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Below is a growing collection of quotes from individuals and teachings close

to my heart and philosophy...any resonate with you?



“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”

Carl Jung

“Speaking isn’t neutral or passive. Every time we speak, we bring forth a reality. Each time we share words we give legitimacy to the distinctions that those words bring forth.”

Freedman and Combs

“Every time we ask a question, we’re generating a possible version of a life.”

David Epston

“To be real, to live a truthful life, we have to be ruthlessly honest with ourselves.”

A. H. Almaas

“If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.”

Frederich Neitzsche

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

Carl Rogers

“The effort to strive for truth has to precede all other efforts.”

Albert Einstein

“To ask the right question is already half the solution of a problem.”

Carl Jung

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

Carl Jung

“Practicing discipline involves continually working to find space in our patterns, to find the gaps in the images we hold about ourselves. It also means finding the gaps in our ideas about others, releasing images that we hold about a manager, a coworker, a friend, or a partner.”

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

“At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled.”

— Marshall B. Rosenberg

“All it takes is one person in any generation to heal a family’s limiting beliefs.”

Greg Braden

“The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances.”

Viktor E. Frankl

"What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.”

— Brené Brown


“The universe doesn’t allow perfection.”

Stephen Hawking

"Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace."

--Gautama Buddha

“To confront a person with their own shadow is to show them their own light.”

Carl Jung

“There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

Carl Jung

“Once you overcome the hatred within your mind, you will discover that in the world outside, there is no longer any such thing as even a single enemy.”

Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Viktor E. Frankl

“Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today’s events.”

Albert Einstein

“Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you.”

Eckhart Tolle

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

Baruch Spinoza

“Compassion is not a virtue it is a commitment. It's not something we have or don't have it's something we choose to practice.”

— Brené Brown

“The human failing I would most like to correct is aggression. It may have had survival advantage in caveman days, to get more food, territory or partner with whom to reproduce, but now it threatens to destroy us all.”

Albert Einstein

“Treat everyone you meet as if they are God in drag.”

Ram Dass

"But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you."


“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.”

14th Dalai Lama

“Mindfulness is a form of mental activity that trains the mind to become aware of awareness itself and to pay attention to one’s own intention.”

Daniel J. Siegel

“Glance at the sun. See the moon and stars. Gaze at the beauty of the green earth.... NOW think.”

Hildegard of Bingen

Meditation is like an oven that forces the truth out.”

— Adyashanti

“We can go through our whole lives worrying about our future happiness, and totally miss where true peace lives-right here, right now.”

Peter Russell

"Relation is the essence of everything that exists.”

Meister Eckhart

“Opening the heart is a beautiful expression. It is not conceptual.”

Anam Thubten

"My research has shown me that when emotions are expressed-which is to say that the biochemicals that are the substrate of emotion are flowing freely-all systems are united and made whole. When emotions are repressed, denied, not allowed to be whatever they may be, our network pathways get blocked, stopping the flow of the vital feel-good, unifying chemicals that run both our biology and our behavior."

— Candace Pert

“The truth will not necessarily set you free, but truthfulness will.”

— Ken Wilber

“Drive all blames into one.”

Chogyam Trungpa

“…feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away. They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are.”

Pema Chodron

“We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.”

Carl Jung

“Name it, don’t internalize it.”

Debra Brunsten

“Unexpressed good thoughts aren’t worth squat!”

Ken Blanchard

“Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.”

Albert Einstein

“Real liberation comes not from glossing over or repressing painful states of feeling, but only from experiencing them to the full.”

Carl Jung

“Awakening is possible only for those who seek it and want it, for those who are ready to struggle with themselves and work on themselves for a very long time and very persistently in order to attain it.”

G.I Gurdjieff

“Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.”

Alfred Adler

"Eternity is not ever-lasting time but the real, unfading, indestructible, and timeless Present, for, as Schroedinger said, the present is the only thing that has no end."

--Ken Wilber

“Humor and paradox are often the only ways to respond to life’s sorrow with grace.”

Matthew Fox

“Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing. Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is are above everything distressing.”

Baruch Spinoza

“Examine the nature of unborn awareness.”

Tarthang Tulku

“Quantum science suggests the existence of many possible futures for each moment of our lives. Each future lies in a state of rest until it is awakened by choices made in the present.”

Greg Braden

“Man (and woman) has an infinite capacity for self-development. Equally, he has an infinite capacity for self-destruction. A human being may be clinically alive and yet, despite all appearances, spiritually dead.”

Idries Shah

“Light must come from inside. You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light.”

Sogyal Rinpoche

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

“Underneath it all, we are wild and we know it.”

Reginald Ray

“Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”

Thomas Merton

“Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself.”

Soren Kierkegaard