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Famous quotes on willpower, faith, commitment, creation, and personal will


“…what we call fate does not come into us from the outside, but emerges from us. It is only because so many people have not absorbed and transformed their fates while they were living in them that they have not realized what was emerging from them.”

                        Rainer Maria Rilke (Letters to a Young Poet, p86) (Stephen Mitchell trans. Vintage Books, NY. 1984)


“Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: That the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never have otherwise occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”



Henry Miller writes, in one of his letters to Anais Nin: “I haven’t spoken enough to you of the increasing magic going on in my life- of desires being almost instantaneously answered. It would amaze you.”  (Letters to Anais Nin ’46, p337) (Paragon House Publishers, NY. 1965)


And so it was said two-thousand years ago: “Seek ye first the Kingdom of Spirit, and then all other things shall be given unto you.”


As Annie Dillard notes, regarding subatomic physics: “Everything that has already happened is particles, everything in the future is waves.”

                                    Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, p105 (Bantam Books, USA. 1975)


“Things objectify ideals; to gain consciousness of the ideas back of things is to subject the forces of the material plane to the forces of the spiritual.”

Ida Mingle, p1089


“Consciousness works by means of the symbol to gain the capacity to conceive and to bring forth the reality.”

Mingle (health, p168)


“You are a Word, a symbol of an Idea, if you can see it. So is a diamond, a violet, a horse. ..When you can discern the idea back of the symbol, then you know the soul or the reality of the manifestation appearing as a man, a diamond, a horse, a violet.”

Joseph Benner (The Impersonal Life, p59)


“This is the wizard's secret: the spirit is never overshadowed by the form or the phenomenon.”

Deepak Chopra (The Return of Merlin, intro)


“The wish is father to the deed.”

Deepak Chopra (p83)


"The mind precedes all things, the mind dominates all things, the mind creates all things."

                     Gautama the Buddha (The Dhammapada, verse 1)


"Consciousness precedes being..."

                     Vaclac Havel


"Ye are Gods..."

                  Gospel of John?


“It is through your imagination that you influence and direct your aspects and the world around you.”

                                    Serge Kahili King (Urban Shaman, p49)


“To the degree that you believe and trust, you will get results.”

                                    Kahili King (p51)


“...what [man] wills to gain he has the power to gain.”

                                    The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ 14:11



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