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Zitate zum Thema Geistiger Weg / Path

Zitate von D. Hawkins

⚠ Achtung Siehe Power vs. Truth (engl.) Januar 2013

  • Steil und schmal ist der Pfad.
    Vergeude keine Zeit.'''
Widmung von Dr. David R. Hawkins, zitiert in: Buch 6, Buch 3, Buch 7

Quotes by D. Hawkins

⚠ Caveat See Power vs. Truth, January 2013


Path in the forest
  • The personal will dissolves into Divine Will, and the spark that leads to the spiritual search and inquiry is a divine gift.
    The readiness to initiate the journey cannot be forced nor can people be faulted if it has not occurred in them as yet. The level of consciousness has to have advanced to the stage where such an intention would be meaningful and attractive. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, chapter 9, S. 133, 2001


  • Question: Where does one begin the search for spiritual truth self-realization called enlightenment?
    Answer: It is simple. Begin with who and what you are. All truth is found within. Use verified teachings as a guide. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 175, 2001


  • In the Reality of nonduality, there is neither privilege nor gain nor loss nor rank. Just like a cork in the sea, each spirit rises or falls in the sea of consciousness to its own level by virtue of its own choices, and not by any external force or favor. Some are attracted by the light and some seek the darkness, but it all occurs of its own nature by virtue of divine freedom and equality. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 262, 2001


  • The facts that are to be unreservedly accepted are simple and very powerful. Surrendering to them brings enormous spiritual advancement. […]
    10. There is no timetable or prescribed route to God. Although each person's route is unique, the terrain to be covered is relatively common to all. The work is to surmount and transcend the common human failings that are inherent in the structure of the human ego. One would like to think that they are personal however, the ego itself is not personal.''' It was inherited along with becoming a human being. Details differ based on past karma.


  • The ego puts up resistances and it struggles for survival. Therefore, when its proclivities arise, they should be viewed as a sign of success and not of failure. Instead of dismay, the surfacing of the ego's resistances should be taken as a sign of accomplishment. The inner search that characterizes the spiritual pathway is capitulation of the evolution of the ego from prehistoric times up to the present, but this time there is the gift of freedom to choose differently. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 183-184, 2003



The spiritual path may turn one's life around.

  • While the world may have the expectation that the life of a spiritually committed person should be holy and tranquil, quite often the opposite may occur. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 337, 2003



Spiritual and social evolution


  • A valuable characteristic of dedication is felicity, which eventually becomes empowered as a quiet but persistent inner fervor. The value of watchful witnessing is that even just awareness of an ego defect tends to undo it. By surrender and prayerful invocation, Divine Will facilitates transition from the lesser to the greater for the Self effortlessly supports and energizes intention. The Self is like a magnetic attraction by which the personal will is progressively surrendered and resistance is weakened. Thus, the pathway itself is self-fulfilling, gratifying, and reveals progressive rewards. Each step, no matter how seemingly small, is equally valuable. Transcending the Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, S. 36, 2006



Trickiness of pleasure

  • The seeming obstacles along the path consist of two components:
    1. a seemingly attractive pay-off or pleasure, and
    2. fear of its presumptive alternative (i.e. lack of pleasure).




Sticking to the straight and narrow path



Great traditional pathways



Security, certainty, conviction

  • It is necessary to have faith in a pathway and clear away doubts to ascertain if they are realistic or merely forms of resistance. A seeker should have the security and support of inner certainty and firm conviction that are consequent to study, personal research, and investigation. Thus, a pathway should be intrinsically reconfirming by discovery and inner experience. A true pathway unfolds, is self-revelatory, and is subject to reconfirmation experientially. As spiritual awareness advances, the flow of spiritual energy increases and enables transcending prior, seemingly insurmountable, obstacles. Discovery of the Presence of God. Devotional Nonduality, S. 204, 2007




Urge to reach God as 'Fire in the belly':

Alternative source: Dissolving the Ego, Realizing the Self. Contemplations from the Teachings of David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., edited by Scott Jeffrey, S. 120, 1st quote, Hay House, August 2011

  • It is necessary that you develop respect for spiritual endeavor. Straight and narrow is the path, waste no time and effort.1 Precision is discipline that is innate to serious commitment. Some students may yet be in a period of exploration, but once one gets the 'fire in the belly', the urge to reach God becomes a drivenness or relentless drive, or even, in the eyes of the world, a 'madness'. From that point on, there is no patience for amusement or diversion. It depends on decision, will and the level of consciousness, and karmic propensities. As it gets more intense, the love for God and of God allows no delay. Discovery of the Presence of God. Devotional Nonduality, headline "Spiritual Economy", S. 153, 2007



See also: Video Sedona Seminar delivered 27. September 2002

You Are Being Manipulated & Brainwashed. Wake Up, delivered as Devotion: The Way to God Through the Heart, YouTube film, 3:17 minutes duration, posted 9. February 2014

  • Like anyone else in society, the mind of the aspirant has also unwittingly been programmed. This often escapes notice unless highlighted by a Teacher. Many students adhere to a stereotype of what 'being spiritual' implies. Thus, there are often political/social/intellectual stereotyped beliefs that need to be investigated as naive programs. Discovery of the Presence of God. Devotional Nonduality, S. 200, 2007


  • Straight and narrow is the path, for without inner discipline, the spiritual energy becomes dissipated in diverse attractions. Profound silence is more influential and beneficial than an avalanche of redundant words and actions that emanate from the spiritual ego and its platitudinous rationalizations. Spiritual rhetoric [LoC 180] is still just rhetoric and represents spiritual sophistry [LoC 180]. Discovery of the Presence of God. Devotional Nonduality, S. 200, 2007



Two pathways: Heart and Mind

  • Traditionally, the pathways to God have been through the heart (love, devotion, selfless service, surrender, worship, and adoration) or through the mind (Advaita, or the pathway of nonduality). Each way may seem more comfortable at one stage or another, or they alternate in emphasis.
    Whether you take the pathway of the heart or the mind, it is a hindrance to consider that there is a personal self or an "I" or an ego that is doing the striving or seeking or which will become enlightened. It is much easier to realize there is no such thing as the ego or an "I" identity that is doing any seeking; instead, it is an impersonal aspect of consciousness that is doing the exploring and seeking. Along the Path to Enlightenment. 365 Reflections from David R. Hawkins, edited by Scott Jeffrey, Reflection of February 23th, January 2011


Paved Roman road in Pompeii, Italy




  • Spiritual evolution is the willingness to give up games and seeming wins for a greater goal which is the evolution of your own consciousness. […] to give up selfishness because what is the ego except selfishness in all its desires. Untitled audio interview, presented by the suspended US American web radio station "Beyond the Ordinary", hosts Nancy Lorenz and Elena Young, 60 minutes duration, aired 10. February 2004


  • Naivete is different than ignorance and that's different from innocence and they are all different than denial. What passes as spirituality is often denial. A posturing ignorance, an assumed innocence (which innocence itself does not need to assume) just like humility does not need to assume the position of pseudo-humility. The goody-goody side of spirituality is available everywhere. The goody-goody side of spirituality has a big trap to it, otherwise, everybody would be enlightened. If it were easy to skyrocket to 1000 we'd already be there. We'd all be off this planet. [...] So part of being spiritual is starting to become integrous. It requires honesty and strength. Part of the spiritual [path] is the spiritual warrior who stands up and defends the truth. Sedona Seminar Karma and the Afterlife, 3 DVD set, October 2002



Hardships and blessings on the path

At age 12 boy Hawkins – nearly dead in the snowdrift – melted in the infinite exquisitely soft power of the presence of God as love.


  • [Paraphrased] Question (man): I feel I am going backwards on the spiritual path.
    Answer: Every time you go through another layer you think you just went back. No, it’s progress!
    Sedona Satsang Q&A Golden Word Book Signing hour, 3 CD set, 13. January 2007


  • You let go of anything non-loving in your life. It's really the fastest way to God, to let go of that which is unGodly. Long Beach, California, Seminar The Clear Pathway to Enlightenment, 3 DVD set, 8. March 2008


  • [Paraphrased] Question: How come that my intensity of focus on the spiritual path comes and goes?
    Answer: That is normal. You go into very high states and then states in which nothing seems to be happening for years. And then you can suddenly go into a very high state again. It doesn't follow a reasonable, rational course. Like the weather, you know what I mean? There is no way to turn it into a rational expectation. The fluctuation depends on many things – karma and otherwise.
    God speaks to all of us all the time. It's a matter of learning how to listen. You walk through the woods and you hear the birds singing. If you are naïve you don't realize it is God singing to you through the bird. Everything is Divinity. Nothing else exists. Therefore, you don't have to worry about finding God. Cottonwood Satsang Q&A, 2 CD set, 12. March 2011

Zitate von anderen Quellen

Gehet ein durch die enge Pforte. Denn die Pforte ist weit, und der Weg ist breit, der zur Verdammnis abführt; und ihrer sind viele%, die darauf wandeln. Und die Pforte ist eng, und der Weg ist schmal, der zum Leben führt; und wenige sind ihrer, die ihn finden. Matthäus 7, 13-14 (NT)


Jesus spricht zu ihm: Ich bin der Weg und die Wahrheit und das Leben; niemand kommt zum Vater denn durch mich. Johannes 14, 6 (NT) Lutherbibel, 1912


Persönliche Bekenntnisse

  • Ich möchte niemand anderem einen Weg vorzeichnen, denn ich weiß, dass mir der Weg von einer Hand vorgeschrieben wurde, die weit über mich hinausreicht. Carl Gustav Jung [BW 520/540] (1875-1961) Schweizer Psychiater, Psychoanalytiker, Gründer einer neuen Denkschule der Tiefenpsychologie, Autor, 1948


Old tractor road over farmland, Ystad, Sweden
  • Mein Weg ist nicht euer Weg, also kann ich euch nicht lehren. Der Weg ist in uns, aber nicht in Göttern, noch in Lehren, noch in Gesetzen. In uns ist der Weg, die Wahrheit und das Leben. Carl Gustav Jung [BW 520/540] (1875-1961) Schweizer Psychiater, Psychoanalytiker, Gründer einer neuen Denkschule der Tiefenpsychologie, Autor, Sonu Shamdasani, indischer Historiker, Herausgeber, Das Rote Buch (1913-1928) Neuauflage, Patmos Verlag, 7. Oktober 2009





  • Der Weg ist nicht das Ziel, der Weg existiert lediglich als Konzept im Bewusstsein des Suchenden. Kein Weg führt zum Ziel, die Totalität ist weglos. Gott ist kein Ziel, sondern genau das, was wir sind. Interview mit Mario Mantese Mario Mantese mariomantese.com (*1951) Schweizer Nahtodüberlebender, philosophisch-spiritueller Autor, Einfügen und Realisation, präsentiert von der deutschen Zeitschrift Lichtfokus, 25. November 2005   Link gelöscht

Eigenwillen suspendieren, Widerstand aufgeben

  • Da kommen denn viele Leute und erdenken sich mancherlei Wege, um zu diesem Ziel zu gelangen: die einen wollen ein Jahr lang von Wasser und Brot leben, die anderen eine Wallfahrt machen, bald dies, bald das. Ich nenne Dir den einfachsten und kürzesten Weg: Geh in deinen Grund und prüfe, was Dich am meisten hindert, Dich am meisten von der Erreichung des Zieles zurück hält; darauf richte deinen Blick. Diesen Stein wirf in des Rheines Grund. Wenn nicht, lauf bis zum Ende der Welt, und tu alles mögliche, es hilft Dir nichts. Das Messer, das das Fleisch vom Knochen trennt, heißt Sterben des eigenen Willens und Begehrens. Viele Leute töten die Natur und lassen die Gebrechen leben: daraus wird nie etwas. Johannes Tauler [BW 640] (~1300-1361) deutscher katholischer Theologe, neuplatonischer Dominikaner-Mönch, Rheinland-Mystiker, Volksprediger, Predigten in 2 Bänden, Georg Hofmann, Herausgeber, Übertragender, Johannes Verlag, Einsiedeln 1979, Neuauflage 2011


Quotes by various other sources

Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Matthew 7, 13-14 (NT)
[[ Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7, 13-14 (NT)



  • Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson [LoC 485, work LoC 475] (1803-1882) US American philosopher, Unitarian, lecturer, poet, essayist, essay Self-Reliance, 1841, 2nd edition 1847



  • You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself. Buddha [LoC 1000] (563-483 BC) Indian Avatar, teacher of enlightenment, central figure of Buddhism, source unknown



  • Forget this world, forget this course, and come with wholly empty hands unto your God. Is it not He Who knows the way to you? You need not know the way to Him. Your part is simply to allow all obstacles that you have interposed between the Son and God the Father to be quietly removed forever. God will do His part in joyful and immediate response. Ask and receive. But do not make demands, nor point the road to God by which He should appear to you. The way to reach Him is merely to let Him be. For in that way is your reality proclaimed as well. A Course in Miracles, workbook [LoC 600], lesson189, paragraph 7, 1976, revised 1996



  • As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.
  • It's your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
Jalal ad-Din Muḥammad Rumi [LoC 550] (1207-1273) Persian Muslim Sufi mystic, jurist, theologian, poet, source unknown


  • You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there is no path.
    Where there is a way or path, it is someone else's path.
    You are not on your own path.
    If you follow someone else's way, you are not going to realize your potential.
    Joseph Campbell, Ph.D. [LoC 410] (1904-1987) US American mythologist, expert in comparative mythology and comparative religion, author, Phil Cousineau, editor, biography (spanning 1904-1987) The Hero's Journey. Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work, HarperCollins, 1990, New World Library, 3rd edition 27. August 2003



  • It may be that when we no longer know what to do
    we have come to our real work,
    and that when we no longer know which way to go
    we have come to our real journey.
    The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
    The impeded stream is the one that sings.
    Wendell Berry (*1934) US American academic, cultural and economic critic, farmer, man of letters, Standing by Words. Essays, 1982 essay Poetry and Marriage. The Use of Old Forms, 1983, Counterpoint, paperback issue 12. July 2011
  • You seek the path? I warn you away from my own. It can also be the wrong way for you. May each go their own way.
    I will be no saviour, no lawgiver, no master teacher unto you. You are no longer little children. [...]
    One should not turn people into sheep, but sheep into people. The spirit of the depth demands this. Carl Gustav Jung [LoC 520/540] (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalytist, founder of a new school of depth psychology, author, Sonu Shamdasani, Indian historian, editor, The Red Book [Liber Novus], 205-page illustrated manuscript, S. 125-126/231, Philemon Series, The Philemon Foundation and W.W. Norton & Company, 9. October 2009


  • The true spiritual path is a path of humbleness. I fear being humiliated and I am not going there.
    If you are afraid of being humiliated you will be arrogant and prideful and that will be your downfall. If you are afraid to be humiliated you only live your fate. You will never get to your destiny. [...] People associate God with being humiliated. They associate spiritual surrender with being humiliated and poverty. Video interview with Caroline Myss Myss.com (*1952) US American spiritual teacher, mystic, medical intuitive, bestselling author, , Chicago, Illinois, presented by the webTV Juicy Living Tour, host Lilou Macé (*1977) French-American webTV host, video blogger (*2005), speaker, author, YouTube film, minute 16:57 and 50:54, 57:26 minutes duration, posted 4. August 2011


  • Some might ask whether the path is before us or within us. The answer is: Yes.
    We are both driven from within by our resident spirit and something outside calls forth the genius within us. Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org, US American storyteller, scholar of mythology, psychology, anthropology, ritualist, spokesman in the men's movement, author, The Genius Myth, Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, April 2016, Greenfire Press, paperback edition 18. May 2016




Repetition creates reality.

  • As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) US American historian, philosopher, leading transcendentalist, naturalist, abolitionist, surveyor, tax resister, development critic, poet, author, source unknown


  • The spiritual journey does not consist in arriving at a new destination where a person gains what he did not have, or becomes what he is not. It consists in the dissipation of one's own ignorance concerning one's self and life, and the gradual growth of that understanding which begins the spiritual awakening. The finding of God is a coming to one's self. Aldous Huxley [LoC 485, work LoC 425] (1894-1963) English US American humanist, pacifist, visionary poet, essayist, writer on parapsychology and philosophical mysticism, source unknown


  • When Jesus said, "I am the way," He meant that to have a true relationship with God, you must practice His way. In the Acts of the Apostles, the early Christians always spoke of their faith as "the Way." To me, "I am the way" is a better statement than "I know the way." The way is not an asphalt road. But we must distinguish between the "I" spoken by Jesus and the "I" that people usually think of. The "I" in His statement is life itself, His life, which is the way. If you do not really look at His life, you cannot see the way. If you only satisfy yourself with praising a name, even the name of Jesus, it is not practicing the life of Jesus. We must practice living deeply, loving, and acting with charity if we wish to truly honor Jesus. The way is Jesus Himself and not just some idea of Him. A true teaching is not static. It is not mere words but the reality of life. Many who have neither the way nor the life try to impose on others what they believe to be the way. But these are only words that have no connection with real life or a real way. When we understand and practice deeply the life and teachings of Buddha or the life and teachings of Jesus, we penetrate the door and enter the abode of the living Buddha and the living Christ, and life eternal presents itself to us. Thich Nhat Hanh [LoC 460] (*1926) Vietnamese France based Buddhist monk, peace activist, teacher, poet, author, Living Buddha, Living Christ, Riverhead, 12. September 1995



Repetition creates reality.

  • As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives. Misattributed by Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) US American historian, philosopher, leading transcendentalist, naturalist, abolitionist, surveyor, tax resister, development critic, poet, author, cited in: Wilfred Arlan Peterson, The Art of Living, Day by Day: Three Hundred and Sixty-five Thoughts, Ideas, Ideals, Experiences, Adventures, Inspirations, to Enrich Your Life, S. 77, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1972




  • If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. African proverb


  • No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back. Turkish proverb

Literary quotes

  • Anything is one million paths. Therefore, a warrior must always keep in mind that a path is only a path; if he feels that he should not follow it, he must not stay with it under any conditions. His decision to keep on that path or to leave it must be free of fear or ambition. He must look at every path closely and deliberately. There is a question that a warrior has to ask, mandatorily: Does this path have a heart? Carlos Castaneda [LoC 220] (1925-1998) Peruvian US American anthropologist, diplomat, author; major character in the series of books on Nagual 'Sorcery' Don Juan Matus, The Power of Silence. Further Lessons of Don Juan, Washington Square Press, 1987, reissued edition 1. June 1991



  • In beauty may I walk.
    All day long may I walk.
    Through the returning seasons may I walk.
    On the trail marked with pollen may I walk.
    With grasshoppers about my feet may I walk.
    With dew about my feet may I walk.
    With beauty may I walk.
    With beauty before me, may I walk.
    With beauty behind me, may I walk.
    With beauty above me, may I walk.
    With beauty below me, may I walk.
    With beauty all around me, may I walk.
    In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, lively, may I walk.
    In old age wandering on a trail of beauty, living again, may I walk.
    It is finished in beauty.
    It is finished in beauty.
    Navajo beauty way prayer

To get to somewhere from here?

Alice in Wonderland, 1865
John Tenniel (1820-1914)


Alice: "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
Cat: "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
Alice: "I don't much care where."
Cat: "Then it doesn't matter which way you go."
Alice: "So long as I get somewhere."
Cat: "Oh, you’re sure to do that if you only walk long enough."


Excerpted from: ► Lewis Carroll [LoC ~420] (1832-1898) English mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, photographer, writer, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [LoC 420] Macmillan, 26. November 1865

Englische Texte – English section on Path


BW-Werte: Thema Geistiger Weg / Pfad

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Index: Thema / Thema engl. – Bücher von D. Hawkins

Englische Werke

Index: Audio- und Videomedien (engl.) von und mit D. Hawkins


Links zum Thema Geistiger Weg / Path


Literature (engl.)

Externe Weblinks

External web links (engl.)

  • Wikipedia entries Path

Audio- und Videolinks

Audio and video links (engl.)

  • Video presentation by Charles Eisenstein, Ph.D. (*1967) US American graduate in mathematics and philosophy, scholar on Eastern spiritual traditions, Chinese translator, associate professor, Penn State University, speaker, author, Invisible Path, YouTube film, posted 8.-9. January 2011


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1 Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. Matthew 7, 13-14 (NT)


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