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"The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called LOVE and FEEL the DEPTH, the DELIGHT, the ECSTASY of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.”

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stoicpythagorean:

"Constantly regard the universe as one living being, having one substance and one soul; and observe how all things have reference to one perception, the perception of this one living being; and how all things act with one movement; and how all things are the cooperating causes of all things which exist; observe too the continuous spinning of the thread and the contexture of the web." - Marcus Aurelius, Book IV, 40.

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"If we begin with certainties, we shall end in doubts; if we begin with doubts, and are patient, we shall end in certainties."

- Marcus Aurelius
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That’s what it’s all about. Grow, discover & honestly get to know the real you. Become the strongest version of yourself.

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Bruce Climbs Out Of The Pit (The Dark Knight Rises)

One of the best scenes I’ve ever seen on film.

Most people live in self-created pits most of the time. 

They want something/ to get somewhere bad, but they clinge to the known - percieved as a false notion of security. But this notion of security is a trap (the pit).

And then there is the fear of failure.. Not making it (not making the climb). Bruce says he is afraid of dying in the pit. 

So the old man says “Then make the climb”, implying that there is nothing else to do.

He doesn’t want to stay where he is and he wants to get out of the pit (make the change).

But Bruce says “HOW?”.. This examples very well the discouragement that fear brings. Because the path is very clear to him (As he knows exactly what he has to do to make the climb - make the jump to the ledge), but the fear of losing what he has now -only his life (sense of security) is stronger. 

So the old man says “Without the rope”. 

He has to put himself into a position of insecurity (which he is in anyway, he only didn’t realize it - he does not have anything to lose, but the life he doesn’t want to live - he’s afraid of dying in the pit).

Once he realizes this, he knows he NEEDS to do it. That’s where his courage stems from.

Now he has to jump to the ledge with no rope to save himself (no sense of security to clinge to) and no other option but to make the climb, if he wants to follow his calling (helping the people of Gotham).

And once he decides to do it, he trusts his instincts to take over (fear of death).

The pit represents being alive, but not living.

The climb represents the struggle and the way to real living.

Follow your heart’s calling and trust your senses, your instincts.

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Do you know that even the word “person” originally means “mask”…

So is this image of yourself - who you think you are as a person, the real deep down you? Or is it merely a representation of your character, an act?

Do you sincerely know the real you?

Can you stop trying to be someone? Can you drop the idea of a self? Can you stop identifying with the image? Can you let go of the act..? 

Can you be totally and completely transparent, totally and completely real?

Who are you? 

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