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Being religious means asking passionately the question
by Paul Tillich

Being religious means asking passionately the question
of the meaning of our existence and being willing to receive answers,
even if the answers hurt.
- Paul Tillich

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

Astonishment is the root of philosophy.
- Paul Tillich

The courage to be is rooted in the God who appears
when God has disappeared in the anxiety of doubt.
- Paul Tillich

 

Faith is an act of a finite being who is grasped by,
and turned to, the infinite.
- Paul Tillich

Boredom is rage spread thin.
- Paul Tillich

The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself,
in spite of being unacceptable.
- Paul Tillich

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The first duty of love is to listen.
- Paul Tillich

Cruelty towards others is always also cruelty towards ourselves.
- Paul Tillich

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude
expresses the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

If my tongue were trained to measures,
I would sing a stirring song.
- Paul Tillich

There is no love which does not become help.
- Paul Tillich

Man's ultimate concern must be expressed symbolically,
because symbolic language alone is able to express the ultimate.
- Paul Tillich

Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.
- Paul Tillich

Faith is the state of being ultimately concerned.
- Paul Tillich

Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.
- Paul Tillich

I hope for the day when everyone can speak again of
God without embarrassment.
- Paul Tillich

Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed
to become to fulfill his destiny.
- Paul Tillich

He who risks and fails can be forgiven.
He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
- Paul Tillich

Neurosis is the way of avoiding non-being by avoiding being.
- Paul Tillich

Religion is the state of being grasped by an ultimate concern,
a concern which qualifies all other concerns as preliminary
and which itself contains the answer to the question
of a meaning of our life.
- Paul Tillich

Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone.
It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

We can speak without voice to the trees and the clouds
and the waves of the sea.
Without words they respond through the rustling of
leaves and the moving of clouds and the murmuring of the sea.
- Paul Tillich

Faith consists in being vitally concerned with that
ultimate reality to which I give the symbolical name of God.
Whoever reflects earnestly on the meaning of life is
on the verge of an act of faith.
- Paul Tillich

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

Face the facts of being what you are,
for that is what changes what you are.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

There is sanctuary in being alone with nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor your being,
Release each and every struggle,
Gather strength from life's storms,
Relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

Today is my day to honor my being,
release each and every struggle,
gather strength from life's storms,
relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis,
but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
- Mother Teresa

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
- John Wayne

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing
a human being to a purpose.
- Albert Schweitzer

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

To love someone deeply gives you strength.
Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Freedom lies in being bold.
- Robert Frost

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength;
loving someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu

Nothing big ever came from being small.
- William J. Clinton

It is wonderful to have Faith,
but don't confuse trust with being gullible.
Balance trust with conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What I recognized is that you can't put it together.
It's already together, and what you have to do
is experience it being together.
- Werner Erhard

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off
a portion of one's being,
but by integration of the contraries.
- Carl Jung


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