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A Quote by Adyashanti on beautiful, truth, authentic, self, and true nature

What am I, really? The beautiful thing…is nobody can tell us what we are. Nobody can really tell us. Not in a way that’s going to be satisfactory to us. Our true nature is self-authenticating. When we bump into our true nature, it authenticates itself. Something inside us knows. This…is what has been sought for, longed for, looked for. This is it. Usually, it’s not what we expected…

Adyashanti

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Anne Hillman on anne hillman, the dancing animal woman, longing, being, be who you are, passionate, aliveness, love, yearning, real, depth, heart, authentic, and authenticity

I did not know I was on a search for passionate aliveness.  I only knew I was lonely and lost and that something was drawing me deeper beneath the surface of my life in search of meaning.  There is a hunger in people to go to those deep depths; to know that our lives are sacred; that our hearts are truly capable of love.  It is a yearning to be all the we can be.  A longing for what is real. 

Anne Hillman

Source: Anne Hillman, The Dancing Animal Woman

Contributed by: Robin

A Quote by zaadzster_1 on herds, herdmanity, society, groups, conformity, groupthink, conformism, christianity, taoism, hinduism, buddhism, religion, capitalism, communism, socialism, individuality, individual, authentic, being authentic, fear, fear of t

We're all afloat in a boundless sea, and the way we cope is by massing together in groups and pretending in unison that the situation is other than it is.  We reinforce the illusion for each other.  That's what a society really is, a little band of humanity huddled together against the specter of a pitch black sea.  Everyone is treading water to keep their heads above the surface even though they have no reason to believe that the life they're preserving is better than the alternative they're avoiding.  It's just that one is known and one is not.  Fear of the unknown is what keeps everyone busily treading water.  All fear is fear of the unknown.  If someone in such a group of water-treaders betrays the group lie by speaking the truth of their situation, that person is called a heretic, and society reserves its most awful punishments for heretics.  If someone decides to stop struggling and just sink or float away, every possible effort is made to stop him, not for the benefit of the individual, but for the benefit of the group.  To deny at all costs the truth of the situation.

Jed McKenna

Contributed by: shawnmichel

A Quote by unknown on authentic, self, freedom, security, self confidence, and self esteem

Why should I care what other people think of me? I am who I am. And who I wanna be.

unknown

Source: Avril Lavigne

Contributed by: DreamWeaver

A Quote by Christopher Alexander on fully alive, authentic, authenticity, responsible, responsibility, and inner

 A man is alive when he is wholehearted, true to himself, true to his own inner forces, and able to act freely according to the nature of the situations he is in.   To be happy, and to be alive in this sense, are almost the same. Of course, a man who is alive is not always happy in the sense of feeling pleasant; experiences of joy are balanced by experiences of sorrow. But the experiences are all deeply felt; and above all, the man is whole and conscious of being real...  This state cannot be reached merely by inner work.   There is a myth, sometimes widespread, that a person need do only inner work, in order to be alive like this; that a man is entirely responsible for his own problems; and that to cure himself, he need only change himself. This teaching has some value, since it is so easy for a man to imagine that his problems are caused by "others". But it is a one-sided and mistaken view which also maintains the arrogance of the belief that the individual is self-sufficient, and not dependent in any essential way on his surroundings.  The fact is, a person is so far formed by his surroundings, that his state of harmony depends entirely on his harmony with his surroundings.

Christopher Alexander (1936 -)

Source: http://www.famous-quotes-and-inspirational-quotes.com/quotations/context-quotes.htm

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Mother Theresa on love, authenticity, and authentic

Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.

Mother Theresa

Source: http://www.famous-quotes-and-inspirational-quotes.com/quotations/love-quotes.htm

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by This American Life on vulnerable, vulnerability, authentic, authenticity, emotion, feeling, and high school

...being a good actor is the exact emotional opposite of what it takes to be a successful inmate. Rather than close off all feeling and look tough, you have to open your vulnerable self up, and withstand often cruel laughter as you try to find some authentic emotion within you. In this way, a Level IV, high-security prison is no different from high school.

This American Life

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by William James on alive, fully alive, passion, authentic, and authenticity

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Gwyneth Paltrow on expectations, authentic, authenticity, eccentric, and eccentricity

It is finally when you let go of what people expect you to be and people's perceptions of you that you're able to be the version of yourself that you're supposed to be - like in God's eyes.  It doesn't matter if you're half crazy, or eccentric, or whatever it is - that you have to be true to who you were born to be.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

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