A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on mind, consciousness, and discipline

The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly.  Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive.  To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly -- you usually don't use it at all.  It uses you.  This is the disease.  You believe that you are your mind.  This is the delusion.  The instrument has taken you over.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 16

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on eckhart tolle, power of now, thinking, and consciousness

Thinking and consciousness are not synonymous. Thinking is only a small aspect of consciousness. Thought cannot exist without consciousness, but consciousness does not need thought.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 23

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on eckhart tolle, power of now, enlightenment, and consciousness

So the single most vital step on your journey toward enlightenment is this: learn to disidentify with your mind. Every time you create a gap in the stream of mind the light of your consciousness grows stronger.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 21

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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 David R. Hawkins on consciousness, god, presence, subjective, transformative, history, and calibration

The effect on human consciousness of the experience of the Presence of God is subjectively transformative and identical throughout human history. It leaves a timeless mark that is verifiable as a calibration of a recorded level of conciousness.

David Hawkins

Source: I: Reality and Subjectivity

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A Quote by Thomas Merton on religious, irreligious, void, and consciousness

Zen is consciousness unstructured by particular form or particular system, a trans-cultural, trans-religious, trans-formed consciousness.

It is therefore in a sense "void".

But it can shine through this or that system,  religious or irreligious,  just as light can shine through glass that is blue, or green, or red, or yellow.

If  Zen has any preference it is for glass that is plain, has no color, and is "just glass."

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

Source: Zen and the Birds of Appetite., Pages: 4

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on consciousness, awareness, and compassion

Those who don't feel this love pulling them like a river, those who don't drink dawn like a cup of  springwater or take in sunset like a supper, those who don't want to change, let them sleep.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: The Illuminated Rumi, Pages: 33

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A Quote by Ken Wilber on divine, consciousness, and union

there are only two general stances you can have in relation to the Divine Ground:  since all things are one with Ground, you can either be aware of that oneness, or you can be unaware of that oneness.  That is, you can be conscious or unconscious of your union with the Divine Ground:  those are the only two choices you have.

Ken Wilber

Source: The Eye of Spirit : An Integral Vision for a World Gone Slightly Mad, Pages: 53

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on learning, study, religion, truth, unity, and consciousness

In spite of my study, I have learned.  Every grand religion begins in light.  Yet only hearts hold light.  Pages cannot.  I have paper in my hands.  Give these words to the world and they will be loved and understood by those who already know their truth.  The truth doesn't burn.  The truth waits for anyone who wishes to find it… only these pages will burn.  At one with the stars… with the pages and their love… one with everything that is, that ever was or will be.  One.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: One

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A Quote by Annie Dillard on mystery, holiness, and consciousness

We live in all we seek.  The hidden shows up in too-plain sight.  It lives captive on the face of the obvious - the people, events, and things of the day - to which we as sophisticated children have long since become oblivious.  What a hideout: Holiness lies spread and borne over the surface of time and stuff like color.

Annie Dillard (nee Doak) (1945 -)

Source: For the Time Being (Vintage), Pages: 172

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