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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Paulo Coelho

"Rarely do we realize that we are in the midst of the extraordinary. Miracles occur around us, signs from God show us the way, angels plead to be heard, but we pay little attention to them because we have been taught that we must follow certain formulas and rules if we want to find God. We do not recognize that God is wherever we allow Him/Her to enter.

Traditional religious practices are important: they allow us to share with others the communal experience of adoration and prayer. But we must never forget that spiritual experience is above all a practical experience of love. And with love, there are no rules."

from By the River Piedra I sat Down and Wept

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A gifted man, Paulo Coelho.

And from The Valkyries: "The first great virtue of those who seek the spiritual path is courage."