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Donna Goddard

Top 10 Best Quotes

“We cultivate inner stillness through the practice of contemplation or awareness. Behind the normal goings-on of everyday life, we try to have a consistent wakefulness. We learn to watch what we are thinking, what other people are thinking, and what is the spiritual truth of any given situation. We live in two realms. One is the visible human realm. The other is the invisible spiritual realm. This is not obvious to anyone except those who do the same thing. Then it is instantly recognisable.”

“Without silence, we can neither know ourselves, another, or the depth of anything beautiful. We learn how to take silence into the noise.”

“The silence is constant. The noise is temporary.”

“Beauty is the soul of life. If we learn to see beauty, we are never far from God.”

“Acceptance is easier when one is powerless.”

“Withdrawal is not really a choice. Nor is it something one should try to do. Some people will find that their attachment to the world has, without effort, diminished and they will crave solitude. They may withdraw from mainstream life in order to focus on their growth. Withdrawal can be deceptive in appearance. A person can live an apparently solitary lifestyle but their mind is full of noise. On the other hand, someone can have the appearance of a normal life but, unknown to others, be in a state of inner solitude.”

“Who am I to judge? We are all building our own worlds, growing our abilities, and forming relationships. How else do people learn but by experience and practice?”

“We all have different things to do in life. And how we know is that it drives us and won’t let us go.”

“This is where I am, so I give myself to here.”

“The thing that most struck her about the average resident was the dulled look of acceptance that sat in their eyes. It wasn’t the acceptance of a peaceful mind. It was the acceptance that shouldn’t be accepting—the acceptance when fire is needed. Fire to educate oneself, to create a better life, to move and not come back, to do something. 

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