Personal Growth Quotes

Below is a collection of personal growth quotes of various writers.  What is unique about them is that they reveal the interrelations of the three aspects of being: physical, mind, and spirit.

"Instead of negating the conflicting aspects of a paradox, you advance your understanding when you can hold both sides of a dichotomy in your mind at the same time, reconciling rather than negating. One could embrace paradox as an operating, operative principle, rather than seeking to deny or dissolve or dilute it. Rather than seeking to resolve dualisms and institute some grand ‘theory of everything’, the science of the imagination would embrace and explore paradox, going deeper into conundrums, relinquishing delusory attempts to achieve certainty. We may find that thought and language are creative aspects of being, tools for transforming reality. If the universe is actually a projection of subtler levels of the psyche- a loom of maya- then we may discover that the vibratory lattices of interpenetrating worlds elaborated by current physics are descriptions of the psyche itself, in its fully ensouled unfolding.” 
- Daniel Pinchbeck personal growth quote

“Do not dwell in the past. Do not dream of the future. Concentrate the mind on the present moment. “ 
- Buddha

“Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found. “ 
- Pema Chodron

“We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. “ 
- Pema Chödrön

“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.”
- Deepak Chopra

“The only reason we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes. “ - Pema Chodron

“Please don’t wait until the doctors tell you that you are going to have a baby to begin to take care of it. It is already there. Whatever you are, whatever you do, your baby will get it. Anything you eat, any worries that are on your mind will be for him or her. Can you tell me that you cannot smile? Think of the baby, and smile for him, for her, for the future generations. Please don’t tell me that a smile and your sorrow just don’t go together. It’s your sorrow, but what about your baby? It’s not his sorrow, its not her sorrow.” 
- Thich Nhat Hanh

“In true love, you attain freedom.” 
- Thich Nhat Hanh

“You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks.” 
- Deepak Chopra

“For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” 
- Bible, Proverbs 23:7

“Until there is peace between religions, there can be no peace in the world.”  
- Thich Nhat Hanh personal growth quote

“The closing of a door can bring blessed privacy and comfort – the opening, terror. Conversely, the closing of a door can be a sad and final thing – the opening a wonderfully joyous moment.” - Andy Rooney

“The secret of Buddhism is to remove all ideas, all concepts, in order for the truth to have a chance to penetrate, to reveal itself.” 
- Thich Nhat Hanh

“Once you stop clinging and let things be, you’ll be free, even of birth and death. You’ll transform everything. And you’ll be at peace wherever you are.” 
– Bodhidarma self growth quote

“I would not look upon anger as something foreign to me that I have to fight… I have to deal with my anger with care, with love, with tenderness, with nonviolence.”  
- Thich Nhat Hanh

“What is false must die so what is true can be born…You have just a few years remaining to prepare the vehicle for your higher self. Use them preciously. For those who have gained knowledge of the nature of time, a few years- even a few days, a minute- can be an eternity. For those sleepwalking through reality, time exists only to be wasted- as they too will be wasted, in their turn. ‘Reality’, as you currently experience it, is something like a waking dream. It is a projection, or let us say an interface, disguising deeper and more intensified levels of being and knowing. For those who are ready and willing, the doors to those other levels now stand open. Those who have expended their lives in the pursuit of egocentric and material gains- without courage or originality, without fighting for human freedom or the preservation of the planetary environment- will also receive the rewards they deserve. The materiality of your universe is a solid-state illusion. What is the universe? It is a poem that writes itself. It is a song that sings itself into being. This universe has no origin and no end. What you are currently experiencing as the accelerating evolution of technology can now be recognized for what it is: a transition between two forms of consciousness, and two planetary states. Consciousness is technology- the only technology that exists. Everything in this universe is conscious at its own level, and in the process of transformation to higher or lower states. The first principle of being is unconditional love…we should love one another as we are loved. Love and devotion are vibrational frequencies that maintain reality. Love can only be given in freedom: therefore, to be human is to be free…Whatever you do, resist as you think you might, you are always submitting to God’s will…Ultimately, there are no entities- there is neither being, nor non-being. From the perspective of non-dual awareness, samsara is nirvana…Hell is a state of mind. When you eliminate fear and attachment, when you self-liberate, you attain the Golden age. This universe spontaneously self-organizes into higher levels of consciousness and wisdom. Underlying all are great cosmic entities or vibrational fields, alternately at play or at rest…The current transition is, simultaneously, a return to origin. The original matrix of this new world reality is the co-static limitlessness of your own being. This world- any world- is the ground for a certain level of being. What manifests outward from the ground of being is freedom in time, and freedom from time…The task of human existence is to transform the earth, to reconcile spirit and matter in this realm. We go deeper into the physical to reach the infinite. As there are no conceivable limits to this task, God, in his greatness, has granted us a project that is without limit and without end. Thinking is a part of reality. Thought generates new potentials and possibilities of manifestation. Thought changes the nature of reality. Thought changes the nature of time.”
- Daniel Pinchbeck

"Electronic culture created soulless replacements for connective rituals- television supplanted tribal legends told by the fire; ‘fast food’ consumed in distraction took the place of a shared meal. We substituted matter for Mater (feminine principle), money for mother’s milk, objects for emotional bonds."
- Daniel Pinchbeck personal growth quote

"…the universe is an emanation of mind. As human consciousness evolves in an accelerated spiral, we are being compelled to realize that our minds are manifesting reality to an ever-increasing extent- our collective shadow-projections of wasteful technologies, wars, and weaponry reflect subtler interior regions of our psyche and the discordant deceptions in our intimate relationships. If this interpretation is valid, it forces upon us a concomitant responsibility, a grave burden."
- Daniel Pinchbeck

"…if consciousness is the ground of being rather than an epiphenomenon of physical processes, we may find that a basic question asked by modern astronomy and space science- ‘Is there life out there?’- should be rephrased. Organic life, as well as intelligence, may already be a property enmeshed in the fabric of the cosmos, brought to fruition through the spiraling dynamics of the solar system and the galaxy, built into the structure of the universe itself."
- Daniel Pinchbeck personal growth quote

"Our normal human tendencies are distraction and dissipation. We begin one task, then get seduced by some other option, and lose our focus. We drift away from what is difficult and we know to be true, to what is comfortable and socially condoned."
- Daniel Pinchbeck

"Life as an end is qualitatively different from life as a means."
- Daniel Pinchbeck personal growth quote

"The ‘coming of the Self’ is an apocalypse for the ego, the ‘you’ that wants to hang along for the ride. It may be that the only way to survive the Apocalypse is to undergo it, first, within your own being."
- Daniel Pinchbeck personal growth quote

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