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Gary Zukav Quotes About Intention, Love, Life, Authentic Power, Seat pf the Soul, Oprah, Fear & Success! Gary Zukav is a spiritual teacher and New York Times bestselling author whose books have appeared on four consecutive bestseller lists. Gary was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on October 17, 1942. Early in his life, Gary spent time in San Antonio and Houston. As valedictorian, he graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1960. He was an Eagle Scout, a governor of Kansas Boy’s State, president of the Student Council, and twice a member of the Kansas State Debate championship team.

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Gary got a Harvard scholarship in 1959 and graduated high school in 1960. After his junior year at Harvard, he took a year off to ride his motorcycle across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. His Harvard degree came in 1965. At approximately the same time, he enrolled in the United States Army and started training to become an infantry officer. In 1966, he received a commission as a second lieutenant.

In 1989, Zukav’s book, The Seat of the Soul, made the New York Times Best Seller list for 31 weeks and stayed there for three years. As soon as Zukav began appearing on Oprah Winfrey’s television show in 1998, she started an ongoing dialogue with him. In 1999 The Seat of the Soul Institute by Zukav and Linda Francis.

The organization’s mission is to help people create meaning, purpose, health, joy, and love worldwide. Use the resources here to cultivate self-awareness and the ability to make good decisions, trust your gut, open up to new experiences, and deepen your spiritual and emotional bonds. The organization hosts a yearly five-day immersion retreat, plus workshops and lectures. Zukav discusses aligning your personality with your soul to create “authentic power.”

Best Gary Zukav Quotes

1. “The choice that frees or imprisons us is the choice of love or fear. Love liberates. Fear imprisons.” -Gary Zukav

2. “When the personality comes to fully serve the energy of its soul, that is authentic empowerment.” -Gary Zukav

3. “Your personality, your body, your intuitional structure. These are all tools: energy tools of the soul. Your soul existed before your personality came into being, it will exist after your personality came into being.” -Gary Zukav

4. “Don’t squander your time on the what-ifs of life. They are unlimited and endless.” -Gary Zukav

5. “No two people have the same reality.” -Gary Zukav

6. “Lack of self-worth is the fundamental source of all emotional pain. A feeling of insecurity, unworthiness, and lack of value is the core experience of powerlessness.” -Gary Zukav

7. “The essence of a person is not the clothing she wears or the things he does. People who love them do not stop loving them when they change clothing or do other things. Your essence is not even your history, culture, race, or what you think and do. It is your soul.” -Gary Zukav

8. “The heart cannot be contained.” -Gary Zukav

9. “Until you have felt your own pain, you cannot feel the pain of others.”-Gary Zukav

10. “Your life is yours to live, no matter how you choose to live it. When you do not think about how you intend to live it, it lives you. When you occupy it, step into it consciously, you live it.”-Gary Zukav

11. “Within each experience of pain or negativity is the opportunity to challenge the perception that lies behind it, the fear that lies behind it, and choose to learn with wisdom. The fear will not vanish immediately but it will disintegrate as you work with courage.” -Gary Zukav

12. “When fear ceases to scare you, it cannot stay. When you choose to learn through wisdom, to evolve consciously, your fears surface one at a time in order for you to exorcise them with inner faith. This is how it happens. You exorcise your own demons.” -Gary Zukav

13. “When you have an emotional reaction to what you see, you are judging. That is your signal that you have an issue inside of yourself – with yourself. – not with the other person.”

14. “Choice is the engine of our evolution.” -Gary Zukav

15. “What we take to be true is what we believe.” -Gary Zukav

16. “To experience relationships of substance and depth requires approaching and entering into relationships with consciousness and concern for the other.” -Gary Zukav

17. “We are becoming able to see the pursuit of external power for what it is and the futility of trying to escape the pain of powerlessness by changing the world. When we look inward, not outward, we can dismantle the parts of our personalities that have controlled us for so long – such as anger, jealousy, vindictiveness, superiority, and inferiority.” -Gary Zukav

18. “It is exciting to come of age spiritually.” -Gary Zukav

19. “Authentic power is the energy that is formed by the intentions of the soul. It is the light shaped by the intentions of love and compassion guided by wisdom.”-Gary Zukav

20. “You cannot find your soul with your mind, you must use your heart.” -Gary Zukav

21. “The loving parts of your personality have no trouble loving. That is all they do. You experience the loving parts of as gratitude, appreciation, caring, patience, contentment and awe of life.” -Gary Zukav

22. “By choosing your thoughts, and by selecting which emotional currents you will release and which you will reinforce, you determine the quality of your light. You determine the effects that you will have upon others and the nature of the experiences of your life.” -Gary Zukav

23. “All souls have the capacity to be great souls.” -Gary Zukav

24. “Humbleness, forgiveness, clarity, and love are the dynamics of freedom. They are the foundations of authentic power.” -Gary Zukav

25. “For every action there is an equal an opposite reaction. You receive from the world what you give to the world.” -Gary Zukav

26. “The one characteristic of authentic power that most people overlook is humbleness. It is important for many reasons. A humble person walks in a friendly world. He or she sees friends everywhere he or she looks, wherever he or she goes, whomever he or she meets. His or her perception goes beyond the shell of appearance and into essence.” -Gary Zukav

27. “Spiritual growth requires the development of inner knowing and inner authority. It requires the heart, not the intellect.” -Gary Zukav

28. “Only choices made in love are compassionate. There are no exceptions. Do you have the courage to act with an empowered heart without attachment to the outcome?”-Gary Zukav

29. “What is behind your eyes holds more power than what is in front of them.” -Gary Zukav

30. “Authentic power is building something inside of you, which you cannot lose and that no one can take from you.” -Gary Zukav

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