"The only way to learn to fully appreciate the beauty of the world around us is to focus fully on the present moment. To be mentally absorbed in anything but the present is to be centered not in reality but in ideas about reality."
"As human we have a limited perception of reality. However, by properly looking, listening, thinking, meditating, and by heeding our hearts as much as our minds, we can begin to perceive the world as it really is"
Friday, January 20, 2012
Monday, January 09, 2012
"When each of us comes to the end of our lives, what will matter is not what our social standing was, or whether the world thought we were important or influential. What will matter, what in fact always matters, are the values we uphold and the principles and possibilities we stand for. What will matter then, and what matters now, are the quality of the love we share with the world and the statements we make with our choices and our lives."
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
"Do you see why I carry this man with me in my heart? Do you see why he is such a hero to me? He dared to leap, to risk everything, to leave what was killing his spirit even though he didn't know what was next. He left behind a way of life that he knew was wrong, and he found one that he knows is right."