It’s not your back that hurts, but the burden. It’s not your eyes that hurt, but injustice. It’s not your head that hurts, it’s your thoughts. Not the throat, but what you don’t express or say with anger. Not the stomach hurts, but what the soul does not digest. It’s not the liver that hurts, …
Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as thy say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light is you.
every addiction arises from an unconscious refusal to face and move through your own pain. Every addiction starts with pain and ends in pain. Whatever the substance are that you are addicted to – alcohol, food, legit or legal drugs, or a person – you are using something or somebody to cover up your pain.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence, but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
Beneath the crises that are looming at every level of civilization, the global heart is awakening, beating out the rhythm of a new and glorious dance, calling us to a better way of living.
There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe.
When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help
Compassion is expressed in gentleness. When I think of the persons I know who model for me the depths of the spiritual life, I am struck by their gentleness. They are gentle because they have honestly faced the struggles given to them and have learned the hard way that personal survival is not the point. Their …
One of the strongest needs of the soul is for community, but community from the soul point of view is a little different from its social forms. Soul yearns for attachment, for variety in personality, for intimacy and peculiarity. So it is these qualities in community that the soul seeks out, and not like-mindedness and …