Every positive change - every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness - involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception.— Dan Millman
Seductive Rite Of Passage quotations
Gangs have always existed - they are primarily a community a young men trying to find intensity, meaning, a path to the outer world (outside of home) that most tribal groupings addressed with rituals, rites of passage, initiation ceremonies. We’ve lost this knowledge as a culture.
Getting a tattoo should hurt. It's a rite of passage.
The mental imagery involved with pianistic tactilia is not related to the striking of individual keys but rather to the rites of passage between notes.
We have got to dispel this myth that bullying is just a normal rite of passage.
My rite of passage into my brave new world, life on the road.
I'm not going to recommend recklessness but somewhere just short of it - testing yourself and proactively pursuing a rite of passage has become necessary because in western developed countries we've become very comfort-addicted.
If you really look at hip-hop dance, it's really a rites-of-passage thing.
You never see the arms release down. They're always up in fighting position. It's going to war. What do we say? We say your're going to battle. You go out there and fight.
A Quest of any kind is a heroic journey.
It is a rite of passage that carries you to an inner place of silence and majesty and encourages you to live life more courageously and genuinely.
There aren't a lot of opportunities for that rite of passage that makes you a man. War is one of them, and violent sports are another.
To me rites of passage through life, that's a wonderful, beautiful thing.
The ethical life... is maintained in being by a common culture, which also upholds the togetherness of society... Unlike the modern youth culture, a common culture sanctifies the adult state, to which it offers rites of passage.
Freedom Summer, the massive voter education project in Mississippi, was 1964.
I graduated from high school in 1965. So becoming active was almost a rite of passage.
No longer a mark of distinction or proof of achievement, a college education is these days a mere rite of passage, a capstone to adolescent party time.
Today we are raised with the notion that to be secure is to be financially autonomous. Amassing wealth is viewed as the primary rite of passage to a secure, autonomous existence.
The problem for me, still today, is that I write purely with one dramatic structure and that is the rite of passage. I'm not really skilled in any other. Rock and roll itself can be described as music to accompany the rite of passage.
Music, at the end of the day, is communicating something - emotion, a feeling, a rite of passage, where you are in life.
The rite of passage of learning to build a fire that will burn all night with one match is not an insignificant one in my husband’s family, and I grew up camping and backpacking. I love to camp.
I'm only interested in rites of passage stories.
Rejections are painful, but inevitable. They're every writer's rite of passage.
I looked at Lucas with the pang that a parent feels when he knows his child will be hurt and that it's no one's fault and that to try to preempt the rites of passage is an act of contempt for the child's courage.
I choose to surround myself with happy human beings.
I went through the angsty period. I think every single person does. I think it's a rite of passage to hate the world and feel like the victim.
It's a rite of passage for the everyman, to a higher ground.
Few of us go through life without taking part in some kind of rite of passage.
Death is the least civilized rite of passage.
For too long, our society has shrugged off bullying by labeling it a 'rite of passage' and by asking students to simply 'get over it.' Those attitudes need to change. Every day, students are bullied into silence and are afraid to speak up. Let's break this silence and end school bullying.
Many of the rites of passage, those rituals of growing up found in our society, are in the form of such comic, practical joking affairs--which we ignore in the belief that they possess no deeper significance. Yet it is precisely in their being regarded as unimportant that they take on importance. For in them we ritualize and dramatize attitudes which contradict and often embarrass the sacred values which we proclaim through our solemn ceremonies and rituals of nationhood.
Especially these days where everything is so polite and so proper, I think that rites of passage are good.
Lots of models have played mermaids throughout history and it is, kind of, a funny rite of passage.
Cinema was my rite of passage.
Allowing yourself to stop reading a book - at page 25, 50, or even, less frequently, a few chapters from the end - is a rite of passage in a reader's life, the literary equivalent of a bar mitzvah or a communion, the moment at which you look at yourself and announce: Today I am an adult. I can make my own decisions.
Modern consumer life is like a mass dissociative disorder which prevents people from experiencing essential truth, real-life community, universal rites of passage and even an acceptable and reasonable death.
I believe that pain can be a rite of passage into learning.
I believe that the worse thing that can happen is the sin of banality and comfort. Those things are in my movies, but also my movies are quite the fruit of somebody who defines himself as an agnostic.
When I was younger, there was the sex thing.
That's par for the course.When you're a movie star, it went with it. It's a kind of rite of passage, socially.
I had written a book called "Boston Boy" some years ago, and that took me from the time I could speak, I guess, in Boston through the time when I finally left to come to New York. That book had a number of sort of rites of passage for me.