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Spiritual Awakening Quotes Celebrating Enlightenment

These spiritual awakening quotes will inspire self-improvement and long-term positive change.

Spiritual awakening involves moving beyond your limited reality and gaining a broader and clearer perspective.

When you make the shift to a higher level of consciousness, you become more aware of reality as it exists beyond the confines of the self.

Having a spiritual awakening leads to self-realization and a well-adjusted existence. It leads you to a blissful and content life. No matter the circumstances of your life, you’ll enjoy a stress-free natural existence.

Spiritual Awakening Quotes Celebrating Enlightenment

Just like a butterfly emerges from its cocoon, when you finally reach that state of spiritual enlightenment, you’ll be able to spread your wings and find your true self and your true path.

It will allow you to experience a sense of inner peace, a feeling of purification, and have more compassion and empathy.

Though it can be a painful process as it requires you to make difficult choices on how you move forward and live with your new perspective, once your inner transformation to a higher level of consciousness is complete, you’ll be happy that you went through the whole experience.

To celebrate the shift to higher consciousness, below is our collection of inspirational, wise, and positive spiritual awakening quotes, spiritual awakening sayings, and spiritual awakening proverbs, collected from various sources.

Spiritual awakening quotes celebrating enlightenment

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

2. “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

3. “We are all equally capable of spiritual awakening. It may not seem that way, at times. Some of us are so caught up in the drama of our day-to-day existence that we have lost track of who we really are. But eventually, all of us will make the discovery of our true nature.” – Victor Shamas

4. “You are heir to a heavenly fortune, the sole beneficiary of an infinite spiritual trust fund, a proverbial goldmine of sacred abundance beyond all common measure or human comprehension. But until you assert your rightful inheritance of this blessed gift, it will remain unclaimed and forever beyond your reach.” – Anthon St. Maarten

5. “Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.” – Samuel Ullman

6. “It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.” – Eckhart Tolle

Spiritual awakening quotes celebrating enlightenment

7. “Within you lies opportunity to grow in spirit. Keep your feet on the earth, but lift your face towards the heavens. Surrender to the light with a tranquil mind, and a heart full of the love of God.” – White Eagle

8. “You can have a spiritual awakening and discover a new side of you at any age. And best of all, love can happen at any age. Life can just start to get exciting when you’re in your 40s and 50s. You have to believe that.” – Salma Hayek

9. “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

10. “Be kind to yourself as you proceed along this journey. This kindness, in itself, is a means of awakening the spark of love within you and helping others to discover that spark within themselves.” –  Tsoknyi Rinpoche

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Spiritual awakening quotes to help you lead a blissful and content life

11. “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

12. “Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” – Eckhart Tolle

13. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

14. “The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love.”-  Marianne Williamson

Spiritual awakening quotes to help you lead a blissful and content life

15. “The awakening of the soul to its bondage and its effort to stand up and assert itself – this is called life.” – Swami Vivekananda

16. “The real spiritual progress of the aspirant is measured by the extent to which he achieves inner tranquility.” – Sivananda

17. “The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.” – M. Scott Peck

18. “The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.” – Ram Dass

19. “Awakening is about liberating yourself from the prison that is the world of the mind and daring to be here as all that you are.” – Leonard Jacobson

20. “Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – C.G. Jung

Spiritual awakening quotes to inspire self-improvement and long-term positive change

21. “The solution to the problem of the day is the awakening of the consciousness of humanity to the divinity within.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

22. “Awakening is dynamic. Constantly evolving in accordance with life’s realities. Unfolding from ego-self to compassionate self. From enclosed self to open self. From foolish self to enlightened self.” – Taitetsu Unno

23. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Alva Edison

24. “Glorify who you are today, do not condemn who you were yesterday, and dream of who you can be tomorrow.” – Neale Donald Walsch

25. “In spiritual life there is no room for compromise. Awakening is not negotiable; we cannot bargain to hold on to things that please us while relinquishing things that do not matter to us. A lukewarm yearning for awakening is not enough to sustain us through the difficulties involved in letting go. It is important to understand that anything that can be lost was never truly ours, anything that we deeply cling to only imprisons us.” – Jack Kornfield

26. “Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of awakening.” –  G. I. Gurdjieff

27. “It is reality that awakens possibilities, and nothing would be more perverse than to deny it.”- Robert Musil

Spiritual awakening quotes to inspire self-improvement

28. “Do not try to approach God with your thinking mind. It may only stimulate your intellectual ideas, activities, and beliefs. Try to approach God with your crying heart. It will awaken your soulful, spiritual consciousness.” – Sri Chinmoy

29. “The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best that is in us. It is only through our own personal awakening that the world can be awakened. We cannot give what we do not have.” – Marianne Williamson

30. “Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment.”- John O’Donohue

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31. “Times are difficult globally; awakening is no longer a luxury or an ideal. It’s becoming critical. We don’t need to add more depression, more discouragement, or more anger to what’s already here. It’s becoming essential that we learn how to relate sanely with difficult times. The earth seems to be beseeching us to connect with joy and discover our innermost essence. This is the best way that we can benefit others.” – Pema Chodron
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32. “Through spiritual maturity you will see new ways to avoid unnecessary suffering; wiser ways to endure unavoidable hardships with grace, and opportunities to turn your pain into lessons of service and healing for others. Your hard journey has had a great purpose! Your pain was always a part of a plan to open your heart to love. Have faith. A miracle is happening in your life; the miracle of pain is transforming you to your highest self.” – Bryant H. McGill

33. “Do not be impatient with your seemingly slow progress. Do not try to run faster than you presently can. If you are studying, reflecting and trying, you are making progress whether you are aware of it or not. A traveler walking the road in the darkness of night is still going forward. Someday, some way, everything will break open, like the natural unfolding of a rosebud.”- Vernon Howard

34. “True happiness comes not when we get rid of all of our problems, but when we change our relationship to them, when we see our problems as a potential source of awakening, opportunities to practice, and to learn.”- Richard Carlson

35. “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” – Louis L’Amour

Spiritual awakening quotes to celebrate a higher shift in consciousness

36. “Upon awakening, let the words Thank You flow from your lips, for this will remind you to begin your day with gratitude and compassion.” – Wayne Dyer

37. “We need limitations and temptations to open our inner selves, dispel our ignorance, tear off disguises, throw down old idols, and destroy false standards. Only by such rude awakenings can we be led to dwell in a place where we are less cramped, less hindered by the ever-insistent External. Only then do we discover a new capacity and appreciation of goodness and beauty and truth.”- Helen Keller

38. “The next time you find yourself in some way trying desperately to land safely, your compassion might be what finally gives you the courage you need to let go of the controls. In doing so, you might discover that each time you let go, it becomes easier and easier to re-enter the atmosphere of your own aliveness. Gradually you’ll come home to the flow of your own living presence, the warmth and space of your awakening heart.”- Tara Brach

39. “First, we become aware of that which is Divine around us. Then we become aware of that which is Divine within us. Finally, we become aware that all is Divine, and that there is nothing else. This is the moment of our awakening.”- Neale Donald Walsch

40. “He who is free in the body, but bound in the soul is a slave; but on the contrary he who is bound in the body, but free in the soul, is truly free.” – Epictetus
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Spiritual awakening quotes that celebrate the journey of life

41. “The enlightened give thanks for what most people take for granted…. As you begin to be grateful for what most people take for granted, the vibration of gratitude makes you more receptive to good in your life.” – Michael Bernard Beckwith
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42. “History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.” – Douglas MacArthur

43. “Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul.”- Mahatma Gandhi

44. “It isn’t until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are – not necessarily a religious feeling, but deep down, the spirit within – that you can begin to take control.”- Oprah Winfrey

45. “Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force – that thoughts rule the world.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

46. “Once you awaken you will have no interest in judging those who sleep.” – James Blanchard

Spiritual awakening quotes that celebrate the journey of life

47. “The spiritual path – is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don’t know it.” – Marianne Williamson

48. “The essence of spirituality is, to be constantly aware of the oneness of all; at the same time to celebrate the uniqueness of the individual.” – Jaggi Vasudev

49. “I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It’s a journey of recovery. It’s a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It’s already there.”- Billy Corgan

50. “You think of yourselves as humans searching for a spiritual awakening, when in fact you are spiritual beings attempting to cope with a human awakening. Seeing yourselves from the perspective of the spirit within will help you to remember why you came here and what you came here to do.”- Neale Donald Walsch

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

52. “That is the real spiritual awakening when something emerges from within you that is deeper than who you thought you were. – Unknown

53. “The true awakening takes place within.” – ATGW

54. “When you are evolving into a higher-self, the road may seem lonely but you’re simply shedding the energies that no longer match the frequency of your destiny.” – Anonymous

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

56. “Awakening is not changing who you are but discarding who you are not.” – Deepak Chopra

57. “Awakening means you’ve come home to yourself, that consciousness has shifted back to its original nature.” – Anonymous

58. “Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.”― Ramana Maharshi

59. “Your greatest awakening comes, when you are aware about your infinite nature.”― Amit Ray

60. “When we awaken to our truth, we realize we are free.”― Kristi Bowman

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61. “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

62. “Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man’s faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.” – Giacomoco Puccini

63. “All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.” – Swami Vivekananda

64. “I experienced by the grace of God a spiritual awakening, which was to lead me to a richer, fuller, more productive life.” – John Coltrane
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65. “The awakening of consciousness is the next step for mankind.” – Eckhart Tolle

66. “In order to save myself, I must destroy first the me I was told to be.” – The Dreamer

67. “Awaken to your true potential and live the life of your dreams.” – ATGW

68. “Spirituality does not lie in meditating the body of an ex-master. Spirituality exists in mediating on your own inner body.”― Amit Ray

69. “In one moment, we are now forever, in one moment…”― Paul Goldman

70. “It’s the ‘everyday’ experiences we encounter along the journey to who we wanna be that will define who we are when we get there.”― Aaron Lauritsen

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71. “As you awaken to your divine nature, you’ll begin to appreciate beauty in everything you see, touch and experience.” – Wayne Dyer

72. “Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.” – Eckhart Tolle

73. “This is bravery: using the challenge of daily life to sharpen our mind and open our heart.” – Sakyong Mipham

74. “I let go of my need to control and allow the universe to do her thing.” – Gabrielle Bernstein

75. “The garden is a metaphor for life, and gardening is a symbol of the spiritual path.” – Larry Dossey
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76. “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” – Rumi

77. “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

78. “There is a presence within you that has never suffered. It lives in joy that has no cause. It is who you most deeply are.” – Jan Frazier

79. “Don’t fear the light within. May it ignite the Sacred Flame in your soul.” – Paulo Coelho

80. “The truth is that you already are what you are seeking.” – Adyashanti

81. You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone.” – Amit Ray

82. “Enlightenment is the complete flowering of body, mind and the soul.” – Amit Ray

83. “Adversity is a spiritual awaken in every soul.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

84. “Spiritual awakening is like unfollowing who you think you are.” – Frode Gåsland

85. “Spiritual awakening transforms the so-called self-awareness into the realization that the Self is awareness.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Which of these spiritual awakening quotes resonated with you best?

Spiritual awakening has many benefits. It leads to self-realization and can help you lead a blissful and content life.

When you finally reach that higher shift in consciousness and understanding, you’ll be able to enjoy a fulfilled, meaningful life.

Hopefully, the above quotes will inspire you to wake up so that you live the life of your dreams and attain the success you desire.

Did you enjoy these spiritual awakening quotes? Which of the quotes was your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below.

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  1. Hannah

    April 18, 2019 at 6:06 AM

    Awakening is just the beginning of a spiritual path, there is much more to learn and discover after it. I tried this school in Europe that is helping people to approach not just awakening but to go pass that point towards full realisation. What I really liked about the school is the practical approach and that they already have more than 40 awaken students that are continuing their path with the school, theory is good but without personal experience it stays just words. I couldn’t not share it as it has changed my life perspective cardinally and I feel inseparable with this world now.

  2. Abraham Derrick

    February 20, 2019 at 1:20 AM

    The essence of of awakening is the feelings of being one spiritually within a Devine Universe.

  3. Jeremy Standiford

    February 19, 2019 at 7:46 PM

    Liked these quotes. Keep spreading the good word 🙂

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