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Discovery quotes

“Each person’s life is a challenging journey from being a victim of their shame and false self based in fear and anger to the Discovery of their True Self based in Love and Gratitude.”

Dr. David Allen


“Life batters and shapes us in all sorts of way before it’s done… The original, shimmering self gets buried so deep that most of us end up hardly living out of it at all. Instead we live our all the other selves, which we are constantly putting on and taking off like coats and hats against the world’s weather.”

Frederick Buechner, Telling Secrets


“When we share our story in a contemplative environment of silence, empathy, love, and nonjudgmental listening, a healing bond of develops. our heart, like a sponge, has been filled with hurt. When we tell out story, we relearn our hurt and shame and begin to discover our Authentic Self based in love, humility, and gratitude.”

Dr. David Allen


“An important part of how people change - not just their experiences, but also their brains - is through the process of telling their stories to an empathic listener. When a person tells (their) story and is truly heard and understood, both (they) and the listener undergo actual changes in there brain circuitry. They feel a greater sense of emotional and relationship connection, decreased anxiety, and greater awareness of and compassion for others’ suffering.”

Dr. Dan Siegel


“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.”

Cynthia Occult


“Humility is opening up to accept who we are and not who we with to be, acknowledging where we are and not where we wish to be.

The false self defends against our deepest hurt or shame. It blocks us from experiencing who we are, our true self, it catapults us into a defensive retinue of wishful illusion of being anything but who we actually are. Sadly, we often have to be broken.  I do not say this lightly because much pain is involved.”

Dr. David Allen


“Experience: That most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God, do you learn.”

C.S. Lewis


“There are moment in life, when the heart is so full of emotion Like a pebble, drops some careless word it overflows, and its secret, spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“You wander from room to room hunting for the diamond necklace that is already around your neck.”



“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.“

Carl Jung


“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it Intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.”

Albert Einstein

“The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruption of one’s “own” real life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely on’e steal life - the life God is seeing one day by day.” - C.S. Lewis


“Some people are afraid to…. remove their shortcomings because they are scared there will be nothing of them left.”  Melodie Beattie

“It’s how a sculptor works when he’s sculpting an image of a person. He starts with a block of clay. Then he carefully removes everything that isn’t needed.  What the sculptor is left with is the most necessary substance to form his creation.”  Melodie Beattie


“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” - T.S. Eliot


Each day I realise the love story means standing and looking at the mystery of life, perhaps admitting, I don’t understand it. I don’t have to.  But I can appreciate it.  And I can accept the times I fail.” 

Dr. David Allen, In Search of The Heart


“The real voyage of Discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust


“For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald


“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

Maya Angelou


“May your choices reflect your HOPES not your FEARS.”

Nelson Mandela


“What you are afraid to do is a clear indication of the next thing you need to do.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.”  Marcus Aurelius


“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else, yet you are the one who gets burned.”



“It takes courage to endure the sharp pains of self discovery, rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.”

Marianne Williamson


“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”

C.S. Lewis


“One of the marvels of the world is the sight of a soul sitting in a prison with the key in its hand.” - Rumi


“I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out, and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.”

Virginia Woolf


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