We receive our inspiration from the mountaintops but receive our maturity from the valleys of life.
Though…it is not easy to know oneself, it is clearly possible to grow in that ability.
It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.
To the extent that emotions are stifled, people lead dwarfed and stunted lives.
There is a cost to masking authentic emotions--by acting like we're feeling something we actually aren't, we may experience emotional dissonance and lose touch with our authentic selves.
Sigal Barsade & Donald Gibson
The greatest battles of life are fought out daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
David O. McKay
We camouflage our true being before others to protect ourselves against criticism and rejection. This protection comes at a steep price.
The most mature human insight comes from one's introspection rather than from exterior research.
Though we may feel we are "like a broken vessel," as the Psalmist says (Psalms 31:12), we must remember, that vessel is in the hands of the divine potter. Broken minds can be healed just the way broken bones and broken hearts are healed. While God is at work making those repairs, the rest of us can help by being merciful, nonjudgmental, and kind.
Jeffrey R. Holland
We must be careful that we don't resent the very things that help us put on the divine nature.
Paul V. Johnson
You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable.
The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.
Self-pity is the most negative quality of the human spirit. Difficulties in life are intended to make us better, not bitter.
Jon M. Huntman, Sr.
No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude, and humility. … It is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire.
Orson F. Whitney
I suspect that (mental illness) may be among our species' deepest biases, more so than even racism and sexism.
Too many Americans who struggle with mental health illnesses are suffering in silence rather than seeking help, and we need to see to it that men and women who would never hesitate to go see a doctor if they had a broken arm or came down with the flu, that they have that same attitude when it comes to their mental health.
Ours is a culture that teaches people to repress their feelings.
The bearded lady at the circus said, "Everybody's got something wrong with them. With me, you can tell what it is."
There should be no more shame in acknowledging (mental illness) than in acknowledging a battle with high blood pressure or the sudden appearance of a malignant tumor.
Jeffrey R. Holland
During this Thanksgiving season, I want to thank you for letting me know it's okay to be a person afflicted (blessed) with depression.
No serious politician has ever admitted even to being depressed. Abraham Lincoln couldn't become president these days, nor could Winston Churchill become prime minister. Of course, Lincoln and Churchill hid their severe depressions from their respective electorates. But will we, as a society, ever evolve to the point where we can seek out our Lincolns and Churchills instead of getting them despite ourselves?
The foundation of all happiness is thinking rightly.
Happiness does not depends on what happens outside of you, but what happens inside of you.
Harold B. Lee
Sometimes we forget that our Heavenly Father desires that each of us have this joy.
Robert D. Hales
There is a direct correlation between our happiness and our love for others. The more we think of ourselves, the more miserable we are, like the devil. The more we think and focus on others, and strive to develop a sense of lasting love, the more happy we are.
Richard H. Ashton
Everything changes when you see the “crisis” as a demand for new skills rather than “I am suffering from a tragedy."