Relationships with those we love in this life do not end. Those we love in time and space continue to love us after they make the transition to that better life we call “eternal.”
— Mitch Finley in Whispers of God’s Love
I try to practice in a way that allows me to touch my blood ancestors and my spiritual ancestors every day. Whenever I feel a little sad or a little fragile, I invoke their presence for support, and they never fail to be there.
— Thich Nhat Hanh in Living Buddha, Living Christ
The soulful spiritual life is inseparable from a vibrant creative life. To be filled with spirit is to be blissfully intoxicated with creative expression, and to be in the flow of creative process is to open the doors to divine experience.
— Bradford Keeney in Everyday Soul
Sacred space can be wherever one invites the Beloved to participate in one’s joy, be it poached eggs for breakfast, a night of love, or the sight of
anything that lifts your soul.
— Alice O. Howell in The Dove in the Stone
If Earth does grow inhospitable toward human presence, it is primarily because we have lost our sense of courtesy toward Earth and its inhabitants.
— Thomas Berry in Thomas Berry: Selected Writings on the Earth Community
All “‘isms”‘ should be “wasms.”
— Abbie Hoffman in The Essential Crazy Wisdom
I swear I will not dishonor
my soul with hatred,
but offer myself humbly
as a guardian of nature,
as a healer of misery,
as a messenger of wonder,
as an architect of peace.
— Diane Ackerman in Prayers for a Thousand Years
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