Quotes# 4a: Soul Exists Because God Loves It: Quotes on the Soul
On the Long Journey Home
Everyone you encounter is holy because they are a child of God. Everywhere you go is holy ground because God made it. So treat people and things accordingly and life will open up. Always remember you are a child of God and are yourself holy.
Remember the Golden Rule
When you honor the sacredness of all people and things, then applying the Golden Rule - "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" really works. If you have trouble it remember this... whatever you do to others will eventually be "done to you". Seeing others as Soul a little easier now?
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Soul:
On The Eternal Nature of Soul
1> "Soul exists because of
God's love for it.
"For we know that if our
earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a
building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in
"Translation of the word universe:
it means one song."
"The universe is but one vast
Symbol of God."
"All are parts of one stupendous
whole, whose body Nature is, and God the Soul."
"Every creature is a word of
"The Oversoul is before Time, and
Time, Father of all else, is one of his children."
"If we have no peace, it is
because we have forgotten we belong to each other."
"A human being is part of the
whole, called by us 'universe,' a part limited in time
and space. He experiences himself, has thoughts and
feelings, as something separate from the rest: a kind of
optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a
kind of prison for us, restricting us to our desires and
affection for a few nearest to us. Our task must be to
free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles
of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the
whole of nature in its beauty."
"None can comprehend eternity but
the eternal God. Eternity is an ocean, whereof we shall
never see the shore; it is a deep where we can find no
bottom; a labyrinth from whence we cannot extricate
ourselves and where we shall ever lose the door."
"For God so loved the world, that
he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth
in him should not perish, but have everlasting
"The soul that with a strong and
constant calm takes sorrow and joy indifferently, lives
in the life undying."
"When you make the two into one, and when
you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and
the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a
single one... so that the male will not be male... nor the female be
female... then you will enter the kingdom."
"All the world's a stage, and
all the men and women merely players; They have their exits
and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many
"It's something unpredictable.
And in the end it's right.
"I do not ask for any crown but
that which all may win;
"The purpose of our lives
is to be happy."
"Accept the challenge of
"And in the end it's not
the years in your life that count. It's the life in your
"Life is a song - sing it. Life is
a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is
a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it."
"Life is a promise; fulfill
"Find ecstasy in life; the mere
sense of living is joy enough."
"Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood."
"As long as you live, keep
learning how to live."
"O Vine, bloom forth in
"It is not death that a man should
fear, but he should fear never beginning to live."
"Life appears to me too short to
be spent in nursing animosity or wrongs."
"Row, row, row your boat, gently
down the stream.
"I would rather be ashes than dust! I
would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than
it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor,
every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent
planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall
not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time."
(and make the most of it!)
Live and Let Love: Because You May Not Pass This Way Again
"Any good that I can do, or any
kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me
do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall
not pass this way again."
"Love is always patient and kind.
Love knows neither envy nor jealousy. Love is not proud
or conceited. Love does not behave unbecomingly, nor seek
to glorify herself, nor blaze out in passionate anger,
nor brood over wrongs. Love finds no pleasure in
injustice done to others, but joyfully sides with the
truth. She knows how to be silent. She is full of trust,
full of hope, full of patient endurance.
"Lay not up for yourselves
treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt,
where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for
yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through
nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your
heart be also."
"I have held many things in my
hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed
in God's hands, that I still possess."
"Everything is 'On Loan from the
Eternal Collection of God': all comes from Him, all will
go back to Him."
"Pass then through this little
space of time conformably to nature, and end thy journey
in content, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe,
blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on
which it grew."
"That best portion of a good man's
life: his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness
and of love."
"True worth is in being, not
seeming: in doing, each day that goes by some good.
"They may forget what you said,
but they'll never forget how you made them feel."
"If there is light in the soul,
there will be beauty in the person.
"Dare to dream, dare to deserve,
dare to devote your life to love."
"Believing in something beyond
yourself can provide a profound sense of comfort and
purpose - and can enrich every aspect of your life
People who filled spiritually fulfilled
greater sense of confidence and control. They feel
peaceful, stable, and grounded
Regardless of what
you believe, the rewards are
finding more joy and
meaning in everything you do
So live your values:
trust, integrity, compassion
or whatever they
align them with your actions
find ways to
express them in what you say and do."
Love is the Greatest Gift of All
"The greatest gift you can give
your child is a home full of love
"Where there is great love, there
are always miracles."
"And God said love me, love them,
and love it, and don't forget to love yourself."
"All you need is love, love. Love
is all you need."
"If you would be loved, love, and
"The heart has it's reasons, of
which reason knows nothing."
"The heart of the home is
"Love is a choice you make from
moment to moment."
"Only love is real. All we have is
this moment now: choose love at every moment."
"There is only one happiness in
life, to love and be loved."
"In spite of everything I still
believe that people are really good at heart. I simply
can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of
confusion, misery, & death."
"May today there be peace within.
"If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
"Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not
forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me
and I may be forced to love you."
"There is no difficulty that
enough love will not conquer: no disease that love will not heal:
no door that enough love will not open...It makes no difference
how deep set the trouble: how hopeless the outlook: how muddled
the tangle: how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of
love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough you
would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world..."
"Love is the greatest gift that
one person can give another. When you give another love,
you give them a gift that no one can steal, you give them
a gift that helps them to heal, you give them a gift they
always will feel."
Kindness is the Greatest Gift You Can Give
"You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late."
"Constant kindness can accomplish much.
As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding,
mistrust, and hostility to evaporate."
"Love and kindness are never wasted.
They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives
them, and they bless you, the giver."
"We are shaped and fashioned by what we love."
"When you carry out acts of kindness you get
a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside you
responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel."
"The life I touch for good or ill will touch
another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the
trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt."
"You are important enough to ask and you are
blessed enough to receive back."
"You are always a valuable, worthwhile human
being - not because anybody says so, not because you're successful, not
because you make a lot of money - but because you decide to
believe it and for no other reason."
"Love has nothing to do with what
you are expecting to get - only what you are expecting to
give - which is everything. What you will receive in
return varies. But it really has no connection with what
you give. You give love because you love and cannot help
giving. It is in your nature, it is what you do."
"And we know that all things work
together for good to them that love God, to them that are
called according to his purposes."
"We are all little pencils in the
hand of God, writing His love letters to the world."
"We are all but instruments of
"How wonderful it is that nobody need
wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
"All service ranks the same with
"I don't know what your destiny
will be, but I do know one thing: the only ones among you
who will be happy are those who have sought and found how
"Service to a just cause rewards
the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than
any other venture of life."
"Love expects no reward. Love
knows no fear. Love Divine gives - does not demand. Love
thinks no evil; imputes no motive. To Love is to share
"To command is to serve, nothing
more and nothing less."
"Nothing contributes so much to
tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on
which the soul may fix its intellectual eye."
"Do not be satisfied with just
giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but
they need your hearts to love them. Spread your love
everywhere you go."
"Tell me, and I'll forget. Show
me, and I may not remember.
"When people bother you, it is
because their souls are trying to get your divine
attention and your blessing."
"There will come a time in the
future when the three words of 'Let Me Help' will become
more important than the three words 'I Love You'."
"The new religion will teach the
dignity of human nature and its infinite possibilities
for development. It will teach the solidarity of the
race: that all must rise and fall as one. Its creed will
be justice, liberty, equality for all the children of
"Go to you bosom: Knock there, and
ask your heart what it doth know."
"Give to Caesar the things that
are Caesar's; unto God, the things that are God's."
"Religion is nothing else but the
love of God and man."
"This is my simple religion.
There is no need for temples; no need for complicated
philosophy. Our brain, our heart is our temple; the
philosophy is kindness."
"The highest form of wisdom is
"The best way to know God is to
love many things."
"True prayer is not asking
God for love; it is learning to love, and to include all
mankind in one affection."
"I cannot believe that the
inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering;
surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere
rest on pure joy!"
"Let every man recognize what he
is, and be certain that we are all equally priests, that
is, we have the same power in the word and in any
"Religion without humanity
is poor human stuff."
"In morals, what begins in fear
usually ends in wickedness; in religion, what begins in
fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a
principle or a motive, is the beginning of all
"The souls of emperors and
cobblers are cast in the same mould
"Believe in no other God than the
one who insists on justice and equality for all."
"The root of all difficulties
is a lack of the sense of the Presence of God."
"There are many paths to
enlightenment. Be sure to take one with a heart."
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