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A Quote by Zeratha Monique Young on creativity, spirituality, and prayer

Pray hard through creative appetites.

Zeratha Young

Source: Zeratha Young

Contributed by: Zeratha

A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on discipline, writing, inspire, inspiration, prayer, pray, listen, and listening

It isn't easy, it does take an incredible amount of discipline, you don't just write just when you feel like it or you're not going to build up much of a body of work. Inspiration comes to you while you're writing rather than before....For me the discipline of writing and the discipline of prayer are identical, in that I have to let myself be got out of the way because that's not a do-it-yourself activity, and listen....When you write, don't think, write. You think before, you think after, you don't think during. When I'm praying, when I'm truly praying, I'm not thinking, I'm not speaking, I'm shutting up, so perhaps if God has something to say I can hear it. So writing too is an act of listening, listening to what has to be said.

Madeleine L'Engle

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Joan Chittister on time and prayer

No one finds time
for prayer.
You either take time for it
or you don't get it.

Joan Chittister

Contributed by: Nicole

A Quote by Masaru Emoto on prayer, pray, and water

Water has a memory and carries within it our thoughts and prayers. As you yourself are water, no matter where you are, your prayers will be carried to the rest of the world.

Masaru Emoto

Source: The Secret Life of Water

Contributed by: Evilin

A Quote by Reinhold Neibuhr on prayer, serenity prayer, wisdom, and acceptance

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

Reinhold Neibuhr

Source: Serenity Prayer: via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serenity_Prayer

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on harmony and prayer

World-harmony
Should be taken
As a world-prayer
On a daily basis.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: 77,000 Service Trees by Sri Chinmoy

Contributed by: Richard

A Quote by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti on thought and prayer

Meditation, Prayer and Thought

Good is that which elevates the mind, and evil, is that which degrades the mind. Social virtue and vice are temporal entities. These things have nothing to do with a person's relationship with the Supreme.

Suppose several boys are moving along a particular road and one boy falls into a drain, his dress and his body, become dirty.  Other people, passers-by, will laugh at him, but when the boy's father sees his boy in that condition, what is he to do?  Will he laugh at his own son? No! What will he do?

He himself will go into the drain and take his boy in his own lap. He will clean his dress, clean his clothes, clean his body; and afterward he will say, "My boy, you should walk carefully."

Sinning persons are just like this boy who fell into the drain. Now, high or low, upgraded or degraded, all are equal. All are equal for Him because heaven is His creation, hell is His creation. If we say the Supreme is only in heaven, it will not be a correct utterance, because He is in hell also. His sons, His daughters, are never alone, He is with you even in hell.

What are you to do? You are always to remember that you are the child of a Great Father. You must not think that you are a sinner, that you are a degraded person. If you think that you are a sinner, it means you are meditating on sin! When sin has become the object of your meditation, you will become a sinner, because a person becomes just like the object of his or her ideation. We become the object of our meditation.

If you always meditate on sin, "I am a sinner, I am a sinner," actually you will become a sinner. The psychological approach is, you should forget it - even if you are a sinner, you should think, "I am the son of a Great Father, I am the daughter of a Great Father." Thus you are meditating on the Great Father, and a day is sure to come when you will become one with your Great Father.

To think, "I am a sinner, oh Father, save me," is a defective approach! You should say, "I am your son, I am your daughter, oh Father, take me on your lap, I am your child." This will be the approach. You should forget what you do not want.

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Source: Stages Of Sama'dhi, Discourses On Tantra - Volume 1, 22 April 1969

Contributed by: Bhiish'ma

A Quote by Joey Reiman on prayer and meditation

"When you pray, you talk to God. When you meditate, you listen to God."

Joey Reiman

Source: Thinking for a Living: Creating Ideas That Revitalize Your Business, Career, and Life, Pages: 68

Contributed by: Shelly

A Quote by Joel S. Goldsmith on god, humility, and prayer

For countless years, their only answer must have been, "This one great God does nothing for us but let us live and die in slavery." And so it was until one among them, in humility, opened himself to God.

Joel Goldsmith

Source: The Art of Spiritual Healing, Pages: 31

Contributed by: FreeFun

A Quote by Eric Butterworth on action and prayer

As the Quakers say, "When you pray, move your feet."

Eric Butterworth

Source: Spiritual Economics: The Principles and Process of True Prosperity, Pages: 108

Contributed by: Brian

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