Spiritual Quotes by Gail Bradbrook, Sinead O’Connor, Meredith Brooks, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Ignatius of Loyola, Rumi and many others.
I would support a mass civil disobedience where we take medicine to tell the state that they have absolutely no right to control our consciousness and to define our spiritual practice.
I think in the first place hearing the music inside of you is very soothing, very comforting. For me there always been, if you like, a spiritual connection between myself and music.
The most spiritual place you can be in your life is when youre being very real, when youre not allowing everybody and everything to influence your decisions and your moods, and whats morally right or ethically right.
Just as the Atman (Soul) is the reality underlying the conscious powers of an individual, so the Supreme Soul (God) is the eternal quiet underneath the drive and activity of the universe.
SPIRITUAL EXERCISES whereby to conquer oneself, and order one’s life, without being influenced in one’s decision by any inordinate affection.
A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.
People on the Spiritual Path are not anemic. They must be sharp, strong, and courageous. Being Spiritual means being Powerful, Dynamic, and Intelligent.
I believe the transsexual urge, at least as I have experienced it, to be far more than a social compulsion, but biological, imaginative, and essentially spiritual, too.
You really can’t justify anything else but giving your whole attention to spiritual formation in Christ.
This philosophy of hate, of religious and racial intolerance, with its passionate urge toward war, is loose in the world. It is the enemy of democracy; it is the enemy of all the fruitful and spiritual sides of life. It is our responsibility, as individuals and organizations, to resist this.
It is just a wonderful, wonderful time to be alive and to be able to be part of the ever-growing spiritual awareness that is happening around the world.
When we speak of the dust of the lotus feet of the Spiritual Master, we are speaking of humble approach to serve his instructions. Unless we humbly serve the instructions of the great soul, it is Krishna’s arrangement the He never reveals Himself.
The transformation from separation to unity, from conflict to peace, is the goal of all spiritual traditions.
The desert is a spiritual place, we vaguely understand, and the sea the mere playground of our hedonism.
When prayer fades out, power fades out. We are as spiritual as we are prayerful; no more, no less.
I am more spiritual than religious.
If you have not linked yourself to true emptiness, you will never understand the art of peace.
We encounter the grinding wheels that sharpen our mental blades many places in life. Adversity, school, parents, spiritual guides, books, experience are all sharpening teachers. As we grow older, to stay sharp we must find new grindstones to whet and sharpen our potential and keep us at our brightest, most penetrating best.
Sex is a spiritual experience.
Those who can serve best, those who help most, those who sacrifice most, those are the people who will be loved in life and honoured in death, when all questions of colour are swept away and when in a free country free citizens shall meet on equal grounds.
All breathing beings are spiritual; this includes everyone who breathes, whether they are animals or humans, carnivores or vegetarians.
Seek not greater wealth, but simpler pleasure; not higher fortune, but deeper felicity.
C.S. Lewis had a big influence on me in this spiritual realm – this sort of sense of longing. A longing for a knowledge that is just outside of our reach, a knowledge for a spiritual connection.
By confronting us with irreducible mysteries that stretch our daily vision to include infinity, nature opens an inviting and guiding path toward a spiritual life.
It is always so much easier to be moral than it is to be spiritual.
Advertising ministers to the spiritual side of trade.
To discover one’s own spiritual poverty is to achieve a positive conquest by the spirit.
After many years of training myself, strong emotions are now a trigger for me to look at something. I think that all emotions are triggers for us to grow in our level of consciousness.
No man has ever risen to the stature of spiritual manhood until he has found that it is finer to serve somebody else than it is to serve himself.
O God! if I worship Thee in fear of Hell, burn me in Hell; and if I worship Thee in hope of Paradise, exclude me from Paradise; but if I worship Thee for Thine own sake, withhold not thine everlasting beauty.
It is estimated over 80% of all illnesses today are spiritual in nature.
There is only one calamity: ignorance. And there is only one solution: enlightenment.
Walk with those seeking truth… RUN FROM THOSE WHO THINK THEY’VE FOUND IT.
Put in an honest day’s work. It is the building block of a spiritual life.
I’m doing my best to be mindful about how I’m living: to be kind and patient, and not to impose a bad mood on somebody else. Being mindful is as good a way to be spiritual as anything else.
The unconscious is not just evil by nature, it is also the source of the highest good: not only dark but also light, not only bestial, semihuman, and demonic but superhuman, spiritual, and, in the classical sense of the word, “divine.”
If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding.
Don’t worry about how inexperienced you are or think you are, but think about what, with the Lord’s help, you can become.
If prayer is you talking to God, then intuition is God talking to you.
You are a great, mighty and powerful spiritual being with dignity, direction and purpose.
All your scholarship, all your study of Shakespeare and Wordsworth would be in vain, if at the same time you do not build your character, and attain mastery over your thoughts and actions.
Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.
Do not commit spiritual suicide through a passion for discussing metaphysical subtleties.
God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive.
God has spoken to me many times that my job is to love and his job is to heal.
Squander your riches far from this unfeeling body to which no season, either spiritual or sensual, makes any difference.
Since ancient times, spiritual masters of all traditions have pointed to the Now as the key to the spiritual dimension. Despite this, it seems to have remained a secret.
The ego is not harmonious with happiness and spiritual development. In the process of spiritual transformation we refine it. In the fire of love we melt the ego down.
Created man cannot become a son of God and god by grace through deification, unless he is first through his own free choice begotten in the Spirit by means of the self-loving and independent power dwelling naturally in him.
Three qualities of greatness stood out in Woodrow Wilson. He was a man of staunch morals. He was more than just an idealist; he was the personification of the heritage of idealism of the American people. He brought spiritual concepts to the peace table. He was a born crusader.
Joanna PriestleyвЂ™s amazing body of animated films have deservedly earned their place in the pantheon of contemporary international animators. Inventively visioned, superbly crafted, and rich with insight into the physical and spiritual dilemmas that confront us all, each new work provides an unexpected pleasure.
This I do know beyond any reasonable doubt. Regardless of what you are doing, if you pump long enough, hard enough and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward.
A hermit is one who renounces the world of fragments that he may enjoy the world wholly and without interruption.
Spiritual growth depends on two things: first a willingness to live according to the Word of God; second, a willingness to take whatever consequences emerge as a result.
It is hardly fair to blame America for the state of San Francisco, for its population is cosmopolitan and its seaport attracts the floating vice of the Pacific; but be the cause what it may, there is much room for spiritual betterment.
A spiritual organization with a hierarchical structure can convey only the consciousness of estrangement, regardless of what teachings or deep inspirations are at its root.The structure itself reinforces the idea that some people are inherently more worthy than others.
Uncontrolled temper is soon dissipated on others. Resentment, bitterness, and self-pity build up inside our hearts and eat away at our spiritual lives like a slowly spreading cancer.
A thought that sometimes makes me hazy: Am I – or are the others crazy?
Unless you are fulfilling your spiritual mission (and this is my opinion totally), you anaesthetize yourself or you wound yourself.
There exists no God. What exists is godliness, and that godliness surrounds you. We are all in the same ocean.
There is no error more absurd, and yet more rooted in the heart of man, than the belief that his sufferings will promote his spiritual safety.
I had never been to Hawaii, and now I say that my body is from L.A. but my heart is from Hawaii, because I’m in love with it and it’s home on every level, from a spiritual, soulful place.
Scientific, like spiritual truth, has ever from the beginning been descending from heaven to man.
One of the greatest foes of the Christian is religious complacency.. Orthodox Christianity has fallen to its present low estate from lack of spiritual desire. Among the many who profess the Christian faith, scarcely one in a thousand reveals any passionate thirst for God.
You’ve got to find yourself first. Everything else’ll follow.
Minister and writer Barbara Kaufmann has addressed the subject of guerrilla decontextualization on both the ‘Voices Compassionate Education’ website and on ‘Inner Michael’, where she offers the kind of insights into the spiritual aspects of Michael Jackson’s creative artistry that mainstream media mostly ignores.
I have a firm belief in such things as, you know, the water, the Earth, the trees and sky. And I’m wondering, it is increasingly difficult to find those elements in nature, because it’s nature I believe in rather than some spiritual thing.
The spiritual aspect of my work has more to do with the sense that things in the world can be perceived and accepted as being in some respect alive. I try to approach everything that I photograph with this sense of wide-eyed awe.
If you wish to attain to true knowledge of the Scriptures, hasten to acquire first an unshakeable humility of heart. That alone will lead you, not to the knowledge that puffs up, but to that which enlightens, by the perfecting of love.
People whoвЂ™ve had any genuine spiritual experience always know that they donвЂ™t know. They are utterly humbled before mystery. They are in awe before the abyss of it all, in wonder at eternity and depth, and a Love, which is incomprehensible to the mind.
Spiritual life and secure life do not go together; to save oneself on must struggle and take risks.
For me, the best time to pray is the very moment a tense situation or an unspiritual attitude overtakes me. God the Holy Spirit is always there, ready to help me gain victory in the spiritual battles I face-big or small.
Spiritual knowledge is fruitful only when it is applied
The dance goes from realizing that you’re separate (which is the awakening) to then trying to find your way back into the totality of which you are not only a part, but which you are.
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The harm that comes to souls from the lack of reading holy books makes me shudder… What power spiritual reading has to lead to a change of course, and to make even worldly people enter into the way of perfection.
What is spiritual experience? A snowflake melting, a bee sucking honey, a fat man at a traffic light. Trivia.
All mankind’s inner feelings eventually manifest themselves as an outer reality.
I don’t mind having a reputation as a serious and spiritual person. I think that would be a nice reputation to have
The life sciences contain spiritual values which can never be explained by the materialistic attitude of present day science
The spiritual is not the emotional; we may receive spiritual things emotionally, but to receive them rationally we must receive them with the mind and the will; we must act on them, we must experiment on them, we must let them permeate our consciousness.
I haven’t been baptised. My dad’s not in the church and is not a religious person. My mum is more spiritual – she does Thai-chi and goes to Stonehenge and things like that. I’m proud to be pagan. Finland is not really a religious country. I’m still looking for my god.
the restricting of intellectual and spiritual needs to the mania of progress
One’s spiritual realization lies in none other than how one walks among and interacts with one’s fellow beings.
You don’t ever see a thriller with a spiritual backbone.
Nothing ever happened in the past that can prevent you from being present now, and if the past cant prevent you from being present now, what power does it have?
Allowing the truth of who you are-your spiritual self-to rule your life means you stop the struggle and learn to move with the flow of your life.
The one condition for spiritual progress is that we remain sincere and humble.
If you think of feelings you have when you are awed by something – for example, knowing that elements in your body trace to exploded stars – I call that a spiritual reaction, speaking of awe and majesty, where words fail you.
Give up all desire for enjoyment in earth or heaven. Control the organs of the senses and control the mind. Bear every misery without even knowing that you are miserable. Think of nothing but spiritual freedom.
It is never a good practice to continue to sleep after sunrise. We should not think of staying in bed once we are awake; it increases laziness and dullness. Those who cannot decrease the amount of sleep quickly may do it in gradual stages. Those who do regular spiritual practice do not need much sleep.
When the ego dominates in organizations, even spiritual organizations, there is usually a big drama or upheaval of some kind, and self-destruction begins.
I love you, Katy. Always have. Always will
In societies where coolness and being cool is a top priority, the religious replace the word ‘religious’ with ‘spiritual’ to make their faiths seem less extreme.
The less you obey the Word of God, the more you distance yourself from God in the spiritual realm
There is force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.
When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self.
Often when religious leaders come together, they talk about a particular sexual ethic, or an abstruse doctrine, as though this, rather than compassion, was the test of spiritual life.
The true way goes over a rope which is not stretched at any great height but just above the ground. It seems more designed to make people stumble than to be walked upon.
The Church is a home for all to come together, regardless of the depth or the height of our testimony. I know of no sign on the doors of our meetinghouses that says, вЂњYour testimony must be this tall to enter.вЂќ
I think that cancer is a life form that exists out there, and it exists in us. I think even the concept of healing is a spiritual principle that we have to really look at. I think the word itself is something we ought to get rid of, because it implies that there is illness – that there is something wrong.
I don’t want to be daft and say I had some spiritual awakening or something, but I really did come of age in Los Angeles, where we recorded the album. I had my own little house and my own little circle and I really got to feel how the city ticks.
There are only two words that will always lead you to success. Those words are yes and no. Undoubtedly, you’ve mastered saying yes. So start practicing saying no. Your goals depend on it!
I believe that marriage has a spiritual foundation because only a man and a woman can create life, which is a gift from God. So, while I believe that government should bestow benefits equally, I also believe that government must respect those – like myself – who believe that marriage has a religious foundation.
The more difficult it is to forgive someone the greater the opportunity for spiritual growth.
If you want spiritual life you have to pay the price. The price is the four regulative principles.
We do not drift into spiritual life or disciplined prayer. We will not grow in prayer unless we plan to pray.
If weвЂ™re going to strive for spiritual growth, we have to be willing to put concepts into practice in our everyday lives, in all relationships with all people. You canвЂ™t separate your вЂњspiritual lifeвЂќ from your вЂњwork life.вЂќ TheyвЂ™re both your life! In the same vein, you canвЂ™t separate money and happiness.
You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer”.
If you become obsessive in spiritual practice, if you just try and try, you are not going to be happy. You are going to be obsessive.
There are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue; They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space.
It is not sex per se – your identification with the body is the impediment to your spiritual growth.
Spiritual awakening – is becoming awake to the aliveness of this moment.
There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.
Say not, I have found the path of the soul Say rather, I have met the soul walking upon my path.
I relax my body completely, relax my mind completely, and then imagine myself at a level where anything can happen.
He listens equally to the prayers of the believer and the unbeliever.
Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
What brings you closer to God is being in service to others. I think any religion or spiritual way of life will indicate that service to others will lead to a connection with a higher power.
The enemy is a spiritual enemy. He’s called the principality of darkness. The enemy is a guy called Satan.
Anxiety is the mark of spiritual insecurity.
In this world we are in precarious position, balanced midway between material and spiritual hungers. We find heaven to be a delicate state of consciousness that can be lost in a single moment of forgetfulness.
Sexual activity, and the thoughts and fantasies of sex, use up a great portion of our vital force. When that force is conserved through abstinence, it becomes sublimated as spiritual energy.
Prayer is spiritual exercise and every act of prayer stretches the soul.
I look on most religions as fear-based rather than love-based. I’ve drifted away from all that. Yes, I think I’m more spiritual. I just don’t go and pretend every Saturday or Sunday that I’m in this wonderful club. I’m exploring.
Now and again, it is necessary to seclude yourself among deep mountain and hidden valleys to restore your link to the source of life.
People who are on a spiritual quest don’t think, they simply want results.
The main theme of the Bible is the restoration of humanity and, through humanity, of the whole of creation to its original harmony.
Samadhi is the highest octave spiritual light. Not the best, but the highest octave.
You get what you concentrate upon. There is no other main rule.
The by-product is that they more people you help, the “richer” you become, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and definitely financially.
Happiness is within everyone, but we are not able to experience it because of our ego’s likes and dislikes.
These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.
Africa is our center of gravity, our cultural and spiritual mother and father, our beating heart, no matter where we live on the face of this earth.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason, and intellect has intended us to forego their use.
Only a blind man can easily define what light is. When you do not know, you are bold. Ignorance is always bold; knowledge hesitates. And the more you know, the more you feel that the ground underneath is dissolving. The more you know, the more you feel how ignorant you are.
To gain the spiritual ascendancy over ourselves, and the influences with which we are surrounded, through a rigid course of self-discipline, is our first consideration, it is our first labor, before we can pave the way for our children to grow up without sin unto salvation.
It is better to look up.
Every Latter-day Saint should make the study of this book a lifetime pursuit. Otherwise, he is placing his soul in jeopardy and neglecting that which could give spiritual and intellectual unity to his whole life.
I went through a lot of phases and studied many religions. I am not into religion, I am spiritual.
God is always joking. Look at your own life – it is a joke! Look at other people’s lives, and you will find jokes and jokes and jokes. Seriousness is illness; seriousness has nothing spiritual about it. Spirituality is laughter, spirituality is joy, spirituality is fun.
We are such skeptics that we find it difficult to believe in God and angels and a spiritual afterlife, but a moment of fear makes our spirit so vulnerable that it allows us to believe in something beyond that.
The joy which answers to prayer give, cannot be described; and the impetus which they afford to the spiritual life is exceedingly great.
Far too many young people today have no spiritual roots. The’ve been deprived of values by an agnostic, contemporary culture.
Spirituality is not a formula; it is not a test. It is a relationship. Spirituality is not about competency; it is about intimacy. Spirituality is not about perfection; it is about connection. The way of the spiritual life begins where we are now in the mess of our lives.
I have always believed and still believe that artists who live and work with spiritual values cannot and should not remain indifferent to the conflict in which the highest values of humanity and civilization are at stake.
With reference to other religions, the Church sees a great difference between them and herself. The other religions are expressions of the human soul seeking God, with some beautiful spiritual insights, but also not without errors. Christianity is rather God seeking humanity.
The vast material displacements the machine has made in our physical environment are perhaps in the long run less important than its spiritual contributions to our culture.
Clear quartz is known as the “master healer,” and can amplify energy and thought. It draws off negative energy, and it can neutralize background radiation. It balances and revitalizes the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual planes.
Many years before, I had left a beautiful country and a rich nation and I returned to that country six years later to find it fundamentally changed and in a state of upheaval, and in great spiritual and material need.
You can tell a person’s level of spiritual devlopment simply by watching how much they give.
Contribute to charitable projects like the printing of spiritual books so that they can be sold at a lower price. Poor people will then be able to buy and read them. In this way we can help to cultivate spiritual culture in them also.
In the wake of my spiritual experience there came a vision of a society of alcoholics.
You ever hear girls say that? “I’m not religious, but I’m spiritual.” I like to reply with “I’m not honest, but you’re interesting!”
Our spiritual attitude is determined by our conception of our relation to infinite spirit.
The primary goal of spiritual life is human transformation.
Evangelicalism has taken the Extrovert Ideal to its logical extreme…If you don’t love Jesus out loud, then it must not be real love. It’s not enough to forge your own spiritual connection to the divine; it must be displayed publicly.
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.
So long as there’s been black churches in the United States, there’s been a relationship between spiritual well-being and material acquisition. This has always been the case.
Yes, sin, sickness and disease, spiritual death, poverty and everything else that’s of the devil once ruled us. But now, bless God, we rule them – for this is the Day of Dominion!
The resurrection never becomes a fact of experience until the risen Lord lives in the heart of the believer.
Everything in life is vibration.
It is serving God and others persistently with full heart and soul that turns testimony of truth into unbreakable spiritual strength.
It’s not what you do – it’s the intensity of your feeling that determines how far you go in the spiritual life.
Knowledge is the antidote to fear
The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.
Consciousness is not a bunch of thoughts or a certain level of understanding. Consciousness is a dimension that is beyond our physicality.
In a spiritually sensitive culture, then, it might well be that age is something to be admired or envied.
Most analysts would agree that if all the undocumented immigrants in California were deported in one day, our state would experience a severe economic downturn. This does not even consider the many cultural and spiritual gifts these immigrants bring to our state and nation.
In the end it all comes down to enthusiasm. Your creativity is basically your expression of God-force.
Learning how to love is the goal and the purpose of spiritual life – not learning how to develop psychic powers, not learning how to bow, chant, do yoga, or even meditate, but learning to love. Love is the truth. Love is the light.
And do not change. Do not divert your love from visible things. But go on loving what is good, simple and ordinary; animals and things and flowers, and keep the balance true.
Human happiness and human satisfaction must ultimately come from within oneself. It is wrong to expect some final satisfaction to come from money or from a computer.
Contact with the sacred occurs in the stillness of the heart and mind. If there is any real destination to the spiritual quest, it is this point of silence, the middle of the spiral, the center of the self. … The only map that does the spiritual traveler any good is one that leads to the center.
The Beloved is with you in the midst of your seeking! He holds your hand wherever you wander.
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.
The message of psychedelics is that culture can be re-engineered as a set of emotional and spiritual values rather than products. This is terrifying news.
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.
Looking deeper into African way of life, it wasn’t religious; it was spiritual. When you go into spiritualism, spiritualism will teach you about virtues, how to be patient, humble and kind.
In this outward and physical ceremony we attest once again to the inner and spiritual strength of our Nation. As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say: ‘We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.’
The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.
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I took the route favoured by all worldly failures and became a spiritual success.
I see the main problem as a spiritual one, not a resource problem, or a problem with this or that government, but a larger problem centered around human beliefs, the troublesome elements founded in our mythology. Our problematic mythology is collapsing all around us. It is a mythology that is predatory.
From the time of Cain until the last believer before Christ’s return, we are all fundamentally in the same boat. We suffer the same spiritual afflictions and tendencies.
Knowledge is indispensable to Christian life and service. If we do not use the mind that God has given us, we condemn ourselves to spiritual superficiality and cut ourselves off from many of the riches of GodвЂ™s grace.
Dependence, humility, simplicity, cooperation, and a sense of abandon are qualities greatly prized in the spiritual life, but extremely elusive for people who live in comfort.
A word on miracles…. Don’t let those that have not yet transpired, blind you to those that have.
To learn about oneself, a living thing, you have to watch, learn anew each minute.
Our business is to stand strongly for principles, but never to attack persons, about whose lives we can know but little.
As you become multi-sensory, you begin to see yourself as a soul first and a personality second. You begin to experience yourself as more than a body and more than a mind. and the circumstances around you as meaningful and designed for your spiritual growth.
The thoughtful believer recalls God’s faithfulness in the past when confronted by any new threat. Part of spiritual maturity is strong sense of one’s own history.
Will I find spiritual communion with God sweet enough, and hope in his promises deep enough, not just to cope, but to flourish and rejoice in him?
I have come to recognize evolution not only as an active process that I am experiencing at the time, but as something I can guide by the choices I make.
And so we understand that the atonement of Jesus Christ gives us the opportunity to overcome spiritual death that results from sin, and, through making and keeping sacred covenants, to have the blessings of eternal life.
Charity is like warmth in springtime or summer that causes grass, plants, and trees to grow. Without charity, or spiritual warmth, nothing grows.
Are you here to experience life or think about it?
Throughout life, from childhood, from school until we die, we are taught to compare ourselves with another; yet when I compare myself with another I am destroying myself.
Don’t believe what the spiritual sharks and clever carnival hustlers tell you about fearless living – they lie.
The self has no boundaries except those it accepts out of ignorance
Our spiritual life is a venture in the dark, between the soul and God, and no spiritual life is worth the name unless it is so.
The Artist’s Way is a spiritual journey, a pilrimage home to the self.
We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.
Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.
One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.
Meditation will change your life for the better, enhance your physical health, improve your sleep, and help you achieve your goals, both material and spiritual.
Spiritual healing occurs as we begin to consciously reconnect with our essential being – the wise, loving, powerful, creative entity that we are at our core.
Every single human soul has more meaning and value than the whole of history.
Radiate an energy of serenity and peace so that you have an uplifting effect on those you come into contact with.
Offer Christ your heart in meditation and personal prayer which is the foundation of the spiritual life.
Through his deferential yet decidedly determined demeanor, Pope Francis is not only setting a superior spiritual standard, but he is also leading a thorough transformation of the Catholic Church – rivaling any brand revitalization or corporate turnaround you could name.
Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values.
I could not work with a girl who did not have a spiritual quality.
I don’t believe in any kind of artistic snobbery or musical snobbery. You know, to me, the sexiest and the most spiritual words ever uttered in rock and roll are wop babaloo balop bam boom.
Coincidences are spiritual puns.
Conversion is in its essence a normal adolescent phenomenon, incidental to the passage from the child’s small universe to the wider intellectual and spiritual life of maturity.
When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds; your mind transcends limitations; your conscious expands in every direction; and you find yourself in a great, new and wonderful world.
The God of Christianity never claims to be fair. He goes beyond fair. The Bible teaches that he decided not to give us what we deserve- that’s mercy. In addition, God decided to give us exactly what we didn’t deserve- we call that grace.
I don’t consider my homosexuality a political thing. I consider it a sexual and spiritual thing. I only started going to political rallies to meet women.
It really takes a hero to live any kind of spiritual life without religious belief.
Mere isolation in an enclosing idea is not a release from conflict.
Friendship is born from an identity of spiritual goals – from common navigation toward a star.
It’s my experience that people don’t think of fiction writing as being as intellectually serious as other kinds of writing in academia and so without a career as a critic or essayist you can be treated as something of a spiritual medium – a fraud – for “just” writing fiction.
…the aim was to mobilize Christians to proclaim the name of Jesus and to pronounce the defeat of the spiritual forces entrenched in the capital.
Anyone happy in this age and place Is daft or corrupt. Better to abdicate From a material and spiritual terrain Fit only for barbarians.
By spiritual training I mean education of the heart.
The real advantage which truth has, consists in this, that when an opinion is true, it may be extinguished once, twice, or many times, but in the course of ages there will generally be found persons to rediscover it
To be alive spiritually man must have union with God and must be conscious of it. Apart from this union his religious life will be an empty drudgery, a mere imitation of true spirituality.
Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.
I know of no better thermometer to your spiritual temperature than this, the measure of the intensity of your prayer.
I found a religion that blended scientific reason with spiritual reality in a unifying faith far removed from the headlines of violence, destruction and terrorism.
I have conversed with the spiritual Sun. I saw him on Primrose Hill
I don’t know what makes fashion cruel, except I feel nothing but spiritual depletion around it. There’s nothing enriching, spiritually.
The flesh is as spiritual as the soul, and the soul is as natural as the flesh.
Said the master: “Where does your question come from?”
There are no gods here, no ghosts and spirits in America, there are no angels in America, no spiritual past, no racial past, there’s only the political, and the decoys and the ploys to maneuver around the inescapable battle of politics.
If light is the spiritual quality of painting, color is surely its heart and passion.
Good, the more communicated, more abundant grows.
There is no greater power in Heaven or on Earth than pure, unconditional love. The nature of the God force, the unseen intelligence in all things, which causes the material world and is the center of both the spiritual and physical plane, is best described as pure, unconditional love.
You and I, today and always, are to bear witness of Jesus Christ and declare the message of the Restoration. … Missionary work is a manifestation of our spiritual identity and heritage.
Hatred of sin as sin, not only as galling or disquieting, a sense of the love of Christ in the cross, lie at the bottom of all true spiritual mortification.
People know they are lacking something, they are constantly wanting some kind of spiritual guidance.
Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.
You cannot transcend what you do not know. To go beyond yourself, you must know yourself.
The ego says, вЂI shouldnвЂ™t have to suffer,вЂ™ and that thought makes you suffer so much more. It is a distortion of the truth, which is always paradoxical. The truth is that you need to say yes to suffering before you can transcend it.
It is very hard to tell when I started to be a spiritual teacher. There was a time when occasionally somebody would come and ask me questions. One could say at that point I became a spiritual teacher, although the term did not occur to me then.
Heaven is going to be a vast, colorful tapestry of living things. God is a God of life….Does this seem too childish and silly to believe? I certainly hope so, because that’s a sure sign that it’s true.
Nothing of spiritual significance comes without sacrifice. Your spirituality will always be measured by the size of your sacrifice.
There are two types of seeds in the mind: those that create anger, fear, frustration, jealousy, hatred and those that create love, compassion, equanimity and joy. Spirituality is germination and sprouting of the second group and transforming the first group.
God does not further our spiritual life in spite of our circumstances, but in and by our circumstances.
I’m always pursuing knowledge; I’m a seeker of spiritual equilibrium – and music is a big part of that.
If the work of the city is the remaking or translating of man into a more suitable form than his nomadic ancestors achieved, then might not our current translation of our entire lives into the spiritual form of information seem to make of the entire.
What barrier is there that love cannot break?
There are a number of steps that we can take to reinvigorate and rebuild the economic and the physical infrastructure of our country and then to rebuild us, frankly, on a spiritual level.
Keep interested in others, keep interested in the wide and wonderful world. Then in a spiritual sense you will always be young
Spiritual leadership is the power to change the atmosphere by one’s presence, the unconscious influence that makes Christ and spiritual things real to others.
Your spiritual gifts were not given for your own benefit but for the benefit of others, just as other people were given gifts for your benefit.
Every valuable human being must be a radical and a rebel, for what he must aim at is to make things better than they are.
Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.
Can one talk about the ocean to a frog in a well or about the divine to people who are restricted by their concepts?
Well, my opinion is that real change occurs through deep interpersonal experiences. Others will also say deep spiritual experiences.
This latter day work is spiritual. It takes spirituality to comprehend it, to love it, to discern it. Therefore, seek the spirit in all you do. Keep it with you continually. That is our challenge.
What happens is that people who are very religious but who are not in touch with reality, cannot be spiritual.
I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.
A non-doer is very often a critic-that is, someone who sits back and watches doers, and then waxes philosophically about how the doers are doing. It’s easy to be a critic, but being a doer requires effort, risk, and change.
The founding of libraries was like constructing more public granaries, amassing reserves against a spiritual winter which by certain signs, in spite of myself, I see ahead.
All religions must be tolerated for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
Heaven might be defined as the place which men avoid.
Stars burn clear all night till dawn. Do that yourself, and a spring will rise in the dark with water your deepest thirst is for.
When you have your heart broken wide, you are also open to things of beauty as well as things of sadness. Once people are not here physically, the spiritual remains, we still connect, we can communicate, we can give and receive love and forgiveness. There is love after someone dies.
A rebirth out of spiritual adversity causes us to become new creatures.
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
The closer you get to real matter, rock air fire and wood, boy, the more spiritual the world is.
You may have practical ethics and that kind of thing, but there is no spirituality in any aspect of our Western civilization. Our religious life is ethical, not mystical. The mystery has gone and society is disintegrating as a result.
There is a spiritual Israel and a natural Israel. God is committed to both. Neither replaces the other.
The basic idea underlying religion is to create an atmosphere for the spiritual development of the individual. This being the situation, it is clear that you cannot develop your personality at all in Hinduism.
In love lies the seed of our growth. The more we love, the closer we are to the spiritual experience.
In this life, your so-called ordinary life, you must be rooted; and in your inner space, in the spiritual life, you must be weightless and flying and flowing, floating.
To live a spiritual life we must first find the courage to enter into the desert of loneliness and to change it by gentle and persistent efforts into a garden of solitude.
What a liberation to realize that the ‘voice in my head’ is not who I am. ‘Who am I, then?’ The one who sees that.
What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.
Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. He waits to be wanted. Too bad that with many of us He waits so long, so very long, in vain.
The Lord Buddha was once asked by a disciple to sum up the whole of His teaching in one verse. He replied: Cease to do evil; Learn to do well; Cleanse your own heart; This is the religion of the Buddha.
There’s a difference between mastering something physical and working with an animal. There’s a spiritual component to working with a horse. You’re dealing with the spirit of a live animal that thinks and makes decisions.
Keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life.
Do nothing, and leave nothing undone. [“Doing nothing” is what happens when the doer disappears, it isn’t something that one does or chooses not to do.]
There are many paths to enlightenment. Some of us who have expanded to a degree of illumination have thereafter preached the dogmatic certainty of one particular path. But enlightenment doesn’t care how you get there. And if you aren’t going to be thinking about it in paradise, then don’t worry about it now.
All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you.
Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion.
A revolution is to bring on change and we’re spiritual people trying to bring on spiritual change. It might sound like I’m a dreamer, but economic models have reached their height of evolution. Technology has evolved. What hasn’t evolved is mankind’s spirituality; everything is from 3,000 years ago.
God is speaking to all of us, all the time. The question is not, to whom does God talk? The question is, who listens?
The essential lesson I’ve learned in life is to just be yourself. Treasure the magnificent being that you are and recognize first and foremost you’re not here as a human being only. You’re a spiritual being having a human experience.
In the last stage of the spiritual master’s life, the devotees of the spiritual master should take preaching activities into their own hands. In this way the spiritual master can sit down in a solitary place and render nirjana-bhajana.
The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.
The highest happiness is when one reaches the stage of liberation, at which there is no more suffering.
… Any county’s moral strength, or its moral weakness, is quickly measurable by the street attire and attitude of its women – especially its young women. Wherever … spiritual values have been submerged, if not destroyed, by an emphasis upon … material things, invariably the women reflect it.
You can’t be at the same time a spiritual master and someone who is always angry. It doesn’t work.
In the space of no-mind, truth descends like light
The consciousness of being borne up by a spiritual tradition that goes back for centuries gives one a feeling of confidence and security in the face of all passing strains and stresses.
This is an an abundant universe. Grasp your birthright. Success is a massive abundance of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
Berkeley , Hume, Kant , Fichte , Hegel , James , Bergson all are united in one earnest attempt, the attempt to reinstate man with his high spiritual claims in a place of importance in the cosmic scheme.
When God moves, everybody will be blessed. If something is of the flesh, everybody will have a sick feeling. And if something is of the devil, it seems like the hair will stand up on your neck. That’s a simple way everyone can judge, whether they’ve got any spiritual discernment or not.
I must oppose any attempt that Negroes may make to do to others what has been done to them. . . . I know the spiritual wasteland to which that road leads . . . whoever debases others is debasing himself.
The most meaningful and spiritual prayers I have experienced contained many expressions of thanks and few, if any, requests.
It is hard to remember that you are a cherished spiritual being when you’re burping up apple fritters and Cheetos.
You cannot be both unhappy, and fully present in the Now.
When I go back to Gombe it’s to be in that timeless world where it’s soft and where life is entwined and you actually see the pattern of nature. I always feel this great spiritual power which I believe is around.
Tolerance, a term which we sometimes use in place of the words respect, mercy, generosity, or forbearance, is the most essential element of moral systems; it is a very important source of spiritual discipline and a celestial virtue of perfected people.
Energy can’t be created or destroyed, and energy flows. It must be in a direction, with some kind of internal, emotive, spiritual direction. It must have some effect somewhere.
Two there are who are never satisfied — the lover of the world and the lover of knowledge.
Don’t let anyone tell you that you cannot know the truth for yourself or that you cannot achieve yourself spiritually without being tied to a temple or church. You were not born a spiritual slave. You are the authority who distinguishes what is true and untrue, spiritual and unspiritual.
There are three values: Feel good, be good and do good.
Only in the steady and constant application of force lies the very first prerequisite for success. This persistence, however, can always and only arise from a definite spiritual conviction. Any violence which does not spring from a firm, spiritual base, will be wavering and uncertain.
A spiritual person is also in touch with his or her own reality, feelings and thoughts, and the reality of the people around him or her, not projecting on them.
Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.
Those who of old were good practicers of Tao did not use it to make people bright, but rather used it to make them simple.
If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare me a citizen of the world. Should my theory prove untrue, France will say that I am a German, and Germany will declare that I am a Jew.
This is the principle of Universal Brotherhood of man with one another, with all life down to the little ants.
The soul is created in a place between Time and Eternity: with its highest powers it touches Eternity, with its lower Time.
I like the way that American has become a kind of spiritual home even for people who have never seen it. American dreams are strongest of all in the hearts of people who have only seen America in their dreams. I think it’s refreshing and reviving to go around the world and see how America still occupies this special place.
Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.
Many ills of the Christian life are due to handicapped beginnings. Too many people are preaching a warped or truncated gospel, and spiritual birth defects are the inevitable result.
To the wizard death is merely a belief.
Supremely, spiritual directors/mentors/pastors are persons who have a sense of being established in God. Otherwise they are too dangerous to be allowed into the soul space of others.
It is my conviction that it is the intuitive, spiritual aspects of us humans-the inner voice-that gives us the ‘knowing,’ the peace, and the direction to go through the windstorms of life, not shattered but whole, joining in love and understanding.
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Devotion is not a concept, not a certain kind of ideology, not a certain kind of act, it is the agent of dissolution.
In order to attract and maintain romantic and spiritual partnerships, you must be what it is that you’re seeking. That is, you always need to put forth what you want to attract.
We may know who we are or we may not. We may be Muslims, Jews or Christians but until our hearts become the mould for every heart we will see only our differences.
If you did not have any personality, you would have a tremendous presence. The more rigid your personality, the more constipated your whole being.
To open deeply, as genuine spiritual life requires, we need tremendous courage and strength, a kind of warrior spirit.
Adversity is a natural part of being human. It is the height of arrogance to prescribe a moral code or health regimen or spiritual practice as an amulet to keep things from falling apart.
You are the Creator of your reality… you were granted this ability. You have free will… you are an unlimited aspect, a portion of God… of the Creator… of All That Is.
When you have received Him, stir up your heart to do Him homage; speak to Him about your spiritual life, gazing upon Him in your soul where He is present for your happiness; welcome Him as warmly as possible, and behave outwardly in such a way that your actions may give proof to all of His Presence.
Love descends upon our souls by the will of God and not by the demand or the plea of the individual.
Divine Consciousness is constantly seeking ways to express itself through us.
The plants that produce visions can function- for those of us who have inherited the New World Order of barren materialism, cut off from our spiritual heritage by a spiteful culture that gives us nothing but ashes- as the talismans of recognition that awaken our minds to reality.
Either you’re a person wondering if you have a soul, or you’re a soul who knows that being a person isn’t real.
As in the physical world, so in the spiritual world, pain does not last forever.
Our souls cannot be forced to grow, but like flowers, our spiritual selves can be nurtured until they blossom and flourish.
When one has truly imbibed spiritual qualities, they will spontaneously be reflected in one’s thoughts and actions.
To me faith means not worrying.
When I die, don’t come, I wouldn’t want a leaf to turn away from the sun — it loves it there. There’s nothing so spiritual about being happy but you can’t miss a day of it, because it doesn’t last.
God made everything out of nothing. But the nothingness shows through.
Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
The spiritual journey is what the soul is up to while we attend to daily living.
What I consider to be the barometer for what is a rock artist and what is not, is somebody who has a certain element of blues, even a hint of soul or blues music, derivative of African-American blues, folk, spiritual, or gospel.
Because the idea of climate change is so plastic, it can be deployed across many of our human projects and can serve many of our psychological, ethical and spiritual needs…We need to ask not what we can do for climate change, but to ask what climate change can do for us.
This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.
I guess the biggest thing is that I committed to a spiritual center before I do anything else. And I put some daily things in my life into practice and I maintain that, to make sure that I don’t drop the ball.
Obedience, fasting, and prayer are laughed at, yet only through them lies the way to real true freedom. I cut off my superfluous and unnecessary desires, I subdue my proud and wanton will and chastise it with obedience, and with God’s help I attain freedom of spirit and with it spiritual joy.
SPIRITUAL WARRIORS is a terrific voyage. A memorable journey through the light and dark of our lives and ultimately to hope. I loved it.
There are angels that receive more interiorly the Divine that goes forth from the Lord, and others that receive it less interiorly; the former are called celestial angels, and the latter spiritual angels.
There is nothing in the cosmos, either in the material plane or the spiritual plane which cannot be directly cognized.
The powers of darkness are still part of the spiritual world – they don’t become something else when they rebel against God. Disembodied believers are, by definition, also part of the spiritual world. So are God and Christ.
No one really wants to follow you per se.В They really donвЂ™t.В They want to know that, by following you, they are really following a higher principle, a transcendent truth.В In spiritual followership, people want to know whether they are being led and influenced by God.
The very life within you is longing to be joyful because joyfulness is the nature of the source of creation.
If we didn’t have to stand against temptation, we’d never know our own spiritual strength.
Our compassion is the fruit of our spiritual lives; it actually arises spontaneously when formed by intention in our spiritual practice. Love and compassion are always the goods of the spiritual journey, and they are guided by divine wisdom, which then shapes compassion in the concrete situations of our existence.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Human beings are made of body, mind and spirit. Of these, spirit is primary, for it connects us to the source of everything, the eternal field of consciousness.
The pas has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that.
Few of us take the pains to study the origin of our cherished convictions.
Fear creates a form of spiritual amnesia
Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer, Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.
Biblical convictions are essential for spiritual growth and maturity. What is ironic today is that people often have strong convictions about weak issues (football, fashion, etc.) while having weak convictions about major issues (what is right and what is wrong).
In a world where spiritual confusion is increasing, GodQuest helps bring clarity and conviction. This is a terrific resource for developing a solid foundation for faith.
At death, you’re going to be needing some spiritual guidance and some kind of inner knowledge that extends beyond the boundaries of the physical world… it’s what’s inside that counts.
God insists that we ask, not because He needs to know our situation, but because we need the spiritual discipline of asking.
By seeing the beauty in every face we lift others into their wisest self and increase the chances of hearing a synchronistic message.
Possessing material comforts in no way guarantees happiness. Only spiritual wealth can bring true true happiness.
Humility is my best friend, I’ve always valued it above all other spiritual qualities.
When one realises one is asleep, at that moment one is already half-awake.
How can one know who his spiritual teacher is?…His heart looks at the spiritual Masters and makes the choice. When the heart sees a spiritual Master, if it is overwhelmed with joy, then there is every probability that that spiritual Master is the right one for the seeker.
Half the spiritual life consists of remembering what we are up against and where we are going.
While the impostor draws his identity from past achievements and the adulation of others, the true self claims identity in its belovedness. We encounter God in the ordinariness of life: not in the search for spiritual highs and extraordinary, mystical experiences but in our simple presence in life.
If our shallow, self-critical culture sometimes seems to lack a sense of the numinous or spiritual it’s only in the same way a fish lacks a sense of the ocean.
All spiritual practices are illusions created by illusionists to escape illusion.
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Every experience that we have is unique to us because at some deep level we make an interpretation of it.
If the fate of the universe was decided in a single moment at the instant of the Big Bang , that was the most creative moment of all.
I think you can’t really escape any kind of spiritual education as a child, whether it’s New Age or Judaism or Buddhism or whatever it is. You can’t escape it, even if you completely disagree with it, you still have it as a foundation that you base things off of.
The most damaging phrase in the language is: ‘It’s always been done that way.’
You might have thought that a world such as ours, so hard-nosed and cynical and brash, would have very little time for transcendence, spiritual values of goodness and compassion, gentleness, and caring, but we actually do experience them.
Spirituality is allowing compassion and love to flourish. When belongness begins, corruption ends.
I’m a very pragmatic soul. I’m part of the business and I’m a bit of a cynic when it comes to being an over-believer in spiritual or in paranormal matters.
I deal with this spiritual issue every day – either shooting or processing or sorting or discussing or having conversations – I’m in constant contact with it.
If words come out of the heart, they will enter the heart.
Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.
It’s just this epidemic unimportance, this pervasive feeling that just about everything is “no big deal,” that drives these ordinary people to those fast-food joints, there to try to fill with carbohydrates the spiritual and emotional emptiness gnawing inside them.
Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone that works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace.
I stood at a crossroads and fate came to meet me.
Don’t you realize,” Merlin said to his pupil, “that the history of the universe has brought us here to this second?
I’m very, very, very, very spiritual. I grew up in an organized religion, I went to Sunday school as a kid. I’m very grateful that there was religion. I think it instills a good moral compass.
What your heart thinks is great, is great. The soul’s emphasis is always right.
If you do not choose to become a steady source of blissfulness for yourself and everything around you, you will remain an immature life.
Thankfulness is a humble, open and prayerful attitude that helps you receive more of God’s grace.
As the body cannot be sustained without corporeal food, nor continue in natural life, so without this life-giving food the soul cannot persist in the spiritual life of grace.
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.
I am a Christian, but I also dont really see myself as a religious person. I see myself as more of a spiritual person.
The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
Parliaments cannot right the world; but enough individuals feeling love can.
The absolute truth is that the ‘I’ is perfect and complete; the real ‘I’ is spiritual and can therefor never be less than perfect; it can never have any lack, limitation, or disease.
Love is a river. Drink from it.
Every day can be like Christmas in its love and its peace if our hearts open up and make room for love. The holy child is waiting to be born in every instant, not just once a year.
There’s nothing you can do that’s more important than being fulfilled. You become a sign, you become a signal, transparent to transcendence; in this way, you will find, live, and become a realization of your own personal myth.
Religious work is one of the best ways to keep from facing your reality if you are Christian, if you are using it to calm the pain, because that it what all addictions are, attempts to cover the pain of this spiritual disease
Love and respect yourself and never compromise for anything. And then you will be surprised how much growth starts happening of its own accord.. as if rocks have been removed and the river has started flowing.
Spiritual Work is not easy. It means the willingness to surrender feelings that seem, while we’re in them, like our defense against a greater pain. It means that we surrender to God our perceptions of all things.
For a warrior, to be inaccessible means that he touches the world around him sparingly. And above all, he deliberately avoids exhausting himselfand others. He doesn’t use and squeeze people until they have shriveled to nothing, especially the people he loves.
Embrace silence since meditation is the only way to truly come to know your Source.
Be encouraged to be an encourager. It’s a spiritual art that everyone can learn. And mostly you learn by practicing it.
The Bhagavad Gita deals essentially with the spiritual foundation of human existence. It is a call of action to meet the obligations and duties of life; yet keeping in view the spiritual nature and grander purpose of the universe.
Maori get pigeonholed into the idea they’re spiritual and telling stories like ‘Whale Rider’ and ‘Once Were Warriors,’ quite serious stuff, but we’re pretty funny people, and we never really have had an opportunity to show that side of ourselves, the clumsy, nerdy side of ourselves, which is something I am.
A Zen student asked his roshi the most important element of Zen.The roshi replied, “Attention.” “Yes, thank you,” the student replied. “But can you tell me the second most important element?”And the roshi replied, “Attention.”
Whether youвЂ™re checked in or checked out, youвЂ™re always on a spiritual journey.
All classes of people under social pressure are permeated with a common experience; they are emotionally welded as others cannot be. With them, even ordinary living has epic depth and lyric intensity, and this, their material handicap, is their spiritual advantage.
Work is spiritual. It is a place where we have the opportunity for spiritual growth. Often, these opportunities come from the ‘how’ of the ways we do our work rather than the ‘what’ of the work itself.
Islam, in contrast to Christianity and Buddhism, does not have monasticism; spiritual life, social life, they are all integrated and related together in one way or another. And the Prophet represents that in his life.
The commitment of giving your best at all times, in all circumstances and under all conditions, can enable you to find value in, and lend value to, every experience.
Christ was crucified by the Jews who had wanted a temporal ruler to rescue them from the oppressive Roman authorities. Instead God sent them a spiritual leader to rescue them from their sins…. He was not what the Jews had expected so they considered Him a threat. Thus He was put to death.
I never really cared for the things of this world. It was the glow of Your Presence that filled it with beauty.
You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself. What an amazing miracle.
I’ve only paid lip service to a spiritual life.
Your energy and your awareness are directly connected. If your energies are intense, your awareness naturally grows and sharpens.
My Lords temporal, today is the day to rise up against the regiment of Lords spiritual and proclaim the values of enlightenment, compassion and common sense.
I’m spiritual but I don’t practice any sort of thing.
My spiritual connection is about embracing everything around me. We’re all the same. There are no boundaries . . .
All things are spiritual. It doesn’t matter what you do or who you are or what kind of blue jeans you wear, or whether you wear an ochre robe or whether you’re sober or asleep or dreaming. It’s all the same.
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
“The “art of tea” is a spiritual force for us to share.”
Purify your life by keeping the commandments. This will help you qualify for the Spirit, who will assist you in your quest.
Inward is not a direction. Inward is a dimension.
The spiritual journey is one of continuous learning and purification. When you know this, you become humble.
Punctuality is a quality the need of which is bound up with social co-operation. It has nothing to do with the relation of the soul to God, or with mystic insight, or with any of the matters with which the more elevated and spiritual moralists are concerned.
This is bravery: using the challenge of daily life to sharpen our mind and open our heart.
The truly good is he who is one with all those who are deemed bad.
As we read spiritually about spiritual things, we open our hearts to God’s voice. Sometimes we must be willing to put down the book we are reading and just listen to what God is saying to us through our words.
When every situation which life can offer is turned to the profit of spiritual growth, no situation can really be a bad one.
Why indeed must ‘God’ be a noun? Why not a verb – the most active and dynamic of all.
The only force that can sustain true and consistent courage is some form of spiritual belief that values like honor, duty, loyalty and integrity above the status, power, money and even security.
Love has a reason There’s a meaning to the world We’re giving love.
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.
Leaving your ears open to the suggestions of others only closes the mind’s eye, thereby creating a type of spiritual glaucoma.
The answer lies within ourselves. If we can’t find peace and happiness there, it’s not going to come from the outside.
My whole trick is to keep the tune well out in front. If I play Tchaikovsky, I play his melodies and skip his spiritual struggle.
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
To love is to recognize yourself in another.
If you want to realize the truth, don’t be for or against. The struggle between good and evil is the primal disease of the mind.
Education must assume full responsibility to enter the moral and spiritual lives of pupils.
You know that you have fully experienced love when you turn into love – that is the spiritual goal of life.
I now consider myself quite religious and spiritual although that sounds like a terrible cliche.
Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.
We are less justified in saying that the thinking life of humanity is a miraculous perfectioning of animal and physical life than that it is an imperfection in the organization of spiritual life as rudimentary as the communal existence of protozoa in colonies.
I already had the sense that I was someone who was more spiritual than specifically religious. … I’m really interested in those things that are more far-reaching than culture, nationality, race, religion.
Music is a spiritual doorway. …
Its power comes from the fact that
It plugs directly into the soul.
Its power comes from the fact that
It plugs directly into the soul.
The value of life does not depend upon the place we occupy. It depends upon the way we occupy that place.
If you can attribute your success entirely to your own mental effort, to your own attitude, to some spiritual essence that you have that is better than other peoples, then that must feel pretty good.
When the very source of creation is within you, all the solutions are within you. The problems are just created by you.
The universe is not hostile, nor yet is it friendly. It is simply indifferent
I love Humanity but I hate humans
I feel that it is vital that we all re-open our spiritual gifts and open up to the voice of the Divine.
I guess if I had to pick a spiritual figurehead to possess the deed to the entirety of Earth, I’d go with Buddha, but only because he wouldn’t want it.
The last suit that you wear, you don’t need any pockets.
Drinking spirits cannot cause spiritual damage.
As an artist, I feel that my father’s biggest influence is me realizing that music has a purpose and it’s not just for business and that music is spiritual. I get that from him that music is a spiritual thing.
A private relationship of worshiping God is the greatest essential element of spiritual fitness.
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.
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.
Adherents of the new religious right reject the separation of politics and religion, but they bring no spiritual insights to politics.
Scripture is the most up-to-date and relevant reading that ever comes my way.
Religious tolerance has developed more as a consequence of the impotence of religions to impose their dogmas on each other than as a consequence of spiritual humility in the quest for understanding first and last things.
… a widespread secularization increasingly descends into a moral, intellectual, and spiritual nihilism that denies not only the One who is the Truth but the very idea of truth itself.
Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.
Grace and truth are spiritual DNA, the building blocks of Christ-centered living.
The only justification for ever looking down on somebody is to pick them up.
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.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death.
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
It took me forty years on earth To reach this sure conclusion: There is no Heaven but clarity, No Hell except confusion.
I’ve been approached many times to write all sorts of books about my past and my personal life. I get interest from people who want to do reality shows, and somebody just offered me a huge amount of money to write my spiritual memoirs. I’m just not interested.
Matter is spirit at its lowest level. Spirit is matter at its highest level.
For me writing isn’t a mental exercise, it’s barely even a literary exercise, it feels like a spiritual experience.
I feel it my bounden duty to not only replace displaced bones, but also teach others, so that the physical and spiritual may enjoy health, happiness and the full fruition of our earthly lives.
By the grace of the spiritual master the cloud of the mercy of the Personality of Godhead is brought in, and then only, when the rains of Krishna consciousness fall, can the fire of material existence be extinguished.
The bike accident caused me to start talking about spiritual truths. This accident – where I faced my own death – compelled me to talk about these truths and try to make a movie about them.
Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of Being and the deep, unshakable peace that comes with it, are beggars, even if they have great material wealth.
Ashrams and gurukulas (spiritual schools) are the pillars of spiritual culture. If we perform sadhana according to the guru’s advice, we need not go anywhere else. We will get whatever we need from the guru.
Everything they do, from smiling to crying, feels like a blessing. Being a father feels amazing. This has been the most spiritual moment in my life.
here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
People are scared to empty their minds
fearing that they will be engulfed by the void.
What they don’t realize is that
their own mind is the void.
fearing that they will be engulfed by the void.
What they don’t realize is that
their own mind is the void.
Spiritual success depends on your Conductivity. No Spiritual Conductivity, no progress!
Animal experiments occupy a central place in the material and spiritual edifice of our whole civilization. We are speaking here of one of those foundation stones whose removal could cause the whole house to collapse.
From the church I received a spiritual foundation that has kept me balanced. From the gospel music I learned the importance of singing with emotion- authentic emotion- not contrived- which has made my music endearing.
After winter comes the summer. After night comes the dawn. And after every storm, there comes clear, open skies.
The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it is strictly speaking no longer the ego, but just an old, conditioned mind-pattern. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist.
It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.
Meditation is the nourishment for flowering.
Any teaching will not transform you as long as you are deeply attached to your body. Yoga is towards reducing this attachment.
There are a thousand flowers blossoming in spring, The magical light of the full moon in autumn; There is a breeze in summer, And snow in winter; And if vanities don’t hang in my mind, I shall rejoice at any time and place.
If you want to be more alive, love is the truest health.
To be free from the possibility of discouragements would be more вЂspiritualвЂ™ than Jesus-and therefore not truly spiritual at all.
Learn your lessons quickly and move on.
Human imagination is not simply our means of reaching out to God but God’s means of manifesting himself to us.
The master never seemed to have his fill of gazing at his firstborn child. “What do you want him to be when he grows up?” someone asked. “Outrageously happy,” said the master.
You don’t have to learn to be wise. If you just flow you can be successful. Mother Nature will carry you.
Zen wants us to acquire an entirely new point of view whereby to look into the mysteries of life and the secrets of nature. This is because Zen has come to the definite conclusion that the ordinary logical process of reasoning is powerless to give final satisfaction to our deepest spiritual needs.
I do consider myself a very spiritual being. I fear being seen as political in any context because it’s so limiting, but I do feel Godflesh is a protest music of sorts. That was the background that I came from.
Beauty matters. It is not just a subjective thing but a universal need of human beings. If we ignore this need we find ourselves in a spiritual desert.
More than ever I find myself in the hands of God. This (illness) is what I have wanted all my life from my youth. But now there is a difference; the initiative is entirely with God. It is indeed a profound spiritual experience to know and feel myself so totally in GodвЂ™s hands.
Let not the spirit wander while the words of prayer run on out of our mouth.
There is no failure in the spiritual life, as long as we do not give up the fight.
You are a piece of creation. If you go against any other piece of creation, you are unknowingly going against yourself.
I was very privileged and really blessed with so many material and spiritual gifts that I should give back, … I should do something for my people, but … it’s not just in politics that you can be a servant of the people, you can do it in so many other ways.
It would be unwise to condemn as irrational the practice of devouring the heart and liver of an adversary while yet warm. For the highest spiritual working one must choose that victim which contains the greatest and purest force; a male child of perfect innocence and high intelligence is the most satisfactory.
Relationships based on obligation lack dignity.
I invite you to not only love each other more but love each other better.
When the human organism is discharging its negative experience efficiently, the mind is empty of past or future concerns; there is no worry, anticipation, or regret. This means that the mind is left open to Being, the simplest state of awareness.
The peace, comfort, and hope God gave me made me feel like I really was walking in his light; those spiritual blessings were constant reminders that God really did love me. He loved me enough to tuck his Word in my heart so I’d have it when my eyes could no longer read it.
The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.
The Holy Guardian Angel is the spiritual Sun of the Soul of the Adept.
A spiritual desert is spreading: an interior emptiness, an unnamed fear, a quiet sense of despair.
Our sacred contract is not a literal document. That’s the first thing to understand. We could think of our sacred contract as a spiritual document that our soul recognizes.
Physical perfection, working out, adds to your spiritual perfection if that is your intent.
Suffering is not an elective; it is a core course in the University of Life.
If I am hungry, that is a material problem; if someone else is hungry, that is a spiritual problem.
We had thought that we were human beings making a spiritual journey; it may be truer to say that we are spiritual beings making a human journey.
How could you possibly know that no religion can see the whole truth unless you yourself have the superior, comprehensive knowledge of spiritual reality you just claimed non of the religions have?
If education recognizes the intrinsic value of the child’s personality and provides an environment suited to spiritual growth, we have the revelation of an entirely new child whose astonishing characteristics can eventually contribute to the betterment of the world.
God hates it when we stir up strife, disloyalty, or contention among His people. It may happen in the church, but donвЂ™t you be a part of it. DonвЂ™t do it. Pray, ask the Lord to make you a peacemaker, and ask the Lord to show you how you can minister support and encouragement to the spiritual leaders of your church.
Love is the goal, life is the journey.
It doesn’t work to have loads of money if your inner spiritual life is a desert, if you have no freedom beyond chasing more and more cash. Quality of life is as vital as heaps of money.
Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.
Curving back within myself I create the world around me.
The crux of the matter is whether total war in its present form is justifiable, even when it serves a just purpose. Does it not have material and spiritual evil as its consequences which far exceed whatever good might result? When will our moralists give us an answer to this question?
The concepts of community and community life, have since the Dreaming, always held special significance for Aboriginal people because both provided the physical, cultural, spiritual and social environments, which supported children, young people, families and the aged.
Humility and gratitude go hand in hand… Awareness increases so that we become grateful for everything we are given. We have to learn, literally learn, to be grateful for what we receive day by day, simply to balance the criticism that day by day we voice because of powerful emotions.
Contemporary movies just drive me crazy. The violence and the sentimentality and the spiritual materialism and Theism and the incredible indulgence in ignorance is so claustrophobic.
If you really want peace of mind and inner calm, you will get it. Regardless of how unjustly you have been treated, or how unfair the boss has been, or what a mean scoundrel someone has proved to be, all this makes no difference to you when you awaken to your mental and spiritual powers.
Spiritual means religion without any rules. It’s all the comfort of fictitious friends with none of their demands.
You each have the same energy and it sings within you. You need not be shy of it, it is your own. You need not look to gurus, or Gods, or Seths. It dwells within your own being.
But I already saw no great difference between the psyche and spirituality. To amass knowledge without becoming wise is not my idea of progress in therapy.
All the great spiritual traditions have placed major emphasis upon meditation as a path to personal growth.
Overcome any bitterness that may have come because you were not up to the magnitude of the pain entrusted to you. Like the mother of the world who carries the pain of the world in her heart, you are sharing in a certain measure of that cosmic pain, and are called upon to meet it in joy instead of self pity.
My mom is Episcopalian; my dad is ancestrally Jewish but personally atheist. After their divorce, however, my dad married a Jewish spiritual director, and I became fascinated by the traditions she brought into our lives.
The Holy Bible is like a mirror before our mind’s eye. In it we see our inner face. From the Scriptures we can learn our spiritual deformities and beauties. And there too we discover the progress we are making and how far we are from perfection.
I’m excited about the state of women’s spiritual life and interior life and who women are. I wish the political establishment would catch up, because we still don’t have equal rights in America.
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
Walk out of any doorway feel your way, feel your way like the day before Maybe you’ll find direction around some corner where it’s been waiting to meet you.
Music allows a person to express their deepest thoughts, thoughts that cannot be expressed with just words. I am often asked how I begin a song or develop a melody from nothing. That is the spiritual aspect of creating. Finding something deep within yourself that can only be created by you.
The spiritual quest begins, for most people, as a search for meaning.
Both spiritual companionship and spiritual motherliness are not limited to the physical wife and mother relationship, but they extend to all people with whom woman comes into contact.
Just being the seeker, somebody whose open to spiritual enlightenment, is in itself the important thing and it’s the reward for being a seeker in this world.
World economies are always so tenuous and we are subject to so many losses in life, but a compassionate attitude is something we can always carry with us.
I’m much calmer as I get older, but I’m still just as capable of getting that strung-out stressed-out feeling of mental and spiritual unwellness.
Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.
…religion is a tool to bind people together, to strengthen their unity, but like every tool, it can be mismanaged, even used in opposition to the way it should.
Hope is a bad thing. It means that you are not what you want to be. It means that part of you is dead, if not all of you. It means that you entertain illusions. It’s a sort of spiritual clap, I should say.
We usually don’t look. We overlook.
I do firmly believe that universal forces are at work that pull us inexorably toward the deserving results of our actions.
Thought alone cannot recognize spiritual truths no matter how highly developed thought is. It’s impossible.
Where there is love there is life.
It is love alone that leads to right action. What brings order in the world is to love and let love do what it will.
One might just as well trust in the “good luck” of a rabbit’s foot as to hope for spiritual benefit from a Catholic scapular, medal, crucifix, or relic of an alleged “saint.”
From the high spiritual flights of the Vedanta philosophy, of which the latest discoveries of science seem like echoes, to the low ideas of idolatry with its multifarious mythology, the agnosticism of the Buddhists and the atheism of the Jains, each and all have a place in the Hinduism religion.
By a garden is meant mystically a place of spiritual repose, stillness, peace, refreshment, delight.
Warriors do not win victories by beating their heads against walls, but by overtaking the walls. Warriors jump over walls; they don’t demolish them.
As long as you ask questions you are breaking through, but the moment you begin to accept, you are psychologically dead. So right through life don’t accept a thing, but inquire, investigate. Then you will find that your mind is something really extraordinary, it has no end, and to such a mind there is no death.
Religion is a bridge to the spiritual, but the spiritual lies beyond religion.
There is a physical relationship with a woman that you don’t have with anybody else, but that’s not about love. Love is a spiritual thing.
Internationalism is a community theory of society which is founded on economic, spiritual, and biological facts. It maintains that respect for a healthy development of human society and of world civilization requires that mankind be organized internationally.
It’s funny, people who have a lot of sexual energy think of themselves as being not spiritual. They are probably more spiritually inclined. All that sexual energy is kundalini.
If our young people could but glimpse it, it would be the most powerful spiritual motivation of their lives!
Our task is to become our best selves. One of God’s greatest gifts to us is the joy of trying again, for no failure ever need be final.
Ideal Love, stepped down to the level of the practical, day-to-day life, must mean the service of each to all within his or her sphere, a delicate consideration of others, a control that gives rise to peace, and cessation from every thought of cruelty and lust.
The true spiritual secret is this: what you seek, you already are. True success is discovering your inner divinity~ it’s the ability to love and have compassion, trust your intuition, and awaken to your unlimited creative nature.
Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.
Parents now are concerned about the moral and spiritual diseases. These can have terrible complications when standards and values are abandoned. We must all take protective measures.
The plants are the pipeline into the Gaian intention. It’s just not a coincidence that these plants carry this immense spiritual message. They are the pipeline of Gaian intentionality.
People all over the world recognize me as a spiritual leader.
The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike.
I don’t know who will lead us through the ’90s, but they must be made to speak to this spiritual vacuum at the heart of American society, this tumor of the soul.
Always firmly believing in a higher power, I have also always been in search of a spiritual peace.
Asking good questions is half of learning.
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
This is what love does and continues to do. It tastes like honey to adults and milk to children.
Life is an endless, truly endless struggle. There’s no time when we’re going to arrive at a plateau where the whole thing gets sorted. It’s a struggle in the way every plant has to find it’s own way to stand up straight. A lot of the time it’s a failure. And yet it’s not a failure if some enlightenment comes from it.
You keep insisting, I feel good because the world is right! Wrong! The world is right because I feel good. That’s what all the mystics are saying.
But to me the notion that spirituality is separate from the rest of life does not allow for a practical approach to living a life that has extraordinary quality.
I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.
The human soul is on its journey from the law to love, from discipline to liberation, from the moral plane to the spiritual.
Giving no pain to any creature, let him slowly accumulate spiritual merit, for the sake ,of acquiring a companion to the next world, just as the white ant ,gradually raises its hill.
You are not your body; you are the eye. When you see the spirit, you are free of the body. A human being is an eye вЂ“ the rest is just flesh and bones. Whatever your eye sees, you are that.
All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
We, as spiritual beings, created the physical world as a place to learn. It’s our school, our playground, our artist’s studio. I beleive that we’re here to master the process of creation – to learn how to consciously channel the creative energy of spirit into physical form.
There is a spiritual realm that encompasses all beings. Make friends with the angels, who will always be with you, although invisible. Make good use of their assistance while following your dreams and in all your creative pursuits through life. Your success and prosperity will come much easier and a lot quicker.
We are all afflicted with our own spiritual blindness. That’s what sin does to us, and we all sin. We would do better to look into our own hearts and deal with our own sin before we condemn the sins of others.
There is no such thing as a self made spiritual leader. He is able to influence others spiritually only because the Spirit is able to work in and through him to a greater degree than in those he leads.
Love ranges from just fascination to something almost spiritual. In the case with my wife Barbara it just keeps growing all the time.
As you become present and thereby total in what you do, your actions become charged with spiritual power.
Spiritual energy brings compassion into the world.
Attachment to spiritual things is… just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.
The greatest discoveries will be along spiritual lines. This is the field where miracles are going to happen. Spiritual power is the greatest underdeveloped power and has the greatest future.
Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
If we keep holding on to God, there is nothing to fear.
Another illusion is that external events have the power to hurt you, that other people have the power to hurt you. They don’t. It’s you who give this power to them.
The very way you breathe, sit, stand, eat, walk, work – everything can become yoga. You can use any process of life to transcend your limitations.
It’s in that convergence of spiritual people becoming active and active people becoming spiritual that the hope of humanity now rests.
The vocation, whether it be that of the farmer or the architect, is a function; the exercise of this function as regards the man himself is the most indispensable means of spiritual development, and as regards his relation to society the measure of his worth.
There’s no such thing as a mistake–we do it! There’s no such thing as an accident–we do it!.
Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
In spiritual matters we remain beginners.