Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic self-hood, whether or not it conforms to some image of who we ought to be. As we do so, we will not only find the joy that every human being seeks--we will also find our path of authentic service in the world.— Parker J. Palmer
Massive Authentic Self quotations
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.
We think sometimes we're only drawn to the good, but we're actually drawn to the authentic. We like people who are real more than those who hide their true selves under layers of artificial niceties
Don’t be afraid of being unique. It’s like being afraid of your best self.
We are what we believe we are.
Authentic spirituality is revolutionary.
It does not legitimate the world, it breaks the world; it does not console the world, it shatters it. And it does not render the self content, it renders it undone.
Authentic love must be founded on reciprocal recognition of two freedoms.
For each of them, love would be the revelation of the self through the gift of the self and the enrichment of the universe.
Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure to put aside their authentic selves and to display only a small portion of their gifts.
Success - See your goal; Understand the obstacles; Create a positive mental picture; Clear your mind of self doubt; Embrace the challenge; Stay on track; Show the world you can do it!
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
It is naive to think that self-assertiveness is easy.
To live self-assertively--which means to live authentically--is an act of high courage. That is why so many people spend the better part of their lives in hiding--from others and also from themselves.
Believing that you're enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic.
Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
Learning always involves self-transcendence.
Learning calls forth what is in us, helping us to move toward authenticity and wholeness.
Finding your passion isn't just about careers and money.
It's about finding your authentic self. The one you've buried beneath other people's needs.
There is no shop, book, or person, that gives you confidence;
it comes through reconnecting with your true authentic self.
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.
Bring the best of your Authentic Self to every opportunity.
When you suppress your true feelings or follow a path that isn’t really yours, you aren’t living your authentic self. Your soul made a plan for this life before you incarnated, and that plan is your true life purpose. Acting in line with your life purpose is one way to live in the light, another step on the path toward expanded consciousness.
An authentic response to who God is and what He's done.
..What we do is useful to the extent that it provides an ability for our community to voice things back to God. If it's unsuccessful in that, then it's just self-indulgence.
I lost myself trying to please everyone else. Now I'm losing everyone while I'm finding myself.
Your experiences are not limited to what you have created in the past
The liberating encounter with God/ess is always an encounter with our authentic selves resurrected from underneath the alienated self. It is not experienced against, but in and through relationships, healing our broken relations with our bodies, with other people, with nature.
Our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self acceptance.
If you want to improve you self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.
As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is "AUTHENTICITY".
The only proper mask to wear in life is your own damn face.
Ultimately there is no power to narcissistic, self-indulgent thinking.
Authentic thinking originates with an encounter with the world.
Who you become is infinitely more important than what you do, or what you have.
Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves.
We must learn to respect them. We must learn to listen.
I think the most important thing in life is self-love, because if you don't have self-love, and respect for everything about your own body, your own soul, your own capsule, then how can you have an authentic relationship with anyone else?
I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I've become. If I had, I'd have done it a lot earlier.
Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.
Being in your element is not only about aptitude, it's about passion: it is about loving what you do...tapping into your natural energy and your most authentic self.
Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
A leader will find it difficult to articulate a coherent vision unless it expresses his core values, his basic identity...one must first embark on the formidable journey of self-discovery in order to create a vision with authentic soul.
Passion will always move you in the direction of your authentic self.
Authenticity means to be the author of your own life.
Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn't shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Don't allow others to control the direction of your life. Don't allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.
Authenticity is an alignment between your beliefs, your desires and your choices in the world. Desires that are in alignment with core beliefs generate powerful actions. Like a wave that draws from the depths of the ocean, actions connected to your authentic self are more likely to manifest your intentions.
Authentic empowerment is the knowing that you are on purpose, doing God's work, peacefully and harmoniously.
Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself.
I love my husband very much. I knew it was real true love because I felt like I could be myself around that person. Your true, true innermost authentic self, the stuff you don't let anyone else see, if you can be that way with that person, I think that that's real love.
Be your authentic self. Your authentic self is who you are when you have no fear of judgment, or before the world starts pushing you around and telling you who you're supposed to be. Your fictional self is who you are when you have a social mask on to please everyone else. Give yourself permission to be your authentic self.