Life would be lifeless if we weren’t. Be scared, and then jump into that fear. Again and again. Just remember to hold on to yourself while you do it. ”
— Emma Hooper, Etta and Otto and Russell and James
that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality....I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."--Martin Luther King, Jr.
people. They sometimes expect the blind to act as if they see, the poor to act as if they are rich, the crippled to walk, the mute to speak, Muslims to pray to Jehovah, and Christians to read the Quran. It is not just tolerance that society needs. It is empathy and sympathy...
who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes...
and shoots an arrow into your heart, it's fruitless to stand there and yell at the person. It would be much better to turn your attention to the fact that there's an arrow in your heart..."
"When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover...
"After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, and you learn that love doesn?t mean leaning and company doesn?t mean security, and you begin to learn that kisses aren?t contracts and presents aren?t promises, and you begin to accept...
moment when we take a picture of that person, an emotional snapshot, that we carry with us forever. If we're lucky, if we're very, very lucky, the person we fall in love with will always resemble that snapshot.
Pay attention not to what that person is saying or doing, but to the cry for help screaming under the surface.
Is she lonely? Does he lack confidence? Is she acting jealous because she questions her own worth? Is he worried you’ll withdraw your love? Is he...
That jerk that cut you off in traffic yesterday… might just be a single mother hurrying to get home to her kids that she doesn’t see as often as she’s supposed to because of the long hours at her job.
That couple in front of you that’s walking extremely slowly might be...
Got this from a friend via E-mail.
I hope it gives you a smile.
It made ME laugh.
My thanks to Sue Littleton, for sharing this.
I have been in many...
One of my favorite quotes by a lady who personified depth and could put her thoughts into words like no other:“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.”
So simple, yet so much punch in a few words.
"People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; succeed anyway.
If you are honest...
if you get what you don't want, you suffer;
even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever.
Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death...
passing. Coming across it just now makes me understand it like touching a live wire makes you understand how a current feels running through your body. Nothing makes it real till it is real.
"You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are...
so painful you cannot hone the strength to get out of bed.
Other days you won't even open your eyes.
some moments will bring you to your knees in agony, it will be there that you stay.
those moments is where you will believe you are weak.
There will come a time where you...
This can apply to anyone...
When others, out of hate or jealousy, mistreat me with abuse, slander and so on, I will practice accepting defeat and offering the victory to them ...
When someone benefited and in whom I placed great trust, hurts me badly,
I will practice seeing that...
Life is kind of like a party. You invite a lot of people, some leave early, some stay all night, some laugh with you, some laugh at you, and some show up really late. But in the end, after the fun, there are a few who stay to help you clean up the mess. And most of the time, they...
Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.
-- Brenda Ueland
I think this quote is so true. We are all very unique and it is that individuality that makes life so much fun.
To the world you maybe
But to one
You might be the world
A person often
Meets his destiny on the road
He took to avoid it
Gives you a hundred reasons to cry
That you have a thousend reasons to smile
another body to keep us warm. To rest and trust; to give your soul in confidence: I need this, I need someone to pour myself into.”
“Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go to write it down, and either you over dramatize it, or underplay...
and asked, “Why does love hurt so much?” “My Son,” said I, “it means that you are alive. The pain you feel, what you feel, shows that the love you have inside you is real. Cherish it, for it will make you stronger as you grow to be a man. Remember this moment, because...
by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to...
Life is like a silent ocean. People, stuff, situations are like ripples on it. Most people, i feel, crave the ripples. Ripples by nature are very transient and they end after some time. Looking for stability in ripples is an exercise in futility and will drive one crazy. If you...
Everything happens for a reason.
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there…to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or help figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be but...
No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids -- and I might even be said to possess a mind.
I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to...
degradation and destruction it seems destined for? Then step away from shallow mass movements and quietly go to work on your own self-awareness.
If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then...
fill the earthen bowls with grains and coins, but no one knows how to fill the bowl of the Heart.
The pearl of wisdom is already hidden within the shell in the ocean of the heart. Dive deep and one day you will find it."
- a ninety-three year old Sufi woman Sage.
because I choose to be.
but because that's what has chosen me.
I want to be the smartest guy in the room.
not to impress you.
but I want to impress myself.
I will build and empire.
I will nuture dreams to grow and flurish.
I want to be loved.
however not by you
that you are identified with the thinking mind. It means you don't see the other human being anymore, but only your own concept of that human being. To reduce the aliveness of another human being to a concept is already a form of violence.”
- Eckhart Tolle