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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 "When our boundaries expand beyond this limited identity, we realize our connection with everything."

2 "God is everywhere, in every being and in every situation, in the cosmos and the natural world, in our loved ones, our friends, just as he is in the stranger, our neighbors, our pets, and very pointedly in the suffering."

3 "We can respond with love in all the situations of life and practice compassion without counting the cost."

4 "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."

5 "To love is to think, speak, and act according to the spititual knowledge that we are infinitely loved by God and called to make that love visible in the world." Henri Nouwen

6 "Human suffering and conflict are created by ignoring our rootedness in the Divine Ground." Lex Hixon

7 "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

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

9 "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."

10 "We can choose to use our lives for others to bring about a better and more just world for our children." Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American activist

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

12 "No matter where you are, remember that forgiveness offers you peace of mind and everything else you could possibly ever want or hope for. It is an elixir, giving you your wholeness and leading you into the heart of God." Gerald Jampolsky, psychiatrist, founder of the Center for Attitudinal Healing

13 "The spiritual journey is not to a place, but to the ultimate reality of Divine Consciousness. There is thus no distance involved in the inner sojourn. The spiritual journey is a process that reveals the end, the destination, the goal that is essentially changeless: union with God. And each one of us is a member of the Divine Family."

14 "Before the Unconditioned, the conditioned dances: 'Thou and I are one!' this trumpet proclaims." Kabir

15 "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."

16 "Our journey to God is actually a journey of self-discovery in the Divine."

17 "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

18 "The Divine is the knower in all of us, and we have to align ourselves with it."

19 "God is within us – the universe, others, everything – and we dwell in the Divine's consciousness. Everything is found in our consciousness, and our consciousness subsists in God's."

20 "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."

21 "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."

22 "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

23 "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

24 "Our individual natures are manifestations of the unfolding movement of the yin and yang principles, which in turn encompass and represent every opposite that exists. Yang represents light; yin dark. Yang represents male; yin female. Each opposite produces the other, and in their entirety they encompass the Tao, or the Way."

25 "God's will embraces the totality of our development and faith. Trust and love are the keys that open us to the fullness of God's will for us."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite