200+ "Jay Woodman" Quotes And Sayings

Jay Woodman was born in Long Island, New York, and is now an award winning author living in Nashville, Tennessee. He has written two short story collections (The Unfortunate World of Tinnitus and After the Rain), seven novels (The Serpent's Reach, The Serpent's Trail, The Serpent's Heart, The Serpent's Fire, The Crown of Eden, Endgame, and The Garden of Eden) and one book of poetry (A Book of Ripples). His books have been translated into Italian, French, German and Russian. He has won awards for both fiction and poetry.

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Our true nature is one of innocence and freedom to choose how we live. We need to be brave enough not to give that away. Don't give up on your right to, and sense of, TRUTH, Justice, and GRACE. Jay Woodman
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ARTThe world is full of confusion and contradiction. We cannot expect to do anything that is absolutely right. We can only measure rightness by the truth within ourselves. And our own truth will never be quite the same as somebody else's. I wish that I could touch you and be sure that it was the right thing to do. I only want to touch you briefly. Just once so that you will know. We are flesh and blood and full of faults. But we are also full of warmth. The world is full of confusion but there is compassion in its midst. communication via simple touch can transmit so much of us in just one minute. Like a painting or a piece of music. I want to touch your soul. I only wish I could be sure it was the right thing to do. Jay Woodman
Everything has its opposite within it. Love can be very...
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Everything has its opposite within it. Love can be very destructive if you mishandle it. Pain can help you find ways to grow and change. Fear can eventually lead you to a path of hope. Jay Woodman
When we make judgements we're inevitably acting on limited knowledge,...
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When we make judgements we're inevitably acting on limited knowledge, isn't it best to ask if we seek to understand, or simply let them be? Jay Woodman
Why be crying, fearful, lonely, when you have the whole...
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Why be crying, fearful, lonely, when you have the whole universe? Be still, listen to your heart, breathe, and know you need nothing. Jay Woodman
If people don't appreciate your REAL self it's hard to...
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If people don't appreciate your REAL self it's hard to be with them, but you only find TRUE friends by SHOWING that self & TRUSTING. Jay Woodman
...notice all the many beautiful things, nature, your own soul,...
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...notice all the many beautiful things, nature, your own soul, stuff other people do.... like help out, smile, create, dance... Jay Woodman
There are some great positive quotes out there that I...
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There are some great positive quotes out there that I can't quite share as I wonder how a victim in a war torn country could be expected to see from their perspective? Jay Woodman
The greatest things to have can't be possessed, they exist...
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The greatest things to have can't be possessed, they exist within yet can be shared, like freedom, love, trust, integrity, fun, dreams, creativity, wisdom, peace. Jay Woodman
When you truly sing, you sing yourself free. When you...
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When you truly sing, you sing yourself free. When you truly dance, you dance yourself free. When you walk in the mountains or swim in the sea, again, you set yourself free. Jay Woodman
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You know that feeling of invincibility you sometimes get, especially when young and testing yourself - well that could be because actually know deep down that we are indeed eternal. We come into this world to live a life, to experience it, from somewhere else, some other plane, but we are programmed by all around us to deny or forget this - until one day we may remember again. That feeling of blissful reconnection with our source can be invoked through nature, beautiful writing or art or music, any detailed craft or work of discovery or personal dedication, meditation or other mentally balancing practice, or even through religious experience if there is a pure communion (not a pretence of it). But we should not yearn to return too soon, we should accept that we have come here for the duration of each life, and revel in the chance to learn and grow on this splendid planet. We can draw a deep sense of being-ness. peace, and love from this connection, which will sustain us through any trial. Once nurtured, this becomes stronger than any other connection, so of course our relationships here are most joyful when they allow us the personal freedom to spend time developing and celebrating that connection. Our deepest friendships form with those we can share such time and experiences with - discussing, meditating, immersing ourselves in nature, or creating our music, art, written or other works. Our journeys here are voyages of discovery, opening out the wonders within and all around. What better companions could we have than those who are able to fully share in such delights with us?. Jay Woodman
We can't fix, only support each other to process, manage,...
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We can't fix, only support each other to process, manage, transform, make life-journeys in own way. Jay Woodman
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If you want to change something, whether in a relationship, work, or anywhere, identify and focus on the few most important bits, and don't throw in extras to mess it up. Jay Woodman
The misconception of something being a certainty sometimes gets to...
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The misconception of something being a certainty sometimes gets to me until I remember we can change most things consciously. Jay Woodman
There are always exquisite things and times to remind us...
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There are always exquisite things and times to remind us of the original source of all beauty and love. Jay Woodman
....the perfect beauty of the pattern that each raindrop makes...
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....the perfect beauty of the pattern that each raindrop makes as it joins its puddle. Jay Woodman
Mist lies over the river like the icy breath of...
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Mist lies over the river like the icy breath of winter angels. Darkness gathers round... and it is beautiful. Thank you for this life, this death, whatever it is you arethat makes us finally see. Jay Woodman
The steady soul and the ego pretender / walk with...
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The steady soul and the ego pretender / walk with their arms round each other's shoulders / through the mirage. Jay Woodman
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I entrain myself (when I remember to)by tuning in to higher frequenciesin the ether, in my soul, everywhere I go, always accessible, always helpfulfor obtaining a higher perspectivein a matter of minutes. Jay Woodman
I see, eye see, what my heart feels, soul knows....
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I see, eye see, what my heart feels, soul knows. In flowing sound and glowing scenes, I touch the living dream. Jay Woodman