The mind is an amazing thing; our thought process shapes everything we experience in life– from our most intimate senses to our broadest perceptions of the universe. And when the mind is aligned with what is good and hopeful in our world, we begin to develop an outlook of positivity and possibility in everyday living.

With thoughts of health and happiness in “mind,” here are a few inspiring thoughts on discovering sublimity in all places –especially in places we expect to find it least:

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes – Marcel Proust
Positivity is a path that we ourselves embark on. When we choose to think positive, even the most familiar surroundings suddenly hold potential in ways we may have missed before.

Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be – Joseph Campbell
We discover the most fascinating possibilities when we let go of limitations and simply “follow our bliss” – whether that means art, spirituality, yoga, or anything else that inspires us to learn and grow.

Every really new idea looks crazy at first – Abraham H. Maslow
Positive thinking was the first step in many of the great ideas of our age, from flight to neuroscience. What man dreams, man can accomplish. And all dreams are worth following – especially when they sound scary and far beyond our comfort zone.

Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin; beginning makes the conditions perfect – Alan Cohen
Nobody is asked to achieve greatness overnight. All we need is to work confidently with what we possess in the present moment, and trust that small moments of possibility, when acted upon, lead to the great things we desire.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream – C. S. Lewis
We are but flowers, blooming for a brief sunny moment; our perceptions of age and achievement are relative to our short time spent on earth. In the grand scheme of things we really have the same potential to live out our dreams, whether age 7 or 70. So be positive, and start moving! It is never, never, never too late to begin.