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Best Quotes For Anxious, Highly Sensitive & Creative People

“You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay. If you sing off-key, get beat by the competition, have your heart shattered, get fired…it’s not going to kill you. Ask anyone who’s been through it.”Daneille LaPortethe scream

“If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another. The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.”
Deepak Chopra

“I promise you nothing is as chaotic as it seems. Nothing is worth your health. Nothing is worth poisoning yourself into stress, anxiety, and fear.”
Steve Maraboli

“Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.”
Jodi Picoult

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.”
Hermann Hesse

“I’ts not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.”
Hans Selye

“Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.”
Arthur Somers Roche

“Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.”
Astrid Alauda

“My need to solve the problem is the problem.”

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”
Deepak Chopra

“Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.”
Guy Finley

“Smile, breathe, and go slowly.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“Don’t try to steer the river.”
Deepak Chopra

“Stress is caused by being ‘here’ but wanting to be ‘there.’”
Eckhart Tolle

“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
Corrie ten Boom

“Every day brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.”
Joan Borysenko

“Anxiety is one little tree in your forest. Step back and look at the whole forest.”

“Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.”

“Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive.”
Bryant H. McGill

“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“If you gathered up all the fearful thoughts that exist in the mind of the average person, looked at them objectively, and tried to decide just how much good they provided that person, you would see that not some but all fearful thoughts are useless. They do no good. Zero. They interfere with dreams, hopes, desire and progress.”
Richard Carlson

“You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.”
Pearl S. Buck

“Stress is the trash of modern life — we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.”
Terri Guillemets

“Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, So what. That’s one of my favorite things to say. So what.”
Andy Warhol

We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Joseph Campbell

“Said the river to the seeker, “Does one really have to fret about enlightenment? No matter which way I turn, I’m homeward bound.”
Anthoney De Mello

“Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well worn path.”
Steve Jobs

“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
William James

“You forgive yourself for every failure because you are trying to do the right thing. God knows that and you know it. Nobody else may know it.”
Maya Angelou

“Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”
Kurt Vonnegut

“You can only lose what you cling to.”

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.”
Tao Te Ching

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Best Quotes For Anxious, Highly Sensitive & Creative People

David Silverman, MA, LMFT

A lot of careers can really knock you around. The competition is fierce, in graphic design, journalism, you name it -- especially in creative careers in Hollywood. Writers and performers get slammed with rejection constantly. If you're going through something -- anxiety, addiction or depression -- I help people like you get through it. And thrive. Let me help you get your dream back on track.

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