"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
"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)
"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."
(Rabbi Shoni Labowitz)
"Each of us daily makes the choice moment by moment for love or for fear, to do good or to do evil, to try to seek for wisdom or to remain in ignorance." Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
Angels: The Mysterious Messengers
(Rex Hauck, editor)
"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
"Of all the powers that you possess as a human being, the greatest power is the power to CHOOSE. What you are right now is the sum total of the choices you have made in your life. The power to choose is also a power, or ability, to create WHO YOU ARE!"
Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles
(John Marks Templeton)
"At times it may appear we are chosen by our thoughts or emotions, but this is only because we have permitted the mind or the heart to move without conscious direction, a choice which can be reversed whenever we decide to determine consciously what thoughts will occupy the mind or what feelings will be harbored in the heart." 'Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony', Quest 1984, foreword
Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony
(Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors)
"(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
"And after death...you will begin to see that your life here is almost nothing but the sum total of every choice you have made during every moment of your life. Your thoughts, which you are responsible for, are as real as your deeds. You will begin to realize that every word and every deed affects your life and also touches thousands of lives." Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Experiencing the Soul
(Eliot Jay Rosen, editor)
"We can listen to the voice of the Earth as she shakes and sings her song expressing her tiredness. She is calling us to attention, to be alert, to recognize that now is the time to transform selfish thought and action to compassionate caretaking. Do we want a world of peace and harmony? Are we willing to make that peace within ourselves? Will we call it forth? It is your choice. Your thought and action make a difference." Dhyani Ywahoo, Cherokee teacher
As Above, So Below: Paths to Spiritual Renewal in Daily Life
(Ronald S. Miller and the editors of New Age Journal)
"We must regain our respect for our uniqueness of mind and power of will so that we may utilize them to aid us in examining and selecting the most sound and growth-producing alternatives among the many choices the future will offer."
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
"Man is free, for he is in the image of divine liberty; and that is why he has the power to choose." Paul Evdokimov, Russian Orthodox theologian
The Lion Christian Quotation Collection
(Hannah Ward & Jennifer Wild, compilers)