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Precious Memories

Precious memories, unseen angels,
sent from somewhere to my soul;
how they linger, ever near me,
and the sacred past unfold.

Precious memories, how they linger,
how they ever flood my soul,
in the stillness of the midnight,
precious, sacred scenes unfold.

~ as sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford

The Vale of Soul-Making

Call the earth if you please,
"The Vale of soul-making."

~ John Keats

Marla Says Cruel Things that She Doesn't Mean

Marla says cruel things that she doesn’t mean. That’s how she deals with her painful life. Most of us do not understand that we might see each other only for a brief few times in a single lifetime and yet be eternal friends. Marla is drawn to your soul, Alexander. Your people have the most dazzling and vivid souls. Since Marla has always been so very close to that other world, where only soul exists, she is able to see and love your soul.

~ from THE FAR EUPHRATES by Aryeh L. Stollman

Spirituality Is an Awakening to the Inner Reality of Our Being

Spirituality is, in its essence, an awakening to the inner reality of our being, to a spirit, self, soul which is other than our mind, life, and body; an inner aspiration to know, to feel, to be that, to enter into contact with the greater Reality beyond and pervading the universe which inhabits also our own being.

 
~ from THE LIFE DIVINE by Sri Auribindo

The soul's natural inclination to love beauty is the trap God uses

The soul’s natural inclination to love beauty is the trap God most frequently uses in order to win it and open it to the Breath from on high.

 
~ Simone Weil

The soul's love for God is God's love for the soul

If we are in intimate union with God in the center,
then the soul’s desire is Love’s desire.
The soul’s love for God is God’s love for the soul.

 
~ from DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL by Gerald May

These valleys are what my Beloved is to me

Lonely valleys are quiet, pleasant, cool, shady, and flowing with fresh waters; in the variety of their groves and in the sweet song of the birds, they afford abundant recreation and delight to the senses, and in their solitude and silence they refresh the soul and give rest. These valleys are what my Beloved is to me.

 
~ from THE SPIRITUAL CANTICLE by St. John of the Cross

The soul is the totality of your love

The soul is the totality of your love, awareness, experience, ability, memory, emotions, and potential which compromise your immortality. Your mind is the recorder and administrator. In this capacity the mind is a useful and important asset to your existence. But it was never built to be the commander. At the center of your soul is the Sacred Heart. This is the point at which you are one with God...

~ from LOVE WITHOUT END by Glenda Green

All living souls in the world cumulatively make up part of a universal soul

Just as each soul spark of every living cell in our bodies makes up that which we call our soul, so too do all living souls in the world cumulatively make up part of a universal soul. Indeed, mysticism teaches us that the soul giving us vitality is connected to, and draws sustenance from, a universal soul.

~ from GOD IS A VERB by David Cooper

The gold that was my hair has turned silently to gray

The gold that was my hair has turned
silently to gray. Don’t pity me!
Everything’s been realized,
in my breast all’s blended and attuned.

-- Attuned, as all of distance blends
In the smokestack moaning on the outskirts.
And Love! A soul’s been realized:
The most deeply secret of your ends. 
 
~ Marina Tsvetaeva
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