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By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Houston

If you keep telling the same sad small story. You will keep living the same sad small life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

You've had a whole lot of experience, but everything is also radically new at each moment, and you have to bring a kind of childlike second-level innocence to bear upon all situations, if you are going to be of use and you are going to really learn from the situation or the people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

We have new media, new forms of connectivity, and an enormous transference of knowledge. When you study evolution, you see that when new genes meet and multiply, they create new contexts and new species. In a sense, the gene-pool of knowledge and of people connecting at all levels is literally spawning a kind of mind-pool of possibilities.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Houston

Change the story and you change perception; change perception and you change the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

We have all been brought up with an ethical system of 2,000 years ago, an industrial-managerial system of 200-300 years ago, a statecraft system of 200 years ago, and so on. None of this is working very well for the requirements of a time as complex and variegated as our own. So we stand shuttering at the threshold, with no clear map.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

We all get betrayed or we all betray. Life is so complex that it's almost impossible to avoid that. Betrayal is also a critical theme in all the world's great stories. If Christ had not been betrayed, would you have had the resurrection?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jean Houston

I've been around for a very long time, I've been around since God had baby cheeks.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Houston

I am deeply activated by a sense of history, and have been since I was a tiny child. Really feeling that these were the times, we were the people, this was the most critical time in human history. Other people thought their times were the pinnacle and this is it. This is where we really, together, make a decision of whether to evolve or perish.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Houston

I find that all over the world, not only is there an acceleration of just about everything, but that many of the old patterns are deconstructing. New ones are arising. It's tremendously exciting, challenging, and also sometimes, well, scary.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Houston

Development involves giving up a smaller story in order to wake up to a larger story.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

We are still a pioneer culture in some ways. A pioneer culture has to put all of its muscle into surviving on the frontier and pushing back the wilderness. So when you start to talk about imagination, inner space, and the structures of the psyche, that becomes scary.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

Vulnerable is a catch-all word like "love" and "schizophrenia.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

When we start making distinctions between soul and spirit, we're in very, very murky waters. There is the whole issue of the English language, which has a rather limited vocabulary when it comes to psychological descriptions, not to speak of spiritual descriptions. We're good mythically - the English language is superb for myth. But we're not very good for psychology or spirituality.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jean Houston

Stories are living and dynamic. Stories exist to be exchanged. They are the currency of Human Growth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Houston

Bangladesh is a world of metaphor, of high and low theater, of great poetry and music. You talk to a rice farmer and you find a poet. You get to know a sweeper of the streets and you find a remarkable singer.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Houston

Certainly one is brought to the brink of one's sense of who one is, what one has to do, why me, why now, why in this time in history? I am really driven, believe it or not, am awakened by a sense of being in this powerful axis, this turning point in human history.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Houston

Engaging it produces an intense force, which in turn produces a mutation in consciousness. You become who you really are.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jean Houston

My prayer is, let me be a blessing to someone or something today.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Houston

Ironically, we are all too often educated out of rather than in to an awareness of the body.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Houston

If you're looking ecologically, then we are in very big trouble, yes. But if you're talking about people sinking, I'm not so sure that's true. There are cycles of rise and fall, as there have been since time immemorial.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

We are sitting on a cornucopia of knowing that we had no way to access as a democracy. We couldn't get the democratization of the human capacity before our time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jean Houston

I think of spirit as that which evokes us - the lure of becoming that keeps calling. And I think of soul as that which gets us through the cartography of everyday life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jean Houston

Over-intellectualizing can justify practically anything. Reason has reasons that can create holocausts. In the 20th century, we have certainly seen how much killing and disaster has been championed with superb intellectual reasons.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Houston

Critical to any practice of sacred psychology is training in multiple imageries to facilitate the inner realism of journeys of the soul.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Houston

In our time we have come to the stage where the real work of humanity begins. It is the time where we partner Creation in the creation of ourselves, in the restoration of the biosphere, the regenesis of society and in the assuming of a new type of culture; the culture of Kindness. Herein, we live daily life reconnected and recharged by the Source, so as to become liberated and engaged in the world and in our tasks.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Houston

In a world such as ours, where we have to cross the great divide of otherness or we will not survive, love is perhaps the most critical aspect that is there in our humanity, to both activate and to practice.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

Wth subtly developed body awareness, it is possible for the individual to become the conscious orchestrator of health.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jean Houston

Pathos activates the eyes and ears to see and hear. At times of pathos, illness opens doors to a reality which is closed to a healthy point of view.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

We needed a "psychenaut" program to be the opposite of the astronaut program in order to explore the enormous domains and dimensions of inner space. We need inner space exploration. We need to have access to more capacities in order to be adequate stewards of this most incredible process of transformation in human history.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

We tend to think of the Faustian man, the one who fabricates, manipulates, seduces and ends up destroying. But the new image will be man the creator, the artist, the player.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jean Houston

I think civilization is going to get to a point where we suddenly become responsible, stewards of the whole evolutionary process. This requires domains of consciousness, not just levels and frequencies.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jean Houston

The wounding becomes sacred when we are willing to release our old stories and to become the vehicles through which the new story may emerge into time.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

Time has driven out sex and money as the central issues. Now if it could only drive out the issue of power we would be somewhere!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

The soul is the lure of our becoming.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Houston

If you are going to learn mathematics, you have to learn it not simply as an abstraction but as it is applied. I always say to teachers, for goodness sake, take the kids out first to look at the stars in order to understand infinity.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

When a culture is not mythologically instructed, not instructed in story that gives us a call, then we start looking for quasi-stories, little toxic stories that keep our selves alerted and spared until we find another story.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

The more you love, the more loving you become. That's just the way it works. It is a generosity of spirit.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

We are the love, the lover, the loving, and the love. It is the Supreme. It is the deepest force in our lives.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Houston

Because of the nature of my life, because I train a great many people, I come upon such a huge variety of human species, as well as the earth species for that matter.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

What I often do in my work is to take a great story, such as the Odyssey, the search for the Grail, the story of Jesus, or the story of the great peacemaker who helped create the Iroquois Confederacy in the 15th century. I then use these tales as templates upon which to weave psychological and spiritual exercises which allow us to open ourselves up to the larger venue of a story.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

We're in a decaying culture now. Naturally, the young people in the culture are going to feel themselves to be products of the decay.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jean Houston

In Jump Time’s developing hybrid world, capacities once nurtured in separate societies are available to the entire family of humankind. This is a stupendous happening, as important as the discovery of new continents during the time of the great sea journeys. For the first time in human history the genius of the human race is available for all to harvest. These rediscovered capacities may be evolutionary accelerators, now being gathered from many places, times, and cultures to awaken our species to who we are and what we yet may be and do. Often, however, it is not comfortable. We can for a time find ourselves strangers in a very strange land, wishing we could return to the comforts of a more insular and familiar worldview. Yet when we get beyond the shutterings of our local cultural trance, we gain the courage to nurture the emerging forms of the possible human and the possible society.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jean Houston

It would be wonderful if people could grow together in groups, teaching and learning communities where they empower, evoke, explore the enormous capacities of the human condition.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

What happens is that you discover you're carrying so much weight that 90 percent of what you thought yesterday you are thinking about today and will think about again tomorrow. Your mind doesn't change because you are carrying too large a load. So the mind is caught. It's seized by its own structures. It can't consider different ways of thinking or doing or being or relating. It's all you can do with your psychic energy to keep pulling yourself along with this huge bag that you are dragging behind you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Houston

I believe that we are stewards of a time that is upon us - but often we need the encouragement of each other to be able to wake up to this extraordinary time and possibility.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

When we are calling forth the depth and genius of the other, then we grow.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jean Houston

We cannot embrace the New Mind by just sitting around and talking about it. It demands that we alter not just our thinking, but our way of living down to the smallest details.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Houston

If you travel as much as I do - 165,000 miles last year - you exist nowhere. You're always between heaven and earth, you're always arriving in a new place, you're always starting from the beginning - talk about origins - and you don't know quite what's going to unfold. You live in the unexpected and the inexplicable all the time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jean Houston

The ecological crisis is doing what no other crisis in history has ever done - challenging us to a realization of a new humanity.