Quotation

Joseph Campbell

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Quotation

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. – Joseph Campbell A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. – Joseph Campbell When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship. – Joseph Campbell Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning. – Joseph Campbell It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. – Joseph Campbell Your life is the fruit of your own doing. You have no one to blame but yourself. – Joseph Campbell The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature. – Joseph Campbell What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else. – Joseph Campbell When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness. – Joseph Campbell Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again. – Joseph Campbell Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. – Joseph Campbell We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about. – Joseph...

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Henry Miller

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Quotation

No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance. – Henry Miller The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love. – Henry Miller Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. – Henry Miller Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself. – Henry Miller If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having. – Henry Miller One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things. – Henry Miller The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. – Henry Miller Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur. – Henry Miller I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth. – Henry Miller Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him. – Henry Miller Until we accept the fact that life itself is founded in mystery, we shall learn nothing. – Henry Miller Whatever I do is done out of sheer joy; I drop my fruits like a ripe tree. What the general reader or the critic makes of them is not my concern. – Henry Miller Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning. – Henry Miller Man has demonstrated that he is master of everything except his own nature. – Henry Mille What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their ability to act according to their beliefs. – Henry...

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Quotation

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery It is such a secret place, the land of tears. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well. – Antoine de...

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Jennifer Paine Welwood

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Quotation

“Willing to experience aloneness, I discover connection everywhere; Turning to face my fear, I meet the warrior who lives within… Opening to my loss, I gain the embrace of the universe; Surrendering into emptiness, I find fullness without end. Each condition I flee from pursues me, Each condition I welcome transforms me And becomes itself transformed Into its radiant jewel-like essence.” – Jennifer Paine Welwood

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Jack Kornfield

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Quotation

“In the end, just three things matter: How well we have lived How well we have loved How well we have learned to let go” ― Jack Kornfield “You hold in your hand an invitation: to remember the transforming power of forgiveness and loving kindness. To remember that no matter where you are and what you face, within your heart peace is possible.” ― Jack Kornfield “When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.” ― Jack Kornfield “To bow to the fact of our life’s sorrows and betrayals is to accept them; and from this deep gesture we discover that all life is workable. As we learn to bow, we discover that the heart holds more freedom and compassion than we could imagine.” ― Jack Kornfield “When the stories of our life no longer bind us, we discover within them something greater. We discover that within the very limitations of form, of our maleness and femaleness, of our parenthood and our childhood, of gravity on the earth and the changing of the seasons, is the freedom and harmony we have sought for so long. Our individual life is an expression of the whole mystery, and in it we can rest in the center of the movement, the center of all worlds.” ― Jack Kornfield “When we let go of our battles and open our heart to things as they are, then we come to rest in the present moment. This is the beginning and the end of spiritual practice. Only in this moment can we discover that which is timeless. Only here can we find the love that we seek. Love in the past is simply memory, and love in the future is fantasy. Only in the reality of the present can we love, can we awaken, can we find peace and understanding and connection with ourselves and the world.” ― Jack Kornfield “Wisdom says we are nothing. Love says we are everything. Between these two our life flows.” ― Jack Kornfield “If you put a spoonful of salt in a cup of water it tastes very salty. If you put a spoonful of salt in a lake of fresh water the taste is still pure and clear. Peace comes when our hearts are open like the sky, vast as the ocean.” ― Jack Kornfield, The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and...

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Marianne Williamson

Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Quotation

Let Your Light Shine Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. – Marianne...

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