Quotes by Deepak Chopra

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enlightened leadersh quote by deepak chopra

Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.

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for thousands of yea quote by deepak chopra

For thousands of years, human beings have been obsessed with beauty, truth, love, honor, altruism, courage, social relationships, art, and God. They all go together as subjective experiences, and it's a straw man to set God up as the delusion. If he is, then so is truth itself or beauty itself.

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karma is experience quote by deepak chopra

Karma is experience, and experience creates memory, and memory creates imagination and desire, and desire creates karma again. If I buy a cup of coffee, that's karma. I now have that memory that might give me the potential desire for having cappuccino, and I walk into Starbucks, and there's karma all over again.

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we are not victims o quote by deepak chopra

We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.

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we all feel the urge quote by deepak chopra

We all feel the urge to condemn ourselves out of guilt, to blame others for our misfortunes and to fantasize about total disaster.

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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.

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I've worked all my life on the subject of awareness, whether it's awareness of the body, awareness of the mind, awareness of your emotions, awareness of your relationships, or awareness of your environment. I think the key to transforming your life is to be aware of who you are.

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As long as you think of your real self as the person you are, then of course you're going to be fearful of death. But what is a person? A person is a pattern of behavior, of a larger awareness. You know, the two-year-old dies before the three-year-old shows up, the three-year-old dies before the teenager shows up.

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Wealth is the progressive realization of worthy goals, the ability to love and have compassion, meaningful and caring relationships.

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You can't make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.

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Karma is only in space time and causality. Your real self resides non-locally.

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If insurance companies paid for lifestyle-management classes, they would save huge sums of money. We need to see that alternative medicine is now mainstream.

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Our most important task is to transform our consciousness so that violence is no longer an option for us in our personal lives, that understanding that a world of peace is possible only if we relate to each other as peaceful beings, one individual at a time.

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Our minds influence the key activity of the brain, which then influences everything; perception, cognition, thoughts and feelings, personal relationships; they're all a projection of you.

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People need to know that they have all the tools within themselves. Self-awareness, which means awareness of their body, awareness of their mental space, awareness of their relationships - not only with each other, but with life and the ecosystem.

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Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.

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The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.

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We can actually accelerate the process through meditation, through the ability to find stillness through loving actions, through compassion and sharing, through understanding the nature of the creative process in the universe and having a sense of connection to it. So, that's conscious evolution.

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I teach people that no matter what the situation is, no matter how chaotic, no matter how much drama is around you, you can heal by your presence if you just stay within your center.

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Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone.

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There are very few good examples of effective, nurturing leadership that unlocks people's potential or even enthusiasm.

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Perceptual reality is different for different species. In certain species it is a mode of observation, so what we call scientific fact is actually not ultimate truth, it is perceptual experience, and it's a mode of observation.

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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.

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Your conscious brain cannot multitask. If I'm speaking to you and checking my I-Phone at the same time, I'm doing neither. This is why our society is frazzled; this misconception that we can consciously do more than one thing at a time effectively.

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In societies where mature workers are respected and where their wisdom is respected, everybody benefits. Workers are more engaged and productive. Their health is better. They live longer.

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I feel genius in great works of art. I have seen medical cures that science can't explain, some seemingly triggered by faith. The same is true of millions of other people.

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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.

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We're living in a time when the world has suddenly discovered India because it's run out of raw material for its imagination. The raw materials for imagination are inexhaustible here.

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Traditional science assumes, for the most part, that an objective observer independent reality exists; the universe, stars, galaxies, sun, moon and earth would still be there if no one was looking.

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Seeking can become stressful when you apply the same laws that you apply in the material world - hard work, exacting plans, driving ambition, and attachment to outcome.

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My father was a doctor, an army cardiologist.

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Consciousness, rather than being an epiphenomenon of matter, is actually the source of matter. It differentiates into space time, energy, information, and matter. Even though this view is an ancient view, an ancient world view, it is now finding some resonance amongst a few scientists.

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The masculine energy was about survival. The male was the hunter who risked his life and had to be in the fight-flight mode.

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I grew up with a lot of Muslim friends, and the whole idea of revelation has been a lifelong interest of mine.

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Many scientists think that philosophy has no place, so for me it's a sad time because the role of reflection, contemplation, meditation, self inquiry, insight, intuition, imagination, creativity, free will, is in a way not given any importance, which is the domain of philosophers.

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There are receptors to these molecules in your immune system, in your gut and in your heart. So when you say, 'I have a gut feeling' or 'my heart is sad' or 'I am bursting with joy,' you're not speaking metaphorically. You're speaking literally.

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Yes, in all my research, the greatest leaders looked inward and were able to tell a good story with authenticity and passion.

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Before a brain can register a thought, a mind must think it... every step of the way is mind over matter... We override our brains all the time.

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Modern medicine, for all its advances, knows less than 10 percent of what your body knows instinctively.

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There is no fixed physical reality, no single perception of the world, just numerous ways of interpreting world views as dictated by one's nervous system and the specific environment of our planetary existence.

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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.

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New Age values are conscious evolution, a non-sectarian society, a non-military culture, global sharing, healing the environment, sustainable economies, self-determination, social justice, economic empowerment of the poor, love, compassion in action, going beyond religious fundamentalism, going beyond nationalism-extreme nationalism, culture.

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Preventive medicine isn't part of a physician's everyday routine, which is spent dispensing drugs and performing surgery.

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In a person's career, well, if you're process-oriented and not totally outcome-oriented, then you're more likely to be success. I often say 'pursue excellence, ignore success.' Success is a by-product of excellence.

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We need to build websites with celebrity speakers who talk about the ideals of fairness, sharing, democratic cooperation, and altruism in public life.

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Science stands for rational thought, faith for superstition and unreason.

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We must go beyond the constant clamor of ego, beyond the tools of logic and reason, to the still, calm place within us: the realm of the soul.

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Ultimately spiritual awareness unfolds when you're flexible, when you're spontaneous, when you're detached, when you're easy on yourself and easy on others.

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Self-awareness is value-free. It isn't scary. It doesn't imply that you will subject yourself to needless pain.

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In moments of transcendence, when time stands still, your biological clock will stop. The spirit is that domain of our awareness where there is no time.

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Human beings place their desires ahead of the collective good.

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A child in India grows up with the idea that you have to make choices that will create a better future. In fact, your whole life is a continuum of choices, so the more conscious you are, the greater your life will be.

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You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.

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The world sometimes feels like an insane asylum. You can decide whether you want to be an inmate or pick up your visitor's badge. You can be in the world but not engage in the melodrama of it; you can become a spiritual being having a human experience thoroughly and fully.

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If you want to do really important things in life and big things in life, you can't do anything by yourself. And your best teams are your friends and your siblings.

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I, of course, meditate for two hours every morning. It's part of my schedule; I wake up at 4 a.m. every day and I love it.

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What gets in our way is history and culture and religion and economic conditions. It is part of the hypnosis of our social conditioning.

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But the real secret to lifelong good health is actually the opposite: Let your body take care of you.

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In my definition of consciousness, consciousness is the same thing as life. What wisdom traditions also call spirit.

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Once the fabric of a just society is undone, it takes generations to weave it back together.

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I've always felt that technology can be used to our benefit and should be used to our benefit.

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Your immune cells are like a circulating nervous system. Your nervous system in fact is a circulating nervous system. It thinks. It's conscious.

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Spiritual people should not be ashamed of being wealthy.

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A risk-free life is far from being a healthy life.

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There is no separation between mind and body... Self and other co-arise and fall away all the time.

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The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer. We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world.

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Religions take donations and don't pay taxes.

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I dislike the word 'self-help.' Self-awareness, yes, but not self-help.

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Muhammad is more human, more self-doubting, even self-tortured at times. His story is full of adventure, intrigue, betrayal.

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The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.

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There is just no getting around that turning bad things into good things is up to you.

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In India, you're taught that there are certain qualities that make you a divine human being.

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The real key is to live in an environment where the mind feels free to choose the right thing instead of being compelled by habit and inertia to choose the wrong thing.

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Being more aware creates responsibility. What does responsibility mean? It means the ability to respond. The more conscious you are in your ability to respond, the more creative you'll be.

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Globalism began as a vision of a world with free trade, shared prosperity, and open borders. These are good, even noble things to aim for.

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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.

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Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.

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No solution can ever be found by running in three different directions.

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There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.

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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.

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The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.

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Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.

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Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it's realistic or not.

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The world in general has meaning, deep meaning at times. This cannot be dismissed as a delusion, an artifact of chemicals.

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You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.

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It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.

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Once war becomes a clash of absolutes, there is no breathing room for mercy. Absolute truth is blind truth.

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To only responsible choice I can make is to be love and happiness. VincellentLove the world as you love yourself.Lao TzeThe next step in mans evolution will be the survival of the wisest.

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Mathematics expresses values that reflect the cosmos, including orderliness, balance, harmony, logic, and abstract beauty.

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Laws of nature have no physical properties of mass /energy. They are platonic truths in transcendent realm that create & govern the Universe.

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We live as ripples of energy in the vast ocean of energy.

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My definition of success is: 1.) The progressive realization of worthy goals 2.) The ability to love and have compassion 3.) To be in touch with the creative source within.

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The true spiritual secret is this: what you seek, you already are. True success is discovering your inner divinity~ it's the ability to love and have compassion, trust your intuition, and awaken to your unlimited creative nature.

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Gregg Braden is a rare blend of a scientist, visionary, and scholar, with the ability to speak to our minds, while touching the wisdom of our hearts.

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When you blame and criticize others, you are avoiding some truth about yourself.

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Remember, in our inmost being, we are all completely lovable because spirit is love. Beyond what anyone can make you think or feel about yourself, your unconditioned spirit stands, shining with a love nothing can tarnish.

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Life is a field of unlimited possibilities.

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In our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.

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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

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There are no accidents... there is only some purpose that we haven't yet understood.

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With spirit we are all children of the cosmos; Without it we are orphaned and adrift.

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Practicing the Law of Giving is actually very simple; if you want joy, give joy to others; if you want love, learn to give love; if you want attention and appreciation, learn to give attention and appreciation; if you want material affluence, help others to become materially affluent. In fact, the easiest way to get what you want is to help others get what they want.

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Wherever I go, and whoever I encounter, I will bring them a gift. The gift may be a compliment, a flower, or a prayer. Today, I will give something to everyone I come into contact with, and so I will begin the process of circulating joy, wealth and affluence in my life and in the lives of others.

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Affluence, unboundedness, and abundance are our natural states. We need only to restore the memory of what we already know.

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Our most natural state is joy. It is the foundation for love, compassion, healing, and the desire to alleviate suffering.

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To say that Nature displays intelligence doesn't make you a Christian fundamentalist. Einstein said as much, and a fascinating theory called the anthropic principle has been seriously considered by Stephen Hawking, among others.

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Bliss cannot be found by remembering the past or anticipating the future.

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Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based.

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When you allow yourself to be unpredictable, you step from the known into the unknown, where anything is possible

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Aromatherapy is extremely useful. If you want to go to sleep at night, and you have an aroma that calms your mind, it will help you sleep.

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If you could really see that tree over there," Merlin said, "you would be so astounded that you'd fall over." "Really? But why?" asked Arthur. "It's just a tree." "No," Merlin said, "It's just a tree in your mind. To another mind it is an expression of infinite spirit and beauty. In God's mind it is a dear child, sweeter than anything you can imagine.

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Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you. Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires. Love imposes no demands. Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole." Love expands beyond the limits of two people. Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.

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The secret of attraction is to love yourself. Attractive people judge neither themselves nor others. They are open to gestures of love. They think about love, and express their love in every action. They know that love is not a mere sentiment, but the ultimate truth at the heart of the universe.

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Our intentions attract the elements and forces, the events, the situation, the circumstances and the relationships necessary to fulfill the intended outcome. We don't need to become involved in the details-in fact, trying too hard may backfire. Let the non-local intelligence synchronize the actions of the universe to fulfill your intentions for you.

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Take responsibility for your last bad decision, and then let it go. Don't blame others or make excuses for yourself.

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Nutritional supplements are not a substitute for a nutritionally balanced diet.

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We Americans sit at the head of the banquet table, as we have done for a century. Our standard of living is luxurious by any measure.

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Be kind to yourself and others. Come from love every moment you can.

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The soul knows everything. Be who you are and your life will transform forever.

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Being joyful is our natural state of being.

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The only preparation or participation required to unleash the power of intention is a connection to the conscious intelligence field, which can be attained in many ways, one of the best being meditation.

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For everyone, well-being is a journey. The secret is committing to that journey and taking those first steps with hope and belief in yourself.

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Giving connects two people, the giver and the receiver, and this connection gives birth to a new sense of belonging.

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Sex wasn't God's big mistake. Judging against sex was humanity's big mistake. Pleasure is as divine as any cathedral, any temple.

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Awareness is the birthplace of possibility. Everything you want to do, everything you want to be, starts here.

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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.

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Sex is always about emotions. Good sex is about free emotions; bad sex is about blocked emotions.

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When awareness expands, events that seem random actually aren't. A larger purpose is trying to unfold through you. When you become aware of that purpose- which is unique for each person- you become like an architect who has been handed the blueprint.

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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.

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Negative emotions are like unwelcome guests. Just because they show up on our doorstep doesn't mean they have a right to stay.

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Miracles happen every day. They bubble up from their hidden source, surround us with opportunities and disappear.

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Success is the ability to meet worthy goals, but it's also the ability to love and have compassion and the ability to get in touch with your creative center, to transform yourself toward more peaceful and just pursuits. I hope we redefine success. Otherwise, we'll see more of what we're already seeing - more aggression, more burnout, more Wall Street scandals, more war, more terrorism, more eco-destruction.

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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.

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Losing touch with spirit does nothing to the field of creativity, which is beyond harm; but it can do much to damage a person's chance in life.

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Change your story, change your life. Basically, that's what it is.

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In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.

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All great changes are preceded by chaos.

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You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.

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To think is to practice brain chemistry.

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98% of the atoms in your body were not there a year ago.

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Such a person needs meditation more than anyone else because they are headed for a crisis. If stress and anxiety are so great that you can't even imagine a calm clear mind, that indicates you are reaching your coping limits, and need to begin something like meditation just for the stress reduction benefits.

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We're all inseparably part of each other. We all coexist in each other.

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Life is the coexistence of all opposite values. Joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, up and down, hot and cold, here and there, light and darkness, birth and death. All experience is by contrast, and one would be meaningless without the other.

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Since consciousness is the basis of all reality, any shift in consciousness changes every aspect of our reality. Reality is created by consciousness differentiating into cognition, moods, emotions, perceptions, behavior, speech, social interactions, environment, interaction with the forces of nature, and biology. As consciousness evolves, these different aspects of consciousness also change.

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When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities.

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The world is a projection of our collective consciousness. If our collective consciousness reaches that place of peace, harmony, laughter and love, it will be a different world.

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In every conversation I've had - with housewives in Mumbai, with middle-class people, upper-class, in the slums - everyone says there is an underlying consciousness of karma. That people believe in karma - that what you're putting out is going to come back. If I do something to you, the energy of it is going to come back to me in the future.

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As human beings we have unlimited potential and imagination. The worst thing you can do is be a conformist and buy into conformity. It's the worst possible thing. It's better to be outrageous. It's better to hang out with the sages, the people open to possibilities, even the psychotics. You never know where you'll find the geniuses of our society.

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Silence is the great teacher and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.

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Your awareness has its source in unity. Instead of seeking outside yourself, go to the source to realize who you are.

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What you seek, you already are.

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When we heed the call of our deepest desires, we fulfill our true destinies.

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The Universe is a mirror of consciousness...

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Craving security is the cause of insecurity. Freedom is knowing that the only point of arrival is now.

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When we transcend our own thoughts, we get in touch with the womb of creation.

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All descriptions of matter are descriptions of modes of human perception within consciousness.

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Space and time are not objects of perception, but qualities of awareness

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The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.

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When your creative expressions match the needs of you fellow humans, then wealth will spontaneously manifest.

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In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty...in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning. And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe.

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The science only perpetuates the vicious cycle of cronyism, power-mongering, influence peddling, corruption, bureaucracy, all of that.

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Never forget your real identity. You are a luminous conscious stardust being forged in the crucible of cosmic fire.

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Love dances in the freshness of the unknown

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To define yourself is to limit yourself. Without labels you remain the infinite being.

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Without silence, there cannot be any real appreciation in life, which is as delicate in its inner fabric as a closed rosebud.

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Churchgoers feel righteous, responsible, and obedient to God's will. They view anyone unlike themselves as devoid of values, and therefore unworthy of God's love. By denying God to all those who have strayed from the path of righteousness, the devout are unwittingly taking on themselves a role that belongs only to God.

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Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.

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Differentiation is how ONE becomes many while remaining ONE. Differentiation is not separation.

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Mr. Gorbachev initiated Glasnost, Perestroika, so he was already, you know, way disenchanted with the rigid Communist ideology, and he was looking to become an international leader. He was more accepted actually outside of the Communist Soviet Union than inside.

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When you drink in nature through your senses, you deepen your awareness of the great silent intelligence flowing through all things. You nourish your mind, body, and spirit as you connect to the divine love of Being.

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Everyday life surrounds us in a swirling chaos, and it's easy to fall into the grip of our ego's fears and confusion. Remind yourself each day of your intentions and spiritual purpose. Meditate, find your center, look closely at yourself, and don't let go of your intention until it feels centered inside yourself.

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I can give you high blood pressure just on the phone by criticizing you. On the other hand, I can send a tweet to somebody in China and give them a dopamine hit.

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You are not the drop in the ocean, but the ocean in the drop.

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Every cell in your body is eavesdropping on your thoughts.

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From a pure heart anything can be accomplished. If you ask what the universe is doing, it is eavesdropping on your every desire.

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You will find inner ecstasy when you can be reckless in love.

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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.

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The brain, which operates on electromagnetic impulses, is as much an activity of the universe as are the electromagnetic storms in the atmosphere or on a distant star. Therefore science is one form of electromagnetism that spends it time studying another formscience is god explaining god through a human nervous systemisn't spirituality the same thing?

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Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born.

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Emotional intelligence grows through perception. Look around at your present situation and observe it through the level of feeling.

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When emotional intelligence merges with spiritual intelligence, human nature is transformed.

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The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life.

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The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.

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One person's enemy is another person's best friend. My favorite food might give you a rash.

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Most people talk about fear of the unknown, but if there is anything to fear, it is the known.

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I'm finding myself very comfortable talking to medical audiences, and proving to them that underlying the material fields of the universe are force fields.

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Our real reality is beyond the five senses.

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There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component. ...But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being, and peace of mind.

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We are born with everything we need for a life of fulfilment and success.

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The inward journey is about finding your own fullness, something that no one else can take away.

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No matter how closely you examine the water, glucose, and electrolyte salts in the human brain, you can't find the point where these molecules became conscious.

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It takes a little bit of mindfulness and a little bit of attention to others to be a good listener, which helps cultivate emotional nurturing and engagement.

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Bring into your mind anyone against whom you have a grievance and let it go. Send that person your forgiveness.

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To bring yourself love and happiness, do what you can to bring them to others.

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We either allow our past to keep interfering with our optimal expression of love and happiness, or we can move beyond our past with renewed passion for life

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Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in like kind... what we sow is what we reap. And when we choose actions that bring happiness and success to others, the fruit of our karma is happiness and success.

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Thinking happy thoughts literally creates a positive chemical change in the brain which stimulates both positive physical and psychological benefits.

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Happy thoughts create happy molecules, and healthy thoughts create healthy molecules.

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When we're passionate about something, we have a positive attitude and embrace each day with a new outlook.

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The inner self of every human waits patiently until we are ready to discover it; then it extends an invitation to enter the luminous mystery of existence in which all things are created, nurtured, and renewed. In the presence of this mystery, we not only heal ourselves, we heal the world.

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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.

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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.

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Neurons that fire together wire together. You can rewire your brain for higher consciousness by focusing on love.

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The most effective way to transform into higher consciousness is to pay attention in the present moment.

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The Higher Self is whispering to you softly in the silence between your thoughts.

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Gratitude is a divine attitude in the wisdom traditions. It takes you out from the ego self and takes you into the higher self. That higher state of consciousness initiates self repair, self regulation and healing.

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If we were able to live at the level of the soul all the time, there would be no need for hindsight to appreciate the great truths of life.

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Laughter allows us to get past the fear of death.

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Pain in the present is experienced as hurt. Pain in the past is remembered as anger. Pain in the future is perceived as anxiety. Unexpressed anger, redirected against yourself and held within, is called guilt. The depletion of energy that occurs when anger is redirected inward creates depression.

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Although we think that we think, most of the time we are being thought by the collective mind, the hypnosis of conditioning.

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The collective dream is the hypnosis of social conditioning. Only sages, psychotics & geniuses manage to break free.

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When it appears that there is no choice, some form of illusion is operating.

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A gentle focus of attention is all it takes to free the body of minor imbalances.

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The difference between destruction of the immune system and stimulation of the immune system is an interpretation.

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God is the evolutionary impulse of the universe. God is infinite creativity, infinite love, infinite compassion, infinite caring.

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We're all born with infinite potential and creativity. We all have it in us. Each and every one of us. That's the only truth

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The essence of wisdom is to see that there is always a solution once you realize that the mind, which seems to create so much suffering, has infinite potential to create fulfillment instead.

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Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity.

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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.

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To acquire true self power you have to feel beneath no one, be immune to criticism and be fearless.

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The best way to get rid of the pain is to feel the pain. And when you feel the pain and go beyond it, you'll see there's a very intense love that is wanting to awaken itself.

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Intentions compressed into words enfold magical power.

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No single decision you ever made has led in a straight line to where you find yourself now. You peeked down some roads and took a few steps before turning back. You followed some roads that came to a dead end and others that got lost at too many intersections. Ultimately, all roads are connected to all other roads.

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Love doesn't need reason. It speaks from the irrational wisdom of the heart.

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Love without action is meaningless and action without love is irrelevant.

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Most people think that aging is irreversible and we know that there are mechanisms even in the human machinery that allow for the reversal of aging, through correction of diet, through anti-oxidants, through removal of toxins from the body, through exercise, through yoga and breathing techniques, and through meditation.

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Health is not just the absence of a disease. It's an inner joyfulness that should be ours all the time; a state of positive well-being.

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I try not to live my life worrying about what others think. A core spiritual quality is nonjudgment, which is not just about not judging others, but also not living your life worried about others judging you.

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To promote the healing response, you must get past all the grosser levels of the body - cells, tissues, organs and systems -- and arrive at a junction point between mind and matter, the point where consciousness actually starts to have an effect.

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You have to think of your brand as a kind of myth. A myth is a compelling story that is archetypal, if you know the teachings of Carl Jung. It has to have emotional content and all the themes of a great story: mystery, magic, adventure, intrigue, conflicts, contradiction, paradox.

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Just listen to your body, eat in silence and see what feels good and you will spontaneously choose the foods that are beneficial to you.

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Making every desire come true is not difficult once you realize that the same thing is always at work - you are transforming pure awareness from one state to another.

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Thoughts come and go like leaves in the wind, but the core of consciousness is forever.

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If love is universal, no one can be left out.

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Find one thing every day to forgive the other person for. Don't let them know what it is...just forgive them and let it go.

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Use memories. Do not let memories use you.

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In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.

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To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.

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You know that you have fully experienced love when you turn into love - that is the spiritual goal of life.

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Human nature is divided; it contains both darkness and light. You can choose to accept the darkness and lament it, or you can choose to expand the light until the darkness no longer dominates.

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There are no physical divisions in the subtle domain and therefore no barriers between heaven and hell, light and shadow.

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It isn't love when another person cannot give you the space to live your own life.

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It would be helpful if the universe would give us one big clue, or a giant compass, if you will, pointing to the direction we should be taking. In fact, the compass is there. To find it, you need only look inside yourself to discover your soul's purest desire, its dream for your life.

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Give up being right. Instead radiate peace, harmony, love, and laughter from your heart.

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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.

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Like the tiny spark of fire that consumes a forest, the spark of love is all you need to experience love in its full power and glory, in all its aspects, earthly and divine.

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It takes as little as 1% of a population to create positive change, and I believe that if 100 million people underwent a personal transformation in the direction of peace, harmony, laughter, love, kindness, and joy...the world would be transformed.

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When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.

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The reason that ego and love are not compatible comes down to this: you cannot take your ego into the unknown, where love wants to lead. If you follow love, your life will become uncertain, and the ego craves certainty.

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There are only 2 responses to the world, fear or love. Your life depends on which one you choose.

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Loving another person is not separate from loving God. One is a single wave, the other is the ocean.

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The love you seek is seeking you at this moment.

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Beyond the mind, at the deepest level of consciousnesss, resides the spirit. This is the part of us that is eternal, unchanging, and imbued with pure unlimited potential. Tapping into this potential is what enables us to manifest miracles.

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Owning your own feelings, rather than blaming them on someone else, is the mark of a person who has moved from contracted to expanded awareness.

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For nearly a hundred years, we have known that the material world is an illusion. Everything that seems solid - a rock, a tree, your body - is actually 99.999% empty space.

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Mature workers are less impulsive, less reactive, more creative and more centered.

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When you look at the whole package of energy, the food you eat should match the story you want to live, which means: as fresh as possible, without dullness, repetition, and routine. As colorful as possible, giving delight to the eyes; food is a rainbow brought down to earth. As cheerful as possible, maximizing moments of happiness and pleasure.

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The spiritual meaning of love is measured by what it can do. Love is meant to heal. Love is meant to renew. Love is meant to bring us closer to God.

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Inherent in every intention and desire is the mechanics for its fulfillment. And when we introduce an intention in our pure potentiality, we put this infinite organizing power to work for us.

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Within every desire is the mechanics of its fulfillment.

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Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there - buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day

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Fighting your ego is a melodrama of the ego.

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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.'

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When you look at nutrition from a purely scientific point of view, there is no place for consciousness. And yet, consciousness could be one of the crucial determinants of the metabolism of food itself.

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The universe has a body and soul and evolves through cosmic time. As microcosms of stardust, we do the same.

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When mind, body, and spirit are in harmony, happiness is the natural result.

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Healing is the return of the memory of wholeness. Healing, health, whole and holy all mean inclusiveness. Body, mind, spirit, environment, relationships, social interactions are all one wholeness, and you're a part of that one wholeness.

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My colleagues thought I was an embarrassment because I was talking about mind, body, spirit. So I was called a quack. I was called a fraud, which I initially resented, but then I got used to it.

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... reality stands before them, yet they don't see it, because what you call real is just the mirror image of your expectations.

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The all-pervading energy source of existence or Shakti manifests itself as creation. Shakti is the divine mother who gives birth to and nurtures the newborn-whether it is a newborn babies a brand new relationship, a fresh idea, or a magical manifestation. Although Shakti is beyond the boundaries of gender, form or color, we call It Mother because of its mothering and creative qualities.

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So the universe is constantly moving in the direction of higher evolutionary impulses, creativity, abstraction, and meaning.

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Nature goes to the same place to create a galaxy of stars: a cluster of nebulas, a rain forest, a human body, or a thought. That place is Spirit.

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We have to learn to go beyond both a positive mind and a negative mind to become a silent, nonjudgmental, non-analytical, non-interpretiv e mind. In other words, the silent witness. In the process of silent witnessing, we experience inner silence. In the purity of silence, we feel connected to our source and to everything else.

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Negative people deplete your energy. Surround yourself with love and nourishment and do not allow the creation of negativity in your environment.

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By not paying attention to your body, you are putting it in the same predicament as a neglected child. How can a child be expected to develop normally if the parents pay no attention, if they ignore its cries for help, and remain indifferent to whether their child is happy or unhappy?

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Your brain does not manufacture thoughts. Your thoughts shape neural networks.

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Never give up hope. Know that you are loved.

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The next step in mans evolution will be the survival of the wisest.

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We need to go back to our relationship with nature and understand that those trees are our lungs. The earth is recycling as our body. The rivers are our circulation. This air is our breath. And the star stuff, the carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen that comes from distant galaxies is actually the molecules of your body.

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When the human organism is discharging its negative experience efficiently, the mind is empty of past or future concerns; there is no worry, anticipation, or regret. This means that the mind is left open to Being, the simplest state of awareness.

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What people think of you is none of your business.

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The possibility of stepping into a higher plane is quite real for everyone. It requires no force or effort or sacrifice. It involves little more than changing our ideas about what is normal.

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If you take the the insults of your fellow human beings personally, you will be offended for the rest of your life.

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We must revisit the idea that science is a methodology and not an ontology.

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Our body is the place that our memories and dreams call home for the time being.

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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.

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In my life nothing goes wrong. When things seem to not meet my expectations, I let go of how I think things should be. It's a matter of not having any attachment to any fixed outcome.

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No matter what advantages you are born with-- money, intelligence, an appealing personality, a sunny outlook, or good social connections-- none of these provides a magic key to an easy existence. Somehow life manages to bring difficult problems, the causes of untold suffering and struggle. How you meet your challenges makes all the difference between the promise of success and the specter of failure.

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Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box.

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Eating is a natural way to feel happy. Overeating isn't.

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By becoming self-aware, you gain ownership of reality; in becoming real, you become the master of both inner and outer life.

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When we accept all of life's contradictions, when we can comfortably flow between the banks of pleasure and pain, experiencing them both while getting stuck in neither, then we are free.

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What happens is consciousness operates in mysterious ways. One of those ways is that the old paradigm suddenly starts to die.

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The mind and the body are like parallel universes. Anything that happens in the mental universe must leave tracks in the physical one

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We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, lightheartedness, and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will have been worthwhile.

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Passivity is the same as defending injustice.

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Today wherever you go, carry the intention of peace, love, and harmony in your heart.

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If you look at all the lobbyists in Washington, this is not a democracy. This is ruled by special interest groups. That includes the military, the pharmaceutical industry, the people who produce mechanized debt, GMO foods. We are prisoners.

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Tidal rhythms have an effect on our physiology.... When we feel out of sorts, our body is out of sync with the body of the Universe. Spending time near the ocean, or anywhere in nature, can help us to synchronize our rhythms with nature's rhythms.

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The brain has a quality referred to as plasticity. The ability to form new neural pathways even into very old age. The brain is fluid, flexible and incredibly adaptable to new experiences.

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A quiet mind is more important than a positive mind.

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Don't obsess over risks. Keep your focus on positive outcomes.

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The power of a positive self-image plays a vital role in experiencing perfect health.

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No matter what the situation, remind yourself "I have a choice."

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When your actions are motivated by love, you expend least effort and your energy multiplies, allowing you to create anything you want, with a spirit of play and joy. When you seek power and control over others, you waste energy chasing the illusion of happiness.

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Meditation is the progressive quieting of our mind, until we reach the source of thought, which in wisdom traditions are the realm of our soul and spirit. In this domain of awareness there is infinite creativity, synchronicity, the power of intention, and freedom from limitations.

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The power of intention is a critical factor in all areas of life. Simply by intending to create synchronicity in your life, you can nurture that result.

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Surrender is faith that the power of Love can accomplish anything even when you cannot forsee the outcome.

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When love and spirit are brought together, their power can accomplish anything. Then love, power, and spirit are one.

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Love is considered the most basic emotion that human awareness can feel; therefore, it is the closest to the source of life. The burst of well-being you feel when you fall in love is due to the fact that you unconsciously open the channels of awareness that allow more Prana [Life Force] to flow.

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Soul loss is regarded as the most serious diagnosis and the single greatest cause of premature death or serious illness by the traditionals, and it's not even mentioned in our Western medical textbooks.

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You can believe the diagnosis, not the prognosis.

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The world consists of images on a screen, and consciousness is the steady light that emanates from the projector.

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Everyone has a purpose in life... a unique gift or special talent to give to others.

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Our brains are too slow to register that every concrete object is winking in and out of existence at the quantum level thousands of times per second.

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In the tangled hierarchy sinner and saint, divine and diabolical, sacred and profane are different faces of our collective Being. Therefore angry activism driven by rage, however justified it seems, is really not going to work. I believe that the tangled hierarchy wants us to move to the next state of evolution and very strongly desires us to take that quantum leap of creativity.

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Commitment is the ultimate assertion of human freedom. It releases all the energy you possess and enables you to take quantum leaps in creativity. When you set a one-pointed intention and absolutely refuse to allow obstacles to dissipate the focused quality of your attention, you engage the infinite organizing power of the universe.

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Where nature goes to create stars, galaxies, quarks and leptons, you and I also go to create ourselves.

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This is the key to life: the ability to reflect, the ability to know yourself, the ability to pause for a second before reacting automatically. If you can truly know yourself, you will begin the journey of transformation.

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The present moment dies every moment to become the past , is reborn every moment into the future. All experience is now. Now never ends.

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When you begin to meditate on a regular basis, you will start to notice that thoughts and feelings that may have been building up inside of you are gently released and you reach the quiet place that was always there, waiting for you- the place of pure awareness. It is there that you will experience peace, healing, and true rejuvenation.

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I remember the past, and I learn from it. I rejoice and celebrate in the present, and I re-imagine the future. Now is the moment that never ends.

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If you can wiggle your toes with the mere flicker of an intention, why can't you reset your biological clock?

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Inner resilience and the ability to bounce back are personal qualities. ... Align yourself with someone who has this kind of resilience so that your own can be strengthened. Find another oak to weather the storm with you. Anyone who is in touch with his or her core self will always respond.

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If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another. The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.

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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.

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The goal of all goals is happiness, and our emotions are like road signs on that journey toward the goal of happiness.

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I have tremendous faith in President Obama's skills. He's a long-term visionary.

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Never forget that you are not in the world; the world is in you. When anything happens to you, take the experience inward. Creation is set up to bring you constant hints and clues about your role as co-creator. Your soul is metabolizing experience as surely as your body is metabolizing food

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Be content not with your lot in life but with being here in the flow of life. The glories of creation are in your very cells; you are made of the same mindstuff as the angels, the stars, and god himself.

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The whole banquet is in the first spoonful.

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In the light of trust, as it develops slowly over time, you will find that you are a privileged child of the universe, entirely safe, entirely supported, entirely loved.

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Nature reflects the moods of the wizard.

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The same faint song is heard in everything: "Behold yourself".

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The basis of everything in the wizards' world rests upon the insight "All this is myself." Therefore, in accepting the world as it is, the wizard views everything in the light of self-acceptance, which is the light of love.

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Time is just quantified eternity.

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There is a wellspring of life within you where you can go for cleansing and transformation.

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Don't you realize," Merlin said to his pupil, "that the history of the universe has brought us here to this second?

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Molecules dissolve and pass away, but consciousness survives the death of the matter on which it rides.

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Now take all these qualities together: order, balance, evolution and intelligence. What you have is a description of love. It's not the popular ideal, it is the wizard's love - the force that upholds life and nurtures it.

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If all of the steps of surrender are present, then a great Rembrandt or Monet will evoke love because the artist is simply there in all his naked humanity.

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The boundaries we erect to divide heaven from earth, mind from matter, real from unreal are mere conveniences. Having made the boundaries, we can unmake them just as easily.

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To the wizard death is merely a belief.

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Nothing brings down walls as surely as acceptance.

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People think meditation is a huge undertaking. Don't think of it like that.

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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.

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When you make a choice, you change the future.

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Let the mechanics of desire bring your fulfilment without interference.the more you interfere, the less likely you will get what you want.

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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.

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Karma means always wanting more of what won't get you anywhere in the first place.

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In short, superheroes balance the forces of light and dark, rage and serenity, and the sacred and the profane within themselves and from it forge an identity that is powerful and purposeful.

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We feel secure with things we can see or touch.

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Our biological rhythms are the symphony of the cosmos, music embedded deep within us to which we dance, even when we can't name the tune.

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Wall Street is broken for sure because it succumbed to greed and corruption and pure speculation with no values.

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Apakah penampilanku satu-satunya hal yang membuatku berharga? Jika begitu, jangan tatap aku. Wajahku bisa menyembunyikan hati yang palsu.

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I was very afraid at the beginning, until Master told me that pain isn't the truth; it's what you have to get through in order to find the truth.

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If you or 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.

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Although we take it for granted, sanitation is a physical measure that has probably done more to increase human life span than any kind of drug or surgery.

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The Sanskrit word namaste means 'The spirit in me honors the spirit in you.' Whenever you first make eye contact with another person, say 'Namaste' silently to yourself. This is a way of acknowledging that the being there is the same as the being here.

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I go scuba diving. I ski. Watch movies. I take a week of silence every three months in the wilderness. And, besides, I have fun all the time anyway.

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A person desperately searching for love," Merlin said, "reminds me of a fish desperately searching for water.

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Walk with those seeking truth... RUN FROM THOSE WHO THINK THEY'VE FOUND IT.

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Withhold no good impulse. You may fear that you will run to excess and squander too much, but those feelings are born of fear. In God's reality, the more you give of yourself-in feeling, generosity, self-expression, goodness, creativity, and love-the more you will be given.

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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.

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When you combine the ability to express your unique talent with service to humanity, then you make full use of The Law of Dharma.

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