Inspiration for Your Day

TODAY'S THEME: STRETCHING OUR
         SPIRITUAL COMFORT ZONES
 

 
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WELCOME! I'm Lisa Bowman. The Religion Network is an interfaith web site providing daily inspiration, quotes and religious resources. Faith and religion are precious gifts that bless.
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TODAY'S SITE IS DEVOTED TO PRESENTING
"LARGE" SPIRITUAL IDEAS FOR CONTEMPLATION.




When (Jesus) was going back to the city in the
morning, he was hungry. Seeing a fig tree by
the road, he went over to it, but found nothing
on it except leaves. And he said to it, "May no
fruit every come from you again." And imme-
diately the fig tree withered. When his disciples
saw this, they were amazed and said, "How is
it that the fig tree withered immediately?"

Jesus said to them in reply, "Amen, I say to
you, if you have faith and do not waver, not
only will you do what has been done to the fig
tree, but even if you say to this mountain, 'Be
lifted up and thrown into the sea,' it will be
done. Whatever you for in prayer with faith,
you will receive."

Matthew 21: 18-22
New American Bible


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Here are some of my favorite prayers:
Help. Please. Don't.
Show me. Guide me. Change me.
Are you there?
Why'd you do that?
Oh. Thank you.

Excerpted from "The Language of Letting Go,"
by Melody Beattie
Hazeldon, 1990

Captured by a brute on the field, she screams,
for he forces her to sin. And no one hears.

She is the G-dly soul, and she is captive by
Esau, a wild man of the field. And that is
why she sins.

No one hears. For as the screams of a fair
maiden awaken the hidden powers of her
beloved, to overcome mighty armies and
slay awesome giants, so too, the cries of
the soul from her captivity.

No one hears. The nothingness from which
everything begins. Not a being, but the Source
of All Being. There, her cry is heard.

Anything could change. Even the past.

From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe,
words and condensation by Tzvi Freeman.
Courtesy of Chabad.org


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If the human eye were allowed to see
the spiritual vitality flowing from the
utterances of G-d's mouth into every
creation, we would not see the mater-
iality, grossness and tangibility of the
creation, for it would be utterly nullified
in relation to this divine life-force.

From "Twenty-eight Teachings from Rabbi Schneur
Zalman of Liadi," courtesy of Chabad.org



Fa-Yen, a Chinese Zen teacher,
overheard four monks arguing
about subjectivity and objectivity.
He joined them and said: "There is
a big stone. Do you consider it to
be inside or outside your mind?"

One of the monks replied: "From the
Buddhist viewpoint everything is an
objectification of mind, so I would
say that the stone is inside my mind."

"Your head must feel very heavy,"
observed Fa-Yen, "if you are carrying
around a stone like that in your mind."

From "The Little Zen Companion," by David Schiller
Workman Publishing, 1994

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Four and fifty years
I've hung the sky with stars.
Now I leap through ---
What shattering!

Dogen (1200-1253)
Japanese Zen Buddhist teacher

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You have come from God, you are a spark of
His Glory; you are a wave of that Ocean of Bliss;
you will get peace only when you again merge
in Him.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba (1926-  )
Indian HIndu spiritual Leader


 


And now the Last Word:


We are, each of us angels with only
one wing; and we can only fly by
embracing one another.

Luciano de Crescenzo

Italian director, writer and actor


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Bonus Quote:

Picture a massless particle.

 

 

 
 


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