Sometimes we all lose track of our reasons for travelling the spiritual path, and our priorities can so easily be thrown out of balance. A spiritual notebook filled with ideas and quotations from the holy men and women who have walked before us — or who walk alongside of us — can help remind us of what's important and what we are doing and why. . . .

I would like to suggest that you begin your own spiritual notebook by copying down the Buddha's words on kindness and love known as the Metta Sutra. This sutra is so inspirational that I believe it belongs in everyone's spiritual library.

Lama Surya Das in Awakening to the Sacred