One of the founders of the self-help movement, Louise Hay was an American motivational author. Published in 1976, Heal Your Body is considered one of the best books discussing the mind and body connection.

Hay went through some really rough experiences, and “rough” doesn’t even come close to describing those events. At the age of 5 she was raped, at 15 she got pregnant and gave up her newborn baby for adoption, and in her 50s she was diagnosed with incurable cervical cancer.

While many of us would probably lose all hope, Hay chose to analyze what she was dealing with and came to the conclusion that her body was reacting to all the hatred and resentment she accumulated for everything that happened to her. That’s when she refused a conventional medical treatment and began to combine therapy with nutrition, reflexology and a regimen of forgiveness to heal her body – successfully.

Louise Hay teaches us how our thoughts are responsible for whatever happens to us and our bodies – they can heal or sicken us.

Here are 17 Louise Hay quotes to help you clear your conscience and heal your soul:


Every thought we think is creating our future.

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.

I have noticed that the Universe loves gratitude. The more grateful you are, the more goodies you get.

I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.

I say “Out” to every negative thought that comes to my mind. No person, place, or thing has any power over me, for I am the only thinker in my mind. I create my own reality and everyone in it.

The point of power is always in the present moment.

I will not be distracted by noise, chatter, or setbacks. Patience, commitment, grace, and purpose will guide me.

When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.

Self-approval and self-acceptance in the now are the main keys to positive changes in every area of our lives.

The mental thought patterns that cause the most disease in the body are criticism, anger, resentment and guilt.

If I want to be accepted as I am, then I need to be willing to accept others as they are.

Love who and what you are and what you do. Laugh at yourself and at life, and nothing can touch you.

The more we love ourselves, the less we project our pain onto the world.


Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.

Would you really dig into yesterday’s garbage to make tonight’s meal? Do you dig into old mental garbage to create tomorrow’s experiences? If a thought or belief does not serve you, let it go!

Each one of us has a three-year-old child within us, and we often spend most of our time yelling at that kid in ourselves. Then we wonder why our lives don’t work.

Life is a lottery that we’ve already won. But most people have not cashed in their tickets.