Inspirational Quotes about Self Development

Self-image transformation, becoming aware of your trueself, begins with the willingness to accept that limitlessness, unity, forgiveness and love are things you truly desire in your life. Self-image transformation means changing the way you perceive or see yourself. For this to occur you do not need to change what you do, you simply need to change your perception of who you think you are. You do not need to change the outside environment or how others think, act or react. You simply need to change your mind. Because it is an inner change, you have the final and ultimate decision on whether or not this is something you truly want and desire. A little willingness to obtain this is all you’ll ever need. As you’ll soon recall, peace is eternally available to you. Your recognition of its availability is all that is needed for you to obtain and experience peace. As peace is eternally available to you, so too are limitlessness, unity, forgiveness and love. They are eternally available to you because these are aspects of your trueself. Again, it is simply your willingness to obtain and experience them that will allow them to manifest in your life. The more you believe them to be available to you, the more you will see them being manifested in one way or another in your life. Slowly, what you once judged, you will now forgive. Who you once feared, you will now love. What once separated you from your brother will now join you. And what once caused you confusion and chaos will now bring understanding and peace.inspirational quote - end

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 6

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How would you like to give up your limited ego-self and replace it with an infinite Godself? How would you like to give up nothing and get everything in return? Would you like to give up judgment and receive forgiveness, give up fear and receive love, give up separation and receive unity, give up confusion and chaos and receive peace of mind and joy? This is God’s offer to you but it is your choice through free will whether to accept it or not. God offered you this when you were created. It is your inheritance. It is your essence. It is your truth. There is only one thing that you need to do to obtain everything. Offer your brothers and sisters what you want to experience. For we are all one, and what you offer to them you gift yourself.inspirational quote - end

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 7

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Acceptance of knowledge is the recognition that your highest will and God’s will are one. The manifestation of this recognition is the state of peace. A little willingness to be open to this possibility is all that you need. If you choose to knock on the door, it will be opened, but you can also choose to recognize that there is no door. There is no door because there are no barriers between you and your creator. The only barriers you will ever encounter are those you believe still exist. Note that you are not judged for any barriers you create. A little willingness and a knock on the door is all it takes to remove any barrier, regardless of its physical, mental or spiritual manifestation.inspirational quote - end

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 16

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Child of God, learn to trust that your worth is perfect. It is perfect because God gifted it to you. My friend, if it were possible for you to see me as I write this sentence, you would see that I am smiling for I know the beauty of your perfect worth. I know this because I have remembered the beauty of my perfect worth, and you and I are one, no greater and no less. You may have taught yourself to rely on other people’s judgments to measure your worth. But what has this thought system ever offered you? It has offered pain, self doubt, a sense of worthlessness. You are as God created you – perfect, awake and whole. You simply haven’t let yourself remember this. You can choose to forget it, but you can’t change it. Your natural state is to be joyful and at peace. However, most people have learned to accept stress, anxiety, anger and judgment as natural, yet the complete opposite is true. These are unnatural states in which most people choose to live, and there is a place in your heart that knows this to be true. There is a place in your heart that knows that feeling stress, anxiety, anger and judgment are unnatural. These are just the illusions most people have chosen for their dream. We have chosen to fall asleep and dream, and at some point we choose to awaken. My friend, in your heart you know that the alarm clock has sounded and that it is now time to wake up. However, it is up to you to decide how many times you will choose to push the snooze button.inspirational quote - end

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 18

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Before I continue with my story, let me say that this experience instilled in me the lesson that when the teacher is ready the student will appear, and when the student is ready the teacher will appear. During the dinner conversation, I heard something different. I listened and understood concepts that until then I believed to be unavailable to mortal man. Olaf spoke of forgiveness, peace, love, religion, death and God in such a simple and non-judgmental way that I was truly in awe. Even though I was in awe, somewhere within I understood that everything he said, I already knew! It was more of a sense of a memory reawakening than a lesson being taught. I said to myself, “I don’t know what this man is reading or what he is doing, but I am going to find out and copy every single thing he has done and read every single book he has read.inspirational quote - end

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 67

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Conversely, the more you analyze, focus on, and implement what you want to become, the closer you will come to its manifestation. Again, the more time you spend remembering that you already have the qualities you want to express, the more power you will give yourself. As you express these qualities, they will become more real to you. As you continue to increase their expression, they will become more natural to you. Thus, the traits you once felt you did not have will slowly be recognized as natural expressions of your true self. You will look back and understand that it was not that you never had these traits, but simply that you had unconsciously chosen not to express them. As you understand this of one trait, you will understand that this is possible with regard to all the traits you believe you need for a fulfilling life. Understand that you already have all the traits that you believe you need for a more fulfilling life. Herein lies the beginning of the recognition of your Godself.inspirational quote - end

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 78-79

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The experience made me think back to the days when I was a kid and young adult, and I would also answer a sneeze with “God Bless You.” Somewhere on my journey to adulthood, not only had I dropped the “God” from my response to someone sneezing, but many times after hearing a sneeze I wouldn’t even reply with “bless you.” This experience got me thinking about how beautiful that response was, and how great it would be for me to bring it back into my life, and the life of all sneezers. I silently promised myself that, regardless of whether or not I felt comfortable responding in such a manner, I would reintroduce it into my life. It was a beautiful response and I now knew that I wanted to use it in my life and share it with others.inspirational quote - end

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 115

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When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country.

But it, too, seemed immovable.

As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.

And now as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: if I had only changed myself first, then by example I would have changed my family.

From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country and, who knows, I may have even changed the world. (12) inspirational quote - end

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 106-107

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Only in the delusional mind can there exist levels of illusions. In the world of illusions, there are many steps you can take. All directions, regardless of their outward manifestations, lead to truth. There is not, and this I repeat with absolute respect and love, there is not, nor will you ever take, a step back on your journey. My friend, you have been taught that you can take two steps forward and one step back, and that you can regress from your path. In the world of illusions this is true, but in the world of truth this is an illusion. My friend, it is in part a result of this learned belief that you sometimes judge yourself, your brother, your sister and God. My friend, every single step you take regardless of the number or outward manifestation is a step toward knowledge and truth. Regardless of the time it takes and distance you choose to travel, all roads lead to truth. Regardless of where you are on your journey, be it on the hills of the Himalayas, or inside prison walls, all journeys can end with the simple recognition that there is nowhere else you need to go. Any and all journeys end with the recognition that you need not take one more step. And you will not curse the journey for having you search for so long, but you will bless it, for you will know that it is because of it that you are now home.inspirational quote - end

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 149

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Do not resist your negative emotions or feelings because it is healthy to feel and experience them. This was very much an issue for me. There was a time when I believed that it was “not spiritual” to deal with negative emotions or feelings. I forgave many illusions before really understanding and acknowledging their illusionary nature. I swept them under the rug; and when it was time to clean up, there was a lot of dust to deal with. I truly believed that all negative emotions and feelings were illusions and, when involved in an argument, I would simply release them by forgiving the person in my mind so that the argument would not escalate. I would immediately release all negative emotions and feelings because I understood that what the individual was really looking for was love. This, in its purest form, is the Godself’s way of dealing with an individual. This, in its purest form, will always bring peace. All this is great as long as you bring to the surface what it is you are feeling. So don’t feel like you’re not being spiritual simply because you feel or express negative emotions. It is simply a part of your journey, and all of the journey’s parts are necessary for its completion.inspirational quote - end

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 171

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Inspiring quoteAllow me to offer you a way to live more peacefully in the moment. Try looking at a brother you have never met and instead of calling him a stranger, call him a friend. Instead of judging him for what he looks like, wears, does, acts or reacts, or who he seems to be, simply look at this stranger and know him as a friend, as God’s child. Outwardly, you might consider this possibility and say, “big deal, what could changing one word and seeing a stranger as a friend possibly do?” I will share with you that this simple act would completely change your world. You might say that there is “no way that such a small shift could completely change my world.” For on a foggy day not so long ago, I also verbalized these same thoughts. But today I invite you to give your heart honestly to this effort for just one moment in time.inspirational quote - end

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 187-188

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Growth can be a detoxifying process in which things will need to come up, out, and looked at before they are released. All these behaviors, all these illusions that we, as a society, as families and as individuals are choosing to go through at this moment in time are necessary to bring us to the point of recognizing and remembering that this is not who we are. The illusions are necessary for us to remember that this is not how we want to live our lives, not how we want to raise our children, not how we want to interact with each other, not how we want to spend our time, and that this is simply not who we truly are.

Understand that any day that we perceive as difficult is actually a gift that is offered by our higher selves. It is a gift because our Godselves are trying to physically and mentally show us the activities and parameters we are supporting that are “making us” react to the environment in such a manner. Sooner or later, we see what the Godself is trying to show us. When we do, these difficult days will turn into beautiful days filled with miracles.inspirational quote - end

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 213

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My friend, if you look into your past, you will recall situations that once brought you thoughts and emotions of stress and pain that you now deal with in a more peaceful manner. The same situation may occur today, but your reaction to it is more positive. You simply realized that there was a better way of dealing with it. A better and more mature way of dealing with a situation brought you feelings of understanding and peace. Looking back, you can see that the ability to choose peace in such situations had always been available. By dealing with the block, you were able to find peace in a situation where you once did not even consider peace as a possibility. In doing so, you dismantled another block to your awareness of the presence of the state of peace. As you continue to dismantle different blocks, you will find that the state of peace is always available to you in every situation, in every moment. It lies there waiting for your recognition of it. Once recognized, it is all you will desire. You will desire peace in every situation, and because you desire peace, you will obtain and experience it. Now and then, blocks may come up again, but you will quickly remember what it is you truly desire, and when you do, you will have it. Now when such blocks appear in your life, you will no longer curse their appearance or feel unlucky because of their manifestation in your life. In fact, once you see them, you will now thank and bless them, for you now have the knowledge that these blocks are really just offering you an opportunity to understand where the awareness to the presence of peace and love is blocked in your life. Once you understand and acknowledge this gift, these blocks will turn into blessings, and love will replace all that you once found unlovable.inspirational quote - end

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 226-227

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Some people treat positive experiences in their lives as gifts, not as lessons. The same people have the tendency to treat negative experiences in their lives as lessons and not as gifts. Some say it is a gift if you learned a lesson. But if you do not learn a recognizable lesson from what you perceive to be a negative experience, is it still a gift? Sure it is! It is a gift regardless of whether you learned the lesson or not, because the experience itself has brought you one step closer to recognizing what it is trying to offer. Because of the experience, you are now a step closer to “getting it,” and because you are now a step closer to “getting it” it was helpful and useful in getting you to the next step. As a result, it could be considered a gift.inspirational quote - end

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 238

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Much of our progress forward, new ideas and lessons will not come in exactly the form the mind expects. Some people simply give up because they cannot see any correlation between what is happening in their lives and their wishes, hopes and dreams. Even the opposite of what we think we want might be happening, and the ego has taught us to judge, curse and hate the opposite of what we think we want. To the ego, the opposite of what we want is bad and unwelcome. To the Godself, every moment, regardless of its physical manifestation, is a gift and a step in the right direction.inspirational quote - end

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 243

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Many people who resist change need a helping hand in expanding their perceptions of reality. Gently assist those who are closing themselves off to change and growth to expand. As you help them expand, you will see that their judgments of your life and the way you have chosen to live it will also lessen. As you gently help them expand, they in turn will give you more freedom, but not because you are doing anything different in your life, but because they are simply more open to change, to growth and acceptance of others. Change and acceptance of others is a natural expression of personal growth. As you free your brother, you free yourself, for you and your brother are one and the same. And this will be as great a lesson for you as it will be for him.

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 244

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One night of focusing and obtaining clarity will save you weeks, months or even years of confusion. When you start feeling dissatisfied with your life or current situation, take a night for yourself, quiet the mind and ask your soul how you can make these feelings clearer. Fine-tune the picture in your mind. Take time to clarify the issues. Put these thoughts on paper. Be precise. The more precise you can be, the quicker you can gain clarity. Such clarity will assist you in making better decisions and save you time.inspirational quote - end

– James Blanchard Cisneros, Author of You Have Chosen to Remember: A
Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy,
p. 245

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Inspiration for a Physical Life by Helen DaVita

Imagine hearing the clear resonance of a small bell being rung from the top of a snow peaked mountain. The air is pure and there is no other sound. See yourself ringing that bell and notice the invigoration you feel. Note what is beneath your feet and see the tiny villages on lower ground. Inhale the pureness and the peace. On your terms and in the physical world, this is as close an experience to feeling the higher vibrations as I can offer at this time.

Now is always the time to consider your self, your motivations and your deeds. Consider the issues that interest you, that arouse great sympathy and compassion and consider how you can contribute to the welfare of all who exist physically – including you. Your soul journey is the most important passage you will make and it must be fed from your heart. Learn how to be still with nature and be still with your heart.

Do not make the mistake that a life of charity to others is your only journey. The man who spends every day tending his parched piece of soil in the hope of a few beans for his family has a journey as important as the healer who can help the infirm be whole again.

Your journey will never be the same as another’s. You can do much to learn amongst all people and all creatures. Sometimes you may experience the unpleasant and you can then know how to overcome many things and to learn how to enhance life.

Take time to love the oneness of the physical world and all that beholds you that has come from the source. Take time to know that your energy vibration changes as you learn your own spirituality and enjoy it change as your time progresses. For you can only imagine what it must be to touch a colour or to taste each sound – but it will one day be known to you all – but at a time you cannot choose. Time is what you know and what you have in the physical World – take it with love and use it wisely.

The spiritual world asks that you trust us and let us guide you. At times you may not feel we are close but we are indeed. At those times of quiet and often seemingly emptiness we can be heard quite loudly. However, your consciousness may need work and when you are closed in communication, it is difficult to hear or to see. At these times it will help greatly to lift your vibration. You can also reflect and look forward at the same time and in this moment you are most energetic. This physical life is a very creative time for you.

Immense love, joy and learning will always await you but are not fully rewarded until you know how to harness your physical spirituality to its greatest power. This will always be in your grasp.inspirational quote - end

– www.sensingspirit.co.uk the site of Helen DaVita,
submitted by Helen DaVita

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