A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on living, life, preservation, love, and forgive

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Clarissa Pinkola Estes on strength, living, and wild nature

To be strong does not mean to sprout muscles and flex. It means meeting one's own numinosity without fleeing, actively living with the wild nature in one's own way. It means to be able to learn, to be able to stand what we know. It means to stand and live.

Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Source: Women Who Run with the Wolves: Contacting the Power of the Wild Woman, Pages: 90

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A Quote by Anne Morrow Lindbergh on surrender, letting go, life, and living

If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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A Quote by Jason Mraz on surrender, life, letting go, mystery, and living

Surrender to life itself and you'll just be rewarded with so many things. And I've been rewarded so many times, in so many mysterious ways. So I have no reason to be disappointed with anything.

Jason Mraz

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A Quote by David Abram on earth, magic, life, living, aliveness, relationship, landscape, and language

In truth, the human experience of magic – our ancestral, animistic awareness of the world as alive and expressive – was never really lost. Our senses simply shifted their animistic participation from the depths of the surrounding landscape toward the letters written on pages and, today, on screens. Only thus could the letters begin to come alive and to speak. As a Zuni elder focuses her eyes upon a cactus and abruptly hears the cactus begin to speak, so we focus our eyes upon these printed marks and immediately hear voices. We hear spoken words, witness strange scenes or visions, even experience other lives. As nonhuman animals, plants, and even “inanimate” rivers once spoke to our oral ancestors, so the ostensibly “inert” letters on the page now speak to us! This is a form of animism that we take for granted, but it is animism nonetheless – as mysterious as a talking stone.

And indeed, it is only when a culture shifts its participation to these printed letters that the stones fall silent. Only as our senses transfer their animating magic to the written word do the trees become mute, the other animals fall dumb.

David Abram

Source: The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World (Vintage), Pages: 131

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A Quote by David Simon on love, awakening, living, and life

Awakening into love is a lifelong path.

David Simon

Source: Free to Love, Free to Heal: Heal Your Body by Healing Your Emotions, Pages: 131

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A Quote by Butler Shaffer on property, living, life, control, and ownership

"Property" is not simply some social invention, like Emily Post’s guide to etiquette, but a way of describing conditions that are essential to all living things. Every living thing must occupy space and consume energy from outside itself if it is to survive, and it must do so to the exclusion of all other living things on the planet. I didn’t dream this up. My thinking was not consulted before the life system developed. The world was operating on the property principle when I arrived and, like the rest of us, I had to work out my answers to that most fundamental, pragmatic of all social questions: who gets to make decisions about what? The essence of "ownership" is to be found in control: who gets to be the ultimate decision maker about people and "things" in the world?

Butler Shaffer


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A Quote by Robert Grudin on happiness, freedom, life, living, work, love, play, rest, and connection

The happy individual is able to renew daily and with full consciousness all the basic expressions of human identity: work, love, communication, play, and rest.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 161

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A Quote by Anthony De Mello on life, awareness, emotions, thoughts, reactions, and living

Most people don't live aware lives. They live mechanical lives, mechanical thoughts -- generally somebody else's -- mechanical emotions, mechanical actions, mechanical reactions.

Anthony De Mello

Source: Awareness

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on fears, insecurity, unwillingness, wonderful, gods, game, life, chance, and living

He seemed to be talking about my fears, my insecurity, and my unwillingness to see what was wonderful because tomorrow it might disappear and I might suffer. The gods throw the dice, and they don't ask whether we want to be in the game or not.

Paulo Coelho

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