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Companions on the Inner Way
Morton T. Kelsey

1 "It is not pleasant to reflect on the failures and mistakes we have made. Yet paradoxically, if we are on the journey and trying to learn, it is by these very mistakes that we become better equipped as instruments of the Divine Lover."

2 "A simple, childlike trust is often as important as wisdom and strict spiritual practice."

3 "One cannot become worthy of love. Love by its very nature is a free gift and grace."

4 "God, the very creative power at the center of the universe, is loving and caring like a truly devoted parent. This love is not one aspect of God….but the very organizing reality at the heart of things. God is love."

5 "It is necessary that we learn to accept and love ourselves, as God constantly accepts and loves us, no matter what we are or do."

6 "There is a deep hunger that God has hidden in our inner abyss, which continues to draw us to the Divine Lover."

7 "Our meditation is never completed until it results in our attempt to make the influence of divine love felt in the world. To be specific, my meditative contact with the Divine Lover is never complete until some other human being feels more loved by me because of that contact."

8 "The growth potential of the human being is infinite."

9 "Learning to know and love God continues in the life beyond death."

10 "What we do is a better indication of what we believe than what we think we think."

11 "Scripture [the Bible] is constantly referring to the immediate divine-human encounter."

12 "This loving God makes only one demand upon us; he sends us out into the world to share with others the love we have received. Then we can return to Love and slake our insatiable thirst for love once again."

13 "Each and every individual has value. No individual is expendable. Each person has a destiny and unique value to the Divine Lover."

14 "What I do unto the least of these my brothers and sisters, I do unto the Divine."

15 "Love and prayer cannot in any way be separated from each other. They are different aspects of the same divine whole."

16 "Long ago Plato saw love, concrete human love, as one of the supreme and most adequate methods of giving us ecstasy and of opening us to a knowledge of the Ideas, of the spiritual world."

17 "We have a capacity to perceive things as a whole, to see beyond the fragmentation within our world and grasp essences."

18 "Plato speaks of a mathematical intuition by which we perceive the structure of reality. It was through insight of this kind that Sir Isaac Newton was given his monumental vision of the order within the cosmos. Kurt Godel speaks of the insight through which we can perceive the truths of mathematics and compares this to Plato's understanding of how we encounter the Ideas. This 'seeing through' ordinary reality, if carried far enough, can bring us to a religious understanding."

19 "God does not have to have perfect instruments, and the Holy One can use our feeble and faltering attempts at love and transform them."

20 "One of the aspects of real love is this: it tries to create the conditions in which other people may grow to the maximum of their potential."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite