*The views expressed by these inspirational quotes and readings reflect a personal spiritual perspective gleaned from my lifetime of metaphysical seeking and study. Unless spiritual counseling is specifically requested, the treatment focus remains secular. Any spiritual counseling integrated into the psychotherapy is non-denominational, respectful of all faiths, and framed within the values of humility and gratitude. My approach to spiritual counseling incorporates the exploration and evolution of the client's spiritual beliefs and how they influence their life, while emphasizing the importance of mind-body-spirit grounding and boundary work. Please feel free to inquire further with me.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
How infinitesimal is the importance of anything I do, but how infinitely important
it is that I do it.
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and books that are written in a foreign tongue.
- Rainer Maria Rilke,
The power of the focusing of many
people's minds is not only multiplied,
it is squared.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
The Western World has been brainwashed by Aristotle for the last 2,500 years. The unconscious, not quite articulate, belief of most westerners is that there is one map which adequately represents reality. By sheer good luck, every westerner thinks he or she has the map that fits. Guerrilla ontology, to me, involves shaking up that certainty.
-Robert Anton Wilson
To change the world for the better, you must begin by changing your own life. There is no other way.
You are what you think. All that you are arises from your thoughts. With your thoughts you make your world.
-Gautama Buddha, The Dhammapada
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
Midway on our life’s journey, I found myself
In dark woods, the right road lost.
-Dante Alighieri, Inferno
12 Sets of Fundamental Opposites:
Keeping Silent – Voicing
Receptivity – Resistance to Negativity
Obeying – Ruling
Humility – Self Confidence
Swiftness – Circumspection
Acceptance – Discernment
Ability to Fight – Peace
Caution – Courage
To Possess Nothing – To Command Everything
No Ties – Loyalty
Dismissal of fear of Death – Reverence for Life
Compassionate Indifference – Love
-Elizabeth Haich, Initiation
The Secret Book of Wisdom-Zinovia Dushkova