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This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
Jalal Al Din Rumi (1207)

Date added: 08/03/2017

God, the divine Principle of man, and man in God's likeness are inseparable, harmonious, and eternal......... God is the parent mind and man is God's spiritual offspring. Mary Baker Eddy (1821)

Date added: 04/18/2017

To be united with the Beloved is to love all, for in all dwelleth the Beloved. J. Krishnamurti (1895)

Date added: 04/06/2017

More radiant than the sun, purer than the snow, subtler than the ether, is the Self, the spirit within my heart. I am that Self, that Self am I. Ancient Prayer

Date added: 02/13/2017

Be still and know that I am God. Old Testament

Date added: 08/17/2016

Arise, shine, thy light is come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. Old Testament

Date added: 06/20/2016

Be certain in the religion of Love there are no believers or unbelievers. Love embraces all. Jalal Al Din Rumi (1207)

Date added: 12/09/2015

I am this world and I eat this world. Who knows this, knows. Upanishads (800 B.C.E.)

Date added: 08/12/2015

God is intelligence occupied with knowing itself. Meister Eckhart (1260)

Date added: 06/22/2015

Silence is a source of Great Strength. Lao Tse (604 B.C.E.)

Date added: 06/04/2015

I form the light and create darkness,
I bring prosperity and create disaster;
I, the Lord, do all these things.
Old Testament

Date added: 04/10/2015

Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need. Mary Baker Eddy (1821)

Date added: 01/13/2015

How small the mind of man to comprehend the great,
The Good, the Infinite, the Mind of God;
With what impetuosity he rushes in
To tell how God does this, thinks that, feels so,
All based upon his own mentality so tried:
He separates the acts of God from God himself,
As he distinguished the thinker from the object thought;
Nor does he understand the single basic law
When God conceives, then got the Concept is,
And when he Thinks, the Thinking, Thought and God are one;
When God creates, then God Creation is,
the Will, the Thought, the Act, each one is God Himself;
No time is there when they existed Not,
Just as no time is there when God Himself was not,
No time He will not be, for God is Time,
And yet in Him no Time exists, for God's timelessness.
Michael Dylan (1957)

Date added: 08/27/2014

You grieve for those for whom you should not grieve. The wise grieve neither for the living nor the dead. Never at any time was I not, nor thou, nor these princes of man, nor shall we ever cease to be. The unreal has no being, the real never ceases to be. Bhaghavad-Gita (500 B.C.E.)

Date added: 08/04/2014

The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.

Old Testament

Date added: 10/04/2013

How does the ocean become the king of all rivers and streams? Because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power. Lao Tse (604 B.C.E.)

Date added: 09/02/2013

By humility, out of an enemy He has made a friend, which is more than to have created a new earth. Meister Eckhart (1260)

Date added: 09/02/2013

Let them know that you alone,
whose name is the Lord,
are the Most High over all the earth.
Old Testament

Date added: 07/10/2013

The Lord is my light and my salvation so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? Old Testament

Date added: 07/10/2013

The Void is that which stands right in the middle of "this" and "that." The void is all inclusive, having no opposite - there is nothing which it excludes or opposes. It is a living void, because all forms come out of it and whoever realizes the void is filled with life and power and the love of all things. Bruce Lee (1940)

Date added: 06/25/2013

And this, our life exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. William Shakespeare (1564)

Date added: 04/23/2013

Earth is crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God. Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806)

Date added: 04/23/2013

He raises the afflicted from a dunghill
For he will settle him with the Rulers of the people.
Aramaic Bible

Date added: 04/13/2013

My Father supports me, protects me, and directs me in all things. His care for me is infinite, and is with me forever. I am eternally blessed as His Son. A Course In Miracles (1975)

Date added: 04/13/2013

Why wait for Heaven? Those who seek the light are merely covering their eyes. The light is in them now. A Course In Miracles (1975)

Date added: 04/13/2013
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"In the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge were with the animals, for Tirawa, the One Above, did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the beast, and that from them, and from the stars and the sun and moon should man learn . . . all things tell of Tirawa. "

- Chief Gray Eagle, Pawnee

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- Lao Tse

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