knowing

A Quote by Fictional Character in Uru on knowing, seeing, and understanding

i know a little but i only think i know more
i see a little but i only think i see more
i understand a little but i only think i understand more

i seek a little and i know i will find more

i can never know see and understand
i can only ever know see and understand more

Phil Henderson

Source: In the journal of Phil Henderson in Uru

Contributed by: Clint

A Quote by Alan Watts on knowing, self-knowledge, awareness, and consciousness

"It seems that I know that I know. What I would like to see is the 'I' that knows me when I know that I know that I know."

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

Source: Man and Nature Lecture, Part I

Contributed by: Darshan

A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on love, definitions, descriptions, opinions, experience, knowledge, knowing, know, loving, living, life, questioning, question, belief, attachment, emotional, emotions, feelings, spirit, and joy

There are those who will dismiss love as a naïve and romantic construct of our culture. Others will wax poetic and tell you that “love is all,””love is the bird call and the glint in a young girl’s eyes on a summer night.” Some will be dogmatic and tell you emphatically that “God is Love.” And some, according to their own experience, will tell us, “Love is a strong emotional attachment to another…”etc. In some cases you will find that people have never thought of questioning love, much less defining it, and object violently even to the suggestion that they think about it. To them love is not to be pondered, it is simply to be experienced. It is true to some degree all of these statements are correct, but to assume that any one is best or all there is to love, is rather simple. So each man lives love in his limited fashion and does not seem to relate the resultant confusion and loneliness to this lack of knowledge about love.

Leo F. Buscaglia

Source: Love : What Life Is All About, Pages: 35

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on love, definitions, descriptions, opinions, experience, knowledge, knowing, know, loving, living, life, questioning, question, belief, attachment, emotional, emotions, feelings, spirit, and joy

In discussing love, it would be well to consider the following premises;

One cannot give what he does not possess. Too give love you must possess love.
One cannot teach what he does not understand. To teach love, you must comprehend love.
One cannot know what he does not study. To study love, you must live in love.
One cannot appreciate what he does not recognize. To recognize love you must be receptive to love.
One cannot have doubt about that which he wishes to trust. To trust love you must be convinced of love.
One cannot admit what he does not yield to. To yield to love you must be vulnerable to love.
One cannot live what he does not dedicate himself to. To dedicate yourself to love you must be forever growing in love.

Leo F. Buscaglia

Source: Love : What Life Is All About, Pages: 36

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Leo F. Buscaglia on love, definitions, descriptions, opinions, experience, knowledge, knowing, know, loving, living, life, questioning, question, belief, attachment, emotional, emotions, feelings, spirit, and joy

There are those who will dismiss love as a naïve and romantic construct of our culture. Others will wax poetic and tell you that “love is all,””love is the bird call and the glint in a young girl’s eyes on a summer night.” Some will be dogmatic and tell you emphatically that “God is Love.” And some, according to their own experience, will tell us, “Love is a strong emotional attachment to another…”etc. In some cases you will find that people have never thought of questioning love, much less defining it, and object violently even to the suggestion that they think about it. To them love is not to be pondered, it is simply to be experienced. It is true to some degree all of these statements are correct, but to assume that any one is best or all there is to love, is rather simple. So each man lives love in his limited fashion and does not seem to relate the resultant confusion and loneliness to this lack of knowledge about love.

Leo F. Buscaglia

Source: Love : What Life Is All About, Pages: 35

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by P.D. Ouspensky on horror, knowing, becoming, one ouspensky, and gurdjieff

When a man begins to know himself a little he will see in himself many things that are bound to horrify him. So long as a man is not horrified at himself he knows nothing about himself.

P.D. Ouspensky

Source: In Search of the Miraculous: Fragments of an Unknown Teaching (Harvest Book)

Contributed by: Breeze

A Quote by Michael Murphy on contemplative, knowing, psi, phenomena, thinkers, antiquity, paranormal, mystical, claims, and philosophy

However, given the ancient witness to contemplative knowing and the great abundance of evidence for psi phenomena, many sources of which I cite in subsequent chapters, it is a great mistake to exclude such things from our accounts of human nature.  That is why many, if not most, great thinkers since antiquity have given paranormal events and mystical truth claims a central place in their philosophies.  

Michael Murphy

Source: The Future of the Body, Pages: 13

Contributed by: Sean

A Quote by Eric Butterworth on courage, knowing, confidence, security, freedom, and anxiety

The word secure comes from two small Latin words: se meaning "without" and cure meaning "care"--being without care, freedom from anxiety. Victor Hugo articulates this very special sense in this lovely couplet:

"Be like the bird
That pausing in her flight
While on boughs too slight
Feels them give way
Beneath her, and yet sings,
Knowing that she hath wings."

Eric Butterworth

Source: Spiritual Economics: The Principles and Process of True Prosperity, Pages: 140

Contributed by: Brian

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