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1 "Nature does not require that we be perfect; it requires only that we grow, and we can do this as well from a mistake as from a success." The Springs of Creative Living, A Study of Human Nature and God (Rollo May)

2 "There are innumerable ways of developing one's consciousness to higher degrees, and in fact every common-place incident of daily experience may contribute to that end if it be rightly interpreted and its purpose in the general pattern of our life-scheme be discerned." The Meaning of Masonry (W. L. Wilmshurst)

3 "When suffering grows, the invincible force of nature moves to set man's vision right and establish a way of life which will again fulfil the high purpose of his existence. The long history of the world records many such periods in which the ideal pattern of life is first forgotten and then restored to man." Maharishi Mahesh Yogi On The Bhagavad-Gita (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

4 "Crisis can be seen as a positive aspect of change." Unknown Man (Yatri)

5 "Metaphysical views are of the utmost importance for the well-being of the human psyche." 'On the Nature of Dreams' Collected Works (Carl Jung)

6 "There is nothing – no thing, no person, no experience, no thought, no joy or pain – that cannot be harvested and used for nourishment on our journey to God." A Tree Full of Angels (Macrina Wiederkehr)

7 "The eventuation of a strong, unified, creative humanity requires that each one do his or her individual part in the One Work of human evolution." Soul Centered Astrology, A Key to Your Expanding Self (Alan Oken)

8 "Health is contingent upon the body's being coordinated in unity; beauty, upon the mastery of parts by The One; the soul's virtue, upon unification into one sole coherence." Plotinus, 'The Good or The One' The Essential Plotinus (Translated by Elmer O'Brien, S.J.)

9 "A creative system can accommodate abrupt changes and catastrophes with its agility. All life forms are creative. The cosmos is a form of life – one that is as agile as the life forms it has created." Breaking the Mind Barrier (Todd Siler)

10 "The aspiring soul seeks Self in the selflessness of the Great Law." Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (Manly P. Hall)

11 "The world around us is very sacred, so we have to constantly serve our world." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

12 "One who is not grateful is not yet alive, for gratitude is born of awe, wonder, and reverence." Wrestling with the Prophets, Essays on Creation Spirituality and Everyday Life (Matthew Fox)

13 "There is no complete error, no complete ignorance – ever. In the world what resists us helps us, as the ground which obstructs our feet, but is necessary in walking. There is no escape from the self." The Glorious Presence (Ernest E. Wood)

14 "In fact, we are the beloved of our Creator. We are worthy. We are capable. We are divine creations, just the way we are right now." Christopher H. Jackson, 'Zeal: A Fuel for Spiritual Pioneering' New Thoughts for a New Millennium (Michael A. Maday, editor)

15 "In order to grow and survive we need to uncover some common ground to talk about what we're experiencing from our unique viewpoints. We need to develop a means of communicating with one another that is sensitive to - and even tolerant of - contrasting points of view. Our talking must 'take into account', rather than talk in defense. Breaking the Mind Barrier (Todd Siler)

16 "Every psychic phenomenon is compensated by its opposite, in agreement with the proverb, 'There is no misfortune so great that no good may come of it.'" Collected Works (Carl Jung)

17 "The mind is capable of tasting and distinguishing accurately whatever is presented to it." Diadochus of Photice, bishop, 'On Spiritual Perfection' Christian Prayer: The Liturgy of the Hours (various)

18 "Throughout the journey of the soul toward comprehension, dialogue is key." The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle (Karen L. King)

19 "Our happiness or misery is a matter of the objects of our loves." My Way of Life, The Summa Simplified for Everyone (Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy)

20 "The consciousness process is complex and often mysterious. We can't always know exactly why something is happening. Remember that our soul uses every avenue available to educate and enlighten us." The Path of Transformation, How Healing Ourselves Can Change The World (Shakti Gawain)

21 "To be humble is to accept the truth about oneself; this means accepting our talents as well as facing up to our deficiencies." Bernard of Clairvaux, Essential Writings (Dennis E. Tamburello, O.F.M.)

22 "As Viktor Frankl found in a Nazi concentration camp, our deepest, rock-bottom need is…meaning and purpose." Heaven, The Heart's Deepest Longing (Peter Kreeft)

23 "Acceptance of the oneness of the Universe is essential for those feeling fragmented and alone and lacking a sense of spiritual connection." Agartha: The Essential Guide to Personal Transformation in the New Era (Meredith L. Young)

24 "Love the God Fiber in those people whose earthly demeanor makes it impossible for communication on a conscious level." Agartha: The Essential Guide to Personal Transformation in the New Era (Meredith L. Young)

25 "Corresponding to every divine gift, there is in us an appropriate and natural organ capable of receiving it – a kind of capacity, or intrinsic state or disposition." St. Maximos the Confessor, 'Third Century of Various Texts' The Philokalia, volume 2 (various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite