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Spiritual Quotes

Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Spiritual Quotes - 05/01/14 06:01 PM

Spiritual quotes can be very enlightening, affirming, and supportive. There are many good ones out there with a great deal of meaning. Please share the spiritual quotes you enjoy. I will go first:

"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."

~Swami Vivekananda
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/05/14 07:15 PM

"How hurtful it can be to deny one's true self and live a life of lies just to appease others."

~ June Ahern
Posted By: Modern Woman

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/06/14 07:12 AM

Those who live a life of lies never get peace of mind.
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/08/14 06:50 PM

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude."

~ Denis Waitley
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/08/14 06:51 PM

Great quote, Modern Woman. Thank you for posting!
Posted By: Modern Woman

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/09/14 03:01 AM

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.

Peace Pilgrim
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/10/14 07:22 PM

A good point well made, Modern Woman.
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/10/14 07:26 PM

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."

~ Martin Luther King Jr.
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/15/14 05:59 PM

"You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here."

~ Max Ehrmann, from his poem "Desiderata"
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/18/14 07:34 AM

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth."

~ William W. Purkey
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/24/14 01:58 PM

"Where there is love there is life."

~ Mahatma Gandhi
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/29/14 05:58 AM

"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road does not mean they are lost."

~ Dalai Lama
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/05/14 04:52 PM

"When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.
So long as mists envelop you, be still; be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists -- as it surely will. Then act with courage."

~ Ponca Chief White Eagle
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/17/14 05:26 PM

"Affirm continuously to yourself: I am in the right place, at the right time, for the right purpose."

~ Ursula Roberts
Posted By: Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/23/14 08:02 AM

Love the quotes, Debbie!
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/28/14 06:14 PM

Thank you, Connie! Feel free to add any others that you like.
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/28/14 06:18 PM

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."

~ Helen Keller
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 07/04/14 05:36 PM

"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."

~Abraham Lincoln
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 07/05/14 11:05 AM

"He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has enjoyed the trust of pure women and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction."

~ Bessie Anderson Stanley
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 07/13/14 09:15 AM

"If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun."

~ Katherine Hepburn
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 07/23/14 06:34 PM

"The soul is created in a place between Time and Eternity:
with its highest powers it touches Eternity, with its lower...Time."

~ Meister Eckhart
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/01/14 04:41 PM

"Everything here, but the soul of man, is a passing shadow. The only enduring substance is within."

~ William Ellery Channing
Posted By: Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/08/14 09:31 AM

True happiness cannot be found in things that change and pass away. Pleasure and pain alternate inexorably. Happiness comes from the Self and can be found in the Self only. Find your real Self and all else will come with it.

- Nisargadatta Maharaj
Posted By: Cat - Meditation

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/13/14 02:32 PM

“You do not exist to serve the illusion. The illusion exists to serve you.”
― Lauren Zimmerman
Posted By: Ro Longstreet-Wicca

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/13/14 06:36 PM

Faith and doubt both are needed— not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.

~ Lillian Smith
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/15/14 06:54 PM

Great quotes, ladies. Keep 'em coming!
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/15/14 06:58 PM

"Whatsoever that be within us that feels, thinks, desires, and animates, is something celestial, divine, and consequently, imperishable."

~ Aristotle
Posted By: Ro Longstreet-Wicca

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/16/14 01:33 AM

Spiritual Riddle:

Why couldn't the Buddhist vacuum in the corners?

Answer:

Because he had no attachments. laugh
Posted By: Cat - Meditation

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/16/14 05:31 AM

Ha ha! Love that one Ro smile very amusing
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/16/14 08:59 AM

That's a cute one, Ro!
Posted By: Ro Longstreet-Wicca

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/16/14 01:37 PM

Glad you enjoyed it, Tracy and Debbie. That one never ceases to crack me up laughing. smile On a more serious note,

Wisdom begins in wonder. ~ Socrates
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/24/14 10:02 AM

"There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go."

~ Frederick Faber
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 09/01/14 09:19 AM

"Life is the soul's nursery - its training place for the destinies of eternity."

~ William Makepeace Thackeray
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 09/13/14 03:20 PM

"If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make deserts bloom and man to grow to greater dignity as a human
being we can do it!"

~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 09/21/14 05:26 PM

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

~ Howard Thurman
Posted By: Phyllis Doyle Burns

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 09/28/14 04:21 AM

"There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity."

- Washington Irving
Posted By: Ro Longstreet-Wicca

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 09/28/14 05:26 PM

Here's another spiritual joke, but you have to like really nerdy puns to appreciate it. laugh

Q. What did the Buddhist say to the sandwich vendor at the ball game?

A. Make me one with everything!
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 09/28/14 07:52 PM

Phyllis.....I love your quote. Very powerful with great depth of meaning.

Thank you for posting. I have missed you smile
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 09/28/14 07:54 PM

Another good one, Ro!
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 09/28/14 07:57 PM

"People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life."

~ Elizabeth Gilbert
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 10/06/14 05:29 PM

"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly."

~ Henri Bergson
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 10/16/14 06:16 PM

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."

~ Mother Teresa
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 12/27/14 08:29 PM

"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope."

~Maya Angelou
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 01/07/15 06:56 PM

"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams."

~ Ashley Smith
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 01/11/15 11:25 AM

"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

~ A.A. Milne
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 01/21/15 05:53 PM

"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

~ E.M. Forster
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 02/08/15 09:22 PM

"Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."

~ Marilyn Monroe
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 02/15/15 12:13 PM

"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."

~ Joseph Campbell
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 02/25/15 08:30 PM

"Grace is when you aren't striving or controlling or trying to change or manipulate or make something happen. Grace is when you find yourself carried along, when all that's left to do is receive. Grace is when you know you're loved, exactly as you are. Grace is an entirely different way of experiencing life."

~ Rob Bell
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 03/01/15 10:33 AM

"Whoever you are, you are human. Wherever you are, you live in the world, which is just waiting for you to notice the holiness in it."

~ Barbara Brown Taylor
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 03/05/15 08:41 AM

"To live is to be slowly born."

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 03/10/15 04:22 PM

"Live life like everything is rigged in your favor."

~ Arianna Huffington
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 03/15/15 05:04 PM

"Beauty scatters the seed of hope in us."

~ Sister Joan Chittister
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 03/20/15 06:51 PM

"Compassion is the ultimate expression of your highest self."

~ Russell Simmons
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 03/31/15 07:33 PM

"She believed she could, so she did."

~ R.S. Grey
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 04/07/15 04:35 PM

"Courage doesn't happen without fear, doubt, and unbelief; courage overcomes all of these things to get the job done."

~ Tim Storey
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 04/12/15 03:21 PM

"The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams."

~ Oprah Winfrey
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 04/19/15 07:49 PM

"Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been."

~ Mark Twain
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 04/26/15 12:15 PM

"You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind."

~ Joyce Meyer
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/12/15 05:47 PM

"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact."

~ William James
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/17/15 04:02 PM

"Let passion be your muse. Let her guide and teach you to trust your instincts."

~ Sarah Ban Breathnach
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/02/15 06:09 PM

"We are members of a vast cosmic orchestra in which each living instrument is essential to the complementary and harmonious playing of the whole."

~ J. Allen Boone
Posted By: Elleise - Clairvoyance

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/02/15 08:10 PM

"There is no great and no small. To the Soul that maketh all: And where it cometh, all things are; And it cometh everywhere."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 18882 ~
Posted By: Elleise - Clairvoyance

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/02/15 08:16 PM

One more...I love these quips smile

"No Coward Soul is mine; No trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere: I see Heaven's glories shine and faith shines equal, arming from fear."

Emily Bronte 1818 - 1848
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/03/15 07:58 PM

These are great, Elleise smile Please feel free to post more of your favorites.
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/03/15 08:01 PM

"Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't."

~ Rikki Rogers
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/14/15 04:50 PM

"One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood."

~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/18/15 07:43 PM

"I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars."

~ Og Mandino
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/25/15 11:36 AM

"Don't let insecurity ruin the beauty you were born with."

~ Unknown
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 07/02/15 04:38 PM

"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."

~ Christopher Columbus
Posted By: Korie - Folklore//Knitting/Yoga Editor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 07/02/15 07:11 PM

"...and in the end, the love you take/is equal to the love you make."

My mantra.
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 07/05/15 12:14 PM

"Love is light for the soul."

~ Lailah Gifty Akita
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 07/11/15 09:13 PM

"Thus am I, a feather on the breath of God."

~ Hildegard of Bingen, Abbess and Saint
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 07/22/15 04:45 PM

"Our heart knows what our mind has forgotten — it knows the sacred that is within all that exists, and through a depth of feeling we can once again experience this connection, this belonging."

~ Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/02/15 06:58 AM

"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have."

~ Eckhart Tolle
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/08/15 10:12 AM

"Things have a price and can be for sale. But people have a dignity that is priceless and worth far more than things."

~ Pope Francis
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/14/15 08:40 PM

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle."

~ Albert Einstein
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/19/15 05:44 PM

"The ability to grow is directly related to the amount of insecurity you can take in your life."

~ Caitlyn Jenner
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/24/15 07:43 PM

"You are His beloved. You are wanted and chosen and dearly loved."

~ Derived from Scriptures in the Bible
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 09/02/15 04:16 PM

"Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be."

~ Wayne Dyer
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 09/12/15 08:48 PM

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."

~ Lao Tzu
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 09/18/15 09:23 AM

"Nothing is impossible....the word itself says "I'm possible"!

~ Audrey Hepburn
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 10/04/15 11:29 AM

"Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light."

~ Brené Brown
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 10/10/15 07:51 AM

"Unless you know who you are, you will always be vulnerable to what people say."

~ Dr. Phil McGraw
Posted By: Molly Chan

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 10/10/15 04:33 PM

"The mind is everything. What you think, you become" ~ Buddha
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 10/13/15 03:59 PM

Great quote, Molly. Thank you for participating smile
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 10/13/15 04:03 PM

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."

~ Willie Nelson
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 10/24/15 05:25 PM

"You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once, but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own."

~ Michelle Obama
Posted By: Korie - Folklore//Knitting/Yoga Editor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 10/24/15 06:04 PM

No one thinks of the Rolling Stones as spiritual advisors, but they did famously state the law of karma:

You can't always get what you want --
but if you try sometime, you just might find
You get what you need!
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 10/25/15 01:34 PM

That's a good one, Korie!
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 11/01/15 09:50 AM

"Spiritual hunger can never be solved on the physical level."

~ Geneen Roth
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 11/08/15 03:53 PM

"Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength."

~ Saint Francis de Sales
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 11/11/15 07:46 PM

"There is nothing more attractive than believing in yourself and standing in your own power."

~ Jennifer Twardowski
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 11/15/15 01:40 PM

"You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world."

~ Tom Brokaw
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 11/25/15 06:38 PM

"We have observed that in society and the world in which we live, selfishness has increased more than love for others, and that men of good will must work, each with his own strengths and expertise, to ensure that love for others increases until it is equal and possibly exceeds love for oneself."

~ Pope Francis
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 11/29/15 12:04 PM

"Love is so unconditional; love liberates; love is the reason why I do what I do, and so I think it is the greatest gift we have."

~ BeBe Winans
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 12/05/15 08:08 AM

"Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world."

~ Etty Hillesum
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 12/09/15 08:45 PM

"I plead with you....never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid."

~ Pope John Paul II
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 12/16/15 08:32 PM

"The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance."

~ Brian Tracy
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 12/19/15 12:20 PM

"Compassion crowns the soul with its truest victory."

~ Aberjhani
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 12/26/15 06:43 PM

"A girl should be two things: who and what she wants."

~ Coco Chanel
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 01/10/16 04:44 PM

"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."

~ Rumi
Posted By: Mona - Astronomy

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 01/10/16 07:17 PM

"The wound is the place where the Light enters you."
--Rumi

And the similar

"There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in."
--Leonard Cohen
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 01/17/16 04:25 PM

Great quote, Mona. Thank you!
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 01/17/16 04:27 PM

"We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by the love we're not extending in the present."

~ Marianne Williamson
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 01/29/16 01:59 AM

"Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact."

~ William James
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 02/11/16 12:20 AM

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

~ Abraham Lincoln
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 02/17/16 12:46 AM

"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."

~ Harriet Beecher Stowe
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 02/22/16 11:29 PM

"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."

~ Robin Williams
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 03/02/16 12:49 AM

"Only do what your heart tells you."

~ Diana, Princess of Wales
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 03/10/16 01:41 AM

"There's a big, wonderful world out there for you. It belongs to you. It's exciting and stimulating and rewarding. Don't cheat yourselves out of this promise."

~ Nancy Reagan
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 03/18/16 12:06 AM

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."

~ Marcus Aurelius
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 03/27/16 09:21 AM

"You cannot let where you are today cause you to get stuck. I'm going to be my best right now. That's what faith is all about."

~ Joel Osteen
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 04/10/16 12:11 PM

"Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I choose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me..... Fear begets fear. Power begets power. I willed myself to beget power. And it wasn't long before I actually wasn't afraid."

~ Cheryl Strayed
Posted By: ancientflaxman

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 04/11/16 05:10 PM

EXCELLENT!! We speak it into being Deb. She's got it!!!
Posted By: Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 04/17/16 01:01 AM

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
― Abraham Lincoln
Posted By: Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 04/17/16 01:03 AM

This one should be no surprise!

“Life is like a sandwich!

Birth as one slice,
and death as the other.
What you put in-between
the slices is up to you.

Is your sandwich tasty or sour?
Allan Rufus
Posted By: Connie - ADD/Sandwiches/Reading

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 04/17/16 01:07 AM

Here is a poem that I wrote for my sister-in-law, upon her passing; I think that it would be appropriate here.

For My Dear Ones

Do not weep for me since I've gone on,
to that home where I need to be-
a place as bright as the summer sun
where my soul is flying free.
And when the cool wind kisses your cheek,
or the warm breeze ruffles your hair-
you won't need the words I used to speak
you'll feel my presence right there.

Connie Mistler Davidson 2016
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 04/17/16 01:03 PM

These are all great quotes, Connie, especially the poem you wrote to honor your sister-in-law. Thank you for sharing!
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 04/17/16 01:06 PM

"If you focus too narrowly on a single path to God, all you will ever find is the path."

~ Meister Eckhart
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 04/23/16 10:17 AM

"We are such stuff as dreams are made on."

~ William Shakespeare
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 04/29/16 05:28 PM

"Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines."

~ Robert H. Schuller
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/08/16 05:01 PM

"I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But you gotta keep dancing, you gotta keep your feet moving."

~ Morgan Freeman
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/21/16 05:55 PM

"The measure of a decent human being is how he or she treats the defenseless."

~ Bill O'Reilly
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/04/16 09:16 AM

"I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want."

~ Muhammad Ali
Posted By: Debbie-SpiritualityEditor

Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/12/16 10:19 AM

"God has given us two hands - one to receive with and the other to give with. We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for sharing."

~ Billy Graham
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/18/16 10:30 AM

"It is your passion that empowers you to be able to do that thing you were created to do."

~ T. D. Jakes
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/25/16 12:01 PM

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

~ George Bernard Shaw
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 07/03/16 11:42 AM

"No act of kindness, now matter how small, is ever wasted."

~ Aesop
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 07/15/16 06:29 PM

"Don't let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don't like them."

~ Stacy London
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 07/23/16 07:29 PM

"O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars."

~ Christopher Marlowe
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/03/16 06:41 PM

"There is no greater power in Heaven or on Earth than pure, unconditional love. The nature of the God force, the unseen intelligence in all things, which causes the material world and is the center of both the spiritual and physical plane, is best described as pure, unconditional love. "

~ Wayne Dyer
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/11/16 08:22 PM

"If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery."

~ John Paul Jones
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/14/16 01:50 PM

"Trade expectation for gratitude."

~ Tony Robbins
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/21/16 10:46 AM

"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/27/16 08:23 AM

"The first step is you have to say that you can."

~ Will Smith
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 09/03/16 01:55 PM

"We need light. The world would not feel so oppressed if we would get out there and shine."

~ Joyce Meyer
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 09/08/16 06:13 PM

"Someday. One day. When. If. Then it's over. When are we going to wake up and realize this is life?"

~ Kerry Shook
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 09/14/16 10:38 AM

"If you feel something calling you to dance or write or paint or sing, please refuse to worry about whether you're good enough. Just do it. Be generous. Offer a gift to the world no one else can offer: yourself.

~ Glennon Doyle Melton
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 10/02/16 11:46 AM

"To listen to the soul is to slow down, to feel deeply, to see ourselves clearly, to surrender to discomfort and uncertainty and to wait."

~ Elizabeth Lesser
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 10/14/16 08:09 PM

"The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years."

~ Audrey Hepburn
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 10/27/16 01:52 PM

"But when women are moved and lend help, when women, who are by nature calm and controlled, give encouragement and applause, when virtuous and knowledgeable women grace the endeavor with their sweet love, then it is invincible."

~ Jose Marti
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 11/07/16 05:47 PM

"Live each day as if your life had just begun."

~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 11/07/16 06:54 PM

I love that quote.
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 11/27/16 06:10 PM

"Every day brings new choices."

~ Martha Beck
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 12/18/16 01:59 PM

I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It's a journey of recovery. It's a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It's already there. Billy Corgan
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 12/25/16 10:38 AM

That's a good one, Connie. I could not agree more.
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 12/25/16 10:42 AM

"Isolation, while arguably going against human nature, is essential for mental and emotional health. Solitude is a detoxification of all that distorts our personality and misguides our path in life. It allows us to filter out the foreign opinions and hear our own voice, reach our authentic character, and practice fidelity to self."

~ L.M. Browning
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 01/01/17 05:09 PM

"Still, as much as I had experienced, there was more waiting to be found. I had started out with a feeling of burning dullness and desperation. Now I was filled with a thrill and expectation of new discovery."

~ Peter Jenkins
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 01/15/17 07:43 PM

"The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace."

~ Carlos Santana
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 01/22/17 08:41 PM

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."

~ Jimi Hendrix
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 02/02/17 07:46 PM

"There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy."

~ Ralph H. Blum
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 02/18/17 11:10 AM

"Your soul mission is your reason for being, your life purpose. It's your calling in life.....who you feel called to be, what you feel called to do. Mission is an energy that flows through you......a drive, voice, or passion that you cannot ignore..... It's what you know in your heart you must live if you are to experience inner peace and harmony."

~ Alan Seale
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 03/02/17 07:36 PM

"As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you than wrong with you."

~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 03/02/17 10:29 PM


Louisa May Alcott 1832 - 1888
Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us more effectively. Look for the learning.
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 03/08/17 08:44 PM

So true, Connie. This has happened to me personally several times in my life. It is certainly tough but each time I find that my perspective and direction changes. Thank you for a great quote.
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 03/26/17 09:12 AM

"If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul."

~ Drew Barrymore
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 04/03/17 08:52 AM

I know that's right. Without risks there is no growth.
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 04/08/17 02:08 PM

Sometimes taking risks is scary, but often the end result is well worth our fear of the unknown. Thank you for your post, Connie!
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 04/08/17 02:17 PM

"Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on."

~ Criss Jami
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 04/09/17 11:50 PM

“Each today, well-lived, makes yesterday a dream of happiness and each tomorrow a vision of hope. Look, therefore, to this one day, for it and it alone is life.” —Sanskrit poem
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 04/10/17 08:20 PM

Fantastic quote. Thank you, Connie!
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/14/17 06:52 PM

"What you appreciate, appreciates."

~ Lynne Twist
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/14/17 07:51 PM

I like that one.
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/29/17 05:03 PM

"Before long, what you say becomes true."

~ Lisa Osteen Comes
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/25/17 10:35 PM

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.

Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/29/17 10:25 AM

Great quote, Connie. I've read a couple of Elizabeth's books. They were very enlightening. Her view helped my perception of life and the afterlife.
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/29/17 10:29 AM

"We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small, by lacking self-confidence, by not raising our hands, and by pulling back when we should be leaning in."

~ Sheryl Sandberg
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 07/09/17 05:32 PM

"The movement toward wholeness is when the way of our being matches the truth of our being."

~ William Paul Young
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 07/10/17 08:17 AM

"Let us walk together, talk together, live together, as One."
- Sw. Satchidananda
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 07/29/17 09:43 AM

Great quote, Susan!
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 07/29/17 09:53 AM

"One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness."

~ Jackie Kennedy
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/12/17 09:16 PM

"No matter what evil you have experienced in the past, that experience should not hold you hostage for the rest of your life."

~ Pastor John Gray
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/20/17 06:42 AM

"What I can do is offer myself, wholehearted and present, to walk with the people I love through the fear and the mess. That's all any of us can do. That's what we're here for."

~ Shauna Niequist
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 08/23/17 07:14 AM

"I'm bigger than my body gives me credit for."

~ John Mayer
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 09/02/17 05:06 PM

"Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come."

~ Henri Nouwen
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 09/27/17 04:15 PM

"Nothing can dim the light that shines from within."

~ Maya Angelou
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 10/12/17 10:29 PM

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."

~ Eleanor Roosevelt
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 10/22/17 09:39 AM

"Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again."

~ Buddha
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 11/05/17 05:38 AM

"Her soul was too deep to explore by those who always swam in the shallow end."

~ A.J. Lawless
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 11/13/17 09:40 AM

"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."

~ Oprah Winfrey
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 11/30/17 03:40 PM

"Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that's the one that is going to help you grow."

~ Caroline Myss
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 12/01/17 05:49 AM

"The Divine shines in the hearts of all beings."
- Chandra Om
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 12/02/17 10:48 PM

Beautiful, Susan. Thank you!
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 12/21/17 06:17 AM

"When we are able to look beyond appearances and to behold that which we truly are, we recognize that our essence is interwoven with the divine and that we exist as one of its expressions."

~ Alexandra Katehakis
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 01/06/18 11:03 AM

"New Years Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written."

~ Sarah Ban Breathnach
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 01/14/18 11:09 AM

"Mother Nature is always speaking. She speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer."

~ Radhanath Swami
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 01/24/18 12:48 PM

"Convince yourself every day that you are worthy of a good life. Let go of stress, breathe. Stay positive, all is well."

~ Germany Kent
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 02/07/18 03:11 PM

"More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgement. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate."

~ Roy T. Bennett
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 02/18/18 04:05 PM

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

~ Mark Twain
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 03/01/18 06:24 PM

"Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses."

~ Ann Landers
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 03/24/18 02:36 AM

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."

~ Albert Einstein
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 04/04/18 11:37 AM

"Sometimes when you're in a dark place you think you've been buried, but actually you've been planted."

~ Christine Caine
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 04/24/18 03:19 PM

"A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love."

~ Saint Basil
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/14/18 10:14 PM

"You were born with the ability to change someone's life. Don't ever waste it."

~ Dale Partridge
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/28/18 08:58 PM

"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart."

~ Kahlil Gibran
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/09/18 03:24 PM

"Today, just take time to smell the roses, enjoy those little things about your life, your family, spouse, friends, job. Forget about the thorns - the pains and problems they cause you - and enjoy life."

~ Bernard Kelvin Clive
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 06/17/18 03:24 PM

"Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress."

~ Melody Beattie
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 07/18/18 03:48 PM

"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through struggles and decide not to surrender, that is strength."

~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 09/05/18 04:02 PM

"Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out."

~ Jenn Proske
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 10/07/18 03:51 PM

"Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me."

~ Carol Burnett
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 10/07/18 07:36 PM

The best way out is always through.
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 10/21/18 06:51 PM

"You cannot create a life of peace if you are living in your past or thinking about your future."

~ Trey Malicoat
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 02/10/19 10:36 PM

"Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There is no greater investment."

~ Stephen Covey
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Re: Spiritual Quotes - 05/13/19 03:20 PM

Originally Posted by Debbie-SpiritualityEditor
"Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There is no greater investment."

~ Stephen Covey


I'm so sad that I was away for so long. To think that I have missed your wonderful wisdom makes me sad, Debbie. In any case, this last quote is especially important for me. I'm quite impatient and hard on myself at times and must remember that it is an eternal process.

I love how he says that it is holy ground. Makes me a bit more reverent when proceeding, and reminds me to honor even the setbacks.
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