Debbie Ford quotes

  • Embracing our dark side gives us a new found freedom to be with the darkness in others. For when I can love all of me, I will love all of you.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Dark #Giving #Sides

  • Whatever we refuse to recognize about ourselves has a way of rearing its head and making itself known when we least expect it.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Way #Refuse

  • Unforgiveness is the poison you drink every day hoping that the other person will die.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Forgiveness #Poison #Drink

  • In trying to express only those aspects of ourselves that we believe will guarantee us the acceptance of others, we suppress some of our most valuable and interesting features and sentence ourselves to a life of reenacting the same outworn scripts. Reclaiming the parts of ourselves that we have relegated to the shadow is the most reliable path to actualizing all of our human potential. Once befriended, our shadow becomes a divine map that—when properly read and followed—reconnects us to the life we were meant to live and the people we were meant to be.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Believe #Acceptance #Interesting

  • If you ask the Universe to be your partner and guide you on the path to wholeness, it will oblige.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Path #Guides #Partners

  • Fear keeps us rooted in the past. Fear of the unknown, fear of abandonment, fear of rejection, fear of not having enough, fear of not being enough, fear of the future-all these fears and more keep us trapped, repeating the same old patterns and making the same choices over and over again. Fear prevents us from moving outside the comfort-or even the familiar discomfort-of what we know. It's nearly impossible to achieve our highest vision for our lives as long as we are being guided by our fears.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Fear #Moving #Past

  • By choosing not to allow parts of ourselves to exist, we are forced to expend huge amounts of psychic energy to keep them beneath the surface.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Psychics #Energy #Beneath The Surface

  • The greatest act of courage is to be and to ownall of who you are—without apology, without excuses, without masks to cover the truth of who you are.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Apology #Excuse #Mask

  • Remember, all the answers you need are inside of you; you only have to become quiet enough to hear them.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Inspirational #Women #Empowering

  • If we want to know what we're really committed to, all we have to do is look at our lives.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Looks #Want #Committed

  • Your life will be transformed when you make peace with your shadow. The caterpillar will become a breathtakingly beautiful butterfly. You will no longer have to pretend to be someone you're not. You will no longer have to prove you're good enough. When you embrace your shadow you will no longer have to life in fear. Find the gifts of your shadow and you will finally revel in all the glory of your true self. Then you will have the freedom to create the life you have always desired.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Beautiful #Butterfly #Self

  • For when I can love all of me, I will love all of you.
    -- Debbie Ford

  • All of our suffering in life is from saying we want one thing and doing another.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Grief #Bereavement #Suffering

  • Unfortunately, unless we're focused on building up our courage, which gives us our self-confidence and all that we need to make quantum change in our lives, the voice of fear will always take the lead inside our minds.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Self Confidence #Voice #Giving

  • There is nothing more beautiful than a warrior woman standing in her power, courage, and confidence. From this place of strength, she is capable of loving the world in a way that transforms pain into promise…and hell into heaven.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Beautiful #Pain #Warrior

  • When you invoke the agent of change called acceptance, you must accept all that you are, all that you've been and all that you will be in the future.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Acceptance #Agents #Accepting

  • If you are going to be courageous, an example for all those who are ready to step into their power, then you must be willing to show the world all of who you are. You must have the guts to throw off the chains of modesty and mediocrity in order to be the light that the world needs.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Happy Life #Light #Order

  • Compassion allows us to understand that, as citizens of the planet, we’re all in this together and that in order to ensure our survival we must hold and cultivate a new and larger vision of what’s possible for ourselves and for the human race as a whole.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Compassion #Race #Order

  • Every important choice we make is being guided by one of two places: either it is an act of faith or it is an act of fear. Faith opens the door to a new future.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Doors #Two #Choices

  • In order to access a warrior's courage, we must explore why we are so committed to our story and what we are afraid will happen if we give it up.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Warrior #Order #Giving

  • Live in the knowledge that you are a gift to the world.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #World

  • To get to this place of a warrior’s courage, we must give up the stories that have ruled our lives and shatter the self-image we created to affirm our story.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Giving Up #Warrior #Self

  • It is your holy work, to deeply love, honor and respect the precious self that you are, the soul that only you hold.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Self #Soul #Honor

  • Many of us are frightened to look within ourselves, and fear has us put up walls so thick we no longer remember who we really are.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Wall #Looks #Remember

  • We are all stronger than we can ever imagine being. Every choice matters starting with today. And today, I choose to live.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Choices #Stronger #Matter

  • The evolution of one's own soul is a process. It's not a quick fix. It's not a five-day workshop. It's a lifetime process where we let go, discover and then allow for futures to come into existence.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Letting Go #Soul #Evolution

  • Right now, there is a stronger, more vibrant, more inspired version of “you” that is wanting and waiting to emerge.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Waiting #Stronger #Inspired

  • Taking back our light from those we’ve projected it onto opens the door to an unimaginable future.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Light #Doors

  • To ignite your confidence and reclaim your courage, you must step into the highest vision of who you are. The only way to do this is to make the journey back into the arms of the Divine.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Journey #Vision #Arms

  • When you experience peace of soul, with each breath you are present to the fact that this is a divine moment, a moment to shine like you have never shone before, a moment to hold the whole world in your hands with a gentle thought and a kind heart.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Heart #Hands #Shining

  • Do not wait another day to become fully engaged in your life, to learn to love and to forgive, and to live with greater purpose & meaning.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Waiting #Forgiving #Purpose

  • Think about how audacious it is to really believe in yourself.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Believe #Thinking #Audacious

  • We must be willing to take an honest look at ourselves and step out beyond our judgmental mind. It is here that we will have a life-altering shift in perception, an opening of our heart.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Heart #Mind #Perception

  • It’s not our job to assess the merit of our vision or judge its importance. It is our job to receive the vision and act upon it.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Jobs #Judging #Vision

  • Each aspect within us needs understanding and compassion. If we are unwilling to give it to ourselves how can we expect the world to give it to us?
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Compassion #Giving #Understanding

  • Our society nurtures the illusion that all the rewards go to the people who are perfect. But many of us are finding out that trying to be perfect is costly.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #People #Perfect #Trying

  • You are designed to reinvent and re-create yourself, over and over again. And, you are here-whether you want to acknowledge it or not; whether you even know it or not-for the evolution of your own soul.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Soul #Want #Evolution

  • Pain is a spiritual wake-up call showing you that there are oceans you have not yet explored. Step beyond the world you know. Reach for heights that you never thought possible. Go to places you have deemed off limits. This is the time to take off the shell of your past and step into the rich possibilities of your future. God does not give us dreams that we cannot fulfill. If you want to do something great with your life-whether it's to fall madly in love, become a teacher, be a great parent-if you aspire to do something beyond what you are doing now, this is the time to begin. Trust yourself.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Dream #Spiritual #Teacher

  • When you learn that you can trust life, life will deliver treasures beyond your imagination.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Life #Imagination #Treasure

  • The world mirrors yourself back to you. If you love, nourish, and appreciate yourself internally it will show up in your external life. If you want more love, give more love to yourself. If you want acceptance, accept yourself.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Acceptance #Mirrors #Giving

  • Take back your light. Know that when you're in awe of someone else's greatness, you're really seeing yourself. Identify what you most admire or love about others and see how you can nourish those qualities and bring them out in yourself. Instead of fixating on someone else's brilliance, find ways to develop and demonstrate your own.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Love You #Greatness #Light

  • Whatever inspires you is an aspect of yourself. Any desire of the heart exists to support you in discovering and manifesting it. If you have an aspiration to be something, it is because you have the potential to manifest the quality you are seeing and the behavior that this quality will bring forth.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Heart #Support #Inspire

  • Standing in our power requires us to let go of the need to make others like us & instead stand committed to honoring ourselves.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Letting Go #Needs #Committed

  • To get past your ego and its defenses you need to get quiet, be brave, and listen to your inner voices....When you embrace the messages of each aspect of your shadow, you begin to take back the power you’ve given to others and form a bond of trust with your authentic self. The voices of your unembraced qualities, when allowed into your consciousness, will bring you back into balance and harmony with your natural rhythms.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Past #Self #Voice

  • It is time to search out your uniqueness, applaud and acknowledge yourself, and let your own light shine.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Light #Shining #Acknowledge

  • We and we alone have the power to change our lives, and we can choose to do so at any moment.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Moments

  • When divine consciousness enters, the shift occurs and you will be engulfed by what will feel like the greatest love imaginable – a love in which your soul realigns with your spirit and they meet together as one.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Soul #Together #Greatest Love

  • Like the lotus flower that is born out of mud, we must honor the darkest parts of ourselves and the most painful of our life’s experiences, because they are what allow us to birth our most beautiful self.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Beautiful #Flower #Self

  • The present moment is the pivotal point of power.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Moments #Present Moment

  • Loving yourself means making choices that allow you to care for the important person that you are.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Mean #Loving Yourself #Choices

  • When you make peace with yourself, the world will mirror back that same level of peace.
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Mirrors #World #Levels

  • There is nothing else for you to do but to truly love and nourish the emotionally and spiritually starved parts of you that are crying out for your attention. Are you loving all of yourself?
    -- Debbie Ford

    #Attention #Cry