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A Quote by Frederica Mathewes-Green on transformation, change, growth, learning, wisdom, people, self, and spirit

Everyone wants to transform, but nobody wants to change.

Frederica Mathewes-Green

Source: The Jesus Prayer.

Contributed by: boyznamedsue

A Quote by Saint Simeon the New Theologian on god, sacred, spirit, knowledge, wisdom, man, humility, mindfulness, gifts, and self

  I pray, you brother and sisters: let us strive with every means at our disposal to know ourselves.  Then each one of us, starting with this self knowledge, will be able to discover what is too high for us.  We need know ourselves so well that we can say like David: "I am worm and not a man " (Psalms 22:7) or like Abraham: "I am dust and ashes" (Genesis 18:7).  Otherwise it will be impossible to understand even the smallest part of the Word of God, to interpret it in a spiritual way worthy of the Spirit of wisdom.  Without humility it is not possible to become recipient of the gifts of the Spirit.    

Saint Simeon the New Theologian

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

Contributed by: boyznamedsue

A Quote by Galileo Galilei on discovery, people, and self

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself.

Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

Source: The Wisdom of Wolves 2010 Calendar

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Hans Børli on awareness, sea, and self

It must be those brief moments
when nothing has happened - nor is going to.
Tiny moments, like islands in the ocean
beyond the grey continent of our ordinary days.

There, sometimes, you meet your own heart
like someone you've never known.

Hans Børli

Source: Happiness...?

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Rolf Edberg on life, sea, and self

In still moments by the sea life seems large-drawn and simple.  It is there we can see into ourselves.

Rolf Edberg

Source: Sea & Sky

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Saint Dorotheos of Gaza on god, self, spirituality, sacred, divine, growth, learning, evil, passions, and change

It often happens that someone sees himself sitting peacefully and quietly, but when his brother says a word that upsets him, he is troubled.  Thus, he thinks that he is justly upset with him, saying, 'If he hadn't come and spoken to me and troubled me, I wouldn't have sinned.'  But this is folly and absurdity.  Did the person that spoke to him give him that passion?  He simply showed him that the passion existed within him, so that, if he wanted to, he could repent of it.  He is like fine bread bread that shines on the outside, but when one breaks it, he see its moldeness.  In just the same way, he was sitting, as he thought, in peace, but he had this passion inside him he was unaware of.  His brother said one word and revealed the filth hidden inside him.  Therefore if he wants to receive mercy, he must repent, purify himself, progress and he must understand that he ought to thank his brother for being the great cause of his spiritual benefit.

Saint Dorotheos of Gaza

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

Contributed by: boyznamedsue

A Quote by Saint Dorotheos of Gaza on god, truth, spirituallity, self, growth, path, virtues, heart, thoughts, spirit, and middleway

Virtues are in the middle, the royal way about which the saintly elder (Saint Basil the Great) said, "Travel on the royal way and count the miles."  As I said, the virtues are at the midpoint between excess and laxness.  That is why it is written, "Do not turn to the right or the left" (Prov 4:27) but travel on the "royal way" (Num. 20:17).  Saint Basil also says, "The person who does not allow his thoughts to incline towards excess or deprivation but directs it to the midpoint, that of virtue, is upright in heart."

Saint Dorotheos of Gaza

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

Contributed by: boyznamedsue

A Quote by Anatole France on changes, death, life, melancholy, and self

All changes even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves: we must die to one life before we can enter another!

Anatole France (1844 - 1924)

Source: The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Lateef Terrell Warnick on life, love, light, wisdom, prosperity, laughter, happiness, joy, treasure, self, and service

The greatest life one can have is of service. Give joy, happiness, bliss, laughter, wisdom, prosperity, love & light to others. By doing so, you tap into the Infinite Source within ensuring that you will never have to do without these "treasures" yourself!

Lateef Warnick

Source: "One Source Of Universal Love"

Contributed by: 1soul

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