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

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Nothing Conflicts with Oneness.

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Nothing conflicts with oneness. ~A Course in Miracles

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

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything. ~Swami Vivekananda

The essence of nonviolence is love. Out of love and the willingness to act selflessly, strategies, tactics, and techniques for a nonviolent struggle arise naturally. Nonviolence is not a dogma; it is a process. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Those who have reached their arms into emptiness...

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Those who have reached their arms into emptiness are no longer concerned with lies or truth, with mind or soul, or which side of the bed they rose from. ~Rumi

There can be no rebirth without a dark night of the soul, a total annihilation of all that you believed in and thought that you were. ~Hazrat Inayat Khan

Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix. ~Christina Baldwin

Meditation is fire — it burns your thoughts, your desires, your memories; it burns the past and the future. It burns your mind and the ego. It takes away all that you think that you are. It is a death and a rebirth, a crucifixion and a resurrection. You are born anew. You lose your own identity totally, and you attain to a new vision of life. ~Osho