INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES from Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov (1900 – 1986)

sphere“There are all sorts of books which describe how to meditate and what formulas to pronounce during these meditations. I do not deny that they are beautiful, useful and effective. But there are two words which are never mentioned, words which for me are the most powerful of all, words which clarify, which harmonize, and which heal, and these words are ‘thank you’.

I have tried many methods in my life and have carried out many experiments, but the day I acquired the habit of consciously pronouncing the words ‘thank you’, I felt I had gained possession of a magic wand capable of transforming everything. And in you too, if you know how to pronounce them, their work will extend to the very marrow of your bones. Nothing is more important than to thank God: ‘Thank you, Lord. I thank you with all my heart, with all my mind, with all my soul and with all my spirit, thank you.’ You have all eternity in which to understand and appreciate the value of these words.”

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“Although they are obviously unaware of it, many people become real enemies of humanity because of the deplorable way they live. And if you try to make them understand this, they retort, ‘But what do you mean? The way I live is my own business, I’m free, I’m only harming myself’. Well, no, the fact is, when they go out and about and come into contact with other people they darken and poison the atmosphere, and their emanations also create disorder in others. You must understand that, for evil as well as for good, there are no barriers between yourself and others. When you harm yourself you also harm the whole of humanity, for evil spreads in waves. And the same is true for good. So, when you purify yourself and when you seek light, all of humanity and even the entire universe benefit from it. Try to understand that, and you will feel you have no choice but to find the best direction for your life.”

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“Everyone thinks they know what it is they love about any particular man or woman, whether it’s beauty, charm or moral or intellectual qualities. But the reality is that each person loves only the One, the Creator, who made beings the way they are. Make no mistake: it is him you love through others. The more the Divine expresses itself in them as kindness, wisdom, beauty, intelligence or strength, the more you love them. So you will never be able to find fulfilment and perfect joy if you do not seek a vaster, richer reality in the being you love. You will very quickly see there is not much to him or her, and you will become bored and disappointed. So then you will go off in search of another love but again very quickly encounter the same boredom, the same disappointment. And no matter how much effort you make, it won’t change a thing: so long as you do not try to see the Divine in the person you love, you will not know fulfillment, because you will be on the wrong path.”

 

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