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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 "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

2 "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."

3 "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."

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

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

6 "Each one of us has an infinite meaning and is part of the greater whole, the Infinite Reality, the Divine itself."

7 "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."

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

9 "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."

10 "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."

11 "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."

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

13 "One of the goals of life is to learn the value of community, of interconnectedness, our oneness in the Divine Reality."

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

15 "God is love itself. Therefore, it is only fitting that our lives here and afterward are also about love – that we are here to perfect this Divine Love in everything we do, say, think, and feel."

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

17 "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

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

19 "Everything happens within the Divine Consciousness."

20 "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."

21 "Your trials did not come to punish you, but to awaken you." Paramahansa Yogananda

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

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

24 "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

25 "The inner nature or essence of each thing or sentient being is united to every other in God and through God. The Divine essence is immanently present in each being and in the laws of the universe. In every atom, electron, star, galaxy, and creature – in the cosmos as a whole – the Divine reality is the immanent ground and transcendent destiny of all beings."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite