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Consciousness Quotes

Consciousness Quotes by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Sri Aurobindo, Antonio Damasio, Chang-Rae Lee, Daya Mata, Walter Savage Landor and many others.

Consciousness is an attribute while awareness is not; one can be aware of being conscious, but not conscious of awareness. God is the totality of consciousness, but awareness is beyond all–being as well as not-being.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Outside and above the mind there is the play of a consciousness which is lighted by the higher Truth, but man is not conscious of it and of that he has to be conscious.
Sri Aurobindo
…I sense that stepping into the light is also a powerful metaphor for consciousness, for the birth of the knowing mind, for the simple and yet momentous coming of the sense of self into the world of the mental.
Antonio Damasio
In my other books, things do happen, but they are kind of bookends to the real action, which for me was an exploration of consciousness. Not that I don’t get into the consciousness of the people in ‘The Surrendered,’ but you could say there’s not as much anxiety about it.
Chang-Rae Lee
We have to get to the Self beyond its physical and mental instrumentalities to realize we are not fragile mortal beings; there is an unbroken link between ourselves and the Beloved Mother of the Universe, the Divine Consciousness flowing through and permeating Infinity.
Daya Mata
Consciousness of error is, to a certain extent, a consciousness of understanding; and correction of error is the plainest proof of energy and mastery.
Walter Savage Landor
Life is a series of sensations connected to different states of consciousness
Remy de Gourmont
Our minds work in real time, which begins at the Big Bang and will end, if there is a Big Crunch – which seems unlikely, now, from the latest data showing accelerating expansion. Consciousness would come to an end at a singularity.
Stephen Hawking
Physiology seeks to derive the processes in our own nervous system from general physical forces, without considering whether these processes are or are not accompanied by processes of consciousness.
Wilhelm Wundt
By ‘happiness’ I do not mean worldly success or outside approval, though it would be priggish to deny that both these things are most agreeable. I mean the inner consciousness, the inner conviction that one is doing well the thing that one is best fitted to do by nature.
Edith Sitwell
I’m blessed to have a platform that allows me to speak to many at once. I recognize that I can make consciousness a tangible thing for young people.
Earl Sweatshirt
I don’t actually believe in the extension of consciousness after death.
Zadie Smith
Consciousness in the individual is that area where the totality of life is located.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
That consciousness of quality, and the need to demand it can galvanize your energies, not just in your work, but in a rigorous exercise of mind and heart in every aspect of your life.
Meryl Streep
Science can explain what’s happening down inside atoms and what’s happening at the edge of the universe, but it cannot explain consciousness. It’s a paradox–withou t consciousness there would be no science, but science doesn’t know what to do, at all, with consciousness.
Peter Russell
Suggestibility varies as the amount of disaggregation, and inversely as the unification of consciousness.
Boris Sidis
The field of consciousness is tiny. It accepts only one problem at a time.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
In all fields black consciousness seeks to talk to the black man in a language that is his own
Steven Biko
If we had the fundamental laws of nature tomorrow, we still wouldn’t understand consciousness. We wouldn’t even understand turbulence.
Steven Weinberg
Where consciousness is concerned, the appearance is the reality.
John Searle
The only way to change consciousness and the world around us is to start with yourself.
Marina Abramovic
As we slam you with more and more devastating blows of the nagual, at the same time, we strengthen and clear the tonal so that it can easily withstand them – so there is no loss in continuity of consciousness.
Frederick Lenz
The BBC is very aware of its role in shaping people’s consciousness… it’s manipulative and deeply political.
Ken Loach
What is needed is not a change of circumstance, but a change of consciousness.
Neale Donald Walsch
My consciousness is a process, and that includes my relationship with my husband. His being white doesn’t make me any less black or invested in black issues, the same way him being a man doesn’t make me any less of a feminist.
Franchesca Ramsey
Today give up false mental attachments and beliefs! Free yourself from the delusion that anything external can fulfill the hunger of your soul for God-Consciousness.
Michael Beckwith
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses and avoids.
I will never know how you see red and you will never know how I see it. But this separation of consciousness is recognized only after a failure of communication, and our first movement is to believe in an undivided being between us.
Maurice Merleau-Ponty
I am perceiving everyone, including myself, as an awakening being who is here to claim his or her birthright to the higher consciousness planes of unconditional love and oneness.
Ken Keyes Jr.
Our greatest human adventure is the evolution of consciousness. We are in this life to enlarge the soul, liberate the spirit, and light up the brain.
Tom Robbins
It is only by embracing the full spectrum of human consciousness that we can bring about a true awakening of the heart
Anodea Judith
Samsara – our conditioned existence in the perpetual cycle of habitual tendencies and nirvana – genuine freedom from such an existence- are nothing but different manifestations of a basic continuum. So this continuity of consciousness us always present. This is the meaning of tantra.
Dalai Lama
All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
Swami Vivekananda
Nobody would take checks from Indians, nobody would give them any credit, and nobody would let them drink in the bars. There was a rudeness, a brusqueness, with which the Indians were treated constantly. At a very young age, that had entered my consciousness.
James Welch
Life is a vexatious trap; when a thinking man reaches maturity and attains to full consciousness he cannot help feeling that he is in a trap from which there is no escape.
Anton Chekhov
Whatever the dictates of fashion, it seems that those who take the trouble to gain mastery over what happens in consciousness do lead a happier life.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
I learned to recognise the thorough and primitive duality of man; I saw that, of the two natures that contended in the field of my consciousness, even if I could rightly be said to be either, it was only because I was radically both.
Robert Louis Stevenson
As always, the illusion of self-transcendence is far more facile and available than self-transcendence itself: in the vast majority of cases what human consciousness opens up to is merely a more encompassing form of finitude (another captivating illusion or delusion).
Kenny Smith
The ideal story is that of two people who go into love step for step, with a fluttered consciousness, like a pair of children venturing together into a dark room.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Paradoxically, the more you are yourself, the more universal your message. As you develop and individuate more deeply, you break through into deeper layers of the collective consciousness and the collective unconsciousness.
Stephen Nachmanovitch
Good poetry and successful revolution change our lives. And you cannot compose a good poem or wage a revolution without changing consciousness unless you attack the language that you share with your enemies and invent a language that you share with your allies.
June Jordan
Hope is what keeps you going, but hope keeps you focused on the future, and this continued focus perpetuates your denial of the Now and therefore your unhappiness.
Eckhart Tolle
They have done their worst, and continued to deny me even the privileges accorded to the common herd . . . but I am sustained by the consciousness of my imputed ‘crime’ being an honourable one
Michael Davitt
Consciousness is indeed always with us. Everyone knows ‘I am!’ No one can deny his own being.
Ramana Maharshi
Resist the temptation to think what afflicts you is peculiar to you. Have faith that what is in your consciousness can be communicated to the consciousness of all. And is, in many cases, already there.
Alice Walker
To be an artist is not a matter of making paintings or objects at all. What we are really dealing with is our state of consciousness and the shape of our perceptions.
Robert Irwin
As God talked with Arjuna, so will He talk with you. As He lifted up the spirit and consciousness of Arjuna, so will He uplift you. As he granted Arjuna supreme spiritual vision, so will He confer enlightenment on you.
Paramahansa Yogananda
On with the dance, let the joy be unconfined.
Mark Twain
The physical world is entirely abstract and without actuality apart from its linkage to consciousness.
Arthur Eddington
The AIDS crisis has brought us a consciousness of the immune system as the most important health-maintenance element, and a consciousness of how it is under attack.
Gloria Steinem
Our essential nature is pure consciousness, the infinite source of everything that exists in the physical world.
Deepak Chopra
The centermost processes of the brain with which consciousness is presumably associated are simply not understood. They are so far beyond our comprehension that no one I know of has been able to imagine their nature.
Roger Wolcott Sperry
In this world we are in precarious position, balanced midway between material and spiritual hungers. We find heaven to be a delicate state of consciousness that can be lost in a single moment of forgetfulness.
Harold Klemp
The new formula in physics describes humans as paradoxical beings who have two complementary aspects: They can show properties of Newtonian objects and also infinite fields of consciousness.
Stanislav Grof
The highest activities of consciousness have their origins in physical occurrences of the brain, just as the loveliest melodies are not too sublime to be expressed by notes.
W. Somerset Maugham
The human brain is hardwired to have this fundamental experience of universal consciousness, which is available to anyone from any culture, of any age, any religion, and without any philosophical predisposition.
John Hagelin
Everywhere you look on the planet people are using drums to alter consciousness.
Mickey Hart
As we take, in fact, a general view of the wonderful stream of our consciousness, what strikes us first is this different pace of its parts. Like a bird ‘s life, it seems to be made of an alternation of flights and perchings.
William James
There are many matters and many circumstances in which consciousness is undesirable and silence is golden, so that secrecy can be used as a marker to tell us that we are approaching the holy.
Gregory Bateson
Ultimately, it’s one’s upbringing, consciousness and circumstances that decide the path you’ll choose.
Vikram Bhatt
God chooses community sometimes to bear an unfair burden to force us to rise to the next level of consciousness and understanding.
Van Jones
If Goddess religion is not to become mindless idiocy, we must win clear of tendency of magic to become supertition. Magic – and among its branches I include psychology as its purpose to describe and change consciousness – is an art.
It is apparently vital that we should be in the dark about ourselves not to be clear about our intentions, fears, and hopes. There is a stubborn effort in us to set up a compact screen between consciousness and the self.
Eric Hoffer
I was like you are. I thought Jesus came and died on the cross. Jesus’ being here was about his death and dying on the cross but it really was about him coming to show us how to do it. To show us the Christ-consciousness that he had and that conciousness abides in all of us. That’s what I got. That’s what I got.
Oprah Winfrey
Consciousness is the foundation of all thinking; and thinking is the foundation of all consciousness.
M. Scott Peck
The highest levels of consciousness are wordless.
Charles Simic
Music is the art of all the invisible things that are real. Art, emotion, spiritual essence, consciousness – these things are hard to prove. Music helps you to focus on your sound. We understand that for very young kids.
Wynton Marsalis
I read Gide’s ‘The Immoralist’ over and over as a teenager. I was obsessed with it. It’s written with such simplicity and dread, and the desert, the shabby colonial world, is brought right into your consciousness without being over-explained.
Lawrence Osborne
People are all ignorant, they fear new things, they fear knowledge somehow, I don’t know why. Everything that I ever learned was always so great. I never thought so at the time, it was just that little bit more in your mind an expansion of consciousness or awareness.
George Harrison
We are not just highly evolved animals with biological computers embedded inside our skulls; we are also fields of consciousness without limits, transcending time, space, matter, and linear causality.
Stanislav Grof
In sum, doubling is the psychological means by which one invokes the evil potential of the self. That evil is neither inherent in the self nor foreign to it. To live out the doubling and call forth the evil is a moral choice for which one is responsible, whatever the level of consciousness involved.
Robert Jay Lifton
When people use that stream of consciousness, it’s kind of just a term they use for anything that looks slightly different on the page.
Zadie Smith
Reading is entering into the consciousness of another human being.
Gary Shteyngart
On the one hand, life is made infinitely easy for the personality in that stimulations, interests, uses of time and consciousness are offered to it from all sides. They carry the person as if in a stream, and one needs hardly to swim for oneself.
Georg Simmel
Faith is the commitment of one’s consciousness to beliefs for which one has no sensory evidence or rational proof. A mystic is a man who treats his feelings as tools of cognition. Faith is the equation of feeling with knowledge.
Ayn Rand
There is no reality of consciousness independent of the effects of various vehicles of content on subsequent action (and hence, of course, on memory).
Daniel Dennett
The hero’s journey always begins with the call. One way or another, a guide must come to say, ‘Look, you’re in Sleepy Land. Wake. Come on a trip. There is a whole aspect of your consciousness, your being, that’s not been touched. So you’re at home here? Well, there’s not enough of you there.’ And so it starts.
Joseph Campbell
Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness
Terence McKenna
Reality is a projection of consciousness, so if you believe – more than just think – but believe, subliminally, that something is true, it will become true because you will make micro-decisions based on the reality that you have faith in.
Ottessa Moshfegh
In sleep, fantasy takes the form of dreams. But in waking life, too, we continue to dream beneath the threshold of consciousness, especially when under the influence of repressed or other unconscious complexes.
Carl Jung
I just try to bring a kind of consciousness to the work I’m doing. I’ll worry about the next job when I have the next job. There are a lot worse things than being known for a certain kind of specificity. You’ll get calls for that thing. And that’s better than not getting any calls at all.
Paul Marcarelli
The ultimate gift of conscious life is a sense of the mystery that encompasses it.
Lewis Mumford
For the most part I write very stream of consciousness. I basically need to be recording an entire writing session because it’s almost like I black out and just start singing whatever is on my mind and forget it as soon as I stop.
Beth Moore
I should like to think that we’ll find peace on this Earth at some point and come to a collective consciousness of compassion for each other, where we say, ‘Enough! Let us live as one!’
Pierce Brosnan
Corrupt fantasy points us, or forms us, in a consciousness that can lead to thinking that evil is good and good is evil. In the worst case, this may have long range effects, prompting the reader intuitively, subconsciously, to do evil while thinking they’re doing good.
Michael O’Brien
I am also interested in music expanding consciousness. By expanding consciousness, I mean that old patterns can be replaced with new ones.
Pauline Oliveros
Art is community’s medicine for that worst disease of the mind, the corruption of consciousness
Robin G. Collingwood
No matter how I’m doing financially, the Depression has never disappeared from my consciousness. To this day, I hate waste. When neckties went from narrow to wide, I kept all my old ones until the style went back to narrow.
Lee Iacocca
Sometimes when you are with an enlightened teacher, you will feel both pleasant and unpleasant things magnified. That happens when you meditate with someone who goes into very strong states of altered consciousness.
Frederick Lenz
When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
Joseph Campbell
The only real change in life comes with the consciousness of old age.
Austin O’Malley
Often, even after years, mental states once present in consciousness return to it with apparent spontaneity and without any act of the will; that is, they are reproduced involuntarily.
Hermann Ebbinghaus
Your state of consciousness today is not the same as it used to be or as it will be in two weeks or a couple of years from now.
Harold Klemp
In dream consciousness we make things happen by wishing them, because we are not only the observer of what we experience but also the creator.
Vilayat Inayat Khan
The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy.
Blaise Pascal
White consciousness is deeply anti-black, and that’s for progressives and conservatives.
Robin DiAngelo
Mental activity in the daytime creates a latent form of habitual thought which again transforms itself at night into various delusory visions sensed by the semi-consciousness. This is called the deceptive and magic-like Bardo of Dream.
The utmost the American novelist can hope for, if he hopes at all to see his work included in the literature of his time, is that it may eventually be found to be along in the direction of the growing tip of collective consciousness. Preeminently the novelist’s gift is that of access to the collective mind.
Mary Hunter Austin
Way back before 1980, prior to ‘Disco Dancer’ breaking into the collective consciousness of filmgoers, I had come to Chennai to compose for a film called ‘Suraksha.’
Bappi Lahiri
I want my people to understand that because only man is capable to laugh, that means laughter is the highest point of consciousness, the highest point of understanding, the highest point of evolution. That’s why I have started calling laughter “the prayer time.”
Tupac has always been somebody who represented a higher consciousness of what it means on both sides of the coin to be black in America. He and Prince were leaders who moved to the beat of their own drum, and I can only hope to follow in their footsteps.
Kat Graham
Courage and confidence are practical necessities . . . courage is the practical form of being true to existence, of being true to truth, and confidence is the practical form of being true to one’s own consciousness.
Ayn Rand
A grid is like underwear, you wear it but it’s not to be exposed.
Massimo Vignelli
Attention may sound dull, but it is an essential aspect of consciousness. In fact, it governs what it is that we turn out to be conscious of, and therefore plays a part in the coming into being of whatever exists for us.
Iain McGilchrist
Integrity is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake your consciousness, just as honesty is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake existence.
Ayn Rand
Sensation is not the conduction of a quality or state of external bodies to consciousness, but the conduction of a quality or state of our nerves to consciousness, excited by an external cause.
Johannes Peter Muller
If you completely accept something, it changes. If you completely accept it, it shifts.
Eckhart Tolle
The Christian fear of the pagan outlook has damaged the whole consciousness of man.
D. H. Lawrence
When our consciousness is quiet, the waves of thought cease and we see clearly enough to relate back to our spirit. we connect with who we really are.
Alan Finger
The idea that excites me the most concerns the two greatest puzzles in science: the origin of the universe, and the origin of consciousness. The origin of the universe is what I do for a living, working on string theory. But I am also fascinated by consciousness.
Michio Kaku
Death may simply be an alteration in consciousness, a transition for continued life in a nonmaterial form.
Edgar Mitchell
Whenever you are in a perceptual field, it seems like it’s ultimate. It’s a self-wrapping consciousness. There doesn’t seem or appear to be anything else other than the attention field that you’re in.
Frederick Lenz
The best thing about religion is that it’s so transparently absurd it can’t possibly last forever. I’m convinced it will only take a small shift in human consciousness for it to be laughed off the planet, and I hope I’m still around when that happens.
Pat Condell
Or maybe it is only that we are so habitually inattentive that when some rare but simple geometry grabs us by the shoulders and shakes us into consciousness, we call our response sacred.
Charles Frazier
Focus your awareness on the heart chakra. As you do, you will feel your consciousness shifting. You may feel different perceptions of energy in different parts of your body.
Frederick Lenz
Krishna is God, and by chanting His Holy Names, the devotee quickly develops God-consciousness.
George Harrison
Part of the reason why I love acting is that you do hope that somehow your work will connect to people and somehow expand their consciousness somewhat, and being able to challenge notions of prejudice through work – through my work – is really thrilling.
Gwendoline Christie
Some of the most exalted states of consciousness I experienced were in bed with someone, alone, or with my spiritual teacher. There was never a difference for me.
Frederick Lenz
God is a wider consciousness than we are, a pure intelligence, spiritual life and actuality. He is neither one nor many, neither man nor spirit. Such predicates belong only to finite beings.
Joseph Alexander Leighton
Please… tell me who you are and what you want. And if you think those are simple questions, keep in mind that most people live their entire lives without arriving at an answer.
Gary Zukav
Do things for others and you’ll find your self-consciousness evaporating like morning dew.
Dale Carnegie
Instead of experiencing through the physical senses, I was now bobbing behind the body like a buoy at sea, cut loose from sensory solidity, separated from and witnessing the body from a vast distance.
Suzanne Segal
The people who leave the planet during the time of Earth changes do not fit in here
any longer, and they are stopping the harmony of Earth. When the time comes
that perhaps 20 million people leave the planet at one time there will be
a tremendous shift in consciousness for those who are remaining.
Barbara Marciniak
I’m suddenly finding it hard to know the difference between nightmares and consciousness.
Lauren DeStefano
The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego-consciousness, and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness extends.
Carl Jung
We are reflections of one another, therefore I know that you are part of me and I am part of you because we are all projections of the universal principles of creation/destruction polarities of the same infinite consciousness that we call God.
David Icke
I think there is going to be a large paradigm shift in a few years, and it could either be to a new age of enlightenment and unity and we’ll be raised to a new level of consciousness, or it could be a return to a dark age of kings and mass, open oppression followed by a die-off of human culture.
Dan Deacon
When it comes to Kerala, reasoning gets the upper hand rather than emotions.Our political outlook is related to the educational standards and political consciousness.
Joy Mathew
Creativity is the process of bringing something new into being. Creativity requires passion and commitment. It brings to our awareness what was previously hidden and points to new life. The experience is one of heightened consciousness: ecstasy.
Rollo May
A mind sourced in Spirit is a river of immeasurable power and life-giving goodness.
James R. Swartz
Why should the peculiarities of human consciousness be the narrow standard by which other creatures are judged?
Gary Snyder
Life is not accomplishing some special work but attaining to a degree of consciousness and inner freedom which is beyond all works and attainments.
Thomas Merton
When I was younger, I felt pressure to become someone else once I became successful. But it’s the intention of the work that’s changed. I have fans now. I have a new purpose: to remind them that I am one of them, that we are one another. My consciousness has changed.
Lady Gaga
And then Earl Scruggs comes along and transforms the banjo into a virtuosic modern instrument. For the first time, the Southern banjo style becomes the identity of the banjo, and everything from before is wiped off of people’s consciousness by the power of that explosion.
Bela Fleck
You expand your consciousness, your ideas, your perceptions. You break away from self-adopted restrictions. You grow as you learn to step aside from limiting conceptions and dogmas.
Higher thought forms trump lower ones. In the presence of a high frequency of human consciousness, all lower thought forms ultimately drop of their own dead weight.
Marianne Williamson
Our consciousness is our contribution to reality. What we perceive as real, becomes real.
Deepak Chopra
Use whatever challenge comes into your life as a kind of fuel for the flame of consciousness. That is done through surrender to what is. Some people may need more of that than others. If you choose presence in your daily life you may not need the drastic challenges.
Eckhart Tolle
If humankind would accept and acknowledge this responsibility and become creatively engaged in the process of evolution, consciously as well as unconsciously, a new reality would emerge, and a new age could be born.
Jonas Salk
Life, to me personally, I believe it is a finite thing, my consciousness, and I want to use it as much as possible.
Robin Ince
We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of 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.
Albert Einstein
I think maintenance comes from a daily spiritual growth practice of some kind: prayer, meditation, affirmations. Something that keeps you in the consciousness of higher thoughts and energy. That’s also how you make sure you don’t do it again.
Gabrielle Bernstein
In the consciousness of belonging together, in the sense of constancy, resides the sanctity, the beauty of matrimony, which helps us to endure pain more easily, to enjoy happiness doubly, and to give rise to the fullest and finest development of our nature.
Fanny Lewald
Under the thinning fog the surf curled and creamed, almost without sound, like a thought trying to form inself on the edge of consciousness.
Raymond Chandler
Marijuana is a useful catalyst for specific optical and aural aesthetic perceptions. I apprehended the structure of certain pieces of jazz and classical music in a new manner under the influence of marijuana, and these apprehensions have remained valid in years of normal consciousness.
Allen Ginsberg
I think there’s a big price to pay for consciousness, knowing that it’s all going to end and we’re mortal. I envy dogs. They don’t know they’re getting old! And they don’t know it’s towards the end. I mean, they never think, ‘I used to get by on 16 hours of sleep a day. Now, if I don’t get 19, I’m a wreck.’
Dana Carvey
For me, consciousness is the most interesting unsolved problem of science, and, in fact, we may never know what it is about a particular arrangement of neurons that gives rise to consciousness. Our consciousness, like the air we breathe or like the passage of time, is central to our existence as intelligent beings.
Alan Lightman
The animal lacks both anxiety and hope because its consciousness is restricted to what is clearly evident and thus to the present moment: the animal is the present incarnate.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Be willing to make bold decisions and be willing to make glorious mistakes. Learn from your mistakes, but you’ve got to be willing to make them first.
Gavin Newsom
Feminism as a political movement has to specifically address the needs of men in their struggle to revolutionize their consciousness.
Bell Hooks
BLINDSIGHT is fearless: a magnificent, darkly gleaming jewel of a book that hurdles the contradictions inherent in biochemistry, consciousness, and human hearts without breaking stride.
Elizabeth Bear
I don’t want to be a propagandist, no matter how good the cause. I want to tell stories. It’s just that the stories have to square with my consciousness as a woman and my conscience as a human being.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Spirit is the essence of consciousness, the energy of the universe that creates all things. Each one of us is a part of that spirit – a divine entity. So the spirit is the higher self, the eternal being that lives within us.
Shakti Gawain
fundamentally an organism has conscious mental states if and only if there is something that it is like to be that organism–something it is like for the organism.
Thomas Nagel
Movies really have replaced what traditionally were mythologies, that every culture had their mythological beliefs and their collective ‘stories.’ There is now the possibility for movies to embody that arising new state of consciousness.
Eckhart Tolle
You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you, and allowing that goodness to emerge. But it can only emerge if something fundamental changes in your state of consciousness.
Eckhart Tolle
How do we see physically? No differently that we do in our consciousness – by means of the productive power of imagination. Consciousness is the eye and ear, the sense for inner and outer meaning.
Inspiration. From real life. I open my eyes and I travel and I look. And I read everything.
Erik Spiekermann
Remember the word bodhichitta, because Atisha says the whole effort of religion, the whole science of religion, is nothing but an endeavor to create bodhichitta, buddha-consciousness: a mind which functions as a no-mind, a mind which dreams no more, thinks no more, a mind which is just awareness, pure awareness.
Science and technology have amplified the effects of the dysfunction of the human mind in its unawakened state to such a degree that humanity, and probably the planet, would not survive for another hundred years if human consciousness remains unchanged.
Eckhart Tolle
What happens in our consciousness and minds and bodies is also happening on earth. The more we pollute the earth, for example, the sicker we are.
Eyvind Kang
The next step in human evolution is not inevitable, but for the first time in the history of the planet, it can be a conscious choice. Who is making that choice? You are. And who are you? Consciousness that has become conscious of itself.
Eckhart Tolle
The purpose of therapy is not to remove suffering but to move through it to an enlarged consciousness that can sustain the polarity of painful opposites.
James Hollis
In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness.
Marshall McLuhan
There is a God part in you. The consciousness. The pure Self. Learn to listen the voice of that Power.
Amit Ray
An artist paints, dances, draws, writes, designs, or acts at the expanding edge of consciousness. We press into the unknown rather than the known. This makes life lovely and lively.
Julia Cameron
All of consciousness is shifted from the imagined, the revisive, to the effort to perceive simply the cruel radiance of what is
James Agee
A sympathetic parent might see the spark of consciousness in a baby’s large eyes and eagerly accept the popular claim that babies are wonderful learners, but it is hard to avoid the impression that they begin as ignorant as bread loaves.
Paul Bloom
The field of consciousness is tiny. It accepts only one problem at a time. Get into a fist fight, put your mind on the strategy of the fight, and you will not feel the other fellow’s punches.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
If the best the roboticists can hope for is the creation of some crude, cheesy, second-rate, artificial consciousness, they still win.
Daniel Dennett
I know there’s a consciousness energy that operates completely independent of the physical body you inhabit, that maintains… awareness after the body’s gone.
Phoebe Snow
Our mind has its own ideal time, which is no other but the consciousness of the progressive development of our beings.
August Wilhelm von Schlegel
Consciousness is not about information but about its opposite: order.
Tor NГёrretranders
If you hold a negative thought, then it will become more powerful and not only will it send bad energy to the person, but it will crash your consciousness. All the hard work of meditating is sabotaged.
Frederick Lenz
To the enlightened man… whose consciousness embraces the universe, to him the universe becomes his ‘body’, while the physical body becomes the manifestation of the universal mind. His inner vision an expression of the highest reality, and his speech an expression of eternal truth and mantric power.
Anagarika Govinda
Whats fascinating is that when you write a script, its almost a stream of consciousness. You have an idea that it means something, but youre not always sure what. Then when you get on the set, the actors teach you.
Gary Oldman
Knowledge exists in two forms – lifeless, stored in books, and alive, in the consciousness of men. The second form of existence is after all the essential one; the first, indispensable as it may be, occupies only an inferior position.
Albert Einstein
The widespread assumption is that somehow, the brain produces the mind; somehow millions of neurons fire signals at one another create or produce consciousness… but we have no idea how or why this happens. I’m afraid that in many cases, people in the tech world fail to understand that.
Yuval Noah Harari
The act of consciousness is central; otherwise we are overrun by the complexes.
James Hollis
The insidiousness of science lies in its claim to be not a subject, but a method. You could ignore a subject; no subject is all-inclusive. But a method can plausibly be applied to anything within the field of consciousness.
Katharine Fullerton Gerould
Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors. Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness.
Marshall McLuhan
When you advance in Krishna Consciousness it is more difficult to tolerate being honored than to tolerate being dishonored.
Radhanath Swami
The censorship of language is the censorship of consciousness.
Allen Ginsberg
Today, when we look at a brain, we see an intricate network of billions of neurons in constant, crackling communication, a chemical labyrinth that senses the world outside and within, produces love and sorrow, keeps our hearts beating and lungs breathing, composes our thoughts, and constructs our consciousness.
Carl Zimmer
If we ever find out how the brain works, with all its complexity, then we will be able to build a machine that has consciousness. And if that happens, that is a road to planetary disaster because everything we’ve thought about ourselves, since the Bronze Age, the Bible, all of that will be gone.
E. L. Doctorow
The solution to the problem of the day is the awakening of the consciousness of humanity to the divinity within.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
If your goal is to avoid pain and escape suffering, I would not advise you to seek higher levels of consciousness or spiritual evolution.
M. Scott Peck
Total revolution of consciousness and our entire social, political and economic system is what interests me, but that’s not on the ballot.
Russell Brand
The source of our actions resides in an unconscious propensity to regard ourselves as the center, the cause, and the conclusion of time. Our reflexes and our pride transform into a planet the parcel of flesh and consciousness we are.
Emile M. Cioran
Only those within whose own consciousness the sun rise and set, the leaves burgeon and wither, can be said to be aware of what living is.
Joseph Wood Krutch
Man’s consciousness not only reflects the objective world, but creates it.
Vladimir Lenin
The American grips himself, at the very sources of his consciousness, in a grip of care: and then, to so much of the rest of life, is indifferent. Whereas, the European hasn’t got so much care in him, so he cares much more for life and living.
D. H. Lawrence
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Henry David Thoreau
Flow is the process of achieving happiness through control over one’s inner life. The optimal state of inner experience is order in consciousness. This happens when we focus our attention (psychic energy) on realistic goals and when our skills match the challenges we face.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
No longer mere earthbeings and planetbeings are we, but bright children of the stars! And together we shall dance in and out of ten billion years, celebrating the gift of consciousness until the stars themselves grow cold and weary, and our thoughts turn again to the beginning.
Sid Meier
You need a vanguard organization in order to overcome the dangerous potential brought about by the uneven development of class militancy and class consciousness.
Ernest Mandel
I think that there is an ongoing conspiracy in the philosophical community, an organized form of self-deception, as in a cult, to simply all together pretend that we knew what “first-person perspective” (or “quale” or “consciousness”) means, so that we can keep our traditional debates running on forever.
Thomas Metzinger
The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest.
Bruce Lee
The worst thing you can do is censor yourself as the pencil hits the paper. You must not edit until you get it all on paper. If you can put everything down, stream-of-consciousness, you’ll do yourself a service.
Stephen Sondheim
Whether we are in a pleasant or a painful state depends, finally, upon the kind of matter that pervades and engrosses our consciousness and what we compare it to – better and we envious and sad, worse and we feel grateful and happy.
Arthur Schopenhauer
There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Look at what trance means. It means to transcend… it means to become transcendental! So if we get a singular transcendental path of light, that could lead to such great dimensions of consciousness, of revelation, of spirituality, of spiritual power.
Alice Coltrane
I really like when people do ‘stream of consciousness’ tweeting, or when people’s tweets come across as sort of manic and mostly unedited.
Mira Gonzalez
Your ‘hara’ is here, where your uterus is if you’re a woman, where the tummy sticks out if you’re a man, the centre of gravity of the human body. It is the synthesis of our intellect, body and spirit, and by developing our consciousness of it, we can become incredibly rooted.
Scilla Elworthy
Superstitions are all materialism, because they are all based on the consciousness of body, body, body. No spirit there. Spirit has no superstitions – it is beyond the vain desires of the body.
Swami Vivekananda
Every profound new movement makes a great swing also backwards to some older, half-forgotten way of consciousness.
D. H. Lawrence
Remember that consciousness is power. Tomorrow’s world is yours to build.
Yuri Kochiyama
It is a depressing fact that Americans tend to confuse morality and art (to the detriment of both) and that, among the educated, morality tends to mean social consciousness.
Pauline Kael
Consciousness is our only reprieve from Time.
Mason Cooley
The man who has perceived God looks upon all types of men as dream motion-picture images, made of the relativities of the light of Cosmic Consciousness and the shadows of delusion.
Paramahansa Yogananda
I really think that if there’s any one enemy to human creativity, especially creative writing, its self-consciousness. And if you have one eye on the mirror to see how you’re doing, you’re not doing it as well as you can. Don’t think about publishing, don’t think about editors, don’t think about marketplace.
Andre Dubus
Better to be an animal than a man, an insect than an animal, a plant than an insect, and so on. Salvation? Whatever diminishes the kingdom of consciousness and compromises its supremacy.
Emile M. Cioran
Suffering is primarily a
call for attention, which itself is a movement of love. More than
happiness, love wants growth, the widening and deepening of awareness and consciousness and being. Whatever prevents that, becomes a cause of pain, and love does not shirk from pain.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
No one knows how this world came into being. It is a creation of consciousness itself. It’s extraordinary, a mystery.
Jack Kornfield
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Bruce Lee
Happiness happens when your consciousness is not dominated by addictions and demands – and you experience life as a parade of preferences.
Ken Keyes Jr.
I came to the conclusion that we should aspire to increase the scope and scale of human consciousness in order to better understand what questions to ask. Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.
Elon Musk
Like too much alcohol,self-consciousness makes us see ourselves double, and we make the double image for two selves – mental and material, controlling and controlled, reflective and spontaneous. Thus instead of suffering we suffer about suffering, and suffer about suffering about suffering.
Alan Watts
Many films are forgotten and deserve to be, but others
glom onto the DNA and they keep a share of the collective consciousness.
It’s a profound question: What are we here for? What is the purpose,
the sum effect of our work?
Oliver Stone
Consciousness is the creative element in the universe. Without it, nothing would appear.
Fred Alan Wolf
Let’s absurdify life, from east to west. Let us play hide-and-seek with our consciousness of living.
Fernando Pessoa
A lot of people have come to Krishna consciousness through prasadam. I mean, this process is the only kind of yoga that you can actually practice by eating.
Mukunda Goswami
What is life but being conscious? And good and evil are manifestations of consciousness. If you reject one, you’re not getting the whole thing that’s there to be had.
Jerry Garcia
If you always have consciousness of gender equality at the heart of your policies, then you will have much more democratic, much more sustainable development.
Isabella Lovin
From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
Publilius Syrus
Shiva and Shakti are indistinguishable. They are one. They are the universe. Shiva isn’t masculine. Shakti isn’t feminine. At the core of their mutual penetration the supreme consciousness opens.
Daniel Odier
Some groups and individuals still are immersed totally in the egoic consciousness. Others already are free or in the process of stepping out of ego. The arising of the new consciousness already has started for many people. They are not yet recognizable as groups, but they are here and there.
Eckhart Tolle
Man is above all else mind, consciousness — that is, he is a product of history, not of nature.
Antonio Gramsci
The universe exists only through a constant dance of consistency and change. Through consistency, consciousness finds meaning; through change it finds stimulation and expansion. To find consistency within change is to embrace the unfolding flow.
Anodea Judith
I don’t talk about consciousness. I talk about interiority.
Ken Wilber
Hell is a place, a time, a consciousness, in which there is no love.
Richard Bach
It’s harder to play a quiet character because everything happens in their stream of consciousness. They’re thinking and feeling the world, but they’re saying very little, so then you have to communicate it through your behavior.
Viola Davis
She is all the great heroines of the world in one. She is more than an individual. I love her, and I must make her love me. I want to make Romeo jealous. I want the dead lovers of the world to hear our laughter, and grow sad. I want a breath of our passion to stir dust into consciousness, to wake their ashes into pain.
Oscar Wilde
God guides us from within. He does nothing more than that. There is no charm in God shaping us like a potter. We are not earthen wares; we are beings full of consciousness.
Vinoba Bhave
When you get to a higher level of consciousness, though, when you get into a spiritual approach to life, you are not trying to get someplace else…
Wayne Dyer
If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself. You must know all the while that it is there, but until it is needed you must never let it emerge into your consciousness in any shape that can be given a name.
George Orwell
But the first differentiation of its reflection in the manifested World is purely Spiritual, and the Beings generated in it are not endowed with a consciousness that has any relation to the one we conceive of.
Helena Blavatsky
That is the ego which rises and sinks periodically. But you exist always. That which lies beyond the ego is consciousness – the Self.
Ramana Maharshi
people are doing the best that they can from their own level of consciousness.
Deepak Chopra
When we turn the mind inwards, God manifests as the inner consciousness.
Ramana Maharshi
Your physical capabilities have nothing to do with higher consciousness. The depth achieved in any posture only has the ability to hurt or help your body.
Bryan Kest
For most people on the planet, consciousness can be equated with thought. They haven’t experienced what it means to be conscious without thought, or they have only for very brief instants.
Eckhart Tolle
We recognise that Soul is eternal; It has no beginning or ending. Therefore, when a person leaves his physical body, he continues to exist, usually on a higher plane of consciousness.
Harold Klemp
The meditation I am talking about is not a meditation on something. If you light a lamp and remove all the objects surrounding it, the lamp will still go on giving light. In the same way, if you remove all objects from your consciousness, all thoughts, all imagination, what will happen? – only consciousness will remain.
Attaining consciousness is connected with the gradual liberation from mechanicalness, for man is fully and completely under mechanical laws.
P.D. Ouspensky
Consciousness is nothing but awareness the composite of all the thing we pay attention to.
Deepak Chopra
My father was a graduate student at Oxford in the early 1960s, where the conventions and etiquette of clothing were crucial to the pervasive class consciousness of the place and time.
Russell Smith
It was clear to me that the forms of consciousness of our inherited and acquired historical education – aesthetic consciousness and historical consciousness – presented alienated forms of our true historical being.
Hans-Georg Gadamer
I really think that if there’s any one enemy to human creativity, especially creative writing, it’s self-consciousness.
Andre Dubus
Now, what really makes a teacher is love for the human child; for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission.
Maria Montessori
I could be mistaken, but I believe the majority of artists are perverts, and that inspiration springs from the seat of perversity; that smooth stretch of consciousness between the balls and ass.
James Jean
Another thing that’s good about writing to describe a situation or a state of consciousness is that you can finally get it right. That was my intention, and that’s always interesting.
Richard Hell
Part of the lesbian consciousness is an absolute recognition of the erotic within our lives and, taking that a step further, dealing with the erotic not only in sexual terms.
Audre Lorde
Scientists who have dedicated their lives to building machines that think, feel that it’s only a matter of time before some form of consciousness is captured in the laboratory.
Michio Kaku
The mastery of any subject requires that one identify himself with the particular state of consciousness appropriate to that subject.
Goswami Kriyananda
When information is cheap, attention becomes expensive.
James Gleick
As far as I understand, the Second Coming is already here. It’s a consciousness. It is not someone who is going to arrive and land in a clearing in the forest. The Hell that they talk of is going to be people creating their own unhappiness, a Hell on Earth.
Jane Siberry
The abstract intelligence produces a fatigue that’s the worst of all fatigues. It doesn’t weigh on us like bodily fatigue, nor disconcert like the fatigue of emotional experience. It’s the weight of our consciousness of the world, a shortness of breath in our soul.
Fernando Pessoa
After long absence, of return / To my dear home – Oh, happiness! / To lie in blissful consciousness / Of all around: The picture there – / The books – the flower-glass filled with care / By a kind hand – And then to know, / ‘Twas but to rise, and meet below / Such a heart’s welcome!
Caroline Anne Southey
The degree of consciousness corresponds to the degree of density or the speed of vibrations. The denser the matter, the less conscious it is.
G. I. Gurdjieff
Cold exactitude is not art… The so-called consciousness of the majority of painters is only perfection applied to the art of boring. People like that, if they could, would work with the same minute attention on the back of their canvas.
Eugene Delacroix
Only one thing I expect from all of you: to be yourself, to discover your inner beauty, your purity of consciousness, your hidden splendor – and spread it to as many people as possible. People are miserable. Help them to laugh a little, to sing a little, to dance a little.
Consciousness is nature’s nightmare.
Emile M. Cioran
It was my dad’s idea that music is supposed to be more than simply about entertainment and making a living, but about being of service as an integral part of the consciousness of the world. In honor of him and because it’s right, I use music in that light.
Ziggy Marley
The physical body is conceived and constructed in consciousness as are time and space. All happens within our self.
Deepak Chopra
The soul is a living, dynamic part of each person. It exists as consciousness and therefore must be found in consciousness.
Deepak Chopra
The consciousness of a general idea has a certain “unity of the ego” in it, which is identical when it passes from one mind to another. It is, therefore, quite analogous to a person, and indeed, a person is only a particular kind of general idea.
Charles Sanders Peirce
Destiny is consciousness of oneself, but consciousness of oneself as an enemy.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
The consciousness of being loved softens the keenest pang even at the moment of parting; yea, even the eternal farewell is robbed of half of its bitterness when uttered in accents that breathe love to the last sigh.
Joseph Addison
When divine consciousness enters, the shift occurs and you will be engulfed by what will feel like the greatest love imaginable – a love in which your soul realigns with your spirit and they meet together as one.
Debbie Ford
National consciousness is truly a miraculous thing. When I am not in Turkey I feel even more Turkish than in Istanbul. But when I’m home my European side becomes more apparent.
Orhan Pamuk
All things are possible to God and to you in God-consciousness.
Eric Butterworth
The challenge for me is still to do something that hasn’t been beaten into the movie going consciousness. Otherwise what am I in it for?
Johnny Depp
I think the brain is essentially a computer and consciousness is like a computer program. It will cease to run when the computer is turned off. Theoretically, it could be re-created on a neural network, but that would be very difficult, as it would require all one’s memories.
Stephen Hawking
Sexual activity is driven by the same aims and motives as reading poetry or listening to music: to escape the limitations imposed by the need for particularity in the consciousness.
Colin Wilson
The human race is evolving to the realization that what is happening on the level of consciousness both precedes and determines what happens in the world.
Marianne Williamson
When souls really touch, it is forever. Then space and time disappear, and all that remains is the consciousness that we are not alone in life.
Joan D. Chittister
It will take time for the idea of decentralized trust through computation to become a part of mainstream consciousness, and until then, the idea creates cognitive dissonance for those accustomed to centralized trust systems.
Andreas Antonopoulos
For me, working out is nothing to do with looks. It’s to let it all out – the stress, the self-consciousness – you think less; it makes you more centred.
Eva Green
The attitude of gratitude is the highest way of living, and is the biggest truth, the highest truth. You cannot live with applied consciousness until you understand that you have to be grateful for what you have. If you are grateful for what you have, then Mother Nature will give you more.
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
I understood that our entire universe is contained in the mind and the spirit. We may choose not to find access to it, we may even deny its existence, but it is indeed there inside us, and there are chemicals that can analyze its availability.
Alexander Shulgin
When we have our consciousness on needs, images come to us, naturally, of how to meet those needs.
Marshall B. Rosenberg
An intention is a quality of consciousness
that you bring to an action.
Gary Zukav
Patricia Sun is a solar light of consciousness whose wisdom rays cover the world. Everywhere I travel through out the earth, I find people whose lives have been enhanced and transformed by her luminous work.
Jean Houston
What fascinates me about addiction and obsessive behavior is that people would choose an altered state of consciousness that’s toxic and ostensibly destroys most aspects of your normal life, because for a brief moment you feel okay.
As a natural historian, I don’t believe in the consciousness of rocks or the opinions of rainbows or the convictions of slugs.
Jim Crace
Everyone has a right to change their consciousness, but ultimately the whole process is misleading.
Robyn Hitchcock
Mark Twain had a way of telling stories that shifts your consciousness away from labels.
Val Kilmer
Fiction has subversive potential. People let it into their minds, like the Trojan Horse. They don’t know what’s inside. You hook them with the story, and God can work below the level of their consciousness. Fiction can be propaganda for evil or convey a theme that impacts people for good.
Randy Alcorn
In the consciousness of eternity, time is not, neither is space. In man’s consciousness there appears so much mercy, so much love, that these have been called time and space.
Edgar Cayce
Once I learned how to talk, personally, by myself to any number of people, which means do radio without talking to anyone in particular on the air – I just found that my brain became very free to engage in a sort of stream-of-consciousness style of doing what I do.
Marc Maron
If your mind carries a heavy burden of past, you will experience more of the same. The past perpetuates itself through lack of presence. The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future.
Eckhart Tolle
Consciousness turns out to consist of a maelstrom of events distributed across the brain. These events compete for attention, and as one process outshouts the others, the brain rationalizes the outcome after the fact and concocts the impression that a single self was in charge all along.
Steven Pinker
At the touch of this divine light, the mountains seemed to kindle to a rapt, religious consciousness, and stood hushed like devout worshippers waiting to be blessed.
John Muir
My mum never told me that I was beautiful when I was a kid – and I didn’t read magazines or watch MTV, so I had no real consciousness about it all.
Cameron Russell
There is still consciousness in hip hop.
The ill effects of thought come about when we forget that thought is a function of our consciousness… an ability that we as human beings have. We are the producers of our own thinking.
Richard Carlson
Art is meant to bring people together. It’s meant to raise consciousness.
Brandon Victor Dixon
We should be in harmony with our own consciousness; our mind, body, and soul should be one in interest and in purpose. And in that unified condition, we can actually express that natural innate love that we have found in our own life in everything we do in the world.
Radhanath Swami
Consciousness was upon him before he could get out of the way.
Kingsley Amis
Repression is an evolutionary adaptation permitting us to function under the burden of our expanded consciousness. For what we are conscious of could drive us mad.
Camille Paglia
My maternal family are South African and when I was small and my parents separated my mother and I went back to South Africa. So for me the emergence of my own childhood consciousness was in the context of 1970s and 1980s apartheid South Africa and the movement there.
Rachel Holmes
What surprises you in life? The marvel of consciousness — that sudden window swinging open on a sunlit landscape amidts the night of non-being.
Vladimir Nabokov
Recent history is the record of one vast conspiracy to impose one level of mechanical consciousness on mankind.
Allen Ginsberg
In [Yogananda’s] celebrated Autobiography of a Yogi, he offers a stunning account of the ‘cosmic consciousness’ reached on the upper levels of yogic practice, and numerous interesting perspectives on human nature from the yogic and Vedantic points of view.
Robert S Ellwood
We are afraid of ourselves and our own unconscious minds. When we are building something that reflects us, it’s the one thing we’re all afraid to face. We’re afraid to face ourselves. Building machines that mirror our consciousness is a very frightening proposition because we have seen how evil people can be.
Gray Scott
Indeed, the interests of the oppressors lie in ‘changing the consciousness of the oppressed, not the situation which oppresses them.
Paulo Freire
A significant part of the pleasure of eating is in one’s accurate consciousness of the lives and the world from which food comes.
Wendell Berry
The self is just our operation center, our consciousness, our moral compass. So, if we want to act more effectively in the world, we have to get to know ourselves better.
Gary Wolf
If we hope to live not just from moment to moment, but in true consciousness of our existence, then our greatest need and most difficult achievement is to find meaning in our lives.
Bruno Bettelheim
Christ wasn’t a Christian and Buddha wasn’t a Buddhist and Muhammad wasn’t Muslim. These people were having the experience of unity consciousnesses and universal consciousness and they spoke of it in words.
Deepak Chopra
I have been doing stuff for a long time now and you would be in people’s consciousness. But when you get something like a gift to play Ted Hastings, and some fabulous writing to get behind and a great crew, it suddenly allows people to go – ‘I always knew he was good.’
Adrian Dunbar
In this state of inner connectedness, you are much more alert, more awake than in the mind-identified state. You are fully present. It also raises the vibrational frequency of the energy field that give life to the physical body.
Eckhart Tolle
The fundamental axiom, then, for the study of man is the existence of individual consciousness
Murray Rothbard
It is imperative that one approaches a spiritual master, for by such association one proportionately develops his consciousness towards the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
The ascription of an unconscious intentional phenomenon to a system implies that the phenomenon is in principle accessible to consciousness.
John Searle
You do not attain to knowledge by remaining on the shore and watching the foaming waves, you must make the venture and cast yourself in, you must swim, alert and with all your force, even if a moment comes when you think you are losing consciousness; in this way, and in no other, do you reach anthropological insight.
Martin Buber
Jealousy is an inner consciousness of one’s own inferiority. It is a mental cancer.
B. C. Forbes
Pre-suasion is the practice of getting people sympathetic to your message before they experience it. It’s the ability to cause people to have something at the top of their consciousness that makes them receptive to your message that’s yet to come.
Robert Cialdini
The human race is a herd. Here we are, unique, eternal aspects of consciousness with an infinity of potential, and we have allowed ourselves to become an unthinking, unquestioning blob of conformity and uniformity. A herd. Once we concede to the herd mentality, we can be controlled and directed by a tiny few. And we are.
David Icke
When the epistemologists’ concept of consciousness first became popular, it seems to have been in part a transformed application of the Protestant notion of conscience.”Consciousness” was imported to play in the mental world the role played by light in the mechanical world.
Gilbert Ryle
The content of Saul Leiter’s photographs arrives on a sort of delay: it takes a moment after the first glance to know what the picture is about. You don’t so much see the image as let it dissolve into your consciousness, like a tablet in a glass of water.
Teju Cole
I enjoy performing, always, but when you’re taping a gig, you’ve got to blank out this mass apparatus of self-consciousness that’s surrounding you, this invitation to drown in self-consciousness. Otherwise you just won’t be able to do anything.
Dylan Moran
At one of the largest advertising agencies in America psychologists on the staff are probing sample humans in an attempt to find how to identify, and beam messages to, people of high anxiety, body consciousness, hostility, passiveness, and so on.
Vance Packard
Solomon’s Proverbs, I think, have omitted to say, that as the sore palate findeth grit, so an uneasy consciousness heareth innuendos.
George Eliot
Our mind is the foundation of all our actions, whether they are actions of body, speech, or mind, i.e., thinking. Whatever we think, say, or do arises from our mind. What our consciousness consumes becomes the substance of our life, so we have to be very careful which nutriments we ingest.
Nhat Hanh
Christ, Buddha, and Krishna are but waves in the Ocean of Infinite Consciousness that I am!
Swami Vivekananda
Miracles can happen when we can keep our consciousness away from analyzing and classifying one another.
Marshall B. Rosenberg
There’s a segment of this world, there’s a mind state that’s permeated the intellectual consciousness of this world that comes from a certain type of people that looks at me and you and your average individual as a problem – like a blight on an otherwise potential paradise, something that needs to be cured.
The age of nations has passed. Now, unless we wish to perish, we must shake off our old prejudices and build the Earth. The more scientifically I regard the world, the less can I see any possible biological future for it except in the active consciousness of its unity.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Some things will always remain a mystery at this level of consciousness, and it is right that they should. So do not try to solve all the mysteries. Give the universe a chance. It will unfold itself in due course. Enjoy the experience of becoming.
Neale Donald Walsch
I know that you are part of me and I am part of you because we are all projections of the universal principles of creation/destruction polarities of the same infinite consciousness that we call God.
David Icke
Man is the “ethical animal” ethical in potentiality even if, unfortunately, not in actuality. His capacity for ethical judgment like freedom, reason and the other unique characteristics of the human being is based upon his consciousness of himself.
Rollo May
We’re using gradients of light as an auric measurement, a quantified auric measurement of the ascension of consciousness from the relatively sensorial, material perceptions of existence to the more refined spiritual perceptions of existence.
Frederick Lenz
Man is a flux of states of consciousness, a flow of passing thoughts, each thought of self another self, a myriad thoughts, a myriad selves, a continual becoming but never being, a will-of-the-wisp flitting of ghosts in ghostland.
Jack London
I believe we lose immortality because we have not conquered our opposition to death; we keep insisting on the primary, rudimentary idea: that the whole body should be kept alive. We should seek to preserve only the part that has to do with consciousness.
Adolfo Bioy Casares
What really matters is not how well a character fits a definition, but how strongly he or she resonates. Characters with strong, resonant ideas at their core will have more of an impact on the cultural consciousness than a character who’s just an empty collection of attributes.
Kurt Busiek
Actually, I think my view is compatible with much of the work going on now in neuroscience and psychology, where people are studying the relationship of consciousness to neural and cognitive processes without really trying to reduce it to those processes.
David Chalmers
Most of the time I don’t even talk about any direct lineage of songs, because I feel like it just chains them down into my own consciousness, and the whole fun of them is being able to live in others’ consciousness.
Regina Spektor
By the grace of the spiritual master the cloud of the mercy of the Personality of Godhead is brought in, and then only, when the rains of Krishna consciousness fall, can the fire of material existence be extinguished.
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
Leonard Bernstein
If you don’t want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
Bruce Lee
I’ve always been interested in the relationship between total external surround, culture, the political matrix, technology, etc., and the internal human consciousness.
Norman Spinrad
The golden rule of drums is hands clapping and feet tapping, and when you are in and out of consciousness, you can’t do that to best of your ability.
Steven Adler
Culture is a plot against the expansion of consciousness.
Terence McKenna
Meditate on your own and refine your consciousness. Tighten up your life. Constantly examine your life and look for weak points. You know what’s going on in your life.
Frederick Lenz
I already had top 10 records before ‘Sunshine Superman,’ with ‘Catch the Wind’ and ‘Colors,’ but this was a real breakthrough for me. It was a consciousness change for songwriting, as people are now saying I initiated the psychedelic revolution with this album, ‘Sunshine Superman.’
I think we ripple on into others, just like a stone puts its ripples into a brook. That, for me, too, is a source of comfort. It kind of, in a sense, negates the sense of total oblivion. Some piece of ourselves, not necessarily our consciousness, but some piece of ourselves gets passed on and on and on.
Irvin D. Yalom
Our earliest poets were shamans. Today, as in the earliest times, true shamans are poets of consciousness who know the power of song and story to teach and to heal.
Robert Moss
I still find it hard to understand that anyone could argue that you can’t have machines that exhibit consciousness.
Iain Banks
Fear is the penalty of consciousness forced to stare at itself.
Frank Herbert
Intelligence is the ability to solve problems, and consciousness is the ability to feel things and have subjective experiences.
Yuval Noah Harari
To begin with, we put the proposition: pure phenomenology is the science of pure consciousness.
Edmund Husserl
So many assume the truth is either black or white… It’s all evolution or it’s totally creation, for example. Reality creates consciousness; consciousness creates reality. Actually truth is inclusive, neither black nor white, nor a shade of grey. Indeed, truth is a multicolored spectrum, a beautiful hologram!
Peter Shepherd
Observe your actions but be so busy that you never contemplate their possible effects. It is only this consciousness that leads to liberation. Everything else is illusion.
Frederick Lenz
No greater tragedy exists in modern civilization than the aged, worn-out worker who after a life of ceaseless effort and useful productivity must look forward for his declining years to a poorhouse. A modern social consciousness demands a more humane and efficient arrangement.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
True compassion arises out of the plane of consciousness where I AM you.
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Ram Dass
The starting-point of critical elaboration is the consciousness of what one really is, and is ‘knowing thyself’as a product of the historical processes to date, which has deposited in you an infinity of traces, without leaving an inventory.
Antonio Gramsci
I’ve been wanting to tell people my theory about what goes on after time. It’s beyond our consciousness. We get glimpses of it between the infrared and the ultraviolet – the narrow narrow corridor of light that we are able to perceive.
Russell Brand
Works of Art are meant to connect the human heart to inspiration, for cosmic consciousness to grow in the Supreme Reality rooted in Life and Being.
Nelly Mazloum
You have to be whole: rich in the body, rich in science; rich in meditation, rich in consciousness.
The substance of fictional architecture is not bricks and mortar but evanescent consciousness.
John Updike
From the psychological point of view, the self-asserting emotions, derived from emergency reactions, involve a narrowing of consciousness; the participatory emotions an expansion of consciousness by identificatory processes of various kinds.
Arthur Koestler
The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future — which, of course, can only be experienced as the Now
Eckhart Tolle
Plant consciousness, insect consciousness, fish consciousness, all are related by one permanent element, which we may call the religious element inherent in all life, even in a flea: the sense of wonder. That is our sixth sense, and it is the natural religious sense.
D. H. Lawrence
Increasing consciousness = increasing complexity.
Ken Wilber
Memory marks the horizon of our consciousness, imagination its zenith.
Amos Bronson Alcott
It’s not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.
Stephen Fry
The normal self is the mind. The mind is with limitations. But pure Consciousness is beyond limitations, and is reached by investigation into the “I.”
Ramana Maharshi
The best thing you can give is God consciousness. Manifest your own divinity first. The truth is there. It’s right within us all. Understand what you are.
George Harrison
The underlying purpose of all art is to create patterns of imagery which somehow convey a sense of life set in a framework of order … all great art … harmonises consciousness with the ego-transcending Self.
Christopher Booker
Watch your own body and mind, and the people and things surrounding you, from the deep, calm place inside of you. When you do that you’ll have insights as to what you need to do in order to flow with the river of life around you.
Ken Keyes Jr.
We’re all affected by music. It has the power to inspire, uplift us, change our moods, and even alter consciousness.
Andrew Weil
No matter how many levels of consciousness one reaches, the problem always goes deeper.
Shulamith Firestone
How quickly a truly benevolent act is repaid by the consciousness of having done it!
Hosea Ballou
Education is the basic tool for the development of consciousness and the reconstitution of society.
Mahatma Gandhi
No pleasure is simpler, no luxury cheaper, no consciousness-altering substance more benign.
James Norwood Pratt
We can think for ourselves and we can awaken the world to a greater consciousness.
Anne Waldman
Consciousness is not personal. Human consciousness is just an expression of universal consciousness, which pervades the entire universe.
Eckhart Tolle
When you awaken spiritually, in fact, you can use thought much more effectively than before, but you realize there is a depth to your Being, a vibrantly alive stillness that is much vaster than thought. It is consciousness itself, of which the thinking mind is only a tiny aspect.
Eckhart Tolle
Responsibility is awareness, alertness, consciousness. Ego is just unconsciousness. They cannot coexist. As you grow more conscious you grow more towards light, and anything belonging to the world of darkness starts disappearing. Ego is nothing but darkness.
Atoms are driven by consciousness. In proximity to love, they move in harmonious collaboration with other atoms. When in proximity to fear, they become disharmonious and chaotic. We choose each moment the energy that surrounds us.
Marianne Williamson
Balance is the natural state of life, because the basic characteristic of the fundamental element of life, pure consciousness, is complete balance.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, yet real activity. The longing for freedom, therefore, is at first only too frequently suggested by the deep-felt consciousness of its absence.
Wilhelm von Humboldt
Without consciousness there would, practically speaking, be no world, for the world exists as such only in so far as it is consciously reflected and considered by a psyche. Consciousness is a precondition of being.
Carl Jung
The idea that something is uncool because it’s old or foreign has left the collective consciousness.
Brian Eno
If I want to realize totality in my consciousness, I have to relate myself to an immense, ludicrous, and painful convulsion of all of humanity.
Georges Bataille
I believe that “government”, as we know it today, should pull out of most things except for law enforcement and justice, national defense and foreign policy, and let the private sector, a “Grameenized private sector”, a social-consciousness-driven private sector, take over their other functions.
Muhammad Yunus
After all, if it comes to that, there is really neither Ogun nor Jesus! There are only mystified forms of our consciousness.
Lewis Nkosi
Freedom stretches only as far as the limits of our consciousness.
Carl Jung
The accessibility and effective immortality of actual information is a magnificent phenomenon, a beautiful extension of human consciousness. It is too bad people find so many ways to abuse the internet, but that’s just how things are.
Marilynne Robinson
Consciousness of our strength increases it.
Luc de Clapiers
We demand that sex speak the truth and we demand that it tell us our truth, or rather, the deeply buried truth of that truth about ourselves wich we think we possess in our immediate consciousness.
Michel Foucault
Can we reach biosphere consciousness and global empathy in time to avert planetary collapse?
Jeremy Rifkin
Meditation is one of the most direct and powerful ways to awaken to who we really are and to experience happiness as a state of consciousness that already exists within us.
Deepak Chopra
You are not the body. You are the immensity and infinity of consciousness.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
People often ask how I got interested in the brain; my rhetorical answer is: ‘How can anyone NOT be interested in it?’ Everything you call ‘human nature’ and consciousness arises from it.
Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
I write because writing is something that I have to do. And it doesn’t matter whether people like it or not. When I write, I feel the pressure and anxiety that come with taking an empty piece of paper and trying to fill it with something from your own consciousness.
Wayne Dyer
Death is the moment of form dissolving. When that dissolving is not resisted, an opening appears into the dimension of the sacred, into the One formless, unmanifested Life. This is why death is such an incredible opportunity. There is no transformation of human consciousness without the dissolving that death brings.
Eckhart Tolle
Make peace with silence, and remind yourself that it is in this space that you’ll come to remember your spirit. When you’re able to transcend an aversion to silence, you’ll also transcend many other miseries. And it is in this silence that the remembrance of God will be activated.
Wayne Dyer
Now, learning how to make a movie is something you can figure out in about an afternoon. The physics of it, the marks, the lights, etc. What’s hard to do is to suspend your own feelings of self consciousness. The natural actors can do that; they can become part of a characterization and learn how to maintain it.
Tom Hanks
The dimension of depth in the consciousness of religion creates the tension between what is and what ought to be. It bends the bow from which every arrow of moral action flies.
Reinhold Niebuhr
Next to meditation is music, soulful music, the music that stirs and elevates our aspiring consciousness.
Sri Chinmoy
Ist es an und fu? r sich absurd, das Nichtsein fu? r einUbel zu ? halten; da jedes Ubel wie jedes Gut das Dasein zur Voraussetzung hat, ja sogar das Bewusstsein. It is in and by itself absurd to regard non-existence as an evil; for every evil, like every good, presupposes existence, indeed even consciousness.
Arthur Schopenhauer
The etiquette is higher consciousness, sensitivity, gentleness, gracefulness, intensity, power, and knowledge.
Frederick Lenz
His essential nature is sat-chit-ananda: (Sat) Absolute Being – He encompasses everything because there is nothing outside of him; (Chit) Absolute Consciousness – He is the complete consciousness
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
For once you rise to a level of God consciousness you will understand that you are not responsible for any other human soul, and that while it is commendable to wish every soul to live in comfort, each soul must choose – is choosing – its own destiny this instant.
Neale Donald Walsch
In the midst of creating, a person is raised to another level of consciousness that doesn’t have that much to do with everyday thinking. It’s as if you could imagine life before there were words.
Charlie Haden
Man lives in only one small room of the enormous house of his consciousness.
William James
In the crystal of the awakened consciousness, one facet is love.
Jack Kornfield
Consciousness… I think we should think of it as something we do.
Alva Noe
Self-consciousness of the manner is the expensive substitute for simplicity.
George Eliot
Thinking is no more than a tiny aspect of the totality of consciousness, the totality of who you are.
Eckhart Tolle
On human levels of consciousness one may emphasize getting and having as the prime goals, in spiritual consciousness he seeks the way of giving and being.
Eric Butterworth
An endangered planet may depend on the evolution of consciousness.
Deepak Chopra
The fun of reading as “an exchange between consciousnesses, a way for human beings to talk to each other about stuff we can’t normally talk about.”
David Foster Wallace
Mindfulness is Buddha’s word for meditation. By mindfulness he means: you should always remain alert, watchful. You should always remain present. Not a single thing should be done in a sort of sleepy state of mind. You should not move like a somnambulist, you should move with a sharp consciousness.
We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself.
Brian Cox
The animal is one with its life activity. It does not distinguish the activity from itself. It is its activity. But man makes hislife activity itself an object of his will and consciousness. He has a conscious life activity. It is not a determination with which he is completely identified.
Karl Marx
The artist is the consciousness of society… but musicians’ role is very special.
Wadada Leo Smith
Prayer does not change God, it changes us. It deepens insight, increases intuitive perception, expands consciousness. It transforms personality.
Wilferd Peterson
One thousand brilliant stars punched holes in my consciousness, pricking me with longing. I could stare at the stars for hours, their infinite number and depth pulling me into a part of myself that I ignored during the day.
Maggie Stiefvater
The unconscious wants to flow into consciousness in order to reach the light, but at the same time it continually thwarts itself, because it would rather remain unconscious. That is to say, God wants to become man, but not quite.
Carl Jung
Human life and objects and trees vibrate with mysterious meanings, which can be deciphered like cuneiform writing. There exists a meaning, hidden from day to day, but accessible in moments of greatest attentiveness, in those moments when consciousness loves the world.
Adam Zagajewski
Contemplation is an alternative consciousness that refuses to identify with or feed what are only passing shows. It is the absolute opposite of addiction, consumerism or any egoic consciousness.
Richard Rohr
You did something noble. This will cause a release of energy. It causes a vibratory shift. It means you are moving into a different plateau of consciousness.
Frederick Lenz
No matter how far we go into the future, there will always be new things happening, new information coming in, new worlds to explore, a constantly expanding domain of life, consciousness, and memory.
Freeman Dyson
The seat of faith, however, is not consciousness but spontaneous religious experience, which brings the individual’s faith into immediate relation with God.
Carl Jung
Yoga is an interior penetration leading to integration of being, senses, breath, mind, intelligence, consciousness, and Self. It is definitely an inward journey, evolution through involution, toward the Soul, which in turn desires to emerge and embrace you in its glory.
B.K.S. Iyengar
Now, if the cooperation of some thousands of millions of cells in our brain can produce our consciousness, a true singularity, the idea becomes vastly more plausible that the cooperation of humanity, or some sections of it, may determine what Comte calls a Great Being.
John B. S. Haldane
Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.
Eckhart Tolle
Parapsychology seems to be growing further away from the progress and excitement of the rest of consciousness studies.
Susan Blackmore
We are not the only avatars of humanity. Once our computing machines achieved self-consciousness, they became part of this design.
Dan Simmons
We — mankind — stand at the center of an evolutionary crisis, with a new evolutionary device — our consciousness of the crisis — as our unique contribution.
Margaret Mead
People tend to have a government that reflects the level of consciousness of the majority of people who voted.
Marianne Williamson
The consciousness of the past weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living.
Karl Marx
That’s why Black Lives Matter thinks I’m so great. The fact of the matter is that everything is consciousness. This conversation is important.
Bethann Hardison
If we dwell in spirit, or Soul, we are living in happiness, for Soul is a happy entity. It is seldom anything else. When the mind presses in on it too strongly, however, it withdraws and leaves the body under the tyranny of mind.
Paul Twitchell
There is a frustration too, that at moments when there’s not a coup, when there are not people in the streets, that the country disappears from people’s consciousness.
Edwidge Danticat
Triviality is evil – triviality, that is, in the form of consciousness and mind that adapts itself to the world as it is, that obeys the principle of inertia. And this principle of inertia truly is what is radically evil.
Theodor Adorno
The cheerleaders for neoliberalism work hard to normalize dominant institutions and relations of power through a vocabulary and public pedagogy that create market-driven subjects, modes of consciousness, and ways of understanding the world that promote accommodation, quietism and passivity.
Henry Giroux
You govern your surroundings by the nature of what is taking place in your consciousness.
Joel S. Goldsmith
God is the Soul of all souls – The Supreme Soul – The Supreme Consciousness.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Poetry, like dreams, will eventually break through every person’s consciousness, even the tightest iconoclast’s.
Sheila Bender
She forced herself once more to think of nothing, to keep her consciousness immersed, as a little dog that one keeps under water until he has stopped struggling
William Faulkner
Politics in Bolivia must combine social consciousness with professional competency. In my administration, intellectuals from the upper class can be cabinet ministers or ambassadors, as can members of Indian ethnic groups.
Evo Morales
From a pure metaphysical perspective, there is no world outside ourselves. So, at the deepest level, the state of the planet is more a reflection of the consciousness of mankind than the consciousness of mankind is a reflection of world events.
Marianne Williamson
See who is the subject; and this inquiry leads you to pure Consciousness beyond the subject.
Ramana Maharshi
Consciousness begins when brains acquire the power, the simple power I must add, of telling a story.
Antonio Damasio
Magick is the art of causing changes in consciousness to occur in accordance with the will.
Dion Fortune
Action is the process whereby what is not fully formed passes into expressive consciousness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When we talk about novels, we don’t often talk about imagination. Why not? Does it seem too first grade? In reviews, you read about limpid prose, about the faithful reproduction of consciousness, about moral heft, but rarely about the power of pure, unadulterated imagination.
Robin Sloan
When you sing with a group of people, you learn how to subsume yourself into a group consciousness because a capella singing is all about the immersion of the self into the community. That’s one of the great feelings – to stop being me for a little while and to become us. That way lies empathy, the great social virtue.
Brian Eno
The secret of making something work in your lives is first of all, the deep desire to make it work; then the faith and belief that it can work; then to hold that clear definite vision in your consciousness and see it working out step by step, without one thought of doubt or disbelief.
Eileen Caddy
When artists give form to revelation, their art can advance, deepen and potentially transform the consciousness of their community.
Alex Grey
Plants are the young of the world, vessels of health and vigor; but they grope ever upward towards consciousness; the trees are imperfect men, and seem to bemoan their imprisonment, rooted in the ground.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is not determined by consciousness, but consciousness by life.
Karl Marx
The consciousness in each man is a sliding scale, which identifies him now with the First Cause, and now with the flesh of his body; life above life, in infinite degrees.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pain and pleasure occur in consciousness and exist only there
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Irony is a clear consciousness of an eternal agility, of the infinitely abundant chaos.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Even when I was studying mathematics, physics, and computer science, it always seemed that the problem of consciousness was about the most interesting problem out there for science to come to grips with.
David Chalmers
My first AIDS campaign was in 1985. There was this dark cloud, everybody was socially inspired – we hadn’t seen social consciousness like that since the ’60s – but most people were talking about hunger in Africa. Nobody was talking about this really ominous circumstance here in the U.S. because of this fear of stigma.
Kenneth Cole
When one turns from reason to faith, when one rejects the absolutism of reality, one undercuts the absolutism of one’s consciousness – and one’s mind becomes an organ one cannot trust any longer. It becomes what the mystics claim it to be: a tool of distortion.
Ayn Rand
The knowledge and skills you have achieved are meant to be forgotten so you can float comfortably in emptiness, without obstruction.
Bruce Lee
Whenever you’re going through a tough time, generally, you become more compassionate, you become softer, you become more thoughtful, kinder. These are all spiritual qualities that will help you to align yourself with God and God consciousness rather than with a split fear-based consciousness.
Wayne Dyer
I expected to die. At no time before the trial did I expect to escape with my life. Yet being executed in the gas chamber did not necessarily mean defeat. It could be one more step to bring the community to a higher level of consciousness.
Huey Newton
If I use the word consciousness, in our lab, in our institute, what we mean is the special quality of mind, the special features that exist in the mind, that permit us to know, for example, that we, ourselves, exist, and that things exist around us.
Antonio Damasio
Space and time are “sensed” not seen. They are created in consciousness which is spaceless and timeless.
Deepak Chopra
Every human being has consciousness, but not every human being has the same amount. The potential for each one of us human beings is infinite consciousness. This is called supreme enlightenment, and it just needs unfolding by transcending each day. The more consciousness we have, the better life is.
David Lynch
Doing philosophy is only a threefold or double kind of waking–being awake–consciousness.
Lack of money means discomfort, means squalid worries, means shortage of tobacco, means ever-present consciousness of failure-above all, it means loneliness.
George Orwell
A thought may arise: ‘It’s okay now, but it’s going to be different when I step out the door’. Already you are anticipating your downfall. Recognise these as just thoughts. You can just watch them, feel their pull yet observe them as a movement in consciousness. Stay put as formless awareness.
What mathematics are to matter and force, occult science is to life and consciousness.
Dion Fortune
Technological measures are important, but equally important is… a consciousness of the commonality of all living beings and an emphasis on shared responsibility.
Vaclav Havel
The effect on human consciousness of the experience of the Presence of God is subjectively transformative and identical throughout human history. It leaves a timeless mark that is verifiable as a calibration of a recorded level of conciousness.
David Hawkins
A hero is someone who stands in the community and speaks their hopes and speaks their passion. That’s almost an act of heroism nowadays because higher consciousness is so trivialized.
Marianne Williamson
The gravitation constant is the same always. But the economic constants-these elasticities of demand and supply-depending, as they do, upon human consciousness, are liable to vary. The constitution of the atom, as it were, and not merely its position, changes under the influence of environment.
Arthur Cecil Pigou
Museums are managers of consciousness. They give us an interpretation of history, of how to view the world and locate ourselves in it. They are, if you want to put it in positive terms, great educational institutions. If you want to put it in negative terms, they are propaganda machines.
Hans Haacke
Imagination is the primary gift of human consciousness.
Ken Robinson
I don’t really know what it is about vampires that makes them such a powerful symbol, metaphor, whatever in people’s consciousness. But I do know they’re tremendously powerful. I mean, there’s a vampire on ‘Sesame Street.’ And Count Chocula. I don’t know why it’s so powerful.
Alan Ball
The little things that you saw with a child’s eye and that will never go away. That’s what consciousness is all about.
Derek Mahon
Were it not for the consciousness of Christ in my life, hour by hour, I could not go on. But He is teaching me the glorious lessons of His sufficiency, and each day I am carried onward with no feeling of strain or fear of collapse.
Hudson Taylor
Consciousness is endless, from one incarnation to the next. It simply will and does manifest in other places and times, regardless of what becomes of the human race.
Zeena Schreck
In all my novels, a sense of place – not just geographic but social – is a critical element. I have always been drawn to the novels of Edith Wharton, among others, where social dynamics are crucial. Wharton’s class consciousness fascinates me, and some of the tension in my books stems from that.
Susan Wiggs
When your consciousness is directed outward, mind and world arise. When it is directed inward, it realises its own Source and returns home into the Unmanifested.
Eckhart Tolle
We must recognize and keep in the public consciousness the significant contributions and sacrifices Americans of every community have made that have helped forge the greatest country our world has ever known.
Tammy Duckworth
What I don’t like is taking it to extremes and making all these intellectualizations about what basically is simple music. It’s simple stream-of-consciousness stuff in my songs. What I’m trying to get across is misinterpreted.
Van Morrison
The tendrils of a new, deeper form of spirituality are growing.В  It’s the greening under the surface crust of consciousness and social paradigm.
Jean Houston
I have a much easier time imagining how we would understand the big bang, even though we can’t do it yet, than I can imagine understanding consciousness.
Edward Witten
It removes the limitations of his body, extinguishes his consciousness, and pours the divine spirit into him. The whirl dance is the purest form of dance devotion.
Curt Sachs
Consciousness,” according to current scientific thought, was something the higher mammals had evolved in order to help them reproduce, much the way a garden slug secretes slime. It had no special ontological status. The “self” was a genetically modulated and biologically useful illusion.
Robert Charles Wilson
As exhausted as they may be, Republicans need to appeal to their sense of consciousness. To their principles. To what is right and wrong. To American values.
Ana Navarro
The basic philosophy of stoicism is that you have nothing real external to your own consciousness, that the only thing real is in fact your consciousness.
Roger Avary
Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all.
Ray Bradbury
Revolutionary consciousness is to be found among the most ruthlessly exploited masses: animals, trees, water, air, grasses
Gary Snyder
The instinct that pulls us toward art is the impulse to evolve, to learn, to heighten and elevate our consciousness. The Ego hates this. Because the more awake we become, the less we need the Ego.
Steven Pressfield
Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence. When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded Consciousness. Our essential nature is usually overshadowed by the activity of the mind.
This is what consciousness does: it sets the goals, and the rest of the system learns how to meet them.
David Eagleman
The fires of suffering become the light of consciousness.
Eckhart Tolle
What freedom lies in flying, what Godlike power it gives to men . . . I lose all consciousness in this strong unmortal space crowded with beauty, pierced with danger.
Charles Lindbergh
As industrialization provided social uses for the operations of the photographer, so the reaction against these uses reinforced the self-consciousness of photography-as-art.
Susan Sontag
My tumour is a benign pituitary tumour, in the pituitary gland – which is the main hormone centre of the body. It’s in the centre of the brain. (Fun fact, [Rene] Descartes thought our consciousness was to be found in the pituitary gland.) And the thing is, there aren’t really many symptoms that show until it’s too late.
John Newman
Of Consciousness, her awful Mate. The Soul cannot be rid – as easy the secreting her behind the Eyes of God.
Emily Dickinson
There’s good self-consciousness, and then there’s toxic, paralyzing, raped-by-psychic-Bedouins self-consciousness.
David Foster Wallace
Yoga is when you feel pure consciousness and spirit.
Alan Finger
The ‘ pleasure’ of being drunk is obviously the pleasure of escaping from the responsibility of Consciousness.
Ayn Rand
Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott
When I began writing science fiction in the middle 60s, it seemed very easy to find ideas that took decades to percolate into the cultural consciousness; now the lead time seems more like eighteen months.
Vernor Vinge
Sometimes we make assumptions about influence when similarities between two writers’ work are so strong, but they’re still just assumptions. Some things are sort of zeitgeist-y. There’s a collective consciousness and we’re all drawing from it.
Ron Currie Jr.
My mother died in 1997 and I spiralled into this self-destructive vortex of trying to annihilate my consciousness. I was afraid to face the grief of losing her, because she was somebody I loved more than anybody else in the world.
Panos Cosmatos
The essence of the liberal outlook lies not in what opinions are held, but in how they are held; instead of being held dogmatically, they are held tentatively, and with a consciousness that new evidence may at any moment lead to their abandonment.
Bertrand Russell
I know that I cannot take responsibility for other people. We are all under the law of our own consciousness.
Louise Hay
An accepted deed is never small in Taqwa (consciousness of Allah), how can what has been accepted be small?
Ali ibn Abi Talib
Awareness is conscious connection with universal intelligence. Another word for it is Presence: consciousness without thought.
Eckhart Tolle
Now I have to say I’m a complete atheist, I have no religious views myself and no spiritual views, except very watered down humanistic spiritual views, and consciousness is just a fact of life, it’s a natural fact of life.
David Chalmers
As TV embedded itself into the national consciousness, it got us to remember how more than just the facts transmits truth and reality – and in fun, engaging ways. TV also showed us how telling our stories, confronting our own truths makes us and the people with whom we’re sharing feel less lonely and alienated.
Lee Gutkind
There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Carl Jung
A man’s thinking goes on within his consciousness in a seclusion in comparison with which any physical seclusion is an exhibition to public view.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
The truth is that God is the force. He is the essence of life. He is pure and undefiled consciousness. He is eternal.
Mahatma Gandhi
I can find no words for what I feel. My consciousness is withdrawn into itself; I hear my heart beating, and my life passing. It seems to me that I have become a statue on the banks of the river of time, that I am the spectator of some mystery, and shall issue from it old, or no longer capable of age.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Looking at the world from other species’ points of view is a cure for the disease of human self-importance. You suddenly realize that consciousness – which we value and we consider the crowning achievement of nature, human consciousness – is really just another set of tools for getting along in the world.
Michael Pollan
I wouldn’t classify television as “cool,” because to me anything that involves the reader’s consciousness to drive and carry a story is an “active” medium, and anything that sort of just pours into the eyeballs and ears is the opposite.
Chris Ware
I don’t want people to write programmatic environmental poems, but I think sustainability should become deeply a part of the consciousness of poetry – an impulse toward compassion, empathy, and social justice.
Alison Hawthorne Deming
Mothers and daughters are part of each other’s consciousness, in different degrees and in a different way, but still with the mutual sense of something which has always been there. A real mother is just a habit of thought to her children.
Edith Wharton
I have always felt that humor was a wonderful vehicle to let us become connected with each other and ourselves… I try to portray the similarities and polarities in men and women, so that we
can acknowledge and embrace our collective consciousness.
Lily Tomlin
Pleasure is an important component of the quality of life, but by itself it does not bring happiness. Pleasure helps to maintain order, but by itself cannot create a new order in consciousness.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Think of the mystical three days between the crucifixion and the resurrection as the time it takes for a situation to change once spirit has infused our consciousness. As we come to look at an experience differently, in time in begins to transform.
Marianne Williamson
Because our consciousness doesn’t die at death, we carry our mind-set of thoughts and beliefs with us to the other side. As in life, so in death. When we cross over into the other dimensions, we continue to create experiences through our thoughts, the same way we did in life.
James Van Praagh
This is not a slow movement of change. It’s a shift in the consciousness of each of us. It is a collective shift. It involves facing grief and trauma and undoing our numbness and our narcissism and our indulgence that we have in this privileged western society.
Gail Bradbrook
I have no sense of nationalism, only a cosmic consciousness of belonging to the human family.
Rosika Schwimmer
I’m interested in a lot of different things, but first and foremost I’m into the idea of human consciousness, and Angels & Airwaves is a byproduct of that.
Tom DeLonge
I think that once somebody sees something, or feels it in the consciousness of society, it starts to allow change for other people.
Carla Gugino
Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations. You are originally unlimited and perfect. Later you take on limitations and become the mind.
Ramana Maharshi
History is the “know thyself” of humanity – the self-consciousness of mankind.
Johann Gustav Droysen
The flower of #‎ consciousness needs the mud out of which it grows.
Eckhart Tolle
No one can accuse Stuart Young of avoiding the big issues – with insight and verve, he tackles head on the existence of God, the mystery of human consciousness and the transformative effects of psychedelic drugs. Recommended.
Mark Chadbourn
Picasso only registers the deformities which have not yet penetrated our consciousness. Art is a mirror which goes ‘fast’ like a watch – sometimes.
Franz Kafka
Paradise is not a place; it’s a state of consciousness.
Sri Chinmoy
It seems that what I really want is a drug that will increase my consciousness of others, not myself.
Jerzy Kosinski
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
Bruce Lee
The primary purpose of meditation is to become conscious of, and familiar with, our inner life. The ultimate purpose is to reach the source of life and consciousness.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Call it by any name, God, Self, the Heart, or the Seat of Consciousness, it is all the same.
Ramana Maharshi
When mind and heart come together, mind serves consciousness instead of serving itself.
David Icke
I think we have a duty to maintain the light of consciousness to make sure it continues into the future.
Elon Musk
Behold thine immortal Self resurrected with Christ in the light of illumination, present in every soul, every flower, every atom!
Paramahansa Yogananda
The awful consciousness that one is the sole object of attention to that immense space, lined as it were with human intellect from top to bottom, and on all side round, may be perhaps be imagined but can not be described.
Sarah Siddons
Expand your love, your consciousness, and your loving compassion by experiencing everything that everyone does or says as though you had done or said it.
Ken Keyes Jr.
We’re cognizant, curious beings, capable of philosophical thought, nuclear physics, repeating Nerf weapons, global consciousness, Glade air fresheners, and sentient automobiles. But we’re assholes first.
Nick Offerman
Perhaps only some young women, perhaps only a minority of all women, will be able to effect such changes through consciousness alone, through the strength of understanding, which, if transformed into wisdom, always means the performance of necessary actions.
Phyllis Chesler
[Occupy Wall Street] had an impact on consciousness. It was not effective in realizing change.
Edward Snowden
If human beings are losing every time, it doesn’t matter whether they’re losing to a conscious machine or an completely non conscious machine, they still lost. The singularity is about the quality of decision-making, which is not consciousness at all.
Stuart J. Russell
Who is the ultimate dreamer? Call it as you will: God, higher consciousness, Krishna, spirit, whatever pleases you. .. One dream, one dreamer, billions of embodied characters acting out that one dream. .. Your true essence is that you are part and parcel of the one big dream.
Wayne Dyer
Black Consciousness seeks to infuse the black community with a new-found pride in themselves, their efforts, their value systems, their culture, their religion and their outlook to life.
Steven Biko
The design is done when the problem goes away.
Jason Fried
There’s an old African proverb that says “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” We have to go far – quickly. And that means we have to quickly find a way to change the world’s consciousness about exactly what we’re facing, and why we have to work to solve it.
Al Gore
Knowledge is structured in consciousness
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
We change by changing our consciousness and by saying, money should not be a commodity. Money should be a means to an end.
Satish Kumar
There is nothing wrong with duality as long as it does not create conflict. Multiplicity and variety without strife is joy. In pure consciousness there is light. For warmth, contact is needed. Above the unity of being is the union of love. Love is the purpose of duality.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
The ocean of Spirit has become the little bubble of my soul. Whether floating in birth, or disappearing in death, in the ocean of cosmic awareness the bubble of my life cannot die. I am indestructible consciousness, protected in the bosom of Spirit’s immortality.
Paramahansa Yogananda
I’ve passed the age of consciousness and righteous rage. I found that just surviving was a noble fight.
Billy Joel
He bent his head and kissed her long and deeply, and in that kiss neither knew themselves, or even each other, but something beyond all consciousness that was both of them.
Eleanor Farjeon
What fiction and art can do, particularly narrative art, is construct consciousness – in a sense, we have to do it for the first time, every time.
Aleksandar Hemon
It felt like being in the center of the world, and I felt like I was a witness to history and I knew that the whole world was watching on television. So, I could feel the collective consciousness of the world focused on this little strip of land called Seattle.
Krist Novoselic
The Beginning of Philosophy is a Consciousness of your own Weakness and inability in necessary things.
The witness of the three states of consciousness [waking, dream and deep sleep] and of the nature of Existence-Consciousness-Bliss is the Self
Adi Shankara
Cooperation will save the future. And America should lead it. Every time humanity has been in danger of extinguishing itself, our consciousness and our conscience have led us to come together. That’s the big issue of the 21st century.
William J. Clinton
I’m obsessed with pilgrimages. I love following old routes, imagining the consciousness of those who walked them.
Johnny Flynn
The reality of my life cannot die for I am indestructible consciousness.
Paramahansa Yogananda
it takes your sleeping self years to catch up to where you really are. … when you go on a trip, in your dreams you will still be home. Then after you’ve come home you’ll dream of where you were. It’s a kind of jet lag of the consciousness.
Barbara Kingsolver
The spirits talk of many levels. It’s not a physical level where you go up the steps to get to the next one. It’s consciousness and how evolved spiritually you are.
James Van Praagh
In grammar school some of the girls had problems with me. My face was too light. My hair was too long. It was the black-consciousness period, and I felt really bad.
Whitney Houston
Revolutionary tactics cannot be invented by leaders; they must develop spontaneously-history comes first, leaders’ consciousness second.
Rosa Luxemburg
And I say, ‘Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.’ And he says, ‘Oh, uh, there won’t be any money. But when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.’ So I got that goin’ for me, which is nice.
Bill Murray
Nothing so reduces and drags down a human being as the consciousness of not being loved.
Hjalmar Söderberg
At no point do I wish to be in conflict with any man or masculine thought. It doesn’t enter my consciousness. Art is anonymous. It’s not competitive with men. It’s a complementary contribution.
Barbara Hepworth
The problems that stand in the way are not of economical or technological nature. The deepest sources of the global crisis lie inside the human personality and reflect the level of consciousness evolution of our species.
Stanislav Grof
There are worlds of possibility inherent in our consciousness that can facilitate our own transformation. What future have you imagined for yourself?
Deepak Chopra
Self-consciousness is the curse of the city and all that sophistication implies.
Annie Dillard
The Civil War created in this country what had never existed before – a national consciousness. It was not the salvation of the Union; it was the rebirth of the Union.
Woodrow Wilson
Meditation means the mind is turned back upon itself. The mind stops all the thought-waves and the world stops. Your consciousness expands. Every time you meditate you will keep your growth.
Swami Vivekananda
Pain has its own noble joy, when it starts a strong consciousness of life, from a stagnant one.
John Sterling
The contemporary memoir is playing an important role in at least just bringing certain relationships out into the open in American society, and also it’s a place where the novel of development, the novel of consciousness, has gone.
Marco Roth
Human consciousness arose but a minute before midnight on the geological clock. Yet we mayflies try to bend an ancient world to our purposes, ignorant perhaps of the messages buried in its long history. Let us hope that we are still in the early morning of our April day.
Stephen Jay Gould
Running is the classical road to self-consciousness, self-awareness, and self-reliance.
Noel Carroll
With each experience of the unbounded ocean of consciousness, you infuse it into your life and therefore expand whatever consciousness you had to begin with.
David Lynch
Enlightenment is nothing but your consciousness being concentrated on a single point – now and here.
Some people are paralyzed by the consciousness of death, other people live with it…. The fatwa certainly made me think about it a lot more than I ever had. I guess I know I’m going to die, but then, so are you.
Salman Rushdie
An individual’s state of consciousness (awareness) simply means his ability to accept change in his life. It includes new thoughts and new feelings, and the new behavior and actions that will naturally come as a result.
Harold Klemp
When self-consciousness stops, there is nothing -nothing left to stop, start, begin or end.
Frederick Lenz
Human freedom involves our capacity to pause between the stimulus and response and, in that pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight. The capacity to create ourselves, based upon this freedom, is inseparable from consciousness or self-awareness. (p. 100)
Rollo May
To my knowledge nobody – no one who is publishing papers in the main field of AI – is even working on consciousness. I think there are some neuroscientists who are trying to understand it, but I’m not aware that they’ve made any progress.
Stuart J. Russell
Our relationship to money reflects how we feel about our power to affect the world. Since money is a mirror of our consciousness, the more comfortable we are with being powerful, the more money we are likely to create in our lives.
Shakti Gawain
The universe has become not only conscious and aware of itself but capable in some respects of choosing its path into the future–though all three, the consciousness, the knowledge, and the choice, are dispersed over a vast crowd of beings, acting both individually and collectively.
Thomas Nagel
So much of my writing derives from these questions that I ask myself – things that are utterly beyond my personal set of experiences – and it’s my attempt to try to… understand, to sort of break out of my own consciousness, you know, the limitations of my own life.
Jhumpa Lahiri
Every single person has within an ocean of pure vibrant consciousness. Every single human being can experience that – infinite intelligence, infinite creativity, infinite happiness, infinite energy, infinite dynamic peace.
David Lynch
I’ve never looked at a tax return without immediately losing consciousness.
Rob Marshall
Julian Jaynes’s theories for the nature of self-awareness, introspection, and consciousness have replaced the assumption of their almost ethereal uniqueness with explanations that could initiate the next change in paradigm for human thought.
Michael Persinger
All cravings are the mind seeking salvation or fulfillment in external things and in the future as a substitute for the joy of Being.
Eckhart Tolle
I would like to have my consciousness digitally preserved and housed in a pleasant place for later insertion into a fully functional cyborg when that’s possible.
Stanley Bing
I’ve been trying to redefine fragrance since I was a child – before I was ten. Throughout my life, certain fragrance notes have captured my imagination – especially liquorice, violet and anise, flooding back into my consciousness.
Lolita Lempicka
No problem is ever solved in the same consciousness thas was used to create it.
Albert Einstein
I think because people are passing – people that we are aware of are passing at – I don’t say a great pace, but it seems like people are dropping, and I think it’s just making – there’s a consciousness and there’s sensitivity to it.
Shemar Moore
I love Shillington not as one loves Capri or New York, because they are special, but as one loves one’s own body and consciousness, because they are synonymous with being.
John Updike
Each time we exhale, the world ends; when we inhale, there can be, if we allow it, rebirth and spiritual renewal. It all transpires inside of us. In our consciousness, in our hearts. All the time.
Tom Robbins
Art and religion have the same origin. Art first, or religion first? Maybe consciousness first! Consciousness always comes with religious feeling and artistic identification. It’s the same origin.
Hiroshi Sugimoto
I want to connect music to its highest power – which is heightening consciousness and affecting people’s reality. That can’t be done in normal ways, not according to my experience.
Saul Williams
To realize freedom the mind has to learn to look at life, which is a vast movement, without the bondage of time , for freedom lies beyond the field of consciousness care for watching, but don’t stop and interpret “I am free,” then you’re living in a memory of something that has gone before.
Bruce Lee
I think a pretty good modus operandi is to believe that everything we know is wrong. The stomach will be the key to depression or consciousness or we’ll realize ants are smarter than people.
Scott McClanahan
Hope of consciousness is strength.
Hope of feelings is slavery.
Hope of body is disease.
G. I. Gurdjieff
If Zen has any preference it is for glass that is plain, has no color, and is “just glass.”
Thomas Merton
Whenever I speak, I talk to the collective consciousness of my audience.
Sixto Rodriguez
Mindsets, skills and leadership, experience and access, and critical consciousness – we need all four of these things for our students to be the leaders, people and citizens we want them to be.
Wendy Kopp
Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle.
Where does the body end and the mind begin? Where does the mind end and the spirit begin? They cannot be divided as they are inter-related and but different aspects of the same all-pervading divine consciousness.
B.K.S. Iyengar
Meditation will bring back the powers and awareness from the past; more importantly, it will expand your consciousness today.
Frederick Lenz
I have a pretty good idea of what I am not good at and have it front and centre of my consciousness every minute I am doing it.
Meryl Streep
Once again, when you upgrade sensations from an addiction to a preference, you can enjoy things such as gourmet food and music, without having your happiness depend on them.
Ken Keyes Jr.
The human being is flesh and consciousness, body and soul; his heart is an abyss which can only be filled by that which is godly.
Olivier Messiaen
You cannot know if you will be successful or not. You can only prepare for battle and it must be done with all of your heart and with all of your consciousness. In that manner, you will have an edge.
Sun Tzu
All descriptions of matter are descriptions of modes of human perception within consciousness.
Deepak Chopra
I think there is a collective unconsciousness, or some sort of consciousness, that you can tap into if you’re open and brave enough to let everything go and be part of that.
Danny Carey
…self-consciousness is a man’s worst enemy.
Nick Hornby
There is a sea of consciousness that is universal, even though we each perceive it from our own shores, an awareness and a world that we all share, that can be experienced by every living being, yet is seldom seen by any.
Alberto Villoldo
If you will think of ourselves as coming out of the earth, rather than having been thrown in here from somewhere else, you see that we are the earth, we are the consciousness of the earth. These are the eyes of the Earth. And this is the voice of the earth.
Joseph Campbell
An image of the earth, its landscapes, directly affects people. The beauty of the earth creates enormous emotion, and through that emotion, you can transmit knowledge and raise consciousness
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
If you hold this feeling of ‘I’ long enough and strongly enough, the false ‘I’ will vanish leaving only the unbroken awareness of the real, immanent ‘I’, consciousness itself
Ramana Maharshi
Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here’s Tom with the Weather.
Bill Hicks
… we should be miserable but for the consciousness that we have done all in our power to help forward every measure for the freedom and equality of the races and the sexes.
Susan B. Anthony
It has always been the role of the shaman to go into an altered state of consciousness and track down where the soul fled to in the alternate realities and return it to the body of the client.
Sandra Ingerman
A compassionate heart will lift you out of the pain and suffering of your own world because it knows that everyone is doing the best they can, given their state of consciousness and the histories they’re dragging behind them.
Debbie Ford
The mind, the body and the world are made out of Consciousness but Consciousness is not made out of them. It is made out of itself. Therefore everything is made only out of Consciousness.
Rupert Spira
I believe that all creativity and consciousness is born in the quality of play, as opposed to work, in the quickened intuitional spontaneity that I see as a constant through all my own existences, and in the experience of those I know.
People have a need to feel their pain. Very often pain is the beginning of a great deal of awareness. As an energy center it awakens consciousness.
Arnold Mindell
It’s true: one of the things that I’ve always thought about American society is that you never get the sort of natural politicisation of class consciousness that you would get in the United Kingdom or even in Australia.
Peter Carey
A silent look of affection and regard when all other eyes are turned coldly away-the consciousness that we possess the sympathy and affection of one being when all others have deserted us-is a hold, a stay, a comfort, in the deepest affliction, which no wealth could purchase, or power bestow.
Charles Dickens
Our deeds are like children that are born to us; they live and act apart from our own will. Nay, children may be strangled, but deeds never: they have an indestructible life both in and out of our consciousness.
George Eliot
I should like to think that we’ll find peace on this Earth at some point and come to a collective consciousness of COMPASSION for each other, where we say, ‘Enough! Let us live as one!’
Pierce Brosnan
I believe that consciousness is the way information feels when being processed.
Max Tegmark
These are very confusing times. For the first time in history a woman is expected to combine: intelligence with a sharp hairdo, a raised consciousness with high heels, and an open, nonsexist relationship with a tan guy who has a great bod.
Lynda Barry
A witnessing consciousness lives in life but with tremendous non-attachment, with great non-possessiveness; it possesses nothing. It lives totally, it lives passionately, but still knowing that I don’t possess anything.
We need to participate directly in the evolution of consciousness, which, at its core, is the evolution of love.
Marc Gafni
I grew up in Colombo but was lucky enough to spend a lot of time in the countryside as well. Although there was considerable turbulence, even in the 1950s, it did not throw a shadow on my consciousness.
Romesh Gunesekera
Grace is not part of consciousness; it is the amount of light in our souls, not knowledge nor reason.
Pope Francis
But there’s a shift happening in humanity, a shift in consciousness, happening now because it has to happen now.
Eckhart Tolle
Cynicism is something that is part of the media production of a certain type of subjectivity or consciousness that is passive and disempowered, cynical, fatalistic, pessimistic.
Daniel Pinchbeck
I think it’s terribly important to watch TV. I think there’s a sort of minimum number of hours of TV a day you ought to watch, and unless you watch three or four hours of TV a day, you’re just closing your eyes to some of the most important sort of stream of consciousness that’s going on!
J. G. Ballard
An image of the Earth, its landscapes, directly affects people. The beauty of the Earth creates enormous emotion, and through that emotion, you can transmit knowledge and raise consciousness.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
I feel that as women we’ve allowed ourselves to be deluded by certain ideas that hold us back, such as the over-glorification of masculine consciousness.
Marianne Williamson
The love of property and consciousness of right and wrong have conflicting places in our organization, which often makes a man’s course seem crooked, his conduct a riddle.
Abraham Lincoln
It is wrong to bear children out of need, wrong to use a child to alleviate loneliness, wrong to provide purpose in life by reproducing another copy of oneself. It is wrong also to seek immortality by spewing one’s germ into the future as though sperm contains your consciousness!
Irvin D. Yalom
The more we are happy in Krishna Consciousness, the more we become purified.
Radhanath Swami
every subjective phenomenon is essentially connected with a single point of view, and it seems inevitable that an objective, physical theory will abandon that point of view.
Thomas Nagel
Certainly I think the state is more than willing to not only attempt to change the consciousness of people, but to employ violence in ways that make people quite fearful.
Henry Giroux
I have always considered myself to be spiritual in a way that has less to do with religion and more with an awareness that you have, and the consciousness you have of being alive and the consciousness that you will be dead.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
My grandfather and dad worked at General American Transportation Corp. in Chicago, a company that made tank cars and freight cars. We had a pragmatic, Republican, manufacturing, Illinois consciousness as far as employment went.
Bill Moseley
If psychedelics are, on any level, to be taken seriously as catalyzers or expanders of consciousness, then we need them, because it’s an absence of consciousness that is making this historical transition so excruciating.
Terence McKenna
At the very center of our being is rhythmic movement, a cyclic expansion and contraction that is both in our body and outside it, that is both in our mind and in our body, that is both in our consciousness and not in it.
Andrew Weil
What I teach is how to go inside and reach that place I call “love consciousness.” This is a place of peace and joy that is within all humans.
Isha Judd
Alienation and loneliness plant the seeds for rebellion and consciousness.
B. W. Powe
Consciousness cannot be accounted for in physical terms. For consciousness is absolutely fundamental. It cannot be accounted for in terms of anything else.
Erwin Schrodinger
As the ego cogito, subjectivity is the consciousness that represents something, relates this representation back to itself, and so gathers with itself.
Martin Heidegger
If you have more than three priorities then you don’t have any.
James C. Collins
Consciousness is Gods’ gift to mankind.
Albert Hofmann
The task of science, therefore, is not to attack the objects of faith, but to establish the limits beyond which knowledge cannot go and found a unified self-consciousness within these limits.
Rudolf Virchow
A dream is the meeting of minds; an event in our waking consciousness is the coming together of sensible substances. Hence our feelings by day and our dreams by night are the meetings of mind with mind and of substance with substance.
Lie Yukou
Designers + artists see potential in things where others do not. I think artists in many ways are the original entrepreneurs.
Brian Chesky
Serial fiction is a conceit of comic books and soap operas. As one goes, so goes the other in terms of public consciousness.
Mark Waid
We try to use the talents we do have to express our deep feelings, to show our appreciation of all the contributions that came before us, and to add something to that flow. That’s what’s driven me.
Steve Jobs
For years after Lydgate remembered the impression produced in him by this involuntary appeal-this cry from soul to soul, without other consciousness than their moving with kindred natures in the same embroiled medium, the same troublous fitfully-illuminated life.
George Eliot
No woman is really an insider in the institutions fathered by masculine consciousness.
Adrienne Rich
Now the stream of our common consciousness seems to be obliterating its own banks, losing its central direction and purpose, flooding the lowlands, disconnecting and isolating the highlands and to no particular purpose other than the wasteful fulfillment of its own internal momentum
Robert M. Pirsig
The word “art” means harmony for me. I never speak of mathematics and never bother with the Spirit. My only science is the choice of impressions that the light in the universe furnishes to my consciousness as an artisan which I try, by imposing an Order, and Art, an appropriate representative life, to organize.
Robert Delaunay
When we start to heal and perceive what I call love consciousness, we begin to perceive reality.
Isha Judd
We live at the threshold of a universal recognition that the human being is not mere matter, but a potent, energetic field of consciousness. Modalities of the past millennium are quickly giving way to breakthrough technologies wherein we heal ourselves at the level of all true healing, which is spirit.
Michael Beckwith
The world that we perceive is a reflection of our own states of mind and reveals our own level of consciousness.
Prem Prakash
Health and disease don’t just happen to us. They are active processes issuing from inner harmony or disharmony, profoundly affected by our states of consciousness, our ability or inability to flow with experience. This recognition carries with it implicit responsibility and opportunity.
Marilyn Ferguson
Truths are not truths to you unless you realize them within yourself. Without realization, they are just ideas. For spiritual perception, spiritual consciousness, lies not in vague theological ideas, but in the acquisition of Self-realization.
Paramahansa Yogananda
When consciousness has no thoughts in it, one can experience spirit and live in harmony with the universal forces.
Alan Finger
The highest octave kundalini is the golden light which occurs in the supraconscious; it is the supraconscious. It’s what they call Sat Chit Ananda – existence, consciousness, bliss … full consciousness.
Frederick Lenz
His was a great sin who first invented consciousness. Let us lose it for a few hours.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Holocaust remains unique in contemporary Jewish consciousness for its capacity to engender the most visceral grief and abject pain.
Ephraim Mirvis
True terror is a language and a vision. There is a deep narrative structure to terrorist acts, and they infiltrate and alter consciousness in ways that writers used to aspire to.
Don DeLillo
There hadn’t been one specific moment. It was like gradualy waking up. You go from being asleep to the space between dreaming and awake and then into consciousness. It’s a slow process, but when you’re awake, there’s no mistaking it. There was no mistaking that it had been love.
Jenny Han
You are preparing yourself for a scene, and the most important thing is to remain emotionally available and remain in the moment with your scene partner. You don’t want to let your own self-consciousness block the flow of creativity that’s coming out so that you can act and react, and play what the scene is all about.
Gale Harold
No evil is insupportable but that which is accompanied with consciousness of wrong.
Samuel Johnson
We are called by God to do theology, that is, to live our lives with a moment-by-moment consciousness of God.
Paul David Tripp
On the new Earth, as the awakened consciousness comes in, I would say the ego would develop in children and quickly become outgrown when they reach adulthood.
Eckhart Tolle
Obama administration has been the most narcotics-jailing administration ever. I just think it’s so ironic and underhanded. It’s so contrary to the consciousness and the feeling of the rest of the country. With a Democrat running things, it’s still just the same things going on.
Alan Sparhawk
I often say that Bernhard, W.G. Sebald, and Javier MarГ­as are my stylistic holy trinity, prose writers who amaze me with their notation of consciousness and voice.
Garth Greenwell
You think, you become that thought. And consciousness, or the state of pure awareness, is lost.
Barry Long
When you’re writing, you’re making decisions about compression and the shape of a life, which are very similar to how we experience our inner consciousness.
Rachel Holmes
To discover our own intimate contradictions is a success in itself because our interior judgment is spontaneously free. The man guided by the voice of the Consciousness walks victorious through the Correct Path.
Samael Aun Weor
That’s the real endeavor: to try to create that direct conduit from the pure consciousness of your creative voice to the person who’s a craftsman who can go into the world and consistently deliver new things worth paying attention to.
Billy Corgan
The doctrine that the world is made up of objects whose existence is independent of human consciousness turns out to be in conflict with quantum mechanics and with facts established by experiment.
Bernard d’Espagnat
There is no birth of consciousness without pain.
Carl Jung
Lord Shiva is seated deep in everyone’s heart. He is Nirguna (One who is without form or its attributes). He is Nirakaar (Has no shape or form), and He is the Para-Brahman (Supreme transcendental Consciousness) that is all pervading. Believe in this. This is Rudra Puja
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Spiritual consciousness does not make your problems go away; it does, however, help you view them from a different vantage point.
Iyanla Vanzant
The Internet has usurped the collective unconscious and access to cosmic consciousness has become difficult and almost primitive.
Marc Maron
There are as many different ways to write a novel as there are varieties of human consciousness, so I am totally delighted if people want to use words that come from genres to describe how this book functions because those words are accurate.
Emily Barton
Consciousness is the basis of all life and the field of all possibilities. Its nature is to expand and unfold its full potential. The impulse to evolve is thus inherent in the very nature of life.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
The unconsciousness of man is the consciousness of God.
Henry David Thoreau
There seems to be no unexpressed self in animals, as if they are as fully themselves in flesh as possible, with no lag of consciousness to fill up, while we keep trying to grow into something else.
Jane Roberts
When confronted with a situation that appears fragmented or impossible, step back, close your eyes, and envision perfection where you saw brokenness. Go to the inner place where there is no problem, and abide in the consciousness of well-being.
Alan Cohen
Any reductionist program has to be based on an analysis of what is to be reduced. If the analysis leaves something out, the problem will be falsely posed.
Thomas Nagel
If you want change, it has to be generational. We have this unbelievable opportunity to make that change. Entertainment enables us to entice and educate mass audiences into a shift of consciousness.
Ian Somerhalder
You stop viewing yourself as being “pushed around” by the world when you realize that only you can “push” yourself. To quote Buddha: “Nothing is upsetting you. You get upset because you are upsettable.”
Ken Keyes Jr.
Religion is consciousness-raising. It raises you higher than the problem, it gives you a bird’s-eye view.