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60 Yogananda Quotes To Inspire Your Self-Realization

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Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian yogi who played a significant role in spreading Kriya yoga in the West. His powerful words, spiritual lessons, and life-changing teachings influenced and inspired millions of people all around the world. George Harrison, Krishna Das, Steve Jobs are just a few examples of people who followed Yogananda’s guidance through his books and lectures. In this article, we want to share with you the most inspirational and thought-provoking Paramahansa Yogananda quotes that may help you to take a deeper look at your life and the way you view the world!

Here they are the most inspirational Yogananda quotes!

60 Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes

#1

“You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Show that God’s creative principle works in you.”
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#2

“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself.”
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#3

“Make up your mind that you will be happy whether you are rich or poor, healthy or unhealthy, happily married or unhappily married, young or old, smiling or crying. Don’t wait for yourself, your family, or your surroundings to change before you can be happy within yourself. Make up your mind to be happy within yourself, right now, whatever you are, or wherever you are.”
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#4

“Be afraid of nothing. Hating none, giving love to all, feeling the love of God, seeing His presence in everyone, and having but one desire – for His constant presence in the temple of your consciousness – that is the way to live in this world.”
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#5

“Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.”
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#6

“If you criticize others judgmentally, rather than simply commenting on their behavior impartially, that shows that you have their faults to work on in yourself. By criticizing others, moreover, you increase those faults in yourself. What you condemn in others, you will have to experience, someday, yourself. That is the karmic law. In that way, people are taught compassion.”
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#7

“Live each moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment.”
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#8

“Forget the past, for it is gone from your domain! Forget the future, for it is beyond your reach! Control the present! Live supremely well now! This is the way of the wise.”
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#9

“It takes long time-many incarnations of right action, good company, the help of the guru, self-awakening, wisdom, and meditation-for man to regain his soul consciousness of immortality. To reach this state of Self-realization, each man must practice meditation to transfer his consciousness from the limited body to the unlimited sphere of joy felt in meditation.”
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#10

“Many people excuse their own faults but judge other persons harshly. We should reverse this attitude by excusing others’ shortcomings and by harshly examining our own.”
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#11

“Stillness is the altar of spirit.”
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#12

“Your trials did not come to punish you, but to awaken you – to make you realize that you are a part of Spirit and that just behind the sparks of your life is the Flame of Infinity.”
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#13

“If religion means primarily God-consciousness, or the realization of God both within and without, and secondarily a body of beliefs, tenets, and dogmas, then, strictly speaking, there is but one religion in the world, for there is but one God.”
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#14

“Retire to the center of your being, which is calmness.”
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#15

“The wave is the same as the ocean, though it is not the whole ocean. So each wave of creation is a part of the eternal Ocean of Spirit. The Ocean can exist without the waves, but the waves cannot exist without the Ocean.”
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#16

“Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them.”
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#17

“Millions of people never analyze themselves. Mentally they are mechanical products of the factory of their environment, preoccupied with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, working and sleeping, and going here and there to be entertained. They don’t know what or why they are seeking, nor why they never realize complete happiness and lasting satisfaction. By evading self-analysis, people go on being robots, conditioned by their environment. True self-analysis is the greatest art of progress.”
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#18

“Having lots of money while not having inner peace is like dying of thirst while bathing in the ocean.”
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#19

“Before embarking on important undertakings sit quietly calm your senses and thoughts and meditate deeply. You will then be guided by the great creative power of Spirit.”
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#20

“The body is literally manufactured and sustained by mind.”
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#21

“Even when you do not know where the next dollar is coming from, you should refuse to be apprehensive. When you do your part and rely on God to do His, you will find that mysterious forces come to your aid and that your constructive wishes soon materialize. This confidence and consciousness of abundance are attained through meditation.”
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#22

“Every tomorrow is determined by every today.”
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#23

“I don’t want people to think that they can attain realization simply by listening to others or by reading books. They must practice what they read and hear.”
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#24

“Attachment is blinding; it lends an imaginary halo of attractiveness to the object of desire.”
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#25

“Every day try to help uplift physically, mentally, or spiritually suffering people, as you would help yourself or your family. If, instead of living in the misery-making selfish way, you live according to the laws of God, then, no matter what small part you may be playing on the stage of life, you will know that you have been playing your part correctly, as directed by the Stage Manager of all our destinies. Your part, however small, is just as important as the biggest parts in contributing to the success of the Drama of Souls on the Stage of Life. Make a little money and be satisfied with it by living a simple life and expressing your ideals, rather than make lots of money and have worries without end.”
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#26

“The deeper the self-realization of a man, the more he influences the whole universe by his subtle spiritual vibrations, and the less he himself is affected by the phenomenal flux.”
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#27

‘You have seen how your health has exactly followed your subconscious expectations. Thought is a force, even as electricity or gravitation. The human mind is a spark of the almighty consciousness of God. I could show you that whatever your powerful mind believes very intensely would instantly come to pass.’ “Knowing”
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#28

“The power of unfulfilled desires is the root of all man’s slavery.”
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#29

“The greatest sin is to call yourself a sinner. You are a child of God. Though gold is covered with mud for centuries, it remains gold. So the pure ‘gold’ of the soul can be covered over with the mud of delusion for eons, but in its true nature it remains forever undefiled.”
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#30

“To work with God’s happiness bubbling in the soul is to carry a portable paradise within you wherever you go.”
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#31

“The rejuvenating effects of sleep are due to man’s temporary unawareness of body and breathing. The sleeping man becomes a yogi; each night he unconsciously performs the yogic rite of releasing himself from bodily identification, and of merging the life force with healing currents in the main brain region and in the six subdynamos of his spinal centers. Unknowingly, the sleeper is thus recharged by the cosmic energy that sustains all life.”
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#32

“You possess the power of thought and the power of will. Utilize to the uttermost these divine gifts!”
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#33

“Be satisfied with your part. Do not bemoan your fate. In this life, everyone has trouble which he thinks nobody else has. Never wish to be in the shoes of someone else who you think is better off than you are. It is best to wish for nothing but to ask the Lord to give you what is for your highest good. You are a part of the Lord’s creation: He needs everybody to carry on this drama. Never compare yourself with anybody else. You are what you are. Nobody is like you. Nobody can act your part as you can. Similarly, you should not try to play somebody else’s part. What is important is to do the will of Him who sent you; that is what you want. While you do your part, think all the time that God is working through you.”
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#34

“The human mind is a spark of the almighty consciousness of God. I could show you that whatever your powerful mind believes very intensely would instantly come to pass.”
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#35

“When you make up your mind to do good things, you will accomplish them if you use dynamic will power to follow through. No matter what the circumstances are if you go on trying, God will create the means by which your will shall find its proper reward.”
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#36

“The goal of yoga science is to calm the mind, that without distortion it may hear the infallible counsel of the Inner Voice.”
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#37

“If you retain the joyous aftereffects of meditation throughout the day or part of the day, you will see that this joy will correctly guide you in everything. Saints are guided by this joy, in the consciousness of which no erroneous actions are possible. Retain the acquired joy of meditation throughout the day.”
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#38

“Ordinary love is selfish, darkly rooted in desires, and satisfaction. Divine love is without condition, without boundary, without change. The flux of the human heart is gone forever at the transfixing touch of pure love.”
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#39

“No action is ever an isolated event. Always, it invites from the universe a reaction that corresponds exactly to the type and the force of energy behind the deed.”
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#40

“When the mind is calm, how quickly, how smoothly, how beautifully you will perceive everything.”
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#41

“Never do anything that taints your mind. Wrong actions cause negative or evil mental vibrations that are reflected in your whole appearance and personality. Engage in those actions and thoughts that nurture the good qualities you want to have.”
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#42

“If you don’t invite God to be your summer Guest, He won’t come in the winter of your life.”
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#43

“Opportunities in life come by creation, not by chance. You yourself, either now or in the past (including the past of former lives), have created all opportunities that arise in your path. Since you have earned them, use them to the best advantage.”
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#44

“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.”
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#45

“Is a diamond less valuable because it is covered with mud? God sees the changeless beauty of our souls. He knows we are not our mistakes.” Yogananda

#46

“If you want to be sad, no one in the world can make you happy. But if you make up your mind to be happy, no one and nothing on earth can take that happiness from you.”
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#47

“I am the Cosmic Ocean of sound and the little wave of the body vibration in it.”
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#48

“The sun shines equally on diamond and charcoal, but one has developed qualities that enable it to reflect the sunlight brilliantly, while the other absorbs all the sunlight. Emulate the diamond in your dealings with people. Brightly reflect the light of God’s love.”
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#49

“The one who pursues a goal of evenmindedness is neither jubilant with gain nor depressed by loss.”
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#50

“Persons of strong character are usually the happiest. They do not blame others for troubles that can be traced to their own actions and lack of understanding. They know that no one has the power to add to their happiness or detract from it, unless they themselves allow the adverse thoughts or wicked actions of others to affect them.”
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#51

“Some people try to be tall by cutting off the heads of others!”
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#52

“Mind is the creator of everything. You should, therefore, guide it to create only good. If you cling to a certain thought with dynamic will power, it finally assumes a tangible outward form. When you are able to employ your will always for constructive purposes, you become the controller of your destiny.”
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#53

“Change yourself and you have done your part in changing the world.”
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#54

“Do not take life’s experiences too seriously. For in reality, they are nothing but dream experiences. Play your part in life, but never forget that it is only a role.”
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#55

“Seeds of past karma cannot germinate if they are roasted in the fires of divine wisdom.”
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#56

“I am no longer the wave of consciousness thinking itself separated from the sea of cosmic consciousness. I am the ocean of Spirit that has become the wave of human life.”
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#57

“Practice loving those who do not love you. Feel for those who do not feel for you. Be generous to those who are generous only to themselves. If you heap hatred on your enemy, neither he nor you are able to perceive the inherent beauty of your soul.”
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#58

“The balanced rhythm of the universe is rooted in reciprocity,”
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#59

“To fly away from problems may seem the easiest solution. But you gain strength only when you wrestle with a strong opponent. One who doesn’t have difficulties is one who doesn’t grow.”
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#60

“Incredible amounts of energy are hidden in your brain; enough in a gram of flesh to run the city of Chicago for 2 days. And you say you are tired?”
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Soul Friend Quotes: 20 Deep Sayings About Spiritual Bonds

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Do you feel inexplicably led or connected to some souls in your life? Do you believe that soulmates are not always romantic partners? Do you feel connected to some of your friends on a deeper spiritual level? Then this article is for you! In this article, we want to share with you beautiful soul friend quotes that will inspire you to look at your friendships from a different angle and discover a deeper spiritual connection in your relationships!

20 Inspirational Soul Friend Quotes

#1

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“Having a soulmate is not always about love. You can find your soulmate in a friendship.”

#2

“To me friendship is one of the most pure forms of love among humans because it (rarely) receives any form of sexual or monetary gratification/compensation; just the joy of connecting deeply with another. Perhaps this is why we love and worship our pets so much? They often provide the only form of true soul friendship we can find immediately in our lives. The love of a pet is an unconditional love. Can you say the same for yourself or for others?” ~ Aletheia Luna

#3

Soul friends share an interpersonal bond that grows over time. They are honest, loyal, available, and understanding. More so, they are the people who will check on you, ensuring you are not lonely or living in isolation.” ~ Katya Ki

#4

“What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined to strengthen each other?” ~ George Eliot

#5

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“Happiness is a collection of joyful experiences shared with soul friends. Get together and have some fun!” ~ Amy Leigh Mercree

#6

Anam Cara means “soul friend”. It describes two people who are eternally connected. Who are open and fully themselves, hiding nothing and expecting nothing. These people recognize your beauty and light. They see you for exactly who you are. You’re comfortable in their presence.” ~ Maxie McCoy

#7

“And sometimes if you’re really lucky, you’ll find out that your soulmate was disguised as your best friend the whole time.”

#8

“Soul friends share lots of memories; ups and downs that they learn to tolerate each other’s flaws. Likewise, a soul friend will not take advantage of the other’s kindness to hurt them. Instead, they overlook offenses for the sake of their friendship.” ~ Katya Ki

#8

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“A soulmate is the one person whose love is powerful enough to motivate you to meet your soul, to do the emotional work of self-discovery, of awakening.” ~ Kenny Loggins

#9

“Imagine meeting someone who even understood the dustiest corners of your mixed-up soul.”

#10

“Before we discover our soul friends, life seems quite normal. Then, the soul friend comes along; all of a sudden you cannot imagine a life without them. Most soul friends have never thought of a time when they will have to part ways. Indeed, soul friendship makes the soul buddies feel incredibly full.” ~ Katya Ki

#11

“A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise.” ~ Richard Bach

#12

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”A true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

#13

“When soul friends converse, they are in tune with one another. Hence, one of them may not agree with what the other is saying but will listen actively all the same. In contrast, most frenemies tolerate the friendship for as long as it suits them. Hence, they are guilty of selective listening. Hence, most soul friendships are free of drama, frustrating compromise, or misunderstandings.” ~ Katya Ki

#14

“A soul friend wants to help you grow and build you up rather than tear you down… because why would they want to see you suffer? They don’t get any benefit from it. For this reason a soul friend is transparent and forthcoming with their critiques, and doesn’t resort to passive-aggression, bitchiness, or pretense. They trust in the friendship enough to know that an embarrassing revelation won’t toss the connection onto the rocks.” ~ Aletheia Luna

#15

“Soul friends weigh their words when they want to criticize each other. That is, they consider the other person’s emotional wellbeing, and are out to find solutions, not just identify a problem. In contrast, negative criticism leaves one of the friends feeling superior to the other.” ~ Katya Ki

#16

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“What is a ‘soul friendship’? A connection that goes far beyond the physical, even the emotional. A bond that is spiritual – two souls vibing and intertwining with one another in celebration, in understanding, in passion, in peace.” ~ Marisa Donnelly

#17

“A soulmate is an ongoing connection with another individual that the soul picks up again in various times and places over lifetimes. We are attracted to another person at a soul level not because that person is our unique complement, but because by being with that individual, we are somehow provided with an impetus to become whole ourselves.” ~ Edgar Cayce

#18

“This is [her] soul group. ’What do you mean?’ It’s a group of souls with whom she resonates closely.” ~ James Redfield

#19

“When you discover your soul friend, you keep each other lively and vital regardless of your circumstances. This friend becomes your spiritual sidekick, nourishing your soul with love and encouragement always.“ ~ Katya Ki

#20

“A soul friend becomes critical to determining who we become as a person. They’re people we form deep connections with. Connections that transform us.” ~ Stephen Cope

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Dark Night of the Soul Quotes: 35 Sayings To Support Your Inner Journey

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The Dark Night of the soul is a complicated experience that makes you feel like you are alone in a meaningless universe, having no sense of direction and feeling hopeless. It is a transitional stage when we undergo a ‘spiritual depression’ before getting an intense perception of life. It involves letting go of our past perceptions of our careers, relationships, and belief systems and replacing them with a life appreciation that leads to spiritual growth. In this article, we want to share with you the most enlightening quotes on the Dark Night of the soul that will support your inner journey so that you come out of this stage of your life a more conscious and mature individual.

Here they are 35 Dark Night of the soul quotes!

35 Dark Night of the Soul Quotes

#1

“The term “dark night of the soul,” coined by sixteenth century poet-mystic St. John of the Cross, refers to the kind of spiritual crisis that leads us from profound unknowing to radiant transformation.” ~ Mirabai Starr

#2

“Awareness born of love is the only force that can bring healing and renewal. Out of our love for another person, we become more willing to let our old identities wither and fall away, and enter a dark night of the soul, so that we may stand naked once more in the presence of the great mystery that lies at the core of our being. This is how love ripens us – by warming us from within, inspiring us to break out of our shell and lighting our way through the dark passage to new birth.” ~ John Welwood

#3

“In the process of discovering our true nature, the journey goes down, not up, as if the mountain pointed toward the earth instead of the sky. We move down and down and down, and with us move millions of others, our companions in awakening …Right there we discover a love that will not die.” ~ Pema Chodron

#4

“Psychologically, then, the ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ is due to the double fact of the exhaustion of an old state and the growth toward a new state of consciousness. It is a ‘growing pain’ in the organic process of the self’s attainment of the Absolute. The great mystics, creative geniuses in the realm of character, have known instinctively how to turn these psychic disturbances to spiritual profit.” ~ Evelyn Underhill

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“When everything around you becomes real dark, it’s easier to find the light within.” ~ Bert McCoy

#6

“As highly sensitive empaths, we are particularly prone to experiencing the Dark Night of the Soul. The less defined our sense of self is and the more toxic energy we take on from others, the more we are prone to losing touch with our Souls.” ~ Aletheia Luna

#7

“It is only when we are truly alone, without someone else to lean on, left with our own inner solitude that we can undergo a process of change.The introspection that is needed to bring out the light that has dwindled down to ash and reignite the fire of our being. So let the darkness shape you, let it reform you, let it cradle you and birth you into a new life. Let the spark flame again, in the darkness is where you will find it.” ~ LJ Vanier

#8

Enlightenment arrives like a thief in the middle of the dark night of the soul.” ~ Stefan Emunds

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“The dark sky helps to see the stars… The dark night of the soul helps us to see the light within.” ~ Bert McCoy

#10

“While the Dark Night of the Soul is a process of death, the Spiritual Awakening Process is the rebirth.” ~ Mateo Sol

#11

“The journey of the dark night of the soul is where we learn who we are, without people telling us.” ~ Adèle Green

#12

“You necessarily have to be lost, before you’re found.” ~ T. Scott McLeod

#13

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“The Dark Night of the Soul is not merely “having a bad day” or even a week. The Dark Night is a long, pervasive, and very dark experience. If you’re experiencing the Dark Night of the Soul, you will constantly carry around within you a sense of being lost. Your heart will constantly, in some shape or form, be in mourning, and this is because you long deep down to feel the presence of your Soul again.” ~ Aletheia Luna

#14

“The dark night of the soul is a journey into light, a journey from your darkness into the strength and hidden resources of your soul.” ~ Caroline Myss

#15

“When we lose touch with our Souls, we lose touch with our inner guidance, wisdom, and strength. Sometimes, it can take us many years to get back in touch with the divine presence within us. This period of feeling lost and disconnected from the divine is called the Dark Night of the Soul.” ~ Mateo Sol

#16

“There may come a time when you believe you have reached the end of the road in the darkest night. That will be the moment when a dazzling new day dawns on your horizon.” ~ Anthon St. Maarten

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”There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” ~ Carl Jung

#18

“The dark night of the soul is when you have lost the flavor of life but have not yet gained the fullness of divinity. So it is that we must weather that dark time, the period of transformation when what is familiar has been taken away and the new richness is not yet ours.” ~ Ram Dass

#19

“The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation.” ~ Joseph Campbell

#20

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it emotionally. A higher paradox confounds emotion as well as reason and there are long periods in the lives of all of us, and of the saints when the truth as revealed by faith is hideous, emotionally disturbing, downright repulsive. Witness the dark night of the soul in individual saints. Right now the whole world seems to be going through a dark night of the soul.” ~ Flannery O’Connor

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”There can be no rebirth without a dark night of the soul, a total annihilation of all that you believed in and thought that you were.” ~ Vilayat Inayat Khan

#22

“In community, where you have all the affection you could ever dream of, you feel that there is a place where even community cannot reach. That’s a very important experience. In that loneliness, which is like a dark night of the soul, you learn that God is greater than community.” ~ Henri Nouwen

#23

“You don’t go through a deep personal transformation without some kind of dark night of the soul.” ~ Sam Keen

#24

“To heal the wound, you have to go into the dark night of the soul.” ~ Tori Amos

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”One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

#26

“If I believe in anything, it is in the dark night of the soul. Awe is my religion, and mystery is its church.” ~ Charles Simic

#27

“I believe that the dark night of the soul is a common spiritual experience. I believe, too, that the answer is continued seeking and perseverance. It helps to know that others have endured a loss of faith.” ~ Julia Cameron

#28

“We cannot heal what we cannot see. We cannot evolve if we cannot see. The Dark Night to me allows us to see what we otherwise could not see, as it will bring the deepest often most rejected aspects of our being into consciousness: our fear, our rage, areas where we lack acceptance, of illness, of suffering, of God, our ego identification.” ~ Himayat

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”Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.” ~ Christine Caine

#30

“You become the wounded healer, someone who has made the descent and knows the territory. You take on depth of color and range of feeling. Your intelligence is now more deeply rooted and not dependent only on facts and reason. Your darkness has given you character and color and capacity. Now you are free to make a real contribution. It is a gift of your dark night of the soul!” ~ Thomas Moore

#31

“The dark night of the soul represents this time of being “in-between” worlds; it marks the always “in the dark” transition that takes place as the consciousness of the seeker of truth moves out of one order of existence, and into another (higher) one.” ~ Guy Finley

#32

“Be assured, if you should experience “the dark night of the soul” in any of its many forms, you are a person of significant potential, that God is challenging to enter a new level of being, which is beyond the domination of the lesser values of the material world. It is a humble beginning, but the humble do, indeed, inherit the earth!” ~ Dr. Meredith J. Sprunger

#33

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”Only those willing to walk through the dark night will be able to see the beauty of the moon and the brilliance of the stars.” ~ Archbishop Socrates Vilegas

#34

“Healers are spiritual warriors who have found that courage to defeat the darkness of their souls. Awakening and rising from the depths of their deepest fears, like a Phoenix rising from the ashes. Reborn with a wisdom and strength that creates a light that shines bright enough to help, encourage, and inspire others out of their own darkness.” ~ Melanie Koulouris

#35

“If you could get rid of yourself just once,
The secret of secrets would open to you.
The face of the unknown, hidden beyond the universe
Would appear on the mirror of your perception.”
~ Rumi

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50 Self-Respect Quotes That Will Make You Rethink Your Self-Worth

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Self-respect creates the foundation of all the decisions you make in life, the way you treat yourself, and how you allow others to treat you. Moreover, it is the foundation of all strong and healthy relationships. Therefore, if you want to have a harmonious relationship with others, if you want others to respect you, you need to respect yourself first. In this article, we have collected 50 thought-provoking self-respect quotes that will help you to understand what self-respect is and how essential it is for a happy and harmonious life.

Here they are, 50 self-respect quotes that will make you rethink your self-worth.

50 Self-Respect Quotes

#1

“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.” ~ Robert Tew

#2

“He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

#3

Ego is false confidence, self-respect is true confidence.” ~ Naval Ravikant

#4

“Don’t lower your standards for anyone or anything. Self Respect is everything.”

#5

“Work to improve yourself, not prove yourself.” ~ Joshua Becker

#6

“I would rather be alone with dignity than in a relationship that requires me to sacrifice my self-respect.”

#7

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”

#8

“Every relationship you have is a reflection of your relationship with your self.” ~ Deepak Chopra

#9

“If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die.” Maya Angelou

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“Be you. The world will adjust.”

#11

“Everyone’s a Star and deserves the right to Twinkle.”

#12

“High self-confidence is a positive internal dialogue. This is what most strive for. Perfect self-confidence is the complete absence of internal dialogue. Puzzlingly few people are interested in this.” ~ James Pierce

#13

“Your sense of self-worth comes from you alone — never the opinion of others.” ~ Robert Greene

#14

“Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.” ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel

#15

“True reassurance: not that one’s plans will inevitably work out, but that one’s human worth is not on the line if they don’t.” ~ Alain de Botton

#16

“Be not the slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

#17

“Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.” ~ Thucydides

#18

“Respect for self is the beginning of cultivating virtue in men and women.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley

#19

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“Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.” ~ Robert Holden

#20

“Externally, be humble. Internally, be confident.” ~ James Clear

#21

“Some people treat you like they don’t know your value. Make sure your response doesn’t support the lie.” ~ Thema Bryant-Davis

#22

“Never trade respect for attention.” ~ Mel Robbins

#23

“Only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

#24

“By being kind to ourselves, we become kind to others.” ~ Pema Chödrön

#25

“Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

#26

“Don’t put yourself down just to avoid criticism, to please others, or to show your “kindness”. The world needs light, not mediocrity.” ~ Paulo Coelho

#27

“When you do not treat yourself the way you want others to treat you, you can never change the way things are.” ~ Rhonda Byrne

#28

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“Saying yes or maybe when we mean no, cheapens our word, diminishes our sense of self-respect, and compromises our integrity.” ~ Paulo Coelho

#29

“A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

#30

“We don’t need bigger cars or fancier clothes. We need self-respect, identity, community, love, variety, beauty, challenge, and a purpose in living that is greater than material accumulation.” ~ Donella Meadows

#31

Self-discipline builds self-respect. Meditation is the ultimate act of self-discipline.” ~ DailyZen

#32

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” ~ Clint Eastwood

#33

“Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.” ~ Theodore Parker

#34

“You will encounter misguided people from time to time. That’s part of life. The challenge is to educate them when you can, but always to keep your dignity and self-respect and persevere in your personal growth and development.” ~ Bernice King

#35

“The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.” ~ Joan Didion

#36

“That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.” ~ William J. H. Boetcker

#37

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“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.” ~ E.E. Cummings

#38

“If you set out to cheat and deceive others you’ll be tense and anxious in case you’re found out. But if you live your life and conduct your business on the basis of truth and honesty, it gives you a sense of satisfaction and self-confidence that is also a source of inner strength.” ~ Dalai Lama

#39

“No one is going to value you more than you value yourself.” ~ Naval Ravikant

#40

“Do not be scared to say “I love you” to yourself. Stand in front of the mirror and look at yourself and say to yourself as loudly as you can “I love you. I respect you for what you have faced in life. And I love you for what you have become.” ~ Avijeet Das

#41

“If we saw someone else treating us the way most of us treat ourselves, we might think them despicably cruel.” ~ Alain de Botton

#42

“It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.” ~ Dale Turner

#43

“You do not wake up one morning a bad person. It happens by a thousand tiny surrenders of self-respect to self-interest.” ~ Robert Brault

#44

“For your own self-respect and sanity, your creative freedom, you have to be careful that you don’t rely too much on other people’s opinions of what you do because it can stunt and inhibit you.” ~ Luke Evans

#45

“Happiness is the highest form of self-respect. A person who allows himself to be happy shows his self-respect.” ~ Maery Rubin

#46

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“Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.” ~ Ralph Charell

#47

“People treat you the way you treat yourself. So, when you humiliate yourself, they make sure you get the same treatment.” ~ Michael Bassey Johnson

#48

“‘Self-Respect’ respects boundaries, yours or other’s. ‘Ego’ is so full of self, it sees no boundaries.” ~ Wordions

#49

“Stand up for who you are. Respect your Self and ignite the divine sparks in you. Access your powers. Choose your rights and work together with others to bring blessings into the lives.” ~ Amit Ray

#50

“Having self-esteem is easy, obtaining self-respect is the real challenge.” ~ Jeffrey Fry

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