Psychology Spirituality Quotes

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Donald Van de Mark
“Not only is there often a right and wrong, but what goes around does come around, Karma exists, chickens do come home to roost, and as my mother, Phyllis, liked to say, “There is always a day of reckoning.” The good among the great understand that every choice we make adds to the strength or weakness of our spirits—ourselves, or to use an old fashioned word for the same idea, our souls. That is every human’s life work: to construct an identity bit by bit, to walk a path step by step, to live a life that is worthy of something higher, lighter, more fulfilling, and maybe even everlasting.”
Donald Van de Mark, The Good Among the Great: 19 Traits of the Most Admirable, Creative, and Joyous People

Clarissa Pinkola Estés
“A healthy woman is much like a wolf: robust, chock-full, strong life force, life-giving, territorially aware, inventive, loyal, roving.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés

David Richo
“We do not create our destiny; we participate in its unfolding. Synchronicity works as a catalyst toward the working out of that destiny.”
David Richo, The Power of Coincidence: How Life Shows Us What We Need to Know

Oliver Sacks
“he wanted to do, to be, to feel- and could not; he wanted sense, he wanted purpose- in Freud's words, 'Work and Love'.”
Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

Debbie Ford
“Each aspect within us needs understanding and compassion. If we are unwilling to give it to ourselves how can we expect the world to give it to us?”
Debbie Ford

Carl R. Rogers
“Whether we are speaking of a flower or an oak tree, of an earthworm or a beautiful bird, of an ape or a person, we will do well, I believe, to recognize that life is an active process, not a passive one. Whether the stimulus arises from within or without, whether the environment is favorable or unfavorable, the behaviors of an organism can be counted on to be in the direction of maintaining, enhancing, and reproducing itself. This is the very nature of the process we call life. This tendency is operative at all times. Indeed, only the presence or absence of this total directional process enables us to tell whether a given organism is alive or dead.

The actualizing tendency can, of course, be thwarted or warped, but it cannot be destroyed without destroying the organism. I remember that in my boyhood, the bin in which we stored our winter's supply of potatoes was in the basement, several feet below a small window. The conditions were unfavorable, but the potatoes would begin to sprout—pale white sprouts, so unlike the healthy green shoots they sent up when planted in the soil in the spring. But these sad, spindly sprouts would grow 2 or 3 feet in length as they reached toward the distant light of the window. The sprouts were, in their bizarre, futile growth, a sort of desperate expression of the directional tendency I have been describing. They would never become plants, never mature, never fulfill their real potential. But under the most adverse circumstances, they were striving to become. Life would not give up, even if it could not flourish. In dealing with clients whose lives have been terribly warped, in working with men and women on the back wards of state hospitals, I often think of those potato sprouts. So unfavorable have been the conditions in which these people have developed that their lives often seem abnormal, twisted, scarcely human. Yet, the directional tendency in them can be trusted. The clue to understanding their behavior is that they are striving, in the only ways that they perceive as available to them, to move toward growth, toward becoming. To healthy persons, the results may seem bizarre and futile, but they are life's desperate attempt to become itself. This potent constructive tendency is an underlying basis of the person-centered approach.”
Carl R. Rogers

C.G. Jung
“God has fallen out of containment in religion and into human hearts—God is incarnating. Our whole unconscious is in an uproar from the God Who wants to know and to be known.”
C. G. Jung

Deepak Chopra
“The mind loves whatever repeats a pleasurable experience from the past. "I love this" basically means "I love repeating what felt so good before".”
Deepak Chopra, The Way of the Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons for Creating the Life You Want

Allan Lokos
“Inner Peace can be seen as the ultimate benefit of practicing patience.”
Allan Lokos, Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

C.G. Jung
“But it seems to me to be an imperfection in things of beauty, and a weakness in man, if an explanation from the shallow-side has a destructive effect. The horror which we feel for Freudian interpretations is entirely due to our own barbaric or childish naivete, which believes that there can be heights without corresponding depths, and which blinds us to the really "final" truth that, when carried to extremes, opposites meet.”
Carl Jung

“The richness of life is hidden until relationships are only based on love instead of ego”
Gianni Fresco

“Persistent problems, however unpleasant they may seem, contain the unpro¬cessed and unexamined thoughts and feelings that, if left alone, keep you from your greatness. That’s why the pain, emptiness, and longing you feel can be your greatest gift—it can motivate you to examine parts of yourself that have been overlooked, forgotten, or hidden. It’s the irritant of sand in the oyster, which is the impetus for the pearl. In walking the conscious life path, you reveal your deepest Reality, layer by layer. You come home.”
Dr. Jennifer Howard "Your Ultimate Life Plan"

“Persistent problems, however unpleasant they may seem, contain the unprocessed and unexamined thoughts and feelings that, if left alone, keep you from your greatness. That’s why the pain, emptiness, and longing you feel can be your greatest gift—it can motivate you to examine parts of yourself that have been overlooked, forgotten, or hidden. It’s the irritant of sand in the oyster, which is the impetus for the pearl. In walking the conscious life path, you reveal your deepest Reality, layer by layer. You come home.”
Dr. Jennifer Howard "Your Ultimate Life Plan"

“How do you know if your inner voice or sense of guidance is your deeper-self speaking its wisdom, your unconscious childhood programming, or the voice of your Aunt Matilda? Discerning the difference between an automatic response stemming from family beliefs, childhood distortions, or culture, and guidance from our connection with our higher/deeper self, makes life, success, and relationships so much easier.”
Dr. Jennifer Howard "Your Ultimate Life Plan"

“Whenever you are faced with darkness… Search for your inner light.”
—Jeneen Miller, Author
Pieces of Victory”
Jeneen Miller

Laurence Galian
“It is said that 70,000 veils separate the human being from Perfect Freedom. These veils are not evil, below us or filthy. They are complexes that need to be dissolved, beliefs that need changing and doorways to existential core issues. God has said, 'There are seventy thousand veils between you and Me, but there are no veils between Me and you.' This is why we so greatly stress the importance of the Murid involving him or her self in some kind of psychological and body work.”
Laurence Galian, The Sun At Midnight: The Revealed Mysteries Of The Ahlul Bayt Sufis

Ralph De La Rosa
“To live from vibrant love in a world where degrading structures prevail—this is both our predicament and its answer.”
Ralph De La Rosa, Don't Tell Me to Relax: Emotional Resilience in the Age of Rage, Feels, and Freak-Outs

“No matter how difficult the challenge, when we spread our wings of faith and allow the winds of God's spirit to lift us, no obstacle is too great to overcome. - Roy Lessin”
Melita J. Murray-Carney, Who Cares? A Guided Self-Help & Devotional Journal for the Seasons of Life

“What you THINK you know, is not the same as reality”
Ahati Maat

Ralph De La Rosa
“So much of what the self-love movement gets wrong is the result of viewing the self as some
kind of monolithic and singular entity. That’s how we’ve been taught to experience ourselves.
But when we put ourselves under the microscope, when we take a good look inside, that view
starts to unravel. We begin to experience our inner lives as fluid, dynamic, multifaceted, vast,
and surprising.”
Ralph De La Rosa, Don't Tell Me to Relax: Emotional Resilience in the Age of Rage, Feels, and Freak-Outs

Irene Doura-Kavadia
“ΑΝΕΥ
Τι θα ήταν η δύση χωρίς την ανατολή
τι θα ήταν το σήμερα δίχως αύριο
τι θα ήταν η πράξη χωρίς το ίσον
μια εξίσωση χωρίς άγνωστο Χ.
[...]
εσύ χωρίς το εγώ
κι εγώ χωρίς εσένα
[...]
Γη χωρίς ατμόσφαιρα
Άνθρωπος χωρίς Θεό.
(Απόσπασμα από ποίημα "ΑΝΕΥ" - Ειρήνη Ντούρα-Καββαδία

WITHOUT
What would the West be without the East?
What would today be without tomorrow?
What would the addition be without the sign of equality,
an equation without the X factor.
[...]
What would you be without me
and what would I be without you...
[...]
An Earth without its atmosphere
A man without a God...

Excerpt from the poem "WITHOUT" by Irene Doura-Kavadia
Both quote and translation by the author”
Irene Doura-Kavadia

Özlem  Küskü
“Kendi içine bakmaya cesareti olmayan herkesin hayatı bulanıktır.”
Özlem Küskü

Jackie Stavros
“Our conversations are fateful. What we think, say, and do influences every moment in our lives.”
Jackie Stavros, Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement

Jackie Stavros
“Our need to belong is one of the strongest drives we have; it can be more important than food or shelter for some.”
Jackie Stavros, Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement

Jackie Stavros
“Being intentional about listening takes practice. It means listening with an open mind, willing to entertain another’s ideas; listening with an open heart, willing to empathize with another person’s experience and understand a situation from his or her point of view; and listening with an openness to new possibilities and new ways of going forward.”
Jackie Stavros, Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement

Jackie Stavros
“Inquiry-based conversations aim to generate information or surface understanding. Questions that arise out of curiosity and genuine interest build relationships and often produce new knowledge or possibilities.”
Jackie Stavros, Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement

Jackie Stavros
“Human nature is adaptable and habits are flexible. We can learn to shift our conversations”
Jackie Stavros, Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement

“Life has no trigger warnings.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Clarissa Pinkola Estés
“The Virgin Mary is a girl gang leader in Heaven.
She is a Hell’s Angel and she rides a Harley.
This I know for I come from people
who think axle grease is holy water.
They hold Mass out in the driveway
under the hood on Saturdays.
The engine is their altar.
They genuflect and say prayers all day,
and baptize themselves in crankcase oil.
The soles of their shoes
always smell like gasoline.
I come from people who think Confession
a necessity only the moment before a head-on collision.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Untie the Strong Woman: Blessed Mother's Immaculate Love for the Wild Soul

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