fully alive

A Quote by Morris West on courage, integrity, pain, doubt, security, love, letting go, life, death, and fully alive

IT COSTS SO much to be a full human being that there are very few who have
the enlightenment or the courage to pay the price. One has to abandon
altogether the search for security and reach out to the risk of living with
both arms open. One has to embrace the world like a lover. One has to accept
pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the
cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to
total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.

Morris West

Contributed by: communeist

A Quote by Dave Buck on success, environment, support, fully alive, game of life, potential, evolve, and evolution

Success becomes sustainable when there are environments and failsafe structures which support it and which make you feel fully alive. And being fully alive calls you to play a much bigger game in life...evolving to your optimal potential to levels of greatness you never thought were possible.

Dave Buck

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/dave-buck-quotes.htm

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Christopher Alexander on fully alive, authentic, authenticity, responsible, responsibility, and inner

 A man is alive when he is wholehearted, true to himself, true to his own inner forces, and able to act freely according to the nature of the situations he is in.   To be happy, and to be alive in this sense, are almost the same. Of course, a man who is alive is not always happy in the sense of feeling pleasant; experiences of joy are balanced by experiences of sorrow. But the experiences are all deeply felt; and above all, the man is whole and conscious of being real...  This state cannot be reached merely by inner work.   There is a myth, sometimes widespread, that a person need do only inner work, in order to be alive like this; that a man is entirely responsible for his own problems; and that to cure himself, he need only change himself. This teaching has some value, since it is so easy for a man to imagine that his problems are caused by "others". But it is a one-sided and mistaken view which also maintains the arrogance of the belief that the individual is self-sufficient, and not dependent in any essential way on his surroundings.  The fact is, a person is so far formed by his surroundings, that his state of harmony depends entirely on his harmony with his surroundings.

Christopher Alexander (1936 -)

Source: http://www.famous-quotes-and-inspirational-quotes.com/quotations/context-quotes.htm

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by William James on alive, fully alive, passion, authentic, and authenticity

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

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