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Using Quotes to Learn Mindfulness – A Functional Rustic Approach

Originally published March 8, 2018. Updated August 15, 2018.

I’m always amazed how I can read the same quote at different points in my life and have a completely different interpretation of it. Let’s use this Marilyn Monroe quote as an example:

“She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important.”

She was a girl who knew how to be happy
She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important.

At different times in my life this quote holds different meanings. After my brother killed himself I was devastated. It took all my energy not to cry every moment of the day. This went on for months, years. I had to make a concerted effort to appear happy, or at least not a sobbing shell of a human. At that time in my life, this quote made me feel proud of the fact that I was able to look “normal” when I was experiencing intense grief. I thought that by looking and acting like I was ok that I would start to be ok. If I pretended to be happy I might eventually feel happiness again.

Later in life, this quote found meaning for me in regards to dating. My boyfriend and I were fighting about something before we had to go a wedding together. I didn’t want friends at the wedding to know we were fighting and was considering just not attending at all. Feeling upset I turn to my quotes and come across this one. On this day, the quote reminded me that I should not avoid an event I want to attend simply because someone I don’t like at the moment is there. This quote reminded me that I can still participate in happy events even if I am not feeling happy at that moment.

Fast forward to today and the quote means something else. Today I read this quote and am reminded that it is important to realize that you can be happy and sad at the same time. Twelve years have passed since Andrew’s suicide and I’m still in pain grieving for him – but now I’m also happy and passionate about countless other things. I’m not less sad per se, but I am ALSO happy. I used to think I had to be one or the other. The quote also reminds me that I am not defined by my feelings. I am not a sad person, a happy person, an anxious person – I am a person and I have a wide range of feelings that happen at the same time.

In each chapter of my life the same words had different meanings for me. As I changed – so did my perspective. This is what I love about collecting quotations. Of course they can be inspiring and motivational – but looking now at quotes I collected a decade ago I am fascinated by how differently the words impact me.

As a woman in recovery – mental health, addiction – it is imperative that I remain mindful of the thoughts I’m having and how they impact my behavior. The words I read and hear have immense impact on my thinking and actions. I need to remain cognizant of what I expose myself to and how I respond to it.

That is why I collect and share quotations on Functional Rustic. My quotes provide me with the mindset I need to start each day. I read them every morning until I feel motivated. Sometimes it just takes one or two – sometimes I’m reading hundreds. However, this habit of reading intentionally positive content first thing in the day has been instrumental in developing healthier behaviors.

Lesson of the Day: What you see is determined by what you look for.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 11.8.18

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. To the girl I was then: I forgive you.
To the girl I was then I forgive you.
To the girl I was then: I forgive you.

2. To love at all is to be vulnerable.

To love at all is to be vulnerable.
To love at all is to be vulnerable.

3. If you don’t want anyone to find out, don’t do it.

If you dont want anyone to find out...dont do it.
If you don’t want anyone to find out, don’t do it.

 

4. To quote Hamlet Act III, Scene III, Live 87 – “No”

To quote Hamlet Act III scene III Line 87 - No.
To quote Hamlet Act III, Scene III, Live 87 – “No”

5. If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.

If you believe it will owrk out you will see opportunities....
If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.



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6. To finally move on and start something new, you must release the unchangeable past and embrace your future.

To finally move on and start something new. You must release the unchangeable past and embrace your future.
To finally move on and start something new, you must release the unchangeable past and embrace your future.

7. If you can’t explain it to a six year old you don’t understand it yourself.

If you cant explain it to a six year old you dont understand it yourself.
If you can’t explain it to a six year old you don’t understand it yourself.

8. If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.

If you are searching for thta one person that will change your life....
If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror.

 

 

9. To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.

To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.

10. If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything.

If you dont stand for something you will fall for anything.
If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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How “Quotes” have a positive effect on mental health — Mental Wh;plash

I am a fan of quotes. I like to use them as a reinforcement life tool. You can read all the quotes you want, but if you don’t use them to your benefit (applying them to life), they will not do you much good. Quotes are everywhere in social media. So how can a quote […]

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 9.10.18

10 Inspirational Quotations from Functional Rustic
10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic Every Week Day Morning.

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.
Change is hard at first, messy in the....
Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.

2. A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.

A work of art which did not begin...
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.

3. She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important.

She was a girl who knew how to be happy
She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important.

4. You don’t build a business, you build people. And then people build the business.

You dont build a business
You don’t build a business, you build people. And then people build the business.

5. The sun is up. The sky is blue. It’s beautiful & so are you.

The sun is up the sky is blue...
The sun is up. The sky is blue. It’s beautiful & so are you.

6. I like who I’m becoming a lot.

I like who I'm becoming a lot
I like who I’m becoming a lot.

7. The most beautiful thing I have ever seen is a compassionate human being.

The most beautiful thing I hve ever seen is....
The most beautiful thing I have ever seen is a compassionate human being.

8. It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself & to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.

It's not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself & to make your happiness a priority. It's necessary.
It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself & to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.

9. Sometimes the place you are used to is not the place you belong.

Sometimes the place you are used to is not the place you belong.
Sometimes the place you are used to is not the place you belong.

10. If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.

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If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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10 Motivational Quotes from Functional Rustic
10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. 

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. Protect your peace.
Protect your peace
Protect your peace.

2. I am not a product f my circumstances, I am a product of my decisions.

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I am not a product f my circumstances, I am a product of my decisions.

 

3. You are only human. You don’t have to have it together every minute of every day.

You are only human. You dont have to....
You are only human. You don’t have to have it together every minute of every day.

4. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

5. She wore a smile like a loaded gun.

She wore a smile like a loaded gun
She wore a smile like a loaded gun.

6. Behind every successful woman is herself.

Behind every successful woman is herself.
Behind every successful woman is herself.

7. The sign of a beautiful person is that they always see beauty in others.

The sign of a beautiful person is that they always...
The sign of a beautiful person is that they always see beauty in others.

8. If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.

If you cant stop thinking about it...
If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.

9. Don’t be in such a rush to figure everything out. Embrace the unknown and let your life surprise you.

Dont be in such a rush to figure everything out
Don’t be in such a rush to figure everything out. Embrace the unknown and let your life surprise you.

10. The first step to change is to become aware of your own bullshit.

The first step of change is to become aware of...
The first step to change is to become aware of your own bullshit.

Written by Sarah Palmer, Owner – Functional Rustic

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic.
  1. Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your heart for love.
Use your voice fro kindess, your ears for....
Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your heart for love.

2. Trust the vibes you get. Energy doesn’t lie.

Trust the vibe you get. Energy doesnt lie
Trust the vibes you get. Energy doesn’t lie.

3. Today you are you that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is youer than you.

Today you are you that is truer than....
Today you are you that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is youer than you.

4. To be successful your focus has to be so intense that others think you’re crazy.

To be successful your focus needs to be....
To be successful your focus has to be so intense that others think you’re crazy.

5. This aint my first rodeo.

This aint my first rodeo.
This aint my first rodeo.

6. There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.

There is no elevator to success...
There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.

7. There is a difference between diving up and knowing when you’ve had enough.

There is a difference between giving up and...
There is a difference between diving up and knowing when you’ve had enough.

8. The world is changed by your example not your opinion.

The world is changed by your example
The world is changed by your example not your opinion.

9. The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

The only true wisdom is knowing....
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

10. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

The only person you are destined to become
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic.
  1. Never make permanent decisions on temporary feelings.
Never make permanent dicisions on temporary feelings.
Never make permanent decisions on temporary feelings.

2. Be the girl who decided to go for it.

Be the girl who decided to go for it
Be the girl who decided to go for it.

3. I’m doing okay, not great, not amazing, not horrible, just okay. And that’s okay.

I'm doing okay, not great, not amazing....
I’m doing okay, not great, not amazing, not horrible, just okay. And that’s okay.

4. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

5. Her aesthetic is dope. She is all sorts of stop and stare.

Her aesthetic is dope. She is all sorts of stop and stare.
Her aesthetic is dope. She is all sorts of stop and stare.

6. Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep the faith. It will all be worth it in the end.

Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments....
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep the faith. It will all be worth it in the end.

7. Self-love takes time. Days. Months. Years….don’t rush it. We’re all working on it.

Self love takes time. Days. Months. Years. Dont Rush it....
Self-love takes time. Days. Months. Years….don’t rush it. We’re all working on it.

8. If you had one with, what would it be?

If you had one wish what would it be
If you had one with, what would it be?

9. If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.

If you cant stop thinking about it...
If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.

10. Never miss an opportunity to show your love.

Never miss an opportunity to show your love
Never miss an opportunity to show your love.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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“Meow Spoken Here” Wooden Ornament

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“Happy Holidays” Wooden Ornament

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 9.7.18

10 Inspirational Quotations from Functional Rustic
10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic Every Week Day Morning.

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. Now is the time to start living the life you always imagined.
Now is the time to start....
Now is the time to start living the life you always imagined.

2. I can do this, I thought. Then: And even if I can’t, I have to.

I can do this I thought...
I can do this, I thought. Then: And even if I can’t, I have to.

3. Never be afraid to try something new because life gets boring when you stay within the limits for what you already know.

Never be afraid to try something new...
Never be afraid to try something new because life gets boring when you stay within the limits for what you already know.

4. Things take time. So just be patient.

Things take time
Things take time. So just be patient.

5. No one likes feeling judged. Back off and let people live. We’re all on some type of journey, all evolving and growing.

No one likes feeling judged
No one likes feeling judged. Back off and let people live. We’re all on some type of journey, all evolving and growing.

6. Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.

Be the reason someone believes....
Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.

7. So far, you’ve survived 100% of your worst days. This too shall pass.

So far youve survived 100%....
So far, you’ve survived 100% of your worst days. This too shall pass.

8. Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on but you keep going anyway.

Strength grows in the moments when you think....
Strength grows in the moments when you think you can’t go on but you keep going anyway.

9. You are beautiful because you let yourself feel, and that is a brave thing indeed.

You are beautiful because you let yourself....
You are beautiful because you let yourself feel, and that is a brave thing indeed.

10. Because when you stop and look around this life is pretty amazing.

Because when you stop and look around...
Because when you stop and look around this life is pretty amazing.

Written by Sarah Palmer, Owner – Functional Rustic

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Mini Chalk Board – Blue by Functional Rustic

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 9.6.18

 

10 Inspirational Quotations from Functional Rustic
10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic Every Week Day Morning.

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Give me six hours to cut down a tree
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

2. I don’t want my pain and struggle to make me a victim. I want my battle to make me someone else’s hero.

I dont want my struggle to make me
I don’t want my pain and struggle to make me a victim. I want my battle to make me someone else’s hero.

3. You’re a total champ.

You're a total champ.
You’re a total champ.

4. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

The only person you are destined to become
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

5. Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your heart for love.

Use your voice fro kindess, your ears for....
Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your heart for love.

6. Some people feel the rain others just get wet.

Some people feel the rain others just get wet
Some people feel the rain others just get wet.

7. Exist on your own terms. That is all.

Exist on your own terms. That is all.
Exist on your own terms. That is all.

8. Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.

Whenever you find yourself doubting how far...
Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.

9. Pay close attention to the people who don’t clap when you win.

Pay close attention to those....
Pay close attention to the people who don’t clap when you win.

10. Be yourself today, you look beautiful like that.

Be yourself today. You look beautiful like that.
Be yourself today, you look beautiful like that.

Written by Sarah Palmer, Owner – Functional Rustic

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3 Tier Wooden Tea Light Holder – Black

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Mini Chalk Board – Green by Functional Rustic

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10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic 3.8.19

10 Inspirational Quotes from Functional Rustic. Follow Functional Rustic and see all that Functional Rustic has to offer. Handcrafted Décor, Quotations, Tutorials and so much more.

  1. A woman is unstoppable after she realizes she deserves better.
A woman is unstoppable after she realizes she deserves better.

A woman is unstoppable after she realizes she deserves better.

2. This will all make perfect sense someday.

This will all make perfect sense someday.

This will all make perfect sense someday.

3. Dear universe, I am totally open to something awesome coming my way.

Dear universe, I am totally open to something awesome coming my way.

Dear universe, I am totally open to something awesome coming my way.

4. Life will keep bringing you the same test over and over again until you pass it.

 Life will keep bringing you the same test over and over again until you pass it.

Life will keep bringing you the same test over and over again until you pass it.

5. Born to make history.

Born to make history.

Born to make history.
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6. Just be happy. It drives people crazy.

Just be happy. It drives people crazy.

Just be happy. It drives people crazy.

7. Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extra ordinary destiny.

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extra ordinary destiny.

8. You glow differently when you’re actually happy.

You glow differently when you're actually happy.

You glow differently when you’re actually happy.

9. Everything in life need not be perfect to be perfect.

Everything in life need not be perfect to be perfect.

Everything in life need not be perfect to be perfect.

10. If you haven’t found it yet keep looking.


If you haven’t found it yet keep looking.

Written by Sarah Palmer – Owner, Functional Rustic

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