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If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
The most important hour is always the present. The most significant person is precisely the one sitting across from you right now. The most necessary work is always love.
It is in the darkness that one finds the light.
Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.
Above all else, know this: Be prepared at all times for the gifts of God and be ready always for new ones. For God is a thousand times more ready to give than we are to receive
For the person who has learned to let go and let be, nothing can ever get in the way again.
There is a huge silence inside each of us that beckons us into itself, and the recovery of our own silence can begin to teach us the language of heaven.
Theologians may quarrel, but the mystics of the world speak the same language.
The more deeply we are our true selves, the less self is in us.
The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God's eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.
The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.
There exists only the present instant ... There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now.
And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.
Become aware of what is in you. Announce it, pronounce it, produce it, and give birth to it.
The very best and highest attainment in this life is to remain still and let God act and speak in you.
The eye with which I see God is the same eye with which God sees me.
Compassion is where peace and justice kiss
What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.
If we seek God for our own good and profit, we are not seeking God.
Treat all things as if they were loaned to you without any ownership - whether body or soul, sense or strength, external goods or honors, house or hall . . . everything.
Do exactly what you would do if you felt most secure.
God is not found in the soul by adding anything but by a process of subtraction.
People should not worry so much about what they do but rather about what they are.
Apprehend God in all things, for God is in all things. Every single creature is full of God and is a book about God. Every creature is a word of God.
He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment.
The very best and noblest attainment in this life is to be silent and let God work and speak within. Therefore it is said: 'In the midst of silence the secret word was spoken to me'.
To be full of things is to be empty of God; to be empty of things is to be full of God.
The soul does not grow by addition but by subtraction.
Every creature is a word of God.
Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
Everything is meant to be lost, that the soul may stand in unhampered nothingness
God cannot know himself without me.
One must not always think so much about what one should do, but rather what one should be. Our works do not ennoble us; but we must ennoble our works.
God expects but one thing of you, and that is that you should come out of yourself in so far as you are a created being made and let God be God in you.
You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.
Between God and Me there is no 'Between'.
Wisdom consists in doing the next think you have to do, doing it with your whole heart, and finding delight in doing it.
God is at home, it's we who have gone out for a walk.
What a man takes in by contemplation, that he pours out in love.
The soul must long for God in order to be set aflame by God's love; but if the soul cannot yet feel the longing, then it must long for the longing. To long for the longing is also from God.
To the quiet mind all things are possible.
Our bodily food is changed into us, but our spiritual food changes us into it.
People who dwell in God dwell in the eternal now.
God is at home. We are in the far country.
The soul is created in a place between Time and Eternity: with its highest powers it touches Eternity, with its lower Time.
...Where and when God finds you ready, he must act and overflow into you, just as when the air is clear and pure, the sun must overflow into it and cannot refrain from doing that.
When a man sees the one in all things, he is above mere understanding.
God wants nothing from you but the gift of a peaceful heart.
God is a great underground river that no one can dam up and no one can stop.
God is like a person who clears his throat while hiding and so gives himself away. God lies in wait for us with nothing so much as love.