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 ~
We are here on the planet Earth to live,
grow up and do what we can to make this world
a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.
~ Rosa Parks ~
Do we really need much more than this?
To honor the dawn. To visit a garden.
To talk to a friend.
To contemplate a cloud.
To cherish a meal.
To bow our heads before the mystery of the day.
Are these not enough?
~ Kent Nerburn ~
The sun shines not on us, but in us.
The rivers flow not past, but through us.
~ John Muir ~
The world is full of wonderful things
you haven’t seen yet.
Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.
~ J.K. Rowling ~
Nothing is worth more than laughter.
It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself,
to be light.
~ Frida Kahlo ~
Love, compassion and peace do not belong
to any religion or tradition.
They are qualities in each one of us,
qualities of our hearts and minds.
~ Joseph Goldstein ~
When we think good thoughts, we feel good.
When we feel good, we make good choices.
When we feel good and make good choices,
we draw more good experiences into our lives.
It really is that simple…and elegant…and true.
~ Cheryl Richardson ~
Nurturing your own development isn’t selfish.
It’s actually a great gift to other people.
~ Rick Hanson ~
It is within the core of the shaky,
of the body and the heart
that our aliveness can be found.
~ Matt Licata ~
Live a balanced life —
learn some and think some and draw
and paint and sing and dance and play
and work every day some.
~ Robert Fulghum ~
As much as we need a prosperous economy,
we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency.
~ Caroline Kennedy ~