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Being Awake

Spiritual Quotes

"Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. You are what observes, not what you observe."


Gautama Buddha



"Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny."


Mahatma Gandhi



"Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of awakening."


G.I. Gurdjieff



"Divide in yourself the mechanical from the conscious, see how little there is of the conscious, how seldom it works, and how strong is the mechanical - mechanical attitudes, mechanical intentions, mechanical thoughts, mechanical desires."


P.D. Ouspensky



"You must have a room,or a certain hour or so a day,where you don't know what was in the newspaper that morning, you don't know who your friends are, you don't know what you owe anybody, you don't know what anybody owes you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be."


Joseph Campbell



Life can only take place in the present moment. If we lose the present moment, we lose life.


Gautama Buddha


So the single most vital step on your journey toward enlightenment is this: learn to disidentify with your mind. Every time you create a gap in the stream of mind the light of your consciousness grows stronger.


Eckhart Tolle, (Spiritual teacher and writer)


If you keep your attention in the body as much as possible, you will be anchored in the Now. You won't lose yourself in the external world, and you won't lose yourself in your mind. Thoughts and emotions, fears and desires may still be there to some extent, but they won't take you over.


Eckhart Tolle, (Spiritual teacher and writer)


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