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Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles
Caroline Myss

1 "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.'"

2 "There are no such things as coincidences or accidents. Look for the meaning in your synchronistic enounters."

3 "Have benevolence toward all living beings, joy at the sight of the virtuous, compassion and sympathy for the afflicted, and tolerance towards the indolent and ill-behaved." Tattvarthasutra 7:11 (Jainism)

4 "Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other." Euripides

5 "The ancient Greek philosopher Epictetus wrote, 'The universe is but one great city, full of beloved ones, divine and human by nature, endeared to each other.'"

6 "The spirit within us has faith that our needs will always be met."

7 "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."

8 "It is impossible to be both wise and pessimistic."

9 "God is everywhere and can be found in any and every situation."

10 "Politeness serves a purpose…civility and kindness are moral imperatives." Jane Austen

11 "I can see that the power of prayer and intention – theirs, yours, mine – forges the grace that holds our world together."

12 "We are spiritually responsible for each other and we are meant to discover and nurture the divine that exists within each person."

13 "The great power of compassion, honor, and grace still exists, even in the middle of national and world crises."

14 "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."

15 "We need to develop faith: faith that our needs will be met; faith that we are not alone; faith that there is a greater purpose at work behind the scenes that will become known to us when the time is right."

16 "Service to others is not only a social ideal, it is a spiritual ideal and a spiritual necessity. Virtually all world spiritual traditions tell us that we serve the divine through caring for other people."

17 "Somehow even in the midst of the worst chaos, the universe still provides a map for our survival."

18 "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."

19 "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."

20 "Our spirit inherently understands that we are all one – with other people and our universe."

21 "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."

22 "Our heart's primary task, of course, is to recognize our own spirit in every stranger and to 'love our neighbor as ourselves.'"

23 "The virtue of the universe is wholeness. It regards all things as equal." Tao Te Ching

24 "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."

25 "Everything we do COUNTS. There is really no such thing as a small act of service or goodness. This is in accord with most of the world's spiritual traditions."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite