Success rests with having the courage and endurance and above all the will to become the person you are, however peculiar that may be. Then you will be able to say, “I have found my hero and he is me.” ~ George Sheehan, 1918-1993 ~
Source: Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing, Pages: 425
We have faith in the potentialities of others, of ourselves, and of mankind because, and only to the degree to which, we have experienced the growth of our own potentialities, the reality of growth in ourselves, the strength of our own power of reason and love.
Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)
Source: The Art of Loving (Perennial Classics), Pages: 116
I may say that (Being) love, in a profound but testable sense, creates the partner. it gives him a self-image, it gives him self-acceptance, a feeling of love-worthiness, all of which permit him to grow. It is a real question whether the full development of the human being is possible without it.
Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970)
Source: Toward a Psychology of Being, 3rd Edition, Pages: 49
SETH said: There is nothing more stimulating, more worthy of actualization, than the desire to change the world for the better. That is indeed each person's mission. You begin by working in that area of activity that is your own unique one, with your own life and activities. You begin in the corner of an office, or on the assembly line, or in the advertising agency, or in the kitchen. You begin where you are.
Source: The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events (A Seth Book), Pages: 213
SETH said: You were born with an in-built recognition of your own goodness. You were born with inner recognition of your rightness in the universe. You were born with a desire to fulfill your abilities, to move and act in the world. Those assumptions are the basis of what I will call natural law. You are born loving. You are born compassionate. You are born curious about yourself and your world. Those attributes also belong to natural law. You are born knowing that you possess a unique, intimate sense of being that is itself, and that seeks it's own fulfillment, and the fulfillment of others. You are born seeking the actualization of the ideal. You are born seeking to add value to the quality of life, to add characteristics, energies, abilities to life that only you can individually contribute to the world, and to attain a state of being that is uniquely yours, while adding to the value and fulfillment of the world.
Source: The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events (A Seth Book), Pages: 253