Thu, November 6, 2008: First version with a few quotes, as well programmed random quotes on all other pages.
I'm not really in quoting scriptures or texts in general as I wrote in Spirit already.
Often it's just inaccurate and foolish to reduce something to one or two sentences.
Yet, November 4th 2008, when I heared Barack Obama repeat his slogan "Yes, we can" - that brief slogan wasn't just a superficial slogan, he lived it, profoundly so.
Time will tell whether Barack Obama is the figure of conscience, peace and common-sense as he has shown himself.
Anyway, I thought, this quote is so banal but in context with his persona most profound - and then I thought to myself, what other quotes I truly like,
and/or what people have made an profound impression to me - so here a list.
|"Yes, we can."|
Barack Obama, 4th November 2008, Chicago, USA
A simple slogan put into action - living your dream.
|"You are not a human being having a spiritual experience, but a spiritual being having a human experience."|
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, 1881-1955
The most profound spiritual insight for me.
|"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."|
Nelson Mandela, from "Long Walk to Freedom" 1995
Nelson Mandela is for me a hero, because he has been able to balance power, patience and forgiveness in himself as I rarely have seen in my life.
|"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure."|
Marianne Williamson, from her book "A Return To Love"
This quote is most profound to me, because it's something hardly realized as most people still are stuck in overcome thoughts of inadecuacy than truly reaching that level of awareness she describes - and many societies are still driven exploiting the fear of inadecuacy e.g. products to increase beauty, attractiveness, and become more loveable.
|"God is not external to anyone, but is present with all things, though they are ignorant that he is so."|
Plotinus, 204-270 AD
I'm a great admirer of Plotinus work, and recommend his work to all spiritual seekers, who are open to mysticism.
|"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference."|
Reinhold Niebuhr, 1892-1971
A wonderful prayer . . .