The winds of life may blow us off course but we can always adjust our sails.


Every tomorrow is determined by every today. -Paramahansa Yogananda


Live each moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment. -Paramahansa Yogananda


Troubles are born from Avidya, Ignorance. Ignorance is the perception of the nonexistent, and the nonperception of the Existent. -Sri Yukteswar


I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow. -William Blake

And then I learned the spiritual journey had nothing to do with being nice. It was about being real, authentic. Having boundaries. Honoring my space first, others second. And in this space of self-care being nice just happened, it flowed not motivated by fear but by love.


Be as you wish to seem. -Socrates


I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think. -Rumi


You are not just the drop in the ocean. You are the mighty ocean in the drop. -Rumi


This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. -Rumi


What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl. -Rumi


Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon; How much it can fill your room depends on its windows. -Rumi


I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I’ve been knocking from the inside! -Rumi


Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free. -Rumi


We are all worthy of respect. We are all worthy of validation – of being seen, of being heard, and of knowing that we matter. We are all worthy of Love. -Prasanna Ranganathan


This is the ultimate end of man, to find the One which is in him; which is his truth, which is his soul; the key with which he opens the gate of the spiritual life, the heavenly kingdom. -Rabindranath Tagore


Whatever is not an act of love is a cry for love. Answer either with Love. -Patricia Reed


I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself. -Oprah Winfrey


True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.” -Oprah Winfrey


Certain people, in their eagerness to construct a world no external threat can penetrate build exaggeratedly high defense against the outside world, against new people, new places, and different experiences and leave their own world stripped bare. It is there that bitterness begins irrevocable work. -Paulo Coelho


Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream. -Paulo Coelho


You are set free from the fear of rejection the moment you realize that you are worthy, you are deserving, you are a perfect and unique expression of God/Source. -Patricia Reed


Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life. -Eckhart Tolle


The ego says, “I shouldn’t have to suffer,” and that thought makes you suffer so much more. It is a distortion of the truth, which is always paradoxical. The truth is that you need to say yes to suffering before you can transcend it. -Eckhart Tolle


You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle. -Eckhart Tolle


Evolution… I think therefore I am that I am… Think less… Love more.


Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there, and to be guided by truth as one sees it. -Mahatma Gandhi


Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretence. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true. -Adyashanti


The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think. -David Icke


The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived and dishonest – but the myth – persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the cliches of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. -John F. Kennedy


Mind is the matrix of all matter. -Max Planck


The universe only pretends to be made of matter. Secretly, it is made of love. -Daniel Pinchbeck


Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind. -William Shakespeare


I thought I’d given my heart to him, but then I realized… I hadn’t. I had SHARED my heart with him. And then when he no longer wanted to share my heart, it was still mine. Unbroken. Unshattered. Complete, whole, healed, and intact… because it was always in my own safekeeping. Because I’d learned to love my Self first and always. -Patricia Reed


The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. -Albert Einstein


Upgrade your comfort zone. -Patricia Reed




The mind I love must have wild places, a tangled orchard where dark damsons drop in the heavy grass, and overgrown little wood… a pool that nobody’s fathomed the depth of, and paths threaded with flowers planted by the mind. -Katherine Mansfield


Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. -Albert Einstein


You can.


I do not rush into actual work. When I get a new idea, I start at once building it up in my imagination, and make improvements and operate the device in my mind. When I have gone so far as to embody everything in my invention, every possible improvement I can think of, and when I see no fault anywhere, I put into concrete form the final product of my brain. -Nikola Tesla


Imagine your most wonderful life. And then learn to trust your imagination like you did when you were a kid. -Patricia Reed


This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor… Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. -Rumi Acknowledge all of your emotions.


Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.


Both light and shadow are the dance of Love. -Rumi


With every act of self-care your authentic self gets stronger, and the critical, fearful mind gets weaker. Every act of self-care is a powerful declaration: I am on my side, I am on my side, each day I am more and more on my own side. -Susan Weiss Berry


Once the shadow is embraced, it can be healed. When it is healed it becomes love. -Debbie Ford


Take everything that’s bright and beautiful in you and introduce it to the shadow side of yourself. Let your altruism meet your egotism, let your generosity meet your greed, let your joy meet your grief… But when you are able to say, “I am all of the above, my shadow as well as my light,” the shadow’s power is put in the service of good. -Parker Palmer

Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others.       -Parker Palmer


It’s not your job to like me. It’s MINE.


Most unhappy people need to learn just one lesson: how to see themselves through the lens of genuine compassion and treat themselves accordingly. -Martha Beck


Learn to First Love Yourself (Learn to FLY)


To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. -Lews B. Smedes


Just Love yourself.


Look in the mirror and watch your mind. Your thought can be one of judgment, or your thought can be one of Love. You choose.  -Patricia Reed


You can’t hate yourself happy. You can’t criticise yourself thin. You can’t shame yourself worthy. Real change begins with self-love and self-care. -Jessica Ortner


Self-Love is not selfish. It’s not selfish to love yourself enough to receive your most basic human needs, your most cherished dreams, hopes, goals and desires, or anything in between. -Patricia Reed


Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you learned it. -Doe Zantamata


You will never speak to anyone more than you speak to yourself in your head. Be kind to yourself.


Every time you judge yourself, you break your own heart.


Today, I will not judge myself. I will remember to talk to myself like someone I love. I will give myself the benefit of the doubt. I will give myself compassion for past pain. I will look in the mirror and see my favorite face in the world, and I will smile at myself, for myself. Today, I will choose me, and I will remember to be my own best friend. -Patricia Reed

The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new. -Pema Chodron


Compassionate action has to start with ourselves. If we are willing to stand fully in our own shoes and never give up on ourselves, then we will be able to put ourselves in the shoes of others and never give up on them. -Pema Chodron


Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity. -Pema Chodron


Nothing in its essence is one way or the other. -Pema Chodron


Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away to become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already. -Pema Chodron


As we learn to have compassion for ourselves, the circle of compassion for others – what and whom we can work with, and how – becomes wider. -Pema Chodron


Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves. -Pema Chodron


Be nice to yourself… It’s hard to be happy when someone is mean to you all the time. -Christine Arylo


You can’t change what’s going on around you until you change what’s going on within you. -Patricia Reed


Unmask your shadows to stand in your greatness. -Lolly Daskal


The reason for evil in the world is that people are not able to tell their stories.        -Carl Jung


I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become. -Carl Jung


One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. -Carl Jung


Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. -Carl Jung


To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. -Buddha


When you cannot ask for help without self-judgment, you are never really offering help without judgment. -Brene Brown


Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves even when we risk disappointing others. -Brene Brown


The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable, and imperfect. -Brene Brown


How to change the world in 3 easy steps: 1. Breathe in I Love Me 2. Breathe out I Love You (no matter who) 3. Repeat -Patricia Reed

The body is the temple of the Lord; the atmosphere of this temple is by its very nature filled with Love for all beings. -Atharva Veda

The power of God is with you at all times; through the activities of mind, senses, breathing, and emotions; and is constantly doing all the work using you as a mere instrument. -Bhagavad Gita


Be with someone who loves you.

How does that thought feel? That last thought you just had… do you recall?
Rewind. Play. Pause. Feel. Forgive.
What would you rather feel? What thought would give you that?
Think it. Feel it. Breathe it. Become it.
-Patricia Reed

No one’s opinion of you matters more than does your own. The one whose approval you need above all else is yours. -Patricia Reed

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.  – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It would seem that perfection is attained not when no more can be added, but when no more can be removed. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery


That moment when you realize you are already good enough


Don’t wait for something outside you to look better before you enjoy your life. Be Your Truth Right Now.
~Patricia Reed~
From: The Space Between – An Inspirational Tale of the Journey out of the Ego-Mind and into Spirit

My Future is Innocent

Affirm: My future is innocent and deserves my happiest thoughts right now. ~Patricia Reed

When you take away all the ego’s conditions… All that’s left is Love.
~Patricia Reed~

“Believe that you CAN. Believe it until you KNOW it.” ~Patricia Reed

I AM. You are the ONLY one who gets to decide on the word that comes next. Choose wisely. You believe what you tell yourself.
~Patricia Reed~

As separation is not real, but rather only a dream, it turned out that we could never really be separate from Source. We always kept The Truth of Source within us, right inside our Heart. The way Home was never really lost, but rather, only forgotten, only hidden behind the veils of dissociation – always there in the Space Between.
~Patricia Reed~
From: The Space Between – An Inspirational Tale of the Journey out of the Ego-Mind and into Spirit, Chapter 14: In the Beginning

“Each and every one of us is here as an expression of God’s Divine Love. Each day, ask yourself, ‘How do I allow God’s Love to shine through me?’
And then notice the answers that come to you.”
~Patricia Reed

Once you begin living as the Real You, you begin dissolving all those veils of illusion that you used to project your life through. You begin living from your True State of Being, and it is from this space that your doing is effortless, natural, and even fun, because whatever you do from your True State of Being is done in True inner Peace, Joy, and Love that are of Spirit – beyond the duality that contains the conditions that the ego-mind puts on outer happiness.
~Patricia Reed~
From: The Space Between – An Inspirational Tale of the Journey out of the Ego-Mind and into Spirit

We are trading illusion for Truth, judgment for Love, unhappiness for Joy, hope for Faith, trust for Knowing, and suffering for the Peace of God. We are releasing our resistance to what is, and in return, we are re-claiming our own True Power.
~Patricia Reed~
From: The Space Between – An Inspirational Tale of the Journey out of the Ego-Mind and into Spirit, Chapter 19: Choices

We are all observing through our own beliefs, so understand that conflicts appear, and this is why there is the element of uncertainty, so be not attached to anything. Release the need to know how something will reflect back to you, and in so doing, you release attachments and resistance, so that you may allow all possible formations of your desires to reflect back to you.
~Patricia Reed~
From: The Space Between – An Inspirational Tale of the Journey out of the Ego-Mind and into Spirit

We only think that we are our bodies; we only believe that we are our minds. We identify with our egos, with form and separation, but beneath all that, there is The One that is the Real You, silently observing, patiently waiting for you to simply become aware of Yourself, for in that moment, the Real You may emerge.
~Patricia Reed~
From: The Space Between – An Inspirational Tale of the Journey out of the Ego-Mind and into Spirit, Chapter 16: The Nothing

Our conscious mind is our decision maker. That’s what the conscious mind is there for. The power of choice belongs to us. But it’s important to understand what our choices are. We tend to think we know what our choices are, but there is always more to it than we realize. Ultimately, our choices come down to just two options: embrace the Space Between by being fully Present in the moment of Now, between the judgments we make about what is negative or positive, or unconsciously resist what is by dwelling on the past or worrying about the future and attaching ourselves to the duality which we’ve made up. One choice is about living Truth by listening to Spirit. The other choice is to live a lie by believing the ego-mind’s programs. We are to make our decisions by being aware of where the resistance lies.
~Patricia Reed~
From: The Space Between – An Inspirational Tale of the Journey out of the Ego-Mind and into Spirit

Remember always, no matter what, that you are already everything you could ever desire. You are already complete beyond anything you could imagine until you remember Truth.

There isn’t anything you’re lacking, and there isn’t anything to fear. Whatever you do in your life experience, do it with this in mind.

Outer reality is only ever the reflection back to us of that which we are projecting. Use your conscious mind to choose what you are projecting. The choice is always simple: will you choose to project illusions of trauma, fear, guilt, shame, pain and suffering? Or will you choose to project Truth?

That is the only real decision for us to make. What you believe is what you project, and that is always your choice. Nobody else can make that decision for you.

~Patricia Reed~
From: The Space Between – An Inspirational Tale of the Journey out of the Ego-Mind and into Spirit

As more of us become fully Present, even more of the outer world begins to shift, as deeper levels of the mind are healed on the collective level of our entire Consciousness. Individually, we change our own version of outer reality; collectively, we change the entire world. We cannot collectively change the world without individually accepting it as it is. Just let go of all resistance to what is, for it is resistance that gives power to all that we would wish to change. Let go of all attachments to what you would have outside yourself, for holding onto attachments is also resistance to what is.
~Patricia Reed~
From: The Space Between – An Inspirational Tale of the Journey out of the Ego-Mind and into Spirit

If we would just let go, and learn how to anticipate joyfully, in complete faith that our seed is going to blossom into that beautiful flower, then it certainly would. If we trust the natural process of the Universe – that the Universe provides everything that seed needs to grow into that flower – the sunlight, the rain, the nutrients – without our having to do anything but give it a little extra water from time to time, pull out any weeds in the way, and joyfully anticipate the flower to come, then we know that this is exactly how we’re going to get that flower to blossom, isn’t it?

The same is true in our own lives.

~Patricia Reed~
From: The Space Between – An Inspirational Tale of the Journey out of the Ego-Mind and into Spirit, Chapter 12: You Had it All Along

Let the anger go
Give it as a gift
A gift to God that says
I’m ready to trade this in
I see it as illusion
I’m willing to forgive
I deserve, and I am worth
And I’m ready to let Love in
~Patricia Reed~

Love Forgives ~Patricia Reed

The question is not whether or not miracles really exist… the question is whether or not you will allow yourself to perceive them.
~Patricia Reed

God goes with me wherever I go.
~A Course in Miracles

Look not to the future, dwell not on the past. Always remember that something magnificent is happening RIGHT NOW. Live in the moment. Pay attention to the space between. All that is, is NOW.
~Patricia Reed

When we stop resisting what is, and allow ourselves to feel vulnerable, we finally begin to let go of the illusion of control we trick ourselves into believing we have, so that we may finally know the One who really holds us in so much Love.

This is where Faith lives.

~Patricia Reed

The Truth is that we are already everything we could ever desire. The Truth is that we already are Peace, Love, and Joy without opposites. We are already perfect beyond imagination. The Truth is that there isn’t anything we are lacking, and there isn’t anything for us to fear. Anything else we think, feel, say or do is the product of the ego-mind’s programs and beliefs – none of which are True. So when we make the conscious decision to examine our thoughts and feelings from the Space Between, for the purpose of dissolving the lies and transmuting them to Truth, we are actually allowing Source to live through us. In this allowing, we begin to Remember Who We Really Are, and we allow ourselves to begin projecting Truth, which then reflects back to us as an outer reality in which we are already everything we could ever desire.
~Patricia Reed~
From: The Space Between – An Inspirational Tale of the Journey out of the Ego-Mind and into Spirit, Chapter 20: Examining Your Thoughts and Feelings

Remember Who You Are ~Patricia Reed

In our dream of life, the physical actualization of wealth is simply the reflection of which aspects of our TRUE SELVES we are allowing to project outward freely. We already ARE True Wealth. We are already EVERYTHING we could ever desire.
~Patricia Reed~
From: The Space Between – An Inspirational Tale of the Journey out of the Ego-Mind and into Spirit

Ultimately there is but one True Desire – and that is to Be Who We REALLY Are. Any and every desire we have in life is but a symbol of that.
~Patricia Reed~
From: The Space Between – An Inspirational Tale of the Journey out of the Ego-Mind and into Spirit

Appreciate everyone, and give thanks for the gift of their presence in your life, in whatever role they play.
~Patricia Reed~
From: The Space Between – An Inspirational Tale of the Journey out of the Ego-Mind and into Spirit

Release all the conditions the ego-mind put on love for yourself and all others. Give love freely, for it is the greatest gift of all. You are everyone, and everyone is you.
~Patricia Reed~
From: The Space Between – An Inspirational Tale of the Journey out of the Ego-Mind and into Spirit, Chapter 23: The Way Home

Unconsciously, we each know that we are the extension of Source. Our deepest desire is for love, approval, recognition and validation from Source. But we do not remember this consciously. And so we look for these things from other people, as we unconsciously recognize each other as Source. And when we do not receive the approval, recognition and validation we so deeply desire, we re-live the decision we believe we made to separate from Source, thus reinforcing the belief that we are shameful, guilty, unforgivable, unlovable, and that there is something wrong with us.

Seeking approval, love, validation, recognition and acceptance from other people is the substitution we use – the symbol which represents our desire to receive love and approval from Source – and when we do not receive it, we tend to feel really, really bad. That is why rejection feels so painful to us, as we’ve forgotten that we are perfect Love, Joy and Peace within ourselves, and require no approval, recognition or validation from anyone outside us. To search for that love and approval outside ourselves is all part of the shame and guilt programming.

~Patricia Reed~
From: The Space Between – An Inspirational Tale of the Journey out of the Ego-Mind and into Spirit, Chapter 21: Desires – Why We Want What We Want

Inspire yourself
and others will be inspired.
Motivate yourself
and others will be motivated.
Develop yourself
and others will start to develop themselves.
Be an example first
and then the world changes around you.