“When you recognize that there is a voice in your head that pretends to be you and never stops speaking, you are awakening out of your unconscious identification with the stream of thinking. When you notice that voice, you realize that who you are is not the voice — the thinker — but the one who is aware of it.”—Eckhart Tolle (via unconditionedconsciousness)
“Real wealth, of course, consists in what is produced and consumed: the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the houses we live in. It is railways and roads and motor cars; ships and planes and factories; schools and churches and theaters; pianos, paintings and books. Yet so powerful is the verbal ambiguity that confuses money with wealth, that even those who at times recognize the confusion will slide back into it in the course of their reasoning.”—Henry Hazlitt
“Don’t talk to yourself in such a way that if you did so to a friend, it would end your friendship.
If you had a friend dealing with the same things, you wouldn’t berate that person, say, ‘You’re not working hard enough,’ ‘You suck,’ or ‘You’re not as good as [whomever].’ You’d offer your friend encouragement, you’d try to point out all the things your friend did right, and how much progress your friend had made.
You should do no less for yourself.
Be very careful how you talk to yourself. Because you are listening.”—Pat Cadigan (via perfect)
“Recognize the good qualities you have and don’t focus on the bad. Take a moment and list all of the great things about yourself. Remind yourself that you are a great human being. Whenever you are feeling down, compliment yourself. List all of the good things again, and believe it. You will feel so much better. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t good enough. Don’t tell yourself that you aren’t good enough. Embrace those great qualities of yours. Surround yourself with positive thoughts. If someone is a negative influence on your life, don’t keep them in your life. Make sure you are happy first. Do not rely on other people for your happiness, only you can make yourself happy. Love yourself first, or nobody will.”—Addictly (aka alissa) (via perfect)
“Let there be pain, let there be suffering. Go through the dark night, and you will reach a beautiful sunrise. It is only in the womb of the dark night that the sun evolves. It is only through the dark night that the morning comes.”—Osho