Whatever we refuse to recognize about ourselves has a way of rearing its head and making itself known when we least expect it.

— Debbie Ford

The most delightful Debbie Ford quotes that are little-known but priceless

Unforgiveness is the poison you drink every day hoping that the other person will die.

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The greatest act of courage is to be and to ownall of who you are - without apology, without excuses, without masks to cover the truth of who you are.

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Embracing our dark side gives us a new found freedom to be with the darkness in others. For when I can love all of me, I will love all of you.

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It is time to search out your uniqueness, applaud and acknowledge yourself, and let your own light shine.

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Like the lotus flower that is born out of mud, we must honor the darkest parts of ourselves and the most painful of our life’s experiences, because they are what allow us to birth our most beautiful self.

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Do not wait another day to become fully engaged in your life, to learn to love and to forgive, and to live with greater purpose & meaning.

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We can't fight darkness with darkness.

We have to find compassion, and embrace the darkness inside of us in order to understand it and, ultimately, to transcend it.

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All of our suffering in life is from saying we want one thing and doing another.

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If you ask the Universe to be your partner and guide you on the path to wholeness, it will oblige.

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Fear is the culprit that robs us of our greatest lives.

And although it's mostly made up or a learned behavior from our past, almost everybody I've ever met in my life struggles with fear.

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Every important choice we make is being guided by one of two places: either it is an act of faith or it is an act of fear. Faith opens the door to a new future.

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To live in the light of a new day and an unimaginable and unpredictable future, you must become fully present to a deeper truth - not a truth from you head but a truth from your heart; not a truth from your ego but a truth from the highest source. You have to be willing to be deeply honest with yourself about the shape your life is in each day.

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About Debbie Ford

Quotes 150 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday October 1, 1955

Many of us are frightened to look within ourselves, and fear has us put up walls so thick we no longer remember who we really are.

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If you constantly beat yourself up with negative thoughts, you will either beat up on the people around you- verbally, emotionally, or physically- or you will beat up on yourself by destroying some area of your own life.

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By choosing not to allow parts of ourselves to exist, we are forced to expend huge amounts of psychic energy to keep them beneath the surface.

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Whatever inspires you is an aspect of yourself.

Any desire of the heart exists to support you in discovering and manifesting it. If you have an aspiration to be something, it is because you have the potential to manifest the quality you are seeing and the behavior that this quality will bring forth.

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In any area of our lives where we fail to act from integrity or violate our own understanding of what is right or wrong for us, we fall prey to putting the outside world’s needs before our own. We then disconnect from the enormity of our power and our ability to create what we want.

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A wise person once wrote, “Resentment is like drinking poison and hoping the other person would die.” But the only one dying is ourselves.

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Our persona was not created by accident;

it was created in order to camouflage the parts of ourselves we deemed the most undesirable and to overcompensate for what we believe to be our deepest flaws. What persona are you hiding behind?

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Loving yourself means making choices that allow you to care for the important person that you are.

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We and we alone have the power to change our lives, and we can choose to do so at any moment.

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Take back your light. Know that when you're in awe of someone else's greatness, you're really seeing yourself. Identify what you most admire or love about others and see how you can nourish those qualities and bring them out in yourself. Instead of fixating on someone else's brilliance, find ways to develop and demonstrate your own.

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Standing in our power demands that we be vulnerable, listen to our own voice, and take risks outside the comfort of what we know.

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We must be willing to take an honest look at ourselves and step out beyond our judgmental mind. It is here that we will have a life-altering shift in perception, an opening of our heart.

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The warrior woman is filled with the courage, confidence, and inner strength to leave the past behind. She knows that there is no way to express herself fully when she is still carrying burdens that need to be released.

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When you experience peace of soul, with each breath you are present to the fact that this is a divine moment, a moment to shine like you have never shone before, a moment to hold the whole world in your hands with a gentle thought and a kind heart.

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Faith gives us strength and reassurance and leaves us bathed in the wisdom that we are never alone.

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To ignite your confidence and reclaim your courage, you must step into the highest vision of who you are. The only way to do this is to make the journey back into the arms of the Divine.

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In order to reveal the gifts that lie beneath the surface of your heart’s greatest desires, you must look beyond your years here on earth, reconnect with the Divine, and bring forth your soul’s legacy into the present moment.

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Surrender is a gift that you can give yourself.

It's an act of faith. It's saying that even though I can't see where this river is flowing, I trust it will take me in the right direction.

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Your life will be transformed when you make peace with your shadow.

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We must risk the journey to a higher ground where there is freedom from the gravitational pull of our stories, the pull that comes from years of trying to prove that the stories we tell ourselves, the ones we've made up, are the truth.

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I define God as an energy. A spiritual energy. It has no denomination, it has no judgment, it has an energy that when we're connected to it we know why we're here and what we're here to do.

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Become aware of your negative expectations and practice replacing them with positive expectations.

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Each aspect within us needs understanding and compassion.

If we are unwilling to give it to ourselves how can we expect the world to give it to us?

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Vision lifts you up. It makes you smile a secret smile because you know that you have something very special to share. What is your vision?

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Before we can experience the pure & serene state of love, we must learn how to give forgiveness - to ourselves & to others. Have you forgiven yourself?

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You can’t just say that you’re committed to creating the best year of your life and expect it to stick. You have to make a conscious effort to allow this commitment to become part of your internal belief system.

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People with hearts filled with love, peace, and compassion live in heaven.

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Every day, each of us makes a multitude of choices that will impact our lives.

..the quality of our choices will dictate whether we will struggle in frustration or live an extraordinary life--the life of our dreams.

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True courage comes not just from feeling confident and strong, but from being the honest, authentic expression in yourself. Think about how audacious it is to really believe in yourself.

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Before you begin your day: Take a moment of silence and meditation, and give yourself permission to have all that you desire.

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Your soul’s desire are with you at birth like a hidden treasure chest of possibilities for you to discover as you grow and evolve into the person you were meant to be. Give voice to what you long for in the deepest place in your heart.

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Unfortunately, unless we're focused on building up our courage, which gives us our self-confidence and all that we need to make quantum change in our lives, the voice of fear will always take the lead inside our minds.

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Owning our power means claiming the credibility and uniqueness of our own humanity.

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Resentments lodge inside you, causing you to lose touch with your inherent worth, your joy, and - more important - your God-loving heart.

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Our society nurtures the illusion that all the rewards go to the people who are perfect. But many of us are finding out that trying to be perfect is costly.

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Everything that comes our way is so we can grow and evolve, and if we look at it like that, then we have the great opportunity to step into who we always wanted to be.

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A courageous warrior knows that she is powerfully sourced by something much greater than herself and that she can release the judgments of others.

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