powers

A Quote by Octave Mirbeau on obligation, respect, institutions, fashion, convention, moral, social, foundation, contradiction, formality, conflict, intolerable, poisoned, wound, powers, and personality

You're obliged to pretend respect for people and institutions you think absurd.  You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn, and know lack all foundation.  It is that permanent contradiction between your ideas and desires and all the dead formalities and vain pretenses of your civilization which makes you sad, troubled and unbalanced.  In that intolerable conflict you lose all joy of life and all feeling of personality, because at every moment they suppress and restrain and check the free play of your powers.  That's the poisoned and mortal wound of the civilized world. 

Octave Mirbeau

Source: Torture Garden

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Orison Swett Marden on potential, awakening, and powers

Deep within man dwell these slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.

Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)

Contributed by: Photizo

A Quote by Gary Snyder on sky, stars, powers, thoughts, space, and mind

Gratitude to the Great Sky who holds billions of stars -
and goes yet beyond that -
beyond all powers, and thoughts and yet is within us -
Grandfather Space.
The Mind is his Wife

Gary Snyder

Source: Starwalking: Shamanic Practices for Traveling into the Night Sky, Pages: 215

Contributed by: Megan

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