Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated.
I pray you bear me henceforth from the noise and rumour of the field, where I may think the remnant of my thoughts in peace, and part of this body and my soul with contemplation and devout desires. - William Shakespeare
I live not in dreams but in contemplation of a reality that is perhaps the future. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Bravery is absence of contemplation and idiocy is the extinction of it. - M.F. Moonzajer
Let us not fear our wild thoughts for they can give rise to wondrous contemplation, creative endeavour, life changing ideas, momentous bliss. - Jay Woodman
Christian life is not a life divided between times for action and times for contemplation. No. Real social action is a way of contemplation, and real contemplation is the core of social action. - Henri J.M. Nouwen
Contemplation in life is more important than bullshit. So enjoy Silence. - Eyden I.
If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words. - Fran Lebowitz
Only when there is dharmadhyan (auspicious contemplation; to not hurt anyone, to give happiness to others) in the body, then there is shukladhyan in the Self (contemplation as the Self, the Soul). - Dada Bhagwan
No prince, no success filled her dreams: only time spread out before her to spend as she chose, a time of contemplation which offered her refuge. - Delphine de Vigan
Soulful love, is poetry in motion. A contemplation of beauty from the deep arises and the mere struggle to express the rapture of the soul. - Angie karan
It is good for a student to be poor. Getting and spending, the typical American college student lays waste his powers. Work and contemplation don't mix, and university days ought to be days of contemplation. - Russell Kirk
I encourage you, to take control to take back your power. Make the time and effort to invest in yourself. Self-care and healing. Taking time for stillness and contemplation. Reflect on your own behaviour. Decide what kind of person you want to be and then take the steps to be that person. - Akiroq Brost
Christianity is more than just a belief; it is a life of discipline, a firm determination to live a life of prayer and contemplation, a life of self-denial and Christlikeness. - Ramon M. Torres
There is no art without contemplation. - Robert Henri
COMFORT, n. A state of mind produced by contemplation of a neighbor's uneasiness. - Ambrose Bierce
True humility does not know that it is humble. If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue. - Martin Luther
Shuddha upayog (applied awareness of the Self, The Soul) means to be able to see the Soul and the Body of the other person as separate. The constant contemplation of ‘I am pure Soul (Shuddhatma)’ is shukladhyan (pure contemplation as the Self). - Dada Bhagwan
Yearn to grow in the field of love and bliss not in the field of competition and contemplation. - Debasish Mridha
Importance is not in ‘discharge’ (of karmas) that occurs; but it is in the contemplation (dhyan) within at that time in effect that is important. - Dada Bhagwan
To paint an image and to write a poem, is to reclaim the dignity and personal joy...it is an invitation for my creative contemplation of an opened mind...it is a storytelling venture on a blank page of paper and white canvases...it is reclaiming my life. - Isabella Koldras, Reclaiming my Life.
In the sweet territory of silence we touch the mystery. It's the place of reflection and contemplation, and it's the place where we can connect with the deep knowing, to the deep wisdom way. - Ángeles Arrien
We can reach untainted experiential freedom, by living in the moment as it is—without contemplation. Here we find the possibility of freedom—of just being—living as our authentic self. We are our true nature. We are one and whole. - Jacqueline Simon Gunn
A Muslim who meets with others and shares their burdens is better than one who lives a life of seclusion and contemplation.
Contemplation + action = breakthrough - Lada Ray
The greatness of poetry comes from its struggle to express the rapture of the soul in the contemplation of beauty. - Anthony S. Maulucci