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May 27, 2017 Daily Quote

“When the force of the desire for Truth blossoms, selfish desires wither away, just like darkness vanishes before the radiance of the light of dawn.”  Sri Sankara

May 26, 2017 Daily Quote

“There is no thing that can ever awaken you.  If the thing awakens you, it would not be awakening.  It’s when you empty yourself out totally and completely, when there is nobody left to learn anything, that’s when you simply see yourself as nobody.  You look at yourself and you realize what you are.”  Robert Adams.

May 25, 2017 Daily Quote

“Gratitude goes hand in hand with love, and where one is the other must be found. For gratitude is but an aspect of the Love which is the Source of all creation.”  ACIM Lesson 195

May 24, 2017 Daily Quote

“It doesn’t matter what the mind says.  It is our attention that gives it power.  Find out who is the listener?”  Mooji

May 23, 2017 Daily Quote

“Surrender comes naturally when you no longer ask, “Why is this happening to me?” Eckhart Tolle

May 22, 2017 Daily Quote

“Do not repeat after me words that you do not understand. Do not merely put on a mask of my ideas, for it will be an illusion and you will thereby deceive yourself.”  Jiddu Krishnamurti

May 21, 2017 Daily Quote

“Peace and happiness are in your very nature and it is only seeking them through some particular channels that disturbs.” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

May 20, 2017 Daily Quote

“You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.” Eckhart Tolle

May 19, 2017 Daily Quote

“The knower aware of the known is always miserable, whether obviously or secretly so. The knower that stably knows itself – the pure knower – is always happy and untouched. He has no wants from this world; he is complete in viewing his own essence.”  Bentinho Massaro

May 18, 2017 Daily Quote

“As long as there is a belief that someone has a choice, blame is inevitable. It’s not until you fully recognize through your own internal questioning of thought that you come to realize there is no one to blame.”  Rita Friedman

May 17, 2017 Daily Quote

“Between the stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our happiness.”  Viktor Frankl

May 16, 2017 Daily Quote

We are conditioned towards what is obvious, glaring, and noisy – whether it’s something on the outside or something on the inside. We’re not so much taught to value things that aren’t noisy – the things that aren’t trying to grab our attention.  Silence is the deepest teacher, it’s the deepest teaching – that’s what gives you access to the deeper dimension of being.”  Adyashanti

May 15, 2017 Daily Quote

“Going out of your mind at least once a day is tremendously important. Because by going out of your mind, you come to your senses.”  Alan Watts

May 14, 2017 Daily Quote

“When there is peace in your mind you will find peace with everybody. If your mind is agitated, you will find agitation everywhere.  So first find peace within and you will see this inner peace reflected everywhere else. You are this peace.  You are happiness, find out.  Where else will you find peace if not within you?  Papaji

May 13, 2017 Daily Quote

“Let this become your key – next time when anger comes, just watch it. Don’t say ‘I am angry’ say rather ‘Anger is there; I am watching it.’ And see the difference!  The difference is vast.” Osho

May 12, 2017 Daily Quote

The sky does not have to exist without clouds to be a pure sky.” Mooji

May 11, 2017 Daily Quote

“Other than inquiry, there are no adequate means to make the mind permanently subside. If the mind is controlled through other means, it will appear to be controlled, but will rise again.  Through regulation of breath, the mind will become calm; but it will remain calm only as long as the breath remains controlled.  When the breath is no longer regulated, the mind will become active and start wandering.”  Sri Ramana Maharshi

May 10, 2017 Daily Quote

“There must be no waiting for something to happen. This something is happening in every moment.  To wait for it is to miss it.”  Wu Hsin

May 9, 2017 Daily Quote

“Just as gold is the source of ornaments, similarly, the sense ‘I am’ is the source of all words.” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

May 8, 2017 Daily Quote

“Believe it or not, as the mind quiets the ego may, from a lack of stimulation, project feelings of depression, sadness, guilt or even anger. This may be accompanied by thoughts of ‘resist, this isn’t as it should be!’ —  Does it EVER come up with new material?  —  Apparently not.”  Rita Friedman

May 7, 2017 Daily Quote

“Sitting quietly, doing nothing. Spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.”  Hyakujo

May 6, 2017 Daily Quote

“Mindfulness asks us to simply notice the storylines we create in our minds without trying to change them. Meditation gives us the space to choose to not react to those things that trigger our anxiety.”  Barry Boyce

May 5, 2017 Daily Quote

“You may die a hundred deaths without a break in the mental turmoil. Or, you may keep your body and die only in the mind.The death of the mind is the birth of wisdom.”  – Nisargadatta

May 4, 2017 Daily Quote

“The questioner cannot be anything other but the question. They both cancel each other out.  No question, no questioner.”  Sailor Bob Adamson

May 3. 2017 Daily Quote

“The ego or shadow identity, which is at its source derived from fear, requires resistance to something in order to appear to exist.” Rita Friedman

May 2, 2017 Daily Quote

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you’ because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke

May 1, 2017 Daily Quote

Distance cannot separate us, only my false beliefs can do that – Rev. Ken Gibson

April 30, 2017 Daily Quote

“If you want to ask a teacher, ask yourself and wait for the answer in silence.”  Byron Katie

April 29, 2017 Daily Quote

“When you fight against something you make it far more powerful than it is without your resistance.  You create its power.  In fact, it does not exist without that resistance and fight.”  A still mind is a world at peace.  Peace in, peace out.”  Rita Friedman

April 28, 2017 Daily Quote

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”  James Allen

April 27, 2017 Daily Quote

“When you follow the mind, you stand alone.  When you follow the heart, you are the space everything happens in.”  Lisa Greene

April 26, 2017 Daily Quote

“Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself.  Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies.  We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, its magnificence.” Alan W. Watts

April 25, 2017 Daily Quote

“If we get too attached to our views, then we’re going to lose sight of how to live them out.  Every moment we are resisting, we’re creating a sense of self around that.”  Judson Brewer, Director of Research at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

April 24, 2017 Daily Quote

“Everything in life is speaking in spite of its apparent silence.”  Hazrat Inayat Kha

April 23, 2017 Daily Quote

“It is the mind that tells you that the mind is there.  Don’t be deceived.  All of the endless arguments about the mind are produced by the mind itself, for its own protection, continuation, and expansion.”  Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

April 21, 2017 Daily Quote

“Our existence is trapped between desire and fear in the context of time.  The core of our problem then lies in thought, which is the creator of time.”  Ramesh Balsekar

April 20, 2017 Daily Quote

“Reject everything for a moment and come to that which cannot be rejected, for that alone is complete.  When you are one with this recognition, all becomes pure and clear.  Only then are you able to exhale the collected tensions and burdens of conceptualism.”  Mooji

April 19, 2017 Daily Quote

“In short, it’s our reactivity that generates dukkha, keeping us agitated and therefore unable to contemplate the actual, direct, here and now experience of it.”  Thanissara (“Dukkha” is a Sanskrit word used to describe all forms of suffering such as birth, death, sickness, grief, etc.)

April 18, 2017 Daily Quote

“Contemplation is work, so much so that most people give up after their first futile attempts.  But the goal of contemplation is not success, only the continuing practice of itself.”  Richard Rohr

April 17, 2017 Daily Quote

“To know yourself is not a knowledge.  It is only a discovery.  It is not an achievement.  It is not a possession.  Nobody possesses Self-knowledge.  If anything, you can say perhaps say it is an exchange of the non-self for the Self, but who will receive the Self?  No one.  That is why I say it is not an exchange.”  Mooji

April 16, 2017 Daily Quote

“Do not resist your resistance, but rather meet every mind state with truth and love.  Actually, we would say Truth-Love because where you find one you always find the other.”  Adyashanti

April 15, 2017 Daily Quote

“Most people think of silence as the absence of sound but in this world true silence is the absence of personal thought.”  Rita Friedman

April 14, 2017 Daily Quote

“There are physical acts of loving-kindness.  There are verbal acts of loving-kindness.  There are mental acts of loving-kindness.  Practice these without discrimination.”  Buddha

April 13, 2017 Daily Quote

“This “I AM” is an announcement; it is not the real.  What the real is, I am not telling you because words negate it.  Whatever I am telling you, is not the truth, because it has come out of that “I AM”.  Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

April 12, 2017 Daily Quote

“Your mind is the source of the world you experience.  If you aren’t at peace, how can the world be at peace?  Question all thoughts.”  Rita Friedman

April 11, 2017 Daily Quote

“Don’t go back and try to repeat a moment of clarity in the past.  Ask instead, ‘What is awake right now?’  Then your attention is riveted in the present moment.  You’re not discounting your past experiences but focusing on how it is showing up now.  Don’t compare.”  Adyashanti

April 10, 2017 Daily Quote

“Ordinary people despise solitude.  But the Master makes use of it, embracing her aloneness, realizing she is One with the whole universe.”  Tao Te Ching

April 9, 2017 Daily Quote

“Look at yourself steadily – – it is enough. The door that locks you in is also the door that lets you out.  The “I Am” is the door.  Stay at it until it opens.  As a matter of fact, it is open, only you are not at it.  You are waiting at the non-existing painted doors, which will never open.  Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

April 8, 2017 Daily Quote

“Never assume that you have attained truth.  Don’t make any claim to knowledge.  Form no conclusion or evaluation concerning truth.  The minute you do, your downfall is assured.  Whenever you imagine you know something, you cease being open to the living exploration.  You have closed a door and cut off the oxygen to the breathing truth.”  Mooji

April 7, 2017 Daily Quote

“Is not thinking itself a notion in the mind?  Thought is absent in seeing things intuitively.  When you think you understand, you don’t.  When you perceive directly, there is no thinking.  You know that you are alive, you do not “think” you are alive.”  Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

April 6, 2017 Daily Quote

“Learn to watch how the mind reacts to sense impressions.  If you can stop the mind from reacting to sense impressions, you can eliminate a large number of your vasanas (wishes or desires).  Annamalai Swami

April 5, 2017 Daily Quote

“The guru may tell his disciples a thousand times, “You are the Self, you are not what you imagine yourself to be,” but none of them believes him.  They all keep asking the guru for methods and routes to reach the place where they already are.”  Annamalai Swami

April 4, 2017 Daily Quote

“One does not walk into the forest and accuse the trees of being off-center, nor do they visit the shore and call the waves imperfect. So why do we look at ourselves this way?”  Tao Te Ching

April 3, 2017 Daily Quote

“For most people to be happy, there has to be a person, place, or thing involved in their happiness. In true happiness, there are no things involved. It’s a natural state.  You will abide in that state forever.”  Robert Adams

April 2, 2017 Daily Quote

“Each step may seem to take forever, but no matter how uninspired you feel, continue to follow your practice schedule precisely and consistently. This is how we can use our greatest enemy, habit, against itself.”  Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

April 1, 2017 Daily Quote

The more wants, desires, and fears that are leveled at the world, the stickier it is. That’s why present moment awareness is essential for slowing down thought enough to question its relativity to the immediate moment.  Otherwise, the mind is perpetually projecting into things that are NOT happening in the moment.  Without the ability to question thought, you might as well pull up to an all-night buffet and feed the ego.”  Rita Friedman

March 31, 2017 Daily Quote

“If we can’t drop our ideas of what spirituality should look like yet, how can we expect to drop our veils enough to perceive and reciprocate the Heaven that’s already hiding in the plain sights of the remnants of our previously conflicted world?”  Bentinho Massaro

March 30, 2017 Daily Quote

“Rather than accusing others being the source of our misfortune, we need to investigate our situation well and see that we are being slain by the weapons we created through the force of our own self-grasping ignorance and the afflictions it nourishes.” Venerable Thubten Chödrön

March 29, 2017 Daily Quote

“The awakening consciousness in you recognizes truth when it is encountered.” Eckhart Tolle

March 28, 2017 Daily Quote

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.”  Marie Curie

March 27, 2017 Daily Quote

“Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all.” Pema Chödrön

March 26, 2017 Daily Quote

“Generosity requires that we relinquish something, and this is impossible if we are not glad for what we have. Otherwise the giving hand closes into a fist and won’t let go.”  Sallie Tisdale

March 25, 2017 Daily Quote

“With an undefended heart, we can fall in love with life over and over every day.” Tara Brach

March 24, 2017 Daily Quote

“Healing is not some miracle cure. It is BE-ing in the state of Love in the midst of the joys and the hard times.”  Reverend Ogun Holder

March 23, 2017 Daily Quote

“To this day God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my willful path violently and recklessly, all things which upset my subjective views, plans and intentions and change the course of my life for better or worse.” Carl Jung

April 22, 2017 Daily Quote

“Emptiness, Silence, Stillness.  This is not a void to be feared, but a Sanctuary to be sought.”  Wu Hsin

March 22, 2017 Daily Quote

“Once you realize that all comes from within, that the world in which you live is not projected onto you, but by you, your fear comes to an end.” Nisargadatta Maharaj

March 21, 2017 Daily Quote

“There are many pathways for the mind; there are no paths for the Heart, for the Heart is infinite and fills everything.” Mooji

March 20, 2017 Daily Quote

“When wisdom and love and life and power prompt your thoughts, you are living and moving and having your being in the very presence of God, and you know that all is well.” Myrtle Fillmore

March 19, 2017 Daily Quote

“We have to find a way to get beyond our self-image and our ideas about who we are. We have to discover the face that we already had before we were born, who we were in God all along, before we did anything right or wrong.  This is the first goal of contemplation.  This “I” is capable of union with God.”  Richard Rohr

March 18, 2017 Daily Quote

“Sitting in silence creates space for the joy of being.” Adyashanti

March 17, 2017 Daily Quote

“The overall pointing is: just the ego must be transcended. Some people say ‘kill it.’  I say you cannot kill what does not exist.  You can only expose its unreality and there is no more to it.  To kill it, you need to become a killer, and you do not need to kill anything.  Once it is seen that it is just a thought, — really seen and experienced – that illusion is dispelled.  It is finished.”  Mooji

March 16, 2017 Daily Quote

“Our very breathing allows us to speak the name of God and participate in God’s breath. This is our first and last word as we enter and leave the world.”  Richard Rohr

March 15, 2017 Daily Quote

“We die daily and are reborn by the process of eliminating the thought that we are material and replacing it with the truth that we are spiritual (of spirit).” Charles Fillmore

March 14, 2017 Daily Quote

“There is a buddha in every one of us, and we should allow the buddha to walk. Even in the most difficult situation, you can walk like a buddha.”  Thich Nhat Hanh

March 13, 2017 Daily Quote

“Thoughts are not interesting. It is you who become interested in thoughts.”  Mooji

March 12, 2017 Daily Quote

“Making mistakes, having poor judgment, and doing things we know we shouldn’t in the heat of the moment are a natural part of the human condition. Why then are we so hard on ourselves?”  Mark Coleman

March 11, 2017 Daily Quote

“Living with memories isn’t fulfilling God’s plan for your life. God is life within you, eagerly seeking unity and with other life, yearning to picture forth the health and joy and strength and usefulness that there is in all God life.”  Myrtle Fillmore

March 10, 2017 Daily Quote

“Disgusting things get thrown on the earth, but the earth isn’t horrified by them. When you make your mind like the earth, neither agreeable nor disagreeable, sensory impressions will take charge of it.”  Thanissaro Bhikkhu

March 9, 2017 Daily Quote

“The only thing you really ever have to offer another person is your own state of being.” Ram Dass

March 8, 2017 Daily Quote

“Leave your front door open and your back door open. Allow your thoughts to come and go.  Just don’t serve them tea.”  Shunryu Suzuki

March 7, 2017 Daily Quote

“Finding … does not come from seeking. Finding … comes from relinquishing the search.  Relax and soften … it will shine … when it shines.”  Wu Hsin

March 6, 2017 Daily Quote

“Every transformation demands as its precondition “the ending of a world” – the collapse of an old philosophy of life.” Carl Jung

March 5, 2017 Daily Quote

“The root of prayer is interior silence.”  Thomas Keating

March 4, 2017 Daily Quote

“God creates our hearts in such a way that only God will satisfy our longing. Scripture says, “God is love” (I John 4).  And so we can say that the infinite love that is the architect of our hearts creates our hearts in such a way that only an infinite union with infinite love will do.”  James Finley

March 3, 2017 Daily Quote

“It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of Love will dissolve it all.”  Emmet Fox

March 2, 2017 Daily Quote

“Destroy the powers of mind by seeking it.  When the mind is examined its activities cease automatically.”  Ramana Maharshi

March 1, 2017 Daily Quote

“What’s authentic for one person at one time does not have to be authentic for another person at one time. However: the act of being authentic with what’s authentic, is authentic for each person at all times.”  Bentinho Massaro

February 28, 2017 Daily Quote

“My experience is what I agree to attend to.” William James

February 27, 2017 Daily Quote

“Focus on the present because you know that there’s work to be done in training the mind, in developing skillful present intentions, and you don’t know how much more time you have to accomplish that training.” Thanissaro Bhikkhu

February 26, 2017 Daily Quote

“Holding a form, it comes into being, and while it holds a form it endures; holding a form, it feeds itself and grows big. Giving up one form it assumes another.  When sought, it takes to flight, this evil spirit, the ego, which has no form of its own.”  Ramana Maharshi

February 25, 2017 Daily Quote

“There is much more to living and being healthy than saying one’s prayers and reading good books. One must study one’s every interest, and inclination, and reaction, and desire in relation to the real Christ wisdom, and love, and power, and life, and substance.”  Myrtle Fillmore

February 24, 2017 Daily Quote

“Our attempts to find lasting pleasure, lasting security, are at odds with the fact that we’re part of a dynamic system in which everything and everyone is in flux.” Pema Chödrön

February 23, 2017 Daily Quote

“Dignity without wisdom can easily be corrupted by pride. Generosity without wisdom can be corrupted by self-flattery.  Without wisdom, you cannot be a perfect person – meaning that you cannot be free from complicated mind.  Without freedom, your good qualities always risk being corrupted.”  Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche

February 22, 2017 Daily Quote

“We need the mind of Christ to process the great questions of love, suffering, death, infinity, and divinity and to be unafraid of diversity and welcoming of union at ever higher and more expansive levels.”  Father Richard Rohr

Februry 21, 2017 Daily Quote

“Deep acceptance of the way things are is the source of all creative change. The perfect paradox.”  Jeff Foster (Protesting From Inner Peace)

February 20, 2017 Daily Quote

“Through the practice of contemplative prayer … we connect with an Inner Witness – God’s presence within – that gazes back at ourselves and out at reality with an Abiding Love.”  Father Richard Rohr

February 19, 2017 Daily Quote

“I am increasingly convinced that the word ‘prayer,’ which has become a functional and pious thing for believers to do, was meant to be a descriptor and an invitation to inner experience.” Richard Rohr

February 18, 2017 Daily Quote

“A true teaching is like a blazing fire that consumes itself. The teaching must not only consume you, but consume itself as well.”  Adyashanti (The Impact of Awakening)

February 17, 2017 Daily Quote

“No matter what spiritual path you’ve walked or what teachings you’ve followed, they must lead you back to no path and no teaching.” Adyashanti (The Impact of Awakening)

February 16, 2017 Daily Quote

“Never trust your fears, they don’t know your strength.” Athena Singh

February 15, 2017 Daily Quote

“The part of you that you want to change the most, that you resist and condemn the most, that is the part of yourself that doesn’t seem to transform or change.  What we condemn within ourselves causes it to continue in a dysfunctional way.”  Adyashanti (“The Way of Liberating Insight”)

February 14, 2017 Daily Quote

“If you want the moon, do not hide from the night. If you want a rose, do not run away from the thorns.  If you want to love, do not hide from yourself.”  Rumi

February 13, 2017 Daily Quote

“There is only one real rhythm; in silence you hear it. When you live to the rhythm of this silence, you become it, slowly; everything you do, you do to it.”  Mother Meera

February 12, 2017 Daily Quote

“Only that in you which is me can hear what I’m saying.” Ram Dass

February 11, 2017 Daily Quote

“The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is. Self-knowledge has no end – you don’t come to an achievement, you don’t come to a conclusion.  It is an endless river.”  Krishnamurti

February 10, 2017 Daily Quote

“Authentic transformation has to start inside our own walls. Our own inner life needs to be broken open by great love and great suffering in order for us to walk with others, right where they are, and not where we want them to be.” Johnathon Stalls.

February 9, 2017 Daily Quote

“We don’t come to the God-mystery through concepts or theories but by connecting with what is – with God’s immediate, embodied Presence which is all around us.” Father Richard Rohr

February 8, 2017 Daily Quote

“It’s not impermanence per se, or even knowing we’re going to die, that is the cause of our suffering — the Buddha taught. Rather, it’s our resistance to the fundamental uncertainty of our situation.”  Pema Chödrön.

February 7, 2017 Daily Quote

“Mindful walking changes everything. It trains us, both on the inside and the outside, … It can invite new ideas, new ways of seeing, and new ways of understanding with every step.”  Jonathan Stalls

February 6, 2017 Daily Quote

“Thoughts are not an obstacle in Centering prayer, but an opportunity. Each new thought gives you chance to exercise that ‘muscle’ of letting go.”  Cynthia Bourgeault

February 5, 2017 Daily Quote

“Take them away, names like Buddhism. I’m impatient with them.  There’s something beyond all that, beneath all that that they all share, that they all come from.  They are branches from a single root.”  S. Merwin

February 4, 2017 Daily Quote

“Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child – our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”  Thich Nhat Hanh

February 3, 2017 Daily Quote

“Constantly apply cheerfulness, if for no other reason than because you are on this spiritual path. Have a sense of gratitude to everything, even difficult emotions, because of their potential to wake you up.”  Pema Chödrön

February 2. 2017 Daily Quote

“In a real sense, self-inquiry is a spiritually induced form of wintertime. It’s not about looking for a right answer so much as stripping away and letting you see what is not necessary, what you can do without, what you are without your… ideas, concepts, attachments, and conditioning.”  Adyashanti

February 1, 2017 Daily Quote

“There must be a direct way to Truth.  Because if Truth is only found at the end of some practice, it cannot be true.  It means that Truth is limited.  It has a condition.  But Truth must always be True.”  Mooji

January 31, 2017 Daily Quote

“When we approach our feelings of anger with awareness, with mindfulness, it becomes a productive part of our practice. We find, after all, that anger has something to teach us.”  Jules Shuzen Harris Sensei (Uprooting the Seeds of Anger)

January 30, 2017 Daily Quote

“As you awaken more to the truth of your being, you have a greater capacity to be present for more and more challenging experiences, and those experiences find a completion through you instead of getting stuck in you.” Adyashanti (The Way of Liberating Insight” study course)

January 29, 2017 Daily Quote

“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, guilt, or possessions – we cannot be free.”  Thich Nhat Hanh (The Heart of Buddha’s Teachings)

January 28, 2017 Daily Quote

“God first has to belong to you before you will ever have the courage to believe that you could belong to God! This is the first and final impact of our belief in an Indwelling Holy Spirit who emanates from God, exemplifies God precisely as us, and then takes us back to where we came from – despite our many resistances and rebellions.  Richard Rohr (homily “God Must Belong”)

January 27, 2017 Daily Quote

“Collectively, we’re moving towards the Omega point; but every time you and I hate, fear, compete, attach, judge, separate – thus avoiding the necessary letting go – we are resisting the full flow of Love, the energy which is driving the universe forward.” Richard Rohr (The Cosmic Christ)

January 26, 2017 Daily Quote

“Christ invests himself organically within all creation, immersing himself in things, in the heart of the matter, and thus unifying the world. The universe is physically impregnated to the very core of its matter by the influence of his superhuman nature.  Everything is physically “christified,” gathered up by the incarnate Word as nourishment that assimilates, transforms, and divinizes.”  Ilia Delio

January 25, 2017 Daily Quote

“When the mind passes through the brain and the five senses, the names and forms [of this world] are projected out from within. When the mind abides in the Heart, they return and lie buried there.” Garland of Guru’s Sayings

January 24, 2017 Daily Quote

“Through the sacred art of pausing, we develop the capacity to stop hiding, to stop running away from our experience. We begin to trust in our natural intelligence, in our naturally wise heart, in our capacity to open to whatever arises.”  Tara Brach (Radical Acceptance)

January 23, 2017 Daily Quote

“You can do anything with the thoughts of your mind. They are yours and under your control.  You can direct them, coerce them, hush them, or crush them… When you fully apprehend this, and begin to exercise your God-given dominion, you begin to find the way to God, the door to God, the door of mind and thought.”  Charles Fillmore (Prosperity)

January 22, 2017 Daily Quote

“Suffering is primarily a call for attention, which itself is a movement of love. More than happiness, love wants growth, the widening and deepening of awareness and consciousness and being.  Whatever prevents that, becomes a cause of pain, and love does not shirk pain.”  Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

January 21, 2017 Daily Quote

“Life is the energy of love, fully embodied and eager to manifest itself in the world. Everything else life does is merely a prelude to, and a platform for, love’s boundless and eternal self-expression.”  Eileen Workman (social media post)

January 20, 2017 Daily Quote

“Bring your attention to the fact that awareness is only aware. In that sense, it is unconditioned.  Awareness is just aware.  At any time during the day, you can touch into this ground and bring consciousness to it.  You can make the choice to be aware of it.  An important thing is the willingness to make a choice.  Whether there is a chooser or not, there the experience of choice.”  Adyashanti (“The Way of Liberating Insight” study course)

January 19, 2017 Daily Quote

“Meditation is not just a retreat from the turmoil of the stream or the impurity of the world. It is the way of being the stream, so that one can be at home in both the white water and the eddies.  Meditation may take one out of the world, but it also puts one totally into it.”  Gary Snyder (Just One Breath; The Practice of Poetry and Meditation)

January 18, 2017 Daily Quote

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” Carl G. Jung

January 17, 2017 Daily Quote

“Joy and sorrow are inseparable … together they come and when one sits alone with you … remember that the other is asleep in your bed.” Kahlil Gibran

January 16, 2017 Daily Quote

“Our soul is one to God, unchangeable goodness, and therefore between God and our soul there is neither wrath nor forgiveness because there is no ‘between’. Meditations with Julian of Norwich.

January 15, 2017 Daily Quote

“If you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the alter and go; first be reconciled to your brother and then come and offer your gift.” Matthew 5:23-24

January 14, 2017 Daily Quote

“Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom.  One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.”  Hermann Hesse (Siddhartha)

January 13, 2017 Daily Quote

“Truth comes to an innocent mind as a blessing and a sacrament. Truth is a holy thing because it liberates thought from itself and illumines the human heart from the inside out.”  Adyashanti (My Secret is Silence)

January 12, 2017 Daily Quote

“Wisdom is being in the void. To be thoughtless.  Only by being in the void can the light come through.  As long as I have something going on in my mind the Light can’t come through.  The Light can only come in when the mind is clear – – in a state of silence.”  Hew Len, Shamanic Wisdomkeepers.

January 11, 2017 Daily Quote

“Just as a bright sun causes ice cubes to melt, in the moments when we feel connected and kind, we create a warm environment that encourages others around us to relax and open up.” Tara Brach (Radical Acceptance)

January 10, 2017 Daily Quote

“The more that we can take the time to do things that bring us to center such as meditate, dance, sing, and spend time in nature, the easier it is for us to distinguish that quiet ever-present whisper in our lives.” Jana Hexter (Forget about ‘Tapping into Your Intuition’)

January 9, 2017 Daily Quote

“By witnessing how we are, in our body, heart, and mind, we become armed with the necessary information needed to respond thoughtfully and with care.” Jill Satterfield (Meditation in Motion)

January 8, 2017 Daily Quote

“By resting in the acceptance that every facet of experience exists as perfectly-orchestrated catalysts of divine perfection, a willingness to accept how everything is only here to be loved instinctively moves you into the reality of eternal grace.” Matt Kahn (A Deeper Surrender)

January 7, 2017 Daily Quote

“The most direct thing that I can say to you is to not believe your mind. Shift your focus from the mind to the Heart, which means affectionate awareness and stillness. Your mind will not like you doing this at first but with some time and patience, and more than a little love, your mind’s reactions to the old beliefs crumbling will become less and less troubling.”  Adyashanti (Redemptive Love” study course)

January 6, 2017 Daily Quote

“Suffering is primarily a call for attention, which itself is a movement of love. More than happiness, love wants growth, the widening and deepening of awareness and consciousness and being.  Whatever prevents that, becomes a cause of pain, and love does not shirk from pain.”  Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

January 5, 2017 Daily Quote

“We alone are the problem because everything other than ourself comes into seeming existence only when we rise as this ego, and we alone are the solution to this problem because it is only by attending to ourself alone that we can dissolve this illusory ego that we now seem to be.” Ramana Maharshi Foundation (social media post)

January 4, 2017 Daily Quote

“To use your mind in a natural way means to avoid trying to control it. The more you try to control your mind, the more stray thoughts will come up to bother you.  In fact, the very fear of stray thoughts is another stray thought.  Therefore, if you have many stray thoughts, consider it a natural phenomenon and do not despise them.”  Master Sheng-yen (Being Natural)

January 3, 2017 Daily Quote

“Simply by surrendering your need, desire, or tendency to fight your mind, fight your feelings, fight your symptoms, fight with others, fight with criticism, or any perceivable struggle or injustice, you become an open space through which the light of Divinity shines through for the evolution of all.” Matt Kahn (My mind is my shelter)

January 2, 2017 Daily Quote

“The ego either needs something to fight for or something to fight against. …  When change isn’t something to fight for or fight against, you become the change you wish to see by allowing life to change you for the better.”  Matt Kahn (My mind is my shelter)

January 1, 2017 daily Quote

“Love cannot remain by itself – it has no meaning.” Mother Theresa (Love Seeks to Serve)

Dec. 31, 2016 Daily Quote

“Everyone has their own experience. That’s why we are here, to go through our own experience, to learn, to go down those paths and eventually you may have gone down so many paths and learned so much that you don’t have to come back again.”  Prince (social media post)

Dec. 30, 2016 Daily Quote

“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.” Rabindranath Tagore (Collected Poems and Plays of Rabindranath Tagore)

Dec. 29, 2016 Daily Quote

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher in storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” Rabindranath Tagore (Stray Birds)

Dec. 28, 2016 Daily Quote

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” Cynthia Occelli (Resurrecting Venus)

Dec. 27, 2016 Daily Quote

“When we stand so staunchly in our self-righteousness that we can only see those who disagree with us as ignorant, stupid, or evil, we deprive both ourselves, and the other person, of the opportunity to realize why one of may be wrong. And when we deprive ourselves of the opportunity to realize why we are wrong, we deprive ourselves of the ability to realize what is right, and good, and true.” Eileen Workman (social media post)

Dec. 26, 2016 Daily Quote

“If it’s causing suffering, it it’s causing stress, if it’s getting between me and love, getting between me and peace or stillness, I’m going to question it. There’s a lie involved somewhere. My sense of integrity is calling me to examine it.” Martha Beck (DIY Integrity Cleanse Kit)

Dec. 25, 2016 Daily Quote

“The mystery of Christ is revealed, and the Christ “comes again,” whenever we are able to see the spiritual and the material coexisting, in any moment, in any event, and in any person.” Richard Rohr (The Cosmic Christ)

Dec. 24, 2016 Daily Quote

“Faith is a quality of seeing that will expand your vision, that will allow you to see in bigger circles and in bigger realms . . . and to know that at the center of it all is a good and gracious and benevolent God.” Fr. Richard Rohr (“Faith is Not Will- Power as much as Confidence” homily)

Dec. 23, 2016 Daily Quote

“Over a lifetime of practice, contemplation gradually helps you detach from who you think you are and rest in your authentic identity of Love. At first this may feel like an “identity transplant” until you learn how to rest in God permanently.” Fr. Richard Rohr (Nonviolence: The Inner Witness)

Dec. 22, 2016 Daily Quote

“The busier you are, the more you have to step away from busy-ness, from speed, to see what’s truly important in life. It’s the open spaces – the moments when you lose yourself – that help you to find contentment, joy, and peace of mind.” Pico Iyer (Open Up)

Dec. 21, 2016 Daily Quote

“Whatever realization may come by way of silence; our happiness is never won that way. Happiness is not happiness unless it is shared. For happiness is the one thing in all the world that comes to us only at the moment we give it, and is likewise increased by being given away.” Clark Strand (The Wisdom of Frogs)

Dec. 20, 2016 Daily Quote

“Many of us are using our spirituality as a way to avoid life, to avoid seeing things we really need to see, to avoid being confronted with our own misunderstanding and illusions. Life itself has a tremendous capacity to show us truth, to wake us up. And yet, many of us avoid this thing called life, even as it is attempting to wake us up.” Adyashanti (The End of Your World)

Dec. 19, 2016 Daily Quote

“It is said we are insignificant compared to the Universe. But so is everything else, from gophers to galaxies. And yet, the Universe is the community of everything that exists. Therefore, everything is significant. Including you and me.” Paul Harrison (Elements of Pantheism)

Dec. 18, 2016 Daily Quote

“Only when I’m in possession of my own heart can I be present for another in a healing, encouraging, empowering way. Then I have a gift to offer, the best gift I possess – the gift of a self that is whole, that stands in the world on its own two feet.” Parker Palmer (We Deserve the Compassion We Give)

Dec. 17, 2016 Daily Quote

Self-realization requires that we break down everything we identify with in order to understand where we are and how we feel about being there. We must free ourselves from all encumbrances in order to look within and discover the mental and spiritual freedom that is our birthright.” Iyanla Vanzant (social media post)

Dec. 16, 2016 Daily Quote

“You begin by letting thoughts flow and watching them. The very observation slows down the mind till it stops altogether. Once the mind is quiet, keep it quiet. Don’t get bored with peace, be in it, go deeper into it.” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Dec. 15, 2016 Daily Quote

“In every moment of life, there are infinite reasons to suffer and infinite reasons to be happy. What matters is where we’re putting our attention.” Tim Desmond (8 Breaths to Joy: A Guided Practice)

Dec. 14, 2016 Daily Quote

“The more spiritually aware you become, the more sentimentality falls away and transforms your experience of loving. The experience of love does become less personal and more universal. True detachment is absolute intimacy.” Adyashanti (“Redemptive Love” study course)

Dec. 13, 2016 Daily Quote

“When truly and finally you are living only from the Inside Out, you will never again be susceptible to being turned upside down.” Jayem (social media post)

Dec. 12, 2016 Daily Quote

“Those who care the most about what other people think, end up creating the least of what they truly came here to become. Those who care the least about what other people think, are the only ones crazy and powerful enough to create a new and better world for all.” Bentinho Massaro (social media post)

Dec. 11, 2016 Daily Quote

“All our lives long, we identify with our thoughts, our self-image, or our feelings. We have to find a way to get behind this view to discover the face we had before we were born. We must discover who we are in God, who we’ve always been… This is the first goal of contemplation.” Fr. Richard Rohr (Nonviolence: Weekly Summary)

Dec. 10, 2016 Daily Quote

“Any concept of higher truth creates hierarchy, and with that, authority, boundaries, dualism, and opposition. What various religious traditions, including Buddhism, call truth is better described as a way of experiencing things.” Ken McLeod (Something from Nothing)

Dec. 9, 2016 Daily Quote

“We have a choice between two very different ways to meet what arises in experience. The first is to rely on explanations. We interpret our experiences in life according to a set of deeply held assumptions. … The other way is to open and be willing to receive, not control, whatever arises – that is, not only allow but embrace every sensation, feeling, and thought, everything we experience. In this approach, we allow our experience to challenge our assumptions.” Ken McLeod (Something from Nothing)

Dec. 8, 2016 Daily Quote

“This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all!” Rumi

Dec. 7, 2016 Daily Quote

“I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope for hope would be hope for the wrong things; wait without love for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith but the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.” T.S. Eliot (Four Quartets)

Dec. 6, 2016 Daily Quote

“The more we try to make life conform to our desires, the more we struggle and the more we suffer. The only way out of this vicious cycle is to accept what arises, completely: in other words, do nothing. Ken McLeod (Something from Nothing)

Dec. 5, 2016 Daily Quote

“When you internalize the gaze of others, you’re a prisoner of what, in reality, you’re reading into their gaze – an uncertain process at best.” Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Under Your Skin)

Dec. 4, 2016 Daily Quote

“Open the door wide to your fear and anxiety. Touch it. Be curious about it. Then let it go. See the contrast between your anxiety and the space around it.” Carolyn Gimian (Face Fear and Keep Going)

Dec. 3, 2016 Daily Quote

“Spiritual thoughts are infinite in their potentiality, each one being measure by the life, intelligence, and substance with which it is expressed… Every word is a thought in activity, and when spoken it goes out as a vibratory force that is registered in the all providing substance…” Charles Fillmore (Prosperity: Spiritual Secrets to an Abundant Life)

Dec. 2, 2016 Daily Quote

“The unique lesson of chaos is that decisive steps are happening all the time. Any moment is one that can have incredible consequences. A small pressure applied at the right moment to a sad friend’s hand makes all the difference, while the same pressure, applied a moment later, makes no difference at all.” Barbara Roether (The Heartbeat Sutra)

Dec. 1, 2016 Daily Quote

“Love can flow toward you in every moment: through a flower, in a grain of sand, in a wisp of a cloud, in any one person whom you allow to delight you. You might be experiencing this flow of love when you find yourself smiling at things for no apparent reason.” Fr. Richard Rohr (Let the Flow Happen)

November 30, 2016 Daily Quote

“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” Carl G. Jung (Psychology and Alchemy)

November 29, 2016 Daily Quote

“On the ‘mountaintop’ we receive new illumination, inspiration, and insight into the providing law… The thing to bear in mind is to take with you and hold on to all that you gain on the mountaintop of prayer, and not let go of it when you meet the thoughts and states of mind on the material plane that need to be spiritualized.” Myrtle Fillmore (Going into the Silence – Myrtle Fillmore’s Healing Letters)

November 28, 2016 Daily Quote

“The most straightforward advice on awakening enlightened mind is this: practice not causing harm to anyone – yourself or others – and every day, do what you can to be helpful. Pema Chödrön (What to Do When the Going Gets Rough)

November 27, 2016 Daily Quote

“Anyplace you don’t want to be, no matter how comfortable, is a prison for you.” Ajahn Brahm (Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? – Inspiring Stories for Welcoming Life’s Difficulties)

November 26, 2016 Daily Quotes

“To think that you will be happy by becoming something else is delusion. Becoming something else just exchanges one form of suffering for another form of suffering. But when you are content with who you are now – junior or senior, married or single, rich or poor – then you are free of suffering.” Ajahn Brahm (Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? – Inspiring Stories for Welcoming Life’s Difficulties)

November 25, 2016 Daily Quote

“The nature of greed is that it does not satisfy. It is an addiction. You want more and more and more. If something satisfied you, you wouldn’t need more.”  Fr. Richard Rohr (“When it fails you…” homily Sept. 17, 2016)

November 24, 2016 Daily Quote

“Any intention, emotional, or cognitive impulse in us plants a seed in the storehouse that will cause a similar intention, emotion, or thought to arise in the future in the form of fruit. In each moment our experience is determined to a great extent by seeds from the past that are bearing fruit right now.” Ben Connelly (Cleaning Out the Storehouse)

November 23, 2016 Daily Quote

“Feelings, by themselves, do not create problems. It is rather the tendency to interpret and analyze them. When, out of habit, you believe those interpretations, it is there that the suffering begins.” Mooji (social media post)

November 22, 2016 Daily Quote

“It is easy to see what is wrong with everyone and everything. But it takes great honesty and great courage to look inside yourself, to stay in your own business, to see if you are being true, honest and real.” Adyashanti (The Way of Liberating Insight study course)

November 21, 2016 Daily Quote

“Care about people as much as you can, but remember that your own alignment to Higher Self comes first. When it comes down to it, people are replaceable, your alignment is not.” Bentinho Massaro (social media post)

November 20, 2016 Daily Quote

“Many of the things we are doing seem so important to us. We haven’t been able to say ‘No’ to them, because they seemed so important. But if we center down as the old phrase goes, and live in that holy Silence which is dearer than life, and take our life program into the silent places of the heart, with complete openness, ready to do, ready to renounce according to His leading, then many of the things we are doing lose their vitality for us.” Thomas R. Kelly (The Simplification of Life)

November 19, 2016 Daily Quote

“Amazing simplification comes when we ‘center down,’ when life is lived with the singleness of eye, from a holy Center where the breath and stillness of Eternity are heavy upon us and we are wholly yielded to God.” Thomas R. Kelly (Holy Obedience)

November 18, 2016 Daily Quote

“Growth happens effortlessly once the willingness to face the self directly has become greater than the attachment to the comfort of avoiding.” Bentinho Massaro (social media post)

November 17, 2016 Daily Quote

“Life will never be perfect, but there will always be something to appreciate. It’s human nature to struggle at times, but we can hurt a lot less often if we consciously choose to recognize the little things we may be tempted to take for granted.”  Jo Ritchie (Gratitude: The Antidote for Painful Feelings and Fuel for Happiness)

November 16, 2016 Daily Quote

“Birth, old age, sickness, and death are laws in themselves, and not problems that have to be solved through the power of human beings or through some other power. On the contrary, giving oneself over to birth, old age, sickness, and death as they come is the way to liberation.” Harada Sekkei Roshi (Zen Basics)

November 15, 2016 Daily Quote

“Your actions in the moment are all that you can control. So, if you get distracted, come back to the breath, to your feet, and to what you can see directly in front of you. ‘Fight to be here,’ says mental training coach Graham Betchart. ‘You might have to come back 1,000 times, and that’s OK.’ ” Kelle Walsh (Train Your Brain to Thrive)

November 14, 2016 Daily Quote

“By taking time for quiet meditation, and by confidently claiming oneness with God-Mind, we keep the avenues of our minds open to the divine plan for us… There is also a physical side to the operation of this divine law. The body and its needs must have our consideration. We must not drive the body or neglect its normal needs.” Myrtle Fillmore

November 13, 2016 Daily Quote

“To forgive does not mean overlooking the offense and pretending it never happened. Forgiveness means releasing our rage and our need to retaliate, no longer dwelling on the offense, the offender, and the suffering, and rising to a higher love.” Sue Monk Kidd (The Dance of the Dissident Daughter)

November 12, 2016 Daily Quote

“With diligent practice, forgiveness is a unique form of nourishment, a way of providing ourselves and others a spaciousness around our conflicts and difficulties. We no longer feel as alone, stuck, or doomed to fail. The resulting peace of mind provides an inner fullness that no amount of food can offer.” Ronna Kabatznick (Forgive Your Imperfections)

November 11, 2016 Daily Quote

“A human being – temporary biological form creature – will NEVER be ‘safe’ in the world of form because we are designed to dissolve. Give up the drive to survive at any cost (because it’s an impossible goal) and you set yourself free to discover the ease and grace that arise by focusing instead on being the best, most loving, kindest, most grateful temporary human you can be.” Eileen Workman (social media post)

November 10, 2016 Daily Quote

“Nobody can guide you up a mountain that they themselves haven’t climbed.” Rob Bell (social media post)

November 9, 2016 Daily Quote

“A spiritual question is like an alarm clock thrown into the dream. ‘Who Am I?’ calls into question everything the dreamer believes in, namely him or herself. It disrupts the dream. That’s its purpose. When your alarm clock goes off in the morning, its purpose is not to get an answer. Its purpose is to wake you up.” Adyashanti (My Secret is Silence)

November 8, 2016 Daily Quote

“Mystery isn’t something that you cannot understand – it is something you can endlessly understand! There is no point at which you can say, ‘I’ve got it.’ Always and forever, mystery gets you!” Fr. Richard Rohr (Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation)

November 7, 2016 Daily Quote

“To rest in the Unknown literally means that your mind knows absolutely nothing about how to get you to your goal. It means that you’ve stopped looking toward the mind to tell you how, when, and where. By absolutely ceasing to become, you stop. This stopping is effortless. It comes out to wisdom.” Adyashanti (The Impact of Awakening)

November 6, 2016 Daily Quote

“Ceasing to become means that in the face of that which the mind can never know, you do not move. As long as you are trying to become, trying to get somewhere, trying to attain something, you are quite literally moving away from the Truth itself.”  Adyashanti (The Impact of Awakening)

November 5, 2016 Daily Quote

“I do not understand the mystery of Grace – only that it meets where we are and does not leave us where it found us. I can receive gladly or grudgingly, in big gulps or in tiny tastes, like a deer at the salt.” Anne Lamott (Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith)

November 4, 2016 Daily Quote

“The human mind is like that monkey, incessantly active by its own nature, then it becomes drunk with the wine of desire, thus increasing its turbulence. After desire takes possession comes the sting of the scorpion of jealousy at the success of others, and last of all the demon of pride enters the mind, making it think itself of all importance.” Ram Dass (Facebook page: Ram Dass, Love Serve Remember)

November 3, 2016 Daily Quote

“The trick is not to believe in the thoughts that make you feel scared of emotional energy. Feelings have not the power to distract you from your truth, unless you think they do.  Avoiding feelings, however, guides you in directions far removed from the desires of your Soul.”  Bentinho Massaro (social media)

November 2, 2016 Daily Quote

“It isn’t the loved ones and gain, per se, that need to be renounced; it’s the unrealistic hopes we place on these things. Wishful thinking can easily become more compelling than the longing of the Bodhi heart.” Pema Chödrön (Cutting Ties: The Fruits of Solitude)

November 1, 2016 Daily Quote

“We’re all like localized vibrations of the infinite goodness of God’s presence. So love is our very nature. Love is our first, middle, and last name. Love is all, not as sentimentality but love that is self-forgetful and free of self-interest.” Fr. Thomas Keating

October 31, 2016 Daily Quote

“There are many ways to dance with our difficulties.  Each one is a movement from unconsciousness to open attention.  We can study them, or we can just let them go.  We can transmute them and learn to make these energies a useful part of our practice.  When we are unable to do this, we can put them aside and later find a safe and supportive circumstance in which to work with them.  Beyond this, we can exaggerate them in our imagination to come to terms with them.  We can mindfully enact them.  All of these ways keep our practice growing, heartfelt, and alive.” Jack Kornfield (A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life”)

October 30, 2016 Daily Quote

“Placing the blame or judgment on someone else leaves you powerless to change your experience.  Taking responsibility for your beliefs and judgments gives you the power to change them.” Byron Katie

October 29, 2016 Daily Quote

“Sometimes, we may have expectations for our behavior or thoughts that are productive.  We may challenge ourselves to practice more compassion or to meditate for ten minutes a day because we know it makes us feel good, even if we’re ‘not in the mood.’  The issue isn’t having expectations, but where the expectations are coming from.” Sharon Salzberg (The Tyranny of Aspiration)

October 28, 2016 Daily Quote

“One of the major causes of fear is that we do not want to face ourselves as we are.  So, as well as the fears themselves, we have to examine the network of escapes we have developed to rid ourselves of them.  If the mind, in which is included the brain, tries to overcome fear, to suppress it, discipline it, control it, translate it into terms of something else, there is friction, and that conflict is a waste of energy.”  Jiddu Krishnamurti (Freedom from the Known)

October 27, 2016 Daily Quote

“… Whenever we can relate to fear rather from fear, our sense of who we are begins to shift and enlarge.  Instead of constructing a tense and embattled self, we can reconnect with our naturally spacious awareness.  Instead of being trapped in and defined by our experiences, we can recognize them as a changing stream of thoughts and feelings.  In these moments we have awakened from trance.”  Tara Brach (The Trance of Fear)

October 26, 2016 Daily Quote

“My faith is not a checklist to complete.  It’s not an evacuation plan to make and it’s not a club to belong to.  It’s a current I surrender to that leads me again and again toward those I’ve been taught to fear so I can see them up close and fall in love.” Glennon Doyle Melton

October 25, 2016 Daily Quote

“Kindness, patience and all these other qualities should not be understood as individual acts that we ‘do’, such as an ‘act of kindness’ or ‘patience in the moment.’  Eventually we awaken to the realization that these are graces that reside within us, subtly reshaping an act of kindness into a person of kindness.”  Carolyn Myss

October 24, 2016 Daily Quote

“God refuses to be known intellectually.  God can only be loved and known in the act of love; God can only be experienced in communion.” Fr. Richard Rohr (Faith as Participation)

October 23, 2016 Daily Quote

“One has to find out the meaning of living, not merely giving an intellectual significance to it, but looking at what it means to live. And one has also to go into this question of what love is, and what it means to die.  All this has to be examined in the conscious and the deep, hidden recesses of one’s own mind.” Jiddu Krishnamurti (Flight of the Eagle)

October 22, 2016 Daily Quote

“While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – – whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.” Gilda Radner

October 21, 2016 Daily Quote

“I wanted a perfect ending.  Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle or end.  Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” Gilda Radner

October 20, 2016 Daily Quote

“Liberation does not come when you conquer your ego, silence it, or through repression and denial get it to behave ‘properly.’  Liberation comes when we release our attachment to the habitual conditioned nature and structure of our temporary egos.” Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi (Liberation)

October 19, 2016 Daily Quote

“You need to be able to gather yourself to yourself and have a capacity for solitude before you can turn to someone else and really hear what they have to say.  If not, you turn to someone else and you’re projecting onto them who you need them to be for you and you can’t hear who they really are.” Sherry Turkle (Solitude: Are Our Smartphones Trapping Us in Anti-Social Bubbles)

October 18, 2016 Daily Quote

“It has been said that it’s the space between the bars that holds the tiger.  And it’s the silence between the notes that makes the music.  It is out of the silence, or ‘the gap’ or that space between our thoughts, that everything is created, including our own bliss.” Dr. Wayne Dyer (Getting in the Gap)

October 17, 2016 Daily Quote

“In solitude, there is healing.  Speak to your soul.  Listen to your heart.  Sometimes in the absence of noise we find the answers.” Dodinsky (Gentle Reminders)

October 16, 2016 Daily Quote

“When I’m not at peace with who I am, life can be very painful.  When I’m not at peace with the rich diversity of beings who share the planet, life can be very frightening.”  Parker J. Palmer

October 15, 2016 Daily Quote

“The best people are like water, which benefits all things and does not compete with them.  It stays in lowly places that others reject.  This is why it is so similar to the Way.”  Lao Tzu

October 14, 2016 Daily Quote

“Never worry for longer than a second.  When worry arises, take it as a signal from your Higher Self that it disagrees with the thought you just had – otherwise you would feel good.  Change your thought or vibrational attitude right there and then to one that feels abundant and joyful.”  Bentinho Massaro

October 13, 2016 Daily Quote

“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself.  If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself.  Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.” Taoist Wang Fou (Hua Hu Ching)

October 12, 2016 Daily Quote

“Son, you’ll do all right in this world if you just remember that when you talk, you are only repeating what you already know – but if you listen, you may learn something.” J. P. McEvoy (Passing The Hot Potato)

October 11, 2016 Daily Quote

“The present moment is love.  If you want to shift to a vibration of love, then dive into the present moment.  If you want to be in the present moment, then dive into the vibration of love.”  Goodwill G. Mosweu

October 10, 2016 Daily Quote

“You’re not going to master the rest of your life in one day.  Just relax.  Master the day. Then just keep doing that every day.” Unknown

October 9, 2016 Daily Quote

“It is impossible to know what words like liberation or enlightenment mean until you realize them yourself.  This being so, it is of no use to speculate what enlightenment is; in fact, doing so is a major hindrance to the unfolding. As a guiding principle, to progressively realize what is not absolutely True is of infinitely more value than speculating about what is.”  Adyashanti (The Way of Liberation)

October 8, 2016 Daily Quote

“Sanctuary is wherever I find safe space to regain my bearings, reclaim my soul, heal my wounds, and return to the world as a wounded healer.  It’s not merely about finding shelter from the storm: it’s about spiritual survival” Parker J. Palmer (Seeking Sanctuary in Our Own Sacred Space)

October 7, 2016 Daily Quote

“Don’t burden others with your expectations.  Understanding their limitations can inspire compassion instead of disappointment, ensuring beneficial and workable relationships.  Remember that you have only a short time together.  Be grateful for each day you share.” Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche (Change of Heart: The Bodhisattva Peace Training of Chagdud Tulku)

October 6, 2016 Daily Quote

“Ultimately, only a ‘person’ has solid preferences.  A consciousness emptied of the illusion of a separate self simply recognizes what contains the most benefit for all and acts accordingly.” Bentinho Massaro

October 5, 2016 Daily Quote

“Teach us that even as the wonder of the stars in the heavens only reveals itself in the silence of the night, so the wonder of life reveals itself in the silence of the heart.  In the silence of our heart we may see the scattered leaves of all the universe bound by love.”  The Bhagavad Gita

October 4, 2016 Daily Quote

“Craving creates tunnel vision: we see only what we yearn for.  Mindfulness allows us to see that and much more, giving us the choice not to act on our desires.  The one-pointedness with which we fixated on the object of desire can be turned to an object of contemplation, such as the breath.”  Joan Duncan Oliver (Drink and A Man)

October 3, 2016 Daily Quote

“But if you try to escape from this world merely by leaving the city and hiding yourself in solitude, you will only take the city with you into solitude; and yet you can be entirely out of the world while remaining in the midst of it, if you let God set you free from your own selfishness and if you live for love alone.” Thomas Merton (New Seeds of Contemplation)

October 2, 2016 Daily Quote

“Every positive change – every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness – involves a rite of passage.  Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation.  I have never found an exception.” Dan Millman (No Ordinary Moments: A Peaceful Warrior’s Guide to Daily Life)

October 1, 2016 Daily Quote

“At some point, all of our concepts and ideas must yield to our actual experience.  Words and ideas are only useful if they are put into practice.  When we stop discussing things and begin to realize the teachings in our own life, a moment comes when we realize that our life is the path, and we no longer rely merely on the forms of practice.” Thich Nhat Hanh (The Heart of the Buddha’s Teachings)

September 30, 2016 Daily Quote

“At times of writing I never think what I have said before. My aim is not to be consistent with my previous statements on a given question but to be consistent with truth as it may present itself to me at a given moment.  The result has been that I have grown from truth to truth.”  Mahatma Gandhi

September 29, 2016 Daily Quote

“When we feel passion for something, it is because we are remembering what it was that we came here to do. The more passion we feel, the more in alignment with Source we are, allowing this energy to pour through us with no hesitation.  This is the way it was meant to be.”  Karen Bishop

September 28, 2016 Daily Quote

“Survival is for the human animal; fear the motivation. For the spiritual being survival is irrelevant.  Curiosity, compassion and creativity are the name of the game; unconditional love the motivation.”  Peter Shepherd

September 27, 2016 Daily Quote

“In our desire to impose form on the world and our lives, we have lost the capacity to see the form that is already there; and in that lies not liberation but alienation – the cutting off from things as they really are.” Colin Gunton

September 26, 2016 Daily Quote

“I do not believe it possible for one to genuinely love Truth more than people (or vice versa). One might fall into the snare of loving the search more than people, or the pride of having exposed something or someone, but not the truth itself. For if you love Truth you love people; because to love people at all and without illusion, you must also love the truth about them.” Criss Jami

September 25, 2016 Daily Quote

“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.”  C. S. Lewis

September 24, 2016 Daily Quote

“Sometimes the problem is not so much what one is preaching, but rather how he is preaching it.” Criss Jami

September 23, 2016 Daily Quote

“To regret one’s own experiences is to arrest one’s own development. To deny one’s own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one’s own life.  It is no less than a denial of the soul.”  Oscar Wilde

September 22, 2016 Daily Quote

“The direct route is to let reality be the guide to your needs — “What I need is what I have.” This is not something to believe; it’s the way things are right now, whether you believe it or not.”  Byron Katie

September 21, 2016 Daily Quote

“You do not need to believe in Reality for it to be true, but you do need to believe in illusions to make them seem ’true’.” Joel Wright

September 20, 2016 Daily Quote

“Your mind is always wrong no matter what it thinks because thinking is not of God. The closest your mind is capable of coming to truth is in realizing that there must be a better way.”  Joel Wright

September 19, 2016 Daily Quote

“In an age where there is much talk about ‘being yourself’ I reserve to myself the right to forget about being myself, since in any case there is little chance of my being anybody else. Rather it seems to me that when one is too intent on ‘being yourself’ he runs the risk of impersonating a shadow.”   Thomas Merton

September 18, 2016 Daiy Quote

“What is serious to men is often very trivial in the sight of God. What in God might appear to us as ‘play’ is perhaps what He Himself takes most seriously.”  Thomas Merton

September 17, 2016 Daily Quote

“When you are at the top you only see shadows and when you’re at the bottom you are blinded by the light; but from the middle everything is pleasing – day and night.” Robert Wesley Miller

September 16, 2016

“Fear-based beliefs are creatures of the dark. They are sustained outside the light of awareness and they dissipate upon mindful inspection.  … The ultimate purpose of inquiry is that it allows us to pause, rather than ride along on the habitual track of our assumptions about reality.  In the space of a pause, truth can shine through.”  Tara Brach

September 15, 2016 Daily Quote

“Mindfulness supports the moment-to-moment intention to not cause harm, to be kind, and to renounce those thoughts and actions that lead to heedlessness. Without wise intention and wise understanding, mindfulness is aimless, and therefore not the Buddha’s mindfulness.”   Phillip Moffitt

September 14, 2016 Daily Quote

“There is a teaching that says that behind all hardening and tightening and rigidity of the heart, there’s always fear. But if you touch fear, behind fear there is a soft spot.  If you touch that soft spot, you find the vast blue sky.  You find that which is ineffable, ungraspable, and unbiased, that which can support and awaken us at any time.”   Pema Chödrön

September 13, 2016 Daily Quote

“A keen awareness of the impermanence of things can protect us from the pain of self-righteousness, arrogance, ignorance, greed, and ultimately, fear itself.”  Jeff Foster

September 12, 2016 Daily Quote

“We dress up every day as if we were going to a masquerade, clothed in our bravado and our beliefs.  Seeing our own play-acting, we can change.  We can begin to sense what is going on beneath the words, free ourselves of automatic responses, and react authentically.”  don Miguel Ruiz

September 11, 2016 Daily Quote

“Understanding impermanence can give us confidence, peace and joy. Impermanence does not necessarily lead to suffering.  Without impermanence, life could not be. … It is not impermanence that makes us suffer.  What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.” Thich Nhat Hanh

September 10, 2016 Daily Quote

“In the way we practice, we don’t say, ‘Hell is bad and heaven is good’ or ‘Get rid of hell and just seek heaven,’ but we encourage ourselves to develop an open heart and an open mind to heaven, hell, to everything.”  Pema Chödrön

September 09, 2016 Daily Quote

“If you know you’re dreaming, can you continue to dream? That’s what the soul does – the soul appreciates that it’s a dream and that it contains the ego.  If you push away the ego, if you cultivate an aversion to that dream, you’re never going to be free because there will be an attachment.”  Ram Dass

September 08, 2016 Daily Quote

“The universe is made up of experiences that are designed to burn out our reactivity, which is our attachments, our clinging — to pain, to pleasure, to fear, to all of it. And as long as there are places where we’re vulnerable, the universe will find ways to confront us with them.  That’s the way the dance is designed.”   Ram Dass

September 07, 2016 Daily Quote

“What if we could recognize our faults and look to see what is beyond them? What if we could see, with great tenderness, the painful unmet needs that have shaped our behaviors?  For many of us, this process is the work of a lifetime…  Yet it begins the moment that we are willing to look at ourselves through the eyes of compassion.”   Tara Brach

September 6, 2016 Daily Quote

“What we must come to understand is that awareness in the present is the only starting point and that this starting point is at the same time the point of arrival.”   Jean Klein

September 5, 2016 Daily Quote

“Not every man with a heart is understanding, nor every man with an ear a listener, and nor every man with eyes able to see.”   Ali ibn Abi Talib

September 4, 2016 Daily Quote

“When we silence the mind long enough to hear the heart song of our soul, the mind discovers its rightful place and no longer creates more suffering in the world.  It is only a mind that has not yet met the soul (or its higher Self) that cannot be trusted.”   Eileen Workman

September 3, 2016 Daily Quote

“The mind will find myriad reasons to avoid the hard work of change, because it sometimes imagines its own role is to figure out what to do, rather than to problem-solve for the best way to perform the soul’s intentions, which are already set.”  Eileen Workman

September 2, 2016 Daily Quote

“Inquiry is meant to bring you to the frontier between the known and unknown.”  Adyashanti

September 1, 2016 Daily Quote

“What’s important is the capacity to listen, to be quiet, and to be patient so we can intuit the way that God or life wants to reveal itself to us.”   Adyashanti

August 31, 2016 Daily Quote

“Whatever happens to you, don’t fall in despair. Even if all the doors are closed, a secret path will be there for you that no one knows. You can’t see it yet but so many paradises are at the end of this path. Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want. ‘Thank’ before having what you want.”   Shams Tabrizi

August 30, 2016 Daily Quote

“Most people fret about losing this state or that state. They get caught up in what’s not present anymore. That which comes and goes is not real; quit chasing it. It doesn’t matter!!!  What haven’t you lost? That’s what’s important. What always is? What is there in bliss and in misery? Who you are is always present and is always the same. That which doesn’t come and go is real. That is where Freedom is found – nowhere else.”   Adyashanti

August 29, 2016 Daily Quote

“Forgiveness is a unique form of nourishment, a way of providing ourselves and others a spaciousness around our conflicts and difficulties. We no longer feel as alone, stuck, or doomed to fail. The resulting peace of mind provides an inner fullness that no amount of food can ever offer.”   Ronna Kabatznick

August 28, 2016 Daily Quote

“Forgiveness, quite frankly, is the most selfish thing you can do. Because it is the greatest thing you can do for yourself.” Caroline Myss

August 27, 2016 Daily Quote

“We find true refuge whenever we recognize the silent space of awareness behind all our busy doing and striving. We find refuge whenever our hearts open with tenderness and love. We find refuge whenever we connect with the innate clarity and intelligence of our true nature.” Tara Brach

August 26, 2016 Daily Quote

“Recognize what is going on; allow the experience to be there, just as it is. Investigate with interest and care and nourish with self-compassion.”   Tara Brach

August 25, 2016 Daily Quote

“The Master said that the mind is only identity of the Self with the body. It is a false ego that is created; it creates false phenomena in its turn, and appears to move in them; all these are false. The Self is the only Reality. If the false identity vanishes the persistence of the Reality becomes apparent.” Sri Ramana Maharshi

August 24, 2016 Daily Quote

“You may say that people find pain or pleasure in worldly phenomena. It is owing to superimposition. This must not happen. With this end in view practice is made. Practice lies in one of two courses: devotion or knowledge.” Sri Ramana Maharshi

August 23, 2016 Daily Quote

“Letting your naked self be known by God is always to recognize your need for mercy and your own utter inadequacy and littleness. You realize that even the best things you’ve done have often been for mixed and selfish motives, not really for love. Your need for mercy draws you close to God.”   Fr. Richard Rohr

August 22, 2016 Daily Quote

“What sustains this constant state of wanting is the belief that we can get – somehow, somewhere, someday – what we want. And even more than that, that when we get it, it will make us happy, finally, forever. The closer we get to Truth, the more paradoxes there seem to be. Simply getting what we want doesn’t necessarily make us happy. That condition that we seek is an already existing condition. And even though it is already existing, we seek it, and our seeking obscures it. Not just spiritual seeking, every kind of seeking.

“Liberation is the cessation of the seeker, the seeking, and the sought. It is the end of struggle, separation, and fear. It is beyond all experience and the experiencer thereof. Liberation is what you were born to realize. It is the nature of your own Self.”   Adyashanti

August 21, 2016 Daily Quote

“Most people do not see their beliefs. Instead, their beliefs tell them what they see. This is the simple difference between clarity and confusion.” Matt Kahn

August 20, 2016 Daily Quote

“When your clarity meets your conviction and you apply action to the equation, your world will begin to transform before your eyes.” Lisa Nichols

August 19, 2016 Daily Quote

“When I try to control, I get attached to how I think it should play out; I think that I know the best way for things to happen. But many examples in my life have shown that when I trust and let go of thinking I know best, the outcome is better than anything I could have imagined. Letting go doesn’t mean giving up the desire, it means letting go of the struggle. It’s exhausting needing to be in control all the time, isn’t it? And the truth really is that any sense of control that we think that we have is false anyway.” Sheila Viers

August 18, 2016 Daily Quote

“We should always try to be active coming out of Samadhi. For this, we have to forget things like ‘I should be mindful of this or that.’ If you are mindful, you are already creating a separation (‘I-am-mindful-of-…’). Don’t be mindful, please! When you walk, just walk. Let the walk walk. Let the talk talk. Let the eating eat, the sitting sit, the work work. Let the sleep sleep.” Muho Noelke

August 17, 2016 Daily Quote

“Isn’t it extraordinary to realize that a mere shift in attention will produce the life experience we choose? We don’t have to get rid of people, move, change jobs, rob a bank, or run off to parts unknown. Everything in our lives can be exactly the same, and, with that shift in attention, everything in our lives is completely different.” Cheri Huber

August 16, 2016 Daily Quote

“Once you realize that the road is the goal, and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple. In itself an ecstasy.” Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj

August 15, 2016 Daily Quote

“We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for misery, for joy.” Pema Chödrön

August 14, 2016 Daily Quote

“Love is misunderstood to be an emotion; actually, it is a state of awareness, a way of being in the world, a way of seeing oneself and others.”   Dr. David R. Hawkins

August 13, 2016 Daily Quote

“The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring that person joy.” Thich Nhat Hanh

August 12, 2016 Daily Quote

“What spiritual bypassing would have us ‘rise above’ is precisely what we need to enter, and enter deeply, with as little self-numbing as possible. To this end, it is crucial that we ‘see-through’ whatever practices we have, spiritual or otherwise, that tranquilize rather than illuminate and awaken us.” Robert Augustus Masters

August 11, 2016 Daily Quote

“There are those who fear – and even loathe – the concept of Oneness, because they imagine it means uniformity, conformity and destruction of all that makes us unique. This because they misunderstand the meaning of Oneness.” Eileen Workman

August 10, 2016 Daily Quote

“The moment I pick up a tool of war, I become a warrior. The moment I pick up a tool of separation consciousness – judgment, shame, blame, guilt, condemnation, rejection, bullying, coercion, manipulation, jealousy, envy, greed, fear, hatred, anger, frustration or violence – I separate myself from whatever it is that I’m seeking to act upon.” Eileen Workman

August 9, 2016 Daily Quote

“The violence of cravings, or this sense of self, is like that of a fire burning a forest or burning a house. It won’t listen to anyone, but simply keeps burning away, burning away inside of you. And that’s not all. It’s always out to set fire to other people, too.” Upasika Kee Nanayon

August 8, 2016 Daily Quote

“If you are excited, it ruins everything. You don’t see things clear through. You stop there and don’t go any further. For this reason, when you train the mind or contemplate the mind to the point of gaining clear realizations every now and then, regard them as simply things to observe.” Upasika Kee Nanayon

August 7, 2016 Daily Quote

“It is when we begin to witness interdependence that we see the true importance of personal responsibility. Once we see that nothing happens in a vacuum, that’s the exact moment when we are properly inspired to become accountable for our own mind.” Ethan Nichtern

August 6, 2016 Daily Quote

“Every day, priests minutely examine the Law and endlessly chant complicated sutras. Before doing that, though, they should learn how to read the love letters sent by the wind and rain, the snow and moon.” Ikkyu

August 4, 2016 Daily Quote

“It is so clear that what I do is irrelevant. It is the purpose behind it that gives what I do meaning. Confusion arises because my ego cannot distinguish between form and content and always rushes to ‘improve’ form. Our financial system, our political system, our relationships are based on form not content. Time to turn inwards and embrace the content: giving and receiving Love.” Diederik Wolsak

August 3, 2016 Daily Quote

“You cannot drop what you truly are. You can only drop your self-image. Your Self you can only be.” Mooji

August 2, 2016 Daily Quote

“We believe too quickly in feelings and thought-processes. You must become more detached from them. Keep looking without interpreting so quickly. Once you understand you are the witness to what is playing in the mind, if you don’t identify too quickly, you start to become aware of your own presence.” Mooji

August 1, 2016 Daily Quote

“If you notice your attention caught by an unhealthy distraction – such as spacing out on the web – ask yourself, “What would I have to experience if I didn’t turn toward this habit?”  Hugh Byrne

July 31, 2016 Daily Quote

“There is no true solitude except interior solitude.  And interior solitude is not possible for anyone who does not accept his true place in relation to other men. There is no true peace possible for the man who still imagines that some accident of talent or grace or virtue segregates him from other men and places him above them.” Thomas Merton

July 30, 2016 Daily Quote

“Our minds are like crows.  They pick up everything that glitters, no matter how uncomfortable our nests get with all of that metal.”  Thomas Merton

July 29, 2016 Daily Quote

“If you never have had any distractions you don’t know how to pray.  For the secret of prayer is a hunger for God and for a vision of God, a hunger that lies far deeper than the level of language or affection.”  Thomas Merton

July 28, 2016 Daily Quote

“It takes energy to look into suffering and to see what has brought about that suffering.  But this insight will lead us to see how to end our suffering, and the path needed to do so.  When we embrace our suffering, we see its origins, and we that it can end because there is a path.  Our suffering is at the center.  When we look at compost, we see the flowers.  When we look into the sea of fire, we see a lotus.  The path that does not run away from but embraces our suffering is the path that will lead us to liberation.” Thich Nhat Hanh

July 27, 2016 Daily Quote

“It is not always necessary for us to deal directly with our suffering.  Sometimes we can just allow it to lie dormant in our store consciousness, and we use the opportunity to touch the refreshing and healing elements within us and around us with our mindfulness.”  Thich Nhat Hanh

July 25, 2016 Daily Quote

“There are always moments when one feels empty and estranged.  Such moments are the most desirable, for it means the soul has cast its moorings and is sailing for distant places.  This is detachment — when the old is over and the new has not yet come.  If you are afraid the state may be distressing, there is really nothing to be afraid of.  Remember the instruction: Whatever you come across – go beyond.”  Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

July 24, 2016 Daily Quote

“Sitting in stillness is all about going to the root of being.  This root is also the root of movement, energy, and emptiness.  The mind may be busy, but you can open to the silence from which thought arises.”  Adyashanti

July 23, 2016, Daily Quote

“The supreme meaning is great and small, it is as wide as the space of the starry Heaven and as narrow as the cells of the living body.”  Carl G. Jung

July 22, 2016 Daily Quote

“To find out what is truly individual in ourselves, profound reflection is needed; and suddenly we realize how uncommonly difficult the discovery of individuality in fact is.”  Carl G. Jung

July 21, 2016 Daily Quote

“Even the ugliest of doubts and the most separate of differences rise from the beautiful source as Isness.  In Self there are no do’s or don’ts.  If there is unhappiness, you are not unhappy, you are the Untouched Awareness of this unhappiness.  As waves are not separate from the ocean, nor rays from sun, you are not separate from existence.  You are the Moment in which all is.”  Papaji

July 20, 2016 Daily Quote

“Surrender is giving oneself up to the origin of one’s Being.  In due course, we will know that our glory lies where we cease to exist.”  Sri Ramana Maharshi

July 19, 2016 Daily Quote

“The urge to become what one is is invincibly strong, and you can always count on it, but that does not mean that things will necessarily turn out positively.  If you are not interested in your own fate, the unconscious is.”  Carl G. Jung

July 18, 2016 Daily Quote

“In an absolute sense, everything happens quite spontaneously.  You don’t need to think about it.  When you’re in a deep state of realization, the reason life seems to flow for you is because you’re not resisting it.”  Adyashanti

July 17, 2016 Daily Quote

“Check all movements of the mind for one moment only, stop all desires and all thoughts for one second only, especially the first of “I”, for one instant only, and you are beyond the cycle of birth and death forever.  This cycle is samsara, your own imagination.”  Papaji

July 16, 2016 Daily Quote

“There comes a time in your life when you simply have to be still.  Being still does not mean doing nothing.  It means consciously tuning in to the Self.  Being still means listening within for the guidance or answers you need.”  Iyanla Vanzant

July 15, 2016 Daily Quote

“And then I learned the spiritual journey had nothing to do with being nice.  It is about being real, authentic.  Having boundaries.  Honoring my space first, others second.  And in this space of self-care being nice just happened, it flowed not motivated by fear but by love.”  Michelle Olak

July 14, 2016 Daily Quote

“Then again it may be said, there is a purpose, and there is again a purpose under each purpose; and yet beyond and beneath all purposes there is no purpose.  The creation is, because it is.”  Hazrat Inayat Kahn

July 13, 2016 Daily Quote

“If you happen to come across the news and you see anything that troubles you, challenge yourself.  Come up with a good reason why God did this.  That’ll change your entire mind.  Why did God do this?”  Matt Kahn

July 12, 2016 Daily Quote

“What is rooted out in the quest of truth is ignorance; it is entirely removed from the heart, and the outlook becomes wide; as wide as the Eye of God; therein is born the divine Spirit, the spirit, which is called Divinity.”  Hazrat Inayat Khan

July 11, 2016 Daily Quote

“Intellect is the knowledge obtained by experience of names and form; wisdom is the knowledge which manifests only from the inner being; to acquire intellect one must delve into studies, but to obtain wisdom, nothing but the flow of divine mercy is needed; it is a natural as the instinct of swimming to the fish or flying to the bird.”  Hazrat Inayat Khan

July 10, 2016 Daily Quote

“There can be no rebirth without a dark night of the soul, a total annihilation of all that you believed in and thought you were.”  Hazrat Inayat Khan

July 9, 2016 Daily Quote

“People are rivers, always ready to move from one state of being into another.  It is not fair, to treat people as if they are finished beings.  Everyone is always becoming and unbecoming.”  Kathleen Winter

July 8, 2016 Daily Quote

“Dancing is not rising to your feet painlessly like a whirl of dust blown about by the wind.  Dancing is when you rise above both worlds, tearing your heart to pieces and giving up your soul.”  Rumi

July 7, 2016 Daily Quote

“Most of us just haven’t learned to pay much attention to the countless hours of love, kindness, and care that surround us each day: a child at the store reaching for her mother’s hand, an elderly stranger at the park who smiles upon a young family, a grocery clerk who beams at you as she hands you your change.”  John Makransky

July 6, 2016 Daily Quote

“Each activity you perform is an opportunity to observe the ways mind and body can work together and how they can sometimes conflict.  The mind can spend hours worrying about a simple task that will take the body only minutes to perform.  Although the music maybe long, the dance itself is short.”  Gary Thorp

July 5, 2016 Daily Quote

“The heart of so many mystical disciplines is “Stay fully present.”  Learn to keep your spirit fully in focus, so that you know where you all of you is at all times.  Such a profound truth is one the mind cannot grasp, because the intellect cannot get this place called “now.”  Only a soul can travel there.  While it may sound easy to say, “Just detach and get on with your life,” there is nothing easy about it.  Holding your consciousness in the present time is the equivalent of entering a different but parallel dimension of reality.”  Caroline Myss

July 4, 2016 Daily Quote

“Every moment in life is absolute in itself.  That’s all there is.  There is nothing other than this present moment; there is no past, there is no future; there is nothing but this.  So when we don’t pay attention to each little ‘this’, we miss the whole thing.”  Charlotte Joko Beck

July 3, 2016 Daily Quote

“Surrender isn’t about giving up.  Nor is it about laying back and going unconscious.  It’s about paying attention in a deeper way.  It’s about listening with every cell of our being.  It’s about watching to see what happens.”  Oriah Mountain Dreamer

July 2, 2016 Daily Quote

“Transformation has little to do with intelligence, willpower, or perfection.  It has everything to do with honest humility, willingness, and surrender.”  Fr. Richard Rohr

July 1, 2016 Daily Quote

“Awakening is not about me, it’s about something bigger.  It’s about the stream of consciousness that I am embedded in as a person.” Thomas Hübl

June 30, 2016 Daily Quote

“The fact I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual practices.”  Leo Buscaglia

June 29, 2016 Daily Quote

“The spiritual path is not a sole endeavor.  In fact, the very notion of a self who is trying to free her/himself is a delusion.  We are in it together and the company of spiritual friends helps us realize our connectedness.”  Tara Brach

June 28, 2016 Daily Quote

It isn’t the things that happen in our lives that cause us to suffer, it’s how we relate to the things that happen to us that causes us to suffer.”  Pema Chödrön

June 27, 2016 Daily Quote

“For a long time it has seemed to me that life is about to begin; Real Life.  But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid.  Then life would begin.  At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”  Father Albert D’Souza

June 26, 2016 Daily Quote

“He travels with whoever looks for Him, and having taken a seeker by the hand, He arouses him to go in search of himself.”  Al-Ansari

June 25, 2016 Daily Quote

“It is quite natural, in pursuing enlightenment or just in trying to be happier, to look to your everyday experience for signs of results.  Indeed, your daily life is nothing else but an expression of your spiritual condition.”  Thaddeus Golas

June 24, 2016 Daily Quote

“The doorway to Divinity is located and available as a direct experience in the exact split second of ‘now’ which is discernable between two thoughts.”  David Hawkins

June 23, 2016 Daily Quote

“If you, as an individual, no longer found an identity from your thoughts, then you would break free of time and enter the sweetness and clarity of the timeless.”  Bernie Prior

June 22, 2016 Daily Quote

“Ego can be defined as whatever covers up basic goodness.  From an experiential point of view, what is ego covering up? It’s covering up our experience of just being here, just fully being where we are, so that we can relate to the immediacy of our experience.”  Pema Chödrön

June 21, 2016 Daily Quote

“The ego is the single biggest obstacle to the achievement of anything. Between-ness is the acting without ego. You act, but you are not the actor.  You do things, but you are not the doer – you know you are not the doer.  It is the ability to hold the head at a dead standstill in order to affect certain changes.  You desire the change, but you do not care if it comes to pass.”  Richard Rose

June 20, 2016 Daily Quote

“With spiritual work, the terms ‘is’ or ‘are’ become progressively replaced by the term ‘seems to’, which is due to the increasing realization of the degree to which perception is the mask that hinders truth.”  David Hawkins

June 19, 2016 Daily Quote

“All judgment reveals itself to be self-judgment in the end and, when this is understood, a larger comprehension of the nature of life takes its place.”  David Hawkins

June 18, 2016 Daily Quote

“The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.”  Pema Chödrön

June 17, 2016 Daily Quote

“If you could only keep quiet, clear of memories and expectations, you would be able to discern the beautiful pattern of events.  It’s your restlessness that causes the chaos.”  Sri Nisargadatta

June 16, 2016 Daily Quote

“Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don’t realize this because almost everyone is suffering from it, so it is considered normal.  This incessant mental noise prevents you from finding that realm of inner stillness that is inseparable from Being.”  Eckhart Tolle

June 15, 2016 Daily Quote

“You must have a room or a certain hour of the day… a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are, and what you might be.  At first you may find nothing’s happening but if you have a sacred place and use it, take advantage of it, something will happen.  Joseph Campbell

June 14, 2016 Daily Quote

“Where and when God finds you ready, he must act and overflow into you, just as when the air is clear and pure, the sun must overflow into it and cannot refrain from doing that.”  Meister Eckhart

June 13, 2016 Daily Quote

“The door you open to give love is the very one through which love arrives.”  Alan Cohen

June 12, 2016 Daily Quote

“Every time we experience a single day of inner stillness and joy, we are empowered to expand it into a second and a third day.  A space opens in our hearts, and when two hearts recognize and acknowledge each other, a connection happens.  It happens again and again as other hearts are joined in this stillness.”  LaUna Huffines

June 11, 2016 Daily Quote

“Love is what we were born with.  Fear is what we learned here.  The spiritual journey is the relinquishment, or the unlearning, of fear and the acceptance of love back into our heart.”  Marianne Williamson

June 10, 2016 Daily Quote

“Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”  I Corinthians 12: 4-7 (NIV)

June 9, 2016 Daily Quotes

“To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself to heaven.  Don’t wait until you die.  If you wait, you die now.  If you love, you live now.”  Alan Cohen

June 8, 2016 Daily Quote

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”  Buddha

June 7, 2016 Daily Quote

“As various forms of human-made madness continue to swirl around us — occasionally catching us up in the swirl — it’s important to be intentional about seeking sources of inner peace.  Only when we’re at peace inwardly can we bring some measure of peace to a violent world.”  Parker Palmer

June 6, 2016 Daily Quote

“By negative understanding I mean a state of mind that looks at a problem, or at a mountain, without verbalizing it: it just looks.  It is a state of mind that doesn’t interpret, censor, or choose, but is aware without choice.”  Krishnamurti

June 5, 2016 Daily Quote

“When we ignore our painful feelings or push them away, they impede our flowing aliveness and obscure the pure awareness that is our source.  By not listening to our inner life, we cut ourselves off from reality.  What remains is a diminished self, an unreal other.”  Tara Brach

June 4, 2016 Daily Quote

“When we’re speeding along, we violate our own natural rhythms in a way that prevents us from listening to our inner life and being in a resonant field with others.  We get tight.  We get small.  We override our capacity to appreciate beauty, to celebrate, to serve from the heart.”  Tara Brach

June 3, 2016 Daily Quote

“The contemplative mind knows that I don’t create the patterns, nor do I have to understand them.  I simply must be willing to stand in awe, readiness, and humility before the patterns of reality until they reveal themselves – because they’re already there, shared by other true seers or contemplatives.”  Fr. Richard Rohr

June 2, 2016 Daily Quote

“By noticing what goes on in our bodies and minds, we step out of the loop of reactivity.  Instead of being like a horseman or woman in a frenetic and futile battle with a frightened mount, we stop trying to grapple our way to steadiness but rather become conscious enough to realize our suffering and maybe the patterns that led to the suffering.”  Ed Halliwell

June 1, 2016 Daily Quote

“Though we are conditioned to identify with the thoughts that pass through our awareness rather than awareness itself, the awareness that is our true nature is infinitely flexible.  It is capable of any and every sort of experience.  When we begin to identify with that timeless, pristine awareness rather than with the thoughts, feelings, and sensations that pass through it, we’ve taken the first step toward facing the freedom of our true nature.”  Mingyur Rinpoche

May 31, 2016 Daily Quote

“The truth is of course that there is no journey.  We arriving and departing all at the same time.”  David Bowie

May 30, 2016 Daily Quote

“It doesn’t matter what is going to happen, just know inside and trust everything is fine.  You don’t need to know how to, you only have to trust.  Be and follow the advice you are given.”  Mooji

May 29, 2016 Daily Quote

“Surrender is complete only when you reach the stage ‘Thou are all’ and ‘Thy will be done’.”  Sri Ramana Maharishi

May 28, 2016 Daily Quote

“Remain in me, as I remain in you.  Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine, you are the branches.”  John 15:4-5

May 27, 2016 Daily Quote

“If you don’t realize the Source, you stumble in confusion and sorrow.  When you realize where you come from, you naturally become tolerant, disinterested, amused, kind-hearted as a grandmother, dignified as a king. Immersed in the wonder of the Tao, you can deal with whatever life brings you, and when death comes, you are ready.”  Lao Tzu

May 26, 2016 Daily Quote

“When we see things in an intuitive way, in conscious union with the eyes of God, what we see is qualitatively different.  Basically it is no longer self-referential but very expansive seeing because we are participating in the larger reality of God, which is Love.  This changes everything.”  Fr. Richard Rohr

May 25, 2016 Daily Quote

“When you do not know you need mercy and forgiveness yourself, you invariably become stingy in sharing it with others.”  Fr. Richard Rohr

May 24, 2016 Daily Quote

“What if the question is not why am I so infrequently the person I really want to be, but why do I so infrequently want to be the person I really am?”  Oriah Mountain Dreamer

May 23, 2016 Daily Quote

“Why not accept ourselves just the way we are, and love ourselves the way we are?  The image of perfection we have learned to search for is one of the biggest lies.”  don Miguel Ruiz

May 22, 2016 Daily Quote

“When you make awakening your first priority, it is like your clothes getting wet.  It seeps into every aspect of your life.”  Thomas Hübl

May 21, 2016 Daily Quote

“Deep spirituality isn’t just about having a rigorous meditation practice or reciting spiritual texts correctly.  It’s about asking questions and challenging our beliefs and the beliefs of others.  Sometimes that means pushing back on things we, at face value, identify as spiritual.”  Sharon Salzberg

May 20, 2016 Daily Quote

“Ironically, the aspiration to be ‘spiritual’, regardless of what that means, can get in the way of being present and feeling connected to ourselves.  We may be seeking Truth yet committing to the idea of a spiritual journey may involve denying the truth about what we are feeling.”  Sharon Salzburg

May 19, 2016 Daily Quote

“Just do your work.  And if the world needs your work it will come and get you.  And if it doesn’t, do your work anyway.  Have fantasies about having control over the world, but know that you barely have control over your kitchen sink.  This is the grace that you are given.”  Kiki Smith

May 18, 2016 Daily Quote

“Each day take down one boundary between you and the Divine.”  Caroline Myss

May 17, 2016 Daily Quote

“Be the teaching, not the teacher.” Matt Kahn

May 16, 2016 Daily Quote

“God is in the universe as its constant ‘breath’ or inspiration; hence it is only necessary to find the point of contact in order to understand the One in whom we all ‘live, and move, and have our being’.”  Charles Fillmore

May 15, 2016 Daily Quote

“Do not try to become anything.  Do not make yourself into anything.  Do not be a meditator.  Do not become enlightened.  When you sit, let it be.  When you walk, let it be.  Grasp at nothing.  Resist nothing.”  Ajahn Chah

May 14, 2016 Daily Quote

“It may be when we no longer know what we have to do, we have come to our real work, and then when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.”  Wendell Berry

May 13, 2016 Daily Quote

“The liberation of mindfulness is that we can cultivate a different relationship with co-dependent attention suckers.”  Steve Hickman

May 12, 2016 Daily Quote

“The day you decide that you are more interested in being aware of your thoughts than you are in the thoughts themselves — that is the day you will find your way out.”  Michael Singer

May 11, 2016 Daily Quote

“Thoughts are bubbles that are waiting to be popped by awareness.  Once they’ve been popped, the negative emotion often associated with our thoughts will similarly disappear into the thinness of the air.”  Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn

May 10, 2016 Daily Quote

“The biggest illusion about a path of refuge is that we are on our way somewhere else, on our way to becoming a different kind of person.  But ultimately, our refuge is not outside ourselves, not somewhere in the future — it always and already here.”  Tara Brach

May 9, 2016 Daily Quote

“You cannot truly love until you can love your own inability to love sometimes.  You cannot truly heal until you embrace all that is unhealed within yourself, make room for it, treat it as a welcoming guest in your vastness.  You cannot know true freedom until you realize that even feeling unfree is a tremendous gift.”  Jeff Foster

May 8, 2016 Daily Quote

“To listen well we must become aware of the mental static that runs interference: aware of our emotional reactivity; aware of all the ways we interpret (and misinterpret) each other; aware of our haste to prepare a response; aware of how we armor ourselves with judgment.”  Tara Brach

May 7, 2016 Daily Quote

“If you could look inside the Heart of any and every single human being, you would fall in love with them completely.  If you see the inside as it really is and not as your mind projects it to be, you would be so purely in love with the whole thing.”  Mooji

May 6, 2016 Daily Quote

“When I listen to you, life is teaching me.  To be awake is to never be bored.  Why?  Because we can always be learning from the Book of Life, reality itself.  When I listen to you, life is teaching me if I look deeply enough.”  Thomas Hübl

May 5, 2016 Daily Quote

“If you knew everyone’s story, you would love them.  You can’t hate anyone if you know everything that happened to them between their birth and now; why they became the way they became; why they have walls up or down.  If you truly know someone, you’d get it.”  Emma Stone

May 4, 2016 Daily Quote

“When fear is in control, we’re never at our best.  It can create a distance in our relationships, stifle our creativity, and cloud our judgment when we need it most.”  Tara Brach

May 3, 2016 Daily Quote

“Sometimes work is required.  Sometimes all we have to do is spread our wings and let the winds carry us.  Wisdom is discerning what is needed in this moment.”  Oriah Mountain Dreamer

May 2, 2016 Daily Quote

“Our true nature is like a precious jewel: although it may be temporarily buried in the mud, it remains completely brilliant and unaffected.  We simply have to uncover it.”  Pema Chödrön

May 1, 2016 Daily Quote

“You do not find the Great Love except by finding your True Self along with it, and you cannot find your True Self without falling into the Great Love.”  Fr. Richard Rohr

April 30, 2016 Daily Quote

“The way out of our cage begins with accepting absolutely everything about ourselves and our lives, by embracing with wakefulness and care our moment-to-moment experience.”  Tara Brach

April 29, 2016 Daily Quote

“By regarding ourselves with kindness, we begin to dissolve the identity of an isolate, deficient self.  This creates the grounds for including others in an unconditionally loving heart.”  Tara Brach

April 28, 2016 Daily Quote

“Mercy is not a virtue that you choose to put on one day.  Mercy has to be your deepest way of seeing, a generosity of spirit that draws from your identity, your deepest dignity, which is love.”  Fr. Richard Rohr

April 27, 2016 Daily Quote

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels but have not love I have become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal.  And though I have the gift of prophecy and understand mysteries and all knowledge and though I have faith so that I could move mountains but have not love I am nothing.  And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor and though I give my body to be burned but have not love it profits me nothing.”  1 Corinthians 13:1-3

April 26, 2016 Daily Quote

“If we want there to be peace in the world, we have to be brave enough to soften what is rigid in our heart, to find the soft spot and stay with it.  We have to have that kind of courage and take that kind of responsibility.  That’s the true practice of peace.”  Pema Chödrön

April 25, 2016 Daily Quote

“The more we see the people around us from the inside, the clearer and more compassionate our communication becomes.  This is the basis of a ‘new we’.”  ThomasHübl

April 24, 2016 Daily Quote

“Most people do not see their beliefs.  Instead, their beliefs tell them what they see.  This is the simple difference between clarity and confusion.”  Matt Kahn

April 23, 2016 Daily Quote

“It is useless to dream of reforming society without a corresponding deep change in our inner lives.”  Dom Helder Camara

April 22, 2016 Daily Quote

“I feel like there are three different things that open a heart: vulnerability, authenticity, and compassion.  Any one of these is great, but when all three are present, magic happens.”  Michael Landis

April 21, 2016 Daily Quote

CLEARING by Martha Postlewaite

Do not try to save
the whole world
or do anything grandiose. Instead, create
a clearing
in the dense forest
of your life
and wait there
until the song
that is your life
falls into your own cupped hands and you recognize and greet it. Only then will you know
how to give yourself
to this world
so worth of rescue.

April 20, 2016 Daily Quote

“One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul.  Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it.”  Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

April 19, 2016 Daily Quote

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself.  The challenge is to silence the mind.”  Caroline Myss

April 18, 2016 Daily Quote

“Every human being radiates the whole information about their life constantly into space.  We are all like a radio station and we are broadcasting our program 24 hours a day.”  Thomas Hübl

April 17, 2016 Daily Quote

“Deep spirituality isn’t just about having a rigorous meditation practice or reciting spiritual texts correctly.  It’s about asking questions and challenging our beliefs, and the beliefs of others.  Sometimes that means pushing back on things we might, at face value, identify as spiritual.”  Sharon Salzburg

April 16, 2016 Daily Quote

” …if your primary motivation is to love, there is no such thing as failure — except in your failure to draw love from an ever deeper level.”  Fr. Richard Rohr

April 15, 2016 Daily Quote

“When we get lost we need only pause, look at what is true, relax our heart and arrive again.”  Tara Brach

April 14, 2016 Daily Quote

“Listening should only be done with the Heart.  Think with your Heart and everything is OK.  Think only with your head sometimes.  When your head prostrates to the Heart, things will become beautiful again.”  Mooji

April 13, 2016 Daily Quote

“One does not have consciousness, one is consciousness itself.  If he has it as something separate than him… there comes duality.”  Salish Kaku

April 12, 2016 Daily Quote

“I still believe that a human being does not die at once, but in a way, we die in pieces; whenever a friend departs, a piece dies and whenever a lover leaves, a piece dies and whenever a dream of our dreams is killed, a piece dies, then finally, the greater death arrives, only to see all our pieces long dead, so he picks them up and departs.”  Khalil Gibran

April 11, 2016 Daily Quote

“Many people think that being spiritual means being positive, but being spiritual means being conscious and aware.  To become conscious is a much different thing than to become positive.  To become conscious and aware, we must become authentic.  Authenticity includes both positive and negative.”  Teal Swan

April 10, 2016 Daily Quote

“Treat people with kindness because behind every face is a story that could use a little more love.”  Cheryl Richardson

April 9, 2016 Daily Quote

“Anytime you’re going to grow, you’re going to lose something. You’re losing what you’re hanging onto to keep safe.  You’re losing habits that you’re comfortable with, you’re losing familiarity.”  Carl Jung

April 8, 2016 Daily Quote

“When we reject our relatedness to the poor, the weak, the simple and the unlovable we define the family of creation over and against God.  In place of God we decide who is worthy of our attention and who can be rejected.  Because of our deep fears, we spend time, attention, and money on preserving our boundaries of privacy and increasing our knowledge and power.  We hermetically seal ourselves off from the undesired ‘other’, the stranger, and in doing so, we seal ourselves off from God.  By rejecting God in the neighbor, we reject the love that can heal us.”  Fr. Ilia Delio

April 7, 2016 Daily Quote

“Too often we underestimate the power of the touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all which have the potential to turn a life around.”  Leo Buscaglia

April 6, 2016 Daily Quote

“If you are willing to look at another person’s behavior toward you as a reflection of the state of their relationship with themselves, rather than a statement of your value as a person, then you will, over a period of time cease to react at all.”  Yogi Bhajan

April 5, 2016 Daily Quote

“Where is a single feeling, a single thought, in the mirror image at which I gaze?”  Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

April 4, 2016 Daily Quote

“Empty everything from the pockets of your mind.  Each where there is no distance and nothing to do.  It is so easy for you.”  Papaji

April 3, 2016 Daily Quote

“It may be, my dear friend, that you have been trying too hard in a personal way and have not taken time to relax, to let go, and realize that ‘I am in the Father and the Father in me.’  Sometimes our attention becomes so engrossed in the things we are trying to do that we forget to unify ourselves consciously with the source of our being.”  Myrtle Fillmore

April 2, 2016 Daily Quote

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask yourself if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”  Deepak Chopra

April 1, 2016 Daily Quote

“My nature is peace; it’s what God made me to be.  When a negative thought enters into my mind and I think it’s true, peace goes out the window.  When an upsetting event takes place and I make it my story, I push peace even further away.  Both are invitations to become quiet in order to question the thoughts and the stories that are keeping me from the peace the is my divine inheritance.”  Rev. Jean Beach

March 31, 2016 Daily Quote

“My guru is this moment.  My lineage is this moment.  My spiritual path is this moment.  And my home is this moment.”  Jeff Foster

March 30, 2016 Daily Quote

“Every morning we are born again.  What we do today is what matters most.”  Buddha

March 29, 2016 Daily Quote

“The Truth is the only thing you’ll ever run into that has no agenda.”  Adyashanti

March 28, 2016 Daily Quote

“If you want the truth, I’ll tell you the truth; listen to the sacred sound, the real sound which is inside you.”  Kabir

March 27, 2016 Daily Quote

“Know that when you learn to lose yourself, you will reach the Beloved.  There is no other secret to be learnt, and more than this is not known to me.”  Ansari of Heart

March 26, 2016 Daily Quote

“Grace fill empty spaces, but it can only enter where there is a void to receive it, and it is grace itself which makes the void.”  Simone Weil

March 25, 2016 Daily Quote

“The practice of abidance in the Self is to firmly hold the mind in abeyance with the heart.  It is not an act of thinking.”  Sri Muruganar

March 24, 2016 Daily Quote

“With awareness, notice you are always you, whole and complete.  People, places, and things come and go, but there is nothing outside of you that can change or alter your beautiful perfection.”  don Miguel Ruiz

March 23, 2016 Daily Quote

“To understand that the mind has limits; to beyond, you must consent to silence.”  Sri Nisargadatta

March 22, 2016 Daily Quote

“Don’t be too quick to interpret the moment.  Just keep quiet.  My encouragement is: Never think anything is against you.  Everything is a blessing.  Why should it be different?  Just be quiet.  See how it works itself out.”  Mooji

March 21, 2016 Daily Quote

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you know.  But if you listen, you may learn something new.”  The Dalai Lama

March 20, 2016 Daily Quote

“Stop trying to heal yourself, fix yourself, even awaken yourself.  Stop trying to Fast-Forward the movie in your life.  Let go of ‘letting go.’  Be here.”  Jeff Foster

March 19, 2016 Daily Quote

“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you.  If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”  The Gospel of Thomas

March 18, 2016 Daily Quote

“We release by becoming willing to consider the possibility that the past is over.”  Marianne Williamson

March 17, 2016 Daily Quote

“Every person you meet — every single one — is looking for their story.  There are no exceptions.  You become a part of it by how you treat them.”  Unknown author

March 16, 2016 Daily Quote

“Our capacity to see Grace everywhere depends on how ready we are to experience this moment, without rejection or judging, how open our heart is and if the heart is ripped open, the light inside the heart shines on everything we come in touch with.”  Guthema Roba

March 15, 2016 Daily Quote

“Chaos should be regarded as extremely good news.” Chögyam Trungpa

March 14, 2016 Daily Quote

“We are not what we know or what we do.  We are not what we have.  We are not what others think of us.  Coming home is claiming the truth.  I am the beloved child of a loving creator.”  Henri J. M. Nouwen

March 13, 2016 Daily Quote

“As soon as you shift your attitude of insistence and stubbornness to willingness, relief and surrender, all the supports available to you will come flooding into your experience.”  Bentinho Massaro

March 12, 2016 Daily Quote

“The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.”  Jim Carey

March 11, 2016 Daily Quote

“Our eyes are not just viewers; they are projectors that are running a second story over the picture that we see in front of us all the time.  Fear is writing the script.  The working title is – “I’ll Never Be Enough.”  Jim Carey

March 10, 2016 Daily Quote

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will do.”  Dr. Brene Brown

March 9, 2016 Daily Quote

“Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgement of others.”  Dr, Wayne Dyer

March 8, 2016 Daily Quote

“The moment God is figured out with neat lines and definitions, we are no longer dealing with God.”  Rob Bell

March 7, 2016 Daily Quote

“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”  Rumi

March 6, 2016 Daily Quote

“That soft, gentle voice that calls me the Beloved has come to me in countless ways.  My parents, friends, teachers, students, and the many strangers who crossed my path have all sounded that voice in different tones.”  Henri J. M. Nouwen

March 5, 2016 Daily Quote

“Healing comes from gathering wisdom from past actions and letting go of the pain that the education cost you.”  Caroline Myss

March 4, 2016 Daily Quote

“What really matters is not what function you fulfill in this world, but whether you identify with your functions to such an extent it takes you over and become the role that you play.  When you play roles, you are unconscious.”  Eckhart Tolle

March 3, 2016 Daily Quote

“Do not seek to have everything that happens happen as you wish, but wish for everything to happen as it actually does happen, and your life will be serene.”  Epictetus

March 2, 2016 Daily Quote

“It usually happens that the more faithfully a person follows the inspirations he receives, the more does he experience new inspirations which ask increasingly more of him.”  Joseph De Guibert

March 1, 2016 Daily Quote

“Love and compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, and so on are essential qualities.  When they are present in our lives, everything we do becomes an instrument to benefit the whole human family.”  The Dalai Lama

February 29, 2016 Daily Quote

“Enlightenment is the end of perfection, and the end of desire, and it can be attained.”   David Hemphill

February 28, 2016 Daily Quote

“Don’t seek happiness.  If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness.  Happiness is ever elusive, but freedom from unhappiness is attainable now, by facing ‘what is’ rather than making up stories about ‘what is’.  Unhappiness covers up your natural state of well-being and inner peace, the source of true happiness.”   Eckhart Tolle

February 27, 2016 Daily Quote

“Inner space consciousness and who you are in your essence are one and the same.  And it is from inner space, the unconditioned consciousness itself, that true happiness, the joy of Being, emanates.”   Eckhart Tolle

February 26, 2016 Daily Quote

“Truth is simple and open to all.  Why do you complicate it?  Truth is loving and lovable.”   Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

February 25, 2016 Daily Quote

“How much more natural and in keeping with your deeper instincts it is to act out of love than to act out of fear or greed or anger.  Indeed, it is unnatural to act from our wounds and, so, to wound others merely because we are hurting – – unnatural because we are yielding to the power of our shadow instead of the power of Light.”   Carolyn Myss

February 24, 2016 Daily Quote

“No one can demonstrate peace and cling to unhappiness.”   Ernest Holmes

February 23, 2016 Daily Quote

“The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it.  It’s our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows.”   Brené Brown

February 22, 2016 Daily Quote

“Awareness is like the sun.  When it shines on things, all else will also subside.”   Thich Nhat Hanh

February 21, 2016 Daily Quote

“I am happy tonight, united with the Friend.  Free from the pain of separation, I whirl and dance with the Beloved.  I tell my heart, ‘Do no worry, the key to the morning I’ve thrown away’.”   Rumi

February 20, 2016 Daily Quote

“The voice of integrity, the voice of your spirit, is always speaking to you even when you don’t want to listen. And that voice is saying, ‘I love you’.”   don Miguel Ruiz

February 19, 2016 Daily Quote

“Clouds pass by, feeling pass by, thoughts pass by – – but what in us does not pass by?  Do you see That One?  Can you say Its Name?”   Ken Wilbur

February 18, 2016 Daily Quote

“It is indeed from the experience of beauty and happiness, from the occasional harmony between our nature and our environment, that we draw our conception of the divine.”   George Santayana

February 17, 2016 Daily Quote

“You are a system of Light, as are all beings.  The frequency of your Light depends upon your consciousness.  When you shift the level of your consciousness, you shift the frequency of your Light.”   Gary Zukav

February 16, 2016 Daily Quote

“Body, mind, and spirit are not separated, isolated parts of life.  They are a unity.”   Ernest Holmes

February 15, 2016 Daily Quote

“Life is joyous, happy and abundant.  And it will become that for us when we accept it as such.”   Ernest Holmes

February 14, 2016 Daily Quote

“If you practice looking deeply, you can see the cloud in new forms like the mist or the rain.”   Thich Nhat Hanh

February 13, 2016 Daily Quote

“When the mind is still, we can become an instrument of peace.”   Eknath Easwaran

February 12, 2016 Daily Quote

“When we take the gifts of the Spirit – love, joy, peace, and intelligence – and translate them into our lives, we are serving the One.”   Margaret Stortz

February 11, 2016 Daily Quote

“Joy is not constant.  It comes to us in moments – often ordinary moments.  Sometimes we miss out on the bursts of joy because we are too busy chasing down extraordinary moments.”   Brené Brown

February 10, 2016 Daily Quote

“Joy seems to me a step beyond happiness.  Happiness is a sort of atmosphere that you can live in sometimes if you are lucky.  Joy is a light that fills you with hope and faith and love.”   Adela Rogers St. John

February 9, 2016 Daily Quote

“Once you realize that all comes from within, that the world in which you live is not projected onto you, but by you, your fear comes to an end.”   Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

February 8, 2016 Daily Quote

“Pain and pleasures are the crests and valleys of the waves of the ocean of bliss.  Deep down there is utter fullness.”   Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

February 7, 2016 Daily Quote

“Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place and this too will be swept away.”   Marcus Aurelius

February 6, 2016 Daily Quote

“Never let the future disturb you.  You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”   Marcus Aurelius

February 5, 2016 Daily Quote

“Your problem is that you’re too busy holding on to your unworthiness.  The heart surrenders everything to the moment.  The mind judges and holds back.”   Ram Dass

February 4, 2016 Daily Quote

“Habit is a hell to which people cling in an attempt to stop the flow of change.”   Carolyn Myss

February 3, 2016 Daily Quote

“Sometimes you can get so caught up in pretending to be the way you think you should be so that others will see you the way you would like them to see you that you wind up playing a dishonest game of denial that can only hold you back.”    Benny Silverman

February 2, 2016 Daily Quote

“Making assumptions and then taking them personally is the beginning of hell.  An assumption is just a lie you are telling yourself.  This creates a big drama inside your mind and you have no idea if it’s really truth or not.  Be aware that most of the drama in your life is caused by an amazing, creative story you have made up in your mind.  Ask questions before creating a story and find peace in truth.”      Don Jose Ruiz

February 1, 2016 Daily Quote

“Acceptance does not mean that you approve or condone another’s behavior.  You are not approving by accepting.  Rather, you are simply acknowledging the ‘reality’ of the person or situation, or ‘what is,’ and deciding what’s best for you based on that reality.  Hence, you can accept someone even though you disapprove of what the person says or does.”    Daniel A. Miller

January 31, 2016 Daily Quote

“We are not guaranteed outcomes.  What we are offered is knowledge of life and ourselves, and if we are awake, glimpses of the wisdom held in the story that our life is telling the world.”  Oriah Mountain Dreamer

January 30, 2016 Daily Quote

“Sufficiency isn’t an amount at all.  It is an experience, a context we generate, a declaration, a knowing that there is enough and that we are enough.  Sufficiency resides inside each of us and we can call it forward.  It is a consciousness, an attention, an intentional choosing of the way we think of our circumstances.”  Lynne Twist

January 29, 2016 Daily Quote

“We don’t have to go in search of our mission or purpose. The more we search for it, the more it eludes us.  We just have to be ourselves and find our joy in the present moment or do what calls us in the present moment and our mission will unfold.”  Anita Moorjani

January 28, 2016 Daily Quote

“We must let go of the life we planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”  Joseph Campbell

January 27, 2016 Daily Quote

“Whatever is destined not to happen will not happen, try as you may.  Whatever is destined to happen will happen, do what you may to prevent it.  This is certain.  The best course, therefore, is to remain silent.”  Ramana Maharshi

Daily Quote for January 26, 2016

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of Love.
~Mother Teresa

January 25, 2016 Daily Quote

“The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.”  Leo Buscaglia

January 24, 2016 Daily Quote

“The way you comb you hair, the way you dress, the way you wash your dishes – – all of these activities are an extension of sanity; they are a way of connecting with reality.”  Chogyam Trungpa

January 23, 2016 Daily Quote

“The meaning of life is to find your gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away.”  Pablo Picasso

January 22, 2016 Daily Quote

“Change can happen in a moment, but the preparation for that change could have taken a lifetime.”  Anonymous

January 21, 2016 Daily Quote

“A mistake repeated more than once is a decision.”  Paulo Coelho

January 20, 2016 Daily Quote

“The secret to happiness is not found in seeking more but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”  Socrates

January 19, 2016 Daily Quote

“I discovered that it is necessary, absolutely necessary, to believe in nothing.  That is, we have to believe in something which has no form and no color — something which exists before all forms and colors appeared… No matter what god or doctrine you believe in, if you become attached to it, your belief will be based more or less on a self-centered idea.”  Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki

January 18, 2016 Daily Quote

“Nothing we see or hear is perfect.  But right there in the imperfection is perfect reality.”  Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki

January 17, 2016 Daily Quote

“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything it is open to everything.  In there beginner’s mind there are many possibilities but in the expert’s mind there are few.”  Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki

January 16, 2016 Daily Quote

“With mindfulness, every moment of everyday is a precious jewel.”  Thich Nhat Hanh

January 15, 2016 Daily Quote

“Ditch the expectations and let go of how your life is supposed to turn out and you will be free.  Life is supposed to flow and be natural.”  Shannon Kaiser

January 14, 2016 Daily Quote

“Surrender represents a course correction of our belief that others are responsible for our life and, more to the point, for our pain and failures.  It also represents a supreme act of faith that states, “With you, God, all things are possible…”   Carolyn Myss

January 13, 2016 Daily Quote

“It always comes back to the same necessity: go deep enough and there is a bedrock of truth, however hard.”  May Sarton

January 12, 2016 Daily Quote

“A lifetime may not be long enough to attune ourselves fully to the harmony of the universe.  But just to become aware that we can resonate with it — that alone can be like waking up from a dream.”  Br. David Steindl-Rast

January 11, 2016 Daily Quote

“Willing to experience aloneness, I discover connection everywhere; turning to face my fear, I meet the warrior who lives within.  Opening to my loss, I gain embrace of the Universe; surrendering into emptiness, I find fullness without end.”  Jennifer Welwood

January 10, 2016 Daily Quote

“As we awaken from our forgetfulness, we’ll begin to understand that there is a difference between what we have and what we are.  We have a body, but we are not our body.  Many people think of themselves as a body with a soul, while others understand they are a soul with a body.”  Dennis Jones

January 9, 2016 Daily Quote

“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.  As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.”  Marianne Williamson

January 8, 2016 Daily Quote

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.  Doubt separates people.  It is poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks pleasant relations.  It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.”  Buddha

January 7, 2016 Daily Quote

“To one of faith, no explanation is necessary.  To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”  Thomas Aquinas

January 6, 2016 Daily Quote

“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”  St. Augustine

January 5, 2016 Daily Quote

“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?”  Corrie ten Boom

January 4, 2016 Daily Quote

“Centering prayer emphasizes purity of heart… humility and pure love leading to total self surrender.  it is a ‘heartfulness’ practice.”  Cynthia Bourgeault

January 3, 2016 Daily Quote

“O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart.  Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.”  St. Augustine

January 2, 2016 Daily Quote

“The Word is pure magic.  It is a power that comes directly from God, and faith is the force that directs this power.”  Don Miguel Ruiz

January 1, 2016 Daily Quote

“…prayer is our sometimes real selves trying to communicate with the Real, with Truth, with the Light.  It is us reaching out to be heard, hoping to be found by a light and warmth in the world, instead of in the darkness and cold.”  Anne Lamott

December 31, 2015 Daily Quote

“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished.  That will be the beginning.”  Louis L’Amour

December 30, 2015 Daily Quote

“Nothing can happen to you unless it is an activity of your own consciousness.”  Joel Goldsmith

December 29, 2015 Daily Quote

“If I fear for your welfare, I can’t see how well you are faring.”  Byron Katie

December 28, 2015 Daily Quote

“Our loved ones will continue to press every button we have, until we realize what it is that we don’t want to know about ourselves yet.  Their job is not to change; their job is to set you free.”  Byron Katie

December 27, 2015 Daily Quote

“If there is no world ‘out there’ what are you reacting to?  Ask yourself that question every moment of every day when your peace is disturbed.”  Ken Wapnick

December 26, 2015 Daily Quote

“The awakening is seeing that we are joined.  Not half joined.  Fully joined.  And not with some.  With every single thing.  Nothing exists apart from me.  I am in it.  It in me. I am love. It is love.  Nothing is outside this.  Love is all there is.  Everything is love.  Nothing exists but love.”  Cate Grieves

December 25, 2015 Daily Quote

“Stillness is not about focusing on nothingness; it’s about creating a clearing.  it’s opening up an emotionally clutter-free space and allowing ourselves to feel and think and dream and question.” Brené Brown

December 24, 2015 Daily Quote

“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.  Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy, and gratitude into our lives.”  Brené Brown

December 23, 2015 Daily Quote

“Suffering occurs when something is taken for what it’s not, rather that for what it is.”  Suzanne Segal

December 22, 2015 Daily Quote

“Knowing that I am different from the body, I need not neglect the body.  It is a vehicle that I use to transact with the world.  It is the temple which houses the Pure Self within.”  Adi Shankara

December 21, 2015 Daily Quote

“You never identify yourself with the shadow cast by your body, or with its reflection, or with the body you see in a dream or in your imagination.  Therefore you should not identify yourself with this living body, either.”  Adi Shankara

December 20, 2015 Daily Quote

“You see the world that you have made, but you do not see yourself as the image maker.  You cannot be saved from the world, but you can escape from its cause.  This is what salvation means, for where is the world you see when its cause is gone?”  A Course in Miracles

December 19, 2015 Daily Quote

“In order to awaken, first of all one must realize that one is in a state of sleep.  And in order to realize that one is indeed in a state of sleep, one must recognize and fully understand the nature of the forces which operate to keep one in the state of sleep, or hypnosis.  It is absurd to think that this can be done by seeking information from the very source that induces the hypnosis.”  G. I. Gurdjieff

December 18, 2015 Daily Quote

“Awakening is possible only for those who seek it and want it, for those who are ready to struggle with themselves and work on themselves for a very long time and very persistently in order to attain it.”  G. I.  Gurdjieff

December 17, 2015 Daily Quote

“Conscious faith is freedom.  Emotional faith is slavery.  Mechanical faith is foolishness.”  G. I. Gurdjieff

December 16, 2015 Daily Quote

“Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it.”  Moses Maimonides

December 15, 2015 Daily Quote

“Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.”  Moses Maimonides

December 14, 2015 Daily Quote

“Teach thy tongue to say ‘I do not know’, and thou shalt progress.”  Moses Maimonides

December 13, 2015 Daily Quote

“Patience is natural to the teacher of God.  All he sees is the outcome, at a time perhaps unknown to him as yet, but not in doubt.”  A Course in Miracles

December 12, 2015 Daily Quote

“Routines as such are dangerous, because they easily become gods in their own right, threatening the very goals for which they were set up.”  A Course In Miracles

December 11, 2015 Daily Quote

“Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having an opinion.”    George C. Lichtenberg

December 10, 2015 Daily Quote

“No one can judge on partial evidence.  That is not judgment.  It is merely an opinion based upon ignorance and doubt.  Its seeming certainty is but a cloak for the uncertainty it would conceal.”  A Course In Miracles

December 9, 2015 Daily Quote

“When you stand in the river against the current, disappointed in what the river took away, you are stagnant to all the beautiful things that are flowing around you today.  When you flow with the river, you are flowing with life.  Imagine what you will catch if you are riding the current, flowing with awareness.”  Don Jose Ruiz

December 8, 2015 Daily Quote

“The best way to take care of the present is to take care of the present moment.”  Thich Nhat Hanh

December 7, 2015 Daily Quote

“The consciousness of present time allows you to keep your memories, but they can no longer hold you hostage.”  Carolyn Myss

December 6, 2015 Daily Quote

“These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better roses.  They are what they are; they exist with God today.  There is no time to them.  There is simply the rose.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

December 5, 2015 Daily Quote

“The present moment is never unbearable if you live in it fully.  What is unbearable is to have your body here at 10 A.M. and your mind at 6 P.M.”  Anthony de Mell

December 4, 2015 Daily Quote

“We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don’t make peace with ourselves.”  The Dalai Lama

December 3, 2015 Daily Quote

When an ass falls into the mire because of his fast pace, he moves constantly in his attempt to stand up. He does not smooth out his place in order to stay. He knows this is no place to pass his life. ~ Rumi

December 2, 2015 Daily Quote

Kill the cow of your ego as soon as you can, so that your hidden spirit may come to life and awareness! ~ Rumi

December 1, 2015 Daily Quote

I have died a hundred times, oh Beloved, and this I tested: When Thy fragrance came, I beheld myself alive. ~ Rumi

November 30, 2015 Daily Quote

“While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.”  St. Francis of Assisi

November 29, 2015 Daily Quote

“The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbors as ourselves:  we do unto others as we do unto ourselves.  We hate others when we hate ourselves.  We are tolerant towards others when we tolerate ourselves.”  Eric Hoffer

November 28, 2015 Daily Quote

“One of the most powerful ways to pray, and a method used throughout the world, is the repetition of the name ‘God’.”  Krishan Chopra

November 27, 2015 Daily Quote

“Inner peace is found by facing life squarely, solving its problems, and delving as far beneath its surface as possible to discover its verities and realities.”  Peace Pilgrim

November 26, 2015 Daily Quote

“Spiritual opening is not a withdrawal to some imagined realm or safe cave.  It is not a pulling away, but a touching of all the experience of life with wisdom and with a heart of kindness, without any separation.”  Jack Kornfield

November 25, 2015 Daily Quote

Question to K:  “Why do you condemn the acquisition of knowledge?”  

“I will tell you why.  It is a journey that must be taken alone, and there can be no journeying alone if your companion is knowledge.”  Jiddu Krishnamurti

November 24, 2015 Daily Quote

“There is only attachment; there is no such thing as detachment.  The mind invents detachment as a reaction to the pain of attachment.  All the books say, ‘Be detached’ but what is the truth of the matter?  If you observe your own mind, you will see an extraordinary thing that, through cultivating detachment, your mind is becoming attached to something else.”  Jiddu Krishnamurti

November 23, 2015 Daily Quote

“We are the things we possess, we are that to which we are attached.  Attachment has no nobility.  Attachment to knowledge is not different from any other gratifying addiction.”  Jiddu Krishnamurti

November 22, 2015 Daily Quote

“Fear is always in relation to something; it does not exist by itself.”  Jiddu Krishnamurti

November 21, 2015 Daily Quote

“The greatest error of a man is to think that he is weak by nature, evil by nature.  Every man is divine and strong in his real nature.  What are weak and evil are his habits, his desires and thoughts, but not himself.”  Sri Ramana Maharshi

November 20, 2015 Daily Quote

“If the mind falls asleep, awaken it.  Then if it starts wandering, make it quiet.  If you reach a state where there is neither sleep nor movement of mind, stay still in that, the natural (real) state.”  Sri Ramana Maharshi

November 19, 2015 Daily Quote

“Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.”  Sri Ramana Maharshi

November 18, 2015 Daily Quote

“Because mind is Cause and the world is Effect, we change the world by changing the thoughts we think about the world.”  Marianne Williamson

November 17, 2015 Daily Quote

“In our ability to think about something differently lies the power to make it different.”  Marianne Williamson

November 16, 2015 Daily Quote

“Nothing binds you except your thoughts; nothing limits you except your fear; and nothing controls you except your beliefs.”  Marianne Willamson

November 15, 2015 Daily Quote

“Empty yourself of everything.

“Let the mind rest at peace.

“The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return.

“They grow and flourish and then return to the source.

“Returning to source is stillness, which is the way of nature.”   Lao Tzu

November 14, 2015 Daily Quote

“The words I AM are your sacred identification as God — your highest Self.  Take care how you use this term as saying anything after I AM that’s incongruent with God is really taking the Lord’s name in vain.”  Dr. Wayne Dyer

November 13, 2015 Daily Quote

“Embrace silence since meditation is the only way to truly come to know your Source.”  Dr. Wayne Dyer

November 12, 2015 Daily Quote

“Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.”  Dr. Wayne Dyer

November 11, 2015 Daily Quote

“Awareness is ever there.  It need not be realized.  Open the shutter of the mind, and it will be flooded with light.”  Nisargadatta Maharaj

November 10, 2015 Daily Quote

“The habit of considering Self as body has influenced everybody too much.  The knowledge ‘I am’ is your Guru.  Be in it.”  Nisargadatta Maharaj

November 9, 2015 Daily Quote

“Cling to the one thing that matters, hold on to the ‘I am’ and let go of all else.  This is ‘sadhana’.  In realization there is nothing to hold on to and nothing to forget.  Everything is known, nothing is remembered.”  Nisargadatta Maharaj

November 8, 2015 Daily Quote

“The truth is a snare: you cannot have it, without being caught.  You cannot have the truth in such as way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you.”  Søren Kierkegaard

November 7, 2015 Daily Quote

“There are two ways to be fooled.  One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”  Søren Kierkegaard

November 6, 2015 Daily Quote

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”  Søren Kierkegaard

November 5, 2015 Daily Quote

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself.  The challenge is to silence the mind.”  Carolyn Myss

November 4, 2015 Daily Quote

“The memory of God comes to the quiet mind.”  A Course in Miracles

November 3, 2015 Daily Quote

“The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.”  Thomas Moore

November 2, 2015 Daily Quote

“It may help us, in those times of trouble, to remember that love is not only about relationship, it is also an affair of the soul.”  Thomas Moore

November 1, 2015 Daily Quote

“You cannot truly love until you can love your own ability to love sometimes.”  Jeff Foster

October 31, 2015 Daily Quote

“Attachment is the food for the mind to continue. Non-attached witnessing is the way to stop it without any effort to stop it. And when you start enjoying those blissful moments, your capacity to retain them for longer periods arises.” ~ Osho

October 30, 2015 Daily Quote

“A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there’s work to be done.” ~ Ram Dass

October 29, 2015 Daily Quote

“Attachment to beliefs and ideologies have led to global war, famine, political, social and economic upheavals, destruction of our habitat and general dysfunction on all levels of society because they divide us from each other.” ~ St.Clair

October 28, 2015 Daily Quote

One hour of Self Awareness Practice from the heart produces more progress towards manonasa (total and complete awakening) than one thousand hours of practice from the head. ~ Michael Langford

October 27, 2015 Daily Quote

“All will happen as you want it, provided you really want it.” ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

October 26, 2015 Daily Quote

“Want the best. The highest happiness, the greatest freedom.” ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

October 25, 2015 Daily Quote

“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” ~ Jesus of Nazareth

October 24, 2015 Daily Quote

“He must become greater; I must become less.” ~ John the Baptist

October 23, 2015 Daily Quote

“For now, my role is to remain intuitive and trusting, while allowing all that is happening to happen fully.” ~ Regina Dawn Akers

October 22, 2015 Daily Quote

“What does it mean to want awakening now? When I want a snack now, I get up and get one. So it must mean that if I want awakening now, then now I am engaged in an awakening practice.” ~ Regina Dawn Akers

October 21, 2015 Daily Quote

“Do I want awakening enough? Something feels off with that question, even though many masters recommend increasing the desire for awakening as a first step. It feels better to ask this: Do I want awakening now? Am I willing to submit myself to it now, or is there something I’d rather do, complete or have first?” ~ Regina Dawn Akers

October 20, 2015 Daily Quote

“Who wants to awaken? Does awareness want to awaken? No, there is no such thought in awareness. It is the mind that wants to awaken, just as it is the mind that doubts and becomes distracted. What does it mean if it is the mind that wants to awaken? It means that the power the mind has to distract from Self and to create a world of problems, suffering and fear, can now be turned toward Self. Maybe the mind itself cannot awaken, as some say, but all of that power turned back around with the purpose of Self-realization cannot be useless.” ~ Regina Dawn Akers

October 19, 2015 Daily Quote

“If I pay careful attention I can recognize this desire to project an image. Its characteristics are subtle but detectable. There is the thought of ‘others’ and how they view ‘me’ inherent in image-projection.” ~ Regina Dawn Akers

October 18, 2015 Daily Quote

“The ability to perceive differences and to discern one thing from another is one of the most valuable tools you can have. It is one of the most valuable tools you can have both for your spiritual progress and for how to live in the worldly life.” ~ Michael Langford

October 17, 2015 Daily Quote

“What is it to ‘really want’ something? When one is falling in love, one really wants the person of his/her affection. One wants to be with that person all of the time. When one cannot be with that person, one is thinking about him/her. I can use this example as a symbol to gauge my desire for awakening. Am I in love with this purpose so that I want, more than anything, to sit in meditation and contemplation with it? When I have to be away doing other things, am I thinking of my purpose? Am I looking forward to the time when I can be fully immersed with it again?” ~ Regina Dawn Akers

October 16, 2015 Daily Quote

“I can trust this world, because it is an illusion. The world is not real like it appears to be. The world is a temporary and changing appearance brought about through the power of desire. This is why I can trust the world. As I fine-tune my desire, ensuring that the power of desire is behind only the purpose to awaken, the world and the mysterious force that is behind it, responds by answering the call of my one true desire. I know this to be true.” ~ Regina Dawn Akers

October 15, 2015 Daily Quote

“It is only when your awareness reaches the heart that great progress from your practice is possible.” ~ Michael Langford

October 14, 2015 Daily Quote

“Oftentimes, when we get into a period of confusion and distortion, it is simply because we have generated too much space to think too much about ourselves and our circumstances and we get all wrapped up in out-of-alignment thinking.” ~ Bentinho Massaro

October 13, 2015 Daily Quote

“You cannot help the world from a place of biased perception. In order to truly tap into a higher state of love and service, you need to be able to let go of your own opinion and see the full range of points of view available in any given scenario. When you can see from many different points of view and understand them all, you have attained a higher level of unbiased perception and a finer balance of Love and Wisdom, from which your service can be pure and true.” ~ Bentinho Massaro

October 12, 2015 Daily Quote

“The degree to which you are ready to trust is the degree to which you will accelerate.” ~ Bentinho Massaro

October 11, 2015 Daily Quote

“Many spiritual seekers who say their wish is to awaken don’t actually want what they believe they do. This becomes clear sometimes at the approach to the brink of what feels like a void, where the obliteration of the egoic self seems imminent. With a shocked recognition of what is being asked, the person will recoil. The scale of the loss–the dissolution of the familiar self–is beyond what was bargained for.” ~ Jan Frazier

October 10, 2015 Daily Quote

“Remove the heavy clothing of your self-definition. You are not woman, you are not American, you are not son, you are not spiritual seeker, executive, teacher, unemployed, you are not wounded, you are not highly respected, you are not productive, you are not blah-blah-blah-blah.” ~ Jan Frazier

October 9, 2015 Daily Quote

“Fully forgive someone you’ve been mad at or annoyed by. See them as Love. See them as an equal and full-bodied expression of the One Infinite Creator that made you too. Pick someone now and forgive them untill you smile with love in your heart.” ~ Bentinho Massaro

October 8, 2015 Daily Quote

“If you tell yourself there is a path you need to travel, that it will take time to get where you want to go–that there is a distance between you and the fully realized state–then the path can become a way of holding liberation at arm’s length.”
~ Jan Frazier

October 7, 2015 Daily Quote

“There are many kinds of knowledge, only one of them worth everything, only one of them not subject to opinion or degree or damage. If you come to that, you will know what I mean. If you don’t, listen to someone who has.” ~ Jan Frazier

October 6, 2015 Daily Quote

“Can the universe not be on my side? It is not possible. It can only be possible if there are fundamentally two beings in the infinite vastness of the One. But there are not. There is only the infinite vastness of the One, expressing itself, so it is always on its own side.” ~ Bentinho Massaro

October 5, 2015 Daily Quote

“Dismantling the ego, quieting the mind, isn’t something you can actively undertake to do. It just happens on its own, when you consciously accept the moment you are in, when you don’t fight the present reality with thoughts of how you’d like it to be otherwise, or what you’re afraid the next moment might bring, when you don’t resist with justification or regret or blame of self or other.” ~ Jan Frazier

October 4, 2015 Daily Quote

“It is very important for the sake of your own well-being that you are able to stand your ground vibrationally. If you let skeptics and less liberated people’s ideas convince you of their reality, you have just handed over your power to create an amazing life to those world views with which you don’t resonate to begin with. Don’t accept any idea that does not seem absolutely exhilarating to you.” ~ Bentinho Massaro

October 3, 2015 Daily Quote

“Circumstances take their cue from your beliefs, so if your belief system says that your beliefs should take their cue from your circumstances, then you are stuck in an infinite reflection loop that does not change very much; your world won’t budge.” ~ Bentinho Massaro

October 2, 2015 Daily Quote

“Life is made already. There is nothing to be done. Nothing need be done to make a life into fruit–delicious, drippy fruit. … Eat it. Let it drip all over you. You cannot touch anything that it does not get all over. You cannot open your mouth that it does not pour out.” ~ Jan Frazier

October 1, 2015 Daily Quote

“Fearlessness is a flimsy commodity if it depends upon a known outcome.” ~ Jan Frazier

September 30, 2015: Daily Quote

“Fear comes into being when I desire a particular pattern.  To live without fear means to live without a particular pattern.”  Jiddu Krishnamurti

September 29, 2015: Daily Quote

“Fear exists so long as there is an accumulation of the known, which creates the fear of losing.  Therefore fear of the unknown is really fear of losing the accumulated known.”  Jiddu Krishnamurti

September 28, 2015: Daily Quote

“Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior.  You are beneath the thinker.  You are the stillness beneath the mental noise.  You are the love and joy beneath the pain.”  Eckhart Tolle

September 27, 2015: Daily Quote

“Any movement of the mind, positive or negative, is an experience which actually strengthens the ‘me’.  Is it possible for the mind not to recognize?  That can only take place when there is complete silence, but not the silence which is an experience of the self and which therefore strengthens the self.”  Jiddu Krishnamurti

September 26, 2015: Daily Quote

“If you don’t form an image now, the past images have no place.”  Jiddu Krishnamurti

September 25, 2015: Daily Quote

“Don’t depend on anything.  It doesn’t mean just don’t depend on the postman, it means also inwardly don’t depend.”  Jiddu Krishnamurti

September 24, 2015: Daily Quote

“Even the company of the good doesn’t teach me what is good and what is false, or true.  I have to see it.”  Jiddu Krishnamurti

September 23, 2015: Daily Quote

“There comes a point at which we can continue to talk about our spiritual/intuitive path or we make our path our lifestyle.”  Carolyn Myss

September 22, 2015: Daily Quote

“We eventually come to recognize that the needs of our inner soul nature are consistent and grace-driven whereas the needs of our personality and ego are more responsive to what is happening ‘in the moment’.”

September 21, 2015: Daily Quote

“In all situations, we can find out what is true simply by studying ourselves in every nook and cranny, in every black hole and bright spot, whether it’s murky, creepy, grisly, splendid, spooky, frightening, joyful, inspiring, peaceful, or wrathful.  We can just look at the whole thing.”  Pema Chödrön

September 20, 2015: Daily Quote

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really want.  It will not lead you astray.”  Rumi

September 19, 2015: Daily Quote

“Devotion to that which is the highest and best, without neglect of the physical, will result in the awakening, which will give light and peace and freedom to help the soul to go forward fearlessly.”  Myrtle Fillmore

September 18, 2015: Daily Quote

” ‘Enlightenment’ is not a personal possession of the ‘me’.  It is precisely an awakening from the illusion of the ‘me’ as a separate entity that has no connection with anyone else.”  Francis Bennett

September 17, 2015: Daily Quote

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.  And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

September 16, 2015: Daily Quote

“When there is no fixed destination, you cannot ever lose your destination, so you cannot ever lose your path, so nothing that happens in your life can take you off your path.  Your path IS what happens, and what happens IS your path.  There is no other.”  Jeff Foster

September 15, 2015: Daily Quote

“If you realize that you’re lost in a story, that you’re disconnected, that you’ve forgotten the moment, celebrate.  You have just woken up from a dream.”  Jeff Foster

September 14, 2015: Daily Quote

“… if you notice thoughts, if you are mindful of them, you are not trapped in them.  They do not define you.  You are the silent container, not the contained.”  Jeff Foster

September 13, 2015: Daily Quote

“The mind can only guess at a future.  Be willing to not know, to stumble sometimes, to bow before the unknown.”  Jeff Foster

September 12, 2015: Daily Quote

“How did the rose ever open its heart and give to this world all of its beauty?  It felt the encouragement of light against its being, otherwise we all remain too frightened.”  Hafiz

September 11, 2015: Daily Quote

The state of interbeing is a vulnerable state. It is the vulnerability of the naive altruist, of the trusting lover, of the unguarded sharer.  To enter it, one must leave behind the seeming shelter of a control-based life, protected by walls of cynicism, judgement, and blame.”  Charles Eisenstein

September 10, 2015: Daily Quote

“Each experience of love nudges us toward the Story of Interbeing, because it only fits into that story and defies the logic of Separation.”  Charles Eisenstein

September 9, 2015: Daily Quote

“For each person, the ebb and flow of life directs the impulse to act from compassion in different ways at different times.  There might be a time when one is called to do Big Things out in the world, and there might be times of coming inward to the local and personal.”  Charles Eisenstein

September 8, 2015: Daily Quote

“If the center of the thought system is true, only truth extends from it.  But if a lie is at its center, only deception proceeds from it.”   ACIM

September 7, 2015: Daily Quote

“Silence is a learned practice that requires far more than just not talking.  Not talking is not silence, it’s just not talking.”  Carolyn Myss

September 6, 2015: Daily Quote

“The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you, but what he cannot reveal to you.  Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says, but rather to what he does not say.”  Khalil Gibran

September 5, 2015: Daily Quote

“Every person is a God in embryo.  Its only desire is to be born.”  Deepak Chopra

September 4, 2015: Daily Quote

“There are no extra pieces in the universe.  Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.”  Deepak Chopra

September 3, 2015: Daily Quote

“The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation.”  Simone Weil

September 2, 2015: Daily Quote

“Attachment is the greatest fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.”  Simone Weil

September 1, 2015: Daily Quote

“Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other knocking on the wall.  The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication.  It is the same with us and God.  Every separation is a link.”  Simone Weil

August 31, 2015 Daily Quote

“The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation.”  Simone Weil

August 30, 2015 Daily Quote

“The only thing that gets in the way of my connection to you is me.”  Ken Gibson

August 29, 2015 Daily Quote

“Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other knocking on the wall.  The wall is the thing that separates them but is also their means of communication.  It is the same with us and God.  Every separation is a link.”  Simone Weil

August 28, 2015 Daily Quote

“Perhaps everything frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”  Rainer Maria Rilke

August 27, 2015 Daily Quote

“If your thought is a rose, you are a rose garden.  And if it is a thorn, you are fuel for the fire.”  Rumi

August 26, 2015 Daily Quote

“Freedom to become more of who we truly are is one of the gifts that spiritual practices bring.”  Margaret Stortz

August 25, 2015 Daily Quote

“In order to get over something, you must first think and accept that you have something to get over.”  Dr. Terry Cole-Whitaker

August 24, 2015 Daily Quote

“Just as life is made to live, and there is no song until someone sings it, so God remains unreal to us until we have made God real.”  Dr. Ernest Holmes

August 23, 2015 Daily Quote

“Do the smallest thing in a great way.  We must add one stitch, no matter how small it be, to the magnificent tapestry of life.”  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

August 22, 2015 Daily Quote

“We are all one and we are also unique and essential expressions of the One.  Unity does not mandate uniformity.”  Dr. Roger Teel

August 21, 2015 Daily Quote

“Attempting to exert control over learning situations is a reflection of belief that you have nothing to learn.  An attitude of openness is required for unlearning and new learnings both.”  A Course Of Love (23:27)

August 20, 2015 Daily Quote

“What harm is there in specialness?  Only all the harm you see within the world.” A Course In Love – 15:2

August 19, 2015 Daily Quote

“Accepting ‘what isn’t’ is just as important as accepting ‘what is’.  It’s only more difficult when it’s not what you wanted from a specific person.”  Doe Zantamata

August 18, 2015 Daily Quote

“True happiness is the absence of comparison.  It’s the absence of trying to be happy.  It’s an invitation to be whole, grounded, present, right where you are.”  Jeff Foster

August 17, 2015 Daily Quote

“Whatever the limitations of the moment, may we learn how to live fully with what is.  Let’s be where we are, offer what we can, and take turns leaning into each other when we need a little help.”  Oriah Mountain Dreamer

August 16, 2015 Daily Quote

“Awakening is not about closing our hearts, nor is it about passing off the suffering of our brothers and sisters as mere illusion.  We are all One, so we cannot deny any aspect of the whole.  Everything matters to the heart.”  Jeff Foster

August 15, 2015 Daily Quote

“The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping stones.  Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.”  Enid Blyton

August 14, 2015 Daily Quote

“The choices to love, to be happy, and to be vulnerable show much more of who I truly am than do my abilities to see anger, hatred and disgust.”  David Hemphill

August 13, 2015 Daily Quote

“Two realities exist: darkness and Light.  We can be in one or the other.  But we tend to loiter in the gray areas.  When we do achieve a little Light in our lives, we tend to excuse the little of darkness we are still indulging.”  Yehuda Berg

August 12, 2015 Daily Quote

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”  Mother Theresa

August 11, 2015 Daily Quote

“Religion isn’t about believing things.  It’s ethical alchemy. It’s about behaving in a way that changes you, that gives you intimations of holiness and sacredness.”  Karen Armstrong

August 10, 2015 Daily Quote

“Do not attach yourself to any particular creed exclusively, so that you may disbelieve all the rest; otherwise you will lose much good, nay; you will fail to recognize the real truth of the matter.  God, the omnipresent and omnipotent, is not limited by any one creed, for he says, ‘Wheresoever ye turn, there is the face of Allah’ ”  Ibn al-Arabi;  Koran 2:109

August 9, 2015 Daily Quote

“A mind full of worry has no room for hope.  A mind full of doubt has no room for confidence.  A mind full of gratitude sees no lack.  A mind full of curiosity, love, humor and goodness will always manage to deal with adversity as it comes but returns to the habit-formed state of peace.”  Doe Zantamata

August 8, 2015 Daily Quote

“Your destiny is going to be the sum of all your decisions. Choose love.  Choose honesty.  Choose courage.”  Doe Zantamata

August 7, 2015 Daily Quote

“The person who forgets the ultimate is a slave to the immediate.”  John C. Maxwell

August 6, 2015 Daily Quote

“There is one universal religion – – the religion of love.  Love your Heavenly Father with your whole heart and soul, love every child of God as much as you ever can, and remember that the possibilities of good are greater than the possibilities of evil; and you have the key to Heaven.”  Bishop Brooks

August 5, 2015 Daily Quote

“Sometimes all it takes is a subtle shift in perspective, an opening of the mind, an intentional pause and reset, or a new route to see new options and new possibilities.”  Kristen Armstrong

August 4, 2015 Daily Quote

“If I can’t put what I think is wisdom in my wagon and pull it, then I can forget about it.  It’s not wisdom.  It’s useless.”  Bill Jenkins

August 3, 2015 Daily Quote

“Emotion is the natural weather system of the body… it just moves through.  Then there is expansion into peace.”  Jon Bernie

August 2, 2015 Daily Quote

“Forget the bandaids over wounds and umbrellas under rain and shade from the insistent, blaring sun.  Because what feels strange and nerve-wracking is usually something significant, and the expression ‘the only way around is through’ has taken on deeper and deeper meaning over time, and because we should stand steady and still rather than exit, and run.”  Victoria Erickson

August 1, 2015 Daily Quote

“It takes more courage to examine the dark corners of your own soul than it does for a soldier to fight on a battlefield.”  W. B. Yeats

July 31, 2015 Daily Quote

“Emptiness means things don’t exist in a static way, no boundary – – fullness.  Fullness and emptiness are the same thing ironically.”  Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel

July 30, 2015 Daily Quote

“Emptiness which is conceptually liable to be mistaken for sheer nothingness is in fact the reservoir of infinite possibilities.”  D. T. Suzuki

July 29, 2015 Daily Quote

“The power of one mustard seed can move a mountain.  The power of one clear light does illuminate the darkness.  The power of a person devoted to Truth becomes a channel for healing grace that benefits humanity.”  Caroline Myss

July 28, 2015 Daily Quote

“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary.  To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”  Thomas Aquinas

July 27, 2015 Daily Quote

“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.”  Rabindranath Tagore

July 26, 2015 Daily Quote

“May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in.”  Mother Theresa

July 25, 2015 Daily Quote

“I am grateful for all I have and for all I do not have.  If I am grateful for having been spared a suffering, give me the grace to help those who are suffering.”  Caroline Myss

July 24, 2015 Daily Quote

“Prayer is not asking.  Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at his disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.”  Mother Theresa

July 23, 2015 Daily Quote

“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”  Agnes Repplier

July 22, 2015 Daily Quote

“True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.”Lucius Annaeus Seneca

July 21, 2015 Daily Quote

“The questions are the diamonds you hold in the light.  Study a lifetime and you see different colors from the same jewel.  The same questions, asked again, bring you just the answers you need just the minute you need them.”  Richard Bach

July 20, 2015 Daily Quote

“If you choose to trust your mind, you’ll have to keep choosing for the rest of your life.  If you choose to trust your heart, it’s the last choice you’ll ever make.”  Bentinho Massaro

July 19, 2015 Daily Quote

“You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.”  Richard Bach

July 18, 2015 Daily Quote

“The only thing that can make this a peaceful world is if each of us confronts within ourselves our own relationship to righteous suffering, the need for personal justice at all costs, the need to be right all the time, and your personal anger as a language of communication and authority.”  Caroline Myss

July 17, 2015 Daily Quote

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”  A Course in Miracles

July 16, 2015 Daily Quote

“Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you.  All they show is limitation.  Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly.”  Richard Bach

July 15, 2015 Daily Quote

“We don’t see things the way they are.  We see them the way WE are.”  Talmud

July 14, 2015 Daily Quote

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.  And no heart has suffered when it goes in search of its dream.”   Paulo Coelho

July 13, 2015 Daily Quote

“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.”  Paramahansa Yogananda

July 12, 2015 Daily Quote

“Keep silence, that you may hear Him speaking words unutterable by tongue in speech.

Keep silence, that you may hear from that Sun things inexpressible in books and discourse.

Keep silence, that the Spirit may speak to you.”

Jalaluddin Rumi

July 11, 2015 Daily Quote

“I am the hole on the flute that God’s breath flows through…”  Hafiz Shiraz

“Every single note of the song God wrote adds to the harmony when played.”  Kirtana

July 10, 2015 Daily Quote

“For a day, just for one day, talk about that which disturbs no one and bring some peace into your beautiful eyes.”  Hafiz Shirazi

July 9, 2015 Daily Quote

“What you would withhold from the world you withhold from yourself, for you are not separate from the world.  In every situation, what you would keep is what you will not have because you keep it only from yourself.  What you give up you will receive in truth.  What you do not receive is a measure of what you withhold.  Your heart is accustomed to giving in a way that your mind is not.”  Mari Perron

July 8, 2015 Daily Quote

“Love is.  It teaches by being what it is.  It does not do anything.  It does not strive.  It neither succeeds nor fails.  It is neither alive nor dead.  And thus it always was and always will be.  It is not particular to you as human beings.  It IS in relationship to everything.  All to All.”  Mari Perron

July 7, 2015 Daily Quote

“The person has come into manifestation for a certain purpose.  That purpose will be accomplished whether he considers himself the actor or not.”  Sri Ramana Maharshi

July 6, 2015 Daily Quote

“The only time you look into your neighbor’s bowl is to make sure that they have enough.  You don’t look into your neighbor’s bowl to see if you have as much as them.”  Louis C. K.

July 5, 2015 Daily Quote

“When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.”  Kristin Armstrong

July 4, 2015 Daily Quote

“A light like yours might be hard for you to see until it lights up someone else.”  Kirtana

July 3, 2015 Daily Quote

“What ripples out of us is what lives within us.  What ripples out from the center of our being is what feeds the soul of the world.”  Oriah Mountain Dreamer

July 2, 2015 Daily Quote

“The words of truth are always paradoxical.  To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”  Lao Tzu

July 1, 2015 Daily Quote

“Many a doctrine is like a window pane.  We see truth through it but it divides us from truth.”  Kahlil Gibran

June 30, 2015 Daily Quote

“Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.”  St. Augustine

June 29, 2015 Daily Quote

“The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.”  Joseph Smith, Jr.

June 28, 2015 Daily Quote

“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you the threshold of your mind.”  Khalil Gibran

June 27, 2015 Daily Quote

“Knowing others is wisdom, know yourself is Enlightenment.”  Lao Tzu

June 26, 2015 Daily Quote

“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.”  Ernest Holmes

June 25, 2015 Daily Quote

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”  James Keller

June 24, 2015 Daily Quote

“The wisdom and love beneath the clutter of negativity is natural and permanent.”  Sakyong Mipham

June 23, 2015 Daily Quote

“The more you fight for your true self against your false self the farther away it gets.”  Byron Katie

June 22, 2015 Daily Quote

“This is my simple religion.  There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy.  Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”  Dalai Lama

June 21, 2015 Daily Quote

“I never thought I was a bully until I heard how I speak to myself.  I think I owe myself an apology.”  Karen Salmansohn

June 20, 2015 Daily Quote

“Owning our own story can be hard but nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.”  Brene Brown

June 19, 2015 Daily Quote

“Intuition will give us an internal signal.  We will feel uneasy, pressured, conflicted.  Rely on what your heart is telling you is true.”  Iyanla Vanzant

June 18, 2015 Daily Quote

“Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.”  Maya Angelou

June 17, 2015 Daily Quote

“Each day we have the opportunity to begin a new creation.  The canvas is blank when we awaken in the morning.  Before the words begin to flow in our minds, stop them and enjoy the beauty of the silence, the white space, the space in between.  That space is where creation begins.  Then awareness, positivity and action start creating a beautiful piece of art.”  Don Jose Ruiz

June 16, 2015 Daily Quote

“Fear is the path of the dark side.  Fear leads to anger.  Anger leads to hate.  Hate leads to suffering.”  Yoda

June 15, 2015 Daily Quote

“This is the real secret of life – – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now.  And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” Alan W. Watts

June 14, 2015 Daily Quote

“You do not have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.”  Rick Warren

June 13, 2015 Daily Quote

“The day you follow someone you cease to follow Truth.”  J. Krishnamurti

June 12, 2015 Daily Quote

“Don’t try to stop the mind, or silence the mind, or destroy the mind, or transcend the mind.  The ocean does not need to get rid of any of its waves.  The sky is vast enough for all clouds.  You are the space for the thoughts, the awareness in which they come and go, like waves in the ocean; like clouds in the vast sky.  You are not their victim; they are not your enemies.  You can’t stop thinking. You’ve never started.”  Jeff Foster

June 11, 2015 Daily Quote

“Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced – even a proverb is not a proverb till your life has illustrated it.”  John Keats

June 10, 2015 Daily Quote

“You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily.  The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.”  John C. Maxwell

June 9, 2015 Daily Quote

“If I already ‘know’, I can no longer learn (head knowledge). Much of life is about remembering what I already ‘know’ (heart knowledge).  Wisdom is understanding and living out the paradox of ‘knowing’.”  Ron Irvine

June 8, 2015 Daily Quote

“You will take this imperfect life over no life at all.  Your Being is too vast to be understood…”  Jeff Foster

June 7, 2015 Daily Quote

“What I can do is offer myself, wholehearted and present, to walk with the people I love through the fear and the mess.  That’s all any of us can do.  That’s what we’re here for.”  Shauna Niequest

June 6, 2015 Daily Quote

“The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

June 5, 2015 Daily Quote

“Staying in your own business is a full time job.”  Byron Katie

June 4, 2015 Daily Quote

“Your pains, sorrows, doubts, longings, fearful thoughts, are not asking to be ‘healed,’ they are asking to be held, here, in the healing arms of the present moment.”  Jeff Foster

June 3, 2015 Daily Quote

“What is true meditation?  Being awake and alive to this precious moment.”  Jeff Foster

June 2, 2015 Daily Quote

“Nothing is under your control.  Everything is out of your hands now, as it always was.  So your hands are free to embrace whatever comes; moment by moment.  Out of your hands, into trust.”  Jeff Foster

June 1, 2015 Daily Quote

“Self-focus leads to blindness; service to others leads to true vision”  Ken Gibson

May 31, 2015 Daily Quote

“The words we use for the Creator are a reflection of ourselves.  If we think of God as fear and shame, we are scared and have something to be ashamed of… But if we see love, compassion and kindness, it is because we possess these qualities.”  Shams Tabrizi

May 30, 2015 Daily Quote

“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”  Rumi

May 29, 2015 Daily Quote

“If parts are always changing, the whole remains the same.  A dead good man is replaced by a good man; a dead bad man is replaced by a bad man.  While the whole remains the same, every day is different.”  Shams Tabrizi

May 28, 2015 Daily Quote

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.  Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”  Rumi

May 27, 2015 Daily Quote

“From love the soul learns a thousand lessons that can never be learned in schools.”  Rumi

May 26, 2015 Daily Quote

“I am happy tonight, united with the Friend.  Free from the pain of separation, I whirl and dance with the Beloved.  I tell my heart, “Do not worry, the key to the morning I’ve thrown away,””  Rumi

May 25, 2015 Daily Quote

“Healing comes from gathering wisdom from past actions and letting go of the pain that the education cost you.”  Caroline Myss

May 24, 2015 Daily Quote

“Your highest purpose is what your soul can accomplish in union with your ego and God, not in opposition to them.”  Caroline Myss

May 23, 2015 Daily Quote

“The voice of integrity, the voice of your spirit, is always talking to you even when you don’t want to listen.  And that voice is saying, “I love you” .”  don Miguel Ruiz

May 22, 2015 Daily Quote

“The word is pure magic.  It is a power that comes directly from God, and faith is the force that directs that power.”  don Miguel Ruiz

May 21, 2015 Daily Quote

“Faith is so important because it is the force that gives life to every word, to every concept that we store in our mind.”  don Miguel Ruiz

May 20, 2015 Daily Quote

“Remember, we invest in our faith and then our faith gives life to everything we agree to believe in.”  don Miguel Ruiz

May 19, 2015 Daily Quote

“Humans are powerful because we have strong faith.  We have the capacity to believe strongly, but where is our faith invested?  don Miguel Ruiz

May 18, 2015 Daily Quote

“Clouds pass by, feelings pass by, thoughts pass by – – but what in us does not pass by?  Do you see That One? Can you say it’s Name?  Ken Wilbur

May 17, 2015 Daily Quote

“Know that when you learn to lose yourself, you will reach the Beloved.  There is no other secret to be learnt, and more that this is not known to me.”  Ansari of Herat

May 16, 2015 Daily Quote

“When in the midst of chaos, seek the inner peace of God.  Your inner peace is the power that will then end the outer war.”  Marianne Williamson

May 15, 2015 Daily Quote

“When we turn toward that which is difficult, it brings dignity and courage and teaches us to live wise, compassionate lives.”  Jack Kornfield

May 14, 2015 Daily Quote

“If you are connected with the formless within, some peace flows into whatever you do.”  Eckhart Tolle

May 13, 2015 Daily Quote

“Body, mine, and spirit are not separated, isolated parts of life.  They are a unity.”  Ernest Holmes

May 12, 2015 Daily Quote

“Life is joyous, happy and abundant.  And it will become that for us when we accept it as such.”  Ernest Holmes

May 11, 2015 Daily Quote

“The refusal to begin our journey doesn’t keep us from having one.”  Julia Cameron

May 10, 2015 Daily Quote

“If you practice looking deeply, you can see the cloud in new forms like the mist or the rain.”  Thich Nhat Hanh

May 9, 2015 Daily Quote

“When the mind is still, we can become an instrument of peace.”  Eknath Easwaran

May 8, 2015 Daily Quote

“When we take the gifts of the Spirit – love, joy, peace, intelligence – and translate them into our own lives, we are serving the One.”  Margaret Stortz

May 7, 2015 Daily Quote

“We release by becoming willing to consider the possibility that the past is over.”  Marianne Williamson

May 6, 2015 Daily Quote

“The seat of knowledge is in the head; of wisdom, in the heart.  We are sure to judge wrong if we do not feel right.”  William Hazlitt

May 5, 2015 Daily Quote

“I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches.  If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers.  To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness, and the willingness to remain vulnerable.”  Anne Morrow Lindbergh

May 4, 2015

“What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power to not do.”  Aristotle

May 3, 2015 Daily Quote

“It is indeed from the experience of beauty and happiness, from the occasional harmony between our nature and our environment, that we draw our conception of the divine.”  George Santayana

May 2, 2015 Daily Quote

“A man consists of the faith that is in him.  Whatever his faith, he is.”   Bhagavaad Gita

May 1, 2015 Daily Quote

“It usually happens that the more faithfully a person follows the inspirations he receives, the more does he experience new inspirations which ask increasingly more of him.”  Joseph De Guibert

April 30, 2015 Daily Quote

“The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.”  Samuel Johnson

April 29, 2015 Daily Quote

“Grace fills empty spaces, but it can only enter where there is a void to receive it, and it is grace itself which makes the void.”  Simone Weil

April 28, 2015 Daily Quote

“Do not seek to have everything that happens happen as you wish, but wish for everything to happen as it actually does happen, and your life will be serene.”  Epictetus

April 27, 2015 Daily Quote

“Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you’re going to do about it.”  Kathleen Theisen

April 26, 2015 Daily Quote

“You are a system of Light, as are all beings.  The frequency of your Light depends upon your consciousness.  When you shift the level of your consciousness, you shift the frequency of your Light.”  Gary Zukav

April 25, 2015 Daily Quote

“Reverence is a perception of the soul.  When the personality is aligned with the soul, it cannot perceive Life without reverence.”  Gary Zukav

April 24, 2015 Daily Quote

“Every action, thought, and feeling is motivated by an intention, and that intention is a cause that exists as one with effect.  It we participate in the cause, it is not possible for us to not participate in the effect.”  Gary Zukav

April 23, 2015 Daily Quote

“Love and compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, and so on are essential qualities.  When they are present in our lives, everything we do becomes an instrument to benefit the whole human family.”  His Holiness the Dalai Lama

April 22, 2015 Daily Quote

“It is worth remembering that the time of greatest gain in terms of wisdom and inner strength is often that of greatest difficulty.”  His Holiness the Dalai Lama

April 21, 2015 Daily Quote

“Don’t seek happiness.  If you seek it, you won’t find it, because seeking is the antithesis of happiness.”  Eckhart Tolle

April 20, 2015 Daily Quote

“Inner space consciousness and who you are in your essence are one and the same.  And it is from inner space, the unconditioned consciousness itself, that true happiness, the joy of Being, emanates.”  Eckhart Tolle

April 19, 2015 Daily Quote

“When you aware of space, you are not really aware of anything, except awareness itself — the inner space of consciousness.”  Eckhart Tolle

April 18, 2015 Daily Quote

“To become free of the ego is not really a big job but a very small one.  All you need to do is be aware of your thoughts and emotions – as they happen.”  Eckhart Tolle

April 17, 2015 Daily Quote

“What really matters is not what function you fulfill in this world, but whether or not you identify with your function to such an extent that it takes you over and becomes the role that you play.  When you play roles, you are unconscious.”  Eckhart Tolle

April 16, 2015 Daily Quote

“It is by your consent that the world exists.  Withdraw your belief in its reality and it will dissolve like a dream.”  Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

April 15, 2015 Daily Quote

“Do understand that the mind has limits; to go beyond, you must consent to silence.”  Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

April 14, 2015 Daily Quote

“Whatever is conceived by the mind must be false, for it is bound to be relative and limited.”  Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

April 13, 2015 Daily Quote

“Learn to look without imagination, to listen without distortion.”  Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

April 12, 2015 Daily Quote

“Truth is simple and open to all.  Why do you complicate it?  Truth is loving and lovable.”  Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

April 11, 2015 Daily Quote

“The practice of abidance in the Self is to firmly hold the mind in abeyance with the heart.  It is not an act of thinking.”  Sri Muruganar

April 10, 2015 Daily Quote

“From questing inwards in the heart comes knowledge which destroys all false illusions.”  Sri Ramana Maharshi

April 9, 2015 Daily Quote

“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.”  Peace Pilgrim

April 8, 2015 Daily Quote

“When we are present to only what we are doing – we are honoring the moment by giving it our all.  We experience the moment more fully, which gives us a greater sense of fulfillment, gratitude, and ease.”  Barb Schmidt

April 7, 2015 Daily Quote

“What is worth seeking and discovering is the truth of Self.  Such knowledge comes only to the still, clear intellect not muddied by strenuous search without but questioning for the Truth in silence.”  Sri Ramana Maharshi

April 6, 2015 Daily Quote

“Remember one thing: except for silence, everything else is your imagination – howsoever beautiful, because only in your silence are you close to the very center of existence.”  OSHO

April 5, 2015 Daily Quote

“Raise your words, not your voice, it is rain that grows the flowers, not thunder.”  Rumi

April 4, 2015 Daily Quote

“Don’t concern yourself with others’ opinions.  Others’ opinions have absolutely nothing to do with you.  With this awareness you become free.  What people think of you is only their perception of you.  A story they have created in their own mind about you.  The real you is beyond everything you know, and, most definitely beyond what others think they know of you.”  don Jose Ruiz

April 3, 2015 Daily Quote

“To really know the world does not exist allows you to be the kindest, most sensitive, most caring and loving person imaginable.  Because you don’t get hooked into anything and so the love automatically flows through you and takes whatever form is most helpful.”  Ken Wapnick

April 2, 2015 Daily Quote

“He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way for the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias’.”  John 1:23 (King James New Testament)

April 1, 2015 Daily Quote

“To strive to approach, and understand God is to recede from the world of vanishing forms, because God is the only Truth – the only reality.”  Swami Ramdas

March 31, 2015 Daily Quote

“After your death you will be what you were before your birth.”  Arthur Schopenhauer

March 30, 2015 Daily Quote

“With mindfulness, every moment of everyday is a precious jewel.”  Thich Nhat Hanh

March 29, 2015 Daily Quote

“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.”  Carl Sagan

March 28, 2015 Daily Quote

“Everyone you meet in life – even total strangers – are already intimately connected to you. The idea that we are all separate and distinct is nothing but an illusion.  We are all parts of a larger whole, like the individual cells in a body… When you look at other people, you’re really looking at yourself.”  Steve Pavlina

March 27, 2015 Daily Quote

“A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all.  No man can serve two masters.  Your life is shaped by the end you live for.  You are made in the image of what you desire.”  Thomas Merton

March 26, 2015 Daily Quote

“The words of truth are always paradoxical.  To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”  Lao Tzu

March 25, 2015 Daily Quote

“The true inner self must be drawn up like a jewel from the bottom of the sea, rescued from confusion, from indistinction, from immersion in the common, the nondescript, the trivial, the sordid, the evanescent.”  Thomas Merton

March 24, 2015 Daily Quote

“But there is greater comfort in the substance of silence than in the answer to the question.”  Thomas Merton

March 23, 2015 Daily Quote

“The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.”  Arthur Schopenhauer

March 22, 2015 Daily Quote

“We cannot live only for ourselves.  A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”  Herman Melville

March 21, 2015 Daily Quote

“What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?  This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.”  Thomas Merton

March 20, 2015 Daily Quote

“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.  That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business.  What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy.”  Thomas Merton

March 19, 2015 Daily Quote

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image.  Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”  Thomas Merton

March 18, 2015 Daily Quote

“Life is this simple: we are living in a world that is absolutely transparent and the divine is shining through it all the time.”  Thomas Merton

March 17, 2015 Daily Quote

“You don’t always need a plan.  Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.”  Mandy Hale

March 16, 2015 Daily Quote

“Enlightenment, joy and peace can never be given to you by another.  The well is inside you.”  Rumi

March 15, 2015 Daily Quote

“The lamps are different but the Light is the same.”  Rumi

March 14, 2015 Daily Quote

“My soul is elsewhere, I’m sure of that, and I intend to end up there.”  Rumi

March 13, 2015 Daily Quote

“Meditation is offering your genuine presence to yourself in every moment.”  Thich Nhat Hanh

March 12, 2015 Daily Quote

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.”  Emily Dickinson

March 11, 2015 Daily Quote

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.  Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”  Albert Schweitzer

March 10, 2015 Daily Quote

“Everything you say to someone else is for your clarity, not theirs – – you are presenting yourself to yourself, for yourself at every moment.”  Bryant McGill

March 9, 2015 Daily Quote

“When you judge another, you do not define them.  You define yourself.”  Wayne Dyer

March 8, 2015 Daily Quote

“You can direct the outcome of any situation you face through the power of thought.  Keep your thoughts focused on the best possible outcome for everyone involved and never allow yourself to be pushed where you don’t choose to be.”  Iyanla Vanzant

March 7, 2015 Daily Quote

“If you find yourself constantly trying to prove your worth to someone (or to your self), you have already forgotten your value.”  Unknown

March 6, 2015 Daily Quote

“We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us, and make us kinder.  You always have the choice.”  Dalai Lama

March 5, 2015 Daily Quote

“Once you realize that the road is the goal… life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy.”  Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

March 4, 2015 Daily Quote

“Normal is an illusion.  What is normal for the spider is chaos to the fly.”  Greg Braden

March 3, 2015 Daily Quote

“Spiritual direction is the art of assisting a person in articulating a truth that is already bubbling up within them, longing to be realized.  The spirit within you always moves you toward reconciliation, healing, wisdom, courage, and love.”  Caroline Myss

March 2, 2015 Daily Quote

“Truth brings us back to paradise, where we experience a strong communion of love with God, with life, with all creation.”  don Miguel Ruiz

March 1, 2015 Daily Quote

Even a slave is a slave because he is free. Out of freedom we are prosperous, out of our own freedom we are suffering, out of our own freedom we are enslaved. Then why should we grumble and croak, and why not make use of our real freedom to free ourselves physically and socially?

~ Swami Rama Tirtha

February 28, 2015

“When we practice generating compassion, we expect to experience the fear of our pain.  Compassion practice is daring.  It involves learning to relax and allow ourselves to move gently towards what scares us.” Pema Chödrön

February 27, 2015

“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day; a string of such moments can change the course of your life.”  Christopher Germer

February 26, 2015

“There is a lot of destruction that happens with enlightenment because there is a peeling away process, a removal of unnecessary characteristics and habit that we picked up for defense or survival. We often find that we don’t want to play those games anymore.  We don’t want to pretend or lie.  Not to others and not to ourselves.”  Emily Maroutian

February 25, 2015

“If you want to know where to find your contribution to the world, look at your wounds.  When you learn how to heal them, teach others.”   Emily Maroutian

February 24, 2015

“I am not here for your understanding of who I am; I am here for your understanding of who you are.  I am your mirror.”  Emily Maroutian

February 23, 2015

“Energy is the currency of the universe.  When you ‘pay’ attention to something, you buy that experience.  So when you allow your consciousness to focus on someone or something that annoys you, you feed it your energy, and it reciprocates the experience of being annoyed.  Be selective in your focus because your attention feeds the energy of it and keeps it alive.  Not just within you, but in the collective consciousness as well.”   Emily Maroutian

February 22, 2015

“All it takes to be more compassionate is the simple act of noticing.”  Daniel Goleman

February 21, 2015

“The more alert we become to the blessing that flows into us through everything we touch, the more our own touch will bring blessings.”  David Steindl-Rast

February 20, 2015

“Life is life – whether in a cat, or dog or man.  There is no difference there between a cat or a man.  The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage.”  Sri Aurobindo

February 19, 2015

“Words and affirmations simply give shape to thought; they are not creative.  Feeling is creative, and the more feeling that is put into the word, the greater power it will have over conditions.”  Ernest Holmes

February 18, 2015

“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”  Buddha

February 17, 2015

“Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind.  The goal is to find it.”  Buddha

February 16, 2015

“We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” Thornton Wilder

February 15, 2015

“It can be hard to forgive and let go but it’s important to remember that harboring the resentment and holding a grudge can hurt you even more.  The word “forgive” really means to give something up for yourself, not for them.”  Jack Canfield

February 14, 2015

“The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.”  Meister Eckhart

February 13, 2015

“Pick a vision.  Find a vision, clarify, modify, and energize your vision.  Your vision will pull you forward.”  Iyanla Vanzant

February 12, 2015

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all of the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”  A Course in Miracles

February 11, 2015

“Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”    Anonymous

February 10, 2015

“This continual ache of the heart is a blessing that when accepted fully can be shared with all.”  Pema Chödrön

February 9, 2015

“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”  Anne Quindlen

February 8, 2015

“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.”  Eckhart Tolle

February 7, 2015

“Clear intuition requires the ability to respect your own impressions.  If you need another person to validate your own impressions, you interfere tremendously with your ability to intuit.”  Caroline Myss

February 6, 2015

“Impeccability of the word can be measured by your level of self-love.  If you love yourself, you will express that love in your interactions with others, and that action will produce a like reaction.” don Miguel Ruiz

February 5, 2015

“We can say that everything in our virtual reality is created with the word because we use the word for the creation of our story.”  don Miguel Ruiz

February 4, 2015 Daily Quote

“The storyteller has power over you because you have faith in the story that it tells you.  Once you support the story with your faith, it doesn’t matter whether the story is the truth or not the truth.”  don Miguel Ruiz

February 3, 2015 Daily Quote

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.  When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”   Lao-tzu

February 2, 2015 Daily Quote

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.  He who looks outside, dreams.  He who looks inside, awakens.”  Carl Jung

February 1, 2015 Daily Quote

“When one is grateful, one cannot manipulate anymore.  You cannot lie to yourself.”  Sai  Maa

January 31, 2015 Daily Quote

Life teaches where all else fails. But the lessons of life take a long time to come. Much delay and trouble is saved by trusting and obeying.

~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

January 30, 2015 Daily Quote

Look at the content of your mind. You are what you think about. Are you not busy most of the time with your own little person and its daily needs? The value of regular mediation is that it takes you away from the humdrum of daily routine and reminds you that you are not what you believe yourself to be.

~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

January 29, 2015 Daily Quote

The all-important word is ‘try’. Allot enough time daily for sitting quietly and trying, just trying, to go beyond the personality with its addictions and obsessions. Don’t ask how; it cannot be explained. You just keep on trying until you succeed.

~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

January 28, 2015 Daily Quote

It was not religion that brought me to God, but solitude. The divine Presence came to me when I was alone, in the silence of my soul.

~ Beverly Lanzetta

January 27, 2015 Daily Quote

I have enjoined you to behave as I behaved, but we must respond to the same Mind to do this.

~ Jesus, A Course in Miracles, Text 5.II.12

January 26, 2015 Daily Quote

When you have learned how to decide with God, all decisions become as easy and as right as breathing. There is no effort, and you will be led as gently as if you were being carried down a quiet path in summer. Only your own volition seems to make deciding hard.

~ A Course in Miracles, Text 14.IV.6

January 26, 2016 Daily Quote

“In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their minds and then believe them to be true.”  Buddha

January 25, 2015 Daily Quote

There seem to be two kinds of searchers: those who seek to make their ego something other than it is, i.e. holy, happy, unselfish (as though you could make a fish unfish), and those who understand that all such attempts are just gesticulation and play-acting, that there is only one thing that can be done, which is to disidentify themselves with the ego, by realising its unreality, and by becoming aware of their eternal identity with pure being.

~ Wei Wu Wei

January 24, 2015 Daily Quote

It is not for us to search, but to remain still; to achieve Immobility not Action.

~ Wei Wu Wei

January 23, 2015 Daily Quote

The saint is a man who disciplines his ego. The sage is a man who rids himself of his ego.

~ Wei Wu Wei

January 22, 2015 Daily Quote

As long as there is a “you” doing or not-doing, thinking or not-thinking, “meditating” or
“not-meditating”, you are no closer to home than the day you were born.

~ Wei Wu Wei

January 21, 2015 Daily Quote

Why are you unhappy? Because 99.9 percent of everything you do is for yourself. And there
isn’t one.

~ Wei Wu Wei

January 20, 2015 Daily Quote

Our task is not to be thinking. Our task is to be ‘thought.’

~ Aldous Huxley

January 19, 2015 Daily Quote

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you will be able to see further.

~ Unknown

January 18, 2015 Daily Quote

That which cannot be understood can be known. To be known it must not be filtered by unknowingness, which is the mind. The mind accepts and rejects. What it rejects, you choose not to know. Let go of this acceptance and rejection mechanism. Rest without thought, and discover what is known.

~ Thoughts of Awakening

January 17, 2015 Daily Quote

Steady as the ocean’s depths, peaceful, serene; Among all seeming changes, swayed not at all. This is the mark of the Self. Focus yourself on depth. It is unchanging, even now. Don’t try to make it at the level of surface where changes can be swift and dramatic. Dive to find it. Sink. Settle into it. It is already and always there.

~ Thoughts of Awakening

January 16, 2015 Daily Quote

Realization of true Self is the only goal worth aiming for. Notice all other thoughts that say, “I must achieve this or that in order to be great.” Answer quietly and confidently each idea by saying, “I must know my Self. I need not achieve anything else.”

~ Thoughts of Awakening

January 15, 2015 Daily Quote

Do not forget that any form of specialness must be defended, and will be.

~ ACIM Psychotherapy Pamphlet 3.II

January 14, 2015 Daily Quote

Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having an opinion.

~ George Christoph Lichtenberg

January 13, 2015 Daily Quote

Ask yourself, “What am I?” Continue to ask until you are certain of the answer. And then, let yourself be led from there. Let yourself live from there. Do not let yourself forget what you have discovered you are.

~ Thoughts of Awakening

January 12, 2015 Daily Quote

Who you think you are is an obstacle, because who you think you are also includes a definition of how you must be if you are to be worthy, and how circumstances must be if you are to be happy. Who you think you are demands that you control and that you be controlled. There can be no freedom in this.

See who you think you are. See the setup that this thought is. Release the idea that limits and controls. Accept unbounded freedom as truth.

~ Thoughts of Awakening

January 11, 2015 Daily Quote

Reason will tell you that the only way to escape from misery is to recognize it “and go the other way.”

~ A Course in Miracles, Chapter 22.II

January 10, 2015 Daily Quote

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.

~ Meister Eckhart

January 9, 2015 Daily Quote

A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox’s or bear’s, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.

~ Meister Eckhart

January 8, 2015 Daily Quote

We are easily seduced into unconsciousness, fantasy, sleep and dreams; and, we do not realize how much we rely on habits for direction and idols for rewards.

~ Jon Mundy

January 7, 2015 Daily Quote

I have asked you to rest the mind. This is not a little request. To rest the mind frequently will bring the most insight. To rest it little will bring the least. The mantra “I am that I am” is a gift of awakening. Cherish it as a gift, and you give love to your reality.

~ From the Inner Teacher, Thoughts of Awakening

January 6, 2015 Daily Quote

“I am that I am” is open. It is as open as the sky. It has no end. It continues forever. This is the best idea of you. This is the truth without definition. Do not put thought to this idea. Merely let it be thought, repeated, by the mind. And after it is thought, rest the mind without thinking, and then let this thought be thought again.

~ Thoughts of Awakening

January 5, 2015 Daily Quote

“I don’t know who I am” is a helpful response to any thought that tries to define who you are. Definitions are closed and limiting. “I don’t know” opens to potential and discovery. “I don’t know who I am” is a statement that facilitates Self-discovery, because it is a statement that dissolves the idea that definitions are fact.

~ Thoughts of Awakening

January 4, 2015 Daily Quote

Expansion is the realization of truth over illusion. It is the putting aside of limits, which never existed. It is seeing beyond false identity into the unknown and ungraspable, which is you. You are not to be controlled or limited, not even by you. You are to be discovered, and discovery happens through allowing the mystery.

~ Thoughts of Awakening

January 3, 2015 Daily Quote

Within you there is a place where I am and you are and there is no difference between us. This is a state of oneness, where the two are joined, and they are the same one. There is no loss in this state of awareness. There is only more. This is why I have asked you to inquire deep and broad. Within depth, there is expansion.

~ From the Inner Guide, Thoughts of Awakening

January 2, 2015 Daily Quote

Rest the mind frequently today, as often as you remember, and notice as you take a moment to do nothing and to think nothing that you exist. Just notice this. Notice that nothing needs to be done for this one magnificent fact to be true. Nothing needs to be thought to realize this truth. The fact of existence already is. It is now. It is true. It is complete. And take a moment to thank your Father for the gift of existence.

~ Thoughts of Awakening

January 1, 2015 Daily Quote

The Heart that is beyond words is not beyond you. It is only thought that would tell you so. It is only thought that can deceive. Put aside thought, if only for a moment, and then ask, “Am I, when thought isn’t?” Surely you will notice that you are not dependent on thought. Then ask, “Am I, when thought is?” Surely you will notice that whatever you are, it is present both with and without thought.

~ Thoughts of Awakening