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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Feeling love for all the world...

I have been going back to a book I liked and thought I would share some quotes I took from David Richo’s The Sacred Heart of the World: Restoring Mystical Devotion to Our Spiritual Life

1. “The capacity for love is God in us since God is love.”

2. “Once we are awakened to love as the lifelong purpose of our hearts, then feeling love for all the world becomes the meaning—and the greatest joy—of living.” p.22

3. “Heart spirituality, the essence of devotion, is about giving and receiving love. There is vulnerability inherent in all loving, which may be why so many of us find it hard to let love in. Yet being truly loved is what makes our stay here on earth worthwhile. Feeling loved equips us to maintain serenity as we face what life brings, whether it be good or evil, secure or dangerous, pleasing or disturbing.

4. “Historian of religion Huston Smith writes: ‘Belief is knowledge held with certainty but not with evidence.’ Faith does not mean that we always know with certainty but that we act as if we were certain. Love is that certainty, the Sacred Heart of the world.”
p. 61

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