25 Universal Spiritual Quotes To Live By
Sometimes you just need small reminders of what it means to be spiritual and find meaning in life.
Here are some of my favorite quotes that I find re-energize me when things get hard, or when I can feel a long day wearing on me.
If you have any others that you love, be sure to share it in the comments below.
Hope you enjoy!
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“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
“You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.”
“It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.”
“A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire.”
“Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress.”
“It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.”
“Humility is not cowardice. Meekness is not weakness. Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers.”
“I always say that people should not rush to change religions. There is real value in finding the spiritual resources you need in your home religion.”
“The meaning of Karma is in the intention. The intention behind action is what matters. Those who are motivated only by desire for the fruits of action are miserable, for they are constantly anxious about the results of what they do.”
“Love in its essence is spiritual fire.”
“We can’t really digest food unless there’s hunger. So we can’t really assimilate spiritual wisdom unless we feel the need for it.”
“Do not try to approach God with your thinking mind. It may only stimulate your intellectual ideas, activities, and beliefs. Try to approach God with your crying heart. It will awaken your soulful, spiritual consciousness.”
“When we are truly aware of our spiritual glory, a varicose vein or two is not that big a deal.”
“You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success – none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.”
“The happiness of one’s own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one’s own happiness, the happiness of others.”
“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”
“That is the real spiritual awakening, when something emerges from within you that is deeper than who you thought you were. So, the person is still there, but one could almost say that something more powerful shines through the person.”
“My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realizing Him.”
“But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”
“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”
“This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”
“We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace.”
“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?”
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