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The Deepest Quotes From ‘The Mountain Is You’ By Brianna Wiest

Over the past decade, author Brianna Wiest has inspired millions of readers around the world. From 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think to Ceremony to When You’re Ready, This Is How You Heal, Wiest’s books have become cornerstone works in emotional intelligence, personal growth, spirituality, healing, and self-love.

In The Mountain Is You, Wiest tackles self-sabotage and how we can get out of our own ways. Here are the deepest quotes from The Mountain Is You that will inspire you to confront the mountain and finally climb to your new life.

You cannot stay where you stand if you want change your perspective and life.

Your new life is going to cost you your old one. It’s going to cost you your comfort zone and your sense of direction. It’s going to cost you relationships and friends. It’s going to cost you being liked and understood. It doesn’t matter.

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Negative emotions=messengers.

Some of the emotions that are most strongly connected with self-sabotaging behaviors are actually important for us to better understand. It is not about simply ‘getting over’ them; it is about listening to what they are trying to tell us about our experience.

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You must stop tuning out what you already know to be true.

Our internal guidance systems whisper until they scream.

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Your instinct is powerful (but it is not a fortune teller).

To trust your gut is not to treat it as an oracle.

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Feelings aren’t facts. Impulses aren’t north stars.

Your feelings are not intended to guide you throughout life; that is what your mind is for.

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Healing is difficult. But it is necessary.

Healing is going to be hard at first. It is going to mean looking at yourself honestly, maybe for the first time ever. It is going to mean stepping out of your comfort zone so you can leap toward the person you want to be. It is not what makes you more comfortable and idle. It is what conditions you to be more motivated by discomfort than scared of it, and inspired by your still moments more than you use them to forge the chains of worry. Healing is going to change everything, but it has to start with you being willing to feel what you are afraid to feel.

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Change is a slow and steady act of becoming.

You don’t change in breakthroughs; you change in microshifts.

Practice, not perfection.

Being mentally strong is a process, and it is a practice. This is where you can begin.

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The mountain is a teacher.

One day, the mountain that was in front of you will be so far behind you, it will barely be visible in the distance. But who you become in learning to climb it? That will stay with you forever. That is the point of the mountain.

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