The mirror of reality

Rumi - Poet

Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there.

Ryuho Okawa - CEO and founder of the Happy Science

Examining your thoughts is an important part of the practice of self-reflections.

Ernest Holmes - American writer

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.

Sonja Lyubomirsky - American professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of the bestseller The How of Happiness

Happiness is not out there for us to find. The reason that it's not out there is that it's inside us.

Maxwell Maltz - American cosmetic surgeon and author of Psycho-Cybernetics, which was a system of ideas that he claimed could improve one's self-image leading to a more successful and fulfilling life

The ’self-image’ is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.

Tal Ben-Shahar - American and Israeli teacher, and writer in the areas of positive psychology and leadership

Our behavior toward others is often a reflection of our treatment of ourselves.

Alberto Villoldo - Cuban-born psychologist, medical anthropologist and author, writing primarily in the field of neo-shamanism

Everything you experience mirrors a part of you.

Russell Simmons - American entrepreneur, record executive, writer, and film producer

Your vision makes your world. If you see the world as a happy, loving place, then that’s where you’re going to live. But if you see the world as a messed up, negative, and dangerous place, then that will be your reality.

Vernon Linwood Howard - American spiritual teacher, author, and philosopher

Self-knowledge is the great power by which we comprehend and control our lives.

Eckhart Tolle - Spiritual teacher and best-selling author. the tower

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.

Debbie Ford - American self-help author, coach, lecturer and teacher, most known for The New York Times best-selling book, The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, which aimed to help readers overcome their shadow side with the help of modern psychology and spiritual practices

The greatest act of courage is to be and to own all of who you are — without apology, without excuses, without masks to cover the truth of who you are.

Debbie Ford - American self-help author, coach, lecturer and teacher, most known for The New York Times best-selling book, The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, which aimed to help readers overcome their shadow side with the help of modern psychology and spiritual practices

We can't fight darkness with darkness. We have to find compassion, and embrace the darkness inside of us in order to understand it and, ultimately, to transcend it.

Debbie Ford - American self-help author, coach, lecturer and teacher, most known for The New York Times best-selling book, The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, which aimed to help readers overcome their shadow side with the help of modern psychology and spiritual practices

It is only when we have the courage to face things exactly as they are, without any self-deception or illusion, that a light will develop out of events, by which the path to success may be recognized.

Denis E. Waitley - American motivational speaker, writer and consultant

It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.

Brent Kessel - Founder and CEO of Abacus Wealth Partners, which provides fee-only, comprehensive financial advice to help individuals, families and foundations expand what's possible with money

We get what we think we deserve.

Brent Kessel - Founder and CEO of Abacus Wealth Partners, which provides fee-only, comprehensive financial advice to help individuals, families and foundations expand what's possible with money

Until you can identify and examine your Core Story, your outer financial life will be a mirror of your unconscious expectations.

Dale Carnegie - American writer and lecturer, and the developer of courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills

Our thoughts make us what we are. 

Jordan B. Peterson - Canadian professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, a clinical psychologist, and YouTube personality

You can only find out what you actually believe (rather than what you think you believe) by watching how you act. You simply don’t know what you believe, before that. You are too complex to understand yourself.

Tim S. Grover - CEO of Attack Athletics, Inc., which he founded in 1989, and author of the international bestseller Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable

In order to have what you really want, you must first be who you really are.

Robert Greene - American author known for his books on strategy, power, and seduction. He has written six international bestsellers: The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, Mastery, and The Laws of Human Nature

Become who you are by learning who you are.

Epictetus - Greek Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece for the rest of his life. His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses and Enchiridion

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

Jason Selk - One of the premier performance coaches in the United States, with dozens of professional athletes and Fortune 500 executives as his clients

You cannot achieve your goals until your current self-image reflects your ability to do so.

Eric Greitens - American politician, author, and former Navy SEAL who was the 56th governor of Missouri from January 2017 until his resignation in June 2018

One of the reasons you are suffering right now is precisely because the purpose of your struggle is unclear.
What are you working toward?
What are you fighting for?
Who are you going to be?

Pema Chödrön - American Tibetan Buddhist. She is an ordained nun, former acharya of Shambhala Buddhism and disciple of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Chödrön has written several dozen books and audiobooks, and is principal teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia

The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.

Earl Nightingale - American radio speaker and author, dealing mostly with the subjects of human character development, motivation, and meaningful existenc

Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.

Geoff Colvin - Author of Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will; Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else; and The Upside of the Downturn: Management Strategies for Difficult Times

What you want—really, deeply want—is fundamental because deliberate practice is a heavy investment.

Warren G. Bennis - American scholar, organizational consultant and author, widely regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary field of Leadership studies

If knowing yourself and being yourself were as easy to do as to talk about, there wouldn't be nearly so many people walking around in borrowed postures, spouting secondhand ideas, trying desperately to fit in rather than to stand out.

Neil Pasricha - Canadian author, entrepreneur, podcaster, and public speaker characterized by his advocacy of positivity and simple pleasures

Don't take advice,
The answers are all inside you,
Think deep and decide what's best,
Go forth and be happy,
And don't take advice.

Thich Nhat Hanh - Vietnamese Thiền Buddhist monk, peace activist, and founder of the Plum Village Tradition, historically recognized as the main inspiration for engaged Buddhism

When you ask the question, “Who am I?”—if you have enough time and concentration—you may find some surprising answers. You may see that you are a continuation of your ancestors. Your parents and your ancestors are fully present in every cell of your body; you are their continuation. You don’t have a separate self. If you remove your ancestors and your parents from you, there’s no “you” left.

You may see that you’re made of elements, like water for example. If you remove the water from you, there’s no “you” left. You’re made of earth. If you remove the element earth from you, there’s no “you” left. You’re made of air. You need air desperately; without air you cannot survive. So if you remove the element of air from you, there’s no “you” left. And there’s the fire element, the element of heat, the element of light, in you. You know that you are made of light. Without sunlight, nothing can grow on Earth. If you continue to look, you see that you are made of the sun, one of the biggest stars in the galaxy. And you know that the Earth, as well as yourself, is made of the stars. So you are the stars. On a clear night, look up, and you can see that you are the stars above. You’re not just the tiny body you normally may think of as "yourself."

Wallace D. Wattles - American New Thought writer. He remains personally somewhat obscure, but his writing has been widely quoted and remains in print in the New Thought and self-help movements

You must form a clear and definite mental picture of what you want. You cannot transmit an idea unless you have it yourself.

David Goggins - American ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, public speaker, and author. He is a retired United States Navy SEAL and former United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party member who served in the Iraq War. His memoir, Can't Hurt Me, was released in 2018

The most important conversations you’ll ever have are the ones you’ll have with yourself.