Spiritual Quotes by Helen Keller, James McGreevey, Sam Harris, Brian Weiss, Mark Foley, Rose Schneiderman and many others.
Joy is a spiritual element that gives vicissitudes unity and significance.
I kept a steel wall around my moral and sexual instincts – protecting them, I thought, from the threats of the real world. This gave me a tremendous advantage in politics, if not in my soul. The true me, my spiritual core, slipped further and further from reach.
What I’m asking you to entertain is that there is nothing we need to believe on insufficient evidence in order to have deeply ethical and spiritual lives.
To reach back and help, and expect neither reward nor even thanks. To reach back and help, because that is what spiritual beings do.
I am and have always been a strong proponent of public education. But by the virtue of its very nature – publicly funded schools cannot offer the type of spiritual education that Catholic schools have long provided.
To me, the labor movement was never just a way of getting higher wages. What appealed to me was the spiritual side of a great cause that created fellowship. You wanted the girl or the man who worked beside you to be treated just as well as you were, and an injury to one was the concern of all.
We’re concerned with how things turn out; God seems more concerned with how we turn out.
Devotion means your involvement with life is no more conditional.
In one way or another, this is the oldest story in America: the struggle to determine whether вЂњwe, the peopleвЂќ is a moral compact embedded in a political contract or merely a charade masquerading as piety and manipulated by the powerful and privileged to sustain their own way of life at the expense of others.
To become wholly compassionate requires us to open our eyes and hearts, to behold the pain and exploitation our culture obscures, to arouse deadened emotions, and to rise above our egos.
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.
I think I can be spiritual, and I can feel that I want to live well, I want to do things that I’m proud of, and I think that’s important. Now, do I need a church to tell me that? Actually, no, I don’t.
While there is no quick fix for instant, pain-free creativity, creative recovery (or discovery) is a teachable, trackable spiritual process. Each of us is complex and highly individual, yet there are common recognizable denominators to the creative recovery process.
The real issue relating to exclusiveness is whether or not the Christian actually has a relationship with God, a presence of God, which non-Christians do not have. Apart from Christian spiritual formation as described here, I believe there is little value in claiming exclusiveness for the Christian way.
Unless you are fulfilling your spiritual mission (and this is my opinion totally), you anaesthetize yourself or you wound yourself.
The day that hunger is eradicated from the earth there will be the greatest spiritual explosion the world has ever known. Humanity cannot imagine the joy that will burst into the world.
Music is indeed the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
The reason why some people love to engage in dangerous activities, such as mountain climbing, car racing, and so on, although they may not be aware of it, is that it forces them into the Now – that intensely alive state that is free of time, free of problems, free of thinking, free of the burden of the personality.
Our business is to stand strongly for principles, but never to attack persons, about whose lives we can know but little.
This naming of things is so crucial to possession – a spiritual padlock with the key thrown irretrievably away – that it is a murder, an erasing, and it is not surprising that when people have felt themselves prey to it (conquest), among their first acts of liberation is to change their names.
Why indeed must ‘God’ be a noun? Why not a verb – the most active and dynamic of all.
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 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.
The purpose of life on earth is that the soul should grow – So Growl By doing what is right.
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength.
People are anxious to save up financial means for old age; they should also be anxious to prepare a spiritual means for old age…. Wisdom, maturity, tranquility do not come all of a sudden when we retire.
Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice
Whenever a religion tightens it’s rules, a significant number of people break away and go in search of more freedom in their search for spiritual contact.
When love enters, the whole spiritual constitution of a man changes, is filled with the Holy Ghost, and almost his form is altered.
Divine desperateness is the beginning of spiritual awakening because it gives rise to the aspiration for God-realisation.
It is by no haphazard chance that in every age men have risen early to pray. The first thing that marks decline in spiritual life is our relationship to the early morning.
The flesh is as spiritual as the soul, and the soul is as natural as the flesh.
The spiritual experience of the philosopher is the nourishing soil of philosophy; that without it there is no philosophy; and that, even so, spiritual experience does not, or must not, enter into the intelligible texture of philosophy. The pulp of the fruit must consist of nothing but the truth.
In ancient times the ritual, mythological and doctrinal aspects of spiritual space were predominant.
After all the years of [spiritual] work, … I’ve realized this: that everything and everyone is precious beyond words. Everything and everyone is holy. And the point of our being on this sweet planet is to be of service to all of it. And when we understand this truth in our bones, joy fills our hearts.
If her past were your past, her pain your pain, her level of consciousness your level of consciousness, you would think and act exactly as she does. With this realization comes forgiveness, compassion and peace.
Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.
I was raised into the Romanian Orthodox culture by my parents, and most notably my mother, who is a profoundly religious and spiritual woman.
“I seek the meaning of existence,” said the stranger. “You are of course assuming,” said the Master, “that existence has a meaning.” “Doesn’t it?” “When you experience existence as it is – not as you think it is you will discover that your question has no meaning,” said the Master.
At one point, I was just perceived as only being angry, but now I’m being perceived as angry, peaceful, and spiritual.
As far as spiritual influences in Christian music, I would say Crystal Lewis – a lot of her songs especially. The ministry she has through her songs has really hit me.
Not only is hair a part of the body, but because it continues to grow for a time after death, it was considered a symbol of life and spiritual power. Likewise, hair to me is an element of mystery and an intriguing subject that rouses my imagination.
The basic principle of spiritual life is that our problems become the very place to discover wisdom and love.
One who explores and knows all aspects of his life, is called self-realized.
In being wildly natural we recover best from being unnatural, from being spiritual.
Cultures are never merely intellectual constructs. They take form through the collective intelligence and memory, through a commonly held psychology and emotions, through spiritual and artistic communion.
There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don’t you?
Is bread the better for kneading? so is the heart. Knead it then by spiritual exercises; or God must knead it by afflictions.
Humanity as a whole has already gone through unimaginable suffering, mostly self-inflicted, the culmination of which was the 20th century with its unspeakable horrors. This collective suffering has brought upon a readiness in many human beings for the evolutionary leap that is spiritual awakening.
Wherever you feel death, feel it. DonвЂ™t escape. Death is beautiful; death is the greatest mystery, more mysterious than life. Through life you can gain the world, the futile world- meaningless, worthless. Through death you can gain the eternal. Death is the door.
Instead of wondering WHY this is happening to you, consider why this is happening to YOU.
Do not cherish suffering. Don’t act like a fool. Don’t think that your suffering is going to accelerate your spiritual progress.
I don’t have any spiritual anything.You shoot a guy with a gun, he dies. You step on a bug, the bug dies. There is no heaven for me and no hell. And certainly not any Karma.
Rest is so necessary for the health of our minds and bodies, and often so difficult to achieve due to the many demands placed on us. But rest is also essential for our spiritual health, so that we can hear GodвЂ™s voice and understand what he asks of us.
To regard the fundamental as the essence, to regard things as coarse, to regard accumulation as deficiency, and to dwell quietly alone with the spiritual and the intelligent – herein lie the techniques of Tao of the ancients.
The factor stringing together individuals, society and nature is missing from today’s educational system. That factor is spiritual values.
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
Great spiritual teachings do not change, but we do. As we grow older and wiser, we can receive the teachings at deeper levels.
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
Your spiritual sense will make you either a winner or a loser.
Anything that provokes a visceral or spiritual response and ignites my senses. Whether it’s listening to the ocean, dancing to a song I adore, feeling the wind across my face, sampling a fantastic new dish, or witnessing a phenomenal show, if I experience it before I can even think about it, it makes me come alive.
It’s not just philosophy, not just words; it’s knowing how the mind functions; only then can you develop loving-kindness; only then can you become a spiritual person.
God, the supreme being, is neither circumscribed by space, nor touched by time; he cannot be found in a particular direction, and his essence cannot change. The secret conversation is thus entirely spiritual; it is a direct encounter between God and the soul, abstracted from all material constraints.
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.
It is certain that an atom of goodness on the path of faith is never lost.
Spiritual life is like a moving sidewalk. Whether you go with it or spend your whole life running against it, you’re still going to be taken along.
To be a light to others you will need a good dose of the spiritual life. Because as my mother used to say, if you are in a good place, then you can help others; but if you’re not well, then go look for somebody who is in a good place who can help you.
If we celebrate life with all its contradictions, embrace, experience, and ultimately live with it, a chance exists for a spiritual life filled not only with pain and untidiness, but also with joy, community, and creativity.
Just as light brightens darkness, discovering inner fulfillment can eliminate any disorder or discomfort. This is truly the key to creating balance and harmony in everything you do
Guilt is a spiritual Rubicon.
Self restraint in speech, food, entertainment and vanity are the most essential fundamental of spiritual growth.
People who are on a spiritual quest don’t think, they simply want results.
Our deep spiritual confidence that this nation will survive the perils of today – which may well be with us for decades to come – compels us to invest in our nation’s future, to consider and meet our obligations to our children and the numberless generations that will follow.
Building community is to the collective as spiritual practice is to the individual.
Moreover, no one is judged from the natural man, thus not so long as he lives in the natural world, for man is then in a natural body; but everyone is judged in the spiritual man, and therefore when he comes into the spiritual world, for man is then in a spiritual body.
I have sought to offer humanists a detailed analysis of a technology sufficiently magnificent and spiritual to convince them that the machines by which they are surrounded are cultural artifacts worthy of their attention and respect.
I don’t believe in ghosts or ESP or elves… or God. But I am spiritual in the sense that I get a lump in my throat when I listen to Vaughan Williams.
In the spiritual realm nothing is indifferent: what is not useful is harmful.
The ambition of the spiritual traveller never wants to stop with what it has been shown save that the voices of reality call to him, “what you seek is ahead of you.
The reason why many fail in battle is because they wait until the hour of battle. The reason why others succeed is because they have gained their victory on their knees long before the battle came. Anticipate your battles; fight them on your knees before temptation comes, and you will always have victory.
Those who speak ill of the spiritual life, although they come and go by day, are like the smith’s bellows: they take breath but are not alive.
Imagine if you’ve got the diva of all divas. If we’ve got to be somewhere at five or six o’clock, I tell her its time to go at noon so she gets those five hours to do what she needs to do. But were both kids at heart. She is the funniest person ever and she has a great sense of humor. We connect at a spiritual level.
Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, Love is knowing I am everything, and between the two my life moves.
Abraham was extremely wealthy and he had a covenant with God. It’s not the Jewish blessing, it’s the Abrahamic blessing. I get excited talking about it ’cause I love it and I started out deep in debt with nothing. I had to learn this from the Bible and from my spiritual mentor Oral Roberts.
It’s very reassuring and spiritual to be connected with something larger than yourself and the inside of your own head.
A hamburger is an icon of layered circles, the circle being at once the most spiritual and the most sensual of shapes.
I hear people say all the time, “I’m not really religious, but I consider myself spiritual.” I definitely have always been spiritual, being raised by my grandmother on that little acre in Mississippi, indoctrinated, born into the church and the ways of the church.
Our enemy is more aware than we are of the spiritual possibilities that depend upon obedience.
Our biological body itself is a form of hardware that needs re-programming through tantra like a new spiritual software which can release or unblock its potential.
The real meditative practice is to open up to the full range of what happens in life. And parenting is a fantastic arena for doing that kind of spiritual training. It’s as much a potential door into enlightenment as anything else.
All spiritual things are to be treated with sacred dignity. Humility and meekness are in accordance with the life of Christ, but they are to be shown in a dignified way.
If you set out to meditate, it will not be meditation. If you set out to be good, goodness will never flower.
You can’t be at the same time a spiritual master and someone who is always angry. It doesn’t work.
Try to be “good”, you’ll be judged. Try to be yourself, you’ll be criticized. Therefore, choose the second option. Evil uses the “nice good people” as puppets. It appears dressed as a poor guy, telling them that he needs help…When these people realize they have been used, it is already too late.
Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.
If you allow one little sin to creep into your life, and think it doesn’t matter, it will grow and grow until it affects your whole spiritual life, deflecting you from your primary aim of serving God.
The answer is the Savior who is the source and author of peace.
Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord’s Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.
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.
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
Managing the power of choice, with all it’s creative and spiritual implications, is the essence of the human experience.
Though the cross of Christ has been beautified by the poet and the artist, the avid seeker after God is likely to find it the same savage implement of destruction it was in the days of old. The way of the cross is still the pain-wracked path to spiritual power and fruitfulness.
We should provide the meaning of the universe in the meaning of our own lives. So I think science doesn’t necessarily have to get in the way of kind of spiritual fulfillment.
I don’t go to church regularly. I wouldn’t say I was religious, but more spiritual.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
I am a deeply spiritual and religious person both privately and publicly.
The burden of regret can weigh us down heavily on our spiritual journey. The best way to release regret is to forgive ourselves.
You have not failed until you quit trying.
Good luck is opportunity meeting preparedness.
With an estimated population of nine billion people by 2050, we cannot continue to consume resources at the same rate and maintain our quality of life.
At the back of our brains is a blaze of astonishment at our own existence. The object of the artistic and spiritual life is to dig for this sunrise of wonder.
Since we are dead in sin, a spiritual light and flame in the heart suitable to the nature of the object of our worship, cannot be raised in us without the operation of supernatural grace… such a worship God must have, whereby he is acknowledged to be the true sanctifier and quickener of the soul.
Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real sufis just laugh: nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl
If a spiritual being is naive to the lower aspects of the world, they usually are killed or die young. Did Jesus really know which of the twelve would betray him? I doubt it.
All true things must change and only that which changes remains true.
If you find your life of prayer to be always so short, and so easy, and so spiritual, as to be without cost and strain and sweat to you, you may depend upon it, you have not yet begun to pray.
Children, everyone should try to wake up before five in the morning. The ideal time for spiritual practices like meditation and chanting is Brahma Muhurta. During this period, sattvic qualities are predominant in nature. Moreover, the mind will be clear and body energetic.
You don’t have to be a spiritual seeker, you can be a businessman dealing with the revolution in computers. You could be a congressman, or a scientist. No matter what area of life and endeavor we are in we are seeing the signs of new-paradigm thinking.
Sturdy gospel roots that go deep into rich spiritual soil strengthen and steady us in times of trial and difficulty.
Forget about trying to stabilize the personal sense of Self. It is inherently unstable. See that the Self watches this.
When you are no more identified with your physicality, you become available to Grace.
When someone comes to me seeking help I want to learn everything I can about them. I’m interested in their physical, emotional, interpersonal, social, sexual, economic, and spiritual aspects of their well-being. I want to know about their hopes and dreams as well as their stresses, fears, and challenges.
Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul.
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.
Whereas religious prayers sing of peace and harmony, religion has divided human beings through an atrocious history of enmity and bloodshed. Yet, behind the veil of superficiality and hypocrisy, I always believed in the inherent beauty of God that lies at the essence of all true spiritual paths.
The spiritual uplift, the goodwill, cheerfulness and optimism that accompanies every expedition to the outdoors is the peculiar spirit that our people need in times of suspicion and doubt…No other organized joy has values comparable to the outdoor experience.
You can map out a light plan or a life plan, but when the action starts, it may not go the way you planned, and you’re down to the reflexes you developed in training. That’s where roadwork shows – the training you did in the dark of the mornin’ will show when you’re under the bright lights.
Some of your children’s rebellion against your spiritual lifestyle might be a necessary step in their finding an authentic relationship with God. But beware: If they find it, it might look quite different from what you’ve always thought it should be.
No one can create negativity or stress within you. Only you can do that by virtue of how you process your world.
Are we treating our body kindly by the way we eat, by the way we drink, by the way we work? Are we treating ourselves with enough joy and tenderness and peace? Or are we feeding ourselves with toxins that we get from the market – the spiritual, intellectual, entertainment market?
When we place our faith in Christ, God becomes our Father, we become his children, other believers become our brothers and sisters, and the church becomes our spiritual family. The family of God includes all believers in the past, the present, and the future.
Peace is non-resistance, complete acceptance, identification with all, everyone, everything.
The power of God tenderizes and changes us, not spiritual disciplines. Spiritual disciplines only position us to receive.
My hates have always occupied my mind much more actively and have given greater spiritual satisfactions than my friendships.
An advanced way to meditate, of course, is to focus on your teacher. If you have a spiritual teacher and you focus on them during mediation, then you access the light that flows through them.
In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.
Spiritual life is not dry, it is also exceuted happily, ‘susukham’. The result of that is not just happiness, but bliss, spiritual joy.
We must be careful to avoid spiritual elitism. Everything we are and anything we possess as believers in Christ is a gift of grace. Pure hearts before God must be cleansed from any hint of spiritual pride.
We do not build or create a spiritual consciousness; we merely get rid of all that obscures our pure vision
To keep the heart then, is carefully to preserve it from sin which disorders it; and maintain that spiritual and gracious frame, which fits it for a life of communion with God.
Friendship is born from an identity of spiritual goals – from common navigation toward a star.
Spiritual transformation into Christ-likeness in not going to happen unless we act… What transforms us is the will to obey Jesus Christ.
Know that this universe is nothing but a dream bluff of nature to test your consciousness of immortality.
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
What are most people hungry for? I believe it is spiritual and moral leadership. Increases in technology, scientific inventions, and medical miracles have been marvelous and incredible. But we must use them properly to bring us joy, and that requires spiritual and moral leadership.
Almost every morning I write in my journal. I’ve been keeping it for a long time – I’ve filled more than 50 books. I write about what’s going on in my personal and spiritual life or what’s going on at work. It helps me keep things in perspective, especially when things get crazy or I get stressed or we have obstacles.
Each has to enter the nest made by the other imperfect bird.
Henri Nouwen once asked Mother Teresa for spiritual direction. Spend one hour each day in adoration of your Lord, she said, and never do anything you know is wrong. Follow this and you’ll be fine.
What we need are mental and spiritual giants who are aflame with a purpose . . . We’re a race ready for crusade, for we’ve recognized that we’re a race on this continent that can work out its own salvation.
I do think that someone who decides to devote themselves entirely to the spiritual life, that that is more meritorious.
Prayer continues to provide power–spiritual power. Prayer continues to provide peace–spiritual peace.
Our supreme duty is to advance toward freedom – physical, mental, and spiritual – and help others to do so.
God’s love does not depend on the current spiritual condition of those He loves.
Internationalism on the other hand admits that spiritual achievements have their roots deep in national life; from this national consciousness art and literature derive their character and strength and on it even many of the humanistic sciences are firmly based.
You translate everything-whether physical, mental, or spiritual into muscular tension.
Another faculty has released this knowledge: our spirit. It is GodвЂ™s Word in our spirit. It creates a reality that registers in our spirit. We live by this spiritual knowledge and walk in its light.
The financial crisis we are facing today arises from the fact that there is almost no more social, cultural, natural, and spiritual capital left to convert into money.
Material power that is not counterbalanced by adequate spiritual power, that is, by love and wisdom, is a curse
Many men can no more be kept straight by spiritual motives than we can live without policemen.
If you rest in the silence inside, all those you meet will have their spiritual hearts resuscitated.
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There is no fundamental difference between the preparation for death and the practice of dying, and spiritual practice leading to enlightenment.
What is meditation? When you empty yourself and let the universe come in you.
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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In the depths of your hopes and desires, lies your silent knowledge of the beyond, and like seeds dreaming beneath the snow, your heart dreams of spring. Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
Even the wisest people learn little from their successes; God warns His people against allowing their victories (which He will grant) to lead them into pride and spiritual indifference. Instead, they should pay close attention to God’s Word.
There are essentially two questions in life – a spiritual question and a material question. The spiritual question is ‘Who am I?’ The material question is ‘What am I to do with my life?’ One leads to the other.
It has always appeared to me, that there is so much to be done in this world, that all self-inflicted suffering which cannot be turned to good account for others, is a loss – a loss, if you may so express it, to the spiritual world.
Our society is illuminated by the spiritual insights of the Hebrew prophets. America and Israel have a common love of human freedom, and they have a common faith in a democratic way of life.
There’s a fire that burns away the lies, manifesting in the spiritual eye.
Fighters are raised into MMA. It’s more about what’s internal, not what’s God given. When you have a great fighter like Rickson Gracie or Fedor Emelianenko-they’re greater than the others because they have an internal spiritual being that separates them from the rest in their craft. They have the warrior spirit.
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.
The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is.
You can’t solve a spiritual problem with politics. You may as well as throw the Parliament to a drowning man.
Swami Ashokananda was a brilliant and accomplished spiritual teacher in the West.
We lose our souls if we lose the experience of the forest, the butterflies, the song of the birds, if we can’t see the stars at night.
The worldly fountain does not breed spiritual depth.
Mental and spiritual laws are so powerful that they can be used to multiply, neutralize, or even reverse natural laws!
I find many of answers in the spiritual realm. That in no way compromises my ability to think rigorously as a scientist.
Most human beings are completely out of touch with their spiritual nature and with the inner dimensions that exist within themselves. They don’t realize each person has a soul, an inner core of light and intelligence as vast as the ten thousand worlds, whose inner nature is emptiness, ecstasy and happiness.
They say: Think twice before you jump. I say: Jump first and then think as much as you want!
Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
I’m a spiritual man and I’ve always felt connected to Rastafari. I’m not a Rastafarian but I’ve got so much respect for the lifestyle and religion. It taught me so much and really helped me evolve into who I am today.
It is easy to love people when they smell good, but sometimes they slip into the manure of life and smell awful. You must love them just as much when they smell foul.
I don’t think I can put my finger exactly on when remission occurred, because from that moment on, I left Western medicine and never looked back. I practiced every day for ten to twelve hours a day – spiritual studies, meditation, pranayama, yoga postures, Ayurvedic studies, deep, deep, powerful cleansings and fasting.
It’s a spiritual malnutrition tied to a moral constipation, where people have a sense of what’s right and what’s good. It’s just stuck, and they can’t get it out because there’s too much greed. There’s too much obsession with reputation and addiction to narrow conceptions of success.
You have to begin to develop a repertory of jokes, multi-plane spiritual jokes, the sort of things the Zen masters tell each other when they’re asleep. These are the secret teachings.
I feel it is my Christian duty to be at least as careful in my personal grooming, if not more so, than before my conversion. You may have dry hair and my habits may not be workable for you. But shampooing my hair twice a week is as much a part of my spiritual life as my daily quiet time.
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.
In writing Snowboarding to Nirvana I have intentionally written an inspirational spiritual adventure story, which will hopefully provide people with metaphysical techniques, spiritual knowledge, hope and a brighter view of life.
The solution for mankind is of a spiritual nature. It is not a political or religious solution. It’s the ability to love each other. That’s the only solution I see.
When you have indulged a lust, your wing drops off; you become lame, abandoned by a fantasy. вЂ¦People fancy they are enjoying themselves, but they are really tearing out their wings for the sake of an illusion.
The Hopi Indians thought that the worldвЂ™s religions each contained one spiritual thread, and that these threads are always seeking each other, wanting to join. When all the threads are finally woven together they will form a rope that will pull us out of this dark cycle of history and into the next realm.
The spirit of humanity, like the forces of nature, and like the physical life, is at bottom energy…. Spiritual life, therefore, is just as much a development out of what has gone before in the evolutionary process as physical life is; which means that the origin of spiritual life is from within.
All around the world, people believe that there is a great conflict between good and evil. Well, it’s true that there’s a conflict, but it only exists in the human mind.
In things spiritual, there is no partition, no number, no individuals. How sweet is the oneness-unearth the treasure of Unity.
You may repeat the most marvelous poems. And that is not worth a cent if you don’t live it.
A genuine transformation that results from sustained concerted effort is long lasting because it has a firm foundation.
The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be.
No man who has lived through a temporary spiritual experience is ever likely to forget it. His days will be haunted until he sets out to seek ways and means of repeating it.
Real hope is much more than wishful musing. It stiffens, not slackens, the spiritual spine.
The secret art of inviting blessings. В The spiritual medicine of all diseases. Morning and night, join your hands in prayer and repeat these words out loud and in your heart for the improvement of body and mind.
It depends on how it is done but what we are drifting into, which is that people grow up without any sense of a spiritual dimension to life, is just impoverishing.
What makes us happy is to have a spiritual experience … that experience of ecstasy in the deepest meditation; that’s happiness.
Paul Brunton’s Notebooks are a veritable treasure-trove of philosophic-spiritual wisdom.
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Copyright: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Limited Partnership.
Down through the ages, there has always been the spiritual path. It’s been passed on – it always will be – and if anybody ever wants it in any age, it’s always there.
India is simply dotted with pilgrimage places, and with teachers and very powerful spiritual guides.
I have faith that God will care for me, and God does provide my needs. I don’t in any way feel insecure because I don’t know where I will sleep at night, where or when I will eat next. When you have spiritual security, you have no more feeling of need for material security.
The Bible is like a telescope. If a man looks through his telescope, then he sees worlds beyond; but if he looks at his telescope, then he does not see anything but that. The Bible is a thing to be looked through, to see that which is beyond; but most people only look at it; and so they see only the dead letter.
People do not always take responsibility for their own spirituality and their own spiritual relationship with God.
A warrior acts as if he knows what he is doing, when in effect he knows nothing.
The spirit is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
Parents who spoil their children out of ‘love’ should realize that they are performing acts of child abuse. Although there are no laws against such abuse–no man-made laws anyway–this spiritual mistreatment may result in as much long-term personal and social damage as the worst physical abuse.
Within each of us there is a silence as vast as the universe. We long for it. We can return to it.
To belittle, you have to be little.
Until you allow yourself to blossom into a state of boundlessness, you should not be content, you must burn with discontent.
It was under a solemn consciousness of the dangers from ecclesiastical ambition, the bigotry of spiritual pride, and the intolerance of sects… that is was deemed advisable to exclude from the national government all power to act upon the subject.
Feeling sad about anything is holding onto it. Say, ‘This is something I have to let go of,’ and immediately you will feel better.
If we practice the science of yoga, which is useful to the entire human community and which yields happiness both here and hereafter – if we practice it without fail, we will then attain physical, mental, and spiritual happiness, and our minds will flood towards the Self.
Everything that happens in life is there to aid our spiritual growth.
God’s message extends beyond borders. Anyone in the world can learn to forgive those who have injured them, however great or small that injury may be.
Speak only if it improves upon the silence.
The seeker says, “I do not know.” That takes honesty. The master says, “I do not know.” That takes a mystic’s mind that knows things through non-knowing. The disciple says, “I know.” That takes ignorance, in the form of borrowed knowledge.
If you play divine music, spiritual music, then you are bound to give and get satisfaction.
View your life from your funeral, looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn’t? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what you wouldn’t
For a woman, the typical danger emanating from the unconscious comes from above, from the “spiritual” sphere personified by the animus, whereas for a man it comes from the chthonic realm of the “world and woman,” i.e., the anima projected on to the world.
If you are waiting for anything in order to live and love without holding back, then you suffer. Every moment is the most important moment of your life. No future time is better than now to let down your guard and love.
Intercessors constitute the greatest unseen group of spiritual heroes in world history. Their labors are not seen, but the results are. Those who pray for the spiritual needs of others do immeasurable good in the world, often preventing (at least for a time) divine judgment.
The Higher Self is whispering to you softly in the silence between your thoughts.
The family remains the basic unit of society and the first school in which children learn the human, spiritual and moral values which enable them to be a beacon of goodness, integrity and justice in our communities.
There is nothing besides a spiritual world; what we call the world of the senses is the Evil in the spiritual world, and what we call Evil is only the necessity of a moment in our eternal evolution.
I always wanted to get married with just candles! I think candlelight is the most beautiful light there is and there’s something very spiritual about it.
I think science and spirituality are one and the same, I don’t think they’re really different. The film makes pretty clear that quantum physics is validating all kinds of spiritual teachings.
You know that you have fully experienced love when you turn into love – that is the spiritual goal of life.
The most vital issue of the age is whether the future progress of humanity is to be governed by the modern economic and materialistic mind of the West or by a nobler pragmatism guided, uplifted and enlightened by spiritual culture and knowledge.
If you can’t fall asleep, learn how to meditate. I would recommend you listen to a beautiful tape called Spiritual Power, Spiritual Practice [Energy Evaluation Meditations For Morning and Evening, 1998]. It was the one that got me out of my writer’s block when I was writing Caramelo. It’s by Carolyn Myss.
Know that you are a spark of God and can exist fully only within the realization of that profound truth. As such, you are a light and inspiration to others.
You gave me health that I might serve you; and so often I failed to use my good health in your service. Now you send me sickness in order to correct me Grant that, having ignored the things of spirit when my body was vigorous, I may now enjoy spiritual sweetness while my body groans with pain.
Authority is the spiritual dimension of power because it depends upon faith in a system of meaning that decrees the necessity of the hierarchical order and so provides for the unity of imperative control.
The Eucharist is the Sacrament of Love; It signifies Love, It produces love. The Eucharist is the consummation of the whole spiritual life.
All we are asked to bear we can bear. That is a law of the spiritual life. The only hindrance to the working of this law, as of all benign laws, is fear.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
The New Testament never once warns us that humbly seeking and praying for spiritual gifts will bring anything other than a blessing.
But God is the God of our yesterdays, and He allows the memory of them to turn the past into a ministry of spiritual growth for our future. God reminds us of the past to protect us from a very shallow security in the present.
The shock of twentieth-century technology numbed our brains and we are just beginning to notice the spiritual and social debris that our technology has strewn about us.
As the fisherman depends upon the rivers, lakes and seas and the farmer upon the land for his existence, so does mankind in general depend upon the beauty of the world about him for his spiritual and emotional existence.
Spirituality is impacted not only by remembrance but by diet, stress, sleeping and eating habits among other things. Take care of yourself.
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
The spiritual destiny of Hawaii has been shaped by a Calvinist theory of paternalism enacted by the descendants of the missionaries who had carried it there: a will to do good for unfortunates regardless of what the unfortunates thought about it.
If you have stumbled or even been lost for a time, you can move forward with faith and not wander to and fro in the world any longer.
Without the frown of clouds and lightning, the vines would be burned by the smiling sun.
The obsession with performance left no room for the development of the intuitive or spiritual impact of space and form other than the aesthetic of the machine itself.
We talk about equality, about happiness, about freedom – and about the spiritual values of religion, and about God – and in our daily life, we act on principles which are different, and partly contradictory.
As morality seems to have supplanted civilization, I move on to the spiritual.
See God in every person, place, and thing, and all will be well in your world.
You become most powerful in whatever you do if the action is performed for its own sake rather than as a means to protect, enhance, or conform to your role identity.
Love is the cure, for your pain will keep giving birth to more pain until your eyes constantly exhale love as effortlessly as your body yields its scent.
God made everything out of nothing. But the nothingness shows through.
We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection
There is no such thing as material covetousness. All covetousness is spiritual. …Any so-called material thing that you want is merely a symbol: you want it not for itself, but because it will content your spirit for the moment.
Some sciences need mutual support and assistance to develop. The majority of these are physical sciences. Mutual support has almost no use in other disciplines, such as attainment of intuitive knowledge of God or spiritual progress.
God insists that we ask, not because He needs to know our situation, but because we need the spiritual discipline of asking.
Everyone said to me growing up, “You’re like an American. You have to go to America. That’s your spiritual home.”
The phrase, ‘You must die before you die,’ is found in most of the world religions. If you don’t learn how to die early, you spend the rest of your life avoiding failure. When you can free your True Self, the whole spiritual life opens up.
An average man is too concerned with liking people or with being liked himself. A warrior likes, that’s all. He likes whatever or whomever he wants, for the hell of it.
With the strength of his spiritual sight and insight the distance, and as it were the space, around man continually expands: his world grows deeper, ever new stars, ever new images and enigmas come into view.
The spiritual world is not unlike the natural world: only diversity will save it.
Even on the spiritual path, we have things we’ll tend to cover up or be in denial about.
If you want spiritual life you have to pay the price. The price is the four regulative principles.
When people hear that I have a chronic illness, they’ll say things like “Focus on you.” Well, my spiritual and emotional fulfillment is based not on who I am but on what I can give. Plus, many of my favorite philosophers suggested that self-fulfillment is found through service. Who am I to argue with them?
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.
We must not forget that what I mean by the conquest of the world by spiritual thought is the sending out of the life-giving principles, not the hundreds of superstitions that we have been hugging to our breasts for centuries.
All nature is a vast symbolism: Every material fact has sheathed within it a spiritual truth.
I am attracted to intelligence, a witty sense of humor, an adventurous outlook on life and spiritual awareness about one’s self and the world.
Yoga means union, that in your experience, everything has become one.
Afflictions are meant for our spiritual benefit; we are
sometimes tempted that we may learn to pray the more.
sometimes tempted that we may learn to pray the more.
A nation has a soul, a spiritual principle. One is in the past, the other in the present. One is the possession of a rich legacy of memories; the other is the desire to live together and to value the common heritage.
The world is starving for a new spiritual truth – a truth that works in sustaining life, not a truth that brings an end to life.
Love is qualified as an attribute of that force, power or influence known as God. Thus as man makes application of love in his daily experience, he finds God a personal God.
Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vison.
Fear is very often a part of the spiritual path. When people sit down and meditate it’s not at all uncommon for fear to arise at some point.
I am a Christian, but I also don’t really see myself as a religious person. I see myself as more of a spiritual person.
Any serious man or woman in search of spiritual ideas will find a surprising challenge and an authentic source of inspiration and intellectual nourishment in the writings of Paul Brunton.
I acknowledge with great gratitude the peace and contentment we can find for ourselves in the spiritual cocoons of our homes, our sacrament meetings, and our holy temples.
Far more indispensable then food for the physical body is spiritual nourishment for the soul. One can do without food for a considerable time, but a man of the spirit cannot exist for a single second without spiritual nourishment.
The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering.
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They who have steeped their souls in prayer
Can every anguish calmly bear.
Can every anguish calmly bear.
What helps me is yogic breathing, dropping my spiritual level where I am really, really clear that I am playing a character.
Once you believe in yourself and see your soul as divine and precious, you’ll automatically be converted to a being who can create miracles.
You have to appreciate the spiritual component of having an opportunity to do something as wondrous as writing. You should be practical and smart and you should have a good agent and you should work really, really hard. But you should also be filled with awe and gratitude about this amazing way to be in the world.
If our young people could but glimpse it, it would be the most powerful spiritual motivation of their lives!
Tantra is spiritual, not religious. It deals with the spirit. Religion is just an applied body of doctrines that’s believed or not believed by one or more individuals. Spirituality is the science of metaphysics.
Education has to be welcomed as a Spiritual Practice for the establishment of Peace in the individual heart as well as in society including the human commonwealth.
Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through.
While eating, our attention should not be focused just on the taste. Imagine our chosen deity or guru is present within us and that we are feeding Him. This will turn eating into a spiritual practice.
No education deserves the name unless it develops thought, unless it pierces down to the mysterious spiritual principle of mind, and starts that into activity and growth.
What Is Meditation? It is not musing, not daydreaming; but as ye find you bodies made up of the physical, mental and spiritual, it is the attuning of the mental body and the physical body to its spiritual source.
Without transcendence, life has no beauty.
That man who is without religion and mercy should be rejected. A guru without spiritual knowledge should be rejected. The wife with an offensive face should be given up, and so should relatives who are without affection.
People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it.
Just as the right relationship with Christ generates a Christian, so the proper relationship with the Holy Spirit breeds a spiritual man.
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.
I’d rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.
I’m not a universalist, and the way I talk about final loss is this: People worship idols – money, whatever. Their humanness gets reshaped around the idol – you become like what you worship. That’s one of the basic spiritual laws.
A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
All learning is remembering. A good teacher causes students to remember what they already know.
If you don’t have a base – you can’t not have a spiritual base and survive. That’s probably what has kept me out of the tabloids. Then I go home, I’ve got a family, and I keep my wife in front of my head.
Larry GellerвЂ™s Leaves of ElvisвЂ™ Garden is by far the best book I have ever read about Elvis.В It is emotional, revealing and spiritual, and offers the most amazing insight into the king.В I highly recommend this dynamic book.
Fascination with the psychic – or the psychological – can be a dangerous sidetrack on any spiritual path.
Becoming adept at the process of self inquiry and symbolic insight is a vital spiritual task that leads to the growth of faith in oneself.
To go out of your mind at least once a day is tremendously important. By going out of your mind, you come to your senses.
All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.
In Barack Obama, Democrats have put forth a man of strong religious faith who is comfortable connecting his spiritual life to his public role as a policymaker.
A big part of what I wanted to do with this character was go from when I was a boy and try and develop into a man, really try and play him as a man who is on this search, on a journey of personal, spiritual, political, social discovery.
Half of what I say is meaningless; but I say it so that the other half may reach you.
I get rid of the thoughts, and I get in my witness, which is down in my spiritual heart. The witness that witnesses being.
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Forget the past. The vanished lives of all men are dark with many shames. Human conduct is ever unreliable until man is anchored in the Divine. Everything in future will improve if you are making a spiritual effort now.
What you are looking for is what is looking.
When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.
I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect, either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him.
Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself.
There are no random acts…We are all connected…You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.
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.
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.
John [Coltrane] was like a visitor to this planet. He came in peace and he left in peace; but during his time here, he kept trying to reach new levels of awareness, of peace, of spirituality. That’s why I regard the music he played as spiritual music — John’s way of getting closer and closer to the Creator.
To minister means to love and care for others. It means to attend to their physical and spiritual needs. Put simply, it means to do what the Savior would do if He were here.
…there’s something about maternal love – it might just be the strongest human spiritual bond there is.
We cannot expect miracles of mindfulness in our own lives without preparation, commitment & continuing to energetically progress along our spiritual way.
Nature and training (in any sport or art) can teach us all the spiritual laws I describe in another book, The Laws of Spirit. But now I’m happy to share these four purposes of life that lend meaning and direction to anyone’s life, especially those in transition, going through changes.”
The natural man must know in order to believe; The spiritual man must believe in order to know
When it comes to spiritual truth, how can we know that we are on the right path? One way is by asking the right questions – the kind that help us ponder our progress and evaluate how things are working for us.
Victory over fear is the first spiritual duty of man.
There’s something I believe wholeheartedly: Cynicism is the true refuge of the pseudo-intellectual, .. Cynicism is easy. Joy is an extremely advanced spiritual and intellectual tenet.
How to get rid of the mind? Is it the mind that wants to kill itself? The mind cannot kill itself. So your business is to find the real nature of the mind. Then you will know that there is no mind. When the Self is sought, the mind is nowhere. Abiding in the Self, one need not worry about the mind.
I Have Learned so much from God That I can no longer call myself A Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, A Buddhist, a Jew.
As we cultivate peace and happiness in ourselves, we also nourish peace and happiness in those we love.
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 east is not for me–the sensuous spiritual voluptuousness, the curious sensitiveness of the naked people, their black, bottomless, hopeless eyes.
BATH, n. A kind of mystic ceremony substituted for religious worship, with what spiritual efficacy has not been determined.
Spiritual leaders are not made by man, nor any combination of men. Neither conferences, nor synods, nor councils can make them, but only God.
In place of our exhaustion and spiritual fatigue, God will give us rest. All He asks is that we come to Him…that we spend a while thinking about Him, meditating on Him, talking to Him, listening in silence, occupying ourselves with Him – totally and thoroughly lost in the hiding place of His presence.
If you don’t like what you’re getting back in life, take a look at what you’re putting out.
There are five billion human beings and in a certain way I think we need five billion different religions.
I feel connected to a higher power when I’m making music or performing. There’s a spiritual experience for me.
Let your heart guide you…it whispers so listen closely.
As a picture painted in yellow always radiates spiritual warmth, or as one in blue has apparently a cooling effect, so green is only boring.
Once you learn what the disease or physical block has to teach you and finally let go of the emotional issues stored in the cells, then, and only then, can real healing begin on all levels – emotional, spiritual and physical.
To undertake a genuine spiritual path is not to avoid difficulties but to learn the art of making mistakes wakefully, to bring them to the transformative power of our heart.
The mind of an enlightened human being is flexible and adaptable. The mind of the ignorant person is conditioned and fixed.
Without Pentecost the Christ-event – the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus – remains imprisoned in history as something to remember, think about and reflect on. The Spirit of Jesus comes to dwell within us, so that we can become living Christs here and now.
There’s no law that says that you cannot be a spiritual person and a sexual person. In fact, if you have the right consciousness, sex is like a prayer. It can be a divine experience. So why do they have to be disassociated with one another?
So I would hope they would develop some kind of habit that involves understanding that their life is so full they can afford to give in all kinds of ways to other people. I consider that to be baseline spirituality.
Let not the spirit wander while the words of prayer run on out of our mouth.
One could say that everybody in this world has a spiritual teacher. For most people, their losses and disasters represent the teacher; their suffering is the teacher.
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 important point of spiritual practice is not to try to escape your life, but to face it – exactly and completely.
There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.
Great things are possible only to strong souls and it’s from the trivial events of daily life that strength is won.
Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of this astonishing universe, and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy.
It takes something of a poet to apprehend and get into the depth, the lusciousness, the spiritual life of a great poem. And so we must be in some way like God in order that we may see God as He is.
Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.
The discovery of the unconscious is a great spiritual undertaking.
Every Holy Mass, heard with devotion, produces in our souls marvelous effects, abundant spiritual and material graces which we, ourselves, do not know…It is easier for the earth to exist without the sun than without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!
God does not further our spiritual life in spite of our circumstances, but in and by our circumstances.
I grew up in a very spiritual home in a Liberty City neighborhood of Miami, FL. I was raised in the church, and my mother was a very inspirational person in my life.
Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.
I did not grow up in the church. I’m not a church-goer now. I’m a very spiritual person.
Limp along until your legs are spent, and you fall flat and your energy is drained. Then the grace of the Divine will lift you.
He had everything, but he possessed nothing. There is the spiritual secret.
Music is not material. Music is Spiritual.
If only there is a sufficient number of people whose experience of life goes beyond body and mind, this world will be a very different place.
The things of nature are the Lord’s silent ministers, given to us to teach us spiritual truths. They speak to us of the love of God and declare the wisdom of the great Master Artist.
When traveling is made too easy and comfortable, its spiritual meaning is lost. This may be called sentimentalism, but a certain sense of loneliness engendered by traveling leads one to reflect upon the meaning of life, for life is after all a travelling from one unknown to another unknown.
I’m a spiritual person: I believe that if you read the Bible, you get what you want from it. But, when you actually read it, you see the beauty, spirituality, the joy and love, and what makes us godly.
To see the universal and all-pervading Spirit of Truth face to face, one must be able to love the meanest of all creation as oneself.
Remember this. When people choose to withdraw far from a fire, the fire continues to give warmth, but they grow cold. When people choose to withdraw far from light, the light continues to be bright in itself but they are in darkness. This is also the case when people withdraw from God.
Can you imagine the hopelessness of trying to live a spiritual life when youвЂ™re secretly looking up at the skies not for illumination or direction, but to gauge, miserably, the odds of rain?
The understanding of “evolutionary consciousness” is perhaps the most important thing lacking in spiritual practices today. Evolution means growth and development. This means that there are aspects of reality that have not yet arisen in our consciousness. But they will arise if we grow.
When repeated difficulties do arise, our first spiritual approach is to acknowledge what is present, naming, softly saying ‘sadness, sadness’, or ‘remembering, remembering’, or whatever.
Doubt is a profound and effective spiritual motivation. Without doubt, no truism is transcended, no new knowledge found, no expansion of the imagination possible. Doubt is unsettling to the ego and those who are drawn to ideologies that promise the dispelling of doubt by preferring certainties never grow.
To force oneself to believe and to accept a thing without understanding is political, and not spiritual or intellectual.
To me, craft work is the ultimate. Maybe I got this idea from the autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, who was employed as a sculptor to the state and church, making coins and things. While he admired Michelangelo, he also made fun of his spiritual angst with art.
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.
Intuition is a powerful tool that can heal the painful split we all feel between our earthly, mundane selves and our divine, eternal selves. When we realize that our spiritual knowledge is in us right now, and always has been, we become filled with light, light-hearted, and enlightened.
It is wrong to turn a man (a subject) into a thing (an object). By means of spiritual dialogue, the I-It relationship becomes an I-Thou relationship. God comes and goes in man’s soul. And men come and go in each other’s souls. Sometimes they come and go in each other’s beds, too.
Tea is also a sort of spiritual refreshment, an elixir of clarity and wakeful tranquility.
Bringing a spiritual dimension into all that we do is essential for ending the struggle and dancing with life. Our body and our minds can take us only so far, our spirit can lead us all the way Home.
Coaching is about, “How do I get people to play at their peak level?” It is a spiritual quest. And if it’s not that, you don’t have a challenge, you don’t have a mission. Forming a brotherhood and trying to move it forward – that’s what coaching is.
Many Christians are so spiritually frail, sickly, and lacking in spiritual vitality that they cannot stick to prayer for more than a few minutes at a time.
All forms of birth–physical, intellectual, spiritual or emotional–bring one to the depths. The power to give birth originates in the creative life spirit birthing all, the seen and the unseen.
I think that artworks are like these spiritual objects: I think that they have energies and powers beyond what the eye can see.
Devotion is not drama. Devotion is a way of living. Devotion is the way you walk, the way you breathe, and the way your heart beats.
The genuinely spiritual person is one who has lost all desire to be anyone but exactly who he is, without labels and without apologies. He is what he is and that’s all there’s is to it. Such a man is undivided, uncomplicated and contented.
Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow.
Spiritual space is lost in gaining convenience. I saw the need to create a mixture of Japanese spiritual culture and modern western architecture.
The spiritual virtue of a sacrament is like light; although it passes among the impure, it is not polluted.
Love is my gift to the world. I fill myself with love, and I send that love out into the world.
I am a Christian, but I also dont really see myself as a religious person. I see myself as more of a spiritual person.
Spiritual government means a pure government that doesn’t discriminate on the lines of caste, creed, or religion.
A permanent state of transition is man’s most noble condition.
Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man’s power ends.
Physical beauty is the sign of an interior beauty, a spiritual and moral beauty which is the basis, the principle, and the unity of the beautiful.
If we take judging ourselves and others out of our life, we will mostly be living in paradise.
Truth will never come into our minds so long as there will remain the faintest shadow of AhamkГўra (egotism). All of you should try to root out this devil from your heart. Complete self-surrender is the only way to spiritual illumination.
The Spiritual disciplines are wisdom and not righteousness.
Integrity is about being integrated with the spiritual values of the Universe. It is also about being happy, because happiness and joy mean that you’re coming into integrity with your soul.
Focus your attention on the Now and tell me what problem you have at this moment.
I still consider myself a very spiritual person but the structure of the church isn’t really for me.
Wilderness to the people of America is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium.
Tell your secret to the wind, but don’t blame it for telling the trees.
Before you can do something, you must first be something.
The genius of Man in our time has gone into jet-propulsion, atom-splitting, penicillin-curing, etc. There is none over for works of imagination; of spiritual insight or mystical enlightenment. I asked for bread and was given a tranquilliser.
Every society rests in the last resort on the recognition of common principles and common ideals, and if it makes no moral or spiritual appeal to the loyalty of its members, it must inevitably fall to pieces.
Christ is the meat, the bread, the food of our souls. Nothing is in him of a higher spiritual nourishment than his love, which we should always desire.
When you realize the nature of mind, layers of confusion peel away. You don’t actually “become” a buddha, you simply cease, slowly, to be deluded. And being a buddha is not being some omnipotent spiritual superman, but becoming at last a true human being.
The better cancer patients understand why they are here on this planet and what their spiritual purpose is, the better their prognosis for survival.
I am a very spiritual person. Maybe not traditionally religious in terms of Sunday Mass every week, that sort of thing.
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.
Spiritual gifts, to put it as simply as I know how, are the more or less concrete and tangible ways in which the Holy Spirit manifests his presence in and through the individual members of the church.
The spiritual is whatever allows us to notice the miraculous nature of life.
A bona fide spiritual master, under the guidance of authorities, can turn anyone to the Vaisnava cult so that naturally he may come to the topmost position of a brahmana.
Oprah Winfrey represents the most ingenious and creative expression of black spiritual genius in the public mainstream that we’ve had in quite a long time, if ever.
Life can only take place in the present moment. If we lose the present moment, we lose life.
Capitalism has resulted in material well-being but spiritual bankruptcy.
No matter what our decorating style – realized or aspired to the essential spiritual grace our home should possess is the solace of comfort.
Words are also seeds, and when dropped into the invisible spiritual substance, they grow and bring forth after their kind.
The universe is a single atom: the convergence of science and spirituality.
To love is human. To feel pain is human. Yet to still love despite the pain is pure angel.
Words that arise spontaneously out of the state of presence are charged with spiritual power: the power to awaken.
The concept of an independent “spiritual realm” does not augment, for me, the magic of the mystical dimension, whereas to think of this dimension as emergent from our minds makes it all the more wondrous to be a human.
The interest in the supernatural in a very generic sense and in the spiritual is not in itself a factor that helps the communication of the Christian faith.
I believe strongly in the Constitutional principle of separating church and state. Our founders were right in fearing that religious freedom would be threatened in the long run by a departure from governmental neutrality in spiritual matters.
What is the spiritual purpose of the arts? It is to learn structure. Once an artist creates a true structure, then divine love can pour into it and make it a living thing of beauty.
The very purpose of life is to reach the highest possible flowering.
Scientific, like spiritual truth, has ever from the beginning been descending from heaven to man.
Spiritual people don’t float around all day on clouds of glory; they live in the real world and deal with real issues in real ways.
GodвЂ™s Word, when rightly expounded, is medicinal for a whole host of spiritual diseases.
In my early 40s I started to feel that I had neglected the spiritual side of my life. It had always been there, but I’d neglected it. In fashion, that’s really easy because we live in the future, and we can place too much importance on material things.
The story of Ramakrishna is a story of religion in practice. His life enables us to see God face to face…. In this age of skepticism Ramakrishna presents an example of a bright and living faith which gives solace to thousands of men and women who would otherwise have remained without spiritual light.
You are a great, mighty and powerful spiritual being with dignity, direction and purpose.
Birth in the physical is death in the spiritual. Death in the physical is the birth in the spiritual.
Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
Judo has helped me to understand that pictorial space is above all the product of spiritual exercises. Judo is, in fact, the discovery by the human body of a spiritual space.
Your physical self is inspired by a divine force that beats its heart, digests its food and grows its fingernails, and this same force is receptive to endlessly abundant health.
If youвЂ™re really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the worldвЂ¦you should have faith in yourself.
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.
Spirituality is a word that is bandied about a lot. So I think it might mean different things to different people. I know that the United States of America is something of a religious country, but not necessarily a spiritual country.
A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows.
There’s a wonderful woodland, spiritual song I wrote in Undercliff in Lyme Regis, and I used to walk up there with my dog and always come back with an idea.
The process of gathering spiritual light is the quest of a lifetime.
And I speak of spiritual suffering! Of people seeing their talent, their work, their lives wasted. Of good minds submitting to stupid ones. Of strength and courage strangled by envy, greed for power, fear of change. Change is freedom, change is life
Grace is openness. By remaining open, you let go of your ego and narrow-minded views, and allow divine grace to express itself through you.
If you are not moving closer to what you want in sales (or in life), you probably aren’t doing enough asking.
Learn to drink as you pour, so the spiritual heart cannot run dry and you always have love to give.
My goal is to live the truly religious life, and express it in my music. If you live it, when you play there’s no problem because the music is part of the whole thing. To be a musician is really something. It goes very, very deep. My music is the spiritual expression of what I am – my faith, my knowledge, my being.
Most writers need a wound, either physical or spiritual.
There has never been a spiritual awakening in any country or locality that did not begin in united prayer.
A man who is really earnest must begin with himself, he must be passively aware of all his thoughts, feelings and actions.
In reality, psychiatric diagnosing is a kind of spiritual profiling that can destroy lives and frequently does.
The hope is indeed that some will experience and believe: The purpose of a number of spiritual gurus is to demonstrate to God-fearing men faux spirituality.
Love is the most universal, the most tremendous and the most mystical of cosmic forces. Love is the primal and universal psychic energy. Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution.
Scientology is used to increase spiritual freedom, intelligence, ability and to produce immortality.
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.
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.
If thinking minds, questioning minds, doubting minds, are talking about faith, their whole life will become fake.
Our attitude should be: Whatever happens I will remain strong, courageous and happy.
Blessings can come in a number of ways. The Lord doesn’t give you what you want, the Lord gives you what you need.
Flaky devotionalism, bowing and scraping and sucking up to the teacher is very phony. It is counterproductive to enlightenment and spiritual development. What is necessary is mutual respect.
The response that comes from chanting is in the form of bliss, or spiritual happiness, which is a much higher taste than any happiness found here in the material world. That’s why I say that the more you do it, the more you don’t want to stop, because it feels so nice and peaceful.
Are you here to experience life or think about it?
Friendship cannot become permanent unless it becomes spiritual. There must be fellowship in the deepest things of the soul, community in the highest thoughts, sympathy with the best endeavors.
We must not concentrate overmuch upon our feelings. Do not spend too much time feeling your own pulse taking your own spiritual temperature, do not spend too much time analyzing your feelings. That is the high road to morbidity.
The nature of the mind is such that if certain mental qualities are developed on a sound basis, they not only remain, but they also increase. In fact, once properly developed, the mind’s good qualities eventually increase indefinitely. Therefore spiritual practice brings us long-term happiness and inner strength.
I had no idea LOVE would catch on the way it did. Oddly enough, I wasn’t thinking at all about anticipating the Love generation and hippies. It was a spiritual concept. It isn’t a sculpture of love any longer. It’s become the very theme of love itself.
It is an accepted commonplace in psychology that the spiritual level of people acting as a crowd is far lower than the mean of each individual’s intelligence or morality.
The worldly person is insane from the point of view of the spiritual person.
The will is a product of integrity, not a child of contradictions.
Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.
Many things there be in the scripture, which have a carnal fulfilling, even there where they be spoken or done; and yet have another spiritual signification, to be fulfilled long after in Christ and his kingdom, and yet never known till the thing be done.