Dr. Shefali is a world-renowned clinical psychologist, speaker and author. Her books on conscious parenting are changing the way the western world approaches parenthood, by incorporating many eastern philosophies including the practice of mindfulness. Eckhart Tolle is one of her greatest influences. Here are 11 Powerful Dr Shefali Tsabary Quotes On Consciousness


11 Powerful Dr Shefali Tsabary Quotes On Consciousness


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1- The quest for wholeness can never begin on the external level. It is always an inside job. — Dr Shefali Tsabary

Happiness and wholeness starts on the inside. Don’t seek external validation, go within.


2- Don’t confuse acceptance with approval. The first is full of heart and the other is full of judgement. — Dr Shefali Tsabary

Finding acceptance within is a pathway to freedom. Seeking approval externally keeps you locked into the opinions of others.

Dr Shefali Tsabary

3- Release your attachments to how things “ought” to be and instead surrender to how they actually are. — Dr Shefali Tsabary

Trust the timing of your life. Things are as they are. Relax and have faith in what will be.


4- To enter into a state of pure connection with your child, you can achieve this by setting aside any sense of superiority. ― Dr Shefali Tsabary

Whether it be a child or anything else, honour the spirit of all beings and your life will be filled with love and connection.


5- When you parent, it’s crucial you realize you aren’t raising a “mini me,” but a spirit throbbing with its own signature. For this reason, it’s important to separate who you are from who each of your children is.  ― Dr Shefali Tsabary

Parenting is not supposed to be a projection of yourself onto another. Parenting is a means to allow the spirit of another to shine.


6- Life doesn’t happen to us, but happens with us. ― Dr Shefali Tsabary

Life is an amazing experience made FOR us. It doesn’t happen TO us.


7- Our children didn’t come into the world to be our puppets. They came here to struggle, fumble, thrive, and enjoy—a journey for which they need our encouragement. ― Dr Shefali Tsabary

Allow life to be messy, release the need to tighten your grip and have control over every little aspect.

Dr Shefali Tsabary

8- When we accept our life in the present moment we let go of resistance and only then can we begin the change. Change only comes after resistance. — Dr Shefali Tsabary

We can all experience resistance and fear when something is important to us, but mostly, the things we fear are made up in our heads. Acceptance of what is, being present in your  life right now is the way forward through your resistance.


9- The key to joy is not happiness but the courage to embody your true self. — Dr Shefali Tsabary

Joy comes to us simply by being who and where we are.



10- Your outer life mirrors your inner belief system. — Dr Shefali Tsabary

If things keep going wrong for you in life, rather than point the finger outwards, have the courage to go inward and ask yourself honestly “what do I need to learn about myself in order for things to change for me?”. You may be surprised at the answer.


11- The Universe is always speaking to us. We can only listen to its wisdom when we are still from within. — Dr Shefali Tsabary

Stillness and inner reflection offer us great opportunities for personal development. When we seek clarity of mind, we become better parents, siblings, friends and partners. Take a moment today and listen.


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