Seeing Quotes (106) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Seeing. In common usage, the word means visual perception. Astronomical seeing, the blurring effects of air turbulence in the atmosphere. In the occult seeing refers to "the sight" or the ability to see auras or to predict the future; see fortune-telling


"You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle."
~ Paulo Coelho

"Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances."
~ Wayne Dyer

"Seeing is not always believing."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

"This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted."
~ C. S. Lewis

"It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them."
~ Leo Buscaglia

"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others."
~ Jonathan Swift

"All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time."
~ Ernest Hemingway

"For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness."
~ Aeschylus

"Clairvoyant, n.: A person, commonly a woman, who has the power of seeing that which is invisible to her patron - namely, that he is a blockhead."
~ Ambrose Bierce

"You must understand that seeing is believing, but also know that believing is seeing."
~ Denis Waitley

"The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service."
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"We run carelessly to the precipice, after we have put something before us to prevent us seeing it."
~ Blaise Pascal

"Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part and tag of me is a miracle."
~ Walt Whitman

"A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer."
~ Jane Austen

"At one point I learned transcendental meditation. This was 30-something years ago. It took me back to the way that I naturally was as a child growing up way in the country, rarely seeing people. I was in that state of oneness with creation and it was as if I didn't exist except as a part of everything."
~ Alice Walker

"I'm not convinced that women have the education or the sense of their own history enough or that they understand the cruelty of which men are capable and the delight that many men will take in seeing you choose to chain yourself - then they get to say 'See, you did it yourself'."
~ Alice Walker

"Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it."
~ Jean Paul

"To see nothing is to perceive the Way, and to understand nothing is to know the Dharma, because seeing is neither seeing nor not seeing and because understanding is neither understanding nor not understanding."
~ Bodhidharma

"And while I stood there I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being."
~ Black Elk

"What is art but a way of seeing?"
~ Saul Bellow

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

Happiness is an abstraction, it is a product of the imagination, it is a way of being moved, which depends entirely on our way of seeing and feeling.
~ Marquis de Sade

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
~ John Lubbock

Love is seeing God in the person next to us, and meditation is seeing God within us.
~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Seeing you happy is the best gift I could ever ask for.
~ Maya Banks

Seeing within changes one's outer vision.
~ Joseph Chilton Pearce

Seeing the world through the eyes of a child is the purest joy that anyone can experience.
~ Constance Zimmer

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand.
~ William Blake

Prayer is the difference between seeing with our physical eyes and seeing with our spiritual eyes.
~ Mark Batterson

If other people see you differently, you’ll end up seeing them differently, too.
~ David Levithan

The rare moment is not the moment when there is something worth looking at, but the moment when we are capable of seeing.
~ Joseph Wood Krutch

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
~ Steve Jobs

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
~ Camille Pissarro

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

I'm just working and having a good time and seeing what develops, which is so awesome, because you don't know what's going to happen, and I'm letting myself do that a lot more than I ever have.
~ Kathleen Hanna

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
~ Steve Jobs

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
~ Steve Jobs

To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.
~ William Blake

To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower.
~ William Blake

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
~ Anais Nin

People only see what they are prepared to see.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
~ Steve Jobs

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
~ Steve Jobs

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
~ Steve Jobs

We do a lot of looking: we look through lenses, telescopes, television tubes... Our looking is perfected every day, but we see less and less.
~ Frederick Franck

The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Give your attention to the experience of seeing rather than to the object seen and you will find yourself everywhere.
~ Rupert Spira

When you look out of a window, when you look at anything, you know what you're seeing? Yourself. A thing can only look beautiful or romantic or inspiring only if the beauty or romance or inspiration is inside you.
~ Fredric Brown

Seeing the world is a prerequisite to understanding one’s place in it.
~ Josh Gates

You can move through life seeing nothing as a miracle, or seeing everything as a miracle.
~ Albert Einstein

I photograph continuously, often without a good idea or strong feelings. During this time the photos are 
One of the trends we’re seeing in food and agriculture is more and more consumers wanting to know things about their food and where and how it’s grown and what’s in it,
~ Dan Glickman

To be free comes not from changing or fixing this world, but from seeing this world as it is and opening the heart in the midst of it.
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

It's impossible to contemplate the life of soil very long without seeing its analogy to the life of the spirit.
~ Wendell Berry 

Marketing is the art of seeing (and then creating) what might be interesting to more than our friends
~ Seth Godin

To find your own way is to follow your bliss. This involves analysis, watching yourself and seeing where real deep bliss is -- not the quick little excitement , but the real deep, life-filling bliss.
~ Joseph Campbell

The Holy Spirit helps us to view others with fresh eyes, seeing them always as brothers and sisters in Jesus, to be respected and loved.
~ Pope Francis

Seeing is in itself a creative act which requires effort.
~ Henri Matisse

We must close our eyes and invoke a new manner of seeing...a wakefulness that is the birthright of us all, though few put it to use.
~ Plotinus

We see with the eyes, but we see with the brain as well. And seeing with the brain is often called imagination.
~ Oliver Sacks

Cameras, in short, were clocks for seeing, and perhaps in me someone very old still hears in the photographic mechanism the living sound of the wood.
~ Roland Barthes

There is something particularly fascinating about seeing places you know in a piece of art - be that in a film, or a photograph, or a painting.
~ Sara Sheridan

News networks giving a greater voice to viewers because the social web is so popular are like a chef on the Titanic who, seeing the looming iceberg and fleeing customers, figures ice is the future and starts making snow cones.
~ Randall Munroe

Lord, catch me off guard today. Surprise me with some moment of beauty or pain so that at least for the moment, I may be startled into seeing that you are here in all your splendor, always and everywhere, barely hidden, beneath, beyond, within this life I breathe.
~ Frederick Buechner

We all share the wound of fragmentation. And we can all share in the cure of unification. Healing is the unification of all our forces -- the powers of being, feeling, knowing and seeing.
~ Gabrielle Roth

You think of yourselves as humans searching for a spiritual awakening, when in fact you are spiritual beings attempting to cope with a human awakening. Seeing yourselves from the perspective of the spirit within will help you to remember why you came here and what you came here to do.
~ Neale Donald Walsch

Environmentali sm is really about seeing our place in world in a way that humans have always known up until very recently - that we are part of nature-utterly dependent on the natural world for our well being and survival.
~ David Suzuki

I make spaces that apprehend light for our perception, and in some ways gather it, or seem to hold work is more about your seeing than it is about my seeing, although it is a product of my seeing.
~ James Turrell

Merely looking at the world around us is immensely different from seeing it.
~ Frederick Franck

There are days when simply seeing feels like happiness itself....You feel so rich, the elation seems almost excessive and you want to share it
~ Robert Doisneau

Human rights means protecting another's freedom, seeing that the other person is also like oneself. Human rights is giving others security, letting them live.
~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

I am convinced that nine out of every ten persons seeing a psychiatrist do not need one. They need someone who will love them with God's love...and they will get well.
~ Paul Tournier 

Every day, or at least twice a week, take a few minutes and focus on seeing yourself in joy. Feel yourself in joy. Imagine only joy ahead in your life and see yourself basking in it. As you do this the Universe will move all people, circumstances, and events to bring you joy, joy and more joy.
~ Rhonda Byrne

If you think something is ugly, look harder. Ugliness is just a failure of seeing.
~ Matt Haig

There is nothing more wonderful in life than seeing life as an adventure. We should all try things that we're afraid of. We should all look very clearly into the unknown and enjoy it. Because when you come in contact with things that you really don't know, that's when you're truly living.
~ Brian Molko

Psychosclerosis: the hardening of the attitude which causes a person to cease dreaming, seeing, thinking, and leading.
~ Ashley Montagu

How the visual world appears is important to me. I'm always aware of the light. I'm always aware of what I would call the 'deep composition.' Photography in the field is a process of creation, of thought and technique. But ultimately, it's an act of imaginatively seeing from within yourself.
~ Sam Abell

Writing is the action of thinking, just as drawing is the action of seeing and composing music is the action of hearing.
~ Brenda Ueland

Seeing the show is like a visit to the fountain of youth for parents and the children.
~ Cathy Rigby

I think seeing happens partly through the eyes, but not entirely.
~ Wim Wenders

It's a matter of seeing the original meaning of all things. The world is full of all kinds of meanings. But our minds are so fettered by the lies and falsehoods they make for themselves, that they cannot see the beauty, goodness, or truth of those meanings. Only a mind that has become free can see such things...
~ Yi Mun-yol

The Magicians brilliantly explores the hidden underbelly of fantasy and easy magic, taking what’s simple on the surface and turning it over to show us the complicated writhing mess beneath. It’s like seeing the worlds of Narnia and Harry Potter through a 3-D magnifying glass.
~ Naomi Novik

Seeing is never believing: we interpret what we see in the light of what we believe. Faith is confidence in God before you see God emerging, therefore the nature of faith is that it must be tried.
~ Oswald Chambers

You should avoid seeing too much of yourself anywhere: in the outside world, in others, in the imagined worlds that give you shelter.
~ John Darnielle

As we move on into this so-called biotech revolution and we start producing more and more transgenic manipulations, we'll start seeing pieces of DNA interacting with each other in ways that are totally unpredictable I think this is probably the largest biological experiment humanity has ever entered into.
~ Ignacio Chapela

The apex of perfection in equestrian art is not an exhibition of a great deal of different airs and movements by the same horse, but rather the conservation of the horse's enjoyment, suppleness and finesse during the performance, which calls for comparison with the finest ballet, or performance of an orchestra, or seeing a play by Racine, so moving is the sight of perfectly unisoned movements.
~ Nuno Oliveira

Meditation is listening to the song of the inner Soul, seeing the beauty of the inner Self, smelling the fragrance of the inner Spirit, experiencing the touch of the inner energies and tasting the intense sweetness of the inner God.
~ Amit Ray

What makes you happy is seeing someone else smile because you put it there. That's what's awesome about living in this world.
~ Zach Sobiech

Whoever is full of wisdom is naturally compassionate; in fact we recognize that someone has gained spiritual wisdom by seeing their compassionate behavior. . . . Individuals and countries with power need to develop wisdom and compassion, for without these attributes, there is a danger that the power will be used to oppress and exploit others. (31)
~ Ravi Ravindra

It hurts me when seeing a girl cry...I want to comfort them as long as I can...or I'll end up crying too..
~ Zayn Malik

Meditation is simply seeing reality and acknowledging it with bare honesty.
~ Bo Lozoff

Stop looking for something out there and begin seeing within.
~ Rumi

If I could live in one city and do every single thing I do there, I would choose Venice. You can't turn your head without seeing something amazing.
~ Nile Rodgers

If you look around, you can find a face of God in each thing, because He is not hidden in a church, in a mosque, or a synagogue, but everywhere. As there is no one who lives after seeing him, there is also no one dying after seeing him. Who finds Him, stays forever with him.
~ Shams Tabrizi

In a world often marked by selfishness, a large family is a school of solidarity and sharing; and this attitude is to the benefit of society as a whole.... I always thank the Lord in seeing mothers and fathers of large families, together with their children, committed to the life of the Church and of society.
~ Pope Francis

If Your Eyes Are Opened, You'll See The Things Worth Seeing.
~ Rumi

By looking through the eyes of co-creation - seeing that we are co-creating this universe, co-creating our relationships, and co-creating our experiences - we can find the unseen patterns that exist inside of us. And with this clear-eyed wisdom, we are able to cut the line, drop the anchor, and set ourselves free.
~ Debbie Ford

Enlightenment consists not merely in the seeing of luminous shapes and visions, but in making the darkness visible. The latter procedure is more difficult and therefore, unpopular.
~ Carl Jung

Seeing and admitting the truth about ourselves, about our role in creating our own problems, and about how we relate to others is vital for healing.
~ Caroline Myss

I am sure that no traveler seeing things through author spectacles can see them as they are.
~ Harriet Martineau

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