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Here are some “words of wisdom”, related to UZAZU’s Modes of Embodied Intelligence.

For a more integrative, embodied experience of these quotes, contemplate and explore them together with the physical postures they’re related to!

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Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.

Eckhart Tolle

Cradle Mode

Mindful SELF-COMPASSION

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: abundance, gratitude, appreciation, satisfaction

On the field of the Self stand a knight and a dragon. You are the knight, the resistance is the dragon.

Steven Pressfield

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Under-Activated

Keywords: resistance, perseverance, challenges, grit

I get this thing where people are like, ‘Man, you got to tell me what to do’ – like I have a cheat code to being successful. It’s hard work; it’s trial and error. I failed, but I never let failure get to my head or to my heart.

Karen Civil

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: trial and error, failure, persistence, hard work

If you love something, if you’re passionate about it, that’s where you’re going to have the greatest impact on the people around you: by living in those passions and sharing that passion with other people and sharing your gifts and what God created you to be.

Kurt Warner

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: passion, sharing, impact, purpose

What you appreciate appreciates. True gratitude is the beginning of all abundance and all fulfillment.

Anodea Judith

Cradle Mode

Mindful SELF-COMPASSION

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: appreciation, gratitude, abundance, fulfillment

Who will you love if not yourself? Other people? How can you love someone for anything but their raw, naked humanity? How can you say you love someone if it is not for their flaws and quirks, snorts and hurts, triggers and tears? Anything else is not love. It is idealization. And, as long as you do it to yourself, you will do it to everyone. You will not love anyone or anything until those eyes in the mirror soften up and embrace the beauty that is already within.

Vironika Tugaleva

Cradle Mode

Mindful SELF-COMPASSION

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: self love, self-compassion

The Voice There is a voice inside of you That whispers all day long, “I feel this is right for me, I know that this is wrong.” No teacher, preacher, parent, friend Or wise man can decide What’s right for you–just listen to The voice that speaks inside.

Shel Silverstein

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: inner voice, creativity, truth, beauty, decision-making, poem

If frightening sensations are not given the time and attention they need to move through the body and resolve or dissolve, the individual will continue to be gripped by fear.

Peter A. Levine

Sponge Mode

Embodied EXPERIENCE

Balance: Over-Activated

Keywords: sensations, fear, integration, trauma

You have to find out what’s right for you, so it’s trial and error. You are going to be alright if you accept realistic goals for yourself.

Teri Garr

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: realistic goals, trial and error, own path

I love the feeling of touching the rock, the feeling of my body going up the rock.

Alex Honnold

Sponge Mode

Embodied EXPERIENCE

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: sensation, feeling of the body, rock-climbing

Self-esteem contemplates what needs to be done and says, “I can.”

Nathaniel Branden

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: Self-esteem, confidence, optimism

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.

Melody Beattie

Cradle Mode

Mindful SELF-COMPASSION

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: gratitude, fullness, enoughness

Humble people ask for help.

Joyce Meyer

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: asking for help, humility, receiving, resourcing

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

Helen Keller

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: perseverance, grit, trial and error, suffering, hardship, strength, success

The process of dissociation is an elegant mechanism built into the human psychological system as a form of escape from (sometimes literally) going crazy. The problem with checking out so thoroughly is that it can leave us feeling dead inside, with little or no ability to feel our feelings in our bodies. The process of repair demands a re-association with the body, a commitment to dive into the body and feel today what we couldn’t feel yesterday because it was too dangerous.

Alexandra Katehakis

Sponge Mode

Embodied EXPERIENCE

Balance: Under-Activated

Keywords: dissociation, trauma, pain, escape

We experience challenges in order to learn and grow. We have fears because we’re human, and our life’s work includes working through them, to come to a place of genuine

Lizzie Velásquez

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: growth, personal development, self-acceptance, compassion, self-love

I’ve learned over the years that when I go to that place of passion within me, there’s no force in the universe that can interfere with my completing a project.

Wayne Dyer

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: passion, inner-motivation, perseverance, success, determination

It is not depression or anxiety that truly hurts us. It is our active resistance against these states of mind and body.

Vironika Tugaleva

Sponge Mode

Embodied EXPERIENCE

Balance: Under-Activated

Keywords: depression, anxiety, resistance, feeling

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary

Steve Jobs

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: courage, intuition, personal mission, inner voice

Awareness is all about restoring your freedom to choose what you want instead of what your past imposes on you.

Deepak Chopra

Neutral Mode

Open Awareness

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: awareness, choice, change, freedom

We are, the great spiritual writers insist, most fully ourselves when we give ourselves away, and it is egotism that holds us back from that transcendent experience that has been called God, Nirvana, Brahman, or the Tao. What I now realize, from my study of the different religious traditions, is that a disciplined attempt to go beyond the ego brings about a state of ecstasy. Indeed, it is in itself ekstasis.

Karen Armstrong

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: being of service, growing by giving, ego-transcendence, ecstasy

When you find yourself in need of spiritual nourishment, it is in the opportunities to serve others that you will find the abundance you seek.

Steve Maraboli

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: being of service, altruism, self-transcendence, growing by giving

Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.

Brene Brown

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Under-Activated

Keywords: perfectionism, self-judgement, shame, disconnection

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.

Thomas Carlyle

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Under-Activated

Keywords: obstacle, stepping-stones, progress

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.

Mary Oliver

Sponge Mode

Embodied EXPERIENCE

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: goodness, self-love, instinct, impulses, desire, self-acceptance

In reality, which means in our actual experience, all experience is one seamless substance. The duality between the inside self and the outside object, world or other is never actually experienced. It is always imagined.

Rupert Spira

Neutral Mode

Open Awareness

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: reality, awareness, oneness, experience, being, meta-aware, duality

Don’t expect victory or defeat. Plan for victory, learn from defeat.

Gary John Bishop

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: victory, defeat, overcoming, success

The world is not a problem. The problem is your unawareness.

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Neutral Mode

Open Awareness

Balance: Under-Activated

Keywords: lack of awareness, problems, conflict

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

Confucius

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: goals, action steps, learning, improving

Insufficient

Other-Focused, Acting, Outer

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Other-Focused

Mode

Balance:

Keywords: Listening Creatively Together to What's Wanting to Happen Next

I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.

Mahatma Ghandi

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: fallibility, humility, self-learning, admitting own mistakes

Excessive

Other-Focused, Acting, Outer

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Other-Focused

Mode

Balance:

Keywords: Listening Creatively Together to What's Wanting to Happen Next

All your power is in your awareness of that power, and through holding that power in your consciousness.

Rhonda Byrne

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: power, empowerment, self-support

Who will you love if not yourself? Other people? How can you love someone for anything but their raw, naked humanity? How can you say you love someone if it is not for their flaws and quirks, snorts and hurts, triggers and tears? Anything else is not love. It is idealization. And, as long as you do it to yourself, you will do it to everyone. You will not love anyone or anything until those eyes in the mirror soften up an up my own needs and desires to go along with what others are doing.,Field,Relational Dynamic,Excessive,Other-Focused

Sensing

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Embodied Intelligence – Medium Assessment

Mode

Balance:

Keywords: Outer"

When I look at narcissism through the vulnerability lens, I see the shame-based fear of being ordinary. I see the fear of never feeling extraordinary enough to be noticed, to be lovable, to belong, or to cultivate a sense of purpose.

Brene Brown

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Over-Activated

Keywords: narcissism, shame, vulnerability, over-compensation, being special vs ordinary

If you do not develop the hunger and courage to pursue your goal, you will lose your nerve and you will give up on your dream.

Les Brown

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: goal-seeking, ambition, perseverance, courage

There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how I’m going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: self-determination, conscientiousness, conscious choice-making, living in self-integrity

Trauma victims cannot recover until they become familiar with and befriend the sensations in their bodies. Being frightened means that you live in a body that is always on guard. Angry people live in angry bodies. The bodies of child-abuse victims are tense and defensive until they find a way to relax and feel safe. In order to change, people need to become aware of their sensations and the way that their bodies interact with the world around them. Physical self-awareness is the first step in releasing the tyranny of the past.

Bessel A. van der Kolk

Sponge Mode

Embodied EXPERIENCE

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: trauma, integration, sensation, physical self-awareness

The only difference between you and the person who’s living the life you want is that they’re doing it. They’ve built that life, and they’re living it.

Gary John Bishop

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: ideal self, change, idealizing, action-taking

I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.

Michelle Obama

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: holding to your beliefs, moral compass, values

We try so hard to hide everything we’re really feeling from those who probably need to know our true feelings the most. People try to bottle up their emotions, as if it’s somehow wrong to have natural reactions to life.

Colleen Hoover

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Under-Activated

Keywords: feelings, emotions, authenticity, hiding, reactivity

When we read stories of heroes, we identify with them. We take the journey with them. We see how the obstacles almost overcome them. We see how they grow as human beings or gain qualities or show great qualities of strength and courage and with them, we grow in some small way.

Sam Raimi

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: hero's journey, overcoming obstacles, courage, growth

Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear, and superstition.

Bernard Beckett

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: human spirit, facing uncertainty, optimism, curiosity, rising to the occasion

Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.

Wayne Dyer

Cradle Mode

Mindful SELF-COMPASSION

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: abundance, attunement

Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.

Louise Hay

Cradle Mode

Mindful SELF-COMPASSION

Balance: Over-Activated

Keywords: self-judgement, self-criticism, self-acceptance, self-compassion

When you’re willing to be vulnerable, you can surprise yourself at how strong you can be.

Jonathan Van Ness

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: vulnerability, authenticity, beauty

Whether it’s your family, friends, community that you connect with, don’t be afraid to reach out. That’s my biggest advice that I can say for anyone going through any kind of obstacle or trials or tribulations. Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask questions. Ask for help, because you never know where you’ll find it.

Vanessa Williams

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: asking for help, reaching out, getting advice, obstacles

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Howard Thurman

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: aliveness, passion, self-motivation, purpose

In order for sensation to accede to the objectivity of things, it must itself be changed into a thing. The agent of change is language: the sensations are turned into verbal objects.

Octavio Paz

Cradle Mode

Mindful SELF-COMPASSION

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: sensation, objectivity, objects, language

Was it not the sense of ‘I am’ that came first? Some seed consciousness must be existing even during sleep, or swoon. On waking up the experience runs: ‘I-am-the body-in-the-world’. It may appear to arise in succession but in fact it is all simultaneous, a single idea of having a body in a world. Can there be the sense of ‘I am’ without being somebody or other?

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Neutral Mode

Open Awareness

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: I-am-ness, being, consciousness, experience, awareness

The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Over-Activated

Keywords: arrogance, holier-than-thou, posturing, idealized self

Without consciousness there would, practically speaking, be no world, for the world exists as such only in so far as it is consciously reflected and considered by a psyche. Consciousness is a precondition of being.

Carl Jung

Neutral Mode

Open Awareness

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: consciousness, being, psyche

I think art teaches us how to feel, what our parameters can be, what sensations can be like; it makes you more engaged with life.

Jeff Koon

Sponge Mode

Embodied EXPERIENCE

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: art, aesthetics, sensation, engagement, feeling

And also don’t forget, the reason opportunity is often missed is that it usually comes disguised as hard work.

Clifford Irving

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: opportunity, hard work, perseverance, effort

Although I’m only fourteen, I know quite well what I want, I know who is right and who is wrong. I have my opinions, my own ideas and principles, and although it may sound pretty mad from an adolescent, I feel more of a person than a child, I feel quite independent of anyone.

Ann Frank

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: own opinions, right and wrong, principles, independence

The attempt to escape from pain, is what creates more pain.

Gabor Mate

Neutral Mode

Open Awareness

Balance: Over-Activated

Keywords: dissociation, pain, escape

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

John Holmes

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: being of service, altruism, self-transcendence, growing by giving

It’s difficult to see your thoughts when you are in your thoughts.

Yong Kang Chan

Cradle Mode

Mindful SELF-COMPASSION

Balance: Under-Activated

Keywords: mindfulness, awareness of thoughts

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

Wayne Gretzky

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: daring, trying, trial and error, failure, persistence, learning

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.

Thomas Merton

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: humility, authenticity, being real

Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.

Brene Brown

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: vulnerability, authenticity, courage, empathy

Our energy is in proportion to the resistance it meets. We attempt nothing great but from a sense of the difficulties we have to encounter, we persevere in nothing great but from a pride in overcoming them.

William Hazlitt

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: challenge, resistance, difficulties, perservence

Falling down is part of life. Getting back up is living.

Jose N. Harris

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: perserverence, grit, falling down

There is a universal, intelligent, life force that exists within everyone and everything. It resides within each one of us as a deep wisdom, an inner knowing. We can access this wonderful source of knowledge and wisdom through our intuition, an inner sense that tells us what feels right and true for us at any given moment.

Shakti Gawain

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: inner-knowing, intelligent life force, intuition, truth, knowing, wisdom

There is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.

Christian D. Larsen

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: overcoming obstacles, determination, grit

Anything which is a living and not a dying body will have to be an incarnate will to power, it will strive to grow, spread, seize, become predominant — not from any morality or immorality — but because it is living and because life simply is will to power.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: power, core impulse, will, inner-drive

Life is always at some turning point.

Irwin Edman

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: life journey, own path, hero's journey, personal mission

Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.

Brene Brown

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Under-Activated

Keywords: shame, personal growth, self-optimism, change, self-sabotage

A key to regaining your feeling of empowerment is to decide, right now, that no matter how good or how bad you are feeling, you are going to do the best to make the best of it. Do that again and again, and in a short period of time you will find yourself in a very good feeling place.

Esther & Jerry Hicks

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: empowerment, self-improvement, perseverance

Healthy

Other-Focused, Acting, Outer

Read Commentary

Other-Focused

Mode

Balance:

Keywords: Listening Creatively Together to What's Wanting to Happen Next

Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

Bruce Lee

Neutral Mode

Open Awareness

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: emptiness, formlessness, water, flow

Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. there is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there.”

Henry Miller

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: inner impulse, power, creativity, truth, beauty

He is able who thinks he is able.

Buddha

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: ableness, confidence, self-optimism

Self-compassion and gratitude empowers us to recognize the difference between who we are and who the world expects us to be, without beating ourselves up or shutting ourselves off from the world.

Emily Nagoski, PhD and Amelia Nagiski, DMA

Cradle Mode

Mindful SELF-COMPASSION

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: self-compassion, gratitude, self-acceptance

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Under-Activated

Keywords: powerfulness, pearfulness, full potential, setting an example

We already have so much abundance. We truly do. We need not search too far. It is within. The reason we fail to recognize this is because we haven’t quite mastered the art of being. For abundance to prevail, we must have LOVE, gratitude, acceptance and compassion.

John Welwood

Cradle Mode

Mindful SELF-COMPASSION

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: abundance, gratitude, appreciation

I’m a very strong believer in listening and learning from others.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: feedback, learning from, receiving input, listening

Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Neutral Mode

Open Awareness

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: awareness, transformation, change

I understand now that the vulnerability I’ve always felt is the greatest strength a person can have. You can’t experience life without feeling life. What I’ve learned is that being vulnerable to somebody you love is not a weakness, it’s a strength.

Elizabeth Shue

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: vulnerability, sharing, connection, weakness

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Ghandi

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: ideal self, change, idealism, social change

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Neal Donald Walsh

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: boldness, comfort-zone, risk-taking, courage

I am that which knows or is aware of all experience, but I am not myself an experience. I am aware of thoughts but am not myself a thought; I am aware of feelings and sensations but am not myself a feeling or sensation; I am aware of perceptions but am not myself a perception. Whatever the content of experience, I know or am aware of it. Thus, knowing or being aware is the essential element in all knowledge, the common factor in all experience.

Rupert Spira

Neutral Mode

Open Awareness

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: awareness, experience, being, meta-aware

If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.

Anonymous

Pillar Mode

Empowered SELF-EFFICACY

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: standing strong, self-conviction, gullibleness, self-determination

Low self-esteem is the belief that we are not good or worthy enough. It’s a self-perception. It doesn’t matter how successful or confident you are. You can be wealthy, beautiful, or well-liked by others and still don’t feel good about yourself. The way other people perceive you doesn’t affect your self-esteem. It’s how you perceive yourself that matters.

Yong Kang Chan

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Under-Activated

Keywords: low self-esteem, insecurity, not good enough, shame

It makes sense for us to want a symptom, an ‘it’ to go away. If we begin to sense that we are made up of many selves … then we might instead say, ‘the anxious part of me is really suffering. I wonder how we might help her’. There is often a palpable softening as we gaze on a person inside who has value apart from the distressing symptom. We also may sense more clearly that this experience isn’t all of us, but belongs to a part who has had encounters that give this anxiety context and meaning. The change of pronoun, granting personhood, may move us into a more right-centric way of perceiving, which also opens us to a more both/and perspective of broad acceptance, arouses our warm curiosity, expands receptivity to the present moment. It can really be a very profound change.

Bonnie Badenoch

Cradle Mode

Mindful SELF-COMPASSION

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: self love, self-compassion, healing, parts of self, suffering, embracing

The wound is the place where the Light enters you.

Rumi

Sponge Mode

Embodied EXPERIENCE

Balance: Over-Activated

Keywords: light, healing, wound

In a world full of temporary things, you are a perpetual feeling

Sanober Khan

Sponge Mode

Embodied EXPERIENCE

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: feeling, impermanence

He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment

Meister Eckhart

Neutral Mode

Open Awareness

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: detachment, serenity, equanimity, non-attachment, object

You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you.

Eckhart Tolle

Cradle Mode

Mindful SELF-COMPASSION

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: self-appreciation, goodness

The ground’s generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty! Try to be more like the ground.

Rumi

Gateway Mode

Constructive SELF-ESTEEM

Balance: Balanced

Keywords: feedback, learning through difficulty, receiving input, appreciation

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