Spiritual Quotes (186)

===> Spiritual Quotations. A Collection of some of the best sayings offering words of wisdom to inspire

Summary: Spirituality is often experienced as a source of inspiration or orientation in life. It can encompass belief in immaterial realities or experiences of the immanent or transcendent nature of the world.
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The spiritual path - is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don't know it.
~ Marianne Williamson

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Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
~ Buddha

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Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul.
~ Mohandas Gandhi

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A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

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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.
~ Swami Vivekananda

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A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.
~ Thomas Merton

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Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use.
~ Sai Baba

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The happiness and peace attained by those satisfied by the nectar of spiritual tranquillity is not attained by greedy persons restlessly moving here and there.
~ Chanakya

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The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery, and the only thing you need to recover from is a fractured sense of self.
~ Marianne Williamson

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One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history rests on something spiritual. If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history. If it is weak, it suffers world history.
~ Albert Schweitzer

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By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
~ Albert Schweitzer

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Coincidences are spiritual puns.
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
~ Denis Waitley

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Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.
~ Thomas Aquinas

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Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love.
~ James Allen 

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Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment.
~ Arthur Helps

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Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you. Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.
~ Saint Francis de Sales

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Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven

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We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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The spiritual is the parent of the practical.
~ Thomas Carlyle

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For those who seek to understand it, death is a highly creative force. The highest spiritual values of life can originate from the thought and study of death.
~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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The new spirituality will also base itself on a third very large spiritual understanding, which is that life is eternal. Most religious people claim to believe that, but very few people actually live as if that were true.
~ Neale Donald Walsch

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I was told to challenge every spiritual teacher, every world leader to utter the one sentence that no religion, no political party, and no nation on the face of the earth will dare utter: 'Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way.
~ Neale Donald Walsch

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I'm concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet.
~ Joan Jett 

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The real spiritual progress of the aspirant is measured by the extent to which he achieves inner tranquility.
~ Swami Sivananda

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Human beings yield in many situations, even important and spiritual and central ones, as long as it prolongs one's well-being.
~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 

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There is a spiritual hunger in the world today - and it cannot be satisfied by better cars on longer credit terms.
~ Adlai E. Stevenson

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In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body.
~ Barbara de Angelis

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In all the areas within which the spiritual life of humanity is at work, the historical epoch wherein fate has placed us is an epoch of stupendous happenings.
~ Edmund Husserl 

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Attachment to spiritual things is... just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.
~ Beverly Sills

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Music is spiritual. The music business is not.
~ Van Morrison

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Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.
~ Florence Scovel Shinn

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The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.
~ M. Scott Peck

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Greatness is a spiritual condition.
~ Matthew Arnold

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But the first differentiation of its reflection in the manifested World is purely Spiritual, and the Beings generated in it are not endowed with a consciousness that has any relation to the one we conceive of.
~ H. P. Blavatsky

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Without the spiritual world the material world is a disheartening enigma.
~ Joseph Joubert

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What is it in you that brings you to a spiritual teacher in the first place? It's not the spirit in you, since that is already enlightened, and has no need to seek. No, it is the ego in you that brings you to a teacher.
~ Ken Wilber

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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.
~ Thomas More

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The essence of humanity's spiritual dilemma is that we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another. Is there a way to erase the dilemma, to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist and the empiricist world views?
~ E. O. Wilson

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Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.
~ Shakti Gawain

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If you don't have a spiritual practice in place when times are good, you can't expect to suddenly develop one during a moment of crisis.
~ Doug Coupland

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The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.
~ Julius Erving

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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.
~ Emanuel Swedenborg

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For the spiritual sense of the Word treats everywhere of the spiritual world, that is, of the state of the church in the heavens, as well as in the earth; hence the Word is spiritual and Divine.
~ Emanuel Swedenborg

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A text of Tibetan Buddhism describes the time of death as a unique opportunity for spiritual liberation from the cycles of death and rebirth and a period that determines our next incarnation.
~ Stanislav Grof

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One of the most commonly overlooked spiritual practices is daring to be completely honest with everyone you encounter. Some may say others cannot handle their honesty, but true honesty is not a strategy or a weapon of any kind. It is the willingness to be open and absolutely transparent in sharing how any moment feels in your heart. It has nothing to do with confrontation, accusation, or any form of blame. True honesty is the willingness to stand completely exposed, allowing the world to do what it may, and say what it will, only so you may know who you are – beyond all ideas.
~ Matt Kahn

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Do you hold your beliefs lightly or tightly? When I hold them tightly, I arrogantly believe everyone should believe as i do. When I hold them lightly, I appreciate other's perspectives/points-of-view, even if they may not be mine. The spiritual path is not about trying to get rid of or not have beliefs. It is about holding them lightly because you know that they are simply one perspective among billions. When we cling to a belief, we are stuck. When we hold it lightly we are not stuck... we are free.
~ Michael Jeffreys

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Be still. it takes no effort to be still; it is utterly simple. When your mind is still, you have no name, you have no past, you have no relationships, you have no country, you have no spiritual attainment, you have no lack of spiritual attainment. There is just the presence of beingness with itself.
~ Gangaji

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Spiritual awakening is about waking up from your ego. It is not about awakening the ego.
~ Sampo Kaasila

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The spiritual search is always rooted in a rejection of the present. The search of a lifetime was always a movement away from what is.
~ Jeff Foster

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You impose limits on your true nature of infinite being. Then you get displeased to be only a limited creature. Then you begin spiritual practices to transcend these non-existing limits. But if your practice itself implies the existence of these limits, how could they allow you to transcend them. -Ramana
~ Maharshi

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What it means to live spiritually is to not participate in this struggle. It means that the events that happen in the moment belong to the moment. They don't belong to you.
~ Michael A. Singer

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The main requirement for spiritual growth: A yearning to know who you really are.
~ Adyashanti

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Spiritual Awakening is awakening from the dream of thought.
~ Eckhart Tolle

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Authentic spirituality… does not render the self content, it renders it undone.
~ Ken Wilbur

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This bundle of ideas that we have held as being who we are is not actually the one who can make progress in the spiritual realm.
~ Alice Gardner

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To me, spirituality is about two things: The liberation of consciousness from all illusion, so that the true nature can shine and an embodiment in life that is an alternative to the patterns of manipulation and greed that dominate our current culture.
~ Christian Opitz

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Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.
~ Shakti Gawain

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Syncronistic meetings are like mirrors that reflect something of ourselves. If we want to grow spiritually, all we have to do is take a good look. Synchronicity holds the promise that if we want to change inside, the patterns of our external life will change as well.
~ Jean Shinoda Bolen

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The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
~ Leo Buscaglia

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Expect your every need to be met, expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level, expect to grow spiritually.
~ Eileen Caddy

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Enthusiasm is not an emotional state. It is a spiritual commitment, a loving surrender to our creative process. Enthusiasm – from the Greek, filled with God’ – is an ongoing energy supply tapped into the flow of life itself.
~ Julia Cameron

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With spiritual growth comes new creative potential, leading to the realization that you are pure potential, able to fill any creative impulse.
~ Deepak Chopra

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We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.
~ Stephen Covey

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I feel that the essence of spiritual practice is your attitude toward others. When you have a pure, sincere motivation, then you have right attitude toward others based on kindness, compassion, love and respect.
~ Dalai Lama

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For the spiritual being, intuition is far more than a hunch. It is viewed as guidance or as God talking, and this inner insight is never taken lightly or ignored.
~ Wayne Dyer

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The special genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
~ Margaret Fuller

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See where your own energy wants to go, not where you think it should go. Do something because it feels right, not because it makes sense. Follow the spiritual impulse.
~ Mary Hayes-Grieco

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Play is one of the highest spiritual forms of being. When we're in that state, we get lost in ourselves, which allows the mind to receive the message of the spirit.
~ Ellie Katz

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In spiritual life there is no room for compromise. Awakening is not negotiable; we cannot bargain to hold on to things that please us while relinquishing things that do not matter to us. A lukewarm yearning for awakening is not enough to sustain us through the difficulties involved in letting go. It is important to understand that anything that can be lost was never truly ours, anything that we deeply cling to only imprisons us.
~ Jack Kornfield

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Always remember, joy is not incidental to spiritual quest. It is vital.
~ Rebbe Nachman

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The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.
~ M. Scott Peck

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Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating – the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to – you have uncovered in yourself your own wise guide.
~ Sogyal Rinpoche

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The kind of spirituality I value is one in which you get great joy out of contributing to life, not just sitting and meditating, although meditation is certainly valuable. But from meditation, from the resulting consciousness, I would like to see people in action creating the world they want to live in.
~ Marshall Rosenberg

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Whether you are aware of them or not, whether you recognize them as spiritual or not, you probably have had the experiences of silence, or transcendence, or the Divine—a few seconds, a few minutes that seem out of time; a moment when the ordinary looks beautiful, glowing; a deep sense of being at peace, feeling happy for no reason. When these experiences come…believe in them. They reflect your true nature.
~ Ravi Shankar

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Disappointment often focuses on the failure of our own agenda rather than on God's long-term purposes for us, which may use stress and struggle as tools for strengthening our spiritual muscles.
~ Luci Shaw

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Your profession is not what brings home your paycheck. Your profession is what you were put on earth to do with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.
~ Vincent van Gogh

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The spiritual path – is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don’t know it.
~ Marianne Williamson

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In spiritual life there is no room for compromise. Awakening is not negotiable; we cannot bargain to hold on to things that please us while relinquishing things that do not matter to us. A lukewarm yearning for awakening is not enough to sustain us through the difficulties involved in letting go. It is important to understand that anything that can be lost was never truly ours, anything that we deeply cling to only imprisons us.
~ Jack Kornfield

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Whether you are aware of them or not, whether you recognize them as spiritual or not, you probably have had the experiences of silence, or transcendence, or the Divine—a few seconds, a few minutes that seem out of time; a moment when the ordinary looks beautiful, glowing; a deep sense of being at peace, feeling happy for no reason. When these experiences come…believe in them. They reflect your true nature.
~ Ravi Shankar

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The spiritual life is not a special career, involving abstraction from the world of things. It is a part of every man’s life; and until he has realized it, he is not a complete human being, has not entered into possession of all his powers.
~ Evelyn Underhill

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The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.
~ M. Scott Peck

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Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles.
~ David Suzuki

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Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.
~ Florence Scovel Shinn

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There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.
~ Johann Kaspar Lavater

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In relation to others, gratitude is good manners; in relation to ourselves, it is a habit of the heart
and a spiritual discipline....
~ Daphne Rose Kingma

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A total spiritual direction given to the whole life and the whole nature can alone lift humanity beyond itself. . . It is only the full emergence of the soul, the full descent of the native light and power of the Spirit and the consequent replacement or transformation and uplifting of our insufficient mental and vital nature by a spiritual and supramental Supernature that can effect this evolutionary miracle.
~ Sri Aurobindo

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Spiritually elevate yourself, at least once a day, at a predetermined time, to contemplate and long for your own goal, in its broadest understanding and reaches, and in its highest perfection.
~ Louis Caputo

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I always think that we live, spiritually, By what others have given us in the significant hours of our life.
These significant hours do not announce themselves as coming, but arrive unexpected.
~ Albert Schweitzer

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The intellectual quest, though fine as pearl or coral, is not the spiritual search.
That spiritual search is on another level. Spiritual wine is a different substance.
~ Rumi

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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.
~ Henri J. M. Nouwen

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Spiritual Love is born of sorrow. .  . .
For men love one another with spiritual love only when they have suffered the same sorrow together,
when through long days they have ploughed the stony ground buried beneath the common yoke of a common grief.  It is then that they know one another and feel one another and feel with one another in their common anguish, and so they pity one another and love one another.
~ Miguel de Unamuno

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The plan of spiritual evolution is marked not only by God's will that we move ever in the direction of love, nut also by another of God's creative principles:  that humanity has free will.  What that means is that in any given moment, it is our choice whether we move toward love or retreat from it.  What is not love is fear.  But in the larger scheme of things, there is a limit past which lovelessness cannot remain.  Fear is not life-giving enough to sustain itself.  We can move in the direction of fear only so long before it brings us to our knees, or to our end....
~ Marianne Williamson

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The spiritual path wrecks the body And afterwards restores it to health. It destroys the house to unearth the treasure, And with that treasure builds it better than before.
~ Jellaludin Rumi

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Escaping from ourselves is not all bad and is even essential to the flowering of some of our highest ideals.  Spirituality and love are both based on the urge to escape the self, to melt I into Thou, to experience transcendence.  The term “ecstasy,” so common to the literature of love and religion, means to stand outside oneself.  But transcendence and ecstasy are not to be confused with avoidance and feeling relief.  The benefits of the former are substantially different from those of the latter.
~ Gregg Levoy

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The spiritual test inherent in all our lives is the challenge to discover what motivates us to make the choices we do, and whether we have faith in our fears or the Divine…
~ Caroline Myss

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If you want to love, take the time to listen to your heart. In most ancient and wise cultures it is a regular practice for people to talk to their heart.  There are rituals, stories, and meditative skills in every spiritual tradition that awaken the voice of the heart.  To live wisely, this practice is essential, because our heart is the source of our connection  to and intimacy with all of life.  And life is love.  This mysterious quality of love is all around us, as real as gravity… Yet how often we forget about love….
~ Jack Kornfield

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Walking the spiritual path means that we are trying to learn to love consciously.  We put a certain emphasis on the word “trying” because that’s what we are doing – loving to the best of our ability.  I think that seekers sometime tend to beat themselves up because they haven’t fully mastered unconditional love… [as if] “it’s not really love until [we] love like God loves.”  But who is able to love like God loves?! We're human beings trying to understand and cultivate what it means to feel divine love.  We have to start with small, realistic goals.
~ Lama Surya Das, Awakening to the Sacred

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Spiritual life is like living water that springs up from the very depths of our own spiritual experience. 
In spiritual life everyone has to drink from his or her own well. 
~ St. Bernard of Clairvaux

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If your goal is to avoid pain and escape suffering, I would not advise you to seek higher levels
of consciousness or spiritual evolution.
~ M. Scott Peck

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The greatest discoveries will be along spiritual lines. This is the field where miracles are going to happen.
Spiritual power is the greatest underdeveloped power and has the greatest future.
~ Thomas Alva Edison

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I believe deeply that we must find a new spirituality... in such a way that all people of good will could adhere to it... We ought to promote this concept with the help of scientists... It could lead us to what we are looking for.
~ HH The Dalai Lama

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This is the most profound spiritual truth I know: that even when we're most sure
that love can't conquer all, it seems to anyway."
~ Anne Lamott

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Spiritual teachers ultimately agree that true wisdom does not come from outside us, but from within.
And it does not come from within simply because we want it. It comes when we live in a way that invites wisdom. It comes through direct experience.
~ Rabbi David A. Cooper

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The first part of the spiritual journey should properly be called psychological rather than spiritual because it involves peeling away the myths and illusions that have misinformed us.
~ Sam Keen

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I do not believe that an individual may gain spiritually and those who surround him suffer. I believe in advaita, I believe in the essential unity of man and, for that matter, of all that lives. Therefore, I believe that if one man gains spiritually, the whole world gains with him and, if one man falls, the whole world falls to that extent.
~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

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Life is the most precious and wondrous thing that any of us have. Along the way, one of the real miracles occurs when we realize that what really matters is to deepen our relationship to ourselves and that to do this we have to enter a spiritual journey. We have to discover anew, or for the first time, our own relationship to the Infinite. We must begin to risk trusting a whole new level of intimacy with ourselves, life and the people whose lives we touch."
~ Richard Moss

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Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake.
If material poverty is to be avoided, spiritual poverty is to be abhorred. For it is spiritual poverty, not material lack, that lies at the core of all human suffering.
~ Paramahansa Yogananda

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We are living in a very exciting and powerful time. On the deepest level of consciousness, a radical spiritual transformation is taking place. I believe that on a worldwide level, we are being challenged
to let go of our present way of life and create an entirely new one. We are, in fact, in the process of destroying our old world and building a new one in its place.
~ Shakti Gawain

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Spirituality lies in regarding existence merely as a vehicle for contemplation, and contemplation merely a vehicle for joy.
~ George Santayana

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Look within.
Within you is the hidden God.
Within you is the immortal soul.
Within you is the inexhaustible spiritual treasure.
Within you is the ocean of bliss.
Look within for the happiness which you have sought in vain.
~ Swami Sivananda

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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.
~ Paul Brunton

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The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everybody should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.
~ Baba Ram Dass

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Nirvana or lasting enlightenment or true spiritual growth can be achieved only through persistent exercise of real love.
~  M. Scott Peck, M.D.

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The spiritual path is one of falling on your face, getting up, brushing yourself off,  turning and looking sheepishly at God and then taking the next step.
~ Sri Aurobindo

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On the path to love, impossibilities are resolved by turning non-love into love.  With spiritual growth comes new creative potential, leading to the realization that you are pure potential, able to fill any creative impulse.
~ Deepak Chopra

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The spiritual thirst that is latent in everybody can never come to a place of fulfillment unless people begin to think of each other as potential brothers and sisters.
~  Malidoma Some

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And how, you ask, are we to walk the spiritual path?
We answer: Say little and love much; Give all; judge no man;
Aspire to all that is pure and good.
~  White Eagle

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Whether or not enlightenment is a plausible goal for us is a vital question for our lives.  If it is possible for us to attain such perfect enlightenment ourselves, our whole sense of  meaning and our place in the universe immediately changes.  To be open to the possibility is to be a spiritual seeker, no matter what our religion.  Enlightenment is not meant to be an object of religious faith.  It is an evolutionary goal…
~  Robert Thurman

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Human conduct is ever unreliable until man is anchored in the Divine. Everything in the future will improve if you are making a spiritual effort now.
~  Swami Sri Yukteswar

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All spiritual growth takes place as a gradual harmonious unfolding. It happens automatically.  As you live up to your highest light, acting on your inspirations, more and more light comes to you.  There is no hurry or impatience to get anything; it comes as you are ready. 
~  Cheryl Canfield

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Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself. I mean do not be disheartened by your imperfections, But always rise up with fresh courage. I am glad you make a fresh beginning daily. There is no better means of attainment to the spiritual life Than by continually beginning again,
And never thinking we have done enough. How are we to be patient in dealing with our neighbors faults if we are impatient in dealing with our own? He who is fretted with his own failings will not correct them.
All profitable correction comes from a calm, peaceful mind.
~ St. Francis de Sales

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Always remember, Joy is not incidental to spiritual quest. It is vital.
~ Rebbe Nachman

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Spiritual Work is not easy. It means the willingness to surrender feelings that seem, while we're in them, like our defense against a greater pain. It means that we surrender to God our perceptions of all things.
~ Marrianne Williamson

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A life of reaction is a life of slavery, Intellectually and spiritually.
One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
~ Rita Mae Brown

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There is something in all of us that seeks the spiritual…
The spiritual is inclusive. It is the deepest sense of belonging and participation. We all participate in the spiritual at all times, whether we know it or not. There’s no place to go to be separated from the spiritual, so perhaps one might say that the spiritual is that realm of human experience which religion attempts to connect is to through dogma and practice. Sometimes it succeeds and sometimes it fails. Religion is a bridge to the spiritual ~ but the spiritual lies beyond religion. Unfortunately. In seeking the spiritual we may become attached to the bridge rather than crossing over it.
~ Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

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The spiritual quest is a journey without distance. You travel from where you are right now To where you have always been. From ignorance to recognition…
~ Anthony DeMello

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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.
~ Jack Kornfield

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Spirituality means waking up.
Most people, even though they don’t know it, are asleep.
They’re born asleep, they live asleep, they marry in their sleep,
they breed children in their sleep, they die in their sleep without ever waking up.
They never understand the loveliness and the beauty of this thing that we call human existence.
You know ~ all mystics… are unanimous on one thing: that all is well, all is well.
'Though everything is a mess, all is well.
Strange paradox, to be sure.
But, tragically, most people never get to see that all is well because they are asleep.
They are having a nightmare.
~ Anthony DeMello

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Spirituality lies in regarding existence merely as a vehicle for contemplation, and contemplation merely as a vehicle for joy.
~ George Santayana

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I believe deeply that we must find a new spirituality...
in such a way that all people of good will could adhere to it...
We ought to promote this concept with the help of scientists...
It could lead us to what we are looking for.
~  HH The Dalai Lama

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And that’s only the minimum level of spirituality.  But when true spiritual life is begun, one becomes concerned with much more than his own growth.  As growth takes place in the spiritual realm, in the realm of consciousness, a person widens his concerns ~ not just to his limited family, but to society and the entire sentient world.  Even if he is not in a position to do anything, at least he has a moment when he has this sense that, oh, God, there are so many suffering beings, and I have the potential to develop my spiritual strength and vision and power so that one day I may become one of those great masters who can help others.  This vision has to do with the dharma.  Dharma is my source of spiritual growth.  Eventually it opens out into universal concern and compassion.  That is the heart of spirituality. 
~  Lobsang Lhalungpa

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Spirituality is not to be learned by flight from the world, by running away from things, or by turning solitary and going apart from the world.
Rather, we learn an inner solitude wherever or with whomsoever we may be.
We must learn to penetrate things and find God there….
~ Meister Eckhart

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It’s odd that after thousands of years of great spiritual examples and literature
we have to remind ourselves that spirituality is to be found in everyday life.
The world’s sacred poetry, ritual, prayer and art are filled with images
of incarnated divinity…that lies, admittedly sometimes hidden, in the temporal,
or the transpersonal that animates our personal lives. Hundreds of times
painters have taken up the theme of the “Annunciation” and have pictured
that moment, that eternal moment that is in all our lives,
when the angel says: “You, mortal person, have divinity in you.”
~ Thomas Moore

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Spirituality means waking up.
Most people, even though they don’t know it, are asleep.
They’re born asleep, they live asleep, they marry in their sleep,
they breed children in their sleep, they die in their sleep without ever waking up.
They never understand the loveliness and the beauty of this thing that we call human existence.
You know ~ all mystics…
are unanimous on one thing: that all is well, all is well.
'Though everything is a mess, all is well.
Strange paradox, to be sure.
But, tragically, most people never get to see that all is well because they are asleep.
They are having a nightmare.
~ Anthony DeMello

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To me, spirituality is about two things: The liberation of consciousness from all illusion, so that the true nature can shine and an embodiment in life that is an alternative to the patterns of manipulation and greed that dominate our current culture.
~ Christian Opitz

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Authentic spirituality… does not render the self content, it renders it undone.
~ Ken Wilbur

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The universe is a single atom: the convergence of science and spirituality.
~ Dalai Lama

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Spirituality for me is the sum total of all the acts of my day.
~ Ari Goldman

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But to me the notion that spirituality is separate from the rest of life does not allow for a practical approach to living a life that has extraordinary quality.
~ Tony Robbins

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The first act of awe, when man was struck with the beauty or wonder of Nature, was the first spiritual experience.
~ Henryk Skolimowski

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"Even before I could speak, I remember crawling through blueberry patches in the wild meadows on our hillsides.  I quickly discovered Nature was filled with Spirit; I never saw any separation between Spirit and Nature.  Much later I discovered our culture taught there was supposed to be some kind of separation - that God, Spirit and Nature were supposed to be divided and different.  However, at my early age it seemed absolutely obvious that the church of the Earth was the greatest church of all; that the temple of the forest was the supreme temple.  When I went to the sanctuary of the mountain, I found Earth's natural altar - Great Spirit's real shrine.  Years later I discovered that this path of going into Nature, bonding deeply with it, and seeing Spirit within Nature - God, Goddess, and Great Spirit - was humanity's most ancient, most primordial path of spiritual cultivation and realization."
~ John P. Milton

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"Spirituality is like a bird:
If you hold it too closely, it chokes,
And if you hold it too loosely, it escapes."
~ Israel Salanter Lipkin

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"Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction."
~ Edward O. Wilson

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"For a person who cultivates wisdom or true knowledge, the results are inner peace, satisfaction, patience, respect for others, freedom from duplicity, compassion, joyfulness, and remembrance of his spiritual identity..."
~ Chris Butler

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Attachment to spiritual things is ... just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.
~ Thomas Merton

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"In our bodies, in this moment, there live the seed impulses of the change and spiritual growth we seek, and to awaken them we must bring our awareness into the body, into the here and now."
~ Pat Ogden

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Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Image consciousness and gardening don't mix.  Image consciousness and any enterprise where the soul is involved don't mix.  But isn't that the beginning of understanding spirituality.  To be image conscious keeps our guard up.  It keeps our judgments - about ourselves, others, and God - sharply defined, for we want to make sure we play the right notes.  Thus, we are unable to hear the music, which is another way of saying we are unable to receive, to welcome, to embrace."
~ Soul Gardening , p. 99 - Terry Hershey

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All spiritual experiences are sensations in the body.  They are simply a graded series of sensations, beginning with the solidity of earth and passing gradually, in full consciousness, through liquidness and the emanation of heat to that of a total vibration before reaching the Void.
~ Sri Anirvan

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We are not human beings trying to be spiritual.  We are spiritual beings trying to be human.
~ Jacquelyn Small

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When you examine the lives of the most influential people who have ever walked among us, you discover one thread that winds through them all. They have been aligned first with their spiritual nature and only then with their physical selves.
~ Albert Einstein

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Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being to those who are on the road with you, and accept as something precious what comes back to you from them.
~ Albert Schweitzer

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Fortunately art is a community effort --a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavouring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.
~ Allen Ginsberg

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Great people are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.
~ M. Scott Peck

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Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.
~ Alan W. Watts

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Nirvana or lasting enlightenment or true spiritual growth can be achieved only through persistent exercise of real love.
~ M. Scott Peck

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The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
~ Albert Einstein

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Simplify your life. You don’t grow spiritual, you shrink spiritual.
~ Steve Maraboli

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One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity.
~ Steve Maraboli

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One of the mot spiritual things you can do is acknowledge the human aspect of your life. Once you acknowledge the human aspect of your life you'll recognize the spiritual fuel that ignites that human engine.
~ Steve Maraboli

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“Each of us is here to discover our true self...that essentially we are spiritual beings who have taken manifestation in physical form...that we‘re not human beings that have occasional spiritual experiences...that we’re spiritual beings that have occasional human experiences.”
~ Deepak Chopra

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“The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated. It isn't true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.”
~ Ram Dass

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“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”
~ Denis Waitley

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