Featured Wisdom Quotes

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There is a spirit that delights to do no evil

There is a spirit that delights to do no evil, nor to revenge any wrong. Its hope is to outlive all wrath and contention and to weary out all exaltation and cruelty.

~ James Naylor, Quaker mystic

They that love beyond this world

They that love beyond this world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies, nor can spirits ever be divided that love and live in the same divine principle, the root and reward of their friendship.

~ William Penn, Quaker mystic

This total mind we call heart

We have subtle subconscious faculties we are not using. Beyond the limited analytic intellect lies a vast realm of mind that includes psychic and extra-sensory abilities; intuition; wisdom; a sense of unity; aesthetic, qualitative, and creative faculties; and image-forming and symbolic capacities. Though these faculties are many, they are operating best when they are in concert. They comprise a mind, moreover, in spontaneous connection to the cosmic mind. This total mind we call heart.  

~ Kabir Helminski, Living Presence

Unexpected poverty and limitation

All those magical, predestined, and irreplaceable people and places are not really that, not really the answer. Rather, we have to stay with the hunger of the question and from its energy fill the space with our own choices, and then with the new things which will be called forth from us in the unexpected poverty and limitation in which our necessarily imperfect choices necessarily situate us.

~ Bruno Barnhart

We must be still and still moving

Old men ought to be explorers,
Here and there does not matter.
We must be still and still moving
Into another intensity
For a further union, a deeper communion.

~ T.S. Eliot, The Four Quartets

What do you really want?

So now…think; take stock; what do you really want? You eat but still hunger; you drink but still thirst; you clothe yourself but can’t get warm; and your wages run out through the holes in your pockets.

~ Haggai 1: 6-7

What is evolution?

Evolution is a rise toward consciousness.

~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Human Phenomenon

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