"We are all connected to one another in an essential, intrinsic interdependence. What happens to any one of us has a direct effect on the totality of relationships in the body of humanity."
"If we can become inwardly attuned to the Divine Presence within, we will understand our nature and our ultimate belonging to God."
"There is a moral causality at work in the universe….We all know this truth to some extent."
"The Divine Presence is everywhere; it only requires us to experience it."
"Sometimes the right sentence will open us to experiences and world-views we never imagined before. They might appear just when we need them, giving us guidance, courage, vision, and inspiration. They are seeds of wisdom that can provide direction, change, or even a course for transformation."
"The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness." The Dalai Lama
"We need to guard ourselves against fear's deadening effect. We must cast it aside…Let us see through our fears and relinquish them to what is possible beyond them. Allow your fear to be deflated by your hope and your unwillingness to be crippled by its hold."
"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."
"Nature's wholeness and our intrinsic interconnectedness are primary. Let us pay attention to these vital areas of awareness and commit ourselves to them."
"Life is always a moral question that lies before us sweetly, dependent on our gratitude and constant struggle to cause as little suffering as possible to all and everything around us." Paul Hawken, entrepreneur and environmentalist
"The shape things take is not within your power; the motives of your actions are." Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Indian spiritual master
"The inner reality, core focus, commitment, and intention of God is love itself."
"In each situation we are immersed in his peace because God is our permanence, our coherence, our future. We are united to that reality which does not pass away."
"Failure is not an end but a beginning, because it reveals something that will assist us in moving forward."
"Whatever the Source is, however it is named or imagined, the truth is the same: Our gifts are donated from that originating point. Each interpretive system of spiritual and mystical culture understands this. The crucial point in life is to use these gifts wisely: not to squander them, but to commit them to the benefit of the whole community of life."
"If you want to know with immediate and tangible recognition what God is like, examine kindness in yourself and others. It is your own deepest inner nature."
"Consciousness is immaterial and thus totally indestructible. It is spirit, the eternal self."
"We are manifestations of the Godhead's infinite creativity."
"Everything is linked with everything else; so divine essence is below as well as above, in heaven and on earth. There is nothing else." Moses deLeon (d. 1305), Spanish Jewish mystic
"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."
"Love and mercy apply to everybody, no matter how much we want to hate them." Bo Lozoff, author
"We cannot really die in any permanent way, but are ever called on from one transition to another until we are transformed. Once we know how to be here in the integrity of the moment, we enter the Eternal Now and we know we wil always be."
"The very fact that you desire to be enlightened will give you the power to be enlightened. That is the fuel. Flame it. Fuel it." Marsha Sinetar, author
"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
"The Divine surrounds us on all sides and within the depths of the mind, even in the unconscious and on the frontiers of imagination."