Early Morning Thoughts ~ Truth or ? (part 6)

As I’ve been dealing with truth in areas of my life, I’ve been drawn again and again to the power of living in truth. And with that power comes freedom. And that freedom becomes what can break the bondage that makes us unable to be who we need to be.

Change should be a friend. It should happen by plan, not by accident.
–Philip Crosby, Reflections on Quality

It’s not your blue blood, your pedigree or your college degree. It’s what you do with your life that counts.
–Millard Fuller

We compound our suffering by victimizing each other.
–Athol Fugard

When we discover that the truth is already in us, we are all at once our original selves.

I prepared excitedly for my departure, as if this journey had a mysterious significance. I had decided to change my mode of life. “’til now,” I told myself, “you have only seen the shadow and been well content with it; now, I am going to lead you into the substance.”
–Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek

The thought manifests as the word;
The word manifests as the deed;
The deed develops into habit;
And habit hardens into character.
So watch the thought and its ways with care,
And let it spring from love
Born out of concern for all beings.
–The Buddha

Do not think of your faults, still less of others’ faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.
–John Ruskin

Truth is eternal, knowledge is changeable. It is disastrous to confuse them.
–Madeleine L’Engle, An Acceptable Time

The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be. . . . Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.
–Wilfred Peterson, This Week (Oct. 1, 1961)

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
–James Arthur Baldwin,playwright and novelist

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