A Quote by St. Tikhon of Zadonsk on god, self, spirituality, evil, people, virtue, awareness, freedom, truth, and christianity

Keep from prying into other people's affairs, for such prying gives occasion for slander, judgment, and other grievous sins. Why do you need to be concerned about others? Know and examine your own self.

Tikhon of Zadonsk

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints

Contributed by: boznamedsoo

A Quote by Caitlín Matthews on awareness, earth, life, music, nature, place, and self

The inapprehensible motion of life escapes our daily awareness, as does the tune of the cosmic dust that orders us all in one great dance of life.  We do not hear it playing until we come to a point where our ordinary and subtle senses are aligned together.  Then we come into harmony and awareness of both worlds at once, the apparent and the unseen worlds in conscious communion within us.  These privileged moments cannot be sought; they come unbidden, surprising us into mystical vision.  It may be that when we interrupt a walk on a high place at evening to admire the view, we apprehend the revolution of the earth as a physical motion beneath our feet; it may be that we become aware of a rhythm that weaves about the steady beating of our own heart as if it were a partner in a dance.

The resonances to which we respond and the relationship between ourselves and the music of life give us the only clues available about the nature of the invisible partner - clues reassuring enough that we can trust the source of our music.

Caitlín Matthews

Source: The Celtic Spirit: Daily Meditations for the Turning Year

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Sage Vasishtha on light, self-knowledge, self, illumine, shine, external, and internal

The light of self-knowledge alone illumines all experiences. It shines by its own light. This inner light appears to be outside and to illumine external objects.

Sage Vasishtha

Source: The Concise Yoga Vasistha, Pages: 85

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Janis Joplin on self, self worth, and compromise

Don't compromise yourself; you're all you've got.

Janis Joplin (1943 - 1970)

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A Quote by Brenda Ueland on courage, choice, spirit, vision, self, and bravery

In true courage there is always an element of choice, of an ethical choice, and of anguish, and also of action and deed. There is always a flame of spirit in it, a vision of some necessity higher than oneself.

Brenda Ueland

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Abu Sa'id Lbn Abi-L-Khayr on existence, illusion, reality, awakening, enlightenment, and self

An hour reflecting on one's own non-existence is better than a year of religious devotions with the thought that one exists.

Abu Sa'id Lbn Abi-L-Khayr

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Lin Yutang on limitations, self, and experience

Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do, than what one can.

Lin Yutang (1895 - 1976)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Sigmund Freud on complexes, psychology, acceptance, and self

A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get in accord with them, for they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Euripides on life, self, uniqueness, and individuality

There is just one life for each of us: our own.

Euripides (c. 485 - 406 BC)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on truth, convictions, self, philosophy, consciousness, awareness, and self-knowledge

We should know what our convictions are, and stand for them. Upon one's own philosophy, conscious or unconscious, depends one's ultimate interpretation of the facts. Therefore it is wise to be as clear as possible about one's subjective principles. As the man is, so will be his ultimate truth.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Contributed by: Siona

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