What is the point in talking about something of which you know nothing? There is no point in talking about what you don’t know! We can talk about something you think you know but do not know, or something you think you don’t know that you know.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Who’s not sat tense before his own hearts’ curtain.
Rainer Maria Rilke
To know ourselves means to know our relationship with the world, does the understanding of that relationship demand specialisation? Obviously not. What it demands is awareness to meet life as a whole.
Conscience is the inner voice that tells us that someone may be looking.
H. L. Mencken
Awareness is the process of becoming fully conscious. Awareness can trickle into the corners of your mind slowly, as you clean out the cobwebs, or it can dawn suddenly the moment you become cognisant of your patterns and begin to see yourself objectively.
Only that day downs to which we are awake
Henry David Thoreau
Purifying the soul means putting your highest self in charge. Useless and negative thoughts are removed and annoying habits finished. This is the aim of spiritual study.
If I were to begin life again, I should want it as it was. I would only open my eyes a little more.