May such calm of soul be mine,
so as to meet the force of circumstances.
~ Aeschylus ~
Whatever you do in life…remember…
think higher and feel deeper.
Life is not a fist.
Life is an open hand
waiting for some other hand
to enter it in friendship.
Ultimately, the answers are so simple.
Not simplistic, but so simple.
~ Elie Wiesel ~
For the kindness of a stranger,
the brutal honesty of a friend,
the unexpected and unclaimed gifts
of every day.
~ Jeff Foster ~
Here’s what is truly at the heart
of Wholeheartedness: Worthy now.
Not if. Not when.
We are worthy of love and belonging now.
Right this minute. As is.
~ Brene Brown ~
To look at everything always as though
you were seeing it either for
the first or last time:
thus is your time on earth
filled with glory.
~ Betty Smith ~
Love is a fruit in season at all times
and within reach of every hand.
~ St. Teresa of Calcutta ~
There is in you something that waits and listens
for the sound of the genuine in yourself.
~ Howard Thurman ~
There is a place for all in this world.
There is no need to feel insecure
about another’s point of view.
The beauty is in diversity.
~ Ananda Giri ~
I feel like when we can stay light at heart,
we can be light on our feet.
And if you can be light on your feet,
you can be flexible.
If you can be flexible, you can be happy.
~ Rickie Byars Beckwith ~
The darkest night that ever fell upon the earth
never hid the light, never put out the stars.
It only made the stars more keenly, kindly glancing,
as if in protest against the darkness.
~ George Eliot ~
We can only be said to be alive
in those moments when our hearts
are conscious of our treasures.
~ Thornton Wilder ~
It takes a long time to become young.
~ Pablo Picasso ~
We all have magic in us.
We’re born with whirlwinds,
forest fires and comets
~ Robert R. McCammon ~
Two simple truths:
there is nothing that cannot be forgiven,
and there is no one undeserving
~ Archbishop Desmond Tutu ~
DaVinci’s Vitruvian Man
There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves
as fiercely as if
they had never happened before.
~ Willa Cather ~
A quiet mind married to
integrity of heart
is the birth of wisdom.
~ Adyashanti ~
Be joyful because it is humanly possible.
~ Wendell Berry ~
Love doesn’t just sit there,
like a stone;
it has to be made, like bread;
remade all the time,
~ Ursula K. LeGuin ~
What we have before us
are some breathtaking opportunities
disguised as insoluble problems.
~ John W. Gardner ~
The seasons of my heart have purpose and meaning.
~ Julia Cameron ~