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Transformation We see ourselves as broken, and then set out on a long and frustrating journey to fill our emptiness. But it is not fixing that we require; it is awakening. ~Alan Cohen If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation. ~Jiddu Krishnamurti Transformation cannot be brought about, it can only happen… Transformation presupposes the total absence of any doer practicing anything. ~Ramesh Balsekar What you are the world is. And without your transformation, there can be no transformation of the world. ~ J. Krishnamurti A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without effort on your part. ~Nisagardatta Maharaj Real change is an inner movement. ~Neelam As far as inner transformation is concerned, there is nothing you can do about it. You cannot transform yourself, and you certainly cannot transform your partner or anybody else. All you can do is create a space for transformation to happen, for grace and love to enter. ~Eckhart Tolle Be conscious of yourself, watch your mind, give it your full attention. Don’t look for quick results, there may be none within your noticing. Unknown to you, your psyche will undergo a change, there will be more clarity in your thinking and feeling, purity in your behaviour. You need not aim at these – you will witness the change all the same. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj As you identify less and less with the “me”, you will be more at ease with everybody and with everything. Do you know why? Because you are no longer afraid of being hurt or not liked. You no longer desire to impress anyone. Can you imagine the relief when you don’t have to impress anybody anymore? Oh, what a relief. Happiness at last! ~Anthony de Mello Each condition I flee from pursues me. Each condition I welcome transforms me And becomes itself transformed. ~Jennifer Welwood The path of the heart requires a full gesture, a degree of abandon that can be terrifying. Only then is it possible to achieve a sparkling metamorphosis. ~Carlos Castaneda Continue on your journey to release all that binds you until you become all that you truly are. ~The Violet Flame There’s nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. ~Richard Buck Minster Fuller It is in the nature of tings to be drawn to the very experiences that will spoil our innocence, transform our lives, and give us necessary complexity and depth. ~Thomas Moore You seek too much information and not enough transformation. ~Sai Baba Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. ~Pema Chodron Do not feed your ego and your problems with your attention. Slowly, surely, the ego will lose weight, until one fine day it will be nothing but a thin ghost of its former self. You will be able to see right through it, to the divine presence that shines in each of us. ~Eknath Easwaran At any moment, you have a choice that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it. ~Thich Nhat Hanh We change the world not by what we say or do but as a consequence of what we have become. ~David Hawkins Formation, transformation Eternal mind’s recreation. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Everything becomes beautiful when you change. ~Anthony de Mello People are so busy accusing everyone else, blaming everyone else, blaming life, blaming society, blaming their neighbor. You’ll never change that way. ~Anthony de Mello The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly. ~Friedrich Nietzsche If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness. ~Les Brown Once you experience being at the center, you suddenly see the whole world changing. ~Osho The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light. ~Joseph Campbell Transformation is not about making ourselves better but about allowing ourselves to become who we truly are. ~Amrit Desai God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. ~John Aughey You don’t go through a deep personal transformation without some kind of dark night of the soul. ~Sam Keen There is a transcendent power in example. We reform others unconsciously when we walk uprightly. ~Anne Sophie Swetchine True change isn’t willful. It’s so fluent and intuitive that we don’t even realize it happened. ~Garrett Kramer Correcting oneself is correcting the whole world. The sun is simply bright. It doesn’t correct anyone. Because it shines, the whole world is full of light. Transforming yourself is a means of giving light to the whole world. ~Ramana Maharshi The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals. ~Kahlil Gibran The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I Am, then I can change. ~Carl Rogers Our whole spiritual transformation brings us to the point where we realize that in our own being, we are enough. ~Ram Dass The difference between misery and happiness depends on what we do with our attention. Do we, in the midst of water, look for something elsewhere to drink? Transformation comes from looking deeply within, to a state that exists before fear and isolation arise, the state in which we are inviolably whole just as we are. ~Sharon Salzberg To willingly reside in our distress, no longer resisting what is, is the real key to transformation. As painful as it may be to face our deepest fears, we do reach the point where it’s more painful not to face them. ~Ezra Bayda Solitude is the furnace of transformation. ~Henri Nouwen It’s very hard to grow, because it’s difficult to let go of the models of ourselves in which we’ve invested so heavily. ~Ram Dass We have to be willing to come apart at the seams, to be dismantled, to let our old ego structures fall apart before we can begin to embody sparks of the essential perfection at the core of our nature. To evolve spiritually, we have to allow these unworked, hidden, messy parts of ourselves to come to the surface. ~Ezra Bayda All of our emotions are our babies. Treat them tenderly, care for them. Be with them. Understanding and compassion will ultimately transform them. ~Thich Nhat Hanh The present moment contains past and future. The secret of transformation is in the way we handle this very moment. ~Thich Nhat Hanh After all our futile efforts to transform our ordinary minds into idealized, spiritual minds, we discover the fundamental paradox of practice is that leaving everything alone is itself what is ultimately transformative. ~Barry Magid When we are willing to accept our experience, just as it is, a strange thing happens: it changes into something else. When we avoid pain, struggle not to feel it, pain turns into suffering. ~Brenda Shoshanna When beauty seems absent, she is often hidden and still at work in the slow industry of transformation. ~John O’Donohue