Looking for some of the best Gary Zukav quotes for inspiration and motivation? In this post I share some of my favorite insights from this world-reknowned author and spiritual leader.
I encourage you to take your time with each of these quotes, and give yourself space to really intuit the meaning behind the words. You can read them over and over and continue to gain new insights, which, to me, is truly the mark of a great author!
Here are my top 10 most inspirational quotes from Gary Zukav, organized by topic.
Zukav writes a lot about the importance of intention. In The Seat of The Soul, he talks about how we can use intention like a laser to zero in on our desires, and create the world around us as we choose it to be. I think this quote sums that up perfectly.
“You create your reality with your intentions.”
I love how clearly this points not just to the fact that our thoughts create reality, but to the real operating force behind the thoughts, which is our own individual will, for which thoughts are one form of expression.
Zukav writes that love is the most powerful force in the universe. It is a unifying force that pervades everything we experience. It’s absence is not hatred, but fear. In this quote he writes:
“Love is not a passive state. It is an active force. It is the force of the soul.”
Our natural state is one of love. We come from our soul, and our soul is love. It’s that simple.
On Authentic Power
Authentic power is the only true power we have available to us. Everything in the external world originates from our ability to tap into our own inner awareness and power.
“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.”
Since we originate from a Soul, we can never truly die. Our physical bodies are one expression of an infinite force of energy, and I think this quote sums up Zukav’s views on death well.
“When you die, you don’t go to sleep. You go home to nonphysical reality, and you are very much awake.”
It’s a great reminder that we are more than our bodies.
When We Align…
Alignment is one of the most powerful states of being, since when you are aligned you are connected to your soul’s true energy. From that place of alignment, inspiration flows easily, and all actions originate with joy and love.
“If you are fully aligned with your soul it will be your pleasure, your joy to always move toward cooperation, toward sharing, toward reverence for life. You will not be torn.”
Read more about the 5 Steps to Alignment.
To Be Great…
Zukav tells us that greatness is something that originates not with our external actions, but our internal awareness. When we are centered and aligned with our Soul, to become great is the natural extension.
“Humbleness, forgiveness, clarity and love are the dynamics of freedom. They are the foundations of authentic power.”
On Spiritual Partnership
Zukav believes that our traditional notion of marriage is outdated, and is quickly being replaced by a more enlightened view of relationships. This new type of relationship is a spiritual partnership, in which each person grows alongside the other.
“A spiritual partnership is a partnership between equals for the purpose of spiritual growth. Spiritual partners use their delightful experiences together as well as their power struggles to learn about themselves and change themselves.”
The 3 Best Motivational Quotes
Lastly, I wanted to include a few of my favorite Gary Zukav quotes for motivation and inspiration as you’re going through your day to day life.
I encourage you to write these down and keep them on a post-it or journal to reference any time you’re feeling a need to raise your vibration.
“The only way to become authentically powerful is to create authentic power. You cannot wish, want, or command authentic power into your life, although you can try.”
“Commitment and creativity cannot be captured and handcuffed. Inspiration cannot be jailed. The heart cannot be contained.”
“The choice that frees or imprisons us is the choice of love or fear. Love liberates. Fear imprisons.