The Power of Words


“In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”  John 1:1, King James Bible

As the Bible states, words are at the very heart of creation.  Words have the power to inspire us, guide us, illuminate the darkness and heal us on deep emotional, mental and spiritual levels.

The Optimum Health Institute (OHI) Focus Manual includes a selection of quotes we particularly treasure for their power to raise our awareness, spark our spirit and engage our mind.  We’re sharing some of them here.


Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.

—Johann Goethe


Because we don’t know what is really important to us, everything seems important.

Because everything seems important, we have to do everything.

Other people, unfortunately, see us as doing everything, so they expect us to do everything.

Doing everything keeps us so busy, we don’t have time to think about what is really important to us.


You need to believe that what you’re doing is right, and you need to stay focused. Without a clear course in mind, it’s very easy to be swayed by everybody’s opinions.

—Jane E. Shaw

When your daily activities are in concert with your highest priorities, you have a credible claim to inner peace.

—Hyrum Smith

Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.

—Albert Einstein

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that’s the stuff life is made of. —Benjamin Franklin


The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want

—Ben Stein

The human spirit lives on the hope of finding one’s purpose, the love in sharing with another, and in the faith it will be fulfilled.

—Robert P. Nees, Jr.

When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world.

—Jim Henson

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t yet realize how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!

—Anne Frank

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direc- tion we are moving.


You have your brains in your head, and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

—Dr. Seuss

Positive Mental Attitude

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.

—Albert Einstein

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

—Lou Holtz

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.

—Harry Truman

Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!

—Barbara Hoffman

Start each day with a grateful heart.

Focus on the positive aspects of every person you encounter.

End each day with a grateful heart.

—Lucy MacDonald

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.

—Jonathan Winters

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. —Art Linkletter


Instead of giving myself reasons why I can’t, I give myself reasons why I can.

—Author Unknown

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

—William Ellery Channing

That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the task itself has become easier, but that our ability to perform it has improved.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

—Franklin D. Roosevelt

The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.

—John Ruskin

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not some- times taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

—Anne Bradstreet


Patience with others is Love, Patience with self is Hope, Patience with

God is<



—Adel Bestavros

Patience is the key to contentment.          


How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?

—William Shakespeare

Little by little, through patience and repeated effort, the mind will become stilled in the Self.

—Bhagavad Gita

Patience is the companion of wisdom.   

—St. Augustine

If you are tempted to lose patience with your fellowman; stop and think how patient God has been with you.



Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.


Prayer is when we talk to God. Meditation is when we listen to God. And Alpha is the state of being that occurs when we do both.

—Robert P. Nees, Jr.

Practical prayer is harder on the soles of your shoes than on the knees of your trousers.

—Austin O’Malley

I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.

—Abraham Lincoln

God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.

—Mother Teresa

When your body, mind, and spirit are aligned, you can achieve good health. If you are looking for a holistic healing program, in San Diego or Austin, visit Optimum Health Institute . We can help you achieve your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual goals for optimal health. For more information about OHI, visit our website at .  To make your reservation, please call us at (800) 993-4325.

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