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consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness
that we deserve them.
"We who have been born Buddhist, Hindu, Christian,
Muslim, or any other faith can be very comfortable
in each others temple's, mosques, and churches,
praying or meditating together to create a spiritual
mass of consciousness which can overcome our greed,
hatred, and illusions."
Dr. Ari Ariyaratne
are on the planet to... wrap our consciousness
around the divine treasure within us...
-- Rev Michael
“The fact that modern physics, the manifestation
of an extreme specialisation of the rational mind,
is now making contact with mysticism, the essence
of religion and manifestation of an extreme specialisation
of the intuitive mind, shows very beautifully
the unity and complementary nature of the rational
and intuitive modes of consciousness; of the yang
and the yin.”
-- Fritjof Capra
not look for approval except for the consciousness
of doing your best.
~ Andrew Carnegie
we think of them as extraordinary, miracles also
streak across our consciousness every day. We
can choose to notice or ignore them, unaware that
our destinies may hang in the balance. Tune into
the presence of miracles, and in an instant, life
can be transformed into a dazzling experience,
more wondrous and exciting than we could even
imagine. Ignore it, and an opportunity is gone
-- Deepak Chopra
one can get inner peace by pouncing on it, by vigorously
willing to have it ...
Peace is a consciousness of springs too deep for earthly
droughts to dry up.
Peace is the gift not of volitional struggle but of
-- Harry Emerson Dosdick
problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness
that created it.
-- Albert Einstein
A human being is a part of the whole, called by
us, "Universe," a part limited in time and space.
He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings
as something separated from the rest -- a kind
of optical delusion of his consciousness. This
delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting
us to our personal desires and to affection for
a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be
to free ourselves from this prison by widening
our circle of compassion to embrace all living
creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but
the striving for such achievement is in itself
a part of the liberation and a foundation for
inner security -- Albert
intellect has little to do on the road to discovery.
There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition
or what you will,
and the solution comes to you and you don’t know how
-- Albert Einstein
need a new environmental consciousness on a global
basis. To do this, we need to educate people."
~ Mikhail Gorbachev
plagues of the dark ages or contemporary diseases
we do not understand, the modern plague of overpopulation
is soluble by means we have discovered and with
resources we posses. What is lacking is not sufficient
knowledge of the solution but universal consciousness
of the gravity of the problem and education of the
billions who are its victim."
-- Martin Luther King,
that consciousness is power. Consciousness is
education and knowledge. Consciousness is becoming
aware. It is the perfect vehicle for students.
Consciousness-raising is pertinent for power,
and be sure that power will not be abusively used,
but used for building trust and goodwill domestically
and internationally. Tomorrow's world is yours
vision of interconnectedness resonates with new
networks of world citizens in nongovernmental
organizations linking from numberless centers
of energy, expressing the emergence of a new organic
whole, seeking unity within and across national
lines... If governments and their leaders, bound
by hierarchy and patriarchy, wedded to military
might for legitimacy, fail to grasp the implications
of an emerging world consciousness for cooperation,
for peace and for sustainability, they may become
~ Dennis Kucinich
key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions
of consciousness into our awareness.
-- Lao Tzu
needs to be a shift in consciousness; there needs
to be an absolute wake-up call before society can
actually make the kind of incredibly significant
changes that need to happen.
[Our biggest opportunity at this moment in history
is] perhaps a deeper connection with all human
beings. That kind of connection, made possible
by our various technologies, simply couldn’t exist
before recent times. The connection guarantees
nothing, but it does offer an opportunity for
expressions of a global spirit, or what I call
a “species consciousness” or “species self.” What
that means is not that one ceases to be an American,
or a Christian, or a Muslim, or a Jew, or a Hindu.
One is any of those and at the same time, in one’s
own sense of self, a human being. This kind of
species consciousness is expanding. Perhaps it
represents our greatest opportunity.
Robert Jay Lifton
"That consciousness is everything and that all
things begin with a thought. That we are responsible
for our own fate, we reap what we sow, we get
what we give, we pull in what we put out. I know
these things for sure."
believe that hope for the future depends on each
of us taking nonviolence into our hearts and minds
and developing new and imaginative structures
which are nonviolent and life-giving for all.
Some people will argue that this is too idealistic.
I believe it is very realistic. I am convinced
that humanity is fast evolving to this higher
consciousness. For those who say it cannot be
done, let us remember that humanity learned to
abolish slavery. Our task now is no less than
the abolition of violence and war .... We can
rejoice and celebrate today because we are living
in a miraculous time. Everything is changing and
everything is possible.
-- Mairead Corrigan
The environmental movement has led some of the
most successful global campaigns in terms of raising
public and political consciousness about the relationship
of environment and development and offering alternatives
for better governance at all levels from community
to the international arena.
~ Michele Perrault
kind of spirituality I value is one in which you
get great joy out of contributing to life, not
just sitting and meditating, although meditation
is certainly valuable. But from the meditation,
from the resulting consciousness, I would like
to see people in action creating the world that
they want to live in.
have no sense of nationalism, only a cosmic consciousness
of belonging to the human family.
-- Rosika Schwimmer
this past century, a global interfaith movement
has been growing, helping to raise consciousness
about the need for tolerance and understanding
between different cultures and religions. This
movement has helped highlight the common goals
that most religions share, such as the Golden
Rule, which is at the heart of nearly all religious
traditions. At the same time, many throughout
the world are discovering that 'spirituality'
-- a deep connection to a greater purpose for
humanity -- is an important driving force in their
lives, even if they aren't religious. -- Robert
has been evolving a global consciousness, and
with new technologies in social networking, we
now have the chance to form a true "global
Robert Alan Silverstein
think people are isolated because of the nature of human
and they like it when they feel the connection between
themselves and someone else.
-- James Taylor
is the inner life that is to spark the change
in consciousness that will permit us to advance
-- Brother Wayne
improvement of life was only accomplished to the
extent to which it was based on a change of consciousness,
that is, to the extent to which the law of violence
was replaced in men's consciousness by the law of
-- Leo Tolstoy
the vision of the spiritual nature of man and
the universe brings the conviction that the human
potential is unlimited and that we stand at the
threshold over which a quantum leap in consciousness
~ George Trevelyan
we're seeing a higher level of consciousness and
many more opportunities for people to challenge
their present ways of thinking and move into a
grander and larger experience of who they really
~ Neale Donald
first task in teaching is to bring to consciousness
what the students already believe by virtue of their
personal experiences about themselves and society.
-- Paul Wellstone
Conscious business.. business that is conscious
of inner and outer worlds.. would therefore be
business that takes into account body, mind, and
spirit in self, culture, and nature. Put differently,
conscious business would be mindful of the way
that the spectrum of consciousness operates in
the Big Three worlds of self and culture and nature.
-- Ken Wilber
mass consciousness is an individual responsibility.
-- Dennis Weaver