Spiritual Awakenings are one of the most intense experiences a person can go through in their lifetime, and the fact is that we will go through that awakening and evolution, through the rest of our lives. It is easy to feel alone in this initially, especially if you are not well-versed on the subject, like a lot of us aren’t in this day and age. So, it is somewhat of a relief when we can hear of others experiences with Spiritual Awakenings and the experiences that they had, especially when they align with our own.

It is hard to pin a definition onto a Spiritual Awakening. Rather, it is much easier to think of it as a series of events, emotions and experiences a person goes through that propels them on their own spiritual journey. Defining is harder still when this journey is so personal to people that they each would have something new to add to a definition. Rather than trying to put a label on the experience, which is a very human thing to do, try to look for examples that resonate with you.

To aid this, we’ve compiled a list of 20 of the most powerful quotes about Spiritual Awakenings, in the hope that at least some will ring true to you. If you have any of your own personal favourites, feel free to let us know in the comments.


20 Spiritual Awakening Quotes


“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realising who you are at the deepest level.” – Eckhart Tolle


“This above all; to your own self be true.” – William Shakespeare


“Within you lies the 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


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


“Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroiled by imagination.” – Voltaire


“The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.” – Native American Proverb


“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


“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


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


“Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.” – Eckhart Tolle


“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


“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha


“Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius


“All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness… The important thing is they should be a part of our daily lives.” – Dalai Lama


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


“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” – Eckhart Tolle


“The past has no power over the present moment.” – Eckhart Tolle


“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” – Elizabeth Bibesco


“Only through love can we obtain communion with God.” – Albert Schweitzer


“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