quote by Elisabeth Elliot

Worship is not an experience. Worship is an act, and this takes discipline. We are to worship ''in spirit and in truth.'' Never mind about the feelings. We are to worship in spite of them.

— Elisabeth Elliot

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"Integrative" simply means that this approach attempts to include as many important truths from as many disciplines as possible-from East as well as the West, from premodern and modern and postmodern, from the hard sciences of physics to the tender sciences of spirituality.


Spiritual disciplines quote We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an a
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.

European democracy was originally imbued with a sense of Christian responsibility and self-discipline, but these spiritual principles have been gradually losing their force. Spiritual independence is being pressured on all sides by the dictatorship of self-satisfied vulgarity, of the latest fads, and of group interests.

Spiritual disciplines quote Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best sid
Discipline your mind to see the good in every situation and look on the best side of every event.
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Tolerance, a term which we sometimes use in place of the words respect, mercy, generosity, or forbearance, is the most essential element of moral systems; it is a very important source of spiritual discipline and a celestial virtue of perfected people.

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.

The organized churches must become schools of spiritual discipline where Christians are taught how to own without treasuring (Matt. 6:21); how to possess without, like the "rich young ruler," being possessed (Mark 10:22); how to live simply, even frugally, though controlling great wealth and power.


Spiritual disciplines quote Discipline - doing what needs to be done even though don't want to.
Discipline - doing what needs to be done even though don't want to.

To make the mind obey you is a spiritual discipline.

We can become the masters of our own destinies by practicing self-discipline and by setting worthy goals that will lead to higher ground so that we can become what our heavenly father wants us to become.

Tantra is the hot blood of spiritual practice.

It smashes the taboo against unreasonable happiness; a thunderbolt path, swift, joyful, and fierce. There is no authentic Tantra without profound commitment, discipline, courage, and a sense of wild, foolhardy, fearless abandon.

Spiritual disciplines quote Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

Self restraint in speech, food, entertainment and vanity are the most essential fundamental of spiritual growth.

Yoga is a generic name for any discipline by which one attempts to pass out of the limits of one's ordinary mental consciousness into a greater spiritual consciousness.


Spirituality is about being ready. All the spiritual disciplines of your life - prayer, study, meditation or ritual, religious vows - are there so you can break through to the eternal. Spirituality is about awakening the eyes, the ears, the heart so you can see what's always happening right in front of you.

Spiritual disciplines quote Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.
Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.

Of all spiritual disciplines prayer is the most central because it ushers us into perpetual communion with the Father.

God insists that we ask, not because He needs to know our situation, but because we need the spiritual discipline of asking.

Service is the highest spiritual discipline.

Prayer and meditation, or knowledge of scripture and Vedanta (holy scriptures of India), cannot help you reach the goal as quickly as service can. Service has a double effect, it extinguishes the ego and gives bliss.

Spiritual disciplines quote Motivation will die. Let discipline take its place.
Motivation will die. Let discipline take its place.
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We cannot give our hearts to God and keep our bodies for ourselves


Living is not this tawdry, mediocre, disciplined thing which we call our existence. Living is something entirely different; it is abundantly rich, timelessly changing, and as long as we don't understand that eternal movement, our lives are bound to have very little meaning.

Without discipline in spiritual pursuits, the central nervous system doesn't have a chance to adjust and grow with the increased demand. It would be like putting a high voltage into a small bulb—it is bound to explode.

Spiritual disciplines quote We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regr
We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.

When I discipline myself to eat properly, live morally, exercise regularly, grow mentally and spiritually, and not put any drugs or alcohol in my body, I have given myself the freedom to be at my best, perform at my best, and reap all the rewards that go along with it.

You speak of doing good to the world.

Is the world such a small thing? And who are you, pray, to do good to the world? First realise God, see Him by means of spiritual discipline. If He imparts power you can do good to others; otherwise not.

The power of God tenderizes and changes us, not spiritual disciplines.

Spiritual disciplines only position us to receive.


Spiritual disciplines quote Religion is belief in someone else's experience. Spirituality is having your own
Religion is belief in someone else's experience. Spirituality is having your own experience.

The human soul is on its journey from the law to love, from discipline to liberation, from the moral plane to the spiritual.

Prayer is the key discipline whereby all spiritual work is done.

To become spiritual, you must die to self, and come alive in the Lord.

Only then will the mysteries of God fall from your lips. To die to self through self-discipline causes suffering but brings you everlasting life.

Spiritual disciplines quote Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret.
Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret.

Discipline means to prevent everything in your life from being filled up.

Discipline means that somewhere you're not occupied, and certainly not preoccupied. In the spiritual life, discipline means to create that space in which something can happen that you hadn't planned or counted on.

Together with worldly education, you have to cultivate the human values and undertake spiritual discipline.


To discipline ourselves through fasting brings us in tune with God, and fast day provides an occasion to set aside the temporal so that we might enjoy the higher qualities of the spiritual. As we fast on that day we learn and better understand the needs of those who are less fortunate.

Spiritual disciplines quote The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the dis
The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.

If you wish to live in peace and harmony with others, you must learn to discipline yourself in many ways.

I have long profited from Adele Ahlberg Calhoun's gifts in the field of spiritual development, and I am delighted that she has compiled her experience with spiritual disciplines into book form. I highly recommend it and I look forward to using it as a resource at our church.

The spiritual discipline of simplicity is not a lost dream, but a recurrent version throughout history. It can be recaptured today. It must be.

Spiritual disciplines quote Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is t
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

Keeping your body in shape is a spiritual discipline.

Its not just about losing a few pounds, wanting to live longer, or trying to look nicer.


Meditation while walking has a long, noble history in ancient spiritual disciplines.

Discipline, it has been suggested, is the means of human spiritual evolution.

What provides the motive, the energy for discipline? This force I believe to be love. I define love thus: The will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth.

Only when the mind is tranquil-through self-knowledge and not through imposed self-discipline-only then, in that tranquillity, in that silence, can reality come into being. It is only then that there can be bliss, that there can be creative action.

Every man has a feminine side, and every woman a masculine side.

It is important to use discipline with intuition, and to use intuition with objectivity.