The heart is the hub of all sacred places. Go there and roam.— Bhagawan Nityananda
Helpful Sacred Places quotations
The woman who follows the crowd will usually go on further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.
If the desert is holy, it is because it is a forgotten place that allows us to remember the sacred. Perhaps that is why every pilgrimage to the desert is a pilgrimage to the self. There is no place to hide and so we are found.
From the animist point of view, humans belong in a sacred place because they themselves are sacred. Not sacred in a special way, not more sacred than anything else, but merely as sacred as anything else -- as sacred as bison or salmon or crows or crickets or bears or sunflowers.
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing.
There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places.
Within my body are all the sacred places of the world, and the most profound pilgrimage I can ever make is within my own body.
At every moment of his life the Shoshone must be careful to observe the complicated folkways of his group, to do reverence to superhuman powers, to remember the courtesies and obligations of family, to pay homage to certain sacred plants, or to avoid particular places.
A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.
A dinner invitation, once accepted, is a sacred obligation.
If you die before the dinner takes place, your executor must attend.
A civilization without retail bookstores is unimaginable.
Like shrines and other sacred meeting places, bookstores are essential artifacts of human nature. The feel of a book taken from the shelf and held in the hand is a magical experience, linking writer to reader.
I have the power of choice in every moment.
Where will I place my attention? What do I hold sacred? Whom can I love right now?
You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.
The world, this palpable world, which we were wont to treat with the boredom and disrespect with which we habitually regard places with no sacred association for us, is in truth a holy place, and we did not know it. Venite, adoremus.
To us, the ashes of our ancestors are sacred and their resting place is hallowed ground.
Here in this body are the sacred rivers, here are the sun and moon, as well as the pilgrimage places. I have not encountered another temple as blissful as my own body
Never speak from a place of hate, jealousy, anger or insecurity. Evaluate your words before you let them leave your lips. Sometimes it's best to be quiet.
We need to walk to know sacred places, those around us and those within.
We need to walk to remember the songs.
I recognized everything, the waterfall and the lakes, the trees and paths.
But they had forgotten me. That was bitter and I cried a lot. One should never return to sacred places.
The zone is a place that you rarely visit.
It's not some place you go every week. The zone is sacred ground.
Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find.
You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don't know what was in the newspapers that morning a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be.
A peaceful home is as sacred a place as any chapel or cathedral.
We all need one another; much and often. Just as every human creature needs a place to be alone in, a sacred, private "home" of his own, so all human creatures need a place to be together in, from the two who can show each other their souls uninterruptedly, to the largest throng that can throb and stir in unison.
The only limitations one has are the ones they place on themselves.
Surely there is grandeur in knowing that in the realm of thought, at least, you are without a chain; that you have the right to explore all heights and depth; that there are no walls nor fences, nor prohibited places, nor sacred corners in all the vast expanse of thought.
Pilgrimage means being alert to the times when all that's needed is a trip to a remote place to simply lose yourself, and to the times when what's needed is a journey to a sacred place, in all its glorious and fearsome masks, to find yourself.
[Why] should not the Bible regain the place it once held as a school book? Its morals are pure, its examples captivating and noble. The reverence for the Sacred Book that is thus early impressed lasts long; and probably if not impressed in infancy, never takes firm hold of the mind.
Motivation will die. Let discipline take its place.
If sacred places are spared the ravages of war.
.. then make all places sacred. And if the holy people are to be kept harmless from war... then make all people holy.
Motherhood is a hallowed place because children aren’t commonplace.
Co-laboring over the sculpting of souls is a sacred vocation, a humbling privilege. Never forget.
When we make our art a practice, when we make our workspace sacred and enter it daily with respect and high intention, then we elevate our actions (even if they're taking place within the profane arena of commerce) beyond ego and above gimme-gimme ambition.
If you don't know where you want to go, then it doesn't matter which path you take.
Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet.
I think we have to trust ourselves in the darkness of not knowing.
The God out of which we came and into which we go is an unknown God. It's the luminosity of that darkness and that unknowing that is, I think, the most human - and the most sacred - place of all.
The Christian faith can never be separated from the soil of sacred events, from the choice made by God, who wanted to speak to us, to become man, to die and rise again, in a particular place and at a particular time.
To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children... to leave the world a better place... to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
In all the antique religions, mythology takes the place of dogma;
that is, the sacred lore of priests and people... and these stories afford the only explanation that is offered of the precepts of religion and the prescribed rules of ritual.
I think theatres will always remain a sacred place where people go for something live and experience things live, which is very different than the experience of film.
The temple is a point of intersection between heaven and earth.
In this sacred place, holy work will be performed through selfless service and love. The temple reminds [us] of all that is good and beautiful in the world.
If you correct your mind , the rest of your life will fall into place .
If you have a sacred place and use it, take advantage of it, something will happen.
Knowledge carefully recorded is knowledge available in time of need.
Spiritually sensitive information should be kept in a sacred place that communicates to the Lord how you treasure it. This practice enhances the likelihood of receiving further light.
There are not sacred and profane things, places, and moments.
There are only sacred and desecrated things, places, and moments-and it is we alone who desecrate them by our blindness and lack of reverence. It is one sacred universe, and we are all a part of it.
When I would re-create myself, I seek the darkest wood, the thickest and most interminable and to the citizen, most dismal, swamp. I enter as a sacred place, a Sanctum sanctorum. There is the strength, the marrow, of Nature.
Life must have its sacred moments and its holy places.
We need the infinite, the limitless, the uttermost -- all that can give the heart a deep and strengthening peace.