The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
— Stephen Covey, American educator and businessman
Give me life
so I can spend it
working for the salvation of the world.
— Sheikh Ansari in Perfume of the Desert
As long as you live, keep learning how to live.
— Latin Proverb
In bringing a spiritual practice to life, it is important to carry the effort lightly. It is all too easy to turn the effort into a kind of homework,
assignment or chore.
— Lewis Richmond in Work as a Spiritual Practice
Eastern Orthodox Wisdom
When tears come at last, we find ourselves inside a waterfall of God's grace. Part of being made in the image and likeness of God is being able to cry.
— Jim Forest in The Ladder of the Beatitudes
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and
love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end, their ways fail.
— Mahatma Gandhi in Gandhi
Like a lover who spends all his time thinking of his distant love, God has been thinking about me before I was born, for all eternity.
— Ernesto Cardenal in Abide in Love