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Born: 1946-10-22
Profession: Philosopher
Nation: American
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You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.

Tags: Between, Free, Yourself

The real key is to live in an environment where the mind feels free to choose the right thing instead of being compelled by habit and inertia to choose the wrong thing.

Tags: Free, Mind, Real

Traditional Islam is a mixture of all obedience to Allah, and if that requires militancy, so be it.

Tags: Allah, Islam, Obedience

The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer. We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world.

Tags: Create, Experience, Physical

Ultimately spiritual awareness unfolds when you're flexible, when you're spontaneous, when you're detached, when you're easy on yourself and easy on others.

Tags: Others, Spiritual, Yourself

A risk-free life is far from being a healthy life.

Tags: Far, Healthy, Life

We all feel the urge to condemn ourselves out of guilt, to blame others for our misfortunes and to fantasize about total disaster.

Tags: Blame, Others, Ourselves

The greatest mystery of existence is existence itself.

Tags: Existence, Greatest, Mystery

Passivity is the same as defending injustice.

Tags: Defending, Injustice, Passivity

Self-awareness is value-free. It isn't scary. It doesn't imply that you will subject yourself to needless pain.

Tags: Pain, Subject, Yourself

It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.

Tags: Babies, Bliss, Nature

Modern medicine, for all its advances, knows less than 10 percent of what your body knows instinctively.

Tags: Body, Knows, Less

Victims always feel alone and helpless.

Tags: Alone, Helpless, Victims

Yes, in all my research, the greatest leaders looked inward and were able to tell a good story with authenticity and passion.

Tags: Good, Greatest, Passion

You know, religion itself, Eastern and Western, is divisive and quarrelsome anyway.

Tags: Anyway, Religion, Western

All of us are living with dogmas that we accept as truths. When one of these is overturned, there's an initial gasp, soon followed by a rush of exhilaration.

Tags: Accept, Living, Soon

A person is a pattern of behavior, of a larger awareness.

Tags: Awareness, Behavior, Pattern

All religions develop, become exclusive, become divisive and quarrelsome.

Tags: Become, Develop, Religions

There is just no getting around that turning bad things into good things is up to you.

Tags: Bad, Getting, Good

We're living in a time when the world has suddenly discovered India because it's run out of raw material for its imagination. The raw materials for imagination are inexhaustible here.

Tags: Here, Living, Time

Globalism began as a vision of a world with free trade, shared prosperity, and open borders. These are good, even noble things to aim for.

Tags: Free, Good, Vision

Mature workers are less impulsive, less reactive, more creative and more centered.

Tags: Creative, Less, Mature

Muhammad is more human, more self-doubting, even self-tortured at times. His story is full of adventure, intrigue, betrayal.

Tags: Betrayal, Human, Times

No solution can ever be found by running in three different directions.

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Once the fabric of a just society is undone, it takes generations to weave it back together.

Tags: Once, Society, Together

Well-being changes as we move through life, which is why a child's version of it cannot be the same as an old person's.

Tags: Cannot, Life, Why
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Consciousness conceives, governs, constructs, and becomes the activity of the body.

Tags: Activity, Becomes, Body

I grew up with a lot of Muslim friends, and the whole idea of revelation has been a lifelong interest of mine.

Tags: Friends, Idea, Whole

I've always felt that technology can be used to our benefit and should be used to our benefit.

Tags: Felt, Technology, Used

I, of course, meditate for two hours every morning. It's part of my schedule; I wake up at 4 a.m. every day and I love it.

Tags: Hours, Love, Morning

In my definition of consciousness, consciousness is the same thing as life. What wisdom traditions also call spirit.

Tags: Life, Spirit, Wisdom

Preventive medicine isn't part of a physician's everyday routine, which is spent dispensing drugs and performing surgery.

Tags: Everyday, Medicine, Routine

The fear of death comes from limited awareness.

Tags: Awareness, Death, Fear

Your immune cells are like a circulating nervous system. Your nervous system in fact is a circulating nervous system. It thinks. It's conscious.

Tags: Fact, System, Thinks

I like Muhammad a lot, because he's like us more than anybody else. Jesus is just so exalted, and Buddha is just so exalted, it's almost beyond our reach.

Tags: Almost, Else, Jesus

Every spiritual tradition has this idea of death and resurrection. It's not unique to Christianity.

Tags: Death, Idea, Spiritual

Human beings place their desires ahead of the collective good.

Tags: Good, Human, Place

I went to medical school because I wanted to ask the big questions. Do we have a soul? Does God exist? What happens after death?

Tags: Death, God, Medical

My father was a doctor, an army cardiologist.

Tags: Army, Doctor, Father

Religions take donations and don't pay taxes.

Tags: Pay, Religions, Taxes

So the universe is constantly moving in the direction of higher evolutionary impulses, creativity, abstraction, and meaning.

Tags: Creativity, Moving, Universe

Some Western biographies are apologist, and do not portray the negative side at all.

Tags: Negative, Side, Western

The masculine energy was about survival. The male was the hunter who risked his life and had to be in the fight-flight mode.

Tags: Energy, Life, Survival

We Americans sit at the head of the banquet table, as we have done for a century. Our standard of living is luxurious by any measure.

Tags: Done, Head, Living

We must revisit the idea that science is a methodology and not an ontology.

Tags: Idea, Revisit, Science

When I was growing up, I went to an Irish-Christian missionary school.

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No matter how closely you examine the water, glucose, and electrolyte salts in the human brain, you can't find the point where these molecules became conscious.

Tags: Brain, Human, Matter

In societies where mature workers are respected and where their wisdom is respected, everybody benefits. Workers are more engaged and productive. Their health is better. They live longer.

Tags: Everybody, Health, Wisdom

So many things happen for every event, and if you try to manipulate it, it means you are struggling against the whole universe, and that's just silly.

Tags: Happen, Try, Whole

Although we take it for granted, sanitation is a physical measure that has probably done more to increase human life span than any kind of drug or surgery.

Tags: Done, Human, Life

And for me anyway, consciousness is three components: a personal component which for lack of a better word we can call the soul. A collective component which is more archetypal and a deeper level, and then a universal domain of consciousness.

Tags: Personal, Soul, Word

We need to build websites with celebrity speakers who talk about the ideals of fairness, sharing, democratic cooperation, and altruism in public life.

Tags: Fairness, Life, Talk

From a scientist's perspective, to understand everything that you need to know about human beings, you only have to tinker with all the mechanical parts of genes and the brain until there are no more secrets left.

Tags: Brain, Human, Understand

My own training is in the field of neuroendocrinology and I really became very fascinated many years ago with the molecules of emotion, molecules that we call neuropeptides.

Tags: Call, Emotion, Training

Traditional science assumes, for the most part, that an objective observer independent reality exists; the universe, stars, galaxies, sun, moon and earth would still be there if no one was looking.

Tags: Reality, Science, Sun

When resources become skimpy, human beings don't suddenly cooperate to conserve what's left. They fight to the last scrap for possession of a diminishing resource.

Tags: Become, Fight, Human

You can't make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.

Tags: Easy, Life, Positive

The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years.

Tags: Health, Influence, Life

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.

Tags: Chaos, Inside, Keep

Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.

Tags: Beauty, Leadership, Love

Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it's realistic or not.

Tags: Ask, Realistic, Yourself

There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.

Tags: Big, Here, Place

The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.

Tags: Heart, Less, Others

Our most important task is to transform our consciousness so that violence is no longer an option for us in our personal lives, that understanding that a world of peace is possible only if we relate to each other as peaceful beings, one individual at a time.

Tags: Peace, Time, Violence

Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.

Tags: Happenings, Happiness, Resisted

If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world.

Tags: Moment, Single, Thought

Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.

Tags: Best, Happiness, Happy

You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices.

Tags: Choices, Existence, Moment

Life gives you plenty of time to do whatever you want to do if you stay in the present moment.

Tags: Life, Moment, Time

Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.

Tags: Bliss, Real, Rich

To think is to practice brain chemistry.

Tags: Brain, Chemistry, Intelligence

I teach people that no matter what the situation is, no matter how chaotic, no matter how much drama is around you, you can heal by your presence if you just stay within your center.

Tags: Matter, Situation, Within

The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.

Tags: Death, Thinking

The intention to live as long as possible isn't one of the mind's best intentions, because quantity isn't the same as quality.

Tags: Best, Mind, Possible

Our thinking and our behaviour are always in anticipation of a response. It is therefore fear-based.

Tags: Behaviour, Response, Thinking

We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.

Tags: Change, Death, Spirit

I think we need the feminine qualities of leadership, which include attention to aesthetics and the environment, nurturing, affection, intuition and the qualities that make people feel safe and cared for.

Tags: Attention, Intuition, Leadership

Success comes when people act together; failure tends to happen alone.

Tags: Alone, Failure, Success

There is no fixed physical reality, no single perception of the world, just numerous ways of interpreting world views as dictated by one's nervous system and the specific environment of our planetary existence.

Tags: Reality, Single, System

Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born.

Tags: Born, Desire, God

But the real secret to lifelong good health is actually the opposite: Let your body take care of you.

Tags: Care, Good, Health
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