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Understanding Yourself: A Spiritual Approach to Self-Discovery and Soul-Awareness
Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet
Reaches beyond the bounds of the outer personality into the infinite world of the soul, offering a unique perspective into how to master the components of our being.

1 "Truly the living God is crowned in every atom."

2 "Man is not alone. He is a unity in a diversity which in turn is held within an even greater unity."

3 "Where the Spirit is not present, where the Spirit is denied, where the Spirit is quenched, there is no fount of reality that brings the buoyancy of interspiritual and interpersonal realizations to the consciousness."

4 "Truly the admonishment 'Man, know thyself!' leads him upward and onward into the unfailing light."

5 "You must come each day to a greater understanding of yourself in order to be able to rightly represent the purposes of life. You are love and you love love. You are wisdom and you love wisdom."

6 "God said to Abram, 'Go to your self, know your self, fulfill your self." The Zohar

7 "The greatest masters…have ultimately obtained reality through their abiding faith in the constancy of cosmic law."

8 "'Know thyself' is an ancient proverb attributed to several sources, among them Thales and Solon of Athens (two of the Seven Wise Men of Greece) and Socrates. Cicero speaks of it as a precept of Apollo. It was one of the maxims inscribed in gold letters over the portico of the temple of Delphi."

9 "The being and consciousness of man must expand its own faith in universal purpose and draw upon a firsthand knowledge of the divine schemes."

10 "The Eternal permeates the substance of mortality with its essential reality."

11 "Truly, each person is the child of the Eternal One."

12 "The individual who reaches out from the seemingly separated center of being can, if he will, contact the cosmic center of life. From there he may reach out to the periphery of all reality as easily as the miracle of the radiant, expanding mind of God penetrates the universe with light."

13 "Each son or daughter of God, in the dignity of true self-realization, must hold a sense of his or her own individual mission and expand outward in consciousness through the heavenly Presence to understand the life plan of others."

14 "It is well to remember the words from Hebrews: 'Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.' When you are childlike in your faith, that faith will sustain you in your determination to find your freedom from the darkness that would hide your True Self."

15 "In one sense, all life is one. And this is the highest sense."

16 "If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself." Lao Tzu

17 "The great teachers of mankind have walked the earth showing men how to live by dispensing both practical and spiritual wisdom. Their instructions have been simple. They have taught men not to hate but to love. Their admonishments were codified in the Ten Commandments and in the founding principles of the world's major religions. These principles include a belief in one Supreme Being."

18 "The kindness you give will open the door to a spiritual path of joyous self-discovery."

19 "As people seek to commune with the essence of their own being, they must see that God has implanted his divine seed within them, even as he has implanted it in nature. As fourteenth-century mystic Meister Eckhart wrote: 'There is something in the soul that is so akin to God that it is one with Him. God's seed is within us.'"

20 "I have no longing except for the One." Rumi

21 "Those inner experiences that are the by-products of the soul's contact with universal truth will still the inharmonious voices of the world. And they will reveal the peace that can be obtained from communion with the divine intent."

22 "Yes, man the microcosm contains the grid of the macrocosm."

23 "Each one can walk the earth in dignity overshadowed by God presence. Each one can embrace the gift of love, both giving and receiving that special gift of charity that is meet for all. Yes, all can espouse the Be-attitude of affirming God's Be-ness in one another."

24 "Man must truly know himself – as a divine being."

25 "Man must choose daily whether to self-destruct or to self-exalt and whether to destruct or to exalt the God within."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite