This spirituality business is not about answers, but about ways of asking about the meaning of life and creation. A "bad" question slams the door but a "good" question just gets you to wondering and the wondering is wonderful.
— Lawrence Kushner in The Book of Miracles
Do not examine the limitations of others. Examine how you can change your own.
— Franz Metcalf in What Would Buddha Do?
If we were humble, nothing would change us — neither praise nor discouragement.
— St. Teresa of Calcutta, founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity
Of all that is wonderful in the human being, our most glorious asset is the capacity to change ourselves.
— Eknath Easwaran in Words to Live By
There are only four questions of value in life: What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same: only love.
— Don Juan De Marco (1995)
Life's most urgent question is, what are you doing for others?
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights leader
As I clean this room, I make it fresh and calm
and boundless joy and energy arise in me.
My heart and mind grow clearer with this experience.
— Barbara Ann Kipfer in 201 Little Buddhist Reminders