Spiritual Quotes

A selection of Quotations read by Will Senior

Spiritual and Psychotherapy Quotations

I yearn for understanding, and yet I fear, I am further from the answers, than ever before ~ Abigail Baker

Satsang is here to wash off the minds face and to reveal the face of God ~ Mooji

If it is conditional, it is not love ~ Sadhguru

To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections ~ Sandra Bierig

If loving you is wrong then lock me up ~ Will Senior

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply ~ Stephen R. Covey

If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying? ~ Shantideva

What I am trying to find is what I already am ~ Will Senior

Truth is scary. Truth has bad breath at times ~ Ram Dass

You’ve got to take the ego out of it ~ Will Senior

Teaching a child not to step on a caterpiller is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar ~ Bradley Millar

Do not fight, judge or condemn. Just lay silent and still when the thought and emotion clouds pass your way ~ Will Senior

You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes every day – unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour ~ Zen proverb

We are nature. Lets be around what we are. That is natural ~ Will Senior

If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth… This is the real message of love ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

We are so influenced by others spiritual paths. As if they hold the key to the secret of being. Just be quiet and watch yourself ~ Will Senior

What are transferred to the analyst are primarily those urges of the self that have been denied experience ~ Lomas

I know you want the answers but life is a mystery to be lived ~ Will Senior

When you bring the light into your dark house, that is when you see the cobwebs and spiders ~ Osho

To know anything you have to beguin with yourself. Throw away the books and the noise and look inside ~ Will Senior

Pleasure is always something apposed to pain it is never separate from pain ~ Osho

In our relationships, how much can we allow them to become new, and how much do we cling to what they used to be yesterday? ~ Ram Dass

Lost in thought, found in silence ~ Will Senior

Allowing opposite sides of our nature, like passion and fear, to coexist makes us more fully present ~ Will Senior

It’s never too late to change the programming imprinted in childhood, the solution is mindfulness in the present moment ~ Peter Shepherd

Only the moment you reject all help are you freed ~ Buddha

We all hurt and have our issues. Don’t hate people that hurt, otherwise you are hating the hurt in you ~ Will Senior

Positive self affirmations work when you have a solid base and enough of a self to affirm ~ Will Senior

Praying to a god that I don’t believe in ~ The Script

Sometimes the strongest people in the morning are the people that have cried all night ~ Unknown

Thoughts without a thinker ~ Mark Epstein

If you rush into relationships you’re more likely to rush out of them ~ Will Senior

Pull out your weeds and give nourishment to your other plants ~ Will Senior

Who tells a finer tale than any of us? Silence does ~ Isak Dinesen

It may take a long time to decide to change, but change happens in a heartbeat ~ Andy Andrews

Reaction doesn’t have much space in it ~ Lavinia

Un-met needs for love and safety leave us feeling vulnerable and shape our lives ~ Will Senior

You can’t think yourself out of suffering. Thinking creates a circle of stickiness where we dwell on whats troubling us ~ Will Senior

There are some things we can’t choose, but in being present we can choose how we want to relate to them ~ Tara Brach

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways ~ Stephen Vincent Benet

We must sail, and not drift into a deep abyss of self loathing ~ Will Senior

There is a fire inside. Sit down beside it. Watch the flames, the ancient, flickering dance of yourself ~ John MacEnulty

The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand ~ Irene C. Kassorla

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity ~ Einstein

The task of childhood is to separate; the task of adulthood is to connect ~ James W. Jones

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds ~ Patanjali

When you see what you’re here for, the world begins to mirror your purpose in a magical way ~ Betty Sue Flowers

It matters not whether your ship sails East or sails West, what matters is that you captain it ~ Will Senior

To ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation ~ Dan Millman

When we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey ~ Wendell Berry

It seemed no longer important whether everyone loved me or not, more important now was for me to love them ~ B Sills

It’s never too late to change the programming imprinted in childhood, the solution is mindfulness in the present moment ~ Peter Shepherd

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

The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life ~ Dalai Lama

You never learn the answer; you can only become the answer ~ Richard Rose

Many people say the world is screwed up, but the world is fine. Our interpretation of each other is screwed up. The world is the world ~ Will Senior

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

What is not brought to consciousness, comes to us as fate ~ C. G. Jung

You are as old as God and as young as the morning ~ Hilda Charlton

When we feel stuck, going nowhere – even starting to slip backward – we may actually be backing up to get a running start ~ Dan Millman

Tonight the moon is shining out from me up into the sky, and being reflected back into my soul ~ Will Senior

It’s easy to be brave from a safe distance ~ Aesop

Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are ~ Ancient Chinese Proverb

Nothing lowers the level of conversation more than raising the voice ~ Stanley Horowitz

Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality ~ Les Brown

People change and forget to tell each other ~ Lillian Hellman

There is harmony in the tension of opposite ~ Heraclitus

The sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains ~ Jim Morrison

Don’t be so humble; you’re not that great ~ Golda Meir

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures ~ Henry Ward Beecher

I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been ~ Wayne Gretzky

When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

Inside each of us are places where we have never gone ~ Will Senior

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change ~ Darwin

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely ~ Carl Jung

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 ~ Jung

If patients could see what I think about them. If they could really see inside my head, they’d head for the hills, believe me ~ In Treatment

In the end I left everything and everyone, but no-one has ever left me ~ A guide to recognising your saints

As we have borne the image of the earthy, let us also bear the image of the heavenly ~ St. Maximos the Confessor

Only the moment you reject all help are you freed ~ Buddhist quote

Faith is nourishment, Virtuous deeds are a shelter, Wisdom is the light by day and Right mindfulness is the protection by night ~ The way

You do it to yourself, you do ~ Radiohead

Some people like my advice so much, they frame it upon the wall instead of using it ~ Gordon R. Dickson

It’s no longer a question of staying healthy. It’s a question of finding a sickness you like ~ Jackie Mason

Evil does seek to maintain power by suppressing the truth ~ Spock

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help ~ Miss Manners

Mind matters to the mind as it’s job is to think. Love matters to love as it’s job is to love ~ Will Senior

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth ~ Thoreau

Fear is only excitement without the breath ~ Fritz Perls

If you want to know your future, look at what you are doing this moment ~ Tibetan saying

We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor ~ Oliver Holmes, Jr.

Learning to let go begins with understanding why you’ve been hanging on ~ Terri Trespicio

Fairy Tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten ~ G Chesterton

Few is the number of those who think with their own mind and feel with their own heart ~ Albert Einstein

Words of comfort, skillfully administered, are the oldest therapy known to man ~ Louis Nizer

Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is ~ Erich Fromm

The hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world ~ William Ross Wallace

All your life you pretend to be someone else, and it turns out that you were someone else pretending to be you ~ Robert Braul

When you were small I covered you with blankets against the cold but now that you are tall, I fold my hands & cover you with prayer ~ Cooper

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness ~ Honore de Balzac

learn to surf the wave’s of life and be confident in your own ability to adapt. When one door closes, another opens ~ Will Senior

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches but to reveal to them their own ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Life ain’t easy when you’re a ghetto child ~ Spinners

Our bodies are apt to be our autobiographies ~ Frank Burgess

A trembling in the bones may carry a more convincing testimony than the dry documented deductions of the brain ~ Llewelyn Powers

Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners ~ Shakespeare

Pain in the body may call attention to an unhealthy state of things inside ~ Will Senior

There is but one temple in the universe, and that is the body of man ~ Novalis

The only sin is to be unaware, as if you are aware you will not do wrong ~ Will Senior

You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars, guides you too ~ Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it ~ Aristotle

Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you ~ R. Kiyosaki 

Although your destination may be unclear, this moment is all you have, so be conscious now, and the destination will appear ~ Will Senior

Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still ~ Chinese Proverb

Perhaps then, some day far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself ~ Hecato

Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day ~ A. A. Milne

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

To seek distant rather than immediate results, are among the most painful exertions of the human will ~ Nassau William Senior

The drop excavates the stone, not with force but by falling often ~ Publius Ovidius Naso

Happiness is as a butterfly which when pursued is always beyond our grasp but if you will sit down quietly may alight upon you ~ N Hawthorne

Heed the still small voice that so seldom leads us wrong, and never into folly ~ Marquise du Deffand

Many who had been ahead of their time, had to wait for her in very uncomfortable quarters ~ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

We shut our eyes, and like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it ~ Seneca

Don’t think of retiring from the world, until the world will be sorry that you retire ~ Samuel Johnson

After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box ~ Italian Proverb

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight ~ Benjamin Franklin

A small drop of ink, Falling like dew upon a thought ~ Sir Aubrey De Vere

Impromptu thoughts are mental wild-flowers ~ Mme. du Deffand

Fractures well cured make us more strong ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm ~ Charles Colton

Exercise assists digestion in the body and the opposite can be said of the mind ~ Will Senior

Sometimes happiness comes, sometimes sadness, anger, jealousy — you need not make them your problems ~ Osho

Anger will come and go and the watcher abides. Sadness comes and passes by and the witness remains ~ Osho

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand break on ~ Maxwell Maltz

If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path ~ Buddha

Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes ~ Mary Martin

Oh my god, my fellow man, watch how joy becomes sadness, how sadness becomes joy. Just watch ~ Will Senior

Don’t nourish grievances and they will die of starvation, just watch them pass without judging ~ Will Senior

The ego is like too many dark clouds around the sun — the sun gets lost ~ Osho

Seeking you go astray seeking you go in dreams seeking you go somewhere else and truth is here. Seeking, you go then; and truth is NOW ~ Osho

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more ~ Mother Teresa

Flowers dancing in the wind and trees enjoying the wind and the stars, always in a state of bliss ~ Osho

The same energy not allowed to move becomes stagnant, stale, creates sadness ~ Osho

Realise the father and mother in yourself, they are always there for you ~ Will Senior

Keep the innocence…the nobodiness… the vulnerability…the sensitivity… let these be the taste and the flavour of your inner sky ~ S Rajneesh

Art for art’s sake, and creation for creation’s sake, and love for love’s sake ~ Osho

Only a warrior…a being of light… knows how to surrender ~ Swami Rajneesh

Be in love but retain your freedom ~ Will Senior

In love the other is important; in lust you are important ~ Osho

Desires are many, needs are few. Needs can be fulfilled; desires, never. A desire is a need gone crazy. It is impossible to fulfill it ~Osho

Go everywhere, walk everywhere, seek and seek, but your home is inside.. look there ~ Will Senior

Reality can be experienced only with the eye of understanding, not just by a scholar ~ Adi Shankaracharya

As a little girl ‘I was the same’. …… in the hall of eternity ‘I shall be the same’ ~ Sri Ananandamayi Ma

You don’t throw off your burdens even when you go to bed; you are busy with illusions ~ Yakusan

A therapist’s job is not to make you “better”. A therapist’s job is to help you realise you always were OK ~ Dapper Dan

learn to listen and trust your inner voice ~ Swami Rajneesh

Let a thousand wrangling desires become one Love ~ Rumi

Be very cautious about your object of love because that is going to decide your destiny ~ Osho

The ego translates what we hear and gives it back to us in a new way ~ Will Senior

The egos lullaby is not a sweet harmony ~ Will Senior

A small room is enough; a small quantity of food is enough; a few clothes are enough; one lover, a very ordinary man ~ Osho

Stop talking and thinking, And there is nothing You will not be able to know ~ Sosan

A sagacious student does not depend on his teacher’s words, but uses his own experience to find the truth ~ Zen

There is no external enemy who harms like this internal bandit ~ Tenzin Norbu

The True Person is detached and humble and to the world appears confusing ~ Lao Tzu

Every child is born with tremendous love for himself which slowly erodes like a rock by the shore ~ Will Senior

There are people who want to become rich; they become rich. If you persist you can fulfill any kind of stupidity ~ Osho

Develop the strength of a man, but live as gently as a woman ~ Lao Tzu

Obsession can reduce you into a slave, don’t judge it, just watch it with love and care, until you understand it ~ Will Senior

Why don’t we just expand ourselves into our perfect form, our perfect being? ~ Chogyam Trungpa

Bushes, briars, little wild flowers dotting a hillside, sparing my eyes from long strips of grey flat roadway ~ August Sun

Seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone ~ Dr. Seuss

Worry pretends to be necessary ~ Eckhart Tolle

Have compassion for the ego, it is part of you, don’t try to kill it, just be aware of its voice ~ Will Senior

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it ~ Eckhart Tolle

There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread ~ Mahatma Gandhi

The challenge is to find the silver lining in every event, no matter how negative ~ James Redfield

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Keep your eyes on life’s wings and watch the joy that brings ~ Will Senior

The real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don’t wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Each obsession is a knot in your being. Once it is opened, great energy is released ~ Osho

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

The philosophy that I’ve embraced isn’t about sitting under a tree and studying my navel ~ Orlando Bloom

Things are gonna be just fine, breathe in this moment and stay with it, breathe out emotional toxins ~ Will Senior

They know not what they do ~ Jesus

As you cease grasping, so you will be freed ~ Digha Nikaya

Deep down in the human spirit there is a reservoir of courage. It is always available, always waiting to be discovered ~ Pema Chodron

If things start happening, don’t worry, don’t stew, just go right along and you’ll start happening too ~ Dr. Seuss

When the fire of hatred blazes within our mind, it is the cool waters of patience that can put it out ~ Geshe Rabten

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

The future is an ever-shifting maze of possibilities until it becomes the present ~ Terry Brooks

There is no one alive who is Youer than You ~ Dr. Seuss

There is a larger frame to the painting than the one that bounds our life’s events ~ Ram Dass

You are the student, you are the real teacher and it is you, finally, who is revealed ~ Will Senior

If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life ~ James A. Michener

All slaves of the self, be set free ~ Will Senior

To love would be an awfully big adventure ~ J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan)

When theres a shadow on the things that you know, you have another chance to discover ~ Will Senior

We demand from others only what we fail to give ourselves ~ Edward Edinger

You cannot find peace by avoiding life ~ Virginia Woolf

All things will change, don’t get drenched in pity ~ Will Senior

Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace ~ Albert Schweitzer

Every-time I fall, I get up and walk more carefully ~ Will Senior

Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop ~ Usman B. Asif

God is the collective ego of the world ~ Osho

Be a rebel and let things be as they are ~ Will Senior

Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death ~ Author Unknown

Every answer will make more questions ~ Osho

Life is not a problem to be solved, it is a mystery to be lived ~ Osho

Fear is faith that it won’t work out ~ Sister Mary Tricky

Every day you either see a scar or courage. Where you dwell will define your struggle ~ Dodinsky

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it ~ Eckhart Tolle

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth ~ Thoreau

I am a traveler, You are my road. I go from You to You ~ Rumi

The fundamental defect of fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them ~ Bertrand Russell

Only one person in a million becomes enlightened without a teacher’s help ~ Bodhidharma

You have learnt so much And read a thousand books. Have you ever read your Self? ~ Baba Bulleh Shah

Before you undertake any work, you should weigh it in terms of karma – good or bad ~ Prahlad Baba

Make yourself your main devotee ~ Will Senior

Your fellow is your mirror. If your own face is clean, the image you perceive will also be flawless ~ Baal Shem Tov

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. ~Buddha

Thou shalt not let thy senses make a playground of thy mind ~ Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

What I am trying to find is what I already am ~ Will Senior

Having money is a way of being free of money ~ Albert Camus

There is always a philosophy for lack of courage ~ Albert Camus

In all of us, even in good men, there is a lawless wild-beast nature ~ Socrates

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel ~ Socrates

Man is the controller of the world, but only his world ~ Will Senior

Purification is but the cleaning of the lamp-glass which hides the Light ~ Annie Besant

True service is not paid with wages ~ Will Senior

Forgiveness is praised by the Christian and the Vaishnava, but for me, I ask, “What have I to forgive and whom?” ~ Sri Aurobindo

There is nothing small in God’s eyes; let there be nothing small in thine ~ Sri Aurobindo

The whole world yearns after freedom, yet each creature is in love with his chains ~ Sri Aurobindo

Neurosis the suffering of the soul which has not discovered its meaning ~ Jung

You don’t have to go looking for love when it’s where you come from ~ Werner Erhard

The art of love… is largely the art of persistence ~ Albert Ellis

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart ~ Kahlil Gibran

Family is forever and we are all related ~ Will Senior

The simple lack of her is more to me than others’ presence ~ Edward Thomas

To conquer the unknown you must trust ~ Yogi Bhajan

Meditation is nothing but taking a mental shower ~ Yogi Bhajan

Fantasy and anger totally destroy the human body. Tolerance is the greatest human asset ~ Yogi Bhajan

Danger is when you are split three ways: Your soul goes one way, your mind goes another way and your body goes yet another way ~ Yogi Bhajan

Self-inquiry must be done continuously. It doesn’t work if you regard it as a part-time activity ~ Annamalai Swami

Open the love window. The moon won’t use the door, only the window ~ Rumi

Love is a tree, and the lovers are its shade ~ Rumi

God cannot be explained… God can only be lived ~ Meher Baba

This world is all attachment. Yet you get worried because you are attached ~ Neem Karoli Baba

Only the people who have gone beyond the world can change the world ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj

I am so small I can barely be seen. How can this great love be inside me? ~ Rumi

No climbing mountains and sitting in caves. There is nothing to do. Just be. Do nothing ~ Nisargadatta

My religion is a religion of sharing, not of following ~ Osho

Only those who believe there is a path will ever find one ~ Richard Rose

Remain a witness to your emotions as if from a great distance an eagles eye view ~ Swami Rajneesh

People continue to build shrines, chapels, churches, and temples. You don’t have to do this just realize that you are a living shrine ~ S Rama

Do not condemn yourself. You have no right to do that. You are created by Providence and you should learn to respect its creation ~ S Rama

By your nature you are free; you have forgotten yourself in your state of slavery ~ Swami Ramtirth

You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself ~ Swami Vivekananda

Be grateful that the poor man is there, so that by making a gift to him you are able to help yourself ~ Swami Vivekananda

The world has seen thousands of prophets, and the world has yet to see millions ~ Swami Vivekananda

You wouldn’t stomp on a tender young plant, so be gentle on yourself when healing ~ Will Senior

The deeper I know about myself, the clearer I understand others ~ Sambo

If you want something in your life you’ve never had, you’ll have to do something, you’ve never done ~ JD Houston

Don’t let trouble, trouble you, until trouble troubles you ~ Joe A

You’re beautiful. Society is the ugly one ~ Mary

The happiness of one’s own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must include the happiness of others ~ Paramahansa Yogananda

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be ~ Lao Tzu

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve ~ Napoleon Hill

Till the false is seen as false, truth is not ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Realisation is to get rid of the delusion that you have not realized ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi

To worship our false selves is to worship nothing. And the worship of nothing is hell ~ Thomas Merton

It is precisely because our present life is so inseparably linked with desire that we must make use of desire’s tremendous energy ~ L Yeshe

Real devotion is an unbroken receptivity to the truth ~ Sogyal Rinpoche

Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth ~ Pema Chodron

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music ~ Aldous Huxley

If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good ~ Achaan Chah

Have a mind that is open to everything, and attached to nothing ~ Tilopa

The primordial fire of reality is going to burn through the hull of our little ego spaceship, and scatter us like stars ~ Reggie Ray

I have not encountered another temple as blissful as my own body ~Saraha

Omnipotence is not knowing how everything is done; it’s just doing it ~ Alan Watts

Knowledge is an affair of symbols and is, all too often, a hindrance to wisdom, the uncovering of the self from moment to moment ~ A Huxley

Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace ~ Dalai Lama

The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master ~ Khalil Gibran

The ego is not master in its own house ~ Sigmund Freud

Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful ~ Albert Camus

Transform your sex into love, and transform your love into prayer ~ Osho

I used to be into ‘self-help,’ until it became clear that the self I thought needed help doesn’t even exist! ~ Michael Jeffreys

In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight ~ Ram Dass

When a man is happy, happy to the core and root of beatitude, he is no longer conscious of himself or anything else ~ Meister Eckhart

The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back ~ Ram Dass

The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for ~ Mother Teresa

What has he found who has lost God? And what has he lost who has found God? ~ Ibn ‘Ata’ Allah Al-Iskandari

Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice ~ Kripalvanandji

Create the way by your walking; you will not find a ready-made path ~ Osho

Become nothing, And He’ll turn you into everything ~ Rumi

The only place the mind will ever find peace is inside the silence of the heart. That’s where you need to go ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

illusions are bound to be shattered ~ Osho

Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends ~ Aberjhani

He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness ~ Alexandre Dumas

You may return here once you have fully come to understand that you are always here ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday ~ Stephen R. Covey

Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul ~ Walt Whitman

I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life ~ Maya Angelou

The Holy Land is everywhere ~ Black Elk

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident ~ Louis de Bernières

Head for the Dark! ~ Rev. Sensei Kuzan Genki

Sensation tells us a thing is. Thinking tell us what it is this thing is. Feeling tells us what this thing is to us ~ Carl Jung

If my devils are to leave me, I am afraid my angels will take flight as well ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, “It’s a girl.” ~ Shirley Chisholm

To escape criticism – do nothing, say nothing, be nothing ~ Elbert Hubbard

It is doubtless true that religion has been the world’s psychiatrist throughout the centuries ~ Karl Menninger

My psycho-analytic work has convinced me that when in the baby’s mind the conflicts between love and hate arise ~ Melanie Klein

One morning I woke up and was plunged into psychological shock. I had forgotten I was free ~ Jack Henry Abbott

The more we have, the more we want. And for this reason, we never have it all ~ Dr Joyce Brothers

If you actively do something, it will stop making you feel like a victim and you’ll start feeling like part of the solution ~ Ted Danson

To change skins, evolve into new cycles, I feel one has to learn to discard ~ Anais Nin

Fascination with the psychic – or the psychological – can be a dangerous sidetrack on any spiritual path ~ Starhawk

One does not become fully human painlessly ~ Rollo May

It is an old and ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way ~ Rollo May

All I ever wanted, all I ever needed is here in my heart ~ Depeche Mode

Some people can never believe in themselves, until someone believes in them ~ Will Senior

That’s one of the best indoor sports, feelin’ sorry for yourself ~ The Hustler

Males do not represent two discrete populations, heterosexual and homosexual. The world is not to be divided into sheeps and goats ~ A Kinsey

Childhood in large parts of modern Britain, at any rate, has been replaced by premature adulthood, or rather adolescence ~ Anthony Daniels

When every benefit received is a right, there is no place for good manners, let alone for gratitude ~ Anthony Daniels

Applaud us when we run, console us when we fall, cheer us when we recover ~ Edmund Burke

The house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace ~ Gaston Bachelard

To go upstairs in the word house is to withdraw step by step; while to go down to the cellar is to dream ~ Gaston Bachelard

The subconscious is ceaselessly murmuring, and it is by listening to these murmurs that one hears the truth ~ Gaston Bachelard

Sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest ~ Gaston Bachelard

Often your face is your autobiography ~ Will Durant

Only that in you which is me can hear what I’m saying ~ Ram Dass

There is a wolf and an angel in all of us, let them live in divided harmony ~ Will Senior

Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it is on the side of happiness ~ Simone de Beauvoir

Your problem is you are too busy holding on to your unworthiness ~ Ram Dass

Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure ~ Jeremy Bentham

Differences of race, color, and creed are natural, when you feel that with your heart racism ceases to exist ~ Will Senior

When you are tempted to give up, your breakthrough is probably just around the corner ~ Joyce Meyer

The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character ~ Will Durant

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself ~ Chinese Proverb

If we climb high enough, we will reach a height from which tragedy ceases to look tragic ~ Irvin D. Yalom

Repression of the life force is a diagnosis that would describe most of the emotional problems that clients present in therapy ~ Thomas Moore

The healing of ourselves as healers has to take place first ~ Marion Woodman

Invite awkward emotions in and give them an appropriate place to stay ~ Will Senior

O, Ferryman of souls across the river of illusion, beware, lest thou thyself be stranded upon the wrong shore ~ Katho Upanishad

Next time when anger comes just watch it. Don’t say, I am angry. Say, Anger is there and I am watching it. And see the difference! ~ Rajneesh

It’s not too difficult to get the skeletons out of the closet with people, but to get the gold out is a different matter ~ Robert Johnson

Never put anyone out of your heart ~ Neem Karoli Baba

Laughter relaxes. And relaxation is spiritual ~ Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

The only valid cure for any kind of depression is the acceptance of real suffering ~ Helen Luke

Nothing is terrible except fear itself ~ Francis Bacon

If you are going to believe in something, believe in your heart and mind ~ Will Senior

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won ~ Mahatma Gandhi

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also ~ Jesus

Here I sit between my brother the mountain and my sister the sea. We three are one in loneliness ~ Kahlil Gibran

Love thinks no evil ~ Sivananda

I say unto you that suffering is not holding you, you are holding suffering ~ Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

The only way to know something absolutely is to experience it for yourself; anything less is theory, speculation, and belief ~ Rajneesh

Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper ~ Francis Bacon

My sun sets to rise again ~ Robert Browning

When we look at life from the top of the mountain, there is no limitation ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth ~ Ram Dass

I honor those who try to rid themselves of any lying ~ Rumi

Be yourself before you go ~ Will Senior

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

Come, fill the Cup ~ Omar Khayy

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself ~ Chinese Proverb

He has not acquired a fortune; the fortune has acquired him ~ Diogenes Laërtius

I came to think of myself, not as a dance and chaos of molecules, but as a brief and minute portion of that majestic process ~ Will Durant

I AM WHO I AM ~ Exodus

After every storm, there comes clear, open skies ~ Samuel Rutherford

We can all be qualified therapists if we just learn how to say -with absolute sincereity, I-Love-You ~ David Braun

What are transferred to the analyst are primarily those urges of the self that have been denied experience ~ Lomas

It can be easier to transplant oneself across whole worlds than to find the courage it requires to terminate therapy ~ Herman

All God’s angels come to us disguised ~ James Russell Lowell

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him you friend ~ Abraham Lincoln

By a divine paradox, wherever there is one slave there are two ~ Edwin Markham

Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself ~ Robert Ingersoll

Where does the white go when the snow melts? ~ Hugh Kieffer

In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed ~ Gandhi

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks ~ John Muir

Don’t try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough ~ Arthur Freed

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him ~ James D. Miles

Every time I’ve done something that doesn’t feel right, it’s ended up not being right ~ Mario Cuomo

Often time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key ~ The Eagles

I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better ~ Abraham Lincoln

If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of becoming a prophet ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer

Heaven is under our feet, as well as over our heads ~ Henry David Thoreau

Let’s fill our minds with thoughts of peace, light and love. These daily thoughts will create our future ~ Will Senior

How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it! ~ George Elliston

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you ~ John E. Southard

Yes see through each other, but see each other through ~ Will Senior

Beware the barrenness of a busy life ~ Socrates

I’ll tell you how the sun rose a ribbon at a time ~ Emily Dickinson

If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees ~ Kahlil Gibran

Grow your own inner garden and then eat it ~ Will Senior

Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet ~ Hedy Lamarr

Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist ~ Karen Horney

Yes you can make yourself feel better with positive affirmations, but for true healing, we need to dance with the shadows ~ Will Senior

Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself ~ Swami Sivananda

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you ~ Thomas Jefferson

Why use bitter soup for healing when sweet water is everywhere? ~ Unknown

I always thought that I was me — but no, I was you and never knew it ~ Rumi

The trick is you gotta find your swing ~ Will Senior

You can’t make anyone love you. You just have to reveal who you are and take your chances ~ Sheldon B. Kopp

My head is bursting with the joy of the unknown ~ Rumi

Lose your mind and come to your senses ~ Fritz Perls

Psychotherapy is the Western world’s gift to spirituality ~ Lisbeth Marcher

To affect the quality of the day that is the highest of arts ~ Thoreau

I’m right-handed, whereas the fellow in my mirror is left-handed ~ Robert Brault

If a fanatic is willing to give his life for a cause, he’s probably willing to give yours as well

I know what I have given you. I do not know what you have received ~ Antonio Porchia

It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how things are in themselves ~ Carl Jung

The same fence that shuts others out shuts you in ~ Bill Copeland

The pyramids will not last a moment compared with the daisy ~ D.H. Lawrence

When a dog runs at you, whistle for him ~ Henry David Thoreau

There is but an inch of difference between the cushioned chamber and the padded cell ~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The teacher will never give up on the student no matter how mixed up he or she might be ~ Pema Chodron

Often we can’t answer the question; “Is it right?”. We can however ask ;”Is it fruitful? ~ Christopher Clouder and Martin Rawson

Every exit is an entrance somewhere else ~ Tom Stoppard

Make certain, then, that the light in you is not darkness ~ Luke

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water ~ Sigmund Freud

When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools ~ William Shakespeare

When the soul is starved for nourishment, it lets us know with feelings of emptiness, anxiety, or yearning ~ Menachem Mendel Schneerson

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never ~ Rajneesh

If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent ~ Bette Davis

Despair is the price one pays for self-awareness. Look deeply into life, and you’ll always find despair ~ Irvin D. Yalom

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people ~ Carl Jung

One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful ~ Sigmund Freud

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings ~ Hodding Carter, Jr.

Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He’s going to be up all night anyway ~ Mary C. Crowley

Lost in thought, found in silence

Rule number one is, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it’s all small stuff ~ Robert Eliot

Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable ~ Theodore N. Vail

The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see ~ Churchill

Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none ~ Pliny the Younger

Love looks forward, hate looks back, anxiety has eyes all over its head ~ Mignon McLaughlin

When you suffer an attack of nerves you’re being attacked by the nervous system. What chance has a man got against a system? ~ Russell Hoban

We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic ~ Cullen Hightower

For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe ~ Unknown

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one ~ Elbert Hubbard

If things go wrong, don’t go with them ~ Roger Babson

Action is the antidote to despair ~ Joan Baez

We practice to liberate ourselves from a burden ~ Pema Chodron

Let your thoughts be homeless ~ Will Senior

Invite in what you usually avoid ~ Will Senior

You can be right or you can be happy ~ Gerald Jampolsky

Don’t corrupt the will of the young by underrating them ~ Will Senior

Happiness must ensue. It cannot be pursued ~ V Frankl

We shelter an angel within us. We must be the guardians of that angel ~ Jean Cocteau

The voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new horizons, but in seeing with new eyes ~ Marcel Proust

We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone – but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy ~ W Anderson

Insist on yourself; never imitate ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace ~ Will Senior

Power rests in tranquillity ~ Cecil

Education is the vaccine for violence ~ Edward James Olmos

A riot is the language of the unheard ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves ~ Buddha

How other’s treat you is their path, how you respond is yours ~ Will Senior

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men ~ Roald Dahl

It is by doubting that we come to investigate, and by investigating that we recognize the truth ~ Peter Abelard

A selection of Quotations by Rumi read by Will Senior

As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion ~ Antisthenes

To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs ~ Sri Aurobindo

Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child’s world and thus a world event ~ Gaston Bachelard

We’re here to awaken from the illusion of separateness ~ Ram Dass

You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note ~ Doug Floyd

When a moment knocks on the door of your life, it is often no louder than the beating of your heart ~ Boris Pasternak

There is a greater nature pressing to be born in us ~ James Redfield | M Murphy

You may spend years in analysis only to find that love is everything ~ Will Senior

Someday, someone will walk into your life and make you realize why it never worked out with anyone else ~ Unknown

Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read ~ Francis Bacon

You are educated. Your certification are your scars ~ Will Senior

Wherever you go, go with all your heart ~ Confucius

The cyclone derives its powers from a calm center. So does a person ~ Norman Vincent Peale

I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself ~ Pietro Aretino

For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins ~ Benjamin Franklin

Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, That we may record our emptiness ~ Kahlil Gibran

If you loose touch with nature, you loose touch with you ~ Will Senior

A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it ~ Frank A. Clark

The game is not about becoming somebody, it’s about becoming nobody ~  Ram Dass

The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me ~ George Bernard Shaw

Running away from fear is fear; fighting pain is pain; trying to be brave is being scared ~ Alan Watts

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us ~ Joseph Campbell

You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note  ~ Doug Floyd

You should realise you are right where you are supposed to be ~ Will Senior

What progress have I made? I am beginning to be my own friend. That is progress indeed ~ Seneca

Do not worry about your faults, for they will vanish and you will acquire new ones ~ Unknown

How other’s treat you is their path, how you respond is yours ~ Will Senior

When things are not as they seem, life is real ~ Unknown

Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be ~ Alan Watts

The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use, even spirituality ~ Chogyam Trungpa

The devils greatest weapon is convincing people he doesn’t exist ~ Unknown

Observe the space between your thoughts, then observe the observer ~ Hamilton Boudreaux

Believe in the unseen and observe the seen ~ Rinon Hoxha

Knowledge that goes unchallenged becomes hypnosis ~ Rinon Hoxha

Do you feel so deep you are moved to tears by simple grandeur of the ordinary things? ~ Karin L Burke

Touch is sacred, & the more sacred something is; the less you do it ~ Mathew Paul Miller

When we are in the midst of chaos, let go of the need to control it. Be awash in it, experience it in that moment ~ Leo Babauta

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking ~ Robert H. Schulle

We see things not as they are, but as we are ~ H. M. Tomlinson

Duality is the real root of our suffering and of all our conflicts ~ Chogyal Namkai Norbu

We should notice that we are already supported at every moment. There is the earth below our feet and there is the air ~ Natalie Goldberg

There are lots of  homeless people that do not live on the street ~ Will Senior

The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Live so that you wouldn’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip ~ Will Rogers

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

When you throw dirt, you lose ground ~ Texas Proverb

Fragments of shrapnel from a deep early wound, working their way to the surface ~ ValerieT

Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars ~ Max Ehrmann

Holding on to resentment is like letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head ~ Ann Landers

Mistakes are the portals of discovery ~ James Joyce

Forever I shall be a stranger to myself. In psychology as in logic, there are truths but no truth ~ Albert Camus

It is absolutely impossible for a subject to see or have insight into something while leaving itself out of the picture ~ Nietzsche

Like great works, deep feelings always mean more than they are conscious of saying ~ Albert Camus

Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option ~ Unknown

Tears are the silent language of grief ~ Voltaire

Nothing is miserable unless you think it is so ~ Boethius

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are ~ Confucius

Every man is his own chief enemy ~ Anacharsis

Its important to remember the more you become involved with something the more it distorts your reality ~ Organicskip

Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people ~ André Dubus

The purpose of life is a life of purpose ~ Robert Byrne

What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? ~ Pablo Picasso

Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you’re just a reflection of him? ~ Calvin and Hobbes

You can fall in love at first sight with a place as with a person ~ Alec Waugh

We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, to discover what is already there ~ Henry Miller

I can honestly say I love everybody apart from one, and I am trying to forgive them daily ~ Will Senior

No one’s head aches when he is comforting another ~ India

None will improve your lot if you yourself do not ~ Bertolt Brecht

Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise ~ Surangama Sutra

If you haven’t wept deeply, you haven’t begun to meditate ~ Ajhan Chah

Happiness does not come from having much, but from being attached to little ~ Venerable Cheng Yen

War is out of date ~ Dalai Lama

Know emptiness, Be compassionate ~ Milarepa

At the moment of waking up, before getting out of bed, get in touch with your breath ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

All happiness comes from the desire for others to be happy. All misery comes from the desire for oneself to be happy ~ Shantideva

Keep yourself straight and clear and be a happy human being today ~ Lama Yeshe

To be angry is to let others’ mistakes punish yourself ~ Master ChengYen

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace ~ M Kundera

No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick

Before you begin on the journey of revenge, dig two graves ~ Proverb

Only when the clock stops does time come to life ~ William Faulkner

Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words ~ Dr. Joyce Brothers

Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without ~ James C Dobson

There seemed to be endless obstacles… it seemed that the root cause of them all was fear ~ Joanna Field

Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you’ ~ Erich Fromm

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence ~ Erich Fromm

It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way ~ Rollo May

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom ~ Theodore Isaac Rubin

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe ~ Carl Sagan

It is healthier to see the good points of others than to analyze our own bad ones ~ Francoise Sagan

There are people who have benefited from therapy without being confronted with the past at all ~ Alice Miller

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you ~ Roger Ebert

I cry every chance I get ~ Richard Gere

Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living ~ Nicholas Negroponte

Do we make a hullabaloo among the stars, or do they make a hullabaloo down here? ~ Mason Cooley

Service the community, it will serve you well ~ Will Senior

It is possible to live in peace ☮ ~ Mahatma Gandhi

There are joys which long to be ours ~ Henry Ward Beecher

All your life you pretend to be someone else, and it turns out that you were someone else pretending to be you ~ Robert Braul

Most people can’t even think what to hope for when they throw a penny in a fountain ~ Barbara Kingsolver

Camouflage is a game we all like to play ~ Russell Lynes

Why do I storm heaven for answers that are already in my heart? ~Macrina Wieherkehr

Most people can’t even think what to hope for when they throw a penny in a fountain ~ Barbara Kingsolver

Look around for a place to sow a few seeds ~ Henry Van Dyke

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition ~ Alan Alda

In a dream you are never eighty ~ Anne Sexton

A lonely me, a lonely you ~ Richard Wilbur

The years go by in single file ~ Elinor Wyli

Even paranoids have real enemies ~ Delmore Schwartz

Now all my teachers are dead except silence ~ W. S. Merwin

Often times we call a man cold when he is only sad ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Let our scars fall in love ~ Galway Kinnell

Children know from a remarkably early age that things are being kept from them ~ Anthony Hecht

I carry a notebook with me everywhere. But that’s only the first step ~ Rita Dove

But childhood prolonged, cannot remain a fairyland. It becomes a hell ~ Louise Bogan

The virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill ~ Marcel Proust

The ocean moans over dead men’s bones ~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich

How shall I speak of Doom ~ Donald Justice

It is not from ourselves that we learn to be better than we are ~ Wendell Berry

Direct experiences quieten the melodic mind ~ Will Senior

Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful ~ A. R. Ammons

Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up ~ Robert Frost

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense ~ Buddha

A wounded deer leaps the highest ~ Emily Dickinson

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity ~ Edgar Allan Poe

You never take notes in a love affair ~ Robert Frost

We are made of water and there is a beautiful river running through ~ Will Senior

I love all religions, but I am in love with my own ~  Mother Teresa

The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give ~ Mother Teresa

There is more psychotherapy in art ~ Will Senior

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe ~ Voltaire

That you resist stays ~ David R. Hawkins

Misery is complexity. Happiness is simplicity ~  Lester Levenson

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books ~ Walt Whitman

Don’t learn to be yourself, be yourself ~ Will Senior

Would you rather be right or free? ~ Byron Katie

Religion is for people who are scared to go to hell. Spirituality is for people who have already been there ~ Bonnie Raitt

Let the children boogie ~ Bowie

If you reflect within yourself and find nothing to be ashamed of, how could you have anxiety or fear ~ Confucius

Old age spiritualizes people naturally ~ Ram Dass

Evil enters like a splinter and spreads like an oak tree ~ Proverb

When nobody around you seems to measure up, it’s time to check your yardstick ~ Bill Lemley

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem ~ David Carradine

Even the best needles are not sharp at both ends ~ Chinese Proverb

We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin ~ André Berthiaume

The wound is the place where the Light enters you ~ Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

Boredom is the fear of self ~ Marie Joséphine de Suin

Where there’s drama, there’s crap ~ Jincy Willett

There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground ~ Rumi

Forever is composed of nows ~ Emily Dickinson

Call on God, but row away from the rocks ~ Hunter S. Thompson

Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along ~ Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment ~ Rumi

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending ~ Maria Robinson

Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever ~ Keri Russell

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference ~ AA

Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts ~ Arnold Bennett

When you’re finished changing, you’re finished ~ Benjamin Franklin

When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain ~ Mark Twain

If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Live your daily life in a way that you never lose yourself ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

The tragedy is when you’ve got sex in the head instead of down where it belongs ~ D.H. Lawrence

To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another ~ Katherine Paterson

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain ~ Carl G. Jung

There would be no will if there were no resistance ~ N. Sri Ram

The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires ~ Seneca

You’re as sick as your secrets ~ AA

The true self is not the voice of fear and shame ~ Kenneth Ruge

We must assume every event has significance and contains a message that pertains to our questions ~ James Redfield

Stop learning. Start knowing ~ Rumi

I had been anxious and depressed for years and suddenly I was deeply at peace ~ Eckhart Tolle

The human perception of this energy first begins with a heightened sensitivity to beauty ~ James Redfield

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for ~ Barack Obama

Never seek love, it will find you ~ Will Senior

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance ~ George Bernard Shaw

If one person gains spiritually, the whole world gains ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement ~ Florida Scott-Maxwell

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing ~ Socrates

My sense of identity broke down and was replaced by something that is very hard to put into words ~ Eckhart Tolle

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself ~ Maya Angelou

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them ~ George Bernard Shaw

There is always a way to be honest without being brutal ~ Arthur Dobrin

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Pain is our only teacher and love is our only healer ~ Will Senior

Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage ~ Ambrose Bierce

A barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion ~ Washington Irving

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt to be dangerous ~ Alfred Adler

You can stand tall without standing on someone ~ Harriet Woods

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness ~ George Santayana

I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams ~ Jonas Salk

If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

You’ll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea ~ E. Nightingale

You always pass failure on the way to success ~ Mickey Rooney

Common sense is not so common ~ Voltaire

Know yourself and you will win all battles ~ Sun Tzu

Every little thing counts in a crisis ~ Jawaharlal Nehru

There are always two forces warring against each other within us ~ Paramahansa Yogananda

I have found that there is nothing to find ~ Will Senior

The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success ~ Paramahansa Yogananda

Choose a job you love, & you will never have to work a day in your life ~ Confucius

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? ~ Robert H. Schuller

Show respect to all people, but grovel to none ~ Tecumseh

Let’s not be narrow, nasty, and negative ~ T. S. Eliot

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar ~ Mark Twain

Live to the point of tears ~ Albert Camus

Quieten down, look inside and listen ~ Will Senior

I am a deeply religious nonbeliever ~ Albert Einstein

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity ~ Thomas Moore

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal ~ T. S. Eliot

It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was ~ Anne Sexton

Very few people really see things unless they’ve had someone in early life who made them look ~ Denise Levertov

We can only learn to love by loving ~ Iris Murdoch

People living deeply have no fear of death ~ Anais Nin

Since Freud, the center of man is not where we thought it was; one has to go on from there ~ Jacques Lacan

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment ~ Rita Mae Brown

The best way out is always through ~ Robert Frost

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven ~ Henry Ward Beecher

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself ~ Andy Warhol

What’s comin’ will come and we’ll meet it when it does ~ J. K. Rowling

Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke ~ Will Rogers

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly ~ G. K. Chesterton

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light ~ Plato

I don’t believe in angels flying around above, but I believe in angels ~ Will Senior

The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived ~ Oscar Wilde

It is never too late to have a happy childhood ~Tom Robbins

When we ask advice we are usually looking for an accomplice ~ Charles Varlet de La Grange

Listen to what your body is telling you, it needs love too ~ Will Senior

Childhood is a promise that is never kept ~ Ken Hill

And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends ~ Richard Bach

Testing ourselves over and again, learning love and love and LOVE ~ Richard Bach

Children need a good listening to ~ Jacqueline

We are actually more afraid of change than we are of death ~ Caroline Myss

If children were mean’t to hold a marriage together they would have been born as Psychotherapists ~ Will Senior

When you are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger ~ Epictetus

Those who are Awake live in a state of constant amazement ~ Jack Kornfield

Unless you start doing something different, you are in for more of the same ~ Unknown

The way to ‘get there’ is to ‘be there’ ~ Neale Donald Walsch

You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame ~ Erica Jong

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure ~ Marianne Williamson

Don’t learn ~ to love ~ yourself ~ Just love ~ yourself ~ Will Senior

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice ~ White Elk

God, grant me Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference ~ R Neibuhr

I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me ~ Erica Jong

Fear is an acronym for: False Evidence Appearing Real ~ Unknown

If you are thinking about being with your loved one, you already are ~ Will Senior

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

You cannot be frightened of the unknown because you do not know what the unknown is and so there is nothing to be afraid of ~ Krishnamurti

Friendships with trees, with birds, with animals, mountains, rivers, oceans, with stars. Life becomes richer as love grows ~ Osho

Wise men don’t need to prove their point. Men who need to prove their point aren’t wise ~ Lao Tzu Quote

Do you love your creator? Love your fellow-beings first ~ Muhammad

Art is only a way of expressing pain ~ John Lennon

Learning is agony, unlearning is torture ~ Will Senior

Faith means living with uncertainty – feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark ~ Dan Millman

I am going through changes ~ Ozzy Osbourne

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. ~ Cyril Connolly

What is spiritual is to see the fact as it is and change it ~ Krishnamurti

When one becomes truly sick of a pattern, change happens, its the last piece of the puzzle ~ Will Senior

All human relations untouched by love take place in the dark ~ Richard Rorty

You believe in God, and another does not believe in God, so your beliefs separate you from each other ~ Krishnamurti

Our life is made by the death of others ~ Da Vinci

We spend the first 35 years deciding what to push down into shadow–and the next 35 trying to get back in touch with it ~ Robert Johnson

Yesterday was glory and joy. Today, a blackened burn everywhere. On the record of my life, these two days will be put down as one ~ Rumi

Development of the personality is irretractable. Once begun, it will cost your illusions, your certainty, your innocence ~ Sheldon Kopf

What appears to be the end of the road is often just a bend in the road leading through a narrow pass ~ Robert Schuller

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there ~ Rumi

All disorders serve as messengers for us to learn from ~ Australian Aboriginal Teaching

The Fates guide those who will and drag those who won’t! ~ Joseph Campbell

Repression of the life force is a diagnosis that would describe most of the emotional problems that clients present in therapy ~ Thomas Moore

If we can give up attachment to our roles as helpers, then maybe our clients can give up attachment to their roles as patients ~ Ram Dass

If I simply live the principles that appear to be truth for me, I will touch the lives of those I am destined to touch ~ Marlo Morgan

While non-reactivity is a principle asset of a therapist, such a trait is useless if it does not coincide with the ability to feel ~ David Schnarch

The ego will endure the worst agonies of neurotic misery rather than consent to one minute of diminishment of its sense of importance ~ Helen Luke

The difference in a teacher and a mentor is that a mentor is interested in our soul ~ Robert A. Johnson

Never diagnose a (client) until after their therapy is over ~ C.G. Jung

Peace is the only battle worth waging ~ Albert Camus

For some the road is hard, for others its just a road ~ Will Senior

The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it ~ Schopenhauer

There is no favorable wind for those who do not know where to go ~ Unknown

Some people care too much, I think it’s called love ~ Winnie the Pooh

If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito ~ Anita Roddick

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself ~ George Bernard Shaw

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it ~ Jonathan Winters

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer ~ Albert Camus

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey ~ Kenji Miyazawa

When an argument flares up, the wise man quenches it with silence ~ Unknown

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance ~ Gian Carlo Menotti

If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone ~ John Maxwell

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life ~ Sandra Carey

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens ~ Carl Jung

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is ~ German proverb

Outside noisy, Inside empty ~ Proverb

A lonely candle, lights the cave ~ Will Senior

Let the winds of love blow between you ~ Khalil Gibran

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel

Rock bottom is a solid place to begin ~ Will Senior

The stronger the breeze, the stronger the trees ~ Proverb

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off ~ Gloria Steinem

Only the wounded healer can truly heal ~ Irvin D. Yalom

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love ~ Gandhi

Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony ~ Leonardo DaVinci

Don’t go through life, grow through life ~ Eric Butterworth

When you can’t remember why you’re hurt, that’s when you’re healed – Jane Fonda

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious ~ Carl Jung

We have met the enemy and he is us ~ Carl Jung


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