Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself, or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz ~
If you a willing to say what you mean, be prepared to hear feedback that you might not like. If you begin feeling defensive, be mindful of that and keep it in check. Honesty truly is the best policy but sometimes it’s just better to say nothing.
“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.” ~ Jim Morrison ~
“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov ~
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Originally posted 2011-12-12 12:13:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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