“There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.”- Anthony de Mello
Indeed. I am giving a talk in Belgium bout "Overcoming Limiting Beliefs" and this quote is a good one to include, along with the following:
Einstein said, “We box ourselves in by the boundaries of our own thinking.”
King Melchizedek of Salem in ‘The Alchemist’ by Paolo Coelho said,
“ Everyone, when they are young, knows what their destiny is. At some point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. But, as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their destiny.”
“If you argue for your limitations, they will surely become yours”.
Maxwell Maltz said, “Of all the traps and pitfalls in life, self disesteem is the deadliest and the hardest to overcome, for it is a pit designed and dug by ourselves, summed up in the phrase“It’s no use – I can’t do it”.
The following speech was credited to Nelson Mandela but was actually written by Marianne Williamson:
"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 most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as 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."
Personal Development Speaker & Trainer