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The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion
Wayne Teasdale
In this book, Teasdale provides a powerful look at spiritual wisdom, filled with quotations from all the great mystics and spiritual traditions.

1 "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."

2 "When one person heals, the rest of the world is deeply affected. We don't heal alone." Diane Cirincione, author

3 "The interconnectedness of all sentient beings within the cosmos is what I like to call the Divine Matrix. Our healing, in some intangible but very real way, brings healing to the world, though we may not perceive it. Our healing…is a corporate event and process that involves all."

4 "There is a moral causality at work in the universe….We all know this truth to some extent."

5 "Do you see O my brothers and sisters? It is not chaos or death – it is form, union, plan – it is eternal life – it is Happiness." Walt Whitman

6 "Are you open to this power of grace and love that extends to all sentient beings?"

7 "The present is the entry point into the Eternal Now, and this now is the beginning of realizing the Everlasting Now, which people understand by the designation 'eternity'. The more we enter into this now, the more we experience its timeless or eternal properties: wisdom, understanding, compassion, kindness, mercy, sensitivity, integration, and joy."

8 "Every place is the center because God is an infinite, intelligible sphere – totally unlimited and undetermined. Wherever the Divine is, that is the center."

9 "Christians, and those who simply admire Christ's teachings, are fortunate to have such a personal example of love to follow. Each one of us is capable of this commitment."

10 "We should work together to set forth a path for humanity that includes everybody. That's the Divine Will for the human family, and the best in each religion acknowledges a similar vision."

11 "Learn to open your being to the greater love witnessed in the example of the saints and watch your capacity expand, your compassion grow, and your generosity deepen."

12 "If we can become inwardly attuned to the Divine Presence within, we will understand our nature and our ultimate belonging to God."

13 "The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness." The Dalai Lama

14 "We are not actually separate from anyone or anything; we are intimately connected with all. This is a profoundly liberating realization – an overpowering, overarching principle in every tradition."

15 "There is a bridge between time and Eternity; and this bridge is Atman, the Spirit in us….To one who goes over that bridge, the night becomes like day, because in the worlds of the Spirit there is a Light which is everlasting." Chandogya Upanishad

16 "The Divine Essence has infinite concern, compassion, kindness, mercy, and sensitivity for US. This love has an infinite number of dimensions, and each dimension is itself endless. The Divine Reality is not a cold philosophical, analytical intelligence, though it is pure intelligence also, but a warm radiance of light. We arise eternally in this love; it maintains us in being, nourishing us in each moment; and it is our final destiny to be united to this love forever."

17 "Be a blazing fire of truth, be a beauteous blossom of love, and be a soothing balm of peace." Sufi saying

18 "Love and mercy apply to everybody, no matter how much we want to hate them." Bo Lozoff, author

19 "What we find here is evidence of a cosmic plan, which leads to union with the Divine. We are destined for this high estate of eternal happiness."

20 "The Divine surrounds us on all sides and within the depths of the mind, even in the unconscious and on the frontiers of imagination."

21 "The inner reality, core focus, commitment, and intention of God is love itself."

22 "To know the sweetness of the Infinite within us, that is the cause, the reason, the purpose, the only purpose of our being." Nicholas of Cusa

23 "Each person has a mission, a work they must contribute to the whole….To fulfill this task, we need to touch the inner fire that propels us forward, the passion to do good, to serve both the Divine and the human family. We know in the depths of our being that our nature holds our sacred purpose. We only need to be true to it, to pursue it without fail."

24 "The soul that walks in love neither rests nor grows tired." St. John of the Cross

25 "Each of us is part of the infinite reality of the Divine's face, a manifestation of its endless creativity, and each is dear to this ineffable source."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite