psychology

A Quote by Swami Rudrananda on swami rudrananda, relationships, energy, ego, emotion, being, psychology, and neurosis

"Don't look for perfection in me. I want to acknowledge my own imperfection, I want to understand that that is part of the endlessness of my growth.  It’s absolutely useless at this stage in your life, with all of the shit piled up in your closet, to walk around and try to kid yourself about your perfection. Out of the raw material you break down you grow and absorb the energy.  You work yourself from inside out, tearing out, destroying, and finding a sense of nothingness.  That nothingness allows God to come in.  But this somethingness— ego and prejudices and limitations— is your raw material.  If you process and refine it all, you can open consciously.  Otherwise, you will never come to anything that represents yourself...The only thing that can create a oneness inside you is the ability to see more of yourself as you work everyday to open deeper and say, fine,  ‘I’m short tempered,’ or ‘Fine, I’m aggressive,’ or, ‘Fine, I love to make money,’ or, ‘I have no feeling for anybody else.’ Once you recognize you’re all of these things, you’ll finally be able to take a breath and allow these things to open."

Swami Rudrananda

Source: Swami Rudrananda

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A Quote by George Orwell on george orwell, relationships, emotion, ego, psychology, life, death, and humanity

The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection, and that one is prepared in the end, to be defeated, and broken up by life, which is the inevitable price of fastening one’s love upon other human individuals.

George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

Source: George Orwell

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A Quote by Chogyam Trungpa on chogyam trungpa, vajrayana, dharma, buddhism, life, death, nature, psychology, and ego

"The charnel ground is that great graveyard in which the complexities of samsara and nirvana lie buried."

Chogyam Trungpa

Source: Chogyam Trungpa

Contributed by: Tharlam

A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on psychology, darkness, and life

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Carl Gustav Jung

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on psychology, intuition, perception, and unconcious

Intuition (is) perception via the unconcious.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Carl Gustav Jung

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A Quote by Sandy Woodward on self doubt, insanity, and psychology

A total absence of self-doubt is the first sign of insanity.

Sandy Woodward

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A Quote by Reginald H. Pawle on zen, buddhism, psychology, and western psychology

Inherent within the dilemma is a solution.

Reginald Pawle

Source: The Psychology of Zen Buddhism (dissertation)

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A Quote by Reginald H. Pawle on zen, buddhism, psychology, and western psychology

attend to experience simply without giving it meaning, feel it, and receive it

Reginald Pawle

Source: The Psychology of Zen Buddhism (dissertation)

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A Quote by Reginald H. Pawle on zen, buddhism, psychology, and western psychology

Gradual awakening means that change and healing happen gradually as a result of the accumulation of causes. This is more the common way that healing is understood to occur. As a result of doing this and that a person gradually gets better.

Reginald Pawle

Source: The Psychology of Zen Buddhism (dissertation)

Contributed by: Louëlla

A Quote by Reginald H. Pawle on zen, buddhism, psychology, western psychology, and freedom

It is not freedom from, but rather freedom within, freedom to.

Reginald Pawle

Source: The Psychology of Zen Buddhism (dissertation)

Contributed by: Louëlla

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