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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on human, existence, kindle, light, meaning, dark, darkness, and being

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
[this quote also appears in Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Chapter 9, p. 28]

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1963) p. 326

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Louise Nevelson on physical, body, and being

I believe that the physical is the geography of the being.

Louise Nevelson

Source: Dawns + Dusks

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by John O'Donohue on mystery, silence, interiority, being, and self-knowledge

It is strange to be here. The mystery never leaves you alone. Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits. A world lives within you. No one else can bring you news of this inner world.

John O'Donohue

Source: Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom, Pages: xv

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Kedar on existence, intelligence, being, characteristic, imagination, and ontology

It is impossible to imagine existence void of any intelligence.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by John Updike on being, naked, revolutionary, populism, barefoot, nakedness, and bare

Being naked approaches being revolutionary; going barefoot is mere populism.

John Updike (1932 -)

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Sol Luckman on existential, belief, imagination, consciousness, perception, being, and mind

If I was to survive, I must literally believe myself into being. This, of course, was essentially no different from what I'd always done. I'd simply believed in myself until, in fact, I existed.

Sol Luckman

Source: The Toy Buddha: Book II of the Beginner's Luke Series (The Beginner's Luke Series), Pages: 39

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Rolling Thunder on manifest, believe, and being

..because if you believe in something, and believe in it long enough, it will come into being.

Rolling Thunder

Source: Elder's Meditation of the Day - January 1 2009

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Neale Donald Walsch on soul, living, being, and doing

Your soul doesn't care what you do for a living - and when your life is over, neither will you.  Your soul cares only about what you're being while you're doing whatever you're doing....

Neale Donald Walsch

Source: Conversations with God

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by Swami Rudrananda on swami rudrananda, relationships, energy, ego, emotion, being, psychology, and neurosis

"Don't look for perfection in me. I want to acknowledge my own imperfection, I want to understand that that is part of the endlessness of my growth.  It’s absolutely useless at this stage in your life, with all of the shit piled up in your closet, to walk around and try to kid yourself about your perfection. Out of the raw material you break down you grow and absorb the energy.  You work yourself from inside out, tearing out, destroying, and finding a sense of nothingness.  That nothingness allows God to come in.  But this somethingness— ego and prejudices and limitations— is your raw material.  If you process and refine it all, you can open consciously.  Otherwise, you will never come to anything that represents yourself...The only thing that can create a oneness inside you is the ability to see more of yourself as you work everyday to open deeper and say, fine,  ‘I’m short tempered,’ or ‘Fine, I’m aggressive,’ or, ‘Fine, I love to make money,’ or, ‘I have no feeling for anybody else.’ Once you recognize you’re all of these things, you’ll finally be able to take a breath and allow these things to open."

Swami Rudrananda

Source: Swami Rudrananda

Contributed by: Tharlam

A Quote by Alice Hoffman on life, truth, defiance, being, and strength

Burn me.
Drown me.
Tell me lies.
I will still be who I am.

Alice Hoffman

Source: Incantation, Pages: 3

Contributed by: Megan

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