The Goddess is everything in nature. And everything in Nature is sacred. Look. That is her face. Listen. That is her voice. She is in everything that is beautiful—and everything that is harrowing as well.”
~ Vivienne in The Mists of Avalon
To look within and not find yourself as a self is the beginning of finding yourself as a presence (being). Being (or Spirit) is universal and exists prior to all conditions, all points of view, all objects of consciousness, and all subjects as well…
The only way you will ever awaken is through the silence, not through analyzation of facts. Not by sorting out good and bad, but through simple silence, letting go. Letting go of all thoughts, all the hurts, all the dogmas and concepts. Letting go of these things daily…
~ Robert Adams
If you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomena of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy. You are all just like that – and there is nothing wrong with you at all.
~ Alan Watts