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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 "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."

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

3 "There is a bridge between time and Eternity; and this bridge is Atman, the Spirit in us….To one who goes over that bridge, the night becomes like day, because in the worlds of the Spirit there is a Light which is everlasting." Chandogya Upanishad

4 "Only connect. Wherever you are, right now, pay attention. Forever." Sylvia Boorstein, Buddhist teacher

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

6 "In each situation we are immersed in his peace because God is our permanence, our coherence, our future. We are united to that reality which does not pass away."

7 "Lord Buddha's admonition to us was to serve by helping those who suffer physically to overcome physical sufferings, those who are in fear to overcome fear, those who suffer mentally to overcome mental suffering. Be of service to all living beings." A. T. Ariyaratne, Buddhist social and spiritual activist

8 "Love calls to us in the homeless, the hungry, the stranger, the prisoner, and the abandoned child, the forgotten elderly, the ill and the dying, the unloved and unwanted. Do you hear its call?"

9 "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."

10 "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."

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

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

13 "Paradoxically, it's most often our smallest, most anonymously done good works that have the greatest spiritual impact in and on this world." Thom Hartmann, author and radio talk show host

14 "There is no place we can look or be that we will not find God, if only we recognize what we are seeing."

15 "Before the Unconditioned, the conditioned dances: 'Thou and I are one!' this trumpet proclaims." Kabir

16 "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

17 "If you want to know with immediate and tangible recognition what God is like, examine kindness in yourself and others. It is your own deepest inner nature."

18 "Think about yourself: your temple of God, the body; your spirit of God, the soul; the flow of God, the mind." Yogi Bhajan

19 "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."

20 "We should work together to set forth a path for humanity that includes everybody. That's the Divine Will for the human family, and the best in each religion acknowledges a similar vision."

21 "In each moment the will of God is present, if we can only allow ourselves to discern it."

22 "Everything is linked with everything else; so divine essence is below as well as above, in heaven and on earth. There is nothing else." Moses deLeon (d. 1305), Spanish Jewish mystic

23 "What we find here is evidence of a cosmic plan, which leads to union with the Divine. We are destined for this high estate of eternal happiness."

24 "When one person heals, the rest of the world is deeply affected. We don't heal alone." Diane Cirincione, author

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

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite