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Gary Zukav Quotes

Gary Zukav

Gary Zukav quotes: spiritual teachings from the author.

“Your life is yours to live, no matter how you choose to live it. When you do not think about how you intend to live it, it lives you. When you occupy it, step into it consciously, you live it.”

“The decisions that you make and the actions that you take upon the earth are the means by which you evolve.”

“Try to realize, and truly realize, that what stands between you and a different life are matters of responsible choice.”

“Choice is the engine of our evolution. A responsible choice is a choice that creates consequences that you are willing to assume responsibility for.”

“When you know your intention, you are in a position to choose the consequences that you will create for yourself. When you choose an intention that creates consequences for which you are willing to be responsible, that is a responsible choice.”

“When the deepest part of you becomes engaged in what you are doing, when your activities and actions become gratifying and purposeful, when what you do serves both yourself and others, when you do not tire within but seek the sweet satisfaction of your life and your work, you are doing what you were meant to be doing.”

“Don’t squander your time on the what-ifs of life. They are unlimited and endless.”

“Within each experience of pain or negativity is the opportunity to challenge the perception that lies behind it, the fear that lies behind it, and choose to learn with wisdom. The fear will not vanish immediately but it will disintegrate as you work with courage.”

“When you choose to learn through wisdom, to evolve consciously, your fears surface one at a time in order for you to exorcise them with inner faith. This is how it happens. You exorcise your own demons.”

“What is behind your eyes holds more power than what is in front of them.”

“There would be no accumulation of strength inside
if the choices that you make did not require discipline and intention.”

“Your pain is an opportunity for you to learn about yourself.”

“We cannot control what emotions or circumstances we will experience next, but we can choose how we will respond to them.”

“When you throw a tennis ball in the air, you can count on it coming down.”

“The challenge to each human is creation.”

“Being frightened is a part of the human experience. It lies beneath every impulse to grow spiritually—to find the roots of fear and pull them.”

“The amount of stress in your life is determined by how much energy you expend resisting your life.”

“What is truth? Truth is that which does not contaminate you, but empowers you. Therefore, there are degrees of truth, but, generically, truth is that which can do no harm. It cannot harm.”

“The one characteristic of authentic power that most people overlook is humbleness. It is important for many reasons. A humble person walks in a friendly world. He or she sees friends everywhere he or she looks, wherever he or she goes, whomever he or she meets. His or her perception goes beyond the shell of appearance and into essence.”

“When we judge, we create negative karma. Judgment is a function of the personality. If we are to engage the viewpoint of the soul, we must cease from judging.”

“I still encounter parts of my personality that are angry, frightened, jealous, superior, and inferior, but now I see them as opportunities to create authentic power, to choose anew.”

“We cannot control what emotions or circumstances we will experience next, but we can choose how we will respond to them.”

“Nonsense is that which does not fit into the prearranged patterns which we have superimposed on reality. Nonsense is nonsense only when we have not yet found that point of view from which it makes sense.”

“Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends upon what we look for. What we look for depends upon what we think. What we think depends upon what we perceive. What we perceive determines what we believe. What we believe determines what we take to be true. What we take to be true is our reality.”

“The journey to wholeness requires that you look honestly, openly, and with courage into yourself, into the dynamics that lie behind what you feel, what you perceive, what you value, and how you act.”

“What is failure? We can’t possibly know what failure is. Most people think they do, but that’s because they’re judging how their lives should be and what they need it to be: a success. Who is to say what’s a success and what’s a failure? Do your best. Trust. Relax. Do your best. Enjoy yourself.”

“There is no other way to change something or someone for the better except to occupy it first. The only person you can occupy is yourself. That is why the only person who can change you for the better is you. Without your decision to change and your commitment to change, you will not change.”

“Changing the world begins with the very personal process of changing yourself, the only place you can begin is where you are, and the only time you can begin is always now.”

“Change in yourself what you want to change in the world.”

“For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. You receive from the world what you give to the world.”

“Compassion is loving others enough to say or do what is appropriate from an empowered heart without attachment to the outcome.”

“Humbleness, forgiveness, clarity and love are the dynamics of freedom. They are the foundations of authentic power.”

“When we align our thoughts, emotions, and actions with the highest part of ourselves, we are filled with enthusiasm, purpose and meaning. Life is rich and full. We have no thoughts of bitterness. We have no memory of fear. We are joyously and intimately engaged with our world. This is the experience of authentic power.”

“Open to others as you would like them to open to you.”

“You experience your soul each time you sense yourself as more than a mind and body, your life as meaningful, or you feel that you have gifts to give and you long to give them.”

“Practice moderation in all things except love.”

“Love grounds you. It orients you. Love brings your awareness to others and yourself. Love opens your mind and heart to others and yourself. Love settles you and gives you balance.”

“Eventually, you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.”

“Realize you are worthy of your life and live accordingly.”

“The purpose of this life and all its experiences is not to make ourselves what we think we should be. It is to unfold who we already are.”

“The journey may take many lifetimes, but you will complete it. It is impossible not to complete it. It is not a question of if but of when.”

“This is the journey all of us are on; what happens between the beginning and end of the journey is your life.”

Related: Eckhart Tolle quotes.

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