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10 Heart-Stopping Quotes to Celebrate New Beginnings

Gerry Ellen gathers a compilation of quotes that celebrate new beginnings, and glorify the joy we experience when we find ourselves inspired and grateful.

Ringing in the New Year has a pulsating feel to it, almost like all of the work of 2014 is beginning to take shape and manifest in ways that are loving and real. As we stop and take part in each and every day, allow some of these timeless words to soak into your pores.

I assure you that your heart will feel better, your outlook on 2015 will be joyous, and it might even spark an interest in revving up immeasurable amounts of love:

“The truth was that things did not reveal anything; it was the people looking at those things who discovered a way of penetrating the soul of the world.”
Paulo Coehlo

“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow. So today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.”
Dalai Lama

“I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion-and where it isn’t, that’s where my work lies.”
Ram Dass

“Do not fall in love, darling. Rise in love.”
the Dreamer

“I decided that the most subversive, revolutionary thing I could do was to show up for my life and not be ashamed.”
Anne Lamott

“In my world “Do I love you?” is the only important question. “Do you love me?” is a prison. It’s a torture chamber.”
Byron Katie

“I look forward to the day when the only thing that ignites relationship is two souls calling out to one another, two soul-hearts beating in the same direction, a whisper of a longing that bridges one essence to another. I want to want you, not because it gratifies my ego, not because you are outwardly beautiful, but because your very presence invites my God-self out of hiding.”
Jeff Brown

“Isn’t it pretty to think so?”
Ernest Hemingway

“On soft Spring nights, I’ll stand in the yard under the stars – Something good will come out of all the things yet – And it will be golden and eternal just like that-There’s no need to say another word.”
Jack Kerouac, Big Sur

“Where there is love, there is life.” —Gandhi

New beginnings are full of so much hope and intention.

Every day is a chance to create something new. Every moment is a possibility to change things within, and if it begins with a small set of sentences that give you the warm & fuzzies, then the writer/speaker has done their job well.

As we begin a new year with messages from all corners of the world, it behooves us to take the time to process these thoughts, and even to wonder what inspired the author to come up with their own way of giving us love, hope, faith, joy and wellness.

Whenever I’m in the mood to mix it up, sometimes with a touch of reticence, it’s worth it to note that mind-altering quotes (when communicating to others) can help shift the energy from good to bad, sad to funny, dark to light and angry to happy. It all matters in all types of relationships.

The heart is a prized pot of gold in our bodies. If we treat it kindly, we treat others kindly. Every relationship that we encounter, or are involved in, can rise to a very juicy level if we speak from the heart.

We don’t have to always submit to drama and emotional outbursts. We can be mindful in how we are communicating to each other during heart-filled moments. I definitely love it when a man shows his heart. If he pins words to his chest on how he feels, then it’s an insatiable invitation to get to know him better.

I hope these quotes give you a little jump start in beginning a new round of memorable moments.

Happy New Year to all, and here’s to more bursts of love-slinging in every direction!


[image: via Christian Schnettelker on flickr]

About the Author:

Gerry Ellen

Gerry Ellen is an author, creative storyteller, and wellness advocate. She enjoys sharing her experiences of life, love, and all things meaningful and healthy through words and images. She is a regular contributor to MeetMindful, Be You Media Group, Tattooed Buddha, and Rebelle Society. As a former featured columnist on elephant journal and Light Workers World, she considers her love of nature and the outdoors, heart-centered connections, friends and family, and traveling to explore and expand as the epicenter of her world. She is extremely driven with her service work through 8 Paws Wellness with her dog, Scout. Gerry Ellen has authored and published two books, Ripple Effects (March 2012) and A Big Piece of Driftwood (April 2014), which are both available on


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