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Words of Wisdom



Compiled by Peter Shepherd

“If you can help one soul to find some serenity and to realise that he/she is not neglected, but surrounded by arms of infinite love, that is a great work. It is more important than anything else.” —Silver Birch

“We all have both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That determines who we really are.” —Sirius Black

“The ultimate truth is wordless. The silence within the silence.” —Pirke Avot

“I am not interested in what you say your religion is... I am only interested in what compassion you reveal to those in pain, how well you listen, what truth you live by, what gentleness you show, what love you convey and above all, what service you render. These are the qualities of an evolved soul and the only things that truly matter.”White Feather

“Worship does not consist in prayers and in external devotion, but in a life of kindness.” —Emanuel Swedenborg

“If you succeed in enabling one soul in darkness to find the light, one troubled, wearied individual to gain strength, if you comfort one mourner, if you heal one sick person, if you prevent exploitation of and cruelty even to one animal, then indeed your earthly life has been well worth living.” —Silver Birch

“Love, gentleness, courtesy, never wearying in well-doing, always being ready to give help when help is called for; by these things the heart chakra opens, and the light streams forth from the heart.” —White Eagle

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“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres... And now these three remain: faith hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” —Bible (I Corinthians 13:4-7, 13)

“Nothing glows brighter than the heart awakened to the light of love that lives within it.” —Guy Finley

“When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you’re the one smiling and everyone around you is crying.” —Unknown

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“Just beyond the thinking mind is an unending field of love and quiet beauty. One can lie down there, and live in eternity. This field cannot be seen by the mind, it cannot be known by the mind; it can only be felt and found with the heart.”Robert Rabbin

“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” —Louis L’Amour

“Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.” —Confucius

“Only through love can we obtain communion with God.” —Albert Schweitzer

“The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.” —Native American proverb

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“Help me never to judge another until I have walked a mile in his moccasins.” —Indian prayer

“In the place of stillness, rises potential. From the place of potential, emerges possibility. Where there is possibility, there is choice. And where there is choice, there is freedom!” —Gabrielle Goddard

“All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.” —Dalai Lama

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” —Buddha

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“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” —Elizabeth Bibesco

“This above all; to your own self be true.” —William Shakespeare

Meaning of Namaste: “I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you, which is of love, of truth, of light and of peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are one.”

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“To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.” —Alan Cohen

“Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use.” —Sai Baba

“The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, personal and family history, belief systems, and often political, nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.” —Eckhart Tolle

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“God is the mind that imagines physical reality. We are each like a cell in that mind.” —Peter Shepherd

“It’s never too late to change the programming imprinted in childhood, carried in our genes or derived from previous lives; the solution is mindfulness in the present moment.” —Peter Shepherd

“Talk to yourself in two languages - what do I need and what do I love - in order to balance the body and the soul.” —Peter Shepherd

“Survival is for the human animal; fear the motivation. For the spiritual being survival is irrelevant. Curiosity, compassion and creativity are the name of the game; unconditional love the motivation.” —Peter Shepherd

“Yes, love can be association with with greed, lust and taking - but that's when fear-based ego gets in on the act. True love is a spiritual quality. It's the result of communication, understanding and empathy, resulting in understanding. It manifests as kindness, gentleness, compassion, caring. The things that make life worthwhile.” —Peter Shepherd

“Love is the antidote to fear, just as the way that light illuminates and vanishes a shadow. Inject love and fear disappears... then we are naturally guided by our own inner truth, in place of the old and shady motivations that were governed by fear.” —Peter Shepherd

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” —Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi

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“The most common form of despair is not being who you are.” —Søren Kierkegaard

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” —Lewis B. Smedes

“Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” —Mahatma Gandhi

“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There is no greater investment.” —Stephen Covey

“God experiences Life through each of us, and we experience Life thanks to God.” —Peter Shepherd

“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, but to live gratitude is to touch heaven.” —Johannes A. Gaertner

“Just listen to the still voice within. This is the mind to trust. This is god consciousness speaking, not the ego that is seeking recognition.” —Angela Walker

“The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change.” —Will Garcia

“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.” —Decouvertes

“Choose being kind over being right, and you’ll be right every time.” —Richard Carlson

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“Insight occurs when, and to the degree that, one knows oneself.” —Andrew Schneider

“Each today, well-lived, makes yesterday a dream of happiness and each tomorrow a vision of hope. Look, therefore, to this one day, for it and it alone is life.” —Sanskrit poem

“Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment.” —Tao Te Ching

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” —Buddha

“Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask, but when we are challenged to be what we can be.” —Morris Adler

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“What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.” —Abraham H. Maslow

“The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.” —Dalai Lama

“How do we nurture the soul? By revering our own life. By learning to love it all, not only the joys and the victories, but also the pain and the struggles.” —Nathaniel Branden

“When there is love in your heart, everything outside of you also becomes lovable.” —Veeresh

“You are free to believe what you choose and what you do attests to what you believe.” —A Course in Miracles

“When we focus on clarifying what is being observed, felt, and needed rather than on diagnosing and judging, we discover the depth of our own compassion.” —Marshall B. Rosenberg

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“Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.” —Hans Margolius

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” —Anatole France

“Every human has four endowments - self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the power to discern, to choose, to respond, to change.” —Stephen R. Covey

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“If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.” —Rene Descartes

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” —1 Corinthians 13:4-7

“It is love alone that leads to right action. What brings order in the world is to love and let love do what it will.” —Krishnamurti

“It is only by grounding our awareness in the living sensation of our bodies that the ‘I Am,’ our real presence, can awaken.” —G.I. Gurdjieff

“Love gives us in a moment what we can hardly attain by effort after years of toil.” —Goethe

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“This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, and falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.” —Peace Pilgrim

“Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.” —Martin Buxbaum

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” —John Muir

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“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them, that only creates sorrow. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” —Lao-tzu

“The more conscious you become, the more aware you become of how unconscious you’ve been.” —Patricia Sun

“The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.” —C.C. Scott

“The more you recognize the immense good within you, the more you magnetize immense good around you.” —Alan Cohen

“There is no difficulty that enough LOVE will not conquer, no disease that enough LOVE will not heal, no door that enough LOVE will not open, no gulf that enough LOVE will not bridge, no wall that enough LOVE will not throw down, no sin that enough LOVE will not redeem...” —Emmet Fox

“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.” —Rabindranath Tagor

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“Love all God’s creations, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf, every ray of light. Love the animals, love the plants, love each separate thing. If you love each thing, you will perceive the mystery of God in All.” —Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here. The spiritual journey is the relinquishment, or unlearning, of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts.” —Marianne Williamson

“Meditation takes place when you bring all your awareness to this moment.” —Brandon Bays

“The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.” —Meister Eckhart

“Every positive change - every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness - involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception.” —Dan Millman

“The world we are experiencing today is the result of our collective consciousness, and if we want a new world, each of us must start taking responsibility for helping create it.” —Rosemary Fillmore Rhea

“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

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“Our inner guidance comes to us through our feelings and body wisdom first - not through intellectual understanding. The intellect works best in service to our intuition, our inner guidance, soul, God or higher power - whichever term we choose for the spiritual energy that animates life.” —Christiane Northrup

“If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning.... The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living.” —Marion Woodman

“If you open your heart, love opens your mind.” —Charles John Quarto

“Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.” —Barbara De Angelis

“When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other.” —Margaret Wheatley

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“Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise then you will discover the fullness of your life.” —David Steindl-Rast

“Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.” —John Lennon

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” —Mother Teresa

“Any situation that you find yourself in, is an outward reflection of your inner state of beingness.” —El Morya

“There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.” —Emmanuel

“Do not do tomorrow what you can do today.
If you feel the need to forgive, forgive today.
If you feel the need to risk, risk today.
If you feel the need to apologise, apologise today.
If you feel the need to love someone, love them today.
If you feel the need to create something, create something today.
If you do this there will be no conflict within, you will grow in Spirit
because you will be your true authentic Self - living at full potential.
Live for today, not for tomorrow.”
—Wallace Huey

“Love is the key. If we start to express the spring of love within that is our true essence, our Truth, our spark of Divinity... and allow it to flow more... then all is revealed. Love becomes our guide in life, our connection with All, and our path back to Source.” —Peter Shepherd

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“The most profound choice in life is to either accept things as they exist or to accept the responsibility for changing them.” —from The Universal Traveler by Don Koberg and Jim Bagnall

“Life simply is. It follows its course. Give yourself to the moment. Let life reveal itself to you.” —Jerry Brown

“Love is how it feels to recognize our essential unity. Awakening to oneness is the experience of Big Love. Knowing you are one with all, you find yourself in love with all.” —Timothy Freke

“We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them.” —Charles C. West

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” —Meister Eckhardt

“If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” —Rabbi Harold Kushner

“The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.” —James Allen

“Your perception is your reality.” —Matthias Dunlop

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“In our desire to impose form on the world and our lives we have lost the capacity to see the form that is already there; and in that lies not liberation but alienation, the cutting off from things as they really are.” —Colin Gunton

“Light that is One though the lamps be many.” —Robin Williamson

“I am grateful for life
And all that I love
I am grateful for the Earth
And the Sun up above
I am grateful for my spirit
And my inner being
For the One that I express
And the joy of this feeling”
—Owen Waters

“You think of yourselves as humans searching for a spiritual awakening, when in fact you are spiritual beings attempting to cope with a human awakening. Seeing yourselves from the perspective of the spirit within will help you to remember why you came here and what you came here to do.” —The Group

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” —Teilhard de Chardin

“I close my eyes in order to see.” —Paul Gauguin

“You are as old as God and as young as the morning.” –Hilda Charlton

“There is one river of Truth which receives tributaries from every side.” –Clement of Alexandria

“The search for wisdom is a great challenge; to act on wisdom is an even greater challenge.” –Siddhaswarupananda

“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

Interpretation of the Lord's Prayer by Peter Shepherd:

My source in the spiritual realm,
I celebrate your presence with me here.
Let me be guided by unconditional Love
and be of service for the highest good.
Thank you for the abundance I receive,
and please forgive my mistakes,
as I forgive those who cause me difficulties.
Help me to fulfill my purpose, uphold my values,
and be understanding and compassionate.
With all my love.

Prayer of St Francis:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace...

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

“We start, then, with nothing, pure zero. But this is not the nothing of negation. For ‘not’ means ‘other than,’ and other is merely a synonym of the ordinal numeral second. As such it implies a first; while the present pure zero is prior to every first. The nothing of negation is the nothing of death, which comes second to, or after, everything. But this pure zero is the nothing of not having been born. There is no individual thing, no compulsion, outward nor inward, no law. It is the germinal nothing, in which the whole universe is involved or foreshadowed. As such, it is absolutely undefined and unlimited possibility —boundless possibility. There is no compulsion and no law. It is boundless freedom.” —Charles S. Peirce

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“Love is unconditional acceptance. It is love of parents for child; also the non-possessive love of partners; also the caring love between all people that enables forgiveness. It’s above energy, though it may be expressed energetically. It’s our essential nature: Spirit itself, the quality we share with God. And it is the binding force of the Universe, inherent in all that is.” —Peter Shepherd

“Of the Good in you I can speak, but not of the Evil. For what is Good, tortured by its own hunger and thirst? When Good is hungry, it seeks food, even in dark caves, and when it thirsts, it drinks even of dead waters.” —Kahlil Gibran

“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” —Alexander Pope

“Love... if you don’t have it, no matter what else you may have, it’s not enough.” —Ann Lander

“A person does not have to be behind bars to be a prisoner. People can be prisoners of their own concepts and ideas. They can be slaves to their own selves.” —Maharaji

“The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.” —Elisabeth Kubler Ross

“All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.” —Johann von Goethe

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“When we feel passion for something, it is because we are remembering what it was that we came here to do. The more passion we feel, the more in alignment with Source we are, allowing this energy to pour through us with no hesitation. This is the way it was meant to be.” —Karen Bishop

“We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic.” —E. Merrill Root

“What is not brought to consciousness, comes to us as fate.” —C. G. Jung

“Go out looking for one thing, and that’s all you’ll ever find.” —Robert Flaherty

“Bring everything up to the surface. Accept your humanity, your animality. Whatsoever is there, accept it without any condemnation. Acceptance is transformation, because through acceptance awareness becomes possible.” —Osho

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“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.” —Buddha

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.” —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“To be alive, to be able to see, to walk... it’s all a miracle.” —Arthur Rubinstein

“True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess.” —Louis Nizer

“Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.” —Margaret Laurence

“I died from a mineral and plant became,
Died from the plant, took a sentient frame;
Died from the beast, donned a human dress -
When by my dying did I ever grow less...”
—Jalaluddin Rumi

“A holy person is someone who is whole; who has, as it were, reconciled his opposites.” —Alan Watts

“Only that day dawns to which we are awake.” —Henry David Thoreau

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” –Philip K. Dick

“At times of writing I never think what I have said before. My aim is not to be consistent with my previous statements on a given question, but to be consistent with truth as it may present itself to me at a given moment. The result has been that I have grown from truth to truth.” –Mahatma Gandhi

“Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.” –Lao Tzu

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“He who binds to himself a Joy,
Does the winged life destroy;
He who kisses the Joy as it flies,
Lives in Eternity’s sunrise.”
–William Blake

“The door you open to give love is the very one through which love arrives.” —Alan Cohen

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” —Melody Beattie

“Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice.” —Jon Kabat Zinn

“Wise and strong is he who leaves his heart open and searches without fear.” —The Monna

“There are only four great questions in life: What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for? What is worth dying for? The answer to all of them is the same: Only Love.” —Johnny Depp, as Don Juan de Marco

“Those of us who have transcended mythical belief systems know without any doubt that there is no God up in the sky. But when we awaken to what I call the evolutionary impulse - the mysterious passion to evolve, to become, to develop on every level--we rediscover who God is.” —Andrew Cohen

“We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.” —Anais Nin

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” —Dalai Lama

“Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.” —Hans Margolius

“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here. The spiritual journey is the relinquishment, or unlearning, of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts.” —Marianne Williamson

“So many assume the truth is either black or white... It’s all evolution or it’s totally creation, for example. Reality creates consciousness; consciousness creates reality. Actually truth is inclusive, neither black nor white, nor a shade of grey. Indeed, truth is a multicolored spectrum, a beautiful hologram!” —Peter Shepherd

“The truth in you remains as radiant as a star, as pure as light, as innocent as love itself.” —James Lane Allen

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“Choose again.
Pretend that you are enlightened.
Pretend that you are loved by God.
Pretend that you are perfect just the way you are.
Take a deep breath now and PRETEND WHAT IS TRUE.
Then everything will make sense.

“When you pretend something that is true, then you immediately become that Truth.

“First the energy of God descends upon the Earth, then it pretends whatever it wants to be, then it ascends back to its source. You are God pretending to be whatever you are right now. Do you understand what this means? You have allowed yourself to descend, but by pretending to be less than what you are, you have not ascended back to God.”
—Thomas (Indigo Child)

“Love is much more fundamental than any kind of thinking or believing. It is the root and basis of who you are, at the most fundamental level. This means that anything other than love as an expression of your being is artificial and unnatural and is a result of not knowing who you are.” —Bill Harris

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“Too Slow for those who Wait,
Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
Too Short for those who Rejoice,
But for those who Love
Time is not.”
—Henry Van Dyke

“We are more than what we do... much more than what we accomplish... far more than what we possess.” —William Arthur Ward

“Your thoughts are like the seeds you plant in your garden. Your beliefs are like the soil in which you plant these seeds.” —Louise Hay

“In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true, either is true or becomes true.” —John Lilly

“Don’t believe everything you think.”

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“Some things have to be believed to be seen.” —Ralph Hodgson, on ESP

“Don’t think you are, know you are!” —Morpheus, in the film Matrix

“Perhaps the only limits to the human mind are those we believe in.” —Willis Harman

“We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.” —The Talmud

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” —Meister Eckhart

“There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.” —Alfred Korzybski

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“What is needed is not the will to believe but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.” —Bertrand Russell

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched... but are felt in the heart.” —Helen Keller

“Asking the proper questions is the central action of transformation. Questions are the key that causes the secret doors of the psyche to swing open.” —Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“There’s no beauty that you could perceive or create if it were not already within you...” —Peter Shepherd

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” —John Lubbock

“Why is it that if someone tells you that there are 1 billion stars in the universe you will believe them but if they tell you a wall has wet paint you will have to touch it to be sure?”

“Evil (ignorance) is like a shadow—it has no real substance of its own, it is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it, stamp on it, by railing against it, or any other form of emotional or physical resistance. In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it.”
—Shakti Gawain

The Four Agreements —Don Miguel Ruiz

1. Be Impeccable With Your Word
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

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3. Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

“If there is light in the soul,
There will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
There will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house,
There will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world.”

—Chinese Proverb

“What we think is less than what we know;
What we know is less than what we love;
What we love is so much less than what there is.
And to that precise extent we are so much less than what we are.”

—R.D. Laing (The Politics of Experience)

“When we love, we are the universe and the universe lives in us.” —O. Pirmez

“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” —Leonardo da Vinci

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“You live in illusions and the appearance of things. There is a Reality, you are that Reality. When you recognize this you will realize you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.” —Kalu Rinpoche

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.” —William Blake

“Man has no body distinct from his soul; for that called body is a portion of soul discerned by the five senses, the chief inlets of soul in this age.” —William Blake

“I sought my God and my God I could not find. I sought my soul and my soul eluded me. I sought my brother to serve him in his need, and I found all three—my God, my soul, and thee.”

“Gratitude is the heart’s memory.” —French Proverb

“My religion is simple, my religion is kindness.” —Dalai Llama

“Faith is like a toothbrush. Every person should have one and use it regularly, but he shouldn’t try to use someone else’s.” —J. G. Stipe

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried.” —G.K.Chesterton

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dwell in the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” —Buddha

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” —The Dalai Lama

“We must never cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.” —T.S. Eliot

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“To be identified with your mind is to be trapped in time: the compulsion to live almost exclusively through memory and anticipation. This creates an endless preoccupation with past and future and an unwillingness to honor and acknowledge the present moment and allow it to be. The compulsion arises because the past gives you an identity and the future holds the promise of salvation, of fulfillment in whatever form. Both are illusions.” —Eckhart Tolle

“Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible, it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.” —Barbara DeAngelis

Dalai Lama “My religion is simple, my religion is kindness.” —Dalai Llama

“As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery… we have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness.” —Dalai Lama

“God will become visible as God’s image is reborn in you.” —St. Bernard of Clairveux

“The Spirit is neither good nor bad, it runs where the wild heart leads”

“Wisdom begins in wonder.” —Socrates

“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” —Johannes A. Gaertner

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy is when men are afraid of the light.” —Plato

“The best way to know God is to love many things.” —Vincent Van Gogh

“Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.” —Carl Schurz

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” —Henry Van Dyke

“The highest form of spiritual work is the realization of the essence of man.... You never learn the answer; you can only become the answer.” —Richard Rose

Awakening of the Human Being

Rose Henry interviews Peter Shepherd about the book, Transforming the Mind

Life is all about the decisions we make, good or bad. We can't go wrong with love as our guide, however sometimes we'll forget or be distracted or veer from that path and make inappropriate decisions. But all is not lost, it never is. These are the times we can learn from - and then return to our true selves, our true nature. Read more...

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