Shakti Gawain Quotes

Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.... - Shakti Gawain

Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
— Shakti Gawain

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Assertiveness is not what you do, it's who you are!

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Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.

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Following our inner guidance may feel risky and frightening at first, because we are no longer playing it safe, doing what we 'should' do, pleasing others, following rules, or deferring to outside authority.

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I was looking for what the meaning of life was.

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If we look honestly at our relationships, we can see so much about how we have created them.

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Most of us have considerable prosperity in our lives. Often, we are so busy pursuing our unmet desires that we are unable to enjoy all that we already have. Allowing ourselves to really appreciate the prosperity we have created is a big step toward opening to even greater fulfillment.

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No scoundrel is so stupid as to not find a reason for his vile conduct.

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Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them.

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The key point to understand is that prosperity is an internal experience, not an external state, and it is an experience that is not tied to having a certain amount of money.

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The people we are in relationships with are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs, and simultaneously we are mirrors, reflecting their beliefs.

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There is a universal, intelligent, life force that exists within everyone and everything. It resides within each one of us as a deep wisdom, an inner knowing. We can access this wonderful source of knowledge and wisdom through our intuition, an inner sense that tells us what feels right and true for us at any given moment.

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Very seldom do we receive any support for trusting ourselves, listening to our own sense of inner truth, and expressing ourselves in a direct and honest way.

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We all have within us a deep wisdom, but sometimes we don't know we have it.

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We live in a culture that doesn't acknowledge or validate human intuition and doesn't encourage us to rely on our intuitive wisdom.

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We may overcompensate for our feelings of powerlessness by attempting to control and manipulate other people and our environment. Or we may eventually burst forth with uncontrolled rage that is highly exaggerated and distorted by its long suppression.

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When I wrote Living in the Light, I wanted to share about how I live my own life and to encourage people to tap into their own inner wisdom.

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When I'm trusting and being myself as fully as possible, everything in my life reflects this by falling into place easily, often miraculously.

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When we consistently suppress and distrust our intuitive knowingness, looking instead for authority, validation, and approval from others, we give our personal power away.

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When you truly give up trying to be whole through others, you end up receiving what you always wanted from others.

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While no amount of financial wealth can guarantee an experience of prosperity, it is possible to experience prosperity at almost any level of income, except when we are unable to meet our basic physical needs.

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While prosperity is in some ways related to money, it is not caused by money.

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You create your opportunities by asking for them.

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Your intuition will tell you where you need to go; it will connect you with people you should meet; it will guide you toward work that is meaningful for you - work that brings you joy, work that feels right for you.

Shakti Gawain

Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.

Shakti Gawain