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Being true to oneself takes courage and is liberating. I was watching an Oprah show where she said that unless we are true to ourselves, we will never grow into the fullness of our being. How true. For years, I spent time in Corporate America working in a high-rise skyscraper which was beautiful at night when I would look out of the window, and see the lights of the surrounding buildings illuminating the sky, but my career was suppressing my soul; so, I left after 23 years into the unknown.  I finally set myself free to reclaim my soul.   
I am sharing a few quotes that I found inspiring:
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.–Carl Jung
I have had to risk losing popularity, risk losing people’s acceptance in order to do something that’s close to my heart and that I think is meaningful…At some point you have to divorce yourself from the things that other people want for you.–Jim Carrey
Any life, no matter how long and complex it may be, is made up of a single moment–the moment in which a man finds out, once and for all, who he is.–Jorge Luis Borges
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. —Howard Thurman
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich. —Tao Te Ching
Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. —Bernice Johnson Reagon
Use what talent you possess: The world would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.–Henry Van Dyke
You are obligated to understand that you are unique in the world. There has never been anyone like you because, of there were, there would be no need for you to exist. You are an utterly new thing in creation. Your life goal is to realize this uniqueness.–Aaron Perlow (Itturay Torah)