A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on fate and the conduct of life 1860

If thought makes free,so does the moral sentiment. The mixtures of
spiritual chemistry refuse to be analyzed.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Ralph Waldo Emersom

Contributed by: Monk

A Quote by Joseph Campbell on life, planning, watiing, destiny, and fate

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on greatness, soul, happiness, fate, value, and joy

A man who has once perceived, however temporarily and however briefly, what makes greatness of soul, can no longer be happy if he allows himself to be petty, self-seeking, troubled by trivial misfortunes, dreading what fate may have in store for him. The man capable of greatness of soul will open wide the windows of his mind, letting the winds blow freely upon it from every portion of the universe.

He will see himself and life and the world as truly as our human limitations will permit; realizing the brevity and minuteness of human life, he will realize also that in individual minds is concentrated whatever of value the known universe contains. And he will see that the man whose mind mirrors the world becomes in a sense as great as the world. In emancipation from the fears that beset the slave of circumstance he will experience a profound joy, and through all the vicissitudes of his outward life he will remain in the depths of his being a happy man.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on omens, language, sign, fate, god, spirituality, and mistakes

Omens are a language, it’s the alphabet we develop to speak to the world’s soul, or the universe’s, or God’s, whatever name you want to give it.  Like an alphabet, it is individual, you only learn it by making mistakes, and that keeps you from globalizing the spiritual quest.

Paulo Coelho

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Anonymous on fate, yield, self pity, victim, and future

Accept fate, and move on. Don't yield to the seductive pull of self-pity. Acting like a victim threatens your future.


Contributed by: mimi

A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on birth, death, and fate

To be born is to start the journey towards death.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith and Art

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Anaïs Nin on fate, breakthrough, psychiatry, blame, and responsibility

I was thinking of my patients, and how the worst moment for them was when they discovered they were masters of their own fate. It was not a matter of bad or good luck. When they could no longer blame fate, they were in despair.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Source: The Diary Of Anais Nin, Volume 2 (1934-1939)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by garri garripoli on yuan fen, destiny, fate, and karma

Through Qigong practice we become conscious participants in our destiny.  The Chinese call this yuan fen, a concept that goes beyond destiny, fate, and even karma.  As yuan fen includes these ideas, we can see that there is a continuum of energy that ties the past with the future, placing us in a present that stretches in both directions along the time line.  Qigong helps us understand that nothing is fixed, as the Tao is an everchanging flow of energy.  So our yuan fen is also flowing, constantly in flux, moving with our very thoughts and actions.  As this constant transformative process takes place, our past and future constantly change as well.  This may seem like a strange concept at first as we are taken to believe the past is a fixed reality, completed, and thus unchangeable.  If we understand the Tao, this cannot be an acceptable conclusion.  As we flow with the natural way, all in our existence flexes and reforms.  Qigong practice awakens us to the fact even our past can undergo a drastic metamorphosis.  When this occurs, the lines of causality are redefined.  Past experiences are perceived in a more universal way and with an objective clarity.  The perceived present is concurrently objectified and we are released from the perceived past.  We must simply allow ourselves to become free of the trappings that bind us to form.  As "Dreamtime" describes a maleable reality for the Aboriginal people of Australia, Qi Space assists us in releasing form and becoming the free souls we truly are.

garri garripoli

Source: Qigong Essence of the Healing Dance

Contributed by: Bird

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on fate


What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walden

Contributed by: Anna

A Quote by Alexander Lowen on fate, choice, and determination

A person does not choose his fate; he only fulfills it. He is bound by his fate as long as he accepts the values that determine it.

Alexander Lowen

Contributed by: esaruoho

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