Random inspiration, by Tina Simson

Have you ever been deeply affected by the words of another: a quote, a passage from a book, or graffiti on the subway wall? It’s amazing to me, how a few well-placed words can shift my entire consciousness. I’ve decided that from time to time, I’ll share a few quotes for you to ponder. Let me know what you think and please share words that have moved your soul.

“We don’t know all the reasons that propel us on a spiritual journey, but somehow our life compels us to go. Something in us knows that we are not just here to toil at our work. There is a mysterious pull to remember.”
Jack Kornfield, from After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

“Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“One day when I was sitting quiet and feeling like a motherless child, which I was, it come to me: that feeling of being part of everything, not separate at all. I knew that if I cut a tree, my arm would bleed.”

the character Celie from The Color Purple

“I said to my soul, be still and wait…so the darkness shall be light, and the stillness the dancing.”
T.S. Elliott

“…the religious quest is not about discovering ‘the truth’ or ‘the meaning of life’ but about living as intensely as possible here and now.”

Karen Armstrong

“If we move forward at the expense of inward motion, something deep within us walks backwards.”
G.K. Chesterton

“Aunt Tina, if you keep giving me all these Match Box cars, I won’t have any love left for the ones that really matter.”
My nephew Jake


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