Longing

A Quote by Gabrielle Roth on alienation, ego, embraces, fragmentation, free your mind, inertia, life cycles, longing, personal power, smiles, spirits, spiritual healing, spiritual journey, stillness, taking responsibility, unification, and wounded healer

"We all share the wound of fragmentation.  And we can all share in the cure of unification.  Healing is the unification of all our forces -- the powers of being, feeling, kwowing, and seeing.

I look in the mirror and I look out the window and I see myself and others struggling to be in our bodies.  Struggling to know who we are and what we need.  To like ourselves, rather than wanting to be somebody else, or somewhere else.  I see our inability to relate, to communicate from the heart, to overcome our distance and alienation from one another.  I see us avoiding each other's eyes, at a loss to know what others need.  I see people searching for direction, trying to summon up their personal power, longing for the strength to be independent.

The wounded healer in me knows that healing our driven selves comes from our ability to empower our bodies, hearts, minds, souls, and spirits once more, bringing them into vital unity.  Spiritual healing means taking responsibility for being a whole person.  We have to take responsibility for being a body, for having a heart, for possessing a mind, for awakening our soul, for opening to our spirit.  We need to do right by our body, purify our relationships, use our mind for creative freedom and not enslavement, free the soul from the ego, and undertake the spiritual journey.  A whole person is an inspired person, one who embodies the spirit.

Disease is inertia.  Healing is movement.  If you put the body in motion, you will change.  You are meant to move: from flowing to staccato, through chaos into lyrical and back into the stillness from which all movement comes.

If you let your heart be moved, be open to the risk and the adventure of feelings, letting them work through to completion, you will change.  Tears turn into smiles, anger into embraces.

If you free your mind to experience and complete each of your life cycles, integrating their teachings and tasks, you will change.  It's when you stop moving through life that you get caught out of place, that you react to adult situations with childhood emotions.  Moving completely through your life makes you whole.

If you awaken your soul, you will change.  Engage your characters.  Watch yourself act them out.  Master them, and you're free to be, feel, think, and act as your distinct self.

The spirit in motion heals, expands, circles in and out of the body, moving through the layers of consciiousness from inertia to ecstacy.  Open to the spirit, and you will be transformed.

Movement is my medium and my metaphor.  I know that if a wave of energy is allowed to complete itself, it yields a whole new wave, and in fact that is all I really know.  Riding these waves means joining the cosmic dance that, as Dante says, 'moves the sun and the other stars.'"

Gabrielle Roth

Source: Maps to Ecstacy

Contributed by: Bird

A Quote by Gourasana on gourasana, meditation, spiritual desire, god, longing, truth, incarnation of god, going within, and modern-day meditation

In spiritual life, in the search for truth, in the search for God, desire is everything. Desire is a force that moves you, not only in spiritual life, but it moves you from one place to another in this material world. The situations that you create are largely based upon desires. So just as much of your material life is created by your desires, so is your spiritual life, because it is only by spiritual desire that one makes spiritual advancement in meditation.

Sometimes when a person goes within and begins touching upon a deep place, they cannot help but cry because of an incredible longing that it brings. Some feel it is like coming home after having been away for  so long, and it might feel like a sadness and a happiness at the same time.

For many people, to get in touch with their emotional side is a wonderful thing – to finally not be inhibited to let go, to express themselves in that way. However, for those that do not feel this, there are so many ways to truth; the ways vary so greatly. Don’t think that you need to follow the same path as the next person.

If you have not yet succeeded on an inward journey, be
gentle with yourself. Give yourself time. Gently let
yourself go deeper. Whatever experience comes to you,
let it take you over. Welcome it. Relish it.

- GOURASANA

Gourasana

Source: Introduction to the GMP Gourasana Meditation Practice, Pages: 14, 15

Contributed by: jenfree937

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on contrasts, disturbed, undisturbed, peaceful, rage, sorrow, longing, beyond birth, decay, rebirth, freedom, liberation, and arahat

And he who has considered all the contrasts on this earth, and is no
more disturbed by anything whatever in the world, the Peaceful One,
freed from rage, from sorrow, and from longing, he has passed beyond
birth and decay.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: 'THE ARAHAT, OR HOLY ONE' in The Gospel of Buddha: Compiled from Ancient Records by Paul Carus [1909]

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Rob Brezsny on gorgeous geniuses, holiness, longing, change, and balance

Dear Gorgeous Genius...

Your holiest pain comes from your yearning to change yourself in the exact way you'd like the world around you to change....

Your sweet spot is in between the true believers and the scoffing skeptics....

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 9

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Rob Brezsny on longing, theft, and loneliness

Do not steal something that already belongs to you or pine for people who are sitting right next to you.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 72

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Rob Brezsny on longing, yearning, desire, divinity, and unity consciousness

You're hungry for the infinite and the infinite is hungry for you.

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 69

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Rob Brezsny on prayer, soul mates, longing, enunciation, clarity, and humor

If you bury your face in your tear-stained pillow and beg God to please send you your soul mate, may you not slur your words in such a way that they sound like "cell mate."

Rob Brezsny

Source: Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, Pages: 258

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by The Lady on longing

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You will never feel fulfilled until you have found a full state of awareness -

and even then the sweet longing for home never leaves your soul.

The Lady

Source: Prayers for the World from The Lady

Contributed by: Dan

A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on longing, light, and consciousness

The longing for light is the longing for consciousness.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Memories, Dreams, Reflections Ch. 9

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on departure, attachment, longing, and past wishes

Who can depart from his pain and aloneness without regret?
Too many fragments of the spirit have I scattered in these streets, and too many are the children of my longing that walk naked among these hills, and I cannot withdraw from them without a burden and an ache.
It is not a garment I cast off this day, bit a skin that I tear with my own hands...
Yet I cannot tarry longer.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet: 26 poetic essays, Pages: 4

Contributed by: Tsuya

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