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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 "Sometimes the right sentence will open us to experiences and world-views we never imagined before. They might appear just when we need them, giving us guidance, courage, vision, and inspiration. They are seeds of wisdom that can provide direction, change, or even a course for transformation."

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

3 "God is everywhere, in every being and in every situation, in the cosmos and the natural world, in our loved ones, our friends, just as he is in the stranger, our neighbors, our pets, and very pointedly in the suffering."

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

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

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

7 "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?"

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

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

10 "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."

11 "Everything happens within the Divine Consciousness."

12 "People see God every day; they just don't recognize him." Pearl Bailey, American singer

13 "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

14 "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."

15 "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."

16 "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."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

24 "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."

25 "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."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite