Marilyn Ferguson

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Born Tuesday 5 April 1938, died Sunday 19 October 2008

Occupation: Writer

Nationality: American

Real progress in understanding nature is rarely incremental. All important advances are sudden intuitions, new principles, new ways of seeing.

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The brain's calculations do not require our conscious effort, only our attention and our openness to let the information through. Although the brain absorbs universes of information, little is admitted into normal consciousness.

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Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives.

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Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.

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Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore them.

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The greatest revolution in our generation is that of human beings, who by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.

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Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.

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No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or emotional appeal.

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