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Revitalizing Quotes on Worship

Rick Warren Quote

An act of worship is broadly characterized as one that demonstrates religious or spiritual devotion, often to a particular deity. It may take on a variety of forms ranging from silent meditation or a moment of prayer, through playing a musical instrument, to sacrificing your worldly possessions or even your body to show such devotion. It can take place within a group context where several individuals come together to collectively demonstrate devotion or on an individual basis. [Read more…]

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One of the main functions of formalized religions is to protect people against a direct experience of God.

– Carl Jung

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If you really know how to live, what better way to start the day than with a smile?…Smiling helps you approach the day with gentleness and understanding….Smile with your whole being.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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Spiritual quote by Lao Tzu

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He travels with whoever looks for Him,
and having taken the seeker by the hand,
He arouses him to go in search of himself.

– Al-Ansari

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I do not ask to see,
I do not ask to know,
I ask only to be used.

– Anonymous

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Search, no matter what situation you are in.
O thirsty one, search for water constantly.
Finally, the time will come when you will reach the spring.

– Rumi

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O Great Spirit,
whose voice I hear in the winds
and whose breath gives life to all the world,
hear me.
I am small and weak.
I need your strength and wisdom.

Let me walk in beauty
and let my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have made
and my ears grow sharp to hear your voice.

Make me wise so that I may understand the things
you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden
in every leaf and rock.
I seek strength not to be greater than my brother or sister
but to fight my greatest enemy, myself.
Make me always ready
to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes
So when life fades as the fading sunset
my spirit may come to you without shame.

– Chief Yellow Lark

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You’ve traveled up ten thousand steps in search of the truth.
So many days in the archives, copying, copying.
The gravity of the Tang and the profundity of the Sung make heavy baggage.
Here! I’ve picked you a bunch of wild flowers.
Their meaning is the same but they’re much easier to carry.

– Hsu Yun

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Every day people are straying away from church and going back to God.

– Lenny Bruce