"Choose to seek the spiritual presence in every moment and situation of your life. Even the smallest positive action can help someone heal."
"The call to be of service to one another, the intuition that prompts us to use our power to help others, is wired into our physical and spiritual nature."
"The highest truth that comes through all spiritual masters is that love and service toward humanity serves the highest good of all, including my own life." Prayer for Quiet Confidence, from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer
"Politeness serves a purpose…civility and kindness are moral imperatives." Jane Austen
"Somehow even in the midst of the worst chaos, the universe still provides a map for our survival."
"There is no such thing as a simple act of compassion or an inconsequential act of service. Everything we do for another person has infinite consequences. Every action gives rise to a ripple effect, just as a pebble that is tossed into a pond sends out wave after wave, widening and covering more and more space."
"Science and religion tell us that we are energetically interdependent; that matter and energy are the same throughout the universe. Our spiritual interconnectedness and intuitive signals form, in effect, an energetic Internet."
"We all are one and even if those specific words are not taught to us, we develop an inner sense of their spiritual truth."
"Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other." Euripides
"Your neighbor is your other self dwelling behind a wall. In understanding, all walls shall fall down." Kahlil Gibran
"Folklore and fairy tales are filled with lessons about the values of love, compassion, generosity, and caring for family, friends, the sick, and the elderly. These are the virtues that matter to heaven. These are the virtues that matter even if there is no heaven. And these are the virtues we are required to develop and refine on our spiritual journey."
"Trusting in the unseen, ineffable spiritual purpose behind our soul's journey generates a grace that illuminates the world."
"You will continually find yourself with opportunities to acknowledge that all of us are one until you make it a part of your life creed and act according to its promptings."
"By cultivating one's nature one will return to virtue." Chuang-Tzu
"We are meant to care about each other and the well-being of the entire human family because our physical survival and spiritual survival depend on one another. We are drawn to help each other, to be there for one another, because we are made of the same spiritual substance."
"You have to CHOOSE to make the best of a difficult situation and to trust that a reason beyond your understanding is always at work."
"The great power of compassion, honor, and grace still exists, even in the middle of national and world crises."
"I release into this universe my trust that my journey in life and all who walk my path with me are there by divine design."
"Only when we see ourselves in our true human context, as members of a race which is intended to be one organism and 'one body', will we begin to understand the positive importance not only of the successes but of the failures and accidents in our lives." Thomas Merton, 'No Man Is An Island'
"Being of service is not an option, it is a biological necessity. Every kind action we do for someone is a reanimation of our own life force – and of the other person's. Many spiritual traditions share the Golden Rule: treat others as you would like to be treated.'"
"We each are an individual fragment of a collective soul and are called to help each other, to live with a compassionate awareness of all of humanity."
"It is impossible to be both wise and pessimistic."
"We are spiritually responsible for each other and we are meant to discover and nurture the divine that exists within each person."
"There are no such things as coincidences or accidents. Look for the meaning in your synchronistic enounters."
"We are not alone in this world and even in the direst times, our prayers are heard and answered."