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Thursday, September 13, 2012

September is Self-Awareness Month

An aspect of being human is the soul searching question, 'Who am I?'. To answer this, we must first stop and pay attention. We have certain routines and habits in our daily lives that unless we stand outside ourselves once in a while and observe, we can get stuck in those habits and limit our experience of life. With awareness of certain patterns, we can choose differently and attain a freedom we may not even have been aware of. Our thinking creates our reality. Pay attention to how you react to situations and your emotions when in those situations. What messages can you learn from that? Your body has a wisdom just waiting for us to pay attention, and that awareness will reveal a whole new world.

September is self-awareness month. Below are wonderful bits of wisdom to get us thinking.
Thirty days has September, a quote a day in which to remember!

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Albert Einstein

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
 Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
 Eleanor Roosevelt

Enlarge your consciousness. If your consciousness is small, you will experience smallness in every department of your life.
Robert Pante

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
Marcus Aurelius

There are three principles in man's being and life, the principle of thought, the principle of speech and the principle of action. The origin of all conflict between me and my fellow men is that I do not say what I mean, and that I do not mean what I say.
 Martin Buber

Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively. You either have no goal that is important enough to you, or you are not using your talents and efforts in a striving toward an important goal. - Maxwell Maltz

When you're different, sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't.
Jodi Picoult

Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
C.G. Jung

We search for happiness everywhere, but we are like Tolstoy's fabled beggar who spent his life sitting on a pot of gold, under him the whole time. Your treasure--your perfection--is within you already. But to claim it, you must leave the buy commotion of the mind and abandon the desires of the ego and enter into the silence of the heart. 
 Elizabeth Gilbert

Part of the problem with the word 'disabilities' is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can't feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren't able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities.”
Fred Rogers

Until you make peace with who your are ... you'll never be content with what you have. - Doris Mortman

Actions have consequences...first rule of life. And the second rule is this: You are the only one responsible for your own actions. - Holly Lisle

A human being is like a computer that is capable of thousands of things. But we put in a card that only lets it do one thing. Until you change the card, that is all the computer will do: that one thing, over and over and over. That is the state in which we function and we believe that no other cards exist, that this card is the one and only card that we can function upon. I say that the difference between human beings and machines is that we make the cards. So, when one card doesn´t work, take it out and put in a new card.
Moshe Feldenkrais

Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-actualizing people enjoy life more – not that they don´t have pain, sorrow and troubles, just that they get more out of life. They appreciate it more; they have more interests; they are more aware of beauty in the world. They have less fear and anxiety and more confidence and relaxation.
Abraham H Maslow

There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and finding you've grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The way life treats you is a merciless mirror image of your attitude toward life. - Anonymous.

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never think you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning. - Anthony Trollope

Never try to do anything that is outside of who you are. A forced smile is a sign of what feels wrong in your heart, so recognize it when it happens. Living a lie will reduce you to one.”
Ashly Lorenzana

I think that's the real loss of innocence: the first time you glimpse the boundaries that will limit your potential.
Steve Toltz

To know a species, look at its fears. To know yourself, look at your fears. Fear in itself is not important, but fear stands there and points you in the direction of things that are important. Don't be afraid of your fears, they're not there to scare you; they're there to let you know that something is worth it.
 C. JoyBell C
We judge others instantly by their clothes, their cars, their appearance, their race, their education, their social status. The list is endless. What gets me is that most people decide who another person is before they have even spoken to them. What's even worse is that these same people decide who someone else is, and don't even know who they are themselves.
Ashly Lorenzana

What you seem to be, be really.
Benjamin Franklin 

I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

You can live a lifetime and at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself.
Beryl Markham

With better awareness you can make better choices and when you make better choices, you will see better results.
Robin Sharma

Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of life itself.
Moshe Feldenkrais

The person in life that you will always be with the most, is yourself. Because even when you are with others, you are still with yourself, too! When you wake up in the morning, you are with yourself, laying in bed at night you are with yourself, walking down the street in the sunlight you are with yourself.What kind of person do you want to walk down the street with? What kind of person do you want to wake up in the morning with? What kind of person do you want to see at the end of the day before you fall asleep? Because that person is yourself, and it's your responsibility to be that person you want to be with. I know I want to spend my life with a person who knows how to let things go, who's not full of hate, who's able to smile and be carefree. So that's who I have to be.”
C. JoyBell C

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