Eric Micha’el Leventhal
The closer you come to knowing that you alone create the world of your experience, the more vital it becomes for you to discover just who is doing the creating.
To know a species, look at its fears. To know yourself, look at your fears. Fear in itself is not important, but fear stands there and points you in the direction of things that are important. Don’t be afraid of your fears, they’re not there to scare you; they’re there to let you know that something is worth it.
Charles F Glassman
In a few seconds, we judge another person and think we know them. When, the person we’ve lived with the longest, we still don’t know very well – ourselves.
To know yourself, you must first sacrifice the illusion that already you do.
It’s only through the degradation of the soul that you can know who you really are; when all else is stripped away, leaving you bare.
You’re not what you’re criticized for and you’re not what you’re praised for
To know yourself as the Being underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.
Somehow, we’ll find it. The balance between whom we wish to be and whom we need to be. But for now, we simply have to be satisfied with who we are.
Role models are only of limited use. For no one is as important, potentially powerful and as key in your life and world as you.
You are not who you think you are. You are not your fears, your thoughts, or your body. You are not your insecurities, your career, or your memories. You’re not what you’re criticised for and you’re not what you’re praised for. You are a boundless wealth of potential. You are everything that’s ever been. Don’t sell yourself short. Every sunset, every mountain, every river, every passionate crowd, every concert, every drop of rain – that’s you. So go find yourself. Go find your strength, find your beauty, find your purpose. Stop crafting your mask. Stop hiding. Stop lying to yourself and letting people lie to you. You’re not lacking in anything except awareness. Everything you’ve ever wanted is already there, awaiting your attention, awaiting your time.