"No man can rise superior to his feelings, without lifting, be it ever so little, the whole body of which he is an integral part." H. P. Blavatsky
Karma, The Universal Law of Harmony
(Virginia Hanson and Rosemarie Stewart, editors)
"Perfect love casts out fear. Perfect love is right within you, ready to be sent forth in ever-widening circles. Learn how to release that perfect love within that casts out fear."
Drawing the Larger Circle, How to Love and Be Loved
(Jack and Cornelia Addington)
"No man lives within his own psychic sphere like a snail in its shell, separated from everybody else, but is connected with his fellow-men by his unconscious humanity."
"Healthy individuals make their culture more healthy. Improving individual health is one approach to making a better world."
Toward A Psychology of Being
"A person of wisdom and generosity can lift the entire level of behavior around him by the assumption of goodness that he projects upon his associates. He looks upon what he finds good in them with love, and they are favorably affected."
Creative Vision for Art and for Life
"There is a destiny that makes us brothers; none goes his way alone: all that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own." Edwin Markham, 'A Creed'
One Thousand Inspirational Things
(Audrey Stone Morris, Compiler)
"God is love, and man is made in God's image….Even in the midst of our busy world there are saints and sages working ceaselessly to infuse these simple truths into our complex lives. These noble souls radiate the divinity that is the inner basis of man's existence."
Oneness: Great Principles Shared By All Religions
"Meditate for a moment on the web of light streams that connects your soul, mind, and physical body to the universe. Realize that through the divine inner light of your consciousness you are participating in the creation of this tapestry of light and life."
Mandala, Luminous Symbols for Healing
(Judith Cornell, Ph.D.)
"Individuals can affect the world by becoming a model or an example in their small circle of influence. Just as a rock thrown into a pond causes ripples to gradually keep going out until eventually they are very small, so our acts influence the ecology of the entire human race…..We are all part of one another and so, interwoven; it's a kind of divine architectural ecology that encompasses us all and cannot be violated." Stephen R. Covey, Ph.D., 'Love Enough For All'
Handbook for the Heart, Original Writings on Love
(Richard Carlson and Benjamin Shield, editors)
"Since all minds are joined, conflict between any two of us contributes to war, and reconciliation between any two of us takes us closer to world peace. Our smallest judgment adds to war, and our smallest forgiveness adds to peace….The butterfly's wing in South America affect the wind patterns at the North Pole, and thoughts of true peace in Idaho affect plans for peace in Palestine. What an extraordinary opportunity as well as responsibility we have, to try to get it right."
The Gift of Change, Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life
"Photographs taken through electron microscopes and far-ranging telescopes reveal that images from vastly different scales evoke a feeling of similarity and recognition. A spiral nebula that measures hundreds of light-years across looks remarkably similar to something that measures a thousandth of a centimeter, say the eye of a firefly. One can be seen as the fractal resonance of the other, the resonance of the microcosm to the macrocosm."
A Mythic Life, Learning to Live our Greater Story
"Let a man in a garret but burn with enough intensity and he will set fire to the whole world." Antoine DeSaint-Exupery (1900-1944), French author, 'Wind, Sand, and Stars'
The Great Thoughts
(George Seldes, compiler)
"And as the soul within your dust, through members differing and conformed to divers powers, doth diffuse itself, so doth the Intelligence deploy its goodness, multiplied through the stars, revolving still on its own unity." Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
The Soul Afire, Revelations of the Mystics
(H. A. Reinhold, editor)
"Like the pebble thrown into the pond, every act we perform spreads out in ever widening circles, embracing everything in its growing path."
Born For Love: Reflections on Loving
(Leo F. Buscaglia, Ph.D.)
"Do whatever stirs the chords of genuine We-feeling. Seek to set them vibrating more and more until they become the dominating or sole satisfactions in your experience." Fritz Kunkel (1889-1956), American psychiatrist, 'How Character Develops'
The Choice Is Always Ours
(Dorothy B. Phillips, Chief Editor)
"Symbolism adds a new value to an object or an act, without thereby violating its immediate or historical validity. Once it is brought to bear, it turns the object or action into an 'open' event: symbolic thought opens the door on to immediate reality for us, but without weakening or invalidating it; seen in this light the universe is no longer sealed off, nothing is isolated inside its own existence: everything is linked by a system of correspondences and assimilations."
A Dictionary of Symbols
(J. E. Cirlot)