Jean Houston Quotes


Best 55 Quotes by Jean Houston – Page 1 of 2

“A myth is something that never was but that is always happening.”

“A normal person is someone that you don't know very well.”

“At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.”

“Change the story and you change perception; change perception and you change the world.”

“Development involves giving up a smaller story in order to wake up to a larger story.”

“Each person is a really a great treasure house of capacities, possibilities, energies.”

“G.U.R.U ? Gee, you are you!”

“I am ready for the rest of my life to rise.”

“I believe that we are stewards of a time that is upon us – but often we need the encouragement of each other to be able to wake up to this extraordinary time and possibility.”

“I don't think that any great issue ever gets resolved. I think we outgrow them.”

“I often wonder if you wrote your memoir today, if your life story would be lived on the edge of possibility, if you held wonder in one hand and courage in the other and truly believed that anything was possible.”

“I think of spirit as that which evokes us – the lure of becoming that keeps calling.

And I think of soul as that which gets us through the cartography of everyday life.”

“If you keep telling the same sad small story, you will keep loving the same sad small life.”

“In Jump Time’s developing hybrid world, capacities once nurtured in separate societies are available to the entire family of humankind. This is a stupendous happening, as important as the discovery of new continents during the time of the great sea journeys. For the first time in human history the genius of the human race is available for all to harvest. These rediscovered capacities may be evolutionary accelerators, now being gathered from many places, times, and cultures to awaken our species to who we are and what we yet may be and do. Often, however, it is not comfortable. We can for a time find ourselves strangers in a very strange land, wishing we could return to the comforts of a more insular and familiar worldview. Yet when we get beyond the shutterings of our local cultural trance, we gain the courage to nurture the emerging forms of the possible human and the possible society.”

“In our time we have come to the stage where the real work of humanity begins. It is the time where we partner Creation in the creation of ourselves, in the restoration of the biosphere, the regenesis of society and in the assuming of a new type of culture; the culture of Kindness. Herein, we live daily life reconnected and recharged by the Source, so as to become liberated and engaged in the world and in our tasks.”

“It would be wonderful if people could grow together in groups, teaching and learning communities where they empower, evoke, explore the enormous capacities of the human condition.”

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“Just as you would not neglect seeds that you planted with hope that they will bear vegetables and fruits and flowers, so must you attend to nourish the garden of your becoming.”

“Laughter is the loaded latency given us by nature as part of our native equipment to break up the stalemates of our lives and urge us on to deeper and more complex forms of knowing.”

“Love to me is – the final lines in Dante's Paradiso, when he says, "The love that moves the Sun and all the stars" – it's what draws us together, it's why we have leaky margins with each other. It is that sumptuous, sensuous, sensitive quickening that happens when we really know ourselves as love and see ourselves as loving.”

“My prayer is, let me be a blessing to someone or something today.”

“No matter the situation, never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.”

“Now is the time when we must renew ourselves and live as if we and all of life is sacred, and as if everything we do makes a difference.”

“Occasionally we will be overwhelmed, but mostly we will be enchanted.”

“Our senses are indeed our doors and windows on this world, in a very real sense the key to the unlocking of meaning and the wellspring of creativity.”

“Sometimes my life has been Odyssean – landing on strange islands of consciousness and reality and meeting very curious monsters who turn out to be very great teachers.

Sometimes my life has been a quest for a grail of knowledge and education. Like Parsifal, my life has been a quest to pierce the veil, stumbling along but eventually finding it.”

“The illuminated ones can take any form -- a man, a woman, a child, an elder, or even a dog. It is not inconsequential that the English language allows for the dyslexia of the spelling of the word dog: God spelled backward.”

“The more you love, the more loving you become. That's just the way it works. It is a generosity of spirit.”

“The soul is the lure of our becoming.”

“The tendrils of a new, deeper form of spirituality are growing. It's the greening under the surface crust of consciousness and social paradigm.”

“The world needs the sense that we are all in it together.”

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