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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on stillness, relationships, meditation, being, words, and thoughts

Most human interactions are confined to the exchange of words — the realm of thought. It is essential to bring some stillness, particularly into your close relationships.

No relationship can thrive without the sense of spaciousness that comes with stillness. Meditate or spend silent time in nature together. When going for a walk or sitting in the car or at home, become comfortable with being in stillness together. Stillness cannot and need not be created. Just be receptive to the stillness that is already there, but is usually obscured by mental noise.

If spacious stillness is missing, the relationship will be dominated by the mind and can easily be taken over by problems and conflict. If stillness is there, it can contain anything.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: Stillness Speaks

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Don Miguel Ruiz on life, beliefs, and being

You are what you believe you are.

Don Miguel Ruiz

Source: The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship (Toltec Wisdom Book)

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Swami Sai Premananda on spirituality, worldliness, peace, freedom, and being

Some people say, “Oh no, if I take up a spiritual life I can’t live in the world.” What foolishness is this? Look right here. You can talk, you can move, you can function, yet this level of peace is there within you, deeply. It’s like an undercurrent of your being that will always be there. I am free to laugh and joke and dance and yell and argue and do anything I want. That undercurrent is always there. Nothing takes it away. Nothing in the world can take it away. This is the state. So the same way you can laugh and talk and listen to me but still hold on to this feeling, the same way you can be in the world.

Swami Sai Premananda

Source: Principles of Higher Living: The Western Experience Upon the Shores of Eastern Wisdom

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti on being, doing, life, love, you, and contradiction

If you find out what it is you love to do and give your whole life to it, then there is no contradiction, and in that state your being is your doing.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Source: Think on These Things, Pages: 125

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on night, dream, nightmare, and being

The night dreamer cannot articulate a cogito. The night dream is a dream without a dreamer.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 22

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Charles Nodier on nature, name, being, memory, name, and thought

There is something marvelously soft in the study of nature which attaches a name to every being, a thought to every name, affection and memories to every thought.

Charles Nodier

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 31

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on imagination, reverie, and being

Through imagination, thanks to the subtleties of the irreality function, we re-enter the world of confidence, the world of the confident being, which is the proper world for reverie.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 14

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on reverie, sleep, subconscious, and being

It is a poor reverie which invites a nap. One must even wonder whether, in this "failing asleep", the subconscious itself does not undergo a decline in being.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 10

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti on sensitivity, consciousness, and being

"There is no partial sensitivity; either it is the state of one's whole being, total consciousness or it is not there at all."

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Contributed by: Demian

A Quote by don Juan Matus on being, purpose, life, description, and self-description

We are luminous beings. We are perceivers. We are an awareness; we are not objects; we have no solidity. We are boundless. The world of objects and solidity is a way of making our passage on earth convenient. It is only a description that was created to help us. We, or rather our reason, forget that the description is only a description and thus we entrap the totality of ourselves in a vicious circle from which we rarely emerge in our lifetime.

Juan Matus

Source: Carlos Castenada

Contributed by: Kyo

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