When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir ~
It is good to love many things,
for therein lies the true strength.
~ Vincent van Gogh ~
Keep your hands open and all the sands of the desert can pass through them.
Close them, and all you can feel is a bit of grit.
~ Taisen Deshimaru ~
Peace is the generous contribution
of all to the good of all.
Peace is dynamism.
Peace is generosity.
It is right and it is duty.
~ Oscar Romero ~
You simply will not be the same person two months from now
after consciously giving thanks each day
for the abundance that exists in your life.
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach ~
Many of us have made our world so familiar
that we do not see it anymore.
~ John O’Donohue ~
The secret of living well is not in having all the answers
but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company.
~ Rachel Naomi Remen ~
It’s not the honors and the prizes
and the fancy outsides of life
which ultimately nourish our souls.
It’s the knowing that we can be trusted,
that we never have to fear the truth,
that the bedrock of our very being
is good stuff.
~ Fred Rogers ~
I cannot cause light;
the most I can do
is try to put myself
in the path of its beam.
~ Annie Dillard ~
Knowing what must be done does away with fear.
~ Rosa Parks ~
Imagination will often carry us
to worlds that never were.
But without it, we go nowhere.
~ Carl Sagan ~
We are matter, kindred with ocean and tree and sky.
We are flesh and blood and bone.
To sink into that is a relief, a homecoming.
~ Krista Tippett ~
I value nothing more highly
than to be allowed the honor
of entering into bonds of friendship
with people who sincerely love truth.
~ Baruch Spinoza ~
You may not always have a comfortable life.
And you will not always be able to solve
all of the world’s problems at once.
But don’t ever underestimate
the impact you can have,
because history has shown us
that courage can be contagious,
and hope can take on a life of its own.
~ Michelle Obama ~
If you want to have a full and happy life,
in good times and in bad,
you have to get used to the idea
that facing misfortune squarely
is better than trying to escape from it.
~ Norman Fischer ~
Knowing yourself is true wisdom.
~ Lao-Tzu ~
…Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight…
~ Francis Scott Key ~
We are whole:
our deepest happiness is intrinsic
to the nature of our minds,
and it is not damaged
through uncertainty and change.
~ Sharon Salzberg ~
Extend to each person,
no matter how trivial the contact,
all the care and kindness and understanding and love
that you can muster, and do it
with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
~ Og Mandino ~
Let your life lightly dance
on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
~ Rabindranath Tagore ~