Here are the daily quotes for October 2005. We hope you enjoy them!
Rather than imagining that my yearnings are self-centered or counter to the flow of life, I practice simply blossoming in the faith that I attract what I need simply by following and blessing my true nature.
May it be delightful in my house;
From my head may it be delightful;
To my feet may it be delightful;
Where I lie may it be delightful;
All above me may it be delightful;
All around me may it be delightful.
Within and around the earth,
within and around the hills,
within and around the mountains,
your authority returns to you.
Healing proceeds from the depths to the heights.
When we see clearly, the great teachings are the same. What can ever be lost? What can be attained? If we attain something, it was there from the beginning of time. If we lost something, it is hiding somewhere near us.
It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all.
Imagination is the organ that receives meanings for the spiritual and aesthetic world and forms them into an inner image that can be held in memory and made the object of thought and reasoning. . . Imaginative work is the legitimate path of religious inspiration, revelation, and experience.
–Robert A. Johnson
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer.
–Rainer Maria Rilke
Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage.
Our soul makes constant noise, but it has a silent place we never hear. When the silence of God enters us, pierces our soul and joins its silent secret place, then God is our treasure and our heart. And space opens before us like a fruit that breaks in two. Then we see the universe from a point beyond space.
We were sent into the world to live to the full everything that awakens within us and everything that comes towards us. Real divinity has a passionate instinct for creativity and the fully inhabited life–the greatest sin of all is the unlived life.
I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life–and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
We all have deep within us the inner “knower” to whom we can look for guidance. But everyday life is full of distractions which prevent us from being in touch with this natural wisdom. To gain access to it needs a relaxed and quiet mind. The calmer you become, the stronger and more self-reliant you will feel.
Collected by the editors of Guidance for Body, Mind, and Spirit.