Have you ever felt resentment when your selfie on Instagram gets more attention than your sincere sharing about something more personally relevant? You are not alone. We live in a culture that puts much more value in how we look than in how we feel. This, however, should not stop us from speaking our truth and share our authentic selves with the world. In this post you can find five quotes that will inspire you to keep it real no matter what.
1) “I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to live the width of it as well” – Diane Ackerman
Diane got it right! Experiencing our lives only in its length will leave us feeling empty and meaningless. It does no matter how much money, success, traveling, or popularity we have. To live a life in its width we need to have the courage to go beyond appearances. This means to constantly look for the heart and substance in the people and experiences we encounter.
2) “Do whatever brings you to life, then. Follow your own fascinations, obsessions, and compulsions. Trust them. Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
I could fill this entire post with Elizabeth Gilbert phrases. She is a badass author and woman! If you are looking for more creativity in your life I strongly suggest for you to get her book “Big Magic” In the quote above she inspires us to follow whatever project and adventure that makes us feel alive. No matter how crazy it seems, if it causes a revolution in your heart it is for you to explore.
3) “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage“ – Anais Nin
A revolutionary writer for her times, Anais motivates us to get out of our comfort zone and stretch our limits. To live a life of authenticity, we need to be courageous enough to constantly aim for expansion. Miracles, they say, happen in the unknown spaces.
4) “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one” – Wayne Dyer
This is a truth that unfortunately most people tend to understand too late in their life. When we are young we are constantly concerned with little things and we take ourselves too seriously! This seriousness prevents us from experimenting because we fear failure. In this quote Wayne Dyer inspires us to go for it now. Life is now, future is mystery.
5) “Speak your mind even if your voice shakes.” – Maggie Kuhn
Have you ever had the experience of speaking out your truth even when it is not the most popular thing to say? If you did, you probably know how gratifying it can be. The point is to forget about how you look in the process (Personally I think that if you are speaking your truth you will come across beautiful no matter what). Remember that your voice is important and, most of the time, you will find somebody that shares your experience. When we dare to be ourselves we start to find people who resonate with us.
I hope this post inspires you to experience more authenticity in your life! If you have any quotes that you would like to share with us please do. We are all together in this adventure.