At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.— Jean Houston
The most exciting Jean Houston quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released.
Education and the process of educating is a total integral, contextual situation which includes students, teachers, parents, administration and environment.
If you keep telling the same sad small story. You will keep living the same sad small life.
If you keep telling the same sad small story, you will keep living the same sad small life.
You are not an encapsulated bag of skin dragging around a dreary little ego.
You are an evolutionary wonder, a trillion cells singing together in a vast chorale, an organism – environment, a symbiosis of cell and soul.
There is something else that is trying to come through - that lure of becoming - and it does come from the realm of spirit, it does come from the quantum universe, it does come from the great spark that is the threshold of time and history trying to emerge and electrify us.
Just as you would not neglect seeds that you planted with hope that they will bear vegetables and fruits and flowers, so must you attend to nourish the garden of your becoming.
Bangladesh is a world of metaphor, of high and low theater, of great poetry and music. You talk to a rice farmer and you find a poet. You get to know a sweeper of the streets and you find a remarkable singer.
Engaging it produces an intense force, which in turn produces a mutation in consciousness. You become who you really are.
The soul is the lure of our becoming.
The ecological crisis is doing what no other crisis in history has ever done - challenging us to a realization of a new humanity.
As you allow the beloved to grow within you, you will discover a steadfastness to the spiritual journey.
Wth subtly developed body awareness, it is possible for the individual to become the conscious orchestrator of health.
I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know.
Try to spend a few moments each day holding a picture of your body and your mind in a state of splendid health.
Love to me is - the final lines in Dante's Paradiso, when he says, "The love that moves the Sun and all the stars" - it's what draws us together, it's why we have leaky margins with each other. It is that sumptuous, sensuous, sensitive quickening that happens when we really know ourselves as love and see ourselves as loving.
Our senses are indeed our doors and windows on this world, in a very real sense the key to the unlocking of meaning and the wellspring of creativity.
The ideas are secondary to the primary premise of people's potential.
I'm always in wonder and astonishment.
My prayer is, let me be a blessing to someone or something today.
It would be wonderful if people could grow together in groups, teaching and learning communities where they empower, evoke, explore the enormous capacities of the human condition.
The more you love, the more loving you become.
That's just the way it works. It is a generosity of spirit.
I find that all over the world, not only is there an acceleration of just about everything, but that many of the old patterns are deconstructing. New ones are arising. It's tremendously exciting, challenging, and also sometimes, well, scary.
Each person is a really a great treasure house of capacities, possibilities, energies.
Pathos activates the eyes and ears to see and hear.
At times of pathos, illness opens doors to a reality which is closed to a healthy point of view.
We tend to think of the Faustian man, the one who fabricates, manipulates, seduces and ends up destroying. But the new image will be man the creator, the artist, the player.
We have all been brought up with an ethical system of 2,000 years ago, an industrial-managerial system of 200-300 years ago, a statecraft system of 200 years ago, and so on. None of this is working very well for the requirements of a time as complex and variegated as our own. So we stand shuttering at the threshold, with no clear map.
If you travel as much as I do - 165,000 miles last year - you exist nowhere.
You're always between heaven and earth, you're always arriving in a new place, you're always starting from the beginning - talk about origins - and you don't know quite what's going to unfold. You live in the unexpected and the inexplicable all the time.
Occasionally we will be overwhelmed, but mostly we will be enchanted.
We are still a pioneer culture in some ways.
A pioneer culture has to put all of its muscle into surviving on the frontier and pushing back the wilderness. So when you start to talk about imagination, inner space, and the structures of the psyche, that becomes scary.
I believe that we are stewards of a time that is upon us - but often we need the encouragement of each other to be able to wake up to this extraordinary time and possibility.
I think civilization is going to get to a point where we suddenly become responsible, stewards of the whole evolutionary process. This requires domains of consciousness, not just levels and frequencies.
Certainly one is brought to the brink of one's sense of who one is, what one has to do, why me, why now, why in this time in history? I am really driven, believe it or not, am awakened by a sense of being in this powerful axis, this turning point in human history.
We all have the extraordinary coded within us... waiting to be released.
We are sitting on a cornucopia of knowing that we had no way to access as a democracy. We couldn't get the democratization of the human capacity before our time.
Paul Brunton was a great original and got to a place of personal evolution that illumines the pathways of a future humanity.
Development involves giving up a smaller story in order to wake up to a larger story.
What I find on the Internet is fascinating because whole subcultures are developing. And they really are cultures. They have their art forms, their music, and their language. They have their spirituality, they have new names. It's almost like watching colonies of little organisms develop under a petri dish. You can really see these cultures swarming and growing and developing and spawning on the Internet.
Ironically, we are all too often educated out of rather than in to an awareness of the body.
We live in a description of reality.
I find you have to come as litmus paper and be available to whatever way you can be.
Around my eighth or ninth year I became interested in the world's religions.
I was mathematically retarded but theologically precocious. I began to correspond with seikhs in India. After about the third letter they would ask about job opportunities in America.
We all get betrayed or we all betray.
Life is so complex that it's almost impossible to avoid that. Betrayal is also a critical theme in all the world's great stories. If Christ had not been betrayed, would you have had the resurrection?
I am deeply activated by a sense of history, and have been since I was a tiny child. Really feeling that these were the times, we were the people, this was the most critical time in human history. Other people thought their times were the pinnacle and this is it. This is where we really, together, make a decision of whether to evolve or perish.
Sometimes my life has been Odyssean - landing on strange islands of consciousness and reality and meeting very curious monsters who turn out to be very great teachers. Sometimes my life has been a quest for a grail of knowledge and education. Like Parsifal, my life has been a quest to pierce the veil, stumbling along but eventually finding it.
I'm a computer freak. I'm on the Internet every night. Sometimes I play dungeons and dragons with 15-year-old boys who think I'm a 15-year-old boy with a weird vocabulary.
We have new media, new forms of connectivity, and an enormous transference of knowledge. When you study evolution, you see that when new genes meet and multiply, they create new contexts and new species. In a sense, the gene-pool of knowledge and of people connecting at all levels is literally spawning a kind of mind-pool of possibilities.
In our time we have come to the stage where the real work of humanity begins.
It is the time where we partner Creation in the creation of ourselves, in the restoration of the biosphere, the regenesis of society and in the assuming of a new type of culture; the culture of Kindness. Herein, we live daily life reconnected and recharged by the Source, so as to become liberated and engaged in the world and in our tasks.
Patricia Sun is a solar light of consciousness whose wisdom rays cover the world. Everywhere I travel through out the earth, I find people whose lives have been enhanced and transformed by her luminous work.
Vulnerable is a catch-all word like "love" and "schizophrenia."
No matter the situation, never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.