"Love is the delicate magnetic force that unifies diversity and brings wholeness to variety."
"One's self is the Self of the universe."
"We are all roommates, cohabitating in a universe of unbroken wholeness."
"Your heart beats on its own. Your lungs take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide without your willful assistance. Nature puts you to sleep and wakes you up. Why shouldn't life-supporting choices flow just as freely from a mind that's attuned to the evolutionary currents of the cosmos?"
"Choices send ripples throughout the universe, altering the world for better or for worse. Since we're already changing the world with every action we take, why not do it with the highest intention?"
"How about practicing by seeing the spark of the Divine in the next person you encounter, as in the traditional Hindu greeting, 'Namaste'? From there it can spread, one step at a time."
"I am He whom I love and He whom I love is I." Al-Hallaj
"The tools of illumination are the will to know, the will to love and the will to serve." Wu Li
"What Ralph Waldo Emerson stated in the nineteenth century – 'I know with certainty that who I am does not end at the top of my head' – was echoed in the twentieth century by neuroscientists like Wilder Penfield and Karl Pribram. To them and others, consciousness is nonlocal, not confined to specific points in time and space but inextricably woven into the cosmic fabric."
"We are blessed beings, eternally embraced by divine love."
"Home sweet home for the soul is to be face-to-face with the Holy."
"The more you appreciate the world, the more you love it; the more you love the world, the more you appreciate it. This loving appreciation is no mere emotion. It is an immense, dynamic, coherent state of consciousness in which everything is embraced as part of one adorable whole."
"Every spiritual tradition contains teachings that say, essentially, God is not hiding; God is present here and now, within and without, always and ever, in every here and every now….'Wherever you turn is God's face', said the prophet Muhammad, who also said, 'Whoever knows himself knows God.' Why? Because God is in us as us."
"The memory of oceanic Oneness is part of our soul's code. It is buried deep in our awareness; our very brains are programmed to reclaim it."
"We are all the children of one God."
"The peace of the awakened individual spreads, not only through acts of goodness but by pulsating outward like radio waves through prayer, meditation and the pure emanations of the soul."
"All the great teachers have said: As you make your way through the mists of uncertainty, trust that the combined wisdom of your heart and mind will lead you to the truth."
"In the final analysis, Creation is basically good."
"Every place is hallowed ground. There is nowhere that God is not."
"Use me, God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and use it for a purpose greater than myself." Oprah Winfrey
"Deep down the universe is benign."
"Think of the enlightened ones as having earned the equivalent of an advanced degree. Their descriptions of communion with the Infinite are so remarkably similar, despite their differences in language, culture and religious context, that they can be considered as reliable as repeated observations in science."
"The eternal Oneness underlies and permeates all impermanent phenomena."
"What we know as the Golden Rule has been stated and restated through the ages by every religion and every ethical philosophy. In ancient Jerusalem, Rabbi Hillel told a young seeker, 'What is hateful to you, do not do to others. That is the whole of the Torah. The rest is commentary.' In China, Confucius echoed Hillel: 'What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.' Islam puts it this way: 'No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself.' In Leviticus it reads as a commandment, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself,' words repeated by Jesus when the Pharisees challenged him, and later reframed in the Sermon on the Mount as, 'Always treat others as you would like them to treat you.' Perhaps Jesus had heard that Aristotle had said, three hundred years earlier, 'We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us."
"Gently remind yourself that everything you see, hear, touch, taste and smell contains the same divine spark as you do. 'God himself culminates in the present moment,' wrote [Henry David] Thoreau, 'and will never be more divine in the lapse of all the ages.'"