1. “Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.”
  2. “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
  3. “If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” 
  4. “We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about.”
  5. “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” 
  6. “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” 
  7. “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” 
  8. “If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.” 
  9. “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances without own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” 
  10. “Life is like arriving late for a movie, having to figure out what was going on without bothering everybody with a lot of questions, and then being unexpectedly called away before you find out how it ends.” 
  11. “If you are falling….dive.” 
  12. “If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.” 
  13. “Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.” 
  14. “Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.” 
  15. “Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” 
  16. “We’re not on our journey to save the world but to save ourselves. But in doing that you save the world. The influence of a vital person vitalizes.” 
  17. “All religions are true but none are literal.” 
  18. “Sit in a room and read–and read and read. And read the right books by the right people. Your mind is brought onto that level, and you have a nice, mild, slow-burning rapture all the time.” 
  19. “Half the people in the world think that the metaphors of their religious traditions, for example, are facts. And the other half contends that they are not facts at all. As a result we have people who consider themselves believers because they accept metaphors as facts, and we have others who classify themselves as atheists because they think religious metaphors are lies.” 
  20. “Where you stumble and fall, there you will find gold.” 
  21. “You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.” 
  22. “Regrets are illuminations come too late.” 
  23. “The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe to match your nature with Nature.”
  24. “Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is.”
  25. “The first step to the knowledge of the wonder and mystery of life is the recognition of the monstrous nature of the earthly human realm as well as its glory, the realization that this is just how it is and that it cannot and will not be changed. Those who think they know how the universe could have been had they created it, without pain, without sorrow, without time, without death, are unfit for illumination.”
  26. “Gods suppressed become devils, and often it is these devils whom we first encounter when we turn inward.”