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Sincerity If words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart, but if they come from the tongue, they will not pass beyond the ears. ~Al-Suhrawardi It is only when we have the courage to face things exactly as they are, without any self-deception or illusion that a light will develop out of events, by which the path of success may be recognized. ~I Ching The only thing more important than being good is being real. Authenticity is kinder than resignation without conviction. Truth leads to good faster than good leads to truth. Ultimately truth is good, but you have to live it from the inside out. ~Alan Cohen Never misunderstand seriousness for sincerity. Sincerity is very playful, never serious. It is true, authentic, but never serious. Sincerity does not have a long face, it is bubbling with joy, radiating with an inner joyousness. ~Osho When pure sincerity forms within, it is outwardly realized in other people’s hearts. ~Lao Tzu This above all–to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. ~Shakespeare, Hamlet A “No” uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a “Yes” merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. ~Mahatma Gandhi In the spiritual quest everything depends on the degree of sincerity and dedication. ~Sivananda Radha Start where you are right now. Stay in that place, then in each moment, you can feel what’s totally appropriate for you. You don’t let any concepts get in the way. Let go of the storyline. Truth doesn’t move from concepts or ideas. It’s a moment to moment to moment total honesty and integrity with yourself. Every day you feel what to do. ~Adyashanti Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source…We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open, only to discover what is already here. ~Henry Miller The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently. ~Pema Chodron Unless your heart, your soul, and your whole being are behind every decision you make, the words from your mouth will be empty, and each action will be meaningless. Truth and confidence are the roots of happiness. ~Kathleen Pedersen Two wings lift a person up from earthly concerns: Simplicity in intention, and Purity in feeling. ~Thomas A. Kempis We take refuge in pride because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves. ~Kakuzo Okakura What are you pretending not to know? ~unknown Sincerity is the key which will open the door through which you will see your separate parts, and you will see something quite new. You must go on trying to be sincere. Each day you put on a mask, and you must take it off little by little. ~G.I. Gurdjieff Sometimes being real means allowing pain or accepting a painful truth. Yet something in us aligns with an inner ground of authenticity when we are real. We love it because of its inherent rightness in our soul, the sense of “Aha, here I am and there is nothing to do but be.” ~A.H. Almaas One of the most commonly overlooked spiritual practices is daring to be completely honest with everyone you encounter… It is the willingness to be open and absolutely transparent in sharing how any moment feels in your heart. It has nothing to do with confrontation, accusation, or any form of blame. True honesty is the willingness to stand completely exposed, allowing the world to do what it may, and say what it will, only so you may know who you are—beyond all ideas. ~Matt Kahn A quiet mind married to integrity of heart is the birth of wisdom. ~Adyashanti The truth has eternity on its side. Your illusions have a shelf-life. There’s only so long you can tell yourself lies before you run smack into a cement wall and fall on your head in divine bliss. ~Jeannie Zandi Tell the truth all the way. Don’t settle for a superficial, relative truth. Tell the truth all the way until you know yourself as changelessly present. ~Gangaji You’re the only one who knows when you’re using things to protect yourself and keep your ego together and when you’re opening and letting things fall apart, letting the world come as it is–working with it rather than struggling against it. You’re the only one who knows. ~Pema Chodron