psyche

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, art, literature, spirit, personality, thinking, mind, intellect, life, and psyche

How infinitely happier and more grateful is the whole personality or spirit when it finds something nourishing in art or writing or thinking, than the mere mind or intellect is:  the kinship you celebrate in these personalities is your own dismembered Orpheus stumbling across another fine organ to rejoin to itself.  I put it this way:  aristic psyche loves itself enough to chasten itself, to put itself through boot camp for the sake of being competent for life, alive to life.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Bret on god, authority, law, illusion, psyche, collective consciousness, and soul

Man created god in Man's own image as the surrogate authority for Man's law. This illusion, held in the collective psyche, is both wondrous and terrible: take from it what serves you, what brings you joy and teaches you. And, remember always that your Soul knows the true God that dwells beyond the illusion.

Bret Huggins

Contributed by: Bret

A Quote by Dalai Lama on heart, science, technology, psyche, responsibility, 11th hour, conscience, and community

Perhaps the most important point is to ensure that science never becomes divorced from the basic human feeling of empathy with our fellow beings. Just as one's fingers can function only in relation to the palm, so scientists must remain aware of their connection to society at large. Science is vitally important, but it is only one finger of the hand of humanity, and its greatest potential can be actualized only so long as we are careful to remember this. Oherwise, we risk losing our sense of priorities. Humanity may end up serving the interests of scientific progress rather than the other way around. Science and technology are powerful tools, but we must decide how best to use them. What matters above all is the motivation that governs the use of science and technology, in which ideally heart and mind are united.

Dalai Lama

Source: The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality, Pages: 11

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Seth Grodin on leadership, self, self cultivation, psyche, passion, and physics

...the job of the business leader isn't just to gaze OUT at a dizzying world full of streaming data. It's to gaze IN at the long-ignored interior landscape.

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The way the world works now, the way the rules of engagement operate, you can't claim to make sense out of the exterior without booking voyages into the interior. Think about it: How can you understand 'it' if you haven't made any effort to understand 'you'? Because what you're really doing is establishing a living, electrical, vital, energetic connection between it and you. You're creating both of them, simultaneously. A lot like quantum physics.

Seth Grodin

Source: The Big Moo: Stop Trying to Be Perfect and Start Being Remarkable, Pages: 106

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Steven E. Baxter on the false self, animal nature, psyche, problems, overcoming, and humans

Our false self is the last remnant of the animal nature within our psyche: the last problem humans are to overcome in order to be fully human.

Steve Baxter

Source: Revolutionary Spirituality: Awakening to Your True Self, Pages: 248

Contributed by: Steve

A Quote by Don Miguel Ruiz on self-esteem, zaadz, love, and psyche

You can measure the impeccability of your word by your level of self-love. How much you love yourself and how you feel about yourself are directly proportionate to the quality and integrity of your word. When you are impeccable with your word, you feel good; you feel happy and at peace.

You can transcend the dream of hell just by making the agreement to be impeccable hitw your word. Right now I am planting that seed in your mind. Whether or not the seed grows depends upon how fertile your mind is for the seeds of love. It is up to you to make this agreement with yourself: I am impeccable with my word. Nurture this seed, and as it grows in your mind, it will generate more seeds of love to replace the seeds of fear. This first agreement will change the kind of seeds your mind is fertile for.

Don Miguel Ruiz

Source: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book), Pages: 44

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Caroline Myss on mystic, highest potential, transformation, epowerment, psyche, service, guidance, reflection, and community

We are living at a time of great transformation. The spiritual awakening that began in the 1960s needs to mature to its next level, which is a deepening into devotion to a mystical practice while remaining an effective force in the world. And by that I mean remaining in your skin, in your role as who you are. Mystics knew how to channel grace through prayer and they knew the power of that. They knew how to receive guidance through reflection and contemplation; they knew how to share the gift of illumination with each other. These are great gifts of life and profound grace that we are capable of providing for each other and the world. This is what it means to be a mystic without a monastery. You make a commitment to your own interior illumination and through that discover the “sacred” part of your “contract” and the true meaning of your highest potential.

Caroline Myss

Source: Caroline Myss online Newsletter - see http://www.myss.com

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Richard Feynman on science, physics, curiosity, innovation, psyche, and mind

We are only at the beginning of the development of the human race; of the development of the human mind, of intelligent life--we have years and years in the future.  It is our responsibility not to give the answer today as to what it is all about, to drive everybody down in that direction and to say: "This is a solution to it all."  Because we will be chained then to the limits of our present imagination.  We will only be able to do those things that we think today are the things to do.  Whereas, if we leave always some room for doubt, some room for discussion, and proceed in a way analogous to the sciences, then this difficulty will not arise.

Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

Source: The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman (Helix Books), Pages: 115

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Aristotle on life, death, psyche, body, move, sense, speak, feel, care, and breath

You'll understand what life is if you think about the act of dying. When I die, how will I be different from the way I am right now? In the first moments after death, my body will be scarcely different in physical terms than it was in the last seconds of life, but I will no longer move, no longer sense, nor speak, nor feel, nor care. It's these things that are life. At that moment, the psyche takes flight in the last breath.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Contributed by: kris

A Quote by Mark Epstein on self-awareness, psyche, delusion, truth, psychology, buddhism, healing, perception, addiction, and detachment

If aspects of the person remain undigested--cut off, denied, projected, rejected, indulged, or otherwise unassimilated--they become the points around which the core forces of greed, hatred and delusion attach themselves.

Mark Epstein

Source: Thoughts Without a Thinker

Contributed by: Laurie

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