When contemplating spiritual truths, it is hard to escape the wisdom of David R. Hawkins who with his compassionate works and contemplative insights has made a large impact on many people looking for a kinder, more loving, and accepting way to connect with the divine. His work in consciousness research was ground-breaking, and guided by his education as an MD, scientist, and mystic. Today, I want to honor this inspiring man, by sharing some of his insightful and positive quotes with you. Enjoy!
44 Positive Quotes to Inspire You by David R. Hawkins
Spiritual development is not an accomplishment but a way of life. It is an orientation that brings its own rewards, and what is important is the direction of one’s motives.
To merely hear a great teaching is itself the consequence of spiritual merit. To act on it is of even greater benefit.
Out of all-inclusive, unconditional compassion comes the healing of all mankind.
The will is activated and empowered by devotion, and it responds with inspiration, which leads to illumination by grace. The personal will dissolves into Divine Will, and the spark that leads to the spiritual search and inquiry is a Divine gift.
Every act or decision we make that supports life supports all life, including our own. The ripples we create return to us.
One basic principle has the power to resolve the problems of the social marketplace: Support the solution instead of attacking the supposed causes.
To best serve the world, seek enlightenment and transcend illusions rather than contribute to them.
Acceptance is the great healer of strife, conflict, and upset. It also corrects major imbalances of perception and precludes the dominance of negative feelings. Everything serves a purpose. Humility means that we will not understand all events or occurrences. Acceptance is not passivity, but non-positionality.
Spiritual progress ensues automatically from choosing goodwill, forgiveness, and lovingness as a way of being in the world
Accept that the concept of “the fear of God” is ignorance. God is peace and love, and nothing else
Holding a goal in mind is inspirational and actually helpful to its accomplishment, because what is held in mind tends to actualize. However, it is a mistake to attack oneself with guilt for failing to achieve the ideal. Upon examination, it will be frequently discovered that it was not really the goal that was desired, but the satisfaction that was associated with it.
Effective spiritual endeavor is a consequence of constancy and persistence rather than fits and starts of enthusiasm.
It’s pleasing to discover that it isn’t necessary to drive oneself forward; instead, one can simply allow oneself to move forward as blocks are removed. Thus, one becomes attracted by the future rather than propelled by the past.
Until one acknowledges the intrinsic genius within oneself, one will have great difficulty recognizing it in others—we can only acknowledge without what we realize within.
One’s range of choice is ordinarily limited only by one’s vision.
To consistently choose love, peace, or forgiveness leads one out of the house of mirrors.
When one realizes that one is the universe, complete and at one with All That Is, forever without end, no further suffering is possible.
True happiness is always in the “right now” of this moment. The ego is always anticipating completion and satisfaction in the future “when” a desire gets fulfilled.
People with adequate self-esteem have no need to hate others.
In this interconnected universe, every improvement we make in our private world improves the world at large for everyone.
Spiritual progress occurs in stages: In the beginning, one learns of spiritual realities and studies them. Then comes the practice and application of the teachings in every aspect of life, and eventually one becomes the prayer. Through devotion, commitment, and practice, spiritual concepts become experiential realities.
To contribute to the welfare and happiness of others is gratifying and leads to the discovery that generosity is its own reward.
Spiritual commitment is energized by the alignment of the spiritual will with the attributes of Divinity, which are truth, love, compassion, wisdom, and nonpartiality.
We influence others by what we are rather than by what we say or have.
The key to painless growth is humility, which amounts to merely dropping pridefulness and pretense, and accepting fallibility as a normal human characteristic of self and others.
It is of great value to select a basic dictum to live by, such as the decision to be kind and of goodwill toward all life in all its expressions.
The truly successful have no inclination to act arrogantly, for they consider themselves not better than others, just more fortunate. They see their position as a stewardship, a responsibility to exercise their influence for the greatest benefit of all.
Success in any venture is simply the automatic consequence of being the best that one can be as a lifestyle, without looking for gain.
In reality, it is the forgiver and not the forgiven who benefits most.
Every act of kindness, consideration, forgiveness, or love affects everyone.
When one’s attitude toward everything becomes a devotion, Divinity reveals itself.
Through compassion arises the desire to understand rather than condemn.
Joy arises from within each moment of existence rather than from any outer source.
Conflict exists in the mind of the observer and not in that which is observed.
What needs to be surrendered are not the objects of desire, but the quality of desiring and the imbuing of the objects with the magical inflation of value.
The innate qualities of Divinity are mercy and compassion. There are no favors to be sought. It is only necessary to accept what already exists as a given.
We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a consequence of what we have become. Thus, every spiritual aspirant serves the world.
Just one instant in a very high state can completely change a person’s orientation to life, as well as his goals and values. It can be said that the individual who was is no more, and a new person is born out of the experience. Through hard-won progress on a dedicated spiritual path, this is the very mechanism of spiritual evolution.
Choose to be easygoing, benign, forgiving, compassionate, and unconditionally loving—toward all life, in all its expressions, without exception, including oneself. Focus on unselfish service and the giving of love, consideration, and respect to all creatures.
Appreciate that every step forward benefits everyone. One’s spiritual dedication and work is a gift to life and the love of mankind.
The person who has found inner peace can no longer be intimidated, controlled, manipulated, or programmed. In this state, one is invulnerable to the threats of the world and therefore has mastered life.
The energy field of love is innately gratifying in and of its own quality. It is discovered that love is available everywhere and that lovingness results in the return of love. Although love may start out as conditional, with spiritual intention it becomes a way of life and a way of relating to life in all its expressions.
Persistent devotion to spiritual truth and love allows for the dissolution of resistances.
The truths learned have to be put into daily practice to be effective, and they exist beyond the words. If this is done, change takes place. The purpose of information is for it to be absorbed with familiarity and then mature into understanding.