Spiritual Practice Quotes


If you don't have a spiritual practice in place when times are good you can't expect to suddenly develop one during a moment of crisis.

All spiritual practices are illusions created by illusionists to escape illusion.

A simple but radical spiritual practice is to accept whatever arises in the Now within and without.

Above all cancer is a spiritual practice that teaches me about faith and resilience.

Spiritual practice should not be confused with grim duty. It is the laughter of the Dalai Lama and the wonder born with every child.

Building community is to the collective as spiritual practice is to the individual.

Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying knows spiritual practice

Mindfulness is both a state of being and a daily spiritual practice a form of meditation.

Where we tended to be judgmental we became more judgmental of ourselves in our spiritual practice.

Joseph Campbell who when asked what spiritual practice he followed said "I underline books." Me too.

Thinking we are only supposed to have loving & compassionate feelings can be a terrible obstacle to spiritual practice.

All spiritual practice must be directed to the removal of the husk and the revelation of the kernel.

Selfliss giving rounds the edges in spiritual practice. Many people can meditate very well but they're still very egotistical.

If you think of spiritual practice as unpleasant work - it is not spiritual practice as I know it.

Creativity is God's will for us and should be practiced like any other spiritual practice -a day at a time.

People who meditate and have a good spiritual practice their immune systems are stronger. Generally they are happier and healthier.

It is a wonderful thing if one can use one's place of work as a place of spiritual practice as well.

Tantra is for the advanced spiritual practitioner who is ready to push aside spiritual practice in the name of spiritual practice.

Zen is the fastest method I know of aside from mysticism of dissolving the fixations people have about spiritual practice and themselves.

Thirty years of spiritual practice has given me the realization that emotions are based on our perceptions whether or not they are based on reality.

If you become obsessive in spiritual practice if you just try and try you are not going to be happy. You are going to be obsessive.

If you spent one-tenth of the time you devoted to distractions like chasing women or making money to spiritual practice you would be enlightened in a few years.

When I started these [yoga] were very functional practices as I said productive to lose weight or whatever and now it has become a very spiritual kind of practice.

We can bring our spiritual practice into the streets into our communities when we see each realm as a temple as a place to discover that which is sacred.

I am spiritual but not massively religious and I don't go to church. If someone said 'What religion are you?' I would say 'Christian.' But I don't practice.

Try your best not to get distracted from your goal. Let everything you do be your way of getting closer to your enlightenment; never take a vacation from spiritual practice.

A lot of people have realized that a good spiritual practice and a good meditation practice have real benefit. It's not just something nice to do to make the universe happy.

The only real protection will come from doing a spiritual practice over a prolonged period of time. Because it retrains us to see the world and ourselves in a different way.

Spiritual practice . . . involves on the one hand acting out of concern for others' well-being. On the other it entails transforming ourselves so that we become more readily disposed to do so.

People who are meditating every day and involved in a serious spiritual practice don't usually wake up in the morning and want to rush out to eat a bunch of junk food.

Living on purpose is a lifestyle a way of being and a lifelong spiritual practice that will refine your Soul. This isn't a 10-day or 30-day plan. This is a lifelong adventure!

It's perfectly natural for me to sit down and talk about meditating and spiritual practice with my friends. But then I realize how would it sound to a drunk cynical guy in London?

Adversity is a natural part of being human. It is the height of arrogance to prescribe a moral code or health regimen or spiritual practice as an amulet to keep things from falling apart.

When we let go of our battles and open our hearts to things as they are then we come to rest in the present moment. This is the beginning and the end of spiritual practice.

You should not delay the good things in life. Just do them. Whenever you get a chance to do spiritual practice or seva don't miss it. Those are the real precious moments of your life.

For me that's where my spiritual practice comes in. It's come from a lot of people that I've met that have influenced me over the years and it's remembering those people what they taught me.