growth

A Quote by Jane Austen on affectoiom, growth, and disobedience

... professing myself moreover convinced that the general's unjust interference, so far from being really injurious to their felicity, was perhaps rather conducive to it, by improving their knowledge of each other, and adding strength to their attachment, I leave it to be settled, by whomsoever it may concern, whether the tendency of this work be altogether to recommend parental tyranny, or reward filial disobedience.

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Northanger Abbey

Contributed by: Baroque

A Quote by Ken Wilber on evolutionary, consciousness, growth, and development

The understanding of “evolutionary consciousness” is perhaps the most important thing lacking in spiritual practices today. Evolution means growth and development. This means that there are aspects of reality that have not yet arisen in our consciousness. But they will arise if we grow.

Ken Wilber

Source: Integral Naked - Integral Zen Seminar

Contributed by: Miles

A Quote by Judith Ames Drinon on physics, growth, and life

It's basic physics. There's no growth without friction. 

Judith Ames Drinon

Source: My Mom's great wisdom

Contributed by: Deborah

A Quote by Michael Carroll on buddhism, work, honesty, growth, and spiritual journey

Work becomes our spiritual journey when our destination is no longer just becoming more successful or more wealthy, or getting a paycheck, promotion, or job security, but when we also work to resolve a most fundemental question: Can we be at home in our lives - can we be open, honest, and at ease under all circumstances, moment by moment?

Michael Carroll

Source: The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 (Best Buddhist Writing), Pages: 149

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Michael Carroll on buddhism, work, honesty, growth, and spiritual journey

Work becomes our spiritual journey when our destination is no longer just becoming more successful or more wealthy, or getting a paycheck, promotion, or job security, but when we also work to resolve a most fundemental question: Can we be at home in our lives - can we be open, honest, and at ease under all circumstances, moment by moment?

Michael Carroll

Source: The Best Buddhist Writing 2005 (Best Buddhist Writing), Pages: 149

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Fred Kofman on development, growth, fear, peace, acceptance, and existence

That’s why I tell you it’s not wrong to try to develop. I would not discourage anybody from trying to grow. The question is, why are you trying to grow? And if you think that unless you grow you are worthless, you are operating out of fear and you will never get out of the nightmare. Once you are at peace with yourself and you find the truth of who you are essentially, your quest for growth becomes simply the quest to express the most beautiful and radiant way the truth of existence.

Fred Kofman

Source: A Conversation with Fred Kofman: http://www.integralleadershipreview.com/archives/2003/2003_03_kofman.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Lao Tzu on self, insight, growth, wisdom, and strength

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom; mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Contributed by: Amy

A Quote by Steven E. Baxter on life, game, learning, growth, and negativity

LIfe is a kind of game.  Once you realize this, you can do lots of things, even unpleasant things, for the sake of learning and growth--without being encumbered by the weight of negativity.

Steve Baxter

Source: Revolutionary Spirituality: Awakening to Your True Self, Pages: 273

Contributed by: Steve

A Quote by Steven E. Baxter on coincidences, why, learning, growth, and the universe

Never say, "Wow, what a coincidence!"  There are no coincidences.  Everything happens for a reason.  Everything that happens to you in life is a lesson.  If you choose to learn the lesson, you move on to the next lesson.  If you choose not to learn, you will repeat the lesson as many times as it takes to learn.

Steve Baxter

Source: Revolutionary Spirituality: Awakening to Your True Self, Pages: 195

Contributed by: Steve

A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on psychology, change, evolution, healing, emotions, growth, consciousness, and acceptance

The way out is the way in.

I am sure I have heard this several times from places I can't recall, but it's not already in the Gaia Quotes database, so I add this profound insight from the fields of psychological healing and spiritual evolution. It sure has helped me.

Probable source: American poet Robert Frost who said what Tsuya posted below in her comment. And Howard Nemerov said the same thing in something he wrote, too. http://quotationsbook.com/quote/42777/

Robert Frost

Contributed by: 1Vector3

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