light

Then we'll need no other light

Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us, and then we'll need no other light.
 

~ by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Clear Light as the innermost consciousness

The grosser consciousness depends heavily on particles of matter. The subtler consciousness is more independent -- it does not depend so much on the brain. Luminance, radiance, imminence -- the three states of subtle mind -- all of these disappear in the clear Light, the innermost consciousness.

~ from THE PATH TO TRANQUILITY by the Dalai Lama

Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it.

~ by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, thanks to Liz Stewart

He was tapping into the powers of light

I had wondered what Nicholas was doing behind the closed door of his study so early in the morning. Now I knew he was not just reading scripture and praying. He was following a discipline which focused him and made it possible for him to realize his full potential. He was lining up his center with the integrating principle at work in the universe, the principle which was ultimately stronger than the drive to fragment. He was tapping into the powers of light which would allow him to live dynamically, surfing the chaos, splitting the darkness, serving the Creator by serving others again and again and again.

~ from THE HIGH FLYER by Susan Howatch

In the midst of darkness light persists

I dimly perceive that whilst everything around me is ever changing, ever dying, there is underlying all that change a living power that is changeless, that holds all together, that creates, dissolves, and re-creates. . . . in the midst of death life persists, in the midst of untruth truth persists, in the midst of darkness light persists.

~ by Mahatma Ghandi

In you dwells the light that will never fail.

Say from the heart that you are the perfect day and in you dwells the light that will never fail.

~ from THE GOSPEL OF TRUTH, a Nag Hammadi text, thanks to Melinda Lee

Know the Light

Know the Light in stillness and silence.

~ by Arthur E. Waite

One winter day something will shine out from an everyday object

One winter day
something will shine out
from an everyday object
and the darkness will flood with light.
Something we have seen
a thousand times
suddenly becomes
the sentinel of
another world.

~ from ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE by Marv and Nancy Hiles

All living creatures are sparks

All living creatures are sparks from the radiation of God’s brilliance, and these sparks emerge from God like the rays of the sun. If God did not give off these sparks, how would the divine flame become fully visible?

~ from SCIVIAS by Hildegard of Bingen

You are a ray of God's own light

"I have just the question for you: who are you?" "I just told you," said the young man. "No, you told me about the clothes you wear. You told me your name, where you’re from, what you've done, the things you've studied. Your problem is, you don’t know who you are. Let me tell you who you are. You are a ray of God's own light."

~ from INTO THE SILENT LAND by Martin Laird
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