Who the heck is Teal Swan?

Teal Swan is a well-known spiritual teacher, writer and blogger.

Books by Teal Swan

Quotes by Teal Swan

“A hospital is a place where sick people congregate.”

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“Acceptance is the currency of love.”

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“Any belief or method that is being used to fuel denial is by definition an enemy to awakening, enlightenment, awareness and expansion.”

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“Behind every single action lies a positive intention. All hateful acts are misguided attempts to carry out a positive intention.”

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“Chronic procrastination is worse than self abandonment; it's self complacency.”

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“Dedicating your time to being against something is the same as dedicating your life to something that you hate; you feed it with your energy. Knowing what you are against helps you to decide what you are for. From there, the best thing to do is to pour all of your focus and time and energy into what you are for instead.”

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“Ego is born of fear and the illusion of separateness. It does everything to control, and avoid the fear that maintains it... In other words... It's main goal is to ensure that you do not experience the true self. For if this happened, it would cease to exist. and survival at all costs is it's primary goal.”

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“Faith can only occur in the absence of knowing.”

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“Hatred is the act of willingly misunderstanding.”

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“He who copes with the world the best is often the one who will do the very least to change it. Instead, he will do the very most to teach everyone else how to cope with it.”

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“Idolization is nothing more than the projection of the suppressed positive attributes within one person, onto another person, so that they may admire the reflection; instead of the source.”

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“If I accepted that what I want is never and I mean NEVER, going to happen, what would I do then or instead.”

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“If we as people allow ourselves to be caught up in either pride or shame, we severely limit the scope of what we are capable of doing and what we are capable of of becoming in this life.”

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“If you are in a situation where someone is being less than kind to you, that situation is the indication that in some way, you are being less than kind to yourself. You can only be a match to meeting and surrounding yourself with people who treat you poorly, if you treat yourself poorly. The world is reflecting how you treat yourself! So what does the doctor order? Self love! ”

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“If you are unhappy, look at the things you do every day. You can’t do the same things every day and get different results in terms of how you feel. So do different things. If you do different things every day, you will start to see different results.”

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“If you aren't controversial, you aren't yet being yourself.”

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“If you don’t take a risk, you’ve failed already.”

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“If you want a happy life, and we all do... If you want to find out who you really are, and we all do... You're going to have to risk being you.”

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“In order to integrate something, heal it, or move beyond it, we must first own or claim it. Whatever we cannot own or claim within us, we will project onto others.”

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“It is easy to become discouraged when we realize how much the past effects the now. But we can also look at this truth and realize how much the now effects the future. This can give rise to much hope if we let it that the future changes the second we change the now. We create the future we want to see by taking incremental steps to becoming what we want to see in the very moment we are standing in. Here and now. So... what are you waiting for?”

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“Many Years ago, Jules Verne wrote a collection of improbable stories about crafts which flew in the atmosphere, space ships, lunar explorations and submarines. These ideas, were improbable. Jules was seen as a creative but eccentric fool, unwilling to reside in reality. And his stories were isolated to the realm of science fiction. But here we are in the year 2012... with airplanes, submarines, the space shuttle and we have walked on the moon. Now... who is the fool and who is the visionary? We must learn to break free of the limitations of our own mind, for it is molding the very fabric of our reality. The future is created by the the improbable ideas of today. Visionary thinkers always run into resistance from those who would feel safer if everyone would conform to a consensus about what is real and what is possible. But... This should not stop those unique people who don't live in the prison of this kind of fear, from pushing the envelope.”

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“People who love themselves pick the path of least resistance. Picking the hard way is not virtuous - it is self-punishment.”

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“Power never corrupts. It merely amplifies and reveals what's already underneath.”

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“Pride is the defense of insecurity. If you lose pride and face the insecurity, there is nothing left to defend. And that is a profound form of relief.”

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“Real gifts are usually not very easy. They are what we need, not necessarily what we want.”

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“Relationships can be the greatest source of joy. They can also be the greatest source of suffering. This suffering occurs the moment that we begin to expect the other person to provide our joy for us with their specific behavior. The minute we ask someone to be the source and cause of our own happiness, we lose all power, we live at the mercy of someone else's alignment or misalignment, we expect them to live according to our own idea of happiness, instead of their own. And most importantly, we lose connection with the only relationship that truly matters. The relationship between you and ...you. A healthy, loving, consistent relationship with another person is always and only the by-product of a healthy, loving and constant connection between you and you.”

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“Reveal your subconscious or it will reveal you.”

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“So often we come into this life and look at this world as if it is broken and the question we keep asking ourselves is... "What does the world need?". We live our lives searching for the answer to this question and by doing this, we have it backwards. Instead, we need to ask ourselves what makes us come alive. and then... we need to have the courage to go do that. Because what the world needs, is this: people who have come alive.”

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“Spirituality is not about knowing everything. It's about learning to love everything.”

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“The day you betrayed yourself completely, was the day that you decided you would only be with yourself based on the condition that you felt good. So you have been trying to feel good all your life, so you could be with yourself and feel whole again... instead of realizing that you could just decide to be with yourself here and now, regardless of how you feel.”

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“The ego uses knowledge as a shield, a sword and a security blanket.”

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“The highest form of human intelligence is not to be able to conceive of what we are. Instead, it is to be able to observe ourselves without judgment.”

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“The only things you can lose are things that you have to lose in order to find something infinitely more valuable.”

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“The people who trigger us, or cause us to feel negative emotion are messengers. They are messengers for the unhealed parts of our being.”

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“The purpose of disagreement is not victory or defeat, it is progress.”

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“The reason we suffer from anything, is not because of the thing itself, but because of our resistance to it.”

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“The shadow side of knowledge is that knowing prevents us from learning. The state of learning is a state of openness to all possibilities, whereas the state of knowing is a state of closedness to all further possibilities.”

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“The world is as neutral as a mirror, we perceive in it only what we place before it.”

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“The world is one. You are but a single cell in the body of all that is.”

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“The world will remain as brutal as our level of desensitization to its brutality.”

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“There is no such thing as limit or finite resource in an infinite universe. There is enough resource for everyone to experience the exact amount of abundance, happiness love and freedom they truly desire without ever taking away from any one else's supply. So give yourself permission to manifest anything you desire without fearing that you're subtracting from any one else's desires.”

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“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is. And true security is the result of anchoring oneself to the certainty of uncertainty.”

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“We are powerless the minute we try to control what was because we can not touch it. So instead... change what you can touch... the now. Shape it into what you want it to be... the future.”

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“We assume that our physical surroundings are the stable, firm basis of reality. As if density and form itself are the true test of what is real. But we are wrong in our assumption. It is the density of physical form that obscures the truth from our physical senses. Reality... is actually completely 100% relative to the vibratory frequency of the observer.”

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“We do not fear the unknown, we fear what we think we know about the unknown.”

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“We only say that an experience is bad or unwanted when we do not yet understand it's role in our growth and integration.”

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“What sets youth apart from adults, is their ability to recognize and surrender themselves to happiness. Happiness is straightforward for children until the adults around them present a complicated version of happiness, and urge them to agree with it.”

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“You can not consciously see someone clearly until you are completely conscious of yourself. If you aren't you will continue to see everyone through the filter of your own subconscious mind.”

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“You were not born to use this life to refine or improve yourself. You were born to use this life as a canvas to paint yourself across.”

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“You will start living a life that is worth living for, as soon as you start thinking and saying and doing things that are worthy of your life.”

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“Your 'shadow' is nothing more than the part of you that is unconscious and therefore hidden from your awareness. The unconscious is filled with all kinds of things that you have judged as 'unacceptable' about you. And shadow work is nothing more than the art of making the unconscious, conscious and the unacceptable, acceptable.”

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“Your ego is like a seed. Your soul is like a plant sprout that can't escape the security of that seed. "I'll keep you safe", it says. But if you let it, your soul, just like that plant sprout, will never see the light of day.”

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