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1 "We know we can change ourselves when we realize that we are not dependent on how we feel, nor on how others feel about us, nor on what the situation is around us. The values we hold, the choices we make within ourselves and for ourselves remain our prerogative." Dancing in the Flames, The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness (Marion Woodman and Elinor Dickson)

2 "As Carlos Castaneda's guru, Don Juan, said, choose the path of your heart, because that is the path that will transform you." The Visionary Window: A Quantum Physicist's Guide to Enlightenment (Amit Goswami, Ph.D.)

3 "Because we have free will, we can choose to behave in ways that either enhance or hinder the movement of creation toward perfect completion in the divine." Spiritual Genius, The Mastery of Life's Meaning (Winifred Gallagher)

4 "Help me, O God, to choose the right way; that I may ever be a channel of blessings to others." Edgar Cayce A Million Years to the Promised Land (Robert W. Krajenke)

5 “Free choice is what constitutes fundamental human freedom.” Bernard of Clairvaux, Essential Writings (Dennis E. Tamburello, O.F.M.)

6 "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)

7 "We choose our lives, we make them, we cocreate them, we give birth to them by the 'inward' choices we make." Matthew Fox Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

8 “Free choice constitutes the essence of our being made in the image of God.” Bernard of Clairvaux, Essential Writings (Dennis E. Tamburello, O.F.M.)

9 "Managing our power of choice is the Divine challenge, the sacred contract that we are here to fulfill. It begins with choosing what our thoughts and attitudes will be." Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (Caroline Myss)

10 "Yes, today it is your choices – the choices that you make, beloved – that will determine the course of this civilization." Saint Germain's Prophecy for the New Millennium (Elizabeth Clare Prophet)

11 "As each person moves through each day, he must realize he is choosing not only his course but also the course of his planet." Agartha: The Essential Guide to Personal Transformation in the New Era (Meredith L. Young)

12 "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)

13 "We choose the god-like splendor Of the best-beloved Sun To inspire us; May the shining Sun Brighten your life!" Ramayanna The Sunfood Diet Success System (David Wolfe)

14 "The ancients did not doubt that men could choose and, through choice, exercise some control over the disposition of their lives. Tacitus, for example…claims that 'the wisest of the ancients leave us the capacity of choosing our life." The Great Ideas, A Syntopicon, vol. 1 (Mortimer J. Adler, editor)

15 "Choices send ripples throughout the universe, altering the world for better or for worse. Since we're already changing the world with every action we take, why not do it with the highest intention?" Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide (Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)

16 "When you suffer in mind or body, the road forks. You can go the route of feeling sorry for yourself, dwelling on your pain and the unfairness of a life which dealt you that card…or you can determine to let this experience open you to learning more about human life in all its dimensions." Finding Deep Joy (Robert Ellwood)

17 "If we, as human beings, start to make a personal choice to make things better, to sacrifice instead of hurt, then the light will get so bright that the dark won't have a lot of room to exist." Terry Lynn Taylor Angels: The Mysterious Messengers (Rex Hauck, editor)

18 "The career of a soul as it threads its course…is guided by its choices, which are controlled by what the soul wants and wills at each stage of the journey." The World's Religions (Huston Smith)

19 "Increasingly, we need to make our decisions from the larger perspective provided by serving the One Life." William Metzger, 'Choosing: Karma & Kharma in the 21st Century' Karma, Rhythmic Return to Harmony (V. Hanson, R. Stewart & S. Nicholson, editors)

20 "Perception is a choice of what you want yourself to be." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

21 "You can choose to think positive thoughts or negative thoughts. You can choose to feel happy or sad. You can choose to see the positive in a negative situation, or the negative in a positive situation." Miraculous Living (Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)

22 "I am always at choice: experience the miracles of life as they come to me or blind myself to them, with the audacity to believe that God ever, ever, ever did not know what He was doing." Everyday Grace, Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

23 "Of all the many gifts in life that bring joy and grace to the soul, among the greatest is the choice to see the people in our lives as gifts from God." Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul (Caroline Myss)

24 "No limits are set to the ascent of man, and to each and every one the highest stands open. Here it is only your personal choice that decides." Hasidic saying As Above, So Below: Paths to Spiritual Renewal in Daily Life (Ronald S. Miller and the editors of New Age Journal)

25 "Because we can choose our inner feelings and thoughts, we have the possibility of self-control and self-direction. This gives us some control over our environment and our world. Our evolution is now self-induced, through our own decisions and efforts. Although the full development of self-consciousness and choice is not yet apparent, we are capable to some extent of choosing what we wish to express and be and what our world will be." Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight (Shirley Nicholson)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite