awareness

A Quote by Ken Jones on awareness and self

Inner awareness unblocks outer responsiveness, freeing us to respond wholeheartedly, without fearing failure or loss of self-control.

Ken Jones

Source: The New Social Face of Buddhism

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Aldous Huxley on awareness, people, reality, and words

Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the linguistic tradition into which he has been born - the beneficiary inasmuch as language gives access to the accumulated records of other people's experience, the victim in so far as it confirms him in the belief that reduced awareness is the only awareness and as it bedevils his sense of reality, so that he is all too apt to take his concepts for data, his words for actual things.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: The Doors of Perception

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Osho on pain, sadness, aware, awareness, misery, and hurt

This pain is not to make you sad, remember. That's where
people go on missing.... This pain is just to make you
more alert--because people become alert only when the arrow
goes deep into their heart and wounds them. Otherwise they
don't become alert. When life is easy, comfortable, convenient,
who cares? Who bothers to become alert? When a friend dies,
there is a possibility. When your woman leaves you alone--those
dark nights, you are lonely. You have loved that woman so much
and you have staked all, and then suddenly one day she is gone.
Crying in your loneliness, those are the occasions when,
if you use them, you can become aware.
The arrow is hurting: it can be used. The pain is not to make you miserable,
the pain is to make you more aware! And when you are aware, misery
disappears.

osho

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Thaddeus Golas on awareness and choice


no matter what your spiritual condition is,
no matter where you find yourself in the universe,
your choice is always the same:
to expand your awareness or contract it.

Thaddeus Golas

Contributed by: tara

A Quote by Janwillem van de Wetering on wisdom, practical, practicality, enlightenment, consciousness, and awareness

For me this book was a very practical explanation of one man's experience of Enlightened awareness in in the face of or in light of dogma-oriented wisdom.

Janwillem van de Wetering

Source: The Empty Mirror: Experiences in a Japanese Zen Monastery

Contributed by: profundity

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on consciousness and awareness

"I am the awareness that is aware that there is attachment." That's the beginning of the transformation of consciousness.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, Pages: 46

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on power of now, presence, pain-body, feeling, awareness, and awaking

Focus attention on the feeling inside you.
Know that it is the pain-body.
Accept that it is there.
Don't think about it - don't let the feeling turn into thinking.
Don't judge or analyze.
Don't make an identity for yourself out of it.
Stay present, and continue to be the observer of what is happening inside you.
Become aware not only of the emotional pain but also of "the one who observes," the silent watcher.
This is the power of the Now, the power of your own conscious presence.
Then see what happens.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power Of Now

Contributed by: Nowhawk

A Quote by Sir William Hamilton on self-knowledge, awareness, and skepticism

I do not hesitate to maintain, that what we are conscious of is constructed out of what we are not conscious of,-that our whole knowledge, in fact, is made up of the unknown and the incognisable.

William Hamilton (1788 - 1856)

Source: Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Kaya McLaren on gardening, gardeners, growth, timing, prayer, awareness, rebirth, spring, flowers, plants, winter, planning, planting, compost, seeds, divine timing, affirmation, kairos, right timing, seasons, kaya mclaren, and church of the d

For me, gardening is a form of prayer. Most people have an awareness of life and death, but few have an an awareness of life, death, and life again. Gardeners do though.

Bulbs come up every spring. Then in winter, it looks like there's nothing there, no hope for life ever again. Then, Hallelujah! Next spring they're back even fuller. Perennials - same thing.

Annuals have a slightly different lesson. Annuals really do die, but they broadcast seeds before they go. Where there was only one calendula the year before, there will be ten this year, and one day, they will fill every empty space in your garden. Annuals are a lesson in the difference one living thing, plant or person, can make, and how their presence resonates long after they're gone. There again, the effects are not immediate. There is always the winter. And when you consider the garden as a whole, well, winter is a time to reflect, a time to dream. It gives you time to ask the big questions...

Gardening is an affirmation of divine timing. Some years, in early spring, my enthusiasm takes an ugly turn, and I seemingly believe I can make spring happen earlier than it normally would, if I just work hard enough, if I till enough, compost enough, harden off seedlings earlier than I normally would. In the end, I wind up with twelve flats of dead seedlings. Then I direct seed a couple months later, and with much less effort, everything grows into the full glory it was destined to encompass. To everything there is a season. Amen.

Kaya McLaren

Source: Church of the Dog, Pages: 136-137

Contributed by: Tsuya

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