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

A Quote by Daniel Day Lewis on possibility, possibilities, and potential

The thing about performance, even if it's only an illusion, is that it is a celebration of the fact that we do contain within ourselves infinite possibilities.

Daniel Day Lewis

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Ayn Rand on soul, heart, possibility, and determination

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Contributed by: Jordan

A Quote by Fred Alan Wolf on minds, dimensions, realities, time, future, past, possibility, and quantum reality

Our minds are thus tuned or tunable to multiple dimensions, multiple realities. The freely associating mind is able to pass across time barriers, sensing the future and reappraising the past. Our minds are time machines, able to sense the flow of possibility waves from both the past and future. In my view there cannot be anything like existence without this higher form of quantum reality.

Fred Wolf

Source: Starwalking: Shamanic Practices for Traveling into the Night Sky, Pages: 177

Contributed by: Megan

A Quote by William James on circle, consciousness, people, and possibility

Most people live... in a very restricted circle of their potential being.  They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness... much like a man who, out of his whole bodily
organism, should get into a habit of using and moving only his little finger.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on possibility, success, potential, and possible

If I were to wish for anything, I should not  wish for wealth and power, but for the  passionate sense of the potential, for the eye  which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.  Pleasure disappointments, possibility never.  And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant,  what so intoxicating as possibility!

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by D. J. Rees on past, regret, possibility, motivation, and growth

Why is it, we focus so strongly on what has happened, rather than what CAN happen? Do we do this for ourselves? Do we do this TO ourselves? I want to move from where I am, not back from where I was.

D. J. Rees

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A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on possibility, life, hardrship, effort, achievement, and success

All things are possible until they are proved impossible - and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.

Pearl Buck

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A Quote by Peter M. Senge on seeds, possibility, and emergence

It’s common to say that trees come from seeds. But how could a tiny seed create a huge tree? Seeds do not contain the resources needed to grow a tree. These must come from the medium or environment within which the tree grows. But the seed does provide something that is crucial:a place where the whole of the tree starts to form. As resources such as water and nutrients are drawn in, the seed organizes the process that generates growth. In a sense, the seed is a gateway through which the future possibility of the living tree emerges.

Peter Senge

Source: Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future, Pages: 2

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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