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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"




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