Does money upset the hearts of learned men? He answered, "men whose hearts are changed by money are not learned"— Al-Ghazali
Helpful Spiritual Change quotations
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
By getting the Word deep into your spirit and speaking it boldly out your mouth, you release spiritual power to change things in the natural circumstances.
More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.
Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change.
And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of awakening.
Healing of the physical without the change in the mental and spiritual aspects brings little real help to the individual in the end. How true, because the mind and the body imprint and imitate each other. What we think, we become. What we become, we think. It's an insidious process that can predispose us to illness or it can lead us to health.
God, the supreme being, is neither circumscribed by space, nor touched by time;
he cannot be found in a particular direction, and his essence cannot change. The secret conversation is thus entirely spiritual; it is a direct encounter between God and the soul, abstracted from all material constraints.
Things don't change, only the way you look at them.
The hardest spiritual work in the world is to love the neighbor as the self - to encounter another human being not as someone you can use, change, fix, help, save, enroll, convince or control, but simply as someone who can spring you from the prison of yourself, if you will allow it.
The Christian life is not about pleasing God the finger-shaker and judge.
It is not about believing now or being good now for the sake of heaven later. It is about entering a relationship in the present that begins to change everything now. Spirituality is about this process: the opening of the heart to the God who is already here.
Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings.
If it is peace you want, seek to change yourself, not other people.
It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to carpet the whole of the earth.
The way to change others' minds is with affection, and not anger.
The end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started.
The quickest way to change your attitude toward pain is to accept the fact that everything that happens to us has been designed for our spiritual growth.
Every positive change - every jump to a higher level of energy and awareness - involves a rite of passage. Each time to ascend to a higher rung on the ladder of personal evolution, we must go through a period of discomfort, of initiation. I have never found an exception.
Never underestimate your power to change yourself; never overestimate your power to change others.
You are here to enable the divine purpose of the Universe to unfold. That is how important you are!
In terms of changes, the spiritual mentors teach me that I must not forget those relating primarily to improve myself.
You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self. Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them. You're always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.
When you are in your heart, nothing needs to be done to bring change.
.. It will happen automatically and with grace.
To stay with that shakiness-to stay with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling of hopelessness and wanting to get revenge-that is the path of true awakening. Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic-this is the spiritual path.
You become what you believe.
I believe that the thought that women together can change the world is emerging into the minds and hearts of many of us, and that the vessel for personal and planetary evolution is the circle with a spiritual center.
A power struggle collapses when you withdraw your energy from it.
Power struggles become uninteresting to you when you change your intention from winning to learning about yourself.
The wise use of your freedom to make your own decisions is crucial to your spiritual growth, now and for eternity. You are never too young to learn, never too old to change. Your yearnings to learn and change come from a divinely instilled striving for eternal progression. Each day brings opportunity for decisions for eternity.
If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles, we can greet the future and the transformation we are undergoing with the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic.
Any path is only a path, and there is no affront to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you.
With our thoughts we make the world.
If our history can challenge the next wave of musicians to keep moving and changing, to keep spiritually hungry and horny, that's what it's all about.
It is the inner life that is to spark the change in consciousness that will permit us to advance
The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world.
Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice.
Changing the world begins with the very personal process of changing yourself, the only place you can begin is where you are, and the only time you can begin is always now.
The appearance of things changes according to the emotions;
and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.