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The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion
Wayne Teasdale
In this book, Teasdale provides a powerful look at spiritual wisdom, filled with quotations from all the great mystics and spiritual traditions.

1 "The inner reality, core focus, commitment, and intention of God is love itself."

2 "Fear is the mind-killer. I will not give in to it." Frank Herbert, 'Dune'

3 "In truth, our inner sensitivity is grounded in a caring heart, or the good heart, as the Tibetans say. All of us share this deeper nature….This inner essence is our gift to one another. It is part of the Divine's presence in us."

4 "The coming together of the planet as one community cannot be stopped."

5 "Chaos is infinitely complex order." David Bohm, physicist

6 "Let us each examine our faith. If it is rooted in love, mercy, kindness, and compassion, we are on the right track."

7 "The spiritual journey is not to a place, but to the ultimate reality of Divine Consciousness. There is thus no distance involved in the inner sojourn. The spiritual journey is a process that reveals the end, the destination, the goal that is essentially changeless: union with God. And each one of us is a member of the Divine Family."

8 "If we are going to grow into the fullness of our potential in our spiritual lives, we have to take this path of love, kindness, mercy, compassion, and true empathy. These qualities define us as individuals who have awakened within and care without."

9 "This much is certain, that once we make up our minds to seek God, he is already seeking us much more eagerly, and he is not going to let anything happen to prevent his purpose." Thomas Keating

10 "Whatever our mission in life, this is our real task: to spread truth, love, and peace. Our world is in desperate need of peace in this age of division and violence. Each one of us has the capacity to live truth, love, and peace heroically, spreading their influence around the world."

11 "We have to have faith in our own abilities to take us to a place of safety for humanity and other sentient beings."

12 "God's will embraces the totality of our development and faith. Trust and love are the keys that open us to the fullness of God's will for us."

13 "What we find here is evidence of a cosmic plan, which leads to union with the Divine. We are destined for this high estate of eternal happiness."

14 "At the end of life we will be judged on how much we have loved." St. John of the Cross

15 "God is everywhere, in every being and in every situation, in the cosmos and the natural world, in our loved ones, our friends, just as he is in the stranger, our neighbors, our pets, and very pointedly in the suffering."

16 "Just as a wave on the ocean is what the ocean is doing, you are what God is doing." Wayne Dyer

17 "The destiny of humanity…is a process of going back to the source and origin. And that source and origin is a supreme state of independence, a supreme state of consciousness, transcending all vexing limitations, infinite, boundless, eternal, beyond time and space." Swami Chidananda

18 "The Divine is the knower in all of us, and we have to align ourselves with it."

19 "A person's true wealth is the good he does in this world." Muhammad

20 "To know the sweetness of the Infinite within us, that is the cause, the reason, the purpose, the only purpose of our being." Nicholas of Cusa

21 "The apprehension of the intrinsic interconnectedness of all leads organically to a compassion for all, especially in the concrete existential situations of life as we meet others each day. Simply put, when we realize we are all in this together, our kindness and understanding grows. We are all related; we are all responsible for one another."

22 "If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration, but timelessnes, eternal life is theirs who live in the present." Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher

23 "Gaze into the heart of each creature and kin and behold the Beloved who gazes upon you with love." Sister Georgene Wilson

24 "When one person heals, the rest of the world is deeply affected. We don't heal alone." Diane Cirincione, author

25 "God is love itself. Therefore, it is only fitting that our lives here and afterward are also about love – that we are here to perfect this Divine Love in everything we do, say, think, and feel."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite