To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.
Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than material force, that thoughts
rule the world.
Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three meals a day, sharing the workload and remembering to carry out the trash
The festivals are like a map charting our spiritual progress in God.
Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.
Laughter relaxes. And relaxation is spiritual.
Spiritual superiority only sees the individual. But alas, ordinarily we human beings are sensual and, therefore, as soon as it is a gathering, the impression changes -- we see something abstract, the crowd, and we become different. But in the eyes of God, the infinite spirit, all the millions that have lived and now live do not make a crowd, He only sees each individual.
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.
Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless.
For me, the creation of a photograph is experienced as a heightened emotional response, most akin to poetry and music, each image the culmination of a compelling impulse I cannot deny. Whether working with a human figure or a still life, I am deeply aware of my spiritual connection with it. In my life, as in my work, I am motivated by a great yearning for balance and harmony beyond the realm of human experience, reaching for the essence of oneness with the Universe.
Guilt is a spiritual Rubicon.
In silence lies the ability to listen; to listen to ourselves, to others and to God. Listening is a lost art. Without it we cannot communicate, we cannot relate to each other and so we cannot live life meaningfully. We need to learn to listen. Sitting in silence allows us to listen to ourselves and to understand. This silence can heal. The worries, the pain can be healed when we listen. Spiritual medicine is ever-present in the soul. Whenever we need it, to whatever extent we need it, we can find it within.
There is no disease (so destructive) as lust; no enemy like infatuation; no fire like wrath; and no happiness like spiritual knowledge.
Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain,
but simply points the way.
There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.
Most people have more than one soul mate. You may already be in several soul mate relationships with friends and loved ones. A soul mate can come in the form of a life partner, treasured friend, child, or lover. A soul mate can be someone with whom you share a spiritual path, a joint work in the world, or a commitment to be parents to certain souls. It can be someone whose growth you are sponsoring, such as a child.
A key to strengthening spiritual muscles and enduring hardship is finding strength in the Word of God.
Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three meals a day, sharing the workload and remembering to carry out the trash.
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, Nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship;
it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when they discover that someone else believes in them and is willing to trust them.
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship;
it's the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to
trust him with his friend.
When our mortal eyes close on this world for the last time, our angels open our spiritual eyes and escort us personally before the face of God.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.