awakening

A Quote by Leonard Jacobson on awakening, understanding, life, enlightenment, and self-knoweldge

If you fully awaken, you will not know yourself. Understand this, and you will understand all.

Leonard Jacobson

Source: Words from Silence: An Invitation to Spiritual Awakening, Pages: 108

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A Quote by Leonard Jacobson on presence, awakening, enlightenment, life, destination, journey, now, and spirituality

You get lost because you think there is somewhere to go. If you give up believing in a goal or a destination, then you cannot get lost. In the present moment, there is no destination.

Leonard Jacobson

Source: Words from Silence: An Invitation to Spiritual Awakening, Pages: 141

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by St. Macarius of Optina on god, christianity, help, trouble, enlightenment, awakening, truth, freedom, and joy

Listen!  God, Himself says, 'Call upon Me in the time of trouble so that I will hear thee and thou will praise Me'.  Afflictions confirm us in our faith, and teach us to set worldly glory at naught.  Believe firmly that no suffering or sorrow can visit us --- not a hair of our heads can fall --- with out God intending it.  Although we are always inclined to put down our misfortunes to the ill will or stupidity of other men, these are in reality, only tools in the hand of God; tools used to fashion our salvation.  Therefore take heart and pray to our Lord Who is always at work for our salvation, using to this end both what we call happiness and what we call sorrow.

St. Macarius of Optina

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A Quote by Leonard Jacobson on seeking, spirituality, enlightenment, answers, and awakening

Do not seek the answers. Let the answers find you.

Leonard Jacobson

Source: Words from Silence: An Invitation to Spiritual Awakening, Pages: 11

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A Quote by Leonard Jacobson on spirituality, awakening, enlightenment, and life

The only way out is in.

Leonard Jacobson

Source: Words from Silence: An Invitation to Spiritual Awakening, Pages: 31

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A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on taoism, maturity, adult, children, awakening, realization, enlightenment, and wisdom

But the adult is not the highest stage of development. The end of the cycle is that of the independent, clear-minded, all-seeing Child. That is the level known as wisdom. When the Tao te Ching and other wise books say things like, "Return to the beginning; become a child again" that's what they are referring to. Why do the enlightened seem filled with light and happiness like children? Why do they sometimes even look and talk like children? Because they are. The wise are Children Who Know. Their minds have been emptied of the countless minute somethings of small learning and filled with the great wisdom of the Great Nothing, the Way of the Universe.

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Tao of Pooh

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A Quote by Paul Valéry on dreams, awakening, enlightenment, uplifting, and possibility

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

Source: Pearls of Wisdom

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on miracle, alive, attention, and awakening

You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.

Paulo Coelho

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A Quote by Pema Chodron on ego, self, awakening, and enlightenment

You're the only one who knows when you're using things to protect yourself and keep your ego together and when you're opening and letting things fall apart, letting the world come as it is - working with it rather than struggling against it. You're the only one who knows.

Pema Chodron

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A Quote by Jim Britt on awareness, awakening, self, ego, and enlightnement

Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be.

Jim Britt

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