Awe

A Quote by Pleione on glint of light, universe, and awe

Small glint of light Streaks across the universe; Thoughts dispell in awe

Pleione

Source: Pleione

Contributed by: Know Nuttin

A Quote by Anthony De Mello on awe, chickens, chicks, earth, egg, fly, insects, majesty, neighbour, and worms

A man found an eagle's egg and put it in a nest of a barnyard hen. The eaglet hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up with them. All his life the eagle did what the barnyard chicks did, thinking he was a barnyard chicken. He scratched the earth for worms and insects. He clucked and cackled. And he would thrash his wings and fly a few feet into the air.

Years passed and the eagle grew very old. One day he saw a magnificent bird above him in the cloudless sky. It glided in graceful majesty among the powerful wind currents, with scarcely a beat on his strong golden wings. The old eagle looked up in awe. "Who's that?" he asked. "That's the eagle, the king of the birds," said his neighbour. "He belongs to the sky. We belong to the earth - we're chickens." So the eagle lived and died a chicken, for that's what he thought he was.

Anthony De Mello

Source: Awareness

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Darren Aronofsky on death and awe

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Death is the road to awe.

Darren Aronofsky

Source: The Fountain (2006 movie)

Contributed by: vertegreen

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on shadow, light, awe, heart, fire, and darkness

Shadow and Light Source Both

How does a part of the world leave the world?
How does wetness leave water?

Dont' try to put out fire by throwing on
more fire! Don't wash a wound with blood.

No matter how fast you run, your shadow
keeps up. Sometimes it's in front!

Only full overhead sun diminishes your shadow.
But that shadow has been serving you.

What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is
your candle. Your boundaries are your quest.

I could explain this, but it will break the
glass cover on your heart, and there's no
fixing that.

You must have shadow and light source both.
Listen, and lay your head under the tree of awe.

When from that tree feathers and wings sprout on you,
be quieter than a dove. Don't even open your mouth for
even a coo.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Thomas Berry on human, awe, reverence, and earth

The human venture depends absolutely on this quality of awe and reverence and joy in the Earth and all that lives and grows upon the Earth. As soon as we isolate ourselves from these currents of life and from the profound mood that these engender within us, then our basic life-satisfactions are diminished. None of our machine-made products, none of our computer-based achievements can evoke that total commitment to life.

Thomas Berry

Source: The Great Work: Our Way into the Future, Pages: 166..167

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao and awe

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When men lack a sense of awe, there will be disaster.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching [Text Only], Pages: 74

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Lao Tzu on awe, tao, religion, mastery, and trust

When they lose their sense of awe,
people turn to religion.
When they no longer trust themselves,
they begin to depend upon authority.

Therefore the Master steps back
so that people won't be confused.
He teaches without a teaching,
so that people will have nothing to learn.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Ken Wilber on awe, creation, being, remembering, yearning, and original face

"And so, try to remember: the great event when you breathed out and created this entire Kosmos; remember the great emptying when you threw yourself out as the entire World, just to see what would happen. Remember the forms and forces through which you have traveled thus far: from galaxies to planets, to verdant plants reaching upward for the sun, to animals stalking day and night, restless with their weary search, through primal men and women, yearning for the light, to the very person now holding this book: remember who and what you have been, what you have done, what you have seen, who you actually are in all those guises, the masks of the God and the Goddess, the masks of your own Original Face."

from Eye of Spirit

Ken Wilber

Contributed by: Jessica

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