Awareness Quotes (98) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Awareness. Awareness is the ability to directly know and perceive, to feel, or to be of events. More broadly, it is the state or quality of being conscious of something.


The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. 
~ Lao Tzu

Spirituality is meant to take us beyond our tribal identity into a domain of awareness that is more universal. 
~ Deepak Chopra

What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself. 
~ Abraham Maslow

True self is non-self, the awareness that the self is made only of non-self elements. There's no separation between self and other, and everything is interconnected. Once you are aware of that you are no longer caught in the idea that you are a separate entity. 
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
~ Jim Rohn

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
~ Carl Jung

You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.
~ Eckhart Tolle

There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go.
~ Richard Bach

Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance.
~ Anthony de Mello

These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness.
~ Anthony de Mello

Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it!
~ Ram Dass

May our heart's garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers.
~ Nhat Hanh

You don't have to be a 'person of influence' to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they've taught me.
~ Scott Adams

Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.
~ Ramana Maharshi

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
~ M. Scott Peck

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.
~ James Thurber

The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.
~ Paul Cezanne

Awareness is the greatest agent for change.
~ Eckhart Tolle

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
~ Carl Jung

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
~ Voltaire

Each of us can manifest the properties of a field of consciousness that transcends space, time, and linear causality.
~ Stanislav Grof

My own personal task is not simply that of poet and writer (still less commentator, pseudo-prophet); it is basically to praise God out of an inner center of silence, gratitude, and 'awareness.' This can be realized in a life that apparently accomplishes nothing. Without centering on accomplishment or nonaccomplishment, my task is simply the breathing of this gratitude from day to day, in simplicity, and for the rest turning my hand to whatever comes, work being part of praise, whether splitting logs or writing poems, or best of all simple notes.
~ Thomas Merton

To be aware of a single shortcoming in oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else.
~ Dalai Lama

Faith is an act of a finite being who is grasped by, and turned to, the infinite.
~ Paul Tillich

Every human has four endowments - self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.
~ Stephen Covey

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.
~ Amit Ray

I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
~ Bruce Lee

I've worked all my life on the subject of awareness, whether it's awareness of the body, awareness of the mind, awareness of your emotions, awareness of your relationships, or awareness of your environment. I think the key to transforming your life is to be aware of who you are.
~ Deepak Chopra

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.
~ Bruce Lee

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it.
~ Ram Dass

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
~ Aristotle

The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.
~ Thomas Merton

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

The next message you need is always right where you are.
~ Ram Dass

Those with the greatest awareness have the greatest nightmares.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
~ William Blake

I see my life as an unfolding set of opportunities to awaken.
~ Ram Dass

The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements, as well as one's deepest failures is a definite symptom of maturity.
~ Paul Tillich

Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.
~ Hermann Hesse

To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings.
~ Bodhidharma

Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others.
~ Emily Post

The awareness that we are all human beings together has become lost in war and through politics.
~ Albert Schweitzer

I'm heartened by the growing awareness of global warming among important communities and organizations in our nation.
~ Jim Clyburn

Beyond mind, there is an awareness that is intrinsic, that is not given to you by the outside, and is not an idea - and there is no experiment up to now that has found any center in the brain which corresponds to awareness.
~ Rajneesh

As a result of the awareness and consciousness of decline, an awareness and consciousness of a national ethnicity or an Islamic identity also came into being.
~ Abdolkarim Soroush

I don't recall having any self-awareness about the intricacy of my stories.
~ A. E. van Vogt

The education, the cultural awareness, is different in Europe, especially in France, from that in the United States. So I think the public will be much more appreciative of many images.
~ Herb Ritts

Mind can never be intelligent - only no-mind is intelligent. Only no-mind is original and radical. Only no-mind is revolutionary - revolution in action. The mind gives you a sort of stupor. Burdened by the memories of the past, burdened by the projections of the future, you go on living - at the minimum. You dont live at the maximum. Your flame remains very dim. Once you start dropping thoughts, the dust that you have collected in the past, the flame arises - clean, clear, alive, young. Your whole life becomes a flame, and a flame without any smoke. That is what awareness is.
~ Rajneesh

I will be guided by the Christian ethic and an awareness that human action is by nature transient.
~ Horst Kohler

Buddha means awareness, the awareness of body and mind that prevents evil from arising in either.
~ Bodhidharma

Don't think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment without proper discipline and practice. This is egomania. Appropriate rituals channel your emotions and life energy toward the light. Without the discipline to practice them, you will tumble constantly backward into darkness.
~ Laozi

Once you start dropping thoughts, the dust that you have collected in the past, the flame arises - clean, clear, alive, young. Your whole life becomes a flame, and a flame without any smoke. That is what awareness is.
~ Rajneesh

There is no neutrality. There is only greater or lesser awareness of one's bias.
~ Phyllis Rose

There is no evil and there are no evil forces in the world. There are only people of awareness, and there are people who are fast asleep - and sleep has no force. The whole energy is in the hands of the awakened people. And one awakened person can awaken the whole world. One lighted candle can make millions of candles lighted without losing it's light.
~ Rajneesh

Do the small things of life with a relaxed awareness. When you are eating, eat totally - chew totally, taste totally, smell totally. Touch your bread, feel the texture. Smell the bread, smell the flavor. Chew it, let it dissolve into your being.
~ Rajneesh

Those who are highly evolved, maintain an undiscriminating perception. Seeing everything, labeling nothing, they maintain their awareness of the Great Oneness. Thus they are supported by it.
~ Laozi

What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
~ Abraham Maslow

Awareness without action is worthless.
~ Phil McGraw

Praying without ceasing is not ritualized, nor are there even words. It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.
~ Peace Pilgrim

Awareness is empowering.
~ Rita Wilson

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness.
~ Sivananda

The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
~ Laozi

The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does.
~ Allen Ginsberg

There's a constant drip and trickle of life that goes into one's awareness really and consciousness of things.
~ Mike Leigh

Many of us who have experienced psychedelics feel very much that they are sacred tools. They open spiritual awareness.
~ Stanislav Grof

To be conscious means not simply to be, but to be reported, known, to have awareness of one's being added to that being.
~ William James

Physically you are a human being, but mentally you are incomplete. Given that we have this physical human form, we must safeguard our mental capacity for judgment. For that, we cannot take out insurance; the insurance company is within: self-discipline, self-awareness, and a clear realization of the disadvantages of anger and the positive effects of kindness.
~ Dalai Lama

The forms of my awareness are richer than yours.
~ Hans Bender

Awareness of universals is called conceiving, and a universal of which we are aware is called a concept.
~ Bertrand Russell

A lot of people in spiritual life use the awareness of difference, and the spiritual glorification of difference, as a justification to indulge in that which is ultimately unreal.
~ Andrew Cohen

It is absolutely essential that the oppressed participate in the revolutionary process with an increasingly critical awareness of their role as subjects of the transformation.
~ Paulo Freire

If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.
~ Daniel Goleman

Although it is difficult to pinpoint the physical base or location of awareness, it is perhaps the most precious thing concealed within our brains. And it is something that the individual alone can feel and experience. Each of us cherishes it highly, yet it is private.
~ Dalai Lama

Soul travel can be a general expansion of awareness and knowingness or conscious experience of the heavenly worlds.
~ Bob Hayes

Whereas the average individuals "often have not the slightest idea of what they are, of what they want, of what their own opinions are," self-actualizing individuals have "superior awareness of their own impulses, desires, opinions, and subjective reactions in general."
~ Abraham Maslow

Awareness requires a rupture with the world we take for granted; then old categories of experience are called into question and revised.
~ Shoshana Zuboff

Delusion means mortality. And awareness means Buddhahood.
~ Bodhidharma

I am satisfied with the mystery of the eternity of life.
~ Albert Einstein 

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying.
~ Ram Dass

The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge.
~ Meister Eckhart

Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves.
~ T. S. Eliot

Through awareness, you get a certain attitude. That's the way, you see, to achieve more peaceful, more compassion, more friendship through that way.
~ Dalai Lama

Awareness is the greatest alchemy there is.
Just go on becoming more and more aware
you will find your life changing for the better in every possible dimension.
It will bring great fulfilment
~ Rajneesh

The innermost core is witnessing, awareness, watchfulness. You can call it anything, but it will be another meaning of witnessing. Truth is pure awareness.
~ Rajneesh

I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.
~ Zhuangzi

Awareness is observation without choice, condemnation, or justification. Awareness is silent observation from which there arises understanding without the experiencer and the experienced. In this awareness, which is passive, the problem or the cause is given an opportunity to unfold itself and so give its full significance. In awareness there is no end in view to be gained, and there is no becoming, the 'me' and the 'mine' not being given the continuity.
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Awareness is that state of mind which takes in everything-the crows flying across the sky, the flowers on the trees, the people sitting in front, the colors they are wearing - being extensively aware, which needs watching, observing, taking in the shape of the leaf, the shape of the trunk, the shape of the head of another, what he is doing.
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important. Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.
~ Dalai Lama

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