"We [need to be] aware of our temptations and fears, the consolations and lights given to us by God, and the various movements that happen within us?"
- Ignatius Loyola (Spiritual Exercises 17)
"Our only desire and our one choice should be this: I want and I choose what better leads to God's deepening life in me."
- From the Principle and Foundation written by St. Ignatius Loyola (paraphrased by David L. Fleming, S.J.)
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony."
- Mahatma Gandhi
"Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it."
- Julia Child
"Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other. It embraces judgment, discernment, comprehension. It is a gestalt or oneness, and integrated wholeness."
- Stephen R. Covey
"Find something that you're really interested in doing in your life. Pursue it, set goals and commit yourself to excellence."
- Chris Evert
"I am a huge believer in giving back and helping out in the community and the world. Think globally, act locally I suppose. I believe that the measure of a person's life is the affect they have on others."
- Steve Nash
"Through discernment, we recognize the good and find peace in the decisions we make, progressing ourselves to the future that awaits us."
- Christina Schneider
"For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not your woe!"
- Jeremiah 29:11
"Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence."
- Henry David Thoreau
"To the preacher who kept saying, "We must put God in our lives," the Master said, "God is already there. Our business is to recognize this."
- Anthony de Mello, S.J.
Faith gives substance to our hopes, and makes us certain of realities we do not see.
- Hebrews 11:1
Compassionate action emerges from the sense of openness, connectedness, and discernment you have created.
We should not fret for what is the past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.