power

A Quote by Caroline Myss on crisis, power, change, purpose, meaning, transformation, and life

It is a rare person who can pierce the veil between ordinarly life, consumed with matters of physical survival, and pursuit of the empowered path of purpose and meaning unless he or she is motivated by a crisis. Most often we require the failure of some system of power that we rely on before we take action.

Caroline Myss

Source: Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason, Pages: 74

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A Quote by Caroline Myss on life, power, experience, and negotiation

As I have often written, power is the fundamental ingredient of the human experience. Every action in life, every thought, every choice we make--even down to what we wear and whether we are seating in first class or coach--represents a negotiation of power somewhere on the scale of power that constitutes life.

Caroline Myss

Source: Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason, Pages: 68

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A Quote by Anodea Judith on love, power, and transformation

The cultural transformation from the love of power to the power of love is the drama of our time.

Anodea Judith

Source: Waking the Global Heart: Humanity's Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love, Pages: 18

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A Quote by Anodea Judith on global heart, awakening, earth, planet, life, living, environment, and power

The human drama is reaching its denouement. The great unveiling is approaching, a time when the power structures of the world begin to crumble and people of the heart sing out a new truth. Many voices are joining the chorus, many feet are walking the path, many minds are dreaming possibilities for a magnificent future. For beneath the crises that are looming at every level of civilization, the global heart is awakening, beating out the rhythm of a new and glorious dance, calling us to a better way of living.

Anodea Judith

Source: Waking the Global Heart: Humanity's Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love, Pages: 17

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A Quote by Milan Kundera on struggle, power, strength, and memory

The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.

Milan Kundera

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A Quote by Michel Foucault on power, strength, society, and institutions

Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society.

Michel Foucault

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on strength, mastery, and power

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on power, love, and fear

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by John Muir on flower, nature, humanity, and power

There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by Annie Dillard on writing, reading, writers, meaningful, mystery, power, and intelligence

Why are we reading if not in hope that the writer will magnify and dramatize our days, will illuminate and inspire us with wisdom, courage, and the possibility of meaningfulness, and will press upon our minds the deepest mysteries, so that we may feel again their majesty and power? What do we ever know that is higher than that power which, from time to time, seizes our lives, and reveals us startlingly to ourselves as creatures set down here bewildered?

Annie Dillard (nee Doak) (1945 -)

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