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A Quote by Jean Haner on life, purupose, meaning, power, and living

If you're like many of us, you've spent years trying to feel comfortable in your own skin and to figure out what to do with your life. This is your most important purpose: to fully move into the power of your authentic self and to discover how to put that power to work in the world. There's a reason why you are here and a special way to accomplish your role in the world. But so much of us feel a lack of clarity around all this. We feel out of touch with our true nature and aren't sure why.

Jean Haner

Source: The Wisdom of Your Face: Change Your Life with Chinese Face Reading!, Pages: 7

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A Quote by Caroline Myss on life, living, change, and surprise

You never really know how or when your life is going to change, and that's for the best.

Caroline Myss

Source: Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason, Pages: 17

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A Quote by Anodea Judith on global heart, awakening, earth, planet, life, living, environment, and power

The human drama is reaching its denouement. The great unveiling is approaching, a time when the power structures of the world begin to crumble and people of the heart sing out a new truth. Many voices are joining the chorus, many feet are walking the path, many minds are dreaming possibilities for a magnificent future. For beneath the crises that are looming at every level of civilization, the global heart is awakening, beating out the rhythm of a new and glorious dance, calling us to a better way of living.

Anodea Judith

Source: Waking the Global Heart: Humanity's Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love, Pages: 17

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A Quote by Marc Ian Barasch on spirituality, love, heart, life, spiritual, living, and compassion

For at the center of all spiritual traditions is the beacon of a truly radical proposal: Open your heart to everybody. Everybody.

Marc Barasch

Source: The Compassionate Life: Walking the Path of Kindness

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A Quote by Wayne Dyer on love, living, resolve, work, and career

There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there's only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.

Wayne Dyer

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A Quote by Henry Havelock Ellis on living, letting go, and life

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

Henry Ellis (1859 - 1939)

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A Quote by John Muir on nature, life, living, air, and breathing

Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by Thomas Woodrow Wilson on life, living, greatness, and purpose

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on life, living, loneliness, reality, and self

And this is the simple truth - that to live is to feel oneself lost. He who accepts it has already begun to find himself, to be on firm ground. Instinctively, as do the shipwrecked, he will look around for something to which to cling, and that tragic, ruthless glance, absolutely sincere, because it is a question of his salvation, will cause him to bring order into the chaos of his life. These are the only genuine ideas; the ideas of the shipwrecked. All the rest is rhetoric, posturing, farce.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Vladimir Nabokov on writing, advice, languages, life, and living

Advice to A Young Writer

1. If possible, be Russian. And live in another country. Play chess. Be an active trader between languages. Carry precious metals from one to the other. Remind us of Stravinsky. Know the names of plants and flying creatures. Hunt gauzy wings with snares of gauze. Make science pay tribute. Have a butterfly known by your name.

2. Do not be awed by giant predecessors. Be ill-tempered with their renown. Point out flaws. Frighten interviewers from Time. Appear in Playboy. Sell to the movies.

3. Use unlikely materials. Who would choose Pnin as hero, but how did we live before Pnin?

4. Delight in perversity. Put a noun into the dictionary. Now we recognize the Lolita at every corner, see her sucking sweetened milk through straws at every soda fountain, dream her through all our fantasies.

5. Burn pedants in pale fire. Accept no fashions. Be your own fashion. Do not rely on earlier triumphs. Be new at each appearance.

6. Age indomitably, in the European manner. Do not finish your labours young. Be a planet, not a meteor. Honor the working day. Sit at your desk.

Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977)

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