Spiritual Awareness / Awakening Quotes
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.
"O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord."
- Psalm 139:1-4
"God knows us from within ourselves, not as objects, not as strangers, not as intimates, but as our own selves."
- Thomas Merton
"We need more explorers in consciousness and less followers of beliefs, isms, and credos."
- Robert Cosmar
"Meditation quiets conscious thought and the physical realm, making a doorway to spiritual awareness."
- Jenna Alatari
"Between God and the soul there is no between."
- Julia of Norwich
"The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you, the better you hear what is sounding outside of you."
- Dag Hammarskjold
"By having reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relationship with the world."
- Albert Schweitzer
"I have a great need for Christ. I have a great Christ for my need."
- Charles Spurgeon
"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
- Edith Wharton
"The human spirit is the lamp of the Lord."
- Proverbs 20:27
"Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go and do that."
- Howard Thurman
"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."
- Swami Vivekananda
"Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love, and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention."
- Deepak Chopra
"Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life."
"Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process."
- Sai Baba
"The solution for mankind is of a spiritual nature. It is not a political or religious solution. It's the ability to love each other."
The world is starving for a new spiritual truth, a truth that works in sustaining life, not a truth that brings an end to life.
- Neale Donald Walsch
"I'm fulfilled in what I do... I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes - the finer things in life - would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense."
- Coretta Scott King
"Too many believe in beliefs and are not who they profess to be, nor any closer to the truth than the totally unaware."
- Robert Cosmar