Self Awareness and Personal Growth

Peace seems scary, there’s no self-induced adrenaline in it. Who would you be without your story? — Byron Katie

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality. — Earl Nightingale

Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. — Matthew Arnold

When you believe that your problem is caused by someone else, then you are your own victim, and the situations appears to be hopeless. — Byron Katie

Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. — e.e. cummings

Freedom is the letting go of the fictional personal “I.” — Deepak Chopra

We are perfection in process. — Byron Katie

Inquiry is love-making. Mind making love with the mind. Self understanding the Self. — Byron Katie

It is okay to ask what you can give to yourself. In fact, it’s very okay. Personal ambition, personal happiness, and personal spiritual development stoke the fires of desire, of yearning, and of achievement. They are the cornerstones of evolution. — Neale Donald Walsch

People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life — Elizabeth Gilbert

Seeking love keeps you from the awareness that you already are it. — Byron Katie

Many times knowing what you don’t want to do opens up the path to know what you do want to do. — Oprah Winfrey

Most people are searching for happiness outside of themselves. That’s a fundamental mistake. Happiness is something that you are, and it comes from the way that you think. — Dr. Wayne Dyer

We don’t attach to things; we attach to our stories about them. — Byron Katie

When you know better, you do better. — Maya Angelou

Forgiveness is discovering that what you thought happened, didn’t. — Byron Katie

All sadness is a tantrum. — Byron Katie

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. — Marianne Williamson

Indulgence in resentment and vengeance will only further increase miseries to oneself and others in this life and in lives to come. — the Dalai Lama

You can’t change what you haven’t realized yet. Once you realize what you were asleep to, the change happens on its own. — Byron Katie

The greatness you seek is within you. Look inside yourself and find the voice you’ve been ignoring for so long. — Amanda Curtis Kane

Everyone in your life is a figment of your imagination—even you. — Byron Katie

We become what we think about all day long. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. — Dr. Seuss

Self-worth comes from one thing – thinking that you are worthy. — Dr. Wayne Dyer

Through inquiry, we discover how attachment to a belief or story causes suffering. Before the story there is peace. Then a thought enters, we believe it, and the peace seems to disappear. — Byron Katie

Nothing you believe is true. To know this is freedom. — Byron Katie

Relax and don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does. — Paulo Coelho

If you think you can do it, or think you cannot do it; You are right. — Henry Ford

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. — Winston Churchill

Our visions begin with our desires. — Audre Lord

When you question your stressful thoughts, you come to see that everything that has been troubling you is just a misunderstanding. — Byron Katie

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. Lewis B. Smedes Self Awareness — Lewis B. Smedes

Just one mental shift—focusing on the abundance of your environment—switches your psychological settings so that your life automatically improves in many areas you may think are unrelated. This is essentially a leap from fear to faith. — Martha Beck

Who would I be without my lie? — Byron Katie

No one can give you your freedom. You will feel free when being fully yourself is more important to you than controlling how others feel about you. — Dr. Margaret Paul

One big step toward Awakening: drop the storyline of “me”. — Ezra Bayda

Peace doesn’t require two people; it requires only one. It has to be you. The problem begins there and ends there. — Byron Katie

Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own. Bruce Lee Self Awareness — Bruce Lee

When you practice contentment you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes I already have everything that I really need’. — The Dalai Lama

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak. — Audre Lord

It is the Buddhist’s view that one’s own pleasure and pain are achieved by oneself and not generated from the outside. — the Dalai Lama

When we realize that we can’t know anything, all suffering ends. — Byron Katie

‎If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you. — Jesus (Gospel of Thomas)

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself – your own thinking coming back at you. — Byron Katie

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. — Marianne Williamson

You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room. — Dr. Seuss

Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge. — Audre Lord

Anytime you find yourself wanting sympathy, you’re trying to get someone to join you in your mythology. And it always hurts. — Byron Katie

If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything. — Thich Nhat Hanh

Would you rather be right or free? — Byron Katie

It’s not to seek and find. It is simply to ask and wait. — Byron Katie

We can always choose to perceive things differently. We can focus on what’s wrong in our life, or we can focus on what’s right. — Marianne Williamson

If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down. — Unknown

Affirmation plus action equals miracles. — Cheryl Richardson

And no one will listen to us until we listen to ourselves. — Marianne Williamson

The ego is terrified of the truth. And the truth is that the ego doesn’t exist. — Byron Katie

You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. — Lucille Ball

The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred. — Dalai Lama

It’s not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life ;it is how you handle what happens to you. — Zig Ziglar Self Awareness

Sometimes the “call” is just a whisper. — Oprah Winfrey

You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. — Lucille Ball

One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. — Maya Angelou

Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally… Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves. — Don Miguel Ruiz

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. — Confucius

As long as you have desires about how it ought to be you can’t see how it is. — Ram Dass

If you take the the insults of your fellow human beings personally, you will be offended for the rest of your life. — Deepak Chopra

Freedom is the letting go of the fictional personal “I.” — Deepak Chopra

If you don’t run your own life, somebody else will. — John Atkinson

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. — Anais Nin

Wherever you are, at whatever age, you’re only a thought away from changing your life. — Dr. Waye Dyer

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. — Buddha

Modesty is a learned affectation. — Maya Angelou

There isn’t a person anywhere who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can. — Henry Ford

You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way and the only way, it doesn’t exist. — Nietzsche

Personally I have struggled massively with the dilemma of talent vs desire. Choosing desire may not always be the easiest thing to do. It may seem a waste to leave those natural talents behind and strike out in a new direction. But at least you’ll feel alive. — Meri Williams

Stress is the signal that it is time to ask you, time to inquire from within, an opportunity for you to know the truth now. — Byron Katie

It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives. — Marianne Williamson


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