Enlightenment and Self-Discovery

Thoughtful quotes about enlightenment and self-discovery.

Words of Wisdom

"It is what you do daily, not occasionally, that ultimately determines your outcomes in life." (E. Edmeades)

"Some people say they haven't yet found themselves. But the self is not something one finds; it is something one creates." (Thomas Szasz)

"We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake." (Thoreau)

"With enlightenment and self-awareness, we can reguide and realign our whole selves: our bodies, by finding new ways of moving and celebrating them and by adding good foods in amounts they tell us they need; our soul, our sense of ourselves as good and worthwhile, by connecting them to the earth and to each other." (Diana Roesch)

"Whatever makes us jump back seems at the very least worthy of being examined carefully for its potential usefulness." (Clarissa Pinkola Estes)

"Adventure is not outside us but within." (Eric Sloane)

"You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself." (Alan Alda)

"The more I attempted to be 'me' the more 'me's I found there were." (Hugh Prather)

"The unrest you are experiencing is not individual psychological difficulty but rather, part of a widespread spiritual awakening." (Carol Osborn)

"We can be redeemed only to the extent to which we see ourselves." (Martin Buber)

"Man is a stream whose source is hidden." (Emerson)

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Staff, H. (2009, January 3). Enlightenment and Self-Discovery, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 22 from

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