Friday, August 7, 2009

Self

Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.

Man is never alone. Acknowledged or unacknowledged, that which dreams through him is always there to support him from within.

We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.

Each of us is something of a schizophrenic personality, tragically divided against ourselves.

The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge.

The words "I am" are potent words; be careful what you hitch them to. The thing you're claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you.

You have the Answer. Just get quiet enough to hear it.

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss - an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc. - is sure to be noticed. ~The Sickness Unto Death

We are sure to be losers when we quarrel with ourselves; it is civil war.

You are your own judge. The verdict is up to you.

It is often hard to bear the tears that we ourselves have caused.

When I look for my existence I do not look for it in myself.

I am my own heaven and hell!

We must be our own before we can be another's.

Only you can set you free.

It's like, at the end, there's this surprise quiz: am I proud of me? I gave my life to become the person I am right now! Was it worth what I paid?

14 comments:

Som said...

very few people really know the meaning of the word "I" and lesser few understands its importance ....

Americanising Desi said...

You are your own judge. The verdict is up to you.

i always forget this, i always end up in misery cuz i forget to love me and judge me wisely!

sigh!

wonderful read Sophie!

VJ Sophie said...

@ Som : Well said!

@ AD : Thanx buddy!

Tejas Shah said...

Very thoughful expressions! Well done! Good wishes.

VJ Sophie said...

Thanx buddy! :)

http://whysoserioustoday.blogspot.com said...

interesting :)

sobhit said...

felt as if am reading a number f dos intelcctual status updates on facebook 1 aftr d othr.. :P:P... but u wrote dem all ur self??? hmmm vry thotful must say..tho few i myt pik up n display in my status :D... on a serious note.. shrt few lines having huge meaning in dem.. n u write dem dnw den well wot can 1 say... gud read

VJ Sophie said...

@ http://whysoserioustoday.blogspot.com& Sobhit -- Thank you guys!Keep coming!

The Aspirant said...

well its really a thinkable one......
coz we all shud live our lyf wid a purpose , a lyf widout purpose hs no use.........
gud thinking.... :)

VJ Sophie said...

@ The Aspirant : Ya, true! Purpose is what gives life a meaning.

A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.

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workhard said...

Only you can set you free. that is absolutely true.. amont other things that u have mentioned...


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VJ Sophie said...

@ Gautam : Thanx buddy for dropping by!

VJ Sophie said...

@ workhard : One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life, and there is nothing better.