This collection of quotes are all about awakenings.
Which in it’s simplest definition, refers to a profound shift in awareness, often leading to greater understanding, and a sense of connection or unity with oneself, others, and the world around.
For the purposes of this article, we’ve collated quotes about awakenings that can serve as a reminder of the importance of self-discovery, consciousness, and mindful living.
They invite us to pause, reflect, and reassess our life’s direction. Whether they spark a deeper sense of self-awareness, encourage a change in perspective, or inspire personal growth, these quotes can stimulate a transformative shift within us.
We hope they resonate with you too 🙂
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust
“Awakening is not changing who you are, but discarding who you are not.” Deepak Chopra
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” Ralph Ellison
“It is not until you awaken and become fully present that you will realize that you have not been present. It is not until you awaken that you will realize you have been asleep, dreaming that you are awake.” Leonard Jacobson
“The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it is strictly speaking no longer the ego, but just an old, conditioned mind-pattern. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist.” Eckhart Tolle
“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” Carl Jung
“In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.” Deepak Chopra
“Awakening is not a thing. It is not a goal, not a concept. It is not something to be attained. It is a metamorphosis.” Osho
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” Carl Jung
“There is a morning inside you waiting to burst open into Light.” Rumi
“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” Lao Tzu
“We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.” Rumi
“A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.” Anais Nin
“There is no coming to consciousness without pain.” Carl Jung
“The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.” Lao Tzu
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis
“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” Carl Jung
Quotes on Awakenings
“Everything comes by being! Be the love you seek. Be the friend you seek. Be the lover you seek. Be the honesty you seek. Be the integrity you seek. Be the patience you seek. Be the tolerance you seek. Be the compassion you seek.” Bryant H. McGill
“Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.” Frank Herbert
“To realize that you are not your thoughts is when you begin to awaken spiritually.” Eckhart Tolle
“A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.” Patricia Neal
“If there are people you haven’t forgiven, you’re not going to really awaken. You have to let go.” Eckhart Tolle
“Awaken its powers, and it will respect itself.” Frances Wright
“Some people awaken spiritually without ever coming into contact with any meditation technique or any spiritual teaching. They may awaken simply because they can’t stand the suffering anymore.” Eckhart Tolle
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Albert Einstein
““Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.” Ramana Maharshi
“The path of awakening is not about becoming who you are. Rather it is about unbecoming who you are not.” Albert Schweitzer
May these awakening quotes inspire you to uncover your truths, embrace your journey, and discover the extraordinary in the ordinary.
As we unravel the depths of our consciousness, we inch closer to becoming our most authentic selves.
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