Part VI

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Sometimes other's thoughts can help clarify our own. Enjoy these inspirational quotations.

You could sit on top of a mountain praying for hours a day and still not make it if you had no love in your heart. You could spend your life feeding the poor and still not make it because your karma required you to bear and nurture children. The path home to God is different for every person. Only communion with your Higher Self will reveal your path to you.
- Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Karma does not constitute determinism, the deeds do indeed determine the manner of rebirth but not the actions of the reborn individual--karma provides the situation, not the response to the situation.
- The Encylopedia of Eastern Philosopy and Religion

The sky has always been falling.
- German Proverb

Only people who carry the opinions of others need the support of others.
- Osho
Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
- Christian Bovee
In you are natural powers. You already possess everything necessary to become great.
- Chief Crow

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you.
- Frank Tyger
The wise don't expect to find life worth living; they make it that way.
- Anonymous
The only Zen you find on the tops of the mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
- Robert M. Pirsig
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny--he has something to fulfill, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally--you are here meaningfully. There is a purpose behind you. The whole intends to do something through you.
- Osho

So remember, my meaning of discipline is not that of any Ten Commandments...Your discipline has to come from your very heart, it has to be your own--and there is a great difference. When somebody else gives you the discipline, it can never fit you; it will be like wearing somebody else's clothes. Either they will be too loose or too tight, and you will always feel a little bit silly in them.
- Osho

It does not matter whether you paint, sculpt, or make shoes, whether you are a gardener, a farmer, a fisherman, a carpenter--it does not matter. What matters is, are you putting your very soul into what you are creating? Then your creative products have something of the quality of divine.
- Osho
Life in itself has no meaning. Life is an opportunity to create meaning. Meaning has not to be discovered; it has to be created. You will find meaning only if you create it. It is not lying there somewhere behind the bushes, so you can go and you search a little bit and find it. It is not there like a rock that you will find. It is a poetry to be composed, it is a song to be sung, it is a dance to be danced.
- Osho
Spiritual perception must be an individual quest or it has no meaning...Even steps in the wrong direction give us insight into the many paths designed to teach us...On the road of life we must take responsibility for all our decisions without blaming other people for life's setbacks that bring unhappiness.
- Michael Newton
We have Common Ground. We all have a body which is readily visible. We have a mind that is witnessed by our words, a spirit that is seen through our actions. Spirituality is our Common Ground. We come together having arrived through many value systems. We search for those common threads that unite us and validate us. We unify through our commonality; we respect our diversity. In the openness of our spirits, we move forward seeking the truth about ourselves.
- Jane Mullikin
Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.
- Channing Pollock

He who has no opinion of his own, but depends upon the opinion and taste of others, is a slave.
- Frederich Klopstock

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln
The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
- Benjamin Franklin
The only unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.
- John F. Kennedy
No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back.
- Turkish Proverb
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.
- Carlos Castaneda
Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.
- Mark Twain
The death of dogma is the birth of reality.
- Immanuel Kant
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
- Oscar Wilde
To be honest, one must be inconsistent.
- H.G. Wells
People who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be "consistent."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion.
- James Russell Lowell
Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.
- George Bernard Shaw
We each need to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.
- Shakti Gawain
Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The truth of a thing is the feel of it, not the think of it.
- Stanley Kubrick
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein
It is wisdom to believe the heart.
- George Santayana
Great thoughts always come from the heart.
- Vauvenargues
It is the heart which experiences God, not the reason.
- Blaise Pascal
Every man must get to heaven his own way.
- Frederick the Great
A man who says he has never been scared is either lying or else he's never been any place or done anything.
- Louis L'Amour

Simple minded people focus on reward and punishment. Spiritually minded people focus on growth.
- Mike Morrill

Important elements of Life are communal, but ultimately Life is experienced alone.
-Mike Morrill