Posts Tagged ‘God’s presence’

The Key of the Morning, the Bolt of the Evening

April 12, 2010

Prayer is a natural outgrowth of faith, an inevitable testament to your trust in divine mercy and kindness.

Faith is the fountain of prayer, and prayer should be nothing else but faith exercised.
Thomas Merton

Your words are far less important than the purity and intensity of your yearning. What you are thinking pales in significance to what you are feeling.

If you pray to God as though your heart and mind will burst with longing, He will respond.
Paramahansa Yogananda

When you feel attuned to divine consciousness, thank (more…)

Whom Shall You Bless With Your Kindness?

December 18, 2009

When you begin appreciating every moment, you naturally begin appreciating others more. You recognize the fragility of life on this earth and vow that you will not leave any words unspoken with those you love.

If you had an hour to live and could only make one phone call, who would you call, what would you say, and why are you waiting?
Stephen Levine

As your heart expands, so does your capacity for joy, empathy, patience, and respect for others. Every step toward enlightenment deepens your appreciation for the unique gifts that every individual brings to the world.

A grateful heart is a giving heart. As (more…)

A Virtuous Life Generates a Virtuous Circle

September 26, 2008


Pursuing a spiritual life creates a virtuous circle. Your attitudes and behaviors become self-perpetuating. What does that look like? Here are four manifestations:

Thinking positively. Every loving thought you contribute to the universe incrementally raises your consciousness; the higher your consciousness, the greater the impact of your contribution and the likelier it becomes that your next thought will also be a positive one.

Consistent prayer. Every prayer elevates your consciousness, which brings you closer to God, which brings you (more…)