Self Awareness Quotes
A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don't know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox's or bear's, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.
[Self Awareness] [Meister Eckhart] [Sou]
Maybe from as early as when you're five or six, there's been a whisper going at the back of your head, saying: One day, maybe not so long from now, you'll get to know how it feels. So you're waiting, even if you don't quite know it, waiting for the moment when you realise that you really are different to them; that there are people out there, like Madame, who don't hate you or wish you any harm, but who nevertheless shudder at the very thought of you ? of how you were brought into this world and why ? and who dread the idea of your hand brushing against theirs. The first time you glimpse yourself through the eyes of a person like that, it's a cold moment. It's like walking past a mirror you've walked past every day of your life, and suddenly it shows you something else, something troubling and strange.
[Perception] [Self Awareness] [Rejection] [Kazuo Ishiguro] [Outsiders]
I like that: a little pressure on the understood boundaries of yourself. Sounded like something out of a self-awareness class, probably with yoga. See what kind of a pretzel you can tie yourself into and press on the understood... I was raving, if only to myself.
[Self Awareness] [Yoga] [Boundaries] [Robin Mckinley]
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.
[Life] [Fear] [Wisdom] [C. Joybell C.] [Courage] [Inspirational Life] [Inspirational Quotes] [Living] [Life And Living] [Bravery] [Inspiring] [Living Life] [Self Awareness] [Self Knowledge] [Fears] [Wisdom Quotes] [Inspirational Living] [Know Thyself] [Know Yourself] [The Significance Of Fear]
The difference between my darkness and your darkness is that I can look at my own badness in the face and accept its existence while you are busy covering your mirror with a white linen sheet. The difference between my sins and your sins is that when I sin I know I'm sinning while you have actually fallen prey to your own fabricated illusions. I am a siren, a mermaid; I know that I am beautiful while basking on the ocean's waves and I know that I can eat flesh and bones at the bottom of the sea. You are a white witch, a wizard; your spells are manipulations and your cauldron from hell yet you wrap yourself in white and wear a silver wig.
[C. Joybell C.] [Goodness] [Hypocrisy] [Self Awareness] [Genuine] [Fake] [Mermaid] [Self Acceptance] [Wizard] [Genuineness] [Badness] [Siren] [White Witch]
I am sure it is everyone?s experience, as it has been mine, that any discovery we make about ourselves or the meaning of life is never, like a scientific discovery, a coming upon something entirely new and unsuspected; it is rather, the coming to conscious recognition of something, which we really knew all the time but, because we were unwilling to formulate it correctly, we did not hitherto know we knew.
[Inspirational] [Self Esteem] [Self Awareness] [Life Experience] [Esteem] [W.H. Auden]
Try giving up all the thoughts that make you feel bad, or even just some of them, and see how doing that changes your life. You don't need negative thoughts. All they have ever given you was a false self that suffers. They are all lies.
[Self Awareness] [Self Improvement] [Self Confidence] [Negativity] [Gina Lake]