A spiritual journey is two things: blissful and confusing.
It comes in ways of both- it can be one at a time or you can experience them at the same time. No one experiences enlightenment the same- and no two awakenings are similar.
“Spirituality is personal” is a statement you should keep very close to heart, though you should also find solace in the words of others who are leaders and teachers.
If you’re feeling lost, or alone in your journey here are ten of my favorite quotes to get me moving along and back on track:
1.) “The more you try to fix it, the more you reinforce the belief that it’s broken. This simple understanding will save your life.”
2.) “Paradise is not a place. It is a state of consciousness.”
3.) “Your life, all of your life, is your path to awakening. By resisting or not dealing with its challenges, you stay asleep to Reality. Pay attention to what life is trying to reveal to you. Say yes to its fierce, ruthless, and loving grace.”
4.) “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”
5.) “We are born of love. For love is, our mother.”
6.) “All of our emotions are our babies. Treat them tenderly, care for them. Be with them. Understanding and compassion will ultimately transform them.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
7.) “Our practice is to cultivate good seeds in the soil of our mind, knowing that they will mature and bloom in their own time.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
8.) “The deepest Love flows from our true being. The two words that give voice to our true being are I Am — not ‘I am this’ or ‘I am that,’ not ‘I am good’ or ‘I am bad,’ not ‘I am injured’ or ‘I am healed,’ but simply I Am — prior to any further definition. The true I Am is universal. It is Love itself. It has no form, shape, or color. It is the consciousness that is aware of reading these words. It is forever complete and whole. It is you as you truly are. Touch upon it and there will be all the Love that anyone longs for.”
9.) “It is your show.
It is your universe.
There is no one else here, just you, and nothing is being withheld from you.
You are completely on your own. Everything is available for direct knowing.
No one else has anything you need.
No one else can lead you, pull you, push you or carry you.”
10.) “At the core of it, you need to know the Universe is on your side. The universe wants what you want for yourself. In fact, it is the universe—it is the greater self—that makes you feel desire to begin with.”