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Alan Wilson Watts (January 6, 1915 – November 16, 1973) was a British-American philosopher, an author, a poet, a radical thinker, an ex-priest, a mystic, a teacher, and a critic of society. He interpreted and popularized Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. In this article, we collected the best Alan Watts quotes on the meaning of life, the world we live in, higher consciousness, the true nature of reality, the Universe, and the pursuit of happiness.

We hope you’ll be inspired by these Alan Watts quotes as much as we are!

So, here they are 65 Alan Watts quotes that will make you more aware of yourself and the world you live in!

65 Alan Watts Quotes

#1

“Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.”
― Alan Watts

#2

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“The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.”
― Alan Watts

#3

“Most of us assume as a matter of common sense that space is nothing, that it’s not important and has no energy. But as a matter of fact, space is the basis of existence. How could you have stars without space? Stars shine out of space and something comes out of nothing just in the same way as when you listen, in an unprejudiced way, you hear all sounds coming out of silence. It is amazing.

Silence is the origin of sound just as space is the origin of stars, and woman is the origin of man. If you listen and pay close attention to what is, you will discover that there is no past, no future, and no one listening. You cannot hear yourself listening. You live in the eternal now and you are that. It is really extremely simple, and that is the way it is.”
― Alan Watts

#4

You don’t look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
― Alan Watts

#5

“For we have never actually understood the revolutionary sense beneath them – the incredible truth that what religion calls the vision of God is found in giving up any belief in the idea of God.”
― Alan Watts

#6

“This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it ‘work’, realize it is a play.”
― Alan Watts

#7

“So you see, if you become aware of the fact that you are all of your own body, and that the beating of your heart is not just something that happens to you, but something you’re doing, then you become aware also in the same moment and at the same time that you’re not only
beating your heart, but that you are shining the sun. Why?

Because the process of your bodily existence and its rhythms is a process, an energy system which is continuous with the shining of the sun, just like the East River, here, is a continuous energy system, and all the waves in it are activities of the whole East River, and that’s continuous with the Atlantic Ocean, and that’s all one energy system and finally the Atlantic ocean gets around to being the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean, etc., and so all the waters of the Earth are a continuous energy system.

It isn’t just that the East River is part of it. You can’t draw any line and say ‘Look, this is where the East River ends and the rest of it begins,’ as if you can in the parts of an automobile, where you can say ‘This is definitely part of the generator, here, and over here is a spark plug.’ There’s not that kind of isolation between the elements of nature.”
― Alan Watts

#8

A scholar tries to learn something every day; a student of Buddhism tries to unlearn something daily.
― Alan Watts

#9

“It is interesting that Hindus, when they speak of the creation of the universe do not call it the work of God, they call it the play of God, the Vishnu Lila, Lila meaning play. And they look upon the whole manifestation of all the universes as a play, as a sport, as a kind of dance — Lila perhaps being somewhat related to our word lilt.”
― Alan Watts

#10

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“Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”
― Alan Watts

#11

“Inability to accept the mystic experience is more than an intellectual handicap. Lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination. For in a civilization equipped with immense technological power, the sense of alienation between man and nature leads to the use of technology in a hostile spirit – to the “conquest” of nature instead of intelligent co-operation with nature.”
― Alan Watts

#12

Peace can be made only by those who are peaceful, and love can be shown only by those who love. No work of love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”
― Alan Watts

#13

“For unless one is able to live fully in the present, the future is a hoax. There is no point whatever in making plans for a future which you will never be able to enjoy. When your plans mature, you will still be living for some other future beyond. You will never, never be able to sit back with full contentment and say, “Now, I’ve arrived!” Your entire education has deprived you of this capacity because it was preparing you for the future, instead of showing you how to be alive now.”
― Alan Watts

#14

When we attempt to exercise power or control over someone else, we cannot avoid giving that person the very same power or control over us.
― Alan Watts

#15

“But the transformation of consciousness undertaken in Taoism and Zen is more like the correction of faulty perception or the curing of a disease. It is not an acquisitive process of learning more and more facts or greater and greater skills, but rather an unlearning of wrong habits and opinions. As Lao Tzu said, “The scholar gains every day, but the Taoist loses every day.”
― Alan Watts

#16

“When you find out that there was never anything in the dark side to be afraid of, nothing is left but to love.”
― Alan Watts

#17

“Whether we like it or not, change comes, and the greater the resistance, the greater the pain. Buddhism perceives the beauty of change, for life is like music in this: if any note or phrase is held for longer than its appointed time, the melody is lost. Thus Buddhism may be summed up in two phrases: “Let go!” and “Walk on!” Drop the craving for self, for permanence, for particular circumstances, and go straight ahead with the movement of life.”
― Alan Watts

#18

Zen is a liberation from time. For if we open our eyes and see clearly, it becomes obvious that there is no other time than this instant, and that the past and the future are abstractions without any concrete reality.”
― Alan Watts

#19

Money is a way of measuring wealth but is not wealth in itself. A chest of gold coins or a fat wallet of bills is of no use whatsoever to a wrecked sailor alone on a raft. He needs real wealth, in the form of a fishing rod, a compass, an outboard motor with gas, and a female companion. But this ingrained and archaic confusion of money with wealth is now the main reason we are not going ahead full tilt with the development of our technological genius for the production of more than adequate food, clothing, housing, and utilities for every person on earth.”
― Alan Watts

#20

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“You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.”
― Alan Watts

#21

“Zen Buddhism is a way and a view of life which does not belong to any of the formal categories of modern Western thought. It is not religion or philosophy; it is not a psychology or a type of science. It is an example of what is known in India and China as a “way of liberation,” and is similar in this respect to Taoism, Vedanta, and Yoga. As will soon be obvious, a way of liberation can have no positive definition. It has to be suggested by saying what it is not, somewhat as a sculptor reveals an image by the act of removing pieces of stone from a block.”
― Alan Watts

#22

“The art of living… is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.”
― Alan Watts

#23

“To travel is to be alive, but to get somewhere is to be dead.”
― Alan Watts

#24

“A priest once quoted to me the Roman saying that a religion is dead when the priests laugh at each other across the altar. I always laugh at the altar, be it Christian, Hindu, or Buddhist, because real religion is the transformation of anxiety into laughter.”
― Alan Wilson Watts

#25

“Imagine a multidimensional spider’s web in the early morning covered with dew drops. And every dew drop contains the reflection of all the other dew drops. And, in each reflected dew drop, the reflections of all the other dew drops in that reflection. And so ad infinitum. That is the Buddhist conception of the universe in an image.”
― Alan Watts

#26

“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.”
― Alan Watts

#27

“People can’t be talked out of illusions. If a person believes that the earth is flat, you can’t talk him out of that, he knows that it’s flat. He’ll go down to the window and see that it’s obvious, it looks flat. So the only way to convince him that it isn’t is to say, “Well let’s go and find the edge.”
― Alan Watts

#28

“To the Taoist mentality, the aimless, empty life does not suggest anything depressing. On the contrary, it suggests the freedom of clouds and mountain streams, wandering nowhere, of flowers in impenetrable canyons, beautiful for no one to see, and of the ocean surf forever washing the sand, to no end.”
― Alan Watts

#29

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“If a man seeks the Buddha, that man loses the Buddha.”
― Alan Watts

#30

“Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.”
― Alan Watts

#31

“A mind that is single and sincere is not interested in being good, in conducting relations with other people so as to live up to a rule. Nor, on the other hand, is it interested in being free, in acting perversely just to prove its independence.”
― Alan Watts

#32

“Jesus Christ knew he was God. So wake up and find out eventually who you really are. In our culture, of course, they’ll say you’re crazy and you’re blasphemous, and they’ll either put you in jail or in a nut house (which is pretty much the same thing). However, if you wake up in India and tell your friends and relations, ‘My goodness, I’ve just discovered that I’m God,’ they’ll laugh and say, ‘Oh, congratulations, at last, you found out.”
― Alan Watts

#33

“The more a thing tends to be permanent, the more it tends to be lifeless.”
― Alan Watts

#34

“We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infintesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. We have no present. Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation.

We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience. We are therefore out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked about, described, and measured with the world which actually is. We are sick with a fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas.”
― Alan Watts

#35

“Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.”
― Alan Watts

#36

“To Taoism that which is absolutely still or absolutely perfect is absolutely dead, for without the possibility of growth and change there can be no Tao. In reality, there is nothing in the universe which is completely perfect or completely still; it is only in the minds of men that such concepts exist.”
― Alan Watts

#37

“But spontaneity is not by any means a blind, disorderly urge, a mere power of caprice. A philosophy restricted to the alternatives of conventional language has no way of conceiving an intelligence which does not work according to plan, according to a one-at-a-time order of thought. Yet the concrete evidence of such intelligence is right to hand in our own thoughtlessly ordered bodies. For the Tao does not ‘know’ how it produces the universe just as we do not ‘know’ how we construct our brains.”
― Alan Watts

#38

“Much of the secret of life consists in knowing how to laugh, and also how to breathe.”
― Alan Watts

#39

“We do not “come into” this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean “waves,” the universe “peoples.” Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe.”
― Alan Watts

#40

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“Only doubtful truths need defense.”
― Alan Watts

#41

“We have made a problem for ourselves by confusing the intelligible with the fixed. We think that making sense out of life is impossible unless the flow of events can somehow be fitted into a framework of rigid forms. To be meaningful, life must be understandable in terms of fixed ideas and laws, and these, in turn, must correspond to unchanging and eternal realities behind the shifting scene. But if this what “making sense out of life” means, we have set ourselves the impossible task of making fixity out of flux.”
― Alan Watts

#42

“In reality, there are no separate events. Life moves along like water, it’s all connected to the source of the river is connected to the mouth and the ocean.”
― Alan Watts

#43

“There are, then, two ways of understanding an experience. The first is to compare it with the memories of other experiences, and so to name and define it. This is to interpret it in accordance with the dead and the past. The second is to be aware of it as it is, as when, in the intensity of joy, we forget past and future, let the present be all, and thus do not even stop to think, “I am happy.”
― Alan Watts

#44

“Stay in the center, and you will be ready to move in any direction.”
― Alan Watts

#45

“Certainly the revolutionary thinker must go beyond thought. He knows that almost all his best ideas come to him when thinking has stopped. He may have struggled and struggled to understand a problem in terms of old ways of thinking, only to find it impossible. But when thought stops from exhaustion, the mind is open to see the problem as it is – not as it is verbalized – and at once it is understood.”
― Alan Watts

#46

“For if we open our eyes and see clearly, it becomes obvious that there is no other time than this instant, and that the past and the future are abstractions without any concrete reality.”
― Alan Watts

#47

“When you are dying and coming to life in each moment, would-be scientific predictions about what will happen after death are of little consequence. The whole glory of it is that we do not know. Ideas of survival and annihilation are alike based on the past, on memories of waking and sleeping, and, in their different ways, the notions of everlasting continuity and everlasting nothingness are without meaning. It needs but slight imagination to realize that everlasting time is a monstrous nightmare, so that between heaven and hell as ordinarily understood there is little to choose.”
― Alan Watts

#48

“If you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you’ll spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing thing you don’t like doing, which is stupid.”
― Alan Watts

#49

“Paradox as it may seem, we likewise find life meaningful only when we have seen that it is without purpose, and know the “mystery of the universe” only when we are convinced that we know nothing about it at all.”
― Alan Watts

#50

“The art of meditation is a way of getting into touch with reality, and the reason for it is that most civilized people are out of touch with reality because they confuse the world as it with the world as they think about it and talk about it and describe it.

For, on the one hand, there is the real world and on the other, there is a whole system of symbols about that world which we have in our minds. These are very very useful symbols, all civilization depends on them, but like all good things they have their disadvantages, and the principle disadvantage of symbols is that we confuse them with reality, just as we confuse money with actual wealth.”
― Alan Wilson Watts

#51

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“You do not play a sonata in order to reach the final chord, and if the meanings of things were simply in ends, composers would write nothing but finales.”
― Alan Watts

#52

“We think that the world is limited and explained by its past. We tend to think that what happened in the past determines what is going to happen next, and we do not see that it is exactly the other way around! What is always the source of the world is the present; the past doesn’t explain a thing. The past trails behind the present like the wake of a ship and eventually disappears.”
― Alan Wilson Watts

#53

“To remain stable is to refrain from trying to separate yourself from a pain because you know that you cannot. Running away from fear is fear, fighting pain is pain, trying to be brave is being scared. If the mind is in pain, the mind is pain. The thinker has no other form than his thought. There is no escape.”
― Alan Watts

#54

“Other people teach us who we are. Their attitudes to us are the mirror in which we learn to see ourselves, but the mirror is distorted. We are, perhaps, rather dimly aware of the immense power of our social environment.”
― Alan Watts

#55

“To put it still more plainly: the desire for security and the feeling of insecurity are the same thing. To hold your breath is to lose your breath. A society based on the quest for security is nothing but a breath-retention contest in which everyone is as taut as a drum and as purple as a beet. We look for this security by fortifying and enclosing ourselves in innumerable ways.

We want the protection of being “exclusive” and “special,” seeking to belong to the safest church, the best nation, the highest class, the right set, and the “nice” people. These defenses lead to divisions between us, and so to more insecurity demanding more defenses. Of course, it is all done in the sincere belief that we are trying to do the right things and live in the best way; but this, too, is a contradiction.”
― Alan Watts

#56

“A man does not really begin to be alive until he has lost himself until he has released the anxious grasp which he normally holds upon his life, his property, his reputation, and position.”
― Alan Watts

#57

“But nirvana is a radical transformation of how it feels to be alive: it feels as if everything were myself, or as if everything – including “my” thoughts and actions – were happening of itself. There are still efforts, choices, and decisions, but not the sense that “I make them”; they arise of themselves in relation to circumstances. This is, therefore, to feel life, not as an encounter between subject and object, but as a polarized field where the contest of opposites has become the play of opposites.”
― Alan Watts

#58

“Irrevocable commitment to any religion is not only intellectual suicide; it is positive unfaith because it closes the mind to any new vision of the world. Faith is, above all, openness – an act of trust in the unknown.”
― Alan Watts

#59

“Like love, the light or guidance of truth that influences us exists only in living form, not in principles or rules or expectations or advice, however widely circulated”
― Alan Watts

#60

“Yet again, the more you strive for some kind of perfection or mastery — in morals, in art or in spirituality — the more you see that you are playing a rarified and lofty form of the old ego-game, and that your attainment of any height is apparent to yourself and to others only by contrast with
someone else’s depth or failure.”
― Alan Watts

#61

“If then, my awareness of the past and future makes me less aware of the present, I must begin to wonder whether I am actually living in the real world.”
― Alan Watts

#62

“The answer to the problem of suffering is not away from the problem but in it. The inevitability of pain will not be met by deadening sensitivity but by increasing it, by exploring and feeling out the manner in which the natural organism itself wants to react and which its innate wisdom has provided.”
― Alan Watts

#63

“I have no other self than the totality of things of which I am aware.”
― Alan Watts

#64

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“The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
― Alan Watts

#65

“When life is empty, with respect to the past, and aimless, with respect to the future, the vacuum is filled by the present – normally reduced to a hairline, a split second in which there is no time for anything to happen.”
― Alan Watts

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Anandamayi Ma: The Divine Life of the 20th Century Mystic

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Anandamayi Ma is one of the greatest saints of the 20th century. She was born in 1896 in present-day Bangladesh. Her sweetness and tranquility struck anyone who got a chance to visit her. This is one of the reasons the communities she lived in called her “Our own Ma.”

But what may stand out even today is how accommodating she was. Despite growing up surrounded by Muslims, Anandamayi had space for people of any religion.

One of her famous quotes is, “Whether you worship Christ, Krishna, Kali or Allah, you worship the one Light which permeates all things.” It is one of her greatest teachings our current world could make good use of; there is space and light for everyone and all religions. 

The Early Life of Anandamayi Ma

Anandmayi was born as Nirmala Sundari in a small village in the present-day Brahnabaria District in Bangladesh. Her family lived in poverty, and she attended village schools. In school, her teachers considered her an above-average student. This did not stop her mother from worrying about her; Anandamayi Ma was always indifferent with a very happy demeanor. Her mother always thought there was something wrong with Anandamayi’s mental development. 

At the tender age of 12, Anandamayi married Ramani Mohan Chakrabarti, under the customs of her culture. After her marriage, she lived with her brother-in-law, where she started developing her spiritual eminence. 

At seventeen, Anandamayi moved in with her husband to Austagram, where her husband worked. They had a celibate marriage. It was during this time that she received a lot of revelations. 

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One night in August 1922, the 26-year-old Anandamayi organized an initiation ceremony in which she explained the rites that were revealed to her. She relinquished her human lifestyle and started living the life of a Saint. 

Despite being clueless on this matter, the rites she performed significantly corresponded with those of ancient Hinduism. These rites included:

  • Yantra (mystical diagrams)
  • Yajna (fire ceremony)
  • Flowers offering

One of the revelations also became apparent: she always referred to herself in the third person. For example, she would call herself “this girl” or “this body.” This standard method of speech in Hinduism is used as a detachment from the Ego. 

With her divine and spiritual eminence, she traveled widely but often seemed at home everywhere she went. Her aloofness was mysterious. 

The Teachings of Anandamayi Ma

The teachings of Anandamayi focused on self-realization. She always stated that the primary calling of every human being is to understand their self-realization. She taught people that all the other obligations are secondary.

In her teachings, she also stated that human beings should focus on actions that rekindle their divine nature. She often refused to be called a guru or a spiritual teacher. This is why she did not give any formal initiations. 

She also stated that there is no single spiritual path for everyone to follow. This is why she never advocated for any specific religion. She believed that God reveals Himself to everybody, and everyone should advance according to their inborn nature. 

Everyone was welcome to her teachings, despite their religion. To date, the Muslim people of the villages she lived in still call her their own “Ma.”

Anandamayi Teachings on How to Lead a Godly Life

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Anadamayi’s teachings typically focused on how to live a God-centered life. She always provided support and inspiration to let people take in the noble lifestyle. She was also a strong advocate of spiritual equality. Before her, the sacred rituals and places were only preserved for men. She, however, opened spiritual leadership for women. 

 In her teachings on how to live a Divine lifestyle, she often used a lot of jokes, scriptures, songs, silent meditations, and long discourses. 

Anandamayi Ma’s Miracles

People who attended Anandamayi’s sessions describe how impactful they were in their lives. Her methods were unique but full of life. Whenever she did public kirtans, she would sway gracefully to some music at the start of her sainthood. Her dances were typically in line with vibrational material through which her spirit left her body and rose. 

A light came upon the attendees as her spirit moved around the room. The attendees were always filled with light and realization. This often resulted in healing, deep inner peace, and even revelations. These happenings were typical to all the attendees. Everyone who attended her sessions confessed to experiencing deep divine happiness and peace.

Her charming mantras did not just impact the soul. The impact was evident in her attendees’ spiritual, physical, and mental health and growth. People who visited her said she had a serenity that felt like the wind. Some even described her as the breeze itself. Her very accepting nature took in disciples through her mantra initiation.

Teachings of Sri Anandamayi Ma on Life and Religion

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Anandamayi taught her disciples that material life and spirituality were one. She encouraged her followers to do everything with sincerity, love, and compassion. Living in sincerity and compassion should be the order of the day. 

This would, in turn, make religion natural and easy for people.

She also taught people to love everyone. Besides, she encouraged people to see the different people as God’s manifestation. For example, working as a cook, waiter, or even serving your parents or friends can be deemed as serving God. This is because God manifests himself in everybody. She told people to do all they could for God’s sake.

Furthermore, she taught people that they remained the same, no matter what they did. For instance, she used to say she was the same person before she came to Earth and will be the same even after she leaves. According to her, the body was just a temporary vessel in which our souls live.

Anandamayi continued serving the people even when she was becoming sick and fragile. Her physical health deteriorated when she was around 90 years old, but that did not stop her spiritual radiance from shining on her disciples and visitors.

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Gaia Quotes: 30 Thought-Provoking Sayings About Mother Earth

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It’s no longer a secret that Earth and it’s biological systems act as a huge single entity. And the most common name for this entity is Gaia. The way of seeing our planet as Gaia not just helps us to raise our awareness of ecological and environmental necessities and responsibilities but also inspires us to develop modes of thinking and acting that are holistic, systemic, connective, and participatory. Gaia helps us see the spirituality of the Earth and also to find new insights into the meaning of the divine to aid us in the emergence of a healthy and whole planetary culture. In this article, we have collected the most thought-provoking Gaia quotes that will inspire you to take a deeper look at our planet and some environmental and spiritual issues modern humanity is dealing with.

Here they are 30 thought-provoking Gaia quotes!

30 Thought-Provoking Gaia Quotes

#1

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“Put your ears to the ground, to the sky, to the sun and the moon… tune in to Mother Earth’s sweet song. She has messages to say, knowledge to relay, inspiration to convey… there is much for you to learn. Your journey has just begun.”
― Melody Lee

#2

“Earth rejoices our words, breathing, and peaceful steps. Let every breath, every word, and every step make the Mother Earth proud of us.”
― Amit Ray

#3

“Unfortunately, modern man has become so focused on harnessing nature’s resources that he has forgotten how to learn from them. If you let them, however, the elements of nature will teach you as they have taught me.”
― Anasazi Foundation

#4

“We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.”
— Barbara Ward

#5

Native peoples do not look for salvation from worlds beyond. They need no alternate reality because the mortal world and the spirit world are the same. This Earth is heaven, hell, and purgatory; but most importantly, it is home. The greatest of spiritual mysteries may be revealed just beyond the front door, in the life of a community.”
― Israel Morrow

#6

“The basic pattern of life is a network. Whenever you see life, you see networks. The whole planet, what we can term ‘Gaia’ is a network of processes involving feedback tubes. Humans are part of the larger whole, Gaia.”
– Fritjof Capra

#7

“The greatest achievement ever accomplished in this universe is life on earth. Let’s take care of it.”
― Wald Wassermann

#8

“Life is a walking, a journey. So, if life upon Mother Earth is a journey, there are two ways to walk. We can choose to walk forward or we can choose to walk backward. Forward Walking choices are rewarded with consequences that light the way to peace, happiness, joy, comfort, knowledge, and wisdom. Backward Walking choices bring to the Two-Legged beings consequences of misery despair, and darkness.”
― Anasazi Foundation

#9

“I guess mother nature regrets giving this kind of complicated intelligence to our evolving species after what we have done to her. But fortunately, we are doing a great job killing ourselves.”
― Ahmed Salah Al-Mahdi

#10

“Those of us who consider ourselves to be somehow involved in the birthing of a new age should discover Gaia as well. The idea of Gaia may facilitate the task of converting destructive human activities to constructive and cooperative behavior. It is an idea that deeply startles us, and in the process, may help us as a species to make the necessary jump to planetary awareness.”
– James Lovelock

#11

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“Sometimes just being on a beach with my loved ones is all the adventure I need. I am a happy camper and continue to be a citizen of the world. I have yet to discover other cultures, other people’s dreams, and treasures. I will always be a traveler who is discovering beautiful Gaia.”
– Guy Laliberte

#12

“You are eating from, seeing outside through, stepping, sleeping on, wiping with, reading, tooth picking with, barbecuing trees. Don’t forget they let you breathe!”
― Suyasha Subedi

#13

Teach your children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves. This we know: the earth does not belong to man – man belongs to the earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood that unites one’s family. All things are connected.”
― Chief Seattle (Sealth), Suquamish Chief

#14

“Plant a seed of ‘Peace‘ and let Gaia take care of herself don’t try to fathom or comprehend her magnificence.”
― Syed Sharukh

#15

“The Earth sometimes rewards humans who do good works for the planet. Look out for unexpected windfalls of produce from the earth such as baskets of fruit or vegetables given to you unexpectedly, nature handcrafts, or a bunch of flowers picked from a beloved garden. These are all signs that the gifts not only came from the giver but from Mother Earth herself. – Fairy of the woods.”
― Sarah Rajkotwala

#16

“The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.”
— Barry Commoner

#17

“Our ancestors said to their mother Earth: ‘We are yours’. Modern Humanity said to Nature, ‘You are mine’. The Green Man has returned as the living face of the whole earth so that through his mouth we may say to the universe: ‘We are one’.”
― Sharon Brubaker

#18

“Certain animal species who burrow into the Earth for places of solace or safety, or who inhabit the sheltering arches of caves alongside the spirits of the rocks, are the bridgers between these inner and outer levels of reality. Rabbits, gophers, moles, prairie dogs, wolves, and bears in hibernation all remember and recreate their rootedness in Mother Earth.”
― Elizabeth Eiler

#19

“No man is as wise as Mother Earth. She has witnessed every human day, every human struggle, every human pain, and every human joy. For maladies of both body and spirit, the wise ones of old pointed man to the hills. For man too is of the dust and Mother Earth stands ready to nurture and heal her children.”
― Anasazi Foundation

#20

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“Mother Earth, one of my absolute favorite places… where the sounds, the energy, the beauty, and the life pounds into your every fiber of being, letting you know that you are alive. I will always respect and honor this gift of creation that we call our home.”
― Peace Gypsy

#21

“In the Gaia theory air, water, and soil are major components of one central organism, planet Earth. What we typically think of as life – the plants and animals that inhabit the earth – has evolved merely to regulate the chemistry of the biosphere. Humans are insignificant participants, far less important to the life cycle than termites. Even the imbalance that we have created by adding massive quantities of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere may be brought back to acceptable levels by other organisms functioning in their capacity to correct excesses.”
– David Easton

#22

“Earth survived then; it will survive again.
The real question is “will we”?”
― Dr. Darius Singh

#23

“Knowledge is power and at the end of the day, our health, the health of our children, the health of our community, and the health of Mother Earth is our responsibility. Therefore, it is imperative that we understand the human and environmental affects of the products that we buy.”
― Obiora Embry

#24

“Sometimes we just have to stop and feel the pulse of the Earth, the rhythm of the seasons and the internal voice that was once our childhood friend.”
― Fennel Hudson

#25

“We have found that no modern prescriptions heal the human heart so fully or so well as the prescription of the Ancient Ones. “To the hills,” they would say. To which we would add, “To the trees, the valleys, and the streams, as well.” For there is a power in nature that man has ignored. And the result has been heartache and pain.”
― Anasazi Foundation

#26

“It’s not enough to simply learn about Nature anymore, we must learn from it.”
― Dr. Darius Singh

#27

“Time spent among trees is never time wasted.”
— Anonymous

#28

“What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on.”
— Henry David Thoreau

#29

“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.”
— Franklin D. Roosevelt

#30

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“You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

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Quotes About Tarot: 22 Deep Sayings on the Mystical Purpose of Tarot Cards

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While Tarot cards are usually associated with being able to tell the future, they actually can be used as a tool for understanding the Universal Laws and as a guide to your self-transformation. If you are one of those who know that Tarot cards contain much deeper meaning than just fortune-telling, then this article is for you. Here, we have collected 22 quotes about the Tarot that will inspire you to look into your Tarot deck deeper.

22 Quotes About Tarot

#1

“Remember that the Tarot is a great and sacred arcanum – its abuse is an obscenity in the inner and a folly in the outer. It is intended for quite other purposes than to determine when the tall dark man will meet the fair rich widow.” ~ Jack Parsons

#2

“An imprisoned person with no other book than the Tarot, if he knew how to use it, could in a few years acquire universal knowledge, and would be able to speak on all subjects with unequalled learning and inexhaustible eloquence.” ~ Eliphas Levi

#3

“The Angel Metatron, or Enoch, delivered the Tarot in which the entirety of divine wisdom is enclosed. The Tarot remains written in stone. He also left us the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet. This great master lives in the superior worlds in the world of Atziluth, which is a world of indescribable happiness. According to the Kabbalah, this world is the region of Kether, a very high Sephirah. All Kabbalists base themselves on the Tarot, and it is necessary for them to comprehend the Tarot and study it deeply.” ~ Samael Aun Weor

#4

“The Tarot cards must be considered (1) as separate and complete hieroglyphs, each representing a distinct principle, law, power, or element in Nature; (2) in relation to each other as the effect of one agent operating upon another; and (3) as vowels and consonants of a philosophic alphabet. The laws governing all phenomena are represented by the symbols upon the Tarot cards, whose numerical values are equal to the numerical equivalents of the phenomena. As every structure consists of certain elemental parts, so the Tarot cards represent the components of the structure of philosophy. Irrespective of the science or philosophy with which the student is working, the Tarot cards can be identified with the essential constituents of his subject, each card thus being related to a specific part according to mathematical and philosophical laws.” ~ Manly P. Hall

#5
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“We hold a universe in our hands when we pick up a deck of tarot cards.” ~ Lon Milo DuQuette

#6

“Once upon a time, tarot reading was about discovering what your future held. These days tarot helps you craft exactly the future you desire.” ~ Sasha Graham

#7

“Some people believe tarot cards are a form of black magic or senseless new age mysticism but for me, they are a practical way of talking directly to the universe.” ~ Toyah Willcox

#8

“To make the Tarot speak is our objective, but the arcana only speak to those who have learned to understand them.” ~ Oswald Wirth

#9
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“The Tarot embodies symbolical presentations of universal ideas, behind which lie all the implicits of the human mind, and it is in this sense that they contain secret doctrine, which is the realization by the few of truths embedded in the consciousness of all.” ~ A.E. Waite

#10

“The true Tarot is symbolism; it speaks no other language and offers no other signs.” ~ A. E. Waite

#11

“In the Tarot deck, the Fool is depicted as a young man about to step off a cliff into empty air. Most people assume that the Fool will fall. But we don’t see it happen, and a Fool doesn’t know that he’s subject to the laws of gravity. Against all odds, he just might float.” ~ Richard Kadrey

#12

“You are the Secret. Let Tarot explore you.” ~ Shweta Tarot

#13
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“Fear is dangerous, not the tarot. The tarot represents the spectrum of the human condition, the good, the evil, the light, and the dark. Do not fear the darker aspects of the human condition. Understand them. The tarot is a storybook about life, about the greatness of human accomplishment, and also the ugliness we are each capable of.” ~ Benebell Wen

#14

“If you want to understand your emotions, the rationale behind your words so that you can treat the source of your struggles; Tarot is the solution.” ~ Anujj Elviis

#15

“Tarot Cards are your guidance cards.” ~ Nikita Dudani

#16

“The tarot is a perfect representation of the Tree of Life. The ace of each suit represents the top sephira and the two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten of each suit represents its respective sephira on the Tree.” ~ Lon Milo DuQuette

#17
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“Tarot helps us look within ourselves to understand our emotions, the reasoning behind our words and conduct, and the source of our conflicts.” ~ Benebell Wen

#18

“The Tree of Life – this figure must be studied very carefully, for it is the basis of the whole system on which the Tarot is based. It is quite impossible to give a complete explanation of this figure, because (for one thing) it is quite universal. Therefore it cannot mean the same to any one person as to any other.” ~ Lon Milo DuQuette

#19

“It is the province of the tarot reader to move backwards, forwards, even sideways in time.” ~ Sasha Graham

#20

“In every deck, the Fool is in a precarious position. Think of all of the idioms we have for taking chances. “Going out on a limb.” “Winging it.” “Break a leg.” “Going for broke.” These all sound really painful, but what they’re about is deciding that being still is not for you. When you see this in a reading, you’ll know it’s time to jump.” ~ Melissa Cynova

#21
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“Tarot Reading is an art based on intuition, interpretation, and perception.” ~ Nikita Dudani

#22

“Tarot is storytelling. It’s what we do when we read the cards. Telling stories imbues us with supernatural power – the power to change our story.” ~ Sasha Graham

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