ecstasy

A Quote by Franz Winkler MD on analytical intellect, consciousness, ecstasy, heart, intuition, intuitive perception, life, mysticism, nature, perception, reality, science, solitude, soul, spirit, and time

Not too long ago thousands spent their lives as recluses to find spiritual vision in the solitude of nature.  Modern man need not become a hermit to achieve this goal, for it is neither ecstasy nor world-estranged mysticism his era demands, but a balance between quantitative and qualitative reality.  Modern man, with his reduced capacity for intuitive perception, is unlikely to benefit from the contemplative life of a hermit in the wilderness.  But what he can do is to give undivided attention, at times, to a natural phenomenon, observing it in detail, and recalling all the scientific facts about it he may remember.  Gradually, however, he must silence his thoughts and, for moments at least, forget all his personal cares and desires, until nothing remains in his soul but awe for the miracle before him.  Such efforts are like journeys beyond the boundaries of narrow self-love and, although the process of intuitive awakening is laborious and slow, its rewards are noticeable from the very first.  If pursued through the course of years, something will begin to stir in the human soul, a sense of kinship with the forces of life consciousness which rule the world of plants and animals, and with the powers which determine the laws of matter.  While analytical intellect may well be called the most precious fruit of the Modern Age, it must not be allowed to rule supreme in matters of cognition.  If science is to bring happiness and real progress to the world, it needs the warmth of man's heart just as much as the cold inquisitiveness of his brain.

Franz Winkler

Source: Man: The Bridge Between Two Worlds, Pages: 229-230

Contributed by: manofflowerz

A Quote by Agnes Martin on jackson pollock, ecstasy, painting, and art

Pollock was terrific. I think he freed himself of all kinds of worry about this world. Ran around and dripped, and then he managed to express ecstasy.

Agnes Martin

Source: Simon, Joan. “Perfection Is In The Mind: An Interview with Agnes Martin” (1995), Art in America, May 1996.

Contributed by: pj

A Quote by Anaïs Nin on love, joy, ecstasy, world, and images

I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Jean Genet on betrayal and ecstasy

Anyone who hasn't experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all.

Jean Genet

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on ecstasy and spiritulaity

The earth has disappeared beneath my feet,
It fled from all my ecstasy,

Now like a singing air creature
I feel the Rose
Keep opening.

Hafiz

Source: The Gift

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Shams-ud-din Muhammad (Hafiz) on ecstasy, god, sky, and spiritualty

The earth has disappeared beneath my feet,
Illusion fled from all my ecstasy.

Now like a radiant sky creature
God keeps opening.

God keeps opening
Inside of Me.

Hafiz

Source: The Gift

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Osho on medtiation, teaching, ecstasy, stillness, and presence

The teaching of the buddhas is: Find time and a place to remain unoccupied. That’s what meditation is all about. Find at least one hour every day to sit silently doing nothing, utterly unoccupied, just watching whatsoever passes by inside. In the beginning you will be very sad, looking at things inside you; you will feel only darkness and nothing else, and ugly things and all kinds of black holes appearing. You will feel agony, no ecstasy at all. But if you persist, persevere, the day comes when all these agonies disappear, and behind the agonies is the ecstasy.

osho

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Dana Hawksister on quiet, stillness, solitude, and ecstasy

Just become quiet, still, and solitary, and the world will offer itself to you to be unmasked; it has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet.

Dana Hawksister

Contributed by: Ra

A Quote by Dr. Deepak Chopra on laughter, grateful, safe, soul, ecstasy, creative, desire, freedom, and opportunities

The Healthiest Response to life is Laughter.

There is always a reason to be grateful.

You belong in the scheme of the universe. There's nothing to be afraid of. You are Safe.

Your soul cherishes every aspect of your life.

There is a Plan, and your soul knows what it is.

Ecstasy is the energy of spirit. When life flows, ecstasy is natural.

There is a creative solution to every problem. Every possibility holds the promise of abundance.

Obstacles are Opportunities in disguise.

Evolution leads the way through desire.

Freedom is Letting Go.

Deepak Chopra

Source: Why Is God Laughing?: The Path to Joy and Spiritual Optimism

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A Quote by John Updike on existence, horrible, experience, ecstasy, feel, and life

Existence itself does not feel horrible; it feels like an ecstasy, rather, which we have only to be still to experience.

John Updike (1932 -)

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

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