Coming to the Inner Secure Base of Resilience through Self-Discovery, Self-Appreciation
Recently, these posts are following a theme in Relational Intelligence – cultivate the self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-appreciation that foster and recover an inner secure base of resilience and well-being. May these quotes inspire you on this journey of self-discovery, relating to yourself with joy, pride, and deep respect.
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
– Anna Quindlen
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where peole fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain int it. This is a kind of death.
– Anais Nin
Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.
– St. Augustine
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.
– Thomas Szasz
To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying “Amen” to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to keep your soul alive.
– Robert Louis Stevenson
We know not our own characters till time teachers us self-knowledge.
– Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton, The Adventures of a Gentleman, 1828
The degree to which a person can grow is directly proportional to the amount of truth he can accept about himself without running away.
– Leland Val Vad de Wall
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
– Dr. Alexis Carrel
No one remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself.
– Thomas Mann
All men should strive to learn before they die
What they are running from and to, and why.
– James Thurber
Man can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as…from a lack of bread.
– Richard Wright, Native Son, 1940
One day to collect th scatted fragments of myself, and give them symmetry, and wholeness, and use.
– Muriel Strode
Life ceases to be a fraction and becomes an integer.
– Harry Emerson Fosdick, On Being a Real Person
To the question of your life, you are the only answer. To the problems of your life, you are the only solution.
– Jo Coudert
And my email signature:
The time came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
– Anais Nin
[Many thanks to www.quotegarden.com as a stellar source of so many people’s wisdom.]