"The way out of fear is simple. It is to remember – remember what it is you want to feel, what you want to have running through your mind, your emotions and your body. From that level the choices become very simple. Choose what you can do to let those around you sense their innocence, their purity and their beauty, and those very things will grow in you."
Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream
"One need remain in hell no longer than one chooses to; we can rise to any heaven we ourselves choose; and when we choose so to rise, all the higher powers of the Universe combine to help us heavenward." R. W. Trine, 'In Tune with the Infinite'
Varieties of Religious Experience, The
"God has given us the freedom to think what we choose and the creative capacity to bring forth worlds accordingly. What we think, we experience." Marianne Williamson, Foreword
New Thoughts for a New Millennium
(Michael A. Maday, editor)
"The choices are ours to make. As Nikos Kazantzakas has boldly suggested, 'We have our brush and colors – paint Paradise, and in we go.'"
Personhood: The Art of Being Fully Human
(Leo F. Buscaglia, Ph.D.)
"We can know more of our inner subtle states of consciousness. We can think and understand. We can love those who come to us, and we can delight in deep joy. All this comes from choosing the right fork in the road."
Finding Deep Joy
"In all of us…the choice upon which all depends is between committing ourselves to the Light Which shines in darkness or turning away from it."
The Flame and the Light
(Hugh I'anson Fausset)
"There are one or two ways to respond to the injustice of life. You can whine and complain about the injustice of it all, the fact that I wasn't the privileged one. Or you can see through the eyes of faith that every adverse circumstance is an opportunity to see God work out his ultimate desire for wholeness and reconciliation in your life." Eugene Rivers III, Co-founder of Azusa Christian Community
Genesis: A Living Conversation
"At this cross-roads where we cannot stop and wait because we are pushed forward by life – and obliged to adopt an attitude if we want to go on doing anything whatsoever – what are we going freely to decide?"
The Phenomenon of Man
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
"(A) baby put into free-choice situations, with plenty of choice, tends to choose its way toward growth rather than toward regression. In the same way, a plant or an animal selects from the millions of objects in the world those which are 'right' for its nature."
Religions, Values, and Peak-Experiences
"Somewhere within us, no matter how lost or confused we might be at any point in life, there is something within which has foresight and resources which are often hidden from consciousness but which can divine what direction to take and what choices to make."
The Mythic Tarot
(Juliet Sharman-Burke and Liz Greene)
"And who do I now choose to be? This is the only question that matters, and this is what your soul is using your life to decide, every moment."
Communion with God
(Neale Donald Walsch)