Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands resistance.
Everything you’ve ever wanted is one step out of your comfort zone.
Comparison is the thief of Joy
When we come to the end of our days, the little things will seem so unimportant compared to how well we’ve loved, laughed and treasured our lives and loved ones.
All of the sadness and drama you have lived in your life was rooted in the making of assumptions and taking things personally. The whole world of control between humans is based on that.
Don Miguel Ruiz
You are a living magnet. What you attract in your life is in harmony with your dominant thoughts.
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.
Unlike television, nature does not steal time; it amplifies it.
Be the change you wish to see in the world.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Wise men don’t judge, they seek to understand
Wei Wu Wei
Poetry is the art of overhearing ourselves say things from which it is impossible to retreat.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Is it so bad then to be misunderstood? Every pure and wise spirit that ever tool flesh has been misunderstood. To be great is to be misunderstood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
If you judge people, you have not time to love them.
Life is a journey not a destination.
Lynn H. Hough
Thought and character are one. The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state.
Our physiology creates disease to give us feedback, to let us know we have an unbalanced perspective, or we’re not being loving and grateful. So the body’s signs and symptoms are not something terrible.
Dr. John Demartini
Have no discrepancy between what you say, what you are and what you do.
The Dalai Lama
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.
Oriah Mountain Dreamer
The courage to go deeper is found by letting your desire grow larger than your fear.
Oriah Mountain Dreamer
We pray for your blessing because without it, we will only see scarcity in the midst of abundance.
Rev. Luis Leon (Inauguration Benediction 1/21/13)
The soul is the perceiver and the revealer of truth.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My trouble is I analyze life instead of live it.
You’re wrong means that I don’t understand you, I’m not seeing what you’re seeing- and I’m not seeing all of you there is to see. But there is nothing wrong with you. You are what you need to be, doing what you need to be doing, and although I may take steps to protect myself of others, I do not know all and therefore am literally inadequate to judge.
Before, I thought I was actually fighting for my own self-worth; that is why I so desperately wanted people to like me. I thought their liking me was a comment on me, but it was a comment on them.
For communication to have meaning it must have a life. It must transcend “you and me” and become “us.” If I truly communicate, I see in you a life that is not me and partake of it. And you see and partake of me. In a small way we then grow out of our old selves and become something new. To have this kind of sharing I cannot enter into a conversation clutching myself. I must enter into it with loose boundaries. I must give myself to the relationship, and be willing to be what grows out of it.
What you do only serves as proof of what you believe. Talk about what you believe, not what you do.
We first make our habits, then our habits make us.
The coincidence of wealth with tolerance has led to the bizarre paradox of a conservative movement that embraces economic change but hates its social consequences and a liberal movement that loves the social consequences but hates the economic source from which they come. One side denounced capitalism but gobbled up its fruits; the other cursed the fruits while defending the system that bore them.
I was going to have to come to terms with the fact that the pain and grief would ebb and flow in unpredictable patterns, for months, even years, after I thought the healing was complete.
What flows through your mind sculpts your brain. Thus, you can use your mind to change your brain for the better—which will benefit your whole being, and every other person whose life you touch. You can gradually re-wire your own brain, from the inside out, for greater well-being, fulfillment in your relationships, and inner peace.
Still, what I want in my life is to be willing to be dazzled-to cast aside the weight of facts
and maybe even to float a little above this difficult world. I want to believe I am looking
into the white fire of a great mystery. I want to believe that the imperfections are nothing-that the light is everything-that it is more than the sum of each flawed blossom rising and fading. And I do.
Anyone who cites Mary Oliver is fine with me. 🙂