Self Rejection Quotes

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Henri J.M. Nouwen
“I kept running around it in large or small circles, always looking for someone or something able to convince me of my Belovedness.

Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of the spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voice that calls us the "Beloved". Being the Beloved expresses the core truth of our existence.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen, Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World

أنيس منصور
“فكيف بالله يمكن عمل أي شيء، إذا كنت أنت في حالة خصام مع نفسك، قرف منها، احتقار لها..”
أنيس منصور, الذين هاجروا

Moss Hart
“The general conception that all actors are born exhibitionists is far from the truth. They are quite the opposite. They are shy, frightened people in hiding from themselves- people who have found a way of concealing their secret by footlights, make up and the parts they play. Their own self rejection is what has made most of them actors.”
Moss Hart, Act One

Henri J.M. Nouwen
“Self-rejection is simply seen as the neurotic expression of an insecure person. But neurosis is often the psychic manifestation of a much deeper human darkness: the darkness of not feeling truly welcome in human existence. Self-rejection is the greatest enemy of spiritual life because it contradicts the sacred voics that calls us the "Beloved.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“You are a whispering diamond, turning in the sun, articulating the one thing the sky wants to say, in a million different ways.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones, Mirrors Of The Sun: Finding Reflections Of Light In The Shittiness Of Life

Henri J.M. Nouwen
“It's about my own self-concept. Can I accept that I am worth looking for? Here lies the core of my spiritual struggle: the struggle against self-rejection, self-contempt, and self-loathing. It is a very fierce battle because the world and its demons conspire to make me think about myself as worthless, useless, and negligible. As long as I am kept “small,” I can easily be seduced to buy things, meet people, or go places that promise a radical change in self-concept even though they are totally incapable of bringing this about. But every time I allow myself to be thus manipulated or seduced, I will have still more reasons for putting myself down and seeing myself as the unwanted child.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen, The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming

Henri J.M. Nouwen
“As a self-rejecting person always in search of affirmation and affection, I find it impossible to love consistently without asking for something in return.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen, The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming