Alexander Lowen

A Quote by Alexander Lowen on parents, children, parent, faith, and love

Are we not witnessing a situation where children are conciously rejecting their parents' value despite love and devotion given to them? The present situation has arisen because parents have failed to transmit a sustaining faith to their children. The basic reason for this failure is that the parents themselves lacked faith. Without faith, their love was an image not a reality, a statement of words not an expression of feelings

Alexander Lowen

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A Quote by Alexander Lowen on faith, body, and feeling

Above all, faith is grounded in one's body, in one's humanity, and in one's animal nature. It is an biological phenomenon and not a psychic creation

Alexander Lowen

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A Quote by Alexander Lowen on spirit, mystic, body, voice, resonance, energy, pulsation, god, and vibration

Spirit is not a mystic concept. The spirit of a person is manifest in her  aliveness, brightness of his eyes, in the resonance of her voice and in the ease and gracefulness of his movements. These qualities are related to and stem from a high level of energy in the body... Sensing the harmony between the internal pulsation of our body and that in the universe, we feel identified with the universal, with God. We are like tuning forks vibrating at the same pitch (Lowen,1995, 314-315. )

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A Quote by Alexander Lowen on faith, body, universe, animal, nature, and biology

Faith is a quality of being: of being in touch with oneself, with life, and with the universe. It is a sense of belonging to one’s community, to one’s country and to the earth. Above all it is a feeling of being grounded in one’s body, in one’s humanity, and in one’s animal nature. It can be all of these things because it is a manifestation of life, an expression of the living force that unites all beings. It is a biological phenomenon and not a psychic creation.

Alexander Lowen

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A Quote by Alexander Lowen on despair, cure, and illusion

Despair is the only cure for illusion.

Alexander Lowen

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A Quote by Alexander Lowen on fate, choice, and determination

A person does not choose his fate; he only fulfills it. He is bound by his fate as long as he accepts the values that determine it.

Alexander Lowen

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A Quote by Alexander Lowen on faith, feeling, and body

"A person with faith does not question its roots, for he knows that if he subjected it to the critical examination of his intellect, he would end up without faith. The same thing can be said of any feeling. You can analyze any feeling to death, but when you do that, you end up without feeling and without a meaninful life."

Alexander Lowen

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A Quote by Alexander Lowen on crying, stress, tension, release, and body

Crying, that is, sobbing is the earliest and deepest way to release tension. Infants can cry almost from the moment of birth, and do so easily following every stress that produces a state of tension in the body... Human beings are the only creatures who can react in this way to stress and tension. Most probably, they are the only ones who need this form of release.

Alexander Lowen

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