mystery

A Quote by David Abram on meaning, language, speech, world, mystery, and environment

No event for the Koyukon – or for most other indigenous peoples – is ever entirely meaningless or accidental, but neither is any event entirely predetermined or fated. Rather like the trickster, Raven, who first gave it its current form, the sensuous world is a spontaneous, playful and dangerous mystery in which we participate, an articulate and improvisational field of powers ever responsive to human actions and spoken words.

David Abram

Source: The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World (Vintage), Pages: 153

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A Quote by David Spangler on god, generativity, mystery, grace, caring, creativity, and love

Godfulness is simply recognizing the primacy of a presence of love, spaciousness, grace, generativity, caring, and creativity in the world and in myself.  How can a mere financial crisis compare to that?  The Generative Mystery cannot go bankrupt.  It is not subject to scarcity. We never run out of God.

David Spangler

Source: David's Desk #18, Surviving in Hard Times

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on experience, greatness, mystery, knowing, and unknown

All great experience has a guarded entrance and a windowless facade.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 14

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on questions, mystery, life, god, understanding, and answers

So for the question I go to the mystery of it and say I don’t know. I only know that I am alive and there is something that manifests in my life, that it is God and one day I am going to understand my life, probably in the day that I die, or afterwards. But I try to find good questions and not good answers.

Paulo Coelho

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on spirituality, religion, mystery, discipline, and worship

Well, let's distinguish religion from spirituality. I am Catholic, so religion for me is a way of having discipline and collective worship with persons who share the same mystery.

Paulo Coelho

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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on questions, asking, answers, universe, life, unknown, and mystery

I believe everything is one thing only. That said, there are some questions in my life that I don’t know.. I’ve stopped asking. At the very beginning of my life, I wanted to have answers for everything. And now I respect the fact that I can’t have answers for everything.

Paulo Coelho

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on earth, size, mystery, planet, and humanity

From a large planet of overwhelming magnitude, unlimited resources and endless mystery, the Earth has suddenly become a small planet, thoroughly explored, limited in resources, and reduced in mystery.

Thomas Berry

Source: Evening Thoughts: Reflecting on Earth as Sacred Community

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on earth, humanity, story, mystery, life, environmentalism, spirituality, relationship, planet, gaia, and animals

For peoples, generally, their story of the universe and the human role within the universe is their primary source of intelligibility and value. Only through this story of how the Universe came to be in the beginning and how it came to be as it is does a person come to appreciate the meaning of life or to derive the psychic energy needed to deal effectively with those crisis moments that occur in the life of the individual and in the life of the society. Such a story communicates the most sacred of mysteries. Our story not only interprets the past, it also guides and inspires our shaping of the future.

Thomas Berry

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery on mystery, obedience, and power

When a mystery is too overpowering, one dare not disobey.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

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A Quote by Sue Monk Kidd on mystery

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There is nothing but mystery in the world, how it hides behind the fabric of our poor, browbeat days, shining brightly, and we don't even know it.

Sue Monk Kidd

Source: The Secret Life of Bees

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