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A Quote by John Welwood on love, awakening, relationship, soul, consciousness, expansion, being, shadow, ego, and false self

Like the sun's rays that cause the seed to stir within its husk, love's radiant energy penetrates the facade of the false self, calling forth resources hidden deep within us.  Its warmth wakes up the life inside us, making us want to uncurl, to give birth, to grow and reach for the light.  It calls on us to break out of our shell, the personality-husk surrounding the seed potential of all that we could be.  The purpose of a seed husk is to protect the tender life within until the time and conditions are right for it to burst forth.  Our personality structure serves a similar function.  It provides a semblance of security, as a kind of compensation for the loss of our larger being.  But when love's warming rays start to wake us up, our ego-shell becomes a barrier restricting our expansion.  As the germ of life swells within us, we feel our imprisonment more acutely.....The brighter love's radiance, the darker the shadows we encounter; the more we feel life stirring within us, the more we also feel our dead spots; the more conscious we become, the more clearly we see where we remain unconscious.  None of this need dishearten us.  For in facing our darkness, we bring to light forgotten parts of our being.  In recognizing exactly where we have been unconscious, we become more conscious.  And in seeing and feeling the ways we've gone dead, we start to revive and kindle our desire to live more expansively.

John Welwood

Source: Love and Awakening : Discovering the Sacred Path of Intimate Relationship, Pages: 19..20

Contributed by: Beth

A Quote by Peter on light and shadow

The brighter the light, the clearer the shadow

Peter Merry

Source: Peter Merry

Contributed by: Peter

A Quote by Vivianne Crowley on life, self, shadow, and masks

Our lives can be considered a sacred quest.  It is a quest which may have begun in this lifetime or many lifetimes before.  It is a quest to find ourselves:  who and what we really are.  To do this we must first cease to pretend to be what we are not.  We must cast away our Persona or mask.  We must be prepared to confront the Shadow, that which we are and rather were not.  Only then can we unify our conscious and unconscious minds and so give birth to the hidden Sun - the Self.

Vivianne Crowley

Source: Wicca, Pages: 223

Contributed by: Sadhana

A Quote by Ken Wilber on criticism, ken wilber, shadow, projecting, controlling, never met me, borderline psychotic, borderline, ad hominen, and ad hominem

Shambhala:  [Laughing]  Actually, the most common ad hominen criticism as of late is that you are a very controlling person.  You have tried to build a huge and encompassing system because psychologically you want to control everything and everybody.

KW:  Yes, I've heard that, but only from critics who have never met me, which suggests to me that these critics are simply projecting their own shadow onto me.  Because the people who know me don't say that I am competitive or controlling.

Shambhala:  What do they say that you are?

KW:  Borderline psychotic.

Ken Wilber

Source: http://wilber.shambhala.com/html/interviews/interview1220_2.cfm

Contributed by: Whitewave

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on joy, mind, purity, shadow, shaped, molded, formed, thought, selfless, speech, and action

All that we are is a result of what we have thought: we are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy whenever they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Dhammapada By Eknath Easwaran, v.2

Contributed by: Zaady

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