Have you ever read a book, had a teacher, or heard someone speak who changed your life?
I have. In fact, it seems that every time I am struggling with something and I am open to new ideas, the right teacher “magically” arrives in my life at the perfect time. Over the years, these mentors have made an enormous difference in my ability to:
- Have the courage to face my fears
- Embrace my dreams, despite what I thought to be insurmountable obstacles
- Give up self-sabotaging habits that were holding me back
- Attract all manners of abundance into my life
Would you like to do any of the above? Yes? Great! Perhaps some of my favorite life teachers offer some wisdom that could help you.
Here are ten (many of whom I am sure you’ve heard of before) along with my all-time favorite quotes from these light workers:
1. Marianne Williamson “Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life.
2. Wayne Dyer “With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.”
3. Louise Hay “You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds. Claim and consciously use your power.
4. Gabrielle Bernstein “I am willing to see things differently. I am willing to see love.”
5. Bernie Siegel “Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.”
6. Caroline Myss “The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind”
7. Cheryl Richardson “Your best teacher is the person offering you your greatest challenge.”
8. Deepak Chopra “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.”
9. Michael Bernard Beckwith “You can start with nothing, and out of nothing and out of no way, a way will be made.”
10. Robert Holden “No amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance.”
These inspiring men and women have taught me so much … and I suspect they have lessons that can benefit you, too!
Who have been your most important teachers and mentors? What are the best lessons you learned from them?