Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Gerald G. Jampolsky

American Contemporary Author, Psychiatrist, Relationships Counsellor

"Love and guilt cannot coexist, and to accept one is to deny the other."

"Perception is a mirror, not a fact... The ego does everything it can to prevent us from understanding that our thoughts, not the outside world, cause what we see and experience, and that the world we experience is the effect of our own thoughts."

"Forgiveness means letting go of the past."

"I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge. "

"When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge."

"Make no judgements where you have no compassion."

"Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement."

"Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions."

"A truly creative person rids him or herself of all self-imposed limitations."

"Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others."

"The best way to navigate through life is to give up all of our controls."

"Love is Letting go of fear. Love itself Remains constant only the particular body from whom we sometimes expect it may change. "

"You can be right or you can be happy."

"When we think we have been hurt by someone in the past, we build up defenses to protect ourselves from being hurt in the future. So the fearful past causes a fearful future and the past and future become one. We cannot love when we feel fear.... When we release the fearful past and forgive everyone, we will experience total love and oneness with all"

"The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds."

"Fear and love can never be experienced at the same time. It is always our choice as to which of these emotions we want."

"Nothing is impossible when we follow our inner guidance, even when its direction may threaten us by reversing our usual logic."

"Forgiveness is the way to true health and happiness."

"How simple it is to see that all the worry in the world cannot control the future. How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now. And that there will never be a time when it is not now."

"As a child I was told and believed that there was a treasure buried beneath every rainbow. I believed it so much that I have been unsuccessfully chasing rainbows most of my life. I wonder why no one ever told me that the rainbow and the treasure were both within me."

"It's not the situation that's causing your stress, it's your thoughts, and you can change that right here and now. You can choose to be peaceful right here and now. Peace is a choice, and it has nothing to do with what other people do or think."

"I wonder why no one ever told me that the rainbow and the treasure were both within me."

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"Other people do not have to change for us to experience peace of mind."

"The world does not have to changeā€¦. The only thing that has to change is our attitude."

"Teach only love, for that is what you are."

"The mind can be thought of as containing reels and reels of motion picture film about our past experiences. These images are superimposed not only on each other but also on the lens through which we experience the present."

"Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather than depressed."

"To give is to receive."

"When Communication with others is from love to love... it is deeply satisfying and healthy."

"Your attitude is everything, and it determines how you experience every aspect of your life."

"When we choose only love as the director of our mind we can experience the power and miracle of love"