Some of these spiritual awakening quotes listed below will speak to you more than others. When one of them resonates with you, take note. Read it again and absorb its meaning for a quiet moment. Spiritual awakenings are fascinating phenomenon. Mainly, like spirit in the breath are incorporeal in nature meaning they’re unmeasurable by physical science. It’s often that these spiritual awakenings happen in life-or-death situations. Sometimes, it’s a result of unbridled joy or excitement.

Other times, we can instigate them.

I’m referring to spiritual awakenings – moments of being. These are the times when the walls around your universe seem to fall in on themselves. In life-or-death situations, these may be seen as one’s life flashing before their eye. These instances–which many of us have experienced at one time or another–frame the world around us in a new light. Many times, these memories are extraordinarily vivid and include the remembrance of smells, colors, and even the choice of clothing of individuals.

When spiritual awakening is a daily practice in our lives, we can gain a tremendous amount of insight into ourselves and the universe around us. Below are some of the most popular spiritual awakening quotes that I’ve curated to help you on your way to experiencing total enlightenment, or to validate if you have already.

“When you have quieted your mind enough and transcended your ego enough you can hear how it really is.

So: when you are with a candleflame you are the candleflame and when you are with another being’s mind you are the other being’s mind. When there is a task to do you are the task.”

Ram Dass

“When we awaken to our truth, we realize we are free.”

—  Kristi Bowman

“Awakening is not changing who you are but discarding who you are not.”

Deepak Chopra

“Spiritual awakening is the difficult process whereby the increasing realisation that everything is as wrong as it can be flips suddenly into the realisation that everything is as right as it can be. Or better, everything is as IT as it can be.”

Alan Watts (emphasis my own)

“We are not the only ones affected by our recovery. The spiritual awakening heals the world one person at a time.” 

Marta Mrotek

“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”  

Swami Vivekananda

“Feel that I am It, Pure Awareness. I have always been It. There never was a time when I was not It. The appearance of the body cannot fool me any longer. The world and all its manifestations cannot fool me any longer. The universe with its planets and galaxies and solar systems cannot fool me any longer. I can see through these things to the Source.”

Robert Adams

“The spiritual is inclusive. It is the deepest sense of belonging and participation. We all participate in the spiritual at all times, whether we know it or not.”

Rachel Naomi Remen

“Awakening begins when a man realizes that he is going nowhere and does not know where to go.”

G. I. Gurdjieff

“You learn who you are by unlearning who they taught you to be.”

Nikki Rowe

“In the spiritual world there are not divisions such as past, present, and future: for they have contracted themselves into a single moment where life quivers in its true sense.”

D. T. Suzuki

It’s exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.

Adrienne Rich.

“Science has the capacity to show mankind the full development of the mental life. Spirituality has the capacity to show mankind the possibility and inevitability of the life beyond the mind, the supra-mental life.” 

Sri Chinmoy

“Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning and purpose to our lives.” 

Brene Brown

“If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing.”

Gail Sheehy

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

Carl Jung

“In the place of stillness, rises potential. From the place of potential, emerges possibility. Where there is possibility, there is choice, and where there is choice, there is freedom!”  

Gabrielle Goddard

“We are ready to awaken when we don’t have any more doubts or any more questions about who we are.” 

Roxana Jones

“It is possible to experience an awakening in this life through realising just how precious each moment, each mental process, and each breath truly is.” 

—  Christy Turlington

“It is best to emphasize again and again that spiritual awakening has nothing to do with reaching a divine state. Rather, it is the acknowledgment that every moment is about accepting life’s divinity.” 

Steve Leasock

Conclusion

In real life, waking up is something we do every day. This is true for our spiritual lives as well. Each day that we decide to “sleep in,” we are wasting time we have for improving our world. 

Spiritual awakening itself is a gift that you give to yourself but it benefits all of society. Nobody is of as much use asleep as they are awake, whether literally or figuratively. And I find that spiritual awakening quotes like these help to remind us where we are and guide us towards where we want to be.

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Charlie Penwarden

Former mental health nurse turned consultant with a critical focus on human behaviour research analysis and the optimisation of mental health management to prevent illness and promote life harmony.