Spiritual Path Quotes

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Shannon L. Alder
“Love is proved the moment you let go of someone because they need you to.”
Shannon L. Alder

Donna Goddard
“It is one thing to lose people you love. It is another to lose yourself. That is a greater loss.”
Donna Goddard, Waldmeer

“Peace and supreme joy may seem like end-states to practitioners on more difficult spiritual paths, but the path of devotion should be filled with peace and joy from the very beginning. Their absence is an indication that something is amiss. (125)”
Prem Prakash, The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion A Modern Translation of the Narada Bhakti Sutras

Donna Goddard
“Food for the ego is poison for the soul.”
Donna Goddard, The Love of Devotion

“[A] practitioner of any spiritual path must have complete confidence that his adopted path is, for him, superior to all others. (57)”
Prem Prakash, The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion A Modern Translation of the Narada Bhakti Sutras

Donna Goddard
“When you have a castle within, you don’t need one outside. I prefer to keep things simple.”
Donna Goddard, Circles of Separation

Donna Goddard
“Ceaselessly praying does not mean to endlessly recite prayers to oneself. It means that the consciousness of the spiritual student is moulded in such a way that the context of the Divine is never lost from awareness. Everything that is said or thought comes from that basis, even in sleep. It is living the still point as a constant, ongoing reality.”
Donna Goddard, Dance: A Spiritual Affair

Donna Goddard
“When we are personally transforming into a whole, healthy, and soulful being, we automatically want to help others to do the same thing as it strengthens and accelerates our own transformation.”
Donna Goddard, Circles of Separation

Donna Goddard
“Be kind to yourself. Pain is not a judgement. It is a path indicator.”
Donna Goddard, Touched by Love

Donna Goddard
“No one has to be a martyr on the spiritual path. On the contrary, everyone should be entirely selfish. Not selfish in the normal sense of the word, but selfish in the way of knowing that the spiritual path means we value everything which adds to our own well-being. When we love, we live with connectedness. When we forgive, we feel stress-free. When we create, we live with inspiration. When we follow our inner direction, we feel alive. Is that even a choice?”
Donna Goddard, Touched by Love

Shunya
“Yes, you're blessed to be on the spiritual path. But to cut through last layers of your ego and clean all your prejudices, a Guru may hammer you with a statement such as this: "A person is reading vogue magazine and another person is reading religious texts. Both are caught up in their own little world. Both think they are superior than the other.”
Shunya

Donna Goddard
“Understanding ourselves takes work and courage. Whether or not we choose to do it is up to us. Although, essentially, we don’t have a choice because, eventually, the pain will make it intolerable. It’s more a matter of how much pain we are willing to endure before we undergo the ‘pain’ of transformation. At least, the latter pain gets us somewhere.”
Donna Goddard, Prana

Donna Goddard
“Once you have met your guru, you are done for. Once you have fallen in love with a guru, there’s no going back. Oh, you can, for sure, leave. You can even say that you hate them. Worse, you can say you were mistaken and that they aren’t your guru at all. But you can never really leave. The magnetic love of a true guru will always be with you because gurus never stop loving their chosen ones. If you come to them and they say yes, the guru knows that whatever stupid thing you may (and probably will) do, they will not stop loving you. Never. Ever. They cannot escape from you and so it is only fair that you cannot escape from them either.”
Donna Goddard, Prana

Donna Goddard
“She doesn’t date. She understands how the dating arrangement works for other people, but finds the idea illogical for her own circumstances. Dates, as opposed to catching up with friends, assume that one is available and interested in some sort of a connection ranging from casual sex to marriage and including everything in between. Firstly, she doesn’t feel single. She doesn’t feel alone, and so the idea of searching for some person to fill a space doesn’t make sense to her. Secondly, she reads most people very quickly. The thought of dating a stranger in an awkward, draining, and undetermined situation to find out what sort of person they are, even though it is usually obvious, makes her cringe.”
Donna Goddard, Waldmeer

Donna Goddard
“The windows of opportunity for growth can be few and far between. Perhaps, it is our willingness to approach them which is infrequent.”
Donna Goddard, Waldmeer

Donna Goddard
“Most of our battle is asking the right question. Growth always requires the questioning of one’s current position.”
Donna Goddard, Waldmeer

Donna Goddard
“Who would willingly walk the path of love without first being seduced by its promise?”
Donna Goddard, Together

Donna Goddard
“Without opportunities to grow, we don’t.”
Donna Goddard, Prana

Donna Goddard
“When you are older, you rule your body. It doesn’t rule you, anymore. You tell it what to do, and it does it.”
Donna Goddard, Prana

Donna Goddard
“Seniority and superiority are not the same thing.”
Donna Goddard, Prana

Donna Goddard
“Each one must choose the way that is most suited to their temperament and stage of development, but the quickest way is the way of devotion because whatever we are devoted to, we merge with.”
Donna Goddard, Prana

Donna Goddard
“My affair is with life.”
Donna Goddard, Prana

Donna Goddard
“Single or partnered, on the spiritual path, everyone is both. And neither. We are omni-relationship-status.”
Donna Goddard, Prana

Donna Goddard
“Mandalas are based on the idea that anything which is done consecutively for forty days makes an imprint on the body as a habit. Our bodies’ physiology changes every forty to forty-eight days and so we are given raw material to work with.”
Donna Goddard, Prana

Donna Goddard
“One day, you won’t need to do spiritual practices because you will have become the very thing that you have practised for years. You will look at the elements and not see them as outside of you. You will look at the master and not see him as a person other than you. You will look at those you love and see them as part of your own life-fibre.”
Donna Goddard, Prana

Donna Goddard
“If ‘God only knows’ then there can be no safer journey.”
Donna Goddard, Prana

Donna Goddard
“The body is the holder of our life force. Protect it, value it, and use it, but don’t think it is an end in itself.”
Donna Goddard, Touched by Love

Donna Goddard
“Life is in a constant state of evolution and that involves countless, big-and-little breaking-downs for things to be made-up, reformed, reborn.”
Donna Goddard, Touched by Love

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