self-awareness

A Quote by Shantideva on bodhisattva, self-awareness, buddhism, wisdom, and clarity

Examine thus yourself from every side.
Note harmful thoughts and every futile striving.
Thus it is that heroes in the bodhisattva path
Apply the remedies to keep a steady mind.

Shantideva

Source: The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara, Pages: 69

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A Quote by Shantideva on bodhisattva, self-awareness, buddhism, wisdom, and clarity

Examine thus yourself from every side.
Note harmful thoughts and every futile striving.
Thus it is that heroes in the bodhisattva path
Apply the remedies to keep a steady mind.

Shantideva

Source: The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara, Pages: 69

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Shantideva on bodhisattva, self-awareness, buddhism, wisdom, opportunity, and human

Take advantage of this human boat;
Free yourself from sorrow's mighty stream!
This vessel will be later hard to find.
The time that you have now, you fool, is not for sleep!

Shantideva

Source: The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara, Pages: 101

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, seeing, hearing, and self-awareness

When I talk about having good hearing, I don't mean just listening, but listening to yourself. When I talk about good eyesight, I don't mean just looking, but looking at yourself.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 70

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, seeing, and self-awareness

The fact is that those who do not see themselves but who see others, who fail to grasp of themselves but who grasp others, take possession of what others have but fail to possess themselves. they are attracted to what others enjoy but fail to find enjoyment in themselves.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 70

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A Quote by unknown on meditation, buddhism, ego, and self-awareness

On meditation:  Its all fun and games until someone loses an I.

unknown

Source: Shambala Sun Magazine

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A Quote by Isaac on discovery and self-awareness

The process of discovering oneself is usually the same as the process of inventing oneself as one discovers others.

Isaac Perez

Contributed by: Isaac

A Quote by Bill George on leadership, leader, self-awareness, vision, experience, and fast company

Is leadership inherent or trainable? Both. You are born with characteristics that reside deep inside you: drive, an ability to influence and motivate, perseverance. But you have to develop those qualities through actual leadership experiences. A key quality is adaptability--facing unexpected obstacles, falling short of goals, reading the context, and changing your approach. Absent that, leaders will continue to repeat mistakes and will not grow and develop. That leads me to the essence of the question "Why is it so hard to lead yourself?" The answer, in my experience, lies in the differences between your idealized self--how you see yourself and how you want to be seen--and your real self. The key to growing as a leader is to narrow that gap by developing a deep self-awareness that comes from straight feedback and honest exploration of yourself, followed by a concerted effort to make changes.

Bill George

Source: quoted in Fast Company, April 2007 - Bill George is the former CEO of Medtronics, Inc.

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Immanuel Kant on enlightenment, courage, self, self-awareness, and self-esteem

Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed nonage. Nonage is the inability to use one's own understanding without another's guidance. This nonage is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one's own mind without another's guidance. Dare to know!

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

Source: from Kant's essay "What is Enlightenment" quoted in Calculated Risks: How to Know When Numbers Deceive You by Gerd Gigerenzer

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by William Butler Yeats on optimism, self-awareness, heart, joy, flowers, perception, self, and passion

Beloved, gaze in thine own heart, The holy tree is growing there; From joy the holy branches start, And all the trembling flowers they bear.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The title of the poem is: The Two Trees

Contributed by: Laurie

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