Alan Cohen, M.A., is the author of 23 popular inspirational books, including the best-selling The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, the award-winning A Deep Breath of Life, and the classic Are You as Happy as Your Dog? He is a contributing writer for the New York Times #1 bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul, and his books have been translated into 24 foreign languages. His work has been featured on Oprah.com and in USA Today, the Washington Post, and 101 Top Experts. Website: www.AlanCohen.com
Abundance is not a number or acquisition. It is the simple recognition of enoughness.
Affirmations are more powerful than requests, for they remind you that you already have what you seek.
Ask for peace first, and you will clearly see your next step.
Creating space is as important as filling it.
Do not wait until all the conditions are perfect for you to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.
Don’t try to lose weight. Take delight in gaining fitness.
Either do it with a whole heart, or don’t do it.
Even while you strive to improve your life, part of you is whole, well, and perfect right where you stand.
Every choice before you represents the universe inviting you to remember who you are and what you want.
Everything will line up perfectly when knowing and living the truth becomes more important than looking good.
Everything you buy, think, say and do is a statement of what you believe you are worth.
Fantasy is often closer to reality than what most people accept as reality.
Going nowhere faster will not get you somewhere.
Great masters merit emulation, not worship.
Heaven is gained or lost not by dramatic deeds, but by the simple of acts of daily living.
If you act anxiously to hasten your results, you delay their arrival. Calm poise reveals the shortest route home.
If you know your true worth, you do not need anyone else to confirm it.
It’s never so bad that it can’t get good.
Just because it ended, doesn’t mean it failed.
Learn from history, but do not identify it as the limits of reality.
Let out a little more string on your kite.
Life’s gift to you is your unique vantage point. Your gift to life is expressing from it.
Mediocrity does not befit your true magnitude.
Observe the direct connection between practicing trust and the serendipitous events that follow.
People who respect quality find each other.
Personal growth is not a matter of learning new information but of unlearning old limits.
Practice being a wide receiver.
Share your cherished ideas with those who will also cherish them.
Stay aligned with your intentions, and your good will find you.
The best way to get what you want is to be what you are.