You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks.— Deepak Chopra
Jaw-dropping Spiritual Growth quotations
We may speak of love and humility as the true flowers of spiritual growth;
and they give off a wonderful scent, which benefits all those who come near.
Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.
Physical strength (hard work), mental strength (perseverance) and spiritual strength (love & acceptance) are the keys to continuous growth.
Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education.
I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.
Love is the will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth... Love is as love does. Love is an act of will -- namely, both an intention and an action. Will also implies choice. We do not have to love. We choose to love.
The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
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.
So the first reason for studying Scripture is that it is a means of spiritual growth. There is none apart from the Word. It is God's primary tool to develop you as an individual.
Look at the earth crowded with growth, new and old bursting from their strong roots hidden in the silent, live ground, each seed according to its own kind...each one knowing what to do, each one demanding its own rights on the earth. So artist, you too from the depths of your soul...let your roots creep forth, gaining strength.
Thirst drove me down to the water where I drank the moon's reflection.
People of the world don't look at themselves, and so they blame one another.
My friend, the sufi is the friend of the present moment. To say tomorrow is not our way.
Heartbreak makes us stronger; it's an opportunity for spiritual growth. How can you understand someone else's pain if you have not yourself suffered?
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 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.
Growth follows knowledge; action follows inspiration; opportunity follows perception; always the spiritual first, then the transformation into the infinite and illimitable possibilities of achievement.
Physical growth is a function of time.
No two-year-old child has ever been six feet tall. Intellectual growth is a function of learning. Spiritual growth is neither a function of time or learning, but it is a function of obedience.
When every situation which life can offer is turned to the profit of spiritual growth, no situation can really be a bad one.
Synchronistic events offer us perceptions that may be useful in our psychological and spiritual growth and may reveal to us, through intuitive knowledge, that our lives have meaning.
We all come to this planet as spiritual beings destined to experience a variety of challenges and situation in order to grow and evolve spiritually.
If we want to be loved, we are looking for a support system.
If we want to love, we are looking for spiritual growth.
Preaching is the primary means of growth for the local church.
There is a great deal of debate about this in our day, but it is the preaching of the Word that God most uses to build up a church, not only numerically but above all (and far more importantly) in spiritual depth and understanding of the people who make up the congregation.
We are not born all at once, but by bits.
The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful. Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.
Human society is a ceaseless growth, and unfoldment in terms of spirituality.
No longer a stranger, you listen all day to these crazy love-words.
Like a bee you fill hundreds of homes with honey, though yours is a long flight from here.
Nightingales are put in cages because their songs give pleasure. Whoever heard of keeping a crow?
I was a tiny bug. Now a mountain. I was left behind. Now honored at the head. You healed my wounded hunger and anger, and made me a poet who sings about joy.
Friends are enemies sometimes, and enemies friends.
You think the shadow is the substance.
To praise is to praise how one surrenders to the emptiness.
The agony of lovers burns with the fire of passion.
Lovers leave traces of where they've been. The wailing of broken hearts is the doorway to God.
Most people guard against going into the fire, and so end up in it.
If your guidance is your ego, don't rely on luck for help.
you sleep during the day and the nights are short. By the time you wake up your life may be over.
Close both eyes to see with the other eye.
Every object, every being...is a jar full of delight.
Since in order to speak, one must first listen, learn to speak by listening.
No mirror ever became iron again; No bread ever became wheat; No ripened grape ever became sour fruit. Mature yourself and be secure from a change for the worse. Become the light.
The middle path is the way to wisdom
In spiritual growth, it is important to avoid imbalances between academic or intellectual learning and practical implementation. Otherwise there is a danger that too much intellectualiza tion will kill the more contemplative practices and too much emphasis on practical implementation without study will kill the understanding. There has got to be a balance.
Unfortunate events though potentially a source of anger and despair have equal potential to be a source of spiritual growth. Whether or not this is the outcome depends on your response.
In love lies the seed of our growth. The more we love, the closer we are to the spiritual experience.
If education recognizes the intrinsic value of the child's personality and provides an environment suited to spiritual growth, we have the revelation of an entirely new child whose astonishing characteristics can eventually contribute to the betterment of the world.