When we come to the last moment of this lifetime,
and we look back across it,
the only thing that’s going to matter is
“What was the quality of our love?”
~ Richard Bach ~
If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~
There are no guarantees.
From the viewpoint of fear none are strong enough.
From the viewpoint of love none are necessary.
~ Emmanuel ~
What is not real, never was and never will be.
What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.
~ Bhagavad Gita ~
One thing that comes out in myths
is that at the bottom of the abyss
comes the voice of salvation.
The black moment is the moment when
the real message of transformation is going to come.
At the darkest moment comes the light.
~ Joseph Campbell ~
We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.
~ The Talmud ~
The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe.
~ Joanna Macy ~
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
~ Rumi ~
A man must wrestle till the dark center,
that is shut up close, break open,
and the spark lying therein kindle.
~ Jacob Boehme ~
And as to me, I know of nothing else but miracles.
~ Walt Whitman ~
It’s also helpful to realize
that this very body that we have,
that’s sitting right here right now…
with its aches and its pleasures…
is exactly what we need to be fully human,
fully awake, fully alive.
~ Pema Chodron ~
You cannot stay on the summit forever.
You have to come down again…
One climbs and one sees; one descends
and one sees no longer, but one has seen.
There is an art of conducting oneself…
by the memory of what one saw higher up.
When one no longer sees,
one can at least still know.
~ Rene Daumal ~
You must speak straight so that your words
may go as sunlight into our hearts.
~ Cochise, “Like Ironweed” ~
We are not permitted
to choose the frame of our destiny.
But what we put into it is ours.
~ Dag Hammarskjold ~
Be not afraid of life.
Believe that life is worth living,
and your belief will help create the fact.
~ William James ~
There’s no such thing as chance.
And what to us seems the merest accident
springs from the deepest source of destiny.
~ Johann von Schiller ~
It does not require many words to speak the truth.
~ Chief Joseph, Nez Perce ~