August 23

Reflection

Spirituality, though sometimes relegated to religion, represents rather the most profound dimension of universal human experience.  Spirituality arises from awareness of one’s part in the Whole and from the intuition that every being and the whole universe itself are sustained and infused by a powerful loving force, the Abyss of all energy, the source of all being.  One can sense the mysterious thread that connects and reconnects all things into cosmos and out of chaos.  Spirituality inspires awe in us at the wonder of the universe and fills us with self-respect so that we might admire, enjoy, and celebrate all that is. So much of how we think must be changed until these new habits of thought are a given among us all.
Leonardo Boff.

Prayer

Who is like You O God? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, awesome in praises, working wonders?
Exodus 15:11

Action

Take some time to reflect on the selection above.

Suggested Reading

How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
Genesis 28:17

For us there is but one God from whom all things came and for whom we exist.
1Corunthians 8:6

God is not a demigod or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life.
Pope Francis

Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.
Leonardo DaVinci

Everything amazing about the universe is inside of you, and the two are inseparable.
Carl Sagan

Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God.
Sai Baba

Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe – a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.
 Albert Einstein

You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold.
Eckhart Tolle

The whole universe is our being. We are just flowers of different colors giving a beautiful variety to existence.
Osho

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