This thread is for inspirational quotations, poems and short stories. If there is anything that has touched your soul, led you to a higher path or given you strength in a time of adversity, then please add it here.
If it has helped you, the chances are it will help others too - and to help each other along is the calling of every soul.
Into the light...
All this talk of religion, but it's how you live your life that is the all-important thing.
If you set out each day to do all the goodness and kindness that you can, and to do no harm to man or beast, then you are walking the highest path.
And when your time is up, if you can leave the earth a better place than you found it, then yours will have been a life well lived.
(Courtesy of http://holy-lance.blogspot.com)
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Out of the night that covers me
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul
- William Ernest Henley
Is there anyone upon the earth who is glad that you have lived?
(From 'The Shining Paths' by Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki)
You came into the world with nothing and you'll leave it with nothing - except the indelible record of your conduct in this life, for good or ill.
The real voyage of discovery consists
not in seeking new landscapes,
but in having new eyes.
Whatever you are going through , tell yourself you can handle it m, compared with what others have been through you are fortunate.
I am enjoying the posts here very much.
"The most useful person in the world today is the man or woman who knows how to get along with other people. Human relations are the most important science in living." Stanly C. Allyn
I am too
Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Our deepest need is for the joy that comes with knowing we are of genuine use to others. -- Eknath Easwaran
"Peace begins with a smile" Mother Teresa
We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented - Elie Wiesel
So many gods, so many creeds
So many paths that wind and wind,
While just the art of being kind
Is all the sad world needs
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but spiritual beings having a human experience."
In everyone's life at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for these people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I am the voice of the voiceless;
Through me the dumb shall speak,
Till the deaf world's ear be made to hear
The wrongs of the wordless weak.
From street, from cage and from kennel,
From stable and zoo, the wail
Of my tortured kin proclaims the sin
Of the mighty against the frail.
Oh, shame on the mothers of mortals
Who have not stooped to teach
Of the sorrow that lies in dear, dumb eyes,
The sorrow that has no speech.
The same force formed the sparrow
That fashioned man the king;
The God of the whole gave a spark of soul
To furred and to feathered thing.
And I am my brother's keeper
And I will fight his fight,
And speak the word for beast and bird,
Till the world shall set things right.
Man's sacred trust: "Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission - to be of service to them wherever they require it"
- St Francis of Assisi
"The shortest distance between two people is a smile." ~ Victor Borge
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
You must be the change you want to see in the world - Mahatma Gandhi
"You can never be old and wise, if you were never young and crazy. Unknown Quote
Guess I am going to Very Wise.
"For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness, For lovely eyes, seek out
the good in people, For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry,
For Beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a
day, For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived,
reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you
will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you
will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the
other for helping others."
- Audrey Hepburn
I hope my own mistakes will serve as a benchmark for my children, to show how life accumulates its wisdom and moves on - Barbara Kingsolver (Author)
You cannot redeem yourself by fruitless regret. If you have brought harm to some part of the creation, you can help to set things right by giving a greater amount of good or helpful action to that part of the creation so harmed
(From 'The Wisdom of Ramadahn')
As soon as I read this I thought of my mother.
Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you. ~ H. Jackson Brown
There's a breathless hush in the Close to-night
Ten to make and the match to win
A bumping pitch and a blinding light,
An hour to play and the last man in.
And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat,
Or the selfish hope of a season's fame,
But his Captain's hand on his shoulder smote --
'Play up!, play up! and play the game!'
The sand of the desert is sodden red,
Red with the wreck of a square that broke;
The Gatling's jammed and the Colonel dead,
And the regiment blind with dust and smoke.
The river of death has brimmed his banks,
And England's far and Honour a name,
But the voice of a schoolboy steadies the ranks:
'Play up!, play up! and play the game!'
This is the word that year by year,
While in her place the School is set,
Every one of her sons must hear,
And none that hears it dare forget.
This they all with a joyful mind
Bear through life like a torch in flame
And falling fling to the host behind --
'Play up!, play up! and play the game!'
- Sir Henry Newbolt
* The first verse refers to the renowned English public school, Clifton College, and the wonderful English game of cricket.
The second verse is based on the battle of Abu Klea in 1885. (The 'square' mentioned is a battle square, a British military formation.)
Vitai Lampada is one of the greatest inspirational poems ever written. It's all about responsibility; about not letting the side down.
The core message is that whilst we are all individuals at the same time we are all part of a greater unit - be it family, friends, colleagues etc. and when the need arises we have to set aside all sense of ego and self-interest and do right by our fellows.
To use Newbolt's analogies, be it carrying the day on the sports field, or showing courage in a desperate time, we have a duty to others. You owe it to them. Moreover, you owe it to yourself.
A well-known author and poet was working and vacationing on the southern coast of Spain. One morning very early, he was walking along the beach; the sun was just rising. While enjoying the beauty around him, he glanced down the beach and saw a lone figure dancing about.
Fascinated by this other person celebrating the day that was about to dawn, he moved closer. As he came nearer, he realized that the young man was not dancing , but in one graceful movement was picking objects up from the beach and tossing them out into the sea. As he approached the young man, he saw that the objects were starfish.
"Why in the world are you throwing starfish into the water?"
"If the starfish are still on the beach when the tide goes out and the sun rises higher in the sky, they will die" replied the young man as he continued tossing them out to the sea.
"That's ridiculous! There are thousands of miles of beach and millions of starfish. You can't believe that what you are doing could possibly make a difference!"
The young man picked up another starfish, paused thoughtfully and remarked as he tossed it out into the waves, "It makes a difference to this one."
One does not need to be a psychic to see God in the petal of a rose - Peggy Mason
Harry Wheatcroft, probably the most celebrated rose grower says, " He who would grow good roses, must have roses in his heart."
And he is a pacifist "I deplore beyond all measure the thousands of millions spent to create implements to destroy mankind. With all that money everybody in the world could grow roses. The world could be made so beautiful, if only people..."
Yes, if only people had roses in their hearts, there would be no more wars, no more misery, just beauty and goodness.
- Al Koran (From 'Bring Out The Magic In Your Mind')
Through flowers a state of happiness can be achieved beyond the power of most of us to understand.
When people you know suddenly ignore you, or when they try to pick a quarrel, don't tell them off or send a nasty letter. Send flowers. Flowers bring harmony and peace. They have a power all their own and you can 'say it with flowers'...
- Al Koran (From 'Bring Out The Magic In Your Mind')
What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself and others based on a mutual giving from the heart. -- Marshall B. Rosenberg
That is so true for me.
There is a land of the living and a land of the dead ... and the bridge is Love; the only survival ... the only meaning. Thornton Wilder
Here we are, here and now, this is our big moment in time, so let us try and do something - something good, something beautiful - with the precious years allotted to us.
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do. And by the grace of God, I will
- Edward Everett Hale
All there is is this moment. Connect to it and you will remember who you are. Julie Sarah Powell
Let there be peace on earth - and let it begin with me
- White Eagle
If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Everything is habit forming, so make sure what you do is what you want to be doing. -- Wilt Chamberlain
So let's get into good habits with our earth.
Perceive the wonderful:
The other day, walking along the Westminster Embankment, I picked up a little stone or pebble, that had perhaps fallen from some lorry carrying a load of gravel. It was so smooth and beautiful with its strange markings that I slipped it into my pocket. I have carried it about ever since, bringing it out at odd moments to look at it and meditate upon its mystery - Krishnamurti
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Message from the stars:
I stood at eventime. The never-ending plain
All empty looked and void. Yet, as I gazed again
An army bivouacked. Unnumbered points of light
Bespoke a force Supreme - invincible for right
- Henry Morley
Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent God bursts through everywhere
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Somewhere within the soul there is silence. Attain unto it. It is a pearl of great price - Thomas Dowding
You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake. Jeannette Rankin
"Lord, bid war's trumpet cease; Fold the whole earth in peace." -Oliver Wendell Holmes
"I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, 'Mother, what was war?'" -Eve Merriam
"Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching." C.S. Lewis
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around
- Leo Buscaglia
Colour has a great effect upon you, for good or bad. It can have an effect upon you in the decoration of your house, in the things you use every day; the colour of your car, your pen, your motor yacht, your suit, indeed everything you possess. It can affect your whole outlook on life.
You vibrate to a particular Ray and express the characteristics of that Ray
- Al Koran (from 'Bring Out The Magic In Your Mind')
"Just as light brightens darkness, discovering inner fulfillment can eliminate any disorder or discomfort. This is truly the key to creating balance and harmony in everything you do." ~ Deepak Chopra
And as he spoke of understanding, I looked up and saw the rainbow leap with flames of many colours over me
- Black Elk
Charter for a new world
The only way to freedom, the only way to immortality, the only way to being is inward. ~ Barry Long
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. Albert Einstein
*"The living self has one purpose only: to come into its own fullness of being, as a tree comes into full blossom, or a bird into spring beauty, or a tiger into lustre." - D.H. Lawrence*
I know not the cure, but the cure knows me.
Find your heart, feel your heart, ..........then it begins!
A man was sleeping one night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light, and God appeared. The Lord told the man he had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might. So, this the man did, day after day. For many years he toiled from sun up to sun down, his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing with all of his might. Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain. Since the man was showing discouragement,the Adversary (Satan) decided to enter the picture by placing thoughts into the weary mind: "You have been pushing against that rock for along time, and it hasn't moved." Thus, he gave the man the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure. These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man. Satan said, "Why kill yourself over this? Just put in your time, giving just the minimum effort; and that will be good enough." That's what the weary man planned to do, but decided to make it a matter of prayer and to take his troubled thoughts to the Lord. "Lord," he said, "I have labored long and hard in your service, putting all my strength to do that which you have asked. Yet, after all this time, I have not even budged that rock by half a millimeter. What is wrong? Why am I failing? The Lord responded compassionately, "My friend, when I asked you to serve Me and you accepted, I told you that your task was to push against the rock with all of your strength, which you have done. Never once did I mention to you that I expected you to move it. Your task was to push. And now you come to Me with your strength spent, thinking that you have failed. But, is that really so? Look at yourself. Your arms are strong and muscled, your back sinewy and brown; your hands are calloused from constant pressure, your legs have become massive and hard. Through opposition you have grown much, and your abilities now surpass those which you used to have. True, you haven't moved the rock. But your calling was to be obedient and to push and to exercise your faith and trust in My wisdom. That you have done. Now I, my friend, will move the rock." At times, when we hear a word from God, we tend to use our own intellect to decipher what He wants, when actually what God wants is just a simple obedience and faith in Him. By all means, exercise the faith that moves mountains, but know that it is still God who moves the mountains. When everything seems to go wrong ... just P.U.S.H.! When the job gets you down ... just P.U.S.H.! When people don't react the way you think they should .. just P.U.S.H.! When your money is "gone" and the bills are due ... just P.U.S.H! When people just don't understand you... just P.U.S.H.! P= Pray U= Until S= Something H= Happens Pass this on to all the loved ones and friends who may need it; they may get it just in time. Truly, great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget!
A true friend is one of life's greatest blessings
...but to have a friend, you must be a friend.
And this is a war story. When the remnants (of the regiment) got back to their trenches, one young soldier discovered that his pal was missing. He asked his officer if he might go out into no-man's-land to look for him.
The officer said, "Yes, you may go, but it isn't worth it."
The boy went, and in a little time returned mortally wounded.
Before he died he said to his officer, 'It was worth it, sir, for when I reached him he said "I knew you'd come." '
That is friendship. Real friendship.
- Al Koran (From 'Bring Out The Magic In Your Mind')
"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." --Martin Luther King, Jr.
Help thy brother's boat across and lo! thine own has reached the shore
- Hindu proverb
It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has. Hippocrates 460-377 B.C.
Take time to think - it is the source of power.
Nobody achieved anything without thought, often long and hard thought, yet all too often we see people acting thoughtlessly, refusing to think things through beforehand.
A life that never devotes plenty of time to thinking - about the mystery of life itself, its meaning and purpose, great issues, great wonders, great lives - is not a life at all, but a mere existence
- Harland Maxwell
Man is the gardener of his own soul. The Great Spirit has provided him with all that is necessary for it to grow in wisdom, grace and beauty. The implements are there, he has but to use them wisely and well - Silver Birch
Help wherever the opportunity arises and know that you are fulfilling yourself, which is the purpose for your being on earth - Silver Birch
Religion is service and service is religion. All else does not matter. When the physical body falls away all the creeds over which for so long human beings have fought and and strived are shown to be empty and vain, meaningless and purposeless, for they have not aided the growth of the soul by one iota. The growth of the soul is only increased by service, for as you forget your self in the service of others so your soul grows in stature and strength - Silver Birch
"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." ~ Henry Ford
"When I first saw you I fell in love and you smiled because you knew." ~ William Shakespeare
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Winston Churchil
Life is a school. Through hardship and struggle, striving and difficulty, adverse circumstance, storms and tempests, the spirit finds itself - Silver Birch
"It's not how much you give, but how much love you put into giving." - Mother Teresa
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"True happiness consists in making others happy."
- Hindu Proverb
"Absolute Truth is indestructible. Being indestructible, it is eternal. Being eternal, it is self-existent. Being self-existent, it is infinite. Being infinite, it is vast and deep. Being vast and deep, it is transcendental and intelligent." - Buddha
"It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision." - Helen Keller
"Sooner or later, wittingly or unwittingly, we must pay for every intrusion on the natural environment." - Barry Commoner, US biologist/environmentalist.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination. ~ Thoreau ~ ❦
And how you ask, are we to walk the spiritual path? We answer: Say little, love much, give all, judge no one and aspire to all that is pure and good - and keep on keeping on
- White Eagle
"Let Nature be your teacher." - William Wordsworth
"Women are made to be loved, not understood." Oscar Wilde
'Existence here, by the way of things, is created as the opportunity to practise getting sufficient consciousness or speed of intelligence to realise love in both bodies at the same time.' ~ Barry Long
I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.- Abraham Lincoln
Life is not measured by the number of breathes we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.." - ANONYMOUS
If you have your full attention in the moment, you will see only love. ~ Deepak Chopra
Everyone is always about love.. It is just in how you choose to see it. Everyone is either calling for love, Or, they are expressing love. Either way, it is all about love.
So true Green Road! Never give up hope. Know that you are loved. ~ Deepak Chopra
however,I believe you should MAKE EACH DAY IMPECCABLE.
Mine may today be a voice in the wilderness, but it will be heard when all other voices are silenced, if it is the voice of Truth - Mahatma Gandhi
'Why are you knocking at every door? Go, knock at the door of your own Heart.' ~ Rumi
'I do not think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains' - Anne Frank
Despite all the doom and gloom on the news every night, this is a BEAUTIFUL world, full of many wonderful sights and sounds - and people.
Open your eyes, open your heart and marvel.
worry where the path leads,enjoy the journey. also; I have not taken the path of others,instead making my own, and that has made all the difference. (my own paraphrased memories of quotes that have moved me)
About 5 years ago, I asked myself what my passion was. I did not have one. After reflecting on that for a few weeks, I decided to start promoting electric and plug-in hybrid cars, and founded a non-profit, http://www.4evriders.org. About a year ago I decided promote happiness as well and founded http://www.halffull.tv. Last week I finally joined care2.com, founded by Deepak Chopra, my role model for almost 5 years. He and Wayne Dyer changed my life and said one should a passion.
Looking back, I made the right decision and my life, as a result, is more fulfilling. Now my problem is finding enough time for my passion. I watch much less TV except for occasional professional sports and PBS.
Do you have one?.
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The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand ~Frederick L Knowles
"What is it you plan to do with your wild and precious life?" ~ Mary Oliver
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain." Maya Angelou
"Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. " ~ Psalm 85:10 ~
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
"I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives." - Tracy Chapman
"time may be money,but money cannot buy time" sweet baby james
Strawberries are red, blueberries are blue, stevia is sweet and so are you. ~ Diana
LOVE is the great keyword of life. Love expressed in the emotional sense as COMPASSION and expressed in the physical sense as SERVICE.
We are the ones we have been waiting for...
- The Hopi Elders
loved the c.s.lewis quote I can't believe no one has posted this yet; but "NEVER.NEVER,NEVER GIVE UP' Winston Churchill and my favorite Shakespeare quote from Hamlet "to thine own self be true"
As Lao Tzu says, "When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her."--Ellen DeGeneres
The highest spiritual truth is that We Are All One, and the lowest human impulse is to separate ourselves into groups of Us and Them. ~ Neale Donald Walsch
Hi.I like the sharings in this thread, so I decided to join and hope to contribute in this area. My story is of a great man who in my opinion is one of the greatest man in anger control and forgiveness. He was able to forgive and 'let go' of the past. Only then like he said ..."I want to be free. And so I let it go."
You view the whole story here as it is not a short one, haha!
We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons. Alfred E. Newman
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"
- Margaret Mead
It is our deeds, the accumulated acts of goodness and kindness, that define us and, ultimately, are the true measure of our worth.
Service is the coin of the spirit.
May I be a protector for the unprotected;
A guide for travellers on the way;
A boat, or a raft, or a bridge
For those who long to cross to the other shore.
May I be an isle for those who seek an island;
A lamp for those who wish for light;
A shelter for those in need of rest;
A servant for those in need of service.
- Shantideva (From Bodhicaryavatara 3:17-18)
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. ~Havelock Ellis
"Because we all share this small planet Earth, we have to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. That is not just a dream, but a necessity." - Dalai Lama
Lest We Forget:
At the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month... take time to remember.
The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget yourself and think of others
- Norman Vincent Peale
“No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!”
C. JoyBell C.
“Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore ♥
Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation - it is the Creator-God Himself.
We live our lives for many years without it!
But it is there!
We forget we have one and think we are our minds!
But we are not!
We muddle through our every day problems!
But we never think about solving
them through our spirit.
One day we all wake up and find the gift
our Father gave us!
We are surprised but why? We are at peace, but
it was always with us it was our gift
Alan Anthony Arteche
World of wonder:
'Every day the sun rises and sets, tides ebb and flow. All these things happen wheter or not we notice them, but when we take time to notice them, we are filled with wonder.
Even to think that every snowflake is different. Billions and billions of snowflakes that fall, every single one wonderful, looking so much alike and yet no two are the same'
- Sister Stanislaus Kennedy (From 'Gardening the Soul')
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler. " - H.D.T.
Free your mind
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” -Friedrich Nietzche
How many of you think you have found your twin flame?
Love the energy of this place already (first post) I think this has a great message: http://lh6.ggpht.com/-4p1o-7Q29EM/T8Hsv5lRX_I/AAAAAAAAZG8/AncQREwipHM/beautiful-quote-picture-924.jpg
as is this: http://lh6.ggpht.com/-yaitz5_qHu0/T8HfN0yd8xI/AAAAAAAAXoc/6S6mS_55DPc/beautiful-quote-picture-825.jpg
The best portion of a good man's life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts
Of kindness and love
- William Wordsworth
“Smiles give others hope, joy and strength. Don't forget to use yours today.” - Sasha Azevedo
Human beings have two operating systems which are complete opposites of each other. Selfishness and love. We are born into the operating system of selfishness, the domain of Satan but are given the opportunity to choose the system of love, the domain of God. We are reborn spiritually into God's domain when we confess our sins and accept forgiveness given us by Jesus Christ who paid the price for us at Calvary. The love of God is the only power that is able to drive selfishness from our lives.
WOW! There are wonderfully inspirational comments here!
WOW, Diana! That is some POWERFUL quote from Deepak Chopra that you posted.
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." - Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
"A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself."
- Maya Angelou, American author.
I've got a quote of my own. Which is mainly based on my experiences
"Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure."
Hope you like it!
Watch the first 54 seconds. That’s all I ask. You’ll be hooked after that, I swear. http://www.upworthy.com/watch-the-first-54-seconds-that-s-all-i-ask-you-ll-be-hooked-after-that-i-swear?g=2
What a great video, Diana! It was very good.
Those young people are amazing. They are rising above their poverty.
So inspiring this thread. Thank you. I am going to find something to add soon.
Lovely mountain picture.
Great play on words.
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The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance. It is the illusion of knowledge. -- Stephen Hawking
Those who have forsaken the killing of all; those who are helpmates to all; those who are a sanctuary to all; those men are in the way of Heaven
- The Hitopadesa
Look Within and Around You. Your "Answers" are all there for you when you are ready. ~ Lori Moreno
"You have no need to travel anywhere - journey within yourself. Enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own Light." ~ Rumi
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HI DIANA,I HAVE ENJOYED SO MUCH QUALITY TIME AND REALLY HAVE SEEN SO MUCH BEAUTY IN MY DAYS IT HAS BEEN SO RELAXING,JUST THE SIMPLEST THINGS HAVE SO MUCH BEAUTY.DO WISH YOU A GREAT WEEK AND ENJOY ALL THE BEAUTY AROUND YOU . SHARON
Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good
- Minor Myers Jr.
I have no desire to move mountains, construct monuments or leave behind in my wake material evidence of my existence. But in the final recollection, if the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart, then in living I have made my mark
- Thomas L. Odem Jr.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life. ~ Picasso
"Never will I seek nor receive private indivisible salvation.
Never will I enter into final peace alone.
But forever, and everywhere I will strive for the redemption of all creatures, throughout the world."
Bodhisatva Vow, also called Quan Yin vow or vow of compassion.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours
- Dr Wayne Dyer
"Eat to live, don't live to eat"not sure, but great advice
Diana, that difficult roads quote got me through as well
"Love is a verb"..
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep, loving concern.
Beautiful people do not just happen
- Dr Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Learn to get in touch with the silence within and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from
- Dr Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why
- Mark Twain
"If you choose not to choose, you still have made a choice"George Harrison
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt
DEATH IS A DEAD BODY....NOTHING MORE. Nothing has changed. Life keeps going on. Barry Long
I scanned this card many years ago; love what is says. Good reminder.
In case you cannot read it:
You are what you repeatedly do.
If you continue to do what you are doing, you will get the same results.
But if you change your behaviors and consistently practice them, you will get new results.
Change is a wonderful opportunity for self-discovery and self-reward.
Forgiveness sets two souls free ....
Where mercy, love and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too
- William Blake
“Inner Forgiveness is therapeutic. If you do not Forgive you cannot be Internally Healed. Forgiving heals the Soul.” ~ Master Choa Kok Sui
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference."
Thank you, Andrea. The Serenity Prayer is perhaps the greatest statement of what constitutes true wisdom, compassion and kindness, I've ever encountered.
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust
No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion.
People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart
- Nelson Mandela
In this world, you are given as you give
And you are forgiven as you forgive -
While you go your way
Through each lovely day
You create your future as you live
- Peace Pilgrim
There is something to that old saying that hate injures the hater, not the hated
- Peace Pilgrim
The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things.
- Peace Pilgrim
Keep your feet on the ground and your thoughts at lofty heights
- Peace Pilgrim
As I lived up to the highest light I had, higher and higher light came to me
- Peace Pilgrim
This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, and falsehood with truth, and hatred with love
- Peace Pilgrim