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Possibilites&Individualities {Inspirational Quote}

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PossibilitiesThere are many who are living far below their possibilities
because they are continually handing over their individualities to others.
Do you want to be a power in the world?
Then be yourself.
Be true to the highest within your soul
and then allow yourself to be governed
by no customs or conventionalities or arbitrary man-made rules
that are not founded on principle.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

with love Zeenat

 

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Author: Zeenat {PositiveProvocations.com}

Counseling Psychologist/ Spiritual Counselor/Motivational Speaker/Naturopath/Holistic Healer/Writer

38 thoughts on “Possibilites&Individualities {Inspirational Quote}

  1. Oh, this is beautiful, Z!!! This one line, in particular, speaks to my soul:

    “Do you want to be a power in the world?
    Then be yourself.”

    Emerson is the perfect start to a Sunday morning. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Lisis,
      I know…this quote was mesmerising when i read it. Its just a perfect sunday quote πŸ™‚
      With such subtlety Emerson has brought the Power back into US.
      Glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  2. Yeah, what Lisis said. I ditto that!

    “Be true to the highest within your soul…” I love that!

    • Hi Jay,
      I loved that line too….but somehow being true to the highest within your soul..is sometimes hard to do. But try try…one day we shall all be only our true self. πŸ™‚

  3. Just be you,you are unique.

  4. This is so true. Your timing with this quote is perfect, I was contemplating this myself today. Thank you for sharing this. Blessings to you

    • Hi Lea,
      Am so glad you stopped by and shared your thoughts. Emersons quotes have that contemplating effect ..:)
      Thank you fro stopping by.
      Blessings and love to you too πŸ™‚

  5. Hi Zeenat,

    Amen to all of that! That is so true. Nothing is better than being true to who you are and how I wish more and more people will see that truth. We are each beautiful and important in our own way.

    • HI Nadia,
      I wish that too…for our uniqueness to be embraced like a gift. The more people who realize this the better the world will be come. We will all truly heal.

  6. Inspiring message, Zeenat.

    “Be true to the highest within your soul.”

    Imitating others can only take us so far because they have unique strengths and abilities that we will never master exactly as they can. But if we focus instead on our unique strengths and abilities and expand on them, we’ll be able to reach farther toward our highest potential.

    • HI Tim,
      Our soul and that voice inside should be our only driving force. By being true to ourself..we are not only unique but special…special enough to offer to the world our own special brand of personality and input.
      I am glad you liked this quote and its message. Thank you for an insightful comment πŸ™‚

  7. Powerful quote!! Took me a long time to realize this wisdom, but it is so true!

    • HI Lana,
      All the power lies in us…all the beauty lies in us…we are simply searching high and low…when all we want and all we will ever need is right here inside our soul.
      Emersons words are so so powerful always!! Thats why i love them.
      Thanks for your lovely comment πŸ™‚

  8. Hi Zeenat,

    Such a beautiful quote. I love how it reminds us not to give away our individuality. After all, there will only ever be one “us”.

    • Hi Barbara,
      How true…There is only ONE of us…and embracing that fact is where our true potentiality will come out from.
      Thank you for such a sweet comment.
      Big HUg πŸ™‚

  9. Hi Z,

    I love this part; “allow yourself to be governed
    by no customs or conventionalities or arbitrary man-made rules”

    Isn’t Lisis doing just that with her home schooling and the way she lives and are we not all finding our way out of that web of those arbitrary rules.

    As you can say, I looove this quote.

    Love Wilma
    PS. I have stopped peeling my carrots but nobody said I am orange yet.

    • HI Wilma,
      Youre so right! Lisis is so following her heart..and living her life on her terms. we all could learn from that and embrace our own individuality and …most of all flaunt it enough so that our uniqueness flows out and helps the world.
      If all of us could think that way…wouldnt this world be sucha beautiful place …
      Love
      Z
      p.s. Ohh….change your pic…I’ll tell you if youre going orange blue or green πŸ˜‰

  10. Thanks Zeenat, love this message for us not to lose our individuality & uniqueness by following the herd.

    • Hi Sk,
      Welcome to my humble blog. Am glad you liked the quote and the message it spreads. We are each unique in our own way…..why hide that individuality by following someone else…Be yourself and Be Proud of who you are πŸ™‚
      Thank you for your lovely comment. πŸ™‚

  11. “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” – Oscar Wilde

    Hey Zeenat, great poem that you’ve shared with us.

    Just like you and the poem, I believe in being the unique individuals that we are.

    But sometimes, things can get a little more complicated than that. Because then the question arises : “who am I anyways?”

    Are our personalities simply morphed by the people who are around us? By the world that we live under? Our beliefs, our habits, our likes/dislikes, are those really part of who we are? Or are those part of the subconscious education that has been bestowed upon us by our culture and our societies?

    Is the phrase “just be yourself” mean to get past the conditioned thought processes and habits from our culture? If we get past that, then what is left?

    What is under our thoughts and personalities? Nothing? or everything that we’ve ever wanted?

    Be yourself, so simple, yet such a fascinating philosophical statement that still to this day is ever so difficult to unleash.

    Pardon me for my comment Zeenat, I didn’t mean to get all super serious lol.

    Beautiful poem with simple content yet complex significance.

    Thank you for the reminder Zeenat, greatly appreciated πŸ™‚

    Steven

    • HI steven oh philosophical one πŸ™‚
      I agree with you..that if we take away whats dominated by the outside world or outside influences..what is left…..
      That what is left..the pure,untouched, unbiased soul….is our “true self”. And that true self needs to come out. It needs to be the dominant one rather than this influenced , biased and jundgmental self…
      Ahh…see my philosophy…all coming out in this comment πŸ™‚
      Am glad this quote made you think….;)
      Thank you fro such an insightful comment.

  12. Dearest Zeenat, this is lovely and wonderfully empowering. I especially LOVE the part about being yourself. That is something for us all to remember over and over again, especially in a world that can often discourage people from being who they truly are. I don’t know how it is for other people but I have a very strong sense of who I am so it’s just a matter of remembering to really be who I am. So thanks for the reminder. Sending you much love and wishes for good week.
    Love, Robin πŸ™‚

    • HI Robin,
      If we arent pushing and striving to be ourselves..and then what is all the rush for..?? Our lives are based and should be based on finding our true self..and then just BEING True to our-self. If we are true to our-self…automatically we are being noone else!!
      Lots of love to you too.

  13. A big resounding YES for Mr Ralph Waldo Emerson on this quote.

    Sometimes it can be a bit daunting to stay out of the mold some people think you should be in but you just have to keep believing in what is right for yourself and keep on keeping on, as long as you are hurting no one else.

    • HI Jannie,
      So true what you say…as long as you arent hurting anyone and you believe in yourself….anything and everythign you do should be perfect. Everything that comes from the heart..comes from love πŸ™‚
      I tell you..MR. Emerson truly has a way with words.

  14. Great quote with deep roots. Thanks Zeenat.

    • Hi Jonathan,
      Emersons lines are always so so deep. They have the quality of somehow touching the spirit in the most positive ways. Glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  15. It is a beautiful quote. You come up with fantastic ideas to lift the spirit. xoxo

  16. Perfect! Emerson was brilliant.

  17. Hi Zeenat .. lovely quote – and so true .. just being yourself in this day and age can be quite difficult as we all see everyday .. as everyone seems to want to be like everyone else .. not me!
    Then be yourself – thank you I will ..
    Hilary Melton-Butcher
    Positive Letters Inspirational Stories

    • Hi Hilary,
      I am so glad youre so true to yourself. As you said it is difficult in this day and age…but if we can…then no external entity can harm our strong psyche right !!
      Thank you fro your sweet comment πŸ™‚
      With love
      Z

  18. Being true to ourselves is the trick, isn’t it? Very inspirational, thanks Zeenat!

    • HI Kaushik,
      Who knew being true to ourself..could give us so many rewards πŸ™‚
      I am glad you found the quote inspiring! Thank you for ebing here to share your thoughts πŸ™‚

  19. That was something that went straight into my heart πŸ™‚ Powerful and inspirational. Thank you πŸ™‚