A Quote by Sam Keen on war, wounded, sissies, sword, test, men, conquest, dying, sensitive, and fight

Men have all been culturally designed with conquest, killing, or dying in mind. Even sissies. Early in life a boy learns that he must be prepared to fight or be called a sissy, a girl. Many of the creative men I know were sissies. They were too sensitive, too compassionate, to fight. And most of them grew up feeling they were somehow inferior and flunked the manhood test. I suspect many writers are still showing the bullies on the block that the pen is mightier than the sword. The test shaped us, whether we passed or flunked.
We are all war-wounded.

Sam Keen

Source: Fire in the Belly (1991)

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Jack Cleary on death, dying, and fear

I'm not afraid of death; but dying scares the hell out of me

Jack Cleary

Contributed by: shellymeyer

A Quote by unknown on reality, want, need, and dying

We only see what we really wanted to see,
And hear what we are dying to hear,
No one realizes that we hold this world
In our palms, being buried in this oblivion
Then this thought saves us from death,
and every misfortune that comes before it.


Source: In this little nutshell called my brain...

Contributed by: Czn9

A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on freedom, life, now, and dying

The best that mankind ever knew:  
Freedom and life are earned by those alone  
Who conquer them each day anew.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

Source: part 2, pp. 468–69, Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. 1990. Goethe's Faust. Walter Kaufmann, trans. New York: Anchor Books and Doubleday.

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Neale Donald Walsch on life, love, purpose, and dying

Go ahead and do what you really love to do! Do nothing else! You have so little time. How can you think of wasting a moment doing something for a living you don’t like to do? What kind of a living is that? That is not a living, that is a dying!

Neale Donald Walsch

Source: Conversations with God : An Uncommon Dialogue (Book 1)

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on life, torch, living life fullest, death, dying, and purpose

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: http://www.famous-quotes-and-inspirational-quotes.com/quotations/101-best-quotes-ever.htm

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Hilda Conkling, Aged 10 on death, dying, and rebirth

I shall becoming back to you
From seas, rivers, sunny meadows,
glens that hold secrets:
I shall come back with my hands full
Of light and flowers...
I shall bring back things I have picked up,
Traveling this road or the other,
Things found by the sea or in the pinewood.
There will be a pine-cone in my pocket,
Grains of pink sand between my fingers.
I shall tell you of a golden pheasant's
Will you know me?

Hilda Conkling, Aged 10

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/who-am-i-quotes.htm

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Ramana Maharshi on birth, death, dying, born, self, body, thought, thoughts, free, fear, and freedom

If a man considers that he is born, he cannot avoid the fear of death. Let him find out if he has been born or if the Self has any birth. He will discover that the Self always exists, that the body that is born resolves itself into thought and that the emergence of thought is the root of all mischief. Find from where thoughts emerge. Then you will be able to abide in the ever-present inmost Self and be free from the idea of birth or the fear of death.

Ramana Maharshi

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/who-am-i-quotes.htm

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

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