Self-awareness

«The illusion of self-awareness. Happy automatons, running on trivial programs. I'll bet you never guess. From the inside, how can you?»

Vernor Vinge


«Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.»

Marcel Proust


«What is freedom? It consists in two things: to know each his own limitations and accept them – that is the same thing as to know oneself, and accept oneself as one is, without fear, or envy, or distaste; and to recognise and accept the conditions under which one lives, also without fear or envy, or distaste. When you do this, you shall be free.»

Ann Bridge


«Reading is not simply an intellectual pursuit but an emotional and spiritual one. It lights the candle in the hurricane lamp of self; that's why it survives."»

Anna Quindlen


«This thing I am feeling, I’m almost certain, is the closest I’ll ever come to standing somewhere in between truth and reconciliation.»

Raquel Cepeda


«Recognize that there's something AMAZING about you. Everyone has something that comes very natural for them - natural gifts and talents. That gift/talent is that thing or things that comes easy for you, but hard for most. The greatness that is stored within was given to you, because it was meant to be used. Whether you've been running from it or haven't discovered it yet, it's there. It's your job to discover and master it. It wasn't given to you in vain, it's part of your purpose.»

Yvonne Pierre


«Time doesn't always heal all wounds.»

A.J. Darkholme


«Self-care is possessing enough self-awareness to invoke repeated patterns of being, that harmoniously correct the behaviors of over-functioning for others while under-functioning for yourself.»

LaShaun Middlebrooks Collier


«Many people listen, but never hear, some hear only what they want to hear. A few people but listen, because they want to hear, and then they understand, they needed to listen.»

Norbert Harms


«Some only follow the holy man while others only follow the warlord. But the truth is, both sides are within all of us, and if people could only see that, they wouldn't have to wear masks, or pretend to be holy like a holy man, or pretend that nothing can hurt them like a warlord. They could just be themselves, unjudged.»

A.J. Darkholme


«Don't Have The Power To Stare At The Sun. I Can Only Try Even I Know I'll Fail. At Least I Have The Courage To Do That. I Know My Power And I Know My Shortcomings Which Most of The People Cannot Even Realize About Their Own. I'm Powerful In My Own Little Innocent World....»

Muhammad Imran Hasan


«YOU ARE NOT HERE TO LISTEN TO YOURSELF,»

Abhishek Kumar Singh


«The Mirror Prayer»

Dimitri Zaik


«Sometimes we must forge distance to gauge clarity in our vision and perception.»

Aisha Mirza


«Listen to your own intuit. Have stronger wisdom to judge your own belief and things that you desire to do NOT what others want you to do.»

Ashish Patel


«I could not see beauty until I held hands with chaos in silence.»

Vironika Tugaleva


«As it almost always was when I'd been too self-centered to see the truth of the matter, I felt impossibly foolish.»

Jaida Jones


«Spirit does not belong to any particular religion because It has nothing to do with any religion and humanity cannot claim any exclusivity to It because we and our planet is nothing but a drop in the ocean of this endless Universe.»

Thomas Vazhakunnathu


«What we don't often realize is that the rebirth and collapse of grand things do not begin with grand things at all, like the things we see, but with the small, like the things we are - in the things we do - in the things we say.»

A.J. Darkholme


«The first and most important person you must believe in is yourself.»

Toni Sorenson


«No matter how strange things get, know that with every breath, you are becoming that which you have always been.»

Eric Micha'el Leventhal


«What a wonderful word, future. Of all the abstractions we can articulate to ourselves, of all the concepts we have that other animals do not, how extraordinary the ability to consider a time that's never been experienced. And how tragic not to consider it. It galls us, we with such a limited future, to see someone brush it aside as meaningless, when it has an endless capacity for meaning, and an endless number of meanings that can be found within it.»

David Levithan


«it doesn't matter, if you're on a dirt road, just follow it, you'll hit some asphalt again»

Norbert Harms


«[I]t doesn’t matter whom you love or where you move from or to, you always take yourself with you. If you don’t know who you are, or if you’ve forgotten or misplaced her, then you’ll always feel as if you don’t belong. Anywhere. (xiii)»

Sarah Ban Breathnach


«The Inner Self»

Muse


«We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.»

Pico Iyer


«Discovering the truth of who you are is the only way to love and care for yourself.»

Vironika Tugaleva


«I think that we are like stars. Something happens to burst us open; but when we burst open and think we are dying; we’re actually turning into a supernova. And then when we look at ourselves again, we see that we’re suddenly more beautiful than we ever were before!»

C. JoyBell C.


«Forgiveness is strength.»

Lailah Gifty Akita


«The question is not 'Am I a leader?' - the question is 'What kind of leader am I?»

Steve Knox