“Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: (Proverbs 30:8)”
There is no greater sorrow than the wandering soul unable to grasp life’s gift and come to peace. Often, they run to exhaustion searching for the Holy Grail known as happiness. Ultimately, and eventually pardoning their spirituality, they chase aimlessly for inside a mirage of near misses.
How does one come to grips with the conceptualization of contentment? Are we confused of our own self-knowledge? I have listed ten quotes that will help structure a spirit of freedom and strength.
10 Quotes that Enhance Spiritual Transformation
(1) Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi
“But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac.”
(2) Chogyam Trungpa
“We have a fear of facing ourselves. That is the obstacle, experiencing the innermost core of our existence is very embarrassing to a lot of people. A lot of people turn to something that they hope will liberate them without their having to face themselves. That is impossible. We can’t do that. We have to be honest with ourselves. We have to see our gut, our excrement, our most undesirable parts. We have to see them. That is the foundation of warriorship, basically speaking. Whatever is there, we have to face it, we have to look at it, study it, work with it and practice meditation with it.”
(3) Erica Jong
“Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.”
(4) Chief Tecumseh, Shawnee Indian Chief
“Live your life so that the fear of death can never enter your heart. When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. And if perchance you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured the fault is in yourself.”
“The only reason we don’t open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don’t feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes.”
(6) Nilakanta Sri Ram
“Know for yourself the way along which you should go – do not depend on others.”
(7) Peace Pilgrim, spiritual leader
“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.”
(8) J. Krishnamurti
“If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.”
(9) The Invisible Dragon
“Courage is not when you do something good, ever persons does something good… courage is when you do something wrong and admit it.”
(10) Unknown Source
Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.
**If you have some favorite quotes please send them in.