“God” is an ambiguous word in our language because it appears to refer
to something that is known. But the transcendent is unknowable and
unknown. God is transcendent, finally, of anything like the name “God.”
God is beyond names and forms….The mystery of life is beyond all
human conception. Everything we know is within the terminology of the
concepts of being and not being, many and single, true and untrue. We
always think in terms of opposites. But God, the ultimate, is beyond
the pairs of opposites, that is all there is to it.
– Joseph Campbell, “The Power of Myth”
The purpose of prayer… is not to influence God to grant you special
favors, but rather to remind yourself that you are always connected to
God. As Soren Kierkegaard, the famed Danish theologian, once put it,
“Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.” The change
that happens in prayer is the removal of all doubt by your faith.
– Wayne Dyer, “There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem”
Be willing to be wrong about your limits so you can be right about your possibilities.
– Alan Cohen
Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and every grain
of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light. Love the beasts and
the birds, love the plants, love every separate fragment. If you love
each separate fragment, you will understand the mystery of the whole
resting in God.
I’ve learned that the most important thing in life is learning and growing.
I’ve learned that God loves us no matter who we are or what we’ve done.
I’ve learned that love means sometimes saying you’re sorry.
I’ve learned that it is possible to find a balance between being human and being divine, since we are both.
I’ve learned that as long as we are in these bodies, there will be things to learn and obstacles to overcome.
I’ve learned that even when we look, feel and act imperfectly, we are still perfect.
I’ve learned that even when things look horrible, there is still a perfect Divine Plan.
I’ve learned that it is possible to be eternally youthful. The secret is to find and follow what excites you.
I’ve learned that life can be simple, but it is rarely easy.
I’ve learned that there will always be parts of ourselves we haven’t explored yet.
I’ve learned that it’s okay to want it all, as long as we’re not emotionally attached to the outcome.
I’ve learned that the one with the most JOYS wins.
I’ve learned that quality is more important than quantity.
I’ve learned that the secret to healing is to fully feel and express yourself while at the same time being detached.
I’ve learned that a paradox involves two different ways of looking at the same thing.
I’ve learned that the winding paths up the mountain are more difficult, but also more interesting.
I’ve learned that when you get to the top of the mountain, there is always another higher mountain in the distance.
I’ve learned that Creation happens when you are quiet, centered, calm, confident and expectant.
I’ve learned that the ego makes a great servant and a lousy master.
I’ve learned that life is like calculus – the concepts and principles are simple, but you must master the basics first.
I’ve learned that you’re never too old to take baby steps.
I’ve learned that everything in life is a gift.
I’ve learned that the more you are grateful for what you have, the more you will have.
I’ve learned that letting go is easy; it’s hanging on that’s hard.
I’ve learned that self-judgment is the costliest of all activities.
I’ve learned that worry is the most useless thing in the universe.
I’ve learned that forgiving others is something you do for yourself, not others.
I’ve learned that the journey is more important than the destination.
I’ve learned that what we see around us is a reflection of what is within us.
I’ve learned that love happens naturally and spontaneously.
I’ve learned that giving and receiving are the same.
I’ve learned that the best teacher is he who makes himself unnecessary.
I’ve learned that we teach what we need to learn.
I’ve learned that we are that which we seek.
We created the dream state in which we live. Only we can wake our
self from it. Setting a clear intention to wake up is the
beginning of waking up.
– Carson’s Commentary
The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes
within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their
oneness with the universe and all it’s powers, and when they realize
that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that
this center is really EVERYWHERE, it is WITHIN EACH OF US.
– Black Elk, Oglala Sioux Chief