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Pain is God's megaphone to rouse a deaf world. C. S. Lewis (1898)

Date added: 11/18/2015

Thank you God for this and more. We leave "open" the possibilities of an unlimited, all knowing Source to bless us with things we may not conceive of. Unity/New Thought (1889)

Date added: 11/18/2015

The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to such a pass that he cannot distinguish the truth within him. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821)

Date added: 09/29/2015

It's the great mystery of human life that old grief passes gradually into quiet tender joy. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821)

Date added: 09/29/2015

The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821)

Date added: 09/29/2015

I SON OF SPIRIT!
My first counsel is this: Possess a pure, kindly and radiant heart, that thine may be a sovereignty ancient, imperishable and everlasting.
Baha'i Faith

Date added: 09/29/2015

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

Date added: 08/12/2015

Of a certainty, the man who can see all creatures in himself, himself in all creatures, knows no sorrow. Upanishads (800 B.C.E.)

Date added: 08/08/2015

Go sweep out the chamber of your heart.
Make it ready to be the dwelling place of the Beloved.
When you depart out,
He will enter it.
In you,
void of yourself,
will He display His beauties.

Mahmud Shabistari (1250)

Date added: 07/20/2015

Origen says the soul's quest of God comes by self-observation. If she knew herself she would know God also. Meister Eckhart (1260)

Date added: 06/22/2015

He who knows others is wise;
He who knows himself is enlightened.
Lao Tse (604 B.C.E.)

Date added: 06/22/2015

Therefore, if God's essence is to be seen at all, it must be that the intellect sees it through the divine essence itself; so that in that vision the divine essence is both the object and the medium of vision. Thomas Aquinas (1225)

Date added: 06/22/2015

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

Date added: 06/22/2015

In order to become mature, in short, we must not only reject the authority of our parents - but at the same time, in order to replace them, we must kill off our fantasy selves. Only by killing this fantasy self can a man become fully mature. Unless he does so, he is still in a state of rebellion, a perpetual state of immaturity'...

Ultimately, to overcome our fantasy self is the supreme contribution that a man can make to mankind. All the fantasies that are around us, that infect the collective human organism, are in the end just one fantasy, made up of all the separate unresolved images and acts of self assertion that are fed into it form each individual fantasy-self of all the thousands of millions of human beings on earth...

Every man who asserts his ego against the general framework in any way, however small, or adds to the sum of unresolved imagery, however idly, is playing his tiny part in increasing the sum of the world's discords and miseries...

However much one wishes to change the outside world, the only thing one can change or have any control over is ultimately oneself. Which is why the greatest good any man can do to change the world is the least dramatic act of all - to withdraw his own contribution from the general sum of evil.
Christopher Booker (1937)

Date added: 06/22/2015

Though slowly and with pain, the objects of our affections change, as the objects of thought do. There are moments when the affections rule and absorb the man, and make his happiness dependent on a person or persons. But in health, the mind is presently seen again, its overarching vault, bright with galaxies of immutable lights, and the warm loves and fears that swept over us as clouds, must lose their finite character, and blend with God, to attain their own perfection. But we need not fear that we can lose any thing by the progress of the soul. The soul may be trusted to the end. That which is so beautiful and attractive as these relations, must be succeeded and supplanted only by what is more beautiful, and so on forever. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803)

Date added: 06/04/2015

Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear? Lao Tse (604 B.C.E.)

Date added: 06/04/2015

Stop thinking and end your problems. Lao Tse (604 B.C.E.)

Date added: 06/04/2015

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

Date added: 06/04/2015

If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.
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

Impermanent are all component things; nothing comes into existence but there is the seeds of its own dissolution. Buddha (560 B.C.E.)

Date added: 03/11/2015

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

Date added: 01/13/2015

The burden which is well borne becomes light. Ovid (43 B.C.E.)

Date added: 01/13/2015

Only those who are willing to go too far will ever know how far they can go. T. S. Eliot (1888)

Date added: 01/13/2015

. . . at the last
Do as the heavens have done, forget your evil;
with them forgive yourself.
William Shakespeare (1564)

Date added: 12/22/2014
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- Lao Tse

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