50 Consciousness Quotes To Align You With Your Higher Self

Get tuned in with these consciousness quotes.

Many of us find it hard to conceptualize, but a quantum physicist would tell us that time and space are illusions, linear thinking is just a point of view, and everything exists simultaneously.

We only see what we are tuned into the vibration to see.

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What are the benefits of reading these consciousness quotes?

Experiments in the laboratories echo what spiritual practitioners have been saying for years: Consciousness transcends physical limitations.

We are more than just bodies walking around taking up space on planet earth.

Each of us is imbued with energy and consciousness that allows us to experience physical reality.

What we experience relates directly to our consciousness and beliefs.

As we change our ideas, our consciousness changes, and we see the world differently.

So keep growing and making changes.

When our inner world transforms, the outer world has no choice but to follow.

Mind-blowing consciousness quotes

1. “Consciousness is not in the body; the body is in Consciousness.” Dan Millman

2. “Consciousness was upon him before he could get out of the way.” Kingsley Amis

3. “Control of consciousness determines the quality of life.” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

4. “The body is in Consciousness; never born; never dies; only changes.” Dan Millman

5. “Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness.” Terence McKenna

6. “The quality of your consciousness at this moment is what shapes the future.” Eckhart Tolle

7. “The ordinary response to atrocities is to banish them from consciousness.” Judith Lewis Herman

8. “Waking consciousness is dreaming—but dreaming constrained by external reality.” Oliver Sacks

9. “The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action.” Bruce Lee

10. “You are not limited to this body, to this mind, or to this reality—you are a limitless ocean of Consciousness, imbued with infinite potential.” Joseph P. Kauffman

Consciousness quotes from Alan Watts and Carl Jung

11. “There’s no coming to consciousness without pain.” ― Carl Gustav Jung

12. “A group experience takes place on a lower level of consciousness than the experience of an individual.” C.G. Jung

13. “Our normal sense of the person as a lonely island of consciousness, is a dramatic illusion based on theological imagery.” Alan Watts

14. “We are at war between consciousness and nature, between the desire for permanence and the fact of flux. It is ourself against ourselves.” Alan Watts

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15. “All I’m saying is that minerals are just a rudimentary form of consciousness whereas the other people are saying that consciousness is a complicated form of minerals.” Alan Watts

16. “If, therefore, I have a so-called collective experience as a member of a group, it takes place on a lower level of consciousness than if I had the experience by myself alone.” C.G. Jung

17. “I believe that if this state of consciousness could become more universal, the pretentious nonsense which passes for the serious business of the world would dissolve in laughter.” Alan Watts

18. “We must see that consciousness is neither an isolated soul nor the mere function of a single nervous system but of that totality of interrelated stars and galaxies which makes a nervous system possible.” Alan Watts

19. “As the fish doesn’t know water, people are ignorant of space. Consciousness is concerned only with changing and varying details; it ignores constants-especially constant backgrounds. Thus only very exceptional people are aware of what is basic to everything.” Alan Watts

20. “Like too much alcohol, self-consciousness makes us see ourselves double, and we make the double image for two selves—mental and material, controlling and controlled, reflective and spontaneous. Thus instead of suffering we suffer about suffering and suffer about suffering about suffering.” Alan Watts

Enlightened consciousness quotes from physicists and other great minds

21. “Consciousness cannot be accounted for in physical terms.” Erwin Schrödinger

22. “Relationships are steppingstones for the evolution of our consciousness.” Alaric Hutchinson

23. “Consciousness is a mystery that faces the mystery of potential and transforms it into actuality.” Jordan B. Peterson

24. “For consciousness is absolutely fundamental. It cannot be accounted for in terms of anything else.” Erwin Schrödinger

25. “With the arrival of humans, it has been said, the universe has suddenly become conscious of itself. This, truly, it the greatest mystery of all.” V.S. Ramachandran

26. “Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.” Voltaire

27. “True philosophy must start from the most immediate and comprehensive fact of consciousness: ‘I am life that wants to live, in the midst of life that wants to live.’” Albert Schweitzer

28. “With every increase in the degree of consciousness, and in proportion to that increase, the intensity of despair increases: the more consciousness the more intense the despair” Søren Kierkegaard

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29. “I tell you solemnly, that I have many times tried to become an insect. But I was not equal even to that. I swear, gentlemen, that to be too conscious is an illness- a real thorough-going illness.” Fyodor Dostoevsky

30. “Properly speaking, the unconscious is the real psychic; its inner nature is just as unknown to us as the reality of the external world, and it is just as imperfectly reported to us through the data of consciousness as is the external world through the indications of our sensory organs.” Sigmund Freud

Deep consciousness quotes to consider about life

31. “Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement.” Aldous Huxley

32. “You are here to evolve and make your consciousness high. You are here to dance, sing and celebrate life.” Amit Ray

33. “This consciousness that is myself of selves, that is everything, and yet is nothing at all – what is it?” Julian Jaynes

34. “When our consciousness has become a haven of illusions, our mind may have a hard time to fight the maze in our thinking.” Erik Pevernagie

35. “And you are that Consciousness – no the phantom mind that troubles you so. You are the body, but you are everything else, too.” Dan Millman

36. “I don’t believe that consciousness is generated by the brain. I believe that the brain is more of a reciever of consciousness.” Graham Hancock

37. “Consciousness grows independent of the ordinary senses. You see without assistance from the eyes, over distances beyond the visual horizon.” Charles A. Lindbergh

38. “Consciousness, unprovable by scientific standards, is forever, then, the impossible phantom in the predictable biologic machine, and your every thought a genuine supernatural event.” Alan Moore

39. “How remarkable we are in our ability to hide things from ourselves – our conscious minds only a small portion of our actual minds, jellyfish floating on a vast dark sea of knowing and deciding.” Andrew Sean Greer

40. “Life becomes, then, an intricate maneuvering ground for walking a fine line between sound connectedness and crumbling consciousness, between unflinching cohesion and atomizing fragmentation.” Erik Pevernagie

Consciousness quotes that make you think

41. “I’ve come to think that happiness isn’t really produced by conscious accomplishments.” David Brooks

42. “Man moves in a world that is nothing more or less than his consciousness objectified.” Neville Goddard

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43. “We are the cosmos made conscious, and life is the means by which the universe understands itself.” Brian Cox

44. “You keep it filed in a drawer of your consciousness, like a short story that never worked after the opening lines.” Hilary Mantel

45. “Thinking is learning all over again how to see, directing one’s consciousness, making of every image a privileged place.” Albert Camus

46. “Happiness is a measure of how thickly the unconscious parts of our minds are intertwined with other people and with activities.” David Brooks

47. “We may seek, too, a relaxing of inhibitions that makes it easier to bond with each other, or transports that make our consciousness of time and mortality easier to bear.” Oliver Sacks

48. “The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

49. “We should recognize that nonhuman organisms need not meet every new definition of human language, tool use, mind, or consciousness in order to have versions of their own that are worthy of serious study.” Sue Savage-Rumbaugh

50. “One single second, one single landscape, in which what happens activates and deactivates what has already happened in endless chain reactions, like the processes that take place in the brain, perhaps, where cells suddenly bloom and die away, all according to the way the winds of consciousness are blowing.” Karl Ove Knausgård

Self-awareness is a mystery

We know where our “brain” is physically located, but where is our “mind” located?

What keeps our hearts and brains working?

They often teach us to perceive linearly and to believe everything has a beginning, middle, and end.

In our physical reality, everything we see supports this concept, including in our lives.

However, some, like writer Dan Millman, suggest that “Consciousness is not in the body, the body is in Consciousness.”

Our physical experience is a projection of our consciousness, which is non-physical.

Famed physicist Erwin Schrödinger proclaimed, “Consciousness cannot be accounted for in physical terms.”

The notion of us having always existed and always existing can be troublesome for our minds to comprehend.

However, as we grow in consciousness, we will begin to better understand our place in the universe and perhaps one day crack the code of our consciousness.

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Clifton Sankofa has Master's degrees in English, Teaching, and School Leadership. He is a veteran educator and school leader. Clifton has built his career around teaching language arts, social-emotional learning, hip-hop(e), and vegan cooking. Across the country, Black and Brown communities die over preventable diseases. Clifton's aim is to help reverse this trend through cultural shifts. Using hip-hop and cultural-centered activities, he educates young people on how to reclaim their health and heritage through sustainable vegan eating, cooking practices, and literacy skills.
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