My mind is my shelter


The spirit in man is not easily vanquished

The spirit in man is not easily vanquished. It is fragile and tough. You may be exhausted again and again, and, yet, something will not let you give up. Something keeps you from accepting “No” as a final answer. It is this quality that makes for survival of values when the circumstances of one’s life are most against decency, goodness and right. Men tend to hold on when there seems to be no point in holding on because they find that they must hold on. It is often at such a point that the spirit in man and the spirit of God blend into one creative illumination. This is the great miracle.”

The test of life is often found in the amount of pain, disturbance we can absorb without spoiling our joy. This is the gift in man, it is a part of the givenness of God”

“Twilight – a time of pause, when nature changes her guard. All living things will fade and die from too much light or too much dark if twilight were not”

“A man must be at home somewhere before he can feel at home anywhere”

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do it. Because what the world needs is people who come alive”

“I shall  not waste any effort in trying to reduce God to my particular logic. Here, in the quietness, I shall give myself in love to God”.

“Often, to be free means the ability to deal with the realities of one’s own situation so as not to be overcome by them.”

“Whatever may be the tensions and the stresses of a particular day, there is always lurking close at hand the trailing beauty of forgotten joy or unremembered peace.”

There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.”

Anyone who permits another to determine the quality of his inner life gives into the hands of the other the keys to his destiny.”

“The movement of the Spirit of God in the hearts of men and women often calls them to act against the spirit of their times or causes them to anticipate a spirit which is yet in the making. In a moment of dedication they are given wisdom and courage to dare a deed that challenges and to kindle a hope that inspires.”

Howard Thurman



This entry was posted on 26/07/2014 by in Inspiring views, Spirituality.
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