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"Don't make people feel important; make people feel their importance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Make people feel their importance"




"Everything is a relationship."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everything is a relationship"




"Ignorance is rooted in certainty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ignorance is rooted in certainty"




"Listening is a receptive form of giving."

— Bryant McGill
from "The gift of listening"




"People will always separate themselves from what they do not trust. If you want to be close to someone — protect the trust."

— Bryant McGill
from "Protect the trust"




"Respect is a wealth you can lavishly spend on others. "Thank you" and gratitude will bless you endlessly, as a privileged state of mind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Respect is wealth"




"The way to have a calm response is by calmly responding."

— Bryant McGill
from "Respond calmly"




"The number one skill in life is not giving up."

— Bryant McGill
from "Do not give up"




"Start creating your world instead of letting the world create you!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Create your world"




"You cannot heal what you refuse to first acknowledge."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to heal"




"You cannot isolate yourself into prosperity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Community is the answer"




"The way to take back control in your life, is to release the illusion of control."

— Bryant McGill
from "Taking back control"




"Never think you are weak if you cry. Every tear is replaced with wisdom and strength."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tears become strength"




"If you have had a bad day, remember that tomorrow is a wonderful gift and a new chance to try again."

— Bryant McGill
from "A chance to start again"




"Quit wishing other people would change and instead — change yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Change yourself instead"




"Every single thing we made on this planet started with imagination. Begin to imagine your new life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Imagine your new life"




"Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say a mirror of madness."

— Bryant McGill
from "A mirror of madness"




"We don't stop being beautiful, we stop believing we are beautiful."

— Bryant McGill
from "We are beautiful"




"The love and attention you always thought you wanted from someone else is the love and attention you first need to give to yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "The love you need"




"Awareness is power. The greater your awareness, the greater your power."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power"




"If you're serious about freedom, you better seriously consider the freedom of others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Serious freedom"




"If you are tired of drama, then you are the drama."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you are tired of drama"




"Ambition without action is fantasy. Set a goal, write it down and get started. Don't think forever. Don't plan forever. Don't dream forever. Dreaming is not enough without the doing!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Do not live in a fantasy world"




"Common thinking will only get you a common life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be weird!"




"The people who walk away are not meant to be a part of your future. Let them go. Your life is with those who stay, and they deserve all of you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Let people go"




"No matter what you do — stand up for who you are and be honest about your feelings. Even if it seems like you will be crucified for it; even if you think you will not be as successful or as liked — in the end, it's only your honesty that will have mattered."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stand up for who you are"




"Life has dark moments and it is out of our darkness that we often find our greatest beauties and strengths."

— Bryant McGill
from "Life has dark moments"




"It is only when you learn to listen, that you will finally be heard."

— Bryant McGill
from "Listen to be heard"




"You will find that most of the reasons you are afraid to do something, are exactly the reasons why you should."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reasons why you should"




"Today I call upon my higher power to grant me a reprieve from my negative thoughts and worries. I reclaim my power to live more peacefully — thought by thought, and choice by choice."

— Bryant McGill
from "Grant me a reprieve from my negative thoughts"




"Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me release the need to change negative situations and people and the torment they bring. Help me change myself so those situations no longer have power over me."

— Bryant McGill
from "Help me change myself"




"Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me unleash the power of creativity and discernment in my life. Help me wisely create a more beautiful life one guided decision at a time."

— Bryant McGill
from "The power of creativity and discernment"




"Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me lay down my cynicisms and believe in the goodness of people and the world. I ask for my innocence to be restored and my faith in possibility to be renewed."

— Bryant McGill
from "Lay down your cynicisms"




"Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me get through one more day. Help me have gratitude in the face of scarcity, strength in my private struggles and the wisdom to live a good life for myself and others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Help me get through one more day"




"Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me accept that I am lovable. Because I was once unloved and deprived of affection I learned to not love myself and to deprive myself. Each day I am moving closer to love in all its forms. I am worthy of loving and being loved."

— Bryant McGill
from "I am lovable"




"Today, I call upon my Higher Power to deliver me from the impossible to the possible; from darkness to light, and from fear to courage."

— Bryant McGill
from "From the impossible to the possible"




"Today I call upon my Higher Power to reveal to me — my own deceptions. Give me the courage to see myself truthfully so I may heal, grow and thrive through humility."

— Bryant McGill
from "Show me my own deceptions"




"Today I call upon my Higher Power, to grant me the humility to apologize when I hurt others, and to live with a heart without malice, with forgiveness for those who have hurt me."

— Bryant McGill
from "A heart without malice"




"When you are deeply respectful, you naturally extend this powerful gift of reverence to everyone you encounter, and this is one of the rarest gifts in the world. Honor each royal soul with trust and acceptance. Honor their lives as the vast and beautiful beings they are — priceless gifts to the world. The trust and love you fill their core with, is the self-respect they carry within for the rest of their lives."

— Bryant McGill
from "The powerful gift of reverence"




"The world as you believe it to exist, is largely a reflection of your judgments."

— Bryant McGill
from "The world is what you think it is"




"They are going to judge you no matter what you do, so let them judge you for your truth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Let them judge you"




"The secret to permanently breaking any bad habit is to love something greater than the habit."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to break a bad habit"




"Confidence wards off all manner of evil."

— Bryant McGill
from "Confidence wards of all manner of evil"




"There is nothing wrong with who you are between smiles."

— Bryant McGill
from "You do not have to smile"




"Just because people are unkind to you doesn't mean you have to be unkind back. That's how the world changes — one brave person like you being kind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Consider kindness leadership"




"Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there. Stop tormenting yourself by reliving the pain over and over. Good people go through terrible things, but wise people know when and how to let it go."

— Bryant McGill
from "Seek the wisdom to let go"




"The first rule of kindness is to be kind to yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "The first rule of kindness"




"The way you become brave, is one terrifying step at a time."

— Bryant McGill
from "Overcoming fear"




"Mean people are really just sad people. They hurt others because they are hurting. Every person is born beautiful, and much of the ugliness in others was put inside of them by other hurting people."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every person is born beautiful"




"Make your listening equal to their need to be heard, and you will be their greatest treasure."

— Bryant McGill
from "The way to listen"




"If you don't accept yourself, your suffering will be unbearable."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your suffering will be unbearable"




"Your mind and body can both be beaten, but your heart is undefeatable. Lead with your heart and you will be unstoppable."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your heart is undefeatable"




"Move from viciousness to victory!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Move from viciousness to victory"




"Your heart is not broken. Hearts don't break. What you are feeling is growing pains. Your heart is expanding in wisdom, compassion, and strength, so one day, you can love even more."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your heart is not broken"




"Your heart is not breaking; it's expanding."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your heart is not breaking"




"Anything, or anyone you love becomes more beautiful."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your love becomes beauty"




"Forgiveness takes your power back."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiveness takes your power back"




"You want them to be sorry, which is why you are miserable."

— Bryant McGill
from "Why you are miserable"




"Broken people often demand from others, what they cannot summon from within."

— Bryant McGill
from "Broken people"




"If you want to be loved, you first must open your own heart."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want to be loved"




"Some people will suck you into their hellish world if you let them. They will keep you there forever, for drama after drama, as their emotional support — as their prisoner."

— Bryant McGill
from "Do not get sucked into their hellish world"




"Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there. Stop tormenting yourself by reliving the pain over and over. Good people go through terrible things, but wise people know when and how to let it go."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell"




"Not everyone who laughs is happy. Some people smile to hide their pain. Never assume that someone who seems happy is not hurting. Maybe they need someone to look through the laughter and smiles, and see that they are hurting inside."

— Bryant McGill
from "Not everyone who laughs is happy"




"When you are unforgiving and carry animosity, you feed the very soul of conflict that keeps your pain alive. If you suffocate your heart with anger, all your dreams will die. The only way to allow your soul to freely breathe, is to forgive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Do not suffocate your dreams"




"Resist the vice of indulging in negativity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Resist the vice of indulging in negativity"




"Don't fight so hard trying to live, that you forget what you are living for; not to be a mere slave to the common and mundane, but to fully expand as an uncommon master of your deepest passion. You are alive to fulfill your calling."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are alive to fulfill your calling"




"Maybe your life is not falling apart; maybe it's falling together. Don't fearfully hold on to what needs to end. The familiar life crumbles so the new life can begin."

— Bryant McGill
from "Do not fearfully hold on to what needs to end"




"People will disrespect you, lie to you, use you, and break your heart, but no one will ever hurt you more than love and time can heal."

— Bryant McGill
from "They can never hurt you more than love and time can heal"




"What if you haven't even scratched the surface yet? What if the best is still to come? Consider the possibility."

— Bryant McGill
from "Will you consider the possibility"




"Endless amounts of love and hate are available to you from others; the defining question of your life is what you let in. We ultimately allow the treatment we believe we deserve. If you want more love, then start by truly believing you deserve it."

— Bryant McGill
from "We allow the treatment we believe we deserve"




"Your inauthenticity is internalized as not being true to yourself, which means you experience yourself as not being good enough. So, if you want to improve your self-esteem, simply be as honest as you can about who you are, and how you really feel. The way to feel better is to feel heard, but to feel heard, you have to speak your truth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Speak your truth"




"You will find what you look for, so look for something wonderful!"

— Bryant McGill
from "You find what you look for"




"As long as you die knowing you did something meaningful and of service to others, that is the only accomplishment you need in life."

— Bryant McGill
from "The only accomplishment you need"




"You can only hide from yourself in the noise, but not in the quiet. If you truly want to get to know yourself, then get rid of the distractions. If you want to really understand what has been holding you back, then simply and calmly focus your full attention within, and observe."

— Bryant McGill
from "Get rid of the distractions"




"They say judgment day is coming, but let me tell you, for some, it's here already. The way you judge yourself can literally create your own hell. No more harsh judgements. No more self-rejection. No more self-doubt. No more self-sabotage. Ask the judge for mercy. Have mercy on yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Judgment day is coming"




"Humility puts you at the top."

— Bryant McGill
from "Humility puts you at the top"




"There are very few shortcuts, if any. But if you are looking for best shortcut available, here it is — LISTENING."

— Bryant McGill
from "The best shortcut available"




"Consider the possibility of healthy boundaries without struggle. Unyielding, yet calm. Strong, yet kind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Healthy boundaries without struggle"




"When you take care of business today — tomorrow takes care of itself."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to take care of tomorrow"




"Even now, your darkest moments are making way for the light to arrive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Making way for the light"




"If you're not thoughtful, your thoughtless creations will eventually mount against you. Our greatest nightmares are born out of our thoughtlessness. The way out of so many of our troubles is simple consideration."

— Bryant McGill
from "Nightmare of thoughtlessness"




"They are going to judge you no matter what you do, so let them judge you for your truth."

— Bryant McGill
from "People are going to judge you"




"To be cruel to others is to be cruel to your own soul."

— Bryant McGill
from "When you are cruel to others"




"Faith is the bridge to all dreams."

— Bryant McGill
from "Faith is the bridge to all dreams"




"Ambition without action is fantasy. Set a goal, write it down and get started. Don't think forever. Don't plan forever. Don't dream forever. Dreaming is not enough without the doing!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Ambition without action is fantasy"




"When someone feels hopeless they act with despair, which leads them to even more hopeless situations. If you want to truly give someone a chance — give them hope."

— Bryant McGill
from "People need hope"




"Mean people are really just sad people. They hurt others because they are hurting. Every person is born beautiful, and much of the ugliness in others was put inside of them by other hurting people."

— Bryant McGill
from "Mean people are really just sad people"




"Peace at any cost is its own type of violence."

— Bryant McGill
from "Peace at any cost is its own type of violence"




"The greatest thing you will ever do in your life is be yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "The greatest thing you can do"




"You never know the hearts you silently break with the words you never say."

— Bryant McGill
from "Unspoken words"




"Quit wishing other people would change and instead — change yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Change yourself"




"Forcing good behavior is itself a bad behavior. You can only teach good behavior by living it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live what you wish to teach"




"We strive our whole lives to love people unconditionally, but sometimes we need to get rid of people unconditionally."

— Bryant McGill
from "Get rid of people unconditionally"




"Quit saying you don't have time. You have time for what you make time for in life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit saying you do not have time"




"If you act falsely everything around you will be false."

— Bryant McGill
from "When you act falsely"




"Don't be afraid to express your love. Open yourself to feeling everything. Living without feeling is no different than not living at all."

— Bryant McGill
from "Feel everything"




"You're blessed if you do, and you're blessed if you don't!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Always blessed"




"The truth is that nothing is going to make you happy. Getting what you want just means you are momentarily pacified. What's really going on is that some people just don't want to be happy, and nothing will ever make them happy. Regardless of your situation as it seems at the moment, you are either going to choose to be happy, or not."

— Bryant McGill
from "Nothing is going to make you happy"




"You don't get good karma by making yourself into a martyr. Learn how to stand up for yourself and your good karma will be delivered in that instant."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stand up for yourself"




"When you quit believing in the magic of life, you get a life without magic."

— Bryant McGill
from "Believe in the magic of life"




"Letting go of your painful past is how you open yourself to a wonderful future."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to what is wonderful"




"When you are selfish you only suffocate yourself. The more you can be open and joyfully celebrate in other people's successes — the more success will open for you. The more you dream for others — the more your own dreams will come true."

— Bryant McGill
from "Selfishness is suffocating"




"One of the most important lessons in life is learning to turn what seems like senseless pain and suffering into something meaningful for yourself and others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Turn your suffering into something meaningful"




"Start the daily practice of not letting the little things bother you! If the little things ruin you what's going to happen when the big things come along? Start practicing now for your big challenges in life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Little problems are practice for big problems"




"An economic system is nothing more than a value system for exchange. Are we really a values based ethical society? Does our economic system we practice reflect that we truly care about others, or that we strip people to the bone cent by cent?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Stripped to the bone cent by cent"




"The potential richness of your life shrinks or expands according to your ability to love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Expand in love"




"All discomfort comes from suppressing your true identity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Expand in your truth"




"Quit saying you don't have time. You have time for what you make time for in life."

— Bryant McGill
from "You have time"




"Don't torture yourself trying to make someone see something they cannot see, or believe something they do not believe. Just stay true to your vision for yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Do not torture yourself"




"Life has dark moments and it is out of our darkness that we often find our greatest beauties and strengths."

— Bryant McGill
from "Our greatest strengths"




"Being more positive just takes practice. You can retrain your mind to see the best possibilities in everything."

— Bryant McGill
from "Retrain your mind"




"We are all very fragile and feel alone at times. We are also very strong and are surrounded with community at times. Things change, but throughout your life you are the only constant. This is why it is important that you learn how to treat yourself kindly. Start with one act of kindness at a time — toward yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Treat yourself kindly"




"When we judge and agonize over another's faults, we become attached to their imbalance and sickness. Let it go..."

— Bryant McGill
from "Break free from the cycle"




"Never stop sharing your love with people; that's why you were put on earth."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you were put on earth"




"Real transformation requires real honesty. If you want to move forward — get real with yourself!"

— Bryant McGill
from "How to move forward"




"Once you reach the summit of your own heart you will see beauty is everywhere."

— Bryant McGill
from "The summit of your heart"




"Your will has to be stronger than your fear."

— Bryant McGill
from "Overcoming fear"




"You give life to your problems with your words. If you really want change, then begin to use your words to give life to solutions."

— Bryant McGill
from "Use your words"




"If you have a deep desire to move forward, a way is being prepared for you."

— Bryant McGill
from "A deep desire"




"The harder you work on yourself the more the external things you couldn't change, will change on their own."

— Bryant McGill
from "Work on yourself"




"If you want the perfect relationship, start with the one you have with yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "The perfect relationship"




"You will be a beautiful person, as long as you see the beauty in others."

— Bryant McGill
from "See their beauty"




"Nothing great was ever built on excuses. You can't whine your way through life. Kick your inner-whiner's ass and get to living the good life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Living the good life"




"When the voices of doubt start whispering, turn-up the volume of faith and listen to your heart."

— Bryant McGill
from "Faith and listening"




"Let go of your painful past. Love lives in the present."

— Bryant McGill
from "Letting go of pain"




"Stop mistreating yourself. Be good to yourself. Love yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Just be good"




"You never know the hearts you silently break with the words you never say."

— Bryant McGill
from "Silence hurts"




"Positive attitudes qualify you for positive experiences."

— Bryant McGill
from "The qualifications"




"The more radically you can change your thinking, the more radically you can change your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Radical change"




"Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out."

— Bryant McGill
from "The enemy within"




"Become the star of your own real-life story of adventure!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Be a superstar"




"All healing starts with beginning to accept yourself and love yourself; even your flaws."

— Bryant McGill
from "Accept yourself"




"They caused the first wound, but you are causing the rest; this is what not forgiving does. They got it started but you keep it going. Forgive and let it go, or it will eat you alive. You think they made you feel this way, but when you won't forgive, you are the one inflicting the pain on yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "It will eat you alive"




"There is a difference between giving-up and strategic disengagement. Know the difference."

— Bryant McGill
from "Know when to disengage"




"Stop deceiving yourself. If you can accept and deal with an unpleasant reality, you at least have a chance of changing that reality. But, if you refuse to see and deal with reality, you will be doomed to continue living your untruthful life."

— Bryant McGill
from "The only chance of changing"




"Your life will be so much better when you start trying to understand and have compassion for the people who hurt you — instead of just reacting in the heat of the moment and hurting them back."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit hurting people back"




"Know yourself. Be yourself. Love yourself. Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be a seeker of good"




"Live in the present, or die in your past; it's your choice."

— Bryant McGill
from "The past is history"




"This is your life! Be you. There is one clear urgency in your life that you must never neglect, and that is — you must be yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Never neglect yourself"




"If you want to be happy you must become a happiness seeker. You have to think about happiness, look for the happiness, seize the happiness and believe with all of your heart that you deserve happiness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Seize the happiness"




"Be calm and create a clear, safe space in your mind. Just because your world is falling apart doesn't mean you have to fall apart. When everything seems crazy, you be calm."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be calm in the crazy"




"When someone is vicious toward you they are giving you a glimpse of the pain they carry in themselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Have compassion"




"Acceptance is the road to all change."

— Bryant McGill
from "Acceptance"




"When the dark clouds of doubt, anger or worry begin to move upon you, steady yourself in the knowledge that in time, the storm will pass."

— Bryant McGill
from "Steady yourself"




"Some people have abusive, negative, controlling tendencies in their blood; they are wired for havoc, bickering and deception. They know of no other way to interface with others except through their created chaos. Chaos is their home-court advantage where they play their mind-games so they can have power over you; it's a rigged game you can never win. Listen to your inner-voice. Get out while you can!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Hardwired for havoc"




"Quit assuming others have it better, or you have it worse. Everyone suffers tremendously in life. It's rude to belittle someone's suffering, thinking yours is greater. Don't judge someone's suffering as better or worse. A dark life can be lived brightly, because pain gave great perspective and wisdom. An average and easy life can be its own kind of tragedy; suffering a mundane deadness. A great life can spoil under great fortune. It's hard having nothing. It's hard having everything. It's hard. Suffering is very personal and cannot be measured by someone from the outside. Everyone suffers in different ways. Life is not a suffering contest; the contest is for compassion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone suffers in different ways"




"They caused the first wound, but you are causing the rest; this is what not forgiving does. They got it started but you keep it going. Forgive and let it go, or it will eat you alive. You think they made you feel this way, but when you won't forgive, you are the one inflicting the pain on yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit doing it to yourself"




"Staying in an unhealthy relationship can keep both of you from finding your way and moving to the next level in your life. Sometimes the best way to save someone is to walk away. Real love sometimes means saying goodbye."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes we have to say goodbye"




"When you are not willing to be challenged, disturbed or offended, you are not willing to explore your weaknesses or ever claim the potential of greater strengths."

— Bryant McGill
from "Explore your weaknesses"




"Strive to become a beautiful person. Live with kindness, integrity and care. Comport yourself with grace under pressure. Don't hurt people! Be an asset in the lives of others. Put people before things and live from your heart. Be intelligent but know it is better to be kind than smart. Be a peacemaker who values peace and takes peace everywhere you go."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strive to become a beautiful person"




"The more something upsets you, the more it is meant for you. When it no longer upsets you, it is no longer needed because the lesson is complete."

— Bryant McGill
from "Complete the lesson"




"Your life is meant for so much more than being a life-long doormat for deadbeats, losers, gossipers, nay-sayers, dream-crushers, energy vampires, users, abusers, ragers and passive-aggressive backstabbers."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop being a doormat"




"If you want good things to happen in your life you first have to believe good things are possible for yourself. Quit allowing negative and cynical thinking to get in the way of the good life you deserve."

— Bryant McGill
from "Good things are possible"




"The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves. The worst verbal abuse comes from our own tongue. The most negative influence is the devil on our own shoulder. The cruelest judge is the one staring back in the mirror. The person really withholding the love you need is you. No one will ever out-do you at your own mind-games. You must stop doing this to yourself!"

— Bryant McGill
from "The worst lies"




"Real love is opening your heart to the unlovable. Real gratitude is giving thanks when things aren't perfect. Real generosity is sharing when you have very little. Real courage makes the 'impossible' — possible, with real faith."

— Bryant McGill
from "Open your heart to the unlovable"




"Some of the most amazing people in the world were not perfect; they were scarred by suffering, hardships, losses and imperfections. But, when they recovered, they were stronger, wiser, and more loving and compassionate. Your life is going to get better in the proper time, and you will be stronger and more at peace than ever before."

— Bryant McGill
from "No one is perfect"




"Staying in an unhealthy relationship can keep both of you from finding your way and moving to the next level in your life. Sometimes the best way to save someone is to walk away. Real love sometimes means saying goodbye."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes you have to walk away"




"Some people cannot love you the way you want to be loved because they are emotionally and spiritually frozen. They recoil from or avoid affection. You will never meet a deep penetrating gaze from their shallow eyes; only a surface glance. They will touch your hand with their hand, but never with their heart. They will serve your body but not your soul. They can only connect with you through utility, but never passion. They are empty. They are dead inside. They will break your heart if you let them. You will waste your whole life waiting for them to wake-up to the treasure of what you have to offer."

— Bryant McGill
from "Do not waste your whole life"




"Surround yourself with beautiful and positive people, who love you and believe in you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Surround yourself with love"




"Every positive thought is a silent prayer which will change your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Positive thoughts are prayers"




"You have to accept that you'll never be good enough for some people. Whether that is going to be your problem or theirs is up to you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your problem or theirs?"




"You can't always expect others to treat you right, but you can treat yourself right."

— Bryant McGill
from "Treating yourself right"




"Be careful fighting someone else's demons — it may awaken your own."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your own demons?"




"Anyone can be kind to someone they like. The real test is can you be kind to people you don't like."

— Bryant McGill
from "Can you be kind?"




"It's not wrong to be upset. It's not wrong to cry. It's not wrong to want attention. It's not even wrong to scream or throw a fit. What is wrong is to keep it all inside. What is wrong is to blame and punish yourself for simply being human. What is wrong is to never be heard and to be alone in your pain. Share it. Let it out."

— Bryant McGill
from "You have a right to your feelings"




"The number one skill in life is not giving up."

— Bryant McGill
from "An essential skill"




"If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently."

— Bryant McGill
from "Consider your reactions"




"You cannot save everyone. Some people are going to destroy themselves no matter how much you try to help them."

— Bryant McGill
from "People must save themselves"




"Don't waste your time, money, energy and love on someone who is unappreciative and brings heartache into your life. Everyone may deserve love, but not everyone deserves your love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Invest yourself wisely"




"Don't hold together what must fall apart. The familiar life crumbles so the new life can begin."

— Bryant McGill
from "New life from destruction"




"One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say."

— Bryant McGill
from "Respectful listening"




"Just because your world is falling apart doesn't mean you have to fall apart. When everything seems crazy, you be calm. Don't let the outer chaos you are facing get inside of you."

— Bryant McGill
from "When everything seems crazy"




"Some people have abusive, negative, controlling tendencies in their blood; they are wired for havoc, bickering and deception. They know of no other way to interface with others except through their created chaos. Chaos is their home-court advantage where they play their mind-games so they can have power over you; it's a rigged game you can never win. Listen to your inner-voice. Get out while you can!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Listen to your inner-voice"




"We are all damaged. We have all been hurt. We have all had to learn painful lessons. We are all recovering from some mistake, loss, betrayal, abuse, injustice or misfortune. All of life is a process of recovery that never ends. We each must find ways to accept and move through the pain and to pick ourselves back up. For each pang of grief, depression, doubt or despair there is an inverse toward renewal coming to you in time. Each tragedy is an announcement that some good will indeed come in time. Be patient with yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "We are all damaged"




"Every ending is creating the space and opening for an amazing new beginning."

— Bryant McGill
from "New beginnings"




"Don't hold together what must fall apart. The familiar life crumbles so the new life can begin."

— Bryant McGill
from "Let it fall apart"




"Stop your worrying, panicking and stressing. Breathe. Remember, you made it this far through difficulties that seemed impossible. Remember how many times you were saved at the very last minute — this time is no different."

— Bryant McGill
from "Breathe and remember"




"When the storm of life comes howling and raging outside your window; when you look that tempest in the eye, there will be a quickening in your instincts. In that moment, you will burn with aliveness. Your total intelligence knows exactly what to do, because you were made to weather the storms of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "A quickening in your instincts"




"No one wants to suffer. No one wants to be lonely. No one wants to live in fear. No one wants to lose everything. No one wants their heart ripped to shreds. No one wants to be sick. And, no one wants to die. But these things happen in life. So the least we can do is be there for others, as we would like others to be there for us."

— Bryant McGill
from "No one wants to suffer"




"You are not too emotional! Tears are good. What flows is alive. Crying is like a thundershower for the soul. The air feels so wonderful after the rain. Don't think too much. Breathe. Don't be harsh or demanding on yourself. Just experience your feelings and know that your tears are announcing change in your life. Change is coming; like a summer rain — to wash away your pain. Have faith that things are getting better."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are not too emotional"




"It's not wrong to be upset. It's not wrong to cry. It's not wrong to want attention. It's not even wrong to scream or throw a fit. What is wrong is to keep it all inside. What is wrong is to blame and punish yourself for simply being human. What is wrong is to never be heard and to be alone in your pain. Share it. Let it out."

— Bryant McGill
from "Don't keep it inside"




"Actions are living affirmations."

— Bryant McGill
from "Actions are living affirmations"




"Change comes from confrontation. You have to confront yourself or be confronted."

— Bryant McGill
from "Change comes from confrontation"




"You are the artist and the art."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are the artist and the art"




"Once you reach the summit of your own heart you will see beauty is everywhere."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ascension to a life of beauty"




"Remember that you are the angel of your own life. Look past your ugly thinking; your fears, mistakes, worries and doubts. Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out. The way you transcend your challenges is by listening to the inner-guide within you. Your good judgment, your discernment, your kind thoughts and your own loving heart — in service of your highest good — is the angel you have been looking for to deliver you. The moment you accept your own beauty and power is the moment your deliverance begins."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are the angel of your own life"




"In today's world, any average effort or caring is a triumph. Don't underestimate your power of influence. Simple caring and simple effort are heroic strivings. Those who have attained wisdom from the difficulties intrinsic to every life — can and should try to be there for others. Like experienced midwives, we should all assist those who are inexperienced in the painful birthing of psychological maturity and greater spiritual consciousness. This is the least we can do; lead people from their darkness with the light of our caring."

— Bryant McGill
from "Do not underestimate your power of influence"




"Toxic relationships are dangerous to your health; they will literally kill you. Stress shortens your lifespan. Even a broken heart can kill you. There is an undeniable mind-body connection. Your arguments and hateful talk can land you in the emergency room or in the morgue. You were not meant to live in a fever of anxiety; screaming yourself hoarse in a frenzy of dreadful, panicked fight-or-flight that leaves you exhausted and numb with grief. You were not meant to live like animals tearing one another to shreds. Don't turn your hair gray. Don't carve a roadmap of pain into the sweet wrinkles on your face. Don't lay in the quiet with your heart pounding like a trapped, frightened creature. For your own precious and beautiful life, and for those around you — seek help or get out before it is too late. This is your wake-up call!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Toxic relationships wake-up call"




"It will feel impossible; like you are dying inside — this is your soul crying out for life. It may take everything you have; every ounce of will and strength. You will lose a part of yourself trying to save something essential and innocent. And when you have given everything, you will recover and you will be set free, and you will discover there was even more in you than you ever knew."

— Bryant McGill
from "It will feel impossible; like you are dying inside"




"Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love. Through forgiveness you can quit suffering from the sins committed against you. By holding-on to resentment you allow them to have power over you. Forgiving takes your power back."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiving takes your power back"




"Quit assuming others have it better, or you have it worse. Everyone suffers tremendously in life. It's rude to belittle someone's suffering, thinking yours is greater. Don't judge someone's suffering as better or worse. A dark life can be lived brightly, because pain gave great perspective and wisdom. An average and easy life can be its own kind of tragedy; suffering a mundane deadness. A great life can spoil under great fortune. It's hard having nothing. It's hard having everything. It's hard. Suffering is very personal and cannot be measured by someone from the outside. Everyone suffers in different ways. Life is not a suffering contest; the contest is for compassion."

— Bryant McGill
from "People suffer in different ways"




"The way to begin to truly see beauty in yourself is to begin to see beauty in all of life, and to realize you are connected to life, and therefore you are a part of life's great beauty."

— Bryant McGill
from "See the beauty in yourself"




"Love gives without expectation, while hate carries an endless tally of debts. Hate controls everything it touches, but love sets everything it touches free."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love gives without expectation"




"Consider the possibility that many of the things you hear and say are utter nonsense and meaningless repetitions of noise."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop the repetition and noise"




"Positive attitudes qualify you for positive experiences."

— Bryant McGill
from "Positive attitudes qualify you for positive experiences"




"Even the softest and sweetest heart was made by design for extreme battle. Make no mistake about it, no matter how kind, meek, humble and soft your giving heart is — you are a warrior!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Made for extreme battle"




"The art of surrender is the art of getting out of the way of your own growth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Get out of the way of your own growth"




"Freedom is in sunlight, mountain hikes, riversides and in the night's sky full of stars. Freedom is in laughter and in tears, and in moments we hold someone we love. Freedom is in breaking bread together. Freedom is in the quietness and in your breath; it is deeply felt in ordinary moments. Freedom is simply knowing what's real. Freedom is doing what's right. Real freedom may seem pretty boring by today's standards; it is not spectacular, bedazzling, enthralling or entertaining — but it means absolutely everything. Freedom is a forgotten land waiting for you to remember. Begin to remember."

— Bryant McGill
from "Begin to remember"




"People spend their lives trying to learn everything that exists beyond them, in the hope of finding the truth that already lies within."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your completeness within"




"Instead of clicking "like" all day — really like something. Like a sunset, a hike or a walk. Like a special moment with someone you love. Like an amazing meal. Like your life and like yourself. Like something real today."

— Bryant McGill
from "Like life and like yourself"




"Being more positive just takes practice. You can retrain your mind to see the best possibilities in everything."

— Bryant McGill
from "Being more positive just takes practice"




"To live a wonderful life create more, buy less, hug more, scold less, give more, take less, forgive more, worry less and be grateful everyday for life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgive more, worry less and be grateful everyday for life"




"If you want good things to happen in your life you first have to believe good things are possible for yourself. Quit allowing negative and cynical thinking to get in the way of the good life you deserve."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit letting negativity block your happiness"




"It's not wrong to be upset. It's not wrong to cry. It's not wrong to want attention. It's not even wrong to scream or throw a fit. What is wrong is to keep it all inside. What is wrong is to blame and punish yourself for simply being human. What is wrong is to never be heard and to be alone in your pain. Share it. Let it out."

— Bryant McGill
from "It is not wrong to be upset"




"One positive thought is something you can accomplish. One positive thought is the victory you need today!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Accomplish one positive thought"




"To alter the universe, alter your thoughts, because the only universe you will ever know is in your mind."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to alter your universe"




"A rich life-story is dependent on every chapter from beginning to end."

— Bryant McGill
from "A rich life-story"




"Listening is the way. Listening is the beginning of all progress."

— Bryant McGill
from "Listening is the way"




"The more something upsets you, the more it is meant for you. When it no longer upsets you, it is no longer needed because the lesson is complete."

— Bryant McGill
from "Completing your lesson"




"The door of opportunity and the door of generosity are the same door."

— Bryant McGill
from "The door of opportunity"




"There is a difference between giving-up and strategic disengagement. Know the difference."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strategic disengagement"




"As hard as it is to believe, acceptance can open different opportunities for change than resistance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Acceptance can bring change"




"Difficult problems take time to resolve. The more frantically you pick at knots, the more entangled they can become. To untangle yourself try relaxing. Gently and patiently work with your difficulties and in time you will be freed from what now seems impossible."

— Bryant McGill
from "Difficult problems take time to resolve"




"Acceptance is the road to all change."

— Bryant McGill
from "Acceptance is the road to all change"




"You are being called to heal yourself, not to agonize over your mistakes. Quit overthinking; this is what surrendering really means. Don't focus on your problems and don't obsess about "fixing" things. Avoid forcing "positive thinking." These thoughts can be psychological irritants. Just leave yourself alone! When you pick at things they never heal. Simply relax and give yourself some time."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit overthinking"




"Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax."

— Bryant McGill
from "Just relax"




"If you met your exact self as another person, would you like them? Would they be a good friend? Would they seem kind, generous and loving? Would they have time and patience, and invest in your friendship? Would you feel good in their presence? Would they make you laugh? Would you truly want to spend time with them? Would they be a good influence? Remember, no one on earth spends more time with you, than — you. Be a good friend to yourself. The best way to be a good friend to yourself is to be a good person. Be the kind of person you wish you had in your life, because who you are, is exactly who you've got."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you met your exact self"




"Sometimes, right when you think your life is getting better, then everything falls to pieces and you end-up right back where you started. In those moments just remember, that right when your life has fallen apart, something unexpected will come along; a new person, friend, opportunity or discovery, that will help you put the pieces back together again. Things may be different, but you will love your life again in time."

— Bryant McGill
from "When everything falls to pieces"




"Through spiritual maturity you will see new ways to avoid unnecessary suffering; wiser ways to endure unavoidable hardships with grace, and opportunities to turn your pain into lessons of service and healing for others. Your hard journey has had a great purpose! Your pain was always a part of a plan to open your heart to love. Have faith. A miracle is happening in your life; the miracle of pain is transforming you to your highest self."

— Bryant McGill
from "Avoiding unnecessary suffering"




"We are all very fragile and feel alone at times. We are also very strong and are surrounded with community at times. Things change, but throughout your life you are the constant. This is why it is important that you learn how to treat yourself kindly. Start with one act of kindness at a time — toward yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Kindness toward yourself"




"Some people have abusive, negative, controlling tendencies in their blood; they are wired for havoc, bickering and deception. They know of no other way to interface with others except through their created chaos. Chaos is their home-court advantage where they play their mind-games so they can have power over you; it's a rigged game you can never win. Listen to your inner-voice. Get out while you can!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Get out while you can"




"Quit resisting. Let your pain pierce your hard heart so the agony can flow out and the love can rush in. It's the love that will bring you back to life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit resisting"




"Quit hanging on to the past; fantasizing, dreaming, wishing and replaying it. You can't change it. You just haven't realized it yet, but you have moved on. You are different now; not of the past, but of now — a different person. You don't need what the past had. Your life is here today. Your greatest moments are ahead of you and are right where you are now, so seize them while you can, before it is too late."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit hanging on to the past"




"Everything is easy with proper planning."

— Bryant McGill
from "Make plans today"




"If you want to be respected start with yourself; respect yourself and love yourself. This you can do today even when others will not. How respectfully you treat yourself, is in time, reflected back from others more and more each day. It always begins with you."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want to be respected"




"Wisdom doesn't come easily or without a cost; in fact wisdom often costs us dearly. Your wisdom will run about as deep as pain has cut you. There are very few shortcuts, if any. But if you are looking for best shortcut available here it is — LISTENING."

— Bryant McGill
from "Wisdom does not come easily"




"The saddest thing in the world is a person who has given-up on life; whose fire has been extinguished. Just remember that as long as you are alive the animating spark of greatness is still within you and can can be rekindled. It's never too late! As long as there is life there is hope."

— Bryant McGill
from "As long as there is life there is hope"




"Let the hurt soften you instead of hardening you. Let the hurt open you instead of closing you. Let the hurt lead you to love, and not to hate."

— Bryant McGill
from "Let the hurt lead you to love"




"Successful people carefully manage their energy and associations; they are gatekeepers. You are the authority and the gatekeeper of your own life."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are the gatekeeper"




"We often think of oppression in terms of tyrants, but it most often comes from the institutions, philosophies and people closest to us."

— Bryant McGill
from "Most oppression is near and dear"




"Progress and healing involves seeing every person as not so different from ourselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "The same human beings"




"We are both thinking and feeling creatures. We must therefore devote our lives not only to rationality, but also to kindness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rational kindness"




"Your life will be so much better when you start trying to understand and have compassion for people who hurt you — instead of just reacting and hurting them back."

— Bryant McGill
from "When people hurt you"




"Fear is always death. Faith is life. Have faith and your victory is assured."

— Bryant McGill
from "Faith is life"




"If you look at today through the eyes of the past, you can never see what the present moment has to offer."

— Bryant McGill
from "What the present moment has to offer"




"If you are miserable you grow in misery and if you are joyful you grow in joy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Grow in joy"




"Another person's thoughts about you are outside of your jurisdiction; you have no authority."

— Bryant McGill
from "None of your business"




"By choosing to have a calm response to what seems negative you bring clarity and balance to your message. People not only learn from what you say, but how you say it. Each reaction we have is there to inspect us and reveal our own nature to ourselves and for ourselves; it is never about others. And remember, when you are speaking to someone else you are really speaking only to yourself. Everything you say to someone else is for your clarity, not theirs you are presenting yourself, to yourself, for yourself at every moment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Having a calm response"




"We are all damaged. We have all been hurt. We have all had to learn painful lessons. We are all recovering from some mistake, loss, betrayal, abuse, injustice or misfortune. All of life is a process of recovery that never ends. We each must find ways to accept and move through the pain and to pick ourselves back up. For each pang of grief, depression, doubt or despair there is an inverse toward renewal coming to you in time. Each tragedy is an announcement that some good will indeed come in time. Be patient with yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be patient with yourself"




"The love and attention you always thought you wanted from someone else is the love and attention you first need to give to yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "It all begins with you"




"Immediate gratification is a dream killer."

— Bryant McGill
from "Immediate gratification is a dream killer"




"You cannot fast-forward your life to just the good parts. Just like you cannot force a garden to grow faster — your life is a similar cultivation with similar seasons. No matter how badly you want the harvest of your dreams, it is not coming the second you make the wish. You have to be patient with yourself and life. The secret is to flow with the seasons of your life. This is how you reach the fullest bounty of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot fast-forward your life"




"Evolve your understanding of success from the outer realm of control, materialism, and ego, to the inner realm of surrender, spirituality, and compassion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Evolve your understanding"




"Your mind, heart and soul can be pure — if you choose. It doesn't matter who you are, what you were or where you came from. You can choose to be anything you want. That's the beauty of life — you get to choose!"

— Bryant McGill
from "You get to choose your life"




"Quit the endless worrying about the future. The way you get through life is one day at a time; even one hour at a time or one moment at a time. You can find, create or notice one good moment. A good moment in a bad day counts. Begin with this moment, and make it count."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit the endless worrying"




"This is your chance at life — right now. How will you choose to live it? Fettered away by agonizing drama, stress, fear, worry and endless nonsense? Or, savored in a deep and meaningful exploration of rich experiences, passions, people and wonderment? Each day the choice is yours to choose. Be brave and choose wisely!"

— Bryant McGill
from "This is your chance at life"




"Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty"




"Discovery requires courage and acceptance that we are not in control, and that the future is uncertain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Discovery requires risk"




"Be selfish in your forgiving. Forgive for yourself and for the peace it will bring to your pain. Forgiveness has very little to do with the other person. Forgiveness is about your peace of mind. When you don't forgive, you are the one who suffers. Have compassion for people as long as you are one of them too."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be selfish in your forgiving"




"Love is such a deep gratitude. When you are truly in love with life, every breath you take is gratitude."

— Bryant McGill
from "When you are in love with life"




"Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness"




"Know yourself. Be yourself. Love yourself. Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Seek love and be love"




"Changing your mind can move you into another dimension. Passages materialize exposing a hidden world that was there all along."

— Bryant McGill
from "Change your mind change your world"




"You will be a beautiful person, as long as you see the beauty in others."

— Bryant McGill
from "See the beauty"




"You have to reach out to your inner-abuser and make peace. You can't live your life as your own worst enemy!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Make peace with yourself"




"When negative feelings move upon you, reflect, and recognize the danger of feeding those feelings and keeping them alive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop feeding your negative feelings"




"If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to change your life"




"If you feel overwhelmed just try to relax and look for one positive thought. Every good thing begins with one positive thought. You don't need to change everything in your life instantly. All you need is one positive thought. You can hold-on to that thought, and it will remind you that there is hope. One simple, positive thought is enough to make it all worth it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every good thing begins with one positive thought"




"You give life to your problems with your words. If you really want change, then begin to use your words to give life to solutions."

— Bryant McGill
from "Give life to solutions"




"Just because your world is falling apart doesn't mean you have to fall apart. When everything seems crazy, you be calm. Don't let the outer chaos you are facing get inside of you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Do not let the chaos inside you"




"People who talk a lot about compassion often have no compassion for themselves. They want to help everyone when their life is a wreck. They go from one failing, "uplifting" enterprise to another, but the wheels are falling-off their car, their body is out of whack and their finances are out of order, yet somehow, there they are, "advising people." What they really need to do is take care of their own business. The last thing any of us need is ill advice from someone fully out of control in their own life. So before you take that advice that is being offered, take a good look at who is delivering it. Carefully study their energy, their lifestyle, their health and their relationships, and if they are living the life they talk — then, and only then should you listen."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be careful from whom you take advice"




"Of course you want to be a good person and be helpful to people in need, but it's impossible to give to others if you have been used-up. Being a good person has nothing to do with allowing people to destroy you. There are limits. You can best help others from a position of strength, not weakness. So, don't forget to be good to yourself first. Don't forget to take care of you! It is never cruel to want to save yourself from being swamped by fools. Remember, this is your life and you have the right and responsibility to make good decisions for yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Taking care of you"




"You can still be a charitable person who helps and cares about people, without helping those very people destroy your life. Learn how to draw a line and learn how to enforce it. Get selfish and take care of you. You must clear out what you don't want, to make room for what you do want to arrive. The way to send a clear message that you are ready for better people in your life is to kick the rascals to the curb. We strive our whole lives to love people unconditionally, but sometimes we need to get rid of people unconditionally."

— Bryant McGill
from "Learn how to draw a line"




"Stop your worrying, panicking and stressing. Breathe. Remember, you made it this far through difficulties that seemed impossible. Remember how many times you were saved at the very last minute — this time is no different."

— Bryant McGill
from "It always seems impossible"




"Staying in an unhealthy relationship can keep a person from finding their own way and moving to the next level of their own path — and that person could even be you. Sometimes the best way to save someone is to walk-away. Real love sometimes means saying goodbye."

— Bryant McGill
from "Moving to the next level"




"When the storm rips you to pieces, you get to decide how to put yourself back together again."

— Bryant McGill
from "The silver lining"




"People love to say everything will be okay, but sometimes it's just not true. Sometimes you hit a brick-wall, a limit, a point of exhaustion, a boundary or your last straw. You may feel so strong and have every good intention, and yet still get mercilessly beaten-down and defeated. You just can't win them all, and when that time comes you will have to accept it. To not accept a defeat is to be defeated again and again without mercy. Sometimes mercy is simple acceptance. If you are exhausted or defeated, sometimes mercy is letting go."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes mercy is letting go"




"All beautiful things carry distinctions of imperfection. Your wounds and imperfections are your beauty. Like the broken pottery mended with gold, we are all Kintsugi. Its philosophy and art state that breakage and mending are honest parts of a past which should not be hidden. Your wounds and healing are a part of your history; a part of who you are. Every beautiful thing is damaged. You are that beauty; we all are."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every beautiful thing is damaged"




"If your positivity immune system is low, any exposure to a person afflicted with negativity can poison your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be careful with negativity"




"Don't deny yourself of your own experiences, no matter how tragic or painful they were. They belong to you. When you cover-up your pain within yourself, you are suppressing your best chance to grow. Respect your pain and honor your pain. Those scars are your stripes and badges of honor. Those injuries are a part of your sacred story. Don't hide from your truth. It is in what you have hidden, that you will find what you have been so desperately seeking. In the heart of your deepest wounds and losses is the essence of your greatest hope. What you thought of as dreadful or shameful was always your greatest treasure, for it has cultivated your deepest understanding. Your pain has brought forth the pearl of your wisdom, compassion and strength. Be proud of who you are."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be proud of who you are"




"You may try a thousand ways to make it work before you find the one way that works for you. There may be long pauses between your best and brilliant moments where it all just seems cloudy. Looking back at all you had planned, you may find you are not even close to where you thought you would be. But it is happening; this life of yours. What works for you is good enough. Those long pauses may be some of your sweetest moments. Your journey may have taken an unexpected turn or two, but it took you directly to who you are today. It all added up to something after all — to you becoming you."

— Bryant McGill
from "It all adds up to something"




"One of the fastest ways you can profoundly change your life is to rid yourself of toxic people. When you do come in contact with one of these people run for your life. Get to safety. Meditatively and spiritually decontaminate yourself. Scrub down your brain with a wire-brush and remove their insanity from the corridors of your mind. Inoculate yourself immediately by creating a safe space and aligning yourself with healthy people. If you have to go it alone for a while until you find your healthy tribe and chosen family, that is fine. Being alone is much better than being around negative people out of loneliness or desperation."

— Bryant McGill
from "Change your people, change your life"




"Your pain is a divine rite of passage through which you will be reborn as a being of strength, wisdom and purpose."

— Bryant McGill
from "You will be reborn as a being of strength"




"Disappointment is coming, for sure! People are going to hurt you in ways you would never have believed even possible. You are going to be let-down and deeply betrayed. And there is only one thing to do when you are tragically let down — let-go. No matter how wrong they were, holding on will not make it right, and it will eat you alive over time. Don't let them kill you twice. Letting go is the only way."

— Bryant McGill
from "Letting go is the only way"




"No one wants to suffer. No one wants to be lonely. No one wants to live in fear. No one wants to lose everything. No one wants their heart ripped to shreds. No one wants to be sick. And, no one wants to die. But these things happen in life. So the least we can do is be there for others, as we would like others to be there for us."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be there for others"




"The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you."

— Bryant McGill
from "It is within you"




"All of life and history is holding you on its shoulders so you can stretch one atom further."

— Bryant McGill
from "One atom further"




"Real love is opening your heart to the unlovable. Real gratitude is giving thanks when things aren't perfect. Real generosity is sharing when you have very little. Real courage makes the 'impossible' — possible, with real faith."

— Bryant McGill
from "Making the impossible possible"




"The easiest way to leave the past behind is to remember that love does not live in the past, only memories — love lives in the present."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love lives in the present"




"Don't hold together what must fall apart. The familiar life crumbles so the new life can begin."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your new life can begin"




"Your life is always a perfect reflection of your state of heart and mind, and of your truest identity."

— Bryant McGill
from "A perfect reflection"




"You have the final word for what you accept in life. It's your inner-voice that ultimately betrays you. Speak-up for yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Speak-up for yourself"




"What frustrates you right now will be over one day, and believe it or not, you will miss something about it. So look at your challenges with a degree of appreciation. This may be where you are now, but not tomorrow, and when that time comes you will realize that it all had great purpose in your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "One day looking back"




"People who are hard on others are usually very hard on themselves, and the pain they inflict on others is a reflection of the pain they inflict on themselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "People who are hard on others"




"Some people can ONLY interface with you through your problems. Get rid of those people."

— Bryant McGill
from "Relationships based on pain"




"You will not be the same after the storms of life; you will be stronger, wiser and more alive than ever before!"

— Bryant McGill
from "The storms of life will strengthen you"




"Happiness is not a permanent state. Happiness is not a thing we achieve. We do not find the secret to happiness and then everything is just great. Happiness comes in moments between sad moments and everyday ordinary moments. Happiness is there for you to notice and reach for and touch."

— Bryant McGill
from "Happiness is not a permanent state"




"Be the peace you seek."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be the peace you seek"




"Being alone will show you who you really are, and if you cannot get-on positively as the sole master of your space in that room alone, then you can absolutely forget about it after you add another person."

— Bryant McGill
from "Being alone will show you who you really are"




"If you prove time and test again that you have integrity, you will eventually meet the success you always knew was meant for you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Meet the success meant for you"




"The most insubordinate obstacle you will encounter is your own limited thinking."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your limited thinking"




"You can judge a behaviour without condemning a soul."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can judge"




"The most sincere prayer for health is the daily prayer of respecting your body temple."

— Bryant McGill
from "Respect your body"




"Life is the wishing-well. You make a wish every day by how you live your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Life is the wishing-well"




"You are your own essential ally. Get right with yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your essential ally"




"The contest of art is within the artist."

— Bryant McGill
from "The contest of art is within the artist"




"If you believe in yourself and work with joy, passion and patience you can live your dream — no matter what that dream looks like — it can be yours."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live your dream"




"It is essential that you follow your own idea of passion, even if to others it looks like suffering."

— Bryant McGill
from "Follow your passion"




"Life has dark moments and it is out of our darkness that we often find our greatest beauties and strengths."

— Bryant McGill
from "Out of our darkness that we find our greatest strengths"




"You have to trust in your own value if you want others to recognize your value."

— Bryant McGill
from "You have to trust in your own value"




"The greatest thing you will ever do in your life is be yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "The greatest thing you will ever do"




"Some people cannot love you the way you want to be loved, because they are emotionally and spiritually frozen. They recoil from or avoid affection. You will never meet a deep penetrating gaze from their shallow eyes; only a surface glance. They will touch your hand with their hand, but never with their heart. They will serve your body but not your soul. They can only connect with you through utility, but never passion. They are empty. They are dead inside. They will break your heart if you let them. You will waste your whole life waiting for them to wake-up to the treasure of what you have to offer."

— Bryant McGill
from "Those who cannot love"




"The intimate space of your personal life should be reserved for amazing, beautiful, radiant souls — good, wholesome and loving people. Your truest family is your chosen family, people with whom you most identify. Make a clear decision on the type of people you want in your life and if they don't make the cut, then create some distance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your chosen family"




"You can't hand your whole life and soul to someone who doesn't even care about their own."

— Bryant McGill
from "Take proper care of yourself"




"People who are out of control desperately need to observe your healthy boundaries in-play to learn from your example. You best teach others about healthy boundaries by enforcing yours on them. There is a difference between giving-up and strategic disengagement. Know the difference. Learn how to let people go. Stop holding-on to the wrong people. Let them go on their own way; if not for you, then for them."

— Bryant McGill
from "Healthy boundaries"




"No one wants to give-up on someone they love, such as a relative, friend or lover. But, sometimes we are forced to make hard decisions by extraordinary suffering. It's easy to judge, or say, "never give-up," until you have been there. Eventually, you begin to realize that life is too short and your powers to teach, influence or heal are limited. You finally accept that their emptiness, pain and dysfunction requires more than you have to give. You can't hand your whole life and soul to someone who doesn't even care about their own. Letting go is an excruciating heartbreak; mourning the death of what once was. If you did let someone go, and you still have guilt, it's time to forgive yourself and begin to heal. If it is time to let someone go, for their sake, or for yours, then this may be your confirmation."

— Bryant McGill
from "Change is inevitable"




"Change is inevitable. Your personal and spiritual evolution will always be seen as a betrayal by those whose values you abandon. You have a right to change your values, beliefs and ideas. The discomfort you feel when you attempt to change is just the social control that surrounds you becoming more obvious and bearing down on you. There is nothing more spiritual than freedom and it is very spiritual to violate old beliefs for new values."

— Bryant McGill
from "Change is inevitable"




"Unless someone is trying to help you, don't you dare, ever let anyone tell you who and what you are, because, on this planet, you are the unquestionable and supreme authority on — you."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are the supreme authority on you"




"You came to this world to grow and to explore and to touch the miracles and marvels of life. Your suffering needs to be respected. Don't try to ignore the hurt, because the hurt is real. Instead, let the hurt prove there is hope through your healing. Let the hurt soften you instead of hardening you. Let the hurt open you instead of closing you. Let the hurt deliver you to love, and not to hate."

— Bryant McGill
from "Let the hurt deliver you to love"




"You have to accept that you'll never be good enough for some people. Whether that is going to be your problem or theirs is up to you. Rejection is merely a redirection; a course correction to your destiny. You have to remember that your special life is for you, and your purpose has nothing to do with the opinions of others. When we have been hurt we often shrink and run for safety. Don't allow others to make you feel small."

— Bryant McGill
from "Do not allow others to make you feel small"




"Sometimes a person needs us to abandon them, but we hang-on anyway, which can be devastating for both parties. Helping others can sometimes even be a convenient distraction from addressing our own unresolved issues. When someone you know is so toxic and destructive that they are poisoning your life, you have to create some distance. They need you to walk away as much as you need it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes a person needs us to abandon them"




"Every ending is creating the space and opening for an amazing new beginning."

— Bryant McGill
from "An amazing new beginning"




"The harder you work on yourself the more the external things you couldn't change, will change on their own."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to change external things"




"Stop holding-on to the wrong people. Let them go on their own way; if not for you, then for them."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop holding-on to the wrong people"




"Start creating your world instead of letting the world create you!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Start creating your world"




"Are negative people pulling you down? Believe in yourself. Outlast them. Persevere and they will tire out. Wear them down with your awesomeness!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Negative people pulling you down"




"Every external thing you desire becomes attainable through how you live your inner-life."

— Bryant McGill
from "How you live your inner-life"




"People who are out of control desperately need to observe your healthy boundaries in-play to learn from your example."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your boundaries help others"




"If one cannot speak their truth, and be their own truth, then what is life beyond an unbearable lie?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Speak your truth"




"Your will has to be stronger than your fear."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your will has to be stronger than your fear"




"You are so much more than your mistakes."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are more than your mistakes"




"Quit assuming others have it better. Everyone suffers tremendously in life. You are not finished or washed-up. Maybe you are just beginning."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit assuming others have it better"




"We must be kind and gentle gardeners with people and nature."

— Bryant McGill
from "Kind and gentle gardeners"




"The one and only true freedom we all possess is what we think."

— Bryant McGill
from "Think for yourself"




"Let the change begin with your choices this very moment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Change begins with your choices"




"Real love sometimes means saying goodbye."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes staying hurts them more"




"If you are not on your path of purpose, you will only have misery in your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Follow your path of purpose"




"Acknowledge something beautiful and something beautiful will acknowledge you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Acknowledge something beautiful"




"Truth that exposes your denial can feel like judgment. If you feel yourself being judged, don't always trust those feelings. Look for what you may be denying about yourself. This is how to heal and grow!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Look for what you may be denying"




"If you have had a bad day, remember that tomorrow is a wonderful gift and a new chance to try again."

— Bryant McGill
from "A new chance to try again"




"If you could just believe in your own beauty, you could then believe in the beauty of others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Believe in your own beauty"




"Those who see the world through the lens of love are the true visionaries."

— Bryant McGill
from "Carry the vision"




"Dare to love every person, including yourself. Become the energy of love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Dare to love"




"Evolve your understanding of success from the outer realm of control, materialism, and ego, to the inner realm of surrender, spirituality, and compassion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Evolve your understanding of success"




"Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Giving is the master key to success"




"There is no reward beyond the moment. Each moment contains life's reward."

— Bryant McGill
from "Each moment contains life's reward"




"When the dark clouds of doubt, anger or worry begin to move upon you, steady yourself in the knowledge that in time, the storm will pass."

— Bryant McGill
from "In time the storm will pass"




"Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate."

— Bryant McGill
from "Connect with yourself"




"The trees which are pruned watered and nurtured by caring hands bear the greatest fruits; it is the same with people."

— Bryant McGill
from "Invest in people"




"We teach best by how we live life; who we are instructs with absolute clarity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Who we are instructs with absolute clarity"




"Create a beautiful place inside of yourself and then begin to expand and build outward."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to create a beautiful life"




"Quit pretending to be a victim when you are really just a self-abusing, emotional-drama junkie."

— Bryant McGill
from "Emotional-drama junkie"




"Someone's forgiveness will not heal you; condemnation or absolution is their test, not yours."

— Bryant McGill
from "Their forgiveness will not heal you..."




"To forgive another person means you have first condemned them. When we condemn others we condemn ourselves. When we judge and agonize over another's faults, we become attached to their imbalance and sickness. When we hold-on to someone's imperfections we become emotionally pair-bonded to their maladies. At a deeper level, when we constantly meditate on another's faults, it is because we are neglecting our own unhealed wounds. Forgiveness is another way of saying, 'I need to mind my own business.'"

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgive and mind your business"




"In a world of hate, love is the revolution."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is the revolution"




"The number one skill in life is not giving up."

— Bryant McGill
from "Never give up"




"Everything and everyone is your teacher."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everything and everyone is your teacher"




"Run, leap and celebrate, for you are alive today!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Celebrate life today"




"The simple things in life are the greatest gifts."

— Bryant McGill
from "The simple things in life are the greatest gifts"




"Balance, symmetry and simplicity are ready to heal your painful disproportions; you were meant for completeness."

— Bryant McGill
from "You were meant for completeness"




"We are all constructed out of our self-dialogue."

— Bryant McGill
from "We are all constructed out of our self-dialogue"




"Fear is a prison, where you are the jailer. Free yourself!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Fear is a prison"




"Let the past be the past. It's time."

— Bryant McGill
from "Let the past be"




"You cannot avoid facing yourself your whole life. If you avoid your truthful emotions and pain you will implode and contract into a diminished and feeble state. Growth and empowerment requires reflection and facing the frightening, ugly, hard and unbearable reality. People are often clever masters at fooling themselves and not seeing the obvious right in front of them. One of the fastest ways to move through your pain is to get a grip on reality. Real transformation requires real honesty. If you want to move forward — get real with yourself!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Empowerment requires reflection"




"The feeling of being 'offended' is a warning indicator that is showing you where to look within yourself for unresolved issues."

— Bryant McGill
from "Handling conflict with inner-calm"




"No one can set your level of worthiness except you."

— Bryant McGill
from "You decide your worthiness"




"Listen to your intuition and the quiet promptings of your heart."

— Bryant McGill
from "Learn to trust yourself"




"Empowerment happens when you face the profound responsibility you have for your own life."

— Bryant McGill
from "How empowerment happens"




"Every experience is seen through your mind's eye, so when you change your mind you change your entire world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Changing your mind changes your world"




"As your consciousness, refinement and pureness of heart expand you will become less judgmental, less corrective, less reactive, less black-and-white, less critical, less apt to blame and less tormented by others and their faults and views."

— Bryant McGill
from "As your consciousness expands"




"Real transformation requires real honesty. If you want to move forward — get real with yourself!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Get real with yourself!"




"Take a moment to deliberately notice one beautiful thing in your life. Acknowledge something beautiful, and something beautiful will acknowledge you."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to call-in beauty"




"If you make it right with yourself, it will be right with the whole world."

— Bryant McGill
from "It starts with you"




"Muddled thoughts and intentions create a muddled life. Get clear."

— Bryant McGill
from "Get clear"




"Hopefully and devoutly focus on your greater possibilities."

— Bryant McGill
from "Focus on your possibilities"




"Love softens the hardest edges of life's tumult."

— Bryant McGill
from "It just makes life better"




"Do what you can to help people but have the wisdom to accept your limits."

— Bryant McGill
from "Do what you can to help"




"You cannot heal what you refuse to first acknowledge."

— Bryant McGill
from "First acknowledge"




"No time is better spent than that spent in the service of others."

— Bryant McGill
from "In the service of others"




"If you are rude, cynical, negatively-sarcastic or pessimistic, your life options are going to be very limited."

— Bryant McGill
from "Do not limit your options"




"Some people are so addicted to their misery that they will destroy anything that gets in the way of their fix."

— Bryant McGill
from "Break your addiction to misery"




"Risk is your only chance of really living. Safety is a fatal illusion; a slow-motion dream killer."

— Bryant McGill
from "Risk is your only chance of really living"




"Do something different today. Think something different. Get off of the hamster wheel and push back on life a little. Stretch yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Do something different today"




"Everything you say to someone else is for your clarity, not theirs — you are presenting yourself, to yourself, for yourself at every moment."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are presenting to and for yourself"




"Your positive thoughts are both the prayer, and the answer to your prayer."

— Bryant McGill
from "Positive thinking is a blessing"




"Successful people fail more! Fail, learn, recover, regroup and retry."

— Bryant McGill
from "Successful people fail more"




"When the voices of doubt start whispering, turn-up the volume of faith and listen to your heart."

— Bryant McGill
from "Turn-up the volume of faith"




"You will never make people happier than by being a happy person yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Making people happy"




"Never stop sharing your love with people; that's why you were put on Earth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Never stop sharing your love"




"We are never taught more deeply and more truthfully than by pain."

— Bryant McGill
from "The lessons of pain"




"When someone is vicious toward you they are giving you a glimpse of the pain they carry in themselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Viciousness is suffering"




"When we try to control, we become controlled; when we release, we become free."

— Bryant McGill
from "Release and become free"




"Sometimes you have to lose everything to find the one thing that matters — yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Find what matters"




"Live with kindness, integrity and spirituality. Comport yourself with grace under pressure. Be an asset in the lives of others. Put people before things and live from your heart. Be intelligent, but know it is better to be kind than smart. Be a peacemaker who values peace and takes peace everywhere you go. Learn to understand your energy and how you create with your energy. Have among your priorities the characteristics of politeness, compassion and patience. Avoid making rash assumptions. Be a believer in true love. Seek deep communication with others and with yourself. Laugh and make the best of every situation. Understand that life is not perfect. Be whole enough to love and to be loved. When you find real love — protect and preserve the sweetness and intimacy of your gift. Make your home a heaven on Earth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live with kindness"




"When you commune with your ever-present inner calm, you are released from the madness and pain of all outer turmoil."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your inner calm with free you"




"Let your existence be enough for a moment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Let your existence be enough"




"Life is a practice. You are what you do each day."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are what you do each day"




"Hate controls everything it touches, but love sets everything it touches free."

— Bryant McGill
from "Let love set you free"




"You must clear out what you don't want, to make room for what you do want to arrive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Making room for what you want"




"Everything worthwhile takes time, nurturing and love. When something isn't working, love it more, nurture it more and give it more time."

— Bryant McGill
from "When something is not working"




"Mistakes are a sign that you are moving forward."

— Bryant McGill
from "Mistakes are a sign that you are moving forward"




"We only hurt others because we don't love ourselves. Learning to truly love yourself changes your relationship with everyone."

— Bryant McGill
from "Learn to truly love yourself"




"When we judge and agonize over another's faults, we become attached to their imbalance and sickness. Let it go..."

— Bryant McGill
from "Release yourself from the pain of judgement"




"Change will never happen if you lack the ability and courage to see yourself for who you really are."

— Bryant McGill
from "Change requires introspection"




"You are the source of your pain. Even when someone hurts you, you choose how to struggle, resist, deny and receive."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are the source of your pain"




"Fear is a thief because fear robs you before you even begin."

— Bryant McGill
from "Fear is a thief"




"Only inner-mastery can bring outer-mastery."

— Bryant McGill
from "Inner to outer"




"Your entire life has unfolded for your heart's ascension to love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ascension to love"




"You love yourself and you are happy, and what you perceive as self-loathing and misery are really outside of you."

— Bryant McGill
from "All misery is outside of you"




"The world's only lessons are tension and fear — relax into yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Relax into yourself"




"Only when you decide to truly live can you be free of your fears, and only when you are free of your fears can you truly live."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live beyond your fear"




"Today, I accept each moment with awareness of the total beauty that surrounds me."

— Bryant McGill
from "Accept the beauty that surrounds you"




"Be open to others; give people a chance. Be open to yourself; give yourself a chance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Open yourself to life"




"Every word you speak is a prayer or meditation of reinforcement which creates permanence."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every word you speak creates permanence"




"Your unresolved issues will continue to call-in experiences to teach you what you need to learn."

— Bryant McGill
from "Learn from your experiences"




"Don't allow others to make you feel small. You came to this world to grow and to explore and touch the miracles and marvels of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Touch the miracles and marvels of life"




"Treat others with respect and you will always be wealthy because your community is your real currency."

— Bryant McGill
from "Community is your real currency"




"We must do better, which can only translate into, I must do better."

— Bryant McGill
from "I must do better"




"Anything you want is just beyond your fear."

— Bryant McGill
from "Just beyond your fear"




"We do not have control over what happens to us in life, but we do have control over how we chose to respond."

— Bryant McGill
from "The power of response"




"Changing yourself changes everything."

— Bryant McGill
from "Changing yourself changes everything"




"Connecting with yourself and knowing yourself is a monumental and life changing event. Loneliness and desperation are only possible when we have lost touch with our beauty within. Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate."

— Bryant McGill
from "Connecting with yourself"




"The distinguishing characteristic of a true leader is pure elation in seeing others prosper."

— Bryant McGill
from "Enjoying the success of others"




"Don't dwell on sadness. Joy will take you where you want to go."

— Bryant McGill
from "Dwell on joy"




"There is nothing you will ever do that is more important than being honest about who you really are."

— Bryant McGill
from "Being honest about who you are"




"All healing starts with beginning to accept yourself and love yourself; even your flaws."

— Bryant McGill
from "Healing begins with self-love"




"The more evolved you are the less you will agree or disagree with others, and the more you will gently sift through the fullness of what people are offering and gratefully take only what you need."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live with grace and ease"




"Empowerment is often little more than noticing what was once unnoticed and finding what was always there."

— Bryant McGill
from "Noticing the unnoticed"




"Your struggle is your strength. If you can resist becoming negative, bitter or hopeless, in time, your struggles will give you everything."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your struggle is your strength"




"If you want to be happy you must become a happiness seeker. You have to think about happiness, look for the happiness, seize the happiness and believe with all of your heart that you deserve happiness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be a happiness seeker"




"Dare to see yourself for what you really are! Do not be limited by the judgements of others. Do not believe the lie of limitations. Inside of YOU is every possibility ever known. Close your eyes and visualize your divine beauty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Dare to see yourself"




"You may live in a harsh world at times, but you can have a beautiful inner-life, and a beautiful outer-life always begins with a beautiful inner-life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Begin with a beautiful inner-life"




"Each person you meet is a lesson to be learned."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone is a lesson"




"If you can be kind to people, you will be a genius in this world."

— Bryant McGill
from "The genius of kindness"




"You think that if you blame, you will then be free of those problems, but blame cements you to your problems."

— Bryant McGill
from "Blame is a trap"




"Live in the present, or die in your past; it's your choice."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live in the present"




"You can always hold out for something better when you know your self worth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Know your self worth"




"Some of the most amazing people in the world were not perfect; they were scarred by suffering, hardships, losses and imperfections. But, when they recovered, they were stronger, wiser, and more loving and compassionate. Your life is going to get better in the proper time, and you will be stronger and more at peace than ever before."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stronger than ever before"




"Every positive thought is a silent prayer which will change your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Think positive thoughts"




"Your will has to be stronger than your excuses. Your will has to be stronger than your fear."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are stronger than your fear"




"You set the standard for how people will treat and regard you, by how you treat and regard yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "You set the standard for how people treat you"




"The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts."

— Bryant McGill
from "The worst bullies"




"There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love."

— Bryant McGill
from "There is no love without forgiveness"




"If resisting has failed and frustrated you, try to accept what is. As hard as it is to believe, acceptance can open different opportunities for change than resistance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Accepting what is can bring change"




"The beautiful path is not a place outside of yourself, but rather a place you carry with you everywhere you go."

— Bryant McGill
from "The beautiful path is within"




"A better life is waiting for you to show up."

— Bryant McGill
from "Show up for something better"




"Peace is the friend we find in silence."

— Bryant McGill
from "Peace is the friend we find in silence"




"Blame anchors us into the past; a place we cannot change. Acceptance frees us to the future."

— Bryant McGill
from "Blame anchors us into the past"




"It is never too late to love yourself again."

— Bryant McGill
from "It is never too late"




"Your future begins with your next thought."

— Bryant McGill
from "The power of thought"




"The world as you believe it to exist, is largely a reflection of your judgments."

— Bryant McGill
from "The world as you believe it"




"Every beautiful thing you say to someone becomes a part of them and you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Say beautiful things"




"Kindness is the supreme intelligence."

— Bryant McGill
from "Kindness is the supreme intelligence"




"Empowerment is never about blame; it is about taking personal responsibility."

— Bryant McGill
from "Empowerment is never about blame"




"You are the observer who watches your emotions as they push, pull and stretch you. The beauty inside of you is unmovable. Your deepest and most truthful self does not care about trends, times, struggles, losses or worries. Your deepest self is free from the world's petty, made-up demands, judgments and expectations. You love yourself and you are happy, and what you perceive as self-loathing and misery are really outside of you. Quit trying so hard and sit quietly with yourself and you will see that there are no demands within you. Only your surface is disturbed; in your deepness there is stillness and total tranquility. Only your surface feels empty and longing; in your depths there is a firm weight of fullness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Only your surface is disturbed"




"You cannot change another person's mind or educate them; this they must do themselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "People must learn for themselves"




"Beneath your burdensome regrets and who you think you are through the lens of past mistakes, there is someone beautiful who wants to emerge. You are not your mistakes and your mistakes are not you. You are so much more than your mistakes. Allow your truth to emerge. Your truth cannot emerge buried under a mountain of guilt and regret. Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away. Quit collecting every painful word, memory and mistake. Collect hope. Hope is lighter."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are so much more than your mistakes"




"There is one clear urgency in your life that you must never neglect, and that is — you must be yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "You must be yourself"




"Quit trying so hard and sit quietly with yourself and you will see that there are no demands within you. The world's only lessons are tension and fear — relax into yourself. Let quietness instruct you."

— Bryant McGill
from "There are no demands within you"




"If you can silence your constant judging you can have deeper levels of love and friendship with others and yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Silence your constant judging"




"In the inconceivably vast and humbling unknown called 'everything', is a supreme inter-communication called, spirituality. The laws of life are written into every atom, molecule and heartbeat. We are immersed in the sweet law of unfolding mystery called life. There is a way to flow and cooperate with universal laws which can be beautiful and kind. When we are in sync with this flow, its power moves us like a mighty yet gentle guiding hand. The flow of spiritual connectedness and oneness with life will dwell in you if your heart and mind is open and innocent. If you are pure in intention and in alignment with beauty and love, in body and mind, the highest levels of your spiritual self will subsume your weaknesses. Spirituality will take you like love; it seduces you from contemplation to completeness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Spirituality seduces you from contemplation to completeness"




"A moment of truth is very powerful. Instead of smiling to be polite, just frown. Instead of laughing when you are nervous or uncomfortable, just speak your truth. Instead of acting like everything is all right, proclaim it isn't alright, and talk about your feelings! Honor your truth. Honor yourself. Be real."

— Bryant McGill
from "A moment of truth is very powerful"




"Love is such a deep gratitude. When you are truly in love with life, every breath you take is gratitude."

— Bryant McGill
from "Gratitude and love for life"




"Surround yourself with beautiful and positive people, who love you and believe in you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Surround yourself with beautiful and positive people"




"Knowing what's true is easy. You can know something is a lie when it has no love in it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Knowing what's true is easy"




"For those we love we carry our hopes deeply in our hearts. Our hearts anguish when we must watch their painful mistakes. We suffer when they suffer; we rejoice in their joy. Our connection is tempered in both strife and triumph. We struggle, cry, pray and hope for the best. We sometimes feel taken for granted or unappreciated. But we stand by their side; steady, true and unwavering. For those we love we will carry any burden. Love is the promise that we will be there tomorrow. This is dedicated to those we love and cherish. A Promise — today, tomorrow and forever."

— Bryant McGill
from "Dedication to those we love and cherish"




"Be beautiful and you are doing your part to create a more beautiful world."

— Bryant McGill
from "The best way to create a better world"




"No external thing or person is ever coming to you, which will make you happy or complete you. As long as you are waiting for something to make you happy — happiness will never come. Expectancy creates disappointment. Chasing the external to achieve joy is a death-trap for personal-development. The external only creates dependency. The foundation of joyful independence is being content with yourself; self-love. You're the one you've been looking for; you complete you. Recognize that you are enough, and that all external gifts are simply extra blessings. Praise first the mighty blessing of yourself! Find your own joy within and then greater joy will be added to you."

— Bryant McGill
from "No external thing or person will complete you"




"Misery loves good company, so if you are surrounded with drama, gossip and fools you may want to consider that you are presently at risk of becoming one of them."

— Bryant McGill
from "Misery loves good company"




"There are many gardeners who tend life's garden, and these gardeners do not like people stepping on the beautiful flowers. A beautiful person is protected like a beautiful flower in a garden, which many gardeners tend. You do not have to do anything to defend yourself in life; just be beautiful and life will defend you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be beautiful and life will defend you"




"Your life was meant for more than being a life-long doormat for deadbeats, losers, gossipers, nay-sayers, dream-crushers, energy vampires, users, abusers, ragers and passive-aggressive backstabbers."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your life was meant for more than being a life-long doormat"




"What we want for others doesn't work unless they want it for themselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "What we want for others..."




"The people who walk away are not meant to be a part of your future. Let them go. Your life is with those who stay, and they deserve all of you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Those who deserve all of you"




"Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Take care of yourself, for others..."




"To every soul you encounter, be a mirror, which reflects only their beauty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Show people their beauty"




"Dare to believe that good things are possible when you follow your heart."

— Bryant McGill
from "Follow your heart"




"Don't change just so people will like you! Like yourself and your relationships will change. There are people who will love you for — you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Don't change just so people will like you!"




"One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say."

— Bryant McGill
from "Listening to what another has to say"




"The world cannot and will not survive without the woman's leadership."

— Bryant McGill
from "Natural balance in leadership"




"Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Beauty is rooted in pain"




"When you walk in peace you will literally see attackers shattering themselves against your inner-calm. They will defeat themselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Peace and inner-calm protects you"




"Never underestimate the power of — YOU!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Accepting your power"




"You have permission to walk away from anything that doesn't feel right. Trust your instincts and listen to your inner-voice — it's trying to protect you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Trust your instincts and listen to your inner-voice"




"You set the standard for how people will treat and regard you, by how you treat and regard yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Setting the standard for proper treatment"




"The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something"




"Uncommon success is found on the spiritual plane; you can't get there through common convention or following others. Hard work is not enough; many work slavishly-hard for little reward. Intelligence is insufficient; how many educated and brilliant people there are who fail utterly and completely. Goodness is not enough; how many meek and good souls are tilled into the earth like manure by demigods to fertilize their golden crops. There is something more — it is the unseen essential, and everyone has access to it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Uncommon success is found on the spiritual plane"




"Some people run from pain their whole lives, and what pain they do not digest they inflict upon others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Acknowledging and processing your pain"




"Tears are good. What flows is alive. Crying is like a thundershower for the soul. The air feels so wonderful after the rain. Don't think too much. Breathe. Don't be harsh or demanding on yourself. Just experience your feelings and know that your tears are announcing change in your life. Change is coming; like a summer rain — to wash away your pain. Have faith that things are getting better."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your tears are announcing change in your life"




"Almost all sadness comes from thinking about the past, and all worry from thinking about the future — present-mindedness is your only safe haven."

— Bryant McGill
from "Present-mindedness is your only safe haven"




"The starting point to freedom is to begin questioning the cultural narrative you have been sold."

— Bryant McGill
from "Questioning your cultural narrative"




"Through spiritual maturity you will see new ways to avoid unnecessary suffering; wiser ways to endure unavoidable hardships with grace, and opportunities to turn your pain into lessons of service and healing for others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Avoiding unnecessary suffering"




"Change takes time. It takes time for the seeds to begin growing within, time to understand and process, time for the growth to mature, and time for the old self to die and fall away."

— Bryant McGill
from "Change takes time"




"You can always hold out for something better when you know your self worth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Know your self worth"




"You will be a beautiful person, as long as you see the beauty in others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Seeing the beauty in others"




"A democracy of mean and ignorant people is just as scary as any other horrible form of government."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be informed and be kind"




"The nature of oppression can be very tame, and often goes by the false name of civility."

— Bryant McGill
from "The nature of oppression"




"The world desperately needs the balancing leadership of the woman. The woman's ascent to her position of fair and equal leadership will touch and bring healing sanity to every sphere of our pain. All pain in life comes from imbalance. Nothing will solve more problems than the women exerting her balanced leadership and guidance. The world cannot and will not survive without the woman's leadership."

— Bryant McGill
from "The world needs more women leaders"




"It is predominantly men who are destroying the miracle of life on Earth. Looking at this phenomenon non-politically as a naturalist, the Prima facie evidence is De facto; it is irrefutable. Practically every legislative body, assembly and boardroom on earth lacks the natural balance between genders observable in the population. The ultimate male tradition is keeping women from sitting at the table of conversation regarding the balance of power between genders."

— Bryant McGill
from "It is predominantly men who are destroying the miracle of life"




"Challenge authority; the authority of your own rational convictions."

— Bryant McGill
from "Challenge authority"




"You are not who you think you are; you are someone else's ideas."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are not who you think you are"




"You are an amorphous being and can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs at will and as frequently as you desire. You are allowed to be inconsistent, contradictory and unbound by conventions such as sanity, intelligence or making sense. When you reserve the right to total contradiction, you reserve the self-acceptance to be human."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are an amorphous being"




"When knowledge becomes a profit center, guards and bars must be placed around the vault of wisdom, and educators and administrators become knowledge profiteers in the war against ignorance. They become information bankers, holding knowledge ransom for a fee, which is a self-destructive enterprise to any forward-seeking society."

— Bryant McGill
from "Educators or war profiteers in the war against ignorance?"




"Environmentalism is about life itself, because the environment is the space where all life happens."

— Bryant McGill
from "Environmentalism is about life itself"




"The total sphere of life demands we treat the environment with a level of respect we could only term, self-respect."

— Bryant McGill
from "Treating the environment with respect"




"The coveted perfect life is a created standard which is purposely unattainable."

— Bryant McGill
from "How brands turn us into material junkies"




"Deceptive media images of faces, bodies and lifestyles make us hate ourselves so we will buy a solution to love ourselves once again."

— Bryant McGill
from "How brands turn us into material junkies"




"Advertisements make us ashamed of our blemishes, imperfections and flaws, but these so-called flaws are really our strengths and gifts."

— Bryant McGill
from "How brands turn us into material junkies"




"False images, idols and fixations on conformity and unattainable perfection make us illusion-prisoners."

— Bryant McGill
from "How brands turn us into material junkies"




"The very brands that promise us relief and personal freedom deliver us into bondage by turning us into material junkies."

— Bryant McGill
from "How brands turn us into material junkies"




"Be calm and create a clear, safe space in your mind. Just because your world is falling apart doesn't mean you have to fall apart. When everything seems crazy, you be calm."

— Bryant McGill
from "How brands turn us into material junkies"




"All conflict can be resolved by listening."

— Bryant McGill
from "All conflict can be resolved by listening"




"You become rich by having a rich heart. You become wealthy by spending your poverty well and kindly."

— Bryant McGill
from "You become rich by having a rich heart"




"Life is a game that you win when you solve the puzzle of yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Solve the puzzle of yourself"




"The supreme lesson of education is to think for yourself; absent this attainment, education creates dangerous, stupefying conformity."

— Bryant McGill
from "The supreme lesson of education is to think for yourself"




"There is a difference between loyalty and bondage. There is a difference between faithfulness and fearfulness. There is a difference between being devoted and being dominated. The difference is called freedom, and it is all the difference in the world. This is your life and you get to choose what is acceptable in your relationships with absolute authority. Don't give your authority to someone who will abuse your trust. If you have mistakenly entrusted your authority to an abuser or usurper; revoke and reclaim your power now. You are the supreme authority in your own life and you have the final word."

— Bryant McGill
from "The difference is called freedom"




"Whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity for growth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your biggest opportunity for growth"




"If they were really strong they wouldn't yell, they would reassure. If they were really strong they wouldn't put you down, they would lift you up. Maybe you're the one who is really strong. Maybe they just want to hold you back. Maybe it's time to stand-up for yourself!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Maybe it is time to stand-up for yourself"




"All viciousness is suffering."

— Bryant McGill
from "All viciousness is suffering!"




"We are told to love people unconditionally, but sometimes we must get rid of people unconditionally. Some toxic people just keep slithering and oozing in through the cracks in your resolve; they refuse to respect your boundaries. No more mixed messages. You must learn how to close a door permanently. Cut and cauterize. Monstrous sociopath-like disengagement is your right. Your life is worth more. Don't waste another minute. Let them say you are awful. Block, ban, delete and disconnect. Compassion? Have some for yourself! Do what you must do to take care of yourself and don't you dare ever feel guilty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Monstrous sociopath-like disengagement"




"Forgiveness has nothing whatsoever to do with how wrong someone else was; no matter how evil, cruel, narcissistic or unrepentant they are, when you forgive a person, you break the unhealthy bonds between you and your abuser-victim relationship, and you redefine yourself as an independent victor in your own life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Break the bonds of your abuser-victim relationship"




"Don't waste your time, money, energy and love on someone who is unappreciative and brings heartache into your life. Everyone may deserve love, but not everyone deserves your love."

— Bryant McGill
from "People are responsible for their own happiness"




"You are not responsible for other people's happiness and they are not responsible for yours."

— Bryant McGill
from "People are responsible for their own happiness"




"Sometimes we hurt ourselves the way we struggle and resist. Not just force; but finesse. Not just battle; but tact. Acceptance can be its own form of dominant resistance — because survival is resistance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes we hurt ourselves the way we struggle"




"When someone is vicious toward you they are giving you a glimpse of the pain they carry in themselves. Viciousness is suffering."

— Bryant McGill
from "Viciousness"




"When pigs fly... People will treat you the way you treat them; You will never be judged by appearances; You will never be taken for granted; Your heart will never be broken again; People will know what you have been through. When you fly... None of those things will matter. Spread your own wings and soar!"

— Bryant McGill
from "When pigs fly"




"Escaping a toxic relationship can feel like breaking a piece of your heart off; like a wolf chews its leg off to escape a steel trap. Leaving is never easy, but sometimes it's necessary to save yourself and others from dying inside."

— Bryant McGill
from "Breaking a piece of your heart off"




"Your total intelligence knows how to accomplish astounding feats. You just need a clear objective. Muddled thoughts and intentions create a muddled life. Get clear. You will surprise yourself!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Focus and get clear"




"They caused the first wound, but you are causing the rest; this is what not forgiving does. They got it started but you keep it going. Forgive and let it go, or it will eat you alive. You think they made you feel this way, but when you won't forgive, you are the one inflicting the pain on yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit hurting yourself"




"The mark you leave in another's heart is always left in yours; for better or worse."

— Bryant McGill
from "The mark you leave in your own heart"




"If you want an incredible life and you have a bad attitude — you can just forget about it. If you are cynical, pessimistic, judgmental, shallow and petty you don't deserve success. Success is powerful, and petty people should never be given power. You have to earn the right to an incredible life by being an incredible person."

— Bryant McGill
from "Petty people should never be given power"




"Anyone can be kind to someone they like. The real test is can you be kind to people you don't like."

— Bryant McGill
from "The real test of kindness"




"The secret to permanently breaking any bad habit is to love something greater than the habit."

— Bryant McGill
from "Breaking habits without self denial"




"If you want to live a new way, you have to start thinking that way. Your thoughts precede the lifestyle, not the other way around."

— Bryant McGill
from "Start thinking that way"




"Suffering does not always make you wiser or stronger. If you don't learn your lessons and make the effort — more suffering and a new hell awaits you. Suffering is a pointed question — asking you, 'Can you evolve?'"

— Bryant McGill
from "Can you evolve"




"Just because people are unkind to you doesn't mean you have to be unkind back. That's how the world changes — one brave person like you being kind."

— Bryant McGill
from "One brave person like you"




"Be careful fighting someone else's demons — it may awaken your own."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be careful fighting demons"




"Carefully question the sources of your deepest animosity toward your perceived enemies. They may not be enemies at all."

— Bryant McGill
from "They may not be enemies at all"




"Quit assuming others have it better. Everyone suffers tremendously in life. You are not finished or washed-up. Maybe you are just beginning."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are not finished"




"You don't create by hating something, you create by loving something."

— Bryant McGill
from "Create by loving"




"Possibility is born out of impossibility. The voids define the forms. Even now, your pain and weakness is giving form to your strength."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your strength is taking form"




"No matter what you do — stand up for who you are and be honest about your feelings. Even if it seems like you will be crucified for it; even if you think you will not be as successful or as liked — in the end, it's only your honesty that will have mattered."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be honest about your feelings"




"Nothing great was ever built on excuses. You can't whine your way through life. Kick your inner-whiner's ass and get to living the good life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Kick your inner-whiner's ass"




"I can't stress enough that the opportunities are not "out there" — they are inside of you as a part of your own self-realization."

— Bryant McGill
from "The opportunities are inside of you"




"Make sure your ritual is not a daily prayer for failure through negative self-talk, ruminations and gossip."

— Bryant McGill
from "Watch your rituals"




"Most abuse, neglect and oppression is near and dear. You can't see it until you have changed."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can not see it until you have changed"




"What you talk about you anchor yourself to, so if you want to change your life — change your dialogue."

— Bryant McGill
from "Anchor yourself to success"




"What they hate is their own lack of self-control, so they control you. What they despise is your strength. What they hold in utmost contempt is your refusal to be controlled and to accept their lie that it's your fault."

— Bryant McGill
from "Why they try to control you"




"If you get love and attention that you are not ready for, it will not fulfill you the way you imagined. We sustain our loving relationships by loving ourselves. We are only fulfilled by love when we ourselves are filled with love."

— Bryant McGill
from "When we are filled with love"




"You would think that the more successful you are, the more people would be excited for you. It is very sad when you learn people just become jealous. Even worse; some people secretly hope you will fail. If you have someone who is truly happy for your success — treat them like gold."

— Bryant McGill
from "Treat people who support you like gold"




"If you work hard and have integrity you can accomplish anything, but never expect a single soul to be happy for you. Do it for you!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Just be happy for yourself"




"Some of the people we adore most — like the moth to the flame — seem hell-bent on destroying themselves. Their attraction to their inevitable undoing is heartbreaking to watch, and something you will never understand. All you can do is pray."

— Bryant McGill
from "It is painful to watch people destroy themselves"




"If you can resist becoming negative, bitter or hopeless, in time, your struggle will give you everything."

— Bryant McGill
from "Resist becoming negative and bitter"




"When you are not willing to be challenged, disturbed or offended, you are not willing to explore your weaknesses or ever reach your highest potential."

— Bryant McGill
from "Challenged, disturbed or offended"




"It's okay to want to be acknowledged; to be noticed, appreciated, accepted and understood. Everyone needs to be heard. But when you are waiting for it, instead of getting angry or frustrated that it is not happening — give it to someone else. Notice someone. Share your appreciation. Accept someone. Earnestly listen to someone in need of acknowledgement. It is by withholding what you deeply need from others, that you keep it from yourself. When you put your needs into service in the lives of others, your needs will then be met."

— Bryant McGill
from "Put your needs into service"




"The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves. The worst verbal abuse comes from our own tongue. The most negative influence is the devil on our own shoulder. The cruelest judge is the one staring back in the mirror. The person really withholding the love you need is you.No one will ever out-do you at your own mind-games. You must stop doing this to yourself!"

— Bryant McGill
from "No one will ever beat you at your own mind-games"




"Stop deceiving yourself. If you can accept and deal with an unpleasant reality, you at least have a chance of changing that reality. But, if you refuse to see and deal with reality, you will be doomed to continue living your untruthful life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Break free from your self deceptions"




"One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say."

— Bryant McGill
from "One of the most sincere forms of respect is listening"




"You can't always expect others to treat you right, but you can treat yourself right."

— Bryant McGill
from "Treat yourself right"




"The more radically you can change your thinking, the more radically you can change your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Radically change your life"




"Success is the courage to continue. Work steadily. Live Passionately. Fail Gracefully. Persist!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Success is the courage to continue"




"Leadership is about taking a beating and showing up again and again."

— Bryant McGill
from "Leadership is about showing up"




"Experience the flow of life not through the narrow lens of the mind, but through the vast refuge of the heart."

— Bryant McGill
from "Let your heart show you the way"




"There is a simple path to follow that appears only when you calm your mind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Calm your mind for clarity"




"For some, the thrust of their life is marked by some vague ambiguity with a few pleasant keynotes here and there. For others, the theme of their life is a dull pain with piercing keynotes of agony. Some lives are burdened with a sense of no destiny whatsoever — which is their theme. For me, I spent most of my life running away from my themes, but I eventually discovered you can't run from them forever — they always reappear. They'll come back in one form or another until you finally acknowledge them."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"It was not until I embraced the themes of my life, what some people call destiny, that I began to be released from them, or rather released into them."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"Everything is trying to complete itself in this world and we are no different."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"If only the world taught us we are already born complete, but it seems to teach us the opposite; digging a huge hole in us that we try to fill — too often in destructive ways."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"I would like to say that it was because of my brilliance that I found wisdom and completion; that would've been nice, but it's not true. Pain was my compass in life. Unease and fear were my guides; not angels, but my own demons."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"Suffering is one of life's greatest teachers."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"As it was for me; I was a poor student and had to learn the lessons over and over again."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"Tragedy contains opportunity — the greater the tragedy, the greater the opportunity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"One of the defining moments in my life was in learning to not unnecessarily resist things."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"Willfulness is often a mindset of self-battery. It's very tricky, in that it can seem like strength when really it is just arrogance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"You can't resist the whole world. It will wear you down over time."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"It seems like the whole purpose of life is to humble you, and made humble we certainly are — or will be."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"Trauma mercifully seems to blot out the periods of its betiding, like a compassionate amnesia, but many sweet moments are also lost in that personal fog of war."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"Like it had been put in them, it was put in me; they transmitted their fear to me like the disease it is — their viciousness, ignorance, and rage infected me."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"Freedom is everything; being free from falsehood, fear, control, and your own demons."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"A heart's call for freedom can be its own form of bondage in a world of liberty lost."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"Nothing can torment you more than yearning for freedom in a world of civic enslavement."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"No more trees to climb; no more careless adventures; no more dreams — just living a scripted life where you barely even remember who you are, only who you were told to be."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"Our routine and responsibility becomes a form of amnesia where we forget who we are while we slowly die inside."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"Many more die by routine than by corporeal death."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"You can remember again. You can be free. You can reclaim your innocence. You can dream again. You can awaken."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"A new chance can begin through your inner-life by making peace with yourself through total acceptance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"You can co-exist peacefully with your past and present when you learn to respect your journey."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"You can rekindle the fires of your imagination and let the light lead you to the best of what is old, and all that is new."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"I have learned that the past cannot be left behind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"A rich life-story is dependent on every chapter from beginning to end."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"It is always the things we run from or try to forget that hold us back."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"Forgetting your childhood is like a form of child abandonment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"The way to move forward is to simply remember; remember who you really are."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"It is only when you accept who you truly are that you can access the potential of who you could be."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"To live fully awake and to feel fully alive and free is the most courageous of all dreams."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"When we connect with ourselves we commune with a perfect partner for learning."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"Connecting with yourself and knowing yourself is a monumental and life changing event."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"Loneliness and desperation are only possible when we lose touch with our beauty within."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"Life's pressure is equal to your resistance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"Every dimension of your suffering will instruct you until you have learned your essential lessons."

— Bryant McGill
from "Once you connect with yourself, it is impossible to be lonely or desperate"




"Success comes from finding your center and your self; being self-centered in a positive and peaceful way."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"Success is a spiritual process, not a worldly one; that is to say it is an internal process, not external."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"Success is a process of peeling off the layers of conditioning, becoming your essential truth, and living the inner-life. Success is, therefore, a process of honesty, and oftentimes, also one of courage."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"Surrender is not a weakness, but rather an empowering state of humility."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"There are graceful ways of accessing your purpose and success with time, invitation, gentleness, cooperation and surrender."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"When one learns to focus their energy through surrender and sensitivity, they become free, and can access the expansiveness of endless possibility."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"The art of surrender is the art of getting out of the way of your own growth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"Your greater purpose is already written in the fabric of your being; your purpose awaits your arrival."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"You need not strive to become your greater purpose."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"When you release the illusion of control, you begin an effortless free-fall toward a grand reunion with your original self."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"Your true purpose is to become your own unique self and to do so with happiness and freedom from fear."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"You are a unique and beautiful expression of the mysterious gift of life and creation."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"There are more elegant ways to create than the clumsy, brute-force tools of willpower, determination, and hard work. These methods involve releasing illusions of lack and cravings. It is a gentle calling and creation through beingness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"Determination and willpower are not enough; they can knock down the door, but it is love that gently unlocks the door and invites you in."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"The true creator-self is a light-at-heart and care-free child, who accesses destiny as a simple act of joyful play."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"Your life is meant to be filled with beauty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"A life of success comes from seeking a life of beauty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"The beautiful path is not a place outside of yourself, but rather a place you carry within you everywhere you go."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"It is the garden of peace you seek, but it is not a tangible place that exists in the world — it is within. Go there, within."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"The sweet pleasure of your own joy and success is a cultivation of both the heart and mind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"To move forward, simply set your intentions, be grateful for what you have, be open to what is possible, and the rest will happen, as a beautiful and effortless journey of cooperation and listening."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"There is no greater path than the act of listening, because the observer who listens can begin to see themselves as an active part of the one universal expression of purpose and beingness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"Life is always speaking to us at every moment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"The subtle whispers, cues, and nudges are there as guideposts, to gently carry the humble listener along the path back to the source and the true self."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"Always choose to trust yourself and your ability to listen."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"Listen to your intuition and the quiet promptings of your heart."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"Let it all go and enjoy the profound gifts found in your quiet places."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"Everything you wish to "create" is already there, waiting for you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"The master action to move forward, is a form of inaction; being still and quiet."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"Too much aggression and work will move what you desire further away."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"The most effective form of creation is an act of cooperation, not force."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"All things are accomplished by the meditative act of releasing illusions and simply becoming."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"The master tools of success are invitation, patience, time, gentleness, cooperation, and surrender."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"Let go of everything. That is how you get everything."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"When we try to control, we become controlled; when we release, we become free."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"Success, just like poverty, is a state of mind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"You can become instantly successful with a simple thought, but long-lasting and pronounced success comes to those who renew their commitment to a mindset of abundance every minute of every hour of every day."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"Every moment you are open as a humble student, you are surrounded with infinite possibilities of choice."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"As a powerful creator, your potential success awaits only the genesis of new thoughts."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"Evolve your understanding of success from the outer realm of control, materialism, and ego, to the inner realm of surrender, spirituality, and compassion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"There is no greater path than the act of listening."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding Purpose, Success and Joy on Life's Journey"




"Accept the fullness in life's balance, which demands that there are positive gifts along with adversity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Dreams do come true for those who dare to believe in themselves"




"There is a law of opposition apparent in all life which guarantees balance and fullness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Dreams do come true for those who dare to believe in themselves"




"I knew I was a winner because humility taught me that every person is a winner."

— Bryant McGill
from "Dreams do come true for those who dare to believe in themselves"




"The fullness of life's balancing grace will demand the symmetry of recompense for all your loss and pain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Dreams do come true for those who dare to believe in themselves"




"It is staggering how completely, fully and fairly life supports you if your negativity will allow the blessings to arrive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Dreams do come true for those who dare to believe in themselves"




"Great blessings require great commitment and determination."

— Bryant McGill
from "Dreams do come true for those who dare to believe in themselves"




"Dreams do come true for those who dare to believe in themselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Dreams do come true for those who dare to believe in themselves"




"You set the standard for how people will treat and regard you, by how you treat and regard yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Dreams do come true for those who dare to believe in themselves"




"It is never too late to begin living your own dream."

— Bryant McGill
from "Dreams do come true for those who dare to believe in themselves"




"When you reach to touch something beautiful, something beautiful reaches back and touches you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Dreams do come true for those who dare to believe in themselves"




"Quit allowing negativity to block the positive gifts which are meant for you along with the hard lessons and tribulations."

— Bryant McGill
from "Dreams do come true for those who dare to believe in themselves"




"Remember that many "negative" people were conditioned by people with small minds and hearts, so forgive them."

— Bryant McGill
from "Dreams do come true for those who dare to believe in themselves"




"Real problems can't be fixed with a motivational poster, a cute quote or a pat on the back."

— Bryant McGill
from "Out of our suffering we emerge"




"If you don't accept and respect your suffering, it isn't going anywhere."

— Bryant McGill
from "Out of our suffering we emerge"




"Submit to your pain; don't suppress your pain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Out of our suffering we emerge"




"If you can sit with your pain, listen to your pain and respect your pain — in time you will move through your pain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Out of our suffering we emerge"




"Pain is like a healing emotional fever."

— Bryant McGill
from "Out of our suffering we emerge"




"Allow your pain to cleanse you and burn away what needs to die."

— Bryant McGill
from "Out of our suffering we emerge"




"The most important parts of your life will be marked by pain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Out of our suffering we emerge"




"Some of the most amazing people in the world were not perfect; they were scarred by suffering, hardships, losses and imperfections."

— Bryant McGill
from "Out of our suffering we emerge"




"Out of our suffering we emerge. Our struggles are really our only hope."

— Bryant McGill
from "Out of our suffering we emerge"




"Sometimes the pain is a startling breach that hobbles your entire soul; dreadful losses that rupture your perceived reality. Pain so visceral and unrelenting that even death itself can begin to look like a welcomed and kind benefactor."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain"




"Low-grade pain can be so rooted in your being that the pain begins to look like you, and you begin to look like the pain — it becomes your identity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain"




"The same numbness and disappointment every day sends some people looking for something tragic for proof of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain"




"We conform to pain until we don't notice it anymore; it's what you call — numb — and it tragically blots out our pleasure too."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain"




"Conformity is a type of calm where you hover motionless on the edge of a scream that never comes."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain"




"In the face of every type of pain, we tend to think that life will never be the same, but guess what, it was never going to be the same anyway."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain"




"You are never more alive than when you are enraptured by pain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain"




"Pain is a horribly wonderful gift."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain"




"We are never taught more deeply and more truthfully than by pain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain"




"Pain is as expansive as life itself. Pain grows with us and in us as a cultivation of life's unfolding."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain"




"Your pain is reminding you that the gift of life is tender and precious. Suffering cuts to the quick of aliveness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain"




"Pain is a breach in the walls of decline and stagnation."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain"




"Because of pain you feel more and so you live more."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain"




"Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain"




"Pain is the clarion of aliveness trumpeting that you are living in the marvelous tender cause of life!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain"




"Your burdens and pains will only be lightened by living ever so fully."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain"




"If you want relief from pain just strive to touch more of every part of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain"




"Live so fully and so brilliantly that your pain diminishes in your aliveness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain"




"May you receive the wisdom of your wounds and may you live your life even larger than your pain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every beautiful thing in the world is rooted in some kind of pain"




"Open yourself to feeling everything! Living without feeling is no different than not living at all."

— Bryant McGill
from "Don't be afraid of your own emotions or sharing your feelings"




"There is an intelligent healing process inside of you that knows how to absorb pain and transform it into wisdom."

— Bryant McGill
from "You were always stronger than your fear and pain"




"To heal, you have to give yourself to the pain. You cannot avoid facing yourself your whole life."

— Bryant McGill
from "You were always stronger than your fear and pain"




"If you avoid your truthful emotions and pain you will implode and contract into a diminished and unfeeling state."

— Bryant McGill
from "You were always stronger than your fear and pain"




"Growth and empowerment require reflection and facing the frightening, ugly, hard and unbearable reality."

— Bryant McGill
from "You were always stronger than your fear and pain"




"One of the fastest ways to move through your pain is to get a grip on reality."

— Bryant McGill
from "You were always stronger than your fear and pain"




"Real transformation requires real honesty. If you want to move forward — get real with yourself!"

— Bryant McGill
from "You were always stronger than your fear and pain"




"Crisis is what suppressed pain looks like; it always comes to the surface. It shakes you into reflection and healing."

— Bryant McGill
from "You were always stronger than your fear and pain"




"When you are avoiding your pain you are really only avoiding your growth."

— Bryant McGill
from "You were always stronger than your fear and pain"




"The biggest liar you will ever meet is yourself. It is amazing the lies we tell ourselves because of fear."

— Bryant McGill
from "You were always stronger than your fear and pain"




"The only end to your pain is through fully consuming it and digesting it; otherwise it will consume you."

— Bryant McGill
from "You were always stronger than your fear and pain"




"It is tragic the way fearful people put all of their fears and insecurities into others; the way they strangle their dreams — often in the name of love."

— Bryant McGill
from "You were always stronger than your fear and pain"




"Some people run from pain their whole lives, and what pain they do not digest they inflict upon others."

— Bryant McGill
from "You were always stronger than your fear and pain"




"Avoiding pain causes endless suffering for you and others. Avoiding pain is really selfishness."

— Bryant McGill
from "You were always stronger than your fear and pain"




"When you truly face your pain you will only see yourself. Your fear was always you."

— Bryant McGill
from "You were always stronger than your fear and pain"




"Fear is a prison where you are the jailer. Free yourself!"

— Bryant McGill
from "You were always stronger than your fear and pain"




"Anything you want is just beyond your fear."

— Bryant McGill
from "You were always stronger than your fear and pain"




"We are all just humble students of the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your pain is a divine rite of passage"




"The teacher can only provide the lessons, but the student ultimately decides what to learn."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your pain is a divine rite of passage"




"Life is a procession of painful lessons, and how precious those lessons are; so precious that we rejoice in the bitter-sweet gift of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your pain is a divine rite of passage"




"If you learn to look at the worldly madness through spiritual eyes, you will begin to see divine balance and sanity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your pain is a divine rite of passage"




"Your suffering is here to help you unfold and to awaken into compassion, love and strength."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your pain is a divine rite of passage"




"Your entire life has unfolded for your heart's ascension to love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your pain is a divine rite of passage"




"Crossing the Rubicon of absolute pain is the only journey of purpose and meaning in life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your pain is a divine rite of passage"




"Without your pain you are nothing but a spiritual embryo."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your pain is a divine rite of passage"




"Allow the hammer of pain to split open the stone armor of your hardness; exposing the tenderness and beauty of your sweet spirit and sacred heart."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your pain is a divine rite of passage"




"Your pain is a divine rite of passage through which you will be reborn as a being of strength, wisdom and purpose."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your pain is a divine rite of passage"




"Look deeply at yourself, and see in yourself the divine architect's incomprehensible art!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Your pain is a divine rite of passage"




"Through spiritual maturity you will see new ways to avoid unnecessary suffering; wiser ways to endure unavoidable hardships with grace, and opportunities to turn your pain into lessons of service and healing for others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your pain is a divine rite of passage"




"Your hard journey has had a great purpose!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Your pain is a divine rite of passage"




"Your pain was always a part of a plan to open your heart to love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your pain is a divine rite of passage"




"Your soul has a resiliency and a capacity to endure suffering that is beyond anything you can imagine."

— Bryant McGill
from "You have the heart of a warrior, and you were designed to survive!"




"Even the softest and sweetest heart was made by design for extreme battle."

— Bryant McGill
from "You have the heart of a warrior, and you were designed to survive!"




"Make no mistake about it, no matter how kind, meek, humble and soft your giving heart is — you are a warrior!"

— Bryant McGill
from "You have the heart of a warrior, and you were designed to survive!"




"Your strength is beyond your own imagination."

— Bryant McGill
from "You have the heart of a warrior, and you were designed to survive!"




"The further you are challenged and threatened, the more your warrior heart will emerge."

— Bryant McGill
from "You have the heart of a warrior, and you were designed to survive!"




"You don't have to be strong, because the strength is in you; it's in your DNA, in your soul and your essence."

— Bryant McGill
from "You have the heart of a warrior, and you were designed to survive!"




"You would not believe what skill, power and ability your total intelligence possesses until you are in desperate need."

— Bryant McGill
from "You have the heart of a warrior, and you were designed to survive!"




"Do not despair. Have faith. It is going to work out, and you will be delivered."

— Bryant McGill
from "You have the heart of a warrior, and you were designed to survive!"




"You have the heart of a warrior, and you were designed to survive!"

— Bryant McGill
from "You have the heart of a warrior, and you were designed to survive!"




"Do not wallow in your mistakes. Do not grovel and prostrate yourself in hopes of forgiveness. We all make mistakes. Apologize and move forward. Do not replay the event in your head. Do not continue to beat yourself up. Do not profusely explain, defend yourself, make excuses or blame. After you apologize, do no more explaining; never explain more than once — ever."

— Bryant McGill
from "The bigger the mistake, the bigger the opportunity"




"When you keep explaining and rehashing you just keep your mistake alive. Learn your lesson and adjust your behavior and move forward."

— Bryant McGill
from "The bigger the mistake, the bigger the opportunity"




"Most mistakes that seem huge in the heat of the moment are quickly forgotten."

— Bryant McGill
from "The bigger the mistake, the bigger the opportunity"




"Big mistakes are an outstanding opportunity to showcase your ability to recover and have grace under pressure."

— Bryant McGill
from "The bigger the mistake, the bigger the opportunity"




"The bigger the mistake, the bigger the opportunity."

— Bryant McGill
from "The bigger the mistake, the bigger the opportunity"




"The tides of change have great purpose in our lives."

— Bryant McGill
from "The tides of change have great purpose in our lives"




"If your situation seems impossible, at least look it straight in the eye."

— Bryant McGill
from "The truth can do years of work in seconds"




"Painful truth is better than a pleasant lie."

— Bryant McGill
from "The truth can do years of work in seconds"




"The truth only comes if you are willing to face some very unpleasant things about yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "The truth can do years of work in seconds"




"The truth can set you free, but when it comes, it's more like a wrecking-ball than a holy beam of illumination."

— Bryant McGill
from "The truth can do years of work in seconds"




"If you're brave enough to follow truth it will shatter you and your illusions at the same time."

— Bryant McGill
from "The truth can do years of work in seconds"




"The truth can do years of work in seconds."

— Bryant McGill
from "The truth can do years of work in seconds"




"Once you let the truth loose it is like setting a fire that you can't stop."

— Bryant McGill
from "The truth can do years of work in seconds"




"Let the fires of truth burn away your false life and all of your excuses, fears, blaming, doubts and illusions of insignificance."

— Bryant McGill
from "The truth can do years of work in seconds"




"Accept that you can and will do what you must do to take good care of yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "The truth can do years of work in seconds"




"Accept that you are not finished, and a new and better life is just beginning."

— Bryant McGill
from "The truth can do years of work in seconds"




"You are worthy of good things, and you are a deserving and beautiful person."

— Bryant McGill
from "The truth can do years of work in seconds"




"You are worthy of not reacting negatively to negativity. Don't let them kill you twice. Letting go is the only way."

— Bryant McGill
from "Disappointment is coming, for sure!"




"In the crossroads of a painful crisis what we always need is a moment to breathe, pray and accept our fate with dignity. This is how we steady ourselves against the great trials of life; quietly, not always bravely, but deep down in solitude, where we find our strength to survive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Handling the moments of profound loss and pain"




"It will feel impossible; like you are dying inside — this is your soul crying out for life. It may take everything you have; every ounce of will and strength. You will lose a part of yourself trying to save something essential and innocent. And when you have given everything, you will recover, and you will be set free, and you will discover there was even more in you than you ever knew."

— Bryant McGill
from "Handling the moments of profound loss and pain"




"Being broken open by the storm is your only hope."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every one of us must eventually face the storm"




"When you are broken open, you have a chance to discover for the first time what is truly inside you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every one of us must eventually face the storm"




"Don't run from your pain — run into your pain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every one of us must eventually face the storm"




"The beauty of being shattered is how the shards become our character and our marks of distinction."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every one of us must eventually face the storm"




"When the storm rips you to pieces, you get to decide how to put yourself back together again."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every one of us must eventually face the storm"




"You will be a different person after the storm, because the storm will heal you from your perfection."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every one of us must eventually face the storm"




"You will not be the same after the storms of life; you will be stronger, wiser and more alive than ever before!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Every one of us must eventually face the storm"




"You see, it is our pain that connects us to all of the most beautiful parts of life. Love is such a marvelous pain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every one of us must eventually face the storm"




"We are all made complete by our pain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every one of us must eventually face the storm"




"Your total intelligence knows exactly what to do, because you were made to weather the storms of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every one of us must eventually face the storm"




"People who have had little self-reflection live life in a huge reality blind-spot."

— Bryant McGill
from "People who have had little self-reflection live life in a huge reality blind-spot"




"Unconscious people are spiritually stunted, effectively encasing their unique brilliance in a psychological tumor."

— Bryant McGill
from "People who have had little self-reflection live life in a huge reality blind-spot"




"Individuation is an attainment of spiritual maturity — frighteningly seldom attained in today's world."

— Bryant McGill
from "People who have had little self-reflection live life in a huge reality blind-spot"




"Maybe you're dead inside and don't even know it."

— Bryant McGill
from "People who have had little self-reflection live life in a huge reality blind-spot"




"Before you take that advice that is being offered, take a good look at who is delivering it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Find good mentors, advisors and role models"




"One of the ways to love yourself is to make an effort to find good information for yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Find good mentors, advisors and role models"




"One of the biggest problems people have in life is seldom getting any really good advice from qualified people."

— Bryant McGill
from "Find good mentors, advisors and role models"




"Sure, you can learn from someone who has only failed — who has fallen and messed-up, but you can learn even more from someone who has gotten back up and recovered."

— Bryant McGill
from "Find good mentors, advisors and role models"




"Find good mentors, advisors and role models for yourself and listen and learn from them. You will be amazed how your life can change with good advice on your side."

— Bryant McGill
from "Find good mentors, advisors and role models"




"You need to accept your experiences, both the good and bad, and move forward."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are moving forward one way or another"




"You are moving forward one way or another."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are moving forward one way or another"




"This life is like a roller-coaster; once you are strapped-in and the ride has started, you aren't getting off."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are moving forward one way or another"




"Being powerful means shifting our minds away from our troubles and into solution-thinking."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are being guided when you need it most"




"If you relax your mind, it can begin working for you."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are being guided when you need it most"




"Your total intelligence knows how to accomplish astounding feats. You just need a clear objective. Get clear. You will surprise yourself!"

— Bryant McGill
from "You are being guided when you need it most"




"You would not believe what skill, power and ability your total intelligence possesses until you lose your balance."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are being guided when you need it most"




"So stretch! Reach for it. Like falling down stairs, where your inner-genius takes over, and you somehow impossibly catch your balance — your instincts are ready to serve you."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are being guided when you need it most"




"You have to put yourself at risk to activate your instinctual genius."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are being guided when you need it most"




"If your options are closing-in around you and you feel panicked, scared and helpless, this is the time for action."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are being guided when you need it most"




"Your greatest moments of challenge are a call to defy your timid habits of safety and to rush out into life."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are being guided when you need it most"




"Act as though everything will be perfectly fine — because it will. Life has you and it's not letting you go."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are being guided when you need it most"




"Only the frantic stress of fear can harm you. Your calm and centered self knows exactly what to do."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are being guided when you need it most"




"In the moments of your deepest need, despair, and desperation, what you need more than any other thing, is calm and faith."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are being guided when you need it most"




"Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are being guided when you need it most"




"You are being guided when you need it most — if you will just listen."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are being guided when you need it most"




"There is nothing worse than fear. Fear is worse than cancer, fear is worse than torture, fear is worse than betrayal and fear is even worse than death."

— Bryant McGill
from "Faith is your only hope for deliverance"




"Even death itself is made wretched by terror and fear."

— Bryant McGill
from "Faith is your only hope for deliverance"




"Everything in life will attack you if it senses your fear; animals and people — but faithful confidence wards off all manner of evil."

— Bryant McGill
from "Faith is your only hope for deliverance"




"The fearful person wilts and submits to what they call fate, while the fearless negotiates with fate for a compromise."

— Bryant McGill
from "Faith is your only hope for deliverance"




"The fearful have lost faith while the fearless allow faith to lead the way."

— Bryant McGill
from "Faith is your only hope for deliverance"




"You have to have faith if you want to make it out of the woods. Faith is your only hope for deliverance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Faith is your only hope for deliverance"




"Fear is always death. Faith is life. Have faith and your victory is assured."

— Bryant McGill
from "Faith is your only hope for deliverance"




"The clearing is often only happening for us, and those who love us most cannot see or believe in our nascent visions."

— Bryant McGill
from "A way is being prepared for you"




"If you have a deep desire to move forward, a way is being prepared for you."

— Bryant McGill
from "A way is being prepared for you"




"Hope meets you halfway on a bridge called faith."

— Bryant McGill
from "A way is being prepared for you"




"If you cannot be open-minded, then you do not possess your ideas, your ideas possess you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Empowerment is often little more than noticing what was once unnoticed"




"Opening yourself to the possibility that you are wrong may make you feel vulnerable, but it is actually empowering, because this is how we learn."

— Bryant McGill
from "Empowerment is often little more than noticing what was once unnoticed"




"When you are not willing to be challenged, disturbed or offended, you are not willing to explore your weaknesses or ever claim the potential of greater strengths."

— Bryant McGill
from "Empowerment is often little more than noticing what was once unnoticed"




"Challenge authority; the authority of your own rational convictions!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Empowerment is often little more than noticing what was once unnoticed"




"Next time you are positively and absolutely sure, attempt the practice of releasing surety and opening yourself to the possibility that you are wrong, or that you do not understand the full picture."

— Bryant McGill
from "Empowerment is often little more than noticing what was once unnoticed"




"Take a hard stance for broadness and understanding."

— Bryant McGill
from "Empowerment is often little more than noticing what was once unnoticed"




"Moments of challenge are the greatest blessings in your life; they are your chance for rapid expanding and deepening of your understanding."

— Bryant McGill
from "Empowerment is often little more than noticing what was once unnoticed"




"Whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity for growth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Empowerment is often little more than noticing what was once unnoticed"




"The greater the discomfort, the greater the potential for learning."

— Bryant McGill
from "Empowerment is often little more than noticing what was once unnoticed"




"The more something upsets you, the more it is meant for you. When it no longer upsets you, it is no longer needed because the lesson is complete."

— Bryant McGill
from "Empowerment is often little more than noticing what was once unnoticed"




"Every tragedy has a lesson equal in significance to its heartbreak."

— Bryant McGill
from "Empowerment is often little more than noticing what was once unnoticed"




"How you channel your justifiable upset — positively or negatively — determines the degree to which you waste your life force or mount your verve into worthy endeavor."

— Bryant McGill
from "Empowerment is often little more than noticing what was once unnoticed"




"Most of the petty upset we experience is unnecessary reactivity that can and should be tamed."

— Bryant McGill
from "Empowerment is often little more than noticing what was once unnoticed"




"Most inner-obstacles are not overcome because they are seen as natural, ordinary and justifiable. You have to understand your inner-obstacles for the inhibiting barriers they truly are in order to move beyond them."

— Bryant McGill
from "Empowerment is often little more than noticing what was once unnoticed"




"You cannot practice being open in a moment of no challenge."

— Bryant McGill
from "Empowerment is often little more than noticing what was once unnoticed"




"Changing your mind can move you into another dimension. Passages can materialize exposing a hidden world that was there all along."

— Bryant McGill
from "Empowerment is often little more than noticing what was once unnoticed"




"Empowerment is often little more than noticing what was once unnoticed and finding what was always there."

— Bryant McGill
from "Empowerment is often little more than noticing what was once unnoticed"




"There is seldom a clear solution to complex problems, and sometimes the best way to find a solution is to not look for it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Beyond right and wrong to the genesis of new understandings"




"What is essential is to continue communicating and the right ideas will emerge through the process of dialogue."

— Bryant McGill
from "Beyond right and wrong to the genesis of new understandings"




"Open-minded critical thinkers should always be willing to engage in dialogue, despite any differences of opinion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Beyond right and wrong to the genesis of new understandings"




"The world is full of beautiful people; unique and precious, each of us are fine, worthy and wondrous beings."

— Bryant McGill
from "Beyond right and wrong to the genesis of new understandings"




"Every person has something meaningful to say in the conversation of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Beyond right and wrong to the genesis of new understandings"




"Let people speak. Let people disagree. Communicate. Listen."

— Bryant McGill
from "Beyond right and wrong to the genesis of new understandings"




"Have high-respect, if not for your opponent, then for your own comportment and conduct as a good listener."

— Bryant McGill
from "Beyond right and wrong to the genesis of new understandings"




"Don't make the mistake of thinking that you have to agree with people and their beliefs to defend them from injustice."

— Bryant McGill
from "Beyond right and wrong to the genesis of new understandings"




"If you can't respect someone you disagree with, then you don't even know what respect means."

— Bryant McGill
from "Beyond right and wrong to the genesis of new understandings"




"As free as you allow others to be, such freedom you create for yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Beyond right and wrong to the genesis of new understandings"




"We each have a miraculous capacity within our mind to evolve and to learn new ways of understanding."

— Bryant McGill
from "Beyond right and wrong to the genesis of new understandings"




"The great procession of life's challenges and conflicts ever advance, and every difficult moment is a new opportunity for each of us to showcase the evolved state of humanity we all wish to see in the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Beyond right and wrong to the genesis of new understandings"




"Every relationship contains at least a partial reflection of what we are projecting, which is returning to us."

— Bryant McGill
from "Beyond right and wrong to the genesis of new understandings"




"Be open. Be respectful. Listen. This is the way to understanding, and this is the way to be heard."

— Bryant McGill
from "Beyond right and wrong to the genesis of new understandings"




"One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say."

— Bryant McGill
from "Beyond right and wrong to the genesis of new understandings"




"We are all damaged. We have all been hurt. We have all had to learn painful lessons. We are all recovering from some mistake, loss, betrayal, abuse, injustice or misfortune. All of life is a process of recovery that never ends."

— Bryant McGill
from "All beautiful things carry distinctions of imperfection"




"For each pang of grief, depression, doubt or despair there is an inverse toward renewal that will come to you in time."

— Bryant McGill
from "All beautiful things carry distinctions of imperfection"




"Each tragedy is an announcement that some good will indeed eventually come. Be patient with yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "All beautiful things carry distinctions of imperfection"




"Don't deny yourself of your own experiences, no matter how tragic or painful they were. They belong to you."

— Bryant McGill
from "All beautiful things carry distinctions of imperfection"




"When you cover-up your pain within yourself, you are suppressing your best chance to grow."

— Bryant McGill
from "All beautiful things carry distinctions of imperfection"




"Respect your pain and honor your pain. Those scars are your stripes and badges of honor. Those injuries are a part of your sacred story."

— Bryant McGill
from "All beautiful things carry distinctions of imperfection"




"Don't hide from your truth. It is in what you have hidden, that you will find what you have been so desperately seeking."

— Bryant McGill
from "All beautiful things carry distinctions of imperfection"




"In the heart of your deepest wounds and losses is the essence of your greatest hope. What you thought of as dreadful or shameful was always your greatest treasure, for it has cultivated your deepest understanding."

— Bryant McGill
from "All beautiful things carry distinctions of imperfection"




"Your pain has brought forth the pearl of your wisdom, compassion and strength. Be proud of who you are."

— Bryant McGill
from "All beautiful things carry distinctions of imperfection"




"All beautiful things carry distinctions of imperfection."

— Bryant McGill
from "All beautiful things carry distinctions of imperfection"




"Your wounds and healing are a part of your history; a part of who you are. Every beautiful thing is damaged. You are that beauty; we all are."

— Bryant McGill
from "All beautiful things carry distinctions of imperfection"




"To not accept a defeat is to be defeated again and again without mercy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Acceptance is the road to all change"




"Sometimes mercy is simple acceptance. If you are exhausted or defeated, sometimes mercy is letting go."

— Bryant McGill
from "Acceptance is the road to all change"




"Acceptance is the road to all change."

— Bryant McGill
from "Acceptance is the road to all change"




"If resisting has failed and frustrated you, try to accept what is."

— Bryant McGill
from "Acceptance is the road to all change"




"As hard as it is to believe, acceptance can open different opportunities for change than resistance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Acceptance is the road to all change"




"Struggling can sometimes swallow us even deeper into the quicksand of our problems."

— Bryant McGill
from "Acceptance is the road to all change"




"The more frantically you pick at knots, the more entangled they can become. To untangle yourself try relaxing."

— Bryant McGill
from "Acceptance is the road to all change"




"Gently and patiently work with your difficulties and in time you will be freed from what now seems impossible."

— Bryant McGill
from "Acceptance is the road to all change"




"You are being called to heal yourself, not to agonize over your mistakes. Quit overthinking; this is what surrendering really means."

— Bryant McGill
from "Acceptance is the road to all change"




"Don't focus on your problems and don't obsess about "fixing" things. Avoid forcing "positive thinking." These thoughts can be psychological irritants. Just leave yourself alone! When you pick at things, they never heal. Simply relax and give yourself some time."

— Bryant McGill
from "Acceptance is the road to all change"




"In your tragedies you will find your most magnificent opportunities for rebirth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live in the present or die in your past; it's your choice"




"It is through our pain that we emerge."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live in the present or die in your past; it's your choice"




"Change comes from confrontation. You have to confront yourself or be confronted."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live in the present or die in your past; it's your choice"




"Real spirituality is about getting the bullshit out of your life and getting real."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live in the present or die in your past; it's your choice"




"Real humility knows how to slam a door closed and say no more. You can't be humble without self-love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live in the present or die in your past; it's your choice"




"Humility is not weak, powerless, faint, a pushover, a punching bag or an abuse magnet, because above all — humility cares."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live in the present or die in your past; it's your choice"




"Each person was meant to blossom into their own unique signature of greatness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live in the present or die in your past; it's your choice"




"If you were genuinely humble you would be great, because humility would never squander the magnificent gift of life and its fullest opportunities."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live in the present or die in your past; it's your choice"




"Real humility is graceful power, not a mandate to be victimized and abused."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live in the present or die in your past; it's your choice"




"If you are really humble you will put yourself first when you need to take care of you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live in the present or die in your past; it's your choice"




"Some people are so addicted to their misery that they will destroy anything that gets in the way of their fix."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live in the present or die in your past; it's your choice"




"A person who is humble would never be abusive or selfish; so don't abuse yourself or selfishly withhold self-love or self-care."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live in the present or die in your past; it's your choice"




"Respect yourself; gather your strength and let it overflow to others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live in the present or die in your past; it's your choice"




"Humility is patient because it is neither past nor forward seeking — it is content."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live in the present or die in your past; it's your choice"




"Humility adds lessons to our pain and suffering, turning the seemingly senseless into meaning."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live in the present or die in your past; it's your choice"




"Live in the present or die in your past; it's your choice."

— Bryant McGill
from "Live in the present or die in your past; it's your choice"




"We all make mistakes, but one of our biggest mistakes is continually revisiting the past."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"We have all suffered losses and pain, but no loss is greater than a life lost holding-on to a painful past."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"When we can't let go of the past, painful moments accumulate in us; metastasizing in our consciousness like an emotional cancer."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"Learning your lesson from a mistake is healthy, but living forever in the emotions of your past mistakes is toxic and debilitating."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"Sometimes we resist letting go because we just can't see a way to move forward — believing things can never change for someone as unworthy as us."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"When we harm others we harm ourselves; when we help others we help ourselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"Guilt can interfere with our desires to move forward, to heal properly and to become a person who has the mental health and means of proper recompense."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"Someone's forgiveness will not heal you; condemnation or absolution is their test, not yours."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"Start thinking of your guilt as being selfish, because guilt blocks opportunities from arriving for you, and for those you care about."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"Your suffering is there to inspect you and perfect you. We are made complete by our pain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"You have to make the decision to let go of the past if you want to move forward."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"Reliving your painful past will poison your heart and your tomorrow."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"If you look at today through the eyes of the past, you can never see what the present moment has to offer."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"Beating yourself up over every perceived mistake is the work of an internal abuser who must be restrained and reformed."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"Almost all sadness comes from thinking about the past, and all worry from thinking about the future — present-mindedness is your only safe haven."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"Only in the present is your mind free to do what it does best — solve problems."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"The easiest way to leave the past behind is to remember that love does not live in the past, only memories — love lives in the present."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"Beneath your burdensome regrets and who you think you are through the lens of past mistakes, there is someone beautiful who wants to emerge."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"You are not your mistakes, and your mistakes are not you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"You are so much more than your mistakes."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away. Quit collecting every painful word, memory, and mistake. Collect hope."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your past is like a bag of bricks; set it down and walk away"




"Forgive for yourself and for the peace it will bring to your pain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiveness is about your peace of mind"




"Forgiveness is about your peace of mind. When you don't forgive, you are the one who suffers."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiveness is about your peace of mind"




"When we refuse to forgive someone, we deeply jeopardize our own well-being. When we condemn others we condemn ourselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiveness is about your peace of mind"




"When we judge and agonize over another's faults, we become attached to their imbalance and sickness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiveness is about your peace of mind"




"When we hold-on to someone's imperfections we become emotionally pair-bonded to their maladies."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiveness is about your peace of mind"




"When we constantly meditate on another's faults, it may be because we are neglecting our own unhealed wounds."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiveness is about your peace of mind"




"A good place to begin, is to forgive yourself for judging in the first place."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiveness is about your peace of mind"




"Forgiveness is another way of saying, "I need to mind my own business.""

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiveness is about your peace of mind"




"If you try to hold people to your standard of conduct you will go mad with disappointment and grief."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiveness is about your peace of mind"




"Forgiveness can help you to be sane."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiveness is about your peace of mind"




"Through forgiveness you can be free of the tragedies and pain in other people's failures."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiveness is about your peace of mind"




"Forgiveness, no matter your motive, is a dynamic of mutual healing."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiveness is about your peace of mind"




"When you reach out to those you need to forgive, it is you that will be touched and healed."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiveness is about your peace of mind"




"When you give others a new chance, a new chance is really being given to you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiveness is about your peace of mind"




"They caused the first wound, but you are causing the rest; this is what not forgiving does."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love"




"They got it started, but you keep it going. Forgive and let it go, or it will eat you alive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love"




"You think they made you feel this way, but when you won't forgive, you are the one inflicting the pain on yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love"




"Whatever you do — don't wait to forgive someone until they apologize, ask for your forgiveness or even acknowledge they have harmed you. If you are waiting for someone to acknowledge they hurt you, you could be waiting forever and it puts them in the power position, where you need something from them in order to move forward in your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love"




"Closure is an act of sanity you bring to the table of your own healing, it is not a handout your abuser holds over you that you need."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love"




"You have the power within yourself to find closure and healing, but not through bitterness, wrath and smoldering resentment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love"




"Forgiveness originates with self-love. Forgiveness is always and absolutely for you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love"




"Forgiveness has nothing whatsoever to do with how wrong someone else was; no matter how evil, cruel, narcissistic or unrepentant they are. When you forgive a person, you break the ties with their ill deeds that keep you in anguish."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love"




"Forgiving breaks the unhealthy bonds between you and your abuser-victim relationship, and redefines you as an independent victor in your own life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love"




"Forgiving cuts the cord — freeing you — and leaves the abuser with the full weight of their deeds and fate, and whether they accept their responsibility or not, you are no longer dependent on their participation for your healing."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love"




"Boundaries are an essential part of forgiveness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love"




"It is easy to hold a grudge. It is easy to blame. But these narratives are a perpetuation of the role of a powerless victim. When you hold grudges the victimization continues."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love"




"It takes emotional bravery to forgive. It takes a huge determination toward self-care to let go of painful past events and not let them define your future."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love"




"There is no self-love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without self-love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love"




"Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love"




"Forgiving is an inward act that establishes outer boundaries; it is an undefeatable triumph of self-compassion that proclaims you are no longer a victim."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love"




"Through forgiveness, you can quit suffering from the sins committed against you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love"




"By holding-on to resentment you allow them to continue having power over you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love"




"Forgiving takes your power back."

— Bryant McGill
from "Forgiving another may be the ultimate act of self-love"




"Do what you can to help people but have the wisdom to accept your limits."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"You should never have a relationship based on guilt over someone's poor choices."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"What we want for others doesn't work unless they want it for themselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"You have permission to walk away from anything that doesn't feel right. Trust your instincts and listen to your inner-voice — it's trying to protect you."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Never stop sharing your love with people; that's why you were put on Earth."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Sometimes the way to share your love is to let someone go."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Staying in an unhealthy relationship can keep both of you from finding your way and moving to the next level in your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Sometimes the best way to save someone is to walk away."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Real love sometimes means saying goodbye."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Your life is meant for so much more than being a life-long doormat for deadbeats, losers, gossipers, nay-sayers, dream-crushers, energy vampires, users, abusers, ragers and passive-aggressive backstabbers."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"A person at peace can immediately recognize a consciousness in crisis, whereas those in crisis cannot fully understand themselves or others."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"As much as we would like to help others avoid pain, sometimes we have to let go and allow them to receive their own painful lessons."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Suffering is one of life's great teachers."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"You cannot save people from themselves. All you can do is stand firmly in your hopes for them, with compassion."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Being a good person has nothing to do with allowing people to destroy you."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"It is never cruel to want to save yourself from being swamped by fools."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"You cannot save everyone. Some people are going to destroy themselves no matter how much you try to help them."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"This is your life, and you have the right and responsibility to make good decisions for yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"You must firmly, absolutely and ruthlessly protect your safety and sanity."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Misery loves good company, so if you are surrounded with drama, gossip and fools you may want to consider that you are presently at risk of becoming one of them."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"The real zombie apocalypse is the pandemic of drama and mediocrity."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Troublemakers will infect you with the malady of their madness."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"If your positivity immune system is low, any exposure to a person afflicted with negativity can poison your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"One of the fastest ways you can profoundly change your life is to rid yourself of toxic people."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Being alone is much better than being around negative people out of loneliness or desperation."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Boundaries and risk management are very important parts of living a healthy and positive life."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"You must clear out what you don't want, to make room for what you do want to arrive."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"The way to send a clear message that you are ready for better people in your life is to kick the rascals to the curb."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"The intimate space of your personal life should be reserved for amazing, beautiful, radiant souls — good, wholesome and loving people."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Escaping a toxic relationship can feel like breaking a piece of your heart off; like a wolf chews its leg off to escape a steel trap."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Leaving is never easy, but sometimes it's necessary to save yourself, and others, from dying inside."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Love toxic people from a distance."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Some people have abusive, negative, controlling tendencies in their blood; they are wired for havoc, bickering and deception."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Some people know of no other way to interface with others except through their created chaos."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"There is more than one way to lose your life; quickly through violence, or fettered-away and wasted around dreadful, toxic people."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Sometimes a person needs us to abandon them, but we hang-on anyway, which can be devastating for both parties."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"People who are out of control desperately need to observe your healthy boundaries in-action to learn from your example."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"You best teach others about healthy boundaries by enforcing yours on them."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"There is a difference between giving-up and strategic disengagement. Know the difference."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Stop holding-on to the wrong people. Let them go on their own way; if not for you, then for them."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Practically every successful person you know of is successful, in part, because they moved the destructive and disruptive people out of their lives."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Successful people carefully manage their energy and associations; they are gatekeepers."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Who you allow into your life, mind and heart are among the most important decisions you will ever make."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Who you spend your time with is who you are, or who you will soon become."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Limit your exposure to unhealthy and unsupportive people."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Sometimes you have to get away from what you know to discover what you don't know."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others."

— Bryant McGill
from "You cannot save everyone"




"Toxic relationships are dangerous to your health; they will literally kill you."

— Bryant McGill
from "We are told to love people unconditionally, but sometimes we must get rid of people unconditionally"




"There is an undeniable mind-body connection. Your arguments and hateful talk can land you in the emergency room or in the morgue."

— Bryant McGill
from "We are told to love people unconditionally, but sometimes we must get rid of people unconditionally"




"We are told to love people unconditionally, but sometimes we must get rid of people unconditionally."

— Bryant McGill
from "We are told to love people unconditionally, but sometimes we must get rid of people unconditionally"




"Some people just keep slithering and oozing in through the cracks in your resolve; they refuse to respect your boundaries."

— Bryant McGill
from "We are told to love people unconditionally, but sometimes we must get rid of people unconditionally"




"No more mixed messages. You must learn how to close a door permanently. Cut, cauterize and never give them another thought."

— Bryant McGill
from "We are told to love people unconditionally, but sometimes we must get rid of people unconditionally"




"Monstrous sociopath-like disengagement is your right."

— Bryant McGill
from "We are told to love people unconditionally, but sometimes we must get rid of people unconditionally"




"There is a difference between loyalty and bondage. There is a difference between faithfulness and fearfulness. There is a difference between being devoted and being dominated. The difference is called freedom, it is all the difference in the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "We are told to love people unconditionally, but sometimes we must get rid of people unconditionally"




"This is your life and you get to choose what is acceptable in your relationships with absolute authority."

— Bryant McGill
from "We are told to love people unconditionally, but sometimes we must get rid of people unconditionally"




"If you have mistakenly entrusted your authority to an abuser; revoke and reclaim your power now. You are the supreme authority in your own life, and you have the final word."

— Bryant McGill
from "We are told to love people unconditionally, but sometimes we must get rid of people unconditionally"




"Be careful fighting someone else's demons — it may awaken your own!"

— Bryant McGill
from "We are told to love people unconditionally, but sometimes we must get rid of people unconditionally"




"Who you ally yourself with is always the paramount consideration of your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Protect your energy and reserve the nucleus of your inner-circle for those with whom you share a rare destiny"




"Learning to move people out the rings of your concentric circles quickly and neatly is a vital skill."

— Bryant McGill
from "Protect your energy and reserve the nucleus of your inner-circle for those with whom you share a rare destiny"




"Protect your energy and reserve the nucleus of your inner-circle for those with whom you share a rare destiny."

— Bryant McGill
from "Protect your energy and reserve the nucleus of your inner-circle for those with whom you share a rare destiny"




"There is hardly anything more limiting or more empowering than who you allow to stay in your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Protect your energy and reserve the nucleus of your inner-circle for those with whom you share a rare destiny"




"Get over the guilt or be a slave to guilt; it's your choice."

— Bryant McGill
from "Protect your energy and reserve the nucleus of your inner-circle for those with whom you share a rare destiny"




"Your will has to be stronger than your excuses. Your will has to be stronger than your fear."

— Bryant McGill
from "Embracing failure and staying positive and enthusiastic"




"Nothing great was ever built on excuses."

— Bryant McGill
from "Embracing failure and staying positive and enthusiastic"




"Don't fool yourself — everyone fails constantly. Failure is an essential part of the success process. Embrace it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Embracing failure and staying positive and enthusiastic"




"Successful people fail more! Fail, learn, recover, regroup and retry."

— Bryant McGill
from "Embracing failure and staying positive and enthusiastic"




"Practice being at peace with imperfection and even enjoying it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Embracing failure and staying positive and enthusiastic"




"You may have made some mistakes, but your life is not a mistake; it's a miracle."

— Bryant McGill
from "Embracing failure and staying positive and enthusiastic"




"Change takes time. It takes time for the seeds to begin growing within, time to understand and process, time for the growth to mature, and time for the old self to die and fall away."

— Bryant McGill
from "Embracing failure and staying positive and enthusiastic"




"Empowerment happens when you face the profound responsibility you have for your own life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Embracing failure and staying positive and enthusiastic"




"At the very basic level all people are creators. We are all creating at every moment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Escaping old patterns to become a better you!"




"An important part of becoming your best self is being very careful about your self-talk and self-stories."

— Bryant McGill
from "Escaping old patterns to become a better you!"




"Negative self-talk and negative affirmation can keep you anchored in old thought patterns and identities."

— Bryant McGill
from "Escaping old patterns to become a better you!"




"Carefully analyze the old stories that you choose to perpetually tell, for these are really life-long meditations."

— Bryant McGill
from "Escaping old patterns to become a better you!"




"Develop new stories from new positive experiences and relationships — the experiences of your emerging new self!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Escaping old patterns to become a better you!"




"The most dangerous negativity comes from ourselves in the form of doubts, fears and unreasonable self-criticisms."

— Bryant McGill
from "Escaping old patterns to become a better you!"




"Excessive self-criticism is a bad habit and is extraordinarily self-destructive. Don't be your own worst enemy!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Escaping old patterns to become a better you!"




"Unreasonable self-criticism represents a form of self-hatred and fear."

— Bryant McGill
from "Escaping old patterns to become a better you!"




"Surround yourself with beautiful and positive people, who love you and believe in you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Escaping old patterns to become a better you!"




"Learn to catch yourself and stop immediately when you find yourself engaging in negative self-talk."

— Bryant McGill
from "Escaping old patterns to become a better you!"




"Become a very cautious consumer. Scrutinize everything you allow into your mind and body."

— Bryant McGill
from "Escaping old patterns to become a better you!"




"The old saying that, "you are what you eat" extends beyond the body, and includes experiences."

— Bryant McGill
from "Escaping old patterns to become a better you!"




"Eat beautiful foods, which are nutritionally dense, wholesome and natural."

— Bryant McGill
from "Escaping old patterns to become a better you!"




"Create and maintain a beautiful environment and surroundings in which to live."

— Bryant McGill
from "Escaping old patterns to become a better you!"




"Allow sunshine and light into your rooms and life!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Escaping old patterns to become a better you!"




"Gentle walking is completely transformative for the body and mind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Escaping old patterns to become a better you!"




"Walking awakens the total senses."

— Bryant McGill
from "Escaping old patterns to become a better you!"




"Enjoyable social interaction, community and laughter have a healing effect on the mind and body."

— Bryant McGill
from "Escaping old patterns to become a better you!"




"A goal that is not written is not a goal. It only becomes real when you write it down."

— Bryant McGill
from "Escaping old patterns to become a better you!"




"Writing has the power of permanence."

— Bryant McGill
from "Escaping old patterns to become a better you!"




"Maybe you never considered yourself a bully, a batterer or an abuser before, but maybe you are — to yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop mistreating yourself. Be good to yourself. Love Yourself."




"The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop mistreating yourself. Be good to yourself. Love Yourself."




"Being overly critical of yourself is like having a relentless, inescapable bully who follows you everywhere you go and abuses you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop mistreating yourself. Be good to yourself. Love Yourself."




"You have to reach out to your inner-abuser and make peace. You can't live your life as your own worst enemy!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop mistreating yourself. Be good to yourself. Love Yourself."




"You are your own essential ally. Get right with yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop mistreating yourself. Be good to yourself. Love Yourself."




"Every word you speak is a prayer, or meditation of reinforcement which creates permanence."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop mistreating yourself. Be good to yourself. Love Yourself."




"Speak kindly to and of yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop mistreating yourself. Be good to yourself. Love Yourself."




"When the voices of doubt start whispering, turn-up the volume of faith and listen to your heart."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop mistreating yourself. Be good to yourself. Love Yourself."




"Conflict is a natural part of existence. Life is a struggle for survival for every organism at every level."

— Bryant McGill
from "Gracefully flowing through natural conflict"




"Force will sometimes get you through a challenge, but usually not without hurting and depleting yourself in the process."

— Bryant McGill
from "Gracefully flowing through natural conflict"




"There are gentler and more graceful ways to interface with natural conflict."

— Bryant McGill
from "Gracefully flowing through natural conflict"




"There is an enlightened way to flow with, in, and through conflict."

— Bryant McGill
from "Gracefully flowing through natural conflict"




"Learn to resist but do not be un-moveable in your resistance. Resist like the water."

— Bryant McGill
from "Gracefully flowing through natural conflict"




"You don't always have to teach the corrective lesson. Sometimes you can teach the lesson of patience and non-engagement."

— Bryant McGill
from "Gracefully flowing through natural conflict"




"Sometimes it is best to stand back from conflict and allow other elements in someone's life to do the hard work for you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Gracefully flowing through natural conflict"




"When we want to talk, we can instead listen, and let our attentiveness to another's need to speak, be our silent statement."

— Bryant McGill
from "Gracefully flowing through natural conflict"




"When someone is vicious toward you they are giving you a glimpse of the pain they carry in themselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Gracefully flowing through natural conflict"




"Viciousness is suffering."

— Bryant McGill
from "Gracefully flowing through natural conflict"




"The way you engage someone's pain either reinforces their pain or helps to release it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Gracefully flowing through natural conflict"




"Be as light as a feather and when they reach for you — you will blow right by their grip; you will effortlessly float to safety."

— Bryant McGill
from "Gracefully flowing through natural conflict"




"When you walk in peace you will literally see attackers shattering themselves against your inner-calm."

— Bryant McGill
from "Gracefully flowing through natural conflict"




"Every insult is an opportunity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"Being insulted offers you an opportunity to practice decency and having a non-response internally."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"When we are easily upset it is because we are internally unstable and unrefined spiritually."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"Any defensiveness is a sign of failure. You can't move forward if you are defensive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"If you do not like a certain behavior in others, look within yourself to find the roots of what discomforts you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"The conflicts we have with the outside world are often conflicts we have within ourselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"Criticism is no threat to your self-esteem or identity, but rather informs you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"You can get to a place where you see clearly; that place is zero defensiveness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"Change will never happen when people lack the ability and courage to see themselves for who they are."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in their understanding of things."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"The best practice is to be around people who absolutely disagree. Grace in conflict is a study in love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"A great deal of defensiveness stems from the need to be right and frustration over not being able to control."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"The earthquake of discomfort you feel moving inside of you when someone insults you is your own insecurity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"Most upset is a fear of rejection."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"Defensiveness and emotional tumult is often a fear response because of your need for acceptance and ruthless control of the territory of your safe fantasy world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"When you realize that the defensive feeling you have is a response to your resistance, you are free in that moment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"People can only have power over you if you are seeking to have power over others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"You are only plagued with stress in moments of common petty conflict because you are arrogant, and believe others are transgressing by having unfavorable thoughts about you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"Another person's thoughts about you are outside of your jurisdiction; you have no authority."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"When someone is attacking you, they are coming to you for advice. How you react advises them."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"When you wrestle with foolish people, you tie them tighter into the knot of their ignorance, hate and disrespect."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"Kindness and openness create an atmosphere where people feel safe to learn and change without judgement."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"Kindness teaches kindness; self-respect teaches self-respect."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"By choosing to have a calm response to what seems negative, you bring clarity and balance to your message."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"Each reaction we have helps us inspect ourselves by revealing parts of our own nature to ourselves; it is never about others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"When you are speaking to someone else you are really speaking only to yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"Everything you say to someone else is for your clarity, not theirs — you are presenting yourself, to yourself, for yourself at every moment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"When you release yourself from the need for approval and control you can stop punishing yourself and others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"The fulcrum of resistance is in your mind where you pit yourself against the weight of the external."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"No one can make you feel anything; you are completely responsible for how you feel."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"Until you quit participating in your pain, cooperating in your abuse and engaging in the contest, you will always be a part of other people's games of torment and inner-suffering."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"Once you detach from conflict through non-engagement, you rise to a state of empowering calm awareness, empathy and safety."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"Being told you are wrong or insulted, gives you an opportunity to practice decency and having a non-response internally."

— Bryant McGill
from "Becoming Non-Reactive, Releasing Fear and Illusions of Control"




"If petty and meddlesome people stress you out try to begin looking at their slights, insults and jabs as a form of training. Being insulted offers you an opportunity to practice having a non-response internally by remaining calm."

— Bryant McGill
from "When faced with conflict, try to keep the surface of your inner-pool of emotions calm and steady"




"Anger can be a beautiful and useful tool. The fire of anger can serve you as a tool of survival, as a remover of obstacles, as a dramatic and effective psychological or theatrical punctuation of communication, and as a useful force of destruction when we decidedly need to wreck things in our lives with a controlled implosion."

— Bryant McGill
from "When faced with conflict, try to keep the surface of your inner-pool of emotions calm and steady"




"We sometimes avoid difficult people, but we often do it because we know we cannot control our emotions in their presence! In this sense we are putting those people in control. The way you put yourself in control around difficult people is by learning how to maintain your objective calm in the midst of their emotional upheaval."

— Bryant McGill
from "When faced with conflict, try to keep the surface of your inner-pool of emotions calm and steady"




"When you are facing conflict try to keep the surface of your inner-pool of emotions calm and steady. Your inner-calm is your safe haven in moments of challenge."

— Bryant McGill
from "When faced with conflict, try to keep the surface of your inner-pool of emotions calm and steady"




"In your serenity there is a clarity, strength and correctness that is beyond the petty scuffles of the moment — a greater truth — it is the truth of who you are; beautiful, calm, secure, open, willing and safe."

— Bryant McGill
from "When faced with conflict, try to keep the surface of your inner-pool of emotions calm and steady"




"When you begin looking at each challenge as practice you shift from being a reactive victim of circumstance to a victor in a rehearsal of opportunity. Every small run-through is preparing you for tougher challenges. Start practicing today and you will become stronger and more confident through each moment of challenge."

— Bryant McGill
from "When faced with conflict, try to keep the surface of your inner-pool of emotions calm and steady"




"Stop blaming and start being!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"We attract what we are. We attract who we are."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"If you don't like something in your life, look only at who you are."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Who you are is why you choose the friends and situations in your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Who you are is why you choose poorly, or fail to choose wisely."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"When you blame others you are effectively proclaiming that you are only response to stimuli."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"When you blame others, you are affirming that you have no power, and your existence is only a reaction to the power of others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"You are powerful, if you choose to be."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Choose to be proactive, assertive and self-defining."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"You can choose better relationships, better jobs, better places to live, better uses of your time and better ways of treating yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Go look in the mirror and have a talk with your real boss"

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Find a new and better leader within yourself, for yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Lead your life with love and friendship; self-love, and as your own friend."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Lead with honesty, total integrity, compassion, patience and tolerance — toward yourself!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"If you live with values for yourself, then you become of great value to all who know you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Quit waiting for others to give to you; it is not going to happen."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"If you don't get right with yourself, then nothing in this life will ever make you happy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Blame is very tricky in that it seems like a way out when it is really a form of imprisonment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Until you stop blaming and become positively self-critical you are not going to move forward."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"You think that if you blame, you will then be free of those problems, but blame cements you to your problems."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Empowerment is never about blame; it is about taking personal responsibility."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Taking personal responsibility is not about being "responsible" — it is about seeing your truth and evolving."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"People who blame are always looking to "get out" of something, but like quicksand, the more they struggle the more they are captive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Blame anchors us into the past; a place we cannot change. Acceptance frees us to the future."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Even when something is not your fault, toxic blame has no place in your life. Focus on your own empowerment and healing."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"If you set a clear standard for yourself; for how you wish to be treated — people will take note."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Rather than communicating blame, communicate your standards for proper future treatment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Quit looking for the answers outside of yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"The invitation to something better is not arriving from any source outside of yourself — ever."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Those who get the invitation are the ones who realize that the invitation only comes from deep within."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"You are the authority and the gatekeeper of your own life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Once you become something, only then, are you worthy of it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"The life you want is a manifestation of self-realization."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"It is easy; just be — to receive. Manifesting is primarily about identity, and secondarily about action."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Begin accepting your gifts now. You can have every wonderful thing life can bestow, by being every wonderful thing to others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Everything comes by being! Be the love you seek. Be the friend you seek. Be the lover you seek. Be the honesty you seek. Be the integrity you seek."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Be the patience you seek."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Be the tolerance you seek."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Be the compassion you seek."

— Bryant McGill
from "Stop blaming and start being!"




"Who you are, how you act and present yourself to others, and your deep inner-truths are either calling fortune or misfortune into your life right now."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"Your unresolved issues will continue to call-in experiences to teach you what you need to learn."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"Your persistent problems are because of your response to common misfortune."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"If you want more, then be more. If you want better, then be better."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"When you carry a frown you will see more frowns; when you carry a smile you will see more smiles."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"Who you are is shaping your so-called reality. When you change — the world changes with you."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"You will always receive what you are equal to and what your perceptions, judgments and positions insist."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"The real ladder of opportunity is ascending levels of consciousness."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"As your consciousness, refinement and pureness of heart expand you will become less judgmental, less corrective, less reactive, less black-and-white, less critical, less apt to blame and less tormented by others and their faults and views."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"As the aperture of your heart opens to love you will receive more of the light of compassion, acceptance, gentleness, grace and understanding."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"The more evolved you are the less you will agree or disagree with others, and the more you will gently sift through the fullness of what people are offering and gratefully take only what you need."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"The more spiritually aware you become, the more you will focus on your own development and less on the imperfections of others."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"We teach best by how we live life; who we are instructs with absolute clarity."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"Your burdens are perfectly measured and gifted to you according to your resistance."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"Much of the torment of our lives is our own creation."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"Your every ill-thought, secreted hate, cynical and vicious judgment you carry is meant only for you."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"You are the source of your pain, and you are the source of your healing."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"Even when someone hurts you, you choose how to struggle, resist, deny and receive."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"Maybe you receive pain selfishly — thinking only of yourself. The cycle of pain wounds every participant; both victim and aggressor."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"Most of your problems exist because your heart is hard, and you are being arrogant."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"When you start acting more mindfully and positive, your life will come together in positive ways."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"The life you want doesn't want you — until you are worthy."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"The nightmare can end the moment you humble yourself and begin practicing being virtuous and taking proper care of yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want your life to be different you have to start reacting to life differently"




"You better have some skills in this world. You better bring something to the dinner party, or you will be the dinner."

— Bryant McGill
from "Value is your way out of the trap!"




"You will either have value or be grist for the mill — nothing more."

— Bryant McGill
from "Value is your way out of the trap!"




"Acquire several skills and find at least one that you can master, and that earns you respect."

— Bryant McGill
from "Value is your way out of the trap!"




"You must cultivate value within yourself if you want to move forward."

— Bryant McGill
from "Value is your way out of the trap!"




"If you feel trapped, quit thinking about the trap and start thinking about your value. Life favors value. Value is your way out."

— Bryant McGill
from "Value is your way out of the trap!"




"Do you want to flourish in the garden of life? Life's gardeners pluck the weeds and care only for the productive plants."

— Bryant McGill
from "Value is your way out of the trap!"




"The quality of your life hinges on your attitudes and offerings."

— Bryant McGill
from "Value is your way out of the trap!"




"Become a gift in the lives of others, and you will always be well received."

— Bryant McGill
from "Value is your way out of the trap!"




"If you want more opportunities you have to become an opportunity for others. As you advance yourself your opportunities advance too."

— Bryant McGill
from "Value is your way out of the trap!"




"The harder you work on yourself the more the external things you couldn't change will change on their own."

— Bryant McGill
from "Value is your way out of the trap!"




"Cultivating your value proposition in life is the way to move forward. You are the raw material of your own destiny."

— Bryant McGill
from "Value is your way out of the trap!"




"Fear causes you to feel small and powerless."

— Bryant McGill
from "All growth involves choosing love over fear"




"Even non-change is imperceivable change, because inaction will slowly change you from what you could have been, to what you never will be."

— Bryant McGill
from "All growth involves choosing love over fear"




"Fear is a thief because fear robs you before you even begin."

— Bryant McGill
from "All growth involves choosing love over fear"




"The potential of your life experience shrinks or expands according to your ability to love."

— Bryant McGill
from "All growth involves choosing love over fear"




"You cannot avoid what you fear because what you fear is inside of you."

— Bryant McGill
from "All growth involves choosing love over fear"




"When we come face-to-face with our fears we are really confronting ourselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "All growth involves choosing love over fear"




"The moment we confront our fears we are declaring that we are contenders for life, and for love."

— Bryant McGill
from "All growth involves choosing love over fear"




"When we truly love ourselves and love life, we are compelled to deeply explore ourselves and life's possibilities."

— Bryant McGill
from "All growth involves choosing love over fear"




"Only when you decide to truly live can you be free of your fears, and only when you are free of your fears can you truly live."

— Bryant McGill
from "All growth involves choosing love over fear"




"Embracing life and overcoming fear are one and the same."

— Bryant McGill
from "All growth involves choosing love over fear"




"Let your passion and courage swell in you until you can no longer be contained by fear."

— Bryant McGill
from "All growth involves choosing love over fear"




"No external thing or person is ever coming to you, which will make you happy or complete you."

— Bryant McGill
from "No external thing will ever make you happy or complete you"




"As long as you are waiting for something to make you happy — happiness will never come."

— Bryant McGill
from "No external thing will ever make you happy or complete you"




"Chasing the external to achieve joy is a death-trap for personal development."

— Bryant McGill
from "No external thing will ever make you happy or complete you"




"The external only creates dependency."

— Bryant McGill
from "No external thing will ever make you happy or complete you"




"The foundation of joyful independence is being content with yourself; self-love."

— Bryant McGill
from "No external thing will ever make you happy or complete you"




"Recognize that you are enough and that all external gifts are simply extra blessings."

— Bryant McGill
from "No external thing will ever make you happy or complete you"




"Praise first the mighty blessing of yourself!"

— Bryant McGill
from "No external thing will ever make you happy or complete you"




"Find your own joy within and then greater joy will be added to you."

— Bryant McGill
from "No external thing will ever make you happy or complete you"




"Each moment of gratitude awareness reveals the total beauty which surrounds you."

— Bryant McGill
from "No external thing will ever make you happy or complete you"




"The gift of life is present at every moment — even moments that seem insignificant or unpleasant."

— Bryant McGill
from "No external thing will ever make you happy or complete you"




"You will be blessed the moment you realize you already are."

— Bryant McGill
from "No external thing will ever make you happy or complete you"




"Start the daily practice of joyful living."

— Bryant McGill
from "No external thing will ever make you happy or complete you"




"If you are open to receiving the essential nature of life, its intelligence will flow through you like a great river."

— Bryant McGill
from "Open your eyes to your power and beauty"




"Observing the stream of eternal and simple truth is the same for all who look upon the fountainhead of consciousness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Open your eyes to your power and beauty"




"Every part of you is a master intelligence and is speaking truth to you, and through you, at all times."

— Bryant McGill
from "Open your eyes to your power and beauty"




"The master initiate of any craft appears magical to the uninitiated."

— Bryant McGill
from "Open your eyes to your power and beauty"




"The adept is only adept, because such an instrument she crafted and bowed her soul to be."

— Bryant McGill
from "Open your eyes to your power and beauty"




"All truthful music is familiar to the ear, for its notes were written into our souls long ago."

— Bryant McGill
from "Open your eyes to your power and beauty"




"When we allow the genius of simple nature to flow through us we become every genius who has ever lived."

— Bryant McGill
from "Open your eyes to your power and beauty"




"Every self-realized being has access to the dynamic genius that nature gives to all beings."

— Bryant McGill
from "Open your eyes to your power and beauty"




"You have to get clear in your present life — clear of the junk from your past."

— Bryant McGill
from "Get clear in your present life"




"Clear out all of those doubts and fears. Let the past be the past. It's time."

— Bryant McGill
from "Get clear in your present life"




"Create some clear space and then you will know exactly what to do."

— Bryant McGill
from "Get clear in your present life"




"Just because your world is falling apart doesn't mean you have to fall apart. When everything seems crazy, you be calm. Don't let the outer chaos you are facing get inside of you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Get clear in your present life"




"All healing starts with beginning to accept yourself and love yourself; even your flaws."

— Bryant McGill
from "Get clear in your present life"




"Real love is opening your heart to the unlovable. Real gratitude is giving thanks when things aren't perfect. Real generosity is sharing when you have very little. Real courage makes the 'impossible' — possible, with real faith."

— Bryant McGill
from "Get clear in your present life"




"Stop your worrying, panicking and stressing. Breathe. Remember, you made it this far through difficulties that seemed impossible. Remember how many times you were saved at the very last minute — this time is no different."

— Bryant McGill
from "Get clear in your present life"




"So many of our problems begin when we start worrying what others think of us."

— Bryant McGill
from "Don't worry about what people think of you"




"When someone is hard on you it may have very little to do with you at all."

— Bryant McGill
from "Don't worry about what people think of you"




"People who are hard on others are usually very hard on themselves, and the pain they inflict on others is a reflection of the pain they inflict on themselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Don't worry about what people think of you"




"You have to accept that you'll never be good enough for some people. Whether that is going to be your problem or theirs is up to you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Don't worry about what people think of you"




"Rejection is merely a redirection; a course correction to your destiny."

— Bryant McGill
from "Don't worry about what people think of you"




"Don't allow others to make you feel small. You came to this world to grow and to explore, and to touch the miracles and marvels of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Don't worry about what people think of you"




"Your suffering needs to be respected."

— Bryant McGill
from "Don't worry about what people think of you"




"Your suffering needs to be respected. Don't try to ignore the hurt, because the hurt is real. Instead, let the hurt prove there is hope through your healing. Let the hurt soften you instead of hardening you. Let the hurt open you instead of closing you. Let the hurt deliver you to love, and not to hate."

— Bryant McGill
from "Don't worry about what people think of you"




"Do something different today. Think something different. Get off of the hamster wheel and push back on life a little. Stretch yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you act falsely everything around you will be false"




"Risk is your only chance of really living. Safety is a fatal illusion; a slow-motion dream killer."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you act falsely everything around you will be false"




"Changing yourself takes time, it is incremental and can seem like hypocrisy to judging observers."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs"




"While developing yourself you may reverse opinions, contradict yourself and seem inconsistent with your beliefs and actions."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs"




"Don't allow people to control you with the consistency trap."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs"




"Consistency has been weaponized."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs"




"Don't let consistency be used against your holistic being and full-spectrum intelligence."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs"




"Being 'smart' is a total spectrum of behaviors; it is about balance — not just intellect."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs"




"You can say things that are completely wrong and still be a part of a legitimate dialogue."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs"




"You are an amorphous being and can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs at will and as frequently as you desire."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs"




"You are allowed to be inconsistent, contradictory and unbound by conventions such as sanity, intelligence or making sense."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs"




"When you reserve the right to total contradiction, you reserve the self-acceptance to be human."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs"




"People often want to "understand" others to "know their place" for strategic self-positioning, which is ultimately about control and safeguarding their advantage."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs"




"If you make a big life-change it may literally shatter those around you because they can only accept and "love" you "their way.""

— Bryant McGill
from "You can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs"




"The inconsistent person is free, and freedom is really what people fear most."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs"




"Your personal and spiritual evolution will always be seen as a betrayal by those whose values you abandon."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs"




"The discomfort you feel when you attempt to change is just the social control that surrounds you becoming more obvious and bearing down on you."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs"




"There is nothing more spiritual than freedom and it is very spiritual to violate old beliefs for new values."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs"




"We so easily sling judgements on others, yet we don't want judgements levied against us when we change our ideals."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs"




"Accepting others is really about accepting yourself, because when you accept others you are freed from your own inner-conflict."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs"




"When you quit judging others you can be your true-self, rather than being emotionally embroiled with other people's lifestyles and beliefs."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs"




"Your spiritual journey is about freedom, but not just your freedom — everyone's freedom."

— Bryant McGill
from "You can change your views, opinions, ideas, and beliefs"




"Get this through your head — you are not responsible for other people's happiness."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are not responsible for other people's happiness"




"It is exclusively other people's responsibility to please themselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are not responsible for other people's happiness"




"Be authentic and please yourself, which is perfect for running-off the people who need to go, and bringing-in the people who should be in your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are not responsible for other people's happiness"




"When children are taught to be "good" and keep everyone happy, it teaches them that they have the impossible burden of being responsible for other people's happiness."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are not responsible for other people's happiness"




"If you try to make everyone happy, everyone will be happy but you."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are not responsible for other people's happiness"




"You will never make people happier than by being a happy person yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are not responsible for other people's happiness"




"Truth that exposes your denial can feel like judgment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"If you feel yourself being judged, don't always trust those feelings. Look for what you may be denying about yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"We fake perfect, so others don't have to experience any unpleasant realities, because their life is just as fake as ours."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"If some people came into contact with anything real they would be shocked out of their minds."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"You are lost because you have not been honest with yourself, and your life is largely unexamined and unexerted."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"You have to do some thinking and know who you are, and then you have to resist compromising your truth for the comfort of others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"Witnessing honesty frightens some people because they haven't known authenticity in their own life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"In a world of sleepwalkers, an awakened mind is a teacher and a catalyst for new awakenings, whether they want to be or not."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"A moment of truth is very powerful. Instead of smiling to be polite, just frown. Instead of laughing when you are nervous or uncomfortable, just speak your truth. Instead of acting like everything is alright, proclaim it isn't alright, and talk about your feelings! Honor your truth. Honor yourself. Be real."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"If you can honor yourself and be real about your discomfort and pain, then your happiness will be just as real."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"If you can't be real and firm with others about who you really are, you will be doomed to a phony, plastic bullshit existence, where you only live for others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"There is nothing you will ever do that is more important than being honest about who you really are."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"Our identities are tremendously warped and distorted by yesterday's trauma and tomorrow's expectations."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"The struggle to excavate your true, authentic self from beneath the mountain of conditioning and ridiculous expectation is the epic struggle of your lifetime."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"Your number one mission in life is to be who you were intended to be."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"All pain in life comes from suppressing your true identity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"If you can't be who you really are then what is life but an unbearable lie?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"It is essential that you follow your own idea of passion, even if to others it looks like suffering."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"Resist the suppressive pressure to contract and instead expand in defiance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"Ascension through all levels of consciousness and awareness can only happen when you live life as you, and not how others think you should live. How could self-realization possibly be anything other than being yourself?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"Taking advice is fine; by all means, be open-minded, but not to the point of allowing others to obliterate your uniqueness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"Evolving and bettering yourself is wonderful, but not if the set of standards and values you adopt smother you into oblivion in the process."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"Your uniqueness is the greatest gift you will ever receive in life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"Your uniqueness is the master key that unlocks the hidden treasures of your lifetime."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"You are worthless to others if you don't know your own self and self-worth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"There is one clear urgency in your life that you must never neglect, and that is — you must be yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quit faking perfect and be yourself"




"Comparison is always the beginning of the death of self-love."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are moving in life toward a calling that pulls you ever forward"




"Comparison is a daily brutalization against the self-esteem."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are moving in life toward a calling that pulls you ever forward"




"Comparison sets the mark on its daily measure toward inevitable failure, and inadequacy."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are moving in life toward a calling that pulls you ever forward"




"It doesn't matter how beautiful you are because there is always someone more beautiful. It doesn't matter how intelligent you are because there is always someone more intelligent. It doesn't matter how much money you have because there is always someone with more money. It doesn't matter how successful you are because there is always someone more successful. You see, this is a game you can never win. It does not matter how real your perceived deficits are; what matters is how you give life to them and amplify them through comparison and judgment against yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are moving in life toward a calling that pulls you ever forward"




"You are the supreme adjudicator of worthiness in your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are moving in life toward a calling that pulls you ever forward"




"You can only evolve beyond the vicious self-analysis and violent comparison to others through loving yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are moving in life toward a calling that pulls you ever forward"




"If you can silence your constant judging you can have deeper levels of love and friendship with others and yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are moving in life toward a calling that pulls you ever forward"




"At the center of your being is a tender spirit of benevolence and goodness. Learning to love yourself is really a process of learning to trust this benevolence."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are moving in life toward a calling that pulls you ever forward"




"There is beauty and strength in your animated spirit that defies death with each supporting breath."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are moving in life toward a calling that pulls you ever forward"




"Never doubt the treasure of your matchless life. What is unique has no comparison. Be so loving to yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are moving in life toward a calling that pulls you ever forward"




"Self-kindness can be applied to your inner-relationship, like salve to the insecurities that arise within you."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are moving in life toward a calling that pulls you ever forward"




"You have a great and innate ability to express love and kindness inward in a way that nurtures your own insecurities."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are moving in life toward a calling that pulls you ever forward"




"Have you ever considered another type of loneliness; a good and healthy, happy loneliness?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"If you are bored it is only because you are a boring person."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"Loneliness is really a wonderful companion that can show us so much about ourselves and others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"Loneliness will give you the greatest chance of ever having a beautiful relationship with another person."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"Being alone will show you who you really are, and if you cannot get-on positively as the sole master of your space in that room alone, then you can absolutely forget about it after you add another person."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"To get a solid partner you have to be a solid partner. You can only attract and keep what you are, or lower."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"Sure. You want to be touched, inspired and made to feel alive. But a relationship is like a bridge where you meet other people half-way. That means if you want to be touched, inspired and made to feel alive, you have to be touching, inspiring and bring the fire of your aliveness to the union of your companionship."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"You must live what you wish to receive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"Because we are always growing, life compounds and magnifies what is already within us."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"If you are miserable you grow in misery, and if you are joyful you grow in joy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"Self-love the perfect soil from which to grow love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"People have some really crazy ideas about love, friends and relationships. They have the absurd belief that their friends, children, family, lovers and companions can make them happy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"Love is by, for and about you, and it never had anything to do with another person."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"Your love capability is something you cultivate within yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"Loving is like any other art-craft where the masters have carefully practiced and where the novices have languished in their carelessness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"This is why some relationships look so beautiful, and some look so tragic — beauty belongs to the thoughtful; tragedy to the neglectful."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"If your life is like a tragedy it is because you have been neglecting something — most likely yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"You have to learn how to take care of yourself. Who you need, is you. It was always about, and for, you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"You're the one you've been looking for; you complete you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"If you have never found yourself, the best place to look is in your loneliness, and rock-bottom is even better."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"People love most those who love themselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"If you get love and attention that you are not ready for, it will not fulfill you the way you imagine. We sustain our loving relationships by loving ourselves. We are only fulfilled by love when we ourselves are filled with love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"If you want the perfect relationship, start with the one you have with yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"If you make it right with yourself, it will be right with the whole world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"Because we are always growing, life compounds and magnifies what is already in us. If you are miserable you grow in misery, and if you are joyful you grow in joy. This makes self-love the perfect soil from which to grow love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person"




"Never let anyone convince you of anything negative about yourself unless it is for your own betterment."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are the supreme authority on you"




"Unless someone is trying to help you, don't you dare, ever let anyone tell you who and what you are, because, on this planet, you are the unquestionable and supreme authority on — you."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are the supreme authority on you"




"It is easy to know your purpose in life because you choose your purpose in life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Discovering your purpose in life"




"A purpose does not just happen; it is cultivated."

— Bryant McGill
from "Discovering your purpose in life"




"A purpose is more like a positive daily-grind, with gratitude and a smile."

— Bryant McGill
from "Discovering your purpose in life"




"You will find your purpose revealed in every single action, once you realize that — you — are your purpose."

— Bryant McGill
from "Discovering your purpose in life"




"Your purpose is deeper than the busy-work of talent."

— Bryant McGill
from "Discovering your purpose in life"




"Your purpose is simply what you do each day."

— Bryant McGill
from "Discovering your purpose in life"




"The purpose of your life is the purpose you bring to it, choice by choice, and recognition by recognition."

— Bryant McGill
from "Discovering your purpose in life"




"If you don't know your gifts, your gifts and purpose know you — and if you are open, you will not have to find them, because they will find you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Discovering your purpose in life"




"Having a purpose is one thing, but the quickening is a total animation of passion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your purpose, your passion, and your destiny"




"Your unmatched spirit is an emerging expression of the fingerprint of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your purpose, your passion, and your destiny"




"Brightly burning passion is the releasing of your essence, your specialness and your gifts to the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your purpose, your passion, and your destiny"




"There is no greater sensation of consciousness than to expend yourself completely through the quickening fires of passion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your purpose, your passion, and your destiny"




"The animating fire of life is merely a total devotion to living."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your purpose, your passion, and your destiny"




"Devote yourself to living completely and sharing your unique brilliance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your purpose, your passion, and your destiny"




"There is no such thing as a person without brilliance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your purpose, your passion, and your destiny"




"One passionate heart can brighten the world. From person to person the chain reaction burns through us — setting heart to heart ablaze, and lighting the way for us all!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Your purpose, your passion, and your destiny"




"There is a huge difference between learning about truth and experiencing truth. Touch the source."

— Bryant McGill
from "We only truly understand what we experience"




"We only truly understand what we experience."

— Bryant McGill
from "We only truly understand what we experience"




"Consider the possibility that many of the things you hear and say are utter nonsense and meaningless repetitions of noise."

— Bryant McGill
from "We only truly understand what we experience"




"Basic respect for life is the foundation for treating all people and all life with the utmost dignity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Developing a foundation of amity and goodwill toward all life"




"The gift of life carries in its compelling innocence an implied mandate to protect all life, and this is the noble striving of respect."

— Bryant McGill
from "Developing a foundation of amity and goodwill toward all life"




"Respect is the most generous and wise teacher you will ever have in your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Developing a foundation of amity and goodwill toward all life"




"You cannot learn from what you dominate because anything you suppress, you also smother and silence what it had to teach you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Developing a foundation of amity and goodwill toward all life"




"The nightmare spirit of control has always been, and is, profoundly stupid."

— Bryant McGill
from "Developing a foundation of amity and goodwill toward all life"




"Real respect is more concerned with your freedom than your obedience."

— Bryant McGill
from "Developing a foundation of amity and goodwill toward all life"




"Love is not about others; love is a practice of self-mastery."

— Bryant McGill
from "Developing a foundation of amity and goodwill toward all life"




"A loving person will master himself and contract, to open the space for another to expand and be free in his presence."

— Bryant McGill
from "Developing a foundation of amity and goodwill toward all life"




"The more mature and loving you become, the more you become concerned with people and creatures less powerful than you, and the more careful and gentle you become with their handling."

— Bryant McGill
from "Developing a foundation of amity and goodwill toward all life"




"Within each person is the miracle of a unique consciousness unlike any other in the universe."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every person's true identity is beautiful"




"Within you, you will find everything you need to be complete."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every person's true identity is beautiful"




"Within you is the power of unlimited creation."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every person's true identity is beautiful"




"We must seek together to address the good aspirations of people everywhere, for we are bound together through great commonality."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every person's true identity is beautiful"




"There is a deep interconnectedness of all life on Earth, from the tiniest organisms to the largest ecosystems, and absolutely between each person, no matter their cultures or traditions."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every person's true identity is beautiful"




"The great thing about life — the most magnificent thing about being these sentient human beings — is that we have been given the power of choice."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every person's true identity is beautiful"




"We can change the world one thought at a time, one act of respect and kindness at a time and one soul at a time."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every person's true identity is beautiful"




"Let the change begin with your choices this very moment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every person's true identity is beautiful"




"You are creating through your choices, even now."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every person's true identity is beautiful"




"We can build beautiful visions together, through respect."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every person's true identity is beautiful"




"The essential respect is the one in your own heart for yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every person's true identity is beautiful"




"The expansion of your own consciousness, capacity for love, humility and compassion — this is the path; this is the way."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every person's true identity is beautiful"




"Rest your mind for a moment in the peace of knowing you were created, and you do exist."

— Bryant McGill
from "Have respect for the great and magnificent source that created you"




"Do not quarrel or restlessly seek for more knowledge, until you have given proper honor to what you already know."

— Bryant McGill
from "Have respect for the great and magnificent source that created you"




"No matter the source of our creation let us give honor to that source."

— Bryant McGill
from "Have respect for the great and magnificent source that created you"




"Pause your opinions, debating and absolute knowing for long enough to conceive gratitude."

— Bryant McGill
from "Have respect for the great and magnificent source that created you"




"Gratitude is where self-love begins!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Have respect for the great and magnificent source that created you"




"There is no room for reverence in a mind fettered with ceaseless query."

— Bryant McGill
from "Have respect for the great and magnificent source that created you"




"In reverent pauses, when we slow down and think about the gift of life, we may briefly touch humility."

— Bryant McGill
from "Have respect for the great and magnificent source that created you"




"Life is so humbling when we slow down and witness the gifts."

— Bryant McGill
from "Have respect for the great and magnificent source that created you"




"Should we try to account for all the gifts of life, there would be no time for distress and uneasiness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Have respect for the great and magnificent source that created you"




"Even discomfort or pain delivers awareness of life, and an opportunity for gratitude."

— Bryant McGill
from "Have respect for the great and magnificent source that created you"




"Life is nothing short of a phenomenon. In every sense life is mysterious and unfathomable."

— Bryant McGill
from "Have respect for the great and magnificent source that created you"




"Life is so big. Do not try to fill it. Instead, expand within. You are enough for you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Have respect for the great and magnificent source that created you"




"You will never know anyone more intimately than yourself. Love yourself and be good to yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Have respect for the great and magnificent source that created you"




"You always were beautiful, and you always will be beautiful."

— Bryant McGill
from "Have respect for the great and magnificent source that created you"




"The child you once were lives on within you unchanged."

— Bryant McGill
from "Have respect for the great and magnificent source that created you"




"Let your existence be enough for a moment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Have respect for the great and magnificent source that created you"




""Thank you" is an attitude you carry in your heart. "Thank you" has blessed me endlessly and is my privileged state of mind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Have respect for the great and magnificent source that created you"




"It is good to have a dream, as long as the dream does not have you."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"Ambition can form an impenetrable barrier for those who fail to acknowledge what they already are."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"Nothing grows in the shadow of want without the sunlight of acknowledging your fullness."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"You already have and are complete; your value is intrinsic."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"Our value is mirrored back to us through success only when we share the treasure we already are."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"When you are constantly waiting and wanting, your declaration is that you are NOT."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"When you accept your value and have gratitude you are declaring your worthiness of further receivership."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"Our receiving expands with our gratitude."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"Healthy surrender means allowing yourself to "be," rather than being in a constant state of want."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"When you focus on want, you become an endless cycle of wants."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"Want is small and will make you small. Want is needy and will make you needy."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"Want, and belief in lack, shrink your opportunities."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"Want is an empty void — your real value is full and abundant."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"Want is always hungry and searching, whereas contentment is steady, calm and receiving."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"Don't be so busy wanting and seeking that you never realize you already have and are; you are your destination."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"Empowerment comes from self-realization and recognition of our internal gifts, which we already have in abundance."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"The secret is in realizing your internal gifts and then setting them free."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"If you don't know your calling or gifts yet, don't worry, your gifts and purpose know you — and if you are open you will not have to find them, because they will find you."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"Be open to your potential and cultivate your highest expression of value from deep within."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"Your acceptance of your worth and your earnest expression of your gifts is a way to share the best of yourself with others."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"There is a profound connection between your cultivated identity and your opportunities."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"Who you truly are is actually the state of your worthiness for receivership."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"Opportunity will always meet you exactly where you stand."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"You will always receive what you are equal to."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"Everything you want starts inside of you with how you feel about yourself and how you treat yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"No one can set your level of worthiness except you."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"Quit aspiring and dreaming and start being."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"To get, simply release, and then gently invite."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"Success is simply a state of acceptance."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"When you focus on want, you become an endless cycle of wants. To get, simply release, and then gently invite."

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"Endless dreams are forever wanting, whereas real success simply is and does!"

— Bryant McGill
from "The reason you can accomplish something is because you already had it within you"




"Life is an illusion which wisely prevents you from seeing yourself fully."

— Bryant McGill
from "Beauty speaks to us in moments"




"In spiritual moments we nearly perceive a grand, divine conspiracy of interconnectedness between us and everything."

— Bryant McGill
from "Beauty speaks to us in moments"




"Beauty speaks to us in moments, and then we forget."

— Bryant McGill
from "Beauty speaks to us in moments"




"From time to time, in the moments when you need it most, you will be touched, and you will remember your own beauty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Beauty speaks to us in moments"




"You are the forward edge of life's advancement; in this moment in time you are the finest expression of life's brilliance."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are nothing less than a miracle!"




"All of history has pointed its refining focus to your life this moment."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are nothing less than a miracle!"




"You are the culmination of all that ever was. You are the highest point of the vast pyramid of history and of your own life."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are nothing less than a miracle!"




"Eons of suffering, brutality and struggle have paved the way through the corridors of time to create this moment, where you exist as an exalted expression of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are nothing less than a miracle!"




"Life is ever reaching for strength, vitality, survival and the fulfillment of perpetuating its inherent message of continuance."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are nothing less than a miracle!"




"Nature has placed you on the throne of royalty as the heir of all life that preceded you."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are nothing less than a miracle!"




"You are the grand estate and administrator of — now."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are nothing less than a miracle!"




"Dare not surrender to weakness you divine creation!"

— Bryant McGill
from "You are nothing less than a miracle!"




"Your power and brilliance is the most awesome force life could muster."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are nothing less than a miracle!"




"Your mind, your motion and your expression is an animation to marvel and to praise."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are nothing less than a miracle!"




"All of life and history is holding you on its shoulders so you can stretch one atom further."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are nothing less than a miracle!"




"You are nothing less than a miracle!"

— Bryant McGill
from "You are nothing less than a miracle!"




"If you are unhappy with your life and the state of the world, the best place to start changing things is within yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"Your attitudes lie at the heart of any possibility for changing your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"Your attitudes are literally seeds for the growing of your future self."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"Your attitudes contain your future."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"If your attitudes are good, then your world will be better."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"Look in your disappointments for the resolve to transform your experiences into solutions."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"Your attitudes are slowly shaping you at all times and calling your deepest truths to the surface of your reality."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"Positive attitudes qualify you for positive experiences."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"Hopefully and devoutly focus on your greater possibilities."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"Any good is good enough."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"When you live positively it is impossible to not also be living for something greater than yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"Changing yourself changes everything."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"Your attitudes reflect back your exact possibilities."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"Every experience is seen through your mind's eye, so when you change your mind you change your entire world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"There is no such thing as a non-subjective world to a subjective mind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"Opportunity will only meet you in the domain of your chosen attitude."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"You will always receive what your attitudes insist of your worthiness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"To alter the universe, alter your thoughts, because the only universe you will ever know is in your mind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"Changing your mind and your attitude can move you into what seems like another dimension."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"Your future begins with your next thought."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"Look for the beauty you seek first within yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"Once you find your positive vision, then share the victory of your loving attitudes with everyone."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your future begins with your next thought"




"The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves. The worst verbal abuse comes from our own tongue. The most negative influence is the devil on our own shoulder. The cruelest judge is the one staring back in the mirror. The person really withholding the love you need is you. No one will ever out-do you at playing mind-games."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out"




"The universe is calling you to heal, not to agonize over your mistakes. Quit overthinking; this is what surrendering really means."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out"




"Don't focus on negativity and don't even obsess about "fixing" things or yourself. Don't force "positive thinking." These things can be psychological irritants. Just leave yourself alone! When you pick at things they never heal. Just relax and give yourself some time."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out"




"You are the angel of your own life. Look past your ugly thinking; your fears, mistakes, worries, and doubts."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out"




"Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out"




"The way you transcend your challenges is by listening to the inner-guide within you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out"




"Your good judgment, your discernment, your kind thoughts and your own loving heart — in service of your highest good — is the angel you have been looking for to deliver you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out"




"The moment you accept your own beauty and power is the moment your deliverance begins."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out"




"The way to begin to truly see beauty in yourself is to begin to see beauty in all of life, and to realize you are connected to life, and that you are a part of life's great beauty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out"




"Believing in your own inner-beauty as a wondrous and unique being will begin to shift your perspectives about the world from cynicism to reverence."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out"




"Make sure your ritual is not a daily prayer for failure through negative self-talk, ruminations, and gossip."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out"




"Understand and challenge your personal narrative. Narratives become choices and actions — which become your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out"




"Choose thoughts that give you the emotions of feeling alive and excited about life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out"




"Make a truce with your inner-voice and speak ever so kindly and respectfully of yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out"




"What you talk about you anchor yourself to, so if you want to change your life — change your dialogue."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out"




"You give life to your problems with your words. If you really want change, then begin to use your words to give life to solutions."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out"




"Your struggle is your strength. If you can resist becoming negative, bitter or hopeless, in time, your struggle will give you everything."

— Bryant McGill
from "Your struggles seem to be external, but we are always destroyed from the inside out"




"The truth is, we have what we want already."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want to be happy you must become a happiness seeker"




"If you are waiting for things in your life to align themselves so you can be happy, then you are likely in for some serious disappointment."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want to be happy you must become a happiness seeker"




"Looking to the external for happiness is like a drug addiction; you are always looking for an external fix to sooth your withdrawals of depression when things aren't going well. It is a form of self-medicating something deeper and unresolved."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want to be happy you must become a happiness seeker"




"Look, if you aren't happy, it's because you simply don't want to be. The mentally-ill and small children aside, you are responsible for your own happiness."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want to be happy you must become a happiness seeker"




"You do have choices even when your limiting beliefs insist that you don't."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want to be happy you must become a happiness seeker"




"The most insubordinate obstacle you will encounter is your own limited thinking."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want to be happy you must become a happiness seeker"




"You may live in a harsh world at times, but you can have a beautiful inner-life, and a beautiful outer-life always begins with a beautiful inner-life."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want to be happy you must become a happiness seeker"




"Many have said that happiness is an inside job, but be sure to put some emphasis on the word "job.""

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want to be happy you must become a happiness seeker"




"Stop blaming the world, your past, bad luck or other people. Accept the fact that you have some power and choices in your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want to be happy you must become a happiness seeker"




"Happiness takes practice. It starts with deciding that such a thing even exists, or can exist for you. Then you have to decide that you should have some. Then you have to start looking for it. Chances are that you have opportunities for happiness right under your nose that you haven't even noticed."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want to be happy you must become a happiness seeker"




"When we become open to happiness and are more mindful, we begin to notice happiness in moments."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want to be happy you must become a happiness seeker"




"Happiness comes in moments, between sad moments and everyday ordinary moments."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want to be happy you must become a happiness seeker"




"If you want to be happy you must become a happiness seeker. You have to think about happiness, look for the happiness, seize the happiness and believe with all of your heart that you deserve happiness."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want to be happy you must become a happiness seeker"




"Many of the great mastermind thinkers throughout history have known that we become our thoughts."

— Bryant McGill
from "Weathering the dark clouds of worry and doubt"




"There is no such thing as perfection, and it is okay for you to have negative thoughts."

— Bryant McGill
from "Weathering the dark clouds of worry and doubt"




"When the dark clouds of doubt, anger or worry begin to move upon you, steady yourself in the knowledge that in time, the storm will pass."

— Bryant McGill
from "Weathering the dark clouds of worry and doubt"




"The more one has engaged in a particular pattern of thought, the more difficult it becomes to override these habitual patterns."

— Bryant McGill
from "Weathering the dark clouds of worry and doubt"




"Worry is the opposite of power."

— Bryant McGill
from "Weathering the dark clouds of worry and doubt"




"We do not have control over what happens to us in life, but we do have control over how we chose to respond."

— Bryant McGill
from "Weathering the dark clouds of worry and doubt"




"Choose to not worry at all, freeing your creative mind and spirit to solve your problems instead."

— Bryant McGill
from "Weathering the dark clouds of worry and doubt"




"You cannot always trust your inner-voice. Often, your inner-voice is not really yours. You are not who you think you are; you are someone else's ideas."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awaken to your power and the voice of truth"




"If you are unaware that you have been severely conditioned from birth, then you have been conditioned right out of your own mind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awaken to your power and the voice of truth"




"A great deal of fear has been intentionally put into people."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awaken to your power and the voice of truth"




"Fear is like a virus you can transmit with words."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awaken to your power and the voice of truth"




"Once fear has been ingested by your consciousness it can paralyze your mind and even cause physical illness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awaken to your power and the voice of truth"




"We are so immersed in fear that we have accepted it as normal."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awaken to your power and the voice of truth"




"The false-voice is a master doubt-whisperer. The false voice is a world-class liar with one mission; to show you your brief moments of fragility and persuade you that you are forever weak."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awaken to your power and the voice of truth"




"Let me explain exactly why there are people, institutions and forces who are actively trying to use fear to persuade you that you are weak; it is because you are staggeringly POWERFUL!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Awaken to your power and the voice of truth"




"Your will, your mind, your heart, your body; your total intelligence orchestrated into one razor-focused determination IS the hungry eye of the tiger."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awaken to your power and the voice of truth"




"There is a fierce concentration inside of you; dormant — it is in your blood. It is the strength of your ancestors. It is the hammer and anvil of eons which struck the hardened steel of your spirit into a weapon of survival."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awaken to your power and the voice of truth"




"You are a weapon. People deny their own strength because they are afraid of their own strength. Whether it's a corrupt government or an abusive lover, those who seek to control you want you to forget your strength, because they are afraid of you. And they should be afraid."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awaken to your power and the voice of truth"




"In you is the glorious power to heal, to love and to protect what is virtuous and honorable in life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awaken to your power and the voice of truth"




"Your awesome strength is a guardian and champion for all manner of good to prevail."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awaken to your power and the voice of truth"




"When the false-voice of doubt starts whispering in your darkest hours, let the other voice, the voice of ages, which speaks through time to give you life answer back with your defiant, awakened resolve. Awaken to your power; the power to live, the power to overcome and the power to survive the challenges presently before you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awaken to your power and the voice of truth"




"Quit assuming others have it better, or you have it worse. Everyone suffers tremendously in life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Resentment and guilt will block your opportunities from arriving"




"Suffering is very personal and cannot be measured by someone from the outside. Everyone suffers in different ways. Life is not a suffering contest; the contest is for compassion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Resentment and guilt will block your opportunities from arriving"




"Love softens the hardest edges of life's tumult."

— Bryant McGill
from "Resentment and guilt will block your opportunities from arriving"




"If you want good things to happen in your life you have to believe good things are possible for yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Resentment and guilt will block your opportunities from arriving"




"Quit allowing negative and cynical thinking to steal the good life you deserve."

— Bryant McGill
from "Resentment and guilt will block your opportunities from arriving"




"Quit assuming you are finished. You are not finished or washed-up. Maybe you are just beginning."

— Bryant McGill
from "Resentment and guilt will block your opportunities from arriving"




"Quit comparing yourself to others; to both their fortune and misfortune. Their life is not your life anyway; you have your own life to live."

— Bryant McGill
from "Resentment and guilt will block your opportunities from arriving"




"Prolonged feelings of resentment and guilt will block your opportunities from arriving."

— Bryant McGill
from "Resentment and guilt will block your opportunities from arriving"




"Open yourself to the possibility that your challenges, no matter what they may be, are the most honest and giving expressions of life you will ever know."

— Bryant McGill
from "Resentment and guilt will block your opportunities from arriving"




"It is by withholding what you deeply need from others, that you keep it from yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Learning to get your needs met without complaining or negativity"




"When you put your needs into service in the lives of others, your needs will then be met."

— Bryant McGill
from "Learning to get your needs met without complaining or negativity"




"The love and attention you always thought you wanted from someone else, is the love and attention you first need to give to yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Learning to get your needs met without complaining or negativity"




"What we fear we often bring upon ourselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Learning to get your needs met without complaining or negativity"




"If you want more from life — start by counting your blessings instead of counting your losses, deficits and wants."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want more from life start by counting your blessings"




"Impatience, resentment, jealousy and endless "want" are not creative attractors and have no value."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want more from life start by counting your blessings"




"When negative feelings move upon you, reflect, and recognize the danger of feeding those feelings and keeping them alive."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want more from life start by counting your blessings"




"Excessive want is a form of desperation and a declaration of lack."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want more from life start by counting your blessings"




"Any aggressive lust lacks balance and is unwholesome and obstructive."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want more from life start by counting your blessings"




"Balance in life is the key to everything."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want more from life start by counting your blessings"




"You have to be smart to get what you want."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want more from life start by counting your blessings"




"Having contentment and gratitude in the present moment is the surest way to achieve success."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want more from life start by counting your blessings"




"Contentment and gratitude are signs that you are worthy of further receivership."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want more from life start by counting your blessings"




"When you accept that there is no success greater than inner-peace and contentment, you instantly qualify yourself for more success."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want more from life start by counting your blessings"




"Without inner-peace and contentment, success will ultimately destroy you."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want more from life start by counting your blessings"




"You are likely the greatest obstacle to achieving your own dreams."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want more from life start by counting your blessings"




"Get out of your own way. Learn to exist gracefully and peacefully with yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want more from life start by counting your blessings"




"Only inner-mastery can bring outer-mastery."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want more from life start by counting your blessings"




"Start deep within yourself and slowly build outward toward your goal."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want more from life start by counting your blessings"




"Remember that any desire is tested; the greater the desire, the greater the tests."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want more from life start by counting your blessings"




"Success is not only in the hand; it is in the heart."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want more from life start by counting your blessings"




"The struggle is beautiful."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want more from life start by counting your blessings"




"Reach for success knowing that the gift of effort is instantly yours, and that the journey is the most rewarding and fulfilling destination."

— Bryant McGill
from "If you want more from life start by counting your blessings"




"Your state of mind is integral to how you will experience life."

— Bryant McGill
from "The enabling force of possibility"




"When you are nothing but pessimistic you are an enabling force of impossibility."

— Bryant McGill
from "The enabling force of possibility"




"When you are positive you are an enabling force of possibility."

— Bryant McGill
from "The enabling force of possibility"




"You are responsible for doing what good you can with what you have, and any good is better than none."

— Bryant McGill
from "The enabling force of possibility"




"Every positive thought is a silent prayer which will change your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every positive thought is a silent prayer which will change your life"




"When we feel powerless in a hostile world we can at least practice quelling the enmity in our minds."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every positive thought is a silent prayer which will change your life"




"Pray for your own deliverance from your own vicious thoughts."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every positive thought is a silent prayer which will change your life"




"Your positive thoughts are both the prayer, and the answer to your prayer."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every positive thought is a silent prayer which will change your life"




"Each positive thought is your refuge and your sanctuary, where in that thoughtful moment, you are safe."

— Bryant McGill
from "Every positive thought is a silent prayer which will change your life"




"Every good thing begins with one positive thought."

— Bryant McGill
from "One positive thought is the victory you need today!"




"You don't need to change everything in your life instantly. All you need is one positive thought."

— Bryant McGill
from "One positive thought is the victory you need today!"




"All your troubles, struggles, pains, and suffering is worth one good thing."

— Bryant McGill
from "One positive thought is the victory you need today!"




"Good things come to us just when we need them the most, like an angel throwing us a life-preserver before we go under the waters of despair."

— Bryant McGill
from "One positive thought is the victory you need today!"




"One positive thought will shift the entire world under your feet."

— Bryant McGill
from "One positive thought is the victory you need today!"




"One positive thought is something you can accomplish."

— Bryant McGill
from "One positive thought is the victory you need today!"




"One positive thought is the victory you need today!"

— Bryant McGill
from "One positive thought is the victory you need today!"




"Life wants you to have gratitude for the gift of living. Treasure every second."

— Bryant McGill
from "Proclaim now that you refuse to die without fully living!"




"Life wants you to know yourself, be yourself and love yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Proclaim now that you refuse to die without fully living!"




"Life wants you to be able to fully receive and give affection and love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Proclaim now that you refuse to die without fully living!"




"Life wants you to know that people are more important than things."

— Bryant McGill
from "Proclaim now that you refuse to die without fully living!"




"Life wants you to know that feelings are more important than facts, and you should never hurt someone just to be right."

— Bryant McGill
from "Proclaim now that you refuse to die without fully living!"




"Life wants you to respect yourself, respect other people and respect the planet."

— Bryant McGill
from "Proclaim now that you refuse to die without fully living!"




"Life wants you to touch, taste and see the grandeur of the world's unfathomable variety."

— Bryant McGill
from "Proclaim now that you refuse to die without fully living!"




"Life wants you to connect deeply with the hearts of other people — struggle together and rejoice together."

— Bryant McGill
from "Proclaim now that you refuse to die without fully living!"




"Life wants you to thrive in the domain of your own unique creative vision for yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Proclaim now that you refuse to die without fully living!"




"Life wants you to live in total alignment with true love, passion, and integrity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Proclaim now that you refuse to die without fully living!"




"A thrilling, brilliant and electrifying life is yours the moment you wake-up."

— Bryant McGill
from "Proclaim now that you refuse to die without fully living!"




"Proclaim now that you refuse to die without fully living!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Proclaim now that you refuse to die without fully living!"




"Jesus may give you eternal life, but until then, your ass is going to stay right where it is until you do something about it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rush out into holy life and shine"




"Faith doesn't work if you don't even believe it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rush out into holy life and shine"




"With all respect to your religion or world-view — thank God, thank the universe, thank evolutionary processes — the keyword is "thank" — just have some gratitude and be thankful."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rush out into holy life and shine"




"While the ingrates duke-it-out about the true God, you take each breath in holy gratitude."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rush out into holy life and shine"




"The best way to be thankful for the gift of life is to not throw it away."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rush out into holy life and shine"




"Please don't waste-away in front of a TV waiting to win a lottery during the precious few hours you are not imprisoned in corporate shackles."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rush out into holy life and shine"




"Life is calling you. The other life. The analogue life. The real. Nature is calling you. And people too. Wondrous royal souls are waiting to meet, appreciate and experience you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rush out into holy life and shine"




"Make your life a tribute equal to the magnitude of the gift of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rush out into holy life and shine"




"Witness each moment in astounded jubilation. Take every holy breath in gratitude. Rejoice in life!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Rush out into holy life and shine"




"Reach deep within, and reconnect with the essence of your being."

— Bryant McGill
from "Seek first thyself..."




"Separate yourself from the lies and illusions which are not you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Seek first thyself..."




"True community has been nearly eviscerated, and a tactile-less mockery of community, in the form of social media, has been put in its place."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"Houses and apartments have become cubicle prison-tombs, where millions of screen-irradiated mummies hide from the sunlight, nature, and genuine social interaction."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"Through consumer-life, a sort of consumer based identity crisis envelopes us. Consumer life is an alternate reality."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"People addicted to consumerism have no meaningful relationships — except with need providers."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"Through consumer-life, even our life partners can become just another external need provider."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"Modern consumer life is like a mass dissociative disorder that prevents people from experiencing essential truth, real-life community, universal rites of passage and even an acceptable and reasonable death."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"Consumer life is essentially a social psychology framework, which seeks to keep your consciousness plugged into a head-end of created needs for profit."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"People have moments of consciousness and epiphanies throughout their lives, but then suppress the realization."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"The culture has already anticipated the freedom seeking mechanism in humans."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"You are so much more than what your culture has asked of you to be."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"We must become reacquainted with our true human selves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"We have lost our humanity to the decimal point."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"There has been a financial coup d'etat over the human soul, we have lost our purpose."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"The total commoditization of the natural world has placed a veritable lien against the spirit of nature."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"We fiber-optically connect our egos until each person is the center of his own universe; an aspiring god-brand."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"We build cathedrals of worship on Wall Street to glorify our money masters. The fiscal priesthood shows us how to purify our souls in a baptism of material goods. We dutifully pay our retail-tithe."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"We seek for gadget-enlightenment through purchases of glitzy techno-litter. The meaning of life; one endless shopping spree."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"Planned obsolescence; the purest definition of our lives as both the consumer and the consumed."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"Quality people make a quality world. Seek quality. Be quality. Give quality. Put your mark of craftsmanship in every relationship, in every deed, and every thought."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"The destruction of the miracle of life is only made possible by our value systems. Many of our so-called value systems are really suicide engines running inside of each of us."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"In some places, it is just normal that some people die at a young age — killed in senseless wars or by disease. In other cultures, the economic war they die in, is so slow moving it looks like living."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"Most so-called success in the world is slavery."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"Every degree of success must be paired with a degree of integrity and compassion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"Success without integrity is always fleeting, or monstrous."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"Real success sometimes involves saying no to growth, expansion and gain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"Real success often involves absorbing tremendous loss on a personal level. Real success often involves sacrifice. Real success always involves virtues such as humility, compassion, and an abiding reverence and respect for life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"What we wish to change external to ourselves we must first change within ourselves, and this is why the ascent to higher consciousness and compassion is paramount, and also why the embedded power structures are hard at work to distract you from attaining enlightenment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"Sometimes the call for freedom whispers to us, and sometimes it screams, but it never shrinks for long, because the longing for freedom is in our blood; it is immutable."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"The starting point to freedom is to begin questioning the cultural narrative you have been sold."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"Question everything, including yourself. Have the courage to question yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"We've been distracted from our power, but we can take that power back and create a beautiful world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"We can decide to take a radical departure from what we accept as reality."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"There is a place inside each of us that cannot be coerced to think a certain way or behave a certain way."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"Just beyond the horizon of the so-called impossible is infinite possibility."

— Bryant McGill
from "Reconnecting with your essential-self in the modern world"




"You cannot become a true beauty seeker while purposely inviting unnecessary ugliness into your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Become a beauty seeker by being very careful about what you consume"




"As an organism there is nothing more relevant or sacred than what you put into your body."

— Bryant McGill
from "Become a beauty seeker by being very careful about what you consume"




"There is nothing more metaphysical, in a literal sense, than food. Food is the ultimate sacrament."

— Bryant McGill
from "Become a beauty seeker by being very careful about what you consume"




"Food is a part of our contract with life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Become a beauty seeker by being very careful about what you consume"




"As creatures with a body, we should all be especially concerned about the quality of air, water and food we allow into our bodily vehicle."

— Bryant McGill
from "Become a beauty seeker by being very careful about what you consume"




"Many psychological and spiritual problems are really just forms of consumption illness. Through unwholesome consumption, the beauty within begins to diminish as we are consumed by what we feed on."

— Bryant McGill
from "Become a beauty seeker by being very careful about what you consume"




"Violent entertainment is absorbed, and while we may disagree about what happens after, it is assimilated by the consciousness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Become a beauty seeker by being very careful about what you consume"




"Even if violent entertainment does not shape us at all, it is still an expression of who we are through our interests."

— Bryant McGill
from "Become a beauty seeker by being very careful about what you consume"




"Realizing there was enough real horror in life, I decided to distance myself from unnecessarily created madness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Become a beauty seeker by being very careful about what you consume"




"The more I avoided violent and manipulative entertainment the more things changed for me for the better."

— Bryant McGill
from "Become a beauty seeker by being very careful about what you consume"




"The media is a weapon pointed at your consciousness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Become a beauty seeker by being very careful about what you consume"




"In the way that all environmental factors shape us, you are being shaped to one degree or another by violent entertainment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Become a beauty seeker by being very careful about what you consume"




"The coveted perfect life is a created standard, which is purposely unattainable."

— Bryant McGill
from "Become a beauty seeker by being very careful about what you consume"




"Deceptive media images of faces, bodies, and lifestyles, make us hate ourselves so we will buy a solution to love ourselves once again."

— Bryant McGill
from "Become a beauty seeker by being very careful about what you consume"




"Advertisements make us ashamed of our blemishes, imperfections, and flaws, but these so-called flaws are really our strengths and gifts."

— Bryant McGill
from "Become a beauty seeker by being very careful about what you consume"




"Images, idols and fixations on conformity and unattainable perfection make us illusion-prisoners."

— Bryant McGill
from "Become a beauty seeker by being very careful about what you consume"




"The very brands that promise us relief and personal freedom deliver the opposite of freedom; instead turning us into material junkies."

— Bryant McGill
from "Become a beauty seeker by being very careful about what you consume"




"You don't need to be entertained; life is your entertainment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Become a beauty seeker by being very careful about what you consume"




"Instead of connecting with ugliness; connect with beauty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Become a beauty seeker by being very careful about what you consume"




"Finding essential truth involves uncovering who you really are."

— Bryant McGill
from "There is something real in you trying to break through the cracks"




"Freedom is simply knowing what's real."

— Bryant McGill
from "Begin to remember again"




"Real freedom may seem pretty boring by today's standards; it is not perceived as spectacular, bedazzling, enthralling, or entertaining — but it means absolutely everything."

— Bryant McGill
from "Begin to remember again"




"There is an invisible hand at work in the making of beautiful lives."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"Uncommon success is found on the spiritual plane; you can't get there through common convention or following others. Hard work is not enough; many work slavishly-hard for little reward. Intelligence is insufficient; there are so many educated and brilliant people who have failed utterly and completely. Goodness is not enough; think of how many meek and good souls are tilled into the earth like manure by demigods to fertilize their crops of great fortune. There is something more — it is the unseen essential, and everyone has access to it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"Like the mysteries of the deep ocean or space, there are mysteries in the depths of consciousness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"Mysticism and her metaphors reach to understand the enigma of self and universe; like poetry — spirituality bridges the gap between the forms and the formless, for spirituality can pull cogent meaning from the veiled truths beyond our perception."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"Spirituality strives to touch those unknown forms the mind cannot yet grasp."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"Each person is a vast territory of undiscovered mystery as nebulous and uncharted as the deepest oceans and expanses of space."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"In the inconceivably vast and humbling unknown called "everything," is a supreme inter-communication called, spirituality."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"The laws of life are written into every atom, molecule, and heartbeat. The clues to the great mystery are all around us! To understand the mysteries of life, you must look around and within. You will see patterns everywhere; patterns that seem to manifest themselves over and over again. These patterns exist intertwined within nature and man, bridging the gap between the enigma of self and the entire universe itself. You see them in spiraling galaxies and Mandelbrot fractals, and the logarithmic swirls of fossilized Ammonoidea — growing from the unknown to atoms, to molecules to solar systems, to galaxies to the furthest expanses of the universe, with origins and destinations unknown; just like us in birth and death. You see them in the similarities between tree branches, rivers and blood veins, the patterns of fingerprints like endoplasmic reticulum, or a black opal's play of fire like the nebula of a supernova. Moon shots are like protoplasmic lurches, while simple thoughts and observations of the nature around us take us beyond the unknown. The clues to the great mystery are all around us and deep within us. We are all immersed in the sweet law of unfolding mystery called life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"There is a way to flow and cooperate with universal laws that can be beautiful and kind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"The flow of spiritual connectedness and oneness with life will dwell in you if your heart and mind is open and innocent."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"If you are pure in intention and in alignment with beauty and love, in body and mind, the highest levels of your spiritual self will subsume your weaknesses."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"Spirituality will take you like love; it seduces you from contemplation to completeness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"As you open your heart to wisdom you will begin to see the unseen essential."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"Spirituality is like a thin-thin thread, which if delicately followed guides us from darkness to light; from poverty to abundance, and from destruction to safety."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"The unseen essential can be described in many ways and comes in many forms, but is always preceded by virtue."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"Who you are; that is, who you choose to be — your identity, works in your life like an invisible hand."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"If your life is a miserable disaster, you might want to consider that it's because you are doing something wrong."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"For the vile human pigs in life; the sloppy, disheveled, uncaring dregs, the ungrateful, and especially for the vicious, negative emotional peasants — there will only continue to be the hard and painful lessons you so desperately need. The invisible hand will hold you in your wretched place until your last breath — unless you evolve. If you are cruel and ignorant the invisible fist will pound you into oblivion until you submit, humble yourself and soften your hard heart."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"Your life is always a perfect reflection of your state of heart and mind, and of your truest identity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"There is a different world on the other side of your present attitude."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"You can only access the beautiful world through faith by truthfully embracing beauty and caring."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"Be open to others; give people a chance. Be open to yourself; give yourself a chance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"When you are open and loving you become the solution to every problem we have in the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"The unseen essential awaits your enlightened heart's ascension to love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Opening yourself to the unseen essential"




"If you want a great life try being kind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strive to become a beautiful person"




"It is astounding what power being kind, mannered, polite and considerate has in transforming your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strive to become a beautiful person"




"If you are rude, cynical, negatively-sarcastic or pessimistic, your life options are going to be very limited."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strive to become a beautiful person"




"Playful, positive sarcasm is different from negative mean sarcasm, and many people don't know the difference."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strive to become a beautiful person"




"Many people live in an induced spiritual coma; they are inherently vicious, and are completely unaware of their malady."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strive to become a beautiful person"




"There is a coarse and ugly temperament and tenor observable in the common unconscious person."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strive to become a beautiful person"




"The vile are trampled beneath the feet of other pigs."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strive to become a beautiful person"




"By being beautiful and kind you are given favored status and opportunity in life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strive to become a beautiful person"




"Love can take you from any depth, and place you on the highest mountain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strive to become a beautiful person"




"Choosing beauty and love does not mean being uninformed or weak; it means you clearly see the ugliness, but choose love anyway."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strive to become a beautiful person"




"Beauty is reaching for you if you will hold out your hand in good faith."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strive to become a beautiful person"




"Spirituality is very much about putting yourself in proper order."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strive to become a beautiful person"




"Comport yourself with grace under pressure."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strive to become a beautiful person"




"Be intelligent but know it is better to be kind than smart."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strive to become a beautiful person"




"Real transformation requires real honesty. If you want to move forward — get real with yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strive to become a beautiful person"




"Change will never happen if you lack the ability and courage to see yourself for who you really are."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strive to become a beautiful person"




"If you can begin to believe in your own beauty, you can then begin to believe in the beauty of others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strive to become a beautiful person"




"The transformation of the world takes place in your heart."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strive to become a beautiful person"




"Once you reach the summit of your own heart you will see beauty is everywhere."

— Bryant McGill
from "Strive to become a beautiful person"




"You will find beauty in every person and experience, but only if beauty has first been cultivated within."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ugliness sees ugliness; beauty sees beauty"




"The supreme hallmark of reality is balance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ugliness sees ugliness; beauty sees beauty"




"Balance and fullness exist in the polarity of all things."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ugliness sees ugliness; beauty sees beauty"




"How we choose to perceive affects how we partake of reality; narrowly or completely."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ugliness sees ugliness; beauty sees beauty"




"When you engage in cynicism, pessimism and mean sarcasm you are amplifying imbalance and negativity in your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ugliness sees ugliness; beauty sees beauty"




"Dominant negativity cheats reality of its mutual positives."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ugliness sees ugliness; beauty sees beauty"




"Your complete intelligence is designed to experience the fullness of life, not a narrow omission of its best possibilities."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ugliness sees ugliness; beauty sees beauty"




"The world we create in our minds shapes the ultimate reality where we live."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ugliness sees ugliness; beauty sees beauty"




"Perception meets you at the intersection of your beliefs and reality."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ugliness sees ugliness; beauty sees beauty"




"Hopeful visions touch possibilities that only exist in the gaze of the faithful."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ugliness sees ugliness; beauty sees beauty"




"Be aware of negativity but do not let it infect your creative spirit."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ugliness sees ugliness; beauty sees beauty"




"When we choose to engage reality as the best each moment can be, we are shaping more positive experiences for others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ugliness sees ugliness; beauty sees beauty"




"By choosing positivity, you become a contender for the human spirit, giving hope to those in need."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ugliness sees ugliness; beauty sees beauty"




"The incredibly powerful and enriching lifestyle of seeking beauty is a humble service of love and healing."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ugliness sees ugliness; beauty sees beauty"




"Tremendously meaningful healing for yourself begins with how you choose to see the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ugliness sees ugliness; beauty sees beauty"




"A more wonderful life and a more beautiful world is one thought away."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ugliness sees ugliness; beauty sees beauty"




"Ugliness sees ugliness; beauty sees beauty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ugliness sees ugliness; beauty sees beauty"




"Let truth, beauty and love be your guide."

— Bryant McGill
from "Let truth, beauty and love be your guide"




"Truth is found in the exaltation and protection of beauty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Let truth, beauty and love be your guide"




"Truth is the spirit of all that is good and worthy through loving."

— Bryant McGill
from "Let truth, beauty and love be your guide"




"Love has perfect eyes for beauty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Let truth, beauty and love be your guide"




"Love can see the limitless beauty within self and within others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Let truth, beauty and love be your guide"




"Love exalts because it is exalted."

— Bryant McGill
from "Let truth, beauty and love be your guide"




"When you become love you become divine because love is divine."

— Bryant McGill
from "Let truth, beauty and love be your guide"




"The self-realized spirit is merely a spirit emancipated from fear, judgement and knowing."

— Bryant McGill
from "Let truth, beauty and love be your guide"




"When you feel lost turn towards love. Become a seeker of beauty in all things."

— Bryant McGill
from "Let truth, beauty and love be your guide"




"Each moment has an unrealized dimension of beauty that only your perspective can liberate."

— Bryant McGill
from "Let truth, beauty and love be your guide"




"Your perspectives change your realities."

— Bryant McGill
from "Let truth, beauty and love be your guide"




"Mindfulness is that space where you are in touch with life-experience, and you are brightly aware."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding beauty in the common is the sign of a gifted mind"




"The world is full of alluring, flashy and thrilling experiences, which are illusionary traps — they are paths to nowhere."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding beauty in the common is the sign of a gifted mind"




"Once you transcend the illusions you will discover that — you — are the most thrilling experience you will ever have."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding beauty in the common is the sign of a gifted mind"




"You are the greatest undiscovered adventure of your lifetime."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding beauty in the common is the sign of a gifted mind"




"The path to transcendence is unrecognized by many because it appears ordinary."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding beauty in the common is the sign of a gifted mind"




"As sensory experience junkies, we have been blinded to the majesty in the common."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding beauty in the common is the sign of a gifted mind"




"Finding beauty in the common is the sign of a gifted mind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Finding beauty in the common is the sign of a gifted mind"




"Being love-filled and beautiful is almost unconquerable."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be beautiful, and life will protect you"




"Love surrounds, softens and tires violence and force."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be beautiful, and life will protect you"




"Being love-filled and beautiful is one of the most powerful defenses that one can employ."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be beautiful, and life will protect you"




"There are many gardeners who tend life's garden."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be beautiful, and life will protect you"




"A beautiful person is protected like a beautiful flower in a garden, which many gardeners tend."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be beautiful, and life will protect you"




"You do not have to do anything to defend yourself in life; just be beautiful and life will defend you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be beautiful, and life will protect you"




"Pray for your deliverance tomorrow — by taking good care of yourself today."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"The emerging worldwide health pandemic has it's roots in the ways we produce and consume."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"Unhealthy relationship models between producers and consumers have tragic effects on society and the environment."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"Our consuming predilections are often encouraged by irresponsible corporations who wish to realize a profit even if it hurts their customers."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"Selfish and irresponsible corporations are subsidizing their profits with our losses in the form of our anguish, pain, suffering and sometimes death."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"The propaganda spear-point of corporate conquest is often the promise of convenient, consistent and cheap goods and services."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"Cheap food and goods are dangerous illusions that do not exist. What you don't pay at the checkout, you pay at the hospital."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"How we produce and consume is really about how we relate to the world, to other people and to ourselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"I was raised in a culture of quietly "polite" judgments; a pressure-cooker of seething hatred, prejudice, violence and ignorance."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"My body had become an entombment of fat covering the pain and loneliness of a broken heart and spirit."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"To abuse the gift of life and one's own precious body is a form of extreme arrogance and self-hatred."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"The human body is an unfathomable and miraculous microcosm of divine order."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"The intelligence, complexity and order of even a single cell rivals that of a large modern city."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"The universe within — your trillions of cells all cooperate in a grand orchestration to serve and heal you."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"Every person's body wants nothing more than to cooperate with them in achieving optimal health."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"When we are at peace with ourselves the total expression of that true peace includes our outer being; our body."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"Your goal should never be weight-loss, but rather to have true health and respect for the gift of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"Your bodily vehicle is a sacred vessel that carries your consciousness. Be good to your body."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"Your well-being is the platform from which you serve others."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"Your personal health is your greatest possession; the most significant foundation of any future you will have."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"Make your body your prized possession above all physical things. Spare no expense, re-prioritize and invest in your health."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"Your health is a long-range investment that will pay-off when you need it most."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"What one person can do, another can do. You can reclaim your life and get back on track to becoming your full potential."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"It is never too late to love yourself again."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"You can accomplish almost anything if you really want it."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"Start educating yourself and learn how to take proper care of yourself through self-love."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"The unification of the mind, spirit and body is the triad of focus that gives one the clarity and resolve to deliver."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"The saddest thing in the world is a person who has given up on life; whose fire has been extinguished. Just remember that as long as you are alive the animating spark of greatness is still within you and can be rekindled. It's never too late! As long as there is life there is hope."

— Bryant McGill
from "An important part of being a beauty seeker is taking loving care of your beautiful body"




"You do not need years with a guru; you only need one brief second with yourself!"

— Bryant McGill
from "You are the student and teacher"




"The intuitive spirit-nature we all possess is a beautiful gift, but too often that gift is suppressed."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting to know your inner intuitive guide"




"In many ways people have been denatured and have lost the magnificent gift of intuition."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting to know your inner intuitive guide"




"The master of any craft is first a master of self; cooperating with innate intelligence within."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting to know your inner intuitive guide"




"Brilliant people have learned to detach themselves from limiting absolutes and trust their instincts."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting to know your inner intuitive guide"




"Achieving the creative pinnacle involves trusting the unknown guide within oneself versus intellectual force and control."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting to know your inner intuitive guide"




"Getting to know your inner intuitive guide is a liberating and meditative process of surrender."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting to know your inner intuitive guide"




"You cannot create a master of any craft; you can only help them to see their own innate genius within."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting to know your inner intuitive guide"




"We already have everything that we need to know in our intuition and our instincts."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting to know your inner intuitive guide"




"It is pointless trying to absorb all the knowledge in the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting to know your inner intuitive guide"




"People who seek after knowledge, only for the sake of knowledge, become trapped in a process where the means becomes the end."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting to know your inner intuitive guide"




"People spend their lives trying to learn everything that exists beyond them, in the hope of finding the truth that already lies within."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting to know your inner intuitive guide"




"Connecting with essential truth and knowing oneself is the only way."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting to know your inner intuitive guide"




"Experience the flow of life not through the narrow lens of the mind, but through the vast refuge of the heart."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting to know your inner intuitive guide"




"Nothing else is needed — it has always been for, about and within you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting to know your inner intuitive guide"




"Freedom is the realization that it is sufficient to simply be a human being."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting to know your inner intuitive guide"




"Silence is the sublime refuge of your divine."

— Bryant McGill
from "The path appears only when you calm your mind"




"In silence there is a perfection which any toil injures."

— Bryant McGill
from "The path appears only when you calm your mind"




"Silence is more than observation; it informs from non-observation."

— Bryant McGill
from "The path appears only when you calm your mind"




"Only in stillness does the imperceivable become discernible."

— Bryant McGill
from "The path appears only when you calm your mind"




"You will only find the profoundly inexpressible in profound silence."

— Bryant McGill
from "The path appears only when you calm your mind"




"When we keep our silence we gather our power; when we speak we let loose the concentration of quiet reverie."

— Bryant McGill
from "The path appears only when you calm your mind"




"Words are the fallen ruins of silent majesty."

— Bryant McGill
from "The path appears only when you calm your mind"




"The language of nature is silence."

— Bryant McGill
from "The path appears only when you calm your mind"




"Connection with yourself only comes in moments of silence."

— Bryant McGill
from "The path appears only when you calm your mind"




"Peace is the friend we find in silence."

— Bryant McGill
from "The path appears only when you calm your mind"




"There is a simple path to follow that appears only when you calm your mind."

— Bryant McGill
from "The path appears only when you calm your mind"




"On the still calm waters of surrender, the reflections of clarity appear."

— Bryant McGill
from "The path appears only when you calm your mind"




"Inner-calm will lead you on a beautiful journey back to your original self; the perfect, beautiful you."

— Bryant McGill
from "The path appears only when you calm your mind"




"If you struggle to fill something as big as life, it will swallow you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Life is so big. Do not try to fill it"




"When we are quiet and still we contract and settle."

— Bryant McGill
from "Life is so big. Do not try to fill it"




"There are natural phases to all life, and wherever you are in life, you are perfectly becoming."

— Bryant McGill
from "Life is so big. Do not try to fill it"




"Your pain and struggles only serve to remind you that you are alive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Life is so big. Do not try to fill it"




"Accepting our pain is a way to say we treasure the sacred gift of life — run to your pain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Life is so big. Do not try to fill it"




"Pain does not define us, neither does joy; our deepest definition is independent of our experiences."

— Bryant McGill
from "Life is so big. Do not try to fill it"




"You are the observer who watches your emotions as they push, pull and stretch you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Life is so big. Do not try to fill it"




"You love yourself, and you are happy, and what you perceive as self-loathing and misery are really outside of you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Life is so big. Do not try to fill it"




"Quit trying so hard. Sit quietly with yourself and you will see that there are no demands within you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Life is so big. Do not try to fill it"




"Only your surface is disturbed; in your deepness there is stillness and total tranquility."

— Bryant McGill
from "Life is so big. Do not try to fill it"




"Only your surface feels empty and longing; in your depths there is a firm weight of fullness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Life is so big. Do not try to fill it"




"There is a madness in the false world we have created; that world's only lessons are tension and fear — relax into yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Life is so big. Do not try to fill it"




"Let quietness instruct you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Life is so big. Do not try to fill it"




"When you commune with your ever-present inner calm, you are released from the madness and pain of all outer turmoil."

— Bryant McGill
from "Life is so big. Do not try to fill it"




"Your unstoppable nature is becoming and blooming — you simply, are. Go easy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Life is so big. Do not try to fill it"




"You are not defining your purpose — your purpose is defining you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Life is so big. Do not try to fill it"




"You are unfolding with profound purpose; your purpose is revealing you, to yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Life is so big. Do not try to fill it"




"Life is so big. Do not try to fill it. Instead, expand within. You are enough for you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Life is so big. Do not try to fill it"




"Meditation is the powerful antidote to many of the poisons in your life; it stills vast yearnings and inner-discontentments."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quietness is your greatest preparation for life"




"Meditation opens you to completeness; a moment of true reality. Meditation does not strive — it only opens you to what is."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quietness is your greatest preparation for life"




"As your hopes and desires disappear, you emerge."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quietness is your greatest preparation for life"




"Through meditation you begin to take form in your interior as a beautiful being. Free from self-deception and fear, you will start to see and believe in your own beauty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quietness is your greatest preparation for life"




"As you submerge into your own realm of nothingness you feel you are being pulled into some great oneness; a mending of the fractures in your own consciousness. Nothing to conquer or control, no-one to quarrel with — the still mind is peaceful, and the still mind is free."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quietness is your greatest preparation for life"




"Your quiet moments prepare you for the harsh scuffles and abrasions of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quietness is your greatest preparation for life"




"Quietness is the most unpretentious preparation for a life of peaceful significance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Quietness is your greatest preparation for life"




"Sometimes we hurt ourselves the way we struggle and resist. Acceptance can be its own form of dominant resistance — because survival is sometimes the best resistance."

— Bryant McGill
from "There is a vast kingdom of understanding within you"




"You are not weak because you must sometimes retreat and contract; it is a part of your brilliance. It sometimes is natural and genius to fail. There is often wisdom, strategy and intelligence in loss. Surrender is not just a spiritual, meditative or transcendental philosophy; it is often pragmatic, worldly and rational."

— Bryant McGill
from "There is a vast kingdom of understanding within you"




"Do not be ashamed of what you perceive as your weaknesses, failures and losses, which may have been your greatest moments of brilliance and survival."

— Bryant McGill
from "There is a vast kingdom of understanding within you"




"As an organism and being, your total intelligence is profoundly greater than what you can observe of yourself. Your education, intelligence, memory, vocabulary and obvious mental faculty is just the mere surface of your intelligence. There is a vast kingdom of understanding within you that you cannot consciously grasp. Each cell within you is its own kingdom of genius with a powerful will for life."

— Bryant McGill
from "There is a vast kingdom of understanding within you"




"You are one masterful orchestration; a system of great intuition, unfamiliar senses and ancient instincts that are constantly transmitting survival insight in your moments of challenge."

— Bryant McGill
from "There is a vast kingdom of understanding within you"




"Surrender and meditative calm will allow your total intelligence to come forward and instruct you with powerful patterns for living. Your will for life is speaking to you through every layer and level of your being's stratum; from the conscious to the unconscious. The way you open yourself to the ocean of wisdom within you is through humility, calm, and quietness. The way you marshal the vast kingdom of survival strength is through total humility and listening."

— Bryant McGill
from "There is a vast kingdom of understanding within you"




"Open yourself to your unfamiliar instincts that are quietly hidden below the noise and chatter of common thought."

— Bryant McGill
from "There is a vast kingdom of understanding within you"




"The way you commune with your total force of intelligence is through surrender. In the quietness of your still mind, you will hear the whispers of a vast longing for life guiding you each step on your journey. You are safe. You are strong. You are brilliant. You are walking through life with total protection — if you listen and trust yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "There is a vast kingdom of understanding within you"




"Quit resisting. Let your pain pierce your hard heart so the agony can flow out, and the love can rush in."

— Bryant McGill
from "There is a vast kingdom of understanding within you"




"There are very few shortcuts in life, if any. But, if you are looking for the best shortcut available, here it is — LISTENING."

— Bryant McGill
from "There is a vast kingdom of understanding within you"




"We are at war with everything because we are at war with ourselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Through meditation and surrender we can bring peace into our lives"




"The war is in the world because the war is in our minds."

— Bryant McGill
from "Through meditation and surrender we can bring peace into our lives"




"We do not actually know other people; we only know our judgements."

— Bryant McGill
from "Through meditation and surrender we can bring peace into our lives"




"Through meditation and surrender we can bring peace into the lives of others by sharing our safe emotional atmosphere."

— Bryant McGill
from "Through meditation and surrender we can bring peace into our lives"




"There is nothing more spiritual than freedom."

— Bryant McGill
from "Through meditation and surrender we can bring peace into our lives"




"Zero control; that is true love. Real love is freedom."

— Bryant McGill
from "Through meditation and surrender we can bring peace into our lives"




"Great healing occurs when we are better able to love our darkness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Through meditation and surrender we can bring peace into our lives"




"We are full spectrum beings, and just as white light is every colour, we must accept our full colours to shine as brightly."

— Bryant McGill
from "Through meditation and surrender we can bring peace into our lives"




"Only complete love can completely heal our fractures and our spiritual dementia."

— Bryant McGill
from "Through meditation and surrender we can bring peace into our lives"




"All healing starts with beginning to accept yourself and love yourself; even your flaws."

— Bryant McGill
from "Through meditation and surrender we can bring peace into our lives"




"The ultimate deception is in the dichotomy; by choosing one or the other we tend to overlook possible interconnectedness between the two."

— Bryant McGill
from "Through meditation and surrender we can bring peace into our lives"




"Dualism makes you forget there ever was a whole."

— Bryant McGill
from "Through meditation and surrender we can bring peace into our lives"




"Just as the planets orbit the Sun, our emotions revolve around the nucleus of our conflicts and oppositions."

— Bryant McGill
from "Through meditation and surrender we can bring peace into our lives"




"When you sink to the center of yourself, you reach the calm enormity of what defines your being."

— Bryant McGill
from "Through meditation and surrender we can bring peace into our lives"




"Surrender is finding the balance between the fighting sides inside of you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Through meditation and surrender we can bring peace into our lives"




"We are emancipated from polarity when we hover above opposites in the meditative state."

— Bryant McGill
from "Through meditation and surrender we can bring peace into our lives"




"There are few things more frightening to the Western mind, than a truly open mind that can see the validity of opposing points of view."

— Bryant McGill
from "Through meditation and surrender we can bring peace into our lives"




"People are terrified of those who change their self-definition because to understand means to control."

— Bryant McGill
from "Through meditation and surrender we can bring peace into our lives"




"We label people to control them. All labels are for control."

— Bryant McGill
from "Through meditation and surrender we can bring peace into our lives"




"Meditation can plunge you into the nothingness void by destroying your thoughts — allowing you to perceive the unified whole of yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Something beyond knowledge exists in non-knowledge"




"Something beyond knowledge exists in non-knowledge; this is where we go to uncover the unknown."

— Bryant McGill
from "Something beyond knowledge exists in non-knowledge"




"Look between the words, the seconds and your surest facts, and you will see you are looking from behind prison bars."

— Bryant McGill
from "Something beyond knowledge exists in non-knowledge"




"Slip through your assumptions and become free from the tyranny of knowledge."

— Bryant McGill
from "Something beyond knowledge exists in non-knowledge"




"Balance, symmetry and simplicity are ready to heal your painful disproportions; you were meant for completeness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Something beyond knowledge exists in non-knowledge"




"Simplicity is the most complex concept you will ever contemplate."

— Bryant McGill
from "Something beyond knowledge exists in non-knowledge"




"Your mind, heart and soul can be pure — if you choose."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are the artist and the art"




"You are the artist and the art."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are the artist and the art"




"Create a beautiful place inside of yourself and then begin to expand and build outward."

— Bryant McGill
from "You are the artist and the art"




"The most powerful manifesting is realized by those who walk in love and create through love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Creating in the Space and Power of Love"




"The practice of love is the procreation of hope."

— Bryant McGill
from "Creating in the Space and Power of Love"




"Love is a lifelong practice."

— Bryant McGill
from "Creating in the Space and Power of Love"




"The master creators are masters of love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Creating in the Space and Power of Love"




"Love is a lens of an observer. Love is an attitude with action."

— Bryant McGill
from "Creating in the Space and Power of Love"




"One who walks in love sees the world through the envelope of their mission."

— Bryant McGill
from "Creating in the Space and Power of Love"




"As a servant of love every exchange passes through the practice."

— Bryant McGill
from "Creating in the Space and Power of Love"




"Through love, you see the whole world, not just people, differently."

— Bryant McGill
from "Creating in the Space and Power of Love"




"Don't hold together what must fall apart. The familiar life crumbles so the new life can begin."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be patient with the seasons of life and with yourself"




"Things may be different, but you will love your life again in time."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be patient with the seasons of life and with yourself"




"You cannot fast-forward your life to just the good parts. Just like you cannot force a garden to grow faster — your life is a similar cultivation with similar seasons."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be patient with the seasons of life and with yourself"




"Immediate gratification is a dream killer!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Be patient with the seasons of life and with yourself"




"Be patient. The secret is to flow with the seasons of your life. This is how you reach the fullness of life's bounty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be patient with the seasons of life and with yourself"




"Those long pauses may be some of your sweetest moments. Your journey may have taken an unexpected turn or two, but it took you directly to who you are today."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be patient with the seasons of life and with yourself"




"It all added up to something after all — to you becoming you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be patient with the seasons of life and with yourself"




"You can always hold out for something better when you know your self-worth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Be patient with the seasons of life and with yourself"




"We serve no purpose by being small, and we can best help others from a position of strength; not weakness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting over money blocks and worthiness issues"




"Take a vow of total abundance. Declare that you believe in balance, and therefore, full spectrum inner and outer (spiritual and worldly) wealth and empowerment, also known as freedom."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting over money blocks and worthiness issues"




"The lie that you can't make money doing what you love is just a projection of your self-accepted unworthiness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting over money blocks and worthiness issues"




"We have the wealth of the universe; it's all accessible, but you have to claim the abundance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting over money blocks and worthiness issues"




"You don't have to be poor to be deeply spiritual, and in fact spirituality can bring every type of wealth there is to be had. What the world needs more than anything is more spiritual millionaires and spiritual billionaires; the world needs conscious leadership!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting over money blocks and worthiness issues"




"Money is not the problem in the world; hard hearts are the real problem — the hard hearts of both the rich and the poor."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting over money blocks and worthiness issues"




"Unkind and selfish people, whether they be rich or poor, live in abject poverty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting over money blocks and worthiness issues"




"For those who say money is evil or that it hardens your heart; speak for yourself — that's only your relationship with money."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting over money blocks and worthiness issues"




"I became rich because I have a rich heart. I became wealthy because I spent my poverty well and kindly."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting over money blocks and worthiness issues"




"Real leadership is not about superiors and their followers. Leadership is not about the senseless accumulation of wealth and power. Proper leadership concerns itself with what it does with its power to serves others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting over money blocks and worthiness issues"




"The endgame of leadership is fostering dignity in the lives of others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting over money blocks and worthiness issues"




"Real leaders want to create and empower other leaders; only the phonies hog it all for themselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting over money blocks and worthiness issues"




"Real leaders spend more of their energy helping others than helping themselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting over money blocks and worthiness issues"




"Real leadership is less about leading and more about service."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting over money blocks and worthiness issues"




"Real leadership is about giving, and carrying the dreams and hopes of others in your heart every step of the way."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting over money blocks and worthiness issues"




"The distinguishing characteristic of a true leader is pure elation in seeing others prosper."

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting over money blocks and worthiness issues"




"It is time that spiritual people open themselves to total abundance without shame or guilt. The world needs more conscious and caring leaders who are empowered, not only with integrity and big hearts, but with cold hard cash!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Getting over money blocks and worthiness issues"




"How you treat others is really about who you choose to be in this life."

— Bryant McGill
from "The repayment for your good acts are the good acts themselves"




"The repayment for your good acts are the good acts themselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "The repayment for your good acts are the good acts themselves"




"When you act honorably, even if others don't, your honorable actions are your irretractable reward to yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "The repayment for your good acts are the good acts themselves"




"Who you chose to be — decision by decision and act by act — is the great reward you receive by doing good."

— Bryant McGill
from "The repayment for your good acts are the good acts themselves"




"The mark you leave in another's heart is always left in yours; for better or worse."

— Bryant McGill
from "The repayment for your good acts are the good acts themselves"




"Just because people are not nice to you doesn't mean you have to be unkind back. That's how the world changes — one brave person like you being kind."

— Bryant McGill
from "The repayment for your good acts are the good acts themselves"




"Since human life is a social life, becoming a successful human means being there for other people."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"The greatest joys in life are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in our quiet hopes and labors for others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"No time is better spent than that spent in the service of your fellow human beings."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"We are here to spend ourselves on others; for each person is a great treasure."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"Success doesn't just mean happiness, success means doing the right thing, which often involves sacrifice and pain, but ultimately leads to deeper feelings of fulfillment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"We love most those who we serve most."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"In a relationship, when trust is lost, everything is lost."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"All success comes through other people."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"You get most things in life not by taking, but by giving."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"Giving is the key to all success in all applications of human life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"The act of true giving is indistinguishable from receiving."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"Giving yourself is the ultimate revolution!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"Giving is not a physical action; giving is a philosophy and a way of living life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"There are endless opportunities to give the smallest things that cost us nothing, but have great value to other people."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and, in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"When we want to talk, we can instead listen, and let our attentiveness to another's need to speak be our silent statement."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"The solution to nearly every problem in the world comes down to greater awareness, compassion, and empathy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"The roots of all commonwealth are planted in the understanding that we are all the same human beings."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"Life has a way of shining on people who stand in the sunshine of kind actions."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"We have the privilege to share time with other people, and serve them and their needs."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"If you have not been served personally by caring hands in your own life, do not be bitter, but instead, ask yourself who you can now serve."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"If you have had some tough times in life, now more than ever is the time to make someone else's life better."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"How we treat other people changes them, but even more so, how we treat other people changes us."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"Let us all reach out with a hope that we could each bring some degree of happiness to other human beings."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"Let each of us lead a revolution of support in the lives of others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"Treat others with respect and you will always be wealthy because your community is your real currency."

— Bryant McGill
from "Heart centered service is a power of great attraction and manifestation"




"The power of "getting to know one another" is so immense, eclipsed only by first getting to know ourselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Manifesting a better world through kindness and respect"




"Anyone can be kind to someone they like, but the real test is can you be kind to people you don't like?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Manifesting a better world through kindness and respect"




"When we become acquainted with any person on a human level, even a great enemy, we begin to see that no person is really so different from ourselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Manifesting a better world through kindness and respect"




"Hate offers the world no hope — only love can do that."

— Bryant McGill
from "Manifesting a better world through kindness and respect"




"Wish for the happiness of your enemies, for if they are happy, they are your enemy no more."

— Bryant McGill
from "Manifesting a better world through kindness and respect"




"By being beautiful and kind you are doing your part to create a more beautiful world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Manifesting a better world through kindness and respect"




"When you are kind to people in public you become a force for good, and you are teaching everyone who is watching you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Manifesting a better world through kindness and respect"




"We are both thinking and feeling creatures. We must, therefore, devote our lives not only to rationality, but also to kindness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Manifesting a better world through kindness and respect"




"There is no greater intelligence than kindness and empathy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Manifesting a better world through kindness and respect"




"Kindness is the supreme intelligence."

— Bryant McGill
from "Manifesting a better world through kindness and respect"




"Let your brilliance be expressed through kindness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Manifesting a better world through kindness and respect"




"If you can be kind to people, you will be a genius in this world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Manifesting a better world through kindness and respect"




"All things are possible through respect and kindness. Allow these words, my thoughts and feelings, to create within you a new concept of your own power — your power of kindness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Manifesting a better world through kindness and respect"




"You are first and foremost a creator, but most importantly, you are a creator of yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Manifesting a better world through kindness and respect"




"Create a feeling of well-being and amenity within yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Manifesting a better world through kindness and respect"




"Develop your power of kindness and then use it to create immense goodwill in your own life, and in the lives of others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Manifesting a better world through kindness and respect"




"Be beautiful and you are doing your part to create a more beautiful world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Manifesting a better world through kindness and respect"




"Acknowledge that everything we have created in the world started as a tiny intention."

— Bryant McGill
from "Using the power of intention and manifesting for the greater good"




"We carry within us the enormity of possibility that gave birth to everything that has been made in the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Using the power of intention and manifesting for the greater good"




"Let us now yearn for the possibility of building a happiness in every heart."

— Bryant McGill
from "Using the power of intention and manifesting for the greater good"




"Let us now build inward a new world of hope, a world of limitless possibilities for the children of tomorrow, where each soul can reach the heights of their potential to love and to be loved."

— Bryant McGill
from "Using the power of intention and manifesting for the greater good"




"We have the power to set our intentions on the betterment of our world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Using the power of intention and manifesting for the greater good"




"The very "least" among us has the enormous power to effect change through small acts of determination and will."

— Bryant McGill
from "Using the power of intention and manifesting for the greater good"




"We can each immediately liberate ourselves as victims in the world, through solidifying an intent to act."

— Bryant McGill
from "Using the power of intention and manifesting for the greater good"




"Forgiveness and love are integral to the process of healing."

— Bryant McGill
from "Using the power of intention and manifesting for the greater good"




"There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Using the power of intention and manifesting for the greater good"




"Every soul is beautiful and precious; is worthy of dignity and respect, and deserving of peace, joy and love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Using the power of intention and manifesting for the greater good"




"You will be a beautiful person, as long as you see the beauty in others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Using the power of intention and manifesting for the greater good"




"To have our needs met, to love, to be loved, to feel safe in this world and to each know our purpose, is a simple matter of creating those blessings for others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Using the power of intention and manifesting for the greater good"




"We may know our true purpose in life, because we may choose our purpose in life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Using the power of intention and manifesting for the greater good"




"Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Using the power of intention and manifesting for the greater good"




"Each person carries within their core the birthright of creative freedom, which, when organized and orchestrated, is the most awesome force on earth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Using the power of intention and manifesting for the greater good"




"Cynicism is one of the terrible obstacles to progress."

— Bryant McGill
from "Using the power of intention and manifesting for the greater good"




"Lay down your cynicism, and believe in the transformational power of love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Using the power of intention and manifesting for the greater good"




"Dare to believe that good things are possible when you follow your heart."

— Bryant McGill
from "Using the power of intention and manifesting for the greater good"




"Your personal declaration of will is the first step in a seemingly impossible journey."

— Bryant McGill
from "Using the power of intention and manifesting for the greater good"




"When you speak and affirm, you are creating a verbal contract with yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "33 Meditations of Positive Intention"




"Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me unleash the power of creativity and discernment in my life. Help me wisely create a more beautiful life one guided decision at a time."

— Bryant McGill
from "The power of creativity and discernment"




"Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me lay down my cynicisms and believe in the goodness of people and the world. I ask for my innocence to be restored and my faith in possibility to be renewed."

— Bryant McGill
from "Lay down your cynicisms"




"Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me get through one more day. Help me have gratitude in the face of scarcity, strength in my private struggles and the wisdom to live a good life for myself and others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Help me get through one more day"




"Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me accept that I am lovable. Because I was once unloved and deprived of affection, I learned to not love myself and to deprive myself. Each day I am moving closer to love in all its forms. I am worthy of loving and being loved."

— Bryant McGill
from "I am lovable"




"Today I call upon my Higher Power to reveal to me — my own deceptions. Give me the courage to see myself truthfully so I may heal, grow and thrive through humility."

— Bryant McGill
from "Show me my deceptions"




"Today, I call upon my Higher Power to deliver me from the impossible to the possible; from darkness to light, and from fear to courage."

— Bryant McGill
from "From the impossible to the possible"




"Today I call upon my Higher Power to mend my broken heart and ease the pain; to move forward in my new life with the courage to embrace the joy I deserve."

— Bryant McGill
from "Mend my broken heart"




"Today I call upon my Higher Power to lift me above my fears, insecurities and doubts that keep me trapped in an unhealthy life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Lift me above my fears"




"Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me release the need to change negative situations and people and the torment they bring. Help me change myself, so those situations no longer have power over me."

— Bryant McGill
from "Help me change myself"




"Most so-called success in the world is slavery."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Beware! Success is not what you think it is. It's often a trap."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Most success by your likely definition will lead to the destruction of your individuality and your inner-beings grand potential."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Every degree of success must be paired with a degree of integrity and compassion. Success without integrity is always fleeting, or monstrous."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Real success sometimes involves saying no to growth, expansion and gain. Real success often involves absorbing tremendous loss on a personal level. Real success often involves sacrifice. Real success always involves virtues such as humility, compassion, and an abiding reverence and respect for life."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Success can be deadly, while failure feels safe. Success is a risk, and failure seems guaranteed, so failure feels less disappointing."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Success is more painful than failure, because it comes with the death of anticipation and longing."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"The anticipation is always sweeter, than the moment what you longed for arrives."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Once accomplished, success reveals its own insignificance in a life of true meaning."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Success can be like building an empty castle, when all you really needed was a true home for your heart. Success itself has vanquished many noble hearts. It has turned kings of spirit into spiritual paupers."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"The false need for what is commonly seen as success, continues to rob people of the true success, with which they were born."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"As war often comes in the name of peace, success the destroyer, often comes in the name of creation."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Success is the greatest of all panaceas."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Success was never meant to be an attainment; it was meant to be a testament."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Don't trust the path success takes you on, or what it leads you to. Most success will lead you to falsity."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Reach for success, but slap its hand when it reaches for you."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Success was always with you. You were born a success, and you will die a success — if you can be successful at accepting the victory of living."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Positive thinking is useful, but highly overrated."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Being truly successful does not require winning the positivity pageant."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"My whole life is an engine of dissatisfaction. It's why I wake-up in the morning."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Real success is found in the balance of all things."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Be fair with life, inasmuch as you wish life to be fair with you."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Make your contentment equal to your discontentment."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Voice your praise-filled gratitude as loudly, as your shouts of foul."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Pray or give thanks in your own way, as earnestly as you bemoan your woes."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Stretch your finger-tipped reach for inward success, as far and deep, as your reach outward."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Ardently strive — toward yourself. Dream, reach, long, want, and hustle, but never once — for success. Do it for you. And please, do it as you."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Let your success merely be a testament to a life well-lived — in the way that it must be uniquely lived for you, and only for you."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Success is merely the acknowledgement of your significance."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"The highest form of success, is to behold, and ever defend the significance of every person, as reverently and devoutly, as your own."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"We receive attention to the degree we pay attention."

— Bryant McGill
from "Do you want to be heard and understood?"




"Life is a grand barter. Everything is a relationship, and everything is negotiable."

— Bryant McGill
from "Do you want to be heard and understood?"




"Whether it will be better or worse depends on just how deeply you are willing to open yourself, so that others may open themselves to you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Do you want to be heard and understood?"




"If resisting has failed and frustrated you, try to accept what is. As hard as it is to believe, acceptance can open different opportunities for change than resistance."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"If you resist life, it will refuse you — but if you surrender, the world will give you everything it has to offer."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Resisting is not the posture of receivership."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Surrender is a state of readiness, awareness, and listening, which says you are ready to hear the transmission and receive."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"The observer may, through the act of observation, change the nature of that which they observe. This is how listening works with life, and with relationships — through your so-called psychology, and through theirs. The more you listen, the more they change."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Real listening is about full spectrum awareness."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Listening is a meaningful form of intelligence."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Listening is a receptive form of giving."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Listening is an act of both giving and receiving."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Listening is a mutual pleasure."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Sure, you see yourself as generous and giving, but how receiving are you of others, through listening? You pride yourself on loving people unconditionally, but will you listen to them unconditionally?"

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"It is only when you learn to listen, that you will finally be heard."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"When you are waiting for them to one-day hear you, or listen, you are giving them the power."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Your self-imposed limitation, is that for you to move forward, they must listen, and meet your demands."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Don't try to make them listen; instead, you listen. Listening is the supreme form of domination. There is no comeback to listening. The more you listen, the more you have power over them. Only people who don't know how to listen, have to walk around on eggshells."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"There is no comeback to listening."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"The more you listen, the more they change."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Becoming more aware is the most practical form of enlightenment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Awareness is the carrier of opportunity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"What is missing from your life, is often only what you cannot perceive enough to realize."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"There is so much there for you, at the far-peripheral of your vision."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Real vision is about awareness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"The solution to nearly every problem in the world comes down to greater awareness, because when you are aware, you can see more — the bigger picture."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Our problems don't exist because we hate each other, they exist because we do not fully see each-other."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Hate is only blindness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"We seldom actually know people; we only know our misinformed judgements."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Awareness changes the world, because awareness changes your mind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"When you change your mind, how you experience the world changes with it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Awareness makes you powerful."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Developing awareness is a practice of deep and active sensing, perceiving, feeling, and most importantly, connecting."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"An expanded mind does not mean full to the brim; open spaces are beautiful too."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Silence is more than observation, as it informs from non-observation."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Awareness is more than a form of observation, it is also a magical absence of form, which opens the space for that which is unknown to arrive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Life is speaking to you, through the portal of your awareness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Each step toward greater awareness, unlocks gifts and freedoms, which can only be granted from within."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Most of what we miss out on in life, is simply because we do not notice."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Allow new awareness to bring you the gifts for-which your soul has restlessly been longing."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Allow awareness to complete you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Awareness is power. The greater the awareness; the greater the power."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"I'd rather you impress me, than love me."

— Bryant McGill
from "I'd rather you impress me, than love me."




"I'd rather you be strong in your own opinions, than yield to mine for approval."

— Bryant McGill
from "I'd rather you impress me, than love me."




"We should be proud of people having their own opinions, even when those opinions differ from our own, because real love wants every person to be independent, strong, and confident."

— Bryant McGill
from "I'd rather you impress me, than love me."




"When we really care for people's development and wellbeing, our admiration of their impressive accomplishments feels even more deeply satisfying, than their admiration of our own opinions and accomplishments."

— Bryant McGill
from "I'd rather you impress me, than love me."




"One of the most powerful and practical forms of unconditional love, is being impressed — with those whom we disagree, and even more so, with those we know may not even like us, or our way of seeing the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "I'd rather you impress me, than love me."




"Being loved feels good to us all, but when someone impresses us, that commands respect. I'd rather be impressed and respect you first, but if we have both love and respect, well — that is just unparalleled!"

— Bryant McGill
from "I'd rather you impress me, than love me."




"We should rather sacrifice our egos, if it helps another ascend beyond the suffocating reach of our own insecurities."

— Bryant McGill
from "I'd rather you impress me, than love me."




"Never allow your insecurities to create insecurity in others."

— Bryant McGill
from "I'd rather you impress me, than love me."




"There is a difference between having a reaction, and using a reaction."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Unconscious reactivity is a form of low self-awareness — even more dangerous than low self-esteem."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Being aware of personal deficits is empowering, compared to no awareness at all, as to why life seems to grant one little favor."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Life favors awareness; awareness of every sense and dimension, for through awareness comes choice."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Unconscious reactivity makes your choices for you, leaving you feeling bullied by life, and powerless."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Being oblivious to your own reactivity is unrefined and gluttonous — it's appetite for gobbling up your opportunities has no end."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"The reactive mind is a monster; it is the feral reflex of animal survival — uninhabited by higher consciousness."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Like a traumatized, caged animal convulsing behind bars, the reactive mind and tongue squirms and digs behind clenched teeth to escape, and interrupt."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"They are not listening; they are mentally interrupting behind a facade of listening."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"The reactive mind is a crippled mind, because it limits and distorts everything."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Reactivity is the birthplace of ignorance, and the graveyard of potential."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Reactivity is the opposite of mindfulness; it is a mindless, stray, erratic, and accidental state of semi-consciousness."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"The more reactive you are, the more you are stunted and cut-off from experiencing the full measure of life's grand endowment."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Becoming mindful of your own reactivity is the first step toward a form of practical enlightenment."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Awareness IS your opportunity."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Your calm, measured, thoughtfulness, and graceful awareness of your own reactions, will begin to move you toward a life of peace, and a deeper sense of sturdiness against life's trials."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Your life experience can only be as deep as your awareness."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Your existence, as you know it, is a measure of your awareness."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Each step toward self-awareness, is a step toward freedom, that only a truth with self can grant."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Awareness is how everything you will ever have or experience — arrives, or is taken away."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Be considerate, and consider yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Awareness is how everything you experience arrives."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Uneasiness and suffering spills out on everyone around the wounded soul who cannot see themselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Broken people often demand from others, what they cannot summon from within"




"Broken people often demand from others, what they cannot summon from within."

— Bryant McGill
from "Broken people often demand from others, what they cannot summon from within"




"Many wounded people who cannot be at peace with themselves, force the people around them to walk on eggshells to create the illusion of calm they demand."

— Bryant McGill
from "Broken people often demand from others, what they cannot summon from within"




"Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there. Stop tormenting yourself by reliving the pain over and over."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Good people go through terrible things, but wise people know when and how to let it go."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Many of us are very unwise in how we handle our pain. Like an animal that struggles in a steel trap, we worsen our wounds the way we struggle, deny, and fight against what simply, is."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"When we refuse to learn the wisdom of acceptance, we become our own tormentors."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"When we refuse to let go we suffer, yet we cannot let go of something until it has taught us what we need to learn."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Letting go is a process of recognition, confrontation, acceptance, and healing."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Letting go simply means not suffering any more than absolutely necessary, but just enough to expand and strengthen ourselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Some suffering is needed to deepen our compassion, to grow, and to learn. Letting go means you have learned enough, and now have compassion for yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Letting go means carrying a permanent scar, but not a permanent wound."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Letting go means you may have walked through hell, but came out the other side ready to make your life a heaven."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Letting go means you refuse to be a victim forever, by letting one moment define the rest of your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Letting go means you accept change, and you accept that your pain is not permanent."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Letting go means you accept that you cannot take away the past, but you insist that the past cannot take away your future."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Letting go means you are ready to move forward and live."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Letting go means you are no longer afraid. It was always fear that held you prisoner; letting go means you are finally free."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"For some, crisis is their sensation of being alive; spectacle is their excitement and proof of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes letting go is the only way to survive"




"In absence of true passion and purpose, some people engage in the dark surrogate of petty commotion and drama."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes letting go is the only way to survive"




"Some people do not want to let go and move on, because they need to struggle and destroy, to live."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes letting go is the only way to survive"




"Blame is their getaway vehicle they use to flee the scenes of their emotional crimes."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes letting go is the only way to survive"




"Some people fight outward enemies because they are afraid to confront the enemy within."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes letting go is the only way to survive"




"There are deeply wounded people, who can be very dangerous to your peace of mind, your family, and your life. Like a wounded animal, they will bite your hand of comfort."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes letting go is the only way to survive"




"Some people will suck you into their hellish world if you let them. They will keep you there forever, for drama after drama, as their emotional support — as their prisoner."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes letting go is the only way to survive"




"Sometimes letting go of someone is the only way to survive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes letting go is the only way to survive"




"Marketing is much more than a learned action or skill; it is an intrinsic part of the natural order of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"To be masterful at sales or marketing you need to know your identity and be a zen-master of self."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"The skills needed to thrive in the higher-realms are more spiritual, personal and mature."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Marketing is a part of life and the grand natural order."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Marketing is not about stuff, money or capitalism; it is about intrinsic, life-force resource currencies."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"If you want to strengthen your brand you can learn from the flowers."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Flowers are first and foremost in the advertising business."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Natural, truly organic or spiritual marketing is an effortless expression of simply being your own truth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Nothing sells better than the truth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Life is a large marketplace in which we are all seeking to express our intrinsic and cultivated value."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Real marketing is about knowing yourself and your identity. You are the human-resource currency."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Allow your natural gifts and unique signature to become a supportive part of the social ecology."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Gimmicks, manipulation and force are the old ways."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"The ethological sphere of business is evolving along with the mass consciousness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Life and social evolution is like a breath; out with the old and in with the new."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"The old ways of force and control will no longer work in the new coming world, and those who cannot evolve will perish."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Sales and marketing is not something we do, it is something we are."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"All prosperity comes from a deep and sacred place within."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Who you are is the ultimate form of marketing."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Brilliance and super-creativity can only be cultivated and recognized by creative brilliance itself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"You can't ask for or get what you don't understand yourself, and this is one of the key challenges of leadership."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"To even have a conversation about uncommon brilliance you must develop a new vocabulary of freedom, which is mostly foreign in corporate cultures."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"Repressive relationships create resentment, while trusting relationships create the free space for magic to happen."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"It is not the job of leadership to force or direct creative output, but only to create the environment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"Creative culture is achieved through wise and gentle cultivation, not direct manipulation."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"Control and domination do yield some results, but are not the tools of the master-crafters who are fueled by freedom and passion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"True brilliance is wild and messy, not obedient or orderly."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"Fostering and partaking in the rare brilliance of a truly creative culture is an art-craft—not business."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"Freedom, respect and commonwealth form the triad par excellence of any healthy relationship or creative culture."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"If you want cutting-edge genius from your employees, what are you providing equally cutting-edge and genius?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"Leadership resources should be used to provide employees the protection and freedom they need to feel safe and valued."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"Real leaders use their strength to shield employees from the foul machinations of common corporate culture."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"Freedom, respect, and commonwealth form the triad par excellence of any healthy relationship."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"Life and the marketplace deeply favor value and good intentions."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"You cannot isolate yourself into prosperity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Social media must first and foremost be — social."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"The tenants of huge social media success are the same principals of being a good neighbor. You must be genuine, available, caring, supportive, friendly, and of good intention and good will."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"If you want to prosper, you must delight in seeing others prosper."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Never forget that fifty-percent of social success, whether in social media, or the real world requires the other party's happiness and success; that is your clients, customers, and consumers."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Good relationships are at the heart of all success."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Success belongs to the thoughtful; tragedy to the neglectful."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Every aspect of every business transaction is a relationship that requires thoughtfulness and respect."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Respect is the universal currency accepted everywhere."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Treat others with respect and you will always be wealthy because your community is your real currency."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"The setback of narrow vision can be fatal. Look at the world through the eyes of other people."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"In today's complex world you have to become an integration thinker."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Like statecraft, entrepreneurship that engages millions of people, is a mixture of politics, technology, and finance requiring deep integration thinking from its leadership."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Get outside of yourself! Do anything you can to expand any narrow thinking, or "set" ways."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Expose yourself to as many new people, ideas, challenges, and viewpoints as possible."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"The more you can learn, connect, and integrate, the more you can evolve and grow."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"The only way to ever possibly set a trend, is not to follow every trend."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Make deep use of existing technology. Most people only use the surface of technology."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"We take for granted the power and availability of unfathomable tools and technology, because the are so common."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"We are so immersed in omnipresent tech that the deeper opportunities of technology become almost invisible."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Find creative ways to deeply leverage existing infrastructure and platforms."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Use common technology in very uncommon ways."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"The task of leadership is showing people the obvious ways they can and should work together."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Cooperation is a higher principle than competition."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Unhealthy competition can motivate people, but not without friction, loss of energy, and unnecessary collateral damage."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Cooperation is more elegant and efficient than competition. Inspire people to work together."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Fear, suspicion, distrust, and resentment cannot rear its ugly head where there is an atmosphere of trust and partnership."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Most success is simply about showing up."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Leadership is about taking a beating and showing up again and again."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Real entrepreneurs cannot live without problems. All business is — is solving problems. Don't run from problems; run to them."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"I don't care who you are, or what you do, you are a solution provider, or you are irrelevant."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Social media is the new TV, and just as it was with the the old TV, there are viewers and doers."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"While the world is in chaos around you, stay in the eye of the storm; steady and true to yourself and your mission."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you are centered, grounded, calm and wait-it-out patiently, you will still be there when everyone else has long been blown-away."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"It may take a few years, or even a decade of people watching you before they decide to believe you are serious and trustworthy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"The world belongs to the minority of true creative producers."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Huge success is so easy because there is literally almost no competition at the top."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"True creative content dominates because people want to touch others, and be touched by others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"People thirst to taste the authentic and to grow in the expansiveness of unique creative expressions."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Brand lasting power comes from the relentless production of value through integrity and passion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you are not creating value for others then you are wasting your time."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you are looking for quick, superficial and transient results, then follow the crowd."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you want profound and lasting results you are going to have to be authentic, long-suffering, and truthful."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Advertisements and purposefully attention grabbing media have a quasi-genetic history of naturally selective evolution into increasingly potent, effective, and virulent strains of influence."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Ultimately, all social media strategy comes down to the types of relationships creators have with viewers — otherwise knows as other human beings."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Life has dark moments and it is out of our darkness that we often find our greatest beauties and strengths."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"People want truth more than anything, even when it frightens or angers them. People will even die for the truth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Tragedies are a part of life where we have no choice, but we can choose to let our painful lessons help others who are going through their own struggles."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"I studied how people use words and language my whole life, but even more importantly — I studied how they don't use them."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you want to be successful, then study what people are doing, and then, look for what they are not doing!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Anyone who dares to be themselves is viral in the making."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"The greatest thing you will ever do in your life is be yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you reach deep into yourself and expose yourself with sincerity and truthfulness, you will be noticed."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Look down the road paved before you and then, when you are ready, jerk the wheel hard toward your own off-road adventure."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"We have all had to watch someone slowly destroy themselves and felt powerless as we witnessed the senseless agony they put themselves through."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Develop a style that works and then violate it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"When you collect followers using arbitrary content you develop an arbitrary following. This type of following has no focus, no cohesion, and no loyalty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Relationships are the center of all meaningful prosperity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"When people have a vested interest in one another they are less likely to be exploitive toward one another."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"In most cultures healthy relationships are regarded as the greatest wealth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"The greatest thing you have to share with another person is your way of looking at the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Seeing the world from another person's eyes brings us all closer together."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Think about your life, and how you have a finite amount of time and energy. What do you want to use your finite life force to accomplish or experience?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"To me a social media strategy is really a life strategy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"At the foundation of a meaningful social media strategy is your core identity as a human being."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"When you don't have a plan for your own in life, then you will be following someone else's plan."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you think the Internet is just a place to selfishly broadcast, sell goods and do business, you have not thought about it very deeply. The Internet is a reflection of the grand complexity of life as we know it — deepening in complexity and resolution daily."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"At the heart of my strategy is my understanding that people and relationships are your true wealth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Treat others with respect and you will always be wealthy, because your community is your real currency."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"There are only obstacles if you have a set path."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"There can only be obstacles if you have attachments to an outcome. Learn to flow."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you just pursue your passion with heart and patience, your unique path will present itself to you. Your opportunities will come to you with grace and ease as a response to your dedication and persistence."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you make a personal statement and stick with it — in time — the opportunities will come to you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"You have to trust in your own value if you want others to recognize your value."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Each writer has a unique path which can only belong to them."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"With the democratization and decentralization of the publishing industry everything has changed. Where there were once a few paths with a few gatekeepers, there are now endless paths and possibilities."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"The most insubordinate obstacle you will encounter is your own limited thinking."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you believe in yourself and work with joy, passion, and patience you can live your dream — no matter what that dream looks like — it can be yours."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Unfavorable judgements are a welcomed consequence of having an opinion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"A writer or artist has no responsibility to monitor how pleased or outraged people are with their work."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"The contest of art is within the artist."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Without truthfulness art dies."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Caring about people takes work, sacrifice, and hands of service that consider a true profit to include how we leave each person after each transaction."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Entrepreneurism must deeply concern itself with the common good, and with an abiding interest in lifting humanity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"In the process of being honest and not chasing popularity you are at times going to be at odds with your audience, and they will both hate you and love you for it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Both love and hate are equally flattering obsessions."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Common success originates with common thinking, but extraordinary success requires extraordinary thinking."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"In today's heavily homogenized monocultures — psychological, spiritual, and creative individuation have been suppressed."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Try to understand your gifts and then develop the courage to share your gifts."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"It is essential that you follow your own idea of passion, even if to others it looks like suffering."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you can just be yourself in today's world, then you are already tremendously successful."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"You reclaim your power by loving what you were once taught to hate."

— Bryant McGill
from "You reclaim your power by loving what you were once taught to hate"




"No matter what you lost, or how you were hurt, there is no future for you in your painful memories."

— Bryant McGill
from "All your pain from your past, has already served you"




"The past may have given you awareness, but it is not awareness."

— Bryant McGill
from "All your pain from your past, has already served you"




"The past is real, but it is as ephemeral, and as unreal, and as unreachable, as any other illusion."

— Bryant McGill
from "All your pain from your past, has already served you"




"Memories can be a form of false consciousness; a place one lives to avoid living."

— Bryant McGill
from "All your pain from your past, has already served you"




"As your past emerges in your mind, you vanish in the present."

— Bryant McGill
from "All your pain from your past, has already served you"




"If you are not careful, your memories can imprison you. You must stop thinking about what you wish to repair from the past."

— Bryant McGill
from "All your pain from your past, has already served you"




"You cannot heal memories, you can only heal yourself in the present."

— Bryant McGill
from "All your pain from your past, has already served you"




"All your pain from your past, has already served you."

— Bryant McGill
from "All your pain from your past, has already served you"




"Keep the lessons of your pain, but not the memories of your pain. Let it all go."

— Bryant McGill
from "All your pain from your past, has already served you"




"Your ability to communicate effectively and your success potential are inextricably linked."

— Bryant McGill
from "Success Potential and Communication Skills are Inextricably Linked"




"Everything we humans do is a form of communication."

— Bryant McGill
from "Success Potential and Communication Skills are Inextricably Linked"




"Your comportment, manners, vocabulary, diction, and presentation all communicate your essential message."

— Bryant McGill
from "Success Potential and Communication Skills are Inextricably Linked"




"How you think is structured by the expansiveness of your inner-language capabilities."

— Bryant McGill
from "Success Potential and Communication Skills are Inextricably Linked"




"Good communications are central to leadership, conflict resolution, business success, family, and the potential of all of your relationships."

— Bryant McGill
from "Success Potential and Communication Skills are Inextricably Linked"




"Nothing will advance you further or faster, and with as little effort and money, as becoming a stronger communicator."

— Bryant McGill
from "Success Potential and Communication Skills are Inextricably Linked"




"Words are powerful. Words change lives; words and ideas change the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Success Potential and Communication Skills are Inextricably Linked"




"A large part of being a good communicator is being a good listener."

— Bryant McGill
from "A Failing Grade for Grammar Nazis, Word Police, and Pseudo-intellectual Bullies"




"Being 'smart' is a total spectrum of behaviors; it is about balance — not just intellect."

— Bryant McGill
from "A Failing Grade for Grammar Nazis, Word Police, and Pseudo-intellectual Bullies"




"Respectful and considerate listening is a meaningful form of intelligence."

— Bryant McGill
from "A Failing Grade for Grammar Nazis, Word Police, and Pseudo-intellectual Bullies"




"A respectful communicator will always create a safe space for others to be heard."

— Bryant McGill
from "A Failing Grade for Grammar Nazis, Word Police, and Pseudo-intellectual Bullies"




"If you are humble and pay attention, you may one day discover that everyone you encounter has something valuable to teach you."

— Bryant McGill
from "A Failing Grade for Grammar Nazis, Word Police, and Pseudo-intellectual Bullies"




"Look beyond your judgments to the heart of the matter."

— Bryant McGill
from "A Failing Grade for Grammar Nazis, Word Police, and Pseudo-intellectual Bullies"