We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.
~ Sai Baba
Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
~ Franklin P. Jones
“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.”
~ Eckhart Tolle
“This world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everything. There is a lesson in each experience. Learn it and become wise. Every failure is a stepping stone to success. Every difficulty or disappointment is a trial of your faith. Every unpleasant incident or temptation is a test of your inner strength. Therefore nil desperandum. March forward hero!”
~ Swami Sivananda
Every moment is an experience.
~ Jake Roberts
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
~ Soren Kierkegaard
You were born to greatness. Having a life mission implies that that world has need of you. In fact, the world has been preparing you to fill this need with one incredible life experience after another. Finding and fulfilling your potential will lead you to your highest experience in this life. Believe it, you have a mission. It is the gateway to your personal greatness. ~ Greg Anderson While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love. ~ Bo Bennett Life is a conspiracy to shower you with a nonstop feast of interesting experiences, all of which are designed to help you grow your intelligence, shed your pretensions, and master the art of ingenious love. ~ Rob Brezsny We do not learn by experience, but by our capacity for experience. ~ Buddha People say that what we are all seeking is meaning for life. I think that what we're really seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our innnermost being and reality, so that we can actually feel the rapture of being alive. ~ Joseph Campbell We should not forget to enjoy the experience of daily creativity, whatever that may entail. ~ Diane Carter Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience. ~ Sonia Choquette With synchronicity, all the resources we need are made available for us at the precise moment that is appropriate. The people who come into our lives are the ones we need at that moment in time. Everything is perfect. We only need to recognize this to tune into the flow. Everything happens for a reason and every experience is a learning experience. ~ Alex Chua Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. ~ Paulo Coelho Experience is how life catches up with us and teaches us to love and forgive each other. ~ Judy Collins Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. ~ e.e. cummings All art, whether it pleases us or not, helps to add color, excitement, joy, or sadness and, most often, a sense of awe to our life's experience. ~ Henry O. Dorman
A new idea comes suddenly and in a rather intuitive way, but intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience.
~ Albert Einstein The only source of knowledge is experience. ~ Albert Einstein Inspiration is not an idea; it is an experience. ~ Jonathan H. Ellerby Intuition is more than the accumulation of old information in an instantaneous brain blast. It's the gut feeling, the hunch, or 'knowing' that defies experience or understanding. ~ Jonathan H. Ellerby We had the experience, but we missed the meaning. ~ T.S. Elliot Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and your laughter ‘till they bloom, ‘til you yourself burst into bloom. ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. ~ Henry Ford Experience is the worst teacher. It always gives the test first and the instruction afterward. ~ Benjamin Franklin I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience. ~ Buckminster Fuller Don’t let complexity stop you. Be activists. Take on the big inequities. It will be one of the great experiences of your lives. ~ Bill Gates Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions. ~ Dag Hammarskjold When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument, just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Thought, creativity and learning arise from experience. ~ Carla Hannaford The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. ~ Elizabeth Hardwick Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult. ~ Hippocrates A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a lifetime’s experience. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you. ~ Aldous Huxley Marriage is the triumph of hope over experience. ~ Samuel Johnson Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. ~ Franklin P. Jones When you realize that suffering and discomfort are the call to inquiry, you may actually begin to look forward to uncomfortable feelings. You may even experience them as friends coming to show you what you have not yet investigated thoroughly enough. ~ Byron Katie Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. ~ Søren Kierkegaard You have the power in the present moment to change limiting beliefs and consciously plant the seeds for the future of your choosing. As you change your mind, you change your experience. ~ Serge Kahili King There are no failures – just experiences and your reactions to them. ~ Tom Krause Out of an intuitive experience of the world comes a continuous flow of novel distinctions. Purely rational understanding, on the other hand, serves to confirm old mindsets, rigid categories. Artists, who live in the same world as the rest of us, steer clear of these mindsets to make us see things anew. ~ Ellen Langler The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced. ~ Art van der Leeuw Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But, you learn, by God, you learn. ~ C.S. Lewis When it rains it pours. Maybe the art of life is to convert tough times to great experiences; we can choose to hate the rain or dance in it. ~ Joan Marques What if imagination and art are not frosting at all, but the fountainhead of human experience? ~ Rollo May Give back what you have learned. Share your experience. ~ Deng Ming-Dao Don’t be hypnotized by appearances. What you see with your eyes is colored by your experiences, prejudices and other veils of influence. Whatever you are facing know this: what is happening has the power to bless you now and always. ~ Marta Davidovich Ockuly As you express joy, you draw it out of those you meet, creating joyful people and joyful events. The greater the joy you express, the more joy you experience. ~ Arnold Patent Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human. ~ Anthony Robbins Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment. ~ Anthony Robbins Our inner happiness depends not on what we experience, but on the degree of our gratitude to God, whatever the experience. ~ Albert Schweitzer Whether you are aware of them or not, whether you recognize them as spiritual or not, you probably have had the experiences of silence, or transcendence, or the Divine—a few seconds, a few minutes that seem out of time; a moment when the ordinary looks beautiful, glowing; a deep sense of being at peace, feeling happy for no reason. When these experiences come…believe in them. They reflect your true nature. ~ Ravi Shankar I embrace emerging experience, I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector. I want the experience of the butterfly. ~ William Stafford Happiness is a spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. ~ Denis Waitley Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. ~ Denis Waitley Life is not a problem to be solved, nor a question to be answered. Life is a mystery to be experienced. ~ Alan Watts Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing. ~ Oscar Wilde Imagine everything you're experiencing now being a hundred times more wonderful. Bad turns good; good turns great. THAT IS WHAT IS POSSIBLE. ~ Marianne Williamson What I know for sure is that your life is a multipart series of all your experiences- and each experience is created by your thoughts, intentions, and actions to teach you what you need to know. Your life is a journey of learning to love yourself first and then extending that love to others in every encounter. ~ Oprah Winfrey Everything is a once in a lifetime experience. ~ Kobi Yamada
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