Thoughts are like organisms.
They have distinct characteristics that can effect our mood, influence our behavior, and multiply to take on a life of their own.
The more potent a thought is, the more it seems to repeat itself in our mind throughout the day.
The microorganisms that govern our mood and behavior require a certain balance in order to maintain health, otherwise, we get sick. We may even take probiotic supplements, and eat certain foods, to ensure that we have the right balance of bacteria in our system.
Similarly, we want to try and have the right types of thoughts in our mind to ensure a healthy psyche. By reading positive quotes and ideas, we can bring a more positive and expansive mindset into our lives.
What follows are ideas from some of the greatest minds of all time, about truth, kindness, altruism, and chasing your dreams.
Here are 30 inspirational thoughts for the day…
Inspirational Thoughts About Altruism
We would all love to be more selfless. There are obvious benefits in helping others, from reciprocity to being aligned with our values to simply feeling good.
Unfortunately, in the midst of day to day life, stress and competition can make it easy to forget how important it is to be altruistic. The following inspirational quotes can serve to remind us as to why altruism is so important.
Inspirational Thoughts About Kindness
From stoicism to Buddhism to Christianity, all the world’s great religions and philosophies have emphasized the importance of kindness.
These thoughts, by some of the greatest teachers of compassion and kindness in the world, can inspire us to extend that attitude to our work and personal lives.
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
Inspirational Thoughts About Chasing your Dreams
We don’t always have people in our lives who can inspire us to follow our dreams. Fortunately, we can reflect on the wise words of others, and these ideas can serve as teachers that motivate us to chase after our goals and desires.
Inspirational Thoughts About Taking Control
Everybody wants to feel in control. As humans, it’s natural that we want to move toward a feeling of autonomy. However, there are certain times in our life, when we don’t get to choose what happens. It’s tough to know when to accept your circumstances, and when to take the reigns and make a concerted effort to influence your life. The following quotes can help us stay grounded and draw strength when we need to decide to be responsible for our experience.
Inspirational Thoughts On Truth
Truth can be a confusing topic. Fortunately, it’s one that has been explored for thousands of years, often by people with a lot more time on their hands than you and I. The following inspirational thoughts can both challenge and reinforce what we already believe, and provide us new insights for personal development.