Thomas Moore

1779 - 1852

A Quote by Thomas Moore on intimacy, tecnology, production, progress, soul, connections, and efficiency

Technologies of the soul tend to be simple, bodily, slow and related to the heart as much as the mind.  Everything around us tells us we should be mechanically sophisticated, electronic, quick, and informational in our expressiveness - an exact antipode to the virtues of the soul.  It is no wonder, then, that in an age of telecommunications - which, by the way, literally means "distant connections" - we suffer symptoms of the loss of soul.  We are being urged from everyside to become efficient rather than intimate.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: SoulMates, Pages: xvii

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on care of soul, soul, present awareness, and awareness

Care of the soul can be demanding, requiring a decision that the needs of the soul are as important as the more future-oriented things that claim our attention.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: SoulMates, Pages: 10

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on truth, insight, and soul

Truth is not really a soul word; soul is after insight more than truth.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: Care of the Soul : A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life, Pages: 246

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on tao ce ching and soul

The Tao Te Ching says (chapter 64), "He brings men back to what they have lost.  He helps the ten thousand things find their own nature, but refrains from action."  This is a perfect description of one who cares for the soul.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: Care of the Soul : A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life, Pages: 10

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on mentoring and wisdom

It takes genuine wisdom to be a mentor, the pleasure of which comes from instilling fatherhood rather than embodying it.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: Care of the Soul : A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life, Pages: 38

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on struggle, anxiety, and soul

But this is human life: the war, the deeds, the disappointmrent, the anxiety.  Imaginations struggles, far to nigh, all human; bearing in themselves this good, that they are still the air, the subtle food, to make us feel existence.  This is the "goal" of the soul path - to feel existence; not to overcome lifes struggles and anxieties, but to know life first hand, to exist fully in context.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: Care of the Soul : A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life, Pages: 260

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on tension and symbols

More profoundly, though, a symbol is the act of throwing together two incongruous things and living in the tension that exists between them, watching the images that emerge from that tension.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: Care of the Soul : A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life, Pages: 161

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on eternity, soul, despair, trials, struggles, and tribulations

The soul is partly in time and partly in eternity.  We might remember the part that resides in eternity when we feel despair over the part that is in life.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: Care of the Soul : A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life, Pages: 96

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on soul, marsilio ficino, balance, and moderation

In the 15th century, Marsilio Ficino put it as simply as possible.  The mind, he said, tends to go off on it's own so that it seems to have no revelance to the physical world.  At the same time, the materialistic life can be so absorbing that we get caught in it and forget about spirituality.  What we need, he said, is soul, in the middle, holding together mind and body, ideas, life, spirituality and the world.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: Care of the Soul : A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life, Pages: xiii

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on unexpected, idiosyncracy, and soul

One who cares for the soul becomes someone at ease with idiosyncrasies and the unexpected.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: Care of the Soul : A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life, Pages: 17

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