joy

A Quote by Jean Shinoda Bolen on joy, soul, life, discovery, and love

When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.

Jean Bolen

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A Quote by Holy Elders of Optina on god, christianity, spirituality, enlightenment, trials, struggles, freedom, joy, and liberation

"At the beginning of the call to the spiritual life,the Lord visits a person with His grace and various consolations,but afterwards He withdraws them and casts him into the fire of diverse temptations and sorrows,so that our self-loving and glory-loving disposition would be commpletely reduced to ashes by the fire of temptation,and would not trust in itself and its works but in the mercy and love of God.Humility is a great blessing."

From Living without Hypocrisy: Spiritual Council from the  Elders of Optina http://www.skete.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1483

Elders Optina

Source: Living without Hypocrisy: Spiritual Council from the Elders of Optina http://www.skete.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1483

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A Quote by Osho on happiness, life, harmony, joy, and meditation

Happiness happens when you fit with your life, when you fit so harmoniously that whatsoever you are doing is your joy. Then suddenly you will come to know: meditation follows you. If you love the work that you are doing, if you love the way you are living, then you are meditative.

osho

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on love, time, fear, grief, joy, and waiting

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. 

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Saint Isaac on god, joy, hope, enlightenment, christianity, gifts, knowledge, truth, freedom, and despair

Beware of despair.  You do not serve a tyrant, but your service is to a kind Lord, Who, taking nothing from you, He has given you all.  And when you did not exist at all, He fashioned you so that you would be in that [ state ] in which you now are.  Who is sufficient to render Him thanks for the fact that He has brought us into existence?  O the immeasurable grace!  Who can sufficiently honor Him with hymns?  For He has given us knowledge of all things.  And not only those which are manifest, but also of the hidden things.  For we know that if there is anything we do not know, it is necessary for us only to ask this [ knowledge ] from Him.

Saint Isaac

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints

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A Quote by Saint Diadochos of Photiki on god, love, freedom, forgiveness, neighbor, hope, joy, spirituality, friendship, and peace

When a man begins to perceive the love of God in all its richness, he begins also to love his neighbor with spiritual perception.  This is the love of which all the scriptures speak.  Friendship after the flesh is very easily destroyed on some slight pretext, since it is not held firm by spiritual perception.  But when a person is spiritually awakened, even if something irritates him, the bond of love is not dissolved; rekindling himself with warmth of the love of God, he quickly recovers himself and with great joy seeks his neighbor's love, even though he has been gravely wronged or insulted by him.  For sweetness of God completely consumes the bitterness of the quarrel.

Saint Diadochos of Photiki

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints.

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A Quote by David Spangler on sweet spot, joy, satisfaction, purpose, energy, resonance, and blessing

 I think we each have a personal sweet spot as well.  It's the state of mind in which we experience the most joy and satisfaction in being ourselves.  And from that place of pleasure and joy in being ourselves, energy arises to flow out into our day bringing with it the depth and resonance of our own beingness, bringing with it blessing.

David Spangler

Source: David's Desk #22, Sweet Spot

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A Quote by Anthony De Mello on relationships, love, life, happiness, and joy

We're crazy, We're living on crazy ideas about love, about relationships, about happiness, about joy, about everything.

Anthony De Mello

Source: Awareness

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on love, joy, peace, mind, peacefulness, freedom, and thoughts

Love, joy, and peace cannot flourish until you have freed yourself from mind dominance.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 24

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on pleasure, joy, freedom, and self

Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 24

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