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The Mystic Hours, A Daybook of Interspiritual Wisdom & Devotion
Wayne Teasdale
In this book, Teasdale provides a powerful look at spiritual wisdom, filled with quotations from all the great mystics and spiritual traditions.

1 "This Divine Love that exists between God and the soul is eternal and cannot be destroyed."

2 "The eternal exists in one moment, the now, and everything is contained in that now. Eternity is this one instant, but this one instant extends forever in itself."

3 "There is a moral causality at work in the universe….We all know this truth to some extent."

4 "Christians, and those who simply admire Christ's teachings, are fortunate to have such a personal example of love to follow. Each one of us is capable of this commitment."

5 "Now we are moving back toward community – because we need it to happen." Gay Luce

6 "We have to have faith in our own abilities to take us to a place of safety for humanity and other sentient beings."

7 "Nature's wholeness and our intrinsic interconnectedness are primary. Let us pay attention to these vital areas of awareness and commit ourselves to them."

8 "As long as the Earth can make a spring every year, I can. As long as the Earth can flower and produce nurturing fruit, I can, because I'm the Earth." Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize winning author

9 "We cannot really die in any permanent way, but are ever called on from one transition to another until we are transformed. Once we know how to be here in the integrity of the moment, we enter the Eternal Now and we know we wil always be."

10 "No matter what we believe, we are all bound to seek justice, to think and act with genuine kindness, and to have humility of heart."

11 "Your trials did not come to punish you, but to awaken you." Paramahansa Yogananda

12 "True community includes those we disagree with. Community building, whether on our block or across national or cultural divides, is the great work of our new millennium."

13 "We are manifestations of the Godhead's infinite creativity."

14 "Fear is the easiest thing in the world: it's cheap and widespread. Tyrants and oppressors count on fear's contagion to dominate others. But if one person steps forward and summons courage, his or her courage becomes equally contagious, spreading to others and becoming a movement."

15 "Let us each examine our faith. If it is rooted in love, mercy, kindness, and compassion, we are on the right track."

16 "This life is not separate from the eternal."

17 "Each of us is part of the infinite reality of the Divine's face, a manifestation of its endless creativity, and each is dear to this ineffable source."

18 "Everything happens within the Divine Consciousness."

19 "In truth, our inner sensitivity is grounded in a caring heart, or the good heart, as the Tibetans say. All of us share this deeper nature….This inner essence is our gift to one another. It is part of the Divine's presence in us."

20 "In being one with the Divine, or what the Native Americans of the plains might call the Great Spirit, we are also at the center of the cosmos. In relationship with the Great Spirit, we share this same center. Let us find peace in this unity."

21 "One of the goals of life is to learn the value of community, of interconnectedness, our oneness in the Divine Reality."

22 "Are you in touch with your heart's vast nature? If not, find the way there. You are not far from yourself."

23 "We can respond with love in all the situations of life and practice compassion without counting the cost."

24 "The soul that walks in love neither rests nor grows tired." St. John of the Cross

25 "To know the sweetness of the Infinite within us, that is the cause, the reason, the purpose, the only purpose of our being." Nicholas of Cusa

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite