"Failure is not an end but a beginning, because it reveals something that will assist us in moving forward."
"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."
"We are manifestations of the Godhead's infinite creativity."
"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
"If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration, but timelessnes, eternal life is theirs who live in the present." Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher
"Now we are moving back toward community – because we need it to happen." Gay Luce
"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."
"This life is not separate from the eternal."
"People see God every day; they just don't recognize him." Pearl Bailey, American singer
"As long as the Earth can make a spring every year, I can. As long as the Earth can flower and produce nurturing fruit, I can, because I'm the Earth." Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize winning author
"If we can become inwardly attuned to the Divine Presence within, we will understand our nature and our ultimate belonging to God."
"Trials, difficulties, and challenges bring us to our senses about our lives. They can serve as vehicles of realization, helping us to understand why we are here and how necessary the spiritual journey is for us. They awaken us to the serious purpose of life and inspire us not to waste this opportunity on a halfhearted existence."
"Let us each examine our faith. If it is rooted in love, mercy, kindness, and compassion, we are on the right track."
"Lord Buddha's admonition to us was to serve by helping those who suffer physically to overcome physical sufferings, those who are in fear to overcome fear, those who suffer mentally to overcome mental suffering. Be of service to all living beings." A. T. Ariyaratne, Buddhist social and spiritual activist
"There is a bridge between time and Eternity; and this bridge is Atman, the Spirit in us….To one who goes over that bridge, the night becomes like day, because in the worlds of the Spirit there is a Light which is everlasting." Chandogya Upanishad
"Human suffering and conflict are created by ignoring our rootedness in the Divine Ground." Lex Hixon
"Everything happens within the Divine Consciousness."
"The ultimate work of civilization is the unfolding of ever-deeper spiritual understanding." Arnold Toynbee
"All things, including us – especially us – are within God's consciousness. Nothing exists outside this all-encompassing awareness. We exist in God; we move, grow, understand, and act within Divine Awareness. This insight is radical and powerful. It grants us perspective, the strength to follow the course of our lives in its ultimacy."
"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."
"Think about yourself: your temple of God, the body; your spirit of God, the soul; the flow of God, the mind." Yogi Bhajan
"Love and mercy apply to everybody, no matter how much we want to hate them." Bo Lozoff, author
"To love is to think, speak, and act according to the spititual knowledge that we are infinitely loved by God and called to make that love visible in the world." Henri Nouwen
"When one person heals, the rest of the world is deeply affected. We don't heal alone." Diane Cirincione, 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