We asked folks to tell us about their favorite quote or affirmation and to tell us what it means to them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Wifty Bangura | Musician & Sound Healer

My favorite quote comes from the first Matrix movie. In the scene, a young boy demonstrates his ability to bend a metal spoon with his mind. He explains to Neo to not try and bend the spoon, and only to remember the truth, “…there is no spoon.” To me, this means that the world around us is indeed a simulation. It was created, and then more was created within it. Just as we were created and now create. We are reflections of who or whatever created us and our creations, be they tangible or emotional, are reflections of our inner worlds. It’s like a never ending mirror. Read more>>

Clayton Mattingly | Actor & Comedian

I love the idea of “making young me proud”. It’s an affirmation that keeps me on track in a lot of ways. It reminds me to handle myself with care in times of stress and it also pushes me when I need to be nudged along. I think of it like a promise, holding me accountable but never losing the child-like fascination. Read more>>

Saara Nishat | Singer & Songwriter

“Fortune favors the bold.” I’ve bounced around through a bunch of different quotes and affirmations over the years that have stuck with me, but in this chapter of my life, this one has stuck with me the most. Read more>>