We cannot even imagine the complex forces behind every event that occurs in our lives.
You never know how and when any life experience will reappear. You never know when a coincidence will lead to the opportunity of a lifetime.
Now I realize that it isn't the miracle that creates the believer. Instead, we are all believers. We believe that the illusion of the material world is completely real. That belief is our only prison. It prevents us from making the journey into the unknown.
Everything that is happening at this moment is a result of the choices you've made in the past.
Foods that are deep blue, purple, red, green, or orange are leaders in antioxidants and contain many nutrients that boost immunity and enhance health.
If you had all the money and all the time in the world, what would you do?!
Today, I behold all the abundance that surrounds me.
Real bliss is to have peace of mind.
What other people think of you is not your business. If you start to make that business your business, you will be offended for the rest of your life.
Everyone is acting from his own level of consciousness. This is all we can ask of ourselves or anyone else. However hurtful someone is, he is doing the best he can, given the limits of his consciousness.
If you want to be happy, make someone else happy. If you want to find the right person in your life, be the right person. If you want to see change in the world, become the change you want to see.
Be happy for no reason, like a child.
Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you're in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.
Fear is the memory of pain. Addiction is the memory of pleasure. Freedom is beyond both.
Obstacles are Opportunities in disguise.
When mind, body, and spirit are in harmony, happiness is the natural result.
Nothing brings down walls as surely as acceptance.
Because I always have a choice, I choose love.
Ask for nothing less than inspiration.
To acquire true self power you have to feel beneath no one, be immune to criticism and be fearless.
Laws of nature have no physical properties of mass energy. They are platonic truths in transcendent realm that create and govern the Universe.
Each of us is a unique strand in the intricate web of life and here to make a contribution.
Within every desire is the mechanics of its fulfillment.
The main thing to do at the end of the day is to write in a gratitude journal all the things that you are grateful for that happened that day. You will invite even more abundance into your life.
The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others.
I create my success from within.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe and transcends all boundaries.
So, when you have that experienced knowledge you lose the ability to hurt people and you also lose the ability to be hurt by people. That's love.
The walls of isolation are not as solid as your suffering makes them seem.
Love is who you are. Your true self is pure love, infinite awareness, and unbounded joy...As you realize this, you will feel a small light in your heart. At first it will be the size of a spark, then a candle flame, then a raging bonfire.
Everyone who experiences a spontaneous peak experience tries to recapture the bliss, but most are disappointed. They search for fulfillment in the next job, a new relationship, more money, a coveted car, accolades, and accomplishments.
Isolation and loneliness create the conditions for rapid aging. The key is to stay connected and open to new relationships throughout your life.
To be a mentor you need to understand what's going on in a young person's life and you just want to have an internal dialogue that says, 'How can I help? Because I really care.'
Wherever you go in the midst of movement and activity, carry your stillness with you. Then the chaotic movement around you will never overshadow your access to the reservoir of creativity, the field of pure potentiality.
When you dig a well, there's no sign of water until you reach it, only rocks and dirt to move out of the way. You have removed enough; soon the pure water will flow, said Buddha.
Gratitude opens the door to... the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.
The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety.
I'm not my thoughts, I'm the thinker who has those thoughts.
Once you master how your own consciousness operates, anything can be desired and achieved.
If you want to reach a state of Bliss -- make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved and the need to judge.
If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue.
If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue. Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge. Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time. It's very important to be aware of them every time they come up.
Through silence, through meditation, and through non-judgment, you will access the first law, the Law of Pure Potentiality.
Meditation is a vital way to purify and quiet the mind, thus rejuvenating the body.
When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.
However good or bad you feel about your relationship, the person you are with at this moment is the right person, because he or she is the mirror of who you are inside.
Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty.
Embrace the unpredictable and unexpected. It is the path to the infinitely creative in you.
If the fate of the universe was decided in a single moment at the instant of the Big Bang , that was the most creative moment of all.
The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.
Inner silence promotes clarity of mind; It makes us value the inner world; It trains us to go inside to the source of peace and inspiration when we are faced with problems and challenges.
Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.
If you try to get rid of fear and anger without knowing their meaning, they will grow stronger and return.
The inward journey is about finding your own fullness, something that no one else can take away.
Religion is believing someone else's experience, spirituality is having your own experience.
If you focus on success, you'll have stress. But if you pursue excellence, success will be guaranteed.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
The Ego, however, is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear.
There are no accidents... there is only some purpose that we haven't yet understood.
In our imaginations we believe that love is apart from us. Actually there is nothing but love, once we are ready to accept it. When you truly find love, you find yourself.
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
For me and my family personally, September 11 was a reminder that life is fleeting, impermanent, and uncertain. Therefore, we must make use of every moment and nurture it with affection, tenderness, beauty, creativity, and laughter.
When you make a choice, you change the future.
Awakening is not changing who you are, but discarding who you are not.
Solitude is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it.
If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.
Life is like a tree and its root is consciousness. Therefore, once we tend the root, the tree as a whole will be healthy.
Every relationship you have is a reflection of your relationship with your self.
Stop. Take 3 deep breaths and smile everywhere in your body, observing what's happening in your body. Proceed now with kindness and understanding.
The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life.
A quiet mind is more important than a positive mind.
You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.
Everything that upsets you has its source in an assumed identity. Your true self is eternally at peace.
Love yourself. Love the world. There is no power stronger than love.
Mindfulness creates centered awareness. When you do one thing at a time, you're guaranteed excellent results. If you do too many things simultaneously, it messes up your neural circuits.
There is no separation between mind and body... Self and other co-arise and fall away all the time.
I like Muhammad a lot, because he's like us more than anybody else. Jesus is just so exalted, and Buddha is just so exalted, it's almost beyond our reach. Muhammad is more human, more self-doubting, even self-tortured at times.
I've always felt that technology can be used to our benefit and should be used to our benefit.
Every spiritual tradition has this idea of death and resurrection. It's not unique to Christianity.
A person is a pattern of behavior, of a larger awareness.
Modern medicine, for all its advances, knows less than 10 percent of what your body knows instinctively.
All of us are living with dogmas that we accept as truths. When one of these is overturned, there's an initial gasp, soon followed by a rush of exhilaration.
Once you're more aware of people's needs, you can create action plans for others to follow. That way, you're responsible for your own well-being, too.
And for me anyway, consciousness is three components: a personal component which for lack of a better word we can call the soul. A collective component which is more archetypal and a deeper level, and then a universal domain of consciousness.
From a scientist's perspective, to understand everything that you need to know about human beings, you only have to tinker with all the mechanical parts of genes and the brain until there are no more secrets left.
I think we need the feminine qualities of leadership, which include attention to aesthetics and the environment, nurturing, affection, intuition and the qualities that make people feel safe and cared for.
My own training is in the field of neuroendocrinology and I really became very fascinated many years ago with the molecules of emotion, molecules that we call neuropeptides.
No solution can ever be found by running in three different directions.
Self-awareness is value-free. It isn't scary. It doesn't imply that you will subject yourself to needless pain.
The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer. We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world.
I have all the time in the world. I am in touch with the timeless. I am surrounded by infinity. When I think like that, it doesn't mean I'm going to miss my train, it just means that I'm not thinking about it right now because I'm speaking to you.
All religions develop, become exclusive, become divisive and quarrelsome.
Traditional Islam is a mixture of all obedience to Allah, and if that requires militancy, so be it.
Well-being changes as we move through life, which is why a child's version of it cannot be the same as an old person's.
If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world.