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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 "We are manifestations of the Godhead's infinite creativity."

2 "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

3 "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."

4 "Consciousness is immaterial and thus totally indestructible. It is spirit, the eternal self."

5 "Let us each examine our faith. If it is rooted in love, mercy, kindness, and compassion, we are on the right track."

6 "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."

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

8 "Love calls to us in the homeless, the hungry, the stranger, the prisoner, and the abandoned child, the forgotten elderly, the ill and the dying, the unloved and unwanted. Do you hear its call?"

9 "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

10 "Fear is the easiest thing in the world: it's cheap and widespread. Tyrants and oppressors count on fear's contagion to dominate others. But if one person steps forward and summons courage, his or her courage becomes equally contagious, spreading to others and becoming a movement."

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

12 "People see God every day; they just don't recognize him." Pearl Bailey, American singer

13 "We are all blessed with [a] vast mine of infinite compassion if we open ourselves to our true nature."

14 "The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens." Baha'u'llah, founder of the Baha'i tradition

15 "We are all connected to one another in an essential, intrinsic interdependence. What happens to any one of us has a direct effect on the totality of relationships in the body of humanity."

16 "Do you discern the Divine Order in life's chaos? What does it mean to you?"

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

18 "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."

19 "This life is not separate from the eternal."

20 "The destiny of humanity…is a process of going back to the source and origin. And that source and origin is a supreme state of independence, a supreme state of consciousness, transcending all vexing limitations, infinite, boundless, eternal, beyond time and space." Swami Chidananda

21 "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

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

23 "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."

24 "The shape things take is not within your power; the motives of your actions are." Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Indian spiritual master

25 "There is no place we can look or be that we will not find God, if only we recognize what we are seeing."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite