beginning

A Quote by Cielo on life, celebration, awakening, beginning, wonderful, surprise, enlighten, and soul

Life is a celebration of awakenings, of new beginnings, and wonderful surprises that enlighten the soul.

Cielo

Source: Fine art print

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on beginning, starting over, wisdom, foolishness, fool, commitment, fluidity, going with the flow, process, spiritual, spirituality, experience, yours truly, transformation, reinvention, i, ego, drifter, rolling stone, mariner, vis

It began with the Wisdom of Foolishness, a commitment to remain fluid, receptive, in process, part of the Membrane of Things as I struck out on that spiritual Route 66, the Experience Trail, determined to follow it to the end. It began with yours truly spontaneously ceasing to be myself and becoming someone else, assuming in the blink of an “I” the role of a drifter, a rolling stone, a wayward mariner lone and visionary on the High Seas of Chance and Possibility.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 27

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Mama Chicken on beginning, life, and anew

Every new beginning is some other new beginning's end.

Mama Chicken

Source: music lyric

Contributed by: Carlee

A Quote by Chad Cristopher Cobb on chad cristopher cobb, the sea of milk, milky way, whiteness, planet, universe, creation, imaginative, nothingness, island, within, gods, immortals, expanse, cosmos, space, beginning, suns, moons, past, place, bright, an

Past the Milky Way. Past the stars and moons, the suns and shadows. Past the universe. Past it all. Past the light and into the darkness. Past the created and into the creation, into the deep space of creators, of gods and immortals. Into the creative cosmos. Into the within. Into it. There lies a place with a white planet, a bright dot in the static blackness, a solitary island in the expanse of imaginative nothingness.

This lone planet lies still in its isolation, staring at the darkness with two penetrating eyes that protrude from its spherical whiteness…

Chad Cristopher Cobb

Source: The Sea of Milk

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Robert Farrar Capon on analogy, cosmic force, god, trinity, olives, mushrooms, creation, and beginning

Let me tell you why God made the world.


One afternoon, before anything was made, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit sat around in the unity of their Godhead discussing one of the Father's fixations. From all eternity, it seems, he had had this thing about being. He would keep thinking up all kinds of unnecessary things - new ways of being and new kinds of beings to be. And as they talked, God the Son suddenly said, "Really, this is absolutely great stuff Why don't 1 go out and mix us up a batch?" And God the Holy Spirit said, "Terrific! I'll help you." So they all pitched in, and after supper that night, the Son and the Holy Spirit put on this tremendous show of being for the Father. It was full of water and light and frogs; pine cones kept dropping all over the place, and crazy fish swam around in the wineglasses. There were mushrooms and mastodons, grapes and geese, tornadoes and tigers - and men and women everywhere to taste them, to juggle them, to join them, and to love them. And God the Father looked at the whole wild party and said, "Wonderful! just what I had in mind! Tov! Tov! Tov!" And all God the Son and God the Holy Spirit could think of to say was the same thing: "Tov! Tov! Tov!" So they shouted together "Tov meod!" and they laughed for ages and ages, saying things like how great it was for beings to be, and how clever of the Father to think of the idea, and how kind of the Son to go to all that trouble putting it together, and how considerate of the Spirit to spend so much time directing and choreographing And for ever and ever they told old jokes, and the Father and the son drank their wine in unitate Spiritus Sancti, and they all threw ripe olives and pickled mushrooms at each other per omnia saecula saeculorum, Amen.


It is, I grant you, a crass analogy; but crass analogies are the safest. Everybody knows that God is not three old men throwing olives at each other. Not everyone, I'm afraid, is equally clear that God is not a cosmic force or a principle of being or any other dish of celestial blancmange we might choose to call him. Accordingly, I give you the central truth that creation is the result of a trinitarian bash, and leave the details of the analogy to sort themselves out as best they can.

Robert Capon

Source: The Romance of the Word: One Man's Love Affair With Theology : Three Books : An Offering of Uncles/the Third Peacock/Hunting the Divine Fox, Pages: 176

Contributed by: Richard

A Quote by Federico Fellini on beginning, passion, and life

 

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.

Federico Fellini (1920 - 1993)

Contributed by: Petal

A Quote by Ken Wilber on spirit, enlightenment, enlightened, aware, awareness, cognition, recognition, beginning, always already, timeless, eternal, omnipresent, all-encompassing, all-pervading, permeated, perfectly, completely, and present dzogchen

If Spirit has any meaning, it must be omnipresent, or all-pervading and all-encompassing. There can't be a place where Spirit is not, or it wouldn't be infinite. Therefore, Spirit has to be completely present, right here, right now, in your own awareness. That is, your own present awareness, precisely as it is, without changing it or altering it in any way, is perfectly and completely permeated by Spirit.

Furthermore, it is not that Spirit is present but you need to be enlightened in order to see it. It is not that you are one with Spirit but just don't know it yet. Because that would also imply that there is some place Spirit is not. No, according to Dzogchen, you are always already one with Spirit, and that awareness is always already fully present, right now. You are looking directly at Spirit, with Spirit, in every act of awareness. There is nowhere Spirit is not.

Further, if Spirit has any meaning at all, then it must be eternal, or without beginning or end. If Spirit had a beginning in time, then it would be strictly temporal, it would not be timeless and eternal. And this means, as regards your own awareness, that you cannot become enlightened. You cannot attain enlightenment. If you could attain enlightenment, then that state would have a beginning in time, and so it would not be true enlightenment.
  
Rather, Spirit, and enlightement, has to be something that you are fully aware of right now. Something you are already looking at right now... We are all already looking directly at Spirit, we just don't recognize it. We have all the necessary cognition, but not the recognition.

Ken Wilber

Source: Grace and Grit : Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber, Pages: 370

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on fear, beginning, procrastination, relativity, and work

It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the master work.  Now, I'm beginning what I could have started ten years ago.  But I'm happy at least that I didn't wait twenty years.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream, Pages: 103

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by unknown on beginning and work

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

unknown

Contributed by: Zaady

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