is a transliteration of the Greek word, εγερσις, which has the meaning of being roused to life. Thus, it is my hope that what you find on this blog will empower, arouse, stimulate, excite, and animate your life--your soul, your spirit--the wholeness of who you are.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Quote from Thomas Moore

“Spirituality is seeded, germinates, sprouts and blossoms in the mundane. It is to be found and nurtured in the smallest of daily activities.”

Thomas Moore

Thought from the Soul:

It seems to me that there really is no way to be spiritual except in the mundane. We know nothing else. We are born in the world, raised in the world, and die in the world. We are like a seed and the world is the soil. It births us, feeds us, waters us, grows us, buries us. The mundane teaches us what spirituality is. It is the counterpart. To know what it is to be in the world teaches us what it is to be in the Spirit. The hook in this is that we must pay attention to how we are growing. We must reflect on the growing or we will return to dust with no knowledge of what it means to be spiritual in the mundane.


Editor said...

Hi Lisa,
I appreciate your comment about appropriately crediting sources. Isn't your opening quote by Thomas Moore, the contemporary American author of Care of the Soul? If you want to talk about soul, please visit a forum dedicated to Moore's work at , called Barque: Thomas Moore. The more people in the boat, the merrier. Good luck with your site.a

Lisa said...

Thanks for the comment. I got this quote from Famous Quotes which you can access through the link above the picture. Seems they credited the wrong source. I appreciate your pointing that out. My usual practice is to post quotes from sources which I have read. In this case, I was perusing quotes, saw the two by Thomas Moore, felt the truth of them, then posted them. I will be more careful in the future.

Lisa said...

I have removed the link to Famous Quotes.

Blog Archive