In love, there is no need to choose between self and other, because self is other.
that’s just not me!” stand in the way.
You ChoseYou chose.You chose.You chose.You chose to give away your love.You chose to have a broken heart. You chose to give up. You chose to hang on.You chose to react.You chose to feel insecure.You chose...
—Shannon L. Alder
There are no self made heroes or leaders. No matter how rugged or self assured, everyone requires a cast of players – friends, mentors, lovers, critics, villains and supporters – who call, invite, seduce, goad...
Within, you hold a tiny piece of eternity, a fraction of life, a mirror of the universe.
shoulds” that keep us stuck.
When you are no longer afraid is when you can be yourself.
It’s a funny thing, how it works…The moment we stop trying so hard to be someone, we become ourselves–only what was there all along, waiting and peeking out from behind all the masks we wore.And...
In your heart, you have a song that will change the world, once you give yourself permission to sing.
Practice holding labels lightly as leaders so you have greater range in your behaviors and are more adaptable and effective in a greater range of situations.
When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self acceptance opened.
The master in us all lives behind the masks and roles and wounds and beliefs. It calls us to live deep, full, radical lives. It asks us not to wait until we are told by...
You’ll never know who you are unless you shed who you pretend to be.
Being true to ourselves is about having courage to define our own version of what it is to live a successful life.
You will never change, unless you are honest with yourself or you are forced to be authentic by someone that was honest with him or herself.
Who are we without our addictions; without our media-induced hungers? So often the voices we hear echoing in our mind are not our own but that of our influencers. Isolation, while arguably going against human...
come hither” to be reason enough to go.
Do your fears warn of external dangers? Or, are they the kind that keep you from becoming more of your true self?
The source to low self-esteem is the lack of control you feel you have in your life. If you spend your life competing with others, trying to make right the wrongs done to you, or...
The most important therapeutic capacity is the ability to be present with an open heart and to be grounded in our inner being,in our essence and authentic self, in the meditative quality within, through which...
The ultimate barrier against love is the barrier of the constructed self.
Few experiences are more satisfying than becoming someone we always imagined we could be.
When you lose your ego, you win. It really is that simple.
Life is not a test administered by ourselves or a higher authority, and we’re not in form to learn lessons. We’re here to thrive, to celebrate being our authentic selves until it literally kills us.
Our inner wisdom is persistent, but quiet. It will always whisper, but it will never stop knocking at your door.
How can I participate in this community and still be who I am?
What if we choose not to do the things we are supposed to do? The principal gain is a sense of an authentic act – and an authentic life. It may be a short one,...
Who was I fooling, telling my heart to quiet its beautiful song so I could march in the parade of conformity? My biggest fool was me.
To persevere is one thing, but to push on ignoring your intuition is something quite different. Self-awareness is the practice of learning the difference.
Always/Authentic Self”], there is the possibility for pain.
God told us to love everyone. However, when you don’t like someone then you need to walk away and focus not on him or her, but the hatred you’re harboring. Otherwise, you will allow your...
The child will leave the nest. The best paint job will crack. The best play will become boring. The best work will grow tedious. The best art will lose meaning. The greatest creation will decay....
Often, our relationships become an unrealized quest for what is perfect, unfettered, and free of flaws. We expect our partners, spouses, and our friends to avoid missteps and to be magical mind readers. These secret...
The closer you come to your authentic self, the simpler everything becomes. Listen to your intuition. It will tell you who you are.
Where is your water? Know your garden.
A life out of balance is a person that doesn’t believe happiness can be achieved now, or in the future. It is as fleeting as the wind.
We sacrifice our potential because we do not know that we are pure potential.
Be true to yourself-at the core of your leadership are your values and morals.
When you begin to walk your own journey, to have your own unique conversation, you will naturally stop feeling envious of others. Not because you’ll realize your desires are different from theirs, but because they...
To reclaim our natural power and this birthright of real magic, we must get naked and face ourselves.The truth of Who You Really Are is vast. It is genius. It crackles with electricity and sensuality...
We all dream of being exactly what we are – powerful, beautiful, and worthy.
Listen to the rhythm of your life. March to the beat of your own sound. Your true self is what others are attracted to.
We believe that it is the job of each of us to step outside of ourselves, look beyond the shadows, and seek reality. If we hope to present an authentic self to the world, it...
False humility is a form of psychosis which was imprinted on most of us since birth. It is a mental illness because it locks us in a victim state of keeping our light turned down,...
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