30 Most Famous Gary Zukav Quotes

30 Most Famous Gary Zukav Quotes

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Gary Zukav is a spiritual teacher and author. He was born on October 17, 1942 in Port Arthur, Texas. Zukav became an Eagle Scout and graduated as the valedictorian of his high school in 1960. He then attended Harvard on a full scholarship. In 1979 his first book was published, The Dancing Wu Li Masters, and later went to on to write four consecutive New York Time’s bestsellers.

“A power struggle collapses when you withdraw your energy from it. Power struggles become uninteresting to you when you change your intention from winning to learning about yourself.”

“Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, Rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.”

“An authentically powered person lives in love. Love is the energy of the soul. Love is what heals the personality. There is nothing that cannot be healed by love. There is nothing but love.”

“An intention is a quality of consciousness that you bring to an action.”

“Anytime new insight replaces an old assumption or a fossilized perception is the spring. New understandings sprout, new tolerances appear, and new curiosity draws you to previously dark places. Just as the sun shines earlier and longer in the spring, changes that seemed impossible appear to be possible with each new insight into your own health.”

“As we become multi sensory, we move beyond the limitations of the five senses and we now are evolving to a different mechanism in the exploration of physical reality.”

“Caregiving requires the intention of love, caretaking requires the intention of fear. Not acting in anger when you are angry requires the intention of love.”

“Commitment and creativity cannot be captured and handcuffed. Inspiration cannot be jailed. The heart cannot be contained.”

“Developing compassion for Congress and politicians is a good way to begin practicing the new social activism if you want to make effective changes in the world. Perhaps the most startling new insight of all is that there is no other way to effectively change the world.”

“Eventually, you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.”

“I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.”

If you want to have the kind of relationship that your heart yearns for, you have to create it. You can’t depend on somebody else creating it for you.”

“If your addiction lingers, ask yourself if you really want to release it, because in your heart you do not.”

“Nonsense is that which does not fit into the prearranged patterns which we have superimposed on reality…Nonsense is nonsense only when we have not yet found that point of view from which it makes sense.”

“Painful emotions show you what prevents you from creating harmony, cooperation, sharing and reverence for life.”

“Religions cannot change you. If you are angry, you will become an angry Muslim or Hindu. If you are righteous, you will become a righteous Christian or Jew.”

“The choice that frees or imprisons us is the choice of love or fear. Love liberates. Fear imprisons.”

“The coming and going of the seasons give us more than the springtimes, summers, autumns, and winters of our lives. It reflects the coming and going of the circumstances of our lives like the glassy surface of a pond that shows our faces radiant with joy or contorted with pain.”

“The decisions that you make and the actions that you take upon the earth are the means by which you evolve.”

“The first man to see an illusion by which men have flourished for centuries surely stands in a lonely place.”

“The first step is to distinguish the loving parts of your personality that are active from the frightened parts of your personality that are active – in other words, to learn to distinguish
love from fear in you. The second step is to choose love, no matter what.”

“The hardest times to choose love are the very times when you can most grow spiritually. In fact, they are the only times you can grow spiritually!”

“The loving parts of your personality have no trouble loving. That is all they do. You experience the loving parts of as gratitude, appreciation, caring, patience, contentment and awe of life.”

“The more you create authentic power, the more the characteristics of authentic power become yours, and the more meaning, purpose and joy enter your life.”

“The only way to become authentically powerful is to create authentic power. You cannot wish, want, or command authentic power into your life, although you can try.”

“The place to begin the task of eliminating evil is within yourself.”

“The soul of an individual; your soul and my soul, is that part of us that is immortal.”

“The worst thing you can do for love is deny it; so when you find that special someone, don’t let anyone or anything to get in your way.”

“We cannot control what emotions or circumstances we will experience next, but we can choose how we will respond to them.”

“When you welcome your emotions as teachers, every emotion brings good news, even the ones that are painful.”