James Redfield quotes

  • When love first happens, the individuals are giving each other energy unconsciously and both people feel buoyant and elated. That's the incredible high we call being ‘in love.’ Unfortunately, once they expect this feeling to come from another person, they cut themselves off from the energy in the universe and begin to rely even more on the energy from each other--only now there doesn’t seem to be enough and so they stop giving each other energy and fall back into their dramas in an attempt to control each other and force the other’s energy their way.
    -- James Redfield

    #Drama #Fall #Being In Love

  • How many people do you know who are obsessed with their work, who are type A or have stress related diseases and who can’t slow down? They can’t slow down because they use their routine to distract themselves, to reduce life to only its practical considerations. And they do this to avoid recalling how uncertain they are about why they live.
    -- James Redfield

    #Stress #People #Disease

  • I don't think that anything happens by coincidence... No one is here by accident... Everyone who crosses our path has a message for us. Otherwise they would have taken another path, or left earlier or later. The fact that these people are here means that they are here for some reason"...
    -- James Redfield

    #Taken #Mean #Thinking

  • We must assume every event has significance and contains a message that pertains to our questions...this especially applies to what we used to call bad things...the challenge is to find the silver lining in every event, no matter how negative.
    -- James Redfield

    #Optimistic #Challenges #Matter

  • ...the basic stuff of the universe, at its core, is looking like a kind of pure energy that is malleable to human intention and expectation in a way that defies our old mechanistic model of the universe--as though our expectation itself causes our energy to flow out into the world and affect other energy systems.
    -- James Redfield

    #Expectations #Stuff #Way

  • We can become inspired to shape a higher, more ideal future, and when we do, miracles happen.
    -- James Redfield

    #Optimistic #Miracle #Shapes

  • When we dislike someone, or feel threatened by someone, the natural tendency is to focus on something we dislike about the person, something that irritates us. Unfortunately, when we do this--instead of seeing the deeper beauty of the person and giving them energy--we take energy away and actually do them harm. All they know is that they suddenly feel less beautiful and less confident, and it is because we sapped their energy.
    -- James Redfield

    #Beautiful #Giving #Focus

  • Where Attention goes Energy flows; Where Intention goes Energy flows!
    -- James Redfield

    #Energy #Attention #Flow

  • Inspiration is what keeps us well.
    -- James Redfield

    #Inspiration #Wells

  • When each expects the other to live in his or her world, to always be there to join in his or her chosen activities, an ego battle inevitably develops.
    -- James Redfield

    #Ego #Battle #World

  • ...Dreams come to tell us something about our lives that we are missing.
    -- James Redfield

    #Dream #Missing

  • Sexual union is a holy moment in which a part of Heaven flows into the Earth.
    -- James Redfield

    #Sex #Heaven #Earth

  • We humans have always sought to increase our personal energy in the only manner we have known, by seeking to psychologically steal it from the others--an unconscious competition that underlies all human conflict in the world.
    -- James Redfield

    #Competition #Energy #World

  • Apparently, before we are born, each of us experiences a vision of what our life can be, complete with reflections on our parents and our tendencies to engage in particular control dramas, even how we might work through these dramas with these parents and go on to be prepared for what we want to accomplish.
    -- James Redfield

    #Drama #Reflection #Parent

  • ...The human perception of this energy first begins with a heightened sensitivity to beauty.
    -- James Redfield

    #Perception #Energy #Firsts

  • Once you learn what life is about, there is no way to erase that knowledge. If you try to do something else with your life, you will always sense that you are missing something
    -- James Redfield

    #Missing #Trying #Way

  • The things that we preceive as beautiful may be different, but the actual characteristics we ascribe to beautiful objects are similar. Think about it. When something strikes us as beautiful, it displays more presence and sharpness of shape and vividness of color, doesn't it? It stands out. It shines. It seems almost iridescent compared to the dullness of other objects less attractive.
    -- James Redfield

    #Beautiful #Thinking #Color

  • This is [her] soul group.’ What do you mean?’ It’s a group of souls with whom she resonates closely.
    -- James Redfield

    #Mean #Soul #Groups

  • The reality of the Life Review is becoming part of our every day understanding. We know that after death, we have to look at our lives again; and we’re going to agonize over every missed opportunity, over every case in which we failed to act. This knowledge is contributing to our determination to pursue every intuitive image that comes to mind, and keep it firmly in awareness. We’re living life in a more deliberate way. We don’t want to miss a single important event. We don’t want the pain of looking back later and realizing that we blew it, that we failed to make the right decisions.
    -- James Redfield

    #Determination #Pain #Live Life