Quotations

“There does exist some kind of essential mysterious harmony, and we just have to find it”

— Darrell Calkins, True passionate curiosity


 

“True passionate curiosity is a subtler approach to harmony”

— Darrell Calkins, True passionate curiosity


 

“The elements present right now have meaning and beauty in being assembled exactly as they are”

— Darrell Calkins, Coffee beans in the fire


 

“Spirituality, when one finds it in a human being, is mainly a state of fascinated questioning”

— Darrell Calkins, Coffee beans in the fire


 

“Personal fulfillment and harmony hinge entirely on the ability to be fascinated by something other than ourselves”

— Darrell Calkins, Following imagination


 

“Every answer is a beginning, not the end.”

— Darrell Calkins, Following imagination


 

“I learned how to hold my difficulties… in such a way that [they] actually transformed into something else.”

— Darrell Calkins, Angle of perception


 

“What then, exactly, is success? And what are our real responsibilities?”

— Darrell Calkins, Life relevantly lived


 

“They never trade away their fascination for a lesser thing.”

— Darrell Calkins, Life relevantly lived


 

“We already know way too much, but don’t know what to do with it.”

— Darrell Calkins, Unraveling mystery


 

“Yes, that’s the name of the game. Unraveling mystery.”

— Darrell Calkins, Unraveling mystery


 

“There does exist an essential intuitive value system in each of us.”

— Darrell Calkins, Unraveling mystery


 

“To choose to waste a day, or a lifetime, is opposed to the essential spirit of life”

— Darrell Calkins, Unraveling mystery


 

“Unimposing sincerity had a higher rate of success than anything else”

— Darrell Calkins, Confronting the enemy


 

“Success was all about moving graciously through, not avoiding, the fear that was mine and mine alone.”

— Darrell Calkins, Confronting the enemy


 

“One has to pause, sit down with time and space and have a real chat.”

— Darrell Calkins, Reconciliation: to restore to harmony


 

“It’s always an excellent idea to take a good look around at nature”

— Darrell Calkins, Reconciliation: to restore to harmony


 

“…integrity and responsibility are not as sexy as lust and feeling great, but they are the determining factors in a lot of things, such as trust.”

— Darrell Calkins, False passionate curiosity


 

“A stone can be used for building a house, blocking a road, or killing someone. The same is true for any idea.”

— Darrell Calkins, False passionate curiosity


 

“It causes the frame to expand into mysterious territory. Which is exactly what a true master does. He redefines reality.”

— Darrell Calkins, A true master


 

“…who has mastered the art of creating possibilities for others in situations that appear to be impossible.”

— Darrell Calkins, A true master


 

“There is a point where one has to give up, or perhaps give in

— Darrell Calkins, Inside out


 

“We are trying to address the issues you suggest, from the inside out.”

— Darrell Calkins, Inside out


 

“The only resolution is to spontaneously invent an unknown, unique set of qualities and actions so as to blend perfectly with the actual requirements you’re confronted with.”

— Darrell Calkins, Perfect interface


 

“Intuitive perception will mostly come through very short-term incoming revelation—when we forget about ourselves”

— Darrell Calkins, Perfect interface


 

“One can’t know unless one really intends to do something appropriate with the knowing.”

— Darrell Calkins, Perfect interface


 

“Intuitive perception will mostly come through very short-term incoming revelation—when we forget about ourselves”

— Darrell Calkins, What’s at stake?


 

“There is a pivot point, however, to become an adult. That transition comes from recognizing and acting in accordance with your own deepest impulses.”

— Darrell Calkins, What’s at stake?


 

“We are not guaranteed immortality, and that ultimately, it’s our freedom and responsibility to determine what happens.”

— Darrell Calkins, What’s at stake?


 

“How to get out of the circle of neurotically imposed problems that serve no real purpose?”

— Darrell Calkins, A more compelling game


 

“To initiate a more honest appraisal of our motivations and addictions, thus opening doors to a more authentic process toward balance and harmony.”

— Darrell Calkins, A more authentic process


 

“Discovering something beyond my expectations, even with the associated risks and probability of ongoing failure, was simply more compelling than my fear or desire for control.”

— Darrell Calkins, On the rocks


 

“Everything can be, and has to be, considered with a different focus and from different angles.”

— Christian Demeuré-Vallée, Views from the wings


 

“Sometimes things just jump right out, but only if there’s not a lot of preconceptions blocking the way.”

 John Mitchell, Views from the wings


 

“That was the pivotal issue, finding enough genuine intention to leave behind discontentment, unhealthy addictions, preference for conflict and, yes, anguish.”

 Darrell Calkins, The quest for intention