We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
No one is born fully-formed: it is through self-experience in the world that we become what we are.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had.
You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience.
And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.
There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience.
The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
Success and suffering will either darken your heart or make you wise, but they won't leave you where you were.
Why am I as I am? To understand that of any person, his whole life, from Birth must be reviewed. All of our experiences fuse into our personality. Everything that ever happened to us is an ingredient.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Nothing appears to be something. The human experience is a senseory organ for the divine self. Through these eyes, the divine gets to see itself in form.
The purpose of life is to know yourself, create yourself, experience yourself as Who You Really Are. There is no other reason to do anything.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Think of all your experiences as a huge tapestry that can be laid out in whatever pattern you wish. Each day you add a new thread to the weaving. Do you craft a curtain to hide behind, or do you fashion a magic carpet that will care you to unequaled heights?
The worst loss you've ever experienced is the greatest gift you can have.
Wisdom is not to be obtained from textbooks, but must be coined out of human experience in the flame of life.
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul.
We all come into this world the same: naked, scared, and ignorant. After that grand entrance, the life we end up with is simply an accumulation of the choices we make.
Our past experiences may have made us the way we are, but we don't have to stay that way.
10% of what we read
20% of what we hear
30% of what we see
50% of what we both hear and see
70% of what is discussed
80% of what we experience personally
95% of what we teach to someone else
Empathy is not simply a matter of trying to imagine what others are going through, but having the will to muster enough courage to do something about it. In a way, empathy is predicated upon hope.
All experience is an arch wherethro' gleams that untraveled world whose margins fade forever and forever as we move.
We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.
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