Best Awakening Quotes On Success In Life

These awakening quotes will inspire you. Awakening is an act or moment of becoming suddenly aware of something or coming into existence or awareness.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging awakening quotes, awakening sayings, and awakening proverbs.

Famous Awakening Quotes

  1. “Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man’s faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.” ~ Giacomo Puccini
  2. “May our heart’s garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers.” ~ Nhat Hanh
  3. “If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing.” ~ Gail Sheehy
  4. “Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~ Carl Jung

  5. “Those who look outside, dream. Those who look inside, awaken.” ~ Carl Jung
  6. “It is not until you awaken and become fully present that you will realize that you have not been present. It is not until you awaken that you will realize you have been asleep, dreaming that you are awake.” ~ Leonard Jacobson
  7. “The path of awakening is not about becoming who you are. Rather it is about unbecoming who you are not.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
  8. “That is the real spiritual awakening when something emerges from within you that is deeper than who you thought you were. So, the person is still there, but one could almost say that something more powerful shines through the person.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  9. “The light of unconditional love awakens the dormant seed potentials of the soul.” ~ John Welwood

  10. “The world is like a sheet of paper on which something is typed. The reading and the meaning will vary with the reader, but the paper is the common factor, always present, rarely perceived. When the ribbon is removed, typing leaves no trace on the paper. So is my mind – the impressions keep on coming, but no trace is left.” ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
  11. “Awakening is not a thing. It is not a goal, not a concept. It is not something to be attained. It is a metamorphosis. If the caterpillar thinks about the butterfly it is to become, saying ‘And then I shall have wings and antennae,’ there will never be a butterfly. The caterpillar must accept its own disappearance in its transformation. When the marvelous butterfly takes wing, nothing of the caterpillar remains.” ~ Alejandro Jodorowsky
  12. “In spiritual life, there is no room for compromise. Awakening is not negotiable; we cannot bargain to hold on to things that please us while relinquishing things that do not matter to us. A lukewarm yearning for awakening is not enough to sustain us through the difficulties involved in letting go. It is important to understand that anything that can be lost was never truly ours, anything that we deeply cling to only imprisons us.” ~ Jack Kornfield
  13. “Awakening is about liberating yourself from the prison that is the world of the mind and daring to be here as all that you are.” ~ Leonard Jacobson

  14. “The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.” ~ Kate Chopin
  15. “Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of awakening.” ~ G. I. Gurdjieff
  16. “To the American people I say, awaken to what is happening. It is the duty of each citizen to be vigilant, to protect liberty, to speak out, left and right and disagree lest be trampled underfoot by misguided zealotry and extreme partisanship.” ~ Robert Byrd
  17. “Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.” ~ Steven Tyler

  18. “As soon as you look at the world through an ideology you are finished. No reality fits an ideology. Life is beyond that. That is why people are always searching for a meaning to life. But life has no meaning; it cannot have meaning because meaning is a formula; meaning is something that makes sense to the mind. Every time you make sense out of reality, you bump into something that destroys the sense you made. Meaning is only found when you go beyond meaning.” ~ Anthony de Mello , Awakening quotes about life
  19. “WE ALREADY HAVE everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay on ourselves—the heavy-duty fearing that we’re bad and hoping that we’re good, the identities that we so dearly cling to, the rage, the jealousy, and the addictions of all kinds—never touch our basic wealth. They are like clouds that temporarily block the sun. But all the time our warmth and brilliance are right here. This is who we really are. We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake.” ~ Pema Chodron
  20. “Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last and final awakening.” ~ Walter Scott
  21. “I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.” ~ Aleister Crowley
  22. “Only by awakening can you know the true meaning of that word.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

  23. “They see that who they are is the silence in which sound is happening, the spaciousness in which movement occurs. This kind of recognition, whether fleeting or abiding, is called an awakening.” ~ Arjuna Ardagh
  24. “On the other hand, what I like my music to do to me is awaken the ghosts inside of me. Not the demons, you understand, but the ghosts.” ~ David Bowie
  25. “Everything comes by being! Be the love you seek. Be the friend you seek. Be the lover you seek. Be the honesty you seek. Be the integrity you seek. Be the patience you seek. Be the tolerance you seek. Be the compassion you seek.” ~ Bryant H. McGill
  26. “A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain.” ~ Jessamyn West

  27. “When we are alone on a starlit night when by chance we see the migrating birds in autumn descending on a grove of junipers to rest and eat; when we see children in a moment when they are really children when we know love in our own hearts; or when, like the Japanese poet, Basho, we hear an old frog land in a quiet pond with a solitary splash – at such times the awakening, the turning inside out of all values, the “newness,” the emptiness and the purity of vision that make themselves evident, all these provide a glimpse of the cosmic dance.” ~ Thomas Merton
  28. “There’s something in everybody that longs for that awakening to be more true to yourself.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  29. “Spiritual awakening is the most essential thing in man’s life, and it is the sole purpose of being. Is not civilization, in all its tragic forms, a supreme motive for spiritual awakening?” ~ Khalil Gibran , Spiritual awakening quotes
  30. “My appointed work is to awaken the divine nature that is within.” ~ Peace Pilgrim
  31. “It is reality that awakens possibilities, and nothing would be more perverse than to deny it.” ~ Robert Musil

  32. “It is possible to experience an awakening in this life through realizing just how precious each moment, each mental process, and each breath truly is.” ~ Christy Turlington
  33. “Life always bursts the boundaries of formulas. Defeat may prove to have been the only path to resurrection, despite its ugliness. I take it for granted that to create a tree I condemn a seed to rot. If the first act of resistance comes too late it is doomed to defeat. But it is, nevertheless, the awakening of resistance. Life may grow from it as from a seed.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  34. “Don’t fear the light within. May it ignite the Sacred Flame in your soul.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  35. “Man has to awaken to wonder – and so perhaps do peoples. Science is a way of sending him to sleep again.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

  36. “However, anyone to whom this happens should not leave his room upon awakening, should speak to no-one, but remain alone and sober until everything comes back to him, and he recalls the dream.” ~ Paracelsus
  37. “It’s exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.” ~ Adrienne Rich , Conscious awakening quotes
  38. “One of the most beautiful passages of Rousseau is that in the sixth book of Confessions, where he describes the awakening in him of the literary sense. Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty, the love of art for its own sake, has most.” ~ Walter Pater
  39. “Awakening is not changing who you are, but discarding who you are not.” ~ Deepak Chopra

  40. “Upon awakening in the morning, I wondered if the proceedings of the night before had been a dream. It was hard to believe that I was the world’s heavyweight champion.” ~ Gene Tunney
  41. “He looked around, as if he was seeing the world for the first time. Beautiful was the world, colorful was the world, strange and mysterious was the world! Here was blue, here was yellow, here was green, the sky and the river flowed, the forest and the mountains were rigid, all of it was beautiful, all of it was mysterious and magical, and in its midst was he, Siddhartha, the awakening one, on the path to himself.” ~ Hermann Hesse
  42. “Far from wishing to awaken the artist in the pupil prematurely, the teacher considers it his first task to make him a skilled artisan with sovereign control of his craft.” ~ Eugen Herrigel
  43. “You cannot find yourself by going into the past. You can find yourself by coming into the present.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

  44. “True progress comes not through action, but through awakening.” ~ Alan Cohen
  45. “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever” ~ Nicholas Sparks
  46. “Women of all classes are awakening to the necessity of self-support, but few are willing to do the ordinary useful work for which they are fitted.” ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  47. “The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.” ~ Anatole France

  48. “The awakening of the people of China to the possibilities under free government is the most significant, if not the most momentous, event of our generation.” ~ Woodrow Wilson
  49. “Recent action in Syria and Palestine also tell us that the awakening voices of democracy in those regions are occurring, and that those in that region are able to pursue it without being stifled by terrorists that are despotic.” ~ Judd Gregg
  50. “If a Labour movement, on a bourgeois basis, has hitherto existed in the country where the new movement is awakening it will certainly not disappear all at once.” ~ Karl Radek
  51. “For me, my awakening came when I was kidnapped.” ~ Patty Hearst

  52. “You look at the whole Human Rights questions, I happened to be there at just the right time when the country was awakening – this goes to the first question you asked – the whole country was awakening to a hundred years of injustice that hadn’t been resolved yet.” ~ Birch Bayh
  53. “I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening. That was it. I’d seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it.” ~ Bryan Adams
  54. “Do not try to approach God with your thinking mind. It may only stimulate your intellectual ideas, activities, and beliefs. Try to approach God with your crying heart. It will awaken your soulful, spiritual consciousness.” ~ Sri Chinmoy
  55. “The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational.” ~ A. N. Wilson

  56. “I look at tens of thousands of church leaders who still do need a bit of an awakening.” ~ Bill Hybels
  57. “Truthful movements spontaneously attract to themselves all manner of pure and disinterested help.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  58. “The breakage and agony rending us today will be our salvation if they drive us by new routes to meet it. No one can proxy for us a masterpiece of loving or experience for us the rapture of art or launch for us book ships freighted with sweet bread to strengthen man. As of old we must be our own seers, musicians and explorers, and to an extent vaster than ever before.” ~ Helen Keller
  59. “If you try to impress an alarm clock, it will simply tell you the time.” ~ Steve Pavlina

  60. “The dream of democracy has long been enshrined in the hearts of the Egyptian people. It only needed awakening.” ~ Mohamed ElBaradei
  61. “You can have a spiritual awakening and discover a new side of you at any age. And best of all, love can happen at any age. Life can just start to get exciting when you’re in your 40s and 50s. You have to believe that.” ~ Salma Hayek
  62. “It is easy to imagine that the Buddha, the awakened one, is something or somewhere other than here or that awakening to reality will happen sometime other than now. But as long as we continue to think in terms of time we will deceive ourselves. The you who is chasing enlightenment will never become enlightened.Instead of striving towards some distant goal that you will never reach, I invite you to stop and ask: How am I avoiding the enlightenment that is already present in each moment? How am I seeing separation where it doesn’t exist?” ~ Adyashanti
  63. “If I were to awaken after having slept for a thousand years, my first question would be: Has the Riemann hypothesis been proven?” ~ David Hilbert

  64. “When you awaken some morning and hear that somebody or other has been discovered, you can put it down as a fact that he discovered himself years ago – since that time he has been toiling, working, and striving to make himself worthy of general discovery.” ~ James Whitcomb Riley
  65. “I don’t want to be daft and say I had some spiritual awakening or something, but I really did come of age in Los Angeles, where we recorded the album. I had my own little house and my own little circle and I really got to feel how the city ticks.” ~ Melanie Chisholm

Awakening is a revival of interest or attention or the act of awaking from sleep.

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