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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 "The will of God is manifest in each moment, an immense ocean which the heart only fathoms in so far as it overflows with faith, trust and love." Jean Pierre deCaussade

2 "We need to guard ourselves against fear's deadening effect. We must cast it aside…Let us see through our fears and relinquish them to what is possible beyond them. Allow your fear to be deflated by your hope and your unwillingness to be crippled by its hold."

3 "Each one of us has an infinite meaning and is part of the greater whole, the Infinite Reality, the Divine itself."

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

5 "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."

6 "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."

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

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

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

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

11 "If we can become inwardly attuned to the Divine Presence within, we will understand our nature and our ultimate belonging to God."

12 "If we are going to grow into the fullness of our potential in our spiritual lives, we have to take this path of love, kindness, mercy, compassion, and true empathy. These qualities define us as individuals who have awakened within and care without."

13 "Gaze into the heart of each creature and kin and behold the Beloved who gazes upon you with love." Sister Georgene Wilson

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 "Fear is the mind-killer. I will not give in to it." Frank Herbert, 'Dune'

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

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

18 "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."

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

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

21 "The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness." The Dalai Lama

22 "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."

23 "Do you discern the Divine Order in life's chaos? What does it mean to you?"

24 "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

25 "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."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite