Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Believe

"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it."
- Siddhartha Gautama Buddha

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

John

"It matters not
Who you love
Where you love
Why you love
When you love
Or how you love
It matters only that you love."

Monday, June 20, 2011

- Nelson Mandela

"Our biggest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our biggest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? You are a Child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't be insecure around you. We were born to make magnificent the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others."

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lakota

"Honor the sacred.
Honor the Earth, our Mother.
Honor the Elders.
Honor all with whom we
share the Earth:-
Four-leggeds, two-leggeds,
winged ones,
Swimmers, crawlers,
plant and rock people.
Walk in balance and beauty."

Albert E.

“We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”

Monday, June 06, 2011

Miss Beautiful Tulip

"You can't make unreasonable people be reasonable."

Thursday, June 02, 2011

"So Shall They Live; When Ends Our Day"

"This is their temple, vaulted high
And here we pause with reverent eye.
With silent tongue and awe-struck soul;
for here we sense life's proper goal.

To be like these, straight, true and fine.
To make our world, like theirs, a shrine;
Sink down. Oh traveler, on your knees,
God stands before you in these trees."