35 Captivating Ken Keyes Jr. Quotes

Ken Keyes Jr. was known for his works in the self help field. Focusing on ways to increase the effectiveness and happiness of daily life, Keyes Jr. himself was no stranger to struggle. Here is a look at some of the most captivating Ken Keyes Jr. quotes.

“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world: everyone you meet is your mirror.”

“All there is in your life is the eternal now moment – and your experience of this moment is created by the programming in your head.”

“Allow yourself emotion-backed demands only for physical necessities such as air to breathe, food if starving, and shelter if freezing.”

“As we grow in higher consciousness, we discover that it is more important to be the right person then to find the right person.”

“By fully tuning in to the now moment in your life, you will discover that you always have enough to enjoy every moment of your life.”

“Conscious people always have a choice of whether to try to modify the actions of people around them or to change their response to the incoming stimuli.”


“Everyone and everything around you is your teacher.”

“Everything is a gift of the universe -even joy, anger, jealously, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment.”

“Giving up an addiction means re-programming that part of your brain that makes you restless and unhappy if a desire is not realized.”

“Happiness happens when your consciousness is not dominated by addictions and demands – and you experience life as a parade of preferences.”

“How soon will you realize that the only thing you don’t have is the direct experience that there’s nothing you need that you don’t have?”

“I accept myself completely here and now and consciously experience everything I feel, think, say and do (including my emotion backed addictions) as a necessary part of my growth into higher consciousness.”

“I am discovering how my consciousness dominating addictions create my illusory version of the changing world of people and situations around me.”

“I am freeing myself from security, sensation and power addictions that make me try to forcefully control situations in my life and thus destroy my serenity and keeps me from loving myself and others.”

“I am perceiving everyone, including myself, as an awakening being who is here to claim his or her birthright to the higher consciousness planes of unconditional love and oneness.”

“I feel with loving compassion the problems of others without getting caught up emotionally in their predicaments that are offering them messages they need for their growth.”

“I welcome the opportunity (even if painful) that my minute to minute experience offers me to become aware of the addictions I must reprogram to be liberated from my robot-like emotional patterns.”

“If you want those around you to act in a more loving and conscious manner, act in a way that helps them to do so.”

“Love everyone unconditionally, including yourself.”

“Love is not a matter of what happens in life. It’s a matter of what’s happening in your heart.”

“Love means tearing down the separateness and the boundaries between your heart feelings and another person….”

“Once again, when you upgrade sensations from an addiction to a preference, you can enjoy things such as gourmet food and music, without having your happiness depend on them.”

“The only real problem in your life is how you’re using your mind.”

“Think of the world as a loving place that is designed to give you everything that you need.”

“To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have.”

“To see your drama clearly is to be liberated from it.”

“Upgrade your addictions to the status of preferences. Here’s the distinction between an addiction and a preference:”

“We always have enough to be happy if we are enjoying what we do have…”

“We see things not as they are, but as we are. Your addictions distort how you process the enormous flow of information that is constantly flooding in through all of your sensory inputs.”

“When you accept yourself completely you do not have to maintain a phony front, drive yourself to ”achieve” or feel insecure if people tune-in to you and what you are doing.”

“Whenever you feel upset, take full responsibility for the emotions that you are experiencing. Get to work as quickly as possible identifying the programming, or the addiction, that is leading you to reject what other people are saying or doing.”

“Whenever you’re unhappy, your emotions are telling you that the people or things around you are not conforming to your vision of the world, or the way you think things should be.”

“You add to the suffering in the world when you take offense, just as much as you do when you give offense.”

“You are not responsible for the programming you picked up in childhood. However, as an adult, you are one hundred percent responsible for fixing it.”

“You make yourself and others suffer just as much when you take offense as when you give offense.”

Ken Keyes Jr. makes this presentation on the Science of Happiness at the Ken Keyes College. As an well known personal growth author and lecturer during his life, Keyes sold more than four million copies of his more than a dozen books.

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