40 Spirituality Quotes That Will Help You Explore Yourself

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One of the best ways to get to know ourselves is by learning from other people. One of the most accessible ways to better understand ourselves is through reading the works, the studies, and the knowledge of other intuitive and sensitive souls.

We’re all on this Earth for our own unique purpose. We’re also all here to collectively figure out what each of our purposes is. This is why the words of others can be used as tools for growth, self-discovery, and a practical way to elevate your life.

Especially now, in the age of social media, it’s much easier to discover things that inspire you, educate you, and make you think in another way. Even the science behind why quotes are powerful talks about their ability to make you see yourself differently.

Quotes, or words in general, tend to have an innate ability to connect you with the thoughts of another human being. Therefore, this deep link you feel with a specific phrase can change your perception or inspire a new action. You may feel more empowered, you may feel less alone, or you may feel like finally someone out there gets you.

One of the first authors I have ever connected with in person, and who constantly still inspires me is best-selling author and intuitive dating coach, Nikki Novo. Nikki was also one of the first people who opened up my eyes to spirituality when I attended a few of her workshops years back in Miami.

When I reconnected with Nikki recently, I asked her about her perspective on words and why they’re so substantial to our personal journeysespecially when it comes to love.

“Words have an energy to them, so we can use them in changing our own energy. I especially love mantras that start with "I am" because it reminds me of how expansive we are depending on what words we put at the end.

Also, quotes are a good way to get you out of your day-to-day. They give you space to start believing and creating a new life. Maybe you don't have any positive influences in your life? By repeating quotes, with time, you can change your reality.”

I completely resonate with Nikki, and it’s part of why I save quotes on Instagram like it’s my full-time job. The quotes that have been inspiring me the most lately are around love and spirituality. These quotes quickly speak to my heart and sing to my soul. I’ll screenshot these quotes, save them, journal about them, or stick them in secret spots to find again later.

Why love and spirituality in particular? Because when it comes to love and spirituality, I think the two are very much connected. Their connectedness is best represented by a quote I heard recently from Swami Kripalu, "The highest spiritual practice is self-observation without judgment.” The way I interpret this quote is that loving our truest nature without justification is what being spiritual really comes down to.

I’ve been working on finding myself and becoming someone who loves versus someone just looking for love. I’ve seen where spirituality and love go hand in hand, and it’s right at the edge of vulnerability. I’ve done all of this work, but I wouldn’t have gotten to this crossroads without the help of inspirational literature and empowering figures.

To honor this, I’ve picked out 40 of the most powerful quotesboth old and newon love and spirituality. I hope these quotes inspire you, move you, and help you connect to your true self.

Step out of the circle of time and into the circle of love.
— Rumi
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
— Denis Waitley
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Surrender is the most difficult thing in the world while you are doing it and the easiest when it is done.
— Bhai Sahib
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
— The Dalai Lama
One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, “I love you,” “I’m sorry,” “I appreciate you,” “I’m proud of you”…whatever you’re feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it…cause a smile today for someone else…and give plenty of hugs.
— Steve Maraboli
Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.
— Joseph Campbell
You and your purpose in life are the same thing. Your purpose is to be you.
— George Alexiou
I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it.
— St. Thomas Aquinas
Take care of your inner, spiritual beauty. That will reflect in your face.
— Dolores del Rio
Part of spiritual and emotional maturity is recognizing that it’s not like you’re going to try to fix yourself and become a different person. You remain the same person, but you become awakened.
— Jack Kornfield
We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
— Ray Bradbury
Big-heartedness is the most essential virtue on the spiritual journey.
— Matthew Fox
You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars, guides you too.
— Shrii Shirr Anandamurti
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you really are.
— Carl Jung
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is.
— Albert Einstein
Spiritual love is a position of standing with one hand extended into the universe and one hand extended into the world, letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy.
— Christina Baldwin
The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love.
— Marianne Williamson
You can never love another person unless you are equally involved in the beautiful but difficult spiritual work of learning to love yourself.
— John O'Donohue
The human soul is on its journey from the law to love, from discipline to liberation, from the moral plane to the spiritual.
— Rabindranath Tagore
I ignored your aura but it grabbed me by the hand, like the moon pulled the tide, and the tide pulled the sand.
— Talib Kweli
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
— Emily Bronte
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
— Emily Bronte
I looked in temples, churches, and mosques. But I found the divine within my heart.
— Rumi
The path to love is our spiritual destiny.
— Deepak Chopra
When I look inside and see that I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I look outside and see that I am everything, that is love. And between these two, my life turns.
— Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Love stretches your heart and makes you big inside.
— Badrul Hisham

In love lies the seed of our growth. The more we love, the closer we are to the spiritual experience.
— Paulo Coelho
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
— Pablo Neruda
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
— Leo Tolstoy

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SpiritSonya Matejko