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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 "True community includes those we disagree with. Community building, whether on our block or across national or cultural divides, is the great work of our new millennium."

2 "Kindness will eventually transform the entire existence of an individual, having reverberations in the community and the world. Let us allow ourselves to be refashioned by the effective and beautiful quality of kindness."

3 "If we are to realize our potential, we must recognize our nature as sharers in God's being, participants in the infinite love that God is."

4 "In being one with the Divine, or what the Native Americans of the plains might call the Great Spirit, we are also at the center of the cosmos. In relationship with the Great Spirit, we share this same center. Let us find peace in this unity."

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

6 "Our souls are interconnected with every other soul in the divine reality."

7 "We are only really happy in the long run if we are committed to virtue, allowing our character to be schooled and formed by its precious wisdom. When we are truly in harmony with the Divine, others, nature, and ourselves, we are naturally virtuous and other will know it!"

8 "The eternal exists in one moment, the now, and everything is contained in that now. Eternity is this one instant, but this one instant extends forever in itself."

9 "Each one of us is dependent on others and nature to be. Everything is interdependent….we are intrinsically and fundamentally related to everyone and everything else."

10 "We can choose to use our lives for others to bring about a better and more just world for our children." Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American activist

11 "People see God every day; they just don't recognize him." Pearl Bailey, American singer

12 "Small good works have results we do not foresee; their spiritual effects in the world are often unknown to us, but they are real."

13 "The shape things take is not within your power; the motives of your actions are." Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Indian spiritual master

14 "The Divine Reality – the Source of Being, Allah, the Brahman, the Tao, the One, the Ground of Being – has a limitless number of qualities; each one of these is itself infinite, but each also expresses the one nature."

15 "We are not actually separate from anyone or anything; we are intimately connected with all. This is a profoundly liberating realization – an overpowering, overarching principle in every tradition."

16 "The soul that walks in love neither rests nor grows tired." St. John of the Cross

17 "Only connect. Wherever you are, right now, pay attention. Forever." Sylvia Boorstein, Buddhist teacher

18 "We should work together to set forth a path for humanity that includes everybody. That's the Divine Will for the human family, and the best in each religion acknowledges a similar vision."

19 "Are you in touch with your heart's vast nature? If not, find the way there. You are not far from yourself."

20 "The Divine Reality is doing, or being, each one of us. We are expressions of God's endless creativity. The Divine is happening all the time, and in all corners of reality."

21 "Our individual natures are manifestations of the unfolding movement of the yin and yang principles, which in turn encompass and represent every opposite that exists. Yang represents light; yin dark. Yang represents male; yin female. Each opposite produces the other, and in their entirety they encompass the Tao, or the Way."

22 "We are manifestations of the Godhead's infinite creativity."

23 "One instant is eternity; eternity is in the now; When you see through this one instant, you see through the one who sees." Wu-Men, Chinese poet

24 "Optimism is a choice. A future can be built on optimism but not on its opposite."

25 "Are you open to this power of grace and love that extends to all sentient beings?"

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite