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The Games Narcissists Play: How to Avoid Being the Victim

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Known for their exaggerated sense of self-importance, narcissists think that the world literally revolves around them. Their actions, attitudes, behavior, and the language they use determine their state. They draw their main satisfaction from making other people see them as persons of great importance who know everything. They do not care whether their actions may have an undesirable effect on others.

Who is a Narcissist?

Narcissists are smitten with an idealized self-image, which they wear around other people to escape reality. Deep down they are wounded creatures who are just too scared to admit it to themselves and other people around them. To compensate for their injuries, they create a “perfect person” who is flawless in an attempt to make themselves feel better.

Psychotherapy has proven to work just fine for the majority of people diagnosed with this condition. It’s not that narcissists are very dangerous people, but spending too much time around them might have adverse effects on you. Their alter-ego may begin to make you feel like a failure or worse still stop you from living to your full potential.

The games narcissists play may also leave you vulnerable to other strangers. Narcissists live on making other people feel less achieved about themselves and regard them as some form of a superhero.

The Mind Games Narcissists Play

Narcissists play mind games to manipulate our thinking. Long encounters with them may even change your perceptions about certain aspects of life. Be on the lookout for the following signs:

Curiosity

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Narcissists want to have in-depth knowledge about their next victim. During conversations, they will always ask questions about you, which they will exploit later to their advantage.

Superiority complex

These con artists will feed you tones of information on topics you are not familiar with. The intention is to show how smart they are and how dumb you are. In the end, they will have exerted a form of influence over you, which is always their primary objective.

Creating fear and aggression

This is the weapon they use to get people’s attention and manipulate them eventually. Fear attracts negative energy, which is where they thrive best. They will also use your insecurities to mask their own. Though sad to say, deep down narcissists feel like the ugly duck. To cover this up and make themselves feel better, they will consistently bring up your insecurities during the conversations to make you feel inferior and bad about yourself.

An act of innocence

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Narcissists are the sly fox, and that is how they end up taking the blame off them whenever they mess up. They have perfected the art of pretense so much that it is almost impossible to notice when they are putting on a show and when they are sincere (which rarely happens).

Narcissists will also twist information with made up stories that portray them as the helpless ones. They are always shifting the blame for their actions onto others including you.

Exerting unnecessary pressure on you

The primary goal is to render you emotionally unstable so that you can’t make independent sound decisions. You will notice once they start trying to comfort you right after ticking you off; though this might seem elusive since the emotional charge is in play.

How to Deal with Narcissists

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You don’t have to be completely helpless against narcissists. Below are strategies to help you play their own game against them to prevent them from using you. The first step, however, is to identify these games narcissistic play first.

  1. Whenever they confront you with multiple questions, look them straight in the eyes. Eye contact makes them face the other direction. Only a sincere person can maintain a clear eye gaze.
  2. Change the conversation. Narcissists want to know a great deal of information about you. Don’t be too quick to give it to them. Slow them down by asking questions about themselves or changing the topic whenever they shift focus on you.
  3. Question more. Once they start showing off with figures and statistics, question the sources of their information. You will notice some skepticism, and gradually they draw away from you. This is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself from the games narcissists play. Don’t readily take in everything they present to you lest you fall victim to their scams.
  4. Have self-confidence. Narcissists prey on people who are less confident and have esteem issues. Work on your confidence so that when they come blowing their sense of self-importance, you can quickly shut them off.
  5. Loosen up a bit. If you get emotionally unstable quickly, try lighting up the mood. Whenever a narcissist tries to destabilize your emotions, go ahead and say something funny to shift the focus.
  6. Preserve your personal space. Don’t let just about anyone invade your personal space. If you have had enough of someone, it is prudent to tell them so or just distance yourself from them.
  7. Stay calm and decompress. You can do this either through meditation or just taking some time off. It is normal that there will always be people with more achievements than you have made. Do not let this get to you. Sit back and re-strategize on ways of living to your full potential without necessarily comparing yourself to others.
  8. Identify your insecurities. We all have a sense of insecurity one way or the other, and this is perfectly human. Know what your insecurities are and if you can’t fix them don’t let someone use them against you. This may be difficult, but once you get the hang of it, you become a stable, productive being.

The Bottom Line

Life comes with its challenges. The games narcissists play might overwhelm you, but you have to outsmart them. Eventually, its either you put them in their place, or you fall prey. To help these people, encourage them to attend psychological counseling. But as for you, stay safe from the games narcissists play.


Katya Ki is the Founder of SOLANCHA Magazine, a Metaphysical Expert, a Reiki Master, and Human Rights Attorney. She has been studying Eastern metaphysics, cosmology, and esotericism for almost 20 years now. And she's still discovering new knowledge, which is hidden in ancient teachings. During her pilgrimage to the monastery of Saint Catherine in Egypt, she discovered the SOLANCHA System. This is how the SOLANCHA journey started!

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Conscious Discipline: Self-Improvement Tool For A Better Life

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For most of us, the idea of discipline in life causes resistance: “What about freedom, spontaneity, and sudden impulses?”. In this article, we are not going to convince you to give up your freedom and become a strict rule-follower. Instead, we want to share with you some helpful tips on how to practice conscious discipline.

Conscious discipline is a self-management tool for those whose life has become a little chaotic. If you want to make some changes in your life and make it more enjoyable and meaningful, and, at the same time, to reduce the number of “unpleasant surprises”/negative accidents that ruin your peace, then conscious discipline is your go-to habit!

Why Do I Need Conscious Discipline?

Conscious discipline is the #1 skill of happy and successful people that enjoy a meaningful life! It helps you to reduce the risk of unexpected negative events and thus lower your stress level. When you organize your life the way you want it to be you make it less stressful and much happier.

If you want to make a difference in your life, try to introduce conscious discipline into at least one area of your life, and then you’ll be able to organize others.

8 Tips For Conscious Discipline

If your life has become a little chaotic and uncontrollable, try the following tips.

#1: Set financial goals

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Unfortunately, most of us are not very smart about our income and expenses. The financial situation is one of the main reasons people are stressed about. And when we are stressed we can’t make rational decisions.

Therefore it is so important to plan a monthly budget. Write down your planned monthly income and what you need to spend money on, and how much you need to save for the future. You can create a separate notebook for your personal “accounting”.

When you make a habit of planning your financial goals for the month, you will see that life becomes so less stressful and you have one less thing to worry about.

#2: Reduce alcohol, coffee, and sugar

Instead of completely excluding these products, you can start by taking them into strict accounting and control. See how this will affect the state of your body and mental health. Perhaps, over time, these products will leave your life for good.

#3: Keep your living space clean

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The cleanliness of the house contributes to calmness and concentration. Don’t let your messy house distract you from your brilliant ideas. The more organized your home is, the easier it becomes for you to organize your life and manifest your goals!

#4: Spend time outdoors

It is important to go for walks, get out into nature, and breathe fresh air. Try to leave the house more often — take a lunch break in the park or walk outside before going to bed. Even if you work from home, make a habit to get out of the house every day!

#5: Restrict watching TV series and playing video games

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Sometimes we need this kind of entertainment to distract us from work and allow us to relax. But think about whether you are trying to escape from your life and responsibilities into the world of games, TV series, and tabloid stories. If you feel like you spend more time on Netflix and gaming more than you probably should of, try to start reading more. By focusing on reading a book you will gradually get rid of destructive TV addiction and will start understanding yourself better.

#6: Communicate with others

Interaction with others is one of the most important parts of our life. Communication is a basic necessity for a meaningful life that helps us evolve. Make sure you always make time to reach out to people, check in on them, and spend more time with your friends and family.

#7: Develop the courage to make your plans come to a realization

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We all have a million of ideas in our heads about what direction our life should go. And most of us know exactly what we need to do to accomplish our goals. Our biggest obstacle is the lack of courage and an excess of doubt.

You know you just need to go to your boss and ask for a well-deserved promotion, right? But your self-doubt stops you. Or maybe your dream is to work for that company and all you need to do is to send your resume? But you keep postponing it again and again. Conscious discipline is doing what you supposed to do for accomplishing your goals despite all the doubts and fears in your head.

If you’ve been waiting for another sign, here it is – send that resume; go to that audition; ask for that promotion; go on that date; reach out to that person; do whatever you need to do to live your purpose NOW! Stop postponing and making excuses!

#8: Treat others with kindness, compassion, and respect

Start monitoring your communication style. What we give to the world returns to us doubled! Try to give what you would like to get in return — positive vibes, support, compliments, kindness, compassion, love, etc.

We live in an era of opinions. Everyone wants to be heard and express their opinions. And you are, probably, not an exception! Let me give you one simple bit of advice – before you start talking, pause for a moment, and ask yourself these 3 questions:

  • Is it true?
  • Is it necessary?
  • Is it kind?

Mindful speech is one of the most important tools of conscious discipline. The goal of the mindful speech is to be more conscious of the words we choose to express our thoughts. Being mindful about speech simply means slowing down and choosing our words with care.

The Bottom Line

Discipline is about putting things in order in different areas of our lives, from finances to relationships. But don’t put too much pressure on yourself! Take it easy! We should always find space for spontaneousness and fun in our lives!


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10 Female Archetypes: Awaken Your Inner Goddess

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Female archetypes are the roles that we play in the course of life. They are described in the myths of Ancient Greece, Hinduism legends, and even in fairy tales from our childhood. Old as the world, tales offer not just to learn and understand the logic and feelings of the female archetypes, but to participate and live the dramatic events in the life of their characters. This is how the wisdom of generations of women who lived many centuries before us is transmitted, and how they share their knowledge and feelings with us.

In this article, we want to introduce you to 10 female archetypes. Every archetype has its own image, its own functions, emotions, specific manifestations in the body, and thoughts. If you know how to manage these manifestations and read their messages, you can harmonize your body, emotions, and life.

Start with…

drawing a mandala flower with an empty middle part and 10 petals in your journal. The Central part of the mandala represents your essence, the beginning and the end of the experience, which is formless, potential, internal, and eternal. It connects all parts of our being together and at the same time linked to the Earth by an imaginary stem. This stem is connected to the Center of our planet. This is the starting point, the zero-state, where we rest and restore energy, clear the mind of thoughts, and find a connection with the Whole.

On the petals, you need to write the names of the female archetypes. Of course, it is almost impossible to go through the entire spectrum of female archetypes in one session, this task will take time.

By performing these exercises, we bring to life the image of the goddess that the mind is attuned to. After each module, you need to listen to your feelings, talk them out (preferably with your partner), write them down and, maybe even draw them.

Now check and write down how often you have to use this image in your life:

  • the main role;
  • often used;
  • used sometimes;
  • used extremely rarely;
  • never used.).

Now write down whether you like playing this role:

  • yes;
  • no.

Then evaluate the level of physical comfort when you’re playing this role on a ten-point scale (10-excellent, 0-severe discomfort).

Remember that each archetype has its own challenges and advantages, and by rejecting some of them, we are depriving ourselves the opportunity to know and realize our potential. For example, not wanting to be a Dhumavati blocks the path to a long life and often associates old age with the most negative period of life. If you gave yourself 10 points, for example, for the roles of Athena and Artemis, and 2 for Aphrodite or Kali, ask yourself what is so repulsive or annoying about them. You may discover features that you are pushing out of your life.

After working with each female archetype, you need to return to the neutral state through Shavasana and calm pranayama.

10 Female Archetypes

Now let’s take a deeper look at the 10 female archetypes so that you can analyze yourself through the prism of these 10 types of energies.

#1: Persephone

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This female archetype usually manifests itself most actively in adolescence but may return throughout life in critical situations, such as after a divorce. It helps to reconnect with the Soul, its needs, find a new direction in life or its purpose.

Main characteristics:

  • sensitivity, which passes into sensuality;
  • the study of the physical impressions and the impression made;
  • discovering the world and its power.

The connection with her mother is of great importance to Persephone, but, at the same time, she is attracted by the unknown and finds opportunities for adventure. She is busy exploring the external and internal world. Her attention is simultaneously directed inward, to the sensations and movements of energy in the body and outward. She “moves between worlds”, recognizes dream images, and has mediumistic abilities.

Persephone awakening

To experience Persephone awakening, focus on:

  • yoga techniques that free up space between tissues, get rid of muscle cramps;
  • exercises that increase the sensitivity of the feet, hands, ears, face, and neck muscles;
  • practices that help shift attention from mental activity to tactile signals, hearing, taste, and smell;
  • reconnecting with your original nature.

#2: Athena

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The focus of this female archetype is on making decisions, building strategies, and turning ideas into reality. Athena is a true realist who knows how to think and gain authority in her chosen activities. A woman with a strong Athena archetype is highly valued in the modern world.

Main characteristics:

  • hard-worker;
  • focused on building a career;
  • her mind acts purposefully;
  • resourceful;
  • eloquent;
  • strong and competitive.

She can easily become a scientist, a politician, a project manager, or a founder of her own business.

However, she usually does not notice the emotional needs of others and her own fatigue. Since the work brings her a tangible external result, she tends to sacrifice her well-being, emotional and spiritual needs for it.

Athena awakening

To experience Athena awakening, perform:

#3: Artemis

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Initially, Artemis was the goddess of the moon. Then she became a hunting goddess, keeping in touch with nature, understanding, and respecting its laws.

Main characteristics:

  • engaged in sports;
  • loves competitions;
  • takes care of her health and beauty;
  • strength;
  • endurance;
  • achieving her goals is of great importance to her;
  • values her time and doesn’t waste her energy.

Artemis awakening:

To experience Artemis awakening, practice:

  • exercises that improve coordination of movements and attention management;
  • balance asanas;
  • the Tree Pose with your eyes open (attention on a point on the floor) or with your eyes closed (attention on the point between your eyebrows) for 1.5-2 minutes on each leg;
  • Trikonasana, a transition to Parivrtta Trikonasana, for a minute in each pose, attention is distributed from the pelvis in all directions to the limbs and head;
  • Half Moon Pose for a minute on each side (attention on the extension of the leg, spine, and arm, as well as on the supporting arm and leg);
  • The Archer’s pose (attention over the line of the outstretched arm at a point on the horizon) for 1-2 minutes on each leg;
  • Natarjasana;
  • Chaturanga Dandasana – 3 times for 2-3 cycles of breathing.

#4: Hera

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Hera is the Goddess of Marriage and Birth. For Hera, the value of the institution of marriage is the highest goal. She is the wife and sister of Zeus. Her attention is directed to her husband as a light that comes from her heart and gives her spouse a halo of respect, strength, and power. She literally “makes” him a king. Her encouragement and wise counsel restore his faith in himself. She is his “Shakti,” as they say in the East. Her energy makes his plans come true.

Hera awakening:

Sit in the Vajrasana in front of your partner. Now both of you interlace your fingers and raise your hands above your head so that they form a semicircle. Hands symbolize a halo-the glow of energy around the head, activation of the upper centers responsible for clarity, power of projection of thought, and wisdom. Look into the space between your partner’s head and hands, without blinking, and project light, confidence, and inspiration. Imagine that your partner is endowed with the best qualities: courage, wisdom, strength, authority, and justice. Perform for 3-11 minutes.

#5: Demeter

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In this hypostasis, a woman joins the happiness of motherhood. She is ready to give herself completely to her children – to nourish, protect, and educate them.

Usually, every woman turns to Demeter archetype during pregnancy and childbirth.

During pregnancy, the woman’s connection with the Earth, which gives life and shelter to all living beings, is particularly strong. Legs, hips, pelvis filled with warm heaviness, knees and hip joints soften and dilate, the breast is full. She has a strong emotional connection and understanding of the needs of the object of her love.

Demeter awakening

To experience Demeter awakening, practice:

  • Crow pose with pelvic movements left-right, transition to the chair position (2 min), then to Baddha Konasana, and then to Supta Baddha Konasana. Then perform Ustrasana (1-2 min.), Child’s pose, and Supta Vajrasana.
  • Meditation: sitting in Sukhasana, place your palms on your chest, the center of your palm barely touching the chest, your forearms parallel to the floor, your eyes half-closed, and looking at the tip of your nose. Inhale through the nose 5 seconds, exhale 5 seconds, hold your breath for 15 seconds. This practice activates the field in the chest area, increases the sensitivity of the hands and healing abilities.

#6: Hestia

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Hestia is the virgin goddess of the hearth, the right ordering of domesticity, the family, the home, and the state. Her element is the hearth, the fire that warmed the house and brought all the family members together for a meal. Hestia is an independent goddess. Her attention is directed to the harmonization of the internal space of the body and home, as well as any space that she considers hers.

Hestia helps us to understand if we are comfortable in our bodies and our homes. When you’re performing usual activities like working, performing asanas, driving a car, etc. and you feel uncomfortable, this is Hestia trying to attract your attention to your body that needs some healing, rest, or cleansing.

Hestia illuminates your inner space of the body with the light of attention, optimizing muscle effort, and neutralizing tension. Look through Hestia’s eyes at your workplace and home environment, and think about what you would like to change.

Hestia awakening

To awake your inner Hestia, perform smooth side extensions and Surya Namaskar in a slow version, 3 cycles of breathing in each pose. While performing the exercise, observe the slightest sensations that arise in the body, release yourself from tension.

Be attentive to your body! Make a “map of your body”: draw it schematically, like a child’s drawing. Mark with a red marker the areas where you feel tension (for example, hamstrings stretch badly, shoulders are strained, neck movements are difficult, and so on). Note how the sensations change after performing asanas with increased attention to difficult areas.

Try to draw your aura on a piece of paper. Pay attention on what colors you choose to use and the size of it. Do this practice after yoga classes for a week or a month, without looking at the previous drawings. Then compare them. Learn to “read” your condition, mood, and feelings.

#7: Aphrodite (Venus)

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Aphrodite is the goddess of love, sex, beauty, and fertility. She finds and cultivates pleasant, ecstatic sensations in the body, she is engaged in the search for bliss, she experiences and translates it.

Spontaneously, every woman is in a similar state when she falls in love, focusing on filling the body and emotional state with joyous experiences.

Aphrodite never criticizes herself. We can say that her Ojas, Tejas, and prana are in perfect balance. Aphrodite’s attention is focused on feelings of pleasure, she experiences and radiates joy, she is “in the flow” of life, spontaneously and naturally initiates contacts. She is loved and admired. She inspires feats and creativity.

Aphrodite awakening:

  • As you study your body, find places where you are experiencing pleasant sensations right now: warmth, movement, and the desire to stretch. Often similar sensations occur in the thighs, calves, and feet. Start moving, enhancing the pleasant experience. You may begin to make spontaneous movements consisting of asanas, dance moves, and gestures. Let your body guide you.
  • Perform Cobra Pose (1-2 min.), Side Bow Pose, Eagle Pose, Downward-facing Dog Pose with legs lifting.
  • Practice Taoist meditation “Inner smile”.

#8: Tara

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In the Buddhist tradition, Goddess Tara is a female incarnation of the Buddha of compassion, who comes to help in difficult situations. Goddess Tara helps to better understand the needs of others, to tune in with those who need help and care, to become more empathic, loving, and compassionate. The Tara archetype is endowed with a special life-giving power, magnetism, and wisdom.

Tara awakening:

#9: Kali

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Goddess Kali is the dark and violent hypostasis of Parvati, the dark Shakti, and the destructive aspect of Shiva. She is a symbol of destruction. Kali destroys ignorance, maintains world order, and blesses and liberates those who seek to know God.

Kali is independent in making decisions.

The woman of this archetype is reminiscent of Lilith, who refused to submit to Adam. In anger, she is capable of destruction, whereas long-repressed suppressed anger brings destruction to herself. Therefore, knowing how to release her emotions and express her true feelings a woman is able to master her own power, transform it into energy for life, and remove obstacles to further development.

Kali archetype has a special power and both positive and sharply negative features. Some women completely reject this aspect, while others deliberately cultivate it. In order not to suppress periodically accumulated feelings of anger, irritation, and resentment, but to turn them into your allies, you need to recognize them and give yourself the opportunity to express these emotions.

Anger is a natural human emotion. However, the current situation is that we are often angry, but we do not have the ability to adequately express this emotion. The reason is social pressure: almost all of us are taught from childhood that it is bad to be angry, without offering any reasonable ways to solve the problem. A person who freely expresses anger is usually judged by others. As a result, he is good at mastering techniques for suppressing anger, so that it becomes a habit and leads to the accumulation of internal aggression.

Internal aggression can break out in the form of powerful attacks of rage, which are replaced by feelings of guilt.

Another way some people deal with internal anger is to direct it at themselves. This is where the roots of depression and self-destructive behavior lie.

Kali awakening:

To experience Kali awakening, practice:

#10: Dhumavati

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Tantric Goddess Dhumavati represents the fearsome aspect of Devi, the Hindu Divine Mother. She is a very old and very wise woman who has passed all the stages of life, knows the essence of things, feels people at first glance. Her appearance is not particularly attractive, and her essence is the utmost honesty and clarity.

We can turn to this archetype when we want to learn how to be honest with ourselves about our deepest desires, as well as determine the long-term perspective of life decisions.

Dhumavatri awakening

To experience Dhumavatri awakening:

  • work on strengthening your bones and joints;
  • make long-term plans;
  • practice honesty towards yourself and others;
  • chant Dhumavatri mantras.

The Bottom Line

Look at your mandala and think about the female archetypes that resonate the most with you. What do you like the most about these female archetypes? What qualities would you like to develop to become closer to them?

And now think about the female archetypes that you resonate with the least. What emotions are you feeling when you are thinking of them? Are scared? Ashamed? Disappointed?

Take your time to analyze your personal Goddess archetypes. Make a list of qualities and abilities you have. What is your superpower?

Now that have a better understanding of the divine feminine nature hidden inside your human personality you can develop it into the highest manifestation of your essence.


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Spiritual Journey Quotes Filled With Life-Changing Wisdom

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A spiritual journey is a very individual and intimate quest to consciously deepen your understanding of life. It can greatly help you to be more at peace with yourself and the world, as well as, discover lots of beneficial insights about the problems and challenges you’re confronted with. In this article, we want to share with you 50 spiritual journey quotes to support your inner transformation and self-discovery.

Here it is – our collection of spiritual journey quotes!

50 Spiritual Journey Quotes

#1

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”I am alone and my spiritual journey is my experience. This is the real experience of freedom and independence. Then we begin to see that being alone is a very beautiful thing. Nobody is obstructing our vision. We have a complete panoramic vision.”
– Chogyam Trungpa

#2

“The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.”
Ram Dass

#3

“Life is the most precious and wondrous thing that any of us have. Along the way, one of the real miracles occurs when we realize that what really matters is to deepen our relationship to ourselves and that to do this we have to enter a spiritual journey. We have to discover anew, or for the first time, our own relationship to the Infinite. We must begin to risk trusting a whole new level of intimacy with ourselves, life, and the people whose lives we touch.”
– Richard Moss

#4

“The spiritual journey involves going beyond hope and fear, stepping into unknown territory, continually moving forward. The most important aspect of being on the spiritual path maybe just to keep moving.”
– Pema Chodron

#5

“It is more important to go slow and gain the lessons you need along the journey then to rush the process and arrive at your destination empty.”
– Germany Kent

#6

“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth.”
– Marianne Williamson

#7

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Lao Tzu

#8

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“When we don’t get what we want, there’s a legitimate grieving, and then the spiritual journey truly begins, because not getting what we want breaks our self-reference; and once that is broken, we are aware that we are a part of a larger whole. It changes everything.”
– Mark Nepo

#9

“The spiritual journey does not consist of arriving at a new destination where a person gains what he did not have, or becomes what he is not. It consists of the dissipation of one’s own ignorance concerning oneself and life and the gradual growth of that understanding which begins the spiritual awakening. The finding of God is coming to one’s self.” – Aldous Huxley

#10

“We had thought that we were human beings making a spiritual journey; it may be truer to say that we are spiritual beings making a human journey.”
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

#11

“The spiritual journey is one of continuous learning and purification. When you know this, you become humble.”
– Sogyal Rinpoche

#12

“Within the spiritual journey, you understand that suffering becomes something that has been given to you to show you where your mind is still stuck. It’s a vehicle to help you go to work. That’s why it’s called grace.”
Ram Dass

#13

“The spiritual journey is what the soul is up to while we attend to daily living.”
– Christina Baldwin

#14

“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
– Greg Anderson

#15

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”Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
Carl Jung

#16

“It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.”
– Wendell Berry

#17

“To be conscious of Being, you need to reclaim consciousness from the mind. This is one of the most essential tasks on your spiritual journey.”
Eckhart Tolle

#18

“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”
– Marcel Proust

#19

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson

#20

“The journey home to God is what life is about. In a sense, it’s not even a journey. It’s an ongoing experience.”
– Harold Klemp

#21

“This is the pathless path – returning to where you were initially before you got lost. The deepest truth in you is where the journey leads – shedding, like taking off layers of an onion until you come to your essence. The key to the spiritual journey is not acquiring something outside of yourself. Rather it is shedding the veils to come back to the deepest truth of your being.”
– Ram Dass

#22

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“Marriage is not a static state between two unchanging people. Marriage is a psychological and spiritual journey that begins in the ecstasy of attraction, meanders through a rocky stretch of self-discovery, and culminates in the creation of an intimate, joyful, lifelong union.”
– Harville Hendrix

#23

“The spiritual path – is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don’t know it.”
– Marianne Williamson

#24

“The spiritual journey is one that we must take “alone together,” in the same way that a good marriage involves a dance between solitude and communion. The life of the spirit entails a continuous alternation between retreating into oneself and going out into the world: it’s an inward-outward journey. There is a solitary part to it, but that solitude helps us to develop richer and more in-depth relationships with our friends, our children, our community, and the political world.”
– Sam Keen

#25

“The first part of the spiritual journey should properly be called psychological rather than spiritual because it involves peeling away the myths and illusions that have misinformed us.”
– Sam Keen

#26

“I’m not suggesting that I have all the answers or that I have experienced everything someone else has. I’m a firm believer that everyone’s life/spiritual journey is unique and personal, and I’m in no place to tell you what you have or have not experienced. However, I CAN tell you what I have experienced and learned, and I hope it is of use to someone out there.”
– Ryan Miller

#27

“I follow the religion of Love: Whatever way love’s camel takes, That is my religion, my faith.”
– Ibn Arabi

#28

“Facing the darkness, admitting the pain, allowing the pain to be pain, is never easy. This is why courage – big-heartedness – is the most essential virtue on the spiritual journey. But if we fail to let pain be pain – and our entire patriarchal culture refuses to let this happen – then pain will haunt us in nightmarish ways. We will become pain’s victims instead of the healers we might become.”
– Matthew Fox

#29

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“The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.”
– Robert M. Pirsig

#30

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”
Dalai Lama

#31

“It’s never too late to change the programming imprinted in childhood, carried in our genes or derived from previous lives; the solution is mindfulness in the present moment.”
– Peter Shepherd

#32

“How we sit within the body is an extremely important part of the spiritual journey. The body itself is used either by the spirit within us, or by the fear-based mind. When it is used by the spirit, then it is a thing of holiness. How we dwell within it, how we treat it, and how we use it in relationship to other aspects of the planet is extremely important. When we use the body without reverence, we are destructive elements on the planet. We become destructive to ourselves, to other life forms, and to the earth.”
– Marianne Williamson

#33

“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There is no greater investment.”
– Stephen Covey

#34

“I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It’s a journey of recovery. It’s a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It’s already there.”
– Billy Corgan

#35

“Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use.”
Sai Baba

#36

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“Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment.”
– Tao Te Ching

#37

“In the place of stillness, rises potential. From the place of potential, emerges possibility. Where there is possibility, there is choice. And where there is choice, there is freedom!”
– Gabrielle Goddard

#38

“Our compassion is the fruit of our spiritual lives; it actually arises spontaneously when formed by intention in our spiritual practice. Love and compassion are always the goods of the spiritual journey, and they are guided by divine wisdom, which then shapes compassion in the concrete situations of our existence.”
– Wayne Teasdale

#39

“All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion, and forgiveness … the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.”
Dalai Lama

#40

“Big-heartedness is the most essential virtue on the spiritual journey.”
– Matthew Fox

#41

“Each one of us has our own evolution of life, and each one of us goes through different tests which are unique and challenging. But certain things are common. And we do learn things from each other’s experiences. On a spiritual journey, we all have the same destination.”
– A.R. Rahman

#42

“About once a week I think about going and living in a cave and meditating instead. I think that would be a more peaceful life, where my spiritual journey was not interrupted by egomania so regularly.”
– Simon Amstell

#43

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“May all beings everywhere with whom we are inseparably connected, be fulfilled, awakened, liberated, and free. May there be peace in this world and throughout the entire universe, and may we all together complete the spiritual journey.”
– Surya Das

#44

“The creative process, like a spiritual journey, is intuitive, non-linear, and experiential. It points us toward our essential nature, which is a reflection of the boundless creativity of the universe.”
– John Daido Loori

#45

“There comes a time in the spiritual journey when you start making choices from a very different place. And if a choice lines up so that it supports truth, health, happiness, wisdom, and love, it’s the right choice.”
– Angeles Arrien

#46

“Your spiritual journey and your spiritual welfare are really dependent on two primary factors: One, your ability to meditate, and two, your ability to give of yourself.”
– Frederick Lenz

#47

“Every positive change – every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness – involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception.”
– Dan Millman

#48

“Do not do tomorrow what you can do today.
If you feel the need to forgive, forgive today.
If you feel the need to risk, risk today.
If you feel the need to apologize, apologize today.
If you feel the need to love someone, love them today.
If you feel the need to create something, create something today.
If you do this there will be no conflict within, you will grow in Spirit
because you will be your true authentic Self – living at full potential.
Live for today, not for tomorrow.”
– Wallace Huey

#49

“I close my eyes in order to see.”
– Paul Gauguin

#50

“Bring everything up to the surface. Accept your humanity, your animality. Whatsoever is there, accept it without any condemnation. Acceptance is transformation because through acceptance awareness becomes possible.”
Osho

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