journey

The only little journey we have to make

The only little journey we have to make -- the only little moment of transition -- is the moment where we actually become aware of the dignity and beauty and light of the presence in which we already are. I think that being here in this graced planet of landscape, nature, presence, and person is the miracle -- is the journey.

~ John O'Donohue

Our real journey

Our real journey in life is interior: a matter of growth, deepening, and of an ever greater surrender to the creative action of love and grace in our hearts.
~ Thomas Merton

What the journey is really about

The journey is really about losing yourself, giving yourself to Another.
~ Joseph Campbell

Pull anchor

pull anchor
and journey
to that place
where all land
cries yes
and all water
envelops
limitless
possibility.

~ from ON FRIENDSHIP AND DREAMING by Mary Anne Hershey
On Friendship and Dreaming -
By Mary Anne Hershey -

Our spiritual journey is deeply reflected by the evolution of the voice

Our spiritual journey is deeply reflected by the evolution of the voice and by the ways in which we communicate with others. Our fears, softness, sharp edges, peacefulness, and joy are carried to others by our tone, words or lack of words. As people become more whole and in tune with themselves, they usually speak with greater simplicity, resonating from both heart and head.

~ from A HOME FOR THE HEART by Charlotte S. Kasl

A journey whose ultimate destination is unknown

Why is it so difficult to give up old perceptions when it is clear that what we really know is only a fraction of what there is to be known? The tiny fraction we see is not the only way it is. Whenever we say, "I know it," it means that we no longer want to struggle with other ways of seeing it. But the way we once saw it may not be the way it is now. Certainly the way something is now does not determine that it will always be that way because we are, all of us, on a journey whose ultimate destination is unknown.

~ from THEFT OF THE SPIRIT by Carl Hammerschlag

The journey into the inner self

The journey into the inner self is not just the important one, it is the only one. We need to listen to the sound beyond the silence.
~ W. B. Yeats
The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
By William Butler Yeats

The prime challenge of the spiritual journey

The sublimation of the human will to the Greater Will is the prime challenge of the spiritual Journey. In fact, this transference of one's allegiance from self to Self, and to God, IS the essence of the spiritual Path. All other aspects of this Path -- all practices, all tests and trials, all teachings and disciplines, and all of the love and the adversity are a part of the great drama of the gradual fusing of the mortal, lesser self with that which is immortal and immutable. But in order to become one with God, the soul itself must first possess an identity, rounded out and matured as a worthy offering to give back to its Creator.

~ from BEETHOVEN AND THE SPIRITUAL PATH by David Tame

Our journey is a collective one

We are divine but imperfect beings who exist in two worlds, material and spiritual. Knowing we have a home of everlasting love waiting for us, makes us receptive to the higher spiritual power within our minds... The highest forms of self-expression are acts of kindness. Our soul may be traveling away from a permanent home, but we are not just tourists. We bear responsibility in the evolution of a higher consciousness for ourselves and others in life. Thus, our journey is a collective one.

~ from JOURNEY OF SOULS by Michael Newton

What is the journey?

And the Journey is from a place we have never left to a place we have ever been ...
~ thanks to John Groff
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