In Balanced Achievement’s Quote 20 series, we explore 20 inspirational quotes about a particular topic or 20 memorable quotes said by a historically significant individual. In this article, we turn our attention to 20 consciousness quotes that illuminate your true spiritual nature.
For thousands of centuries, India’s great sages and seers have passionately talked about an underlying spiritual reality that connects us all. While these immortalized mystics, coming primarily from the religion of Hinduism, have uniquely conceptualized their wisdom-filled teachings to best relate with the citizens of their respective generations, the primary aim has always remained the same: to help individuals realize their truest selves as the silent observer within. Pure consciousness, they’ve told us, is our direct link to the divine source that pervades throughout the cosmos and who we are at the most fundamental level.
Although science has continuously tried to debunk the notion that the conscious part of one’s self is somehow related to a higher spiritual existence or a God, little factual evidence has been found to support this claim, and the ‘hard problem of consciousness’ remains unsolved. It’s for this reason that the great spiritual teachers and gurus of today remain committed to guiding seekers away from associating themselves with the mental processes of the mind and the physical body, and towards a deeper stillness that can only be found within their hearts.
As you’ll discover by exploring the following 20 consciousness quotes, said by iconic spiritual thinkers of both the present and the past, who you truly are may not really be who you assume yourself to be:
“Everyone and everything that shows up in the world of form in this universe originates not from a particle, as quantum physics teaches us, but from an energy field. That energy field can be called God, soul, spirit, or consciousness. It looks a certain way, sounds a certain way, and feels a certain way. I try to stay in harmony with what I believe it sounds and feels like.” ~ Wayne Dyer
“It is everywhere, though we see it not. Just so, dear one, the Self is everywhere within all things, although we see him not. There is nothing that does not come from him. Of everything he is the inmost Self. He is the truth; he is the Self supreme.” ~ The Upanishads
“Pure Consciousness, which is the Heart, includes all, and nothing is outside or apart from it. That is the ultimate Truth.” ~ Ramana Maharshi
“The Divine is present in everyone, in all Beings, in everything. Like space it is everywhere, all pervading, all powerful, all knowing. The Divine is the principle of Life, the inner Light of Consciousness, and pure bliss. It is our very own self.” ~ Amma
“Absolute consciousness is manifest here in every circumstance of daily life because it is everywhere full and perfect. Consciousness is said to be the cause of all things because it is everywhere emergent as each manifest entity.” ~ Abhinavagupta
“Unity consciousness is a state of enlightenment where we pierce the mask of illusion which creates separation and fragmentation. Behind the appearance of separation is one unified field of wholeness. Here the seer and the scenery are one.” ~ Deepak Chopra
“Christ, Buddha, and Krishna are but waves in the Ocean of Infinite Consciousness that I am!” ~ Swami Vivekananda
“Real health has to happen somewhere inside you, in your subjectivity, in your consciousness, because consciousness knows no birth, no death. It is eternal. To be healthy in consciousness means: first, to be awake; second, to be harmonious; third, to be ecstatic; and fourth, to be compassionate.” ~ Rajneesh
“God is the Seed; The Universe is the Tree, Impulses and passions are the branches, Intelligence is the flower, Pure Consciousness is the fruit, Love is the sweetness in the fruit.” ~ Sathya Sai Baba
“There is a God part in you. The consciousness. The pure Self. Learn to listen the voice of that Power.” ~ Amit Ray
“The consciousness in you and the consciousness in me, apparently two, really one, seek unity and that is love.” ~ Nisargadatta Maharaj
“Enlightenment is the natural state of consciousness, the innocent state of consciousness, that state which is uncontaminated by the movement of thought, uncontaminated by control or manipulation of mind.” ~ Adyashanti
“I am no longer the wave of consciousness thinking itself separated from the sea of cosmic consciousness. I am the ocean of Spirit that has become the wave of human life.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
“You are the light of consciousness and also the witness of this light. You are pure awareness.” ~ Mooji
“It is He who manifests as both matter and consciousness. There is no place where God is not. In every atom, in every living being He alone is present.” ~ Swami Rama
“If you shift from compulsiveness to consciousness, being joyful will not be an effort.” ~ Jaggi Vasudev
“Paradise is not a place; it’s a state of consciousness.” ~ Sri Chinmoy
“You are not ‘in the now;’ you are the now. That is your essential identity-the only thing that never changes. Life is always now. Now is consciousness. And consciousness is who you are. That’s the equation.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
“The consciousness of the seer, is a greater power for knowledge than the consciousness of the thinker. The perceptual power of the inner sight is greater and more direct than the perceptual power of thought.” ~ Sri Aurobindo
“As we grow in our consciousness.. there will be more compassion and more love. And then… the barriers between people.. between religions.. and between nations will begin to fall.” ~ Ram Dass