“What do you do in a monastery?” the seeker asked the monastic.
“Oh, we fall and we get up; we fall and we get up; we fall and we get up.”
When we do not know what harbor we are making for,
no wind is the right wind.
~ Seneca ~
Too low they build who build beneath the stars.
~ Edward Young ~
Vision is not the ability to predict the future.
Vision is the foresight to create the future.
~ Joan Chittister ~
Ideals are like stars.
You will not succeed in touching them with your hands.
But like seafarers on the desert of waters,
you choose them as your guides,
and following them you will reach your destiny.
~ Carl Schurz ~
If you are going to do something for
the poor, the abused, or the imprisoned,
above all, be faithful.
People with broken lives
often come from lives with broken promises.
~ Sister Helen Prejean ~
Listening closely is nearly a lost art, but a retrievable one.
The soul thrives on it…
Words heard by chance have been known to change lives…
Listen as though your life depends on it. It does.
~ Phil Cousineau ~
We are all children of the Great Spirit,
we all belong to Mother Earth.
Our planet is in great trouble
and if we keep carrying old grudges
and do not work together,
we will all die.
~ Chief Seattle ~
With unfailing kindness,
your life always presents what you need to learn.
Whether you stay home or work in an office or whatever,
the next teacher is going to pop right up.
~ Charlotte Joko Beck ~
Peace between countries must rest on the
solid foundation of love between individuals.
~ Mahatma Gandhi ~
A fresh attitude starts to happen when we look to see
that yesterday was yesterday, and now it is gone;
today is today and now it is new.
It is like that — every hour, every minute is changing.
If we stop observing the change,
then we stop seeing everything as new.
~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche ~
Each day move to a refreshing and renewing place within,
a place where you are in silence, solitude,
and wrapped in gratitude.
~ Robert J. Wicks ~
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
What divides us pales
to what unites us.
~ Ted Kennedy ~
It’s in the shelter of each other that the people live.
~ Irish Proverb ~
Where your treasure is, your heart is.
~ Matthew 6:21 ~
Let us endeavor to live
that when we come to die
even the undertaker will be sorry.
~ Mark Twain ~
We can take a lot of physical and even mental pain
when we know that it truly makes us a part of
the life we live together in the world.
But when we feel cut off from the human family,
we quickly lose heart.
~ Henri Nouwen ~
No day shall erase you from the memory of time.
~ Virgil ~
If in the last few years
you haven’t discarded a major opinion
or acquired a new one,
check your pulse.
You may be dead.
~ Gelett Burgess ~