A Quote by Thomas Moore on soul, marsilio ficino, balance, and moderation

In the 15th century, Marsilio Ficino put it as simply as possible.  The mind, he said, tends to go off on it's own so that it seems to have no revelance to the physical world.  At the same time, the materialistic life can be so absorbing that we get caught in it and forget about spirituality.  What we need, he said, is soul, in the middle, holding together mind and body, ideas, life, spirituality and the world.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: Care of the Soul : A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life, Pages: xiii

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on enlightenment, jung, soul, balance, and spirit

In the midst of everyday struggle we hope for enlightenment and some kind of release.  In our prayer and meditation we hope for fulfilling ordinary life.  Jung always taught that these two, anima and animus, are capable of a mystical wedding, the heiros gamos, a divine union.  But it is not an easy marriage to effect.  Spirit tends to to shoot off in it's own ambition, fanaticism, fundamentalism, and perfectionism.  Soul gets stuck in its soupy moods, impossible relationships, and obsessive preoccupations.  For the marriage to take place, each has to learn to appreciate the other and to be affected by the other - spirits lofty aims tempered by the souls lowly limitations, soul's unconsciousness stirred by ideas and imagination.

Thomas Moore (1940 -)

Source: Care of the Soul : A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life, Pages: 258

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on balance and warriors path

Because the art of being a warrior is to balance the terror of being a man with the wonder of being a man.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Journey To Ixtlan, Pages: 315

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A Quote by Kent Nerburn on perfect world, balance, and right action

In a perfect world perhaps we would all see more clearly.  But this is not a perfect world, and it is enough to hope that each of us will share our talents, and find the balance between greed and benevolence that will allow us to live and thrive and help the world around us grow.

Kent Nerburn

Source: Letters to My Son: A Father's Wisdom on Manhood, Life, and Love, Pages: 40

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A Quote by Gen Phende Gyatso on perfect and balance

Each one of us is perfect with the indestructable quality of a diamond.

Phende Gyatso

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A Quote by Laura Kangas on balance, balanced life, living large, life, awareness, choice, energy, freedom, intention, and balance

On the tightrope of life, only one thing allows us to move forward, and that one thing is balance. Without balance we fall into chaos, we fall behind, we miss out on what true choices we have in life.
Balance is acheived through awareness. Awareness of what we have on our plate. What is working and what is not. What feels good and what doesn't. Where we are and where we want to be. With awareness, we have choice, the freedom to choose, free will. It is choice that gives us power. Power to choose. Power which is energy. Energy that allows us to move forward in alignment with our choices. We all want to live a full life, and the key to living a full life is finding the balance.

Laura Kangas


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A Quote by Japanese Proverb on vision, action, and balance

Vision without action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese Proverb

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A Quote by George Eliot on balance, hope, and optimism

A man falling into dark waters seeks a momentary footing even on sliding stones...

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Silas Marner

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A Quote by Shakti Gawain on life, balance, the journey, and consciousness

... consciousness is an ever-unfolding, deepening, and expanding process with no end point.  We are infinite and complex beings, and our human journey involves not just a spiritual awakening, but the development of all levels of our being - spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical - and the integration of all these aspects into a healthy and balanced daily life.

Shakti Gawain

Source: Living in the Light: A Guide to Personal and Planetary Transformation, Pages: 10

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A Quote by Ken Cohen on qigong, balance, stillness, and action

Stillness and action are relative, not absolute, principles.  It is important to find a balance of yin and yang, not just in qigong, but in everyday life.  In movement, seek stillness and rest.  In rest, be mindful and attentive.

Ken Cohen

Source: The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing, Pages: 4..5

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