Saturday, April 15, 2017

Gary McKay

"You have the capacity to choose what you think about.  If you choose to think about past hurts, you will continue to feel bad.  While it's true you cannot change the effect past influences had on you once,  you can change the effect they have on you now."

Job 12:8

"Speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee."

Nathan Kollar

"Suffering breaks our world.  Like a tree struck by lightening -- splintered, shaken, denuded -- our world is broken by suffering, and we will never be the same again. What will become of us is a mystery."

Monday, April 03, 2017

J.K. Rowling

“Those we love never truly leave us… There are things that death cannot touch.”

george herbert

"was ever grief like mine?"

Martha Hickman

"It's probably unavoidable, after the first rush of grief and crisis, that from time to time we hold the world, the seasons, the days and nights, at arm's length -- a kind of general anesthesia against life, because it is so painful to allow ourselves to feel."

John Ruskin

"The deadliest of all things to me is the loss of faith in nature.  No spring-- no summer.  Fog always, and the snow faded from the alps."

Eckhart Tolle

“On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a joyous energy behind what you do.”

Abraham Lincoln

"The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves."

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Isak Dinesen

"Of all the idiots I have met in my life, and the Lord knows that they have not been few or little, I think that I have been the biggest."

Sizo

"If we could untangle the mysteries of life and unravel the energies which run through the world; if we could evaluate correctly the significance of passing events; if we could measure the struggles, dilemmas, and aspirations of mankind, we could find that nothing is born out of time. Everything comes at it's appointed moment."

Hickman

"That's how important we are to each other - as essential as food and water. And especially now, when we are suffering from loss."

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Kahlil Gibran

"And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."

75th Verse


"When taxes are too high,
people go hungry.
When the government is too intrusive,
people lose their spirit.

Act for the people's benefit;
trust them, by leaving them alone."

Tao Te Ching

Mary Oliver

"You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
     love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you about mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting--
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things."

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Success

"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life—think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."
~Swami Vivekananda~

Neal Donald Walsch

"Which snowflake is the most magnificent? Is it possible that they are all magnificent - and that, celebrating their magnificence together they create an awesome display? Then they melt into each other, and into the Oneness.  Yet they never go away.  They never disappear.  They never cease to be. Simply, they change form.  And not just once, but several times: from solid to liquid, from liquid to vapor, from the seen to the unseen, to rise again, and then again to return in new displays of breathtaking beauty and wonder.  This is Life, nourishing Life."

anton chekhov

"should his heart break and the grief pour out, it would flow over the whole earth, it seems, and yet, no one sees it."

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Amish

"We have no enemies; we are all God's children, and forgiveness is at the very core of our christian faith.  If we can't forgive those who are lost and would do harm to us, then our faith in meaningless."

Anne Frank

"in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart... I can feel the suffering of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that all will all come right."

Peace

"Everything in the world is good, is holy and beautiful. If you see something evil, think that you do not understand it in the right light. Throw the burden on yourselves!"
- Swami Vivekananda

Sunday, January 29, 2017

they are coming...

"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me."

MARTIN NIEMÖLLER

Mary Jane Moffat

"Feeling better... I also felt a sense of betrayal for my loved one, even though I rationally knew that sustained grief could be morbid.  Because grief may become a substitute for the dead one, giving up our grief can be the greatest challenge of mourning."

Hindu Proverb

"Help thy brother's boat across, and lo! thine own has reached the shore as well."

Simone de Beauvoir

"In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid."

Monday, January 16, 2017

MLK

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”

Wayne Dyer

"Let go of all the beliefs that convince you of your inadequacies and shortcomings.  Clean out that closet of worn-out loyalties to what you can and cannot do.  Just open yourself up right in this moment.  Be like a clear, blank slate.  Nothing is imprinted or projected on this slate."

Albert Schweitzer

"Every man has to seek in his own way to make his own self more noble and to realize his own true worth.  You must give some time to your fellow man.  Even if it's a little thing, do something for those who have need of help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.  For remember, you don't live in a world all your own.  Your brothers are here too."

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

R.W.E.

"Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions.  All life is an experiment.  The more experiments you make the better.  What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice?  Up again; you shall never be so afraid of a tumble."

susan griffith

"The earth is my sister.  I love her daily grace, her silent daring, and how loved I am.  How we admire the strength of each other, all that we have lost, all that we have suffered, all that we know.  We are stunned by this beauty, and I do not forget, what she is to me, what I am to her."

dhammapada

"all that we are is the result of what we have thought.  it is founded on our thoughts; it is made up of our thoughts."

Friday, January 06, 2017

Hafiz

"I am in love with every church
And mosque
And temple
And any kind of shrine
Because I know it is there
That people say the different names
Of the One God."

Schaef

"When we need these healing times, there is nothing better than a good long walk. It is amazing how the rhythmic movements of the feet and legs are so intimately attached to cobweb cleaners in the brain."

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Rabindranath Tagore

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”

Roy T. Bennett

“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals.  If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.”

Louisa May Alcott

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”