Unity Consciousness

Unity Consciousness

U N I T Y – C O N S C I O U S N E S S

“When you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”              ~William Shakespeare  
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, [s]he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” ~John Muir

“There can be no difference anywhere that does not make a difference somewhere.” ~William James
“Every explicit duality is an implicit unity.” ~Alan Watts

“The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.” ~Blaise Pascal

“A piece of the sky and a chunk of the earth lie lodged in the heart of every human being.” ~Thomas Moore
“There is nothing insignificant in the world. It all depends on how one looks at it.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The outer world, with all its phenomena, is filled with divine splendour, but we must have experienced the divine within ourselves, before we can hope to discover it in our environment.”

“Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul, a capacity, a secret art of thinking, feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.”  ~Herman Hesse
“Things derive their being and nature by mutual dependence and are nothing in themselves.” ~Nagarjuna
“…. all blades of grass, wood, and stone, all things are One.” ~Meister Eckhart

“It’s said that when we die, the four elements – earth, air, fire and water – dissolve one by one, each into the other, and finally just dissolve into space. But while we’re living, we share the energy that makes everything, from a blade of grass to an elephant, grow and live and then inevitably wear out and die. This energy, this life force, creates the whole world.” ~Pema Chodron

“The same stream of life that runs through the world runs through my veins night and day in rhythmic measure. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth into numberless waves of flowers.”

“All the cosmos is a single substance of which we are part… God is not an external manifestation, but everything that is.”  ~Benedict de Spinoza
“The One and the All. Mingle and move without discriminating. Live in this awareness and you’ll stop worrying about not being perfect.” ~Seng-T’San

“The feeling of significance derives from man’s [a person’s] awareness, vague as it may be, that his [or her] whole being is related to the cosmos, to the past, to the future, and to the rest of mankind [humankind].” ~Rene Dubos

“I am part of the sun as my eye is part of me. That I am part of the earth my feet know perfectly, and my blood is part of the sea. My soul knows that I am part of the human race, my soul is an organic part of the great human race, as my spirit is part of my nation. In my own very self, I am part of my family.” ~D.H. Lawrence
“When everything has its proper place in our minds, we are able to stand in equilibrium with the rest of the world.” ~Henri Frederic Amiel

“See deeply the beauty and interconnectedness of all life; then think, speak and act from what you see.” ~Maggie Streincrohn Davis
“Great knowledge sees all in one. Small knowledge breaks down into the many.” ~Chuang Tzu

“Each portion of matter may be conceived of as a garden full of plants, and as a pond full of fishes. But each branch of the plant, each member of the animal, each drop of its humors, is also such a garden or such a pond.” ~Gottfried Liebniz

“When you understand one thing through and through, you understand everything.”                  ~Shunryu Suzuki
“When one realizes oneself, one realizes the essential nature of the universe. The existence of duality is only an illusion and when the illusion is undone, the primordial unity of one’s own nature and the nature of the universe is realized, or made real.” ~Namkhai Norbu

“It is as if a raindrop fell from heaven into a stream or fountain and became one with the water in it so that never again can the raindrop be separated from the water of the stream; or as if a little brook ran into the sea and there was thenceforward no means of distinguishing its water from the ocean; or as if a brilliant light came into a room through two windows and though it comes in divided between them, it forms a single light inside.” ~St. Teresa of Avila

“Unity consciousness is a state of enlightenment where we pierce the mask of illusion which creates separation and fragmentation. Behind the appearance of separation is one unified field of wholeness. Here the seer and the scenery are one” ~Deepak Chopra

“We are members of a vast cosmic orchestra, in which each living instrument is essential to the complimentary and harmonious playing of the whole.”          ~J. Allen Boone

“If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow; and without trees, we cannot make paper. The cloud is essential for the paper to exist. If the cloud is not here, the sheet of paper cannot be here either. So we can say that the cloud and the paper inter-are.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
“All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.” ~Alexander Pope

“If [man] thinks of the totality as constituted of independent fragments, then that is how his mind will tend to operate, but if he can include everything coherently and harmoniously in an overall whole that is undivided, unbroken, and without a border then his mind will tend to move in a similar way, and from this will flow an orderly action within the whole.” ~David Bohm

“The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.”  ~Zeno
“One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man [a person] and Nature shall not be broken.” ~Leo Tolstoy

“Indeed, to some extent it has always been necessary and proper for man, in his thinking, to divide things up, if we tried to deal with the whole of reality at once, we would be swamped. However when this mode of thought is applied more broadly to man’s notion of himself and the whole world in which he lives, (i.e. in his world–view) then man ceases to regard the resultant divisions as merely useful or convenient and begins to see and experience himself and this world as actually constituted of separately existing fragments. What is needed is a relativistic theory, to give up altogether the notion that the world is constituted of basic objects or building blocks. Rather one has to view the world in terms of universal flux of events and processes.” ~David Bohm

“We are seeking another basic outlook: the world as an organization. This would profoundly change the categories of our thinking and influence our practical attitudes. We must envision the biosphere as a whole with mutually reinforcing or mutually destructive interdependencies.”   ~Ludwig Von Bertalanffy

“I do not conceive of any reality at all as without genuine unity.” ~Gottfried Liebniz
“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.” ~Albert Einstein

“Oh Marvel! This illusion, although expressed in multiplicity, is no other than consciousness-without-a-second. Ha, all is but pure essence aware of itself.” ~Abhinavagupta
“Consciousness itself is the key to the sought after unified field theory of everything.” ~David R. Hawkins
“Only those within whose own consciousness the sun rise and set, the leaves burgeon and wither, can be said to be aware of what living is.”             ~Joseph Wood Krutch

“He who regards all things as one is a companion of Nature.” ~Chuang-tzu

“It is especially important in this discussion to recognize the unity of the total process, from that first unimaginable moment of cosmic emergence through all its subsequent forms of expression until the present. This unbreakable bond of relatedness that makes of the whole a universe becomes increasingly apparent to scientific observation, although this bond ultimately escapes scientific formulation or understanding. In virtue of this relatedness, everything is intimately present to everything else in the universe. Nothing is completely itself without everything else. This relatedness is both spatial and temporal. However distant in space or time, the bond of unity is functionally there. The universe is a communion and a community. We ourselves are that communion become conscious of itself.” ~Thomas Berry
“He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire.” ~Lao-tzu

“This we know. . . the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected, like the blood which connects one family. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life – he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”  ~Chief Seattle

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.
“We still have to learn how to live peacefully, not only with our fellow men but also with nature and, above all, with those Higher Powers which have made nature and have made us.” ~E.F. Schumacher

“Love and concern for all are not things some of us are born with and others are not. Rather, they are results of what we do with our minds: We can choose to transform our minds so that they embody love, or we can allow them to develop habits and false concepts of separation.” ~Sharon Salzberg

“The interconnectedness of all life does not have to be an abstract concept. We can live it. It doesn’t matter whether we garden indoors or outdoors; we can honor our world. It is all a prayer.” ~Judith Handelsman
“Holy Mother Earth, the trees and all nature, are witnesses of your thoughts and deeds.”        ~Winnebago saying
“Since we humans have the better brain, isn’t it our responsibility to protect our fellow creatures from, oddly enough, ourselves?”           ~Joy Adamson

“It is a mans sympathy with all creatures that truly makes him a man. Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man himself will not find peace.” ~Albert Schweitzer

“I want to realize brotherhood or identity not merely with the beings called human, but I want to realize identity with all life, even with such things as crawl upon earth.” ~Gandhi

"He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye." ~Buddha 

"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." ~Albert Einstein

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“The man who can see all creatures in himself and himself in all creatures, knows no sorrow.” ~Eesha (Isha) Upanishad

“There is not an animal on the earth, nor a flying creature on two wings, but they are people like unto you.” ~Muhammad
“If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” ~St. Francis of Assisi

“Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life.” ~Elizabeth Goudge
“Wherever you are is home and the earth is paradise, wherever you set your feet is holy land. …. You don’t live off it like a parasite. You live in it, and it in you, or you don’t survive. And that is the only worship of God there is.” ~Wilfred Pelletier and Ted Poole

“All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts. His instincts prompt him to compete for his place in that community, but his ethics prompt him also to co-operate (perhaps in order that there may be a place to compete for). … The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals…” ~Aldo Leopold

“Every phenomenon on earth is symbolic, and each symbol is an open gate through which the soul, if it is ready, can enter into the inner part of the world, where you and I and day and night are all one.” ~Hermann Hesse

“When the healthy nature of man acts as a whole, when he feels himself to be in the world as in a great, beautiful, noble, and valued whole, when harmonious ease affords him a pure and free delight, then the universe, if it could experience itself, would exult, as having attained its goal, and admire the climax of its own becoming and essence.” ~Ludwig von Goethe

“Just like a sunbeam can’t separate itself from the sun, and a wave can’t separate itself from the ocean, we can’t separate ourselves from one another. We are all part of a vast sea of love, one indivisible divine mind.” ~Marianne Williamson

“There is one mind common to all individual men. Every man is an inlet to the same and to all of the same. He that is once admitted to the right of reason is made a freeman of the whole estate. What Plato has thought, he may think; what a saint has felt, he may feel; what at any time has be-fallen any man, he can understand. Who hath access to this universal mind is a party to all that is or can be done, for this is the only and sovereign agent. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you contact God within yourself, you will know that He is in everyone, that He has become the children of all races. Then you cannot be an enemy to anyone. If the whole world could love with that universal love, there would be no need for men to arm themselves against one another. By our own Christlike example we must bring unity among all religions, all nations, all races. ~Paramahansa Yogananda

“We, all of us, are being called to do something unprecedented. We are being called to think about “everything that is,” for we now know that everything is interrelated and that the wellbeing of each is connected to the wellbeing of the whole. This suggests a “planetary agenda” for all the religions, all the various fields of expertise.” ~Sally McFague

“And we’re seeing a higher level of consciousness and many more opportunities for people to challenge their present ways of thinking and move into a grander and larger experience of who they really are.” ~Neale Donald Walsch
“Each of us can manifest the properties of a field of consciousness that transcends space, time, and linear causality.” ~Stanislav Grof

“The biological resolution is the link between the large and the small. YOU are the event horizon. Instead of seeing your self as an insignificant little dot that means nothing to the universe, you start to see yourself as the center of creation. Everyone else is the center of their universe as well. In that, we are all equal, and we’re all one.” ~Nassim Harramein

“Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.” ~Buddha

“Male and female have the power to fuse into one solid, both because both are nourished in both and because soul is the same thing in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.” ~Hippocrates

“The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.”
“Herein is especially apprehended the unity of Nature -the unity in variety -which meets us everywhere.”

“Difference is of the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity.” ~John Hume

“We ought to think that we are one of the leaves of a tree, and the tree is all humanity. We cannot live without the others, without the tree.            ~Pablo Casals
“We are not going to be able to operate our spaceship earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody.” ~Buckminster Fuller
“So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.” ~Bahá’u’lláh

“The new formula in physics describes humans as paradoxical beings who have two complementary aspects: They can show properties of Newtonian objects and also infinite fields of consciousness.” ~Stanislav Grof
“I think that consciousness has always been the most important topic in the philosophy of mind, and one of the most important topics in cognitive science as a whole, but it had been surprisingly neglected in recent years.” ~David Chalmers

“Scientists are in a strange position of being confronted daily by the indisputable fact of their own consciousness, yet with no way of explaining it” ~Christian de Quincey
“To have the awareness that everything is made of one conscious energy is not only the highest science but the highest religion. No matter what we accomplish in the world, if we do not achieve this awareness of equality, none of it will be of any use.” ~Swami Muktananda

“All speech, action, and behavior are fluctuations of consciousness. All life emerges from, and is sustained in, consciousness. The whole universe is the expression of consciousness. The reality of the universe is one unbounded ocean of consciousness in motion.” ~Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
“To fully grasp the complete and profound significance of the Law of One is an ever-expanding exploration for human consciousness. It may well always be for us an ultimate which we seek to understand and discover in ever-increasing increments of intelligence.”                                           ~David McArthur & Bruce McArthur

“We must see that consciousness is neither an isolated soul nor the mere function of a single nervous system, but of that totality of interrelated stars and galaxies which makes a nervous system possible.” ~Alan Watts

“Where you are in consciousness has everything to do with what you see in experience.” ~Eric Butterworth
“Without consciousness and intelligence, the universe would lack meaning. ” ~Clifford D. Simak
“Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.” ~Henry James
“Mind and intelligence are woven into the fabric of our universe in a way that altogether surpasses our understanding.” ~Freeman Dyson

“Because of the interconnectedness of all minds, affirming a positive vision may be about the most sophisticated action any one of us can take.” ~Willis Harman

“Every thought in consciousness has been born into form, a temporary form and then it dies and goes onto another form. You could say the whole world is consciousness having taken birth as form, manifesting as form temporarily, and then dying which means dissolving as form. What always remains is the “essence” of all that exists – consciousness itself. ~Eckhart Tolle
“There is only one thing which can master the perplexed stuff of epic material into unity; and that is, an ability to see in particular human experience some significant symbolism of man’s general destiny.” ~Lascelles Abercrombie
“Man is this plural and collective unity in which the unity of destination and the differences of destinies are to be understood through each other.” ~Paul Ricoeu

“The world is so full of a number of things; I am sure we should all be as happy as kings.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson
“The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.” ~Lao Tzu

“This is part of human nature, the desire to change consciousness.” ~Michael Pollan

“A radical inner transformation and rise to a new level of consciousness might be the only real hope we have in the current global crisis brought on by the dominance of the Western mechanistic paradigm.” ~Stanislav Grof
“Your body is in you. You are not in it. Your body appears to you as a series of sensory perceptions and concepts. It is in this way that you know you have a body, when you feel it or when you think of it. These perceptions and these thoughts appear in you, pure conscious attention. You do not appear in them, contrary to what your parents, your teachers and nearly the whole of the society you live in has taught you. In flagrant contradiction to your actual experience, they have taught you that you are in your body as consciousness, that consciousness is a function emerging from the brain, an organ of your body. I suggest that you do not give undue credence to this second-hand knowledge and that you inquire into the raw data of your own experience.” ~Francis Lucille

“Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.” ~Dogen
“Only the consciousness of a purpose that is mightier than any man [person] and worthy of all men [people] can fortify and inspirit and compose the souls of men [everyone].” ~Walter Lippmann
“I believe it is essential for our planetary future to develop tools that can change the consciousness which has created the crisis that we are in.” ~Stanislav Grof
“Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer.” ~Barbara de Angelis
“Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.” ~Voltaire

“When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.” ~Joseph Campbell

“For some days I quietly worked out in my own mind the metaphysics of Cosmic Unity. The more I thought about it, the more convinced I became that it was the living truth. It was logically incontrovertible. It provided for the first time a firm foundation for ethics. It offered mankind the radical change of heart and mind that was our only hope of peace at a time of desperate danger. ” ~Freeman Dyson

“It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community -a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the earth.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
“He is enlightened, liberated, who sees all things as One – Unseparated.” ~Angelus Silesius

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” ~Albert Einstein
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“Where there is unity there is always victory.” ~Publilius Syrus
There is no such thing as an “individual.” Only differentiated aspects of the one shared reality.” ~Eileen Workman