The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.— Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Controversy Old 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.
India is an Old country but a young nation…I am young and I too have a dream, I dream of India Strong, Independent, Self-Reliant and in the front rank of the nations of the world, in the service of mankind.
The ultimate self is free from sin, free from old age, free from death and grief, free from hunger and thirst, which desires nothing and imagines nothing.
We are what we believe we are.
The self (Soul) is the constant-witness consciousness.
Through all months, seasons and years, through all divisions of time, the past, present and future the consciousness remains one and self luminous. It neither rises nor sets. The ultimate self is free from sin, free from old age, free from death and grief, free from hunger and thirst, which desires nothing and imagines nothing.
A lot of people, black, white, mexican, young or old, fat or skinny have a problem being true to they self. They have a problem looking in the mirror and looking directly into their own souls. Only reason I am who I am today is because I can look directly into my face and find my soul
Most children would rather preserve the fantasy of a loving connection with their fathers and mothers, at all costs, even if it costs them their self-esteem. When you're three or seven years old, it's less frightening to think of yourself as an unlovable, disappointing screwup than to recognize the fact that you're living with a monster.
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!
Act as young as you feel. You're not getting older; you're getting more entitled to be your fabulous self.
All that I have said and done, Now that I am old and ill, Turns into a question till I lie awake night after night And never get the answers right.
We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are opposed to us..... The old "manifest destiny" idea ought to be modified so that each nation has the manifest destiny to do the best it can - and that without cant, without the assumption of self-righteousness and with a desire to learn to the uttermost from other nations.
Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
The American mood, perhaps even the American character, has changed.
There are few manifestations any longer of the old American self-assurance which so irritated Dickens. Instead, there is a sense of frustration so perceptible that even our politicians have attempted to exploit it.
Let me begin now, this very night, to emulate Christ.
Cast off forever will be the old self and with it defeat, despair, doubt, and disbelief. To a newness of life I come--a life of faith, hope courage, and joy. No task looms too large; no responsibility too heavy; no duty is a burden. All things become possible.
Tracy: Stop eating people's old french fries, little pigeon.
Have some self-respect. Don't you know you can fly?
Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.
The only person who acts sensibly is my tailor.
He takes my measure anew every time he sees me. Everyone else goes by their old measurements.
I was scared before every battle. That old instinct of self-preservation is a pretty basic thing, but while the action was going on some part of my mind shut off and my training and discipline took over. I did what I had to do.
They who say that women do not desire the right of suffrage, that they prefer masculine domination to self-government, falsify every page of history, every fact in human experience. It has taken the whole power of the civil and canon law to hold woman in the subordinate position which it is said she willingly accepts.
Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.
You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt;
as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear, as young as your hope, as old as your despair.
Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince.
Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.
Like an old gold-panning prospector, you must resign yourself to digging up a lot of sand from which you will later patiently wash out a few minute particles of gold ore.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
I think the greatest thing in the world is to believe in people.
Memory is the only thing that binds you to earlier selves;
for the rest, you become an entirely different being every decade or so, sloughing off the old persona, renewing and moving on. You are not who you were, he told her, nor who you will be.
Most of us still caged within careers chosen for us by our not entirely worldly 18-22 year old selves.
I lost myself trying to please everyone else. Now I'm losing everyone while I'm finding myself.
Remember me? I'm back to my old self again.
No responsibilities, no attachments, no encumbrances. I don't want to own anything, love anyone, or get too attached to people, places or things. It's a rule that seems to work well for me.
Clutter is not just physical stuff. It's old ideas, toxic relationships and bad habits. Clutter is anything that does not support your better self.
You can't get old without living.
If you want to improve you self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.
So the secret is just to say 'Yes!' and jump off from here.
Then there is no problem. It means to be yourself, always yourself, without sticking to an old self.
A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes.
Give me the old familiar world, post-office and all, with this ever new self, with this infinite expectation and faith, which does not know when it is beaten.
Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Ambition, old as mankind, the immemorial weakness of the strong.
I have moments where I miss my old self.
But I think anyone can get caught up in what we used to have. But at the same time, we can choose to focus on the beauty of now.
Self-realization is a process of permanent auto-creation, an elaboration of the new man at the expense of the old.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
There is one day that is ours. There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.
Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker's game because they almost always turn out to be — or to be indistinguishable from — self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time.
I'm channelling my 14-year-old self. She's thinking about putting on her big hoop earrings and baggy pants and going to the mall downtown.
When you start to crack open, don't waste a moment gathering your old self up into something like you knew before. Let your new self splash like sunlight into every dark place and laugh and cry and make sounds you never made & thank all that is holy for the gift.
It is only by remembering that 'Another lives in me' that we can die daily to that old, false, usurping self, and that we can continue to be drawn further in and higher up into the life of God. To 'practice the presence' is to continually call to mind this great reality.