|Welcome To The Religion Network!
I'm Lisa Bowman. The Religion Network is an interfaith web site providing inspiration, quotes and religious resources. This Home Page is changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You are warmly
invited to read every quote posted for each theme, or simply to read those that interest you. They are
offered in the belief that inspiration can be found in all spiritual faiths, and that finding the commonality
in religions is more important than pointing up the differences. Religion is precious gift that blesses the
individual and uplifts the community. However you worship, I hope this site enhances your journey. Let
us meet regularly and build a spiritual network. If you'd like to know my story, click on biography.
With your soothing fingers,
wipe away the lines that worries have etched on our faces.
Surround us with calm,
Let us rest in the glow of peace,
as if we were encircled with the moon's own light.
Let our concerns and tensions drain away from us,
pouring as water into your Earth.
Author of "A Book of Pagan Prayer"
This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing
from it all care and worry is probably one of the
secrets of energy in our great men.
Captain J. A. Hadfield
British psychiatrist and writer
During [these] periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity,
the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden
clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight.
Fritjof Capra, physicist (1930 - )
Austrian-born American physicist;
author of "The Tao of Physics"
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.
Ovid (43 BC - 17 AD)
From time to time, to remind ourselves to relax,
to be peaceful,
we may wish to set aside some time for a retreat,
a day of mindfulness,
when we walk slowly, smile,
drink tea with a friend,
and enjoy being together
as if we are the happiest people on Earth.
Thich Nhat Hanh (1926 - )
Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk and author
Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits.
Satchel Paige (1906 - 1982)
Legendary American pitcher
Rest. Rest. Rest in God's love. The only work you are required now to do
is to give your most intense attention to His still, small voice within.
Madame Jeanne Guyon (1648-1717)
French mystic and Quietist
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
Father in heaven,
We thank thee.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
American poet and essayist
And now, the Last Word:
Time you enjoyed wasting
is not wasted time.
T. S. Elliot (1888-1965)
Winner of the Nobel Prize of Literature
To stand on one leg and prove God's existence is a very different
thing from going on one's knees and thanking him.
Soren Kierkegaard 1813-1855)
Danish philosopher and theologian