"Life is not a riddle to be solved, it is a mystery to be lived. It is a deep mystery, so trust and allow yourself to enter it." Osho (1931-1990)
Revelations: The Wisdom of the Ages
"Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading." Oswald Chambers
Living Quotations for Christians
(Sherwood Eliot Wirt and Kersten Beckstrom, editors)
"Faith is essential. But this is not an intellectual faith that consists in giving assent to creedal doctrines; it is an inner attitude; a committing ourselves to the inner way regardless of what comes, a determination to know the One who is at the center."
The Kingdom Within, the Inner Meaning of Jesus' Sayings
"We must nurture and not kill such germinations of faith as come to us through the ardor of our best meditations, the illumination of our most inspired dreams, the flash of vision."
Creative Vision for Art and for Life
"We learn music by mastering its fundamentals and then correcting every slip of our fingers as we practice. So we learn faith by trying to understand that we are children of light and then correcting every thought that denies our glorious heritage of life and love."
The Healing Light
"To believe in something is to breathe life into it. If we know what we believe, we know what we empower." Connie Zweig, 'Brain/Mind Bulletin', 1984
Marilyn Ferguson's Book of PragMagic
"Though we have lost our way ten thousand times, the longing just beyond the boundaries of the ordinary mind continues to trust and taste. We are irrationally hopeful, and that's often what it takes."
Turning Toward the Mystery: A Seeker's Journey
"Be glad in the darkness as well as in the light, by the sure faith in – though not yet the vision of – that Flame which burns ever within, That from the light of which we can never be separated, for it is in truth our very Self."
The Spiritual Life
"Doubt is nothing but a trivial agitation on the surface of the soul, while deep down there is a calm certainty." Francois Mauriac (1885-1970), winner of Nobel Prize for Literature, 1952, 'God and Mammon'
The Quotable Spirit
(Peter Lorie and Manuela D Mascetti, editors)
"He who would in his own person test the fact of God's presence can do so by a living faith. Exercise of faith will be the safest where there is a clear determination summarily to reject all that is contrary to Truth and Love." Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1848), Hindu statesman and mystic, 'Gandhi's Ideas'
The Choice Is Always Ours
(Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)
"The power of faith is…always recognized if it is placed in love."
A Course in Miracles
(Helen Schucman and William Thetford)
"This indeed is faith – not a vague sentiment of the soul adhering to a doctrine without rational motivation, nor a mysticism without sure proofs, nor yet an intellectualist certainty imposed necessarily by the evidence of irresistible proofs – but an intellectual adherence to truths which are guaranteed in testimony worthy of credence and illustrated, once believed, in all the facts of the universe." Richard McKeon, introduction to St. Augustine
Selections From Medieval Philosophers
(Richard McKeon, editor and translator)