25 Mind-Blowing Oriah Mountain Dreamer Quotes

As a storyteller, Oriah Mountain Dream is best known as a lover of words and symbols. Through her writing, she shares her personal journey and insight into the human struggle. From social work to the studying of Philosophy, here is a look at some amazing Oriah Mountain Dreamer quotes to remember.

“A wound not fully felt consumes from the inside. We must run very hard if we want to stay one step ahead of this pain.”

“And after we have shown each other how we have set and kept the clear, healthy boundaries that help us live side by side with each other, let us risk remembering that we never stop silently loving those we once loved out loud.”

“And I found that I can do it if I choose to – I can stay awake and let the sorrows of the world tear me apart and then allow the joys to put me back together different from before but whole once again.”

“Do not touch me and keep your soul out of your fingertips… Die into me or don’t come to me at all.”

“Every act I live while I am fully awake can not help but be both prayer and lovemaking.”

“I can make whatever choices I want in my life, and I will live with the consequences of those choices. But if I want to live a life close to my deepest desires, I have to risk knowing who I really am and have always been. Knowing this, then I can choose.”


“I must cultivate ways of being that let me feel the warmth of encouragement against my heart when it is weary.”

“I want to know if you can be alone with your and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.”

“I want to know if you can see beauty even when it’s not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.”

“I want to know if you’ve touched the center of your own sorrow, if you’ve been opened by life’s betrayals, or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.”

“I want to live with deep intimacy every day of my life. I am guided, sometimes driven, by an ache to take the necessary risks that will let me live close to what is within and around me.”

“If I want to live my ability to be fully present and compassionate, my ability to be with it all—the joy and the sorrow—I must find the ways, the people, the places, the practices that support me in being all I truly am.”

“It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you, from the inside, when all else falls away.”

“It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.”

“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.”

“My invitation, my challenge to you here, is to journey into a deeper intimacy with the world and your life without any promise of safety or guarantee of reward beyond the intrinsic value of full participation.”

“Show me how you take care of business without letting business determine who you are. ”

“Sometimes I think there are only two instructions we need to follow to develop and deepen our spiritual life: slow down and let go.”

“Somewhere along the road many of us have picked up the belief that to change we must suffer. Some things are earned with work. But work is not suffering. Work is just work.”

“Tell me how you crumble when you hit the wall,the place you cannot go beyond by the strength of your own will. What carries you to the other side of that wall, to the fragile beauty of your own humanness?”

“We are a very creative species—we can use just about anything to anesthetize ourselves. But in doing so, we also remove ourselves from feeling the joy.”

“What if the task is simply to unfold, to become who you already are in your essential nature—gentle, compassionate, and capable of living fully and passionately present? ”

“When the children are fed but still the voices within and around us shout that soul’s desires have too high a price, let us remind each other that it is never about the money.”

“When we surrender when we do not fight with life when it calls upon us we are lifted and the strength to do what needs to be done finds us.”

“You cannot trade the courage needed to live every moment for immunity from life’s sorrows. We may say we know this but ours is the culture of the deal-making mind.”

Here is a dedicated presentation of Oriah Mountain Dreamer’s poem ‘The Invitation’ as it was read by Ambrosia. With natural sounds and playing flutes, this video presentation will surely capture the essence and power of this poem.

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