Humberto Maturana quotes

  • The training is a set of interpersonal interactions that lead to emotional and intellectual experiences that provide a circumstance and an intrument for self awareness, self observation and reflection on the circumstances of the subject trainee, both in his individual life and as a social being.
    -- Humberto Maturana

    #Reflection #Emotional #Self

  • Love is the grounding of our existence as humans and is the basic emotioning in our systemic identity as human beings.
    -- Humberto Maturana

    #Love Is #Identity #Grounding

  • Only love expands intelligence.  To live in love is to accept the other and the conditions of his existence as a source of richness, not as opposition, restriction or limitation.
    -- Humberto Maturana

    #Love Is #Accepting #Source

  • Love is the only emotion that expands intelligence
    -- Humberto Maturana

    #Love Is #Emotion

  • History is a process of transformation through conversation. In our efforts to produce change,we often forget how important it is to pay attention to what is being conserved.
    -- Humberto Maturana

    #Inspirational #Effort #Important

  • Everything said is said by someone.
    -- Humberto Maturana


  • Things do not exist until they begin to appear.
    -- Humberto Maturana

  • We say that the words were smooth, caressing, hard, sharp, and so on: all words that refer to body touching. Indeed we can kill or elate with words as body experiences.
    -- Humberto Maturana

    #Touching #Body #Smooth

  • When you do what you want, not what you wish...' said the first raven. 'When you no longer seek your reflection in others' eyes...' said the second. 'When you see yourselves face to face...' said the third. 'Then,' the ravens intoned in unison, 'you will have found what you truly seek.

  • Classic romantic love is an emotional attraction between two individuals in which they may share a heightened awareness of mutual adoration. Erotic love, traditionally, has been described as shared sexual attraction.

  • The demons of the Devil don't use your weak weaknesses against you, they use your strong ones. If you're rational and logical, they argue their case rationally and logically. If you're loyal and faithful, they turn those against you. If you're passionate and emotional, they make you passionate and emotional about your worse fears. Your weak weaknesses are no use to them.... They find the strongest weaknesses you didn't know were yours and use those against you.

  • I definitely see the good in people. Certainly in my own life I strive to be somebody who is functional and well adjusted and can face conflict in a non-emotional and non-destructive way, and those are the people I try to surround myself with in my life. But as characters, they bore me.

  • Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth.

  • I don't recall having any self-awareness about the intricacy of my stories.

  • I was once naïve enough to ask the late Duke of Devonshire why he liked the town of Eastbourne. He replied with a self-deprecating shrug that one of the things he liked was that he owned it.

  • Sensual is being in tune with your sensual self.

  • Inspiration may be a form of superconsciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness - I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.

  • The guys who stick around are the smartest guys and the guys who are the most self-driven. You have to have drive. The coaches can only take you so far. You have to want to learn and work.