A Quote by Abbot Nikon on god, vanity, humility, good, hope, victory, help, self, enlightenment, and holiness

In the battle with vanity, cling to the Gospel and example of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.  Do not rely on yourself, but on the Lord, not only in important matters, but even in seemingly insignificant ones.  Without the Lord, we are unable to do anything truly good for ourselves, and even that which initially seems good will turn out to be harmful if we haven't asked the Lord for help or prayed about it.

Abbot Nikon

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

Contributed by: boyznamedsue

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on anger, self, grief, and loneliness

I hold my face in my two hands.    
No, I am not crying.   
I hold my face in my two hands    
to keep the loneliness warm -     
two hands protecting,    
two hands nourishing,    
two hands preventing   
my soul from leaving me     
in anger.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: For Warmth

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on self


What a man really has, is what is in him.  What is outside of him, should be a matter of no importance.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Source: Pearls of Wisdom

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on friendship and self

A friend is a present you give yourself.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

Source: Pearls of Wisdom

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Micheal Teal on self, soul, positive, joy, awareness, love, life, potential, earth, and peace

 A positive sense of self can bring heaven to earth. If one manifests their divine nature they can transform their inner world and cultivate a life of love and compassion. Love and wholeness will bring us rewarding new life experiences and fulfill our souls potential. Let us all nurture awareness and nourish the spirit, for by doing so we will walk the earth in friendship as we reconnect with joy.

Micheal Teal

Source: Micheal Teal - Poet, Philosopher and Shaman

Contributed by: oldman

A Quote by Micheal Teal on beauty, sacred, spirit, soul, womb, love, earth, discovery, universe, and self

 The true beauty of the inner self is its spirit nurturing truth which breathes joy and happiness into our very soul. By living life in harmony and balance we awaken our inner universe and cultivate infinite love for all beings. The essence of being alive is to live an inspired life of higher self discovery that opens doorways to richness of spirit and inspires us to embrace the earth as a sacred womb of love.

Micheal Teal

Source: Micheal Teal - Poet, Philosopher and Shaman

Contributed by: oldman

A Quote by Annie Dillard on discovery, mystery, self, spirit, and universe

The gaps are the thing.  The gaps are the spirit's one home, the altitudes and latitudes so dazzlingly spare and clean that the spirit can discover itself like a once-blind man unbound.  The gaps are the clefts in the rock where you cower to see the back parts of God; they are fissures between mountains and cells the wind lances through, the icy narrowing fiords splitting the cliffs of mystery.  Go up into the gaps.  If you can find them; they shift and vanish too.  Stalk the gaps.  Squeak into a gap in the soil, turn, and unlock--more than a maple--universe.

Annie Dillard (nee Doak) (1945 -)

Source: The Little Zen Companion

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by John Muir on circle, consciousness, nature, self, spirit, and unity

To lovers of the wild, these mountains are not a hundred miles away.  Their spiritual power and the goodness of the sky make them near, as a circle of friends. ... You cannot feel yourself out of doors; plain, sky, and mountains ray beauty which you feel.  You bathe in these spirit-beams, turning round and round, as if warming at a camp-fire.  Presently you lose consciousness of your own separate existence: you blend with the landscape, and become part and parcel of nature.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

Source: A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Lao Tzu on self, intelligence, wisdom, strength, power, and true

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Contributed by: SunshineSkye

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