11 quotes about spirituality to get you thinking…

11 quotes about spirituality to get you thinking…

However it's defined, spirituality and spiritual beliefs have been linked to happiness. 

Those people who believe in something greater than themselves, tend to be happier and healthier. 

So for all of us interested in creating a life of thriving and flourishing, with more happiness, health and success, these 11 thought provoking quotes from some of the world's most inspirational spiritual leaders, should help us head in the right direction. 

via Pick The Brain

Are you perceiving reality as it is or as you think it is?

I would like to share with you the following quotes from some of the best spiritual teachers I know. (Warning: reading them may change the way you view reality – forever.)

Our lives are based on certain assumptions created and taught by society. However, are these assumptions actually correct? Let’s take a minute to turn some “common wisdom” upside down. Some wise spiritual teachers tell us that we are in fact wrong about many of the assumptions that we base our lives on. Try to read this with an open mind, you may be pleasantly surprised and inspired.

You don’t need to be loved

“There is yet another illusion, that it is important to be respectable, to be loved and appreciated, to be important. Many say we have a natural urge to be loved and appreciated, to belong. That’s false. Drop this illusion and you will find happiness. We have a natural urge to be free, a natural urge to love, but not to be loved.” – Anthony de Mello

You don’t need anything to be happy

“To believe that you depend on things and people for happiness is due to ignorance of your true nature; to know that you need nothing to be happy except self-knowledge is wisdom.” – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

If you have negative feelings something is wrong with YOU

“Anytime you have a negative feeling toward anyone, you’re living in an illusion. There’s something seriously wrong with you. You’re not seeing reality. Something inside of you has to change. But what do we generally do when we have a negative feeling? “He is to blame, she is to blame. She’s got to change.” No! The world’s all right. The one who has to change is you.” – Anthony de Mello

“Let’s suppose that rain washes out a picnic. Who is feeling negative? The rain? Or you? What’s causing the negative feeling? The rain or your reaction? When you bump your knee against a table, the table’s fine. It’s busy being what it was made to be – a table. The pain is in your knee, not in the table. The mystics keep trying to tell us that reality is all right. Reality is not problematic. Problems exist only in the human mind. We might add: in the stupid, sleeping human mind.” – Anthony de Mello

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