The Japanese say you have three faces.
The first face, you show to the world. The second face, you show to your close friends, and your family.
The third face, you never show anyone. It is the truest reflection of who you are.
- (via unkissecl)
It’s true that we don’t know what we’ve got until we lost it, but it’s also true that we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives.
- Unknown (if you guys know the author please let me know)
Practicing authenticity can feel like a daunting choice— there’s risk involved in putting your true self out into the world. But I believe there’s even more risk in hiding yourself and your gifts. Our unexpressed ideas, opinions, and contributions don’t just go away. They are likely to fester and eat away at our worthiness. I think we should be born with a warning label similar to the ones that come on cigarette packages: Caution: if you trade in your authentic self for safety you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.
- Brené Brown (via internal-acceptance-movement)
Not only that. My human spirit also needs those places where there are no humans around so it can fuse absolutely with nature and could express its true self.
(picture taken from Truththeory.org)
Gandhi’s Top Ten Fundamentals for Changing the World
Look for the truth, even if it denies your very existence.
For most of the people in the world…
Sometimes I wonder what life would be like if I had never stepped outside of myself long enough to reflect on whether or not I was being true to my nature.
- Jean Victoria Norloch (in http://everydayconnection.me)