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
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.
Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.
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.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
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.
Physical strength (hard work), mental strength (perseverance) and spiritual strength (love & acceptance) are the keys to continuous growth.
I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.
All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
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
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.
Religion is belief in someone else's experience. Spirituality is having your own experience.
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.
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.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
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.
People of the world don't look at themselves, and so they blame one another.
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.
Theres only so much growing you can do in your comfort zone.
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.
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.
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?
Don't go through life, grow through life.
When every situation which life can offer is turned to the profit of spiritual growth, no situation can really be a bad one.
Growth follows knowledge; action follows inspiration; opportunity follows perception; always the spiritual first, then the transformation into the infinite and illimitable possibilities of achievement.
If we want to be loved, we are looking for a support system.
If we want to love, we are looking for spiritual growth.
Growth happens when you fail and own it, not until. Everyone who blames stays the same.
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 all come to this planet as spiritual beings destined to experience a variety of challenges and situation in order to grow and evolve spiritually.
Thirst drove me down to the water where I drank the moon's reflection.
Adversity can be our greatest motivation fo spiritual growth or our deadliest means of discouragement.
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.
My friend, the sufi is the friend of the present moment. To say tomorrow is not our way.
Tolerance is a sign of growth on the spiritual path
To grow in unconditional love and in beauty, is spirituality.
If we’re going to strive for spiritual growth, we have to be willing to put concepts into practice in our everyday lives, in all relationships with all people. You can’t separate your “spiritual life” from your “work life.” They’re both your life! In the same vein, you can’t separate money and happiness.
The understanding of "evolutionary consciousness" is perhaps the most important thing lacking in spiritual practices today. Evolution means growth and development. This means that there are aspects of reality that have not yet arisen in our consciousness. But they will arise if we grow.
Self restraint in speech, food, entertainment and vanity are the most essential fundamental of spiritual growth.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
A life without problems would be a barren existence, without the opportunity for spiritual growth.
True love heals and affects spiritual growth.
If we do not grow because of someone else’s love, it’s generally because it is a counterfeit form of love.
The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.
Doubt is a profound and effective spiritual motivation.
Without doubt, no truism is transcended, no new knowledge found, no expansion of the imagination possible. Doubt is unsettling to the ego and those who are drawn to ideologies that promise the dispelling of doubt by preferring certainties never grow.
The main requirement for spiritual growth: A yearning to know who you really are.