6 Anthony De Mello Quotes On How To Live Life

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Silence Matters

“When I speak, you must not listen to the words, my dear. Listen to the silence.”– Anthony De Mello

If you want to get results, you must organize your thoughts.

“Thought can organize the world so well that you are no longer able to see it.”- Anthony De Mello

A goal is just a goal without the right actions

You don’t make a goal out of relaxation and sensitivity.“- Anthony De Mello

Life is too short

‘It’s only when you are afraid of life that you fear death.“- Anthony De Mello

Your ‘ego’ is not your friend

To those who seek to protect their ego true peace brings only disturbance.”– Anthony De Mello


“The only tragedy there is in the world is unwakefulness and unawareness. From them comes fear, and from fear comes everything else…”– Anthony De Mello

Moving Away From Your Past Failures

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“…it is vital for you to decide what changes you want to bring into your life.”- Jim Stovall

Live your own life and forget your past failures. You can’t concentrate on creating your new life if you can’t let go of your past failures. They are just failures, not you. Do not let your failures define who you are. You are better than that. You are more powerful than you think.

If you want to create your new life, if you want to try again, if you want to better your life, if you want to protect your sanity, if you want to maintain a sound mind, if you want to live successfully, you MUST forget about your past failures. Because the more you concentrate on your past failures, the more you are missing what is happening around you. And if you miss the present, you can’t create the future you want for yourself.

Learn to forget. Learn to let go of the things that are not helping you move closer to your dreams. Don’t let your past mistakes and failures weigh you down. Instead, look for something positive to think about. Do things that will help you live a better life- you can walk, meditate, sing (if you can), call a great friend, or just relax. The choice is yours.