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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 "All we ever do our whole lives is go from one little piece of Holy Ground to the next." J. D. Salinger

2 "The greatest accomplishment in life is to be who or what you are, and that is what God wanted you to be when he created you." Abbot Thomas Keating

3 "The human body is His sitar. He draws the strings, and out of it comes the music of the inner universe." Kabir

4 "Each person has a mission, a work they must contribute to the whole….To fulfill this task, we need to touch the inner fire that propels us forward, the passion to do good, to serve both the Divine and the human family. We know in the depths of our being that our nature holds our sacred purpose. We only need to be true to it, to pursue it without fail."

5 "The inner nature or essence of each thing or sentient being is united to every other in God and through God. The Divine essence is immanently present in each being and in the laws of the universe. In every atom, electron, star, galaxy, and creature – in the cosmos as a whole – the Divine reality is the immanent ground and transcendent destiny of all beings."

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

7 "I thank God for my handicaps, for through them I have found myself, my work, and my God." Helen Keller

8 "If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration, but timelessnes, eternal life is theirs who live in the present." Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher

9 "To love is to think, speak, and act according to the spititual knowledge that we are infinitely loved by God and called to make that love visible in the world." Henri Nouwen

10 "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."

11 "God is within us – the universe, others, everything – and we dwell in the Divine's consciousness. Everything is found in our consciousness, and our consciousness subsists in God's."

12 "No matter where you are, remember that forgiveness offers you peace of mind and everything else you could possibly ever want or hope for. It is an elixir, giving you your wholeness and leading you into the heart of God." Gerald Jampolsky, psychiatrist, founder of the Center for Attitudinal Healing

13 "Are you open to this power of grace and love that extends to all sentient beings?"

14 "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."

15 "We are all blessed with [a] vast mine of infinite compassion if we open ourselves to our true nature."

16 "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."

17 "The interconnectedness of all sentient beings within the cosmos is what I like to call the Divine Matrix. Our healing, in some intangible but very real way, brings healing to the world, though we may not perceive it. Our healing…is a corporate event and process that involves all."

18 "Love and mercy apply to everybody, no matter how much we want to hate them." Bo Lozoff, author

19 "We are not actually separate from anyone or anything; we are intimately connected with all. This is a profoundly liberating realization – an overpowering, overarching principle in every tradition."

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

21 "Our souls are interconnected with every other soul in the divine reality."

22 "Learn to open your being to the greater love witnessed in the example of the saints and watch your capacity expand, your compassion grow, and your generosity deepen."

23 "Be a blazing fire of truth, be a beauteous blossom of love, and be a soothing balm of peace." Sufi saying

24 "Each one of us is dependent on others and nature to be. Everything is interdependent….we are intrinsically and fundamentally related to everyone and everything else."

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite