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10 inspiring quotations on LIGHT

I picked up my book, Joy, Light, Beautiful Wisdom, this morning for some reflective reading, and thought I really ought to share some of these quotes on Light.  Here are just a few of my favorites.  Consider reading them slowly, enjoying a good breath in between each one… let them work their magic on you.

From within or from behind,
a light shines through us upon things,
and makes us aware
that we are nothing, but the light is all.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The longing for light is the longing for consciousness.
~Carl G. Jung

Our real personality is all love, all light, always shining.

Every Being has a definite vocation and (his) vocation is the light
that illumines his life. The (man) who disregards (his) vocation
is as a lamp unlit.
~Hazrat Inayat Khan

Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
~Rabindranath Tagore

We are all sparks of the divine flame.
~Hildegard of Bingen

There is a light inside you that is yours to give the world.
There is a purpose that is yours.

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
Theodore Roethke

We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path
without brightening our own.
~Ben Sweetland

Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us,
and then we shall need no other light.
~Pierre Simon De la Place

May these passages bring you warmth in this season of darkness, season of light!

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