SPIRITUALITY QUOTES

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Spirituality quote

Logic is about looking at the grooves. Spirituality is about hearing the music.

GLEB TSIPURSKY, "Is Spirituality Irrational", Patheos, July 11, 2017

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If spirituality is like a swimming pool, then getting wet is required. Not everyone has to jump in the deep-end. We first start by sticking our toe in, then our foot, then we run back, then next time we are up to our knees.

DANIEL CHRISTIAN, "The Journey: Spiritual not religious", Ukiah Daily Journal, July 27, 2017

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You can read books without ever stepping into a library; and practice spirituality without ever going to a temple.

ANTHONY DE MELLO, One Minute Wisdom

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The contemplation of celestial things will make a man both speak and think more sublimely and magnificently when he descends to human affairs.

CICERO, attributed, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers

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God generally gives spiritual blessings and deliverances as He does temporal.

ROBERT SOUTH, "Watchfulness and Prayer, a Security from Temptation", Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions

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Spirituality is a broad concept, transcending religious boundaries. By virtue of being human, all people are spiritual, regardless of whether or how they participate in religious observance.

MARGARET A. BURKHARDT, Spirituality: Living Our Connectedness

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Spirituality is a brave search for the truth about existence, fearlessly peering into the mysterious nature of life.

ELIZABETH LESSER, The New American Spirituality

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Spirituality is much wider than any particular religion, and in the larger ideas of it that are now coming on us even the greatest religion becomes no more than a broad sect or branch of the one universal religion, by which we shall understand in the future man's seeking for the eternal, the divine, the greater self, the source of unity and his attempt to arrive at some equation, some increasing approximation of the values of human life with the eternal and the divine values.

SRI AUROBINDO, The Renaissance in India

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On the spiritual path, all the dreck and misery is transformed, maybe not that same day, but still transformed into spiritual fuel or insight.

ANNE LAMOTT, interview, beliefnet

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For me, spirituality includes the belief in things larger than ourselves, an appreciation of nature and beauty, a sensitivity to the world, a feeling of shared connection with other living things, a desire to help people less fortunate than ourselves. All of these things can occur with or without God. I do not believe in the existence of God, but I consider myself a spiritual person in the manner I have just described. I call myself a spiritual atheist. I would imagine that many people are spiritual atheists.

ALAN LIGHTMAN, "Six Questions", Harper's Magazine, March 19, 2014

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Spirituality without morality is rootless.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

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Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON, journal entry, July 21, 1836

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Spirituality is a henna tattoo
That you wash off when you find something new to get into
Standing in the field with your flashlight blinking

MEREDITH BROOKS, "Cosmic Woo Woo"

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What is common to all paths that are spiritual is, of course, the Spirit-breath, life energy, that is why all true paths are essentially one path, because there is only one Spirit, one breath, one life, one energy in the universe. It belongs to none of us and all of us. We all share it. Spiritually does not make us otherworldly; it renders us more fully alive.

MATTHEW FOX, Creation Spirituality

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There are in every man, always, two simultaneous allegiances, one to God, the other to Satan. Invocation of God, or Spirituality, is a desire to climb higher; that of Satan, or animality, is delight in descent.

CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, My Heart Laid Bare

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It is in our wild nature that we best recover from our un-nature, our spirituality.

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, Twilight of the Idols

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Spirituality practiced in the state of activity is incomparably superior to that practiced in a state of withdrawal.

ANTHONY DE MELLO, One Minute Wisdom

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Spirituality is fearlessness. It is a way of looking boldly at this life we have been given, here, now, on earth, as this human being.

ELIZABETH LESSER, The New American Spirituality

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Nothing is more repulsive than a furtively prurient spirituality; it is just as unsavory as gross sensuality.

CARL JUNG, Marriage as a Psychological Relationship

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If the spiritual values of human existence at its highest term of development and achievement do not endure, amidst all the changes and chances of this mortal universe, there seems to be no stable or coherent meaning in existence. Then the universe is irrational--indeed it is no universe at all.

JOSEPH ALEXANDER LEIGHTON, Man and the Cosmos: An Introduction to Metaphysics

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