From Within and Beyond by Gabriel Calvo
"Almost all of us look for happiness outside of
ourselves - mainly through the possession of material goods, things
that can be touched and seen. Whereas real happiness lies not outside
ourselves, but rather within each one of us."
"I already know the secret. If I concentrate and ask myself honestly
and courageously, I will find the answer within myself. I must ask
myself what my views are on life and death, good and evil, pleasure
"One's self-esteem is a positive love of oneself that is healthy
and mature. It is a peaceful feeling of respect and trust in oneself."
"It is true that serving others is our common vocation in life.
But I need to find my own way of realizing my fundamental vocation."
"God is not something to possess, but someone to receive. When
we receive someone, we sit and listen."
"The Bible is not a code to judge others but a mirror to see ourselves.
In the Bible, we are all reflected, portrayed, prophesied, called,
"For the past 2000 years untold millions of men and women of all
ages, races, civilizations and social conditions, with varying degrees
of curiosity, have asked and still ask themselves: "Who is Jesus
"The most profound need of human beings is expressed in the existential
wish that we all have of loving and being loved."
"In the beginning of a life of Prayer, and especially when there
is no habit of living in the presence of God, we need internal silence."
"When trying to understand the meaning of prayer, I consider it
to be the most loving and free relationship in my life."
"I should not become absorbed in praying in a particular fashion
that values the method over the reason for the prayer itself. I
will recognize authentic prayer it by its fruits of peace, good
deeds, strength and fidelity in its belief."
"In the afternoon you will be tested on love"
(Saint John of the Cross)