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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 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

2 "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."

3 "Our souls are interconnected with every other soul in the divine reality."

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

5 "Christians, and those who simply admire Christ's teachings, are fortunate to have such a personal example of love to follow. Each one of us is capable of this commitment."

6 "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."

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

8 "In truth, our inner sensitivity is grounded in a caring heart, or the good heart, as the Tibetans say. All of us share this deeper nature….This inner essence is our gift to one another. It is part of the Divine's presence in us."

9 "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."

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

11 "Love and mercy apply to everybody, no matter how much we want to hate them." Bo Lozoff, author

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

13 "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."

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

15 "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."

16 "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."

17 "Think about yourself: your temple of God, the body; your spirit of God, the soul; the flow of God, the mind." Yogi Bhajan

18 "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

19 "If a person lives, thinks, and is motivated by this intention of love, of compassion, kindness, and mercy, then that person is already in God's kingdom."

20 "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."

21 "Everything happens within the Divine Consciousness."

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

23 "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."

24 "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."

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite