108 Spiritual Quotes For The Yearning Heart

108 Spiritual Quotes For The Yearning Heart

108 Spiritual Quotes For The Yearning Heart


“The truth is that you already are what you are seeking.”



“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

Albert Einstein


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“Do what you love.
Do what makes your heart sing.
And NEVER do it for the money,
Go to work to spread joy.”

Marianne Williamson


Freedom is the basic condition for you to touch life, to touch the blue sky, the trees, the birds, the tea, and the other person.”

Thich Nhat Hanh


“When you make genuine contact with your inner Spirit, there is an inner joy, an inner peace, that takes over.”

Michael Bernard Beckwith


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“Integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”

Oprah Winfrey


“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”



“The surest way to become Tense, Awkward, and Confused is to develop a mind that tries too hard – one that thinks too much.”

Benjamin Hoff

Mary Oliver

“You do not have to be good.

You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.

Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.

Meanwhile, the world goes on.

Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.

Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.

Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”

Mary Oliver

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”

Nicolas Chamfort


“You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work. You should never engage in action for the sake of reward, nor should you long for inaction. Perform work in this world, Arjuna, as a man established within himself-without selfish attachments, and alike in success and defeat. For yoga is perfect evenness of mind.”

Bhagavad Gita


“The aim is to balance the terror of being alive with the wonder of being alive.”

Carlos Castaneda


“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”

Dalai Lama XIV


“Attachment is blinding; it lends an imaginary halo of attractiveness to the object of desire.”

Paramahansa Yogananda


“Don’t look for your dreams to become true; look to become true to your dreams.”

Michael Bernard Beckwith


“Take hold of your own life.
See that the whole existence is celebrating.
These trees are not serious, these birds are not serious.
The rivers and the oceans are wild,
and everywhere there is fun,
everywhere there is joy and delight.
Watch existence,
listen to the existence and become part of it.”


“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”

John Muir


“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

Henry David Thoreau


“Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.”

Kahlil Gibran


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“What is now proved was once only imagined.”

William Blake

“All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are.”


“Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this nor that, but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.”

WB Yeats


Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice.”

Stephen R. Covey


“Suffering begins to dissolve when we can question the belief or the hope that there’s anywhere to hide.”

Pema Chodron


“Looking at beauty in the world, is the first step of purifying the mind.”

Amit Ray

“Courage Is a Love Affair with the Unknown”


“What can be explained is not poetry.”

W.B. Yeats

“Love heals: there is no infirmity of body, mind, heart or soul that can withstand unconditional love.”

Maharishi Sadasiva Isham

“The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.”

Carlos Castaneda

“If we are not happy, if we are not peaceful, we cannot share peace and happiness with others, even those we love, those who live under the same roof. If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“What you seek is seeking you.”


“It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self-discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.”

Marianne Williamson

“A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.”

Carlos Castaneda

“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”

Albert Einstein

“The power of unfulfilled desires is the root of all man’s slavery.”

Paramahansa Yogananda

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

Oprah Winfrey

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”


“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”




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“We effect more than we can possibly know. With every mood, every thought, every word, every gesture, we change our lives and our universe.”

Maharishi Sadasiva Isham

“I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.”

Kahlil Gibran

“I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It’s just that the translations have gone wrong.”

 John Lennon

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery, and the only thing you need to recover from is a fractured sense of self.”

Marianne Williamson

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.”

Carl Sagan

“When you do what you fear most, then you can do anything.”

Stephen Richards

“Shut your eyes and see.”

James Joyce

“It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual.”

Oswald Chambers

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“Impermanence is a principle of harmony. When we don’t struggle against it, we are in harmony with reality.”

Pema Chodron

“Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.”

Ramana Maharshi

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

Dalai Lama



“I have lived with several Zen masters — all of them cats.”

 Eckhart Tolle

“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care, for people will hear them and be influenced for good or ill.”


“Seeking is endless. It never comes to a state of rest; it never ceases.”

Sharon Salzberg

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.”

Joseph Campbell

“Appreciation is the antidote to anxiety.”


“Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the small uncaring ways.”

Stephen Vincent Benet

“One can make a day of any size, and regulate the rising and setting of his own sun and the brightness of its shining.”

John Muir

“No matter how much we try to run away from this thirst for the answer to life, for the meaning of life, the intensity only gets stronger and stronger. We cannot escape these spiritual hungers.”

Ravi Zacharias

“At the core, we’re all spiritual beings.”

Ricky Williams

“Lots of people talk to animals…Not very many listen though…that’s the problem.”

Benjamin Hoff

“We can bring our spiritual practice into the streets…when we see each realm as a temple..a place to discover that which is sacred.”

Jack Kornfield

“By doing nothing, everything begins to happen.”

Travis Eliot

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”

Ernest Hemingway

“The main problem with this great obsession for saving time is very simple: you can’t save time. You can only spend it. But you can spend it wisely or foolishly.”

Benjamin Hoff

“What good does it do to brood on the past or anticipate the future? Remain in the simplicity of the present moment.”

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

“The world is starving for a new spiritual truth – a truth that works in sustaining life, not a truth that brings an end to life.”

Neale Donald Walsch

“What counts is not the enormity of the task, but the size of the courage.”

Matthieu Ricard

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

Dr. Seuss

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.”

Stephen R. Covey

“Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.”


“Nobody knows who I am or what I do. Not even I.”

Don Juan Matus

“Forget the self and you will fear nothing, in whatever level or awareness you find yourself to be.”

Carlos Castaneda

“The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favorable.”

Matthieu Ricard

“Life begins where fear ends.”


“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

Lao Tzu

“When the choice is to be right or to be kind, always make the choice that brings peace.”

Wayne W. Dyer

“When you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.”

Dalai Lama

“Observe the space between your thoughts, then observe the observer.”

Hamilton Boudreaux

“Be realistic: Plan for a miracle”


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“Peace of mind arrives the moment you come to peace with the contents of your mind.”

Rasheed Ogunlaru

“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”

Eckhart Tolle

“The future is always beginning now.”

Mark Strand

“You cannot control the results, only your actions.”

Allan Lokos

“A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you . . . Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use.”

Carlos Castaneda

“You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret— you return to the beauty you have always been.”


“If you obsess over whether you are making the right decision, you are basically assuming that the universe will reward you for one thing and punish you for another.

The universe has no fixed agenda. Once you make any decision, it works around that decision. There is no right or wrong, only a series of possibilities that shift with each thought, feeling, and action that you experience.

If this sounds too mystical, refer again to the body. Every significant vital sign- body temperature, heart rate, oxygen consumption, hormone level, brain activity, and so on- alters the moment you decide to do anything… decisions are signals telling your body, mind, and environment to move in a certain direction.”

Deepak Chopra

“Each star is a mirror reflecting the truth inside you.”


“If we practice mindfulness, we always have a place to be when we are afraid”

Thich Nhat Hanh

“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.”

Black Elk

“The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it”

 Henri J.M. Nouwen

“An awake heart is like a sky that pours light.”


“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, That we may record our emptiness.”

Kahlil Gibran

“Love in its essence is spiritual fire.”

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.”

Pema Chodron

“Searching outside of you is Samsara (the world). Searching within you leads to Nirvana.”

Amit Ray

“Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.”


“Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.”

 Walt Whitman

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“Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go.”

 Rebecca Solnit

“Nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness.”

Meister Eckhart

“Her mind is virtue, perfected. Her body is wisdom, perfected. Her face is bathed in holy light; She is compassion itself.”

ancient Chinese sutra to Kuan Yin

“For I am the first and the last.
I am the honored one and the scorned one.
I am the whore and the holy one.
I am strength and I am fear.
I am war and I am peace.”

The Thunder, Perfect Mind

In 1945, fifty-three ancient manuscripts were unearthed in Egypt at the site of a second-century monastery. They contained this wonderful poem, written in the voice of the Feminine Divine.

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