My Favorite Quotations

"Be still; and know that I am God."

"Be true. You need not fail." - Stephen Donaldson

Love is the only commandment; all else follows.

Harm none.

"Speak truth, honorably."
"Do not take anything personally."
"Do not hold expectations."
"Do not make assumptions." - Don Miguel Ruiz

And if God commanded you to be happy, what would you change in yourself?

Your true family is found among the companions with whom you feel safe and at peace.

"In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."

God be between you and harm in all the lonely places you may walk.

"The heritage of each soul is to know itself to be itself, yet one with Creative Forces." - Edgar Cayce

"The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy." - Richard Bach

Peace never comes to those who hate.

"No problem is too big that it can't be run away from. Or coped with. Or resolved. Your choice." - Richard Bach

"Ultimately, your greatest teacher is to live with an open heart."

"Magic is your evolutionary birthright."

"Your journey is to find yourself; nothing else much matters."

"Jumping through hyperspace ain't like dustin' crops, kid." - Hans Solo/Star Wars/ George Lucas

"Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try." Yoda/Star Wars/ George Lucas

"Do not forget to meet all your difficulties with love and laughter."

"I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion." - Alexander the Great

"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of Wisdom."

"There are two ways of spreading Light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."

"To have one's individuality completely ignored is like being pushed quite out of life - like being blown out, as one blows out a light."

"It matters supremely that the human person is inviolable, that reason shall regulate the will, that truth shall prevail over error."

"Remember that you cannot abandon what you do not know. To go beyond yourself, you must know yourself."

"Living is a struggle. I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for."

"My creed is low: be sincere and don't fuss."

"As far as I'm concerned, being any gender is a drag."

"Strive to live the ordinary life in a non-ordinary way."

"Always move. Don't let your mind overtake you."

"Stay centered, see the humor, and carry on regardless."
"You will progress; knowing that is your protection."
"Focused in the present, sincere towards others, and trusting in your process, know that you cannot fail."
"As I cultivate my own nature, all else follows."
"What is yours will come to you."
"Do not attempt to go beyond where you haven't yet begun."
"Trust your own process, and watch for signs of spring."
"The reward of patience is patience." - Ralph Blum/ Runes

"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." - Amelia Earhardt

"In the present, I am free."

"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. I will relish my freedom to choose, to feel, to act. I and only I can take it away."

"Courage is the price that life extracts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things."- Amelia Earhart

"I give you first the gift of freedom, from which flows all others."

"What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?"

"Your objectivity exists only so long as the Truth does not conflict with the tenets of your belief."

"A man can only walk the path he sees at his own feet."- Morris West/ Clowns of God

"No one has the right to dictate your conscience."

"Do not compete with what is happening."

"Belief can be manipulated; only knowledge is dangerous."

"The heart of human consciousness is a passionate need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always several steps beyond any logic."

"When patterns are broken, new worlds can emerge."

"There is a time to take counsel of your fears; and there is a time never to listen to any fear."

"A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education."

"Silent gratitude isn't of very much use to anyone."

"It doesn't matter if you're on the right track, you'll still get run over if you don't keep moving."

"I'm sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains."

"Look for a partner who will calm the turbulence in your soul, rather than challenge it to a battle."

"Happiness is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it."

"When you pray, claim what isn't as if it were till it becomes."

"Coincidence is when God works a miracle, and chooses to remain anonymous."

"The problem is not the problem. The problem is my attitude about the problem."

"The only true journey of knowledge is from the depth of one being to the heart of another."

"It is our resistance to a feeling that causes us pain."

"Do you believe there is someplace that will make the soul less thirsty?" - Kabir

"The shaman or wizard remains humble and soft-spoken, no matter how extensive her earthly power, since she can never be certain that the insect she steps on is not more useful in the scheme of things than herself."

"If you do not see all sides of truth, and you think that only what you understand is valid, then you dishonor Power." - Ruby/ Lynn Andrews

"If I work toward an end, meantime I am confined to a process."

"Fear is often an indication that I am avoiding myself."

"Fear is static that prevents me from hearing my intuition."

"What I want is to act out of love and respect for myself."

"You don't have to prove yourself to anyone today."

"There is nothing you need to do first in order to be enlightened."

"Grow, by coming to the end of something and by beginning something else."

"Realize that maturity is the capacity to endure uncertainty."

"Seek peace in your own place. You cannot find peace anywhere except in yourself."

"Really marvelous experiences occur infrequently, are of brief duration, and are rarely on schedule."

"Not everything in life can be understood or resolved."

"Let go of any doubts that don't enhance you."

"Today, say only what you mean."

"First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do."

"All genuine paths require courage."

"What you see, depends on where you stand."

"Remember that all things are only opinion and that it is in your power to think as you please."

"Change your thoughts and you change your world."

"Wisdom is learning what to overlook."

"I shall either find a way, or make one."

"When the mind is ready, a teacher appears."

"Be grateful for luck, pay the thunder no mind, listen to the birds, and don't hate nobody."

"Spirit exists. Every soul is a portion of Spirit (you are a soul; you inhabit a body). Life is purposeful. Life is continuous. All human life operates under Spiritual law. Love fulfills that law. The will of Man creates his destiny. The mind of Man has formative power. The answer to all problems is within the Self, in that place where Spirit resides."
"Be a channel of good to other persons." - Edgar Cayce

"Imagine the universe beautiful, and just, and perfect;then be sure of one thing: God has imagined it quite a bit better than you have."
"You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true: you may have to work for it, however."
"Every person, all the events of your life, are there because you have drawn them there: what you choose to do with them is up to you."
"You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being, that is your real self."
"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours."
"Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't."
"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof."
"Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years." - Richard Bach

"You hold in your hand the future of man -- take care of the dream he's confiding; each heart that you meet holds a sacred beat -- the sound of a god in hiding."

"The whole of the Law is this: that you love one another as I have loved you." - Yeshua Bar Abbas

"There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands: you seek problems because you need their gifts."
"To some, death is healing."
"The original sin is to limit God. Don't."
"If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats."
"Your conscience is the measure of the honesty of your selfishness: Listen to it carefully."
"You are as free as you want to be, as much in control as you seek it." - Richard Bach

"All life is sacred."

"Not all those that wander are lost."

"Vengeance can only reap emptiness; repay a hurt with justice and forgiveness; repay kindness with kindness."

"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."

"Your whole body is nothing more than your thought itself, in a form you can see; break the chains of your thought and you break the chains of your body, too."
"We are all free to do whatever we want to do." - Richard Bach

"To be blessed is not to have things, but to be a certain type of person."

"Each of us is, in truth, an idea of God -- an unlimited idea of freedom; everything that limits us we have to put aside."
"Freedom is the very nature of being; whatever stands against that freedom must be set aside -- be it ritual or superstition or limitation in any form." - Richard Bach

"Only through action and movement in consciousness can we test what we hold to be our ideals and purposes."

"Heaven isn't a time or place because time and place are so very meaningless - Heaven is being there." - Richard Bach

"Truths neither hasten their own delivery, nor resist it."

"Logic and sermons never convince -- the damp of night drives deeper into the soul." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Listening is the beginning of understanding."

"God never imposes a duty upon us without giving us time and strength to perform it."

"This is the intricate interaction of Creation: that every ripple one makes affects all, the Whole, and each piece."
"See then whether you shall be master!"
"Without action, thought cannot ripen into truth." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."

"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Thus does your destiny lie within yourself; and the destiny of the world." - Edgar Cayce

"God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." - Timothy/ Holy Bible

"Learn to cultivate your own garden."
"Everything in the universe is exactly as it should be."
"Wherever I go, there I am!"
"Keep it simple." - Wayne Dyer

"If one advances confidently in the direction of her dreams, and endeavors to live the life which she has imagined, she will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."

"Nobody likes being told what to do. Being told what to do violates one's free will."

"You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you."

"You were taught beliefs about yourself; now is the time to question those that interfere with your growth, your self-respect, your loving, and your fun. They were wrong."

"Relationships do not require work: they cry for and demand nothing less or more than mutual respect."

"No one can provide understanding for anyone else."

"You must learn to transcend judgment if you want to be happy."

"You must first and foremost learn to accept everything and everyone in the universe(including yourself) as being exactly as they should be."

"It's not what happens around us, or to us, but within us that really counts."

"Whatever you ardently desire, sincerely believe in, vividly imagine and enthusiastically act upon, must inevitably come to pass."

"Project the thought of success and half the battle is won."

"Achieve harmony first with oneself, then with your surroundings, and finally with other people."

"Above all things, reverence yourself."

"If I love with my spirit, I do not have to think so hard with my head."

"Be careful what you do. You may be the only Bible some men read." - Louis L'Amour

"You are your own cartographer now."

"The desire to overcome fear must actually be stronger than the desire to live. Seek this freedom."

"Healing is not somewhere we are going, but a discovery of where we already are."

"All existence is co-existence."

"A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us."

"I must create a system -- or be enslaved by another's."

"No expert, authority or sage knows you as well as you know yourself. When it comes to your inner world and the things that affect it, you are the authority. You are the expert. You are the god of your microcosmos, and you must take responsibility for ordering it."

"Be the guardian spirit of your biosphere." - Sister Miriam Theresa MacGillis

"For every one step you take in pursuit of higher knowledge, take three steps in the perfection of your own character."

"No man is happy who does not think himself so."

"The deepest level of listening is silence."

"In the complete cessation of thought comes the precious gift of spiritual illumination."

"Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the time I am being carried on great winds across the sky."

"For Heaven's sake! Water the plants and get on with it!"

"Letting go of our suffering is the hardest work we will ever do."

"We turn to the Spirit for help when our foundations are shaking, only to find out that it is the Spirit who is shaking them."

"Where I am right now is the best for me."

"Take responsibility for your own evolution."

"God grant that when I fight for the love of truth, I may not lose the truth of love."

"The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within reach, is joy. There is radiance and glory in the darkness, could we but see, and to see, we have only to look. I beseech you to look."

When you seek another, to fill your empty rooms, it can be a very wonderful experience; but it is not a healing of the soul...only a comforting of the spirit.

"The only alternative to peace is not war; it is annihilation." - John F. Kennedy

In criticizing what we are, we criticize all we would become.

Could ever a butterfly choose the wrong cocoon?

You cannot draw down the Moon, if She chooses not to be drawn.

There is no fear of winter once you have known the spring.

Darkness has no power but what you give it so.

"Enlightenment consists not in the seeing of luminous shapes and visions, but in making the darkness visible" - Carl Jung

"How wonderful that no one need wait a single moment to improve the world."

"Some people test their mettle by climbing high peaks. In the Sierra Madre, it's the depths of the holes that you climb up out of that is the mark of your mettle."

The Quantumness of Spirit:"Mercy is the motive (the Wave). Grace is the gift. (the Particle)"

A Spiritual Warrior finds relaxation, not in complacency, but in peacefulness within the Self, evolving a vigilance based on intuition, not fear.

Right here, right now, Peace sings, and fear listens in the shadows.

"If you can't help somebody, at least don't hurt them."

"You don't know what it's like to be me." - Tom Petty

"Take risks; not to escape life, but to not let life escape you."

"I refuse to think of them as chin hairs. I think of them as stray eyebrows." -Janette Barber-

"Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse." -Lily Tomlin-

"My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being, hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint." -Erma Bombeck-

"Every time I close the door on reality it comes in through the windows." -Jennifer Unlimited-

"I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once." -Jennifer Unlimited-

"When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country." -Elayne Boosler-

-"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -- Carl Sagan

-"That's the whole problem with science. You've got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder." -- Calvin (& Hobbes)

-"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain. And as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality." -- Albert Einstein

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not "Eureka!" but "That's funny...."' -- Isaac Asimov

"We seek not rest but transformation; we are dancing through each other as doorways; we are ripples crossing and fusing, journeying and returning - from the core of the apple, the eye of the mandala, the cave in the heart of the rose, the circle without boundaries, centered in silence."

"Practice love- and I will bless you exceedingly... above all you cannot only ask but imagine."

"It is our resistance to a feeling that causes us pain." - Shakti Gawain

"You must make a decision to learn to help yourself."- Agnes Whistling Elk

To go in the dark with a light, is to know the light. To know dark, go dark. Go without sight, and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings, and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings." - Wendell Berry

"What if the harm that someone receives helps that someone grow and eventually become enlightened? What if wars and pain were designed so that people can learn and become realized?" - Ruby

"What our deepest imagination can conceive of is ultimately real." - Lynn Andrews

"Evil is energy is need of transformation. Shine light into darkness to reinstate the sacred balance. All addictions keep you psychically asleep; each time you give one your power, it drains you, and destroys your seeing. Because they know the words, they think they have had the experience. In the end, your experience is all you have." - Genevee

"There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost. The world will not have it." - Martha Graham

"There are prophecies that are common to all sacred cultures. Prophecies about the process of world cleansing, yea. The great trees are falling. The sacred trees will be no more. The prophecies will come to be, much sooner than expected. Time is being compressed. Watch closely and have caution. Certain things must not be told too early."- Booru

"There are only two forces that can thwart me - the Will of God and my own ignorance. Mental realities are no less potent than physical realities. Both are founded ultimately in God. If air molecules struck a falling stone more often on the bottom than on the sides, it would rise. Feminine magic is less showy and more organic, relying on herbs and effigies, scents, colors, and songs - an emotional magic." -Tyson

"Nonaction does not mean doing nothing and keeping silent. It means letting everything be allowed to do what it naturally does so that its nature will be satisfied." "The illusion of the world (maya) is merely an illusion of our point of view, our perceptions; if we think that the shapes and structures, things and events, around us, are realities of nature... that is illusion, that is the concept of a measuring and categorizing mind...we confuse the map with the territory.""The still mind of the sage is a mirror of heaven and earth - the glass of all things." - Chung-tzu

"All opposites are polar, and, thus, united. The way up and down is one and the same. God is day night, winter summer, war peace, satiety hunger." - Heraclitus

"Any path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you... Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself, and yourself alone, one question: Does this path have a heart?If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't, it is of no use."- Carlos Casteneda

"He who pursues learning will increase every day; He who pursues Tao will decrease every day." - Lao Tzu

"One cannot do what he really wants to do, unless he understands himself well enough to know what he wants." - Piers Anthony

"There are no more maps, no more creeds, no more philosophies. From here on in, the directions come straight from the Universe." - Akshara Noor

"The true lover of knowledge naturally strives for truth, and is not content with common opinion, but soars with undimmed and unwearied passion till he grasps the essential nature of things." - Plato

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science." ~ Albert Einstein

"How wonderful that no one need wait a single moment to improve the world." - Anne Frank

" Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, said last Sunday that discrimination against homosexuals "for something about which they could do nothing" is as "totally unacceptable and unjust" as racial apartheid."

"I know God promises not to give me more than I can handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa

"Whenever you kill a human being you are killing a source of thought too. A human being is a collection of ideas, and these ideas take moral precedence over a society. Ideas are patterns of value." - Robert T. Pirsig

"The real is what works." - C. G. Jung

"Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat is as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you.
If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you."
David Wagoner

"We must be still and still moving
Into another intensity
For a further union, a deeper communion
Through the dark cold and the empty desolation...
In the end is my beginning."
T.S. Eliot

"In the empty space - lacunae, vacuums, pauses, voids, black hole, new things begin... We are born anew from the unexplored space, the badlands, the outlaw territory."
Sam Keen

"What fascinated me is that anything so dead and buried as I was
could be resuscitated, and not just once but innumerable times.
And not only that, but each time I faded out
I lunged deeper than ever into the void
so that with each resuscitation
the miracle became greater."
Henry Miller

"The way out of Hell lies at its very center."
Alan Watts

"You had been talking about
Death, over and over...
By Death, you meant a change of character....
Death was a process then, a release of nostalgia,
leaving you free to change."
Jon Anderson

" part of the balance, it would seem is finding the underlying aggravators of chronic stress... not the straws which break the camels back (ie life events) but the bloody fleas the camel has got which wear down his capacity to cope with much else."
- Donna Williams

The Spirit in me salutes the Spirit in you; when you are in that Place in you and I am in that Place in me, there is only One of us.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
~ Albert Einstein

"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well."
-Josh Billings

"Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there lies a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn't make any sense."
- Rumi

"They are survivors. If you don't have respect for their strength, you can't be of any help. It's a privilege that they let you in. There's no reason they should trust you ~ none. You can't know their terror. It's your worst nightmare from which you never awaken. It's unrelenting. There has been no safety, no one, no time, no place, no thing ~ All was tainted. Hope was obliterated, time and time again. That they are in your office is in itself a supreme act of valor."
On MPD/DID clients…

If you always knew what was next in life you would never be surprised. Do you really want to live in a world with no surprises?


Expect nothing. Allow all.

Being greedy for spiritual experiences is no different than being greedy for money or material things.

Lock your doors. You have a right to dwell safely within your own boundaries. Boundaries are there for a reason.

Pain is Mother's way of saying, "Hey, listen up!"

Be alone with yourself.

Practice silence for one whole day. Don't say anything -- not even to yourself.

Be. Here. Now.

Everything was all so different before it changed.

What's time to a pig?

The secret is, there is no secret.

"Religion is what we use to protect ourselves from religious experiences."
(Joseph Campbell)

"You can fix things but you can't fix people."
(Alex Trebek)

If it ain't broke don't fix it.

If at first you don't succeed try again. If you still don't succeed stop and figure out why. There is no point in being stubborn.

The only person in the whole-wide-world you can change is yourself.

The world is full of pain and suffering. The cause of suffering is expectation. To end suffering expect nothing. Allow all.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

"In spite of all that has happened, I still believe people are good at heart . . . that peace and tranquillity will return once more."
The Diary of Anne Frank, 1944

"For the Celts had two powers, which we have all but lost today: the power to sit and listen; the power to stand and watch."

"The bond between us has become even closer. It was always a miracle that we always understood each other with few words."
Albert Einstein

In a letter postmarked July 14, 1936, Albert Einstein wrote to Nathan: "The developments in Europe are unspeakably horrible. The Lord God appears to have appointed the devil to be the chief clerk of it. The Fascist danger here also seems to be on the move." Two months later, Einstein wrote: "The only good thing appears to be that Hitler in the awareness of his power will commit enough stupidities to bring the whole world against him."

The hurt comes from misunderstanding the Truth... of being too much "of" the world and its opinions and prejudices…
the Truth is no one "dies"; this is just a movie whose plot we have chosen to participate in for one reason or another…
in order to help people find "home" again; to find "love"; to know themselves to be spiritual beings… to be the "target" of choice, so someone might choose NOT to hurt or punish or kill…
and so find themselves.

Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out. But I can usually shut the witch up with cookies.

True Power:
The power to sit and listen
The power to stand and watch
The power to know one’s mission
The power to accept what’s not.

"If one man gains spiritually, the whole world gains with him, and if one man fails, the whole world fails to that extent."
Mahatma Gandhi

"Life's journey is not about arriving safely at our gravesites in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Holy shit! What a ride!"