Carissa Daniel

Holistic Life Coach | Transformational Speaker & Writer

'Helping you to master yourself and master life.'


I absolutely love quotes. These nuggets of wisdom, has the ability to bring clarity, encourage, inspire and motivate in a concise way. 

This collection speaks to my heart, mind and spirit in profound and meaningful ways. 

I hope they serve you as much as they have and continue to serve me.

If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate all of the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative within yourself. Truly the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.

Lau Tzo

I'm grateful for where I've been, content with where I am and enthusiastic about where I am going.

Carissa Daniel

The further I wake into this life, the more I realize that God is everywhere and the extraordinary is waiting quietly beneath the skin of all that is ordinary. Light is in both the broken bottle and the diamond, and music is in both the flowing violin and the water dripping from the drainage pipe. Yes, God is under the porch as well as on top of the mountain, and joy is in both the front row and the bleachers, if we are willing to be where we are.

Mark Nepo

The single key to mastering life is mastering the Self.

Carissa Daniel

If you carry the same bricks from relationship to relationship, you’ll end up building the same house.


The Highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.

Dr. Wayne Dyer

When you think you've surrendered, surrender more. You’ll begin to trust in a plan far greater than your own. The Universe will lead you to creative solutions and miraculous experiences. Let go and receive.

Gabby Bernstein

If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace. If you let go completely, you will know complete peace and freedom. Your struggles with the world will have come to an end.

Ajahn Chah

Loosen your control on life and let your soul lead the way.

Rebecca Campbell

The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.


Walk with your feet on earth but your heart in heaven.

Don Bosco

I show up and shine my light as far as God sees fit.

Rebecca Campbell

There are years that ask questions and years that answer.

Zora Neale Hurston

Sometimes, we are so mesmerized by the allure of what could be that we miss out on the beauty of what is.

Carissa Daniel

If you don't heal what hurt you, you'll bleed on people who didn't cut you.


We have to surrender what we think we know about ourselves in order to find ourselves. It is within this act of complete surrender that we are brought into intimacy with the wild, untamed brilliance of our true nature.

Sandra Bershad

A true partner or friend is one who encourages you to look deep inside yourself for the beauty and love you’ve been seeking.

Thích Nhất Hạnh

Never love something so much that you can’t let go of it.

Ginni Rometty

Grasping at things can only yield one of two results: either the thing you are grasping at disappears, or you, yourself, disappear. It is only a matter of which occurs first.

S.N. Goenka

I think it is much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers that might be wrong. If we will only allow that, as we progress, we remain unsure, we will leave opportunities for alternatives… In order to make progress, one must leave the door to the unknown ajar.

Richard Feynman

The best things in life are by-products. They come when they come, as you commit yourself honestly to a process, not when you spend time striving for imagined perfection.

Zat Rana

We spend a lot of time asking ‘Life’ for what we want but do we spend as much time listening to what ‘Life’ wants of us?

Carissa Daniel

You don't have to become anything, you just have to allow what is there.

Eckhart Tolle

If you are depressed you are living in the past.

If you are anxious you are living in the future.

If you are at peace you are living in the present.

Lao Tzu

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly


I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened

Mark Twain

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

Marcus Aurelius

If you can solve the problem, then what is the need of worrying? 

If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?


The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance.
The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.

Arnold Bennett

Making a dent in the universe has nothing to do with associating your name with something other people admire or signaling your competence relative to those around you. It’s about carving a piece of yourself into the fabric of reality in a way that gets more and more honest as time goes on.

Zat Rana

Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun."

Allan Watts

Not to be able to stop thinking is an affliction, but we don’t realize this because almost everybody is suffering from it.

Eckhart Tolle

Most of us spend our time seeking happiness and security without acknowledging the underlying purpose of our search. Each of us is looking for a path back to the present: We are trying to find good enough reasons to be satisfied now.


Mindfulness helps us freeze the frame so that we can become aware of our sensations and experiences as they are, without the distorting coloration of socially conditioned responses or habitual reactions.

Henepola Gunaratana

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

American Proverb

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.

Henry David Thoreau

There are two types of seeds in the mind: those that create anger, fear, frustration, jealousy, hatred and those that create love, compassion, equanimity and joy. Spirituality is germination and sprouting of the second group and transforming the first group.

Amit Ray

Don't let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment.

Eckhart Tolle

Mind is a flexible mirror, adjust it, to see a better world.

Amit Ray

If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.

Masaru Emoto

If you clean the floor with love, you have given the world an invisible painting.


If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.

Amit Ray

Ask yourself this question. Are your current thoughts and actions serving you? If not, why are you choosing to think and act as you do?

Carissa Daniel

What you react to in others you strengthen within yourself.

Eckhart Tolle

Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).

James Baraz

Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It’s like the ultimate rest. It’s better than the best sleep you’ve ever had. It’s a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. It keeps life fresh.

Hugh Jackman

In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility.

Victoria Moran

When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

Lao Tzu

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.

Mother Teresa

In the end, just three things matter: how well we have lived, how well we have loved, how well we have learned to let go

Jack Kornfield

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.


Why do so many of us not give ourselves permission to be alive until we are absolutely assured that we will die? …If we are not in [this present millisecond of life and conscious experience], we are not alive; we are merely thinking our lives. Yet we have seen so many die, looking back over their shoulders at their lives, shaking their heads and muttering in bewilderment, “What was that all about?

Stephen Levine

As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.


Water if you don’t stir it will become clear; the mind left unaltered will find its own natural peace.


Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.

Louis L’Amour

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Do every act of your life as though it were the last act of your life.

Marcus Aurelius

All you really need to do is accept this moment fully. You are then at ease in the here and now and at ease with yourself.

Eckhart Tolle

Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.


Love is the elixir for joy and the antidote to pain. Love fuels the fire of our passion. Love lifts us from our limitations to our potential. Love transcends time and space. Love transmutes differences and prejudices. Love heals. Love is the vibration of Spirit, the song of the Universe. Love is the Alpha and the Omega.

Dr. Shirley Marshall

Look back over your life and begin to analyze where you seemed to experience the biggest breakthroughs and largest growth. It will most often follow times when you have had a challenge or a set-back. For it is during these testing periods that we naturally begin to think outside the box for our solutions. We then get a new view on life from this angle and unthought-of possibilities open up.

Christine Kloser

A true friend wants your highest good, your ultimate upmost happiness. Choose to surround yourself with those who help you reach higher and broader.

Christine Kloser

Well into midlife, I've finally discovered that the law of attraction means living in the love vibration. Not only is this the law of attraction, it is the law of life. If we want good to manifest for us, we must commit ourselves to feeling good, being good, doing good. Good is God expressing through us.

Dr. Shirley Marshall

Business is your highest spiritual understanding, demonstrated.

Neal Donald Walsh

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.


My life is showing what is ready to change.

Carol Tuttle

Create and be the space for what you want to manifest in your life.

Alexi Panos

What imprisons you also points to your freedom.

Kathy Benson

The Universe loves us so much that it will always show us ourselves, show us our vibrations through our experiences.

Christie Marie Sheldon

It's not happening to me, it's happening for me. My life is a result. The Universe is responding to my vibrations.

Preston Smiles

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? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Miriamme Wilson

If we consciously and purposefully take care of one another,  none will be left behind.

Carissa Daniel

All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace arise from beyond the mind.

Eckhart Tolle

Colors blind the eye.

Sounds deafen the ear.

Flavors numb the taste.

Thoughts weaken the mind.

Desires wither the heart.

The Master observes the world

but trusts his inner vision.

He allows things to come and go.

His heart is open as the sky.

Lao Tzu

Staying in the same routine without trying anything new is like trying to get stronger lifting the same weight.

Aodeji Awosika

Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.

Dalai Lama

To love unconditionally, we have to be willing to get nothing from love except the joy of loving.

Gina Lake

Don't limit your possibilities to what you think you already know for sure. Leave space for your hopes to breathe and stretch their wings. You never know what beautiful thing is around the corner.

Jennifer Marrianson

If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality, is within, secondary reality without

Eckhart Tolle

Sometimes we must fail, fall and falter before we fly.

Carissa Daniel

Reach beyond the limits of your mind and explore the depths of your potential.

Carissa Daniel