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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 worst mistake
you can make is to think
you're alive,
when you're really
just asleep
in life's waiting room.

-Waking Life


December 23rd, 2006
Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace. -Buddha

November 27th, 2006
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. -Socrates

November 16th, 2006
Whatever you do in life, do the very best you can with both your heart and mind. -Lakota saying

October 31st, 2006
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. -Greek proverb

Ocdtober 19th, 2006
Grace is available for each of us every day - our spiritual daily bread - but we've got to remember to ask for it with a grateful heart and not worry about whether there will be enough for tomorrow. -Sarah Ban Breathnach

October 9th, 2006
He whom the sages have been seeking in all these places is in our own hearts. -Swami Vivekananda

September 24th, 2006
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live. -Henry David Thoreau

September 12th, 2006
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes. -Marcel Proust

August 26th, 2006
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. -Dr. Suess

August 11th, 2006
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. -Sutta Nipata

August 4th, 2006
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one. -Oscar Wilde

July 27th, 2006
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. -Abraham Lincoln

July 18th, 2006
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. -Joseph Campbell

July 12th, 2006
Do not lose your inward peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. -Saint Francis De Sales

July 2nd, 2006
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. -ee cummings

June 28th, 2006
There is no religion higher than service. -Silver Birch

June 20th, 2006
You cannot do meditation, you can be only be in meditation. It is not a question of doing something, it is a question of being. It is not an act, but a state. -Osho

June 12th, 2006
When love and hate are both absent, everything becomes clear and undisguised. -Hsin Hsin Ming

June 8th, 2006
Life is a challenge, meet it! Life is a dream, realize it! Life is a game, play it! Life is Love, enjoy it! -Sri Sathya Sai Baba

May 28th, 2006
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances. -Thomas Jefferson

May 23rd, 2006
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. - Buddha

May 15th, 2006
Each of you have that spark of eternity that was never born and never dies within you. -Joe Miller

May 8th, 2006
Sing because this is a food our starving world needs. Laugh because that is the purest sound. -Hafiz

May 2nd, 2006
If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. - Matin Luther King

April 24th, 2006
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. -Albert Einstein

April 17th, 2006
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. -Henry David Thoreau

April 9th, 2006
There is only one time when it is essential to awaken. That time is now. -Buddha

March 13th, 2006
Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake. -Henry David Thoreau

March 7th, 2006
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. -Ray Bradbury

February 26th, 2006
Deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments. -The Talmud

February 20th, 2006
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

February 13th, 2006
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. -Rabindranath Tagore

February 5th, 2006
You can only know yourself by earmarking the traces of God's being in your personality. -Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

February 1st, 2006
We start our lives trying to be teachers; it is very hard to learn to be a pupil. -Hazrat Inayat Khan

January 22nd, 2006
There are beautiful wild forces within us. Let them turn the mills inside and fill sacks that feed even heaven.- St. Francis of Assisi

January 17th, 2006
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. -The Dalai Lama

January 8th, 2006
The calm soul knows more than anything this world can offer from her beautiful womb. -St. John of the Cross

January 1st, 2006
So fragile this petal the earth, as fragile as love. -Mira

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