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1 "Choice – self-conscious choice – is a specifically human capability; to abrovate our right to choose between alternatives, even the right to say no to all choices, is to forfeit some part of our humanity." Joy Mills, foreword Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony (Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors)

2 "Here are four words to memorize: We are all One. Model that when you make your next choices and decisions." Tomorrow's God, Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge (Neale Donald Walsch)

3 "You feed something every time you think, so you must decide what it will be. Do you want to feed your separation, your alienation? It will increase. Do you want to feed your Wholeness? It, too, will increase. You are the way to Truth and Light. You are the way! Gather up your awareness and place it where you wish it to be and it will stay there, fixed, until you move it again. It's really up to you." Reflections of an Elder Brother: Awakening from the Dream (Mary-Margaret Moore)

4 "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)

5 "We can choose to develop awareness,…. which allows us to be responsible agents instead of helpless victims." Tenzin Palmo, English Buddhist nun Spiritual Genius, The Mastery of Life's Meaning (Winifred Gallagher)

6 "The cosmos we live in is the one we choose to make. The worlds we live in ARE the worlds we choose to give birth to. Our soul is, as Meister Eckhart says, the world." The Coming of the Cosmic Christ (Matthew Fox)

7 "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 (William James)

8 "Are we contributing to a finer spiritual body of light for our planet, or are we contributing to a body of darkness? It is our choice." K. Martin-Kuri Angels: The Mysterious Messengers (Rex Hauck, editor)

9 "Men and women have the choice as to what they will do with this power within them. Shall they exhaust it in the various self-indulgences, both mental and physical, or shall they use it to become creative in the realms of the spirit and higher mind – a force for good? It is this tremendous choice which every human being has to face." The Finding of the Third Eye (Vera Stanley Alder)

10 "We can choose to live in joy." A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living (Diane K. Osbon, editor)

11 "The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." Anne Frank (1929-1945), 'The Diary of a Young Girl', July 15, 1944 Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 16th edition (John Bartlett)

12 "You have to CHOOSE to make the best of a difficult situation and to trust that a reason beyond your understanding is always at work." Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles (Caroline Myss)

13 "As the Christ Light says, we may choose Life and live more abundantly, or we may choose death." The Child Within Us Lives!, A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Metaphysics (William Samuel)

14 "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)

15 "Every decision you make, you choose whether you make it for the small self or whether you seek divine guidance and follow that." The Findhorn Garden: Pioneering a New Vision of Man and Nature in Cooperation (The Findhorn Community)

16 "It appears that mind, as manifested by the capacity to make choices, is to some extent inherent in every atom….I do not make any clear distinction between mind and God. God is what mind becomes when it has passed beyond the scale of our comprehension." Freeman Dyson, physicist, recipient of the Templeton Prize The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth (Gerald L. Schroeder, Ph.D.)

17 "Every choice we make, every thought and feeling we have, is an act of power that has biological, environmental, social, personal, and global consequences." Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (Caroline Myss)

18 "The choices you make are always and only motivated by either faith or fear." Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul (Caroline Myss)

19 "Violence is not inevitable. Peace is there for us in every moment. It is our choice." Creating True Peace: Ending Violence in Yourself, Your Family, Your Community, and the World (Thich Nhat Hanh)

20 "Our freedom is so much greater than we have comprehended. We can learn to shift from reality to reality, choosing the one that is most relevant to our needs and purposes at the moment and use our new approach…to nourish our being, love, cherish, and garden ourselves and each other, be at home in our universes, and help save ourselves and the planet." Dr. Lawrence LeShan, 'Alternate Realities' Shamanism: An Expanded View of Reality (Shirley Nicholson, Compiler)

21 "Human individuals possess the momentous power of choosing either selflessness and union with God, or the intensification of separate selfhood." The Perennial Philosophy (Aldous Huxley)

22 "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.)

23 "The major spiritual traditions are formed around one essential lesson: Make your choices wisely, because each choice you make is a creative act of spiritual power for which you are held responsible." Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (Caroline Myss)

24 "We can live in fear, or we can live in love. And every moment, we decide. The greatest power God has given us to change the world is the power to change our thoughts about the world. And as we do, the world transforms." The Gift of Change, Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life (Marianne Williamson)

25 "What we need to do is make conscious choices and take responsibility for ourselves, including our thoughts and attitudes." Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential (Caroline Myss)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite