I came across this quote a few days ago when I was searching an old document on my computer. Along with it, I wrote at the time - which was around the end of 2014 - a few more words on the theme which I'd like to share with you. It made sense back then and it still does.
To me there's nothing in this world that compares to peace of mind and spirit, and nothing that can give us more courage, calmness and hope than being truthful with ourselves. This is not an arrogant and egocentric exercise, but one of humbleness and detachment.
All of us have opinionated people around us, people that express strong beliefs about how life should be lived, including our own. Even if we hold some of them in high esteem they will not live our lives for us. More so, most of us live in society, which being obviously great it could also be that whatever is happening around us might be blurring the vision we have for our life, and these two things together leave us without truly knowing if what we want is coming from within ourselves or from others.