True prayer and love
are really learned
in the hour when
prayer becomes impossible
and your heart
turns to stone.
~ Thomas Merton ~
In all the ten directions of the universe,
There is only one truth.
When we see clearly,
the great teachings are the same.
~ Ryokan ~
There is one common flow,
one common breathing,
all things in sympathy.
~ Hippocrates ~
I am in the world to change the world.
~ Muriel Rukeyser ~
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 ~
You were born with wings.
Why prefer to crawl through life?
~ Rumi ~
… And the day came
when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful
that the risk it took to blossom.
~ Anais Nin ~
Your only obligation in any lifetime
is to be true to yourself.
~ Richard Bach ~
Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
~ Dale Carnegie ~
Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss,
you’ll land among the stars.
~ Les Brown ~
What we are is God’s gift to us.
What we become is our gift to God.
~ Eleanor Powell ~
You don’t have a soul.
You are a soul.
You have a body.
~ C.S. Lewis ~
We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
~ The Buddha ~
Destiny itself is like a wonderful wide tapestry
in which every thread is guided by
an unspeakably tender hand,
placed beside another thread
and held and carried by a hundred others.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~
“Vocatus atque non vocatus Deus aderit.”
“Bidden or not bidden, God is present.”
~ carved over psychologist Carl Jung’s (1875-1961) front door ~
One of life’s greatest rules:
You cannot hold a torch to light another’s path
without brightening your own.
“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”
~ Henry David Thoreau ~
The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
~ Carlos Castaneda ~
“…At the bottom of the abyss comes the voice of salvation.
The black moment is the moment
when the real message of transformation is going to come.
At the darkest moment comes the light.”
~ Joseph Campbell ~