15 Quotes to Awaken Your Soul

 “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha

“Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.” – Ramana Maharshi

“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.” – Francis of Assisi

“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment.” – John O’Donohue

“As soon as you look at the world through an ideology you are finished. No reality fits an ideology. Life is beyond that. … That is why people are always searching for a meaning to life… Meaning is only found when you go beyond meaning. Life only makes sense when you perceive it as mystery and it makes no sense to the conceptualizing mind.” – Anthony de Mello

“When one realizes one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake.” – P.D. Ouspensky

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Gandhi

“You are your master. Only you have the master keys to open the inner locks.” – Amit Ray

“Forget the past. The vanished lives of all men are dark with many shames. Human conduct is ever unreliable until man is anchored in the Divine. Everything in future will improve if you are making a spiritual effort now.” – Sri Yukteswar

“No one and nothing outside of you can give you salvation, or free you from the misery. You have to light your own lamp. You have to know the miniature universe that you yourself are.” – Banani Ray

“Live each moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

“Awakening is not a thing. It is not a goal, not a concept. It is not something to be attained. It is a metamorphosis. If the caterpillar thinks about the butterfly it is to become, saying ‘And then I shall have wings and antennae, there will never be a butterfly. The caterpillar must accept its own disappearance in its transformation. When the marvelous butterfly takes wing, nothing of the caterpillar remains.” – Alejandro Jodorowsky

“Awakening is not a journey of discovering a distant land or a coveted secret, but rather, it is a journey of surrendering to what has always been present but shrouded in illusion and disillusion.” – Shavasti

“I leave my human nature to unfold according to its destiny. I remain as I AM.” – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

“Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.” – Aldous Huxley

 

Bobbi Foster-Kelly