Awakening Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old awakening quotes, awakening sayings, and awakening proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Awakening is the purpose that enfolds all purposes.     

Stephen Batchelor

The greater the doubt, the greater the awakening     

Albert Einstein

Awakening your spiritual side is really what artists do. When you hit a groove, it's not you; it's the spirit world.     

Tommy Chong

Healing is awakening to the perfection that already is ours.     

Baird T. Spalding

If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing.     


Spiritual Awakening is awakening from the dream of thought.     

Eckhart Tolle

We are near awakening when we dream that we dream.     


Enlightenment or awakening is not the creation of a new state of affairs but the recognition of what already is.     

Alan Watts

An awakening can happen in a flash. And in a flash, you are changed forever.     

Phil Good

Even loss and betrayal can bring us awakening.     

Gautama Buddha

That higher awakening is called God-consciousness. In that condition, you will see that all the objects of the world are your own universal self.     

Krishnananda Saraswati

A perfect method for awakening is to examine the results of our daily actions. If they are harmful, we know we need more consciousness.     

Vernon Howard

Your greatest awakening comes, when you are aware about your infinite nature.     

Amit Ray

No great spiritual awakening has begun anywhere in the world apart from united prayer.     

J. Edwin Orr

The path of awakening is not about becoming who you are. Rather it is about unbecoming who you are not.     

Albert Schweitzer

Spiritual awakening - is becoming awake to the aliveness of this moment.     

Eckhart Tolle

Awakening self-compassion is often the greatest challenge people face on the spiritual path.     

Tara Brach

The awakening of consciousness is the next evolutionary step for mankind.     

Eckhart Tolle

Awakening into love is a lifelong path.     

David Simon

A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.     

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Only by awakening can you know the true meaning of that word.     

Eckhart Tolle

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

Awakening is not changing who you are, but discarding who you are not.     

Deepak Chopra

A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain.     

Jessamyn West

When we awaken to our truth, we realize we are free.     

Kristi Bowman

We are awakening from the dream of isolation, from the dream of loneliness, and it's a terrible shock.     

Leonard Cohen

This days one must be careful to avoid awakening the pain of another.     

Ishmael Beah

Awakening begins when a man realizes that he is going nowhere and does not know where to go.     

Georges Gurdjieff

As awakening occurs, a powerful transformation takes place within you, and a new consciousness is born on earth.     


Every reform means awakening. Once truly awakened, the nation will not be satisfied with reform only in one department of life.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Awakening is usually precipitated by the honest, sincere, inquiry into who you really are.     

Arjuna Ardagh

Imitation is the first instinct of the awakening mind.     

Maria Montessori

Awakening begins when a man realizes that he is going nowhere and does not know where to go.     

G. I. Gurdjieff

Awakening is dynamic, Constantly evolving in accordance with life's realities.     

Taitetsu Unno