Awareness is presence. Its a recognition of what is unfolding everywhere, every moment, without you. It is felt as you realize this has nothing to do with external things, like physical appearance, perceived health, job or relationships. Awareness is not limited by the mind or perceptions or points of reference like time and space. This omniscient or all-knowing view encompasses every moment in this moment. It draws attention to the power of now.
Quotes about Awareness
"Thank God for what you have, and you will always have everything you need. If you want to find God, hang out in the space between your thoughts"
A Course in Miracles
“Your task is not to make reality. It is here without your making, but not without you. There is nothing on earth with which it can compare. There is [also] nothing outside you."
"There is nothing true anywhere, The true is nowhere to be seen; If you say you see the true, This seeing is not the true one."
"Nothing appears to be something. The human experience is a senseory organ for the divine self. Through these eyes, the divine gets to see itself in form.""As you peel it back, in the heart of nothing, that is love. You are what you are seeking. Life is a set up so that each of us can actually see in ourselves the truth for ourselves. What gets taken away are all the exterior means we thought we wanted love to come to us. You have the choice to notice the perfect set up to see love is exactly what you are." “Only when the pursuit ceases, is it possible to recognize what comprises you: pure being.”
Adyashanti, Emptiness Dancing
"When we really start to take a look at who we think we are... we start to see that while we may have various thoughts, beliefs, and identities, they do not individually or collectively tell us who we are. [And yet] it is astounding how completely we humans define ourselves by the content of our minds, feelings, and history."
"To be really aware you must be able to know simultaneously what is going on thousands of miles away today, what may have happened centuries ago, what will happen anywhere in the world decades from now, and what is occuring, has occured, or will occur on other planes of existence. And you must still act as if you know nothing. You must just sit and talk with other people and play the part which Nature has assigned to you."
“When you have abandoned all past and future, it is as if you have come alive. You are here, mindful...the nature of all types of consciousness reveals itself."
“The ultimate truth is like the flavour of an apple which you can’t see with the eye or hear with the ear. The only way to experience it is to put the teachings into practice. Once you taste it, you are no longer in any doubt about its flavour and you do not have to ask anyone else. The problem is solved.”
"To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom; and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares; but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not."
"You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself."
"Whatever people think I am or say I am, that's what I am not."
"You and I are as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is with the ocean."
"Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is."
"The highest destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule."
"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we really are, far more than our abilities."
"Experience is not what happens to you - it's how you interpret what happens to you."
"All our knowledge is ourselves, to know."
"Intuition comes very close to clairvoyance; it appears as extrasensory perception of reality."
Alfred Lord Tennyson
"I am a part of all that I have met."
Algernon Charles Swinburne
"In the world of dreams, I have chosen my part."
"The planetary-etheric body is whole, unbroken and continuous; of this etheric body, those of the healer and patient are intrinsic parts..."
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."
"Be in the NOW. This is your key to operation at this time. This is how you receive the information you need at any given moment. In the now you can 'hear' and 'know' what to do from the information received. It is not hard. It is not difficult to learn. You have all done it before. Try it now. Ask the universe a question and listen. This is the key - empty your mind and listen - stop being afraid - still your ego and truly listen. What does the still small voice say to you? This is your way to hear your information. Let the information come from your stilled heart and be interpreted by your brain. Then you can trust..."
“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”
"Trust in the inexhaustible character of the murmur."
“Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. Be faithful to that which exists within."
"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time."
Anthony de Mello
“Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
"The energy of the mind is the essence of life. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."
"The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world sees us and how we can see ourselves successfully acknowledged by that world."
“There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the soul experience.”
“Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self.”
"Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all."
"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."
"It is you that pervades this universe, and this universe exists in you. Your true nature is pure consciousness."
"Unified am I, quite undivided am I, the whole of me."
“Avoid places that disturb your mind, and always remain where your virtues increase."
"An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature."
"When asked what gift he wanted for his birthday, the yogi replied: "I wish no gifts, only presence."
"Awareness must be like the rays of the sun: extending everywhere, illuminating all.""It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity."
“So powerful is the light of unity, it can illuminate the whole earth.”
"Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment."
"If you're able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence."
“Everything changes when you start to emit your own frequency rather than absorbing the frequencies around you, when you start imprinting your intent on the universe rather than receiving an imprint from existence."
"A human being is only interesting if he's in contact with himself. I learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought to do the way you should do it. You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it."
"You are the best friend you will ever have. In the presence of your true self you will become the most peaceful, the most relaxed, the most natural person possible."
"We feel and know that we are eternal."
"Its not about learning to trust. Its about learning what it is I place my trust in and why. Its like learning to see the forest for the trees. You cannot see the forest for the trees unless you are outside the forest."
"Above all we have to go beyond words and images and concepts. No imaginative vision or conceptual framework is adequate to the great reality."
"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own."
"Everything has its own place and function. That applies to people, although many don't seem to realize it, stuck as they are in the wrong job, the wrong marriage, or the wrong house. When you know and respect your Inner Nature, you know where you belong. You also know where you don't belong."
"I can only project what I think is happening. When I stop projecting, all that is left is Wow!"
“Everything is a confirmation of Awareness. Even a denial of it is
yet another confirmation of it. And so it’s inescapable… Awareness is that which knows yo uare here right now.”
"I am the ATMAN (pure Subjectivity)that dwells in the heart of every mortal creature: I am the beginning, I am the lifespan, and I am the end of all beings.""As a strong wind sweeps away a boat on the water, so the mind dwelling on even one of the senses carries away the intelligence."
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Osho)
“To be in time is to be asleep: to be awake is to be in eternity.” "The innermost core is witnessing, awareness, watchfulness. You can call it anything, but it will be another meaning of witnessing. Truth is pure awareness."
"Awareness is the greatest alchemy there is. Just go on becoming more and more aware, and you will find your life changing for the better in every possible dimension."
“The world is not a problem; the problem is your unawareness.”
“With me, illusions are bound to be shattered. I am here to shatter all illusions. Yes, it will irritate you, it will annoy you - that's my way of functioning and working. I will sabotage you from your very roots! Unless you are totally destroyed as a mind, there is no hope for you.”
“It's just a ride and we can change it any time we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money, a choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your door, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one.”
"Hear me, four quarters of the world - a relative I am! Give me the strength to walk the soft earth, a relative to all that is! Give me the eyes to see and the strength to understand, that I may be like you. With your power only can I face the winds."
“Reason's last step is the recognition that there are an infinite number of things which are beyond it”
"If you want to know your past life, look into your present condition; if you want to know your future life, look at your present actions."
"The Hopi Indians of Arizona believe that our daily rituals and prayers literally keep this world spinning on its axis. For me, feeding the seagulls is one of those everyday prayers."
“The closest to being in control we will ever be is in that moment that we realize we're not.”
"Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance."
"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
Bryant H. McGill
"True freedom is where an individual's thoughts and actions are in alignment with that which is true, correct, and of honor - no matter the personal price."
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."
"I am a finger pointing to the moon. Don't look at me; look at the moon." “In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.” "When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow and never leaves."“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky”
"Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent."
"There is no sound if a tree falls in a forest and nobody is in range to hear it. Our senses tell us the world is real. I truth, its a play of mind.""Holographic onesness is this now moment. It is who you are.""Nothing is separate from anythng else. Separation is impossible.""Existence is oneness. You are existence itself. You are not living so you cannot die. You appear as a form and only think you are separate. Consciousness and Awareness are one. Awareness is not something. The moment you become aware of something, it becomes consciousness or thought. The moment you think about that thought, you are the thinker. The moment you become the thinker of the thought, that's ego. Feeling knowing has nothing to do with doing. Knowing is effortless as it is your natural state.""When you see clearly, you are free. The changeless part of you never ends. Everything you see is the same changeless you.""Begin to understand this with the heart: Everything you see and experience is in the mind. There are no people out there, only the mind manifesting those people that seem to be..."
C. Astrid Weber
"If your inner energy is misdirected, so will your whole life be."
"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."
"Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn't then it is of no use to us."
"You have to master not only the art of listening to your head, you must also master listening to your heart and listening to your gut."
"It is our nature to defy gravity, to transcend the limitations of the reasoning mind and connect with the realm of the mystical truth."
"When you really listen to yourself, you can heal yourself."
"There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart."
"It doesn't matter what we do until we accept ourselves. Once we accept ourselves, it doesn't matter what we do."
10 Rules for Being Human:
Rule #1 - You will receive a body.
Rule #2 - You will be presented with lessons.
Rule #3 - There are no mistakes, only lessons.
Rule #4 - The lesson is repeated until learned.
Rule #5 - Learning does not end.
Rule #6 - "There" is no better than "here".
Rule #7 - Others are only mirrors of you.
Rule #8 - What you make of your life is up to you.
Rule #9 - Your answers lie inside of you.
Rule #10 - You will forget all this at birth.
"In Tibetan, authentic presence is wangthang, which literally means, 'field of power'... The cause or the virtue that brings about authentic presence is emptying out and letting go. You have to be without clinging."
"Know yourself as wise, loving, intelligent, eternal consciousness that never needed to change or fix anything in the first place. Then see what happens."
Chuang-tzu (or Zhuangzi)
"I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man."
"He does not seem to me a free man who does not sometimes do nothing."
"When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self."
"Unify your attention. Do not listen with your ears, but with your mind. Do not listen with your mind but with your essence."
“…where we entirely miss the obvious-that is, that we are all trying to decipher life’s big mysteries, and we’re each following our own paths of enlightenment.”
"If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far."
Daniel J. Boorstin
"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge."
"Thought runs you. Thought, however, gives false info that you are running it, that you are the one who controls it. Whereas actually thought is the one which controls each one of us.""Individuality is only possible if it unfolds from wholeness."
"The goal of the Creator is for each entity to make a conscious choice to again seek Oneness, out of our own free will – not because anyone else forced us to. If we are told what to do and what to believe, then we have learned nothing and will not make any progress. Perhaps the single most basic realization to make is that we live in a loving Universe. If we are all One Being, then it is foolish for us to hate anyone, as we are only hating ourselves."
"The key to conversation at work is flexibility and understanding how what you say might be perceived by others."
"Who am I? is the only question worth asking and the only one never answered. It is your destiny to play an infinity of roles, but these roles are not yourself. The spirit is non-local, but it leaves behind a fingerprint, which we call a body. A wizard does not believe himself to be a local event dreaming of a larger world. A wizard is a world dreaming of local events."
Denis de Rougement
"Happiness can exist only in acceptance."
"Changing mass consciousness is an individual responsibility."
"Been mislead all your lives you have, human ones. Start sensing again now you must. Arrived that time it has."
"If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?"
"For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us."
"In truth it matters less what we do... than how we do it and why."
"Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have."
"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk."
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
"Even if you wanted to analyze what an object really was, you wouldn't find an answer because no object has any inherent existence anyway. What matters to us is how we see it."
"Spiritual Awakening is awakening from the dream of thought."
"To be a seeker implies that you need the future. If this is what you believe, it becomes true for you: you will need time until you realize that you don't need time to be who you are."
“You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold.” "Within every situation is contained a seed of grace. Acceptance of the unacceptable is the greatest source of grace in this world.""There are situations when all answers and explanations fade. When you fully accept that you do not know, you give up struggling to find answers with the limited thinking mind. That is when the greater intelligence can operate though you. Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand and becoming comfortable with not knowing.""Surrender is the inner transition from resistance to acceptance, from no to yes." "Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free." "You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are."
"Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment."
"All the things that truly matter, beauty, love, creativity, joy and inner peace arise from beyond the mind."
"Awareness is the greatest agent for change.""Knowing yourself is to be rooted in Being, instead of lost in your mind."
"Once you have had a glimpse of awareness or Presence, you know it firsthand. It is no longer just a concept in your mind."
"Once you have had a glimpse of awareness or Presence, you know it firsthand. It is no longer just a concept in your mind."
"Some people say, the world can be so alive! It always is, you just do not know it because of the screen of your thinking. You notice it as you become more awake."
Eckhart Tolle (Practicing the Power of Now)
"True Power is within, and it is available now."
Eckhart Tolle (Stillness Speaks)
"When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world. Your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable from stillness. This is the I Am that is deeper than name and form."
"The traveler sees there are many paths through the forest, but only the experienced guide knows the way of least resistance."
"For the material, at best, is only temporal, or temporary, while that which may be built from spiritual desire, spiritual purposes, is eternal."
“The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.”
"Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
"All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams."
Elizabeth J. Canham
"There is no freedom like seeing myself as I am and not losing heart."
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
Elizabeth M. Callahan, translator of The Wisdom of the Passing Moment Sutra
“When the mind is realized, that is the buddha."
"Give light and people will find the way."
Emile M. Cioran
"What does the future, that half of time, matter to the man who is infatuated with eternity?"
"Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door."
"No man is free who is not a master of himself."
“Man may be defined as the animal that can say ''I,'' that can be aware of himself as a separate entity.”
"It is good to feel lost... because it proves you have a navigational sense of where "Home" is. You know that a place that feels like being found exists. And maybe your current location isn't that place but, Hallelujah, that unsettled, uneasy feeling of lost-ness just brought you closer to it."
"Courage is grace under pressure. "
Esther de Waal
"The journey by which we discover God is also the journey by which we discover, or uncover, our true self hidden in God. It is a journey that we all have to make."
"Man in his effort to pray and receive guidance actually enhances his separation from who he really is and what he is reaching for. In time, you have all answers to all questions.""With the right alignment, everything you want makes its way into your experience. You are the keeper of your own gate."“In all that you are living... As the problem flickers, the solution flickers too."
"You grow up the day you have your first real laugh, at yourself."
"When you let intution have its way with you, you open up new levels of the world. Such opening-up is the most practical of all activities."
"When you let intution have its way with you, you open up new levels of the world. Such opening-up is the most practical of all activities."
"The one self-knowledge worth having is to know one's own mind."
"If you do nothing unexpected, nothing unexpected happens."
Florence Scovel Shinn
"Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way."
G. I. Gurdjieff
"Without self knowledge, without understanding the working and functions of his machine, man cannot be free, he cannot govern himself and he will always remain a slave."
"It is only by grounding our awareness in the living sensation of our bodies that the "I Am," our real presence, can awaken."
"There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect."
"I could see that everything I had identified as really me, was not really me, but was just a pattern of strategies to avoid some kind of abyss or emptiness."
"To be truly happy you must recognize who you are with nothing."
"Self is not liberated. It was never bound. What gets liberated are the demons as well as gods of your mind. Set them free. You are sick of playing with the game. Be willing to not play the game. This takes huge resolve.""The truth is you really are nothing, but this nothing is full, whole, infinite in everything and everywhere. This nothing is conciousness itself. It is already whole, complete and fulfilled. This is the amazing irony.""The choiceless truth of who you are is revealed to be permanently here permeating everything. Not a thing and not separate from anything."
Gangaji (Hidden Treasure: Uncovering the Truth in Your Life Story)
"True, absolute silence and true, absolute love are not different.
Absolute silent awareness overflows with simple, fulfilled absolute love. Objects – people, nature, emotions – may or may not appear. Objects are not needed and they are welcomed. The joy of this full silence is uncaused and unlimited. Always here, always discovering itself. It is the treasure, and it is hidden only when we refuse to keep quiet and find out who we are."
~The key to enlightenment lies in a secret that very few people have ever known, but which Jesus knew well. The way you will experience and feel about yourself is not determined by how other people look at and think about you.
~The way that you will experience and feel about yourself is actually determined by how you look at and think about them. Ultimately, this determines your identity.
~You will identify yourself either as a body or perfect spirit, as either divided or whole, depending upon how you see others. And, once you understand that, you will be careful about how you think about other people.
"Its not possible to do the wrong thing. You do what you do and you experience the consequences of what you do. If you do not experience this before you doe, your soul creates a new life so that you can. This is reincarnation. Eventually, you treat people as you would like to be treated.""It is not possible to provide evidence of life after death to the five senses anymore than it is possible to provide the five senses with evidence of non-physical reality. It cannot be done. The five senses; sight,hearing, taste and smell together form a single sensory system whose object of detection is physical reality. This cannot detect non-physical reality. Humankind is beginning to be able to access data the 5 senses cannot provide." "A new species is being born inside each one of us. Eventually, we will all express the perceptions and values of this new species." "Multi-sensory perception is also the ability to see meaning in everyday experiences...You have non-physical guides and teachers. You access them through your intuition. You hear them 'so to speak' through your insights, inspirations, and clarity. Non-physical teachers cannot control you. You must always decide for yourself how you will use your energy, what you will create. They will assist you to see your choices and the consequences of each. They will guide you to the full scope and depth of your power. How you use your power is up to you.""What is nonsense, and what is not, then, may be merely a matter of perspective."
"Scarcity of self value cannot be remedied by money, recognition, affection, attention or influence."
"But an accurate definition of the self is impossible. You are more than you realize, more than you can define. And the more time you spend trying to nail down the definition, the less time you spend living right now. ... Your past is not your identity... You, living now, is your identity."
"Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing – peace is the measure."
“The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.”
"Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements."
"Trust yourself, trust your experience, and keep your mind open to explore even the unknown."
"The ego isn't actually an entity. Rather, it is the sense of being a separate individual. We feel like individuals, although we are in actuality manifestations, or expressions, of One Being...Encased in this human body, we have lost awareness of our true nature and are meant to rediscover the truth."
"The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become."
Giuseppe di Lampedusa
"If we want things to stay as they are [in unseen reality], things will have to change [in our perception]."
"The world has forgotten, in its concern with Left and Right, that there is an Above and Below."
"We know of existence by our mind. If we are not alive, no one can know of any existence."
"For one who is truly ready to leave, to give up everything, to do anything to achieve full awareness in this lifetime...always radical means are essential in order to break free from this illusion in this lifetime. I am Gourasana, and I make a very bold statement when I say I can guide you from this illusion – but I can."
Grand Master Choa Kok Sui
"Most scientists assumethat life can only exist in physical life form. They send spaceships to other planets, looking for signs of physical life, not considering that life "may" also exist as energy or etheric form. Based on clairvoyant investigation, life also exists in etheric (energy) form; there are etheric beings of different degrees of awareness and development."
"Never speak out of anger, Never act out of fear, Never choose from impatience, But wait... and peace will appear."
"Every man is his own ancestor, and every man his own heir. He devises his own future, and he inherits his own past."
“This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you.”
"There can never be an "enlightened person," there is only the realization that there is no separation."
"Between me and You, there is only me. Take away the me, so only You remain."
"All historical experience demonstrates the following: Our earth cannot be changed unless in the not too distant future an alteration in the consciousness of individuals is achieved."
“The greater the emphasis on perfection, the further it recedes.”
"In the presence of appreciation, desire and resistance transform into knowledge."
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
"The human mind can hardly remain entirely free from bias, and decisive opinions are often formed before a thorough examination of a subject from all its aspects has been made."
Henry David Thoreau
“You must exist in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find eternity in each moment.”
“The universe is wider than our views of it.”
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
"The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificient world in itself."“All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.”
"What we hear while we are asleep continues to resonate with us upon awakening."
"When we fall asleep, we withdraw our awareness from its hypnotic fascination with physical sensation, thereby enabling us to listen with our now awakening sixth sense."
"We each have a sixth sense that is attuned to the oneness dimension in life, providing a means for us to guide our lives in accord with our ideas."
"What we hear while we are asleep continues to resonate with us upon awakening."
"Eyes and ears are poor witnesses to people if they have uncultured souls."
"The struggle of the male to learn to listen to and respect his own intuitive, inner prompting is the greatest challenge of all. His conditioning has been so powerful that it has all but destroyed his ability to be self-aware."
"The truth which makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear."
“Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.” “It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.”
“Seeking means to have a goal; but finding means to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal. You, O worthy one, are perhaps indeed a seeker, for in striving towards your goal, you do not see many things that are under your nose.”
Hillel 'The Elder'
"If I am not for myself who is for me; and being for my own self what am I?"
"Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone."
"There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls."
"On seeing one thing, you see all things. On perceiving an individual’s mind, you perceive all mind. Glimpse one truth, and all truth is present in your vision, for there is nowhere at all that is devoid of the Truth."
"One's perception is one's truth until the arrival of wisdom."
"We are all Spirit experiencing a process set up to facilitate its (each
Spirit's) understanding of its true identity and, through that
understanding, to revert to its pristine state."
"There are gaps between the fingers; there are gaps between the senses. In these gaps is the darkness which hides the connection between things."
Ignatius of Loyola
"Finding God in All Things."
"The real composer thinks about his work the whole time; he is not always conscious of this, but he is aware of it later when he suddenly knows what he will do."
"'I' is a word, it does not think, feel, do anything. Just a word preceding other words. Investigate this until it's clear."
"Every tear has a smile behind it."
J. Donald Walters
"Intuition is the innate ability in everyone to perceive truth directly - not by reason, logic, or analysis, but by a simple knowing from within. That is the very meaning of the word "intuition": to know, or understand from within - from one's own self, and from the heart of whatever one is trying to understand. Intuition is the inner ability to see behind the outer forms of things to their inner essence."
J.C.F. von Schiller
"I am my own heaven and hell!"
"Enjoy doing nothing without falling asleep-meditation. In the beginning you will fall into the gaps in between thoughts - after practicing for years, you become the gap."
"Thoughts are not the problem… it’s the thing that goes out and grabs them and makes them ‘yours’ that’s the problem."
"A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life."
“If we knock on the door until it opens, not taking no for an answer, our lives will be transformed as we step up into a higher awareness.”
"Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness."
"We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation."
Jane Roberts (as Seth)
“The self...can split off from itself without being less. You are not a mini self, an adjunct to some super-being, never to share fully in its reality... you are that superself looking out through only one eye, or using just one finger."
"The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being."
"Notice that the stiffest tree is the most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind."
"Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are."
"Nothing that can be known has existence in itself. It depends on a knower. The knower is consciousness."
Jean Klein, I Am
"Liberation does not concern the person, for liberation is freedom from the person. Basically the disciple and teacher are identical. Both are the timeless axis of all action and preception. The only difference is that one 'knows' himself for what he is while the other does not. The idea of being a person, an ego, is nothing other than an image held together by memory." “It is only through silent awareness that our physical and mental nature can change. This change is completely spontaneous. If we make an effort to change we do no more than shift our attention from one level, from one thing, to another. We remain in a vicious circle. This only transfers energy from one point to another. It still leaves us oscillating between suffering and pleasure, each leading inevitably back to the other. Only living stillness, stillness without someone trying to be still, is capable of undoing the conditioning our biologoical, emotional and psychological nature has undergone. There is no controller, no selector, no personality making choices. In choiceless living the situation is given the freedom to unfold. You do not grasp one aspect over another for there is nobody to grasp. When you understand something and live it without being stuck to the formulation, what you have understood dissolves in your openness. In this silence change takes place of its own accord, the problem is resolved and duality ends. You are left in your glory where no one has understood and nothing has been understood.”
"The self thus becomes aware of itself, at least in its practical action, and discovers itself as a cause among other causes and as an object subject to the same laws as other objects."
"I am the only real truth I know."
"Nature does not deceive us; it is we who deceive ourselves."
"Each time a man looks into your eyes, he is only searching to find himself; for he knows already, that he is part of you [and you are him]."
"Beloved one, if you know already that you are whole, complete, awakened, knowledgeable, rich, abundant, then it doesn't matter whether you stay here or you go there, because you're going to be who you are wherever you are."
Jeshua (from THE OTHER VOICE by Brent Haskell)
"The separation never happened. Hear me well. The separation is not real. The separation is but a figment of imagination, and nothing more."
"When you know how you suffer, you do not suffer.""The kingdom of heaven is within you."
"Hasten slowly and ye shall soon arrive.”
"The highest form of intelligence is the ability to observe without evaluating."
"To transform the world, we must begin with ourselves; and what is important in beginning with ourselves is the intention. The intention must be to understand ourselves and not to leave it to others." "In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, then the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on Earth can give you the key or open the door, except yourself.""To know yourself you need not go to any book, to any priest, to any psychologist. The whole treasure is within yourself."
"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."
“God is always connected, you are the one who's always getting disconnected”
"Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise."
Joel S. Goldsmith
"Man is always seeking a power, a power to overcome something or destroy something; and therefore he is not living in the awareness of God, because in the realization of the presence of God there is no need to overcome, to destroy, or to do anything."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Man is not born to solve the problems of the universe, but to find out what he has to do... within the limits of his comprehension.”
"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live."
"We must begin to make what I call "conscious choices," and to really recognize that we are the same."
“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”
"Everything that is, appears in awareness. Awareness does not pick, choose, or judge what appears upon or within it. It does not matter what happens, awareness contains it as it is."
"That which is creative must create itself."
"Two basic motivating forces exist: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and hope for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” “I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?"“The continual awareness of what was going on made me feel ashamed I wasn’t saying anything. I burst out because I could no longer play that game any more, it was just too much for me.”
John Scotus Erigena
"Every visible and invisible creature is an appearance of God."
"I would define love very simply: as a potent blend of openness and warmth, which allows us to make real contact, to take delight in and appreciate, and to be at one with----our selves, others, and life itself. Openness----the heart's pure, unconditional yes----is love's essence. And warmth is love's basic expression, arising as a natural extension of this yes----the desire to reach out and touch, connect with, and nourish what we love."
John Wolfgang Von Goethe
"Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us, and the we'll need no other light."
"When experience is viewed in a certain way, it presents nothing but doorways into the soul."
"Time and again human consciousness fixates, and slams the door on its greatest gift, the open-endedness of infinite possibility. As a result we do not experience reality but merely our concept of it."
"Who owns your time owns your mind. Change your time and you change your mind. Change your mind and you change your world."
Jose Ortega y Gasset
"Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are."
“Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” "Our true reality is in our identity and unity with all life."
Joseph Wood Krutch
"Only those within whose own consciousness the sun rise and set, the leaves burgeon and wither, can be said to be aware of what living is."
"Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level."
Jude Currivan (The 8th Chakra)
"This new awareness has radical implications for each and every one of us. For it reveals a wholly interconnected, conscious and holographic universe, a Cosmos where consciousness is primary--and where we are therefore both creator and co-creator." "Unity awareness is consciousness of the greater whole of which we are all a part and which we are now able to embody in human form."
"Feelings or emotions are the universal language and are to be honored. They are the authentic expression of who you are at your deepest place."
Julie Sarah Powell
The truth is, you already are, it is finished.
"It is absolutely and totally possible, and freely available, to step out of this limitation of the Self and rest as your true nature right now."
"Life all through has become a consistent karma yoga session. There is no-one who requires thanks for the service and there is no-one who is getting the benefit of going against the usual selfish, self-serving, immature, self-gratifying, agenda ridden movement of the Self or mindbody package. It is just service because there is no other."
"As our awareness begins to shift, old patterns are beginning to break down and we lose our familliar points of reference. We need to let go and flow with events, not knowing the outcome but trusting in divine purpose."
"When I see myself in others, I have no enemy."
"Who is to guard the guards themselves?""Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another."
"The person who makes all cares into one care
the care for simply staying present
will be cared for by that presence
which is creative love."
"The truly great man is he who would master no one, and who would be mastered by none." "Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart."
“The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness; and knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.”
“We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.”
"And sometimes it's the very otherness of a stranger, someone who doesn't belong to our ethnic or ideological or religious group, an otherness that can repel us initially, but which can jerk us out of our habitual selfishness, and give us intonations of that sacred otherness, which is God."
"Once the Self is known, that Self which sees with eyes open or shut, all sorrows end." "Let the five senses and the mind they serve become still. Let awareness itself cease all activity and become watchful. Then you have begun your journey to the highest path."
"The question is how the questioner exists."
"A spiritual person is also in touch with his or her own reality, feelings and thoughts, and the reality of the people around him or her, not projecting on them."
Ken S. Keyes jr.
“I have everything I need to enjoy my here and now -- unless I am letting my consciousness be dominated by demands and expectations based on the dead past or the imagined future.”
"I always trust my gut reaction; it's always right."
"The lesson is acceptance of differences. Don't forget you are a part of everything and everything is a part of you. If every human being recognized the power of the love and forgiveness principle, all consciousness on earth would change instantly."
Lama Anagarika Govinda
"The cloud represents the creative power of the mind, which can assume any imaginable form. It is the ideal medium of creation for the enlightened mind, which manifests itself on the plane of timeless meditative vision."
Lama Surya Das
“We cannot expect miracles of mindfulness in our own lives without preparation, commitment & continuing to energetically progress along our spiritual way."
“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and what you want.""If you want to shrink something, you must first allow it to expand. If you want to get rid of something, you must first allow it to flourish. If you want to take something, you must first allow it to be given. This is called the subtler perception of the way things are. The soft overcomes the hard. The slow overcomes the fast. Let your workings remain a mystery. Just show people the results.""Be truly whole, and all things will return to you."“The sage seeks freedom from desire. He does not collect precious things. He learns not to hold on to ideas. He brings men back to what they have lost.” "When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.""He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened."
"With awareness, we have choice, the freedom to choose, free will. It is choice that gives us power...to choose. Power which is energy. Energy that allows us to move forward in alignment with our choices."
"God Transcends all concepts. Only ego presumes that the All Pervading Divine Presence could be reduced to words."
"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.”
"We are on a journey of becoming that which we already are. That is the impossible paradox of our lives."
“If you can see it, hear it, feel it, taste it, touch it, or smell it, you can be present with it. It is of the present moment, and so it brings to you the opportunity to be present with it.”
“Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.”
"Understand what reality is and know there is nothing to fear.""You only see what you are ready and willing to accept."“Notice what happens as you let go of what you think you know and allow what is absolutely so to reveal itself. The truth of cosmic oneness is unalterable." "What if being free, loved, and accepted is already reality? In stillness, something is receptive and nothing is listening. Trust the universe only ever supports you. As the light of wisdom arises, the mind of the perceiver is seen as it is.""Notice how you feel as you realize existence is contentment itself, as you recognize self-concern for what it is, as you know you are complete as you are. Why fear being One with everything right now?"
"Each of our lives is a path. To know this requires intuition and trust. If we are true to the steps we take, the travel makes sense and the journey confirms itself."
"There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story."
"A lot of people say they want to get out of pain, and I'm sure that's true, but they aren't willing to make healing a high priority. They aren't willing to look inside to see the source of their pain in order to deal with it."
"Oneness is very simple: everything is included and allowed to live according to its true nature. This is the secret that is being revealed..."
"When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing to himself."
Louisa May Alcott
"I am not afriad of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship."
Ludwig Von Bertalanffy
"We are seeking another basic outlook: the world as an organization. This would profoundly change categories of our thinking and influence our practical attitudes. We must envision the biosphere as a whole with mutually reinforcing or mutually destructive inter-dependencies."
"Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling?"
"To obtain the pure silence necessary for the disciple, the heart and emotions, the brain and its intellectualisms, have to be put aside. Both are but mechanisms, which will perish with the span of man's life. It is the essence beyond, that which is the motive power, and makes man live, that is now compelled to rouse itself and act."
"All things that ever were, that are, or that will be, having; their record upon the astral light, or tablet of the unseen universe, the initiated adept, by using the vision of his own spirit, can know all that has been known or can be known."
“All higher dimensional understanding comes from the oneness that exists within a frequency of bliss-charged love. For it is this frequency that allows your DNA to spin and take you to worlds far beyond three-dimensional physicality."
"When one withdraws all desires as a tortise withdraws his limbs, then the natural splendour of the world soon manifests itself."
"There is not a moment when I do not feel the presence of a Witness whose eye misses nothing and with whom I strive to keep in tune."
"Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well."
"It is often hard to bear the tears that we ourselves have caused."
"Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them."
"Your body is free but your heart is in prison. To release your heart, you simply reverse the process which locked it up. First you begin to listen for messages from your heart—messages you may have been ignoring since childhood. Next you must take the daring, risky step of expressing your heart in the outside world. . . . As you learn to live by heart, every choice you make will become another way of telling your story. . . . It is the way you were meant to exist. If you stop to listen, you’ll realize that your heart has been telling you so all along."
"I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances."
Martin Farquhar Tupper
"If thou art master to thyself, circumstances shall harm thee little."
"Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God."
"One of the most commonly overlooked spiritual practices is daring to be completely honest with everyone you encounter. Some may say others cannot handle their honesty, but true honesty is not a strategy or a weapon of any kind. It is the willingness to be open and absolutely transparent in sharing how any moment feels in your heart. It has nothing to do with confrontation, accusation, or any form of blame. True honesty is the willingness to stand completely exposed, allowing the world to do what it may, and say what it will, only so you may know who you are – beyond all ideas."
"Without a need to constantly remain attached to ideas and beliefs, the clarity of your formless form recognizes the truth of itself -- with nothing to confirm or ever deny."
"You cannot describe truly what you are but you can enjoy and directly experience what you are. Therein lies the joy of existence."
"What actually matters is you, who you are within yourself. Societes are structured in such a way as to prevent you from finding yourself.""It all comes down to connecting with all the people around you."
"God is at home, it's we who have gone out for a walk. The eye with which I see God is the same eye [seeing] with which God sees me."
"The eyes that see God are the same eyes through which God sees me.""Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorow, then this light is nearest to all of us.""The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge."
"[The void] It's that place in our lives where what we've been hanging onto . . . clinging to for dear life . . . is stripped away. It's that place in us where we let go of what we know, what we think we know, and what we want and surrender to the unknown. It is the place of saying and meaning, 'I don't know.' It means standing there with our hands empty for a while, sometimes watching everything we wanted disappear; our self image, our definition of who we thought we should be, the clones we've created of ourselves, the people we thought we had to have, the things we thought were so important to collect and surround ourselves with, the job we were certain was ours, the place we thought we'd live in all our lives. . . Surrender control to the supreme wisdom and authority of God and to the Divine in your soul. Step into the void with courage. Learn to say, I don't know. That's not blind faith. It's pure faith that will allow God and your spirit to lead you wherever your soul wants and needs to go."
"Most processes leave out the stuff no one wants to talk about: magic, intuition and leaps of faith."
"How do we break this cycle of adding to the unconsciousness on the planet? The answer lies in seeing that our true nature consists ONLY of love, and so that is ALL we have to give [and see] when we know ourselves as that..."
“Memories are of the ethereal, and not the material world, that is how I know I am forever.”
"We are all Earth Angels and our souls are the place where heaven and earth meet. By knowing yourself you change the world for the better and live your higher self."
Michel de Montaigne
"There is as much difference between us and ourselves as between us and others."
"A wise man loses nothing, if he but saves himself."When I quote others I do so in order to express my own ideas [or inner knowing] more clearly."
Mingyur Rinpoche, The Joy of Living
"Though we may be genetically wired for temporary happiness, we’ve also been gifted with the ability to recognize within ourselves a more profound and lasting sense of confidence, peace, and well-being. Among sentient beings, human beings appear to stand alone in their ability to recognize the necessity to forge a bond between reason, emotion, and their instinct to survive, and in doing so create a universe—not only for themselves and the human generations that follow, but also for all creatures who feel pain, fear and suffering—in which we are all able to coexist contentedly and peaceably.”
"You are the harmony within which all things move. They are just illusion.""The game is not set. There are so many layers that it is being perceived on. As your own consciousness becomes more refined, the game changes.""You are the light of consciousness and also the witness of this light. You are pure awareness.""Everything takes you back to yourself. When you get there, you know you never left. You only dreamt you left. You have never been other than that. You are only dreaming due to the idea of 'I am the body.'"
"The Divine does not like to be shut up in a building. The Divine likes to be out in the open. It is right here in this very body. Each one of us is a miniature universe, a living shrine."
"...all the answers are but waiting for us while we, poor fools, ask questions and wait for the secrets of God to open themselves up to us: when they, all the while, are waiting for us to open ourselves up to them..."
"One who meditates, all his knots of his heart, the bondages are opened; all the doubts are eliminated and one becomes gradually free from the fetters of action with ego."
"The human race is governed by its imagination."
"The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance."
Native American Saying
"The hurt of one is the hurt of all. The honour of one is the honour of all."
Neale Donald Walsch
"You are not a human being. You are not your body, you are not your mind, and you are not your soul. These are things that You have. The You that has these things - indeed, that has given your Self these things - is far bigger than any of them, and even all of them put together.""First, we become aware of that which is Divine around us. Then we become aware of that which is Divine within us. Finally, we become aware that all is Divine, and that there is nothing else. This is the moment of our awakening."“People believe I am what they see Me as, rather than what they do not see. But I am the Great Unseen, not what I cause Myself to be in any particular moment. In a sense, I am what I am not. It is from the Am-notness that I come, and to it I always return."
"I am aware that a philosopher's ideas are not subject to the judgment of ordinary persons, because it is his endeavour to seek the truth in all things, to the extent permitted to human reason by God."
"It doesn't matter what's happening... what matters is how you touch it."
I find that somehow, by shifting the focus of attention, I become the very thing I look at, and experience the kind of consciousness it has; "I become the inner witness of the thing. I call this capacity of entering other focal points of consciousness, love; you may give it any name you like. Love says "I am everything". Wisdom says "I am nothing". Between the two, my life flows. Since at any point of time and space I can be both the subject and the object of experience, I express it by saying that I am both, and neither, and beyond both."
"There is nothing to practice. To know yourself, be yourself. To be yourself, stop imagining yourself to be this or that. Just be. Let your true nature emerge. Don't disturb your mind with seeking."
"You are not in the world...the world is in you," what did he mean? [That is, you are not in the world," that is, there is no "you" that is real or in any world. "The world is in you" means that the world is in your "mind" and is nothing more than a figment of your programming-and-conditioning-induced imaginings.]
"I ask you only to stop imagining that you were born, have parents, are a body, will die and so on. Just try, make a beginning--it is not as hard as you think.""There is nothing to practice. To know yourself, be...stop imagining yourself to be this or that. Just be. Let true nature emerge. Don't disturb your mind with seeking."
"That whisper you keep hearing is the universe trying to get your attention."
"Be yourself, everyone else is taken." "The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring."
"It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual."
"Your nature is to keep quiet. You came from silence and you have to return to silence… you are dancing only for a little while you see… a little while you are dancing." "Who is journeying for freedom? The one who is already free. Thoughts are impediments to seeing your own face. Don't give rise to any thought, and discover who you are.""I am your own self and the self of all beings that exist."
"The so-called miraculous powers of a great master are a natural accompaniment to his exact understanding of subtle laws that operate in the inner cosmos of consciousness."
“There is no map that can show you how to leap. The map for this is somewhere in our own imagination."
"You have the Answer. Just get quiet enough to hear it."
"Peace can be reached through meditation on the knowledge which dreams give. Peace can also be reached through concentration upon that which is dearest to the heart.""When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”
"Me, I will throw away..."
“The best scholar is one who has realized the meaning of no-self.
The best monk is the one who has tamed his own mind.
The best quality is a great desire to benefit others.
The best instruction is always to watch the mind.
The best remedy is to know that nothing has any inherent reality.
The best way of life is one that does not fit with worldly ways.
The best accomplishment is a steady lessening of negative emotions.
The best sign is a steady decrease of desires.”
"Think of the circular path of each movement, in Tai Chi every movement is in curve or circle that has no ending or beginning."
Paul Lowe (The Experiment is Over)
"You know at this point you have everything you need. It's available to you from the inside and you see you are supported in many ways. You realize that there is more to this dimension, to this reality, than you have seen before. You see you are being taken care of, you are being loved, you are being looked after. All that's needed is to go inside, become still and listen."
"The presence of advanced attention is the only thing that really changes us, and the benefits of receiving it are always extraordinary."
“Faith is an act of a finite being who is grasped by, and turned to, the infinite.”
"What we do flows from who we are."
"Let go of the idea that the path will lead you to your goal. The truth is that with each step we take, we arrive. Repeat that to yourself every morning: 'I've arrived.' That way you'll find it much easier to stay in touch with each second of your day."
“To discover joy is to return to a state of oneness with the universe”
"If your everyday practice is open to all your emotions, to all the people you meet, to all the situations you encounter, without closing down, trusting that you can do that - then that will take you are far as you can go. And then you'll understand all the teachings that anyone has ever taught."
"I'm saying look, here they come, pay attention. Let your eyes transform what appears ordinary, commonplace, into what it is, a moment in time, an observed fragment of eternity."
"Master of the universe but not of myself, I am the only rebel against my absolute power."
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; We are spiritual beings having a human experience."
“Every thought of yours is a real thing – a force."
“I'm aware people I have loved and have died are in the spirit world looking after me.”
"Man is the measure of all things."
"The search for self-worth begins by finding what is indestructible inside, then letting it be."
"From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own."
Pursah (from The Disappearance of the Universe by Gary Renard)
"The biggest advances are not made by being a great teacher; they are made by being a great student."
"Great doubt will eventually lead to great awakening."
Rachel Naomi Remen
"The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.... A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words."
"Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are."
"Be ever so still, all movement is mind- one thought is a cloud, do not stir it about the sky."
Rainer Maria Rilke
“The only journey is the journey within."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"What lies behind and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
"Nobody can bring you peace but yourself."
“The senses collect the surface facts of matter... It was sensation; when memory came, it was experience; when mind acted, it was knowledge; when mind acted on it as knowledge, it was thought.”
Ralph Waldo Trine
“A miracle is nothing more or less than this. Anyone who has come into a knowledge of his true identity, of his oneness with the all-pervading wisdom and power, this makes it possible for laws higher than the ordinary mind knows of to be revealed to him.”
"Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it. The next message you need is always right where you are." "The quieter you become, the more you can hear. We're fascinated by the words--but where we meet is in the silence behind them." "Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.""As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can't see how it is.""Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it." "The game is not about becoming somebody, it's about becoming nobody." "Inspiration is God making contact with itself.""I see my life as an unfolding set of opportunities to awaken." "The next message you need is always right where you are." "Be patient. You'll know when it's time for you to wake up and move ahead."
"If you can give up all thoughts, you will right here and now atain the realization of oneness with all."
"We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts."
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper
"The most damaging phrase in the language is: 'It's always been done that way.'"
"Your outer circumstances are the mirror of your inner world. Change your inner world, and you change your outer world.”
“The truth is that the universe has been answering you all of your life, but you cannot receive the answers unless you are awake."
Ricardo B. Serrano
"Realisation of Buddha Nature is synonymous with being in the flow of Qi -the universal life force.
“There is such a thing as perfection...and our purpose for living is to find that perfection and show it forth....Each of us is in truth an unlimited idea of freedom. Everything that limits us we have to put aside.”
"Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't." "Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't."
"There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go."
"And you know, when you've experienced grace and you feel like you've been forgiven, you're a lot more forgiving of other people. You're a lot more gracious to others."
"I choose things by how they resonate in my heart."
"Awareness is empowering."
"We are known to our friends by a look in our eyes that we never see in a mirror."
"Strings of coincidence can strengthen us in the determination to follow our deepest intuitions even when they run counter to conventional wisdom and logic and cannot be subjected to rational explanation."
“The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand.”
"Silent harmony is the gift you give yourself... As you push past the infinite, you can feel your own music, your own frequency, beginning to project itself past you, beyond infinity, into nowhere, starting to generate its own star." "See and feel who you are. Love like you have never loved before. The practial point is to live and enjoy from where you are. You can feel every movement because you are not here. The logic is only important to the body-mind." Our gift to the world is to receive because when we receive, it becomes part of the world... It will turn many things upside down for you. That is what its supposed to dobecause what we have been using is a brain that tells us what's wrong. The soliarity you have is what's missing. This infinite trust that is goes through everything forever. It sits with you in a magic way to solve everything before it even gets to you... Remember nothng. Do nothing. It just is.""The simplicity we are looking for is not found in thought. It knows what you have to listen to in every moment and knows it can never make a mistake. It is the infinite working in the infinite. It projects into this world because we are here to do that."
"There is Nothing wrong with you. Be Who You Are."
"All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention."
"It was our Creator who led us through the stages of evolution, from the animal state to the human. His purpose was to make us intelligent and aware, so that we might know Him."The world is like a courtroom, with God as our judge. We are called upon to fulfill our covenant with God, who asked, "Am I not your Lord?" To which we answered, "Yea." And since here on earth we are on trial, our every word and action form the witness to and the evidence of that agreement.""Even though in the world you are the most learned scholar of the time, Behold the vanishing of this world and this time!""If the spiritual universe and the way to it were shown, No one would remain in this world for a single moment.""Kill the cow of your ego as quickly as you can, so that your inner spirit can come to life and attain true awareness.""To become spiritual, you must die to self, and come alive in the Lord. Only then will the mysteries of God fall from your lips. To die to self through self-discipline causes suffering but brings you everlasting life.""What you seek is seeking you."“Out beyond the rightdoing and wrongdoing is a field. I’ll meet you there.”
S'Mrimad Devi Bhagawatam
Shiva's tribute to Shakti:
"With thee I can create all things
Without thee I am powerless."
"You seek too much information and not enough transformation."
Sailor Bob Adamson
"Everything is the content of space."
"Patience is the companion of wisdom."
"The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart."
"What you seek is already within you. You uncover it by
shedding all that is untrue within you."
"You are not what arises, but that which witnesses ALL that arises."
"I say me, knowing all the while it's not me."
"Spiritual growth means increasing your awareness of beauty, opening your heart, and experiencing more love and compassion."
“We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.”
"...if you want peace, do not find fault with others. Rather, see your own faults. No one is a stranger...the whole world is your own."
Sarah Ban Breathnach
"Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves. We must learn to respect them. We must learn to listen."
Satguru Siva Yogaswami
"Only one task to do here: find out who you are. How do you find out who you are? Dive into the silence and see."
“You don't have to be a "person of influence" to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they've taught me.”
"Just let awareness have its way with you completely."
"Tranqility is a certain quality of mind, which no condition or fortune can either exalt or depress."
"... my life has been dedicated to my growth and evolution as a conscious being. ... becoming more aware of all that was taking place within me and around me; how my inner world affected my outer world and vice versa. I realized that the more awareness I have, the more choice I have in how I create or respond to the circumstances of my life."
"Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them."
“We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or other people’s models, learn to be ourselves, allow our natural channel to open.”
“The treasure I have found cannot be described in words, the mind cannot conceive of it."
“The moment you say 'I know everything' is the end of your growth.”
"What is most important is to go deep into ourselves and discover the loving kindness and compassion of the buddha within - the awakened nature we all possess."
Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
“You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars guides you too.”
"When you try to understand everything, you will not understand anything. The best way is to understand yourself, and then you will understand everything."
"As soon as you see something, you already start to intellectualize it. As soon as you intellectualize something, it is no longer what you saw."
“When you can see through the mist of Maya (illusion) to the Self, that mist has not disappeared. You have just learned to see through it."
"If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks."
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
"Be happy. It's one way of being wise."
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."
"One who is established in a comfortable posture while concentrating on inner Self naturally becomes immersed in the Heart's ocean of bliss."
"...we and all sentient beings fundamentally have the buddha nature as our innermost essence. . . ."
"Mastery of Intention is a deeply personal process that always occurs in the present. No technology, guru or savior, however advanced, can do for us what only a commitment to evolving and operating out of our own divine consciousness and physiology can achieve.""But what if on some level we are made of sound? What if in the beginning was the Word? What if the music of the spheres is no myth? What if we ourselves are a harmonic convergence? What if the holographic grid of our being is a linguistic and musical interface between higher-dimensional light, which might be considered a form of divine thought or intention, and sound in higher-dimensional octaves?"
"Bringing to light what had been hidden in darkness should not overwhelm you, but EDUCATE you.”
Sonia Choquette (The Answer is Simple...)
"We're not here to get over our humanness, but rather to accept and make peace with it... and to remember our Divine nature."
"At the time a thing is being done, there is no thought or feeling that one is doing it. This is further proof that one is not a doer. Claiming to have done a thing after the doing cannot make one a doer."
"Arise, transcend Thyself, Thou art man and the whole nature of man
Is to become more than himself."
"Oneness is inner silence, which remains undisturbed by external factors. This silence is not the opposite of noise. That is inner Oneness."
"Each individual has to know himself. He has to know himself as the infinite, eternal and immortal Consciousness."
Sri Lakshmana Swami
If you have a mind then the earth, the sky, and the stars will exist, and you will be able to see them. When the mind dies there will be no earth, no sky, no stars, and no world. The world of objects, names, and forms is only the mind, and when the mind dies, the world dies with it. Only the Self then remains.
Seeing everything as the Self gives the impression that the Self is equally distributed everywhere. This is also an idea in the mind. When the mind finally dies you realize that there is no distribution and no
So, I go off now to be in the effortless thought fee state, with no desires for anything or nothing...
"Awareness is not a quality of the Self. The Self is without qualities. Awareness is not an action of the Self. The Self does nothing. The Self, our Being, IS Awareness."
Sri Neem Karoli Baba
"The whole universe is your home. All are your family."
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
"There is no such thing as unconsciousness for it is not experienceable. We infer unconsciousness when there is a lapse in memory or communication."
Sri Ramana Maharshi
"Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside."
"You are awareness. Awareness is another name for you. All that you have to do is to give up being aware of other things; that is, of the not-Self. If one gives up being aware of them, then pure awareness alone remains, and that is the Self."
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
"Before you speak, ask yourself, is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve the silence?"
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
"How far to heaven? Just open your eyes and look. You are in heaven."
Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya
"Knowing all objects to be impermanent, let not their contact blind you, resolve again and again to be aware of the Self that is permanent."
St. Francis of Assisi
"Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self."
St. John of the Cross
"If a man wishes to be sure of the path he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark."
St. Thomas Aquinas
"We can't have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves."
"Coming to terms with the fear of death is conducive to healing, positive personality transformation, and consciousness evolution."
"Each of us can manifest the properties of a field of consciousness that transcends space, time, and linear causality."
"When you awaken, you realize that the separate person you took yourself to be is just a construct, a mental fabrication...""It's a pathless path because it's unique to each seeker and keeps changing as the journey unfolds. Even more essentially, it isn't really a path at all, because there's nowhere to go and nothing to discover; everything you need to know and be is right here and now--indeed, it is the very here and now that you are."
"The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them."
“Everything is your reflection. There is nothing we are not. This is about re-integration. It is all energy. We are all one."
"The more you establish quiet time and mediation as part of your daily discipline, the more you go through the rotation into mirror (dream) worlds."
Sue Atchley Ebaugh
"How I relate to my inner self influences my relationships with all others. My satisfaction with myself and my satisfaction with other people are directly proportional."
Sue Patton Thoele
"Intuition is a heart message minus the static."
"The secret of the receptive Must be sought in stillness; Within stillness there remains The potential for action."
"By learning to trust your intuition, miracles seem to happen.
Intuitive thoughts are gifts from the higher self."
"There is alchemy at work when our past, our present, and our future convene in the present moment."
"We have been slowly preparing for our Soul (our Higher Self) to come and join us in our physical body, and we are clearing out the space, by releasing attachments, fears and limiting thoughts so that this powerful part of ourselves can get in. This is the time when Spirit really begins to MERGE with physical matter, and it is a truly Divine and joyous moment. Remember this when the going gets tough. Remember this when you feel you want to give up. Just hold the thought of the magic and wonder that lies just ahead if you continue. The struggle, the opposition, the frustration, the lack of abundance, the ill health and the emotional and physical pain will all be gone FOREVER. So just keep focused, stay centred and continue to LET GO."
"To see things for what they are is to see with the eyes of the vastness itself."
"Our prosperity, our friends, our bondage and even our destruction are all in the end rooted in our tongue," says a famous adage."
"You go from reacting to observing. There is an emotional disconnection that must take place; non-attachment. This doesn't mean not feeling anything, but being okay with whatever outcome manifests."
"being aware of awareness itself only consciousness can get you there
to the truth of yourself the immortal inner being..."
"We can see the same spirit in everybody only when we know we are that spirit, Atman or Self. Only a person who has understood his own Self can see that Self in everybody" "Though we can't always see it at the time, if we look upon events with some perspective, we see things always happen for our best interests.
We are always being guided in a way better than we know ourselves."
"We can see the same spirit in everybody only when we know we are that spirit, Atman or Self. Only a person who has understood his own Self can see that Self in everybody."
Swami Satyananda Saraswati
"It makes no difference whether you worship God, Jehovah, Allah, Mohammed, Buddha, Christ or Krishna- it is still and always one and the same God."
"Patient and regular practice is the whole secret of spiritual realization. Do not be in a hurry in spiritual life. Do your utmost, and leave the rest to God."
"By introducing you to yourself it enables you to discover for yourself the true meaning of life and thus enrich every moment of it. Such self-discovery can lead to greater understanding of fellow-beings and therefore to true love."
"...oneness is the secret to everything."“BY the study of different RELIGIONS we find that in essence they are one.”
“Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to God, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done.' We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.”
"We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far."
"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."
"We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish in the future can be produced by our present actions; se we have to know how to act." “All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.”
"I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am."
T. S. Eliot
"We shall not cease from exploration, And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time."
“Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves.”
Tao Te Ching
"If you want to shrink something, you must first allow it to expand.
If you want to get rid of something,you must first allow it to flourish
If you want to take something,You must first allow it to be given.
This is called the subtle perception of the way things are."
"The world will be balanced when we are balanced."
"Enquiry doesn't lead one to the truth. Enquiry leads to dissolving
of the one who is seeking the truth."
Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama)
"The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being." “Through awareness, you get a certain attitude. That’s the way, you see, to achieve more peaceful, more compassion, more friendship through that way.” "A truly peaceful mind is very sensitive, very aware.”“To be aware of a single shortcoming within oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in somebody else. Rather than speaking badly about people and in ways that will produce friction and unrest in their lives, we should practice a purer perception of them, and when we speak of others, speak of their good qualities.”
"To be aware of a single shortcoming in oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else."
"If you have picked up this book and begun to read, chances are you have experienced the power of the creative spirit. This power is not a figment of your imagination; it is not an abstract concept. It is real. It is a force that manifests itself, not just mentally and spiritually, but physically. If you don't believe this, the next time you feel the urge to create, sit with the feeling. Go to a place of stillness, become completely in touch with your body, bring your consciousness to bear on this urge, and you will feel it in your body: a sensation, perhaps almost imperceptible, that begins in the nest of your pelvis, then rises up, reaches your heart and throat, and bursts into an aching, a longing, a profound need."
The Matrix Reloaded
"We're all here to do what we're all here to do."
The Power of One
"Any question you have the answer you fid it in nature."
Thich Nhat Hanh
"May we awaken from the dream that we are different.""May our heart's garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers."
"Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life." “If you find yourself in some difficulty, step aside, and allow Buddha to take your place. The Buddha is in you."
"Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time."
"I like to see the people awake and alert."
"This was love at first sight, love everlasting: a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected - in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness; it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life."
"The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another."
"Self-conquest is really self-surrender. Yet before we can surrender ourselves we must become ourselves. For no one can give up what he does not possess."
"I have never been able to grasp the meaning of time. I don't believe it exists. I've felt this again and again, when alone and out in nature. On such occasions, time does not exist. Nor does the future exist."
“The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose.”
Thrangu Rinpoche, Transcending Ego
"There are several realms which ordinary persons do not perceive. Because they cannot see them, that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. One of these realms is the sambhogakaya that can only be visited by highly realized Bodhisattvas. In the pure realm of the sambhogakaya, the Dharma is continuously taught. One sambhogakaya realm is Tushita, which is presided over by the next Buddha, the Maitreya Buddha. Buddha Shakyamuni dwelled there before coming to earth to give Dharma teachings."
"We are fortunate now to become aware of the contents of our mind. With that knowledge we will be able to change the aspects that lead to confusion and misery in our lives."
“Within each of us is a light, awake, encoded in the fibers of our existence. Divine ecstasy is the totality of this marvelous creation experienced in the hearts of humanity”
Trinity to Neo in The Matrix
"It's the question that drives us Neo. It's the question that brought you here. The answer is out there. It's looking for you... and it will find you."
"It is bad when one thing becomes two. One should not look for anything else in the Way of the Samurai. If one understands things in this manner, he should be able to hear about all Ways and be more and more in accord with his own."
"The Self is All and the All is Selfless."
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights."
"Enlightenment is but a recognition, not a change at all."
"Approach life with a mind sharpened by your practices, and see the One in the many."
Ursula K. LeGuin
"What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?"
"Truth is not merely what we are thinking, but also why, to whom and under what circumstances we say it."
"A heart needs only its own voice to do what is right."
"It is utterly useless to try to change the outer world, for it is but a reflection of inner causes. The true seeker seeks to change himself."
“It is by suffering that human beings become angels.”
"Hours of solitude, hours of creation, hours of meditation. Solitude and meditation gave me an awareness, a perspective which I have never lost: that of solidarity with the rest of mankind."
W. Clement Stone
"Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself."
"I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul."
"The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one single individual - namely to You." “I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.”
"I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep."
"Security and contentment can come only through interdependence of every man upon every other man."
"Knowledge in not acquired from without but merely recollected from within. The recollection of knowledge from within is an electro-magnetic process of thinking Mind...""Every genius thinks INWARDLY toward his Mind instead of outwardly toward his senses. The genius can hear sounds coming out of the silence with his inner ears. He can vision non-existent forms with his inner eyes and he can feel the rhythms of God's thinking and His knowing -- which are a blank slate to the man who believes that HE is his body. When a human rises to the exalted state of genius, he becomes a co-Creator with God. The beginning of creative expression in man is the first evidence of the unfolding Light of his genius, for no man who is purely sense-controlled can create. He can remember and repeat the records which he has imprinted upon his physical brain, but his brain has no knowledge. Therefore, he cannot create. Man can create only with his Mind -- and the brain is not the Mind. The brain is merely the seat of sensation and the electric recorder of sensation." "When our knowing exceeds our sensing, we will no longer be deceived by the illusions of our senses."
“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.""When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself."
"The only thing which has to heal is the illusion of being separate."
"If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.""The eye altering, alters all."
William Butler Yeats
"When such as I cast out remorse; So great a sweetness flows into the breast; We must laugh and we must sing, We are blest by everything,
Everything we look upon is blessed."
"It is almost impossible for anyone, even the most ineffective among us, to continue to choose misery after becoming aware that it is a choice."
"Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity."
“Human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.”
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. " “The essence of genius is to know what to overlook.”
"The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated."
William Newton Clarke
“Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see”
"True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment."
"The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there."
"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us."
"The same undivided and indivisible space is outside and inside of a thousand pots. Likewise the Self pervades all beings."
"If you can't see God in All, you can't see God at all."
"Prana (life energy) colored by the tought of the sender may be projected to persons at a distance, who are willing to receive it, and the healing can be done this way."
“When I heard the bell ring, suddenly, there was no 'I' and no 'bell', just the ringing."
Zora Neale Hurston
"No matter how far a person can go the horizon is still way beyond you."