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If you did something in 1975 that you deeply regret and that you now can recognize as having been profoundly irresponsible, for example, the only way to be lifted out of deep regret and the pain over it is through atonement - through the kind of remorse that leads to genuine atonement, the making of amends, and forgiveness of self and others.
We need more urgently than architectural utopias, ingenious traffic disposal systems, or ecological programmes to comprehend the nature of citizenship, to make serious imaginative assessment of that special relationship between the self and the city; its unique plasticity, its privacy and freedom.
It is painful to face the self we know we have never had the integrity to honor and assert.
Our sense of self is a kind of construct. It is in some ways like a novel, and it's like a fabric of fictions that we patch together from memory.
I want to be my usual painstaking, cautious, slow, conservative self in analyzing it.
There are so many people with great work ethics that I've been around. I try and take the best qualities from the people I admire and apply it to my own self.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Discard every self-seeking motive as soon as it is seen, and you need not search for truth; truth will find you.
Political movements for justice are part of the fuller development of the cosmos, and nature is the matrix in which humans come to their self-awareness of their power to transform. Liberation movements are a fuller development of the cosmos's sense of harmony, balance, justice, and celebration. This is why true spiritual liberation demands rituals of cosmic celebrating and healing, which will in turn culminate in personal transformation and liberation.
Self-forgetfulness in creativity can lead to self-transcendence.
I am Chandubhai’ (name used by Dadashri to refer to the relative self) is good or bad upayog (applied awareness). ‘I am Pure Soul’ is shuddha upayog (pure applied awareness as the Self). Instillation of life in the world occurs with good or bad upayog.
We can use doubt to self analyze. A measure of doubt can help us to attain self-honesty. But, like too much water, too much doubt will also destroy us.
The ruthlessness born of self-seeking is ineffectual compared with the ruthlessness sustained by dedication to a holy cause. God wishes, said Calvin, that one should put aside all humanity when it is a question of striving for His glory.
that which is begun in self-confidence will end in shame.
Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you're enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect. When we don't have that, we shape-shift and turn into chameleons; we hustle for the worthiness we already possess.
I could only achieve success in my life through self-discipline, and I applied it until my wish and my will became one.
I am in love with you', I responded. He laughed the most beguiling and gentle laugh. 'Of course you are,' he replied. 'I understand perfectly because I'm in love with myself. The fact that I'm not transfixed in front of the nearest mirror takes a great deal of self-control.' It was my turn to laugh.
I was in a self-induced depression. Welcome to me Real World.
And then she thought that you went on living one day after another, and in time you were somebody else, your previous self only like a close relative, a sister or brother, with whom you shared a past. But a different person, a separate life. Certainly neither she nor Inman were the people they had been the last time they were together. And she believed maybe she liked them both better now.
The relative (vyavahaar) is worldly, dramatic [as one would in a drama, not real]; and the Self (Nischay) is beyond the world, real, original, decided.
Making our goal anything other than peace is emotionally self-destructive.
In meditation and/or intense life interfaces, our personal view is often superseded by Self's, causing our apparent reality and all of it's limitations to disappear.
The self-evident truth which makes men invincible is that inalienably they are inviolable persons.
Sheldon B. Kopp
Again and again I find that my own inner counselor, my secret dreaming self, is not only wise and helpful but usually amusing as well.
Honesty, when combined with Mindfulness, is having a keen awareness of what it is we want to convey, and why.
Mapping out dozens of deeply focused trips around the world has convinced me that preparation no more spoils the chance for spontaneity and serendipity than discipline ruins the opportunity for genuine self-expression in sports, acting, or the tea ceremony.
When the good student chooses the honest path, free of perfectionism and faking, music study becomes something refreshingly new: a calm oasis of self-acceptance for those who are so used to driving themselves and trying to please others.
To rejoice in temporal comforts is dangerous, to rejoice in self is foolish, to rejoice in sin is fatal, but to rejoice in God is heavenly.
The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it's total crap to pretend it's not.
Every time you victimized someone,” I said, “you were victimizing yourself. Every act of kindness you’ve done, you’ve done to yourself. Every happy and sad moment ever experienced by any human was, or will be, experienced by you.
Time alone can help us to look inward, to fish for things that others can’t see.
Simplicity is not an objective in art, but one achieves simplicity despite one's self by entering into the real sense of things.
The reality is that financial markets are self-destabilizing; occasionally they tend toward disequilibrium, not equilibrium.
For those who have obtained unobstructed knowledge of Self, the world is seen merely as a bondage causing imagination.
The self is not only the centre but also the whole circumference which embraces both conscious and unconscious; it is the centre of this totality, just as the ego is the centre of consciousness.
Storytelling, you know, has a real function. The process of the storytelling is itself a healing process, partly because you have someone there who is taking the time to tell you a story that has great meaning to them. They're taking the time to do this because your life could use some help, but they don't want to come over and just give advice. They want to give it to you in a form that becomes inseparable from your whole self. That's what stories do. Stories differ from advice in that, once you get them, they become a fabric of your whole soul. That is why they heal you.
Therefore, to teach them [women] at least an outline of economics and law is the first requirement after giving them a general education. Figuratively speaking, it will be like providing the women of civilized society with a pocket dagger for self-protection.
If you want to build a recursively self-improving AI, have it go through a billion sequential self-modifications, become vastly smarter than you, and not die, you've got to work to a pretty precise standard.
Pause and remember - No one is coming to rescue you from yourself; your inner demons, your lack of confidence, your dissatisfaction with yourself and life. Only self-love and good decisions will rescue you.
Even when you self-destruct, you want to fail more, lose more, die more than others, stink more than others.
The ‘Gnani’ is in the form of an instrument to attain the goal (Experience of Pure Soul). The goal is the scientific form of Soul (vignan swarup atma).
Charity, till then, had been conscious only of a vague self-disgust and a frightening physical distress; now, of a sudden, there came to her the grave surprise of motherhood.
John De Ruiter
When you are unconditionally open and soft in your heart while your self empties and while your self fills, you live fulfilling the law of containment.
Good manners reflect something from inside-an innate sense of consideration for others and respect for self.
I'm younger than I once was. Internally. Less self-conscious. Less insecure.
If I love the other person, I feel one with him or her, but with him as he is, not as I need him to be as an object for my use. Respect thus implies the absence of exploitation: it allows the other to be, to change and to develop 'in his own ways.' This requires a commitment to know the other as a separate being, and not merely as a reflection of my own ego. According to Velleman this loving willingness and ability to see the other as they really are is foregrounded in our willingness to risk self-exposure.
Don't like to do anything half-heartedly, even if it is a wicked and self-destructive avocation like smoking cigars
D. A. Carson
Our prayers may be an index of how small and self-centered our world is.
Marie [Henein]'s adeptness at evisceration - I'm damp with it. She was able to instill in me a feeling of self-loathing. And, um, I guess I gave her that power. But I have to find a way to not feel this bad about something that, in the end, was a moment.
It is hard to bear with people who stand still along the way, lose heart, and seek their happiness in little pleasures which they cling to...You feel sad about all that self-indulgence and self-satisfaction, for you know with an indestructible certainty that something greater is coming.
The Fashionable World is grown free and easie; our Manners sit more loose upon us: Nothing is so modish as an agreeable Negligence. In a word, Good Breeding shows it self most, where to an ordinary Eye it appears the least.