Awareness quotes and quotations
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.
When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self.
Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
People love as self-recognition what they hate as an accusation.
We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.
Henry David Thoreau
A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain.
The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.
I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
M. Scott Peck
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
Mohandas K. Gandhi
Very few people really see things unless they've had someone in early life who made them look at things. And name them too. But the looking is primary, the focus.
May our heart's garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers.
Thich Nhat Hanh
'I have done that,' says my memory. 'I cannot have done that' -- says my pride, and remains adamant. At last -- memory yields.