comes from respect and from love;
feeling sorry comes from a lack of respect and from fear.
Love is completely responsible.  Fear avoids responsibility....
When you say, "I love you.  I know you can make it.  I know you are strong enough, intelligent enough, good enough . . . You can make it.  If you fall, I can give you my hand, I can help you to stand up."  I can say,  "You can do it, go ahead!" That is compassion.

Montclair, NJ Individual Psychotherapist Robert L. Spencer excerpt from "The Craft of the Warrior:" When the warrior adopts fearlessness as a way of being, she finds her thoughts are no longer fearful reactions or descriptions of a world in which goodness is a scarce commodity. When her thoughts interfere less and less with perception, the warrior can detect the unconditioned nature of the world, and negative emotions have no place from which to spring forth into her life.


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