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- At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Jean Houston Short Quotes
- My prayer is, let me be a blessing to someone or something today.
- Occasionally we will be overwhelmed, but mostly we will be enchanted.
- Each person is a really a great treasure house of capacities, possibilities, energies.
- We all have the extraordinary coded within us... waiting to be released.
- Change the story and you change perception; change perception and you change the world.
- When we are calling forth the depth and genius of the other, then we grow.
- No matter the situation, never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.
- I don't think that any great issue ever gets resolved. I think we outgrow them.
- I've been around for a very long time, I've been around since God had baby cheeks.
- Development involves giving up a smaller story in order to wake up to a larger story.
Jean Houston Quotes On Life
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. — Jean Houston
Now is the time when we must renew ourselves and live as if we and all of life is sacred, and as if everything we do makes a difference. — Jean Houston
I often wonder if you wrote your memoir today, if your life story would be lived on the edge of possibility, if you held wonder in one hand and courage in the other and truly believed that anything was possible. — Jean Houston
I am ready for the rest of my life to rise. — Jean Houston
Because of the nature of my life, because I train a great many people, I come upon such a huge variety of human species, as well as the earth species for that matter. — Jean Houston
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? — Jean Houston
I think of spirit as that which evokes us - the lure of becoming that keeps calling. And I think of soul as that which gets us through the cartography of everyday life. — Jean Houston
Jean Houston Quotes On Love
The more you love, the more loving you become. That's just the way it works. It is a generosity of spirit. — Jean Houston
We are the love, the lover, the loving, and the love. It is the Supreme. It is the deepest force in our lives. — Jean Houston
In a world such as ours, where we have to cross the great divide of otherness or we will not survive, love is perhaps the most critical aspect that is there in our humanity, to both activate and to practice. — Jean Houston
Vulnerable is a catch-all word like "love" and "schizophrenia." — Jean Houston
Jean Houston Famous Quotes And Sayings
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. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
Try to spend a few moments each day holding a picture of your body and your mind in a state of splendid health. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
The ideas are secondary to the primary premise of people's potential. I'm always in wonder and astonishment. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
Journalists are among a select group, along with warriors and executioners who are authorized to do harm. As James Fallows says, a lot of journalists think that isn't so, and that everything will wash out ultimately. But I don't think they are aware of the long-term damage. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
Laughter is the loaded latency given us by nature as part of our native equipment to break up the stalemates of our lives and urge us on to deeper and more complex forms of knowing. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
The illuminated ones can take any form -- a man, a woman, a child, an elder, or even a dog. It is not inconsequential that the English language allows for the dyslexia of the spelling of the word dog: God spelled backward. — Jean Houston
You are not a passive observer in the cosmos. The entire universe is expressing itself through you at this very moment. — Jean Houston
Stories are living and dynamic. Stories exist to be exchanged. They are the currency of Human Growth. — Jean Houston
Laughter lifts our spirits, surprises and sometime shocks our expectations, allows us to cross boundaries, reorders our priorities, and gives us access to ideas and associations we rarely ever thought to have. — Jean Houston
Paul Brunton was a great original and got to a place of personal evolution that illumines the pathways of a future humanity. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
We're in a decaying culture now. Naturally, the young people in the culture are going to feel themselves to be products of the decay. — Jean Houston
Human connections are deeply nurtured in the field of shared story. — Jean Houston
The tendrils of a new, deeper form of spirituality are growing. It's the greening under the surface crust of consciousness and social paradigm. — Jean Houston
If you're looking ecologically, then we are in very big trouble, yes. But if you're talking about people sinking, I'm not so sure that's true. There are cycles of rise and fall, as there have been since time immemorial. — Jean Houston
A myth is something that never was but that is always happening. — Jean Houston
When we start making distinctions between soul and spirit, we're in very, very murky waters. There is the whole issue of the English language, which has a rather limited vocabulary when it comes to psychological descriptions, not to speak of spiritual descriptions. We're good mythically - the English language is superb for myth. But we're not very good for psychology or spirituality. — Jean Houston
Critical to any practice of sacred psychology is training in multiple imageries to facilitate the inner realism of journeys of the soul. — Jean Houston
We cannot embrace the New Mind by just sitting around and talking about it. It demands that we alter not just our thinking, but our way of living down to the smallest details. — Jean Houston
We have barely begun to tap into the genius of our humanity. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
Ironically, we are all too often educated out of rather than in to an awareness of the body. — Jean Houston
We live in a description of reality. — Jean Houston
I find you have to come as litmus paper and be available to whatever way you can be. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
We needed a "psychenaut" program to be the opposite of the astronaut program in order to explore the enormous domains and dimensions of inner space. We need inner space exploration. We need to have access to more capacities in order to be adequate stewards of this most incredible process of transformation in human history. — Jean Houston
A normal person is someone that you don't know very well. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
I'm very much an animal and nature person. — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
Time has driven out sex and money as the central issues. Now if it could only drive out the issue of power we would be somewhere! — Jean Houston
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. — Jean Houston
Women are rising slowly but steadily into full partnership with men all over the world. This is going to change everything. When the rich mind- style of women is available - with an emphasis on process, rather than on end-product, and on making things cohere, grow and interlink - - then it changes the way we educate, it changes the way we govern, it changes the way we worship. — Jean Houston
Your brain has one function-to do exactly what you tell it to do. — Jean Houston
If you are going to learn mathematics, you have to learn it not simply as an abstraction but as it is applied. I always say to teachers, for goodness sake, take the kids out first to look at the stars in order to understand infinity. — Jean Houston
Over-intellectualizing can justify practically anything. Reason has reasons that can create holocausts. In the 20th century, we have certainly seen how much killing and disaster has been championed with superb intellectual reasons. — Jean Houston
You've had a whole lot of experience, but everything is also radically new at each moment, and you have to bring a kind of childlike second-level innocence to bear upon all situations, if you are going to be of use and you are going to really learn from the situation or the people. — Jean Houston
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. There we go beyond those limited and limiting patterns of body, emotions, volition, and understanding that have been keeping us in dry-dock. Instead we become available to our capacity for a larger life in body, mind, and spirit. In this state we know great torrents of delight. — Jean Houston
When a culture is not mythologically instructed, not instructed in story that gives us a call, then we start looking for quasi-stories, little toxic stories that keep our selves alerted and spared until we find another story. — Jean Houston
What I often do in my work is to take a great story, such as the Odyssey, the search for the Grail, the story of Jesus, or the story of the great peacemaker who helped create the Iroquois Confederacy in the 15th century. I then use these tales as templates upon which to weave psychological and spiritual exercises which allow us to open ourselves up to the larger venue of a story. — Jean Houston
The world needs the sense that we are all in it together. — Jean Houston
We compensate for what we don't do internally by projecting and allowing our minds to be marinated in chronic fantasy. — Jean Houston
Life Lessons by Jean Houston
- Jean Houston teaches us to be open to new possibilities and to question our assumptions about the world. She encourages us to explore our inner lives and to use our imaginations to create a more meaningful life.
- Jean Houston reminds us that we are all connected and that we can use our collective energy to make a positive impact on the world. She encourages us to be mindful of our actions and to strive for a deeper understanding of ourselves and our relationships with others.
- Jean Houston emphasizes the importance of self-reflection and growth, encouraging us to be open to learning from our experiences and to strive for a greater understanding of our purpose in life.
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