Paul Wilson Quotes

“Admit you feel calm. If you wnat to trick your subconscious into helping you feel calm, simply repeat: ‘Every moment I feel calmer and calmer.'” ~Paul Wilson

“Approach something with your full attention and an open mind, and you’ll find pleasure and complexity in it. A bunch of grapes. Or a glass of water. Or a field of grass. Or a sky of clouds. Single out simple pleasures.” ~Paul Wilson

“As harsh as it may sound, mixing with highly stressed people will make you feel stressed. On the other hand, mixing with calm people – even for the briefest period – will leave you feeling calm. Select your company well.” ~Paul Wilson

“Be captivated by your breath. When you dwell on the sound of your breathing, when you can really hear it coming and going, peace will not be far behind.” ~Paul Wilson

“Brush or be brushed. Take the time to brush someone’s hair. Better still, brush your own – or have someone else do it. Slowly, methodically, extensively. (It massages several calming acupressure points, and the repetition works wonders.) ~Paul Wilson

“Concentrate on silence. When it comes, dwell on what it sounds like. Then strive to carry that quiet with you wherever you go. Carry a piece of the quiet.” ~Paul Wilson

“Disregard small issues. The most important skill in staying calm is not to lose sleep over small issues. The second most important skill is to be able to view all issues as small issues.” ~Paul Wilson

“Hard-working people never waste time on frivolous, fun-filled activities. yet, for hard-working people, any time spent this way is far from wasted. Waste some time.” ~Paul Wilson

“If you substitute a herbal tea such as peppermint for more stimulating drinks such as coffee and tea, your ability to be calm will be enhanced many times. Sip a peppermint.” ~Paul Wilson

“Jettison the past. There is seldom any rational reason for having regrets about past deeds or events. Because the past does not exist in any way other than in your memory. When you recognise this lack of reality, you can be calm.” ~Paul Wilson

“Leave it to others to be perfect, to be wonderful. Be content with what you are – you’ll be much more relaxed as a result. Pretend you’re human.” ~Paul Wilson

“Make a practice of looking for the best in people and situations. You’ll find that simple approach induces optimism and positivity – both of which lead to calm. Seek the best in everything.” ~Paul Wilson

“Most worries are future-based. They revolve around things that in most cases, will never happen. Concentrate on the present and the future will take care of itself. Worry when the time comes.” ~Paul Wilson

“Pause between changes. There’s always a temptation to lump all your life changes into one big masochistic event. Do your stress levels a favour and take on changes one at a time.” ~Paul Wilson

“Start every journey ten minutes early. Not only will you avoid the stress of haste, but if all goes well you’ll have ten minutes to relax before your next engagement.” ~Paul Wilson

“Take junior lessons. Take a lesson to calmness from children: watch how they live every moment for the pleasure of the moment. Pretend and you could be like that, too.” ~Paul Wilson

“The more beautiful your fruit bowl, the better stocked it is, the less likely you are to turn to stress-enhancing snack foods. Eat more fruit, and you’ll feel more relaxed – it’s as sweet as that. Invest in a fruit of bowl.” ~Paul Wilson

“Wear sensible shoes. Any reflexologist will tell you that true relaxation begins at the feet. It seems obvious, but wearing comfortable shoes is nearly as relaxing as wearing no shoes at all.” ~Paul Wilson