"A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller."
― Paul Klee
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience."
― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
""If faith is what you have to go on, if faith is the link between your beliefs and the world at large, your beliefs are very likely to be wrong. Beliefs can be right or wrong. If you believe you can fly, that belief is only true if indeed you can fly. Somebody who thinks he can fly, and is wrong about it, will eventually discover there's a problem with his view of the world."
― Sam Harris
A pure heart is superlatively rare and even more attractive.
"What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God."
― Hans Urs von Balthasar, Prayer
A quiet conscience makes one strong!
"The moment God is figured out with nice neat lines and definitions, we are no longer dealing with God."
― Rob Bell, Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith
Ironically, we may discover that death meditation is not a morbid exercise at all. Only when we lose the use of something taken for granted (whether the telephone or an eye) are we jolted into a recognition of its value. When the phone is fixed, the bandage removed from the eye, we briefly rejoice in their restoration but swiftly forget them again. In taking them for granted, we cease to be conscious of them. In taking life for granted, we likewise fail to notice it. (To the extent that we get bored and long for something exciting to happen.) By meditat- ing on death, we paradoxically become conscious of life."
― Stephen Batchelor