You are undertaking quite a task if you want to make friends with your soul.
Take a firm hold of your own hand, give yourself strength, and let your troubled, unhappy and fearful soul feel that it has a true friend: yourself.
Ordinary things only make people anxious, but the real inner tension and dissatisfaction - in a word, unhappiness - is always caused by the fact that we are not yet who we should be.
He who is not his own lamp: he walks in darkness. As for happiness: you can only be happy if you are free. And only the truth can set him free. And the truth is that we are all our own lanterns.
Life is not a crime, but a heroic enterprise. It is a struggle and warfare and a beautiful adventure in which the human spirit must triumph, primarily over its own chaos and darkness.
External spinning is always a sure sign of running away from ourselves.
I am not the one I see in the mirror, but the one looking in the mirror.
You cannot see for yourself how much "magical world" all people live in. No one knows about his cage.
There are two kinds of dignity. One: what the world gives to man. The other: what a person gives to himself.
We escape from the prison of our lonely selves to relationships - and from relationships we escape to our lonely selves.
I have no friends - my soul is my friend. This does not mean that I am completely alone, in a friendless solitude, but that my friendship with others depends entirely on my friendship with myself.
Who you see yourself to be: that's what you will become.
We all live in our own worlds - and there is no through-passage.
What you call memory lives here and acts timeless and alive and shapes life. It's hard to imagine that every moment of your current life is not only suggested by your past, but also by your future: you guess what you should be, but it's hard to succeed. Memories not only push from the past, but also pull from the future.
Those whose ego is hard will have a hard time experiencing any change.
All morals, all expectations, all customs, all manners and education are false if they do not teach you to listen to your own heart in the decisive moments. To the voice of your own conscience. For no one else, because those who want good may not be good for you either. In the last days, you have only one master left: your own heart! All books, all advice and education are invalid. It's only the whisper of your heart - if you still hear its voice - what to do.
Love the beast in you too! Feed it sometimes, because it belongs to you, to your being, to your ancient past, and it still lives inside you today. Many people make mistakes in their lives because they are not good with the raw instincts that live in their bodies and souls. Big mistake because the beast is stronger than them. But it can be tamed.
Integrity is a vital ingredient for a successful life.