"If we see the opposites in ourselves, we are less likely to judge and blame others. If we have identified too closely with the light, have too idealized an image of ourselves, then our shadow will surely come up and hit us on the backside. The same is true if we have identified with our negative side; we could be struck from behind by our goodness. Either position is a denial of our wholeness."
Dancing in the Flames, The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness
(Marion Woodman and Elinor Dickson)
"The Tibetans have a practice where, on the outbreath, you are actually supposed to mix the mind with all space, or mix the mind and sky. This means, when you breathe out, you simply feel your separate identity going out with the breath and then dissolving into the sky in front of you – dissolving, in other words, into the entire universe. It's very powerful."
Grace and Grit: Spirituality and Healing in the Life and Death of Treya Killam Wilber
"The apprehension of the intrinsic interconnectedness of all leads organically to a compassion for all, especially in the concrete existential situations of life as we meet others each day. Simply put, when we realize we are all in this together, our kindness and understanding grows. We are all related; we are all responsible for one another."
The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion
"According to the perennial philosophy, the re-discovery of this infinite and eternal Wholeness is men and women's single greatest need and want."
The Atman Project
"No dust mote is so poor, no dot is so small, but the wise person sees God in it in his glory. – In a mustard seed, if you can understand it, is the image of all higher and lower things." Angelus Silesius (1624-1677), 'Cherubinic Wanderer', vol. 4
Mystics after Modernism
"Wholeness wants to be transformed from a latent state of unconsciousness into an approximate consciousness of itself."
"The more you appreciate the world, the more you love it; the more you love the world, the more you appreciate it. This loving appreciation is no mere emotion. It is an immense, dynamic, coherent state of consciousness in which everything is embraced as part of one adorable whole."
Making Peace With God, A Practical Guide
(Harold Bloomfield, M.D. & Philip Goldberg, Ph.D.)
"The living world consists of a spontaneous cooperation that exists between the smallest and the highest, the greatest and the lowly, between the atoms and the molecules and the conscious, reasoning mind."
The Nature of Personal Reality
"Nature and its numberless cycles might be compared to a great symphony with each cycle having its unique place in the ongoing rhythm of the whole."
Ancient Wisdom, Modern Insight
"It is all intelligently ordered like one great household for the good of the whole, each member having his place, small or large, in the vast design." Introduction
On Man In The Universe
(Aristotle, edited w/ intro by Louise Ropes Loomis)
"They [the Mesopotamians] saw a unity in nature and harmony in the universe which bound together all objects and all events."
The Roots of Consciousness
(Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D.)
"Individual purpose must be identified with group purpose which is as much of the purpose of the Whole or the One Life as the little life can grasp at any given point in time and space."
The Rays and The Initiations
(Alice A. Bailey)
"When I touch the flower, I touch my consciousness, your consciousness, and the great planet Earth at the same time….If you really touch one flower deeply, you touch the whole cosmos….When you touch one, you touch many, when you touch many, you touch one….Look more deeply, and you will see yourself as penetrating everywhere, interbeing with everyone and everything." Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk, 'Cultivating the Mind of Love'
Spiritual Literacy, Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life
(Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat)
"In every human being there is a special heaven, whole and unbroken." Paracelsus (1493-1541), German-Swiss physician and alchemist, 'Essential Writings'
The Quotable Spirit
(Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)
"It has become increasingly clear in recent years that we live in an interconnected, holistic universe in which all things everywhere are interdependent." Editors
Karma, Rhythmic Return to Harmony
(V. Hanson, R. Stewart & S. Nicholson, editors)