Words for the Soul
Our Favorite Quotes
There is an incomprehensible power in words. Words are made of fire. They can build or burn bridges, start or end wars. It is critical that we speak with intention and care because we cannot see the flames one tiny little word sparks.
At KiraGrace we love words and we recognize the weight they carry. Our office is decorated with all sorts of briliant quotes for every mood and life experience. Whether they make us laugh or cry or just help us get through the hours of the day, it is important to surround ourselves with little reminders that constantly bring us back to the truth of life and our place in it. Which is why we love to share them with you!
Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could. – Louise Erdrich
Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift. – Mary Oliver
The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive. – John Green
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. – Rumi
There is a teaching that says that behind all hardening and tightening and rigidity of the heart, there's always fear. But if you touch fear, behind fear there is a soft spot. And if you touch that soft spot, you find the vast blue sky. You find that which is ineffable, ungraspable, and unbiased, that which can support and awaken us at any time. – Pema Chödrön
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. – Martin Luther King Jr.
Service is... scary, vulnerable, hard, challenging... this is the work that will break you down...this is also the work that will break you through. - Kerri Kelly
No one has ever become poor by giving. – Anne Frank
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. - Maya Angelou
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. – Alan Cohen
Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty. — Albert Einstein
We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. – Joseph Campbell
The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds. – Dalai Lama
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? - Marianne Williamson
I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life... no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be. – Roald Dahl
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. – Melody Beattie
In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. – Buddha
Be the kind of woman who when you wake up in the morning, and put your feet on the ground, the devil says, "Oh shit, she's up." – Anonymous
Women are Angels. And when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly...usually on a broomstick. We are flexible like that. - Anonymous
Please share your thoughts with us. Let us know if any of these words moved you, or if there are any other quotes we should know about! Leave us comments below!
If you enjoyed this blog, check out: "Words for the Soul: Part II," "A Warrior Among Us," "Definition Reclamation Project: Words From a Warrior," "Be Her Now: Powerful Words from Octavia Raheem," and "What is the Difference Between Yoga Pants & Leggings?."