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By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Fox

To recover a spiritual tradition in which creation, and the study of creation, matters would be to inaugurate new possibilities between spirituality and science that would shape the paradigms for culture, its institution, and its people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Fox

We all share beauty. It strikes us indiscriminately. There is no end to the beauty for the person who is aware. Even the cracks between the sidewalk contain geometric patterns of amazing beauty. If we take pictures of them and blow up the photographs, we realize we walk on beauty every day, even when things seem ugly around us.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Fox

It is precisely the despair of our times that convinces me that a renaissance is right around the corner.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Matthew Fox

Where the Divine and the Human Meet" shows how important it is to meet the world with the creativity of an artist, particularly in these uncertain times: "What do we do with chaos? Creativity has an answer. We are told by those who have studied the processes of nature that creativity happens at the border between chaos and order. Chaos is a prelude to creativity. We need to learn, as every artist needs to learn, to live with chaos and indeed to dance with it as we listen to it and attempt some ordering. Artists wrestle with chaos, take it apart, deconstruct and reconstruct from it. Accept the challenge to convert chaos into some kind of order, respecting the timing of it all, not pushing beyond what is possible—combining holy patience with holy impatience--that is the role of the artist. It is each of our roles as we launch the twenty-first century because we are all called to be artists in our own way. We were all artists as children. We need to study the chaos around us in order to turn it into something beautiful. Something sustainable. Something that remains".

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

Im not really a tropical paradise kind of person.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

Animals love. They love their being. They strive to survive, to celebrate, to propagate . So certainly something we learn from animals is love. To survive and to celebrate, propagate and to love life. To be the best we can be - the right to be here and the responsibility to be the best dog or bear or horse that they can be. Humans have the tendency to self pity that other animals don't indulge in.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Matthew Fox

where does creativity come from? Creativity comes from the Universe itself. “There is music and poetry in the Universe itself — surely we hear it on planet earth.” And Creativity comes from our joys and sorrows, our deep-hearted experiences. It also comes “from and in the heart of God. All our spiritual traditions the world over agree that creativity follows through the human heart and that it flows from the Divine Heart.” Creativity is seen as a spiritual, inwardly-driven activity, directly influenced by a Higher Power, or God. That is the ultimate in inspiration for me: to know I have “permission” to be creative and to be a creator too.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Fox

What is common to all paths that are spiritual is, of course, the Spirit-breath, life energy, that is why all true paths are essentially one path, because there is only one Spirit, one breath, one life, one energy in the universe. It belongs to none of us and all of us. We all share it. Spiritually does not make up otherworldly; it renders us more fully alive.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Fox

What is of most moment of compassion is not feelings of pity but feelings of togetherness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

Creation is all space, all time - all things past, present, and future.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

A lot of the time I hate acting. It has a lot to do with the way I was brought up in a world where showing your emotions is frowned upon. It's just not manly. I don't do anything in life because I love doing it. It's because I want to be good at it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

I'll put it to you this way: I never, ever think about the things that I get involved with on a macro means-to-an-ends scale.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

If you look closely at a tree you'll notice it's knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

A lot of people want to see this idealized version of heroism, all pretty and perfect, and I'm not interested in playing the goody-goody hero at all.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

Faith takes us to deep places, to the ruptures in our self-confidence and our lives. Do not settle for spiritual comfort all the time...Darkness is divine also. Faith is not about positive thinking so much as about what kicks in when we are weak, sick, and short of self-confidence. The via positiva never stands alone. The via negativa is always with us on our faith journey as well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

I didn't learn to swim until I was 21 or something because I grew up in the mountains in Wyoming and all the water is glacier runoff and cold.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

Cars are part of our genetic makeup. It's unavoidable.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

Humor and paradox are often the only ways to respond to life's sorrow with grace.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Fox

Sustainability is another word for justice, for what is just is sustainable and what is unjust is not.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Fox

I turn a lot of stuff down - big, big movies, the kind I wouldn't want to go to the cinema to see.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

Big-heartednes s is the most essential virtue on the spiritual journey.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

Evil is the shadow of angel. Just as there are angels of light, support, guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels. And we have names for them: racism, sexism, homophobia are all demons - but they're not out there.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Fox

Soul is our appetite, driving us to eat from the banquet of life. People filled with the hunger of soul take food from every dish before them, whether it be sweet or bitter.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Fox

To create is always to learn, to begin over, to begin at zero.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

I am a Westerner. We're not going to change the West by going East. The East has a lot to teach us, but essentially it's like a mirror, saying, hey, can't you see what's here in your own religion, what are you, stupid?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Fox

When our inner self connects to our work and our work to our inner self, the work knows no limit, for the inner self knows no limit.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

I don't think that fundamentalism has anything to do with Jesus Christ. They call themselves Christians, but if that's Christian, count me out. Fundamentalism is built on fear and greed. They're telling you to give them your money otherwise you're going to hell.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

By cutting ourselves off from the rest of creation, we are left bereft of awe and wonder and therefore of reverence and gratitude. We violate our very beings, and we have nothing but trivia to teach our young.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

Filmmaking is always sort of building a mosaic of this arc of what the character is going through.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Fox

We must work on our souls, enlarging and expanding them. We do so by experiencing all of life-the beauty and the joy as well as the grief and pain. Soul work requires paying attention to life, to the laughter and the sorrow, the enlightening and the frightening, the inspiring and the silly.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

I'm an actor. I try to play a character in a really cool story, the very best I can.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

Compassion is not pity ... compassion never considers an object as weak or inferior. Compassion, one might say, works from a strength born of awareness of shared weakness, and not from someone else's weakness. And from the awareness of the mutuality of us all. Thus to put down another as in pity is to put down oneself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

Animals teach us about the animals in ourselves. We need their spirits.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

Facing the darkness, admitting the pain, allowing the pain to be pain, is never easy. This is why courage - big-heartedness - is the most essential virtue on the spiritual journey. But if we fail to let pain be pain - and our entire patriarchal culture refuses to let this happen - then pain will haunt us in nightmarish ways. We will become pain's victims instead of the healers we might become.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

I'm really enjoying the process of learning to fly. How it will fit into my life down the road - I'm looking forward to discovering that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Fox

There is no end to the beauty for the person who is aware. Even the cracks between the sidewalk contain geometric patterns of amazing beauty.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Fox

When the Sacred Masculine is combined with the sacred feminine inside each of us, we create the 'sacred marriage' of compassion and passion in ourselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

Healthy mysticism praises acts of letting go, of being emptied, of getting in touch with the space inside and expanding this until it merges with the space outside. Space meeting space; empty pouring into empty. Births happen from that encounter with emptiness, nothingness. . . . Let us not fight emptiness and nothingness, but allow it to penetrate us even as we penetrate it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Fox

Our self-expression is meant to be a manifestation of the silence of our hearts.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Fox

When it comes to wilderness animals we have to make an effort to preserve what areas we can that they can be themselves in. Its come to a point though, clearly, where some species have to be cared for by humans if they are not going to disappear altogether.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Fox

We honor life when we work. The type of work is not important: the fact of work is. All work feeds the soul if it is honest and done to the best of our abilities and if it brings joy to others.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matthew Fox

We are not consumers. For most of humanity’s existence, we were makers, not consumers: we made our clothes, shelter, and education, we hunted and gathered our food. We are not addicts. “I propose that most addictions come from our surrendering our real powers, that is, our powers of creativity.” We are not passive couch potatoes either. “It is not the essence of humans to be passive. We are players. We are actors on many stages…. We are curious, we are yearning to wonder, we are longing to be amazed… to be excited, to be enthusiastic, to be expressive. In short to be alive.” We are also not cogs in a machine. To be so would be to give up our personal freedoms so as to not upset The Machine, whatever that machine is. Creativity keeps us creating the life we wish to live and advancing humanity’s purpose as well.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Fox

Prayer is essentially about making the heart strong so that fear cannot penetrate there.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Matthew Fox

men should not be sexing their women in the missionary position because they are facing away from the sky. Instead of looking down, men are to look up. To the vastness of Father Sky

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

I directed an episode of 'Party of Five' toward the very end of that show. It was a great experience.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

Beauty saves. Beauty heals. Beauty motivates. Beauty unites. Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving, of healing, of overcoming dualism.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

A job is something we do to get a paycheck and pay our bills. Jobs are legitimate, at times, but work is why we are here in the universe. Work and calling often go together.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Fox

Pain destroys the illusions of false, that is, elitist pleasures. It burns from the inside out. It, therefore, sensitizes us to what is truly beautiful in life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Fox

I'm sorry, but I can't make a movie with the blonde from 'ER' who is starring in every single bad romantic comedy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Fox

The system is not working. That is how a paradigm shift begins: the established way of seeing the world no longer functions.