A Quote by R.D. Laing on self-awareness, consciousness, and habit

What we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And when we fail to notice that we have failed to notice there's nothing we can do to change. Until we notice that failing to notice is what forms our thoughts and our deeds.

R.D. Laing

Source: "The 8th Habit "by Stephen Covey

Contributed by: Mark

A Quote by S.N. Goenka on suffering, sensation, moment, craving, aversion, reaction, mind, meditation, habit, and practice

A sensation appears, and liking or disliking begins. This fleeting moment, if we are unaware of it, is repeated and intensified into craving and aversion, becoming a strong emotion that eventually overpowers the conscious mind. We become caught up in the emotion, and all our better judgment is swept aside. The result is that we find ourselves engaged in unwholesome speech and action, harming ourselves and others. We create misery for ourselves, suffering now and in the future, because of one moment of blind reaction.

But if we are aware at the point where the process of reaction begins–that is, if we are aware of the sensation–we can choose not to allow any reaction to occur or to intensify… in those moments the mind is free. Perhaps at first these may be only a few moments in a meditation period, and the rest of the time the mind remains submerged in the old habit of reaction to sensations, the old round of craving, aversion, and misery. But with repeated practice those few brief moments will become seconds, will become minutes, until finally the old habit of reaction is broken, and the mind remains continuously at peace. This is how suffering can be stopped.

S.N. Goenka

Source: The Art of Living

Contributed by: deepsurface

A Quote by Sol Luckman on habit, addiction, ritual, highlight, candy, food, decadence, civilization, fruitless, deprivation, cult, rules, laws, and diet

From that point on I visited the bottle every day at dusk. After the morning with Alexis and the afternoon in the sun, this became the third highlight of my day. I never ate more than a milk ball or two and at most half a licorice twist. It was the ritual that counted, the decadent taste of civilization in that strange fruitless Eden where I was allowed to eat practically anything, so long as it wasn’t food.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 51

Contributed by: Leigh

A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on glory, thought, revolution, habit, hell, and freedom

"Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man."

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Contributed by: Demian

A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on pain, pleasure, fitzgerald, choice, and habit

Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: Quotation Page, quotationspage.com

Contributed by: Andi

A Quote by William Wordsworth on habit, reflection, reflecting, and herd

Habit rules the unreflecting herd.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: www.quotegarden.com

Contributed by: Anu

A Quote by Aristotle on excellence, habit, act, and repeat

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Robin Sharma on dreams, self-worth, and habit

..."And for God's sake, never get into the petty habit of measuring your self-worth against other people's net-worth. As Yogi Ramen preached: 'Every second you spend thinking about someone elses dreams you take time away from your own.'"

Robin Sharma

Source: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny, Pages: 69

Contributed by: Shelly

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