"There is a moral causality at work in the universe….We all know this truth to some extent."
"Lord Buddha's admonition to us was to serve by helping those who suffer physically to overcome physical sufferings, those who are in fear to overcome fear, those who suffer mentally to overcome mental suffering. Be of service to all living beings." A. T. Ariyaratne, Buddhist social and spiritual activist
"Now we are moving back toward community – because we need it to happen." Gay Luce
"When our boundaries expand beyond this limited identity, we realize our connection with everything."
"Small good works have results we do not foresee; their spiritual effects in the world are often unknown to us, but they are real."
"Paradoxically, it's most often our smallest, most anonymously done good works that have the greatest spiritual impact in and on this world." Thom Hartmann, author and radio talk show host
"I thank God for my handicaps, for through them I have found myself, my work, and my God." Helen Keller
"Everything is linked with everything else; so divine essence is below as well as above, in heaven and on earth. There is nothing else." Moses deLeon (d. 1305), Spanish Jewish mystic
"Sometimes the right sentence will open us to experiences and world-views we never imagined before. They might appear just when we need them, giving us guidance, courage, vision, and inspiration. They are seeds of wisdom that can provide direction, change, or even a course for transformation."
"The shape things take is not within your power; the motives of your actions are." Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Indian spiritual master
"Let us each examine our faith. If it is rooted in love, mercy, kindness, and compassion, we are on the right track."
"If we are to realize our potential, we must recognize our nature as sharers in God's being, participants in the infinite love that God is."
"This much is certain, that once we make up our minds to seek God, he is already seeking us much more eagerly, and he is not going to let anything happen to prevent his purpose." Thomas Keating
"In being one with the Divine, or what the Native Americans of the plains might call the Great Spirit, we are also at the center of the cosmos. In relationship with the Great Spirit, we share this same center. Let us find peace in this unity."
"At the end of life we will be judged on how much we have loved." St. John of the Cross
"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."
"In each situation we are immersed in his peace because God is our permanence, our coherence, our future. We are united to that reality which does not pass away."
"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."
"No matter what we believe, we are all bound to seek justice, to think and act with genuine kindness, and to have humility of heart."
"If you want to know with immediate and tangible recognition what God is like, examine kindness in yourself and others. It is your own deepest inner nature."
"We are only really happy in the long run if we are committed to virtue, allowing our character to be schooled and formed by its precious wisdom. When we are truly in harmony with the Divine, others, nature, and ourselves, we are naturally virtuous and other will know it!"
"The inner reality, core focus, commitment, and intention of God is love itself."
"As long as the Earth can make a spring every year, I can. As long as the Earth can flower and produce nurturing fruit, I can, because I'm the Earth." Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize winning author
"One instant is eternity; eternity is in the now; When you see through this one instant, you see through the one who sees." Wu-Men, Chinese poet
"Trials, difficulties, and challenges bring us to our senses about our lives. They can serve as vehicles of realization, helping us to understand why we are here and how necessary the spiritual journey is for us. They awaken us to the serious purpose of life and inspire us not to waste this opportunity on a halfhearted existence."