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A Quote by Leonard Jacobson on spirituality, awakening, enlightenment, and life

The only way out is in.

Leonard Jacobson

Source: Words from Silence: An Invitation to Spiritual Awakening, Pages: 31

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Leonard Jacobson on seeking, spirituality, enlightenment, answers, and awakening

Do not seek the answers. Let the answers find you.

Leonard Jacobson

Source: Words from Silence: An Invitation to Spiritual Awakening, Pages: 11

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Gourasana on reincarnation, incarnation of god, spiritual guidance, enlightenment, break the cycle of birth and death, full awareness, consciousness, and illusion

For one who is truly ready to leave, to give up everything, to do anything to achieve full awareness in this lifetime...always radical means are essential in order to break free from this illusion in this lifetime.

I am Gourasana, and I make a very bold statement when I say I can guide you from this illusion – but I can.

Gourasana

Source: The Radical Path Home to God: Attaining a state of full awareness in your lifetime, Pages: back cover

Contributed by: jenfree937

A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on taoism, maturity, adult, children, awakening, realization, enlightenment, and wisdom

But the adult is not the highest stage of development. The end of the cycle is that of the independent, clear-minded, all-seeing Child. That is the level known as wisdom. When the Tao te Ching and other wise books say things like, "Return to the beginning; become a child again" that's what they are referring to. Why do the enlightened seem filled with light and happiness like children? Why do they sometimes even look and talk like children? Because they are. The wise are Children Who Know. Their minds have been emptied of the countless minute somethings of small learning and filled with the great wisdom of the Great Nothing, the Way of the Universe.

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Tao of Pooh

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Bill Harris on enlightenment

"...What’s different is that from this integrated place you have choice. Instead of unconsciously careening from one object of desire to another, from one place you think you should be to another, from one “me” you want to be to another, you consciously choose what to want, where to go, and who to be, knowing the consequences and consciously deciding to accept them. You know that whatever you become attached to eventually will be used up, fall apart, or end, but you decide to become attached anyway. This frees you to love the people and things in your life–but to do so with awareness.

Zen student and British-born Japanese scholar R.H. Blyth once wrote to Alan Watts, saying, “How are you, Alan? As for me, I’ve given up all thoughts of satori and enlightenment and am busy becoming attached to as many people and things as possible.” This is an expression of this idea of becoming attached, not unconsciously, but with awareness and choice.

So in your game of Hide and Seek, once you find what you were looking for (yourself), you keep playing, but now your playing is more relaxed. Instead of trying hard you “try soft,” because you know that although cause and effect and impermanence are real, they’re just the play of that one that one all-encompassing “it” and though it won’t always appear as what you think of as “me,” it will always appear as something, and that something is who you really are."

Bill Harris

Source: Holosync Website

Contributed by: Bird

A Quote by Paul Valéry on dreams, awakening, enlightenment, uplifting, and possibility

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)

Source: Pearls of Wisdom

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Saint. John Climicus on god, spirituality, life, truth, hope, peace, love, enlightenment, joy, and freedom

"Those who submit to the Lord with simple heart will run the good race.  If they keep their minds on a leash, they will not draw the wickedness of the demons onto themselves."

Saint John Climacus.

John Climacus

Source: Daily Lives, Miacles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by Gerontissa Makrina on god, christianity, forgiveness, peace, love, spirituality, freedom, truth, joy, and enlightenment

If you are never angry, always forgiving instantly and constantly blaming yourself knowing you can never be right, you will have heaven on earth and in your heart.  And Christ will help you to do all these things.  You must be like Christ.  You must never love one sister more than another sister, love each sister equally.  If they hurt you or wrong you, love them even more."

Gerontissa Makrina (+1995)

Gerontissa Makrina

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by Pema Chodron on ego, self, awakening, and enlightenment

You're the only one who knows when you're using things to protect yourself and keep your ego together and when you're opening and letting things fall apart, letting the world come as it is - working with it rather than struggling against it. You're the only one who knows.

Pema Chodron

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Thomas Merton on self-knowledge, awareness, self, awakening, and enlightenment

Before we can become who we really are, we must become conscious of the fact that the person who we think we are, here and now, is at best an impostor and a stranger.

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

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