Favorite Quotations ~  Awareness Ice-Breakers and Heart Warmers

"Let us not look back in anger, nor foward in fear, but around in awareness." ~ James Thurber

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If you were a fully realized person—whatever the hell that would be—you wouldn’t fool around writing books. ~ William Gass

As my awareness increases, my control over my own being increases." ~ Will Schutz

By steadily disciplining the animal nature, until it becomes one pointed, it is possible to establish conscious awareness of The Eternal. ~ Lao Tzu

Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half-awake. We are making use of only a small part of our mental resources. ~ William James

It is no use fixing our minds on higher things if we ignore what is going on around us. ~ Aesop's Fables

Just because the river is quiet does not mean the crocodiles have left. ~ Malay Proverb

All men desire by nature to know. ~ Aristotle

Observe what is with undivided awareness. ~ Bruce Lee

A being whose awareness is totally free, who does not cling to anything, is liberated. ~ Ram Dass

Try to be one on whom nothing is lost. ~ Henry James

When we are alone on a starlit night, when by chance we see the migrating birds in autumn descending on a grove of junipers to rest and eat; when we see children in a moment when they are really children. ~ Thomas Merton

I was a gem concealed; Me my burning ray revealed. ~ Koran

We must be careful and mindful to truly see what is going on, not through a narrow view, but a more open, panoramic view, so that we can hear the voice of invitation. ~ Issho Fujita

I see my life as an unfolding set of opportunities to awaken. ~ Ram Dass, One-Liners

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. ~ Henry Miller,

I feel as if I'm always on the verge of waking up. ~ Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

So each individual has awareness for the things they truly identify with. Identification is love. ~ Louise Nevelson

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