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Affirmations & Journaling, Everyday Lifestyle

Quotes For Life, Love & Transformation

From time to time, life creates challenges, roadblocks and difficulties — but it also reveals opportunities, fresh starts and new perspectives. Change of any kind can be difficult to navigate and may leave us feeling uncertain or in need of some motivation or reassurance that uplifts us.

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protea flowers are a symbol of change and transformation

Sometimes we happen upon some words of wisdom that help us gather our resolve or slowly exhale the heaviness that we carry. Finding something that gives us a reason to smile or believe in ourselves and communicate our stories is invaluable. We can all learn from each other.

Here are six quotes by some amazing writers who share their creative power to put strength, knowledge and hopefulness out into the world. These writers are sometimes vulnerable, sometimes raw — and always honest and profound. 

a light peach background with simple typeface font with a poem by morgan harper nichols that reads: Letting go is a practice. Sating "goodbye" and leaving old things behind does not instantly create ease in the mind. Letting go is a lifelong journey of cultivating a posture of trusting: "I do not know where tomorrow will lead but through surrender, I soften into trusting: there will still be love. There will still be peace"
art and words by Morgan Harper Nichols
poem by cleo wade that reads: The best thing about your life is that it is in a constant state of design. This means you have, at all times, the power to redesign it. Make moves, allow shifts, smile more, do more, do less, say no, say yes. Just remember when it comes to your life, you are not just the artist but the masterpiece as well.
art and words by Cleo Wade

It can be hard to let something or someone go, especially if we think they give us some kind of grounding, direction or purpose. There may come a moment though when we realize that what we’re holding on to has actually stopped us from experiencing new, revitalizing opportunities — or we’re just ready for a new beginning. Whatever our reasoning is, once we feel that shift, that internal call for transformation, it’s time for us to embrace it and see where it leads.

poem by danica gim that reads: Why rush the process, look how the tress grow, slow and steady the furture will come when it's ready.
art and words by Danica Gim
poem by alison malee that reads: you have always been worth loving
words by Alison Malee

I’m sure that many of us at one time or another have felt like we should be further ahead in our endeavours or that the progress we’re working on is somehow taking too long or seems to be on a different path. It can be hard to feel comfortable or love ourselves if we’re always looking ahead. It’s good to plan, it’s good to grow, it’s good to have goals, but every now and then we need to take a look at all we’ve achieved or learned. We need to make sure we see ourselves reflected back in the progress we make, otherwise we lose our reason why.

arrirmations by alex elle reads: I can leave a relationship and still miss the person I left, I can show up + be kind and still exercise healthy boundaries, I can change for the better and still have work to do, I can love a person deeply and still keep them at a distance, I can heal from my past and still wish things were different, I can outgrow people and still want the best for them, I can rest + recharge and still be productive, I can grieve and still welcome joy.
art and words by Alex Elle
poem by rupi kaur that reads: You do not just wake up and become the butterfly. Growth is a process.
art and words by Rupi Kaur

I would highly recommend, if you haven’t done so already, familiarising yourself with the work of these incredible creators and find some more of their words that will inspire, soothe, motivate and move you.

Which one of these is your favourite quote? Do you have a favourite poet or artist whose work you love?

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36 thoughts on “Quotes For Life, Love & Transformation”

  1. I loved all these quotes but particularly Alison Malee’s. I appreciate your comments about them as well. Thanks for sharing!


  2. “Future will come when it’s ready” BEAUTIFUL Molly💕💕Needed that —so thank you for sharing. Sometimes it takes your breath away how words has the power to shift your mindset.

    Love this post✨❤️ xx


  3. “You have always been worth loving”. Another right on time message. All of these are really good, not your typical sayings. Bookmarking these for the future for sure. Also ~LOVE~ your blog theme it’s so pretty.


  4. Thanks for sharing these motivational quotes, Molly. I have to say that I do particularly like the one by Cleo Wade. It reminds us that we are all a Work In Progress – always time to make some changes, whatever stage of life we are at.


  5. I love the first quote by Danica Gim! I’ve always struggled with the results of my work. I always gave up on all my ideas and myself so quickly in the past. In 2020, I’ve been leaning towards a”trusting the process” mindset and it’s helped me so much! xo


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