Spiritual Inspiration
Poems To Live By


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 - Trina Graves - 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. 




Spiritual poems are listed alphabetically on surnames.

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Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison
1672 - 1719
  


The Spacious Firmament on high
With all the blue Etherial Sky
And spangled Heav’ns a Shining frame
Their great original proclaim:
Th’unwearied sun, from day to day
Does his Creator’s pow’r display
And publishes to every land
The work of an almighty hand

Soon as the evening shades prevail
The moon takes up the wondrous tale
And nightly to the listning Earth
Repeats the story of her birth:
Whilst all the stars that round her burn
And all the planets, in their turn
Confirm the tidings as they rowl
And spread the truth from pole to pole

What though, in solemn silence, all
Move round the dark terrestrial ball?
What tho’ nor real voice nor sound
Amid their radiant orbs be found?
In reason’s ear they all rejoice
And utter forth a glorious voice
For ever singing, as they shine
‘The Hand that made us is Divine.’

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Elodie Armstrong

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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

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 ever 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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Alice Bailey

Alice Bailey

Alice Bailey  
1880 - 1949


The Great Invocation

From the point of Light within the mind of God
Let Light stream forth into the minds of all
Let Light descend on Earth

From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let Love stream forth into the hearts of all
May Christ return to Earth

From the centre where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide our little wills
The purpose which the Masters know and serve

From the centre which we call the human race
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells

Let Light and Love and Power
Restore the Plan on Earth.


The above was written in 1945, the following adapted version was released in 2000 by Lucis Trust to encompass the multi-cultural world of today.


Great Invocation
(Adapted)

From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let Light stream forth into human minds.
Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let Love stream forth into human hearts.
May the Coming One return to Earth

From the centre where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide all little human wills -
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the centre which we call the human race
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

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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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Book Of Hours

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Book Of Hours


God be in my head
And in my understanding
God be in mine eyes
And in my looking
God be in my mouth
And in my speaking
God be in my heart
And in my thinking
God be at mine end
And at my departing

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Written over 500 years ago and used by all ages as a prayer and hymn, these simple words are timeless. 
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Gertrude T. Buckingham

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Gertrude T. Buckingham
1880 - ?


O Infinite Father, I’m grateful to Thee
For the moon and the stars and deep rolling sea
For beauties of nature, where e’er they may be…
For the handclasp of friends, so firm and so true
For sunrise and sunset and glistening dew
The fleecy white clouds and the heavens, so blue
For these wonderful gifts, dear Lord, I thank you!

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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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William Cutter

William Cutter
1801 - 1867


What if the little rain should say
‘So small a drop as I
Can ne’er refresh the thirsty field
I’ll tarry in the sky.’

What if each shining beam of noon
Should in its fountain stay
Because its feeble light alone
Could not create a day

Doth not each rain-drop help to form
The cool refreshing showers?
And every ray of light to warm
And beautify the flowers?

And thus the good each child may do
Is help to all the rest
Then let us active be and true
And do our little best

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Max Ehrmann

Max Ehrmann

Max Ehrmann
1872 - 1945


Desiderata

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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Due to a misunderstanding, this poem is often thought to be hundreds of years old and found inscribed in a church. Through various ways, such as a popular single that charted in the 70's, it has become one of most well-known inspirational poems. The poem is classed as being in the 'public domain' due to Max Erhmann sharing it so abundantly.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803 - 1882


The April winds are magical
And thrill our tuneful frames
The garden walks are passional
To bachelors and dames

The hedge is gemmed with diamonds
The air with Cupids full
The cobweb clues of Rosamond
Guide lovers to the pool

Each dimple in the water
Each leaf that shades the rock
Can cozen, pique and flatter
Can parley and provoke

Good fellow, Puck and goblins
Know more than any book
Down with your doleful problems
And court the sunny brook

The south-winds are quick-witted
The schools are sad and slow
The masters quite omitted
The lore we care to know


The babe by its mother
Lies bathed in joy
Glide its hours uncounted
The sun is its toy

Shines the peace of all being
Without cloud, in its eyes
And the sum of the world
In soft miniature lies

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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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James Dillet Freeman

James Dillet Freeman

James Dillet Freeman
1912 - 2003


I Am There

Do you need me?
I am there

You cannot see Me
Yet I am the Light you see by
You cannot hear Me
Yet I speak through your voice
You cannot feel Me
Yet I am the power at work in your hands

I am at work
Though you do not understand My ways
I am at work
Though you do not understand My works
I am not strange visions
I am not mysteries

Only in absolute stillness
Beyond self
Can you know Me
As I Am
And then but as a feeling
And a faith

Yet I am here
Yet I hear
Yet I answer
When you need Me
I Am there

Even if you deny Me
I Am there
Even when you feel most alone
I Am there
Even in your fears
I Am there
Even in your pain
I Am there

I Am there when you pray
And when you do not pray
I Am in you
And you are in Me

Only in your mind can you feel separate from Me
For only in your mind are the mists of
“yours” and “mine”
Yet only with your mind can you know Me
And experience Me

Empty your heart of empty fears
When you get yourself out of the way
I Am there
You can of yourself do nothing
But I can do all
And I AM in all

Though you may not see the good
Good is there
For I Am there
I Am there because I have to be
Because I AM

Only in Me does the world have meaning 
Only out of Me does the world take form 
Only because of Me does the world go forward

I Am the law on which the movement of the stars
And the growth of living cells are founded
I Am the love that is the law’s fulfilling
I Am assurance

I Am peace
I Am oneness
I Am the law that you can live by
I Am the love that you can cling to
I Am your assurance
I Am your peace
I Am ONE with you
I AM

Though you fail to find ME
I do not fail you
Though your faith in Me is unsure
My faith in you never wavers
Because I know you
Because I love you

Beloved
I AM THERE

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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.

I offer you peace. 
I offer you Love. 
I offer you Friendship. 
I see your Beauty... Mahatma Gandhi - Spiritual Quotes To Live By
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Kathleen Gillum

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Kathleen Gillum


Like the ripples on a pool
Which gradually increase
So the seeds of kindness spread
Once they find release

A caring heart, a cheery smile
A ready listening ear
Little acts and deeds of love
And words that are sincere

All help to oil the wheels of life
As we go on our way
So act upon that loving thought
And make somebody’s day

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Elizabeth Porter Gould

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Elizabeth Porter Gould
1848 - 1906


A Message

A mountain hides within itself
This message grand and true
Which at my bidding came today
For me to give to you..

“Drink deep of Nature’s sweetest life
While learning how to wait
Stand strong against the tempest’s strife
Not questioning the fate

Then shalt thou live above the din
Of petty things below
Absorbing depths of life within
The future to o’erflow”


Childhood’s Days

If knowledge gained in later years
May wholly cloud from sight
The glimpse which childhood’s eye hath caught
Of Heaven’s celestial light.

Then need we not the atmosphere
Of second childhood’s days
To catch another broader glimpse
Of Heaven’s immortal rays?

Ah, yes; we even need to seek
Through Earth’s illusive hour
Immortal childhood’s Heavenly days
Of sweet, revealing power.

For how can otherwise we catch
The deeper glimpses yet
Of life eternal, glorious, pure
Where sun hath never set?


The Under-World

Under the restless surface
Of ocean’s vast domain
The God of perfect quiet
Holds ever peaceful reign.

Under the restless surface
Of passions strong and wild
The still small voice of conscience
Is heard in accents mild

Under the restless surface
Of all man’s life on Earth
The Christ of sacred story
Renews each day his birth.

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Trina Graves

Trina Graves

Trina Graves
1961
This poem uses a Wayne Dyer quote as the title and theme, but the poem is written by myself.

Don't Die With Your Music Still In You

You came here with a message
You came here with a plan
Somehow you would contribute
To elevate your fellow man
Everyone of us is unique
No two are ever the same
Your exclusive inner calling
Is your Souls indelible aim…

Music touches everyone’s Soul
In so many different ways
Relaxing, enlivening, provoking thoughts
Bringing emotions to everyone’s days
If composing or playing music
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Music Still In You

Books are an unlimited way
To share, teach and inspire
Enabling the use of imagination
They aid to focus your desire
If eloquence through the written word
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Book Still In You

Art has an abundance of forms
To push your creativity
Whether the artist or the viewer
There’s more going on than what you see
If expressing yourself through art
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Art Still In You

Performers delight us all
In the myriad of ways they choose
Entertaining on stage or screen
Audiences are enthralled whatever they use
If sparkling on centre-stage
Is what you came here  to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Performance Still In You

Websites and Apps are relatively new
Communications that exponentially grow
Transmitting to the entire world
Positive energy can ultimately flow
If lighting-up through the network
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Website Still In You

Speeches can be timeless
Simple words touching eternity
Enthusiastic depth of feeling
Give hope, strength and clarity
If articulate public speaking
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Speeches Still In You

Inventions change the world
The Universe will eternally expand
Ingenious minds can create great things
When placing their vision in their hand
If creating inspired ways to help others
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Invention Still In You

Charity affects all humanity
A kind, giving nature shows a pure Soul
Working tirelessly, even behind the scenes
Contributes benefits to the Whole
If supporting with your time and assistance
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Charity Still In You

Healing is a Divine offering
Coming through an abundance of ways
A doctor or nurse in modern medicine
Or a channeller of Spiritual Rays
If nurturing health and well-being
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Healing Still In You

Charismatic people can shine through
Life’s challenges, doubts and fears
Their presence influences others
To be optimistic and wipe away tears
If radiating positive joy
Is what you came here to do
Share your passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Charisma Still In You

Love is the greatest blessing
To give and to receive
Above all else it is the one true gift
That survives us when we leave
No matter the other reasons
Love Is always what you came here to do
Share your true passion with the world
Don’t Die With Your Love Still In You
(2016)

Don't die with your music still in you - Quote by Wayne Dyer used as title and theme of inspirational poem by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Trina Graves

Trina Graves

Trina Graves
1961


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.
(2002)

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Hafiz

Hafiz

Hafiz
1325 - 1389   


What is the difference
Between your experience of Existence
And that of a Saint?

The Saint knows
That the spiritual path
Is a sublime chess game with God

And that the Beloved
Has just made such a Fantastic Move

That the Saint is now continually
Tripping over Joy
And bursting out in Laughter
And saying, “I Surrender!”

Whereas, my dear
I am afraid you still think

You have a thousand serious moves.

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Iris Hesselden

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Iris Hesselden


I wish for you a smoother path
All problems left behind
A little joy, a lighter heart
A calm and quiet mind.

I wish you hope and happiness
Along the path you tread
And gentle, sweet tranquillity
To fill the days ahead.

I wish you peace to soothe the Soul
Each doubt and fear dispel
And love which grows and knows no bounds
And whispers, “All is well.”


The weeks are moving forward
As every year they must
And many resolutions lie
Forgotten in the dust.
But as we seek the road ahead
Lord, show us You are near
To light the way and smooth the path
And wipe away each tear.

The snowdrops peeping through the earth
Remind us life goes on
And we can find new hope and strength
When doubt and fear are gone.
Now as we watch the seasons change
Lord, teach us how to live
And how to share the joy of life
And all the gifts You give.

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Elbert Hubbard

Dalai Lama

Elbert Hubbard
1856 - 1915

I believe that the best way to prepare for a future life is to be kind, live one day at a time and do the work you can do best, doing it as well as you can.

I believe we should remember the week-day, to keep it holy. I believe that sin is misdirected energy. I believe that there is no devil but fear. I believe that no one can harm you but yourself.

I believe in my own Divinity - and yours. I  believe that we are all sons of God and that it doth not yet appear what we shall be. I believe that the only way we can reach the Kingdom of Heaven is to have the Kingdom of Heaven in our hearts.

I believe in every man minding his own business, because I believe in freedom - social, economic, domestic, political, mental, spiritual.

I believe in sunshine, fresh air, friendship, calm sleep, beautiful thoughts - because it is what we think and do that makes us what we are.

I believe in the paradox of success through failure, that death is a manifestation of life and that the Universe was planned for good.

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Margaret Ingall

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Margaret Ingall


Every journey changes us
No matter near or far
Each step into uncharted lands
Can alter who we are.

For as we travel so we start
To see our world anew
We talk with strangers on the way
We see a different view.

And so we learn to tolerate
To understand, to grow
For every journey changes us
Wherever we may go.

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Iona Community Prayer

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Iona Community Prayer


Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet Earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the Son of peace to you.

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Kamal

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Kamal


Let us scatter
Love wherever we go
Let her verses of joy sing forever
Let us dance freely to her calling
As little gems woven together

Let us scatter
Kindness to one and all
Blossoming to its every breeze
Being humble than a blade of grass
And more tolerant as a wise old tree

Let us scatter
Seeds of happiness far and wide
Smile, touching tender hearts
See no faults in others
Become a sea of Friendliness

Let us scatter
Joy on the dancing fields
Flowers singing in rapturous delights
Sharing their nectar as little treats
Attracting bees and birds alike.....

Kamal - Boundless Blessings Blog

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Jiddu Krishnamurti 

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti 
1895 - 1986


Have you ever noticed a tree standing naked against the sky
How beautiful it is?
All its branches are outlined, and in its nakedness
There is a poem, there is a song
Every leaf is gone and it is waiting for spring
When the spring comes, it again fills the tree with
The music of many leaves
Which in due season fall and are blown away
And this is the way of life

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Dalai Lama

A to Zen of Life

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama
1935


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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Samuel Longfellow

Samuel Longfellow

Samuel Longfellow
1819 - 1892


Love for all! And can it be?
Can I hope it is for me?
I, who strayed so long ago
Strayed so far, and fell so low!

I, the disobedient child
Wayward, passionate and wild
I, who left my Father’s home
In forbidden ways to roam!

I, who spurned His loving hold
I, who would not be controlled
I, who would not hear His call
I, the wilful prodigal!

I, who wasted and misspent
Every talent He had lent
I, who sinned again, again
Giving every passion reign!

To my Father can I go?
At His feet myself I’ll throw
In His house there yet may be
Place, a servant’s place, for me

See, my Father waiting stands
See, He reaches out His hands
God is love! I know, I see
There is love for me - even me!


O Life that makest all things new
The blooming earth, the thoughts of men
Our pilgrim feet, wet with Thy dew
In gladness hither turn again

From hand to hand the greeting flows
From eye to eye the signals run
From heart to heart the bright hope glows
The seekers of the Light are one

One in the freedom of the truth
One in the joys of paths untrod
One in the Soul’s perennial youth
One in the larger thought of God

The freer step, the fuller breath
The wide horizon’s grander view
The sense of life that knows no death
The Life that maketh all things new


The summer days are come again
With sun and clouds between
And, fed alike by sun and rain
The trees grow broad and green
Spreads broad and green the leafy tent
Upon whose grassy floor
Our feet, too long in cities pent
Their freedom find once more

The summer days are come again
Once more the glad earth yields
Her golden wealth of ripening grain
And breadth of clover fields
And deepening shade of summer woods
And glow of summer air
And winging thoughts, and happy moods
Of love and joy and prayer

The summer days are come again
The birds are on the wing
God’s praises, in their loving strain
Unconsciously they sing
We know who giveth all the good
That doth our cup o’erbrim
For summer joy in field and wood
We lift our song to Him

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Robert Muller

Christian D. Larson

Robert Muller
1923 - 2010


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

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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...
myself.  

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.

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Native American

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Native American

Love Blessing

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

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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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Portia Nelson 

Portia Nelson

Portia Nelson
1920 - 2001


Autobiography In 5 Short Chapters

Chapter 1
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in. I am lost… I am helpless.
It wasn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter 2
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I PRETEND I don’t see it. I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in this same place.
But it wasn’t my fault.
I still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter 3
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I SEE it there.
I still fall in… it’s a habit… but, my eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is MY fault.
I get out immediately.

Chapter 4
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

Chapter 5
I walk down another street.

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David Nova 

David Nova

David Nova  


Consider A Tree
The Symbol of Life
One living totality of consciousness
The Oneness of being to which we all belong
Always connected, never separate or apart
The trunk as our Creator, the Source of all Life
The divine dividing branches, our soul family, our connection to source
Each individual twig, a unique soul, our higher selves
The roots below ground, invisible helpers, our guides on the other side
A vital support system providing nourishment and growth
And the leaves that bloom each spring, our human incarnations
Fragile and green, beautiful to behold, but short lived
That shed every autumn, only to be reborn anew every spring
Yet it is our destiny, our mission, our greatest purpose
As collective branches on the Tree of Life
To evolve, to be transformed, and Ascend
To become… Evergreen
Shining with an inner light

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John O’Donohue 

John O’Donohue

John O’Donohue 
1956 - 2008


May you listen to your longing to be free
May the frames of your belonging be large enough for the dreams of your Soul
May you arise each day with a voice of blessing whispering in your heart..
Something good is going to happen to you
May you find harmony between your soul and your life
May the mansion of your soul never become a haunted place
May you know the eternal longing that lies at the heart of time
May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within
May you never place walls between the light and yourself
May you be set free from the prisons of guild, fear, disappointment and despair
May you allow the wild beauty of the invisible world to gather you, mind you
And embrace you in belonging

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St. Patrick

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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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M. Peterson

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M. Peterson


Bless my little kitchen Lord
I love its every nook
And bless me as I do my work
Wash pots and pans and cook

May the meals that I prepare
Be seasoned from above
With Thy blessing and Thy grace
But most of all Thy love

As we partake of earthly food
The table Thou has spread
We’ll not forget to thank Thee Lord
For all our daily bread

So bless my little kitchen Lord
And those who enter in
May they find naught but joy and peace
And happiness therein

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Brian Piergrossi

Brian Piergrossi

Brian Piergrossi

A Spiritual Conspiracy

On the surface of the world right now there is war and violence
and things seem dark.
But calmly and quietly, at the same time,
something else is happening underground.
An inner revolution is taking place and certain individuals
are being called to a higher light.
It is a silent revolution.
From the inside out. From the ground up.

This is a Global operation…
A spiritual conspiracy.

There are sleeper cells in every nation on the planet.
You won’t see us on the T.V.
You won’t read about us in the newspaper.
You won’t hear about us on the radio.
We don’t seek any glory.
We don’t wear any uniform.
We come in all shapes and sizes, colours and styles.
Most of us work anonymously.
We are quietly working behind the scenes
in every country and culture of the world.
Cities big and small, mountains and valleys,
in farms and villages, tribes and remote islands.
You could pass by one of us on the street and not even notice.
We go undercover.
We remain behind the scenes.
It is of no concern to us who takes the final credit.
But simply that the work gets done.
Occasionally we spot each other in the street.
We give a quiet nod and continue on our way.
During the day many of us pretend we have normal jobs.
But behind the false storefront at night
is where the real work takes place.

Some call us the ‘Conscious Army.’
We are slowly creating a new world
with the power of our minds and hearts.
We follow, with passion and joy
our orders from the Central Spiritual Intelligence.
We are dropping soft, secret love bombs when no one is looking:
Poems
Hugs
Music
Photography
Movies
Kind words
Smiles
Meditation and prayer
Dance
Social activism
Websites
Blogs
Random acts of kindness
We each express ourselves in our own unique ways
with our own unique gifts and talents.
‘Be the change you want to see in the world’
That is the motto that fills our hearts.
We know it is the only way real transformation takes place.
We know that quietly and humbly
we have the power of all the oceans combined.
Our work is slow and meticulous like the formation of mountains.
It is not even visible at first glance,
and yet with it entire tectonic plates shall be moved
in the centuries to come.

Love is the new religion of the 21st century.
You don’t have to be a highly educated person,
or have any exceptional knowledge to understand it.
It comes from the intelligence of the heart
embedded in the timeless evolutionary pulse of all human beings.

Be the change you want to see in the world.
Nobody else can do it for you.
We are now recruiting
Perhaps you will join us
Or already have.
All are welcome...
The door is open.

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Kelly Schwegel

Kelly Schwegel

Kelly Schwegel


A Lightworkers 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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Helen Taylor

Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Helen Taylor


Bless this house, O Lord we pray
Make it safe by night and day
Bless these walls so firm and stout
Keeping want and trouble out

Bless the roof and chimneys tall
Let thy peace lie over all
Bless this door that it may prove
Ever open to joy and love

Bless these windows shining bright
Letting in God’s heavenly light
Bless the hearth, a-blazing there
With smoke ascending like a prayer

Bless the people here within
Keep them pure and free from sin
Bless us all that we may be
Fit O Lord to dwell with thee

Bless us all that one day we
May dwell O Lord with thee

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Jane Taylor

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Jane Taylor
1783 - 1824


The Violet

Down in a green and shady bed
A modest violet grew
Its stalk was bent, it hung its head
As if to hide from view

And yet it was a lovely flower
Its colours bright and fair
It might have graced a rosy bower
Instead of hiding there

Yet there it was content to bloom
In modest tints arrayed
And there diffused its sweet perfume
Within the silent shade

Then let me to the valley go
This pretty flower to see
That I may also learn to grow
In sweet humility

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Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu
600BC 


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.

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

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Jac Vanek


You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to, the people you meet, the dreams you have, and the conversations you engage in. You are what you take from these. You are the sound of the ocean, breath of the fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner.

You are a collective of every experience you have had in your life. You are every single second of every day. So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence. Let the words run through your veins and the colours fill your mind until there is nothing left to do but explode. There are no wrong answers, inspiration is everything. Sit back, relax and take it all in.

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Walter D. Wintle

Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Walter D. Wintle


Thinking

If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don’t
If you’d like to win, but you think you can’t
It is almost certain - you won’t

If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost 
For out in this world we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in the state of mind

If you think you’re outclassed, you are
You’ve got to think high to rise
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win the prize

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the one who thinks he can




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