Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.
Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.
There is no other teacher but your own soul.
Learning how to love is the goal and the purpose of spiritual life - not learning how to develop psychic powers, not learning how to bow, chant, do yoga, or even meditate, but learning to love. Love is the truth. Love is the light.
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
To live a spiritual life we must first find the courage to enter into the desert of loneliness and to change it by gentle and persistent efforts into a garden of solitude.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
...Spiritual opening is not a withdrawal to some imagined realm or safe cave. It is not a pulling away, but a touching of all the experience of life with wisdom and with a heart of kindness, without any separation.
The highest knowledge is to know that we are surrounded by mystery.
Discipline means to prevent everything in your life from being filled up. Discipline means that somewhere you're not occupied, and certainly not preoccupied. In the spiritual life, discipline means to create that space in which something can happen that you hadn't planned or counted on.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned or worn.
To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower.
Surrender and living in the present are one and the same.
To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.
To open deeply, as genuine spiritual life requires, we need tremendous courage and strength, a kind of warrior spirit.
God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages.
By confronting us with irreducible mysteries that stretch our daily vision to include infinity, nature opens an inviting and guiding path toward a spiritual life.
In the spiritual life nowhere do our ideals meet the actual more truly than in how we relate to each other, in how we make, sustain and are friends.
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.
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.
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