M. Scott Peck

A Quote by M. Scott Peck on spirituality, love, and indepedence

Although the act of nurturing another's spiritual growth has the effect of nurturing one's own, a major characteristic of genuine love is that the distinction between oneself and the other is always maintained and preserved.

M. Scott Peck

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A Quote by M. Scott Peck on love, enlightenment, growth, and spirituality

Nirvana or lasting enlightenment or true spiritual growth can be acheinved only through persistent exercise of real love.

M. Scott Peck

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A Quote by M. Scott Peck on love, choice, agency, action, and intention

Love is as love does. Love is an act of will--namely, both an intention and an action. Will also implies choice. We do not have to love. We choose to love.

M. Scott Peck

Source: Quoted in "All About Love" by bell hooks

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A Quote by M. Scott Peck on christianity, sacrament, moment, life, sacred, holiness, and sainthood

Some Catholics have a concept I very much admire: the Sacrament of the Present Moment. It suggests that every moment of our lives is sacred, and that we should make of each moment a sacrament. Were we to do this we would think of the entire world as diffused with holiness. Wherever we might be would be a holy place for us, and we would see the holy, even sainthood, in everyone we encounter.

M. Scott Peck

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A Quote by M. Scott Peck on truth, discomfort, and change

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.

M. Scott Peck

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A Quote by M. Scott Peck on life, difficult, truth, truths, transcend, transcendance, understand, acceptance, accept, road, and travel

Life is difficult.

This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it.

Once we truly know that life is difficult - once we truly understand and accept it - then life is no longer difficult.

Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.

M. Scott Peck

Source: The Road Less Traveled, 25th Anniversary Edition : A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth

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A Quote by M. Scott Peck on love, spiritual, and growth

I define love thus: The will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth.

M. Scott Peck

Source: The Road Less Traveled, 25th Anniversary Edition : A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth, Pages: 81

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A Quote by M. Scott Peck on behavior, giving, journeys, life, personality, personality, and travel

The giving up of personality traits, well-established patterns of behavior, ideologies, and even whole life styles...these are major forms of giving up that are required if one is to travel very far on the journey of life.

M. Scott Peck

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A Quote by M. Scott Peck on listening and time

You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.

M. Scott Peck

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A Quote by M. Scott Peck on appreciation, consequences, experience, facts, glory, life, and mystery

Abandon the urge to simplify everything, to look for formulas and easy answers, and to begin to think multidimensionally, to glory in the mystery and paradoxes of life, not to be dismayed by the multitude of causes and consequences that are inherent in each experience -- to appreciate the fact that life is complex.

M. Scott Peck

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