My Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
Look toward the source of your thinking, your inner knowing, your loving, creative, curious urge... rather than the symptoms that your intellectual mind creates, your mental experience of life.
What cuts down your confidence? Largely your own self-talk. When it's exaggerated, pessimistic, intolerant, judgmental, generalizing, fearful - or anything that makes you feel down - then know that is your conditioned ego speaking, not your true creative and expansive self. Throw all that stuff away and give yourself some self-love - a big supportive hug for YOU!
Give yourself what you would give to anyone else who is doing their best: respect.
Caring for yourself empowers you to love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are, your simple presence can make others happy.
As Lucille Ball said, "Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
To put it simply, before I came to do this work, I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I traveled through life like a pinball, spinning in whatever direction that I was sent reeling and bouncing off of every nearby wall. Sometimes I experienced small glimpses of happiness; but the truth is most of the time I was living in my own personal hell. But the journey that came out of it—my beautiful, beautiful journey—took me from randomly spinning through life to living life with purpose and intention. Continues...