Monday, January 7, 2013

"Spirituality means waking up.

Words of wisdom

Anthony de Mello, a Jesuit priest, influenced the world through his powerful understanding of the human condition. Through the use of parables and teaching stories, de Mello pointed the way to reclaiming our true power. Born in 1931 and died in 1987, he was known throughout the world for his writings and spiritual conferences.  The following are his excerpts and stories from Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality., One Minute Wisdom, and Awakening: Conversations With the Master.

"Spirituality means waking up.  Most people, even though they don't know it, are asleep.  They're born asleep, they live asleep, they marry in their sleep, they breed children in their sleep, they die in their sleep without ever waking up.  They never understand the loveliness and the beauty of this thing that we call human existence."

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