Meditation speaks. It speaks in silence. It reveals. It reveals to the aspirant that matter and spirit are one, quantity and quality are one, the immanent and the transcendent are one. It reveals that life can never be the mere existence of seventy or eighty years between birth and death, but is, rather, Eternity itself
Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.
When we raise ourselves through meditation to what unites us with the spirit, we quicken something within us that is eternal and unlimited by birth and death. Once we have experienced this eternal part in us, we can no longer doubt its existence. Meditation is thus the way to knowing and beholding the eternal, indestructible, essential center of our being
A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.
It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts... For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
There is nothing better for the spirit or the body than a love affair. It elevates the thoughts and flattens the stomachs.
Every hardship; every joy; every temptation is a challenge of the spirit; that the human soul may prove itself
Worry bankrupts the spirit
It is easy -- terribly easy -- to shake a man's faith in himself. To take advantage of that to break a man's spirit is devil's work.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.
Australia and Canada were settled by adventurers, they had to break new ground. I think that is indelibly etched on our cultural spirit.
The Canadian spirit is cautious, observant and critical where the American is assertive.
An extravagance is something that your spirit thinks is a necessity.
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
We live in a world of transgressions and selfishness, and no pictures that represent us otherwise can be true, though, happily, for human nature, gleamings of that pure spirit in whose likeness man has been fashioned are to be seen, relieving its deformities, and mitigating if not excusing its crimes.
People who make no mistakes lack boldness and the spirit of adventure. They are the brakes on the wheels of progress.
Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.
Beyond the stars there are fields of wildflowers where Gods eternal presence inspires the hungry spirit as it nourishes the soul.
Absent in body, but present in spirit.
The Divine Spirit does not reside in any except the joyful heart
There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit
If you want to accomplish the goals of your life, you have to begin with the spirit.