Saturday, March 22, 2008

Quotes to Ponder

"The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant systematic duplicity. Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike and rejoice at what brings you nothing but misfortune. Our nervous system isn't just a fiction; it's part of our physical body, and our soul exists in space and is inside us, like the teeth in our mouth. It can't be forever violated with impunity."
~Boris Pasternak

"One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious."
~Carl Jung

"The ultimate metaphysical secret, if we dare to state it so simply, is that there are no boundaries in the universe. Boundaries are illusions, products not of reality but of the way we map and edit reality. And while it is fine to map out the territory, it is fatal to confuse the two."
~Ken Wilber

"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do."
~Pope John XXIII.

2 comments:

Syd said...

As always, wonderful, wise and timely quotes. Of these, the Pope's is my favorite. :)

Bipolar Wellness Writer said...

Dear Syd,
Actually the Pope's is my favorite as well!

Susan