Looking together in the same direction

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but
but in looking together in the same direction.

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The only beloved who can always be counted on is God

The only beloved who can always be counted on is God. The ultimate partner is a divine one, an experience of ourselves that is totally supportive and forgiving... It is the love we give as much as the love we get. The passion we most need to feed is our relationship to God, ultimately our relationship to ourselves.

~ Marianne Williamson

Peace of mind has nothing to do with the external world

Peace of mind has nothing to do with the external world; it has only to do with our connection with God. Love really is the answer. We're here only to teach love. When we're doing that, our souls are singing and dancing. When we remind ourselves that we are spiritual beings, that life and love are the flame eternal, that's when our soul is nourished.

~ from "Love Is the Answer" by Gerald Jampolsky in HANDBOOK OF THE SOUL

May Love grace your life

May Love grace your life and
may Love guide your way!
Divine Communion begins when you love.
Then not only are you connected to Love,
you are love.
The way by which we commune with God
is by being love.

~ Franklin Albert Jones

True drops of love

We must not think that our love has to be extraordinary. But we do need to love without getting tired. How does a lamp burn? Through the continuous input of small drops of oil. These drops are the small things of daily life: faithfulness, small words of kindness, a thought for others, our way of being quiet, of looking, of speaking, and of acting. They are the true drops of love that keep our lives and relationships burning like a living flame.

~ Mother Teresa

It is the going out from oneself that is love

It is the going out from oneself that is love and not the accident of its return. It is the expedition, whether it fail or succeed.

~ H. G. Wells

God has given you a beautiful self

God has given you a beautiful self. There God dwells and loves you with the first love, which precedes all human love. You carry your own beautiful, deeply loved self in your heart. You can hold on to the truth of the love you were given and recognize that same love in others who see your goodness and love you... The task is not to die to life-giving relationships, but to realize that the love you receive in them is part of a greater love.

~ from THE INNER VOICE OF LOVE by Henri J.M. Nouwen

The love of God, unutterable and perfect

The love of God, unutterable and perfect
flows into a pure soul the way that light
rushes into a transparent object.

The more love that it finds, the more it gives
itself; so that, as we grow clear and open,
the more complete the joy of heaven is.

And the more souls who resonate together,
the greater the intensity of their love,
and mirror-like, each soul reflects the other.

~ Dante in THE ENLIGHTENED HEART by Steven Mitchell

February 1997 (Vol. X, No. 2)

BLESSED FRIENDS, Silence is power within us! The power of Divine Love blessing us, transforming us, and sending us out to share that Love in a world sorely in need of compassion and healing.

Contact with the Divine Beloved

Contact with the Divine Beloved is never complete until some other human being feels more loved and cherished as a result of its contact. Further, as all who have ever communed with the Beloved have discovered, the more deeply you encounter the Divine Lover, the more sensitively you feel the agony of the world; the more you are called to care more, feel more and think more deeply about decay in the social and moral order. You live in a state of radical empathy with all those in need. You are transparent to the agony of the world. Together with the Beloved, you must reach out to allay this suffering, or to do what you can in the light of the perspective of grace and the energy of spiritual partnership.

~ from GODSEED by Jean Houston
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