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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 "Attaining harmony with the Source happens naturally when we are in relationship with it, a relationship characterized by the deepest sense of oneness."

2 "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."

3 "Find what you have a talent for and pursue it into birth."

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

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

6 "The very fact that you desire to be enlightened will give you the power to be enlightened. That is the fuel. Flame it. Fuel it." Marsha Sinetar, author

7 "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."

8 "To know the sweetness of the Infinite within us, that is the cause, the reason, the purpose, the only purpose of our being." Nicholas of Cusa

9 "The Divine Presence is everywhere; it only requires us to experience it."

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

12 "You always carry within yourself the very thing that you need for the fulfillment of your life purpose." Malidoma Some, African author

13 "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."

14 "This Divine Love that exists between God and the soul is eternal and cannot be destroyed."

15 "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."

16 "The destiny of humanity…is a process of going back to the source and origin. And that source and origin is a supreme state of independence, a supreme state of consciousness, transcending all vexing limitations, infinite, boundless, eternal, beyond time and space." Swami Chidananda

17 "Trials, difficulties, and challenges bring us to our senses about our lives. They can serve as vehicles of realization, helping us to understand why we are here and how necessary the spiritual journey is for us. They awaken us to the serious purpose of life and inspire us not to waste this opportunity on a halfhearted existence."

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

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

20 "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

21 "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."

22 "Our journey to God is actually a journey of self-discovery in the Divine."

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

24 "Chaos is infinitely complex order." David Bohm, physicist

25 "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."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite