Know you are a sacred spirit (quotes)

You are a spiritual being in a human body

  • We are not human beings trying to be spiritual. We are spiritual beings trying to be human. Stephen Covey
  • We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Teilhard de Chardin
  • In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body. Barbara de Angelis
  • Human beings are made of body, mind and spirit. Of these, spirit is primary, for it connects us to the source of everything, the eternal field of consciousness. Deepak Chopra
  • We have always been involved in spiritual evolution. We are spiritual beings, we have always been spiritual beings and we will always be spiritual beings. Gary Zukav
  • You think of yourselves as humans searching for a spiritual awakening, when in fact you are spiritual beings attempting to cope with a human awakening. Seeing yourselves from the perspective of the spirit within will help you to remember why you came here and what you came here to do. Neale Donald Walsch
  • See yourself as a soul with a body, rather than a body with a soul. Wayne Dyer
  • You don’t have a soul. You are a soul – you have a body. C. S. Lewis
  • Each of us is here to discover our true Self that essentially we are spiritual beings who have taken manifestation in physical form… that we‘re not human beings that have occasional spiritual experiences… that we’re spiritual beings that have occasional human experiences. Deepak Chopra
  • I’m not a body with a soul, I’m a soul that has a visible part called the body. Paulo Coelho
  • You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily. Walter M. Miller Jr
  • The soulAwaken to who you really are

You are a sacred spirit

  • You must always learn to see yourself as a great advancing soul. Wallace D. Wattles
  • My soul is the essence of who I am. I am a spiritual being. The being I am is Love. That’s why, when I’m being that, I find my greatest joy. I am God and God is Love. I am an aspect of divinity, experiencing my Self. Neale Donald Walsch
  • I am unhappy if I think I am my things – job, friends, appearance, money. Sure, I can have fun with them, but not confuse with Who I Am. They have nothing to do with displaying or experiencing my True Self – and that is what I came to do. Neale Donald Walsch
  • Learn to be comfortable with the concept of infinity and see yourself as an infinite being. Wayne Dyer
  • When you realize that the Spirit individualized itself and named itself you, you unhook yourself from nonsense, such as what others think of you, even what you are thinking about yourself. Instead, you begin to ask, ‘How is the Spirit of Life functioning in, through, and as me?’ Place that question before the tribunal of your consciousness more and more frequently, and you will begin to attune yourself to insights from the realm of the Real. Michael Bernard Beckwith
  • We are members of a vast cosmic orchestra, in which each living instrument is essential to the complementary and harmonious playing of the whole. J. Allen Boone
  • Your true essence is your soul, which is external and exists in an ocean of love. Patricia Ord
  • You are a beautiful soul hidden by the trench coat of the ego. Mike Dolan
  • What he had yearned to embrace was not the flesh but a downy spirit, a spark, the impalpable angel that inhabits the flesh. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Soul shadows you everywhere. Terri Guillemets
  • I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being. Hafez of Shiraz
  • The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. Gautama Buddha
  • Our soul, our true self, is the most mysterious, essential, and magical dimension of our being. In fact, it is not a separate reality, as traditional Western thought views it, but the cohesive force that unites our body, heart, and mind.  It is not a ghost trapped somehow in the physical machinery of our body but the very essence of our being.  Gabrielle Roth
  • Though the soul is not a thing, it is our beingness, that which gives us being. So its presence and absence are visible.  Its presence manifests in being awake, attentive, energetic, alive.  It is the spark of life.  It is absent or dampened when we lack vitality, elan, energy.  It is the true self we are seeking in all our explorations, and yet it is not somewhere “out there” but right here now, underneath the false roles we’re always casting ourselves in. Gabrielle Roth
  • No matter how confused or deluded we may be at the moment, the underlying and essential nature of our being is clear and pure. Lama Yeshe
  • Spirit is an invisible force made visible in all life. Maya Angelou

You are pure consciousness

  • You are a dynamic stream of consciousness, flowing freely, fully and fearlessly in, through and around the Universe in unlimited abundance. Reclain your Spirit…  Robert Beno
  • Within each of us is a light, awake, encoded in the fibers of our existence. Divine ecstasy is the totality of this marvelous creation experienced in the hearts of humanity. Tony Samara
  • We are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself. Brian Cox
  • Spirit is the essence of consciousness, the energy of the universe that creates all things. Each one of us is a part of that spirit – a divine entity. So the spirit is the higher self, the eternal being that lives within us. Shakti Gawain
  • Consciousness stands alone today as a topic that often leaves even the most sophisticated thinkers tongue- tied and confused. And, as with all of the earlier mysteries, there are many who insist — and hope — that there will never be a demystification of consciousness. Daniel C. Dennett
  • The illusion is we are only physical. Vanna Bonta
  • Consciousness cannot be accounted for in physical terms. For consciousness is absolutely fundamental. It cannot be accounted for in terms of anything else. Erwin Schrodinger
  • I don’t believe that consciousness is generated by the brain. I believe that the brain is more of a reciever of consciousness. Graham Hancock
  • Consciousness is the ground of all being. Amit Goswami, Ph.D
  • Underlying the sense-perceived universe there is the un-manifested life: the eternal one consciousness out of which every life form emerges. And you are that. Adyashanti
  • What you are is the beyond—awake and present, here and now already. I am simply helping you to realize that. Adyashanti
  • Know yourself as wise, loving, intelligent, eternal consciousness that never needed to change or fix anything in the first place. Then see what happens. Christine Breese
  • Within your physical atoms the origins of all consciousness still sings. Seth-Jane Roberts
  • Presence is the original state before the universe was born. In every being, the essence of being itself is present as presence.  Eckhart Tolle
  • The All is conscious. It is self-aware.  Adyashanti
  • The great mystery of our consciousness is beyond our grasp. William Shatner
  • In my definition of consciousness, consciousness is the same thing as life. What wisdom traditions also call spirit. Deepak Chopra
  • Mind is consciousness which has put on limitations. You are originally unlimited and perfect. Later you take on limitations and become the mind. Ramana Maharshi
  • The truth is you really are nothing, but this nothing is full, whole, infinite in everything and everywhere. This nothing is conciousness itself. It is already whole, complete and fulfilled. This is the amazing irony. Gangaji
  • Each individual has to know himself. He has to know himself as the infinite, eternal and immortal Consciousness. Sri Chinmoy
  • The same undivided and indivisible space is outside and inside of a thousand pots. Likewise the Self pervades all beings. Yogavasistha Maharamayana
  • Consider your own place in the universal oneness of which we are all a part, from which we all arise, and to which we all return. David Fontana
  • You are consciousness itself, both as it manifests in the material world, and as it lies in unmanifested in your being. Deepak Chopra
  • Matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration; we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively; there’s no such thing as death, life is just a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Bill Hicks
  • 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 Wilson Watts
  • We live at the threshold of a universal recognition that the human being is not mere matter, but a potent, energetic field of consciousness. Modalities of the past millennium are quickly giving way to breakthrough technologies wherein we heal ourselves at the level of all true healing, which is spirit. Michael Beckwith
  • Life is consciousness. Emmet Fox
  • God is not found in places. God is found in consciousness. Joel Goldsmith
  • Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light but making the darkness conscious. Carl Jung
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You are pure awareness

  • We are perceivers. We are an awareness; we are not objects; we have no solidity.  We are boundless.  The world of objects and solidity is a way of making our passage on earth convenient. Michael Talbot
  • You are not your thoughts, but the awareness behind them. Eckhart Tolle
  • In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself. It will be a permanent Self, rooted in awareness and creativity. Once you have captured this, you have captured the world. Deepak Chopra
  • The purpose of meditation is to awaken in us the sky-like nature of mind, and to introduce us to that which we really are, our unchanging pure awareness, which underlies the whole of life and death. Sogyal Rinpoche
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You are divinity in deep disguise

  • In reality, we are divinity in disguise, and the gods and goddesses in embyro that are contained within us seek to be fully materialised. True success is therefore the experience of the miraculous. It is the unfolding of the divinity within us. It is the perception of divinity wherever we go, in whatever we perceive. Deepak Chopra
  • Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born. Deepak Chopra
  • We are God in deep disguise. Eckhart Tolle
  • I learned the most important lesson of my life: that the extraordinary is not the birthright of a chosen and privileged few, but of all people, even the humblest. That is my one certainty: we are all the manifestation of the divinity of God. Paulo Coelho
  • You need to keep reminding yourself that you are a Divine piece of God. Feeling as if you’re unworthy of God’s abundance is the same as denying your spiritual essence. Wayne Dyer
  • The only difference between you and God is that you have forgotten you are divine. Dan Brown
  • All souls were created in the beginning and are finding their way back to where they came. Edgar Cayce
  • I lovingly nurture the god in embryo that lies deep within my soul. I awaken myself to the deep stillness that lies deep within my heart. Deepak Chopra
  • Don’t look for God in the sky; look within your own body. Osho
  • You are the Universe expressing itself as a human for a little while. Eckhart Tolle
  • Accept your own divinity. Everything is a manifestation of God. When you know that, the power that is LIFE is inside you, you accept your own divinity, and yet you are humble, because you see that see the same divinity in everyone else. Don Miguel Ruiz
  • You are gods who have forgotten who they are. Osho
  • You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t- shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was. Anthon St. Maarten
  • Has it ever occurred to you that you are seeking God with His eyes? Adyashanti
  • The Divine is present in everyone, in all beings, in everything. Like space it is everywhere, all pervading, all powerful, all knowing. The Divine is the principle of Life, the inner light of consciousness, and pure bliss. It is our very own Self. Amma
  • God is in you. Vedas
  • The highest revelation is that God is in every man. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The purpose of life is to realize God within ourselves. This can be done even whilst attending to our worldly duties… Meher Baba
  • You are divine at centre, human in appearance – at a certain range. Seeing Who you really are doesn’t mean you are no longer aware of your appearance, no longer self-conscious – that’s impossible as well as undesirable. So you still respond to your name, still recognize yourself in the mirror, still take responsibility for your actions. Of course. But you are now aware that your humanity is like a disguise, an incarnation you have taken on to be here in this world. Inwardly you are God, outwardly you are a person – a unique person with a special contribution to make. Instead of thinking you are just that person, that appearance, you are awake to the Power behind you, the Safety within you, the Source of inspiration and guidance at the heart of your human life. This enables you to be yourself even more so.  Douglas Harding

You are The Sacred Witness

  • When the mind is quiet, we come to know ourselves as the pure witness. Deepak Chopra
  • Knowing yourself as the awareness behind the voice is freedom. Eckhart Tolle
  • Be the witness of your thoughts. You are what observes, not what you observe. Buddha
  • Witness that you are not the body. Witness that you are not the mind. Witness that you are only the witness. Osho
  • Come to know the one who watches the voice, and you will come to know one of the great mysteries of creation. Michael Singer
  • The beginning of freedom is the realisation that you are not the “thinker.” The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realise that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also begin to realise that all the things that truly matter – beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace – arise from beyond the mind. You begin to awaken. Eckhart Tolle
  • If there were nothing but thought in you, you wouldn’t even know you are thinking. You would be like a dreamer who doesn’t know he is dreaming. When you know you are dreaming, you are awake within the dream. Eckhart Tolle
  • What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that. Eckhart Tolle
  • Listen to the voice in your head, be there as the witnessing presence. Eckhart Tolle
  • As you watch your mind, you discover yourself as the watcher. When you stand motionless, only watching, you discover yourself as the light behind the watcher. The source of light is dark, unknown is the source of knowledge. That source alone is. Go back to that source and abide there. Nisargadatta Maharaj

Knowing and being your true Self brings rich rewards

  • Your true Self, which is your spirit, is immune to criticism, it is unfearful of any challenge, and it feels beneath no one. And yet, it is also humble and feels superior to no one, because it recognizes that everyone else is the same Self, the same spirit in different disguises. Deepak Chopra
  • When you experience the power of the Self, there is an absence of fear, there is no compulsion to control, and no struggle for approval or external power… Your true Self, which is your spirit, your soul, is completely free of those things. It is immune to criticism, it is unfearful of any challenge, and it feels beneath no one. Deepak Chopra
  • You must learn to get in touch with the innermost essence of your being. This true essence is beyond the ego. It is fearless; it is free; it is immune to criticism; it does not fear any challenge. It is beneath no one, superior to no one, and full of magic, mystery, and enchantment. Deepak Chopra
  • One can never love himself as he ought until he esteems himself in terms of his spiritual heritage—a divinely generated being, destined to win, to achieve, and to express the nature of his source. As water rises no higher than the level of its source, so a man can rise no higher than his personal estimate of his source. Ervin Seale
  • The individual who has the most power is the one who has the greatest realization of the Divine Presence, and to whom this means the most as an active principle of his life. Ernest Holmes
  • My internal reference point is my spirit which is love. In object referral, we are seeking approval of others and need to control things. Our behaviour is in anticipation of a response, therefore fear based. Ego based power lasts only as long as the object of reference is there. As soon as the money, power, title, job goes away, so does the power. In self referral, my self is immune to criticism, unfearful of a challenge, feels beneath no-one, yet feels superior to no- one because it recognises that everyone is the same spirit. Deepak Chopra
  • When you discover your essential nature and know who you really are, in that knowing itself is the ability to fulfill any dream you have… and the more you experience your true nature, the closer you are to the field of pure potentiality. Deepak Chopra
  • The search for self-worth begins by finding what is indestructible inside, then letting it be. Prudence Kohl
  • If we identify with the soul we awaken the authentic self, inspire the spirit and fuel the fire of transformation. Micheal Teal
  • To know the self as the only reality and all else as temporal and transient is freedom, peace and joy. Nisargadatta Maharaj
  • Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. Marcus Aurelius
  • What is soul? It’s like electricity – we don’t really know what it is, but it’s a force that can light a room. Ray Charles
  • Whatever mistake you have made about who you are is temporary. Your true identity has remained untouched.  You have never sinned against it or affected it in any way except to lose touch with it.  Deepak Chopra

To discover your true self, take time each day to nourish your spirit

  • The most important boundary you can set is the time to nourish your spirit. The few minutes a day you take to feed your soul is your strongest investment in your happiness. Do whatever it takes to inspire yourself and stay in a creative consciousness. Choose a time each day to connect with your inner being and do not compromise it. Alan Cohen
  • Take an hour every day at dawn and give it to your Self. Meet your Self there, in the holy moment. Then go about your day. You will be a different person. Neale Donald Walsch
  • This is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers this morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you might find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen. Joseph Campbell
  • Why are we here? We exist not to pursue happiness, which is fleeting, or outer accomplishment, which can always be bettered.  We are here to nourish the self.  Deepak Chopra
  • So that I may meet the day with the knowledge to build the day I will look into my soul while it still dawn, before the morning breaketh… Walter Russell
  • Schedule time for inner work. If you wait until all your chores, responsibilities, and everything else is done before you get started on a program of spiritual practice, it will never happen. Guaranteed. Richard Carlson
  • The soul, like the body, lives by what it feeds on. Josiah Gilbert Holland
  • Take the time to come home to yourself every day. Robin Casarjean
  • Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard. Anne Sexton
  • Live a life as a monument to your soul. Ayn Rand
  • When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. Jean Shinoda Bolen
  • Are you aware that your spirit needs to be fed? Did you know that your spirit would be delighted to partake in a feast of spiritual food? How about a plate full of prayer?  Or maybe a few hours of succulent self-reflection.  Perhaps a piping-hot selection of spiritual literature, served by the side of a lake or under a tree, would satisfy your spiritual hunger.  Can you imagine feasting for a few hours on spiritually uplifting music?  What about some forgiveness à la mode, topped
  • with compassion? You cannot imagine how much your spirit would enjoy it.  Iyanla Vanzant

The essence of your soul is love and peace

  • Love is the beauty of the soul. St Augustine
  • Love is the soul’s exquisite vibrations. Love is the soul at song. Edwin Leibfreed
  • Since love is the most delicate and total act of a soul, it will reflect the state and nature of the soul. Jose Ortega Gasset
  • The light of unconditional love awakens the dormant seed potentials of the soul. John Welwood
  • Love is the force that ignites the spirit. Phil Jackson
  • This fire that we call Loving is too strong for human minds. But just right for human souls. Aberjhani
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Set your soul on fire by awakening joy

  • The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. Ferdinand Foch
  • The windows of my soul I throw wide open to the sun. John Greenleaf Whittier
  • Until you know that life is interesting – and find it so – you haven’t found your soul. Geoffrey Fisher
  • When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. Rumi
  • The soul is here for its own joy. Rumi
  • If you are not living in joy, you are out of integrity with your soul. Michael Beckwith
  • Joy is a quality of the soul and is realized in the mind when personality and soul are in alignment. Djwhal Khul
  • Joy

Put your soul first


On a lighter note

  • I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam: I looked into the soul of another boy. Woody Allen
  • Souls wouldn’t wear suits and ties, they’d wear blue jeans and sit cross-legged with a glass of red wine. Terri Guillemets
  • We are gods with anuses. Ernest Becker