Sunday, October 15, 2017

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep...


Like all explorers, we are drawn to discover what's out there without knowing yet if we have the courage to face it. ~Pema Chödrön

Image may contain: plant, tree, flower, grass, outdoor and natureIt may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. ~Wendell Berry

Relative to the level of awareness that is possible for us, our ordinary state of consciousness is as far from a direct experience of reality as sleep is from waking consciousness. ~Don Richard Riso & Russ Hudson

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep. ~E. Joseph Cossman

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Your pain is the breaking of the shell...




Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. ~Khalil Gibran

To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things. ~Eihei Dogen

Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. ~Wayne Dyer

Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Leave the door open for the unknown...

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Do understand that the mind has its limits. To go beyond, you must consent to silence. ~Nisargadatta Maharaj

Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go. ~Rebecca Solnit

You got to look at things with the eye in your heart, not with the eye in your head. ~Lame Deer, Medicine Man of the Oglala people

Work is not always required ... there is such a thing as sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected. ~George MacDonald

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Give Peace A Chance

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People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. ~Soren Kierkegaard
Let me listen to me and not to them. ~Gertrude Stein
As we live our truths, we will communicate across all barriers, speaking for the sources of peace. Peace that is not lack of war, but fierce and positive. ~Muriel Rukeyser
We don't always know what makes us happy. We know, instead, what we think SHOULD. We are baffled and confused when our attempts at happiness fail...We are mute when it comes to naming accurately our own preferences, delights, gifts, talents. The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people's expectations. The tongue of the original self is the language of the heart. ~Julia Cameron

Monday, September 4, 2017

The next message you need is right where you are. ~Ram Dass

Connection is the energy that is created between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment. ~Brene Brown
You are born alone. You die alone. The value of the space in between is trust and love. ~Louise Bourgeois
In a world filled with noise, we need to quiet ourselves to hear God's voice. ~Paul Borthwick
Image may contain: sky, outdoor and natureThe next message you need is right where you are. ~Ram Dass

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Grief and grieving...

To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten. ~Thomas Chandler
When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left. ~Sufi epigram
You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice. ~Bob Marley
Grief does not change you...it reveals you. ~John Green

Sunday, August 20, 2017

You must never despair of human nature. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature. ~Mahatma Gandhi

It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless. ~L.R. Knost
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Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared. ~Henri Nouwen

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few. Shunryu Suzuki