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knightofalbion Mon 14-Nov-11 08:43:29

This thread is for inspirational quotations, poems and short stories. If there is something that has touched your soul, led you to a higher path or given you strength in a time of adversity, then please add it here.
If it has inspired you, the chances are it will inspire others too and to help each other along is the duty of every soul.
Into the light!

All this talk of religion, but it's how you live your life that is the all-important thing.
If you set out each day to do all the goodness and kindness that you can, and to do no harm to man or beast, then you are walking the highest path.
And when your time is up, if you can leave the earth a better place than you found it, then yours will have been a life well lived.

knightofalbion Sat 28-Feb-15 22:26:36

Two Paths:
There is a path which pleases the senses and gratifies worldly desires, but does not lead to inner peace.
There is a path which requires purifications and relinquishments, but results in untold spiritual blessings.
You have free will and the choice is yours.
- Peace Pilgrim

knightofalbion Sat 28-Feb-15 22:22:34

May my heart be your shelter
- Marianne Williamson

knightofalbion Sat 28-Feb-15 22:21:47

Since childhood she had walked the Devon rivers with her father looking for flowers and the nests of birds, passing some rocks and trees as old friends, seeing a spirit everywhere, gentle in thought to all her eyes beheld
- Henry Williamson

knightofalbion Sat 28-Feb-15 22:18:44

I saw deep in the eyes of the animals the human soul look out upon me.
I saw where it was born deep down under feathers or fur, or condemned for a while to roam four-footed among the brambles. I caught the clinging mute glance of the prisoner and swore that I would be faithful.
Thee, my brother and sister, I see and mistake not. Do not be afraid. Dwelling thus for a while, fulfilling thy appointed time - thou too shalt come to thyself at last
- Edward Carpenter

knightofalbion Sat 28-Feb-15 22:10:06

Man's Sacred Trust: Not to hurt our humble brethren (animals) is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission - to be of service to them wherever they require it
- St Francis of Assisi

knightofalbion Sat 28-Feb-15 22:06:18

If a man aspires towards a righteous life his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals
- Leo Tolstoy

knightofalbion Sat 28-Feb-15 22:05:06

Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened
- Anatole France

knightofalbion Sat 28-Feb-15 22:02:23

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man
- Charles Darwin

meandjulio Sun 08-Feb-15 10:47:58

'It's best to be honest in life really'
Jane who I used to work with

Hope is never destroyed
A family motto (not my family)

Kaneda Sun 08-Feb-15 10:40:31

Came accross this poem, which I think speaks to a lot of us, especially those who are creative/ spiritual whether religious or not.

"The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this:

A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.

To him…
a touch is a blow,
a sound is a noise,
a misfortune is a tragedy,
a joy is an ecstasy,
a friend is a lover,
a lover is a god,
and failure is death."

– Pearl Buck

knightofalbion Fri 23-Jan-15 17:18:18

This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, and falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.
- Peace Pilgrim

knightofalbion Fri 23-Jan-15 17:16:48

As I lived up to the highest light I had, higher and higher light came to me
- Peace Pilgrim

knightofalbion Fri 23-Jan-15 17:15:49

Keep your feet on the ground and your thoughts at lofty heights
- Peace Pilgrim

knightofalbion Fri 23-Jan-15 17:14:53

The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things.
- Peace Pilgrim

knightofalbion Fri 23-Jan-15 17:13:44

There is something to that old saying that hate injures the hater, not the hated
- Peace Pilgrim

knightofalbion Fri 23-Jan-15 17:12:44

In this world, you are given as you give
And you are forgiven as you forgive -
While you go your way
Through each lovely day
You create your future as you live
- Peace Pilgrim

knightofalbion Sun 04-Jan-15 17:35:30

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end
- Scott Adams
[Profound insight, simply put. Who knows the positive impact, through caring or example, an act of kindness can make in someone's life and where it will lead...]

knightofalbion Sun 04-Jan-15 17:30:18

Never let a day pass without looking for the good, feeling the good within you, praising, appreciating, blessing and being grateful. Make it your life commitment and you will stand in utter awe of what happens in your life
- Rhonda Byrne

knightofalbion Sun 04-Jan-15 17:26:31

If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.
- Nikola Tesla

[And add love ...]

knightofalbion Sun 04-Jan-15 17:22:56

We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths
- Desmond Tutu

knightofalbion Sun 04-Jan-15 17:21:08

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together
- Desmond Tutu

knightofalbion Thu 18-Dec-14 14:44:59

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion.
People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart
- Nelson Mandela

knightofalbion Wed 03-Dec-14 16:15:53

Somewhere within the soul there is silence. Attain unto it, it is a pearl of great price
- Thomas Dowding

knightofalbion Wed 03-Dec-14 16:11:14

It's a wonderful world. Open your eyes, open your heart and marvel.

knightofalbion Wed 03-Dec-14 16:08:07

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it
- Confucius

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