Best 701 of Spiritual growth quotes - MyQuotes
Being unashamed is true humility.
The path is paved with consistent, conscious mental and spiritual alertness and the gradual growth of goodness in our heart and clarity in our mind. We are awake. If we keep trying to understand, we will understand. If we keep telling ourselves that we are loved by Life and if we keep looking for evidence of that love, we will find it.
Some journeys lead nowhere, but they set the spirit free
All that we go through only happens to raise our vibrations. If we learn, we are raising it, the more we fight it, the lesser we learn, the more upset and unhappy we are.
Meditation leads you to your spiritual information, and takes you on a journey of getting to know yourself and your creations.
Why not follow the Way thyself, and so accompany the boy?" Mahbub stared stupefied at the magnificent insolence of the demand, which across the Border he would have paid with more than a blow. Then the humor of it touched his worldly soul. "Softly -- softly -- one foot at a time, as the lame gelding went over the Umballa jumps. I may come to Paradise later -- I have workings that way -- great motions -- and I owe them to thy simplicity.
What is there that forgiveness cannot achieve?
Faith in God will elevate you to next level blessings.
We embrace all our humanity, realizing that the more we ignore or suppress certain emotions, the more we are controlled by them.
When you are truly awakened, you have completely stopped trying to become awakened. You simply are. You know that you did not locate awakening; awakening located you.
Sometimes that which you have never lost is the hardest to find.
The devil is a bad devil.
Misanthrope fits me so damn well.
When we understand love as the will to nurture our own and another's spiritual growth, it becomes clear that we cannot claim to love if we are hurtful and abusive. Love and abusive cannot coexist. Abuse and neglect are, by definition, the opposites of nurturance and care.... An overwhelming majority of us come from dysfunctional families in which we were taught that we were not okay, where we were shamed, verbally and/or physically abused, and emotionally neglected even as we were also taught to believe that we were loved. For most folks it is just too threatening to embrace a definition of love that would no longer enable us to see love as present in our families. Too many of us need to cling to a notion of love that either makes abuse acceptable or at least makes it seem that whatever happened was not that bad.
As we Christians strive to be more influenced by God’s kingdom than by this world, we’re reminded we will sometimes slip, but ‘if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness’ (1 John 1:9).
The best gift you can give your children is to keep yourself emotionally, physically, spiritually and intellectually healthy.
We do not just go through life blindly,we create our own journey. Your faith has sculpted you into the human being you have become.
In enlightenment, the seer and the seen disappear. Or, more accurately, are seen through as illusions. In reality, they were never there, apart from being concept and misunderstanding.
Sereda Aleta Dailey
It doesn't matter where you are right now. No matter where you are, you're on the way to greatness If you desire that reality. Be present. Be grateful for the stepping stones that have you here today reflecting on your dreams. Stepping stones are a necessary part of the success process. Go into overdrive now. You can do this. No one ever made it in just one day. Each step is a part of the process. It doesn't matter what it takes! You're winning! Keep flowing all the way there. Stay up. You were born a winner!
Your spiritual goals can be as numerous as there are stars in the sky. And so can be your religions. But in all your vivid and diverse paths of practicing religion and spirituality, there is one very common and simple element that knows no bounds. That element is the eternal bliss that enables you to attain unimaginable feats of excellence. It is not tied to any scripture of yours, yet it is in every scripture of yours.
Feelings harden into beliefs when we allow emotions to become bearers of truth.
Spiritual growth and creativity are two sides of the same coin.
Michael Bassey Johnson
The word of lust touches the body, the word of love touches the soul: feed the soul and starve the body.
The lack of mindfulness often makes us carry the unnecessary possessions, stale ideologies and rotten relationships along, which unnecessarily clutter our lives and consciousness, and stagnate our growth.
Spiritual dreams are meant to comfort us during difficult times, show us how much we have grown, and encourage us to go to a higher level.
Interpreters package and then sell, rent, or impose upon us artificially flavored illusions of truth, salvation, enlightenment, and happiness that are built upon their goals. That twisted information and those errant goals and are often very different from those of the original teachers that these interpreters are borrowing moral authority from. Following our own inner guidance would yield better results than following the village idiot. Neither Buddha nor Jesus was waiting for a Buddha or a Jesus to come solve their personal problems or those of humanity. The key to whatever we need is within us. The job of uncovering it is ours to do.
Being able to uplift others is the biggest miracle in the world.
When we commit daily to offering our love, living in integrity, truth and values, we are more easily in tune to live our purpose …. We live our ethical life in all aspects; family, friends and business. Our spirit and body are always with us. In IHood, we choose to honor spiritual behavior over that of our body.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Love is pure and divine.
Any process of change requires a form of dying
This is what you do when you journal. You are recording God’s grand, epoch-spanning redemptive story as it unfolds in your limited, temporal sphere of existence here on earth. Your journal has the potential to record the continuation of the Holy Spirit’s work in our world!
Soul mates are people in our lives whom we connect to on a deep level. As the name implies, soul mates are primarily friends of the soul. If you have found your soul mate they will likely be the best, and truest friend, you will ever have. You’ll be able to share everything with your soul mate, from your wildest dreams to your most shameful secrets. Nothing is off limits.
Avoiding change is denying the path that leads to your spiritual growth.
Any person or thing of significance to you unconsciously plays a role in mirroring your own internal universe, just as you do theirs.
Paul David Tripp
But it must be said that maturity is not merely something you do with your mind. No, maturity is about how you live your life. It is possible to be theologically astute in yet very immature. It is possible be biblically literate and in need of significant spiritual growth.
Michael Bassey Johnson
The most potent recreational activity is when we sit back and exercise our minds with great and exciting books.
The modern world has forgotten the necessity of encouraging men to be better. They speak of sick men or healthy men, of interesting people or uninteresting people; they never, or seldom, indicate that there is and must be an interior and spiritual improvement in man before any of the glowing coals of humanity can be reached. They have cultivated everything but the goodness of man. The result of such shallowness is everywhere apparent.
Somewhere along the way, there develops within the soul a yearning that can no longer be ignored, a craving for the great love affair. We feel it drawing ever closer. It is the greatest of them all. It cannot fail. It is all consuming. It is incomparable. It is the love affair with our own true nature and the source from which it comes. The desire is in all of us but, more often than not, it is ignored for other interests. We wrestle with each interest, trying to make it work, growing with each adventure until the light has grown bright enough for us to reach for it.
As soon as you stop making everyone else responsible for your happiness, the happier you’ll be.
Spiritual growth is the gradual, I would say, transition from a God of tradition to a God of experience.
NOTE TO SELF – BOOMERANG EFFECT My words, thoughts and deeds have a boomerang effect. So be-careful what you send out!
More than nakedness, for there is no cover to take. The fire in your eyes is ringed with water; wide and cool. We are far from the brutal place, but you do not think so. You take my hand and disappear like you were never there, except that I am now somewhere else.
Faith is the muscle of the spirit. It is strengthened through study, prayer, and meditation. As exercise builds muscle and our bodies become strong; study, prayer, and meditation builds faith and our spirits become strong.
If you'd told me even a year before...that I'd wind up whispering my sins in the confessional or on my knees saying the rosary, I would've laughed myself cockeyed. More likely pastime?Pole dancer. International spy. Drug mule. Assassin. I drive under a sky black as graphite to meet my new spiritual director...a bulky Franciscan nun named Sister Margaret, patiently going blind behind fish-tank glasses that magnify her eyes like goggles.
If we're not at peace, we are in an ego state.
Do your best. Then, surrender to the Divine Will. And of course, chill. Things work as they will.
Be sure of this: when you make time for the Holy Spirit, He will make time to visit you.
John M. Sheehan
Step up your spiritual game - Embrace your identity as a son or daughter of God
Sow the help of God into your daily battles, and reap a harvest of victory.
The ego is the self that is unaware of itself so unless you seek first who you are not, the ego will use every technique, practice and experience for its own ‘spiritual growth’. The more ‘spiritual’ it becomes, the more into delusion it takes you.