Spiritual Quotes from Various Teachers

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The following collection of spiritual quotes come from different sources, most of which are books featured here on the website. While some are curated from other materials on various platforms that offer channeled messages, like this:

It does not matter where your body is; it matters where your mind is. If your mind is free, if your mind is in alignment with love, and if your mind is aware of what you are — a spiritual being having a physical experience — then you have freedom.

Those are words from a SUPER Awesome spiritual being who had a physical experience. Someone whom I consider not only my spiritual teacher but also my best friend forever, a BFF to everyone. Love him!

If you’ve read The Path to Awesomeness book, then you know who I’m talking about. If you haven’t yet, just stick until the end of this article and you’ll get to know who he is.

But he’d probably tell us that the messenger is not that important. The message is.

“Man shall not live by bread alone.” Because we are not just our physical bodies. We are not “only human.” Rather, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.

May these words feed your soul and remind you of who you really are!


Spiritual Quotes from Mark Nepo

“Enlightenment is the moment we realize that we are made of love.”

“The best chance to be whole is to love whatever gets in the way, until it ceases to be an obstacle.”

Misery is a moment of suffering allowed to become everything. So, when feeling miserable, we must look wider than what hurts. When feeling a splinter, we must, while trying to remove it, remember there is a body that is not splinter, and a spirit that is not splinter, and a world that is not splinter.”

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“We only have to let go of what we want so badly and our life will unfold.”

“By being who we are, we not only experience life in all its vitality, but, quite innocently and without design, we help others be more thoroughly themselves.”

“No bird can fly without opening its wings, and no one can love without exposing their heart.”

“If enlightenment stems from a clarity of being, then talent is no more than a clarity of doing, an embodied moment where spirit and hand are one. The chief obstacle to talent, then, is a lapse in being. It is not that people have no talent, but that we lack the clarity to uncover what it is and how it works.”

Not to feel is to stop the heart from breathing.”

“Being true to who we are means carrying our spirit like a candle in the center of our darkness.”

Only by daring to be ourselves can we deeply know others.”

“We cannot eliminate hunger, but we can feed each other. We cannot eliminate loneliness, but we can hold each other. We cannot eliminate pain, but we can live a life of compassion.”

Source: The Book of Awakening

Spiritual Quotes from Eckhart Tolle

“The present moment holds the key to liberation.”

“Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is true prosperity.”

Real love doesn’t make you suffer.”

“Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.”

“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.”

“When you are full of problems, there is no room for anything new to enter, no room for a solution. So whenever you can, make some room, create some space, so that you find the life underneath your life situation.”

“If you create no more pain for yourself, then you create no more pain for others.”

“The greatest catalyst for change in a relationship is complete acceptance of your partner as he or she is, without needing to judge or change them in any way.”

“As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease.”

“When you live in complete acceptance of what is, that is the end of all drama in your life.”

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“If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.”

“What is God? The eternal One Life underneath all the forms of life. What is love? To feel the presence of that One Life deep within yourself and within all creatures. Therefore, all love is the love of God.”

“Whenever anything negative happens to you, there is a deep lesson concealed within it, although you may not see it at the time.”

True salvation is a state of freedom — from fear, from suffering, from a perceived state of lack and insufficiency and therefore from all wanting, needing, grasping, and clinging.”

“Who you are is always a more vital teaching and a more powerful transformer of the world than what you say, and more essential even than what you do.”

“When you are transformed, your whole world is transformed, because the world is only a reflection.”

Source: The Power of Now

Spiritual Quotes from Don Miguel Ruiz

“Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally… Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves.”

To be alive is the biggest fear humans have. Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive — the risk to be alive and express what we really are.”

A sin is anything that you do which goes against yourself. Everything you feel or believe or say that goes against yourself is a sin.”

“Go inside and listen to your body, because your body will never lie to you. Your mind will play tricks, but the way you feel in your heart, in your guts, is the truth.”

“Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourslef or to gossip about others. Use your power of your word in the direction of truth and love.”

“God is life. God is life in action. The best way to say, “I love you, God,” is to live your life doing your best.”

“You express your own divinity by being alive and by loving yourself and others.”

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“You can have many great ideas in your head, but what makes the difference is the action. Without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation, no results, and no reward”

“You were born with the right to be happy. You were born with the right to love, to enjoy and to share your love. You are alive, so take your life and enjoy it. Don’t resist life passing through you, because that is God passing through you.”

“Whatever life takes away from you, let it go. When you surrender and let go of the past, you allow yourself to be fully alive in the moment.”

Forgiveness is the only way to heal. Once you forgive yourself, the self-rejection in your mind is over. Self-acceptance begins, and the self-love will grow so strong that you will finally accept yourself just the way you are. That’s the beginning of the free human. Forgiveness is the key.”

“The only reason you suffer is because you choose to suffer. If you look at your life you will find many excuses to suffer, but a good reason to suffer you will not find. The same is true for happiness. The only reason you are happy is because you choose to be happy. Happiness is a choice, and so is suffering.”

Source: The Four Agreements

Spiritual Quotes from Marianne Williamson

“Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the relinquishment—or unlearning—of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts. Love is the essential existential fact. It is our ultimate reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life.”

“The only thing lacking in any situation is our own awareness of love.”

“The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best which is within us… It is only through our own personal awakening that the world can be awakened.”

“There is no fear that love does not dissolve. There is no negativity that forgiveness does not transform… Darkness is merely the absence of light, and fear is merely the absence of love.”

“Love in your mind produces love in your life. This is the meaning of heaven. Fear in your mind produces fear in your life. This is the meaning of hell.”

“Thought is Cause; experience is Effect. If you don’t like the effects in your life, you have to change the nature of your thinking.”

“The purpose of a relationship is not for two incomplete people to become one, but rather for two complete people to join together for the greater glory of God.”

“The key to a successful career is realizing that it’s not separate from the rest of your life, but is rather an extension of your most basic self. And your most basic self is love.”

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You are powerful in whatever moment you choose to be. The choice to be used as an instrument of love, right here, right now, is a choice for personal empowerment.”

“It is not the body that gets sick, but the mind. It is not the body but the mind that is in need of healing, and the only healing is a return to love.”

Source: A Return to Love

Spiritual Quotes from Michael Singer

“True personal growth is about transcending the part of you that is not okay and needs protection.”

“There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind—you are the one who hears it.”

“If you truly love someone, your love sees past their humanness.”

“You will get to a point in your growth where you understand that if you protect yourself, you will never be free.”

“Do not doubt your ability to remove the root cause of the disturbance inside of you. It really can go away. You can look deep within yourself, to the core of your being, and decide that you don’t want the weakest part of you running your life. You want to be free of this.”

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“You just stop telling your mind that its job is to fix your personal problems. Your mind has very little control over this world. It cannot control the weather and other natural forces. Nor can it control all people, places, and things around you.”

“So there are two ways you can live: you can devote your life to staying in your comfort zone, or you can work on your freedom.”

“Do you want to be happy, or do you not want to be happy? It’s really that simple. Once you make that choice, your path through life becomes totally clear.”

Source: The Untethered Soul

Spiritual Quotes from Wayne Dyer

“Remind yourself daily that there is no way to happiness; rather, happiness is the way.”

“Rather than looking for miracles, shift to seeing everything as miraculous.”

Relax, let go, allow, and recognize that some of your desires are about how you think your world should be, rather than how it is in that moment.”

“The reality is that beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. So when you know that there’s a constant beyond the present moment’s disappointment, you can sense that “this too shall pass” – it always has and always will.”

“You’re being encouraged to simplify your life by not seeking another thing. Yes, others might judge you as unmotivated and call you an ignoramus, but your reward will be the strong sense of inner peace that comes from a direct knowing that you’re here as a guest who’s always being provided for.”

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Living by letting go means releasing worry, stress, and fear. When you promote your sense of well-being in the face of what appears as danger to others, your alignment with Source frees you from pushing yourself to act in a forceful manner.”

“When there is silence, one finds the anchor of the universe within oneself.”

“As you realize that you are responsible for your reactions in any given moment, others will cease to have any power or control over you.”

“If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.”

“Let the world unfold without always attempting to figure it all out. Let relationships just be, for example, since everything is going to stretch out in Divine order. Don’t try so hard to make something work—simply allow.”

Source: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

Spiritual Quotes from Rick Warren

“Living on purpose is the only way to really live. Everything else is just existing.”

“Trusting God completely means having faith that he knows what is best for your life.”

Victory comes through surrender. Surrender doesn’t weaken you; it strengthens you. Surrendered to God, you don’t have to fear or surrender to anything else.”

“Resentment always hurts you more than it does the person you resent. Listen: those who hurt you in the past cannot continue to hurt you now unless you hold on to the pain through resentment. Your past is past! Nothing will change it. You are only hurting yourself with your bitterness. For your own sake, learn from it, and then let it go.”

“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.”

“Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you. Don’t waste your pain; use it to help others.”

“Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can make more money, but you can’t make more time. When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.”

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“God is far more interested in what you are than in what you do. We are human beings, not human doings.”

“Servants think about their work, not what others are doing. They don’t compare, criticize, or compete with other servants or ministries. They’re too busy doing the work God has given them.”

“Other people are going to find healing in your wounds. Your greatest life messages and your most effective ministry will come out of your deepest hurts.”

You were made for a mission. God is at work in the world, and he wants you to join Him. This assignment is called your mission. God wants you to have both a ministry in the Body of Christ and a mission in the world.”

“The only really happy people are those who have learned how to serve.”

“We are healed to help others. We are blessed to be a blessing.”

“Christlikeness is the result of making Christlike choices and depending on His spirit to help you fulfill those choices.”

Source: The Purpose Driven Life

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Spiritual Quotes from Jesus

“Love has qualities. It has qualities of kindness and of expression. It has qualities of creativity, extension, and giving.”

You have the power to transform your world by what you focus on.”

“All of your wishes and dreams, all of those things that you think about, and all of those things that you desire in your mind but think of as big things that are beyond your comprehension to manifest and beyond your ability to understand begin to come to you in small increments.”

“When you connect with the mind — when you see past the conditioned ego mind and understand that within each person there is a gem of truth, there is a clarity and purpose that is merely hidden by bad behavior and bad teachings — you become able to relate to people in a completely different way.”

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“Your “reality,” as you call it, is not reality. It is a dream you are living, a dream you are expressing so that you can live within your own mind.”

“When you truly comprehend who you are — that you are equal to all other beings on the planet and you are all as mistaken as each other — you do not go around in arrogance and self-righteous anger. You become more powerful, but you become humbler; you become more aware of your shortcomings in the sense that you see where you are not what you think you are, or what the ego thinks it is. You become much less showy, much less demonstrative of your grandiosity — and your true grandeur comes through.”

“It is okay that you are tired, and that you can take a little rest; it is all right but keep climbing. It is beautiful up here… If you continue up into the light, you are relieved of your burdens, and your journey gets easier and easier.”

“If you believe in your divine nature, your creativity, your heart, your openness, your kindness, your connection to others, and your ability to transform and create your own world, then you are on the right track.”

“You see your world as this objective thing that is happening to you; it is not. It is a responsive system that shows where you are in your own consciousness. The world is your world. The world is your mind reflected back to you.”

Your world reflects your state of being, and when your world does not reflect back to you a state of being that you like or find enjoyable, it is only through shifting your own consciousness, shifting your own focus and your own responses to stimulus from the outside world, that you are able to shift the outside world. You are the creator, you are the maker of all things you see in front of you, you are the most powerful being, and you are divine in nature.”

“Enlightenment is this: It is the absolute transformation of mind, removing all the blocks to love’s presence — removing all blocks, all fears, and all hatreds — and it is often accomplished when beings have done much work themselves, working with love energies, forgiveness, compassion, and these kinds of things.”

“It is judgment that will keep you in the dream, separated from your Source, this being that you call God that is an overall, overriding energy that pushes you toward love, acceptance, and freedom.”

“There is no need to sacrifice anything. You do not need to sacrifice your happiness, and you do not need to sacrifice your body, and you do not need to sacrifice yourself in any way. Your obligation is to live your life to the fullest with the greatest awareness, love, and self-expression that you can.”

“If you pursue spiritual matters, if you remove judgment from your mind, from your actions, and from your words, you will achieve a state of peace. You will achieve a connection to the higher mind that will inspire you in your life and will allow you to create the abundant, kind, and generous experiences in the physical that are possible in the awakened mind.”

We are all divine aspects of Mind, divine aspects of that which you call God, this loving benevolent force that wishes to pervade, to express itself, and to extend itself all the time, in all directions and in all ways.”

“Entertain the idea that perhaps you feel bad because you have been looking at the world in the wrong way and that there is, in fact, nothing wrong with the world; the problem is the way you have been taught to look at it.”

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“It is in your minute-by-minute choices of what you focus on, what you say, what you think, and what you do that you create your experience.”

“This world is your creation. It is a reflection of your mind, and only you can change it. Only you can shift it. Only you can make it into what you want it to be, and you do that by listening to your desires, your passions, your wishes, and your heartfelt callings.”

“You have a most magnificent talent that perhaps has not been tapped into, and it can be accessed by clarifying your mind, clearing and forgiving the past, and staying in the present with all of your consciousness focused on that which you choose to do in the moment, that which brings you joy in the moment. This is how you will find your way; this is how you will find this beautiful, beautiful experience that is your passionate life.”

“You do not know what the future holds for you. As you change your consciousness in this present moment, your future is ever changing, so there is no point in looking to the future to try to figure it out, because in this moment — as you forgive, as you love, as you nurture, as you care for yourself and your brothers and sisters — you are literally changing your future, moment by moment by moment.”

“Nobody is doing anything to you; you do it all to yourself.”

“The purpose of your life is to be you.”

Source: Jesus – My Autobiography


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