My commandment is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
John 15:12 New Testament
Let it be still, and it will gradually become clear.
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.
The welfare of each is bound up in the welfare of all.
Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions.
Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.
Detachment is not that you should own nothing. But that nothing should own you.
Ali ibn abi Talib
Humanity was created in the image of God; our love is a reflection of his.
“You cannot pour from an empty cup.”
Fellowship is a place of grace…
Do all the good you can…
Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold; happiness dwells in the soul.
A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.
It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
Agnes M. Pharo
“Thank you” is the best prayer that anyone could say.
Autumn is the season of change.
This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.
Compared to what we ought to be, we are half awake.
He who is filled with love is filled with God…
God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
Within you lies the opportunity to grow in Spirit…
Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.
Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes.
Art is a wound turned into Light.
Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes.
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Material and infinite are inseparable. Appreciating their interconnectedness is the gateway to understanding.
Imperfections are not inadequacies; they remind us that we are all in this together.
I'm too alone in the world, yet not alone enough to make each hour holy.
Rainer Maria Rilke
If our lives are made up of a string of a thousand moments, at some of those moments we look a lot more spiritually evolved than at others.
I existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here; and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end.
Embrace all things as part of the Harmonious Oneness, and then you will begin to perceive it.
The Tao Te Ching
All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love.
The suchness of each moment is the infinite mercy of God.
When your heart has cracks in it, it lets the light in…
The fault lies not within the stars but within ourselves.
The best way out is always through.
We don't think ourselves into a new way of living; we live ourselves into a new way of thinking.
Every change of mind is first of all a change of heart.
The Dalai Lama
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
A true friend is the greatest of all blessings.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
He who experiences the unity of life sees his own self in all beings, and all beings in his own self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.
Come and follow… plunge into the incomparable bliss of the spiritual life and abide in it.
The Anguttara Nikaya
I believe that if Mohammed, Buddha, Jesus, and Moses all got together they would be best of friends because the spiritual basis of all religions is something that builds unity.
Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily.
Giving simply because it is right to give, without thought of return, at a proper time, in proper circumstances, and to a worthy person, is enlightened giving.
The Bhagavad Gita 17.20
When your life is filled with the desire to see the holiness in everyday life, something magical happens: ordinary life becomes extraordinary, and the very process of life begins to nourish your soul!
Rabbi Harold Kushner
Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.
If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
Native American Proverb
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.
An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
Jean De La Fontaine
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
All things born in truth must die, but out of death comes life.
The Bhagavad Gita
Therefore let us present the same face to everyone and treat all men as equals… In this clarity of a still and open mind truth will be reflected.
Presence is the capacity to be present for another person with an open heart and to be grounded in our inner being. It is to be present for another person as a supporting light, as a supporting presence - and simply to be present with another person can help.
Swami Dhyan Giten
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.
We are such stuff as dreams are made of …
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
Rest and be thankful.
I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
I do not understand the mystery of grace — only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.
The Dalai Lama
QUIT — is not a 4-letter word!
Belatedly, I loved thee. O Beauty so ancient and so new, belatedly I loved thee. For see, thou wast within and I was without…
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
It doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full. Be thankful that you have a glass and that there's something in it!
My head is bursting with the joy of the unknown. My heart is expanding a thousand fold.
The day will come when, after harnessing the ether, the winds, the tides and the gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Calmness is the living breath of God's immortality in you.
God is like a person who clears his throat while hiding and so gives himself away.
The only man who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew every time he sees me, while all the rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.
George Bernard Shaw