7 Gems of Wisdom for Your Soul

Drawing inspiration from the spiritual greats

Jun 25, 2013

Photo: Mother Teresa, courtesy of Marquette University via Flickr

Spirituality means different things to different people – to some it's about going to a specific place of worship, while others feel connected out in nature, running or practicing yoga. Some of us feel connected to specific religions, while others draw inspiration from a variety of people and places.

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In the spirit of oneness, these spiritual leaders offer wisdom that rings true for all of us – no matter what.

1. MOTHER TERESA
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.

2. THE DALAI LAMA
Be kind wherever possible. It is always possible.

3. CONFUCIUS
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. 

4. JESUS
Let all that you do be done in love.

5. BUDDHA
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

6. RUMI
If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?

7. POPE JOHN PAUL II
The future starts today, not tomorrow.