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Finding Yourself The true profession of man is to find his way to himself. ~Hermann Hesse Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. ~Carl Jung There is only one journey. Going inside yourself. ~Rainer Maria Rilke People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering. ~St. Augustine No journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within. ~Lilian Smith A genuine odyssey is not about piling up experiences. It is a deeply felt, risky, unpredictable tour of the soul. ~Thomas Moore When I let go of what I am,I become what I might be.~Lao Tzu Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. ~Buddha The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved; it is a reality to be experienced. ~Aart van der Leeuw Let your heart’s light guide you to my home.Let your heart’s light show you that we are one.~Rumi At the center of your being you have the answer: you know who you are and you know what you want. ~Lao Tzu Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you. ~Rumi The self must know stillness before it can discover its true song. ~Ralph Blum Your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable from stillness. It is the I Am that is deeper than name and form. ~Eckhart Tolle To be at peace with ourselves we need to know ourselves. ~Caitlin Matthews As long as I am this or that, I am not all things. ~Meister Eckhart The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. ~Marcel Proust Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself. ~Herman Hesse I see the potential for a new world being born in front of me and all around me, and I feel the only way to bring that potential into being is to know myself. ~Gary Zukav Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle. ~Lewis Carroll Wherever I go, I meet myself. ~Tozan When true self-remembering comes, one does not want to alter oneself, others; one somehow rises above their weaknesses and one’s own. There can be no blame anywhere. One swallows what is, and becomes free. ~Rodney Collin It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. ~e. e. cummings It is not the body, nor the personality that is the true self. The true self is eternal. Even on the point of death we can say to ourselves, “my true self is free. I cannot be contained. ~Marcus Aurelius The question “Who am I?” is not really meant to get an answer; the question “Who am I?” is meant to dissolve the questioner. ~Ramana Maharshi I could give you no advice but this: to go into yourself and to explore the depths where your life wells forth. ~Rainer Maria Rilke Don’t stand by my grave and weep, for I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond’s glint on the snow, I am sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn’s rain. Don’t stand by my grave and cry. I am not there, I did not die. ~unknown Native American Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it. ~Osho Nothing is more useless and frustrating than trying to make sense of life without first making sense of yourself. ~Vernon Howard The world’s thy ship and not thy home. ~St. Therese de Lisieux The whole universe is my true personality. ~Zen master There is only Being, Being everything. ~Jeff Foster Wherever you are is the entry point. ~Kabir The easiest thing in the world to be is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position. ~Leo Buscaglia Search your heart and see, the way to do is to be. ~Lao Tzu The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. ~Joseph Campbell Who you really are, your True Nature, is no more tied to the kind of person you’ve been than the wind is tied to the skies through which it moves. Your past is just that, the past, a place within your psyche with no more reality to it than a picture of a castle on a postcard is made from stone. ~Guy Finley Knowing yourself is to be rooted in Being, instead of lost in your mind. ~Eckhart Tolle To know yourself you need not go to any book, to any priest, to any psychologist. The whole treasure is within yourself. ~J. Krishnamurti Where is home? Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart’s tears can dry at their own pace. ~Vernon Baker The more of ourselves we put into having, the less of ourselves we have. ~unknown The more of ourselves we give, The more of ourselves we find. ~Augustine Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. ~John 8:32 Find yourself first and endless blessings will follow. ~J. Krishnamurti The self is not to be shaped, it is to be discovered. It is not to be desired, wished or prayed for. Its true beauty is found in the mystery unfolding out of the moment. ~Openhand Your duty is to be; and not to be this or that. ~Ramana Maharshi What you are seeking is here. ~Horace Who is journeying for freedom? The one who is already free. Thoughts are impediments to seeing your own face. Don’t give rise to any thought, and discover who you are. ~Papaji Only one task to do here: find out who you are. How do you find out who you are? Dive into the silence and see. ~Satguru Siva Ogaswami What you seek is already within you. You uncover it by shedding all that is untrue within you. ~Sampo Kaasila When you awaken, you realize that the separate person you took yourself to be is just a contract, a mental fabrication. ~Stephan Bodian Look within. The secret is inside you. ~Hui-Neng I wandered in pursuit of my own self; I was the traveler, and I am the destination. ~Muhammed Iqbal Say not, “I have found the path of the soul.” Say rather, “I have met the soul walking upon my path. ~Kahlil Gibran Loneliness is the way by which destiny endeavors to lead man to himself. ~Herman Hesse All spiritual seeking begins with the questions, ‘Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? What is the true essence of my being?’ ~Haridas Chaudhuri It is a pathless path because it’s unique to each seeker and keeps changing as the journey unfolds. Even more essentially, it isn’t really a path at all, because there’s nowhere to go and nothing to discover; everything you need to know and be is right here and now–indeed it is the very here and now that you are. ~Stephan Bodian You cannot describe truly what you are but you can enjoy and directly experience what you are. Therein lies the joy of existence. ~Matt Kahn If you travel far enough, one day you will recognize yourself coming down the road to meet you. And you will say Yes. ~Marion Woodman Fear is a distraction from ‘what is,’ from the present actual moment, preventing us from existing, from being what we are. ~Vanda Scaravelli Your true nature was never born and can never die. It shines through the whole universe. ~Huang-Po Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. ~Matsuo Basho You cannot find yourself by going into the past. You can find yourself by coming in the present. ~Eckhart Tolle On close introspection you will find that what you really mean by “I” is the ground of all experience. ~Erwin Schrondinger The traveler has to knock at every alien door to come to his own, and one has to wander through all the outer worlds to reach the innermost shrine at the end. ~Rabindranath Tagore We all owe it to ourselves to know who we are. To know the truth of our existence. ~Gregg Braden I have an existential map; it has ‘you are here’ written all over it. ~Steven Wright Are you your clothes? Are you your name? Are you your profession? Stop identifying with them. They come and go. ~Anthony de Mello Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again. ~Joseph Campbell I have an existential map; it has ‘you are here’ written all over it. ~Stephen Wright Your experiences cannot tell you who you are; they do not define you in any way. You are not that which you experience. You are not a victim of your experiences. There is an essential essence, a core within you that is not touchable by any experience. This is why happiness cannot be affected by exterior circumstances; happiness is a fragrance rising from this core essence. This is who you really are. ~Jac O’keeffe The more you know yourself, the more you forgive yourself. ~Confucius Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. ~Bernice Johnson Reagon Your true nature is incomprehensible to your intellect. ~Sivananda Radha Your treasure house is within; it contains all you’ll ever need. ~Hui-Hai The search for self-worth begins by finding what is indestructible inside, then letting it be. ~Prudence Kohl My only hope for you as a seeker wishing to find your way back home, is to burn the map you’re following, and realize what you already are. ~Matt Kahn Life is the opportunity to remember who you are and express what you are. ~Steven Sadleir No thought can tell you who you are. ~Michael Jeffreys Your identity is not equivalent to your biography. There is a place in you where you have never been wounded, where there’s a seamlessness in you, and where there is a confidence and tranquility. ~John O’Donohue Inside us there is something that has no name. That something is what we are. ~Jose Saramago You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself. ~Alan Alda Forget what can be forgotten and know yourself to be that which can never be forgotten. ~Papaji It is my experience that the world itself has a role to play in our liberation. Its very pressures, pains, and risks can wake us up–release us from the bonds of ego and guide to our vast, true nature. ~Joanna Marcy Search back into your own vision–think back to the mind that thinks. Who is it? ~Wu- Men Seeing beauty in a flower can awaken one to the beauty that is an essential part of their innermost being. ~Eckhart Tolle Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. ~Henry David Thoreau There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives. ~Josephine Hart The desire to know your own Soul will end all other desires. ~Rumi We must become so alone, so utterly alone, that we withdraw into our innermost self. It is a way of bitter suffering. But then our solitude is overcome, we are no longer alone, for we find that our innermost self is the spirit, that it is God, the indivisible. And suddenly we find ourselves in the midst of the world, yet undisturbed by its multiplicity, for our innermost soul we know ourselves to be one with all being. ~Hermann Hesse The finding of God is the coming to one’s own self. ~Meher Baba Self-inquiry meditation is not a path that leads you anywhere. It is a path that stops you in your tracks—right in the present moment—so that you can fully discover directly for yourself who or what you truly are right in the now. ~Gangaji When you rest in quietness and your image of yourself fades, and your image of the world fades, and your ideas of others fade, what’s left? A brightness, a radiant emptiness that is simply what you are. ~Adyashanti The self is like a pearl. To find it you must dive deep down into silence, deeper and ever deeper until it is reached. ~Ramana Maharshi The greatest adventure is not going to the moon, the greatest adventure is going to your own innermost core. ~Osho Self-knowledge has no end–you don’t come to an achievement, you don’t come to a conclusion. It is an endless river. ~Jiddu Krishnamurti From silence you come, to silence you go. Enter your inner space and know where you come from. The eternal silence awaits you with endless patience. ~unknown My advice to you is very simple—-just remember yourself, ‘I am,’ it is enough to heal your mind and take you beyond, just have some trust. If you want to know your true nature, you must have yourself in mind all the time, until the secret of your being stands revealed. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj You say that you are just a body, but inside of you is something greater than the universe. ~Iman Shafi You embrace some form saying, “I am this.” By God you are not this or that or the other you and spirit are the same. ~Rumi Do not seek the answers. Let the answers find you. ~Leonard Jacobson Drop the question [Who or What Am I?] into the stillness of your being like a pebble dropped into a still forest pool. Let it send ripples through your meditation. ~Stephan Bodian No longer fascinated with your internal and external conflicts, you start to see what you really are. ~Adyashanti There is a presence, a silence, a stillness which is here by itself. There is no doer of it, no creator of this stillness. It is simply here in you, with you. It is the fragrance of your own self. There is nothing to do about this, it is naturally present. This fragrance of peace, this spaciousness, it is the fragrance of your own being. ~Mooji Before you have freed yourself from your mind–you may get glimpses of true joy, true love, or of a deep inner peace, still but vibrantly alive. These are aspects of your true nature. ~Eckhart Tolle True happiness cannot be found in things that change and pass away. Pleasure and pain alternate inexorably. Happiness comes from the self and can be found in the self only. Find your real self and all else will come with it. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj If you really want to know what you are, just experience the gap, experience the openness, and let it bloom inside. There is no better way to find out what you are. ~Adyashanti There is only one of us here – I am. Open to I am and you will realize that you are everything. ~Yogani They see that who they are is the silence in which sound is happening, the spaciousness in which movement occurs. This kind of recognition, whether fleeting or abiding, is called an awakening. ~Arjuna Ardagh The Buddha realized, a person is not a finished, unchanging entity but a process flowing from moment to moment. There is no real ‘being,’ merely an ongoing flow, a continuous process of becoming. ~William Hart Everything you accomplish as a human being is momentary, perishable. You come in this world with nothing, you leave with nothing. You can peruse many things and die without knowing who you are but if you know who you are you can never die. ~Mooji We are madly, desperately, insanely afraid of the truth, and it is that fear that walls us off from our unbounded nature. ~Jed McKenna