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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 "Find what you have a talent for and pursue it into birth."

2 "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

3 "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."

4 "Chaos is infinitely complex order." David Bohm, physicist

5 "The greatest accomplishment in life is to be who or what you are, and that is what God wanted you to be when he created you." Abbot Thomas Keating

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

7 "While we often think of eternity as infinite time, it also means timelessness, found only in the present or the now."

8 "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."

9 "We have to have faith in our own abilities to take us to a place of safety for humanity and other sentient beings."

10 "In eternity there is no succession, no moment by moment, but only one integral moment, the Everlasting Now in which all moments are part of the absolute moment of the Now. All the moments of all lives in all worlds, in all realms and universes, are simultaneous with one another. It is like a great cosmic, heavenly banquet at which we are all present: everything that is, was or could be. Let us all aspire to realize this Divine Consciousness, our birthright and our final home."

11 "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

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

13 "One of the reasons we are here in this existence is to learn and hone this skill of great love."

14 "Attaining harmony with the Source happens naturally when we are in relationship with it, a relationship characterized by the deepest sense of oneness."

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

16 "All we ever do our whole lives is go from one little piece of Holy Ground to the next." J. D. Salinger

17 "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."

18 "Whatever our mission in life, this is our real task: to spread truth, love, and peace. Our world is in desperate need of peace in this age of division and violence. Each one of us has the capacity to live truth, love, and peace heroically, spreading their influence around the world."

19 "Each one of us is dependent on others and nature to be. Everything is interdependent….we are intrinsically and fundamentally related to everyone and everything else."

20 "Whatever the Source is, however it is named or imagined, the truth is the same: Our gifts are donated from that originating point. Each interpretive system of spiritual and mystical culture understands this. The crucial point in life is to use these gifts wisely: not to squander them, but to commit them to the benefit of the whole community of life."

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

22 "Kindness…is an eternal absolute. It is the bond connecting all beings in the great web of interdependence in which we all participate and by which we are sustained."

23 "Nature's wholeness and our intrinsic interconnectedness are primary. Let us pay attention to these vital areas of awareness and commit ourselves to them."

24 "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."

25 "Everything happens within the Divine Consciousness."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite