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Quotes Tagged ‘self-improvement’

“The ultimate reason for meditating is to transform ourselves in order to be better able to transform the world.”

by Matthieu Ricard
Tags: Matthieu Ricard, other-oriented, self-improvement



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“All that is necessary to eliminate those things that are keeping you in bondage is a clear, nonconceptual perception of what they are and how they work.”

by Bhante Gunaratana from Mindfulness in Plain English
Tags: change, self-improvement, mindfulness, understanding, Bhante Gunaratana, perception, knowledge, freedom



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“If we hope to go anywhere or develop ourselves in any way, we can only step from where we are... If we don’t really know where we are standing—a knowing that comes directly from the cultivation of mindfulness—we may only go in circles, for all our efforts and expectations.”

by Jon Kabat-Zinn from Wherever You Go, There You Are
Tags: self-knowledge, mindfulness, progress, self-improvement, Jon Kabat-Zinn



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“Meditation changes your character by a process of sensitization, by making you deeply aware of your own thoughts, words, and deeds.”

by Bhante Gunaratana from Mindfulness in Plain English
Tags: self-improvement, change, empathy, awareness, self-knowledge, Bhante Gunaratana



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“The understanding of what you actually are is far more important than the pursuit of what you should be. Why? Because in understanding what you are there begins a spontaneous process of transformation.”

by Jiddu Krishnamurti from Think on These Things
Tags: allowing, presence, reality, transformation, self-improvement, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Think on These Things



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“Our ability to do more, in ever more challenging situations, naturally grows. We don't have to force it or expect more from ourselves than we can currently do.”

by Pema Chodron
Tags: self-improvement, non-effort, effortlessness, growth, Pema Chodron



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“The process of becoming who you will be begins first with the total acceptance of who you are.”

by Bhante Gunaratana from Mindfulness in Plain English
Tags: becoming what you are, acceptance, change, self-improvement, Bhante Gunaratana



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