The argument for the soul: it holds reality together

This is essentially the argument for the soul: it holds reality together, it is my offscreen director, my presiding intelligence. I can think, talk, work, love, and dream, all because of the soul, yet the soul doesn't do any of these things. It is me... Everything that makes the difference between life and death must cross into this world via the soul... Soul is a connection between the world of the five senses and a world of inconceivable things like eternity, infinity, omniscience, grace, and every other quality unmanifest.

~ from HOW TO KNOW GOD by Deepak Chopra

The longing of the soul can never be stilled

Like billowing clouds,
like the incessant gurgle of the brook,
the longing of the soul can never be stilled.

~ Hildegard of Bingen

The soul knows only the soul

The soul knows only the soul; the web of events is the flowing robe in which she is clothed.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

What maketh the Soul immortal?

The contemplation of Eternity maketh the Soul immortal.

~ Thomas Traherne

The love of God flows into a pure soul the way that light rushes into a transparent object

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 loving is.
And the more souls who resonate together,
the greater the intensity of their love,
for, mirror-like, each soul reflects the others.

~ Dante Alighieri

October 2004 (Vol. XVII, No. 9)

"Is there enough Silence for the Word to be heard?"

Blessed be, dear friends. Can you imagine your soul as Life breathing in a delicate, interconnected Oneness, a mutual dance of Wholeness with ALL that is? Who can answer the invitation to beome conscious of our soul's interbeing, interweaving, with the World Soul? In egvery moment, how we live, think, pray and act awakens our soul or allows our soul to sleep. A Great Awakener, activate our souls that we may embrace and answer our own unique divine Call. May gratitude become our soul-song!

The soul as a garden

When the prayer makers thought of the soul as a garden, they liked to picture in it the Creator setting a breeze into motion and the flowers of the soul to dancing. On a gray morning or a dark night, in late autumn or in barren years as much as in brighter times, the imagination of such dancing signals that divine activity is all around us, only waiting to be recognized. May the prayer and the dreams that goodness might displace everything that is flawed in the soul come to be realized for another dancing day.

~ from WHEN TRUE SIMPLICITY IS GAINED by Martin and Micah Marty

You are in my soul to stay

I shall pray to seek You
with my whole heart ...
I dwell in Your Presence
even when my thoughts becfome devious.
It is too much to bear alone
when my eyes turn from You,
You are in my soul to stay,
my home is in Your Presence.

~ Dorcas Wildhagen

Our soul makes constant noise

Our soul makes constant noise, but it has a silent place we never hear. When the silence of God enters us, pierces our soul, and joins its silent sacred palce, then God is our treasure and our heart. And space opens before us like a fruit that breaks in two. Then we see the universe from a point beyond space.

~ Simone Weil thanks to Liz Stewart

God is giving my soul a new chance to be good

I think God for waking me up. Every day when I wake up, it's like God is giving my soul a new chance to be good.

~ Sara Noa, age 7
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