People who fit don’t seek. The seekers are those that don’t fit.
—Shannon L. Alder
Without adversity, we never find who we are.
—Lailah Gifty Akita
The bulk of life is discovering who you are—and then reconciling that with who you wish you were.
I think sometimes we spend so much time trying to find out who we are we lose sight of who we want to be
Sometimes when you lose your way, you find YOURSELF.
It’s okay to get lost every once in a while, sometimes getting lost is how we find ourselves.
So they gave me love in form of poison and tiny little pills, programming my emotions, teaching me how to feel. To act correct and talk correct and answer without knowing the question, because that,...
I thought if I could touch this place or feel it this brokenness inside me might start healing. Out here its like I’m someone else, I thought that maybe I could find myself if I...
What is really scary is running naked inside yourself, revealing the real you.
Find the right paths for your journey. Travel along these paths to your final destination.
You are what resides before, beyond and between what you think so do not be consumed by thought. It is only a fragment of your magic.
Your voice has haunted every inch of my soul since the last time I heard it…my world had been so dark, void of sound and then I heard you sing again—and it exploded. Everything came...
Think about it this way: While being married is about becoming the WIFE you are meant to be, being single allows you to focus on becoming the WOMAN you were born to be.
Starting a new way is never easy so…keep starting until the start sticks.
He gave himself to them completely, with no guilt, no shame, no reservation, and in that surrender he found a quiet, shining pearl he had never known existed – himself. He was Sam. He was...
You said you knew the perfect place to run to. A place that was empty of people, and buildings, and far, far away. A place covered in blood-red earth and sleeping life. A place longing...
When you’re unhappy, you get to pay a lot of attention to yourself. And you get to take yourself oh so very seriously. Your truly happy people, which is to say, your people who truly...
I never wanted to find my birth parents – if one set of parents felt like a misfortune, two sets would be self-destructive…I had no idea that you could like your parents or that they...
Too much time is wasted fighting one self and life itself. Peace and fulfilment emerge the moment you embrace both.
You can run away from yourself so often, and so much, just because the broken pieces of you cut your feet too deeply if you stay around for too long. But then what if someone...
—C. JoyBell C.
I do” to someone else.
It happened to me just this year with a beautiful boy I started hanging out with. Call me a hormonal teenager if you want, but evidently I haven’t grown out of this experience. His name,...
It is not true that everyone is special. It is true that everyone was once special and still possesses the ability to recover it.
Follow the light of your intuition, and keep away from the darkness of convention.
—Michael Bassey Johnson
But there was a difference between being stuck and choosing to stay. Between being found and finding yourself.
The land of possibility is a better place to make your home than the realm of expectation will ever be
Life is painful and messed up. It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. Lots of times people just let themselves get...
Find yourself first…like yourself first…love yourself FIRST…& friendship & love will naturally find YOU.
Whatever it takes to find the real you, don’t be daunted if the rest of the world looks on in shock.
The Truth is, we all get lost as we try to find our way. Perhaps the key is to stop, take a look around and enjoy the scenery as we go.
Your real self may be hiding somewhere, look for it within, when you find yourself, you can freely be what you want to be.
When my father was 17, he went to Montreal and found these submarine sandwich shops that were really successful, and weren’t in Toronto [his home town]. So he went to my grandparents and said: “Look,...
There are essentially two questions in life – a spiritual question and a material question. The spiritual question is ‘Who am I?’ The material question is ‘What am I to do with my life?’ One...
Perhaps we are all shells; but some of us have found the pearls inside, and this makes all the difference!
Loneliness is designed to help you discover who you are…and to stop looking outside yourself for your worth.
When you fight yourself to discover the real you, there is only one winner.
I’ve spent awhile trying to figure out where I’m going and the only thing I’ve come to realize is it doesn’t matter where, it’s how I get there.
Make yourself your role model, because people who do not have qualities depend on the qualities of others to shape their own qualities.
One of the best times for figuring out who you are & what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up.
While you’ll feel compelled to charge forward it’s often a gentle step back that will reveal to you where you and what you truly seek.
If you were not cast into the abyss, you would have never groped, reached as far as you could reach, to grasp for anything that you could possibly touch, anything that you could possibly feel...
Some steps need to be taken alone. It’s the only way to really figure out where you need to go and who you need to be.
Money isn’t the solution to your problems. It only lets you carry your unhappiness around in style.
If you want to find the trail, if you want to find yourself, you must explore your dreams alone. You must grow at a slow pace in a dark cocoon of loneliness so you can...
Always try to come back to your senses when in love, because that’s the moment you become almost carried away by sensuality and sentiments.
One of the best things you can do in life is to embrace who you are. Once you do that NOTHING can stop you. You have found the greatest gift that has been given. The...
If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is…an opportunity to get to know YOU, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one...
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 know how creative people are, we have to try everything until we find our niche.
This town of churches and dreams; this town I thought I would lose myself in, with its backward ways and winding roads leading to nowhere; but, I found myself instead. -Magic in the Backyard (excerpt...
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