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Joan Z. Borysenko Quotes

Everyday brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.
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We drop like pebbles into the ponds of each other's souls, and the orbit of our ripples continues to expand, intersecting with countless others.

— Joan Z. Borysenko

Everyday brings a choice: to practice stress or to practice peace.

— Joan Z. Borysenko

A mystic sees beyond the illusion of separateness into the intricate web of life in which all things are expressions of a single Whole. You can call this web "God, the Tao, the Great Spirit, the Infinite Mystery, Mother or Father," but it can be known only as love.

— Joan Z. Borysenko

Guilt is the teacher, love is the lesson.

— Joan Z. Borysenko

Nature is another important aspect of nourishing the soul. After a hike in the mountains where we live, for instance, I feel a remarkable sense of gratitude and awe. My mind quiets down and allows me to see more clearly the beauty of creation. And through that gratitude, the beauty of the universe is reflected back to the creator.

— Joan Z. Borysenko

Forgiveness is not the misguided act of condoning irresponsible, hurtful behavior. Nor is it a superficial turning of the other cheek that leaves us feeling victimized and martyred. Rather, it is the finishing of old business that allows us to experience the present, free of contamination from the past.

— Joan Z. Borysenko

Forgiveness entails the authentic acceptance of our own worthiness as human beings, the understanding that mistakes are opportunities for growth, awareness and the cultivation of compassion, and the realization that the extension of love to ourselves and others is the glue that holds the universe together. Forgiveness ... is not a set of behaviors, but an attitude.

— Joan Z. Borysenko

The question is not if we are going to die or not, but how are we going to live.

— Joan Z. Borysenko

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