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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Quotes to Reflect On

"Beauty seen makes the one who sees it more beautiful."
Brother David Steindl-Rast said this and I think we are talking about interior beauty; we have a 100 year-old Religious here who really sees beauty and has a beautiful interior life.

As August is still a time for vacation, I am going to continue to share with you some wonderful quotes that I have collected lately. You can choose which you want to reflect on, but I will share two or three each day.

"In our busy lives it is so easy to forget the Divine, to be immersed in our own problems and our own selves. The mystic knows that what really matters is the inner connection of the heart in which our heart opens and cries. It is something so simple and yet so easily overlooked. Prayer is a way to be with God." Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee in Prayer of the Heart in Christian and Sufi Mysticism.

"Do not think that the words of prayer as you say them arise to God. It is not the words themselves that ascend; it is the burning desire of your heart that rises like smoke toward heaven." A Hasidic saying found in Martin Buber's Ten Rungs.

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