Drag your thoughts away from your troubles…
by the ears, by the heels,
or any other way you can manage it.
~ Mark Twain ~
The first step towards getting somewhere
is to decide that you are not going
to stay where you are.
~ J.P. Morgan ~
Have courage for the great sorrows of life
and patience for the small ones;
and when you have laboriously accomplished
your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
God is awake.
~ Victor Hugo ~
Learn to see, and then you’ll know
that there is no end to the new worlds
for our vision.
~ Carlos Castaneda ~
The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved;
it is a reality to be experienced.
~ J.J. van der Leeuw ~
There is no enlightenment
outside of daily life.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~
May you experience each day
as a sacred gift woven around
the heart of wonder.
~ John O’Donohue ~
Always remember to forget
The troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.
~ Irish Blessing ~
Beauty and grace are performed
whether or not we will sense them.
The least we can do is try to be there.
~ Annie Dillard ~
In loving and appreciating our neighbor,
we’re participating in something truly sacred.
~ Fred Rogers ~
Until we extend the circle of compassion
to all living things,
we will not ourselves find peace.
~ Albert Schweitzer ~
The more light you allow within you,
the brighter the world you live in will be.
~ Shakti Gawain ~
A bird is safe in its nest —
but that is not what
its wings are made for.
~ Amit Ray ~
Believe, when you are most unhappy,
that there is something for you
to do in the world.
So long as you can sweeten another’s pain,
life is not in vain.
~ Helen Keller ~
We all need one another, much and often.
~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman ~
In ordinary life we hardly realize
that we receive a great deal
more than we give,
and that it is only with gratitude
that life becomes rich.
~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer ~
Success is sometimes the outcome
of a whole string of failures.
~ Vincent van Gogh ~
We are all here to contribute our gifts
toward something greater than ourselves,
and will never be content unless we are.
~ Charles Eisenstein ~
Joy is the essence of human experience.
And joy can coexist with all the colors
and flavors and textures
of the human experience.
~ Terry Patten ~
It’s easy to be kind when others treat you well.
The challenge is to preserve your loving-kindness
when they treat you badly —
to preserve goodwill in the face of ill will.
~ Rick Hanson ~