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One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world.
-- Ann Radcliffe
 

 

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Beyond personality

You’ve spent your whole life creating your personality. Even now it is a work in progress, with every detail being fine tuned in response to your experience of life.

Imagine, though, how it would be if your personality were to simply vanish. What exactly would be left?

You would still be you, just as you were on the day you were born. In fact, without the personality you’ve spent so long developing, you would be purely you.

There would be no mask behind which to hide. The intact, unblemished essence of your being would be clear and unmistakably evident.

The vast majority of things that you spend so much time worrying and fretting about each day, matter only to your personality. They are of no real concern to the authentic person who lives inside.

Seek to stay in touch with the true person you are beyond the personality you have adopted. And you’ll devote more energy to what really matters.

— Ralph Marston

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