Pleasure is spread through the earth
in stray gifts to be claimed
by whoever shall find.
~ William Wordsworth ~
The heart is like a garden.
It can grow compassion or fear,
resentment or love.
~ Jack Kornfield ~
If we cannot reconcile all opinions,
let us endeavor to unite all hearts.
~ Nicholas Vansittart ~
Gratitude begins in our hearts
and then dovetails into behavior.
It almost always makes you willing
to be of service,
which is where the joy resides.
~ Anne Lamott ~
The miracle is not to walk on water.
The miracle is to walk on the green Earth
in the present moment,
to appreciate the peace and beauty
that are available now.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~
When we can risk leaning into the unrehearsed
sense of things,
it becomes clear that this moment
has never happened,
is unrepeatable and miraculous.
~ Mark Nepo ~
A single act of kindness
throws out roots
in all directions,
and the roots spring up
and make new trees.
~ Frederick William Faber ~
Invent your world. Surround yourself with
people, color, sounds and work that nourish you.
~ SARK ~
It is the province of knowledge to speak
and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. ~
Happiness is not a matter of intensity
but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.
~ Thomas Merton ~
You are not a passive observer in the cosmos.
The entire Universe is expressing itself
through you at this very minute.
~ Deepak Chopra ~
So with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings,
radiating kindness over the entire world.
~ The Buddha ~
As the eye perceives light and the ear sound,
the heart perceives meaning.
~ Br. David Steindl-Rast ~
The world is indeed full of peril,
and in it there are many dark places;
but still there is much that is fair,
and though in all lands
love is now mingled with grief,
it grows perhaps the greater.
~ J.R.R. Tolkien ~
I do not want the peace that passeth understanding.
I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
~ Helen Keller ~
Human beings are not born once and for all
on the day their mothers give birth to them,
but…life obliges them over and over again
to give birth to themselves.
~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez ~
For me, celebrating the wildflowers
or the birds is like a kind of worship.
~ Michael Longley ~
If your view is basic goodness,
you see it wherever you go.
~ Pema Chodron ~
When you feel a peaceful joy, that’s when you are near truth.
~ Rumi ~
Joy is the gift of love. Grief is the price of love.
~ Valarie Kaur ~