A cherished friend of mine is a graduate of Colgate University. The number thirteen is a lucky one for all people connected to Colgate University and every Friday the Thirteenth is a celebration day for them.
In honor of my friend’s achievement of graduating from Colgate University, and to join in the celebration of the number thirteen, here are thirteen inspirational quotes about spirituality.
Being on a spiritual path does not prevent you from facing times of darkness; it teaches you how to use the darkness as a tool to grow. ~Unknown
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle that shines or the mirror that reflects it. ~Edith Wharton
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road does not mean they are lost. ~Dalai Lama
A Spiritual Badass: sends out love to strangers; is always seeking the lesson; knows that happiness is a choice. ~Unknown
The candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. ~Italian Proverb
Maybe the journey isn’t about becoming something but rather unbecoming everything that isn’t really you so that you can be who you were meant to be in the first place. ~Unknown
Throw kindness around like confetti. ~Unknown
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened. ~Buddha
Someday we’ll forget the hurt, the reason we cried, and who caused us pain. We will finally realize that the secret of being free is not revenge but letting things unfold in their own way and own time. After all, what matters is not the first but the last chapter of our life, which shows how well we ran the race. So smile, laugh, forgive, believe, and love all over again. ~Unknown
Three years from now make sure you can say that you chose your life, you didn’t settle for it. ~Unknown
Sometimes when you don’t know what to say, a hug says enough. ~Unknown
It is well with my soul. ~Horatio Spafford
Be kind when it is possible; it is always possible. ~Dalai Lama
I think each of these are filled with simple wisdom and timely reminders; I hope they are as meaningful for you as they are for me.
Your Friend and Pep Pal,