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1 "Cast all your cares upon the Lord, and he will direct them. Believe in God…because he can do all things." The Shepherd of Hermas, Vision IV, v. 21 The Lost Books of The Bible and The Forgotten Books of Eden (various)

2 "Faith is the opening of an inward eye, the eyes of the heart, to be filled with the presence of the Divine light." Thomas Merton, 'New Seeds of Contemplation' The Inner West, An Introduction to the Hidden Wisdom of the West (Jay Kinney, editor)

3 "The mystics reassure us, as the Buddha taught, 'On life's journey, faith is nourishment and virtuous deeds a shelter.'" Entering the Castle: An Inner Path to God and Your Soul (Caroline Myss)

4 "The will of God is manifest in each moment, an immense ocean which the heart only fathoms in so far as it overflows with faith, trust and love." Jean Pierre deCaussade The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion (Wayne Teasdale)

5 "There are one or two ways to respond to the injustice of life. You can whine and complain about the injustice of it all, the fact that I wasn't the privileged one. Or you can see through the eyes of faith that every adverse circumstance is an opportunity to see God work out his ultimate desire for wholeness and reconciliation in your life." Eugene Rivers III, Co-founder of Azusa Christian Community Genesis: A Living Conversation (Bill Moyers)

6 "The power of faith is…always recognized if it is placed in love." A Course in Miracles (Helen Schucman and William Thetford)

7 “Even a weak or half-hearted faith is enough of an opening for God’s grace to work effectively in our lives.” Bernard of Clairvaux, Essential Writings (Dennis E. Tamburello, O.F.M.)

8 "This indeed is faith – not a vague sentiment of the soul adhering to a doctrine without rational motivation, nor a mysticism without sure proofs, nor yet an intellectualist certainty imposed necessarily by the evidence of irresistible proofs – but an intellectual adherence to truths which are guaranteed in testimony worthy of credence and illustrated, once believed, in all the facts of the universe." Richard McKeon, introduction to St. Augustine Selections From Medieval Philosophers (Richard McKeon, editor and translator)

9 "We must have faith in God and in ourselves. Whatever He wills, He can let us know, and whatever He wants done, He can show us how to do it. In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it." A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles (Marianne Williamson)

10 "Absence of doubt is trusting in the heart, trusting yourself. Being without doubt means that you have connected with yourself." Shambhala (Chogyam Trungpa)

11 "Our faith and our power of choice are, in fact, the power of creation itself. We are the vessels through which energy becomes matter in this life." Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing (Caroline Myss)

12 "The only way of casting off the fetter of doubt is by knowledge and intelligent comprehension." The Inner Life (Charles W. Leadbeater)

13 "What we do is a better indication of what we believe than what we think we think." Companions on the Inner Way (Morton T. Kelsey)

14 "Trust IS within you whether or not you recognize it…and no matter how your mind questions, it rides securely in the great creativity of the soul." The 'Unknown' Reality (Jane Roberts)

15 "Faith, derived from reality and always applicable to reality – this kind of faith is love of destiny….This faith is victory, for it knows how to guide creative energy toward the result of progress." Lectures on the I Ching: Constancy and Change (Richard Wilhelm)

16 "Faith is a living thing. It has to grow. The food that helps it to grow is the continued discoveries, the deeper understanding of reality." Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers (Thich Nhat Hanh)

17 "Faith is essential. But this is not an intellectual faith that consists in giving assent to creedal doctrines; it is an inner attitude; a committing ourselves to the inner way regardless of what comes, a determination to know the One who is at the center." The Kingdom Within, the Inner Meaning of Jesus' Sayings (John Sanford)

18 "Trusting yourself and your own process means believing that your task is to be fully yourself and that if you are, you will have everything you genuinely need for your soul's growth….Recognize that what you want and what you need often are not the same and that it is quite rational to trust the universe, God, or your higher self and let go." The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By (Carol Pearson, Ph.D.)

19 "In our effort to heal the problems of the world, we will have to have the daring and wisdom to believe the heart – to begin to let the answers unfold, through inner guidance and intuitive knowing, and in love and faith." Eric Butterworth, Unity minister and radio broadcaster, 'The Age of Wisdom' New Thoughts for a New Millennium (Michael A. Maday, editor)

20 "I release into this universe my trust that my journey in life and all who walk my path with me are there by divine design." Invisible Acts of Power: Personal Choices That Create Miracles (Caroline Myss)

21 "Trust in God's embrace." A Tree Full of Angels (Macrina Wiederkehr)

22 "A simple, childlike trust is often as important as wisdom and strict spiritual practice." Companions on the Inner Way (Morton T. Kelsey)

23 "One of the precepts of the great Tibetan yogis, taught to all neophytes, is: 'Difficult indeed is it to obtain Liberation through intellectual knowledge alone; through faith, Liberation is easily obtained.'" W. Y. Evans-Wentz Tibetan Book of the Dead (W Y Evans-Wentz, translator)

24 "The marvelous reveals itself in the mundane; in the garden, the park, the vacant lot, the desert. You see it in the sudden appearance of a cluster of fungus on a tree after a week of rain or at home dusting off furniture, revealing the surface underneath. To really see through, you must believe it is possible to do so and then simply do it! Before long, life becomes an experience of constant revelation." June Singer, 'Seeing Through the Visible World' As Above, So Below: Paths to Spiritual Renewal in Daily Life (Ronald S. Miller and the editors of New Age Journal)

25 "Faith in the future is not dead in our hearts….it is hope, deepened and purified, which seems bound to save us." Building the Earth (Pierre Teilhard deChardin)

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite