Spiritual growth involves giving up the stories of your past so the universe can write a new one.
I think those of us on a spiritual journey can help create a new conversation, a new America, and a new world.
The spiritual journey has to do with learning to think more deeply and take as long a time as we need. That's the path to wisdom.
No true search for enlightenment ignores the suffering of other sentient beings. Ever. We simply need to create a way to address that suffering while remaining in a blissful center.
When we begin to see each other through what the metaphysician calls, the third eye, we begin to know each other on a level that is beyond what our physical eyes can see.
The worlds of Truth (love) and illusion (fear) are like parallel universes; with every thought we make a choice which one to inhabit.
Problems come about when we try to direct the flow of the universe rather than allow it to reveal its own design. Inherent in that design is a love for all living things.
The desire for transcendence is intimately connected with the desire for creativity. It is just as essential to who and what we are.
By the time something reaches the cover of Time magazine, it's old news anyway.
The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one two things: either love, or a call for love.
No company or organization filled with unhappy people will ultimately rise to its highest potential.
The reason so many of us are obsessed with becoming stars is because we are not yet starring in our own lives. The cosmic spotlight isn't pointed at you, it radiates from within you.
Your personal power is not something that is going to reveal itself at some later date. Your power is a result of your decision to reveal it. You are powerful in whatever moment you choose to be.
Your future isn't programmed by your past; it's programmed by your thoughts.
When we approach love and creativity with the level of conviction that the powers-that-be in the world today are approaching hatred and destruction, then and only then will we have a chance.
Happiness requires that we give up a worldly orientation-not worldly things, but a worldly attachment to things. We have to surrender all outcomes. We have to live here but appreciate the joke.
We are graced with a greater capacity for direct contact with our own higher power than most of us are in the habit of using.
To the extent to which we believe in this world, we are heir to the laws which rule this place.
Spiritual progress is like detoxification. Things have to come up in order to be released. Once we have asked to be healed, then our unhealed places are forced to the surface.
Anything having to do with what is happening inside people has political significance to me. That is why I like the term holistic politics.
Some people think it's naive to think we can make love our new bottom line. What I believe is naive is thinking human civilization as we know it will survive another two hundred years if we do not.
We need to shift from an economic to a humanitarian organizing principle for human civilization. And women, en masse, should be saying so.
Love is insistent on its own continuation. Every fraction of a second, someone somewhere falls in love, a former enemy becomes a friend, and a newborn baby is born into the world.
The only way to end a culture of violence is to proactively create a culture of peace.
The Universe is either expressing a miracle or is pregnant with the next one.
The Light in you is the unalterable truth of who you are. You can deny it and obscure it, but you cannot uncreate it.
Silence is the Sabbath of the soul. Therein we rest, and therein we hear everything.
God isn't a noun but a process...a continual, infinitely creative outpouring of love and light onto all living things.
Every relationship, every situation is part of a divinely created and highly specific curriculum for your soul growth.
The world as we know it is falling apart at the seams, because it's an inadequate container for the truth of who we are.
We are always pregnant with a truer version of ourselves.
The transformation from body identification to spirit identification is the purpose of our lives.
The pain itself is a product or a reflection of how I am interpreting whatever it is that is causing me pain.
Yes, we see that there are problems in the world. But we believe in a universal force that, when activated by the human heart, has the power to make all things right.
I believe there is an evolutionary impulse toward good that is etched on every human heart. It is placed there by the hand of God.
We are living at an extraordinary time in human history. And for many of us things are great. Things are great for me.
I honor my grief. I try to be kinder to myself. I give myself time to move through and to process whatever is making me sad.
Our deepest human need is not material at all. Our deepest need is to be seen.
Empires always have the hubris to think they are indestructible, when in fact they are always unsustainable.
We need love -- an awesome love grounded in the evolutionary potential for life on Earth -- to become the organizing principle for human society.
I don't feel there is any spiritual or metaphysical justification for turning our backs on human suffering.
Real liberation for men means that they can explore and integrate their feminine aspects of consciousness.
Liberation also means that even though I'm a woman I have masculine parts of my temperament which I can safely explore and integrate into my experience.
It's tempting, when confronted by political malfeasance, to become so absorbed with its symptom that we give too little attention to treating its cause.
There is nothing Madison Avenue can give us that will make us more beautiful women. We are beautiful because God created us that way.
When the heart is pierced, there is pain, yes, but also an invitation to a greater becoming.
We can invoke spiritual compensation when we find ourselves in situations of material lack.
In the Kabbala, it says that we receive the light in order to impart the light, and thus we repair the world.
Even though modern life in many ways is nothing short of exhausting, we need to take responsibility for what is necessary to combat the stress and exhaustion of modern life.
No matter what is happening in the world of appearances, beyond the veil of illusion there is love and only Love.
The secret of success is to realize that the crisis on our planet is much larger than just deciding what to do with your own life.
What emerges from the silence is the deafening sound of an old world disintegrating.
Nervous breakdowns can be highly underrated methods of spiritual transformation.
If I had to choose between a narrow-minded woman or a man who was an enlightened thinker, I would vote for the man.
A person acting from a motivation of contribution and service rises to such a level of moral authority that worldly success is a natural result.
Things don't spiral out of control when we surrender them; they spiral out of control when we try to control them!
I personally am not a total pacifist. I do believe there is such a thing as a just war. I believe, for instance, the effort to destroy the Nazi regime militarily was justified military action.
Anyone who is speaking of a greater compassion, a greater humanitarian concern, is a leader paving the path we all need to follow.
Imagine a temple inside your mind, a haven from the chaos of the world. Visit often.
I have no doubt that the lies Trump told on the campaign trail will come crashing back at him in karmic retribution.
I'm proud to say I was part of a movement in which we sang 'All You Need Is Love' at political rallies.
I believe the human race is ready to make a quantum leap forward spiritually and morally.
Newtonian physics is over. You don't act on the world to change the world. You realize the world is a projection of your inner self. If you change, the world changes.
I think there is a place where self-awareness becomes self-preoccupation if you don't take what you have discovered and bring it to bear on the conditions of the world.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people.
I think we're ripe for social revolution now. There is the necessary yearning, and the necessary, or at least incipient, outrage. And there is an inchoate knowing that all is not right.
The love in me salutes the love in you.
Love, when it is a sacred quest, is a space of resurrection and repair. It does more than help us survive a soulless world; it helps us to transform.
My father was a deeply committed humanitarian. He was a fighter for social justice. He was spirited in the deepest sense.
Given how deeply the ways of war have penetrated our collective consciousness, it will take spiritual power to turn the issue around.
You receive the light through what you read, through what you hear in meditation, or through some spiritual practice.
People who are meditating every day and involved in a serious spiritual practice don't usually wake up in the morning and want to rush out to eat a bunch of junk food.