‘This is the time to be slow,
Lie low to the wall
Until the bitter weather passes.
Try, as best you can, not to let
The wire brush of doubt
Scrape from your heart
All sense of yourself
And your hesitant light.
If you remain generous,
Time will come good;
And you will find your feet
Again on fresh pastures of promise,
Where the air will be kind
And blushed with beginning.’
~ from To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings by John O’Donohue ~
The measure of a life, after all,
is not its duration, but its donation.
~ Corrie ten Boom ~
Unless you give yourself to some great cause,
you haven’t even begun to live.
~ William P. Merrill ~
Life is so constructed that the event
does not, cannot, will not,
match the expectation.
~ Charlotte Bronte ~
Sometimes it is more important
to discover what one cannot do,
than what one can do.
~ Lin Yutang ~
What allows us, as human beings,
to psychologically survive life on earth,
with all of its pain, drama, and challenges,
is a sense of purpose and meaning.
~ Barbara De Angelis ~
The white light streams down to be broken up
by those human prisms
into all the colors of the rainbow.
Take your own color in the pattern
and be just that.
~ Charles R. Brown ~
Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.
~ Anne Sexton ~
There are no rules. Just follow your heart.
~ Robin Williams ~
If you do not express your own original ideas,
if you do not listen to your own being,
you will have betrayed yourself.
~ Rollo May ~
The most important fact about Spaceship Earth:
an instruction book didn’t come with it.
~ R. Buckminster Fuller ~