A Quote by Neale Donald Walsch on pure love, experience, and giving to others

"Pure love is who you are! When you express pure love, you give yourself the direct experience of who you are. It is the greatest gift! It looks as if your giving a gift to others, and you are giving it to yourself, that is because there is no one else in the room, it only looks as if there is."

Neale Donald Walsch

Source: Friendship with God: An Uncommon Dialogue

Contributed by: Nara-Narayana

A Quote by luminated1 on fear, limits, and experience

"Fear limits experience."


Source: a belief

Contributed by: luminated1

A Quote by unknown on experience, hypocracy, and judgements

..by word of mouth....""you'll never find a better prude than a reformed whore""


Contributed by: Hey

A Quote by Sol Luckman on intitiation, dentists, shaman, shamanism, death, growing up, and experience

The thought of initiation scared me more than dentists. I pictured shivering naked in dark caves, eating raw meat and insects, stumbling deliriously across miles of scorching desert, hanging from my pierced chest for days on end. “Perhaps it doesn’t have to be so painful,” I mused between drags on a damp Pall Mall while thumbing for a ride in a light mist of rain outside Grosse Tete, Louisiana.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 90..91

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A Quote by Natalie Goldberg on zen, experience, mind, and writing

To stay close and intimate with experience is to stay close to the mind; the nitty gritty mind of the way things really are.

Natalie Goldberg

Source: Zen Howl

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A Quote by Arjuna Ardagh on evolution, growth, development, deepening, rivering, and experience

What was considered a peak mystical experience a few years ago is today the basic platform of sanity from which our exploration begins.

Arjuna Ardagh

Source: The Translucent Revolution: How People Just Like You are Waking Up and Changing the World, Pages: 41

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A Quote by Stephen Shapiro on failure and experience

To me, I just view everything as an experience. We label it "failure" or "success," when in fact it's just an experience. And we can learn from every experience—good, bad, or indifferent.

Stephen Shapiro

Source: Tom Peters: Cool Friends Interview: Steve Shapiro: http://www.tompeters.com/cool_friends/content.php?note=008464.php

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Stephen Shapiro on branding, brand, customers, and experience

Much literature has been written on branding. 

But what is a brand?  Can you define it in just 6 words?

No, it is not Nike’s “swoop.”  It is not McDonald’s “I’m Lovin’ It” jingle.  It is not Accenture’s Tiger Woods ads.  It is not the design of my website or my “Unconventional Thinking” tag line.

Erik Hansen, Tom Peters’ brand manager (and a good friend of mine), said it quite eloquently.  A brand is… “what your customers say it is.” 

What is great about this definition is that it gives you direct access to changing your brand.  To change your brand you must change your customers’ perceptions and experiences.  No logo or advertising campaign has ever done this.

Stephen Shapiro

Source: Stephen Shapiro Blog: How to Change and Organizations Culture: http://www.steveshapiro.com/2007/10/01/how-to-change-an-organizations-culture/

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Isha Scwaller de Lubicz on discernment, detachment, reality, and experience

            The word “discernment” will be used here to signify the power to discriminate between a perceived reality and the possibility that the perception may be illusory.  Discernment is not the same as faith, for faith may be a personal creation, either mental or emotional, but discernment is a quite certain recognition of the reality or truth of something, and is acquired by the higher consciousness.

            Every certainty is the result of an experience.  If the experience has come through the senses, the emotions, or the intellect, then the certainty is no more than relative; it is beyond doubt only when it is the fruit of a genuine spiritual experience of identification.

            Identification is the union of a art of one’s being with the object contemplated, whether or not this object is in the field of sensory perception.

            True identification is communion between the perceiver and the perceived, and this communion does not permit the intrusion of any notions foreign to the reality of the object contemplated.  It demands accordingly the exclusion of all notions or impressions arising from the personality of the perceiver, for this might corrupt the integrity of his perception; that is, it requires absolute neutrality, whether this is obtained accidentally for a moment or by perfect control.

            Perfect control of our mental faculties, by holding them steady and reducing them to the role of an absolutely neutral observer, makes identification possible, and conscious identification obtained in these conditions amounts to certain knowledge.

            Identification can also happen accidentally through momentary emptiness of mind; but in that case it is without the conscious control which coordinates spiritual perceptions, and is thus an unconscious identification.  Most intuitive perceptions are of this order and cannot have the value of certainties for lack of the necessary “discernment”; they remain probabilities which must be evaluated more and more closely by a process of verification strictly purified from personal prejudice.

            The possibility of distinguishing without error between the certainty and the mere probability of an experience of identification may be called “the discernment of discernment.”

            The value of a flash of discernment cannot be measured in time; it is a moment of wisdom, of true knowledge.  A sage may enjoy such moments more or less frequently, but they are never continuous so long as he is obliged to undergo the accidents and relativism of life on earth.

            The discernment of a true discernment requires the man who would practice it an experimental knowledge of his own different states of consciousness and of the value of the evidence they offer him.  Only in such a case can our discernment have the value of reality, and thus allow us to find our answers in ourselves.

Isha Lubicz

Source: Opening of the Way: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Pages: 75-6

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on life, schoolboys, cheat, copy, answers, learn for yourself, experience, and self-realization

There are many people who reach their conclusions about life like schoolboys: they cheat their master by copying the answer out of a book without having worked the sum out for themselves.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

Contributed by: MsCapriKell

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