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A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion… this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons. — Richard Bach

A sacred illness is one that educates us and alters us from the inside out, provides experiences and therefore knowledge that we could not possibly achieve in any other way, and aligns us with a life path that is, ultimately, of benefit to ourselves and those around us. — Deena Metzger

All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you. — Joseph Campbell

Grace is not something for which I must look in my heart. It is in the heart of God. — C. F. W. Walther

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. — Meister Eckhart

If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us. — Hermann Hesse

There are no choices that are really a detour that will take you far from where you’re wanting to be – because your Inner Being is always guiding you to the next, and the next, and the next. So don’t be concerned that you may make a fatal choice, because there aren’t any of those. You are always finding your balance. It’s a never ending process. — Esther Hicks

One who is mostly an observer thrives in good times but suffers in bad times because what he is observing is already vibrating, and as he observes it, he includes it in his vibrational countenance. As he includes it, the Universe accepts that as his point of attraction and gives him more of it. So the better it gets the better it gets. Or the worse it gets the worse it gets. While one who is a visionary thrives in all times. — Esther Hicks

We impoverish God in our minds when we say there must be answers to our prayers on the material plane; the biggest answers to our prayers are in the realm of the unseen. — Oswald Chambers

Nobody can take away from you those texts from the Bible which you have learned by heart. — Corrie Ten Boom

When a pure devotee or spiritual master speak, what he says should be accepted as having been directly spoken by the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the Parampara System. — A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

The whole meaning of prayer is that we may know God. — Oswald Chambers

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. — Gautama Buddha

We think of prayer as a preparation for work, or a calm after having done work, whereas prayer is the essential work. — Oswald Chambers

Material objects give rise to physical happiness, while spiritual development gives rise to mental happiness. Since we experience both physical and mental happiness, we need both material and spiritual development. This is why, for our own good and that of society we need to balance material progress with inner development. — Dalai Lama

Whether you’re checked in or checked out, you’re always on a spiritual journey. — Alanis Morissette

Life always gives us exactly the teacher we need at every moment. This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor (or employee), every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every piece of garbage, every breath. Every moment is the guru. — Joko Beck

Try to be good, you’ll be judged. Try to be yourself, you’ll be criticized. Therefore, choose the second option. Evil uses the nice good people as puppets. It appears dressed as a poor guy, telling them that he needs help…When these people realize they have been used, it is already too late. — Paulo Coelho

When we understand clearly that inner peace is the real source of happiness, and how, through spiritual practice, we can experience progressively deeper levels of inner peace, we will develop tremendous enthusiasm to practice — Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Love is our only reason for living and the only purpose of life. We live for the sake of love, and we live seeking love… it is not surprising that we keep looking for love. All of us are nothing but vibrations of love. We are sustained by love, and in the end we merge back into love. — Swami Muktananda

Obedience to the call of Christ nearly always costs everything to two people- the one who is called, and the one who loves that one. — Oswald Chambers

Grace woke you up this morning, grace started you on your way and grace enabled you to survive until this very moment. — Charles E. Blake

Healing comes when the individual remembers his or her identity—the purpose chosen in the world of ancestral wisdom—and reconnects with that world of Spirit. — Malidoma Patrice Some

Recognize that you have the courage within you to fulfill the purpose of your birth. Summon forth the power of your inner courage and live the life of your dreams. — Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

We can’t really digest food unless there’s hunger. So we can’t really assimilate spiritual wisdom unless we feel the need for it. — Radhanath Swami

Overcoming negative tendencies and enhancing positive potential are the very essence of the spiritual path. — Dalai Lama

When we experience the power of the Self, there is an absence of fear, there is no compulsion to control, and no struggle for approval or external power. — Deepak Chopra

If you keep in mind that love and love alone is the reason for living, it will calm your heart and free you from your worries. — Harold Klemp

Your work is to go forth into this physical environment looking for things that are a vibrational match to joy, connecting to Source Energy, and then following with the inspired action. — Esther Hicks

As long as we’re caught up in always looking for certainty and happiness, rather than honoring the taste and smell and quality of exactly what is happening, as long as we’re always running from discomfort, we’re going to be caught in a cycle of unhappiness and discomfort, and we will feel weaker and weaker. This way of seeing helps us develop inner strength. And what’s especially encouraging is the view that inner strength is available to us at just the moment when we think that we’ve hit the bottom, when things are at their worst. — Pema Chodron

When there is no mind, you are in yoga; when there is mind you are not in yoga. So you may do all the postures, but if the mind goes on functioning, if you go on thinking, you are not in yoga. Yoga is the state of no-mind. If you can be without the mind without doing any posture, you have become a perfect yogi. It has happened to many without doing any postures, and it has not happened to many who have been doing postures for many lives. — Rajneesh

Be kind to yourself as you proceed along this journey. This kindness, in itself, is a means of awakening the spark of love within you and helping others to discover that spark within themselves. — Tsoknyi Rinpoche

I am not this body. I am in this body, and this is part of my incarnation and I honor it but that isn’t who I am. — Ram Dass

The mental suffering you create is always some form of non-acceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is. On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of judgement. The intensity of the suffering depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment. — Eckhart Tolle

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment. — Arthur Helps

Taking the time to meditate is as important as taking the time to breathe. One pumps oxygen into the body, the other pumps peace into the mind. — Marianne Williamson

How could I bear a crown of gold when the Lord bears a crown of thorns? And bears it for me! — Elizabeth of Hungary

There is no reaching the Self. If Self were to be reached, it would mean that the Self is not here and now but that it is yet to be obtained. What is got afresh will also be lost. So it will be impermanent. What is not permanent is not worth striving for. So I say the Self is not reached. You are the Self; you are already That. — Ramana Maharshi

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses. — Laozi

Integrity is about being integrated with the spiritual values of the Universe. It is also about being happy, because happiness and joy mean that you’re coming into integrity with your soul. — Michael Beckwith

God does not give us more than we can handle, I am told but I wonder if God doesn’t overestimate me just a little. Or perhaps, and this is likely, I underestimate God. — Julia Cameron

Never do I argue with a man with a desire to hear him say what is wrong, or to expose him and win victory over him. Whenever I face an opponent in debate I silently pray – O Lord, help him so that truth may flow from his heart and on his tongue, and so that if truth is on my side, he may follow me; and if truth be on his side, I may follow him. — Al-Shafi‘i

The winds that sometimes take something we love, are the same that bring us something we learn to love. Therefore we should not cry about something that was taken from us, but, yes, love what we have been given. Because what is really ours is never gone forever. — Bob Marley

Know that you are a spark of God and can exist fully only within the realization of that profound truth. As such, you are a light and inspiration to others. — Harold Klemp

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. — Soren Kierkegaard

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. — Dalai Lama

One thing we may be sure of, however: For the believer all pain has meaning; all adversity is profitable. There is no question that adversity is difficult. It usually takes us by surprise and seems to strike where we are most vulnerable. To us it often appears completely senseless and irrational, but to God none of it is either senseless or irrational. He has a purpose in every pain He brings or allows in our lives. We can be sure that in some way He intends it for our profit and His glory. — Jerry Bridges

We think that by protecting ourselves from suffering, we are being kind to ourselves. The truth is we only become more fearful, more hardened and more alienated. We experience ourselves as being separate from the whole. This separateness becomes like a prison for us – a prison that restricts us to our personal hopes and fears, and to caring only for the people nearest to us. Curiously enough, if we primarily try to shield ourselves from discomfort, we suffer. Yet, when we don’t close off, when we let our hearts break, we discover our kinship with all beings. — Pema Chodron

Developing inner values is much like physical exercise. The more we train our abilities, the stronger they become. The difference is that, unlike the body, when it comes to training the mind, there is no limit to how far we can go. — Dalai Lama

Lord, I believe; help my unbelief’ is the best any of us can do really, but thank God it is enough. — Frederick Buechner

The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be. — Shakti Gawain

Walk so that your footprints bear only the marks of peaceful joy and complete freedom. To do this you have to learn to let go. Let go of your sorrows, let go of your worries. That is the secret of walking meditation. — Nhat Hanh

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right. — Max Lucado

You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. — C. S. Lewis

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. — Rumi

It is always the false that makes you suffer, the false desires and fears, the false values and ideas, the false relationships between people. Abandon the false and you are free of pain; truth makes happy, truth liberates. — Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

The way to have the life we want is to receive more deeply the life we have. Sometimes we keep our own life at arm’s length, thinking we’ll wait until circumstances improve before giving it all we’ve got. But life is just a reflection of consciousness, so it’s never going to give any more to us than we give to it. Don’t wait for a perfect life; breathe in the life that’s already perfect. — Marianne Williamson

No amount of prayer or meditation can do what helping others can do. — Meher Baba

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love, Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; And where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek To be consoled as to console, To be understood as to understand, To be loved, as to love. — Francis of Assisi

Live for today, but hold your hands open to tomorrow. Anticipate the future and its changes with joy. There is a seed of God’s love in every event, every unpleasant situation in which you may find yourself. — Barbara Johnson

No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God . . . and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven. — Orson F. Whitney

The spiritual journey is not about acquiring something outside yourself, rather, you are penetrating deep layers and veils to return to the deepest truth of your own being. — Ram Dass

Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker’s life- in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes. — Sri Chinmoy

If you are willing to look at another person’s behavior toward you as a reflection of the state of their relationship with themselves rather than a statement about your value as a person. then you will, over a period of time, cease to react at all. — Harbhajan Singh Yogi

Use whatever excuse you can to vibrate in harmony with those things you’ve been saying you want. And when you do, those things that are a vibrational equivalent flow into your experience in abundance. Not because you deserve it, not because you’ve earned it, but because it’s the natural consequence of the Law of Attraction. That which is like unto itself is drawn. — Esther Hicks

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. — Albert Einstein

As long as you are feeling discomfort within anything, you’re holding yourself in a vibration where all of the things that you have conjured, and all of the things that you have let the Universe know that you want, cannot flow to you. — Esther Hicks

Anger and hatred are the real enemies that we must confront and defeat, not the ‘enemies’ who appear from time to time in our lives. — Dalai Lama

God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive. — Edwin Louis Cole

Loving people is the highest level of spiritual warfare that we could ever do — Joyce Meyer

It is only because he became like us that we can become like him. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The compassion we feel normally is biased and mixed with attachment. Genuine compassion flows towards all living beings, particularly your enemies. If I try to develop compassion towards my enemy, it may not benefit him directly, he may not even be aware of it. But it will immediately benefit me by calming my mind. On the other hand, if I dwell on how awful everything is, I immediately lose my peace of mind. — Dalai Lama

Straight away, remove yourself from the field of spiritual progression , stay away from contemplation and skillful discourse, do not do research or meditate on the divinities, and stop concentrating and reciting textbooks! Tell me, what is the absolute nature of reality which allows no room for doubt? Listen carefully! Stop holding on to this or that, inhabit your true absolute nature, and peacefully enjoy the essence of what it is to be alive! — Abhinavagupta

Anxiety, heartbreak, and tenderness mark the in-between state. It’s the kind of place we usually want to avoid. The challenge is to stay in the middle rather than buy into struggle and complaint. The challenge is to let it soften us rather than make us more rigid and afraid. — Pema Chodron

Sleep is the best meditation. — Dalai Lama

If Allah has written for you happiness, no one can steal that from you, and if He has written for your heart to break, then no-one can mend it but He, so always put your trust in Allah. — Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni

The more in harmony you are with the flow of your own existence, the more magical life becomes. — Adyashanti

If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having. — Henry Miller

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. — Albert Einstein

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. — Corrie Ten Boom

Take the time to line up the Energy first, and action becomes inconsequential. If you don’t take the time to line up the Energy, if you don’t find the feeling place of what you’re looking for, not enough action in the world will make any difference. — Esther Hicks

Spiritual practice . . . involves, on the one hand, acting out of concern for others’ well-being. On the other, it entails transforming ourselves so that we become more readily disposed to do so. — Dalai Lama

With our thoughts we make the world. — Gautama Buddha

There was a famous Zen master whom people would seek out to become enlightened. He was strict and would occupy people with things having nothing to do with seeking enlightenment. You see, that is the only way to achieve enlightenment; by not focusing on achieving it. Then, one day it will just come to you. — Masaaki Hatsumi

As you awaken to your divine nature, you’ll begin to appreciate beauty in everything you see, touch and experience. — Wayne Dyer

Be present, from moment to moment, right in the middle of the real stream of time. That gives you spiritual security. That is why in Buddhism we don’t try to escape from impermanence; we face time itself in our daily living. — Dainin Katagiri

Think day and night, I am of the essence of that Supreme Existence, Knowledge, Bliss-what fear and anxiety have I? This body, mind, and intellect are all transient, and That which is beyond these is myself. — Swami Vivekananda

You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul. — Swami Vivekananda

The answer lies within ourselves. If we can’t find peace and happiness there, it’s not going to come from the outside. — Tenzin Palmo

Sensory experience does not offset the intense pain or pleasure we feel on a mental level; it may distract us, but doesn’t overcome it. On the other hand, if we have peace of mind, even negative experiences do not upset us. Peace of mind is also good for our physical health. Medical experts have found that anger, hatred and fear eat into our immune system. Being calm and relaxed is better for our physical well-being. — Dalai Lama

Patience is the companion of wisdom. — Saint Augustine

The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise. — Alden Nowlan

The most important thing we can pray about for others is that they will know God better and that He will help them understand His will, grow in spiritual wisdom, and live lives that honor Him. We can pray that they will become more like Him and bear the fruit of His Spirit. — Stormie Omartian

The inward journey is about finding your own fullness, something that no one else can take away. — Deepak Chopra

Illness or disease is only Nature’s warning that filth has accumulated in some portion or other of the body; and it would surely be the part of wisdom to allow Nature to remove the filth, instead of covering it up with the help of medicines. — Mahatma Gandhi

Whatever we do lays a seed in our deepest consciousness, and one day that seed will grow. — Sakyong Mipham

I really feel that some people neglect and overlook compassion because they associate it with religion. Of course, everyone is free to choose whether they pay religion any regard, but to neglect compassion is a mistake because it is the source of our own well-being. — Dalai Lama

As we learn to have compassion for ourselves, the circle of compassion for others – what and whom we can work with, and how – becomes wider. — Pema Chodron

When sitting in meditation, say, That’s not my business! with every thought that comes by. — Ajahn Chah

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. — Gautama Buddha

True creativity flows only from stillness. When stillness becomes conscious, the spiritual dimension enters your life and you begin to be guided by an intelligence far greater than the human mind. — Eckhart Tolle

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. — Dalai Lama

Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower, and draws all good things toward you. Allow your love to nourish yourself as well as others. Do not strain after the needs of life. It is sufficient to be quietly alert and aware of them. In this way life proceeds more naturally and effortlessly. Life is here to Enjoy! — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Compassion is a living, breathing, organic emotion that vibrates through you and links you to those around you. — Deepak Chopra

Instead of striving towards some distant goal that you will never reach, I invite you to stop and ask: How am I avoiding the enlightenment that is already present in each moment? How am I seeing separation where it doesn’t exist? — Adyashanti

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought. — Peace Pilgrim

Whoever is not made glorified by taqwa can find no glory. — Al-Shafi‘i

No pit is so deep that He is not deeper still; with Jesus even in our darkest moments, the best remains and the very best is yet to be. — Corrie Ten Boom

When God gets us alone through suffering, heartbreak, temptation, disappointment, sickness, or by thwarted friendship – when He gets us absolutely alone, and we are totally speechless, unable to ask even one question, then He begins to teach us. — Oswald Chambers

Now I begin to feel that that all that is important comes in quietness and waiting; activity should be only the working out, the digesting and putting forth of what one learned, so that one may become empty again to receive more. — Rodney Collin

Each one of us is responsible for the whole of humankind. We need to think of each other really as brothers and sisters and to be concerned for each other’s welfare. Rather than working solely to acquire wealth, we need to do something meaningful, something directed seriously towards the welfare of humanity as a whole. — Dalai Lama

We cannot focus upon the weaknesses of one another and evoke strengths. You cannot focus upon the things that you think they are doing wrong, and evoke things that will make you feel better. You’ve got to beat the drum that makes you feel good when you beat it. And when you do, you’ll be a strong signal of influence that will help them to reconnect with who they are. — Esther Hicks

When God forgave me, I figured I’d better do it too. — Johnny Cash

You can never get enough of what you don’t need, because what you don’t need won’t satisfy you. — Dallin H. Oaks

If indeed the qualities such as love, patience, tolerance, and forgiveness are what happiness consists in, and if it is also true that compassion, defined as concern for others, is both the source and the fruit of these qualities, then the more we are compassionate, the more we provide for our own happiness. — Dalai Lama

You may go on reading any number of books on Meditation. They can only tell you ‘Realize the Self’. The Self cannot be found in books. You have to find it for yourself in yourself. — Ramana Maharshi

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. — Laozi

There needs to be understanding that anger never helps to solve a problem. It destroys our peace of mind and blinds our ability to think clearly. Anger and attachment are emotions that distort our view of reality. — Dalai Lama

We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don’t allow our bodies to heal, and we don’t allow our minds and hearts to heal. — Nhat Hanh

Inner peace doesn’t come from getting what we want, but from remembering who we are. — Marianne Williamson

The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in. — B.K.S. Iyengar

Wise women tuck Godly wisdom into the words they speak and even more into the words they choose not to speak. — Lysa TerKeurst

The real work is in the Heart: Wake up your Heart! Because when the heart is completely awake, Then it needs no Friend. — Rabia Basri

I love you because all the loves in the world are like different rivers flowing into the same lake where they meet and are transformed into a single love that becomes rain and blesses the earth. — Paulo Coelho

Our souls cannot be forced to grow, but like flowers, our spiritual selves can be nurtured until they blossom and flourish. — James Van Praagh

Send out love and harmony, put your mind and body in a peaceful place, and then allow the universe to work in the perfect way that it knows how. — Wayne Dyer

To become learned, each day add something. To become enlightened, each day drop something — Laozi

If we develop concern for other people’s welfare, share other people’s suffering, and help them, ultimately we will benefit. If we think only of ourselves and forget about others, ultimately we will lose. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. — Dalai Lama

If you are aware of your humility, then you are arrogant. — Ibn Ata Allah

Can one talk about the ocean to a frog in a well or about the divine to people who are restricted by their concepts? — Anthony de Mello

You cannot look at that which you do not want and not join and perpetuate that vibration. Take your attention from that which is not in harmony with who you are, and your now vibration will adjust to who you really are – and then you can uplift others. — Esther Hicks

This is an essential experience of any mystical realization. You die to your flesh and are born into your spirit. You identify yourself with the consciousness and life of which your body is but the vehicle. You die to the vehicle and become identified in your consciousness with that of which the vehicle is but the carrier. That is the God. — Joseph Campbell

Not every sky will be blue and not every day is springtime. So on the spiritual path a person learns to find this kind of happiness without needing nice things to happen on the outside. Rather, you find happiness by being who you really are. This isn’t mystical. Young children are happy being who they are. The trick is to regain such a state when you are grown and have seen the light and dark sides of life. — Deepak Chopra

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. — Dalai Lama

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. — Edith Wharton

Don’t believe everything you think. You cannot be trusted to tell yourself the truth. Stay in The Word. — Jerry Bridges

Individuals do not meet by chance. They are necessary in the experiences of others, though they may not always use their opportunities in a spiritual way or manner. — Edgar Cayce

The majority believes that everything hard to comprehend must be very profound. This is incorrect. What is hard to understand is what is immature, unclear and often false. The highest wisdom is simple and passes through the brain directly into the heart — Viktor Schauberger

In the most ordinary terms, egolessness is a flexible identity. It manifests as inquisitiveness , as adaptability, as humor, as playfulness. It is our capacity to relax with not knowing, not figuring everything out, with not being at all sure who we are, or who anyone else is, either. — Pema Chodron

Do not allow yourself to suppress your thoughts. Instead, let the thoughts come before you and become a sort of observer. Start observing your own mind. Do not try to escape; do not be afraid of your thinking. — Rama Swami

The more in vibrational sync you are with who you really are, then the more you are allowing only those things that you’re wanting, and the less resistance there is. And the less resistance there is, then the less delay between the idea of the thought and the receiving of it. — Esther Hicks

Faith is not intelligent understanding, faith is deliberate commitment to a Person where I see no way. — Oswald Chambers

Compassion suits our physical condition, whereas anger, fear and distrust are harmful to our well-being. Therefore, just as we learn the importance of physical hygiene to physical health, to ensure healthy minds, we need to learn some kind of emotional hygiene. — Dalai Lama

Spirituality is impacted not only by remembrance but by diet, stress, sleeping and eating habits among other things. Take care of yourself. — Nouman Ali Khan

Outward Peace is useless without inner Peace — Mahatma Gandhi

The seeker after stillness should be told that the stillness is always there. Indeed it is in every man. But he has to learn, first, to let it in and, second, how to do so. The first beginning of this is to remember. The second is to recognize the inward pull. For the rest, the stillness itself will guide and lead him to itself. — Paul Brunton

Christ has made my soul beautiful with the jewels of grace and virtue. I belong to Him Whom the Angels serve. — Agnes of Rome

Remember one very fundamental thing about life: Any experience that has not been lived will hang around you, will persist: Finish me! Live me! Complete me! There is an intrinsic quality in every experience that it tends and wants to be finished, completed. Once completed, it evaporates; incomplete, it persists, it tortures you, it haunts you, it attracts your attention. It says, What are you going to do about me? I am still incomplete – fulfill me! — Rajneesh

When you refrain from habitual thoughts and behavior, the uncomfortable feelings will still be there. They don’t magically disappear. Over the years, I’ve come to call resting with the discomfort the detox period, because when you don’t act on your habitual patterns, it’s like giving up an addiction. You’re left with the feelings you were trying to escape. The practice is to make a wholehearted relationship with that — Pema Chodron

But the healing place is within you. Healing is a gift you were granted at birth, just as you were granted others. Use your gifts, child. Use the beauty, the courage, the hope and the love that is in you. Call upon your strength. Use compassion and faith. Even during sad times joy is within you. Bring it forth. Wisdom is there to guide you. Use any one of your gifts and you will rouse the power of your healing place. Use all of them and you will sustain it. — Charlene Costanzo

We all come to this planet as spiritual beings destined to experience a variety of challenges and situation in order to grow and evolve spiritually. — James Van Praagh

When awareness expands, events that seem random actually aren’t. A larger purpose is trying to unfold through you. When you become aware of that purpose- which is unique for each person- you become like an architect who has been handed the blueprint. — Deepak Chopra

When you offer a vibration, the Universal forces are working in concert with each other in order to satisfy you. You really are the center of the Universe. — Esther Hicks

What is the relationship between spirituality and ethical practice? Since love and compassion and similar qualities all, by definition, presume some level of concern for others’ well-being, they presume ethical restraint. We cannot be loving and compassionate unless at the same time we curb our own harmful impulses and desires. — Dalai Lama

People are of two types, they are either your brothers in faith or your equals in humanity. — Ali ibn Abi Talib

Developing concern for others, thinking of them as part of us, brings self-confidence , reduces our sense of suspicion and mistrust, and enables us to develop a calm mind. — Dalai Lama

The basic nature of all conscious beings is ‘self-existing wakefulness’. Self-existing meaning spontaneous or without effort and wakefulness meaning natural awareness. To ignore our basic nature, is to wander in fear and confusion, to directly realise our essential nature is to be Enlightened. — Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

To say that ‘prayer changes things’ is not as close to the truth as saying, ‘prayer changes me and then I change things.’ God has established things so that prayer, on the basis of redemption, changes the way a person looks at things. — Oswald Chambers

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. — Laozi

It’s in our interest to take care of others. Self-centrednes s is opposed to basic human nature. In our own interest as human beings we need to pay attention to our inner values. Sometimes people think compassion is only of help to others, while we get no benefit. This is a mistake. When you concern yourself with others, you naturally develop a sense of self-confidence . To help others takes courage and inner strength. — Dalai Lama

Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness. — Ibn Taymiyyah

The purpose of prayer is to reveal the presence of God equally present, all the time, in every condition. — Oswald Chambers

The Christian life is not about pleasing God the finger-shaker and judge. It is not about believing now or being good now for the sake of heaven later. It is about entering a relationship in the present that begins to change everything now. Spirituality is about this process: the opening of the heart to the God who is already here. — Marcus Borg

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. — Anais Nin

The Self is the one Reality that always exists, and it is by the light of the Self that all other things are seen. — Ramana Maharshi

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows. — Francis of Assisi

Get out into the sunlight-out where everything is-with a vibration that is so dominant that those who annoy you, those who don’t agree with you, those who make your life feel uncomfortable, don’t come into your experience, because your vibration-through your practice-has become so clear, so pure, so clean, so in keeping with what you want, that the world that revolves around you just feels like that. That’s what you planned. — Esther Hicks

Actions are but lifeless forms whose soul is the secret of sincerity in them — Ibn Ata Allah

To stay with that shakiness-to stay with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling of hopelessness and wanting to get revenge-that is the path of true awakening. Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic-this is the spiritual path. — Pema Chodron

When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted yet. You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds will grow in time. Similarly, just do your daily practice and cultivate a kind heart. Abandon impatience and instead be content creating the causes for goodness; the results will come when they’re ready. — Thubten Chodron

Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day — Deepak Chopra

Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness. — Alejandro Jodorowsky

When you know how to use it, disobedience can be a virtue. — Paulo Coelho

Any honours that come our way are only stolen from him to whom alone they really belong, the Lord who sent us. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The wizard [of Oz] says look inside yourself and find self. God says look inside yourself and find [the Holy Spirit]. The first will get you to Kansas. The latter will get you to heaven. Take your pick. — Max Lucado

In order for us to liberate the energy of our strength, our weakness must first have a chance to reveal itself. — Paulo Coelho

God…doesn’t intend to help us live the Christian life. Immaturity considers the Lord Jesus a Helper. Maturity knows Him to be life itself. — Miles J. Stanford

Whoever is full of wisdom is naturally compassionate; in fact we recognize that someone has gained spiritual wisdom by seeing their compassionate behavior. . . . Individuals and countries with power need to develop wisdom and compassion, for without these attributes, there is a danger that the power will be used to oppress and exploit others. — Ravi Ravindra

Where is God? Where can I find him? we ask. We don’t realize that’s like a fish swimming frantically through the ocean in search OF the ocean — Ted Dekker

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. — Carl Jung

The Bhagavad-Gita is a true scripture of the human race a living creation rather than a book, with a new message for every age and a new meaning for every civilization. — Sri Aurobindo

The more adept we become at cultivating an altruistic attitude, the happier we will feel and the more comfortable will be the atmosphere around us. But if our emotions fluctuate wildly and we easily give in to hatred and jealousy, even our friends will avoid us. So even for people with no spiritual beliefs, it is important to have a peaceful mind. — Dalai Lama

Every relationship, every situation is part of a divinely created and highly specific curriculum for your soul growth — Marianne Williamson

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. — Nhat Hanh

Absolute consciousness is manifest here in every circumstance of daily life because it is everywhere full and perfect. Consciousness is said to be the cause of all things because it is everywhere emergent as each manifest entity. — Abhinavagupta

What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life. — Emil Brunner

If you’re not selfish enough to want to feel good, then you can’t connect with the energy that is your Source which does always feel good. — Esther Hicks

There are those that say, if you do the uncomfortable thing long enough, it will become comfortable. But we are really not encouragers of that. We are encouragers of coming into alignment, and then taking the action. We are encouragers always of getting rid of the fear; we would never want you to keep doing things that you feel fearful about. And maybe the path of least resistance is just not get on the horse. Maybe the path of least resistance is to get on a different horse – but we would never move forward in fear. — Esther Hicks

It is important to direct our intelligence with good intentions. Without intelligence, we cannot accomplish very much. Without good intentions, the way we exercise of our intelligence may have destructive results. — Dalai Lama

Hope is sweet. Hope is illumining. Hope is fulfilling. Hope can be everlasting. Therefore, do not give up hope, Even in the sunset of your life. — Sri Chinmoy

You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars guides you too. — Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar

There are no happier people on this planet than those who decide that they want something, define what they want, get hold of the feeling of it even before its manifestation and then joyously watch the unfolding as, piece by piece by piece, it begins to unfold. That’s the feeling of your hands in the clay. — Esther Hicks

Be soft in your practice. Think of the method as a fine silvery stream, not a raging waterfall. Follow the stream, have faith in its course. It will go on its own way, meandering here, trickling there. It will find the grooves, the cracks, the crevices. Just follow it. Never let it out of your sight. It will take you. — Sheng-yen

The garden is a metaphor for life, and gardening is a symbol of the spiritual path. — Larry Dossey

There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you? — Rumi

The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. — Black Elk

Loneliness, when accepted, becomes a gift that will lead us to find a purpose in life. — Paulo Coelho

Don’t fear the light within. May it ignite the Sacred Flame in your soul. — Paulo Coelho

Self restraint in speech, food, entertainment and vanity are the most essential fundamental of spiritual growth. — Nouman Ali Khan

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