reality

A Quote by David Abram on reality, nature, earth, land, ecology, sensuality, and senses

The practice of realignment with reality can hardly afford to be utopian. It cannot base itself upon a vision hatched in our heads and then projected into the future. Any approach to current problems that aims us toward a mentally envisioned future implicitly holds us within the oblivion of linear time. It holds us, that is, within the same illusory dimension that enabled us to neglect and finally to forget the land around us. By projecting the solution somewhere outside of the perceivable present, it invites our attention away from the sensuous surroundings, induces us to dull our senses, yet again, on behalf of a mental ideal.

A genuinely ecological approach does not work to attain a mentally envisioned future, but strives to enter, ever more deeply, into the sensorial present. It strives to become ever more awake to the other lives, the other forms of sentience and sensibility that surround us in the open field of the present moment. For the other animals and the gathering clouds do not exist in linear time. We meet them only when the thrust of historical time begins to open itself outward, when we walk out of our heads into the cycling life of the land around us. This wild expanse has its own timing, its rhythms of dawning and dusk, its seasons of gestation and bud and blossom. It is here, and not in linear history, that the ravens reside.

David Abram

Source: The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World (Vintage), Pages: 272-273

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A Quote by Evan Harris Walker on illusions, reality, and meaning

In order to put meaning back into our lives, we should recognize illusions for what they are, and we should reach out and touch the fabric of reality.

Evan Walker

Source: The Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind and the Meaning of Life, Pages: 1

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A Quote by Evan Harris Walker on science, engineering, reality, spirituality, and meaning

Science has discovered much. The engineering is wonderful, epicycles and all. And yet, as we look at this vast, elaborate structure built on layer and layer of complex constituents, can we help but be reminded of the Land of Oz. Have we found the Emerald City? Is this what we were searching for? Is this the ultimate fabric of reality? Is this all there is?

Evan Walker

Source: The Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind and the Meaning of Life, Pages: 84

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A Quote by Evan Harris Walker on reality, science, religion, gods, meaning, purpose, and life

Somewhere in our search for reality we have passed something by, something important that we no longer find amid the bits and pieces of disassembled matter--something vital that we cannot build out of these parts. There is surely something else, some piece of divinity in us, something that was before the elements, and that owes no homage to the sun.

Evan Walker

Source: The Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind and the Meaning of Life, Pages: 84

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A Quote by Evan Harris Walker on fantasy, reality, illusion, myth, dreaming, and world

It is easy to imagine fantasy as physical and myth as real. We do it almost every moment. We do this as we dream, as we think, and as we cope with the world about us. But these worlds of fantasy that we form into the solid things around us are the source of our discontent. They inspire our search to find ourselves.

Evan Walker

Source: The Physics of Consciousness: The Quantum Mind and the Meaning of Life, Pages: 1

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on truth, reality, and movement

Truth is rhythmical: if it implies stasis, it is platitude. Truth is syncopated: if it supplies all the terms, there is one term too many. Truth is barbed: if it comforts, it lies. Truth is an armed dancer.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 15

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A Quote by Mr. on reality, emotion, perception, and mr prophet

 

Reality can be perceived when emotion is set aside.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Mr. Prophet

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A Quote by Anthony De Mello on loneliness, company, reality, alone, and lonely

Loneliness is not cured by human company. Loneliness is cured by contact with reality.

Anthony De Mello

Source: Awareness

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on reality, god, energy, visible, world, flower, and emotions

I do believe that everything we see, everything that is in front of us is just the visible part of reality. We have the invisible part of reality, like emotions for example, like feelings. This is our perception of the world, but God is--as William Blake said--in a grain of sand and in a flower. This energy is everywhere.

Paulo Coelho

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on god, being, words, language, awakening, reality, and truth

Neither God nor Being nor any other word can define or explain the ineffable reality behind the word, so the only important question is whether the word is a help or a hindrance in enabling you to experience That toward which it points.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

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