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    jai uttal Quotes

    Sitting with Maharaj-ji creates who I am as much as sitting in a 12 Step meeting creates who I am.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: meeting 
     
    I can think some things are more important than other's but even that is kind of weird to say because how is it so, especially if you believe on any level that it all comes from God.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: believe  god 
     
    If you believe everything comes from God, how can you say this is more important than that? Some things make more lasting impressions, but that's a whole nother question.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: believe  questions  god 
     
    I want to know what real devotion is, but then that's just a word.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: real 
     
    I mostly read suspense novels, but I do occasionally read spiritual stuff.
    — Jai Uttal
    I want to live right and that means learning how to be kind to myself.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: live  right  learning 
     
    I was tormenting myself last night with the insomnia and anyone who has insomnia knows that it often leads to anxiety and getting mad at ourselves, which makes it worse. And it's not just insomnia, in many instances in life.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: anxiety  night 
     
    I need to remember that I'm a human being too, so why can't I love me.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: human 
     
    The ego is just part of who we are. Sometimes it's great and helps us move forward and sometimes it's a bummer.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: ego  help 
     
    I know that my work as a singer is important, it's valuable to me and to others, but I think that in the bigger picture, I'm just trying to keep my heart pure and open.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: work  heart 
     
    Sometimes as we go through life, it gets challenging and the Divine energy gets beat up a little bit, so it's important to have little tools that help keep the connection strong.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: energy  help  divine  strong 
     
    I'm trying to be nice to me too. It's kind of childish, but it's work that needs to be done.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: work 
     
    When I was just beginning to have "celebrity" status, I would think I was a star and rolled with it a little but that was then.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: star 
     
    I really feel myself to be a human who struggles, but the most important thing is my work as a papa.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: work  human  struggle 
     
    Most of the time, not all of the time, but most of time, when I'm singing and playing music, I feel in my heart, that the ego issues of the heart and mind aren't there, or maybe they're there, but they're not bugging. Before and after they are.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: time  heart  ego  music  mind 
     
    The "star' status, it just doesn't mean much to me. Mostly I'm just around home and doing my thing and I feel pretty regular.
    — Jai Uttal
    I don't feel like a celebrity, so sometimes when people approach me as such it's like, "What, who, me?".
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: people  celebrity 
     
    I have such bad insomnia and sometimes with insomnia, you can sort of relax and read a book, but anyone who has insomnia knows that other times, it generates incredible anxiety.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: time  anxiety  bad  book  read 
     
    Kirtan is the calling, the crying, the reaching across infinite space - digging into the heart's deepest well to touch and be touched by the Divine Presence.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: heart  space  divine  crying 
     
    I feel many, many challenges in my career but I try not to obsess about them. I deal with them, but not obsess.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: challenge  career 
     
    I've been through a lot. It doesn't make me enlightened, or this or that, but I've had a handful of experiences that have given me some information that I can share with others.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: experience  shares 
     
    I feel that all the experiences I've gone through in my life, the joyful ones and the painful ones, they add to the picture and completeness of who I am.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: experience  gone 
     
    Kirtan is for all people. There are no experts, no beginners. The practice itself is the teacher, guiding us to ourselves. Kirtan allows us to enter into a mystery world-a world where all the logic of our minds, all the condition and learning are left outside. And in this mystery, we create a temple inside of our hearts, a place of refuge, a place of love, a place of just being.
    — Jai Uttal
    Sometimes you can be with a group of people and feel so much love for them while you're looking around and then you get to yourself and you go, "Ugh."
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: people 
     
    World music is music from everywhere: music that creates bridges, music that unites hearts and cultures, music that brings peace.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: peace  heart  world  culture  music 
     
    Kirtan is food for the spirit, a life raft of song.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: food  song  spirit 
     
    The Kirtaniyas are in the new wave of younger Kirtan artists bringing the divine practice of Bhakti from the ancient to the modern world. With fierce drumming and passionate singing they light up everyone around them and spread the deep joy of God's names. An evening with the Kirtaniyas will never be forgotten!
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: joy  world  divine  god  artist 
     
    I don't feel we necessarily choose our life experiences. I think karma and grace give us what we need to have.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: experience  grace  karma 
     
    God pervades every molecule so how can we think that spirituality is something else, and I see with my boy that complete awareness. Light is everywhere, it's in him, it's in everything.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: boys  god 
     
    With my son, I feel that he's a completely spiritual being. It's not spiritual as the same way of the people in my generation, but we grew up in the consciousness that spirituality was something sort of separate from life.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: people  spiritual  son 
     
    One thing that affects the event is where I'm at physically.
    — Jai Uttal
    I feel for myself, that I'm able to relate to people regarding many different things in context to human spirituality.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: people  human 
     
    There have been many different phases and experiences in my life, which allow me to relate to many people in different ways.
    — Jai Uttal
    tags: people  experience 
     
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