God is in everyone
The holy bible
If we really want to feel loved,
we must learn how to forgive all the way back to our earlyest memory.
--Somebody real smart
You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation...and that is called loving. Well then, love your suffering.Do not resist it, do not flee from it. it is only your aversion to it that hurts, nothing else.
-Gilbert Keith Chesterton
When you know that you are eternal, you can play your true role in time. When you know you are divine you can become completely human. When you know you are one with God you are free to become absolutely yourself ...
The little space within the heart is as great as the vast universe. The heavens and the earth are there, and the sun and the moon and the stars. Fire and lightning and winds are there, and all that now is and all that is not.
-Black Elk, Oglala Sioux
as quoted by Carlos Castaneda
How do I know about the world? By what is within me.
You see things; and you say 'Why?'; But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'
-George Bernard Shaw
The greatest human quest is to know what one must do in order to become a human being.
Sometimes it is not necessary
for the problem to solved.
Change the angle of vision
and the problem dissolves.
-John C Lehman
I want to cultivate the seed that was placed in me
until the last small twig has grown.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
The beauty seen is partly in him who sees it.
It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
-Henry David Thoreau
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?
We cannot teach people anything;
we can only help them discover it
Not being known doesn't stop the truth
from being true. -Richard Bach
You are a crowd, a multitude.
Just you have to look more closely, more deeply,
and you will find many people within you.
And they all pretend at times to be you.
Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf.
-Native American Proverb
The high minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.
The Awakening is no other than
Consciousness becoming acquainted with itself.
Never fear the shadows. They simply mean that there's a light somewhere nearby.
-Ruth E. Renkai
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.
-Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things
-Vincent Van Gogh
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
The world we have created is a product of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
to be yourself-
in a world which is doing its best
night and day
to make you everybody else-
means to fight the hardest battle
which any human being can fight
and never stop fighting.
Pain is illusion;
Pain is but sleep;
joy is awakening.
Pain is deception;
joy alone is truth.
And so again we make
the only choice that ever can be made;
we choose between illusions and truth,
or pain and joy,
or hell and Heaven.
-A Course In Miracles
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
-Francois De La Rochefoucauld
We are not bodies with souls. But souls with bodies.
-Kevin R. Bean
Life is a mystery, which means your thinking mind cannot make sense out of it. For that you've got to wake up and then you'll suddenly realize that reality is not problematic, you are the problem.
-Anthony de mello
God has no religion.
Argue for your limitations and sure enough they're yours.
The wind cannot shake a mountain.
Neither praise nor blame moves a wise man.
People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are. -Anais Nin
To know that you do not know is the best.
To pretend to know when you do not know is disease.
Don't stand by my grave and weep,
for I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond's glint on the snow,
I am sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
Don't stand by my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.
-Unknown Native American
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
All is a miracle. The stupendous order of nature, the revolution of a hundred millions of worlds around a million of stars, the activity of light, the life of all animals, all are grand and perpetual miracles.
Turn your gaze inward.
Correct yourself and your world will change.
If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the sea.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Learn to see things as they really are, not as we imagine they are.
What the soul knows is often unknown to the man who has a soul. We are infinitely more than we think.
Dance like no one is watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like no one is listening,
Live like it's heaven on earth.
The Great Way is not difficult--
Just cease to cherish opinions.
The Third Zen Patriarch
There is in all visible things...a hidden wholeness.
One common mistake is to think that one reality is THE reality. You must always be prepared to leave one reality for a greater one.
It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
-Oliver Wendall Holmes
To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
The land is sacred. These words are at the core of your being. The land is our mother, the rivers our blood. Take our land away and we die. That is, the Indian in us dies.
-Mary Brave Bird
It is easy to live for others. Everybody does. I call on you to live for yourselves.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our Task must be to free ourselves...
by widening our circle of compassion
to embrace all living creatures,
the whole of nature, and its beauty.
In order to be effective truth must penetrate like an arrow--
and that is likely to hurt.
-Wei Wu Wei