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Abhijit Naskar
There are pearls in the deepest fathoms of the Self, but to get them you will have to go through unimaginable perils.
Abhijit Naskar
Know the One - the Self, and you'll know the All.
Abhijit Naskar
When one attains self-knowledge, distinctions of race and religion vanish.
Abhijit Naskar
Time spent in assessing one's self, is the time spent best.
Abhijit Naskar
The Self, when finite, is Human and when infinite, is God.
Abhijit Naskar
Know thy self, and the world will be thy oyster!
Alain de Botton
What we encounter in works of art and philosophy are objective versions of our own pains and struggles, evoked and defined in sound, language or image. Artists and philosophers not only show us what we have felt, they present our experiences more poignantly and intelligently than we have been able; they give shape to aspects of our lives that we recognise as our own, yet could never have understood so clearly on our own. They explain our condition to us, and thereby help us to be less lonely with, and confused by it.
Albert Einstein
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
Alison Goodman
I found power in accepting the truth of who I am. It may not be a truth that others can accept, but I cannot live any other way. How would it be to live a lie every minute of your life.
Amanda Craig
It's not by accident that people talk of a state of confusion as not being able to see the wood for the trees, or of being out of the woods when some crisis is surmopunted. It is a place of loss, confusion, terror and anger, a place where you can, like Dante, find yourself going down into Hell. But if it's any comfort, the dark wood isn't just that. It's also a place of opportunity and adventure. It is the place in which fortunes can be reversed, hearts mended, hopes reborn.
Ana Claudia Antunes
After one divorce and other on the way I am seriously considering a ME-rriage now and .t's going to be epic! I will ask my hand in meTRInomy, for it will become a trigamy. And me, my higher self and third I will live happily ever after life...We will live in threesomeness!
Angelus Silesius
If Christ were born in Bethlehem a thousand times and not in thee thyself; then art thou lost eternally.
bell hooks
Love is a combination of care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect and trust.
Belsebuub
Dreams are an insight into our psychology: they are what we are, but stripped of the conventions and norms of psychology, and the rules of the physical world…
Belsebuub
What you have within you in your life is what you are after death. If you have explored it to some extent, you would see how life continues after death, and know that after death the consequences of the way that you have lived follow.
Belsebuub
No one can give you that which you can find within yourself.
Belsebuub
Consciousness cannot be glimpsed as though it were something outside yourself, because it is you.
Belsebuub
Low states are a like a poison to the psyche. Millions of people throughout the world take tranquillizers each day to combat depression, but this does not tackle its root cause, which is found in the basic state of the internal energies of the psyche.Basically the energy of the psyche needs to change, from low states to spiritual ones. It requires inner observation, the destruction of the egos, and alchemical transformation.
Benson Bruno
I don't dwell on the fact that I may have ridden on planes. That which I can't remember having needed, I simply accept. It is the most preferable kind of self-insight: one that does not require any accompanying change in behavior.
Bruce Lee
True mastery transcends any particular art. It stems from mastery of oneself--the ability, developed through self-discipline, to be calm, fully aware, and completely in tune with oneself and the surroundings. Then, and only then, can a person know himself.
C. JoyBell C.
I don't fit into any stereotypes. And I like myself that way.
C. JoyBell C.
Let us each take up our flaming torches and mount as the blazing fireballs of light that we are and let's burn the skies and leave it with deep scars and let them be our signatures upon eternity as we go forth!
C. JoyBell C.
If you walk on sunlight, bathe in moonlight, breathe in a golden air and exhale a Midas' touch; mark my words, those who exist in the shadows will try to pull you into the darkness with them. The last thing that they want is for you to see the wonder of your life because they can't see theirs.
C. JoyBell C.
The most adventurous journey to embark on; is the journey to yourself, the most exciting thing to discover; is who you really are, the most treasured pieces that you can find; are all the pieces of you, the most special portrait you can recognize; is the portrait of your soul.
C. JoyBell C.
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.
C. JoyBell C.
Do not limit yourself to your own preconceptions of yourself, but throw yourself out onto a blank page that you haven't written on yet, and see what you find out about you, see what story unfolds, see what happens! I always do this, and sometimes it can be very frightening! To very often have a blank page with nothing written on it yet! I feel as though I am a soul with a single covering
C. JoyBell C.
I am my own biggest critic. Before anyone else has criticized me, I have already criticized myself. But for the rest of my life, I am going to be with me and I don't want to spend my life with someone who is always critical. So I am going to stop being my own critic. It's high time that I accept all the great things about me.
C. JoyBell C.
We must not be defined by what we do, but we must be what and who we are, then only happen to do what we do!
C. JoyBell C.
The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I'm not going to let myself pull me down anymore.
C. JoyBell C.
If you swim effortlessly in the deep oceans, ride the waves to and from the shore, if you can breathe under water and dine on the deep treasures of the seas; mark my words, those who dwell on the rocks carrying nets will try to reel you into their catch. The last thing they want is for you to thrive in your habitat because they stand in their atmosphere where they beg and gasp for some air.
C. JoyBell C.
There is a magnificent, beautiful, wonderful painting in front of you! It is intricate, detailed, a painstaking labor of devotion and love! The colors are like no other, they swim and leap, they trickle and embellish! And yet you choose to fixate your eyes on the small fly which has landed on it! Why do you do such a thing?
Charlotte Eriksson
You read and write and sing and experience, thinking that one day these things will build the character you admire to live as. You love and lose and bleed best you can, to the extreme, hoping that one day the world will read you like the poem you want to be.
Claudia Gray
Self-knowledge is better than self-control any day, Raquel said firmly. And I know myself well enough to know how I act around cookies.
Dada Bhagwan
Dharma (function or properties) of the mind, dharma of the intellect, dharma of the chit, dharma of the ego
Dada Bhagwan
In this world, it is a great Self-effort to deliberately remain ignorant despite knowing, right? I deliberately remain ignorant in spite of having the Knowledge.
Dada Bhagwan
Dharma (function or properties) of the mind, dharma of the intellect, dharma of the chit, dharma of the ego
Dada Bhagwan
Ignorance' (absence of Self-Knowledge) creates vibrations (causes) and 'Knowledge' (Self-Knowledge) stops these vibrations.
Dada Bhagwan
What is the nature of the Self (Soul)? To 'see' the dharma (function) of everything, to see 'who is performing what function, and how that function is being performed.' To 'see' it, is called the function of the Self (Soul).
David Amerland
Fathom your motivation so that you understand what you are prepared to do and why.
Don Murray
My ignorance is essential. I do not write what I know but what I need to know.
Ernst Jünger
It is no coincidence that precisely when things started going downhill with the gods, politics gained its bliss-making character. There would be no reason for objecting to this, since the gods, too were not exactly fair. But at least people saw temples instead of termite architecture. Bliss is drawing closer; it is no longer in the afterlife, it will come, though not momentarily, sooner or later in the here and now - in time.The anarch thinks more primitively; he refuses to give up any of his happiness. Make thyself happy is his basic law. It his response to the Know thyself at the temple of Apollo in Delphi. These two maxims complement each other; we must know our happiness and our measure.
Frank Herbert
Try looking into that place where you dare not look! You'll find me there, staring out at you!
G.I. Gurdjieff
Knowledge can be acquired by a suitable and complete study, no matter what the starting point is. Only one must know how to 'learn.' What is nearest to us is man; and you are the nearest of all men to yourself. Begin with the study of yourself; remember the saying 'Know thyself.
George K. Simon Jr.
Playing the victim role: Manipulator portrays him- or herself as a victim of circumstance or of someone else's behavior in order to gain pity, sympathy or evoke compassion and thereby get something from another. Caring and conscientious people cannot stand to see anyone suffering and the manipulator often finds it easy to play on sympathy to get cooperation.
Heinrich von Kleist
We see that in the organic world, to the same degree that reflection gets darker and weaker, grace grows ever more radiant and dominant. But just as two lines intersect on one side of a point, and after passing through infinity, suddenly come together again on the other side; or the image in a concave mirror suddenly reappears before us after drawing away into the infinite distance, so too, does grace return once perception, as it were, has traversed the infinite--such that it simultaneously appears the purest in human bodily structures that are either devoid of consciousness or which possess an infinite consciousness, such as in the jointed manikin or the god.
Hermann Hesse
I call that man awake who, with conscious knowledge and understanding, can perceive the deep unreasoning powers in his soul, his whole innermost strength, desire and weakness, and knows how to reckon with himself.
Hugo Munsterberg
...young people know very little about themselves and their abilities. When the day comes on which they discover their real strong points and their weaknesses, it is often to late. They have usually been drawn into the current of a particular vocation, and have given too much energy to the preparation for a specific achievement to change the whole life-plan once more. The entire scheme of education gives to the individual little chance to find himself.
Isocrates
Spend your leisure time in cultivating an ear attentive to discourse, for in this way you will find that you learn with ease what others have found out with difficulty.
Ja A. Jahannes
Unless we learn to know ourselves, we run the danger of destroying ourselves.
James Hillman
...you find your genius by looking in the mirror of your life. Your visible image shows your inner truth, so when you're estimating others, what you see is what you get. It therefore becomes critically important to see generously, or you will get only what you see; to see sharply, so that you discern the mix of traits rather than a generalized lump; and to see deeply into dark shadows, or else you will be deceived.
James Rozoff
You may never live long enough to discover who you are, but by the time you reach middle age you will hopefully realize who you are not.
Jonathan Franzen
[P]art of having a complicated mind was understanding its limits, understanding that it couldn't think of everything. Stupidity mistook itself for intelligence, whereas intelligence knew its own stupidity.
Jonathan Franzen
Reading enables me to maintain a sense of something substantive
Jordan B. Peterson
The things that pose the greatest threats to your survival are the most real things.
Jostein Gaarder
Wisest is she who knows she does not know.
Kilroy J. Oldster
We employ education and the convictions gained through the intermeshing of personal experiences and fresh ideas to establish the configuration of our being that in actuality was our mysterious potentiality from the very inception of our birth.
Kilroy J. Oldster
Self-knowledge, a spiritual metamorphosis, precedes understanding other people and comprehending the beauty of being part of the spontaneous interplay of the natural world.
Kilroy J. Oldster
A person whom writes begins by putting down what they know about loneliness, shame, love, and heartache. In writing fully, they discover many other aspects of themselves that they never suspected including doubts, beliefs, ironies, and farcicalities.
Kilroy J. Oldster
Stored personal memories along with handed down collective memories of stories, legends, and history allows us to collate our interactions with a physical and social world and develop a personal code of survival. In essence, we all become self-styled sages, creating our own book of wisdom based upon our studied observations and practical knowledge gleaned from living and learning. What we quickly discover is that no textbook exist how to conduct our life, because the world has yet to produce a perfect person
Kilroy J. Oldster
Enlightenment
Kilroy J. Oldster
The purpose of life is to become acquainted with the deepest recesses of a person's own mind by reflecting upon what a person reads, witnesses, and personally experiences. Wisdom is a form of power. Lacking knowledge of the world and without comprehending the essence of humanity, we can never know the truth of our own being.
Kilroy J. Oldster
Stored personal memories along with handed down collective memories of stories, legends, and history allows us to collate our interactions with a physical and social world and develop a personal code of survival. In essence, we all become self-styled sages, creating our own book of wisdom based upon our studied observations and practical knowledge gleaned from living and learning. What we quickly discover is that no textbook exist how to conduct our life, because the world has yet to produce a perfect person
Kilroy J. Oldster
The self is a subjective entity created by our thoughts and deeds. All sense of happiness and emotional wellbeing turns upon how a person organizes their stream of consciousness into a creation and development of a positive or negative self-image.
Kilroy J. Oldster
Stored personal memories along with handed down collective memories of stories, legends, and history allows us to collate our interactions with a physical and social world and develop a personal code of survival. In essence, we all become self-styled sages, creating our own book of wisdom based upon our studied observations and practical knowledge gleaned from living and learning. What we quickly discover is that no textbook exist how to conduct our life, because the world has yet to produce a perfect person
Lailah Gifty Akita
I seek spirituality and self-knowledge.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Difficulties of life are valuable opportunities for self-discovery.
Larken Rose
When enough people understand reality, tyrants can literally be ignored out of existence. They can't ever be voted out of existence.
Mikhail Naimy
Ask not of things to shed their veils. Unveil yourselves, and things will be unveiled.
Nathaniel Branden
The challenge for people today--and it is not and easy one--is to maintain high personal standards even while feeling that one is living in a moral sewer.
Nathaniel Branden
All positive interactions with other human beings involve, to some degree, the experience of visibility-- that is, the experience of being seen and understood.
Nikki Rowe
Dismantle your wounds so you stop living your life by them.
Paul Brunton
Whoever wants the I to yield up its mysterious and tremendous secret must stop it from looking perpetually in the mirror, must stop the little ego's fascination with its own image.
Robert K. Massie
To prove to [her friend, Swedish diplomat Count] Gyllenborg that she was not superficial, Catherine composed an essay about herself, so that he would see whether I knew myself or not. The next day, she wrote and handed to Gyllenborg an essay titled 'Portrait of a Fifteen-Year-Old Philosopher.' He was impressed and returned it with a dozen pages of comments, mostly favorable. I read his remarks again and again, many times [Catherine later recalled in her memoirs]. I impressed them on my consciousness and resolved to follow his advice. In addition, there was something else surprising: one day, while conversing with me, he allowed the following sentence to slip out: 'What a pity that you will marry! I wanted to find out what he meant, but he would not tell me.
Robertson Davies
But the character of the music emphasized the tale as allegory--humorous, poignant, humane allegory--disclosing the metamorphosis of life itself, in which man moves from confident inexperience through the bitterness of experience, toward the rueful wisdom of self-knowledge.
Ron White
I had the right to remain silent... but I didn't have the ability.
Salman Rushdie
Obviously, a rigid, blinkered, absolutist world view is the easiest to keep hold of, whereas the fluid, uncertain, metamorphic picture I've always carried about is rather more vulnerable. Yet I must cling with all my might to … my own soul; must hold on to its mischievous, iconoclastic, out-of-step clown-instincts, no matter how great the storm. And if that plunges me into contradiction and paradox, so be it; I've lived in that messy ocean all my life. I've fished in it for my art. This turbulent sea was the sea outside my bedroom window in Bombay. It is the sea by which I was born, and which I carry within me wherever I go.
Sheila Walsh
...the greatest barrier to intimacy is fear -- fear of being known, fear of being rejected, fear of facing the truth about ourselves......We are afraid to be known because at some deep level we fear that the truth about us, when out in the open and reflected back to us through someone else's eyes, will be shocking to ourselves.
Stefan Molyneux
Those who make conversations impossible, make escalation inevitable.
Stefan Molyneux
Distraction serves evil more than any other mental state.
Stefan Molyneux
Sanity is not about confrontation. It's about filtering. Having a stable and happy life is about saying no to crazy people, not about inviting them in and then hoping that confrontations are going to make them sane.
Stefan Molyneux
Irrational expectations are at the root of most human suffering.
Stefan Molyneux
Forgiveness is created by the restitution of the abuser; of the wrongdoer. It is not something to be squeeeeeezed out of the victim in a further act of conscience-corrupting abuse.
Stefan Molyneux
I refuse to let the standards of evil people chip away at my capacity for integrity.
Stefan Molyneux
There is no key to open the heart of another - except curiosity.
Stefan Molyneux
The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens
Stefan Molyneux
If the sound of happy children is grating on your ears, I don't think it's the children who need to be adjusted.
Stefan Molyneux
We may not yet know the right way to go, but we should at least stop going in the wrong direction.
Stefan Molyneux
The three most important words in a relationship are not, 'I love you,' but, 'Tell me more.
Stefan Molyneux
When people have invested their identities into clichés, the only counter argument they have is 'being offended'.
Stefan Molyneux
The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens
Stefan Molyneux
The greater the gap between self perception and reality, the more aggression is unleashed on those who point out the discrepancy.
Stefan Molyneux
Baseless victimhood is usually the last stage before outright aggression.
Stefan Molyneux
Successful relationships are those relationships were conflicts are successfully resolved and in fact peoples intimacy, closeness, and love are enhanced through the resolution of conflicts. I have always become closer to my wife and to my friends when we have conflicts and work through them successfully because conflicts will always arise. They are an opportunity for intimacy, self-knowledge, and a greater connection.
Stefan Molyneux
The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens
Stefan Molyneux
The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens
Stefan Molyneux
SCREW CHILDREN! That's the mantra of the world. Instead of burying them with a national debt, shoving them in shitty schools, drugging them if they don't comply, hitting them, yelling at them, indoctrinating them with religion and statism and patriotism and military worship, what if we just did what was right for them? The whole world is built on screw children, and if we changed that, this would be an alien planet to us.
Stefan Molyneux
To be yourself is in many ways to be inconvenient to others. Only placaters and appeasers get along with other people all the time and that's not really getting along with anyone. That's just self erasure.
Stefan Molyneux
The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens
Stefan Molyneux
Compassion without discipline is egregious self-sabotage.
Stefan Molyneux
For the most part, people strenuously resist any redefinition of morality, because it shakes them to the very core of their being to think that in pursuing virtue they may have been feeding vice, or in fighting vice they may have in fact been fighting virtue.
Stefan Molyneux
What we do not confront, we inhabit.What we do not reject, we accept.What we do not fight, we become.
Steve Maraboli
What do you think will be more effective when it comes to succeeding, believing you can or KNOWING you will? Let today be the last day you took timid steps of belief and start taking confident steps of purpose-driven knowing!
Steve Maraboli
A lot of the conflict you have in your life exists simply because you're not living in alignment; you're not be being true to yourself.
Steve Maraboli
If you're not comfortable enough with yourself or with your own truth when entering a relationship, then you're not ready for that relationship.
Sunday Adelaja
The knowledge and successful pursuit of your destiny brings riches into your world
Sunday Adelaja
If you know who you are, this knowledge will attract people in all types of situation and circumstances to support your intentions and ideas
Sunday Adelaja
If we know who we are and have gone through a process of self-identification in accordance with the creator's plan, we will no longer undervalue ourselves or be afraid
Sunday Adelaja
Your inner knowledge of yourself is what matters
Sunday Adelaja
Being aware of who you are, you will ensure that you do not waste your time spending energy on unnecessary things
Sunday Adelaja
If you know who you are, it reduces your fear of trials
Sunday Adelaja
To succeed and reach your life goals, you must know who you are
Sunday Adelaja
Getting to know who you are is the secret to ensuring that your life will not be dull and unnoticed
Sunday Adelaja
The earlier you know who you are, the more effective and successful a life you will be able to live
Vironika Tugaleva
Only when we face the impossible, and experience the unbearable, do we find out who we truly are.
Vironika Tugaleva
When you love people, you are curious about who they are, what they think, and how they feel. You watch them closely, wondering about their experience and what you can do to make it more enjoyable. You feel compassion for their pain and seek to make it more bearable. You are eager to learn the unique language of their existence. You want to under-stand them, inspire them, heal them. What if you could look at yourself this way?
Vironika Tugaleva
Every bit of pain can be a blessing if we choose to listen to its message.
Vironika Tugaleva
Your pain is trying to tell you something. It is not an accident, a curse, or an inconvenience. Pain is a form of self-communication.
Vironika Tugaleva
If you do not respect your own wishes, no one else will. You will simply attract people who disrespect you as much as you do.
Voltaire
The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.
Will Advise
On building homes for fallen angels:When I was small - I sought a home,a place to go and rest my bones.Then founded something, of my own,I lived among the restless stones.If seeking leads you back to evil,what good is that, I asked a weevil.He said a home is what you make,it can't be real, if it is fake...And if you wait instead of seek,will you find love, or something bleak?I know (myself) for I have found,a beauty, hidden
Will Advise
On building homes for fallen angels:When I was small - I sought a home,a place to go and rest my bones.Then founded something, of my own,I lived among the restless stones.If seeking leads you back to evil,what good is that, I asked a weevil.He said a home is what you make,it can't be real, if it is fake...And if you wait instead of seek,will you find love, or something bleak?I know (myself) for I have found,a beauty, hidden