"At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled"
-- Marshall B. Rosenberg

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"Nothing can hurt you, unless you give it the power to do so"
-- A Course in Miracles

"It is an orderly Universe and the suffering that comes to us has a purpose in our lives - it is trying to teach us something. We should look for its lesson."
-- Peace Pilgrim

"No matter what difficulty you are facing, it is coming from Divine Light to bring you to a higher place within. Write down every conceivable reason that this situation can contribute towards your growth. Write down every way this experience can possibly set the stage for serving to uplift others. When you are complete, and have come to the other side of this experience, you will then know 'why' it happened."
-- Barbara Rose

"We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that was in it – and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again – and that is well, but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore."
-- Mark Twain

"The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."
-- William Faulkner

"Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death."
-- Anais Nin

"Never waste time and energy wishing you were somewhere else, doing something else. Accept your situation and realize that you are where you are doing what you are doing for a very specific reason. Realise that nothing is by chance, that you have certain lessons to learn, and that the situation you are in has been given to you to enable you to learn those lessons as quickly as possible, so that you can move onward and upward along this spiritual path."
-- Eileen Caddy

"Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble.  Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain."
-- Unknown

"When life knocks you to your knees, and it will, get up! If it knocks you to your knees again, as it will, well, isn’t that the best position from which to pray?"
-- Ethel Barrymore

"Asking for help doesn’t mean that we are weak or incompetent. It usually indicates an advanced level of honesty and intelligence."
-- Anne Wilson Schaef

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"Every choice moves us closer to or farther away from something. Where are your choices taking your life? What do your behaviors demonstrate that you are saying yes or no to in life?"
-- Eric Allenbaugh

"No matter how frustrated you may feel, there is always a way out. In every situation that arises, we choose to be powerful or powerless. It may not always feel like it, but it is a choice. And there are consequences for these choices in terms of the results we get, and the subsequent increase or decrease in our power and influence. If we choose powerlessness, it is often because we doubt there is any other option."
--Blaine Lee

"You make what seems a simple choice: choose a man or a job or a neighbourhood - and what you have chosen is not a man or a job or a neighborhood, but a life."
-- Jessamyn West

"That the birds of worry and care fly above your head, this you cannot change; but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent."
-- Chinese Proverb

"One thing we can do is make the choice to view the world in a healthy way. We can choose to see the world as safe with only moments of danger rather than seeing the world as dangerous with only moments of safety."
-- Deepak Chopra

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"When we experience the pain of another person, we instinctively want to take away that pain. But by taking away the other person’s pain, we also take away his or her opportunity to grow. To be truly compassionate, we must be able to share another person’s suffering and pain - knowing there is nothing we can do to relieve it and that we are not responsible for it, and yet knowing and understanding what that pain feels like."
--John Gray

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"Consciousness is the basis of all life and the field of all possibilities. Its nature is to expand and unfold its full potential. The impulse to evolve is thus inherent in the very nature of life."
-- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"The higher one climbs on the spiritual ladder, the more you will grant others their own freedom and give less interference to another’s state of consciousness."
-- Paul Twitchell

"Enlightenment is not about imagining figures of light but of making the darkness conscious."
-- C.G. Jung

"Enlightenment must come little by little - otherwise it would overwhelm."
-- Idries Shah

"If we perceived Life with reverence, we would stand in awe at the experience of physical Life and walk the Earth in a very deep sense of gratitude."
-- Gary Zukav

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"And what is it to cease breathing but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered? When the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance."
-- Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet)

"I believe that when death closes our eyes we shall awaken to a light of which our sunlight is but a shadow."
-- Schopenhauer

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"It is important not to ‘need’ what you are calling to you but rather to have a certain detachment about it. Let it be all right if it doesn’t come, or if it comes in a different form than what you expect. After you have asked for something, surrender to whatever comes as being appropriate."
-- Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

"It’s best not to get too excited or too depressed by the ups and downs of life."
-- Dalai Lama

"It is not action or effort that we must surrender; it is self-will, and this is terribly difficult. You must do your best constantly, yet never allow yourself to become involved in whether things work out the way you want."
-- Eknath Easwaran

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ego

"Remember, most of the things you think you need are ego trips designed to bolster your image and your perception of security... You'll waste a lot of energy satisfying your ego only to find that, as soon as it's got what it wants, it ignores all your efforts and promptly nails another list of demands to your forehead. The ego will always try to force you to slave for its vision. I wouldn't stand for that BS if I were you."
-- Stuart Wilde

"People who consider themselves victims of their circumstances will always remain victims unless they develop a greater vision for their lives."
-- Stedman Graham

"Almost every ego contains at least an element of what we might call “victim identity”. Some people have such a strong victim image of themselves that it becomes a central core of their ego. Resentment and grievances form an essential part of their sense of self…. Even if your grievances are completely “justified,” you have constructed an identity for yourself that is much like a prison whose bars are made of thought forms. See what you are doing to yourself, or rather what your mind is doing to you. Feel the emotional attachment you have to your victim story and become aware of the compulsion to think or talk about it. Be there as the witnessing presence of your inner state. You don’t have to do anything. With awareness comes transformation and freedom."
-- Eckhart Tolle, from Stillness Speaks

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"You are in physical existence to learn and understand that your energy, translated into feelings, thoughts and emotions causes all experience. There is no exception."
-- Seth

"If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem."
-- Stephen Covey

"Life does not happen to us, it happens from us."
-- Mike Wickett

"When we know that the cause of something is in ourselves, and that we (ourselves) are one of the few things in the universe that we have the right and ability to change, we begin to get a sense of the choices we really do have, an inkling of the power we have, a feeling of being in charge... of our lives, of our future, of our dreams."
-- John-Roger and Peter McWilliams

"Of all the people you will ever meet in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never leave or lose. To the question of your life, you are the only answer. To the problems of your life, you are the only solution."
-- Fredelle Maynard

"We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same."
-- Carlos Castaneda

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"The major way to conquer fear is to make a decision."
-- Reshad Feild

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"We must let ourselves feel all the painful destruction we want to forgive rather than swallow it in denial. If we do not face it, we cannot choose to forgive it."
-- Kenneth McNoll

"It is right to hate the sin, but not the sinner."
-- Giovanni Guareschi

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god

"What say you of God, and who is He in very truth?”
GIBRAN answered: “Think now, my beloved, of a Heart that contains all your hearts; a Love that encompasses all your spirits; a Voice enfolding all your voices, and a Silence deeper than all your silences, and Timeless; a Beauty more enchanting than all things beautiful; a Song more vast than the songs of the seas and the forest, a Majesty… Yet I would have you know that we are the breath and the fragrance of God."
-- Kahlil Gibran (from Garden of the Prophet)

"Do you need proof of God? Does one light a torch to see the sun?"
-- Oriental wisdom

"You’re not free until you’ve been made captive by Supreme belief."
-- Marianne Moore

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"Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present - love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure - the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth."
-- Sarah Ban Breathnach

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"Often I have heard you speak of one who commits a wrong as though he were not one of you, but a stranger unto you and an intruder upon your world. But I say that even the holy and the righteous cannot rise beyond the highest which is in each one of you, so the wicked and the weak cannot fall lower than the lowest which is also in you. And as a single leaf cannot turn yellow but with the silent knowledge of the whole tree, so the wrong-doer cannot do wrong without the hidden will of you all."
-- Kahlil Gibran (the Prophet)

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"You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present."
-- Jan Glidewell

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"When mystics use the word love, they use it very carefully - in the deeply spiritual sense, where to love is to know; to love is to act. If you really love, from the depths of your Consciousness, that love gives you a native wisdom. You perceive the needs of others intuitively and clearly, with detachment from any personal desires; and you know how to act creatively to meet those needs, dexterously surmounting any obstacle that comes in the way. Such is the immense, driving power of love."
-- Eknath Easwaran

"I may be able to speak the languages of men and even of angels, but if I have no love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or clanging bell. I may have the gift of inspired preaching; I may have all knowledge and understand all secrets; I may have all the faith needed to move mountains – but if I have no love, I am nothing."
-- 1 Corinthians 13:1-2

"Therefore, when I say that ‘I love,’ it is not I who love, but in reality Love who acts through me. Love is not so much something I do as something that I am. Love is not a doing but a state of being - a relatedness, a connectedness to another mortal, an identification with her or him that simply flows within me and through me, independent of my intentions or my efforts."
-- Robert A. Johnson

"Extend the boundaries of the glowing kingdom of your love, gradually including your family, your neighbors, your community, your country, all countries -- all living sentient creatures."
-- Paramahansa Yogananda

"One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it."
-- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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"Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you."
-- Shakti Gawain

"Your imagination is your preview to life’s coming attractions."
-- Albert Einstein

"Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first BE who you really are, Then DO what you need to do, in order to HAVE what you want."
-- Margaret Young

"Be willing to do what your soul directs you to do if you want to create what you are asking for."
-- Sanyana Roman

"You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however."
-- Richard Bach

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"View money and things not as something you create to fill a lack, but as tools to help you more fully express yourself and realize your potential."
-- Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

"Money cannot fill an empty soul."
-- Julia Cameron & Mark Bryan

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"The spirit down here in man and the spirit up there in the sun, in reality are only one spirit, and there is no other one."
-- The Upanishads

"Every person is a microcosm of the entire Creation. When a person brings harmony between his Godly soul and his material life, he brings harmony between the whole of heaven and earth."
-- Adapted from Tzvi Freeman

"We must see ourselves as co-manifestors - partners in manifestation - all engaged in the primal act of unfoldment and emergence. Each act of manifestation may be directed toward a specific outcome, but it also contributes to the greater manifestation of the wholeness, love, compassion, and creativity of the primal source from which we all come."
-- David Spangler

"Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same. Every wonderful sight will vanish; every sweet word will fade, but do not be disheartened. The source they come from is eternal, growing, branching out, giving new life and new joy. Why do you weep? The source is within you and this whole world is springing up from it."
-- Jelaluddin Rumi

"From a hologrammatic viewpoint...you are one little physical image that reflects all of humanity when projected spiritually upon the cosmic screen."
-- Wayne Dyer

"Unity consciousness is a state of enlightenment where we pierce the mask of illusion which creates separation and fragmentation. Behind the appearance of separation is one unified field of wholeness. Here the seer and the scenery are one."
-- Deepak Chopra

"To me there is no difference between one person and another; I behold all as soul-reflections of the one God. I can't think of anyone as a stranger, for I know that we are all part of the One Spirit."
-- Paramahansa Yogananda

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"Our sadness is an energy we discharge in order to heal. …Sadness is painful. We try to avoid it. Actually discharging sadness releases the energy involved in our emotional pain. To hold it in is to freeze the pain within us. The therapeutic slogan is that grieving is the ‘healing feeling’."
-- John Bradshaw

"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding… and much of your pain is self chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within heals your sick self."
-- Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet)

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"Peace comes not from the absence of conflict, but from the ability to cope with it."
-- Unknown Source

"... no matter what our difficulties may be, we recognize that there is a deep untroubled stream flowing below all surface troubles and that we are of one substance with that stream. The soul knows no difficulties."
-- James Thornton

"True self simply refers to the aspect of our being that is completely aware of its expanded nature no matter what we may be experiencing in our lives."
-- Martia Nelson

"We don't always know what makes us happy. We know, instead, what we think SHOULD. We are baffled and confused when our attempts at happiness fail...We are mute when it comes to naming accurately our own preferences, delights, gifts, talents. The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people's expectations. The tongue of the original self is the language of the heart."
-- Julie Cameron

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
-- Dennis Waitley

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"We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are."
-- Anaĩs Nin

"A miracle is a change in perception."
-- A Course in Miracles

"Every time I have gone up in an aeroplane and looking down have realized that I was free of the ground, I have had the consciousness of a great new discovery. “I see”, I have thought. “This was the idea. And now I understand everything."
-- Karen Blixen (Izak Dinasen)

"No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it. We must learn to see the world anew."
-- Albert Einstein

"Today a young man realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness, experiencing itself subjectively. There's no such thing as death - life is only a dream - and we're the imagination of ourselves."
-- Bill Hicks

"I am not my thoughts, emotions, sense perceptions, and experience. I am not the content of my life. I am life. I am the space in which all things happen. I am consciousness. I am the Now."
-- Eckhart Tolle

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"All my life I was filled with a passion for the skies. And when the opportunity came for me to fly, I had the urge to reach out even further – to the infinity of the universe itself. Eight days in outer space revealed to me that Man needs to gain the perspective of great height to glean a clearer understanding of our planet which has endured so much – something that one cannot appreciate at close quarters. It is not only to be held spellbound by the sheer beauty, but also to be awakened by a deep sense of responsibility so that nothing we do should cause injury to nature in the slightest way."
-- Pham Tuan (Astronaut)

"What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, Man would die from great loneliness of spirit; for whatever happens to the beast happens to Man. All things are connected."
-- Unknown

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"Human relationships are the perfect tool for sanding away our rough edges and getting at the core of divinity within us."
-- Eknath Easwaran

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
-- C.G. Jung

"We discover in ourselves what others hide from us and we recognize in others what we hide from ourselves."
-- Vauvenargues

"A relationship should not suppress our adventure or suppress the speed with which we learn the lessons that are there for us to learn."
-- Stewart Emery

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"When you fight something, you’re tied to it forever. As long as you’re fighting it, you’re giving it power."
-- Anthony de Mello

"What you resist persists. And only what you look at, and own, can disappear. You make it disappear by simply changing your mind about it."
-- Neale Donald Walsch

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"We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal. Our image of perfection is the reason we reject ourselves the way we are, and why we don't accept others the way they are."
-- Don Miguel Ruiz

"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."
-- Buddha

"The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That's all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it's something you allow"
-- Will Garcia

"Today I shall be courageous enough to discard faulty behaviour patterns and allow a better "self" to emerge."
-- R.A.J. Twerski

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be silent if no birds sang except the best."
-- Unknown

"If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room."
-- Anita Roddick

"Strangely enough we strengthen love in ourselves when we raise into consciousness the shadow side of our lives. Conversely, when we keep negative feelings out of sight, they smother the love that seems to lie deeper and closer to the real self. This is probably why there is so much pain in not loving. The life that is not able to express the love which is so integral to it grows deformed."
-- Elizabeth O'Connor

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"In the sweet territory of silence we touch the mystery. It’s the place of reflection and contemplation, and it’s the place where we can connect with the deep knowing, to the deep wisdom way."
-- Angeles Arrien

"The men who have had the most to give their fellow men are those who have enriched their hearts and minds in solitude."
-- Joel Hillebrand

"Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness."
-- Eckhart Tolle

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"Spirituality is the sacred center out of which all life comes, including Mondays and Tuesdays and rainy Saturday afternoons in all their mundane and glorious detail. ... The spiritual journey is the soul's life commingling with ordinary life."
-- Christina Baldwin

"Your daily life is your temple and your religion"
-- Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet)

"Dive deeply into the miracle of life and let the tips of your wings be burnt by the flame, let your feet be lacerated by the thorns, let your heart be stirred by human emotion, and let your soul be lifted beyond the earth."
-- Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Call of the Dervish

"Your goal is to find out WHO YOU ARE."
-- A Course in Miracles

"What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself."
-- Abraham H. Maslow

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
-- Anaĩs Nin

On old age: "The afternoon of a human life must have a significance of its own, and cannot be merely a pitiful appendage to life’s morning."
-- Carl Jung

"The diffrense from a person and an angel is easy. Most of an angel is in the inside and most of a person is on the outside."
-- Anna (Mister God this is Anna)

"Truth is the highest virtue, but higher still is truthful living."
-- Guru Nanak

"The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself."
-- Anais Nin

"Learning to be aware of feelings, how they arise and how to use them creatively so they guide us to happiness, is an essential lifetime skill."
-- Joan Borysenko

"Be content to progress in slow steps until you have legs to run and wings with which to fly."
-- Padre Pio

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"Surrender is surrender to this moment, not to a story through which you interpret this moment and then try to resign yourself to it"
-- Eckhart Tolle

"Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand and becoming comfortable with not knowing."
-- Eckhart Tolle

"Surrender becomes so much easier when you realize the fleeting nature of all experiences and that the world cannot give you anything of lasting value. You then continue to meet people, to be involved in experience and activities, but without the wants and fears of the egoic self. That is to say, you no longer demand that a situation, person, place, or event should satisfy you or make you happy. Its passing and imperfect nature is allowed to be."
-- Eckhart Tolle

"We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far."
-- Swami Vivekananda

"There are three kinds of violence: one, through our deeds; two, through our words; and three, through our thoughts. ... The root of all violence is in the world of thoughts, and that is why training the mind is so important."
-- Eknath Easwaran

"The ancestor of every destructive action, every destructive decision, is a negative thought."
-- Eknath Easwaran

"Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind, or permit others to set up for you."
-- Og Mandino

"What you believe yourself to be, you are."
-- Claude M. Bristol

"The human condition: lost in thought."
-- Eckhart Tolle

"Most people spend their entire life imprisoned within the confines of their own thoughts. They never go beyond the a narrow, mind-made, personalized sense of self that is conditioned by the past"
-- Eckhart Tolle

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"Time is not a line, but a series of now points."
-- Taisen Deshimaru

"The great Western disease is, ‘I'll be happy when… when I get the money, when I get a BMW, when I get this job.’ Well, the reality is, you never get to when. The only way to find happiness is to understand that happiness is not out there. It's in here. And happiness is not next week. It's now."
-- Marshall Goldsmith

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