When you commit to a life of integrity, you are concerned with your integrity and yours alone. You are your own harshest critic as well as your most ardent supporter.
There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. True nobility comes from being superior to your previous self.
Your sense of self is not affected one way or the other by what others may think or say about you.
Do not let your peace depend on the hearts of men; whatever they say about you, good or bad, you are not because of it another man, for as you are, you are.
Thomas à Kempis
Should circumstances besmirch your good name, you repair what damage you can, then walk away in peace, content that your dignity is intact and uncompromised.
The world may take your reputation from you, but it cannot take your character.
Emma Dunham Kelley
You do the right thing not to gain others’ approval, but because doing anything other than the right thing never occurs to you.
Suppose you scrub your ethical skin until it shines, but inside there is no music, then what?
Accepting that the way others view you is out of your control, you challenge yourself to live up to your expectations and yours alone.
Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?
Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier
Here is a two-minute video introduction to Through God’s Eyes.
• an overview of the book
• the complete table of contents
• the Foreword by Caroline Myss
• my Introduction
• chapter excerpts
• a sample end-of-chapter story
• endorsements from authors and thought leaders
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Phil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.