„We are not physical beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a physical experience.“
— Wayne W. Dyer American writer 1940 - 2015
„Vegetarianism is a way of life that we should all move toward for economic survival, physical well-being and spiritual integrity.“
— Thomas Berry American priest 1914 - 2009
Reported in Food for the Spirit https://books.google.it/books?id=EL8nAAAAYAAJ by Steven Rosen (New York: Bala Books, 1987), in the “Critics praise” section.
— Stephen R. Covey American educator, author, businessman and motivational speaker 1932 - 2012
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin, in The Phenomenon of Man [Le Phénomène Humain] (1955); Covey quotes this in Living the 7 Habits : Stories of Courage and Inspiration (2000), p. 47 Variant: We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. A paraphrase of De Chardin's statement which has also become misattributed to Covey.
„Boredom between two people doesn't come from being together physically. It comes from being apart mentally and spiritually.“
— Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever: A True Love Story
„Anthroposophy is a path of knowledge, to guide the spiritual in the human being to the spiritual in the universe... Anthroposophists are those who experience, as an essential need of life, certain questions on the nature of the human being and the universe, just as one experiences hunger and thirst.“
— Rudolf Steiner Austrian esotericist 1861 - 1925
Anthroposophical Leading Thoughts (1924)
— Kirby Page American clergyman 1890 - 1957
Context: Physical life is thrust upon us, we have no choice in the matter. Not so with the spiritual life. The possession of spiritual life involves a conscious choice on our part; we may or may not possess it, depending upon the choice we make. p. 67
„We are not Human Beings experiencing spiritual lives, we are spiritual beings experiencing human lives.“
— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954
— Isaac Leib Peretz Yiddish language author and playwright 1852 - 1915
Mekubolim, 1906. Alle Verk, vi. 53.
„We must never forget that spiritual experience is above all a practical experience of love. And with love, there are no rules.“
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
As translated by Alan R. Clarke (1996).
„We are all born with extraordinary powers of imagination, intelligence, feeling, intuition, spirituality, and of physical and sensory awareness. (p.9)“
— Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything