Personal Growth

socrates‘To find yourself, think for yourself.’


‘Mistakes are the entrance of discovery.’

‘As you start to walk out of the way, the way appears.

‘Everything has been figured out, except how to live.’
Sartre, Jean-Paul

‘Self conquest is the greatest of victories.’

helen kellerOne can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.’
Helen Keller

‘Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyse you; they are supposed to help you discover who you are.’
Bernice Johnson Reagon

CONFUCIUS ARTICLE‘If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.’
Lao Tzu

‘Highly evolved people have their own conscience as pure law.’
Lao Tzu

‘No one can give you better advice than yourself.’

‘What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you.’

‘There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.’
Indian Proverb

‘Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.’
Abraham Lincoln

‘There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential.’
Rusty Berkus

‘The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.’
Julien Green

‘The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.
Ben Okri

293596_10150269258983226_6066429_n‘Our concern must be to live while we’re alive – to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.’
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

‘Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their carvings.’
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

jfk‘Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.’
John F. Kennedy

‘The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or a hostile universe.’
Albert Einstein

‘When difficult situations become easy,
growth is taking place.
When problems are seen to contain their own solutions,
intelligence is increasing.
When all situations, problems and limitations are seen as being self-made and changeable,
then the mysteries of life unfold.’
Wholestic Health and Living Yoga. Malcolm Strutt


‘Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking.’
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

‘As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the ’soul will not emerge.’
Henry Van Dyke


‘At present mortals progress slowly for fear of being thought ridiculous.’
Mary Baker Eddy


‘Mediocrity is self-inflicted, genius is self bestowed.
Walter Russell


‘The gem cannot be polished without friction nor the man without trials.’

‘The measure of a person’s real character is what he would do if he knew that he would never be found out’.
Thomas Macaulay


‘Happiness is a state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.’
Ayn Rand

‘It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that you cannot sincerely try to help another without helping yourself.’

Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘You are what you’ve been looking for. The answer is always in you alone. There is nothing in the external world. For the external world is an emanation of your own mind, your own thinking and your own imagination. You created this world.’
Robert Adams

‘I think we all have blocks between us and the best version of ourselves, whether it’s shyness, insecurity, anxiety, whether it’s a physical block, and the story of a person overcoming that block to their best self. It’s truly inspiring because I think all of us are engaged in that every day.’
Tom Hooper

‘Non-reaction to the ego in others is one of the most effective ways not only of going beyond ego in yourself but also of dissolving the collective human ego.’
Eckhart Tolle

‘Every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.’
Frederick W Faber

‘I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.’
Albert Einstein

‘If people are only good because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.’
Albert Einstein

‘As you move up the scale of consciousness to higher and higher plateaus, your regular attitude to life will change or disappear completely. With it will go many of the opinions you hold about yourself. Soon you will have nothing cosy or comforting to hang on to, other than your belief in Self and the spirituality within you – that inner light of the Higher Self that links you to all things. The denouement of the ego personality is part of the process as you travel towards God.
So by crumbling the sugar cube to stimulate imagination, and by stretching mentally; you will finally cross that plane of desolation that hovers between
the dimension of man’s consciousness and the dimensions of pure spirit.’
Stuart Wilde