Begin by Changing

Jane Roberts quotes

“The private experience that you perceive forms your world, period. But which world do you inhabit? For if you altered your private sensations of reality, then that world, seemingly the only one, would also change.”

“The interior drama, therefore, is always the important one. The “story of your life” is written by you. You are the author. There is no reason, therefore, for you to view the drama and feel trapped by it. The power to change your own condition is your own.”

“The imagination, backed by great expectations, can bring about almost any reality.”

“As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment. Whatever your conscious mind assumes and believes to be true, your subconscious mind will accept and bring to pass. Whatever you habitually think sinks into the subconscious. The subconscious is the seat of the emotions and is a creative mind. Once subconscious accepts an idea, it begins to execute it. Whatever you feel is true, your subconscious will accept and bring forth into experience.”

“It goes without saying that some people become ill rather than change their activities and their environments. They may also become ill, of course, to force themselves to make such changes.”

“Suffering is not good for the soul, unless it teaches you how to stop suffering.”

“To change the world for the better, you must begin by changing your own life. There is no other way.”

All quotes by Jane Roberts

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More Important Than

Nizar Qabbani

Light is more important than the lantern,
The poem more important than the notebook,
And the kiss more important than the lips.
My letters to you
Are greater and more important than both of us.
They are the only documents
Where people will discover
Your beauty
And my madness.

Poem by Nizar Qabbani

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Harnessing Your Energy

Alignment of Energy

“Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.” – J. K. Rowling

“True freedom is where an individual’s thoughts and actions are in alignment with that which is true, correct, and of honor — no matter the personal price.” – Bryant H. McGill

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.” – Martha Graham

“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life.” – Mary Manin Morrissey

“Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.” – Brian Tracy

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” – Aristotle

“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” – Albert Einstein

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The Kind of Person

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“Not what we have, but what we use, not what we see, but what we choose. These are the things that mar or bless the sum of human happiness.”

“To be happy is easy enough if we give ourselves, forgive others, and live with thanksgiving. No self centered person, no ungrateful soul can ever be happy, much less make anyone else happy. Life is giving, not getting.”

“Be the kind of person you would like to be with. Some people come into our lives, make footprints on our hearts and we are never the same. People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”

“So many of us know what we are against, but not what we are for — what we disbelieve, not what we believe. A negative life easily becomes neutral and futile.”

“The real question, after all, is not the quantity of life, but its quality, its depth, its purity, its fortitude, its fineness of spirit and gesture of soul.”

“Love is lost in immensities; it comes in simple, gentle ways.”

All quotes by Joseph Fort Newton

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Just for Being

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“You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success – none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.”

“The universe is an example of love. Like a tree. Like the ocean. Like my body. Like my wheelchair. I see the love.”

“The most important aspect of love is not in giving or the receiving: it’s in the being. When I need love from others, or need to give love to others, I’m caught in an unstable situation. Being in love, rather than giving or taking love, is the only thing that provides stability. Being in love means seeing the Beloved all around me.”

“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.”

“I sit with people who are dying. I’m one of those unusual types that enjoys being with someone when they’re dying because I know I am going to be in the presence of Truth.”

“We’re fascinated by the words, but where we meet is in the silence behind them.”

All quotes by Ram Dass

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Who You Truly Are

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“If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.”

“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”

“We cannot change anything unless we accept it.”

“What you resist, persists.”

“The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.”

“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

“There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”

“Space flights are merely an escape, a fleeing away from oneself, because it is easier to go to Mars or to the moon than it is to penetrate one’s own being.”

All quotes by C.G. Jung

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A Very Simple Secret

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“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.”

“It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.”

“When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.”

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

“No single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born. It would be a bit too easy if we could go about borrowing ready-made souls.”

“Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.”

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

All quotes by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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