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1 "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 (Mary-Margaret Moore)

2 "Every second offers a choice either to channel grace or to withhold it." Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul (Caroline Myss)

3 "We are not the victims or the effects of uncontrollable external circumstances: the journey of transformation is within us. Therefore, we choose the destination." The Unfolding Self: Varieties of Transformative Experience (Ralph Metzner)

4 "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)

5 "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)

6 "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)

7 "At any given moment you can choose to grow where you are planted. You can yield to the subtle inclination that tugs at your heart to open yourself to the presence of God that is always there." Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God (James Finley)

8 "In the heart, heaven and hell are decided." Heaven, The Heart's Deepest Longing (Peter Kreeft)

9 "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.)

10 "We are drenched in awareness, in experience, and have no choice but to go with it on some profound level." Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber (Ken Wilber)

11 “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.)

12 "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)

13 "The exterior acts of virtue proceed from interior choice." Thomas Aquinas, In Ethics II, L. 5, p. 136 Sheer Joy, Conversations with Thomas Aquinas on Creation Spirituality (Matthew Fox)

14 "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 (Robert Ellwood)

15 "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)

16 "We choose. We choose what carries energy in our lives. We choose what we pay attention to. We choose what mental and emotional impulses and responses drive us." Calling the Circle: The First and Future Culture (Christina Baldwin)

17 "We get in life that which we focus on. Continual focus on darkness leads us, as individuals and as a society, further into darkness. Focus on the light brings us into the light." A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

18 "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)

19 "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 (Bill Moyers)

20 “God creates us with the gift of free choice.” Bernard of Clairvaux, Essential Writings (Dennis E. Tamburello, O.F.M.)

21 "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)

22 "We are continually engaged in the evolution of self and world – and we have the power to choose, moment by moment, between that which gives life and that which deals death." A Hidden Wholeness, The Journey Toward An Undivided Life (Parker J. Palmer)

23 "(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 (Abraham Maslow)

24 "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)

25 "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)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite