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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 "Kindness…is an eternal absolute. It is the bond connecting all beings in the great web of interdependence in which we all participate and by which we are sustained."

2 "We are only really happy in the long run if we are committed to virtue, allowing our character to be schooled and formed by its precious wisdom. When we are truly in harmony with the Divine, others, nature, and ourselves, we are naturally virtuous and other will know it!"

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

4 "We can choose to use our lives for others to bring about a better and more just world for our children." Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American activist

5 "While we often think of eternity as infinite time, it also means timelessness, found only in the present or the now."

6 "Everything happens within the Divine Consciousness."

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

8 "God's will embraces the totality of our development and faith. Trust and love are the keys that open us to the fullness of God's will for us."

9 "The Divine Reality – the Source of Being, Allah, the Brahman, the Tao, the One, the Ground of Being – has a limitless number of qualities; each one of these is itself infinite, but each also expresses the one nature."

10 "One instant is eternity; eternity is in the now; When you see through this one instant, you see through the one who sees." Wu-Men, Chinese poet

11 "A person's true wealth is the good he does in this world." Muhammad

12 "The Divine is the knower in all of us, and we have to align ourselves with it."

13 "Small good works have results we do not foresee; their spiritual effects in the world are often unknown to us, but they are real."

14 "Whatever the Source is, however it is named or imagined, the truth is the same: Our gifts are donated from that originating point. Each interpretive system of spiritual and mystical culture understands this. The crucial point in life is to use these gifts wisely: not to squander them, but to commit them to the benefit of the whole community of life."

15 "God is the self in every person, and with the requisite sensitivity, we can discern this presence shining forth in all things."

16 "Whatever our mission in life, this is our real task: to spread truth, love, and peace. Our world is in desperate need of peace in this age of division and violence. Each one of us has the capacity to live truth, love, and peace heroically, spreading their influence around the world."

17 "The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens." Baha'u'llah, founder of the Baha'i tradition

18 "The present is the entry point into the Eternal Now, and this now is the beginning of realizing the Everlasting Now, which people understand by the designation 'eternity'. The more we enter into this now, the more we experience its timeless or eternal properties: wisdom, understanding, compassion, kindness, mercy, sensitivity, integration, and joy."

19 "The spiritual journey is not to a place, but to the ultimate reality of Divine Consciousness. There is thus no distance involved in the inner sojourn. The spiritual journey is a process that reveals the end, the destination, the goal that is essentially changeless: union with God. And each one of us is a member of the Divine Family."

20 "Every place is the center because God is an infinite, intelligible sphere – totally unlimited and undetermined. Wherever the Divine is, that is the center."

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

22 "The inner reality, core focus, commitment, and intention of God is love itself."

23 "Failure is not an end but a beginning, because it reveals something that will assist us in moving forward."

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

25 "The Divine Reality is doing, or being, each one of us. We are expressions of God's endless creativity. The Divine is happening all the time, and in all corners of reality."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite