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I am not surprised at what men suffer, but I am surprised at what men miss.
-- John Ruskin


Monday, January 27, 1997

Your self

This above all: to thine own self be true
                        -- Shakespeare

You have something that no one can ever take away from you. Your own self. No one can ever steal it, or talk you out of it, or repossess it, or imprison it. It is yours. It is you.

Deep inside, is a place where no one can get to you. Where you are safe and secure. Where there is no fear, no struggle, no limitation, only the joy of being. Deep inside, is the uniqueness that is you.

Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self. Your true self is your wellspring of pure possibility, the ultimate energy that drives your life. To whatever degree you harness and apply that energy, you will have fulfillment.

Anything you could ever want is available to you. If it wasn’t already there, how could you want it in the first place? Your desires have the energy for their own fulfillment. Find and express the person you are, and you’ll have everything necessary for the person you want to be.

— Ralph Marston

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