Signals

ignals

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island.

He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky.

The worst had happened; everything was lost. He was stunned with grief and anger.

“God, how could you do this to me!” he cried.

Early the next day, however, he was awakened by the sound of a ship that was approaching the island. It had come to rescue him.

“How did you know I was here?” asked the weary man of his rescuers.

“We saw your smoke signal,” they replied.

It is easy to get discouraged when things are going bad. But we shouldn’t lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain and suffering.

Remember, next time your little hut is burning to the ground, it just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace of God.

Just Be Yourself

Be strong enough to face the world each day.

Be weak enough to know you cannot do everything.

Be generous to those who need your help.

Be frugal with what you need yourself.

Be wise enough to know that you do not know everything.

Be foolish enough to believe in miracles.

Be willing to share your joys.

Be willing to share the sorrows of others.

Be a leader when you see a path others have missed.

Be a follower when you are shrouded in the midst of uncertainty.

Be the first to congratulate an opponent who succeeds.

Be the last to criticize a colleague who fails.

Be sure where your next step will fall, so that you will not stumble.

Be sure of your final destination, in case you are going the wrong way.

Be loving to those who love you.

Be loving to those who do not love you, and they may change.

Above all, be yourself!

Spiritual Quotations

We are spiritual beings going through a physical experience. Our souls need feeding. Here are some of the food.

This page contains some of my favourite spiritual quotes.They are all meaningful to me and have been carefully selected. Enjoy!

” Never put anyone out of your heart… ”
~Neem Karoli Baba

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People will do anything, no matter how absurd,
in order to avoid facing their own soul.
~Carl Gustav Jung

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Acquire the courage to believe in yourself. Many of the things
that you have been taught were at one time the radical ideas
of individuals who had the courage to believe what their own
hearts and minds told them was true, rather than accept the
common beliefs of their day.
~ Ching Ning Chu

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“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way
of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants,
and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in
the end they always fall. Think of it…always.”
~Mahatma Gandhi

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Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth
and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but
lay up for yourself treasures in heaven, where neither moth
nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
~Jesus

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There’s music in the sighing of a reed; There’s music in the
gushing of a rill; There’s music in all things, if men had ears:
Their earth is but an echo of the spheres.
~Lord Byron

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Do everything with a mind that lets go. Don’t accept praise
or gain or anything else. If you let go a little you will have a
little peace; if you let go a lot you will have a lot of peace; if
you let go completely you will have complete peace.
~Ajahn Chah

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You must understand the whole of life, not just
one little part of it. That is why you must read,
that is why you must look at the skies, that is
why you must sing and dance, and write poems,
and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.
~J.Krishnamurti

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Here I sit between my brother the mountain and my
sister the sea. We three are one in loneliness, and the
love that binds us together is deep and strong and strange.

~Kahlil Gibran

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Outside ideas of right doing and wrong doing there is
a field. I’ll meet you there.
~ Rumi

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Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like
dew on the tip of a leaf.
~Rabindranath Tagore

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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.
~Sivananda

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My sun sets to rise again.
~Robert Browning

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If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should
find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm
all hostility.
~ Longfellow

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When we are face to face with truth, the point
of view of Krishna, Buddha, Christ, or any other
Prophet, is the same. When we look at life from the
top of the mountain, there is no limitation; there is
the same immensity.
~Hazrat Inayat Khan

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I honor those who try to rid themselves of any lying,
who empty the self and have only clear being there.
~Rumi

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My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards
the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their
own image to be servants of their human interests.
~George Santayana

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Do not keep the alabaster box of your friendship
sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives
with sweetness. Speak approving, cheering words
while their ears can hear them, and while their hearts
can be thrilled and made happier. The kind of things you
mean to say when they are gone, say before they go.
~George W. Childs

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People are where they are because that’s exactly where
they really want to be…whether they’ll admit that or not.
~Earl Nightingale

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There will come a time when you believe everything is
finished. That will be the beginning.
~Louis L’Amour

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Come, fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring
The Winter Garment of Repentance fling:
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To fly–and Lo! the Bird is on the Wing.
~Omar Khayyám

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Life and death: they are one, at core entwined.
Who understands himself from his own strain
presses himself into a drop of wine
and throws himself into the purest flame.
~Rainer Maria Rilke

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We shall not cease from exploring,
And the end of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
~T.S. Eliot

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For one human being to love another: that is perhaps
the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the
last test and proof, the work for which all other work
is but preparation.
~Rainer Maria Rilke

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Go to the truth beyond the mind. Love is the bridge.
~Stephen Levine

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People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong…
Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those
things and make them bloom?
~Thich Nhat Hanh

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No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face
to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally
getting bewildered as to which may be true.
~Nathaniel Hawthorne

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We carry within us the wonders we seek without us.
~Sir Thomas Browne

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What is to give light must endure burning.
~Viktor Frankl

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The less you open your heart to others,
the more your heart suffers.
~Deepak Chopra

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Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry,
the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness
which does not bow before children.
~Kahlil Gibran

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This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred
veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally,
to take a step without feet.
~Rumi

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What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly.
~Richard Bach

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Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
~Chinese Proverb

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If you are pained by external things, it is not they
that disturb you, but your own judgment of them.
And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.
~Marcus Aurelius

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God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.”
~Exodus 3:14

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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
~The 14th Dalai Lama

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The same stream of life that runs through the world
runs through my veins night and day in rhythmic measure.
It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust
of the earth into numberless waves of flowers.”
~Rabindranath Tagore

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Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your
concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.
~John Macnaughton

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After winter comes the summer. After night comes the
dawn. And after every storm, there comes clear, open skies.
~ Samuel Rutherford

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It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to
love without giving.
~Richard Braunstein

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Learn your lessons quickly and move on.
~Eileen Caddy

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Silence is a great help to a seeker after truth. In the attitude
of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light and what is
elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our
life is a long and arduous quest after Truth, and the
soul requires inward restfulness to attain its full height.
~Mohandas K Gandhi

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Keep your faith in beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden,
in the Spring when it is gone.
~Roy R. Gibson

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There are two ways of passing from this world – one in light and one
in darkness. When one passes in light, he does not come back; but
when one passes in darkness, he returns.
~Bhagavad Gita

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Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the
latter enters, the former makes its exit.
~Alexandre Dumas

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You are a child of the Universe, no less than the moon and the stars;
you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no
doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should.
~Max Ehrmann

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Life is a promise; fulfill it.
~Mother Theresa

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If you can not find the truth right where you are, where else do you
expect to find it? Dogen Belief consists in accepting the affirmations
of the soul; unbelief, denying them.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“I have done my best.” That is about all the philosophy of living one needs.
~Lin Yutang

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By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest;
Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience,which is the
bitterest.
~Confucius

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Nirvana or lasting enlightenment or true spiritual growth can
be achieved only through persistent exercise of real love.
~M. Scott Peck

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Love thy neighbor as thyself: Do not do to others what thou wouldst
not wish be done to thyself: Forgive injuries. Forgive thy enemy, be
reconciled to him, give him assistance, invoke God in his behalf.
~Confucius

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Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms,
you would never see the beauty of their canyons.
~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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“… here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)…”
~ e. e. cummings

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The Truth is your birthright: no one can take it from you.
~Svami Purna

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Good, the more communicated, more abundant grows.
~Milton

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When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long
and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones
which open for us.
~Alexander Graham Bell

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Just think out for yourselves, if a man who was good yesterday has
become bad after having come in contact with me, is he responsible
that he has deteriorated or am I? … It is well to take the blame
sometimes.
~Mahatma Gandhi

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The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful
servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has
forgotten the gift.
~Albert Einstein

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Let this be my last word, that I trust in your love.
Rabindranath Tagore

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First there must be order and harmony within your own mind.
Then this order will spread to your family, then to the
community, and finally to your entire kingdom. Only then
can you have peace and harmony.
~Confucius

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“I could give you no advice but this: to go into yourself
and to explore the depths where your life wells forth.”
~Rainer Maria Rilke – Letters to a Young Poet

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“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized
anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”
~Eleanor Roosevelt

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“Do not consider painful what is good for you.”
~Euripides

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“Give not over thy soul to sorrow; and afflict not thyself in thy own
counsel. Gladness of heart is the life of man and the joyfulness of
man is length of days.”
~Ecclesiasticus

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“Facing it, always facing it, that the way to get through. Face it.”
~Joseph Conrad

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“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding
of ourselves.”
~Carl Jung

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“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to
bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.”
~Bob Dylan

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The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves,
and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only
the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
~Thomas Merton

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“The best way to cleanse the heart and prepare for the stilling of the
mind is to lead a normal, worldly life. Living in the midst of your
day-to-day duties, responsibilities, likes, dislikes, etc., will help you.
All these become the very means for the purification of your heart.”
~Meher Baba

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Comments

Oscar Williams

09 May 2008, 14:42

Of all the quotes on your site, one of my best is,

We carry within us the wonders we seek without us.

~Sir Thomas Browne~~

Spirit of God

Everything that does not work towards the Creator, for the Creator, and for the sake of the Creator, works towards its own Death!
Man is created and destined with a sole purpose to serve the Creator of The Universe!!!

Psalm 81:5-6 They know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth is out of course. I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High God.’ But you will die like mere men;

1 Corinthians 3:16 Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

2 Corinthians 6:16 Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.

1 Corinthians 6:19 Do ye not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God; and ye are not your own?

1 Corinthians 3:17 If anyone makes the house of God unclean, God will put an end to him; for the house of God is holy, and you are his house.

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood . . .

Spiritual Freedom Becoming Free

1: Life does not work through indecision. Indecision promotes blocks, confusion and stress. Make a decision and allow life to find movement through you. Trust yourself.

2: The 3 C’s of life are Courage, Capacity and Commitment. It takes Courage and a commitment to make many of life’s decisions, and capacity to follow them through. The 3 C’s of a successful relationship are Caring, Consideration and Communication. Communication opens the door between us, consideration allows us to pass through it and our ability to care for each other unites us.

3: Truth is not truth out of timing- yet it remains truth. We are the timing to recognize truth.

4: The mind recoils from the unknown, so we seek to make everything known, and, thus sage. Imagination is the key to the unknown- positive, uplifting imagination.

5: For as long as we search for Our God Self, we deny that we are it. Loving your self reveals your truth.

6: Becoming free is not changing yourself into someone you think you should be. Becoming free is falling in love with who you are- right now.

7: Imagine a room of pitch dark and a room of bright light connected by a door. When you open the door what happens? Light floods into the dark room, illuminating it. Live accordingly, think thoughts of light.

8: F.E.A.R- False Evidence Appearing Real

9: Anything of the past that is unresolved is unresolved now. Living NOW resolves the past.

10: Life flows from the inside out, never the reverse. Understand this and you cease to be a victim.

11: Love responds- fear reacts. Love connects- fear separates. Love uplifts- fear deflates. Love creates- fear destroys.

12: There is no such thing as a mistake- only experience. There is no such thing as failure- only people’s condemnation. There is no such thing as success- only people’s approval. Let life live through you.

13: Do not get caught up in modifying your life, allow life to change YOU. Modification is a superficial exterior veneer, change is an inner shift in consciousness.

14: Pain is a measure of your resistance to change.

15: Decide whether you want to be an onlooker of life or a participant. This is the birthplace of choice.

16: You hear with your ears- but you listen with your mind. You look with your eyes- but you see from the heart.

17: Consciousness is not contained in your body- you are the consciousness that contains the body. Consciousness draws to itself form through which to express

18: Your mind cannot exist in the moment. You cannot think your way into the moment, you can only think your way out of it. This indicates that your mind/intellect cannot set you free. Only your consciousness is aware of NOW. True freedom is a state of consciousness.

19: We each live in our own universe, a universe of our making. It is designed to support our beliefs and our focus. Our thoughts are our focus, so observe your thoughts, focus on your blessings, and trust. This is how you become a participant.

20: Practise seeing all life around you as an aspect of yourself. In this way you shatter the illusion of separation.

21: Your mind does now know the difference between what you do want or what you don’t want, it only knows what you focus on. Many people focus on what they don’t have, what they are incapable of doing and their sicknesses.

22: If you focus on what you do have, it increases. If you focus on what you don’t have, you will have even less. If you focus on your capabilities, they grow, if you focus on your health, it improves.

23: Your mind does not know the difference between a powerfully imagined reality and a physical happening reality. Why? Because there is no difference.

24: You only have a problem if you believe you have a problem.

25: Live these principles and you will be practising reality. Practise reality until you overcome the illusion. It is only an illusion that you are not free, now!