Sunday, July 15, 2018

Spirituality Quote of the Week

One of the most damaging ideas our culture perpetrates is the idea that we cannot trust ourselves or our perceptions. We are raised to doubt ourselves, to seek outside validation for our perceptions, to assume that someone other than ourselves can tell us our truth more clearly than we can tell ourselves.

-- Julia Cameron

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Spirituality Quote of the Week

No man has learned to live until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Spirituality Quote of the Week

Compassion, if nurtured, will eventually win out over even the most inhumane structures.

-- Kent Nerburn

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Spirituality Quote of the Week

The nonverbal, concrete world contains no classes and no symbols which signify or mean anything other than themselves. Consequently it contains no duality. For duality arises only when we classify, when we sort our experiences into mental boxes, since a box is no box without an inside and an outside.

-- Alan Watts

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Spirituality Quote of the Week

If God finds a soul filled with a lively faith, God pours grace into it in a torrent that, having found an open channel, gushes out exuberantly.

-- Brother Lawrence

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Spirituality Quote of the Week

When we put too much emphasis on superficial differences, and on account of them make even small, rigid discriminations, we cannot avoid bringing about additional suffering both for ourselves and others.

-- The Dalai Lama

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Spirituality Quote of the Week

Somewhere along the line, I have actually come to believe that a person being herself is beautiful -- that contentment and acceptance and freedom are beautiful.

-- Anne Lamott

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Spirituality Quote of the Week

Socrates and Jesus, two teachers of virtue and love, were executed because of the unsettling, threatening power of their souls, which was revealed in their personal lives and in their words. They did not carry guns, yet still they were a threat, because there is nothing more powerful than the revelation of one's own soul.

-- Thomas Moore

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Spirituality Quote of the Week

God wishes to be known, and is pleased that we should rest in God.

-- Julian of Norwich

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Spirituality Quote of the Week

Some people think that prayer or meditation involves only our minds or our hearts. But we also have to pray with our bodies, with our actions in the world.

-- Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Spirituality Quote of the Week

After all is said and done, after all our spiritual practices and all the esoteric knowledge that might be acquired, the real measure of soulfulness is simply the degree of our humility, gratitude, patience, and love.

-- Kabir Helminski

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Spirituality Quote of the Week

There are two parallel tasks in spiritual life. One is to discover selflessness, and the other is to develop a healthy sense of self. Both sides of that apparent paradox must be fulfilled for us to awaken.

-- Jack Kornfield