Various quotes on enlightenment.
“a life of little is proceeded by giving little, a meager life results from giving meagerly. What we give out in life comes back to us multiplied. give to the world your shyness and it will be shy to you. Give the
world your uncertainty and the world will make you doubt. Give your anger, and hostility will reflect from every face. Level judgment upon others and others in turn shall judge you. Give to the world your love and that love multiplied will rain into your life. Share your compassion and you will in turn be shown compassion. Show the world your gratitude and the world will continue giving more. Share your peace with others and a silent beauty will always surround you. Always give what you wish to receive. Always be conscious of what you are giving.” ~ Chris W Metz
“We must recognize we are part of an intricate web. Our one piece of the web is interconnected to everyone and everything else. Everything we have comes through this web. As we give through this network so shall it return to us somewhere else. What we send out in any direction as willful intent returns to us as effects. What we are giving in the present will return to us through some thread in the future.” ~ Chris W Metz, The Road Out Of The Abyss
“At the end of the day and ultimately at the end of my life, what do I myself have but the integrity of the promises I make to myself.” ~ Chris W Metz
“Whenever you desire to have something, you may only possess it momentarily. Only when you decide to be something, does it become a part of you forever.” ~ Chris W Metz
I AM THE DECISIVE ELEMENT
I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather.
I possess tremendous power to make a life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture, or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal.
In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de –escalated, and a person humanized or dehumanized.
If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming. ~ Goethe
“Living in this physical existence we have a strong urge to associate ourselves and what we perceive ourselves to be with the physical things around us…We take on traits of the physical world letting the physical things define who we are…It becomes a trap to associate ourselves with our material surroundings, our physical body or our environment. When we worship the attributes of our physical surroundings, we are idolizing false gods.” ~ Chris W Metz, The Road Out Of The Abyss
"Pretty on the outside will never hide ugly on the inside. Beauty on the inside will always project beauty on the outside." ~ Chris W Metz
“It's what each of us sows, and how, that gives us character and prestige. Seeds of kindness, goodwill, and human understanding, planted in fertile soil, spring up into deathless friendships, big deeds of worth, and a memory that will not soon fade out. We are all sowers of seeds and let us not forget it!” ~ George Matthew Adams
"People give freely what they sense an abundance of within themselves." ~ Chris W Metz
“The truth can never be certain when one speaks poorly of another. The only certain truth is the poorness of character of those who seek to disparage the character of others.” ~ Chris W Metz
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness; For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable. ~ Kahlil Gibran
"Children are the uncorrupted saviors of a future human existence. Will you encourage them along to their potential, or corrupt them by teaching them to be like you?" ~ Chris W Metz
“As we venture through this physical life, we continually tend to our garden. We plant things that bring us strength, nourishment and joy. We begin by nurturing our relationships that in turn nourish and feed us. We plant the things that make us feel good about ourselves, nourishing those things we are proud of. Lastly, we cultivate the things we wish to look upon with beauty and satisfaction. Each day we are sowing seeds and providing nutrients in the way of thoughts and action, thereby encouraging their growth. As with any garden, weeds are bound to appear sprouting from anger, hatred, judgment, jealousy, fear and guilt. By holding on to these emotions and recalling the events that led to those feelings, we allow the weeds to take root and eventually take over our life. In this metaphorical garden they cannot be pulled out, instead they must be starved by withholding the thoughts and discontinuing the actions that promoted their growth.” ~ Chris W Metz, The Road Out Of The Abyss
"If you do not decide on what you want in life, you will instead spend your life rejecting what you don't want." ~ Chris W Metz
"We are always drawing things into us or pushing things away from us." ~ Chris W Metz
"However you would sum up the world is how you contribute to making it what it is." ~ Chris W Metz
“We are always fixated on what we do not want as opposed to what we do want. This preoccupation of thinking in the negative is what delivers precisely that result.” ~ Chris W Metz
"Imagination, Faith and Will is ultimately all we have, but with it we can create anything we desire." ~ Chris W Metz
“Weeds grow easily, but flowers need care and nurturing to bloom. Weeds will grow in every garden of dreams. rather than tending to these weeds, take the time to nurture the sweetness of the flowers. Over time they will grow abundant and choke out the weeds. In every moment with every new thought, we are planting seeds of beauty and nurturing them or tending to our weeds. In every thought we are planting or nurturing. The plants which do not receive attention or further thought will die. Those that are nurtured, given attention, and brought into the light, will
eventually grow large and bear the fruit of our nurturing. We are always in a state of creating, of watering, and bringing life to
our thoughts.” ~ Chris W Metz, The Road Out Of The Abyss
“We must create in our consciousness from the standpoint of having the reality we want as already done! Wishing and hoping brings more reality of wishing and hoping. It must be a feeling of already done, along with the feelings associated with this state. A sense of gratitude is the foundation of this state. We cannot just say the words and go through the motions, we have to genuinely feel it inside. By nature, there is no fooling the
law that makes it possible.” ~ Chris W Metz
Somewhere high atop a mountain, eyes can plainly see. The drama of the world and those who struggle needlessly. At any moment, anyone can be, whatsoever they may wish to be. Their future can appear, however they wish to see. Yet toil they do day after day. Is it fear of such power? Or an ignorance of some degree? I could teach you to let everything go. Creating the space, where peace can take hold. In the womb of that space, of uncorrupted imagination life is conceived, giving birth to tomorrow. But first must come a desire to know, and the faith to believe. Without it the drama continues of those that struggle needlessly. ~ Chris W Metz
"Worry not about what may or may not come to be. Embrace this moment, find the magic in how perfect life is. Understand through will and power of mind we create the very environment in which we exist. How can any moment of life not be perfect? For it is our ‘perfect’ creation. The beliefs, thoughts and fears we currently hold in consciousness, are the messengers sent forth creating tomorrow. We must search our feelings and use our imagination to discover what we want in life, then guard our thoughts carefully to insure there is no conflict in what we desire." ~ Chris W Metz
“Have the discipline to maintain your inner garden from which all blooms of life spring forth. Be very conscious of the seeds you are planting with your desires, idle thoughts, judgment and fears. they will surely sprout and bring forth experience from the smallest of seeds.” ~ Chris W Metz
"Contained within 'MAYBE' and 'I DON’T KNOW'
exist the seeds of uncertainty which sprout into manifesting life’s fears."
In 'YES' and 'I AM CERTAIN' lies the fertilizer for our desires to grow strong and bear the fruit of our wishes." ~ Chris W Metz
"If you need to know in advance that everything will ‘work out’ before you jump in, you'll never jump into anything. Yet ‘jumping in’ is life's greatest excitement and its greatest adventure. Don't deny yourself that. Just go for it. Trust that life will bring you benefit no matter what happens.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch
“Do not be afraid to fall into the abyss, it is there you will come to know yourself more completely.” ~ Chris W Metz
No solid ground before me, abyss now lies across my path. Good things I see ahead of me, yet I know not how I will cross. It is here I can turn, and not face my fears But the path to this point I have already seen.
So onward I must go, though I fear the unknown. The treasures beyond, glimmer faintly before me. With courage and wisdom, I take these next few steps. The ground it crumbles around my feet, but slowly I walk, my faith I will keep, For life waits on the other side. ~ Chris W Metz
"When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose; what a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page." ~ Eileen Caddy
"Follow humbly wherever and whatever abyss nature leads, or you shall learn nothing." ~ Thomas Henry Huxley
"The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it is strictly speaking no longer the ego, but just an old conditioned mind pattern. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist." ~Eckhart Tolle
"The Ego is a very powerful thing and does not take to being rid of easily. It will rationalize its existence having us believe that it is essential to our protection, safety and well-being. It will also have us believe that there is nothing more important than being 'right.' But right and wrong are subjective judgments which the ego lives to decide based on believing it is all important. Love, compassion, gratitude and peace are the only truths, everything else is the judgment and perception of the ego." ~ Chris W. Metz
When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind, beautiful. ~ Yogi Bhajan
Why do we so easily become angry? We do so because we are attached to our view of who we are, to self-importance, to the concept of "I." When the concept of "I” is threatened, “I” very often strikes out in fear, in anger. ~ Unknown