A Quote by Abraham-Hicks on alignment, charisma, power, source, and authenticity

Someone who takes the time to understand their relationship with source, who actively seeks alignment with their broader perspective, who deliberately seeks and finds alignment with who-they-really-are, is more charismatic, more attractive, more effective, and more powerful than a group of millions who have not achieved this alignment.

Abraham Hicks

Source: The Vortex: Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships, Pages: 11

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on quotations, quotes, emerson, wisdom, knowledge, authenticity, truth, and evasion

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know!

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A Quote by Jean Haner on life, self, authenticity, purpose, and essence

So much of the stress you hold and the ways you keep yourself stuck have to do with how far you've traveled from your original self. You can release that tension by identifying who's actually there under all those layers and why that pure essence is really perfect as it is. And when you let go of that stress... when you can stop blaming yourself for being who you are, it frees up an enormous amount of energy to move forward in life.

Jean Haner

Source: The Wisdom of Your Face: Change Your Life with Chinese Face Reading!, Pages: 8

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Banksy on self, authenticity, children, and parents

A lot of mothers will do anything for their children, except let them be themselves.


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A Quote by Antonin Artaud on madman, authenticity, man, human, asylum, and society

"And what is an authentic madman? It is a man who preferred to become mad, in the socially accepted sense of the word, rather than forfeit a certain superior idea of human honor. So society has strangled in its asylums all those it wanted to get rid of or protect itself from, because they refused to become its accomplices in certain great nastinesses. For a madman is also a man whom society did not want to hear and whom it wanted to prevent from uttering certain intolerable truths."

Antonin Artaud (1896 - 1948)

Source: as quoted in "Van Gogh, the Man Suicided by Society", 1947; repr. in Selected Writings, pt. 33, ed. by Susan Sontag, 1976

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A Quote by unknown on authenticity, teachers, dharma, vajrayana, karma, and quality

The extraordinary qualities of great beings who hide their nature escapes ordinary people like us, despite our best efforts in examining them. On the other hand, even ordinary charlatans are expert at deceiving others by behaving like saints.
-Patrul Rinpoche


Source: Losing the Clouds, Gaining the Sky: Buddhism and the Natural Mind, Pages: 47

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A Quote by Anaïs Nin on authenticity, generosity, taking, giving, devotion, doing for others, hiding, and disguise

Is devotion to others a cover for the hungers and the needs of the self, of which one is ashamed? I was always ashamed to take. So I gave. It was not a virtue. It was a disguise.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Diary of Anais Nin, Volume 4, 1944-1947

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A Quote by Earon on truth, teachers, guru, life, experiences, worthy, leaders, and authenticity

Do you seek the truth?  There is nothing worthy of being followed except your own heart; no one to teach you except life's experiences; and no one for you to lead except yourself.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon's notes

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A Quote by Abraham H. Maslow on love, self-actualization, and authenticity

When people appear to be something other than good and decent, it is only because they are reacting to stress, pain, or the deprivation of basic human needs such as security, love, and self-esteem.

The greater our need for food or safety or affection or self-esteem, the more we will see and treat the items of reality, including ourselves and other people, in accordance with their respective abilities to facilitate or obstruct the satisfaction of that need. Laboring under the effects of deficiency motivation is like looking at the world through a clouded lens, and removing those effects is like replacing the clouded lens with a clear one. Self-actualizing persons' contact with reality is simply more direct. And along with this unfiltered, unmediated directness of their contact with reality comes also a vastly heightened ability to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy, however stale those experiences may have become for others.

Practically every serious description of the "authentic person" extant implies that such a person, by virtue of what he has become, assumes a new relation to his society and indeed, to society in general. He not only transcends himself in various ways; he also transcends his/her own culture.

Abraham Maslow (1908 - 1970)

Source: Toward a Psychology of Being

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A Quote by Oprah Winfrey on business, authenticity, branding, and identity

If I lost control of the business I'd lose myself--or at least the ability to be myself. Owning myself is a way to be myself.

Oprah Winfrey (1954 -)

Source: The Business of Being Oprah:

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