Friday, August 04, 2017


Being Yourself

Self is only Being
not being this or that.
It is simple Being.
Be, and
there is the end of ignorance.
~Ramana Maharshi

It is very easy to conform to what your society or your parents and teachers tell you. That is a safe and easy way of existing; but that is not living. To live is to find out for yourself what is true. ~Jiddu Krishnamurti
Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul. ~Michel de Montaigne
To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is itself to succumb to the violence of our times. ~Thomas Merton
Just being ourselves is the biggest fear of humans. We have learned to live our life trying to satisfy other people’s demands. We have learned to live by other people’s points of view because of the fear of not being accepted and of not being good enough for someone else. ~Don Miguel Ruiz
You don’t have to let yourself be terrorized by other people’s expectations of you. ~Sue Patton Thoele

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Living up to an image that you have of yourself or that other people have of you is inauthentic living. ~Eckhart Tolle

Ask yourself, what are you unwilling to lose to be who you truly are, and unwilling or not, lose it. ~Gangaji

We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our own voice, to see our own light. ~Hildegard Von Bingen

We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others, that in the end we become disguised to ourselves. ~Francois de la Rochfoucauld

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. ~Albert Einstein

If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise. ~Johann Von Goethe

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become–to be at least, and to die in the fullness of his being. ~Antoine de St. Exupery

When you examine the lives of the most influential people who have ever walked among us, you discover the thread that winds through them all. They have been aligned first with their spiritual nature and only then with their physical selves. ~Albert Einstein

The search for self-worth begins by finding what is indestructible inside, then letting it be. ~Prudence Kohl
Your treasure house is within; it contains all you’ll ever need. ~Hui-Hai

Let each one turn his gaze inward and regard himself with awe and wonder, with mystery and reverence. ~Henry Miller

You can discover the underlying bliss of simply being yourself in the face of whatever arises. ~Gangaji

I am not what I think I am. I just am. ~Jaimal Yogis

There is a presence, a silence, a stillness which is here by itself. There is no doer of it, no creator of this stillness. It is simply here in you, with you. It is the fragrance of your own self. There is nothing to do about this, it is naturally present. This fragrance of peace, this spaciousness, it is the fragrance of your own being. ~Mooji

You are Happiness, you are Peace, you are Freedom. Do not entertain any notions that you are in trouble. Be kind to yourself. Open to your Heart and simply Be. ~Papaji

You don’t have to strive for it. You only have to connect. Sit and feel the Presence, be part of the Divine. Then nothing in the world can tire you. ~Sri Ravi Shankar

I express who I am simply by being it. ~Jason Nelson

Why try to be special when you can simply be yourself? ~Mooji

There is no certain way to be, no special way to be. Beingness is not concerned with such things. ~Mooji

People who shine from within don’t need the spotlight. ~Rick Warren

If you’re able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence. ~Barbara Cook

When you are just you, without thinking or trying to say something special, just saying what is on your mind and how you feel, then there is naturally self-respect. ~Shunryu Suzuki

When I’m trusting and being myself as fully as possible, everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously. ~Shakti Gawain

As we open our hearts to others we begin to discover the truth of our inner beauty, inner strength and inner light. ~Susan Jeffers

Peace of simply being is not only a reward in itself but a blessing to all who encounter it. ~Catherine Ingram

Being the knowing creates a clear space of loving presence that allows all things and all people to be as they are. ~Eckhart Tolle

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save: they just stand there, shining. ~Anne Lamott