Striving

A Quote by Adyashanti on freedom, insecurity, free, spirituality, striving, spiritual, mind, seeking, and enlightenment

Inherent in the impulse to be free, is insecurity.  The impulse to be free comes from outside of the mind, and because of this, it makes the mind feel very insecure.  Most spiritual seekers move away from this insecurity by seeking and striving for a distant spiritual goal.  That’s how they avoid feeling insecure.

Adyashanti

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra on courage, world, stars, scars, striving, and unreachable

One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616)

Source: The Impossible Dream

Contributed by: CC

A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on hope, future, live, living, strive, striving, marrow, making the most, embrace, embracing, fullest, purpose, guide, and guiding

On the whole, we think that the greatest victories are yet to be won, the greatest deeds yet to be done, and that there are yet in store for our peoples, and for the causes that we uphold, grander triumphs than have ever yet been scored. But be this as it may, we gladly agree that the one plain duty of every man is to face the future as he faces the present, regardless of what it may have in store for him, turning toward the light as he sees the light, to play his part manfully, as a man among men.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: May 1894 issue of Sewanee Review--The conclusion of Roosevelt's reply to Charles H. Pearson's "National Life and Character: a Forecast"

Contributed by: Kyle

A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on growth, motivation, striving, and expansion

I have learned to walk: ever since, I let myself run. I have learned to fly: ever since, I do not want to be pushed before moving along.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Source: Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None (Modern Library), Pages: 41

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by unknown on striving and learning

who never climbs, rarely falls

unknown

Contributed by: mostdiggity

A Quote by Daisetz Teitaro "D.T." Suzuki on archery, striving, and self-knowledge

Fundamentally the marksman aims at himself.

D.T. Suzuki (1870 - 1966)

Source: Zen in the Art of Archery (Vintage Spiritual Classics)

Contributed by: Tsuya

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