June 12th, 2007

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More quotes

Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul. –Edward Abbey

Faith took her deep into the woods,
Sat her down,
And asked her to follow her heart. –Melissa Harris

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. –Edith Wharton
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Excerpted from “House of Love and Bragging,” by Aimee Bender, from The Modern Jewish Girl’s Guide to Guilt, edited by Ruth Andrew Ellenson
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Spiritual quotes

Ask within for her advice, she is the Mother of the ages, Nothing surprises her. She has seen it all. --Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Wisdom of stars
and galaxies
and universes
grant me vision. --Louise Budde DeLaurentis

Blessed be
all that you think
all that you feel
all that you do --Karen Ethelsdattar

We have the same oceans in our veins, are sisters to the trees and rocks and stars, hold their identical minerals in our bones. One family. --Elsa Gidlow

As I claim all of the universe within me, I recognize my communion with all of creation. And as I take my place as one among many in that majestic story I know that I belong. --Anne Hillman

We need to stretch out our arms wide to the universe and say:
"THIS IS OUR BODY" --Anne Hillman

It cannot be gained by gaining it,
cannot be held by holding it,
cannot be had by having it,
cannot be got by going there. --Clarissa Pinkola Estes

In the lands of the universe there is no place
Where she does not manifest herself...
Compassion wondrous as a great cloud,
Pouring spiritual rain like nectar,
Quenching the flames of distress! --The Lotus Sutra

You wear her livery
Shining with gold,
You, too, Hecate,
Queen of Night,
Hand-maid to Aphrodite. --Sappho, trans. Mary Barnard

Playmate

My goddess has a gap-toothed smile
Imperfect, irrepressible, beautiful, divine
Leaping, soaring, laughing with delight
She kindles playful sparking fires
She tends the humble dog-rose
She is mother to the capricious wind.
My goddess has unruly hair
Imperfect, irrepressible, beautiful, divine
Grinning, dashing, dancing in the leaves
She pulls gentle pranks on hapless humans

She gifts the world with love and hope
She comforts the lonely ones
My goddess has lanky limbs
Imperfect, irrepressible, beautiful, divine
Flying, circling, swooping down
She tugs your collar
She tweaks your sleeve
She musses your hair
Inviting you to join in the game...

--Rachel Plassman