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"Most so-called success in the world is slavery."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Beware! Success is not what you think it is. It's often a trap."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Most success by your likely definition will lead to the destruction of your individuality and your inner-beings grand potential."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Every degree of success must be paired with a degree of integrity and compassion. Success without integrity is always fleeting, or monstrous."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Real success sometimes involves saying no to growth, expansion and gain. Real success often involves absorbing tremendous loss on a personal level. Real success often involves sacrifice. Real success always involves virtues such as humility, compassion, and an abiding reverence and respect for life."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Success can be deadly, while failure feels safe. Success is a risk, and failure seems guaranteed, so failure feels less disappointing."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Success is more painful than failure, because it comes with the death of anticipation and longing."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"The anticipation is always sweeter, than the moment what you longed for arrives."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Once accomplished, success reveals its own insignificance in a life of true meaning."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Success can be like building an empty castle, when all you really needed was a true home for your heart. Success itself has vanquished many noble hearts. It has turned kings of spirit into spiritual paupers."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"The false need for what is commonly seen as success, continues to rob people of the true success, with which they were born."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"As war often comes in the name of peace, success the destroyer, often comes in the name of creation."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Success is the greatest of all panaceas."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Success was never meant to be an attainment; it was meant to be a testament."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Don't trust the path success takes you on, or what it leads you to. Most success will lead you to falsity."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Reach for success, but slap its hand when it reaches for you."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Success was always with you. You were born a success, and you will die a success — if you can be successful at accepting the victory of living."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Positive thinking is useful, but highly overrated."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Being truly successful does not require winning the positivity pageant."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"My whole life is an engine of dissatisfaction. It's why I wake-up in the morning."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Real success is found in the balance of all things."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Be fair with life, inasmuch as you wish life to be fair with you."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Make your contentment equal to your discontentment."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Voice your praise-filled gratitude as loudly, as your shouts of foul."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Pray or give thanks in your own way, as earnestly as you bemoan your woes."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Stretch your finger-tipped reach for inward success, as far and deep, as your reach outward."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Ardently strive — toward yourself. Dream, reach, long, want, and hustle, but never once — for success. Do it for you. And please, do it as you."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Let your success merely be a testament to a life well-lived — in the way that it must be uniquely lived for you, and only for you."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"Success is merely the acknowledgement of your significance."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"The highest form of success, is to behold, and ever defend the significance of every person, as reverently and devoutly, as your own."

— Bryant McGill
from "How to achieve true success in a difficult world"




"We receive attention to the degree we pay attention."

— Bryant McGill
from "Do you want to be heard and understood?"




"Life is a grand barter. Everything is a relationship, and everything is negotiable."

— Bryant McGill
from "Do you want to be heard and understood?"




"Whether it will be better or worse depends on just how deeply you are willing to open yourself, so that others may open themselves to you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Do you want to be heard and understood?"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"If you resist life, it will refuse you — but if you surrender, the world will give you everything it has to offer."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Resisting is not the posture of receivership."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Surrender is a state of readiness, awareness, and listening, which says you are ready to hear the transmission and receive."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"The observer may, through the act of observation, change the nature of that which they observe. This is how listening works with life, and with relationships — through your so-called psychology, and through theirs. The more you listen, the more they change."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Real listening is about full spectrum awareness."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Listening is a meaningful form of intelligence."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Listening is a receptive form of giving."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Listening is an act of both giving and receiving."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Listening is a mutual pleasure."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Sure, you see yourself as generous and giving, but how receiving are you of others, through listening? You pride yourself on loving people unconditionally, but will you listen to them unconditionally?"

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"When you are waiting for them to one-day hear you, or listen, you are giving them the power."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Your self-imposed limitation, is that for you to move forward, they must listen, and meet your demands."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Don't try to make them listen; instead, you listen. Listening is the supreme form of domination. There is no comeback to listening. The more you listen, the more you have power over them. Only people who don't know how to listen, have to walk around on eggshells."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"There is no comeback to listening."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"The more you listen, the more they change."

— Bryant McGill
from "If resisting has failed and frustrated you"




"Becoming more aware is the most practical form of enlightenment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Awareness is the carrier of opportunity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"What is missing from your life, is often only what you cannot perceive enough to realize."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"There is so much there for you, at the far-peripheral of your vision."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Real vision is about awareness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"The solution to nearly every problem in the world comes down to greater awareness, because when you are aware, you can see more — the bigger picture."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Our problems don't exist because we hate each other, they exist because we do not fully see each-other."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Hate is only blindness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"We seldom actually know people; we only know our misinformed judgements."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Awareness changes the world, because awareness changes your mind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"When you change your mind, how you experience the world changes with it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Awareness makes you powerful."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Developing awareness is a practice of deep and active sensing, perceiving, feeling, and most importantly, connecting."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"An expanded mind does not mean full to the brim; open spaces are beautiful too."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Silence is more than observation, as it informs from non-observation."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Awareness is more than a form of observation, it is also a magical absence of form, which opens the space for that which is unknown to arrive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Life is speaking to you, through the portal of your awareness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Each step toward greater awareness, unlocks gifts and freedoms, which can only be granted from within."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Most of what we miss out on in life, is simply because we do not notice."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Allow new awareness to bring you the gifts for-which your soul has restlessly been longing."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Allow awareness to complete you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"Awareness is power. The greater the awareness; the greater the power."

— Bryant McGill
from "Awareness is power. The greater your awareness; the greater your power."




"I'd rather you impress me, than love me."

— Bryant McGill
from "I'd rather you impress me, than love me."




"I'd rather you be strong in your own opinions, than yield to mine for approval."

— Bryant McGill
from "I'd rather you impress me, than love me."




"We should be proud of people having their own opinions, even when those opinions differ from our own, because real love wants every person to be independent, strong, and confident."

— Bryant McGill
from "I'd rather you impress me, than love me."




"When we really care for people's development and wellbeing, our admiration of their impressive accomplishments feels even more deeply satisfying, than their admiration of our own opinions and accomplishments."

— Bryant McGill
from "I'd rather you impress me, than love me."




"One of the most powerful and practical forms of unconditional love, is being impressed — with those whom we disagree, and even more so, with those we know may not even like us, or our way of seeing the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "I'd rather you impress me, than love me."




"Being loved feels good to us all, but when someone impresses us, that commands respect. I'd rather be impressed and respect you first, but if we have both love and respect, well — that is just unparalleled!"

— Bryant McGill
from "I'd rather you impress me, than love me."




"We should rather sacrifice our egos, if it helps another ascend beyond the suffocating reach of our own insecurities."

— Bryant McGill
from "I'd rather you impress me, than love me."




"Never allow your insecurities to create insecurity in others."

— Bryant McGill
from "I'd rather you impress me, than love me."




"There is a difference between having a reaction, and using a reaction."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Unconscious reactivity is a form of low self-awareness — even more dangerous than low self-esteem."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Being aware of personal deficits is empowering, compared to no awareness at all, as to why life seems to grant one little favor."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Life favors awareness; awareness of every sense and dimension, for through awareness comes choice."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Unconscious reactivity makes your choices for you, leaving you feeling bullied by life, and powerless."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Being oblivious to your own reactivity is unrefined and gluttonous — it's appetite for gobbling up your opportunities has no end."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"The reactive mind is a monster; it is the feral reflex of animal survival — uninhabited by higher consciousness."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Like a traumatized, caged animal convulsing behind bars, the reactive mind and tongue squirms and digs behind clenched teeth to escape, and interrupt."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"They are not listening; they are mentally interrupting behind a facade of listening."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"The reactive mind is a crippled mind, because it limits and distorts everything."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Reactivity is the birthplace of ignorance, and the graveyard of potential."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Reactivity is the opposite of mindfulness; it is a mindless, stray, erratic, and accidental state of semi-consciousness."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"The more reactive you are, the more you are stunted and cut-off from experiencing the full measure of life's grand endowment."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Becoming mindful of your own reactivity is the first step toward a form of practical enlightenment."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Awareness IS your opportunity."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Your calm, measured, thoughtfulness, and graceful awareness of your own reactions, will begin to move you toward a life of peace, and a deeper sense of sturdiness against life's trials."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Your life experience can only be as deep as your awareness."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Your existence, as you know it, is a measure of your awareness."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Each step toward self-awareness, is a step toward freedom, that only a truth with self can grant."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Awareness is how everything you will ever have or experience — arrives, or is taken away."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Be considerate, and consider yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Awareness is how everything you experience arrives."

— Bryant McGill
from "The monstrous reactive mind, and practical enlightenment"




"Uneasiness and suffering spills out on everyone around the wounded soul who cannot see themselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Broken people often demand from others, what they cannot summon from within"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Broken people often demand from others, what they cannot summon from within"




"Many wounded people who cannot be at peace with themselves, force the people around them to walk on eggshells to create the illusion of calm they demand."

— Bryant McGill
from "Broken people often demand from others, what they cannot summon from within"




"Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there. Stop tormenting yourself by reliving the pain over and over."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Good people go through terrible things, but wise people know when and how to let it go."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Many of us are very unwise in how we handle our pain. Like an animal that struggles in a steel trap, we worsen our wounds the way we struggle, deny, and fight against what simply, is."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"When we refuse to learn the wisdom of acceptance, we become our own tormentors."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"When we refuse to let go we suffer, yet we cannot let go of something until it has taught us what we need to learn."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Letting go is a process of recognition, confrontation, acceptance, and healing."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Letting go simply means not suffering any more than absolutely necessary, but just enough to expand and strengthen ourselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Some suffering is needed to deepen our compassion, to grow, and to learn. Letting go means you have learned enough, and now have compassion for yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Letting go means carrying a permanent scar, but not a permanent wound."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Letting go means you may have walked through hell, but came out the other side ready to make your life a heaven."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Letting go means you refuse to be a victim forever, by letting one moment define the rest of your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Letting go means you accept change, and you accept that your pain is not permanent."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Letting go means you accept that you cannot take away the past, but you insist that the past cannot take away your future."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Letting go means you are ready to move forward and live."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"Letting go means you are no longer afraid. It was always fear that held you prisoner; letting go means you are finally free."

— Bryant McGill
from "Everyone goes through hell, but not everyone stays there"




"For some, crisis is their sensation of being alive; spectacle is their excitement and proof of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes letting go is the only way to survive"




"In absence of true passion and purpose, some people engage in the dark surrogate of petty commotion and drama."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes letting go is the only way to survive"




"Some people do not want to let go and move on, because they need to struggle and destroy, to live."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes letting go is the only way to survive"




"Blame is their getaway vehicle they use to flee the scenes of their emotional crimes."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes letting go is the only way to survive"




"Some people fight outward enemies because they are afraid to confront the enemy within."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes letting go is the only way to survive"




"There are deeply wounded people, who can be very dangerous to your peace of mind, your family, and your life. Like a wounded animal, they will bite your hand of comfort."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes letting go is the only way to survive"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes letting go is the only way to survive"




"Sometimes letting go of someone is the only way to survive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Sometimes letting go is the only way to survive"




"Marketing is much more than a learned action or skill; it is an intrinsic part of the natural order of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"To be masterful at sales or marketing you need to know your identity and be a zen-master of self."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"The skills needed to thrive in the higher-realms are more spiritual, personal and mature."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Marketing is a part of life and the grand natural order."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Marketing is not about stuff, money or capitalism; it is about intrinsic, life-force resource currencies."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"If you want to strengthen your brand you can learn from the flowers."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Flowers are first and foremost in the advertising business."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Natural, truly organic or spiritual marketing is an effortless expression of simply being your own truth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Nothing sells better than the truth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Life is a large marketplace in which we are all seeking to express our intrinsic and cultivated value."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Real marketing is about knowing yourself and your identity. You are the human-resource currency."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Allow your natural gifts and unique signature to become a supportive part of the social ecology."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Gimmicks, manipulation and force are the old ways."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"The ethological sphere of business is evolving along with the mass consciousness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Life and social evolution is like a breath; out with the old and in with the new."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"The old ways of force and control will no longer work in the new coming world, and those who cannot evolve will perish."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Sales and marketing is not something we do, it is something we are."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"All prosperity comes from a deep and sacred place within."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Who you are is the ultimate form of marketing."

— Bryant McGill
from "Birds, Flowers and Branding for the Ascended Business Master"




"Brilliance and super-creativity can only be cultivated and recognized by creative brilliance itself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"You can't ask for or get what you don't understand yourself, and this is one of the key challenges of leadership."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"To even have a conversation about uncommon brilliance you must develop a new vocabulary of freedom, which is mostly foreign in corporate cultures."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"Repressive relationships create resentment, while trusting relationships create the free space for magic to happen."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"It is not the job of leadership to force or direct creative output, but only to create the environment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"Creative culture is achieved through wise and gentle cultivation, not direct manipulation."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"Control and domination do yield some results, but are not the tools of the master-crafters who are fueled by freedom and passion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"True brilliance is wild and messy, not obedient or orderly."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"Fostering and partaking in the rare brilliance of a truly creative culture is an art-craft—not business."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"Freedom, respect and commonwealth form the triad par excellence of any healthy relationship or creative culture."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"If you want cutting-edge genius from your employees, what are you providing equally cutting-edge and genius?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"Leadership resources should be used to provide employees the protection and freedom they need to feel safe and valued."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"Real leaders use their strength to shield employees from the foul machinations of common corporate culture."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"Freedom, respect, and commonwealth form the triad par excellence of any healthy relationship."

— Bryant McGill
from "Tips on Cultivating a Brilliant Creative Team"




"Life and the marketplace deeply favor value and good intentions."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"You cannot isolate yourself into prosperity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Social media must first and foremost be — social."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"The tenants of huge social media success are the same principals of being a good neighbor. You must be genuine, available, caring, supportive, friendly, and of good intention and good will."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"If you want to prosper, you must delight in seeing others prosper."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Never forget that fifty-percent of social success, whether in social media, or the real world requires the other party's happiness and success; that is your clients, customers, and consumers."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Good relationships are at the heart of all success."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Success belongs to the thoughtful; tragedy to the neglectful."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Every aspect of every business transaction is a relationship that requires thoughtfulness and respect."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Respect is the universal currency accepted everywhere."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"The setback of narrow vision can be fatal. Look at the world through the eyes of other people."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"In today's complex world you have to become an integration thinker."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Like statecraft, entrepreneurship that engages millions of people, is a mixture of politics, technology, and finance requiring deep integration thinking from its leadership."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Get outside of yourself! Do anything you can to expand any narrow thinking, or "set" ways."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Expose yourself to as many new people, ideas, challenges, and viewpoints as possible."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"The more you can learn, connect, and integrate, the more you can evolve and grow."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"The only way to ever possibly set a trend, is not to follow every trend."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Make deep use of existing technology. Most people only use the surface of technology."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"We take for granted the power and availability of unfathomable tools and technology, because the are so common."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"We are so immersed in omnipresent tech that the deeper opportunities of technology become almost invisible."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Find creative ways to deeply leverage existing infrastructure and platforms."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Use common technology in very uncommon ways."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"The task of leadership is showing people the obvious ways they can and should work together."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Cooperation is a higher principle than competition."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Unhealthy competition can motivate people, but not without friction, loss of energy, and unnecessary collateral damage."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Cooperation is more elegant and efficient than competition. Inspire people to work together."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Fear, suspicion, distrust, and resentment cannot rear its ugly head where there is an atmosphere of trust and partnership."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Most success is simply about showing up."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Real entrepreneurs cannot live without problems. All business is — is solving problems. Don't run from problems; run to them."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"I don't care who you are, or what you do, you are a solution provider, or you are irrelevant."

— Bryant McGill
from "Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Overcome Difficulties"




"Social media is the new TV, and just as it was with the the old TV, there are viewers and doers."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"While the world is in chaos around you, stay in the eye of the storm; steady and true to yourself and your mission."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you are centered, grounded, calm and wait-it-out patiently, you will still be there when everyone else has long been blown-away."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"It may take a few years, or even a decade of people watching you before they decide to believe you are serious and trustworthy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"The world belongs to the minority of true creative producers."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Huge success is so easy because there is literally almost no competition at the top."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"True creative content dominates because people want to touch others, and be touched by others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"People thirst to taste the authentic and to grow in the expansiveness of unique creative expressions."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Brand lasting power comes from the relentless production of value through integrity and passion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you are not creating value for others then you are wasting your time."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you are looking for quick, superficial and transient results, then follow the crowd."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you want profound and lasting results you are going to have to be authentic, long-suffering, and truthful."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Advertisements and purposefully attention grabbing media have a quasi-genetic history of naturally selective evolution into increasingly potent, effective, and virulent strains of influence."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Ultimately, all social media strategy comes down to the types of relationships creators have with viewers — otherwise knows as other human beings."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"People want truth more than anything, even when it frightens or angers them. People will even die for the truth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Tragedies are a part of life where we have no choice, but we can choose to let our painful lessons help others who are going through their own struggles."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"I studied how people use words and language my whole life, but even more importantly — I studied how they don't use them."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you want to be successful, then study what people are doing, and then, look for what they are not doing!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Anyone who dares to be themselves is viral in the making."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you reach deep into yourself and expose yourself with sincerity and truthfulness, you will be noticed."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Look down the road paved before you and then, when you are ready, jerk the wheel hard toward your own off-road adventure."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"We have all had to watch someone slowly destroy themselves and felt powerless as we witnessed the senseless agony they put themselves through."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Develop a style that works and then violate it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"When you collect followers using arbitrary content you develop an arbitrary following. This type of following has no focus, no cohesion, and no loyalty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Relationships are the center of all meaningful prosperity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"When people have a vested interest in one another they are less likely to be exploitive toward one another."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"In most cultures healthy relationships are regarded as the greatest wealth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"The greatest thing you have to share with another person is your way of looking at the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Seeing the world from another person's eyes brings us all closer together."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Think about your life, and how you have a finite amount of time and energy. What do you want to use your finite life force to accomplish or experience?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"To me a social media strategy is really a life strategy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"At the foundation of a meaningful social media strategy is your core identity as a human being."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"When you don't have a plan for your own in life, then you will be following someone else's plan."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you think the Internet is just a place to selfishly broadcast, sell goods and do business, you have not thought about it very deeply. The Internet is a reflection of the grand complexity of life as we know it — deepening in complexity and resolution daily."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"At the heart of my strategy is my understanding that people and relationships are your true wealth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"There are only obstacles if you have a set path."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"There can only be obstacles if you have attachments to an outcome. Learn to flow."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you just pursue your passion with heart and patience, your unique path will present itself to you. Your opportunities will come to you with grace and ease as a response to your dedication and persistence."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you make a personal statement and stick with it — in time — the opportunities will come to you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Each writer has a unique path which can only belong to them."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"With the democratization and decentralization of the publishing industry everything has changed. Where there were once a few paths with a few gatekeepers, there are now endless paths and possibilities."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Unfavorable judgements are a welcomed consequence of having an opinion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"A writer or artist has no responsibility to monitor how pleased or outraged people are with their work."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"The contest of art is within the artist."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Without truthfulness art dies."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Caring about people takes work, sacrifice, and hands of service that consider a true profit to include how we leave each person after each transaction."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Entrepreneurism must deeply concern itself with the common good, and with an abiding interest in lifting humanity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"In the process of being honest and not chasing popularity you are at times going to be at odds with your audience, and they will both hate you and love you for it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Both love and hate are equally flattering obsessions."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Common success originates with common thinking, but extraordinary success requires extraordinary thinking."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"In today's heavily homogenized monocultures — psychological, spiritual, and creative individuation have been suppressed."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"Try to understand your gifts and then develop the courage to share your gifts."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"If you can just be yourself in today's world, then you are already tremendously successful."

— Bryant McGill
from "Social Media Advice, Interview Excerpts, Speech Excerpts, and QAs"




"You reclaim your power by loving what you were once taught to hate."

— Bryant McGill
from "You reclaim your power by loving what you were once taught to hate"




"No matter what you lost, or how you were hurt, there is no future for you in your painful memories."

— Bryant McGill
from "All your pain from your past, has already served you"




"The past may have given you awareness, but it is not awareness."

— Bryant McGill
from "All your pain from your past, has already served you"




"The past is real, but it is as ephemeral, and as unreal, and as unreachable, as any other illusion."

— Bryant McGill
from "All your pain from your past, has already served you"




"Memories can be a form of false consciousness; a place one lives to avoid living."

— Bryant McGill
from "All your pain from your past, has already served you"




"As your past emerges in your mind, you vanish in the present."

— Bryant McGill
from "All your pain from your past, has already served you"




"If you are not careful, your memories can imprison you. You must stop thinking about what you wish to repair from the past."

— Bryant McGill
from "All your pain from your past, has already served you"




"You cannot heal memories, you can only heal yourself in the present."

— Bryant McGill
from "All your pain from your past, has already served you"




"All your pain from your past, has already served you."

— Bryant McGill
from "All your pain from your past, has already served you"




"Keep the lessons of your pain, but not the memories of your pain. Let it all go."

— Bryant McGill
from "All your pain from your past, has already served you"




"Your ability to communicate effectively and your success potential are inextricably linked."

— Bryant McGill
from "Success Potential and Communication Skills are Inextricably Linked"




"Everything we humans do is a form of communication."

— Bryant McGill
from "Success Potential and Communication Skills are Inextricably Linked"




"Your comportment, manners, vocabulary, diction, and presentation all communicate your essential message."

— Bryant McGill
from "Success Potential and Communication Skills are Inextricably Linked"




"How you think is structured by the expansiveness of your inner-language capabilities."

— Bryant McGill
from "Success Potential and Communication Skills are Inextricably Linked"




"Good communications are central to leadership, conflict resolution, business success, family, and the potential of all of your relationships."

— Bryant McGill
from "Success Potential and Communication Skills are Inextricably Linked"




"Nothing will advance you further or faster, and with as little effort and money, as becoming a stronger communicator."

— Bryant McGill
from "Success Potential and Communication Skills are Inextricably Linked"




"Words are powerful. Words change lives; words and ideas change the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Success Potential and Communication Skills are Inextricably Linked"




"A large part of being a good communicator is being a good listener."

— Bryant McGill
from "A Failing Grade for Grammar Nazis, Word Police, and Pseudo-intellectual Bullies"




"Being 'smart' is a total spectrum of behaviors; it is about balance — not just intellect."

— Bryant McGill
from "A Failing Grade for Grammar Nazis, Word Police, and Pseudo-intellectual Bullies"




"Respectful and considerate listening is a meaningful form of intelligence."

— Bryant McGill
from "A Failing Grade for Grammar Nazis, Word Police, and Pseudo-intellectual Bullies"




"A respectful communicator will always create a safe space for others to be heard."

— Bryant McGill
from "A Failing Grade for Grammar Nazis, Word Police, and Pseudo-intellectual Bullies"




"If you are humble and pay attention, you may one day discover that everyone you encounter has something valuable to teach you."

— Bryant McGill
from "A Failing Grade for Grammar Nazis, Word Police, and Pseudo-intellectual Bullies"




"Look beyond your judgments to the heart of the matter."

— Bryant McGill
from "A Failing Grade for Grammar Nazis, Word Police, and Pseudo-intellectual Bullies"




"I was raised in a culture of quietly "polite" judgments; a pressure-cooker of seething hatred, prejudice, violence and ignorance."

— Bryant McGill
from "To Heal the World We Must Heal Ourselves"




"My body had become an entombment of fat covering the pain and loneliness of a broken heart and spirit."

— Bryant McGill
from "To Heal the World We Must Heal Ourselves"




"To abuse the gift of life and one's own precious body is a form of extreme arrogance and self-hatred."

— Bryant McGill
from "To Heal the World We Must Heal Ourselves"




"The human body is an unfathomable and miraculous microcosm of divine order."

— Bryant McGill
from "To Heal the World We Must Heal Ourselves"




"The intelligence, complexity and order of even a single cell rivals that of a large modern city."

— Bryant McGill
from "To Heal the World We Must Heal Ourselves"




"The universe within — your trillions of cells all cooperate in a grand orchestration to serve and heal you."

— Bryant McGill
from "To Heal the World We Must Heal Ourselves"




"Every person's body wants nothing more than to cooperate with them in achieving optimal health."

— Bryant McGill
from "To Heal the World We Must Heal Ourselves"




"When we are at peace with ourselves the total expression of that true peace includes our outer being; our body."

— Bryant McGill
from "To Heal the World We Must Heal Ourselves"




"Your goal should never be weight-loss, but rather to have true health and respect for the gift of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "To Heal the World We Must Heal Ourselves"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "To Heal the World We Must Heal Ourselves"




"The unification of the mind, spirit and body is the triad of focus that gives one the clarity and resolve to deliver."

— Bryant McGill
from "To Heal the World We Must Heal Ourselves"




"Forgiveness represents the resiliency of the American spirit, for we have always overcome our divisions to reclaim our unity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Lead is a national time bomb in the water supply"




"Rule followers are merciless rule enforcers; they are the vicious administrators of the status quo."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rule followers are merciless rule enforcers"




"Rule followers commonly derive their sense of superiority from following and enforcing convention, and from being right — they delight in prosecuting you with their piety and judgements."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rule followers are merciless rule enforcers"




"It is often the most responsible, sensible, reliable, and dependable people, who will viciously destroy your dreams and the greatness within you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rule followers are merciless rule enforcers"




"Many rule followers desperately want to be normal; the more desperate they are, the more they want to enforce their version of normal upon you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rule followers are merciless rule enforcers"




"They are not actually fighting you, they are fighting themselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rule followers are merciless rule enforcers"




"They are fighting their fears against your peace."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rule followers are merciless rule enforcers"




"What they fear most, is who they are beneath the camouflage of normal."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rule followers are merciless rule enforcers"




"The covered wreckage and half felled scaffolding of who they once were before they gave-up haunts them like an inescapable shadow-self."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rule followers are merciless rule enforcers"




"Their suppressed and secreted crave for their own distinctiveness, is inverted and weaponized against anyone unusual, for they remind them of their profound loss of self."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rule followers are merciless rule enforcers"




"Anything aberrant or uncommon reminds them, that they took the easy way out, through the wide gates of normal."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rule followers are merciless rule enforcers"




"Normal is a failure of imagination."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rule followers are merciless rule enforcers"




"Normal is an easy-going oppression."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rule followers are merciless rule enforcers"




"Normal is a silent violence against progress."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rule followers are merciless rule enforcers"




"Normal is an insidious benevolence; a sweet tool of conformity responsible for incalculable loss."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rule followers are merciless rule enforcers"




"Normal is the greatest constraint and coercive force in the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rule followers are merciless rule enforcers"




"If you do not feel the constant threat and ruthless pressure of normalcy bearing down on you, it is because you are a part of it; an unknowing devotee of the unremarkable."

— Bryant McGill
from "Rule followers are merciless rule enforcers"




"In the same way every animal finds its way into a trap, people sure-footedly step toward normalcy to survive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"The opposite of self-realization is being realized, or made real, by the standards of outside force or influence."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"If you are not creating yourself, then an imposed 'self,' is being created for you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"When you are not building yourself as the creator of your own life, you are being built, into the image and likeness of your cultural creator."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"Without individuation, your identity is the collective."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"Common, conventional, mainstream, and normal — these are the states of the aborted individual; the unborn in mind, faculty, awareness, and self-knowledge."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"The real question is how much of the actual you, are you ever going to experience?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"Experiencing yourself is your life purpose."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"You experience nothing, but yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"Every so-called experience, relationship, connection, pain, passion, feeling, thought, sense, and emotion, is a sublimation of life's grand transmission upon the canvas of you experiencing yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"If you are not steeped in the ecstasy of experiencing yourself, then you have never fully lived."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"The only true anxiety of life is to be severed from life, by being severed from self."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"In order to play the fraudulent game of modern life, one must assume an unnatural and fraudulent role; the role of an anti-human."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"Anti-humanism comes in the form of forced structures of consistency, social protocols, and rules of emotional conduct, which are utterly alien to beings as inconsistent, momentary, emotional, and impulsive as human beings."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"Each person is bound tightly in a behaviorally isometric strait-jacket of contradictions; a psychic contortion that leaves the hobbled soul jittering between impossible and unnatural forms of human being."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"The goodly and civil role is an anti-human posture, where the wild untamed soul is splayed upon the mental rack, like medieval torture, to bend and shunt the frighteningly splendid phenomenon of a free form soul, into an unnatural state, to thereafter be called, natural. This is how we become, and live the life, of the unnatural natural."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"Our fraudulent "real life" is an M.C. Escher-like impossible staircases into higher and more peaceful states of consciousness for individuals and society, for the rules of this game, are unsolvable puzzles, that keep us all in a constant state of anxiety."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"To escape our anxiety we must accept, and make peace, with the contradictions of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"There are many non-fiction applications of suspension of disbelief, especially in a false world of illusions."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"Suspension of disbelief is a vital life skill for anyone who wants to live in the real world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"By suspending disbelief we can believe in ourselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"Begin to accept imagination as a part and form of reality, because human reality is inseparable from imagination."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"We can live life as broader spectrum beings, with the best qualities of children, by healing our affliction of adultism, which severed us from communing with our vast inner-child."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"The true loss of innocence is when freedom becomes shameful, and shame becomes freedom."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"We accept the mantel of shame in order to transition into the adult life of freedom. This is how we trade inhibition for tradition. This is how we lose ourselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"All loss of power begins with shame, and suppression of what is deemed bad in our nature."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"What society hates and fears most is nature and truth, especially when observed in people."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"True authenticity creates a state of jeopardy and danger for that individual, forcing them to hide in resentful conformity. This is how inauthenticity creates bitterness in the individual, and ultimately in the culture."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"The loss of true identity creates a lifetime of pain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"All human derangements and fractures begin with the loss of self — a loss no amount of grieving can heal."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"Numbness becomes the new life for those de-spirited by culture. They have been cultured — destroyed and reborn into the new life, where only the unnatural is desirable, for the unnatural feels safe and familiar, for they are unnatural. They have been remade in the image and likeness of falsity; their true God. But the truth aches in their forbidden places and grieves them with a nagging malaise of uncertainty and unbelonging."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"The ultimate falsehood, to the great lie of the false life — is truth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"Anything which points to the real and ultimate freedom is labeled profane and illicit."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"Challenge yourself. Be defiant; defy yourself. Challenge authority; the authority of your own rational convictions!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"Meditation can put you in touch with your less strictured and structured self; to glimpse the source of your true power and formless state."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"Your profane and complete self, your truth, is a disassembly of the anti-human persona, only slightly visible as you submerge through the layers of abstraction by releasing thought, as an act of wilful dissociation, toward controlled insanity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"Meditation allows you to visit your aboriginal forbidden places and return with artifacts of wisdom unknown in the common culture."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"Your consciousness is an inner portal, through which you climb, to escape yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"Consider the possibility that your sense of purpose has been hacked and rerouted, to empower that which seeks to suppress your true purpose."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"Until you receive the revelation of your power, and free yourself, you will remain both captor and captive — as your own warden, in your own prison, for the rest of your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"The world will do everything it can to seduce you to go to sleep, and if you refuse, it will then try to strangle you. To keep your innocence and faith alive you have to kick and scream and fight. You have to protect the beauty within you, and fight for it, like protecting a small child from a predator. Mediocrity and apathy is that great predator; the status quo embodied by the sleeping masses."

— Bryant McGill
from "Without self-realization you are only a mirror of society, which is to say, a mirror of madness"




"We have become a highly specialized species of docile, obedient consumers."

— Bryant McGill
from "Homo sapiens-consumere: a new species designed to shop"




"We are a material goods and brands, hunter-gather society of hominids standing upright to shop."

— Bryant McGill
from "Homo sapiens-consumere: a new species designed to shop"




"Oppression never goes away; it is refashioned to be fashionable."

— Bryant McGill
from "Homo sapiens-consumere: a new species designed to shop"




"Materialism and consumerism are sophisticated forms of shackle-less bondage."

— Bryant McGill
from "Homo sapiens-consumere: a new species designed to shop"




"Our new community ties are buying-clubs, coupon circles, and discount gatherings. Our rites of passage are smartphone releases."

— Bryant McGill
from "Homo sapiens-consumere: a new species designed to shop"




"Like Manchurian candidates, we have been made into Manchurian consumers, who subconsciously buy when we are triggered by our brand masters."

— Bryant McGill
from "Homo sapiens-consumere: a new species designed to shop"




"Many horrors of injustice of the past were customary, so we must continually question our culture and customs, looking for what we are presently accepting of, that will be future regarded as shortsighted and unthinkable."

— Bryant McGill
from "Homo sapiens-consumere: a new species designed to shop"




"The greatest gifts in life are often the most simple and overlooked. Look to nature for the answers — and to your own nature — look to yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Homo sapiens-consumere: a new species designed to shop"




"Generations of cradle-to-grave conditioning and lifelong intra-cerebral media-drips have created the all-consuming human."

— Bryant McGill
from "Homo sapiens-consumere: a new species designed to shop"




"Transhumanism seems less about a singularity of human consciousness, and more about the quasi-cybernetic peripheral adornment of gadgets, handbags, and designer glasses."

— Bryant McGill
from "Homo sapiens-consumere: a new species designed to shop"




"Consumer trans-humanism is about the quasi-cybernetic peripheral adornment of gadgets, handbags and designer glasses."

— Bryant McGill
from "Homo sapiens-consumere: a new species designed to shop"




"Kings will stop and bow down, to look upon the greater majesty, of a simple flower."

— Bryant McGill
from "Prose: Various Thoughts"




"The flower rules supreme, not by force, but through the victory of beauty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Prose: Various Thoughts"




"Your life can be lived in grace and ease, as you surrender to the beauty, of bringing grace and ease to others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Prose: Various Thoughts"




"We are here to be loving attendants to our beloved fellow human beings, as an act of devotion and gratitude for life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Prose: Various Thoughts"




"Our painful complications only exist when we refuse to honor the simple gifts before us."

— Bryant McGill
from "Prose: Various Thoughts"




"Life shouldn't be more simple; it is more simple."

— Bryant McGill
from "Prose: Various Thoughts"




"Simplicity speaks quietly of vast things."

— Bryant McGill
from "Prose: Various Thoughts"




"Though we at times feel small, it is in the smallest of things, that we may discover vast expanses, once limited by our lack of reverence."

— Bryant McGill
from "Prose: Various Thoughts"




"Lack of reverence shrinks the immense experience of life, into the tiny confinement of your disregard."

— Bryant McGill
from "Prose: Various Thoughts"




"The path of force of will is narrow, where what you have cut becomes your confinement; a prison where you are jailed by the dimension of your swathes to force a way."

— Bryant McGill
from "Prose: Various Thoughts"




"You are your own path; each step and footprint is your own landmark, and secure fortress of choice."

— Bryant McGill
from "Prose: Various Thoughts"




"The more you can be open and joyfully celebrate in other people's successes — the more success will open for you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Prose: Various Thoughts"




"The more you dream for others — the more your own dreams will come true."

— Bryant McGill
from "Prose: Various Thoughts"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Listening is a receptive form of giving."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Make your listening equal to their need to be heard."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When you are open to others, you give permission to those around you, to be open to you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Let your desire to be understood, be equal to your desire to understand."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The way to feel better is to feel heard, but to feel heard, you have to first be willing to listen."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Ignorance is rooted in certainty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Everything and everyone is your teacher."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Everything and everyone is your teacher unless you are a poor student."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You can't be fully aware when you're reactive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Judgement is the opposite of listening."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The heart of open-mindedness is listening."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"We can only connect with others at the depth that we can connect with ourselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The way a message is delivered, IS the message."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"It is a tremendous gift to simply and truly listen to another."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The posture of receivership is openness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Awareness is power."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Awareness is power. The greater the awareness; the greater the power."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Real listening is about awareness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your message means less than the way the message is delivered, because in actuality, the way the message is delivered, IS the message."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"I see people everywhere disagreeing, who actually agree with each-other, but cannot see that they agree."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"We do not actually know other people; we only know our judgements."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Ignorance is the supreme oppressor."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Ignorance is the supreme oppressor and tyrant."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"We do not actually know other cultures; we only know our judgements."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"We do not actually know other nations; we only know our judgements."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The race of nations should not be toward arms; the race of nations is towards compassion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Every massacre starts with the tongue."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Peace does not mean an absence of conflict, because opposition, polarity, and conflict are natural and universal laws."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Peace is a way of constructively handling natural conflict."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Conflict avoidance often causes greater conflict."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Conflict connects us to life, just as life connects us to conflict."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Nothing on earth is more unbearable than dealing with other people, that is, if you lack compassion and understanding."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"They say our suffering is an inevitable part of the human condition; just accept it. But the greatest human skill is that of a choice maker."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Be the peace you seek."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"There are possibilities that exist beyond our present "knowing," and to see those possibilities, we must abandon that which makes us feel safe."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People are living books. The real library of life is community."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"They don't hate you; they just hate."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you only knew how many times you were saved, by not getting what you wanted, you would be at peace with what you presently believe you are missing."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The less you can be upset, the more control you have in your own life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You can only be as great as your insecurity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The truth is some people love to be offended; it's the drama they love best. It may not be them; it could be you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If people are upsetting you because they are out of control, focus on your own upset, which is what is out of control within you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People who are easily offended are usually insecure, possessive, territorial, or have controlling personalities. Understanding is superior to offense."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The mirror neither loves nor hates; the judging is in your eye. People are the mirrors of your life. It's not them. It's all you — everything."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You will solve the problems of life, or the problems of life will solve you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When you demand perfection within yourself, you become more fallible."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Peace IS Prosperity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your limited thinking is the most insubordinate obstacle you will encounter in your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"What you desire the most, can only be as real, as you can be real."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The most important peace negotiation, is for you make peace with yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you really think about it, you're the one who betrayed yourself — for not wanting to believe, what deep-down, you already knew."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your own vicious thoughts about yourself are worse than legions of haters. Say, "No" — to your own hate."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Let your resistance, judgements, angers, and fears inform you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Peace is a place where your heart is free to become the more beautiful you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your distraction is the distraction. Your distraction is the only distraction."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You can't be a high-roller, if you are an eye-roller."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Get over the guilt, or be a slave to guilt; it's your choice."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Depression lives and grows in the swamp of need."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"They will love you, misunderstand you, judge you, blame you, scorn you, and then forgive you — and it will never have had anything to do with you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Love is not about finding the right person, but about being the right person."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The ability to forgive is one of man's greatest achievements."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 way to live again, is to forgive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"There is really only one true way to fix yourself, and that is to be yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The very things you withhold from others, are the very things being withheld from you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"A major source of pain is wanting more for others, than they want for themselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The very things you withhold from others, are the very things you are withholding from yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When you demand perfection of others, you magnify your own flaws."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"As soon as you start caring about other people, other people will start caring about you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Sex is a form of exploration; it is asking questions and getting answers."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you just begin to wish for others to be happy, your life will slowly begin to improve."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Real love doesn't keep score."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Receiving love is not about making "them" give you love, it is about becoming a loving person yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"To receive love, you must open your heart."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"It is in the center of a stable self-love that you will find the confidence and safety you want."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You best teach people about healthy boundaries by you enforcing your healthy boundaries on them."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When teaching someone a boundary, they learn less from the enforcement of the boundary, and more from the way the boundary is established."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Never give-up, and be relentless — but also with boundaries, endings, and closures."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Love is your infinite space of vast expansion, not someone's little box you live in, until you die."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Endless amounts of love and hate are available to you from others; the defining question of your life is what you let in."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You have the final word for what you accept in life. Set clear expectations and boundaries, and don't be afraid to enforce them."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Be selfish and take good care of you first. When you are your best, you can best help others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Hold your healthy boundaries. Let their frustration instruct them."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The power is in balancing selfishness and caring."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Everyone may deserve love, but not everyone deserves your love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Real spiritually is getting rid of the bs in your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Sometimes the best way to defeat someone negative is to let time do the hard work of instructing them."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you are negative, unsupportive, a trash-talker, a gossiper, a nay-saying ninny, a doubt-whisper, or dream saboteur, you are likely going to live a very, very small life. Parents, spouses and friends who are guilty of this — heed this warning — in the long run, you will end-up left behind and resented. If you can't be trusted with someone's hopes and dreams, you shouldn't be trusted at all."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Some people just don't want to be happy, and nothing may ever make them happy. Your unhappiness could be merely because you refuse to accept their unhappiness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"We only allow the treatment we believe we deserve."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Super-relationship: the all encompassing connection that you have with life. Your relationship with everything."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Everything is a relationship."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Spirituality is a supreme inter-communication between you and everything."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Beyond confidence is your core identity, which elegantly negotiates all of your transactions and relationships; it is the seat of your super-relationship."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If thoughtfully cultivated, your super-identity will elegantly negotiate all of life's challenges and opportunities on your behalf."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Beyond confidence is identity, which elegantly negotiates all of your transactions and relationships."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your heart is the supreme interface with your super-relationship, which governs every aspect of your reality."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Learning to truly love yourself changes your relationship with everyone."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People only negotiate with others at the level they believe they are worth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You only negotiate your contract with life, at the level you believe you are worth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Business should feel like falling in love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Persistence is the most traveled path to success."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Laziness demands misery."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Ambition without action is fantasy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Actions are living affirmations."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Every shortcut has a price usually greater than the reward."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your wishy-washy-ness becomes a life of calamity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Be totally obsessed, with no attachment to the outcome."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When you lack focus, your life will be a similar blur."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"I like to hear yes, more than they like to say no."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You have to like hearing yes, more than they like saying no."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Gather your yourself. Project your total intelligence, clarity, intention, and concentration into an intersection of vision, will, and faith. Your clear will and faith is the spearpoint of your mastery as a creator."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The task of leadership is showing people the obvious ways they can and should work together."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Cooperation is more elegant and energy efficient than competition."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Understanding is superior to offense."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Trust others, and you will be more trusted."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Nothing great ever happens from thinking small, so never think small of others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"We produce behaviors in people through our actions and energies. In this way the people around us become reflections of our own behavioral patterns and internal energies."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Good people make people feel good, even if it hurts at first."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Success without integrity is always fleeting, or monstrous."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Stop aspiring and start being. The world needs you!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Be the proof of possibility."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"It is a high spiritual truth that we heal or harm others with our judgements."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The world is starving for leaders who are not afraid to dismantle the sacred and precious beliefs, which hold us as prisoners of the past."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Offense, assumptions, and judgements are a waste of time and energy. Put that energy into creating your vision."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You are only responsible for the effort, not the outcome."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Cooperation is more elegant than force."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When people have poor confidence in the future, you can be confident, of a poor future."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Effective leadership demands you be selectively non-reactive to criticism and personal insult; the less reactive you can be, the more you can lead."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"To understand the journey you have to do the walking."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Persistence is the most traveled path to success."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Real leadership sometimes involves saying no to growth, expansion, and gain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your highest purpose and calling is often really calling for your own healing."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The challenge is trying to set people free, and help them be "successful" in the world, which are almost always opposite objectives."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The number one skill in life is not giving up. The second best skill, is knowing when to give up."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you can't be trusted with someone's hopes and dreams, you shouldn't be trusted at all."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The greatest things that have ever happened in this world, had their genesis in the wake of special relationships of rare destiny."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Start purposefully using the challenges you are facing, as practice for the larger challenges to come."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"There is no social media — there is only social."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You cannot isolate yourself into prosperity. Social media must first and foremost be — social."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Generosity, sharing, and actually being social are the missing virtues in social media."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Brand lasting power comes from the relentless production of value through integrity and passion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Uncommon use of common technology is one the most overlooked opportunities of the modern era."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The way you use technology is an extension of your depth, character, and values."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Use common technology in very uncommon ways."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Most people only use the surface of technology. Make deep use of existing technology."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The surface use of technology is parallel to the nature of all personal surface relationships; the barrier is fear of intimacy and closeness with other human beings."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You can't talk about personal development without talking about technology."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Minimalism means not trying to improve perfection."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Everything you need comes into focus when you abandon the unneeded."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Meditation is merely the removal of all that is not you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"One of the hardest recurring lessons in life is learning to let-go."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"All problems begin when we start worrying what others think of us."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Inner-peace is the ultimate success platform."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Get out of your own way. To attain, do not reach, but rather, allow that which is within you to reach."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Their expectation is your prison; your expectation is theirs."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Allow everything to inform you, but nothing to own you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"All talk and all chatter is the false self."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The source calls to you. Find a quiet place and listen for the voice of creation. Look upon the horizon and see the future of your new life, where you are again a natural soul living in joy and peace."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"There is truth and knowledge beyond present understanding."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"There is no happiness outside of ourselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"There is no happiness outside of yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Source truth exists in greater abundance outside of the symbolic system of words."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"It takes an immense amount of energy and study to realize that you know nothing."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"In a sea of trouble your calm thoughts are your lifeboat."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You are not experiencing life, you are experiencing yourself through life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The pleasure is there; between your expectations and regrets."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Infinity must find an end to explore itself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Attachment to the external always suffocates inner peace."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"There is no destination except the one inside of you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Learn to experience yourself without judging yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The simple rhythms of nature are calling you. Let them wash away the clutter and distractions from your false life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Life's lessons are about as hard to learn as your head is hard; as your heart is hard."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The defining moment in my life was in learning to not resist."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The purpose of life is the purpose we bring to it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The meaning of life is simply the meaning we give to it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Having a sense of purpose is having a sense of self. A course to plot is a destination to hope for."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you want meaning in your life you must give your life meaning."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you are self-obsessed, you don't have time for other people's drama."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You can only find your purpose once you release the idea of a purpose. In that moment you become the perfect expression of life; your true purpose — to be yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You are so much more than your mistakes."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The only way out of your problems is straight through them."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your bad habit is not who you are; your bad habit is — in the way — of who you are."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Crisis is Good. Crisis is a messenger."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People will disrespect you, lie to you, use you, and break your heart, but no one will ever hurt you more than you hurt yourself, by replaying those transgressions in your mind forever."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When you bare your soul you nurture your soul; this is the power of telling our stories."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Every challenge in your life will be easier when you can live in harmony with your own contradictions, flaws, weaknesses, and past."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your inner-life is a reservoir of possibility. No matter how hopeless your current situation is — imagination and self-care can deliver you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Blocking out and forgetting your childhood is a form of inner-child abandonment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The ultimate pain is the one of not feeling anything."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"It's an imperfect world, so you fit in perfectly."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People can only love you as much as they know love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You don't have to have a perfect solution to begin working on your problem. Just begin with deep inner-dialogue."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you are tired of drama, then you are the drama. Remember, drama requires your emotional participation."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Have compassion for people, and don't forget that you are a person; give yourself compassion too."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"One of the greatest things you can learn in life is to be compassionate, but true compassion includes compassion for yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your struggles will either strengthen you, or destroy you — and the amazing thing is that you get to decided which it will be."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When you accept fallibility within yourself you, become more perfect."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You are strengthened by struggle, and so your darkest places are really lighting the way."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Accept the gift of your pain. It is more often not brilliance that that leads to peace, wisdom, and completion. Pain is also your compass in life. Unease and fear can be your guides; not angels, but your own demons."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"A person who makes few mistakes makes little progress."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Life is a practice. When you 'fail,' you can immediately begin practicing again."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Maybe your life is not falling apart; maybe it's falling together."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't fearfully hold on to what needs to end. The familiar life crumbles so the new life can begin."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Suffering does not always make you wiser and 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, if you can change."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Even when the strings are broken in our lives, the sweet music plays on in our hearts."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Thank you adversity. Oh, how we stretch and grow in the shadows of darkness just to reach the light."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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? Look at your challenges as useful. Start joyfully using the small challenges you are facing, as practice, for the larger challenges to come."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Maybe you love to beat yourself up and deprive yourself, and that's the real reason you are with him/her."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Every tear is replaced with strength."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Every tear you shed is replaced with steel and strength."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Every tear is replaced with wisdom and strength."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"It is not a weakness to cry. Only the truly weak are afraid of tears."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your highest attainment in life is to receive the gift of yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Let us subdue the ravages of the baser-self, and aspire to the higher calling of exalting joy through compassion, for that is the one true purpose of humanity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Seek for illumination of self, and then the world, through the simple, humble, almighty, supreme virtue of love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Move from viciousness to victory!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Move from rage to reverence, and from viciousness to victory!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Become a dignitary by treating others with dignity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Become an ambassador of peace in your own life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"We should live deeply, as rich of a life as possible, to honor those who were cheated early of life's great gift."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Throughout the ages, the arts have labored to capture the splendor of your present form through its faint creations — to honor your unreachable design."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You will find what you are looking for, so look for something beautiful."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You will always find what you are looking for, so look for something beautiful."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"We must always strive to reflect the highest vision of ourselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"As our heart soars, we fly with it! Let love take you places!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you are inspired by life, you cannot help but be an inspiration."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Open the fullness of your heart and become a gift of beauty to the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Every meaningful success I have accomplished was made possible by love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When you become a kinder person, the world shifts and becomes a kinder place."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"In my world, I believe in the great beauties, the highest of which, is love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When you see the world with love and respect the world changes right in front of you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Whatever you're looking for, you're going to find it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"There is music in my heart. There is art in my heart and there is majesty in my heart, because there is love in my heart!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The beautiful world is just one thought away. It's already there just waiting for us to realize and to accept it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You can train and condition your eyes, mind, and heart, to recognize unseen beauty and opportunities everywhere around you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Love always was and always will be the only real answer. Why else do you think we have been taught so much hate?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Until you can be grateful, you are completely hopeless."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You've got to let love inform your every step."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The simple, humble, almighty, supreme virtue of love is the invincible fire of transformation for healing the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If your life is not a love story then you are not living the life meant for you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When we align with love and beauty we instantly become the answer to every problem."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"I am hopeful because love overflows from my heart. Gratitude for beauty and life leads my way."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Gratitude is my privileged state of mind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Have you forgotten what it feels like to be alive? The grace of life shining on you; each breath vitalizing you with possibility? Remember!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Take a stand: live for love, truth, beauty!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"In the instant of your choosing, a life of peace can subsume the pain, and overtake your sorrow. It is there right before you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When you are treated rudely, instead of fighting their ignorance; fight your own."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Courteousness is consideration for others; politeness is the method used to deliver such considerations."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"In today's world simple kindness is a revolutionary act."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Be kind for you, not others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"A mistake made by many people with great convictions, is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Educate yourself. Learn everything you can, and then let knowledge yield to kindness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Kindness is your essential statement of who you are, not to be reserved for those who are kind in return."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"See the good in people, even if they do not see it in themselves. Hold the space for them."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"To become strong, speak to people's strengths."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People can do anything in the space of your belief in them. People can be anyone you allow them to be."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't allow your judgements to trample over people who are trying to stand-up."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Let your certainty match their doubt. Hold the space for them, until they can see it with their own eyes."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People's lives we touch and sculpt are our most meaningful creations."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"We must allow people the space and time of self-discovery, and trust in all that is to come."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"I knew I was great, because humility taught me, that every person is great."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Who are your friends and loved ones, when they are not bent and twisted around your judgments and expectations?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Peace for the whole world begins with a smile in your own heart."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Separateness is one of the great and tragic illusions in the world. We belong to one another."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"We all know the true beauty of people everywhere, because we have all looked into the eyes of children, and saw ourselves looking back."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"We are all students of the world; frail embodied consciousnesses struggling to understand, and be a meaningful part of this great, mysterious gift of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"In order to deserve, we must pay our dues and steadily work for perfection. We must relish in struggle, and relinquish pride. We must dispel fear and seek enlightenment. We must shun division and honor love. We must know our hearts and seek to understand others. We must try, live, create, feel, grow, and love — together."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"It takes creativity and work to get your needs met without using control."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"It doesn't matter what you believe you have accomplished; if you have not loved, then you have not lived."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"It doesn't matter who you are. Everyone's fear is equal."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"No time is better spent than that spent in the service of your fellow man."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you have a poverty of heart, then you are the poorest among the poor."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Witnessing a selfless act brings tears, to testify to us, how we should be treating others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"It can be scary to leave the comfort of your assumptions. It takes humility and bravery to see the world through the eyes of another."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Evil has no limits except the limits we set on ourselves through decency."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"There is something beautiful in every person that never dies, no matter their misfortunes."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"We are all wealth. We are all treasure. We are the abundance of all things. Spend yourself completely."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When we truly see each other, we can't help but to care for one another."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Any viciousness you inflict on another first passes through the membrane of your own sensitivity and psyche."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Separateness is one of the great and tragic illusions in the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"We belong to each other, and separateness is one of the great and tragic illusions of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Outer-mastery begins with inner-mastery."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You are the artist and the art."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Life is a practice, not a perfection."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Live life for solutions, not problems."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The ultimate form of attraction is to be what you want to attract."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You will be effortlessly filled with as much as you can open yourself to receive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The cost of entry is belief."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you speak often of your dreams, and positively, and passionately with enthusiasm, you will move closer to those dreams every single day."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Perception is the context of your reality."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Real success always contains an unseen essential of deep spirituality."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you resist the world, the world will refuse you, but if you surrender, the world will give you everything it has to offer."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Passion becomes manifest, always; whether positive or negative."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your attitudes about yourself are your recurring circumstance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"We are more often victims of attitude than circumstance. Your attitudes about yourself are a recurring circumstance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You teach others how to treat you, by how you treat others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"It's not about what you are thinking, it's about the way you're thinking. You have to start thinking about the way you're thinking."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Joy is a practice, not an involuntary state."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Resist the vice of indulging in negativity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"All suffering and sickness comes from imbalance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Freedom is a state of awareness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The things that we talk about, are the things that we bring about."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The things we think about, are the things we bring about."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you want a higher quality of life, you must first attempt to fathom the higher value and quality of your own life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Any negative cynicism that you carry in your heart is your own personal declaration for failure."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you want your life to be different, you have to start looking at life differently."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Life is a magical place when you believe in the magic of life!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You can only have as much of something as you open yourself to receive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"With your breath, issue words of a new contract. Become the law creator of a new prosperity within yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"All things are possible through invitation and love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 awareness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The invitation only world is a manifestation of self-realization."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Once you choose to love yourself, then everything else will begin to assemble around that core of inner-amenity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Do not force your growth. Build an open space within yourself, with room for your soul to breathe and grow, and them give yourself time."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your dream is only possible through a clear intention and patience."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"What you hate; you create."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you "guess" and "don't know" then you are trapped there. You have to get clear if you want to move forward."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Blessings can only arrive through the opening you provide."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Quit waiting for a better life to show-up. A better life, is waiting for you to show-up."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Quit waiting for a better life to show-up. A better life, is waiting for you to show-up, through your better attitudes."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Our creations are the outward expressions of our inner truths."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You will be filled with as much love, wealth, and prosperity, as you can open yourself to receive. Everything is waiting for you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The greatest self is a peaceful smile, that always sees the world smiling back."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The world may not be smiling with you, but it certainly does smile through you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"To be a freedom fighter, you must first fight for your own freedom!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"To be free, you must become a freedom fighter in your own life!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You are so much more than your culture has asked of you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Being "humble" — that concept is often weaponized. Don't surrender your respectful power in the name of false humility."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You know there's such thing as healthy pride, and you're allowed to stand in your accomplishments in life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you are fake, then everything around you will be fake. Be who you are, and let the world around you adjust."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You can never be great unless you are willing to destroy yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Love without control. Love without control. Love without control. Love without control."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Most of what people call love is a paradigm of control. Zero control; that is true love. Real love is freedom."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"How can you have anything real if you aren't real?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"They don't come at you with bayonets. They have their legions, ready with JUDGEMENT."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Many people are unwitting members of a vast cult called popular cult-ure. To break free, merely think for yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Be true to who you are, and let your friends adjust."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Be who you are and let your friends adjust."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The power is in the balance of selfishness and caring."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Standing in your truth is the only way to truly say thank you for the gift of life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Question everything, but without being cynical."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't allow people to tell you who you are, or aren't. No one has the authority to take you away from you, or invalidate your experiences and story."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"It's only your silence that allows the suffering to continue. You must speak your truth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"To live fully awake and feel fully alive and free, is the most courageous dream."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"To love your weakness, negativity, and darkness is to accept half of who you are."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Suppression of love or hatred creates conflict."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't give-up on your greatest masterpiece — you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't wait for an epiphany on your deathbed. Open your heart and mind now."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Become the real you; only then will you be happy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Negativity is a natural part of your perfect self."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"This very moment is your greatest adventure."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Open yourself to the natural and become a human again."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When you say you hope, what you mean, is you have doubts. Stand in belief."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"What is a human but a choice maker? Choices are powerful. Choices change history. Choices change the world. Remember your power!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Understand your power. Live dangerously. Live fearlessly. Cower before no earthly master. Know yourself. Live truthfully. Live freely. Be yourself. Love yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your challenge in life — your number one mission, is to not let the world break your spirit."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Hold faithfully to your unique vision and your detractors will eventually tire and give-up."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Have the heart of a poet, and the mind of a killer; one to see beauty, and the other to protect it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"For the achiever, the battle with critics is a slow war of attrition. Let time do the dirty work for you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"In the marathon of life negativity is never as light-footed as a dreamer's sprint."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"No-one is going to die for you, so don't let anyone to tell you how to live while you are alive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Quit seeking approval, and seek approval from yourself!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Never be ashamed of your ferocity and power, or, of your sensitivity and gentlest emotions. Have the heart of a poet, and the mind of a killer."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your inauthenticity is internalized as not being true to yourself, which is why you experience yourself as not being good enough."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you want to improve your self-esteem, simply be as honest as you can about who you are, and how you really feel."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The way to feel better is to feel heard, but to feel heard, you not only have to speak your truth, but you also have to listen truthfully."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Children are everything we could have been."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"A genius is merely a person who takes maximum advantage of the talent with which they were born."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Uncommon sense will get you an uncommon life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People favor listening over genius, and deep listening is its own type of genius."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your intelligence is a fire that can illuminate any darkness. Awaken and let your mind burn so brightly! You are alive for a reason!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Average is a slow-motion killer of everything you could have been."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The essential nature of ignorance, is ignorance cannot see itself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you will get out if your own way, your natural genius will appear."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 the master of your deepest passion. You are alive to fulfill your calling."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Money cannot create what money was invented and sourced from; you already possess something more powerful than money."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The common person fears to think beyond the common."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Do you want to know how to accomplish the impossible? First, quit calling it the impossible."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"To be a genius is to play like a child. You still are that beautiful child."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Everything is trying to complete itself in this world, and we are no different. Don't restrain your yearnings. Allow your heart, mind, and soul to reach!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Creativity flourishes where there is freedom."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When you are doing things for the right reasons, you do not need to play by the rules, because there are no rules for a creator walking the path of love."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"It is better to have a fair intellect that is well used, than a powerful one that is idle."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Dreams usually die because of a lack of imagination, when they can no longer be imagined to be possible."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Genius is always accompanied by enthusiasm."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Thoughts are levers of the mind; small thoughts can exert great force. Use your mind like a crowbar on the locked door of opportunity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Tiny thoughts are like mental crowbars. They can rip the closed door of your limited thinking off the hinges."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Success is built on clear thinking. You have to bring your thoughts to a point and maintain clear, passionate focus!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Quit just thinking about topics, and start thinking about the way you're thinking."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You have to start thinking about the way you are thinking. How you think is more important than what you know."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Think about the way you're thinking."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Nothing great ever happens from thinking small."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Real limitations can be reasonably challenged and expanded, but a hobbled mind is not going anywhere."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy, no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control. This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The more out of control someone is, the more they try to control others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Some people are not addicted to drama, they truly just do not know how to move through their pain and let-go."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Anyone who hates anyone, only hates themselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"I was holding the spoon like one holds a loaded revolver to their head."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Simple foods connect with your body's needs in complex ways."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Love foods that sustain and protect you, and love you back."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your body will heal itself, through gentle and peaceful cooperation with the inherent wisdom and intelligence within."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The keys to health and weight-loss: stress reduction, sleep, deep breathing, clean water, complete nutrition, sunshine, walking, stretching, meditation, love, community, laughter, dreams, perseverance, purpose, humility, and action."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your health is a long-range investment that will pay-off when you need it most."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Health is a priceless wealth. Invest while you can."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"One of the most radical and revolutionary things you can do is grow your own food and eat from the land."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Many an injustice is presented as a solution and gift."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Intelligence is often worshiped, even when that intelligence allows unfathomable injustice and suffering to occur under its smart watch."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The real one-percent, are the informed."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Truth is often the favorite tool of those who deceive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The way you keep your freedom safe is by keeping it safe for others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Sometimes, confusion communicates more clearly, than clarity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Carefully question the sources of your deepest animosity toward your perceived enemies. They may not be enemies at all. A very large percentage of our conflicts are cultivated between us by manipulation to misdirect our attention, and to control us. We are all being played against one-another. Our hate is produced; our common love is the truth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Information is controlled because the free flow of truth is not always expedient for those wishing to maintain control."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Utopia begins with durable goods."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Materialism has nothing to do with coveting expensive goods. Materialism is anything leading to a landfill being full."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Lust for possession and greed has ravaged the soul of humanity like a great cancer."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"A great deal of struggle and sorrow in the world comes from misguided feelings of pride of ownership and possessiveness, versus the humble spirit of stewardship as common temporary inheritors of the great resources of earth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"My savage indignation toward injustice is proportionate to my profoundly reverent connection with beauty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Inside of every good person there is also something very wild. Embracing your wildness can bring you the most peace. Self-repression will eventually, and deeply, destroy your peace."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"We are what we think about and meditate on. Look around people! The World is a buffet of violence; a total immersion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The false world is full of illusions and misery."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Most worldly goals for so-called success, are soul traps similar to quicksand. Navigate success ever so carefully."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't retreat. Rush into life while you still can!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The trappings of success bring the opposite of success in the ways most meaningful to people's lives."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Beware! Success is not what you think it is. It's a trap. Proceed toward 'success' with extreme caution."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Become dangerously open to all points of view. Are you dangerously open, or safely closed?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The public good must be balanced with private interests."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"A culture that has destroyed freedom and beauty must itself be destroyed. Hold the line for beauty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Children playing while in the background the TV blares with screams, gunfire and rape-murder scenes. It seeps in."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"TV is a pornographic cacophony of violence, death obsession, screams, gunfire and drama. You think it's fine because you are damaged."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Television turns their family living room into meditative den of death and violence worship."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Our minds of infinite possibilities have been plowed, seeded and cultivated by every word, institution and sacred belief we hold dear, to produce a foul harvest of exclusion, apathy, brute domination, and death."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Support what is good and spit out what is bad. Get off of your knees and reject the role of slave to the culture of divisiveness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The battles once waged over outer territories, rage on still for the inner-territories of our hearts. The fight for liberty never ends."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Do not be a 'go along, get along' person when it comes to the suffering of others. Integrity is not a popularity contest. Stand for love!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"It is very informative how we treat that with no defined legal rights. The essence of respect is more vital than the letter of respect."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Most people do not actually know how to think for themselves, and unfortunately that prevents them from even knowing it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Most so-called success in the world is slavery."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"One of the most important things one can do in life is to brutally question every single thing you are taught."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Quitting a job can be like an exorcism where you cast out a demon. The demon is the foreign spirit who occupies you, through your occupation."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When you suppress your darkness you also suppress your light."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The fish does not know it is wet. We are similarly immersed in violence. The violence is in our hearts. The enemy is within."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You have to push your boundaries. The rest of your un-lived life, is on the other side of your boundaries."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The secret to unseating great power, is not always moving the other direction, but to compete directly against their goals."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The success of a civil order should not be judged by its most affluent members, but by the standard of living of its poor."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The true nature of a human being is not compatible with the so-called civilized world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"There are many paths beyond the rules of limited thinking. Trust your instincts!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Violent consumption demands violent production."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"What is amazing and revolutionary today will be oppressive tomorrow."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you don't have a plan, a plan will be provided for you, by someone with a plan."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you don't have a plan in life, you will be incorporated into someone else's plan."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Believe it or not, you and your enemies want many of the same things and share many values."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Common ground is the life-raft in a turbulent sea of extremisms. Our common hopes are our only hope."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"There is no enemy that respect and love will not conquer. The moral authority for survival comes from respect."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The moral authority for survival comes from respect."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"All nations that perished, did so because they lost moral authority. Basic decency is survival."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Modern-day freedom is like a roomy cage; just enough choice-space where the animal doesn't go wild, and feels free."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Western 'freedom' is a sophisticated form of control. Your awareness is the check and the balance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Freedom is the most sophisticated form of control. The best lies use the truth; the ultimate lies use the ultimate truth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"It is so heartbreaking what we do to children in this world; how they are destroyed."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The world is not what it is supposed to be. We are tragically off course."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"They say just give up; that the world cannot be changed, but never forget that everyday, you have the power to change someone's world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"They say the world has always struggled with injustice and always will. But change is more possible than ever before."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You are free. Your mind belongs to you. Your thoughts are yours. Honor the sacred territory of your freedom and individuality. Resist for those who cannot."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"For a world full of universities, brilliant people, and clever corporations, it sure is a pit of hell and sorrow for billions. How smart is that?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"We are our own worst enemy, and make no mistake, we are destroying ourselves with our divisiveness. Look for yourself in others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Life is simply a thought. Didn't you know we made it all up? Don't you know it can be different?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People on corporate conveyor belts, like animals in slaughter-chutes, are all part of the same big massacre of joy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Because of propaganda induced cognitive dissonance, many people hate themselves and don't even know it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Are you free or were you sold a facsimile of freedom?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Most people know nothing about freedom; only the facsimile of freedom into which they were inculcated."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"America has a unique type of poverty that looks like wealth."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"America has a unique type of slavery that looks like freedom."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The revolution of today is the oppression of tomorrow."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"All identification is for control and ownership."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"No matter how awakened you are, the conditioning roots are deep; very deep. Reclamation is a constant process."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Revolution starts in the mind. Question everything!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When you are born into bondage you can't see the prison."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Quit lying to yourself and accept your power and beauty. Liberate yourself from the slow-death you call life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Governments are the deadliest terrorist organizations that have ever existed, if body count means anything."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The system wears a mask of civility, yet will quickly reveal its true nature in the form of magnificently-purposed violence when needed."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Abusers are committed to preserving the myth of their monopoly on violence. Violence belongs to everyone."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Peace is not a submissive posture, it is a choice from a place of total power — otherwise it is not peace. Real peace requires real power."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Accept all of yourself. What you hide is your path to freedom. Being balanced and in possession of all of yourself will bring peace to your painful disproportions."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Stay in the middle of the bell-curve of social norms and follow along, or you will find out about the freedom you never really had."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Ignorance is the supreme oppressor and tyrant."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Ignorance is the supreme oppressor!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The pinnacle of human consciousness must be the rejection of unhealthy competition, war, and violence."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Revolution is simple. It's like a breath; out with the old, and in with the new."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Freedom only exists in the choice. When you don't have the choice, you are not actually free."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Class based observational selection bias prevents people from seeing others outside of their class group; they become practically invisible."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Oh, how we could blossom and bloom, if we didn't have to fight to the death to merely exist!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Without compassion — capitalism is a murder-suicide mission."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Did you play by the rules and work hard, but feel empty and unfulfilled? It's because you were lied to."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Any profession you engage in, no matter how profitable, unless it is truly helpful and good for others, is a crime against your soul, and the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Deeply-rooted beliefs are one of the many consequences of intellect, and also of ignorance; and telling one from the other is sometimes impossible."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Deeply-rooted conditioning has perverted us. We are the culture of violence. We must always look at ourselves."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Do not believe the road signs. There is no 'one way.' If it's your truth then it's the right way."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Be dangerously open to all points of view."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If this is a smart world then I want to be stupid."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Knowledge may be power, but without wisdom and compassion, it will never be the solution."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Letters and arts are the only acceptable theatre of war for the sake of peace."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Nothing can be done to you without your permission."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When you speak and affirm, you are creating a verbal contract with yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Words of affirmation are powerful. Words change lives; words and ideas change the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Poetry can bridge that gap between what is solid and what is suggested; poetry can pull cogent meaning from the veiled truths outside of reason's grasp."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Good poetry does not exist merely for the sake of itself, but rather, is a byproduct of yearning and growth; great poetry canonizes that yearning for the growth of others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"There is no comeback to listening."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Most happiness in a meaningful sense, is the absence of being cruel to oneself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You cannot have, nor do you deserve any success, you do not deeply wish for others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Trust does not mean you're going to do as I expect, trust means you are safe with me, even when you don't."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"One of the greatest gifts we can give another, is to allow them to be themselves in our presence."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Get out of the slime and into the sublime!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"There are only things that will distract you, until you become truly happy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Destroy anything within yourself that is not the true art."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you want powerful friends, then make your friends powerful."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Hate is only blindness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If we could truly see each other, there would be no hate."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Hate is only blindness. If we could truly see each other, there would be no hate."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't denounce yourself; announce yourself!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Disarmament must begin with disarming our pride, resentments, suspicions, and fears."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Change comes from confrontation. You must confront yourself, or be confronted!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Why don't you listen to them unconditionally, instead of loving them unconditionally?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Listen to them unconditionally, before you try to love them unconditionally."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Learn to receive. People derive meaning from serving. Don't take the joy of service away from people."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You want to be wrong! You love being wrong! Because, being wrong means you get to learn something new."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Success arrives to the extent of your humility."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The way to peace is through ideological disarmament."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Stay away from bored people."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Take indecisive action."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Calm, polite apathy has slowly suffocated our humanity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You must fight to keep your beauty alive!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't talk about your faith; be your faith."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Let your actions do the talking. Don't talk about your faith; be your faith."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Lying to someone else, is a step up, from lying to yourself. There is nowhere lower than not being honest with yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You can't get what you want unless you know what other people want."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you put yourself in trouble before they do, you're still in command."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"More than any other act of devotion, listening is at the heart of all spirituality."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"More than any other act of devotion, listening is the most loving."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Listening is at the heart of all spirituality."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Save the world by starting with yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Save the world starting with yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you want to save the world — start with yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you want to save the world — start with saving yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"I'd rather you impress me, than love me."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Quit calling it negative feedback, and instead call it helpful feedback. Nothing matters except criticism."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Crazy is your playground. Sanity is the place you go to die."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Speak ever so kindly, to and of — yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Any discipline, when not voluntary — is coercion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't be fooled by a moment; your pattern is what IS."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People are what we allow them to be."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People are only what we allow them to be."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Life is your mirror — do you like what you see?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Make decisions in your self-interest."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Lean into the pain. Lean into the discomfort. Dreams arrive on a cloud of discomfort."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You can't be brave until you are afraid."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Whatever we are, let's merrily be."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"They win the second they get an involuntary reaction out of you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You can only know what magic is once the magic stops."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Who needs certainty, when you have faith."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When you move your body, you move your mind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Trouble and boundary pushing is the only thing that matters."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You don't know it, but you died when you stopped getting in trouble."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You don't need confidence. Insecurity can work too. It's not that I'm confident, it's that I severely lack confidence — in not moving forward."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Civil disagreement takes guts, while trashing someone is the act of a coward."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Second-guess your programming, or be forever cast into a statue of your present self."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When I was twenty, all of my friends were sixty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you want to move forward get better friends. If you can't find any, find some dead ones — writers, thinkers, and cult-ure changers."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"How do you advance the space? You be the advanced space."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You can look at the rainbow, but you can't have the rainbow. If you put it in a box, it's no longer a rainbow."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't be with someone for their limitations, be with someone for their potential."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Just give me something real."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Just give me one real thing."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You want something real? You can only have something as real as you are."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You can only have something as real as you dare to be."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Be yourself, but the self you've always dreamed of."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Whether there's anybody in there or not, depends on who's knocking."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Learn to be disappointing, without disappointing yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"I am a big believer in the virtue of properly allocated selfishness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Properly allocated selfishness is a virtue."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't wait for health care reform. You are the reformer in your own life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't wait for health care reform. You are the reformer in your own health and care."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your wish for the success of others will be granted — in your own life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"This is how you really divide and conquer, you create two words; one called economics, and one called government."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Be positive, but hedge your bets on misery."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your mind is like a bombed city. Meditation is how you rebuild."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When your mind can go places theirs can't — you're the boss."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When you can entertain thoughts they can't — you're in charge."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"It's amazing what money can't do."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"They don't hate you; they just hate."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"They don't judge you; they just judge."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"They don't hate me; they just hate."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You have almost made it there, but will never arrive, because every step is its own destination."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you need to have power over someone, sometimes you have to let them feel as though they have power over you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Take pleasure in every opportunity of generosity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People can only be what you allow them to be."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Act equal, instead of angry."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Carry yourself as an equal, instead of a resentful subordinate."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Open yourself to the ocean of wisdom within you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"There is a vast kingdom of understanding within you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You don't always have to tell people they are wrong. If you just let people talk, they may talk themselves right into their own understanding of their errors."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Opportunities belong to the deserving, but not if you aren't ready."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you want your life to be different, you have to ask yourself, what you are going to do differently."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you want to be trusted, you have to give people trust."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you do everything the way you have always done it; that equals — stuck."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Music is honest... it only gives you, what you give it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Real dominance sometimes involves allowing others to feel dominant."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Compassion to me, is that I do not apply morality to others; only to myself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you're worried about what people are saying, you aren't busy enough."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Calling someone manipulative is an aggressive form of manipulation."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Real freedom would be deemed a psychosis today."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"There is no greater form of women's liberation, than what she's got in her bank account."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The way to make it good, is to not make it bad in the first place."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Everything in life is a matter of seduction or force."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You can only have your perception; nothing more."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You only receive passion equal to your own."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Be selfish in the service of others."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Be who you really are, and be of service to others, and the world will become your friend."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When you are analyzing someone, you are also analyzing yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"There is nothing more empowering you can do, than to see the reality of your own thoughts."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Life is a practice, not a perfection."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You dis-appointed yourself from your grand appointment, by being disappointed."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't let what you want, get in the way, of getting what you want."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You are not experiencing life; you are experiencing yourself through life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Remaining calm — it's a superpower."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Remaining calm is a superpower."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When someone calls you manipulative, they are expressing their weakness, frustration, and justifiable fear of your superior strategy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The only real battle in life is the battle with yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Every success and failure; every pain and pleasure; every emptiness and satisfaction — only as you allow."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't flee. If you engage the moment, then you can participate, even if it is participation with an unfavorable outcome."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Being in control of them, requires being in control of yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Genius is focus. Power is focus. Success is focus. Spirituality is focus. Love is focus. It's all about time and attention."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"True non-reactivity is really about awareness, even the awareness of choosing to be reactive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Non-reactivity is about choice."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Non-reactivity is about choice; conscious choice."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Once you learn how to not be reactive, you have then earned the right to be reactive."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Non-reactivity is not about being non-reactive, it's about being able to choose your reaction."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Arguing and argument is actually a good thing. The problem is that people don't know how to argue, they only know how to fight."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"No conflict equals no knowledge. This makes conflict a greater vessel of enlightenment than peace. That is why you are sold peace."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"To give them everything they need to love you, you must give them everything they need to hurt you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Are you a victim of their words, or a victim of your internal response?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you love me, give me a straight answer."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you love them, give them a straight answer."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Do you pride yourself on your loyalty? Loyalty is based on fairness. Are you being fair to yourself?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't interrupt your curiosity to know things, by being so sure."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"What some people call success, is really just lazy at a higher level."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Humility is patient because it is neither past nor forward seeking."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Have a good heart, that's street-smart..."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Have a street-smart good heart."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you want to reach people, you have to meet them where they are, not where you are."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"While money may not be important to you, money is nonetheless important. Pay proper respect. If you don't respect money, money will not respect you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"My compassion is not as deep as your excuses."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Why are some people selfish? They may have been taught, but were never shown. People are selfish, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People are mean, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People are awful, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People suck, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People are cruel, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People are unforgiving, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People are selfish, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People are uncaring, because they have been waiting for you, to show them another way."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your success will be as small, or large as your heart and mind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your life will be great — as long as you wish it to be."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Ignorance prefers ignorance."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your mistakes are your own mentorship."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Only the willing and willful, get to live their own lives."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Kindness isn't required; just deadly precision and accuracy, with which you can decide to be kind, or unkind."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Be yourself, as long as you are not an idiot."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Why is it some people who piously never break any rules, so easily breaks hearts?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Penny-pinchers tend to be grudge holders."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Where some people were born to say, NO — I was born to hear, YES."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You have to like YES, more than they like, NO."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Only not seeing your truth can keep you from your greatness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Spirituality is dangerous because it gives people ideas about things, they often don't have the understanding to obtain."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Have a wealth of integrity with a wealth of means."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You make real for yourself, what you see in other people."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"What if you make real for yourself, what you see in other people?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You cannot isolate yourself into prosperity."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Entrepreneurship is your passport to freedom."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You are rich because the world is rich with opportunities."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Reject the notion that there are not good people in the world."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"What is called freedom is like a roomy cage; just enough choice-space where the animal doesn't go wild, and feels free."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Freedom would, of course, be the most sophisticated form of control."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Pretend and act — like yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Happiness is busyness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Boredom is a starving, for life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Boredom is your consciousness nagging you to not waste your life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Bored and unhappy usually go together. Get the message? Get busy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People who often say they are bored, are also people who are often unhappy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Boredom in a warning sign."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Uncertainty is the state of the world, not your mind!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't strive for certainty, but act with certainty."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The thing that stands in the way of most people getting what they want, is they don't really want anything — they just like the idea."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't let your deliberations become debilitations. Take action."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Quit wondering what you should do, and just do, even if it's the wrong thing. The wrong things will lead you to the right things, but doing nothing will lead you nowhere."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The trick is becoming aware, of that which you are unaware."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Start thinking about the way you are thinking. How you think is more important than what you think."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Your life is limited by your perception."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Do not disrespect their disrespect. Let them teach themselves in the mirror of your grace."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"When they are rude, give them grace."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Power begins with knowing it's ok to be wrong."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You are your own unexplored universe."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"People who are not generous, don't receive generosity — they blame life as cruel, but the cruelty is their own."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Happiness begins with acknowledging that you are good enough, whether you are happy, or unhappy."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you don't respect money — money will not respect you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Half-in will not get you anywhere."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Boredom is a form of starvation — starving for life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Boredom is starvation — starving for life."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You have permission to do well, and to be successful."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You don't have to be decisive to act with decisiveness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Act with certainty in your goal to make a good life for yourself, and to have power."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Consult with yourself, but only for advice leading to action."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you want to create a dream life, you first have to dream."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"If you want to have a dream life, you must first have a dream."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't argue because you have an opinion; argue to discover your opinion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Only argue to discover your opinion."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You gave them everything they needed to hurt you."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You have to know there is more to demand more. That's why you're kept ignorant, so you will not be demanding."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The best questions are also answers."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Excellence and beauty for all! If you do not demand it, then who?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The most unforgivable arrogance, is not loving yourself more."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You have an obligation to become the finest and highest expression of yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Wild, unpredictable, and dangerous — IS GOOD."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Are you feeling stuck? You are. Stuck in the MIRACLE of life!"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"What if you are creating for yourself, what you selectively choose to see in other people?"

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You can't achieve financial success, if you subconsciously hate money."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You can't achieve financial success, if you secretly hate money."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"You don't deserve financial success, if you resent people who already have it."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"I am not in your hurry."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"I'm not in your hurry."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't be in their hurry."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Grace and ease is the way. Don't be in their hurry."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Complements are as truthful as you allow them to be."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The poetry in the world, is the poetry in your heart. If you don't see the poetry, now you know where to look."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The beauty in the world, is the beauty in your heart. If you don't see the beauty, now you know where to look."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The most beautiful sounds come after silence."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Their discomfort will be equal to your comfort with yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Try to fit in — with yourself."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't speak about God, so that God can be present."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The degree of their misbehavior is equal to the love they were deprived."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"The unrequited love of life — life is loving you, but you are not loving it back."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Don't let what you could have been, be killed by what they couldn't be."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Success meets you halfway on a bridge called faith."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Until you learn to have a giving and supportive heart for others, you are not entitled to success."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Some people don't want to be reached, because they don't want to be disappointed. They are more content with discontentment."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"What a beautiful world; what art, majesty, and marvels abound in every form for us to witness."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Friendship is one heart-choice away. We all share life's sweet gift."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"Our commonality is the gift of life. Our differences vanish when we just remember how wonderful love and friendship feel."

— Bryant McGill
from "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




"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 "Aphorisms: Various Thoughts & Ideas"




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