Being

537 – “We all got both light and dark inside of us. What matter is the part we choose to act on, that’s who we really are.”

–anonymous
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“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

e e Cummings [widely attributed]
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“I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed. ‘Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth botherin’ with.”

– Rubeus Hagrid in J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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“Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking & pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness. If a monk keeps pursuing thinking imbued with sensuality, abandoning thinking imbued with renunciation, his mind is bent by that thinking imbued with sensuality. If a monk keeps pursuing thinking imbued with ill will, abandoning thinking imbued with non-ill will, his mind is bent by that thinking imbued with ill will. If a monk keeps pursuing thinking imbued with harmfulness, abandoning thinking imbued with harmlessness, his mind is bent by that thinking imbued with harmfulness.”

– Siddhartha Gautama, The Buddha

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