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Spiritual and inspirational quotes. The Insight of the Week was established in late June, 2004 by Hamid Shibata Bennett, LMT, licensed massage therapist in Portland, Oregon. The quotations come from Hamid's library of readings and meanderings through the spiritual world. May you find a glimmer of truth in these words, leading you ever closer to the beauty of your self-realization. Namasté.

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The best
and most beautiful things
in the world
cannot be seen
or even touched.
They must be felt
within the heart.

-Helen Keller


December 26th, 2005
The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

December 18th, 2005
You need not give up all you have in order to become spiritual. If you think that, it is a great pity. - Hazrat Inayat Khan

December 11th, 2005
First of all, you should understand your own greatness and your own divinity. Then, you will understand the divinity in others. - Swami Muktananda

December 5th, 2005
Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. -William Ellery Channing

November 27th, 2005
There are many paths to enlightenment. Be sure to take the one with a heart. -Lao-tzu

November 22nd, 2005
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. - Walter Anderson

November 13th, 2005
There is a source of energy that lives in us. We have stored love in this brilliant source, and it wants to come out into the world. - Julia Mossbridge

November 6th, 2005
Honour, behavior, discipline, truthfulness, sincerity: these are preparations, not ultimate objectives. -Idries Shah

November 1st, 2005
You are the Sun in drag. You are God hiding from yourself. -Hafiz

October 22nd, 2005
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle

October 10th, 2005
Have wings that feared, ever touched the Sun? I was born when all I once feared, I could love. -Rabia

October 2nd, 2005
Know that you always have exactly what you need to live your entire life. -a very wise fortune cookie

September 25h, 2005
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. -Rabindranath Tagore

September 18th, 2005
A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. -Mother Teresa

September 11th, 2005
In the moment that we stand face-to-face with our self, our True Self, in that very instant, all that we thought was real is forever forgotten. -Hafiz

September 5th, 2005
When life has so many surprises, boredom never settles in you. -Osho

August 28th, 2005
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits. -Thomas Jefferson

August 22nd, 2005
Asking good questions is half of learning. -Muhammad

August 15th, 2005
The real glory of meditation lies not in any method, but in its continual living experience of presence. -Sogyal Rinpoche

August 7th, 2005
Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. -Maya Angelou

July 31st, 2005
There is something inside of you, that spark, that animation, that consciousness that you can’t ever soil. -Joe Miller

July 17th, 2005
Whatever perceptions arise, you should be like a little child going into a beautifully decorated temple; he looks, but grasping does not enter into his perception at all. -Dudjom Rinpoche

July 4th, 2005
Everybody exists in the state of his understanding, and whatever state of understanding he lives in, so he becomes. -Swami Muktananda

June 26th, 2005
For love to be unceasing, it must be capable of encompassing everything, everywhere. -Prem Prakash

June 19th, 2005
You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are! -Eckhart Tolle

June 12th, 2005
Happiness is a shadow of harmony; it follows harmony. There is no other way to be happy. -Osho

June 6th, 2005
The capacity for development is within you. -Idries Shah

May 29th, 2005
Could you also kiss the hand that caused each scar, for you will not find me until you do. -Rabia

May 22nd, 2005
No one in the world can alter truth. All we can do is seek it and live it. -St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe

May 15th, 2005
Today I will guarantee that the loudest sermon is the way I live. -Benjamin Franklin

May 8th, 2005
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. -Mahatma Gandhi

May 1st, 2005
True mastery can be gained by letting things go their own way. -Lao-tzu

April 24th, 2005
The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away. -Dr. Wayne Dyer

April 17th, 2005
The bravest are the tenderest, the loving are the daring. -Inazo Nitobe

April 10th, 2005
On action alone be thy interest... never on it’s fruits. -The Bhagavad Gita

April 3rd, 2005
That which can never be lost is our essential nature. -Osho

March 27th, 2005
Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible. Life itself is possible. -Thich Nhat Hanh

March 20th, 2005
Joy is the breakthrough of freedom; it’s when you are free from your ego consciousness that you are really happy. -Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

March 13th, 2005
Focus determines your reality. -Qui-Gon Jinn (Star Wars, Episode I)

March 5th, 2005
Express yourself completely, then keep quiet. Be like the forces of nature: when it blows, there is only wind; when it rains, there is only rain; when the clouds pass, the sun shines through. -Tao Te Ching

February 27th, 2005
There is nothing outside the thought of the immediate moment. -Yamamoto Tsunetomo

February 20th, 2005
I am happy even before I have a reason. -Hafiz

February 13th, 2005
Love is undying, and life is unending, and the boundary of this mortal life is but a horizon. -Father Bede

February 6th, 2005
He who loves sets out with open eyes towards his goal of making a plaything of his life. -Farid ud-Din Attar

January 30th, 2005
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear... as it is... infinite. -Blake

January 23rd, 2005
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. -Eleanor Roosevelt

January 17th, 2005
The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind. -Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

January 9th, 2005
The body is not me. I am not limited by the body. I am life without boundaries. -Thich Nhat Hanh

January 4th, 2005
No moment is too short for prayer. -Poor Clare Nuns

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