“If we want to keep the blessings of life coming to us, we must learn to be grateful for whatever is given.”
"The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it."
Henri J. M. Nouwen
"Patient and regular practice is the whole secret of spiritual realization. Do not be in a hurry in spiritual life. Do your utmost, and leave the rest to God."
"Spirit is an invisible force made visible in all life."
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
Teilhard de Chardin
“When the act of reflection takes place in the mind, when we look at ourselves in the light of thought, we discover that our life is embosomed in beauty.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The highest knowledge is to know that we are surrounded by mystery. Neither knowledge nor hope for the future can be the pivot of our life or determine its direction. It is intended to be solely determined by our allowing ourselves to be gripped by the ethical God, who reveals Himself in us, and by our yielding our will to His.”
“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”
“We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.”
“We are not here merely to make a living. We are here to enrich the world.”
“Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.”
“...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.”
“Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion.”
“Qualities like love and compassion are not just abstract virtues that are the property of saints and adepts. Anyone can develop these qualities in themselves by doing spiritual practices. As the Buddha said, Come and see.”
“Big-heartedness is the most essential virtue on the spiritual journey.”
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