By Lee Neale
The following is a best of compilation of original quotes drawn from the well of my personal experience and Shamanic practice over the last few years. I hope they bring some spiritual nourishment to your day. Much peace and love to you all!
When it comes to life’s joys develop photos. When it comes to life’s disasters, develop memory loss.
A diamond in the dark impresses no one. Only when we see the brilliance in others is it reflected within ourselves.
We are all things. We are the cage, we are the key to the cage and the freedom that lies beyond it.
It’s all about now: what we do in this moment changes everything.
Why bother to sweep the leaves? Sit quietly and let the wind do its work.
There is no such thing as boredom; only laziness of mind.
Possibility: everything that you could ever imagine, and nothing you can’t.
At best, spiritual teachers can only point out the potential for a path, but the student must discover and walk upon it themselves.
People stuck in the past are doomed to repeat it. People who fear for the future are bound to meet it. Those who live in the moment are sure to enjoy it.
The blame game can become a disempowering distraction from what is good in the world, what is working, what great strides humanity is making. Our infatuation with certain powerful others as the answer to all our problems reduces our capacity to act; right here, right now, at the point of our experience, to shape our world for the better on our own terms, with our own heart and two hands.
If no one is smiling at you, check your reflection.
As the voice of divine inspiration, you are both the singer and the song.
To say that a human is behaving like an animal, is an insult to animals.
I’m from here or there, I am this I am that, I am one of these or one of those: pointless. If we must identify, let it be known only that we are human and we are here together in this moment, now. That is enough.
We are notes struck upon a cosmic harp.
Time, time, time and time again. How many times before you count.
Life is music and your heart is an instrument. With love it’s easy to hear your place in the universe’s symphony.
I would rather fail on my own terms, than succeed by those of another.
Be yourself, no one else is going to be yourself.
There is a strong correlation between the decline of a civilisation and it’s inability to respond creatively to and with its environment.
The universe has a way of testing us through chaos. I believe it does this because it loves us, wants us to grow, learn and live a life of fullness and well being. Don’t be afraid of crisis, it is simply mother nature’s way of saying hi.
We are born enlightened. Ignorance is learned.
We are all ordinary miracles.
Your consciousness is an expression of nature. Your nature is an expression of consciousness.
Much better it is for the mind to be full of emptiness, than to be empty of fullness.
To grasp is to lose; to lose is to grasp.
Peace on Earth, not a piece of Earth.
Kindness + time + patience = joy
In our minds we live a million lives; in our hearts but one.
About the Author
Lee Neale is the founder of Shama Gaia. He’s an Australian-born sociologist, language teacher and Shamanic healer living in Japan.