Inspirational Quotes about Life & Love

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Transform Your Life: 730 Inspirations contains equal numbers of quotes by men and women. The author offers glimpses into their life stories, how she relates and invites you to do the same. Use it as a day book or open at random for daily inspirational quotes.

Self Disclosure: Changes from Within offers 145 quotes and life lessons for reflection. Notice more than one way of seeing exists.

Cosmic Synchronicity invites you to create your own quotes as part of a journey to get-to-know yourself, your thoughts and feelings.

Be your Dream offers ~100 inspirational quotes and invites you to explore different perspectives of dreaming and awakening.

Notice what happens as you appreciate the thoughts, feelings or behaviours of others. In truth, you are choosing to love and appreciate parts of yourself more. From one perspective, only one being exists. It only appears fragmented into separate people. One being means perceptions of self and other are merging. Beauty is not only in the eye of the beholder, it draws attention to the timeless beholder, the essence of being, that which cannot be named. Barriers of belief and difference are in the process of falling away...

Inspirational Quotes about Life

Sri Chinmoy

"To be true to oneself is the hardest test of life."

Sri Ramakrishna

"Whoever wants God intensely, finds Him. Go and verify it in your own life."

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

"Make the mind, the voice and the actions agree in harmony. That is the right way of life."

St Teresa of Lisieux

"I will spend my heaven doing good on earth."

St. Catherine of Siena

"If you are what you should be, then you will set the world on fire."

Stephanie Dowrick

“Opening to the sacred, we transform our vision of ourselves."

Stephen Chbosky

“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.”

Stephenie Meyer

"When you can live forever what do you live for?”

Quotes about Love

Swami Sivananda

"Love expects no reward. Love knows no fear. Love Divine gives - does not demand. Love thinks no evil; imputes no motive. To Love is to share and serve."

Teilhard de Chardin

"The day will come when, after harnessing the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of Love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire

Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama)

"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive."

The heart

"Our love could change the orbit of the earth. So, if a meteor ever comes hurtling towards earth with the guarantee of destruction, top scientists may call on us to, well, you know, do it like crazy for the sake of humankind."

Theodor Adorno

"Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar."

Theodore Dreiser

"I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence."

Thich Nhat Hanh

“The Buddha’s teachings on love are clear. It is possible to live twenty-four hours a day in a state of love. Every movement, every glance, every thought, and every word can be infused with love.” "If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love."

Quotes about Awareness

Swami Satchidananda

"We can see the same spirit in everybody only when we know we are that spirit, Atman or Self. Only a person who has understood his own Self can see that Self in everybody."

Swami Satyananda Saraswati

"It makes no difference whether you worship God, Jehovah, Allah, Mohammed, Buddha, Christ or Krishna- it is still and always one and the same God."

Swami Shivananda

"Patient and regular practice is the whole secret of spiritual realization. Do not be in a hurry in spiritual life. Do your utmost, and leave the rest to God."

Swami Venkatesananda

"By introducing you to yourself it enables you to discover for yourself the true meaning of life and thus enrich every moment of it. Such self-discovery can lead to greater understanding of fellow-beings and therefore to true love."

Swami Vivekananda

"...oneness is the secret to everything." “BY the study of different RELIGIONS we find that in essence they are one.” “Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to God, and say utterly, 'Thy will be done.' We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.” "We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far."

Quotes about Soul

Swami Paramananda

"Self-realization means that we have been consciously connected withour source of being. Once we have made this connection, then nothing can go wrong..."

Swami Sai Premananda

"The true spiritual aspirant is the one who bears witness to the self in the real world; one who, in a split second, witnesses the thoughts, feelings and emotions that arise in the mind, and is able to either say, “Yes go ahead,” or, “No do not go ahead with this course of action.” This gives one the opportunity to act in accordance with their higher self at all times."

Swami Vivekananda

"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."

Taejoon Lee

“The key to the universe lies dormant within the self, waiting to awaken through self-discovery”

Taylor Hartman

"I believe that each personality is complete at conception and comes in the soul of every child."

Tenzin Gyatso (14th Dalai Lama)

"I call the light and high aspects of my being spirit and the dark and heavy aspects soul. Soul is at home in the deep, shaded valleys. Heavy torpid flowers saturated with black grow there. The rivers flow like warm syrup. They empty into huge oceans of soul. Spirit is a land of high white peaks and glittering jewel-like lakes and flowers. Life is sparse and sounds travel great distances. There is soul music, soul food, and soul love... People need to climb the mountain not simple because it is there But because the soulful divinity needs to be mated with the spirit."

The Buffalo Kingdom through Karen Danrich ("Mila")

"...each of us has a purpose that we choose at soul level. Finding and fulfilling that purpose is necessary in order to live a life of well-being and joy... [to do this we] need to learn to become quiet and receptive to the answers that come, not from the outside world, but from one's own connection to one's soul. When we allow ourselves to be guided from within and act on that wisdom we learn that the "special" thing we are meant to do is to discover and follow our unique purpose in life. Spirit asks that each listen within and follow their internal guidance and leading implicitly. Spirit asks that humans drop their preoccupations that distract and distort the choice to ascend, such as artificial forms of entertainment. The vibrations created through such technology interfere with the communication between the spirit and the form. As one moves out into nature, away from the density and electricity of your cities, one shall more readily tune into the guidance of spirit. Then the guidance from spirit can lead one "home"."

Thomas Moore

"The soul doesn't distinguish between good and bad as much as between what is nutritious and what isn't. Finding the right work is like discovering your own soul in the world."

Quotes about Spirituality

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

"Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use."

Starhawk

“Fascination with the psychic - or the psychological - can be a dangerous sidetrack on any spiritual path.”

Stephen Batchelor

"...inner spiritual transformation is just as dependent upon the effect of our economic life upon the world as transformations in the world are dependent upon spiritual re-orientation."

Stephen R. Covey

“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.”

Sue Patton Thoele

“Deep listening is miraculous for both listener and speaker. When someone receives us with open-hearted, non-judging, intensely interested listening, our spirits expand.”

Swami Sai Premananda

"In meditation, you are not supposed to “concentrate” on the things that arise in the mind. Rather, you are supposed to “bear witness” to the things that arise in the mind. Now bearing witness means what? It means to stand aside and observe, become aware, and examine: “Yes this is there. That is there. This is happening. That is going on.” This is very important because it lays the foundation for the actual inner spiritual work that the meditation will provoke. Meditation is the foundation for deeper spiritual evolution."

Swami Sivananda

"To make the mind obey you is a spiritual discipline."

Swami Vivekananda

"You have to grow from inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."