My Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
You don't have to be like anyone else, and you don't have to be like anyone else wants you to be. Your individuality is sacred.
"Conform, do as you're told, we know best..." No, the best life is the one you enjoy the most because you retain your own values and remain focused on your vision, not simply aiming to meet others' expectations or to be loyal to values that are not your own. Conforming is the easiest path to take but that may not be the right thing to do and you are unlikely to be happy that way - your conscience will plague you. Because most people follow the path of least resistance, it tends to attract and gather the majority, creating enough social power and influence in turn to create enormous pressure on others around them to conform to the group's values. However, those who make the world a better place - that's you, right? - choose not to go down the easy route and do not compromise their integrity.
People project their own feelings and motives onto others, especially when they are repressed in themselves.
What's the name of your play? Mine's "Love Affair in France." And as Alan Alda said, "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."
We're genes and more than that; we're our upbringing, education, environment and circumstances, but more than that; we're a consciousness apart from materiality with aptitudes and qualities developed over lifetimes, but more than that; we're each a unique aspect of Life, of Love, of God.
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
If you believe that you are what you feel, then life truly stems from your thoughts and emotions. Affirmations or the process of repeating positive words can boost your spirit to new levels. We must translate our thoughts into words and eventually into intention in order to manifest what we want in our reality. Affirmations are proven methods of self-improvement because of their ability to rewire our brains and have the power to change people's lives. Here are 10 powerful affirmations that can change your life... Continues...