And protect your heart from being inclined toward what you have renounced of people and desires and wishes and option and effort and from losing patience and harmony and pleasure with God at the time of the befalling of calamity.
It is impossible that this gnosis resulting in the heart should be achieved by man for any other purpose than to obey God, love Him, and worship Him. This gnosis should be sought for the sake of God, not for any other reason whatsoever, unlike the remaining external acts of devotion, which can be performed for other worldly interests, such as hypocrisy, praise, and commendation.
Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart.
Let no one think that real gardening is a bucolic and meditative occupation. It is an insatiable passion, like everything else to which a man gives his heart.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do
Pride attaches undue importance to the superiority of one's status in the eyes of others; And shame is fear of humiliation at one's inferior status in the estimation of others. When one sets his heart on being highly esteemed, and achieves such rating, then he is automatically involved in fear of losing his status
Let us then, be up and doing. With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait
Unlikely accomplishments are borne out of single-minded purposefulness. Future superstars don't get there by keeping part of their heart in reserve.
I'm convinced that every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile
It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness
The heart has its reasons which reason knows not of.
He swears, but he, is sick at heart;
He laughs, but he turns deadly pale;
His restless eye and sudden start--
These tell the dreadful tale
That will be told: it needs no words from thee
Thou self-sold slave to guilt and misery.
My hands are guilty, but my heart is free.
Anybody who believes that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach flunked geography.
Flattery is from the teeth out. Sincere appreciation is from the heart out.
Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart, and therefore is called the staff of Life.
How do you meditate? You meditate with an inner cry. There should be an inner cry here, in the heart. The outer cry is ego-centred; it wants name and fame. ... While you are feeling this inner cry, you try to make the mind absolutely calm and quiet. If a thought enters your mind, you try to reject it. Consider this thought as a fly. When a fly comes to land on your arm, you don't allow the fly to remain; you just wave your hand and it goes away
You must direct your full, intense concentration on the heart. You must feel that you are not the mind. You have to feel that you are growing into the heart. You are only the heart and nothing else
During meditation if you can really make yourself feel that you have only the heart, or if you can feel that you do not even have the heart, but that
your whole existence from the sole of your foot to the crown of your head is the soul, then you will see that the mind does not exist. But if you
cannot feel the presence of your soul, you can easily feel your heart's presence and your heart's glow. When you see light glowing in the heart or
in the soul, you can rest assured that you have already transcended the intellectual mind. At this stage you have entered into the illumined mind,
which is very different from the reasoning, intellectual mind
Happy the heart that keeps its twilight hour, And, in the depths of heavenly peace reclined, Loves to commune with thoughts of tender power,-- A shining Jacob's-ladder of the mind!
Still your mind in me, still yourself in me, and without a doubt you
shall be united with me, Lord of Love, dwelling in your heart.
Peace can be reached through meditation on the knowledge which dreams give. Peace can also be reached through concentration upon that which is dearest to the heart
Luxury and dissipation, soft and gentle as their approaches are, and silently as they throw their silken chains about the heart, enslave it more than the most active and turbulent vices.
Golf is like a love affair. If you don't take it seriously, it's no fun; if you do take it seriously, it breaks your heart.