Voice from the Wild

Spiritual and Motivational Quotes

"Remember... the Force will be with you, always" ~ Obi Wan Kenobi, Happy Star Wars Day #starwars #starwarsday #maythefourthbewithyou

What if God isn’t something distant and removed from us? What if God is the person on the other side of the border; the guy looking for companionship in a gay bar; your annoying co-worker; the guy begging at a traffic light or the guy sticking a dirty needle in his arm? What if God was one of us?... #god #voicefromthewild

"Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be." ~ Alan Watts #voicefromthewild #alanwatts

"The true purpose of zen is, to see things as they are, to observe things as they are, and to let everything go as it goes" ~ Shunryu Suzuki #zen #voicefromthewild

"Step into the fire of self-discovery. The fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not." ~ Mooji #voicefromthewild #Mooji

"No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell" ~ Carl Jung #voicefromthewild #CarlJung

"Nature is busy creating absolutely unique individuals. Whereas culture has invented a single mold to which all must conform. It is grotesque." ~ U.G. Krishnamurti #voicefromthewild

"Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it's dark" ~ Zen Proverb #zen #voicefromthewild

"It always seems impossible until it is done" ~ Nelson Mandela #nelsonmandela #inspiration #voicefromthewild

"How people treat you is their karma. How you respond is yours." ~ Wayne Dyer #waynedyer #voicefromthewild

For the most part, I love Jesus and I love his story. But there is no doubt in my mind that the line between history and legend has been blurred to such an extent that we can’t say for sure where the historical Jesus ends and the legendary Jesus begins... #jesus #voicefromthewild

For all the great spiritual teachers, it was never about achieving some goal in the future, but being fully present in the here and now #spiritual #meditation #voicefromthewild

"You've been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens." ~ Louise Hay #voicefromthewild #louisehay

We are in autopilot mode most of the time, so we’re not even aware of what a miracle it is to be here. We’re always fixated on getting to the destination that we’re missing out on the journey... #meditation #mindfulness #voicefromthewild

If we curiously observe the comings and goings of our thoughts and emotions in a non-judgmental way, we might begin to learn something about our own inner workings. And that is when change actually becomes possible... #meditation #spiritual #voicefromthewild

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” ~ Lao Tzu #voicefromthewild #laotzu

This moment is the only moment where we are truly alive, but we’re missing so much of this moment, because our minds are forever fixated on the what's awaiting us in the next moment... #meditation #voicefromthewild

I have a problem with people using the Jesus story to further their own agenda; whether that agenda involves money, control or whatever the case may be... #jesus #god #voicefromthewild

Namaste reflects the Hindu belief that the divine is the same in you and me. Therefore, it’s also a way of saying “The Divine In Me, Honors The Divine In You”... #namaste #voicefromthewild

Instead of a God who is through all and in all; we’ve created a God who is removed, especially from those that are other than us... #god #voicefromthewild

The idea behind Buddha Nature is that inner peace isn’t something that needs to be attained; rather, it is something that is already there, but needs to be rediscovered... #buddhism #meditation #voicefromthewild

God is not removed from us; God is one of us and, at the same time, all of us. Every living creature is an expression of the divine energy... #god #voicefromthewild

"Knowledge is learning something new every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day." ~ Zen Proverb #zen #spirituality #voicefromthewild

"In order to control myself, I must first accept myself by going with and not against my nature" ~ Bruce Lee #BruceLee #voicefromthewild

“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you" ~ Deepak Chopra #meditation #DeepakChopra #voicefromthewild

“Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal.” ~ Gautama Buddha #Buddha #voicefromthewild

"The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem" ~ Captain Jack Sparrow #captainjacksparrow #johnnydepp #voicefromthewild

"The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of the state of your mind" ~ Wayne Dyer #WayneDyer #meditation #voicefromthewild

"Self-awareness is like an onion. There are multiple layers to it, and the more you peel them back, the more likely you're going to start crying at inappropriate times." ~ Mark Manson #self-awareness #markmanson #voicefromthewild

"Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality" ~ Thich Nhat Hanh #meditation #ThichNhatHanh #voicefromthewild

"Instead of asking, 'what do I want from life?' a more powerful question is, what does life want from me?" ~ Eckhart Tolle #meditation #EckhartTolle #voicefromthewild

"No amount of security is worth the suffering of a mediocre life chained to a routine that has killed your dreams" ~ Maya Mendoza #MayaMendoza #voicefromthewild

It’s unfortunate that Christianity has claimed Jesus for themselves, because I believe that Jesus’ teachings are universal and can be relevant to anyone; whether you’re a Christian, Buddhist, Atheist or whatever... #christianity #jesus #voicefromthewild

 To the extreme side of religion is the notion that desires are bad and should be denied. But more often than not, renunciation only serves to reinforce the desire; much like the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden... #zen #spirituality #voicefromthewild

What I’m beginning to learn is that the longing I feel for things outside of myself is really a longing to return to myself... #meditation #spirituality #voicefromthewild

Meditation can be a very difficult practice in the modern world, because it forces us to sit with ourselves and simply be with uncomfortable thoughts and emotions without distracting ourselves... #meditation #zen #voicefromthewild

While it is true that we can, in a sense, rise above our thoughts and emotions; we can’t do so unless we first acknowledge and allow those thoughts and emotions... #spirituality #inspiration #voicefromthewild

Zen is all about becoming more fully engaged with what you’re doing in the present moment... #zen #buddhism #voicefromthewild

We have become so consumed with ourselves and our own problems that we forget that we are part of a whole and that we are all responsible, not only for making our own little worlds better, but for making the whole world better for everyone... #inspiration #spirituality #voicefromthewild

Nothing exists independently from anything else; everything in the cosmos is a reflection of everything else. Therefore, everything in the cosmos, including you and I, IS everything else... #zen #spirituality #Buddhism #voicefromthewild

Learn to see experiences as nothing more than experiences. Simply experience events without judging it... #zen #buddhism #voicefromthewild

“I’m not against God. I’m against the misuse of God.” - Marilyn Manson #voicefromthewild #god #marilynmanson

“If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #voicefromthewild #HenryWadsworthLongfellow #inspiration

"People sometimes wonder why God would allow so much suffering in our world. Maybe instead we should be wondering why we do." ~ Jim Palmer #voicefromthewild #JimPalmer #God

"In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open. Except yourself." ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti #voicefromthewild #JidduKrishnamurti #spirituality

"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road does not mean they've gotten lost." ~ The Dalai Lama #voicefromthewild #TheDalaiLama

“The biggest ego trip going is getting rid of your ego” ~ Alan Watts #voicefromthewild #AlanWatts

"You are the universe expressing itself as a human for a little while" ~ Eckhart Tolle #voicefromthewild #EckhartTolle

"Once you've accepted your flaws, no one can use it against you" ~ Tyrion Lanister #voicefromthewild #TyrionLanister #gameofthrones

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything" ~ Thich Nhat Hanh #voicefromthewild #ThichNhatHanh #awareness

"Have faith in journey. Everything had to happen exactly as it did to get you where you're going next" ~ Mandy Hale #voicefromthewild #mandyhale #spiritualjourney

 "Nature is busy creating absolutely unique individuals, whereas culture has invented a single mold to which all must conform It is grotesque." ~ U.G. Krishnamurti #voicefromthewild #UGKrishnamurti

"I have no special talents. I'm just passionately curious." ~ Albert Einstein #voicefromthewild #alberteinstein

 "The more real you get the more unreal the world gets" ~ John Lennon #voicefromthewild #johnlennon

When one forgives, two souls are set free #voicefromthewild #inspirationalquotes #forgiveness

"Do not try to fix whatever comes in your life. Fix yourself in such a way that whatever comes, you will be fine" ~ Sadhguru #voicefromthewild #Sadhguru

"Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts." ~ Marianne Williamson #voicefromthewild #MarianneWilliamson

"Your urge to control life controls you" ~ Mooji #voicefromthewild #mooji

"The ego is a veil between humans and God" ~ Rumi #voicefromthewild #Rumi

"Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh #voicefromthewild #ThichNhatHanh

"To understand music, you must listen to it. But as long as you are thinking, 'I'm listening to this music', you are not listening" ~ Alan Watts #voicefromtehwild #AlanWatts

"We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus. That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing." ~ Charles Bukowski #voicefromthewild #inspiration

“Just as a solid rock is not shaken by the storm, even so the wise are not affected by praise or blame" ~ Gautama Buddha #voicefromthewild #buddha

"Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can't begin to explore your possibilities" ~ Tim Fargo #voicefromthewild #inspirationalquotes

"The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is as plain and obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves." ~ Alan Watts #voicefromthewild #AlanWatts

"Only one thing is of absolute importance and that is your connectedness with being" ~ Eckhart Tolle #voicefromthewild #EckhartTolle

"To the mind that is still the whole universe surrenders" ~Lao Tzu #voicefromthewild #laotzu

It is only when a mosquito lands on your testicles that you realise there is always a way to solve problems without resorting to violence #voicefromthewild #inspiration

"If there's one thing I know for sure, it's that serious doubt - the kind that leads to despair - begins not when we start asking God questions but when, out of fear, we stop." ~ Rachel Held Evans #voicefromthewild #rachelheldevans

"The greatest weapon against stress is the ability to choose one thought over another" ~ William James #voicefromthewild #mindfulness

"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves" ~ The Dalai Lama #voicefromthewild #DalaiLama

"Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully" ~ Kristen Butler #voicefromthewild #KristenButler #inspirationalquotes

"We are all broken. That's how the light comes in." ~ Ernest Hemingway #voicefromthewild #ErnestHemingway #inspirationalquotes

"The way to do is to be" ~ Lao Tzu #voicefromthewild #LaoTzu

"Personal growth is not a matter of learning new information, but of unlearning old limits." ~ Alan Cohen #voicefromthewild #AlanCohen

"Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner." ~ Lao Tzu #voicefromthewild #LaoTzu

“I have had dreams and I have had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.” ~ Jonas Salk #voicefromthewild #JonasSalk

"You can't live at all unless you live fully now" ~ Alan Watts #voicefromthewild #AlanWatts #spirituality #beherenow

“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills” ~ Chinese Proverb #voicefromthewild

“If I accept the sunshine and warmth, then I must also accept the thunder and lightning” ~ Khalil Gibran #voicefromthewild #KhalilGibran

"Stress is caused by being 'here', but wanting to be 'there'" ~ Eckhart Tolle #voicefromthewild #EckhartTolle

"The desire to know your own soul will end all other desires" ~ Rumi #rumi #voicefromthewild

"Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough troubles of its own." ~ Jesus Christ #voicefromthewild #jesus

"Sometimes, simply by sitting, the soul collects wisdom" ~ Zen Proverb #voicefromthewild #zen

"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes... including you" ~ Anne Lamott #voicefromthewild #annelamott

“Theologians may quarrel, but the mystics of the world speak the same language.” ~ Meister Eckhart #voicefromthewild #weareone #godhasnoreligion

“At some point, when you create yourself to make it, you're going to have to either let that creation go and take a chance on being loved or hated for who you really are. Or you're gonna have to kill who you really are and fall into your grave grasping onto a character that you never were.” ~ Jim Carrey #voicefromthewild #JimCarrey

“A disciplined mind brings happiness.” ~ Gautama Buddha #voicefromthewild #Buddha #Meditation

“God has no religion” ~ Mahatma Gandhi #voicefromthewild #MahatmaGandhi

"When we are no longer able to change a situation we are challenged to change ourselves" ~ Viktor E. Frankl #voicefromthewild #ViktorFrankl

“You yourself must strive. The Buddhas only point the way.” ~ Gautama Buddha #voicefromthewild #buddha

Everyone wants to find the right person; nobody wants to be the right person #voicefromthewild #love #relationships

"The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe - to match your nature with nature" ~ Joseph Campbell #voicefromthewild #JosephCampbell

"Those who flow as life flows know that they need no other force" ~ Lao Tzu #voicefromthewild #LaoTzu

"Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are" ~ Marianne Williamson #voicefromthewild #MarianneWilliamson

“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell” ~ Carl Jung #voicefromthewild #carljung

“To define yourself is to limit yourself. Without labels you remain the infinite being.” ~ Deepak Chopra #voicefromthewild #deepakchopra

"We suffer more often in imagination than in reality" ~ Seneca #voicefromthewild #Seneca

"No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background or his religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite" ~ Nelson Mandela #voicefromthewild #NelsonMandela #MandelaDay #Mandela100

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist" ~ Oscar Wilde #voicefromthewild #OscarWilde #Life

"Abandon the drama of the world and seek the self within" ~ Ramana Maharshi #voicefromthewild #RamanaMaharshi #spirituality

"Be the change you want to see in the world" ~ Mahatma Gandhi #voicefromthewild #MahatmaGandhi

"Our first teacher is our own heart" ~ Cheyenne Indian saying #voicefromthewild #followyourheart

"Our greatest goal in relationships is to be a light, not a judge" ~ Stephen Covey #voicefromthewild #stephencovey #relationships

"Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is the ocean" ~ Thich Nhat Hanh #voicefromthewild #ThichNhatHanh #enlightenment

"When a flower doesn't bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower." ~ Alexander Den Heijer #voicefromthewild #alexanderdenheijer

"Zen is a way of liberation, concerned not with discovering what is good or bad or advantageous, but what is" ~ Alan Watts #voicefromthewild #alanwatts

"To be aware of one shortcoming in oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in someone else" ~ The Dalai Lama #voicefromthewild #dalailama

“There is nothing noble about being superior to some other person. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.” ~ Robin Sharma #voicefromthewild #robinsharma

"Everyone will be called to account for all the legitimate pleasures that he or she failed to enjoy" ~ Jerusalem Talmud #voicefromthewild

"In order to control myself, I must first accept myself. By going with and not against my nature." ~ Bruce Lee #voicefromthewild #brucelee

"To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life." ~ William Londen #voicefromthewild #goodhealth

"Step into the fire of self-discovery. The fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not." ~ Mooji #voicefromthewild #mooji

"That breath you just took... that's a gift." ~ Rob Bell #voicefromthewild #robbell

Gratitude is the mother of all virtues #voicefromthewild #gratitude

“Before Abraham was, I AM. Before the universe was, I AM. This is your original face, the face you had before your parents were born, the face you had before the universe was born, the face you have had for all eternity until you decided to play this round of hide and seek, and get lost in the objects of your own creation.” ~ Ken Wilber #voicefromthewild #kenwilber

 "It always seems impossible until it is done" ~ Nelson Mandela #voicefromthewild #nelsonmandela

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~ Howard Thurman #voicefromthewild #comealive

"We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, we live ourselves into new ways of thinking” ~ Richard Rohr #voicefromthewild #richardrohr

"Waking up to who you are requires you to let go of who you imagine yourself to be" ~ Alan Watts #voicefromthewild #alanwatts

"Everything will be okay in the end and if it's not okay, it's not the end" ~ John Lennon #voicefromthewild #johnlennon

"As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears" ~ Rumi #voicefromthewild #rumi

“Some do not understand that we must die, but those who do realize this settle their quarrels.” ~ Gautama Buddha #voicefromthewild #buddha

"Quiet the mind and the soul will speak." ~ Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati #voicefromthewild #meditation

"Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day." ~ Zen Proverb #voicefromthewild #zen

"Our journey is about being more deeply involved in life and yet, less attached to it." ~ Ram Dass #voicefromthewild #ramdass

"Authentic spirituality is revolutionary. It does not legitimate the world, it breaks the world; it does not console the world, it shatters it. And it does not render the self content, it renders it undone." ~ Ken Wilber #voicefromthewild #kenwilber

“When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, you watch after yourself.” ~ Gautama Buddha #voicefromthewild #buddha

"The truth is, everybody is going to hurt you. You just have to find the ones worth suffering for." ~Bob Marley #voicefromthewild #bobmarley

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony" ~ Mahatma Gandi #voicefromthewild

"Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh #voicefromthewild

There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path" ~ Morpheus #voicefromthewild

“The true purpose of zen is to see things as they are, to observe things as they are, and to let everything go as it goes” ~ Shunryu Suzuki

"How people treat you is their karma, how you react is yours" ~ Wayne Dyer #voicefromthewild

When you stop blaming others for your own suffering and take responsibility for your own happiness you shift from a place of victimhood to a place of power

"You are something the whole universe is doing in the same way that the wave is something that the whole ocean is doing. The real You is not a puppet that life pushes around. The real deep-down You is the whole universe." ~ Alan Watts

“You don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, fate and what is written in the stars.” ~ Anaïs Nin

"What we do in life echoes in eternity" ~ Gladiator

When you finally let go of your idea of what ought to be, you begin to make room for what is meant to be

"Stay close to anything that makes you glad you're alive" ~ Hafez

"The self-same moment we find God in ourselves, we also find ourselves in God" ~ Richard Rohr

“Freedom is not having everything we crave, it’s being able to go without the things we crave and being ok with that” ~ Rob Bell

"He who blames others has a long way to go on his journey. He who blames himself is halfway there. He who blames no one has arrived." ~ Chinese Proverb

"Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted" ~ Christine Caine

"You need to wake up from your autopilot mode. You have to live deeply and with more awareness so that you can be attentive to each moment." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

 "More suffering comes into the world by people taking offense than by people intending to give offense" ~ Ken Keyes

"Death is not a changing of worlds as most would imagine as much as it is the walls of this world infinitely expanding" ~ Richard Rohr

"Your heart is the light of this world. Don't cover it with your mind." ~ Mooji

"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck" ~ Dalai Lama

“The flower doesn’t dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes.” ~ Mark Nepo

 When you attempt to put a stream in a bucket, it loses its flow and ceases to be a stream. When you attempt to control your life, it loses its flow and ceases to be a life.

If you would know one thing, then know this: you are enough

Let it go. Nothing on this earth is ever really yours anyway.

"The ego is a wonderful servant, but as terrible master" ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission

"Change how you see and see how you change" ~ Zen Proverb

 "You must face annihilation over and over again to find what is indestructible in yourself" ~ Pema Chodron

“The moment God is figured out with nice neat lines and definitions, we are no longer dealing with God” ~ Rob Bell

"You are the sky. Everything else - it's just the weather." ~ Pema Chodron

“Faith does not need to push the river, because faith is able to trust that there is a river. The river is flowing. We are in it.” ~ Richard Rohr

"If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads to" ~ Anatole France

"Don't look for me in human shape. I am inside your looking." ~ Rumi

"If one man conquer in battle a thousand times thousand men, and if another conquer himself, he is the greatest of conquerors." ~ Gautama Buddha

"Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our hearts, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free." - Thich Nhat Hanh

"The mind is like water. When it's turbulent, it's difficult to see. When it's calm, everything becomes clear." ~ Prasad Mahes

"The only Zen you find on top of the mountain is the Zen you bring with you"~ Zen Proverb

"Getting lost along your path is a part of finding the path you are meant to be on" ~ Robin Sharma

"Be careful of your self-talk. It's a conversation with the universe." ~ David James Lees

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~ Anaïs Nin

"Happiness is a place between too little and too much" ~ Finish Proverb

"New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings" ~ Lao Tzu

"One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Do it now" ~ Paulo Coelho

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, it empties today of its strength" ~ Corrie ten Boom

"There can be no rebirth without a dark night of the soul, a total annihilation of all that you thought you were" - Hazrat Inayat Khan

“The soul has been given its own ears to hear things that the mind does not understand” ~ Rumi

“People say walking on water is a miracle, but to me walking peacefully on earth is the real miracle” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do” ~ Anne Lamott

"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple. The philosophy is kindness." ~ Dalai Lama

"Meditation is the journey from sound to silence, from movement to stillness, from a limited identity to unlimited space." ~ Sri Ravi Shankar

"People change for two reasons: Either their minds have been opened or their hearts have been broken." ~ Steven-Aitchison

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path” ~ Buddha

The only way you can endure your pain is to let it be painful" ~ Shunryu Suzuki

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