“If we hope to overcome the ocean of darkness in the world, we must first light a candle in our own hearts. . . . Committing oneself to the path of love can be the most revolutionary way to change the world.” — Robert Lawrence Smith
“A miracle is a shift in thinking, a shift from fear to love. . . . A miracle-worker accepts the idea that every thought has an effect, not only on the one who thinks it but on everyone else.” — Marianne Williamson
“Our real journey in life is interior; it is a matter of growth, deepening, and of an ever greater surrender to the creative action of love and grace in our hearts.” — Thomas Merton
“With spiritual awakening, ego recedes to the background and becomes a service vehicle to the divine Self, instead of a tyrannical driver. When our viewpoint shifts from ego dominance to soul awareness, we are ready to cooperate with the Infinite.” — Ellen Grace O’Brian, Daily Inspirations.
If I were much wiser, and much more patient, and had much greater concentration, I could sit in silence in my chair, look out my windows at a green tree and the blue sky, and know that breathing is a gift; that a breath is sufficient for the moment; and that breathing air is breathing God. ~ André Dubos
“Willing to experience aloneness, I discover connection everywhere. Turning to face my fear, I meet the warrior who lives within.”
— Jennifer Welwood
. . . What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and that love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.
We reach a point in life, where
by the grace of God, we are spared
from ourselves and all self-judgment.
And by the miracle of life itself,
we discover that all we experience is
but a tiny example of our potential.
And in the midst of our wandering,
the desert and mountains come together, and
at sunset, the god of self-understanding appears.
What a blessing it is to awaken late at night and see the moon smiling down on the sleeping earth and the stars putting on a special dancing light show honoring the Christmas Season. ~Don Iannone