Gold Nuggets - A Selection of Quotes & Insights
INTUITION & HEART
MALE & FEMALE QUALITIES
This is a selection of quotes and insight from seminars and courses with Björn Erik Andersson, the innovator behind ARVIND International. This page will be continously updated with new quotes and insights.
INTUITION & HEART
"Intuition means to know from within ourselves. Intuition is our true inner voice, our Socratic Daimonion, our inner teacher".
"Intuition basically is about developing a trust in ourselves".
"Intuition is a function of our heart and the heart is the door to develop our intuition".
"Intuition is about being present and taking creative decisions".
"Through learning to listen to our own intuition, it develops to a constant available inner source of love, truth and wisdom. We can close our eyes, go within, and always receive the right guidance".
"Intuition is the art of the moment. Intuition is always in the moment, in the here and now".
"Intuition means to develop a trust in ourselves, a trust in our own joy, intelligence and creativity, a trust in our own individuality".
"The intellect gives insight, logic and understanding, the heart gives joy, acceptance, trust, intuition, compassion, friendship, playfulness, humour, creativity and a sense of oneness in love and the inner being gives silence, a rest in ourselves, meditation and a sense of belongingness with life".
"The human heart is a healer, which heals both ourselves and others".
"The human heart operates from two premisses: "I Am Responsible" and "Only Love Works".
"Love is what creates the freedom and relaxation to be sho we really are".
"The greatest gift we can give to another person is our love".
"In the depth of our heart, we know that we are alrady perfect as we are - and in the depth of our inner being, we know that life is already perfect as it is".
"Fear and hate creates separation, love and joy creates belongingness and wholeness".
"Acceptance means to learn to love and respect ourselves as we are".
"Acceptance is to love and embrace everything that we find within ourselves like a mother embraces her child".
"When we stop judging ourselves and others, our heart begins to open".
"Acceptance means to bring out everything from inside ourselves out in the light".
"Everthing we give love and attention grows and develops".
"Love is the source of healing".
"Meditation is the way to develop the inner clarity, which is the base to develop our intuition".
"Meditation is simply learning to relate to our self. Meditation is simply learning to be with our self".
"Meditation is about growing through awareness. In the light of awareness the artificial and the false falls away by itself like dead leafs from a threw, while the alive, real and creative grows and expands".
"Meditation does not really try to teach us anything, it just gives us eyes to see".
"Meditation is to learn to live secure in the insecure".
There are basically three things that stands between ourselves and meditation: our identification with thoughts, attitudes and preconcieved conceptions, our identification with feelings and our identification with fysical sensations".
"Meditation gives us an inner silence, a rest in ourselves together with a feeling of being at home in ourselves and in the world".
"Awareness is to be true to who and where we are in the moment".
"There are basically two different ways to relate to a situation: respons and reaction. Respons is about right action. Respons is a fresh and alive aktion from the heart in the moment. Respons is to be open and available for what is real and authentic in the situation. Respons is to act out of the truth of the moment. It is a love for the truth in the moment. Reaction is to act out of the past. Reaktion is to act out of our ideas, attitudes and preconcieved conceptions about how we ourselves,about how other people should be and about how life should be".
"People are like plants on different stages in their development. Awareness is not about continously trying to change ourselves or trying to get "better". Awareness is about finding a love, respect and acceptance for ourselves as we are. Awareness is about learning to appreciate all stages and levels of our psychological development process".
"When we take responsibility for our own growth, things begin to happen by themselves".
"The most important capacity for a leader is to know himself".
"Love is not an exclusive relationship with another person, love is a quality and a depth of being".
"Our relationships with other people is a mirror of our basic inner relationship with ourselves".
"Relationships is a balance, a development and a dance between our male and female qualities".
MALE & FEMALE QUALITIES
"Irrespective if we are a man or a woaman, we have both a male and feminine side. The male side is represented by the right part of the body and the femine side is represented by the left side of the body. It is when we have developed both our male and female qualities that a new spark of love, joy and creativity arises within ourselves".
"Meditation has traditionally been associated with something selfcentered and away from the world, but meditation has in fact two poles: the male and the feminine pole. The male pole is the outer active and creative aspect of meditation. The feminine pole is the inner silent and watchful aspect of meditation. It is when we have developed both the male and the femine pole of meditation, that we can rest in ourselves while we are fully active and creative in the world".
"Creativity is not basically a question of what we do, creativity is more a question of the love, joy, presence and quality we bring to whatever we do. In this respect, everthing we do can become a creative act".
"Awareness, Relationships and creativity are the three areas in life. Awareness means to know ourselves and to discover our inner being, the authentic self. Relationships means to learn to relate with other people in love, joy, acceptance, trust, friendship, understanding, compassion and freedom. Creativity means to learn to express our joy and intelligence in creativity. When we have developed and created a balance and harmony betweeen these three areas in life, it creates a rich, creative and satisfying life".
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