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12 Great Quotes For Life To Help You Move On

Seize the day and use these great inspirational quotes to regain your focus. Each quote is richly contexted with beautiful visuals, motivational documentaries, and other fascinating material.

" To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves"

documentary

Duende

Have you heard of the term Duende? It was the Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca who first opened up the discussion on Duende, back in 1933 when he gave a lecture entitled, ‘Play and Theory of the Duende’ in Buenos Aires. In Spanish culture, Duende is the act of summoning the spirit of life, of passion of authenticity in oneself while performing. The superb documentary Duende by Ramon Gieling explains how one can tap into this mystical energy and release one’s true nature from within.

" People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. "
Quotes for life by Joseph Campbell
Joseph Cambell
American Literature professor and mythologist

Documentary Series

The Power of Myth

Quotes for life by Joseph Campbell

This fantastic documentary series reveals the purpose of life. In dialogues that span millennia of history and far-flung geography, Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell discuss myths as metaphors for human experience and the path to transcendence. The series is deeply calming. Thinking in Mythological terms helps people find out what is ticking in them.

As a professor of literature, Joseph Campbell dedicated his life to comparative mythology, examining the universal functions of myth in various human cultures.  His books and interviews about life’s challenges have inspired millions of people around the world.

The power of myth_sacrifice and bliss

Inspirational Quotes About Finding Purpose

The Power of Myth
Series

In this beloved 1988 PBS series, mythologist and storyteller Joseph Campbell joins Bill Moyers to explore what enduring myths can tell us about our lives. In each of six episodes –“The Hero’s Adventure,” “The Message of the Myth,” “The First Storytellers,” “Sacrifice and Bliss,” “Love and the Goddess,” and “Masks of Eternity” — Moyers and Campbell focus on a character or theme found in cultural and religious mythologies. Campbell argues that these timeless archetypes continue to have a powerful influence on the choices we make and the ways we live.

"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions."
Quotes for life by stephen covey
Stephen Covey
American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker

Documentary

Kids From the Coal Land

This highly acclaimed documentary by the Belgian director Patric Jean, and winner of the prestigious IDFA award shows how difficult it is to overcome apathy once engulfed in it.

Great Quotes to Get You Going

In positive psychology

apathy is described as a result of the individuals feeling they do not possess the level of skill required to confront a challenge. The exact opposite of apathy is flow. Flow is a mental state,  also known colloquially as being in the zone, in which a person performing some activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by the complete absorption in what one does, and a resulting transformation in one’s sense of time.

How to Get Into the Zone

The “zone” is a state of supreme focus that helps people in general, but athletes in particular, to perform at their peak potential. It is when your mind fully connects with achieving a goal, such as hitting an ace, running the 100M’s for gold, or stealing a base. Attention is absorbed into the present (the here and now only). When you’re in the zone, your mind only processes the thoughts and images that help you execute your task successfully.

Entering the zone requires total commitment to your game plan and the process of succeeding. Many people have mental barriers that limit their ability to enter the zone, such as fear of failure, doubts, lack of trust, and overthinking. The documentary Sport, The Mental Issue helps people gain access to ‘the zone’

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Sport , The Mental Issue

This documentary addresses the link between sports and the power of the mind. Just like the body, the mind can be trained for someone to be successful. There is solid evidence in sports that the mental condition influences physical performance; concentration, discipline, and fear of failure are just a few examples. The director follows several top-level sport professionals as they seek mental support while preparing for the Olympics. It is their goal to get into the zone in order to peak at the right moment. 

" Life is like a camera. Focus on what is important. Capture the good times. And if things don't work out, just take another shot. "
Quotes for life by Ziad Abdelnour
Ziad Abdelnour
Lebanon-born American financier and influencer

documentary

We Will Be Happy One Day

In this feel-good documentary, set in the depressed and poverty-stricken Polish city of Lipiny, Daniel has decided to pursue his dream to become a filmmaker. But what to do? He lives with his aunt and is completely broke like everyone else in the neighborhood. We will be happy one day is an extraordinary character-driven documentary that shows how love, dedication, and determination are essential factors for self-realization

" If you are going through hell, keep going."
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