Seeking Quotes


There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.

Horseradish

Lemony Snicket

Horseradish
Life    Patience    Perseverance    Seeking    Truth

Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.

What we seek is some kind of compensation for what we put up with.

Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds -- justifications, confirmations, forms of consolation without which they can't go on. To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.

Asking    Courage    Daring    Knowledge    Questions    Risk    Seeking    Uncertainty

Never give up on someone. Sometimes the answers you are looking for are the same answers another person is looking for. Two people searching together are always better than one person alone.

Answers    Commond ground    Found    Friendship    Holding on    Lost    Love    Questions    Seeking    Waiting

People who fit don’t seek. The seekers are those that don’t fit.

Half of the time, the Holy Ghost tries to warn us about certain people that come into our life. The other half of the time he tries to tell us that the sick feeling we get in a situation is not the other person’s fault, rather it is our own hang-ups. A life filled with bias, hatred, judgment, insecurity, fear, delusion and self-righteousness can cloud the soul of anyone you meet. Our job is never to assume,instead it is to listen, communicate, ask questions then ask more, until we know the true depth of someone’s spirit.

Perhaps there are those who are able to go about their lives unfettered by such concerns. But for those like us, our fate is to face the world as orphans, chasing through long years the shadows of vanished parents. There is nothing for it but to try and see through our missions to the end, as best we can, for until we do so, we will be permitted no calm.

When We Were Orphans

Ishiguro Kazuo

When We Were Orphans
Calm    Destiny    Fate    Loneliness    Loss    Mission    Orphans    Peace of mind    Searching    Seeking    Solitude    Tranquility

The primary cause of disorder in ourselves is the seeking of reality promised by another.

Perspective is as simple as answering this question: If I had 5 months to live would I experience this problem differently?

It's a good sign but rare instance when, in a relationship, you find that the more you learn about the other person, the more you continue to desire them. A sturdy bond delights in that degree of youthful intrigue. Love loves its youth.

Bonds    Curiosity    Depth    Desire    Development    Faith    Faithfulness    Forgiveness    Friendship    Intrigue    Learning    Love    Loyalty    Relationship    Seeking    Young    Young love    Youth

Of Course God does not consider you hopeless. If He did, He would not be moving you to seek Him (and He obviously is)... Continue seeking Him with seriousness. Unless He wanted you, you would not be wanting Him.

C s lewis    Christ    Christianity    Faith    God    Hope    Hopeless    Hopelessness    Letter    Seek    Seeking    Theology

When a person thinks you are too good for them, they create a wall without even taking a chance. The best life that God has in store for a person is often thrown away because of what he or she thinks they deserve. True love is not the life you had, but the life you never realized you could have.

Believing    Best friends    Choices    Confusion    Friendship    God    God s plan    Love    Past    Potential    Relationships    Searching    Seeking    Self confidence    Self esteem    Signs    Storms    Trials    Trusting    Worthyness

Starting a new way is never easy so...keep starting until the start sticks.

I suddenly saw that all the time it was not I who had been seeking God, but God who had been seeking me. I had made myself the centre of my own existence and had my back turned to God.

Ego    God    Seeking

Pleasured equally
In seeking as in finding,
Each detail minding,
Old Walt went seeking
And finding.

Xav sprinkled olive oil on his lettuce. 'Lola was very particular that it all had to fit properly.'
'Lola?' squeaked Diamond. I wanted to warn her not to rise to the bait Xav was dangling in front of her but it was too late.
Xav added some Parmesan and pepper. 'Suspicious, Diamond? You should be. This is a bachelor party I'm organizing, not a school outing, and it is going to tick all of Trace's boxes. Lola is either a very efficient water sports instructor or an exotic dancing girl; I'll leave it your imagination.'
I rolled my eyes at Diamond. 'Myabe she's both. I mean the guys will really go for that, I guess. Don't worry,Di, Luigi and his crew will not disappoint us girls.' Luigi was in fact Contessa Nicoletta's little bespectacled chef with whom I had been consulting about the menu for Friday, but the Benedicts weren't to know that. 'He has promised to provide something suitably spicy for our tastes.

Bachelor    Crystal    Funny    Humour    Laugh    Party    Seeking    Tease    Wedding    Xav

Decide what your truth is. Then live it.

Socrates: So even our walks are dangerous here. But you seem to have avoided the most dangerous thing of all.
Bertha: What's that?
Socrates: Philosophy.

Bertha: Oh, we have philosophers here.
Socrates: Where are they?
Bertha: In the philosophy department.
Socrates: Philosophy is not department.
Bertha: Well, we have philosophers.
Socrates: Are they dangerous?
Bertha: Of course not.
Socrates: Then they are not true philosophers.

What you're looking for is already inside you. You've heard this before, but the holy thing inside you really is that which causes you to seek it. You can't buy it, lease it, rent it, date it, or apply for it. The best job in the world can't give it to you. Neither can succes, or fame, or financial security - besides which, there ain't no such thing.

Plan B

Anne Lamott

Plan B
Security    Seeking    Spirit    Strive

it was like trying to see a shadow in the dark.

Darkness    Fear    Fears    Inspiring    See    Seeing    Seeking    Seeking truth    Shadow    Trying    Trying to find it

Sometimes the best answer to a question is another question. Is it not by asking questions that we stimulate each other to reach more deeply into our own source and, thereby, approach the Source, both together and in our different ways? (7)

I did not know then what Brother William was seeking, and to tell the truth, I still do not know today, and I presume he himself did not know, moved as he was solely by the desire for truth, and by the suspicion - which I could see he always harbored - that the truth was not what was appearing to him at any given moment.

Whenever you can’t balance what you see with what you believe you have conflict.

Seeking excellence means choosing to forge your own sword to cut through the limitations of your life...

Choosing    Cut    Excellence    Forge    Life    Limitations    Seeking    Sword

Neglecting to ask God's counsel, neglecting to seek God's timing, you step in to *handle* things. And by and by, you've got a mess on your hands.

Those mortals who operate in the grey area between conviction and incredulity are in a position to choose most meaningfully, and with most meaningful consequences […] Perhaps only a doubter can appreciate the miracle of life without end.

Novelty is a new kind of loneliness.

Happiness is not intelligence. You can be in a group of happy people, but they may be miles off course.

The naive lose it in dark woods,
but seek it under the street lamps.

When a person seeks," Siddhartha said, "it can easily happen that his eye sees only the thing he is seeking; he is incapable of finding anything, of allowing anything to enter into him, because he is always thinking only of what he is looking for, because he has a goal, because he is possessed by his goal. Seeking means having a goal. Finding means being free, being open, having no goal. You, Venerable One, are perhaps indeed a seeker, for, striving to reach your goal, you overlook many things that lie close before your eyes.

Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha

The act of going within, finding our truth, and then sharing it, it helps us far more than we know.

Let one who seeks not stop seeking until that person finds.

Don't question what you don't understand unless you're asking questions seeking to understand.

I have found so many angels trapped inside undisputed jargon that I find myself digging at the words, in order to release them, from the books that unfairly captured their soul.

Advice    Angels    Answers    Articles    Blindness    Books    Caring too much    Debates    Dervishes    Freedom    History    Honesty    Inspirational writers    Life    Misinterrupation    Misread    Opinions    Parables    Peace    Philosophy    Propaganda    Questions    Quotes    Research    Scriptures    Searching    Seeking    Sermons    Solving    Soul    Theology    Tired    Truth    Wisdom    Writers    Writing    Zen

The only real voyage consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes; in seeing the universe through the eyes of another, one hundred others-in seeing the hundred universes that each of them sees.
Marcel Proust, translated by Kiyotesong


Giving Birth by Marcus Amaker
do you remember
when the earth was just a baby,
settling in its skin,
safe in the arms of mother nature
with fire breathing from within.
you were not shackled by time
and life roamed around your heart
with the weight of dinosaurs,
leaving footprints in your lungs.
and the first time you saw the sun
you could barely breathe
because the possibility of endless light
planted a seed
so you admire the strength of trees,
who naturally grew into
unwavering beauty,
staring down the mouth of
time.
do you remember being 11 years old
when your mother told you
birth is more painful than dying
and you burst with dreams
without even trying,
seeking light in your heart,
where shadows now rest
comfortably next to fear.
but you come out of the woods clear,
with nature’s breath
under your tongue,
and a weightless bliss,
no longer scared of
death.

Beauty    Birth    Death    Earth    Journey    Nature    Seeking    Sorrow    Wisdom

If I had wings I would fly,
I'd soar on high where only eagles dare
I'd let them rip, I'd let them tear,
until all that remained was me bare.

Eagles    Escape    Fly    Freedom    Hopeful    Seeking    Soar    Want

A person who seeks wisdom will find it.

... Because one who seeks the highest must not leave any path untried.

The Quiet Girl

Peter Høeg

The Quiet Girl
Highest    Path    Seek    Seeker    Seeking    Try

A game like sardines is scary, not so much for the hider but for the seekers. It's scary because you lose your companions and the whole world creeps up quiet and you slowly realize you're going to stumble upon a secret place where everyone will jump out at you. And then, when you are the very last seeker, you start to wonder if you're the only person in the world. If the hiding place somehow sucked up the players and the last one has to decide to run away or get sucked up, too.

There are only two profound ways to reach enlightenment: Laugh by yourself, or get tickled.


What is Required by Paul Allen
(fragment)
1
All elsewhere being World,
how many times have I stood
in the bright shadows of a wood,
no track or trail leading in, out-
as though ground cover
renewed as I went through?
I sometimes own the moments where I stand
alone. Everything else is air
and arbitrary firings of neurons
we call memory if they happened,
fantasy if they didn’t- same pictures.
Call it prayer, then,
the moments where I’m not aware
even of how lovely the moment is-
not liking, not disliking-
not aware there is a moment
until I’m back in the world
and remember it- construct it
in my mind as having been beautiful.
4
I’m too often bitten by silence.
My mother called it dawdling,
the ex, brooding. My students call it
absent-minded professor.
The kindest students bring me back gently.
But I live most when silence,
shade, and light like this harvest me,
a kind of prayer I’m gathered to,
not the prayer I clutter with will or words.

I didn't want to be ordinary," I mumbled.
My mother looked up. "What ordinary, Charley?"
"You know. Someone you forget."
From the other room came the squeals of children. Miss Thelma turned her chin to the sound. She smiled,"That's what keeps me from being forgotten.

We were seekers. You are that which is sought, Joshua. You are the source. The end is divinity, in the beginning is the word. You are the word.

The Ego uses the mind as a means of spiritual search. It is through the mind that the Ego intends to understand what is beyond mind and forms. The mind in this way prepares the mental image of enlightenment, seeking, happiness etc.

Ego    Happiness    Mind    Seeking

People have been fed a Lean Cuisine® in the name of Jesus and told that it was a feast and they’ve decided there must not be much to this faith stuff after all. People see folks who bear the name of Christ who are acting loudly out of fear and have decided that peace must be found elsewhere. People are hungry to be a part of something that matters and to know that they matter.

Kaohinani is a Hawaiian word meaning gatherer of beautiful things.

Beauty    Collectors    Hawaii    Journey    Language    Seeking    Wisdom


Singing at the Edge of Need by Susan Laughter Meyers
(fragment)
Three things I turned my back to: light,
the past, the trunk of an old tree.
One by one each unfastened itself.
To sit is to present when the roll is called.
I knew that. I wore my hat of straw, fringed
like fingers sifting a breeze. My hat
collecting a thousand thoughts…
…I had no map
and few lessons yet to guide me.
I was a study of questions. O Grandmother,
I was small, sitting in the midst of wildness,
a child thrilling at the boss of thunder.
A rustle of leaves, moss tipping at me-
I was small, I was hunger, I was thirst-
wings flitting in a brush pile. O Grandmother,
I was small, kneeling in the midst of wonder,
quaking and singing at the edge of need.

Awe    Beauty in nature    Mindfulness    Nature    Seeking    Spirit    Wisdom    Wonder

In other words, what we seek is some kind of compensation for what we put up with

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