Peace

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 Butler Shaffer on politics, freedom, war, peace, and double talk

When politicians start speaking of "freedom," it means that greater restrictions are about to be imposed on our lives, just as stated intentions of "peace" mean that war is about to be declared. In much the same way, legislation designated as "fair" tells us that someone is going to have their liberties curtailed, or appeals to "justice" will generate a redistribution of violence.

Butler Shaffer

Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/shaffer/ebook/20.html

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by David Spangler on gratitude, appreciation, change, transformation, terrorism, wars, energy, peace, and survival

It may seem hard to extend our gratefulness and appreciation to the time in which we live and the challenges it presents-to financial crisis, global climate change, terrorism, wars, energy depletion, and any other disasters looming on the horizon.  It would be much easier to appreciate an era of good feeling, peace and calm stability!  But difficult times are also times of growth, of new insights and opportunities, of creativity, and of emergence.

David Spangler

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

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Gereontissa Makrina on humility, god, freedom, spirituality, peace, enlightenment, prayer, and meditation

Only if you see yourself as zero and being full of passions can you see God.  If you can not see that you are nothing, then you cannot see God.  God lives only in the humble person.

Gereontissa Makrina

Source: Gereontissa Makrina (+1995)

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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 fear, danger, anxiety, now, moment, and peace

The psychological condition of fear is divorced from any concrete and true immediate danger. It comes in many forms: unease, worry, anxiety, nervousness, tension, dread, phobia, and so on. This kind of psychological fear is always of something that might happen, not of something that is happening now.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 35

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A Quote by Eckhart Tolle on artists, stillness, mind, and peace

All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness.

Eckhart Tolle

Source: The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Pages: 19

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Byron Katie on peace, freedom, violence, self, awakening, enlightnment, and teacher

A teacher of fear can’t bring peace on Earth. We have been trying to do it that way for thousands of years. The person who turns inner violence around, the person who finds peace inside and lives it, is the one who teaches what true peace is. We are waiting for just one teacher.

You’re the one.

Byron Katie

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A Quote by Byron Katie on love, awakening, anger, happiness, action, peace, freedom, and activism

I've heard people say that they cling to their painful thoughts because they're afraid that without them they wouldn't be activists for peace. “If I feel peaceful,” they say, “why would I bother taking action at all?”
 
My answer is “Because that's what love does.”  To think that we need sadness or outrage to motivate us to do what's right is insane. As if the clearer and happier you get, the less kind you become. As if when someone finds freedom, she just sits around all day wiith drool running down her chin.

My experience is the opposite.

Love is action.

Byron Katie

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by unknown on buddha and peace

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.

unknown

Source: Brainyquote.com

Contributed by: BigB

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