A Quote by Father Arseny on god, christianity, spirituality, awareness, forgiveness, healing, love, and compassion

Remember and have no doubt!  The God who can punish us for our sins is also capable in His limitless mercy of absolving us from our sins.  There is no heavy sin or curse that cannot be redeemed by deeds and prayer.



Source: Daily Lives Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Leonard Jacobson on awakening, enlightenment, awareness, life, and dreaming

It is not until you awaken and become fully present that you will realize that you have not been present. It is not until you awaken that you will realize you have been asleep, dreaming that you are awake.

Leonard Jacobson

Source: Journey Into Now:Clear Guidance on the Path of Spiritual Awakening, Pages: 3

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A Quote by Benjamin Hoff on weakness, strength, awareness, and acceptance

A saying from the area of Chinese medicine would be appropriate to mention here: "One disease, long life; no disease, short life." In other words, those who know what's wrong with them and take care of themselves accordingly will tend to live a lot longer than those who consider themselves perfectly happy and neglect their weakness. So, in that sense at least, a Weakness of some sort can do you a big favor, if you acknowledge that it's there.

Benjamin Hoff

Source: The Tao of Pooh, Pages: 48

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A Quote by Sarah Ban Breathnach on waiting, peace, grace, awareness, abundance, and gratitude

Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on relationship, manipulation, and awareness

No one can manipulate anyone else. In any relationship, both parties know what they're doing, even if one of them complains later on that they were used.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 7

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A Quote by John Muir on beauty, nature, exploration, earth, awareness, and discovery

Fresh beauty opens one's eyes wherever it is really seen, but the very abundance and completeness of the common beauty that besets our steps prevents its being absorbed and appreciated. It is a good thing, therefore, to make short excursions now and then to the bottom of the sea among dulse and coral, or up among the clouds on mountain-tops, or in balloons, or even to creep like worms into dark holes and caverns underground, not only to learn something of what is going on in those out-of-the-way places, but to see better what the sun sees on our return to common every-day beauty.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on self-improvement, aging, experience, presence, awareness, and wonder

We buy books, we go to gyms, we expend a lot of brain power on trying to hold back time, when we should be celebrating the miracle of being here in this world.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 247

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A Quote by Robin Morgan on life, presence, awareness, and now

Listen – life is really going on, right now,
around us.  Do you see it?  Sometimes I lose it
but if I sit still and listen, it comes back,
and then I think, How funny, this is what being alive is.

Robin Morgan (1941 -)

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 69-70 (The Network of the Imag

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on holidays, holy days, time, rituals, sacred, presence, and awareness

Our time on this earth is sacred, and we should celebrate every moment.
The importance of this has been completely forgotten: even religious holidays have been transformed into opportunities to go to the beach or the park or skiing.  There are no more rituals.  Ordinary actions can no longer be transformed into manifestations of the sacred.  We cook and complain that it's a waste of time, when we should be pouring our love into making that food.  We work and believe it's a divine curse, when we should be using our skills to bring pleasure and to spread the energy of the Mother.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 11-12

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A Quote by Kathleen Norris on doctors, therapy, depression, sanity, presence, and awareness

"Do you have trouble getting to sleep?"
"No," I said, "I want to sleep all the time."
"Well, you don't have the clinical signs of depression," he said,
clicking his pen.

I left then, for good,
and as I walked
the song broke through,
the loud green sound
of this garden called the earth,
the garden between my thighs.
The sky's spinning song
of light and dark:
a rocking in my blood,
the ocean's lowing like a cow
looking for her calf.

I sat and sang by the water's edge
where I knew he would not go.

Kathleen Norris

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 31 (from Lilith and the Doctor

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