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A Quote by Juan Ramon Jimenez on life, nothingness, hope, and opening

I have a feeling that my boat
has struck, down there in the depths,
against a great thing.
And nothing
happens!  Nothing...  Silence...  Waves...

 - Nothing happens?  Or has everything happened,
and are we standing now, quietly, in the new life?

Juan Jimenez

Source: Juan Ramon Jimenez

Contributed by: witzend

A Quote by Robert Augustus Masters on fear, opening, submission, surrender, ego, and transcendence

Opening to our fear is an act of intimacy, a courageous welcoming of the disfigured and outcast into the living room of our being. Opening thus is also an act of surrender. As such, it is not a dissolution - or collapsing - or personal boundaries, as in submission, but rather an expanding of them.

In submission, we deaden ourselves, sinking into the shallows; in surrender, we enliven ourselves, dying into a deeper Life. In surrender we may lose face, but we do not lose touch. Submission flattens the ego; surrender transcends it. Submission is passive, but surrender is dynamic. - Robert Augustus Masters, Darkness Shining Wild, p. 30-31

Robert Augustus Masters

Source: Darkness Shining Wild: An Odyssey to the Heart of Hell & Beyond: Meditations on Sanity, Suffering, Spirituality, and Liberation, Pages: 58

Contributed by: adastra

A Quote by Robin on beauty, healing, shaman, dancing, singing, soul, journey, authenticity, symmetry, path, joy, way, living, being, and opening

The shaman knows that the soul’s urge toward beauty is not about perfect symmetry and mainstream approval. It is not about opening doors in business, or snagging the right mate, or fitting in at the A-list parties. The shaman knows that beauty is about opening doors to joy, snagging the moment, and fitting into your own life. She knows beauty is not something to buy. It is a path, a way of living and being in the world. The only path and the only way, if you want to keep dancing and singing.

Robin Rice

Source: ShapeShifting Beauty: A Kaleidoscope Of Healing, Pages: 5

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

A Quote by Robert Augustus Masters on fear, opening, submission, surrender, ego, and transcendence

Opening to our fear is an act of intimacy, a courageous welcoming of the disfigured and outcast into the living room of our being. Opening thus is also an act of surrender. As such, it is not a dissolution - or collapsing - or personal boundaries, as in submission, but rather an expanding of them.

In submission, we deaden ourselves, sinking into the shallows; in surrender, we enliven ourselves, dying into a deeper Life. In surrender we may lose face, but we do not lose touch. Submission flattens the ego; surrender transcends it. Submission is passive, but surrender is dynamic.

Robert Augustus Masters

Source: Darkness Shining Wild: An Odyssey to the Heart of Hell & Beyond: Meditations on Sanity, Suffering, Spirituality, and Liberation, Pages: 30-31

Contributed by: adastra

A Quote by Mary Summer Rain on womans prophecy, sensing, seeing, opening, and beyond

Yet there are those who wonder.  There are those who have gentle stirrings.  And there are those who have stepped upon the beautiful threshold of awareness - all on the verge of perceiving that which there is to see.  To these ones, I say, open  your exquisite senses.  Look with fine clarity into that which is beyond and beneath, within and without.  In these coming critical times, listen to and heed the directives of your spirits that retain the high wisdom you are just now perceiving.

Mary Summer Rain

Contributed by: pRiMaLeVe

A Quote by Abraham on receiving, opening, and letting go



Complaining about anything, holds you in the place of refusing to
receive the things you've been asking for. Justifying about anything
holds you in the place of refusing to let in the very things that
you've been asking for. Blaming someone, holds you in the place of
refusing to let in the things that you've been asking for. Feeling
guilty, feeling angry, it doesn't matter what you call it, it is a
refusal, not a conscious one. You're asking; you can't help but ask.
The Universe is yielding; it must yield. It's a big question, folks:
why aren't you letting it in?

Abraham

Contributed by: Carmen

A Quote by Shakti Gawain on opportunity, opening, and creation

You create your opportunities by asking for them.

Shakti Gawain

Contributed by: Lex

A Quote by Andrew Harvey on heart, love, compassion, and opening

"If you're really listening, if you're awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold evermore wonders."

Andrew Harvey

Source: The Return of the Mother

Contributed by: Blessing Conspirator

A Quote by Tennessee Williams on opening, magic, tricks, truth, and illusion

Yes, I have tricks in my pocket, I have things up my sleeve. But I am the opposite of a stage magician. He gives us illusion that has the appearance of truth. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion...

Tennessee Williams (1914 - 1983)

Source: The Glass Menagerie

Contributed by: Sarah

A Quote by Werner Erhard on stand, love, mastery, mastery of love, possibility, opening, clearing, context, and relationships

Life is like a stand you take for someone or something - a stand you take FOR someone, towards someone, rather than it being an internal state which you represent with the word "love."  If that were true, if just that little bit were true, the distance between you and the mastery of love would be very short.  You and I could bring forth the phenomenon of love by virtue of a declaration, "I love you," where the declaration was a stand, a commitment and we could see that that was not some "thing" called love, but an opening, a possibility, a clearing in which our
experiences could show up as an expression of the declaration, of the stand, of the commitment, of the context.  If all that were really possible, then the distance between us and mastering love is pretty short.  You see, what shows up in a stand validates the stand.  If a doubt shows up in the space of something for which you stand, it shows up as an expression of the stand, that is to say it shows up for you as something to handle out of your stand, not as something contrary to that for which you stand.   So if love in our relationships was a clearing in which life became present, even what we ordinarily think of as a negative circumstance, in a clearing created by a declaration of love, where the declaration is something for which you stand, even a so-called negative circumstance does not show up in opposition to that for which you stand, but shows up as something to be handled within the stand.  

I know you're sitting there saying "gee i wish it were that easy" and I'm saying it might be something very close to that easy...just like that.   And I'm inviting you into this domain of possibility where you don't know the answers, where relationship and love exist like a question.   I know you think that love is a set of emotions and moods and thoughts and attitudes and outlooks and feelings. And I'm inviting you to consider the possibility that that simply is one interpretation not one with which you are stuck. that you do not need to live the rest of your life without love when you don't have that set of feelings which you have heretofore described as love. ...that it might be possible to bring love into your life, like a creation, like something for which you could be responsible, like something you could bring forth on your our own as a matter of declaration and as a matter of taking a stand. and that you could bring love into those circumstance in your life when the relationships are most difficult, most problematic.  And you could do it as a simple act of being where being is that for which you are willing to stand. and that the stand comes forth in a declaration and exists behind the declaration as a stand.

Werner Erhard

Source: http://www.everybodygoes.com/quotations/stands-taking-stand-quotes.htm

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

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