I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately.— Henry David Thoreau
Floundering True Self quotations
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
If you want to give birth to your true self, you are going to have to dig deep down into that body of yours and let your soul howl. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and trust that if you turn off your head, your feet will take you where you need to go.
Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed.
Give up identification with this mass of flesh as well as with what thinks it a mass. Both are intellectual imaginations. Recognise your true self as undifferentiated awareness, unaffected by time, past, present or future, and enter Peace.
If you don't have self-respect, if you don't have dignity, if you don't have some true knowledge of self and who you are, and where you're coming from, then you're absolutely lost.
We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us.
Yoga is for internal cleansing, not external exercising. Yoga means true self-knowledge.
Freedom, by definition, is people realizing that they are their own leaders.
True motivation comes from achievement, personal development, job satisfaction, and recognition.
Our happiest times are those in which we forget ourselves, usually in being kind to someone else. That tiny moment of self-abdication is an act of true humility: the man who loses himself finds himself and finds his happiness.
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
There is a dance only you can do, that exists only in you, here and now, always changing, always true. Are you willing to listen with fascination? If you are, it will deliver you unto the self you have always dreamed you could be. This is a promise.
Knowledge of one's identity, one's self, community, nation, religion, and God, is the true meaning of resurrection, while ignorance of it signifies hell.
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
The true gospel is a call to self-denial. It is not a call to self-fulfillment.
Sometimes you have to let everything go - purge yourself.
If you are unhappy with anything - whatever is bringing you down - get rid of it. Because you will find that when you are free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.
When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be.
This above all; to thine own self be true.
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
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.
True wealth is having your health, and knowledge of self.
Health, wealth, beauty, and genius are not created;
they are only manifested by the arrangement of your mind-that is, by your concept of yourself, and your concept of yourself is all that you accept and consent to as true.
True genius, in strategy or anywhere, lies in self-control, self-mastery, presence of mind, fluidity of thought.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men.
True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true.
I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.
The world is so unhappy because it is ignorant of the true Self.
Man’s real nature is happiness. Happiness is inborn in the true Self. Man’s search for happiness is an unconscious search for his true Self. The true Self is imperishable; therefore, when a man finds it, he finds a happiness which does not come to an end.
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is ugliness.
Every form of true education trains the student in self-reliance
I wanted only to try to live in accord with the promptings which came from my true self. Why was that so very difficult?
You can put a new shirt on your back, slide a fresh chain around your neck, and accumulate all the money and power in the world, but at the end of the day those are just layers. Money and power don't change you, they just further expose your true self.
The true Christian reaction to suffering and sorrow is not the attitude of self-pity, fatalism or resentment; it is the spirit which takes life's difficulties as a God given opportunity, and regards its troubles as a sacred trust, and wears the thorns as a crown.
To experience love, we must go inside.
When you experience real love you get into a state which is beyond words. You are filled with a joy that goes beyond all emotions. True love is the love of the inner Self.
There are free men with the spirit of a slave, and slaves whose spirit is full of freedom. He who is true to his inner self is a free man, while he whose entire life is merely a stage for what is good and beautiful in the eyes of others, is a slave.
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues.
In order to realize our true self we must be willing to live without being dependent upon the opinion of others.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Love is who you are. Your true self is pure love, infinite awareness, and unbounded joy...As you realize this, you will feel a small light in your heart. At first it will be the size of a spark, then a candle flame, then a raging bonfire.
True wisdom consists in two things: Knowledge of God and Knowledge of Self.
The other part of the true religion is our duty to man.
We must love our neighbour as our selves, we must be charitable to all men for charity is the greatest of graces, greater then even faith or hope & covers a multitude of sins. We must be righteous & do to all men as we would they should do to us.