Listening is much more than allowing another to talk while waiting for a chance to respond. Listening is paying full attention to others and welcoming them into our very beings. The beauty of listening is that those who are listened to start feeling accepted, start taking our words more seriously and discovering their true selves.— Henri Nouwen
Pleasurable Self Talk quotations
Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work.
If human emotions largely result from thinking, then one may appreciably control one's feelings by controlling one's thoughts - or by changing the internalized sentences, or self-talk, with which one largely created the feeling in the first place.
I talk slicker than a pimp from Augusta who just had his linen suit dry-cleaned
This it is to be a man of the highest type: to be and not seem;
to do and not simply to talk; to have the right ideal, the true motive and patiently to transform conduct in accordance with it.
Be very careful what you say to yourself because someone very important is listening . . . YOU!
Thinking is the soul talking to itself.
If babies held the same tendency toward self-criticism as adults, they might never learn to walk or talk. Can you imagine infants stomping, 'Aarggh! Screwed up again!' Fortunately, babies are free of self-criticism. They just keep practicing.
Every single one of the major world faiths, whether we're talking about Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Darwinism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, have all come to the conclusion that what holds us back from our better self is ego, selfishness, greed, unkindness, hatred. And it all springs from a sense of thwarted ego.
Be mindful of your self-talk. It's a conversation with the universe.
There's a lot of talk about self-esteem these days.
It seems pretty basic to me. If you eat to feel proud of yourself, you've got to do things you can be proud of. Feelings follow actions.
I think the sheer fact of women talking, being, paradoxical, inexplicable, flip, self-destructiv e but above all else public is the most revolutionary thing in the world.
Comedy is the one absolutely self-aware art form.
Actually, hip-hop's another one, I suppose. Because in your songs you're talking about how good a hip-hop artist you are. It's like a painter painting a panting of himself painting a painting.
Fear less, hope more. Eat less, chew more. Talk less, say more. Hate less, love more.
I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.
I must learn to love the fool in me the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries.
Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions.
For talking monkeys to speak of truth is hubris of the highest degree.
Where is it writ large that talking monkeys should be able to model the cosmos? If a sea urchin or a racoon were to propose to you that it had a viable truth about the universe, the absurdity of that assertion would be self-evident, but in our case we make an exception.
The highest state of meditation is Samadhi, where there is no ego anymore, no doubts, no me, no you, no notion of time, no eating, no talking, no walking, no working and not doing anything at all, realizing that the Self is action-less.
Bring acceptance and compassionate self-talk.
Say nice things to yourself - you're the only one listening. Tell yourself, I am doing the best I can.
When you get before great people you don't talk a lot, you ask questions
Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
There is such a thing as tempting the gods.
Talking too much, too soon and with too much self-satisfaction has always seemed to me a sure way to court disaster. The forces of retribution are always listening. They never sleep.
So if I were talking to a young writer, I would recommend the cultivation of extreme indifference to both praise and blame because praise will lead you to vanity, and blame will lead you to self-pity, and both are bad for writers.
I'm self-conscious in photo shoots. I much prefer to do interviews and talk about the work.
Emptiness is in fact form when we forget the self.
There's nothing in the universe *other* than ourself. Nothing to compare, name, or identify. When it's the only thing there is, how can we talk about it?
Brain wave tests prove that when we use positive words, our "feel good" hormones flow. Positive self-talk releases endorphins and serotonin in our brain, which then flow throughout our body, making us feel good. These neurotransmitters stop flowing when we use negative words.
I was so self -conscious, every time football players went into a huddle, I thought they were talking about me.
I learned most, not from those who taught me but from those who talked with me.
The promotion of "self-esteem" in our schools has been so successful that people feel free to spout off about all sorts of things - and see no reason why their opinions should not be taken as seriously as the views of people who actually know what they are talking about.
We loosely talk of Self-realization, for lack of a better term.
But how can one realize that which alone is real? All we need to do is to give up our habit of regarding as real that which is unreal. All religious practices are meant solely to help us do this.
Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed.
I am not a fan of books ... I like to get information from doing stuff like actually talking to people and living real life.
Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.
She was just a shell of her former self, functioning and talking but hardly alive.