Spiritual Inspiration
Poems To Live By

Whatever your way - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByFrom 'Inner Guidance' (below)

These Spiritual Inspiration Poems are all wonderful words of wisdom and love.

Whether it is a traditional very well known verse such as Desiderata or something new, reading spiritual inspiration poems is an easy way to make you feel good and uplift your spirit which raises your vibration and attracts more joy into your life.

The poems on this page are all from known people, for more delightful verse from unknown sources please take a look at Inspirational Poems. There is also a new page of Spiritual Verse For Children.

Spiritual poems are listed alphabetically on surnames.

Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Elodie Armstrong

Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Elodie Armstrong   

Thou shalt not worry,
for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities.

Thou shalt not be fearful,
for most of the things we fear never come to pass.

Thou shalt not cross bridges before you get to them,
for no one yet has succeeded in accomplishing this.

Thou shalt face each problem as it comes,
you can handle only one at a time anyway.

Thou shalt not take problems to bed with you
for they make very poor bedfellows.

Thou shalt not borrow other people's problems,
they can take better care of them than you can.

Thou shalt not try to relive yesterday
for good or ill, it is gone
concentrate on what is happening in your life today.

Thou shalt count thy blessings,
never overlooking the small ones
for a lot of small blessings add up to a big one.

Thou shalt be a good listener,
for only when you listen do you hear ideas different from your own,
it's very hard to learn something new when you're talking.

Thou shalt not become bogged down by frustration,
for ninety percent of it is rooted in self-pity
and it will only interfere with positive action.

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St. Francis of Assisi

St Francis of Assisi
1181 - 1226

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there is hatred let me bring your love
Where there is injury, your pardon Lord
And where there's doubt, true faith in You.

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there's despair in life let me bring hope
Where there is darkness, only light
And where there's sadness only joy.

O Master grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love with all my soul.

Make me a channel of your peace
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
It is in giving to all men that we receive
And in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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Robert Bloomfield

Robert Bloomfield

Robert Bloomfield
1766 - 1823

I love to mark the floweret's eye
To rest where pebbles form my bed
Where shapes and colours scattered lie
In varying millions round my head

The soul rejoices when alone
And feels her glorious empire free
Sees God in every shining stone
And revels in variety

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Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin
1889 - 1977

As I Began To Love Myself

As I began to love myself, I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is Authenticity.

As I began to love myself, I understood how much it can offend somebody as I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today, I call it Respect.

As I began to love myself, I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today, I call it Maturity.

As I began to love myself, I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment, so I could be calm. Today, I call it Self-Confidence.

As I began to love myself, I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today, I call it Simplicity.

As I began to love myself, I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health - food, people, things, situations and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today, I know it is Love of Oneself.

As I began to love myself, I quit trying to always be right, and ever since, I was wrong less of the time. Today, I discovered that is Modesty.

As I began to love myself, I refused to go on living in the past and worry about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where Everything is happening. Today, I live each day, day by day, and I call it Fulfilment.

As I began to love myself, I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But, as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today, I call this connection Wisdom of the Heart.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today, I know... That Is Life.

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Max Ehrmann

Max Ehrmann

Max Ehrmann
1872 - 1945


Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others - even the dull and ignorant - they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble, it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is, many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

By yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the Universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore, be at peace with your God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

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Joseph Folliet

Joseph Folliet

Joseph Folliet
1903 - 1972

The Small Beautitudes

Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves;
they will have no end of fun.

Blessed are those who can tell a mountain from a molehill;
they will be saved a lot of bother.

Blessed are those who know how to relax
without looking for excuses;
they are on their way to becoming wise.

Blessed are those who are sane enough
not to take themselves too seriously;
they will be valued most by those about them.

Happy are you if you can take small things seriously
and face serious things calmly;
you will go far in life.

Happy are you if you can appreciate a smile and forget a frown;
you will walk on the sunny side of the street.

Happy are you if you can be kind in
understanding the attitudes of others
even when the signs are unfavourable;
you may be taken for a fool, but this is the price of charity.

Blessed are those who think before acting and pray before thinking;
they will avoid many blunders.

Happy are you if you know how to hold your tongue and smile,
even when people interrupt and contradict you or tread on your toes;
the Gospel has begun to seep into your heart.

Above all,
blessed are you who recognise the Lord in all whom you meet;
the light of truth shines in your life
for you have found true wisdom.

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Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi
1869 - 1948

I offer you peace.
I offer you Love.
I offer you Friendship.
I see your Beauty.
I hear your need.
I feel your feelings.
My wisdom flows from the Highest Source.
I salute that Source in you.
Let us work together for unity and love.

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Trina Graves

Trina Graves

Trina Graves

Inner Guidance

What do you want to know?
For the answers will appear
If not right before your eyes
Then somewhere very near.

Tapping into the fountain of wisdom
Is so easy, once you know how
The truth is, we already know
The answers, right here and right now.

Just trust and let the energy flow
In whatever way suits you best,
For some it’s with the written word
Go on, put yourself to the test.

For others the truth is with their feelings
With their intuition they lead the way,
They will know by their gut reaction
If there’s truth in what you say.

Maybe your wisdom is experienced on a wider canvas,
The world is a place of many scenes.
One day something that you hear or see
Brings definition to your wildest dreams.

Whatever your way, just trust and believe,
Your quest has just begun.
Fill your life with joy and love
And remember, we are all One.

Knowing the questions, or what you want to do
Is the hardest part for you.

The Veil To All Knowledge

Where do we come from?
At death, where do we go?
These are the questions in life
That we all want to know.

Is there a God out there we ask?
At times of suffering and woe.
How can He let these things happen to us
If He truly loves us so?

Unconditional love is the key
To unlock the mysteries of time.
God loves us Unconditionally,
No matter what our 'crime.'

We have free will to do what we like,
We decide how we want to live.
We can do no wrong in God’s eyes,
There's no sin that God won’t forgive.

This is very difficult for most to understand,
It doesn’t fit in with what we've been told.
We’re taught God is to be feared - so don’t sin.
Do as they say, your life has to fit the mould.

But we are all individuals,
Our lives aren’t supposed to be the same.
What’s good for one person is not for another,
And nobody is to blame.

If we could just learn to love as God,
Giving Unconditional Love to all.
We would know the answers to life and death,
The Veil to all Knowledge would fall.

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Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

A To Zen Of Life

Avoid negative sources, people, places and habits.
Believe in yourself.
Consider things from every angle.
Don't give up and don't give in.
Everything you're looking for lies behind the mask you wear.
Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.
Give more than you planned to.
Hang onto your dreams.
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
Keep trying no matter how hard it seems.
Love yourself.
Make it happen.
Never lie, steal or cheat.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
Practice makes perfect.
Quality not quantity in anything you do.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Stop procrastinating.
Take control of your own destiny.
Understand yourself in order to better understand others.
Visualize it.
When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
Xcellence in all your efforts.
You are unique, nothing can replace you.
Zero in on your target, and go for it.

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Christian D. Larson

Christian D. Larson

Christian D. Larson
1874 - 1954

To forget the mistakes of the past
and to press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful expression at all times
and give a smile to every living creature that you meet.

To give so much time to improving yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger,
too strong for fear
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world
not in loud word but in great deeds.

To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side,
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

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Robert Muller

Christian D. Larson

Robert Muller
1923 - 2010

Decide To Dream

Decide to widely open the gates
Of your wonderful Mind, Heart and Soul
Let flow in the dreams of God
Of the Angels, Saints, Prophets and Sages

Give birth and let out into the world the dreams
Of your own unique, unrepeatable Cosmic Being.

If not born for any other purpose..
Be born to dream, be born to love
Be born to fashion a better world

Dreams and dreamers never die
From Heaven you will see your dreams come true
You will reincarnate, inspire and energize new dreamers
The dreams of our beautiful Planet of Dreams will never die
Until we become the paradise we were always meant to be
And are about to joyfully become

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Native American

Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Native American

Great Spirit...
Whose voice I hear in the winds
and whose breath gives life to all in the world,
Hear me.  

I am small and I am weak
and I need your strength and your wisdom.  
Let me walk in beauty
and let my eyes ever behold
the red and purple sunsets that you have created with me.
Make my hands respect the things that you have made
and my ears sharp to hear your words and your voice.  
Let me learn the lessons that you have hidden
under every rock and leaf.  

I seek strength,
not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy...

Make me always ready to come to you,
with clean hands and straight eyes,
so that when my life fades as the fading sunset,
my Spirit can come to you without shame.

Spiritual Inspiration Poem
For A Wedding

Now you will feel no rain for each of you will be shelter to the other. Now you will feel no cold for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there is no more loneliness for each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you.

May beauty surround you both in your journey ahead and through the years. May happiness be your companions to the place where the river meets the sun. And may your days be good and long upon the Earth.

May the sun bring you new energy by day. May the moon softly restore you by night. May the rain wash away your worries. May the breeze blow new strength into your beings. And all the days of your lives may you walk gently through the world and know its beauty.

Treat yourself and each other with respect. And remind yourselves often of what brought you together. Give the highest priority to the tenderness, gentleness and kindness that your connection deserves. When frustration, difficulty and fear assail your relationship, as they threaten all relationships at one time or another, remember to focus on what is right between you, not only on the part that seems wrong. In this way you can ride out the storms when clouds hide the face of the sun in your lives, remembering that even if you lose sight of it for a moment, the sun is still there. And if each of you takes responsibility for the quality of your life together, it will be marked with abundance and delight.

When evening falls there you will both be. You’ll take each other’s hands and turn together to look at the road you have travelled to reach this, the hour of your happiness. It stretches behind you even as the future lies ahead. A long and winding road whose every turn means discovery. Old hopes - new laughter - shared tears. 

The adventure has just begun.

May the sun bring you new happiness by day. May the moon softly restore you by night. May the rain wash away your worries... Native American wedding blessing - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByPaul & Emma (2002)

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Native American

We return thanks to our Mother,
the Earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams,
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs,
which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to the sun,
that has looked upon the Earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of her children.

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St. Patrick

Spiritual Quotes To Live By

St Patrick
389 - 461

May the strength of God pilot us.
May the power of God preserve us.
May the wisdom of God instruct us.
May the hand of God protect us.
May the way of God direct us.

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Kelly Schwegel

Kelly Schwegel

Kelly Schwegel

A Light Workers Creed

I am a Lightworker.
I awoke so that others may Awaken.  
I learn so that others may also learn.  
I transform so that others may transform.  
I lighten my load so that others may change theirs.  
I learn to see so that others may also see.  
I forgave myself so that I may help others to forgive.  
I love myself so that I can bring out love in others.  
I am a Lightworker.  
I live to give comfort.
I live to shine loving light onto others.  
I live to heal.
I live to give hope.
I live for truth.
I live to Love.

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Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu

Express yourself completely,
then become quiet.
Open yourself to heaven and earth
and be like the forces of nature.

When the wind blows, there is only the wind,
when it rains, there is only rain,
when the clouds pass, the sun promises to shine.

If you open yourself to insight
you are at one with insight
and you can use it completely.

Open yourself to heaven and earth.
Then trust your natural responses
and everything will fall into place.

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