Lester Levenson Quotes

Who is Lester Levenson?

Lester Levenson is an author on manifestation and self-love. When doctors said he had two weeks to live he started reflecting on his life. Levenson realised his own feelings were the cause of all of his problems, and not the world or the people in it, as he had previously thought.

Born July 19, 1909
Died January 18, 1994

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“A mental picturing of that which we want, with the complete acceptance and the conviction that it is ours now, will bring it quickly.”

“All minds are interconnected. Otherwise they could not understand each other.”

“All unhappiness is caused by our trying to be limited, to be an ego. The more we are our Self, the happier we are. We will never be completely happy until we are completely being our Self.”

“Attain to the place where no one and no thing can disturb you.”

“Don't probe darkness to understand light. Don't dwell on sickness to be healthy. Don't indulge in thoughts of lack to have supply.”

“Every problem is an ego problem. In order to have a problem there has to be an ego-frustration.”

“Every time you feel miserable, there is present an excellent opportunity to make a big step forward.”

“Feeling sad about anything is holding onto it. Say: 'This is something I have to let go of.' and immediately you will feel better.”

“Growth is transcending yourself, your habitual self, which is none other than ego.”

“Happiness is equal to one's capacity to love.”

“Human love is needing the other one. Divine love is giving to the other one.”

“I began by asking myself: 'What do I want out of life?' And the answer was happiness. Investigating further, I went into the moment when I was feeling happiest. I discovered something which to me was startling at the time. It was when I was loving that I was happiest. That happiness equated to my capacity to love rather than to being loved. That was a starting point.”

“If we don't like what's happening to us in the world, all we have to do is change our consciousness – and the world out there changes for us!”

“If you see misery, it's your misery. When you see the perfection where the seeming imperfection seems to be, the misery is only an apparency.”

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“Love eliminates fear. Love eliminates anxiety.”

“Love is a feeling of givingness with no thought of receiving any return for it.”

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“Misery is complexity. Happiness is simplicity.”

“Nervousness is caused by wanting two opposing things at the same time, one consciously and the other subconsciously. The battle is resolved when you make the subconscious desire conscious. On the other hand, if you know what you are, there will be no conflicts. You can do that through seeking. It is not necessary to understand the negative. It is far better to be positive. Be Your Self.”

“Once you realize how effortless the highest way of life is, it takes tremendous effort to assume the opposite.”

“Peace is non-resistance, complete acceptance, identification with all, everyone, everything.”

“People need each other and think it is love. There's no hanging on to, or fencing in, of the other one when one loves.”

“Some of us are seeking happiness where it is and as a result are becoming happier. And others are seeking it blindly in the world where it is not and are becoming more frustrated.”

“Spiritual healing is knowing that the body is perfect. Mental healing is effecting a perfect body by visualizing the body as perfect.”

“The facade is the ego. It is motivated by our seeking love. The only reward is frustration, as it is only by loving that one finds love.”

“The greatest happiness we can give to a mate comes from helping him or her to more understanding of truth.”

“The more miserable you get, the less you should look for an escape (socializing, entertainment). Rather, isolate until you see and let go of the reason for it, or move into your real Self. Never let go of – through escape from misery – a good opportunity to grow.”

“The only method of receiving love is to give love, because what we give out must come back.”

“The original state for all beings is love. Out troubles are due only to our covering over thus natural state.”

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“The vast majority of people's concept of love is actually hate, more or less. 'I need you, I must have you, I can't live without you, you're mine' is all non-love.”

“The way to infinite joy is through the elimination of desire – no attachments, no aversions.”

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“You can convince yourself of achieving something, repeating it over and over again until you beat your thinking.”


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