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Past Self Sayings By Harold Bloom: Dark influences from the American past congregate among us still. If we are a democracy, Dark influences from the American past congregate among us still. If we are a democracy, what are we to make of the palpable elements of plutocracy, oligarchy, and mounting theocracy that rule our state? How do we address the self-inflicted catastrophes that devastated our natural environment? So large is our malaise that no single writer can encompass it. We have no Emerson or Whitman among us. An institutionalized counterculture condemns individuality as archaic and depreciates intellectual values, even in the universities. (The Anatomy of Influence) — Harold Bloom
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Past Self Sayings By Anushka Sharma: I don't want my guy to buy me cars, villas or diamonds. I can do I don't want my guy to buy me cars, villas or diamonds. I can do all that. I don't want any PDA, either. But my guy should be very sensitive to my pains and sorrows and should try to make me happy because I'd do all that for him. Sadly, most of the men that I have met in the past couple of years are too self-obsessed. — Anushka Sharma
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Past Self Sayings By Markus Almond: In the past, being successful meant working hard and being smart. In the future, success In the past, being successful meant working hard and being smart. In the future, success will be the ability to ignore advertisements and to disconnect from social media long enough to actually create something of value. If you believe in yourself, if you cultivate focus, you will arrive at the finish line of self-sufficiency and abundance. — Markus Almond
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Past Self Sayings By Kat Von D.: Your true self can never be found within anyone else, and it cannot be found Your true self can never be found within anyone else, and it cannot be found in the hardships that life has thrust on you in the past. — Kat Von D.
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Past Self Sayings By Katharine Graham: The more subtle inheritance of my strange childhood was the feeling, which we all shared The more subtle inheritance of my strange childhood was the feeling, which we all shared to some extent, of believing we were never quite going about things correctly. Had I said the right thing? Had I worn the right clothes? Was I attractive? These questions were unsettling and self-absorbing, even overwhelming at times, and remained so throughout much of my adult life, until, at last, I grew impatient with dwelling on the past. — Katharine Graham
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Past Self Sayings By Emily Yoffe: There are some people who do not have a wild past because being wild would There are some people who do not have a wild past because being wild would make them terribly self-conscious and uncomfortable. — Emily Yoffe
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Past Self Sayings By Joanna Scott: The past is full of examples of renegade writers who were overlooked in their time The past is full of examples of renegade writers who were overlooked in their time not only because their work didn't fit neatly into potted categories but also because they avoided the self-promotional efforts of their peers. — Joanna Scott
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Past Self Sayings By Peg O'Connor: The narrative that each person tells herself and others is a big part of how The narrative that each person tells herself and others is a big part of how we construct our self-identities. It's one of the most important ways that we make sense of our past and present and understand our hopes for the future. — Peg O'Connor
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Past Self Sayings By Louise Carey: A curiosity: my name, Rem, will someday come to mean a line of text in A curiosity: my name, Rem, will someday come to mean a line of text in a language spoken only by machines. Specifically, it will mean a line that the machines can safely ignore
one that's only there as a mnemonic, a placeholder, for the people who give the machines their orders. A REM line might say something like "this bit is a self-contained sub loop" or "Steve Perlman in Marketing is a shit." The program as a whole rolls on past and around the REM lines, ignores them completely as it takes its shape, moves through its pre-ordained sequences, unfolds its wonders. My mother named me well. — Louise Carey
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Past Self Sayings By W.N.P. Barbellion: To forget the past so easily seems scarcely loyal to oneself. I am so selfishly To forget the past so easily seems scarcely loyal to oneself. I am so selfishly absorbed in my present self that I have grown not to care a damn about that ever increasing collection of past selves- those dear, dead gentlemen who one after the other have tenanted the temple of this flesh and handed on the torch of my life and personal identity before creeping away silently and modestly to rest. — W.N.P. Barbellion
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Past Self Sayings By Stephen Richards: The only thing that will make us remain glued to being the victim is our The only thing that will make us remain glued to being the victim is our failure to handle the emotions that we go through and the pain that overcomes us. — Stephen Richards
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Past Self Sayings By Harold Rosenberg: The internationalization of art becomes a factor contributing to the estrangement of art from the The internationalization of art becomes a factor contributing to the estrangement of art from the artist. The sum of works of all times and places stands against him as an entity with objectives and values of its own. In turn, since becoming aware of the organized body of artworks as the obstacle to his own aesthetic self-affirmation, the artist is pushed toward anti-intellectualism and willful dismissal of the art of the past. — Harold Rosenberg
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Past Self Sayings By Edith Wharton: As he lay there, fragments of past states of emotion, fugitive felicities of thought and As he lay there, fragments of past states of emotion, fugitive felicities of thought and sensation, rose and floated on the surface of his thoughts. It was one of those moments when the accumulated impressions of life converge on heart and brain, elucidating, enlacing each other, in a mysterious confusion of beauty. He had had glimpses of such a state before, of such mergings of the personal with the general life that one felt one's self a mere wave on the wild stream of being, yet thrilled with a sharper sense of individuality than can be known within the mere bounds of the actual. But now he knew the sensation in its fulness, and with it came the releasing power of language. Words were flashing like brilliant birds through the boughs overhead; he had but to wave his magic wand to have them flutter down to him. Only they were so beautiful up there, weaving their fantastic flights against the blue, that it was pleasanter, for the moment, to watch them and let the wand lie. — Edith Wharton
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Past Self Sayings By Michael Crichton: Look, this island is an attempt to re-create a natural environment from the past. To Look, this island is an attempt to re-create a natural environment from the past. To make an isolated world where extinct creatures roam freely. Correct?" "Yes." "But from my point of view, such an undertaking is impossible. The mathematics are so self-evident that they don't need to be calculated. It's rather like my asking you whether, on a billion dollars in income, you had to pay tax. You wouldn't need to pull out your calculator to check. You'd know tax was owed. And, similarly, I know overwhelmingly that one cannot successfully duplicate nature in this way, or hope to isolate it. — Michael Crichton
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Past Self Sayings By Nick Ortner: Our mind takes an inventory of past events and uses them to project the probability Our mind takes an inventory of past events and uses them to project the probability of success in the future. Depending on the information it gathers, we either move forward - or the
fear response is triggered and forward progress is circumvented. Page 48 — Nick Ortner
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Past Self Sayings By Ryszard Kapuscinski: There is a lack of critical assessment of the past. But you have to understand There is a lack of critical assessment of the past. But you have to understand that the current ruling elite is actually the old ruling elite. So they are incapable of a self-critical approach to the past. — Ryszard Kapuscinski
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Past Self Sayings By Stephen Lovegrove: Use the information you've been given as an individual, but NEVER let what you've heard Use the information you've been given as an individual, but NEVER let what you've heard or read or experienced in the past prevent you from answering the call on your life.

You are responsible for your life. That includes the voice inside you and everything it calls you to do. Don't ignore that voice to follow rules that don't fit. When a jacket doesn't fit anymore, it's time to donate it. Same principle applies for rules which no longer serve you.

You don't have to curse the rules or condemn them. In fact, there might be someone else who would benefit from them at the exact moment you no longer need them.

Just step into all that you can be and all that you can do. — Stephen Lovegrove
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Past Self Sayings By Stephen Cope: I understood that the attachment to myself and my image ... was actually taking me I understood that the attachment to myself and my image ... was actually taking me away from my self, away from this wonderful opportunity to just sit, just breathe, just feel the warm animal of my body, just feel the soft, sultry heat of June. The density of my attachment was making it impossible for me to have a truly satisfying experience of life in my body just as it was in the moment. When under the sway of this obsession, my mind's attention was always in the fantasized future, or the idealized or devalued past - never present to the reality of the moment. — Stephen Cope
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Past Self Sayings By Lauren Kate: Your past self's family was rich. Filthy rich.You'll see when you meet her.She goes by Your past self's family was rich. Filthy rich.You'll see when you meet her.She goes by Lucinda and thinks your nickname is an absolute abomination, by the way." Bill pinched his nose and lifted it hight in the air,giving a pretty laughable imitation of a snob. "She's rich, yes,but you, my dear, are a time-traveling intruder who knows not the ways of this high society. So unless you want to stick out like a Manchester seamstress and get shown the door before you even get to have a chat with Lucinda, you need to go undercover. You're a scullery maid. Serving girl. Chamber-bot changer. It's really up to you.Don't worry,I'll stay out of your way.I can disappear in the blink of an eye. — Lauren Kate
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Past Self Sayings By Drew Chadwick: That's like the fourth time I've been called a women in this past hour. It's That's like the fourth time I've been called a women in this past hour. It's really starting to boost my self-esteem. — Drew Chadwick
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Past Self Sayings By Ilchi Lee: When we look at something, we are often not aware of who is perceiving, and When we look at something, we are often not aware of who is perceiving, and unaware of the mental-emotional filter created by past experiences, hopes and expectations. — Ilchi Lee
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Past Self Sayings By Suzette Boon: Our inner experience is that which we think, feel, remember, perceive, sense, decide, plan and Our inner experience is that which we think, feel, remember, perceive, sense, decide, plan and predict. These experiences are actually mental actions, or mental activity (Van der Hart et al., 2006). Mental activity, in which we engage all the time, may or may not be accompanied by behavioral actions. It is essential that you become aware of, learn to tolerate and regulate, and even change major mental actions that affect your current life, such as negative beliefs, and feelings or reactions to the past the interfere with the present. However, it is impossible to change inner experiences if you are avoiding them because you are afraid, ashamed or disgusted by them. Serious avoidance of you inner experiences is called experiential avoidance (Hayes, Wilson, Gifford, & Follettte, 1996), or the phobia of inner experience (Steele, Van der Hart, & Nijenhuis, 2005; Van der Hart et al., 2006). — Suzette Boon
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Past Self Sayings By Kilroy J. Oldster: Self-reflection enables every person to alter the trajectory of their personal storyline by reviewing a Self-reflection enables every person to alter the trajectory of their personal storyline by reviewing a series of episodic occurrences and making value judgments regarding the past. How we perceive our history colors the present, our deeds of today script the future outcome of individual persons, and the outcome of many people making conscious decisions using their cognitive processes including the ability to remember and share memories influences the direction of human development and the progress of society. — Kilroy J. Oldster
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Past Self Sayings By Eben Alexander: To experience thinking outside the brain is to enter a world of instantaneous connections that To experience thinking outside the brain is to enter a world of instantaneous connections that make ordinary thinking (i.e those aspects limited by the physical brain and the speed of light_ seem like some hopelessly sleepy and plodding event. Our truest, deepest self is completely free. It is not crippled or compromised by past actions or concerned with identity or status. It comprehends that it has no need to fear the earthly world, and therefore, it has no need to build itself up through fame or wealth or conquest. — Eben Alexander
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Past Self Sayings By Milan Kundera: Remembering our past, carrying it around with us always, may be the necessary requirement for Remembering our past, carrying it around with us always, may be the necessary requirement for maintaining, as they say, the wholeness of the self. To ensure that the self doesn't shrink, to see that it holds on to its volume, memories have to be watered like potted flowers, and the watering calls for regular contact with the witnesses of the past, that is to say, with friends. They are our mirror; our memory; we ask nothing of them but that they polish the mirror from time to time so we can look at ourselves in it. — Milan Kundera
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Past Self Sayings By Harlan Coben: The missing girl - there had been unceasing news reports, always flashing to that achingly The missing girl - there had been unceasing news reports, always flashing to that achingly ordinary school portrait of the vanished teen, you know the one, with the rainbow-swirl background, the girl's hair too straight, her smile too self-conscious, then a quick cut to the worried parents on the front lawn, microphones surrounding them, Mom silently tearful, Dad reading a statement with quivering lip - that girl, that missing girl had just walked past Edna Skylar. — Harlan Coben
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Past Self Sayings By Eckhart Tolle: THE ACCEPTANCE OF SUFFERING is a journey into death. Facing deep pain, allowing it to THE ACCEPTANCE OF SUFFERING is a journey into death. Facing deep pain, allowing it to be, taking your attention into it, is to enter death consciously. When you have died this death, you realize that there is no death - and there is nothing to fear. Only the ego dies. Imagine a ray of sunlight that has forgotten it is an inseparable part of the sun and deludes itself into believing it has to fight for survival and create and cling to an identity other than the sun. Would the death of this delusion not be incredibly liberating? DO YOU WANT AN EASY DEATH? Would you rather die without pain, without agony? Then die to the past every moment, and let the light of your presence shine away the heavy, time-bound self you thought of as "you. — Eckhart Tolle
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Past Self Sayings By David Brin: Self-righteous people can talk themselves into forgetting they are part of a civilization. They can Self-righteous people can talk themselves into forgetting they are part of a civilization. They can then feed on that culture, bringing it down. It's happened many times in the past. It could happen to us. — David Brin
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Past Self Sayings By Melody Beattie: Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. — Melody Beattie
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Past Self Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: Whence, then, this worship of the past? The centuries are conspirators against the sanity and Whence, then, this worship of the past? The centuries are conspirators against the sanity and authority of the soul. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Past Self Sayings By Travis Mathews: I initially wanted to tell 'Oscillate Wildly' story because it wasn't one I had heard I initially wanted to tell 'Oscillate Wildly' story because it wasn't one I had heard or seen before. The invisibility piece resonated most. Somewhere over the past couple of years I realized that I've essentially been making movies for my teenage self who struggled with isolation and my own brand of invisibility living in rural Ohio. — Travis Mathews
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Past Self Sayings By Ron Baratono: We all have anger in our hearts at times from past situations or even present. We all have anger in our hearts at times from past situations or even present. These thoughts hurt one's self more than anything. Without the effort of washing those thoughts from our minds there can be no inner peace. — Ron Baratono
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Past Self Sayings By Terry Brooks: We are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past, and no amount of education We are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past, and no amount of education gleaned from our propensity for self-destruction and misguided thinking ever teaches us anything. Not anything that we remember for more than a generation or two.
I think maybe we learn a few things each time that we don't forget. A few things that stick with us. It's just hard to pass those things on to those who come after us because if they didn't live through it, they don't view it the same way we do. If you don't experience something firsthand, it's a lot harder to accept. Terry Brooks, Bearers of the Black Staff, p 89 — Terry Brooks
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Past Self Sayings By Sarvesh Jain: Remind yourself every now and again that you can and will do better than your Remind yourself every now and again that you can and will do better than your past & present performance. — Sarvesh Jain
Past Self Sayings By Charles Dickens: For who can wonder that man should feel a vague belief in tales of disembodied For who can wonder that man should feel a vague belief in tales of disembodied spirits wandering through those places which they once dearly affected, when he himself, scarcely less separated from his old world than they, is forever lingering upon past emotions and bygone times, and hovering, the ghost of his former self, about the places and people that warmed his heart of old? — Charles Dickens
Past Self Sayings By Gail Collins: I did some research once on the way people in the past imagined the year I did some research once on the way people in the past imagined the year 2000. They tended to picture the things they already had getting more sophisticated - flying cars, self-cleaning windows. And the folks in the early 1900s had a wildly optimistic estimate of the future of pneumatic tubes. — Gail Collins
Past Self Sayings By Ben Stewart: Because people's desire to be comfortable supersedes their desire for self knowledge and well being, Because people's desire to be comfortable supersedes their desire for self knowledge and well being, they avoid any form of discomfort. This is the impulse that drives us to repress undesired emotions, thoughts, and past trauma. — Ben Stewart
Past Self Sayings By David Limbaugh: Fox News seems much more conservative than it is because no other television network over Fox News seems much more conservative than it is because no other television network over the past half-century has been anything but decidedly liberal. When the media norm is liberal, liberals equate liberalism with objectivity and deviations from it as bias, just as liberals preach tolerance toward all ideas - except conservative ones. Their self-delusion is surreal. — David Limbaugh
Past Self Sayings By Lora Mathis: I think I'm going to skip all of my classes today because I need a I think I'm going to skip all of my classes today because I need a "me" day. The problem with "me" days is that I need them four times a week. The problem with me is that I'm very smart and very capable (or so I've been told) but my laziness hinders me. Laziness. They forgot to add procrastination, self-destruction, and the inability to leave my bed to the list. The problem with me is that I've dealt with this before but have no idea what to do next. I should email my past teachers and ask them what I did after I sent them messages excusing my week-long absences from class due to "personal reasons." I should stop scratching my hand in case my mom asks me if I'm okay again. I am okay. I am doing fine. But I have an itch that I cannot place, an itch that changes locations when my fingers find it. The problem with me is that I will focus on it completely until it goes away. The problem with this feeling is that it never goes away. It has always been one large itch that I cannot place. — Lora Mathis
Past Self Sayings By Ufuoma Apoki: With the constant pile of past experiences having a toll, most people get too scared With the constant pile of past experiences having a toll, most people get too scared to see beauty in themselves. A very honest compliment and they try inevitably to cook up conspiracy theories. Although there are ulterior motives (to the compliments) most of the time, look past it, accept, and appreciate your magic. — Ufuoma Apoki
Past Self Sayings By Brian Tracy: Always choose the future over the past. What do we do now? Always choose the future over the past. What do we do now? — Brian Tracy
Past Self Sayings By Deepak Chopra: You become the victim of the past, and your tormentor today is your self left You become the victim of the past, and your tormentor today is your self left over from yesterday. — Deepak Chopra
Past Self Sayings By R.A. Salvatore: Nostalgia is possibly the greatest of the lies that we all tell ourselves. It is Nostalgia is possibly the greatest of the lies that we all tell ourselves. It is the glossing of the past to fit the sensibilities of the present. For some, it brings a measure of comfort, a sense of self and of source, but others, I fear, take these altered memories too far, and because of that, paralyze themselves to the realities about them. — R.A. Salvatore
Past Self Sayings By Connie Kerbs: Never let fear determine how you see yourself; And never let your past determine your Never let fear determine how you see yourself;
And never let your past determine your future. — Connie Kerbs
Past Self Sayings By Susan Griffin: The telling and the hearing of a story is not a simple act. The one The telling and the hearing of a story is not a simple act. The one who tells must reach down into deeper layers of the self, reviving old feelings, reviewing the past. Whatever is retrieved is reworked into a new form, one that narrates events and gives the listener a path through these events that leads to some fragment of wisdom. The one who hears takes the story in, even to a place not visible or conscious to the mind, yet there. In this inner place a story from another life suffers a subtle change. As it enters the memory of the listener it is augmented by reflection, by other memories, and even the body hearing and responding in the moment of the telling. By such transmissions, consciousness is woven. — Susan Griffin
Past Self Sayings By Charles Frazier: And then she thought that you went on living one day after another, and in And then she thought that you went on living one day after another, and in time you were somebody else, your previous self only like a close relative, a sister or brother, with whom you shared a past. But a different person, a separate life. Certainly neither she nor Inman were the people they had been the last time they were together. And she believed maybe she liked them both better now. — Charles Frazier
Past Self Sayings By Victor Davis Hanson: Did either the nonexistent or the measured response after a series of attacks on Americans Did either the nonexistent or the measured response after a series of attacks on Americans the past decade - in Lebanon, Africa, Saudi Arabia, New York, and Yemen - suggest to our terrorist enemies that it was wrong and unwise to kill reasonable and affable people, or did the easy killing imply that self-absorbed and pampered Lotus-eaters would not much care who or how many were butchered as long as it was within reasonable numbers and spread out over time? — Victor Davis Hanson
Past Self Sayings By Jean Pigozzi: I think 'tradition' is in the past - and how can someone really 'fear' a I think 'tradition' is in the past - and how can someone really 'fear' a color? A man may prefer navy to turquoise, but a self assured man could wear any color and he knows that. It's a distinction of confidence. — Jean Pigozzi
Past Self Sayings By Jason Stearns: The Congo is not just blood and gore. It also has an incandescent, raw energy The Congo is not just blood and gore. It also has an incandescent, raw energy to it, a dogged hustle that can be seen in street-side hawkers and besuited ministers alike. This charm is not unlike that of America's mythical Wild West, full of gunslingers, Bible-thumpers, prostitutes, street urchins, and rogue businessmen. This is the paradox of the Congo: Despite its tragic past, and probably in part due to the self-reliance and ingenuity resulting from state decay, it is one of the most alive places I know.
- Jason Stearns, Dancing in the Glory of Monsters — Jason Stearns
Past Self Sayings By Joey W. Hill: The strongest drive inside of a submissive, underneath all their emotional wounds, is for the The strongest drive inside of a submissive, underneath all their emotional wounds, is for the Master to push aside any curtains or walls they may have erected to separate them from their true self, the naked, vulnerable soul. Because that soul wants only one thing. Do you want to know what that is?"
< ... > "I don't want to know. That's not what the training's about."
"Wrong. That's what submissive training is all about. Getting past those shields so she feels truly bound to her Master, a part of him as he's a part of her. The ultimate connection, where thought isn't necessary. They're together in the most elemental and perfect way there is. She stared at him. "Let me go, Tyler. I can't do this." "You can. You will. — Joey W. Hill
Past Self Sayings By Neil DeGrasse Tyson: There is a growing awareness that we're losing our technological competitive edge. I think there's There is a growing awareness that we're losing our technological competitive edge. I think there's an awareness that we're losing our leadership, and that maybe our self image over the past several decades has been a little bit delusional. — Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Past Self Sayings By Peter McWilliams: When we put things off until some future-probably mythical-Laterland, we drag the past into the When we put things off until some future-probably mythical-Laterland, we drag the past into the future. The burden of yesterday's incompletions is a heavy load to carry. Don't carry it. — Peter McWilliams
Past Self Sayings By Deepak Chopra: Innocence is our natural state, before it becomes covered over. What covers it over is Innocence is our natural state, before it becomes covered over. What covers it over is self-image. When we look at ourselves, even when we're trying to be completely honest, we see an image built up over many years, in layers that are complexly woven together. The lines and wrinkles that develop in a person's face tell the story of past happiness and sadness, triumph and defeat, ideals and experiences. It is almost impossible to see anything else. — Deepak Chopra
Past Self Sayings By Amor Towles: Popular upheaval, political turmoil, industrial progress - any combination of these can cause the evolution Popular upheaval, political turmoil, industrial progress - any combination of these can cause the evolution of a society to leapfrog generations, sweeping aside aspects of the past that might otherwise have lingered for decades. And this must be especially so, when those with newfound power are men who distrust any form of hesitation or nuance, and who prize self-assurance above all. — Amor Towles
Past Self Sayings By Tia Mitsis: Don't wait, make it happen. Take action to be great. My motto is 'Don't wait Don't wait, make it happen. Take action to be great. My motto is 'Don't wait for others to say yes. You can say yes'.

I live it everyday because of my past experiences in my studies not leading to a job in the field that we all hope for and imagine while we study. After years of frustration and struggle, I decided to make my own luck and returned to my childhood dream of being an author.

Because of my own belief in my self, my own struggles and determination, I am currently the author of 2 books. All in the space of less than 12 months. So when you want to achieve something, tell yourself that 'I say yes and my yes is the only one that counts. — Tia Mitsis
Past Self Sayings By Alexander Lowen: Therapy takes us backward into a forgotten past, but this was not a safe and Therapy takes us backward into a forgotten past, but this was not a safe and secure time, else we would not have emerged from it scarred by battle wounds and armoured in self-defense. — Alexander Lowen
Past Self Sayings By Edward W. Said: I have spent a great deal of my life during the past thirty-five years advocating I have spent a great deal of my life during the past thirty-five years advocating the rights of the Palestinian people to national self-determination, but I have always tried to do that with full attention paid to the reality of the Jewish people and what they suffered by the way of persecution and genocide. The paramount thing is that the struggle for equality in Palestine/Israel should be directed toward a humane goal, that is, coexistence, and not further suppression and denial. Not accidentally, I indicate that Orientalism and modern anti-Semitism have common roots. Therefore, it would seem to be a vital necessity for independent intellectuals always to provide alternative models to the reductively simplifying and confining ones, based on mutual hostility, that have prevailed in the Middle East and elsewhere for so long. — Edward W. Said
Past Self Sayings By Israel Rosenfield: Historians constantly rewrite history, reinterpreting (reorganizing) the records of the past. So, too, when the Historians constantly rewrite history, reinterpreting (reorganizing) the records of the past. So, too, when the brain's coherent responses become part of a memory, they are organized anew as part of the structure of consciousness. What makes them memories is that they become part of that structure and thus form part of the sense of self; my sense of self derives from a certainty that my experiences refer back to me, the individual who is having them. Hence the sense of the past, of history, of memory, is in part the creation of the self. — Israel Rosenfield
Past Self Sayings By Walter Dean Myers: I took the thin magazine from the pouch in front of me and began to I took the thin magazine from the pouch in front of me and began to thumb through it. I felt self-conscious, as if I shouldn't be there. My mind began to wander, as I knew it would, back to the boonies. I was on patrol again. Monaco was on point. Peewee and Walowick followed him. Lobel and Brunner were next, then Johnson, the sixty cradled in his arm as if it were a child. We were walking the boonies, past rice paddies, toward yet another hill. I was in the rear, and for some reason I turned back. Behind me, trailing the platoon, were the others. Brew, Jenkins, Sergeant Dongan, Turner, and Lewis, the new guys, and Lieutenant Carroll.
I knew I was mixing my prayers, but it didn't matter. I just wanted God to care for them, to keep them whole. I knew they were thinking about me and Peewee. — Walter Dean Myers
Past Self Sayings By Dorothy Holder: Using your imagination means that you are using your most powerful tool of creation, manifestation Using your imagination means that you are using your most powerful tool of creation, manifestation and modification — Dorothy Holder
Past Self Sayings By Gabrielle: To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self. Sweat is To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self. Sweat is holy water, prayer beads, pearls of liquid that release your past. Sweat is an ancient and universal form of self healing, whether done in the gym, the sauna, or the sweat lodge. I do it on the dance floor. The more you dance, the more you sweat. The more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you come to ecstasy. — Gabrielle
Past Self Sayings By Lailah Gifty Akita: Every disappointment is a spiritual awakening. Every disappointment is a spiritual awakening. — Lailah Gifty Akita
Past Self Sayings By Eric Hoffer: The liberal sees the present as the legitimate offspring of the past and as constantly The liberal sees the present as the legitimate offspring of the past and as constantly growing and developing toward an improved future: to damage the present is to maim the future. All three then cherish the present, and, as one would expect, they do not take willingly to the idea of self-sacrifice. — Eric Hoffer
Past Self Sayings By David Wong: Imagine fifty thousand men trapped on a desert island, deprived of food and water and Imagine fifty thousand men trapped on a desert island, deprived of food and water and sex but somehow kept alive for fifty thousand years. Then, after they've been tormented a hundred steps beyond insanity, tortured past self-mutilation and cannibalism, somebody drops off a sculpture of a naked woman made from T-bone steaks. If you could then capture the sound of them simultaneously fucking and eating and tearing her to shreds and broadcast it into the center of your skull at ten thousand watts, it would still sound absolutely nothing like what I heard. — David Wong
Past Self Sayings By A.J. Darkholme: Memories are meant to serve you, not enslave you. Memories are meant to serve you, not enslave you. — A.J. Darkholme
Past Self Sayings By A. Manette Ansay: It seems to me now that the past belongs to those who have the self-possession, It seems to me now that the past belongs to those who have the self-possession, or the arrogance, or enough sheer determined longing, to stamp their own particular imagination history. It was no use wondering what I would have put in this room wee it mine to fill, it never would be. I remembered Phoebe telling me, People believe what they want. But there was also this: People want to believe. And somewhere between wanting to believe and believing what we want, there is the story we call the truth. — A. Manette Ansay
Past Self Sayings By Shannon L. Alder: When you forgive those that hurt you, they no longer have control over your future When you forgive those that hurt you, they no longer have control over your future happiness. Their anger keeps them a prisoner to your past, while you enjoy the present. — Shannon L. Alder
Past Self Sayings By Anita Brookner: [ ... ] nobody grows up. Everyone carries around all the selves that they have [ ... ] nobody grows up. Everyone carries around all the selves that they have ever been, intact, waiting to be reactivated in moments of pain, of fear, of danger. Everything is retrievable, every shock, every hurt. But perhaps it becomes a duty to abandon the stock of time that one carries within oneself, to discard it in favour of the present, so that one's embrace may be turned outwards to the world in which one has made one's home. — Anita Brookner
Past Self Sayings By Bruno Bettelheim: The myth of Oedipus . . . arouses powerful intellectual and emotional reactions in the The myth of Oedipus . . . arouses powerful intellectual and emotional reactions in the adult-so much so, that it may provide a cathartic experience, as Aristotle taught all tragedy does. [A reader] may wonder why he is so deeply moved; and in responding to what he observes as his emotional reaction, ruminating about the mythical events and what these mean to him, a person may come to clarify his thoughts and feelings. With this, certain inner tensions which are the consequence of events long past may be relieved; previously unconscious material can then enter one's awareness and become accessible for conscious working through. This can happen if the observer is deeply moved emotionally by the myth, and at the sametime strongly motivated intellectually to understand it. — Bruno Bettelheim
Past Self Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: The other terror that scares us from self-trust is our consistency; a reverence for our The other terror that scares us from self-trust is our consistency; a reverence for our past act or word, because the eyes of others have no other data for computing our orbit than our past acts, and we are loath to disappoint them. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Past Self Sayings By Esther Perel: If someone is counting on children to bring them peace of mind, self-confidence, or a If someone is counting on children to bring them peace of mind, self-confidence, or a steady sense of happiness, they are in for a bad shock. What children do is complicate, implicate, give plot lines to the story, color to the picture, darken everything, bring fear as never before, suggest the holy, explain the ferocity of the human mind, undo or redo some of the past while casting shadows into the future. There is no boredom with children in the home. The risks are high. The voltage crackling. - Anne Roiphe, Married — Esther Perel
Past Self Sayings By Lailah Gifty Akita: Self-love is self-care. Self-love is self-care. — Lailah Gifty Akita
Past Self Sayings By Jeanette Winterson: Life ... we understand it differently at different stages. It's what is interesting about getting Life ... we understand it differently at different stages. It's what is interesting about getting older, you realize your relationship with the past is always negotiable. There is a lot of freedom in that, because you realize you can go back to what you did such a long time ago. You can talk with the dead, talk with your lost self, your disappeared self, and you can visit those places again, and understand it differently. That makes a huge difference. — Jeanette Winterson
Past Self Sayings By Kilroy J. Oldster: We write our personal story as intermittent authors; the narrator is always searching for a We write our personal story as intermittent authors; the narrator is always searching for a unitive point of view. We strive to perceive oneself from a unified perspective, but it is virtually impossible to do so. Human perception of the self is an illusion. We constantly sift through shifting memories. We experience the present under the fragrance cast by the past and under the illusionary aura of the future. — Kilroy J. Oldster
Past Self Sayings By Kilroy J. Oldster: Writing a memoir is a holistic method of learning and healing by placing responsibility for Writing a memoir is a holistic method of learning and healing by placing responsibility for personal transformation on the spiritual authority of the self. Writing a person's life story is useful to gain a comprehensive understanding regarding a person's maturation, distinctive stages of personal development, and the influences provided by their family and society. The writing processes also serves as a catharsis for painful personal events that a person seeks to integrate into their transmuting being. Writing our personal story, we discover new dimensions of our being. — Kilroy J. Oldster
Past Self Sayings By James Joyce: He lived at a little distance from his body, regarding his own acts with doubtful He lived at a little distance from his body, regarding his own acts with doubtful side-glances. He had an odd autobiographical habit which led him to compose in his mind from time to time a short sentence about himself containing a subject in the third person and a verb in the past tense. — James Joyce
Past Self Sayings By Meg Cabot: If it weren't for me inviting Meena Harper over for dinner that night, the two If it weren't for me inviting Meena Harper over for dinner that night, the two of you would never have met, and this whole horrible mess would never have happened ... "
She paused dramatically, as if waiting for someone to jump in and say, Oh no, Mary Lou. None of this was you fault.
"But," Mary Lou went on, a little less self-confidently, "if I hadnt then you, Lucien, would just have gone on through eternity never knowing what true love is. And then how would you have felt?"
"Considerably better than I've felt over the course of the past six months, I imagine," he replied. — Meg Cabot
Past Self Sayings By Dinty W. Moore: Jim Grimsley's unflinching self-examination of his own boyhood racial prejudices during the era of school Jim Grimsley's unflinching self-examination of his own boyhood racial prejudices during the era of school desegregation is one of the most compelling memoirs of recent years. Vivid, precise, and utterly honest, How I Shed My Skin is a time-machine of sorts, a reminder that our past is every bit as complex as our present, and that broad cultural changes are often intimate, personal, and idiosyncratic. — Dinty W. Moore
Past Self Sayings By Ashim Shanker: He remembered a version of himself untrammeled by expectation, unimpeded by Ego. He had suffered He remembered a version of himself untrammeled by expectation, unimpeded by Ego. He had suffered in the many years since then, seeking to return to that original self, if, in fact, it ever existed. And yet, he was helpless but to regard that unmistakable fear that gripped him in his dream as a sign that his unevenness lent him now to utter incongruity with this specter of past. — Ashim Shanker
Past Self Sayings By Andras Laszlo: Back in the past metaphysical realisation needed only the will of realisation. Later realisation also Back in the past metaphysical realisation needed only the will of realisation. Later realisation also needed initiation. Even later initiation already presupposed preparation. Today even preparation has to be prepared, but first of all a self-correction should take place. — Andras Laszlo
Past Self Sayings By Doris Kearns Goodwin: The past is not simply the past, but a prism through which the subject filters The past is not simply the past, but a prism through which the subject filters his own changing self-image. — Doris Kearns Goodwin
Past Self Sayings By Stephen Richards: This pain you are avoiding is a very necessary pain that will make you strong This pain you are avoiding is a very necessary pain that will make you strong again. — Stephen Richards
Past Self Sayings By Tom Jaine: We ought to know about our culinary past. Food and identity is terribly important ... We ought to know about our culinary past. Food and identity is terribly important ... I don't mean we should go out and eat historic dishes, but we should know what makes us different ... self-confident nations have that sense of where they come from. — Tom Jaine
Past Self Sayings By Marcus Aurelius: 23. Keep in mind how fast things pass by and are gone - those that 23. Keep in mind how fast things pass by and are gone - those that are now, and those to come. Existence flows past us like a river: the "what" is in constant flux, the "why" has a thousand variations. Nothing is stable, not even what's right here. The infinity of past and future gapes before us - a chasm whose depths we cannot see. So it would take an idiot to feel self-importance or distress. Or any indignation, either. As if the things that irritate us lasted. 24. — Marcus Aurelius
Past Self Sayings By Anthony Greenwald: The past is remembered as if it were a drama in which the self was The past is remembered as if it were a drama in which the self was the leading player — Anthony Greenwald
Past Self Sayings By Melody Beattie: Embrace and love all of yourself - past, present, and future. Forgive yourself quickly and Embrace and love all of yourself - past, present, and future. Forgive yourself quickly and as often as necessary. Encourage yourself. Tell yourself good things about yourself. — Melody Beattie
Past Self Sayings By Luisa A. Igloria: Inevitably, though, there will always be a significant part of the past which can neither Inevitably, though, there will always be a significant part of the past which can neither be burnt nor banished to the soothing limbo of forgetfulness - myself. I was and still am that same ship which carried me to the new shore, the same vessel containing all the memories and dreams of the child in the brick house with the toy tea set. I am the shore I left behind as well as the home I return to every evening. The voyage cannot proceed without me. — Luisa A. Igloria
Past Self Sayings By Lester B. Pearson: Whether we live together in confidence and cohesion; with more faith and pride in ourselves Whether we live together in confidence and cohesion; with more faith and pride in ourselves and less self-doubt and hesitation; strong in the conviction that the destiny of Canada is to unite, not divide; sharing in cooperation, not in separation or in conflict; respecting our past and welcoming our future. — Lester B. Pearson
Past Self Sayings By Anonymous: should therefore remain in the world and engage in spiritual practice.Well, can I get realisation should therefore remain in the world and engage in spiritual practice.Well, can I get realisation in this life? M. : This has been already answered. You are always the Self. Earnest efforts never fail. Success is bound to result.D. : Will Maharshi be pleased to extend Grace to me also! Maharshi smiled and said "Um! Um!" With blessings and salutation, the interview came to a close and the party departed directly. 30th September, 1936 Talk 252.D. : Sri Ramakrishna touched Vivekananda and the latter realised Bliss. Is it possible? M. : Sri Ramakrishna did not touch all for that purpose. He did not create Atma. He did not create Realisation. Vivekananda was ripe. He was anxious to realise. He must have completed the preliminary course in his past births. Such is possible for ripe persons only.D. : Can the same miracle be worked for all?218 — Anonymous
Past Self Sayings By James Ellroy: She quoted a dead playwright and called me a bullet with nothing but a future. She quoted a dead playwright and called me a bullet with nothing but a future. She understood my lack of self-pity. She knew why I despised everything that might restrict my forward momentum. She knew that bullets have no conscience. They speed past things and miss their marks as often as they hit them. — James Ellroy
Past Self Sayings By Innocent Mwatsikesimbe: There is an equation that I like to use when looking at my life's progress:Current There is an equation that I like to use when looking at my life's progress:
Current Worth - Past Worth = Progress or Regression — Innocent Mwatsikesimbe
Past Self Sayings By Clarissa Pinkola Estes: It is good to have many personae, to make collections, sew up several, collect them It is good to have many personae, to make collections, sew up several, collect them as we go along in life. As we become older, with such a collection at our behest, we find we can portray any aspect of self most anytime we wish. However, at some point, most particularly as one grows into past mid-life and on into old age, one's personas shift and meld in mysterious ways. Eventually, there is a kind of 'meltdown', a loss of personae complete, thereby revealing what would, in its greatest light, be called 'the true self. — Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Past Self Sayings By Alaric Hutchinson: Dare to be vulnerable, walk outside without your armor on and say YES to your Dare to be vulnerable, walk outside without your armor on and say YES to your heart. — Alaric Hutchinson
Past Self Sayings By Martha N. Beck: The mirror image of suffering is the truth. Try it. Change the story. Change the The mirror image of suffering is the truth. Try it. Change the story. Change the course of your entire history. Right now."
"You want me to lie about my past?" Diana wipes tears from her face with the back of her hand.
"No, to tell the story a truer way," says Herself. "Any story can be told infinite ways, dear, but listen to me. Listen well. If a story liberates your soul, believe it. But if a story imprisons you, believe its mirror image. — Martha N. Beck
Past Self Sayings By Stephen Richards: Distancing yourself from some painful event is probably the ignition for the process of forgiveness. Distancing yourself from some painful event is probably the ignition for the process of forgiveness. — Stephen Richards
Past Self Sayings By Robert A. Burton: Though not necessarily aware of when we feel purpose and meaning, we are nearly always Though not necessarily aware of when we feel purpose and meaning, we are nearly always aware of the sickening feeling when we don't possess them. This isn't an intellectual misapprehension; it is a gut sense of disorientation and a loss of personal direction. Rarely are brute mental effort and self-help pep talks able to rekindle the missing feeling. For most of us, we simply wait patiently, knowing from past experience that the feeling will return in its own sweet time ... Of particular interest is [Tolstoy's] conclusion as to the inability of science and reason to provide a personal sense of meaning. — Robert A. Burton
Past Self Sayings By Stephen Richards: When you forgive, you immerse yourself in healing waters. When you forgive, you immerse yourself in healing waters. — Stephen Richards
Past Self Sayings By Anna C. Salter: But in any case, validity, offender self-reports have dubious validity, especially when the offender's self-interest But in any case, validity, offender self-reports have dubious validity, especially when the offender's self-interest is at stake. The only rule for deception in sex offenders I have ever found is this: If it is in the offender's best interests to lie, and if he can do it and not get caught, he will lie.
Being victimized as a child has become a ready excuse for perpetrating child molestation. The offender who claims he himself was victimized gets seen as less of a "monster" than one who wasn't a victim, and he gains much more empathy and support. It is hard to trust self-reports of sex offenders about abuse in their past when such reports are in their best interest.
Only a few studies on this topic have used objective measures, and they have found very different results.[102] — Anna C. Salter
Past Self Sayings By Stephen Richards: Locking ourselves in the situation where we wish for sympathy and want to be looked Locking ourselves in the situation where we wish for sympathy and want to be looked at as the aggrieved party normally makes us powerless. — Stephen Richards
Past Self Sayings By Aleksandar Hemon: Displacement results in a tenuous relationship with the past, with the self that used to Displacement results in a tenuous relationship with the past, with the self that used to exist and operate in a different place, where the qualities that constituted us were in no need of negotiation. Immigration is an ontological crisis because you are forced to negotiatet the conditions of your selfhood under pereptually changing existential circumstances. — Aleksandar Hemon