experience

A Quote by Conrad Hyers on certainty, circumstances, experience, facts, life, mystery, and sacred

What is particularly intriguing, in fact, is that whereas many peoples tend to locate this experience (of the sacred) in certain unusual, if not 'supernatural' moments and circumstances . . . the Oriental focus is upon mystery in the most obvious, ordinary, mundane-the most natural-situations of life.

Conrad Hyers

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A Quote by Confucius on experience, imitation, learning, reflection, and wisdom

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and Third, by experience, which is the bitterest.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on experience, instinct, necessity, reason, and stupidity

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Christopher McDowell on birth, dreams, experience, life, motherhood, principles, traditions, vision, and water

Ancient traditions have long associated holy wells and springs as very special places of the Goddess or anima mundi: symbolic of the Great Mother and associated with birth, the feminine principle, the universal womb, the prima materia, the waters of fertility and refreshment and the fountain of life. The dreaming sites, as they are called, have also been associated with visions, healing, and other paranormal experiences. In ancient Greece, for example, there were more than three-hundred medical centers placed at water sources, where patients experienced healing.

Christopher McDowell

Source: The Sanctuary Garden, 1998, p. 62

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A Quote by Charlie Haden on day, experience, life, love, music, pain, people, sharing, sorrow, and worth

I think life is really hard sometimes. It's not easy to wake up every day and go through what you go through. But the beautiful moments that you share with people that you love, or even experience alone, are worth all of the pain and sorrow. Those moments should be cherished, and I think that's what music is all about-to remind people of the beautiful moments that are in everybody's life

Charlie Haden

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A Quote by Charles W. Eliot on children, experience, facts, observation, and power

In some small field each child should attain, within the limited range of its experience and observation, the power to draw a justly limited inference from observed facts.

Charles W. Eliot (1834 - 1926)

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A Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon on danger, experience, foolishness, habits, judgment, and past

It is foolish to try to live on past experience. It is very dangerous, if not a fatal habit, to judge ourselves to be safe because of something that we felt or did twenty years ago.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834 - 1892)

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A Quote by Charles F. Banning on christianity, duty, and experience

Too many of us have a Christian vocabulary rather than a Christian experience. We think we are doing our duty when we're only talking about it.

Charles F. Banning

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A Quote by Charlene Spretnak on change, direction, experience, illusions, life, nature, people, perception, reality, sacred, and separation

There are sacred moments in life when we experience in rational and very direct ways that separation, the boundary between ourselves and other people and between ourselves and Nature, is illusion. Oneness is reality. We can experience that stasis is illusory and that reality is continual flux and change on very subtle and also on gross levels of perception . . .

Charlene Spretnak

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A Quote by Carol Williams on creation, experience, garden, observation, people, reality, and world

People are turning to their gardens not to consume but to actively create, not to escape from reality but to observe it closely. In doing this they experience the connectedness of creation and the profoundest sources of being. That the world we live in and the activity of making it are one seamless whole is something that we may occasionally glimpse. In the garden, we know.

Carol Williams

Source: Bringing a Garden to Life, 1998

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