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Quotes About Life: Living Fully in Our Bodies

When you get into the body, it keeps you true.  Jennifer Reich

Intelligence is present everywhere in our bodies . . . our own inner intelligence is far superior to any we can try to substitute from the outside.  Deepak Chopra

There's a world of difference . . . between that information to which we now presumably have access by way of computers, libraries, and the rest of it, great stockpiles of data, and the knowledge that people have in their bones by which they do good work and live good lives.  Wendell Berry

There is deep wisdom within our very flesh, if we can only come to our senses and feel it.  Elizabeth A. Behnke

The body is a multilingual being.  It speaks through its color and its temperature, the flush of recognition, the glow of love, the ash of pain, the heat of arousal, the coldness of nonconviction. . . . It speaks through the leaping of the heart, the falling of the spirits, the pit at the center, and rising hope.  Clarissa Pinkola Estés

It is amazing how many hints and guides and intuitions for living come to the sensitive person who has ears to hear what his body is saying.  Rollo May

The body always leads us home . . . if we can simply learn to trust sensation and stay with it long enough for it to reveal appropriate action, movement, insight, or feeling.  Pat Ogden

The body never lies.  Martha Graham

My primary process of perceiving is muscular and visual.  Albert Einstein

Great ideas originate in the muscles.  Thomas Edison

Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.  Carl G. Jung

Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.  Samuel Beckett

Think with the whole body.  Taisen Deshimaru

For every thought supported by feeling, there is a muscle change.  Primary muscle patterns being the biological heritage of man, man's whole body records his emotional thinking.  Mabel Ellsworth Todd

Ultimately, we become aware of most of what is going on within us mainly through the muscles.  Moshe Feldenkrais

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states.  Carol Welch

Trying out new ways of using your body in handling various situations breaks you free from old ways of thinking and being.  Mirka Knaster

Emotional release and muscular release are interdependent - one does not occur without the other.  Elaine Mayland

In our bodies, in this moment, there live the seed impulses of the change and spiritual growth we seek, and to awaken them we must bring our awareness into the body, into the here and now.  Pat Ogden

Here in this body are the sacred rivers: here are the sun and moon as well as all the pilgrimage places...I have not encountered another temple as blissful as my own body.  Saraha

Man has no Body distinct from his Soul for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses...  William Blake

Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.  Oscar Wilde

Our body is precious.  It is our vehicle for awakening.  Treat it with care.  Buddha

Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.  Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Complete health and awakening are really the same.  Tarthang Tulka

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.  Thomas Edison

The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.  Hippocrates

Our own body is the best health system we have--if we know how to listen to it.  Christiane Northrup

If we're operating on automatic pilot...we are not sensitive to how we're being influenced by what we eat, where we live, the way we work, and our actions, thoughts, and emotions.  When we're not aware of these connections, we also remain baffled why we're sick, tense, in chronic pain, or depressed.  Mirka Knaster

Your emotions are your inner guidance system.  They alone will let you know whether you are living in an environment of biochemical health or in an environment of biochemical distress.  Understanding how your thoughts and your emotions affect every single hormone and cell in your body, and knowing how to change them in a way that is health-enhancing, gives you access to the most powerful and empowering health-creating secret on earth.  Christiane Northrup

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, nor to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.  Buddha

Polish the heart, free the six senses and let them function without obstruction, and your entire body will glow.  Morihei Ueshiba

To connect with our bodies is to learn to trust ourselves, and from that comes power.  Mirka Knaster

Being in touch with our bodies, or more accurately, being our bodies, is how we know what is true.  Harriet Goldhor Lerner

The deeper we live the life of our bodies, the deeper is the upwelling of love.  Stanley Keleman

Be strong then, and enter into your own body;    
there you have a solid place for your feet.  
Think about it carefully!   
Don't go off somewhere else!     
...just throw away all thoughts of    
imaginary things,    
and stand firm in that which you are.  Kabir

Stay centered, do not overstretch.  Extend from your center, return to your center.  Buddha/Master Mian

If you are centered, you can move freely.  Morihei Ueshiba

When you stand with your two feet on the ground, you will always keep your balance.  Lao Tzu

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