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Barbara Brennan

The meaning of life is experienced when we are in touch with our unique essence, sometimes called the divine spark within... It is both individual and universal. When we are fully aware of this unique inner radiance, we feel what it is to be utterly alive. We experience unconditional love. We sense complete safety because that spark also connects us to the universal divinity within all things.

Character | Divinity | Experience | Individual | Life | Life | Love | Meaning | Sense | Unique |

Paul Brunton, born Hermann Hirsch, wrote under various pseudonyms including Brunton Paul, Raphael Meriden and Raphael Delmonte

There is only one Duty. It is to realize the divinity within... our most sacred life purpose, the most honored ground of existence, and everything else must be made to subserve it.

Character | Divinity | Duty | Existence | Life | Life | Purpose | Purpose | Sacred |

Thomas Chalmers

If it be the characteristic of a worldly man that he desecrates what is holy, it should be of the Christian to consecrate what is secular, and to recognize a present and presiding Divinity in all things.

Character | Divinity | Man | Present |

Richard and Mary-Alice Jafolla

There is a divinity within you. No matter what your problem appears to be, the real problem is seldom the problem you see. The real problems is your inability or unwillingness to allow this divinity to unfold its plan through you.

Character | Divinity | Plan | Problems |

Washington Irving

After all, it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without; and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence, though deficient in personal charms, than I have been by the most regular beauty.

Character | Divinity | Woman | Talent |

Shantananda Saraswathi, fully Swami Shantananda Saraswathi, born Chandrashekar

Freedom is spiritual. Divinity is the expression of integrity... Mind cannot find fun anywhere but God.

Character | Divinity | Freedom | Fun | God | Integrity | Mind |

Leo Booth

Religious addiction is using God, the Church, or a belief system as an escape from reality, in an attempt to find or elevate a sense of self-worth or well-being... It is the ultimate form of co-dependency - feeling worthless in and of ourselves and looking outside for something or someone to tell us we are worthwhile... Recovery means discovering divinity in one's own life.

Addiction | Belief | Church | Divinity | God | Life | Life | Means | Reality | Self | Self-worth | Sense | System | Wisdom | Worth |

Aldous Leonard Huxley

We possess a hidden higher self, the spark of divinity within the soul, which reflects this transcendental reality in our lives. By fulfilling certain necessary conditions, such as making ourselves more loving and compassionate, we can clear away the mental and emotional static that separates us from this inner reality, enabling the higher self to assume a central, guiding role in our lives. This awakening - called enlightenment, deliverance, or salvation in the various traditions - is the goal or purpose of human life. When we achieve this complete transformation of consciousness, we awaken from our limited, often painful condition and reconnect with our true nature.

Awakening | Consciousness | Divinity | Enlightenment | Life | Life | Nature | Purpose | Purpose | Reality | Salvation | Self | Soul | Wisdom |

Kathleen Norris

There is a divinity that shapes our ends - but we can help by listening for Its voice.

Divinity | Ends | Listening | Wisdom |

Lane Weston

There is no such thing as an average man. Each one of us is a unique individual. Each one of us expresses his humanity and his divinity in some distinctly different way. The beauty and the bloom of each human soul is a thing apart - a separate holy miracle under God, never once repeated throughout all the millenniums of time.

Beauty | Divinity | God | Humanity | Individual | Man | Soul | Time | Unique | Wisdom | Beauty |

William Blake

He who would see the Divinity must see him in his Children.

Children | Divinity |

Charles L. Whitfield

The heart opens when we empty ourselves of old programming and return to the open, vulnerable, and authentic being we have always been. This True Self, the spark of divinity within us, is our link to God.

Divinity | God | Heart | Self | Wisdom | Old |

Bahai Saying NULL

Religion is the divinity within us reaching up to the divinity above.

Divinity | Religion |

F. Ernest Johnson

The essential truth... is that man is under absolute mandate to express divinity in his own life and his whole nature.

Absolute | Divinity | Life | Life | Man | Nature | Truth |

Michael Pupin, fully Michael Idvosky Pupin

The human soul, in so far as science can penetrate, is the last chapter of cosmic history as far as it has been written. It is in the soul that Divinity resides.

Divinity | History | Science | Soul |

Baird T. Spalding

The greatest thing that we can do is to see the divinity in every face, in every form.

Divinity |

Bruce Barton

If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your own personality - that single spark of divinity that sets you apart and makes you different from every other living creature.

Divinity | Personality | Will | World |