Patterns

A Quote by Mandy Aftel on begin, aware, narrative, patterns, structure, life, revise, refine, and rewrite

As we begin to become aware of the narrative patterns
around which we structure our lives,
we learn how to take charge, revise, refine,
and even completely rewrite them.

Mandy Aftel

Source: The Story of Your Life : Becoming the Author of Your Experience

Contributed by: Nya

A Quote by Portia Nelson on life, learning, blame, habits, patterns, understanding, enlightenment, and autobiography

Chapter One of My Life.  I walk down the street. There's a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in.
I am lost. I am helpless. It isn't my fault. It still takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter Two.  I walk down the same street. There's a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don't see it. I fall in again. I can't believe I'm in the same place! But it isn't my fault. And it still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter Three.  I walk down the same street. There's a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it there. I still fall in. It's a habit! My eyes are open. I know where I am. It is my fault. I get out immediately.

Chapter Four.  I walk down the same street. There's a deep hole in the sidewalk. I walk around it.

Chapter Five.  I walk down a different street.

Portia Nelson

Contributed by: Aradhana

A Quote by Jacqueline Carey on kushiel, kushiels chosen, phedre no delaunay, karma, sonata, carey, jacqueline carey, patterns, and tapestry of life

There are patterns which emerge in one’s life, circling and returning anew, an endless variation on a theme. So musicians say the greatest sonatas are composed; whether or not it is true, I do not know, but of a surety I have seen it emerge in the tapestry of my life.

Jacqueline Carey

Source: Jacqueline Carey

Contributed by: landinn

A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao and patterns

Either in conflict with others or in harmony with them,
we go through life like a runaway horse, unable to stop.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 11

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Pema Chodron on buddhism, patterns, karma, and practice

Our patterns are well established, seductive, and comforting. Just wanting for them to be ventilated isn’t enough. Those of us who struggle with this know.

Pema Chodron

Source: The Places that Scare You : A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Pema Chodron on buddhism, patterns, karma, habits, and practice

Ordinarily we are swept away by habitual momentum and don’t interrupt our patterns slightly. When we feel betrayed or disappointed, does it occur to us to practice?

Pema Chodron

Source: The Places that Scare You : A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Bruce Lee on bruce lee, patterns, adaptation, and truth

All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns

Bruce Lee

Source: http://thinkexist.com/quotation/all_fixed_set_patterns_are_incapable_of/262671.html

Contributed by: Sandra

A Quote by Ray Kurzweil on patternist, transcend, and patterns

To transcend means to “go beyond,” but this need not compel us to an ornate dualist view that regards transcendent levels of reality (e.g., the spiritual level) to be not of this world. We can “go beyond” the “ordinary” powers of the material world through the power of patterns. Rather than a materialist, I would prefer to consider myself a “patternist.” It’s through the emergent powers of the pattern that we transcend.

Ray Kurzweil

Source: Are We Spiritual Machines?: Ray Kurzweil vs. the Critics of Strong A.I., Pages: Chapter 10: The Material World

Contributed by: Gaia Team

A Quote by Marilyn on connection, connecting, learning, learn, intelligence, patterns, relationship, relationships, and context

Making mental connections is our most crucial learning tool, the essence of human intelligence; to forge links; to go beyond the given; to see patterns, relationships, context.

Marilyn Ferguson

Source: http://www.famous-quotes-and-inspirational-quotes.com/quotations/context-quotes.htm

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Lotte Lehmann on paralyzed, enchained, patterns, build, youthful, feeling, groping, thought, flowering, and perception

Do not become paralyzed and enchained by the set patterns which have been woven of old.  No, build from your own youthful feeling, your own groping thought and your own flowering perception.

Lotte Lehmann

Contributed by: RainbowBright

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