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The Life We Are Given, A Long-Term Program for Realizing the Potential of Body, Mind, Heart and Soul
George Leonard and Michael Murphy
"'The Life We Are Given' is a powerful, compelling, comprehensive approach to individual transformation and community enrichment." Ken Wilber

1 "Mind and flesh can be transformed in the fire of our secret divinity."

2 "Could it be that the human heart and the world's heart are one in their self-surpassing? We believe that they are. As we grow in love and strength, we become vehicles for the world's growth."

3 "Never before has there been so much scientifically based knowledge about the transformative capacities of human nature. This knowledge, combined with the lore and inspiration of the sacred traditions, gives the human race an unprecedented opportunity to make a great evolutionary advance."

4 "Finer than the fine, greater than the great, the Self hides in the secret heart of the creature…Seated, he journeys far off, lying down, he goes everywhere. Realizing the bodiless in bodies, the established in things unsettled, the great and omnipresent Self, the wise and steadfast soul grieves no longer." Katha Unpanishad

5 "The idea of the whole person goes back at least to the ancient Greeks. Most Greek thought, in fact, was informed by a sense of the wholeness of things."

6 "People in every culture, and in every age, have invented ways to realize their kinship or oneness with divinity. Neanderthals held burial ceremonies, indicating their sense of an afterlife, and Cro-Magnon peoples, more than fifteen thousand years ago, left us cave drawings of shamanic figures. These Homo Sapiens had developed an awareness of themselves in relation to things beyond. In this awareness, this reach beyond the ordinary world, there occurred an immense evolutionary leap. The unvierse awakened to its secret soul, its guiding presence and destiny. That awakening has been nurtured ever since through innumerable practices of transformation that have arisen around the globe."

7 "While remaining transcendent to all created things, the divine spirit involved itself in the birth of the material universe. The process that followed, the uneven but inexorable emergence of ever higher organization from matter to life to humankind, is then – at the heart of it – the unfolding of hidden divinity."

8 "Whatever your age, your upbringing, or your education, what you are made of is mostly unused potential."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite