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Words of Inspiration

Bits of wisdom and spiritual guidance from some favorite sources…


you-have-enough“Take one step toward god and god takes ten steps toward you.”
     – Navajo saying

“He who experiences the unity of life sees his own self in all beings, and all beings in his own self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.”
     – Buddha

“God is a verb.”
     – Buckminster Fuller

“God is a circle whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.”
     – Empedocles, Greek

“The criterion for any man as to what is right or wrong for him is not to be found in some other man’s judgment. The criterion is this: Does the thing I wish to do express more life, more happiness, more peace to myself, and at the same time harm no one?  If it does, it is right.”
     – Dr. Ernest Holmes

“The winds of grace are always blowing. But we must raise our sails.”
     – Ramakrishna

“It isn’t enough to talk about peace.  One must believe in it.  And it isn’t enough to believe in peace.  One must work at it.”
     – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Courage is fear that has said its prayers.”
     – Dorothy Bernard

“You must not only know that God is all there is, but you must know that God exists right where the need is – not in the form of the need, but in the form of the answer to the need.”
     – Dr. Ernest Holmes

“There is no use trying,” said Alice, “one can’t believe impossible things.”  “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen.  “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day.  Why sometimes I’ve believed as many as six  impossible things before breakfast.”
     – Lewis Carroll

“There are two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is.”
     – Albert Einstein

“Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon. Come out from behind the clouds. Shine!”
     – Buddha

“We can fool each other, and unfortunately we fool ourselves most of the time, but the Law of Mind is as a law of reflection returning to us the exact content of our thought.”
     – Dr. Ernest Holmes

“Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.”
     – Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Be yourself.  Everyone else is already taken.”
     – Oscar Wilde

“What you think of me is none of my business.”
     – Eleanor Roosevelt

“When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and you will laugh at the sky.”
     – Buddha

“Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.”
     – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.  Knowledge is limited.  Imagination circles the world.”
     – Albert Einstein

“Never look at that which you do not wish to experience.  Turn entirely from the condition, or limited situation, to its opposite, to the realization of health, happiness and harmony.”
     – Dr. Ernest Holmes

“The moon is one, but on agitated water it produces many reflections. Similarly, ultimate reality is one, yet it appears to be many in a mind agitated by thoughts.”
     – Maharamayana

“We don’t see things as they are. We see things as we are.”
     – Talmud

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.”
     – Buddha

“Some men see things as they are and say, why?  I dream things that never were and say, why not?”
     – Robert Kennedy

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
     – Buckminster Fuller

“To learn how to think is to learn how to live, for our thoughts go into a Medium that is Infinite in Its ability to be and to do.”
     – Dr. Ernest Holmes

“Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.”
     – Will Rogers

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
     – Thich Nhat Hanh

“An intuitive choice is as conscious as a considered choice, it simply usus aspects of consciousness that are not accessible to language.”
     – Gertrude Sandvist

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”
     – Carl Jung

“In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; People create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”
     – Buddha

“If your compassion does not include yourself, your compassion is incomplete.”
     – Jack Kornfield

“Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.”
     – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Integrity is the courage and self-discipline to cooperate and initiate according to the Divine, which you know in your heart as Truth.”
     – Buckminster Fuller

“Look within, thou art the Buddha.”
     – Buddha

“Every child has known god.
Not the god of names,
Not the god of don’ts,
Not the god who ever does anything weird,
But the god who only knows four words
And keeps repeating them, saying:
‘Come dance with me.’
Come Dance.”
     – Hafiz

Compiled by Practitioner Berkeley Brestal, RScP 

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