The mirror of reality
Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there.
Examining your thoughts is an important part of the practice of self-reflections.
Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
Happiness is not out there for us to find. The reason that it's not out there is that it's inside us.
The ’self-image’ is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.
Our behavior toward others is often a reflection of our treatment of ourselves.
Everything you experience mirrors a part of you.
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.
Self-knowledge is the great power by which we comprehend and control our lives.
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
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.
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.
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.
It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
We get what we think we deserve.
Until you can identify and examine your Core Story, your outer financial life will be a mirror of your unconscious expectations.
Our thoughts make us what we are.
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.
In order to have what you really want, you must first be who you really are.
Become who you are by learning who you are.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
You cannot achieve your goals until your current self-image reflects your ability to do so.
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?
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.
Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.
What you want—really, deeply want—is fundamental because deliberate practice is a heavy investment.
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.
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.
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."
You must form a clear and definite mental picture of what you want. You cannot transmit an idea unless you have it yourself.
The most important conversations you’ll ever have are the ones you’ll have with yourself.
You can fool everyone else, but you can't fool your own mind.
One of the most important results you can bring into the world is the you that you really want to be.