Spirituality

 

Be kind to your sleeping heart. Take it out in the vast field of light and let it breathe.

Hafiz

I am reminded to embrace all of life. From my spirit's view, all human experience is a privilege and a delight.

Annie Zalezsak, February 28, 2014

You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.

Pema Chodron

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.

There is a loneliness more precious than life. There is a freedom more precious than the world. Infinitely more precious than life and the world is that moment when one is alone with God.

Rumi

You are a deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.

Anthon St. Maarten

The circumstances of your life are neither good nor bad. They are appropriate to the needs of your soul. They may or may not be what your personality desires.

Gary Zukav

You are not alone, nothing is against you, and you are safe.

Cynthia Occelli

Sure sign of spiritual growth: you want more freedom, and less stuff.

Lisa Villa Prosen

I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.

Hermann Hesse

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

Swami Vivekananda

Religion is belief in someone else’s experience. Spirituality is having your own experience.

Deepak Chopra

Our real home is beyond space and time. In truth we are not here. This is our shadow.

Rumi

The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.

Hippocrates

Pay attention to the timeless core of your being.

Deepak Chopra

Being 'spiritual' simply means being willing to look into the nature of life, to ask questions and to wonder, and to listen. It also means seeing art everywhere.

Quang Ho

At such moments, you realize that you and the other are, in fact, one. It’s a big realization. Survival is the second law of life. The first is that we are all one.

Joseph Campell

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, also attributed to Wayne Dyer

When I could no longer cling to my normal supports I discovered that true support and real safety lie far beyond the structures of our world.

from Here and Now, by Henri JM Nouwen

…the soul is timeless and nonlocal…

from Real Magic, by Wayne Dyer (about Wayne Dyer)

Human beings groan and stagger under the burdens of economic problems, domestic difficulties, terrifying tomorrows and much more. All man-made solutions have failed and will fail always. There must be a spiritual solution or none at all. Where human intellect has failed, spiritual intelligence can succeed. Human intelligence has created mechanical religion, which is a brick to carry instead of a lamp to guide. You, the reader, can acquire a guiding lamp by seeing the difference between mechanical religion and conscious spirituality.

The Daily Guru

If you love yourself, you feed your body healthy food each day, so the nutrition can protect you against dis-ease or hardship due to illness. In the same way, you must keep up your spiritual strength and vitality by cleansing the mind, body and spirit of all debris the negative forces may have deposited upon you.

Peace Mother Geeta Sacred Song

That is how I began to learn that the true task of spiritual life is not found in faraway places or unusual states of consciousness; it is here in the present. It asks of us a welcoming spirit to greet all that life presents to us with a wise, respectful and kindly heart. We can bow to both beauty and suffering, to our entanglements and confusion, to our fears and to the injustices of the world. Honouring the truth in this way is the path to freedom. To bow to what is rather than to some ideal is not necessarily easy, but however difficult, it is one of the most useful and honourable practices.

Jack Kornfield

Man has never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.

Bernard Williams (1929-) English philosopher

You are an individual, and you came here on your own as a child, and you will die on your own. The fact that you may live in a community or with your family does not change the solitude of your spiritual journey. By cluttering your life with many things, you soon lose sight of who you are and what you came for.

from The Trick to Money Is Having Some! by Stuart Wilde

Insights happen only when we shift to a higher, more inclusive perspective. As we grow in wisdom and experience, we become less attached to the form of reality and more aware of its spiritual side – its qualities, values and meaning. As we get to know ourselves as souls, we begin to let go of the self-consciousness of the ego. This allows us to more effectively include others and work with the whole picture.

When there is more in sight, we get more insights.

The Daily Guru

… the more the mind dominates, the more the ego comes into play, and the further people depart from their true inner self. So all the technological advances in the world mean nothing if people feel a spiritual void inside of them.

from The Trick to Money Is Having Some!, by Stuart Wilde

True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess.

Louis Nizer (1902-1994) American lawyer

I have lived with many Zen masters, all of them CATS.

The soul of a person is most intimate. You meet a person’s soul before you meet his body. When you meet soul and body as one, you enter the world of the Other.

from Anam Cara, Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World (p54), by John O’Donohue

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