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The Direction of Your Thoughts March 29, 2008 9:35 PM

Attitude is the mind's paintbrush;

it can color any situation.

Barbara Johnson

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 May 24, 2007 5:51 AM

"Life is a song. Love is the music."  [ send green star]
 May 14, 2007 1:50 PM

Happiness is like jam. You can't spread even a little without getting some on yourself.  [ send green star]
 May 02, 2007 5:41 AM

When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.
                ---Mark Twain
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 April 27, 2007 5:01 AM

"The control center of your life is your attitude."  [ send green star]
 April 19, 2007 1:54 PM

        The first duty of love is to listen.  [ send green star]
 April 15, 2007 1:19 PM

Too many folks go through life running from something that isn't after them.  [ send green star]
 April 08, 2007 3:48 PM

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.  [ send green star]
 April 05, 2007 5:50 AM

When spring is dancing among the hills, one should not stay in a little dark corner.
      --Kahil Gibran--
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 April 03, 2007 5:41 AM

Thoughtfulness is to friendship as sunshine is to a garden.
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 March 31, 2007 12:07 PM

We must not wish for the disappearance of our troubles but for the grace to transform them.


Simone Weil
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 March 19, 2007 3:56 PM

Heaven and earth are threads from one loom.


Shaker proverb
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 March 18, 2007 7:18 AM

When you've boxed yourself in, there is no sunshine.  [ send green star]
 March 17, 2007 2:58 AM

Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer.  ~Author Unknown

Happy St Patrick's Day!

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 March 14, 2007 6:54 AM

Thanks Renee. I find that quotes and inspirational writings really help with the problems in life. Also music. The song "I am woman" by Helen Reddy really helped me through some difficult times. It became my mantra, and I knew all the lines in the song.  [ send green star]
 March 13, 2007 7:26 AM

Judith, you have some nice, simple, but meaningful quotes. Your last one reminds of what a previous Pastor of my church used to say, "How do you know what a man believes? By the way he leads his life."  [ send green star]
 March 13, 2007 5:26 AM

No man ever really finds out what he believes until he begins to instruct his children.  [ send green star]
 March 11, 2007 12:40 PM

  Do not follow where the path leads. Rather go where there is no path and leave a trail.  [ send green star]
 March 09, 2007 4:17 AM

   Better than  being the head of the family is being the heart of it.  [ send green star]
anonymous Quotes! March 08, 2007 9:26 AM

"Fondness of your fellow man brings you to the understanding, we are all one. The seperation comes in one's mind, not in the color of your skin, your religion or your hair color. The smallest seperation, is it not? The oneness you seek is not with all things but with yourself."     Robin

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 March 07, 2007 12:58 PM

All sorrows can be borne if you tell a story about them.


Karen Blixen
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anonymous Quotes! March 07, 2007 11:39 AM

"Follow not others in your life.Follow your heart and each day will be yours, not somebody else's."


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anonymous Quotes! March 06, 2007 5:19 PM

"Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words." " Every experience can uplift me if anger dosen't weigh me down."


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anonymous Quotes! March 05, 2007 9:14 AM

"Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way."


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anonymous Quotes! March 04, 2007 7:20 AM

"Change occurs when one becomes what one is, not when one tries to become what one is not."



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"A different world cannot be built by indifferent people."

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anonymous Quotes! March 03, 2007 7:11 AM

"My Declaration of Self esteem:  I am me. In all the world there is no one else exactly like me. There are persons who have some parts like me, but no one adds up exactly like me. Therefore everything that comes out of me is authentically mine because I alone chose it."


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 January 18, 2007 8:36 AM

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile 
the moment a single man contemplates it, 
bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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 December 25, 2006 2:52 AM

"Something precious is lost if we rush headlong into the details of life without pausing for a moment to pay homage to the mystery of life and the gift of another day."


Kent Nerburn
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The house is no home unless it contains food for the soul as well as the body.  [ send green star]
 December 06, 2006 2:18 AM


Relate with others, but relate with yourself also.
Love others, but love yourself also.
Go out! - the world is beautiful, adventurous;
it is a challenge, it enriches.
Go out fearlessly - there is nothing to lose,
there is everything to gain.

Osho, 1931-1990

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 December 01, 2006 9:32 PM

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
The Buddha
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 November 27, 2006 4:00 AM

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world at once,
but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our

Clarissa Pinkola Estes  [ send green star]
 October 18, 2006 12:07 PM

May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon
softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze
blow new strength into your being.

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 October 16, 2006 2:01 AM

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.

e.e. cummings

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 October 15, 2006 1:27 AM

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.

David Lloyd George
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 October 15, 2006 1:26 AM

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. David Lloyd George  [ send green star]
 September 11, 2006 1:00 PM

I think we've all been tested on that one, and what matters most usually wins, and it shouldn't.  [ send green star]
 September 11, 2006 11:52 AM

"Things which matter most must never be at the
mercy of things which matter least"
     --Johann von Goethe
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 September 11, 2006 5:03 AM

The year's last, loveliest smile.

--William Bryant--
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 September 08, 2006 9:03 AM

Your success and happiness lie in you....Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

Helen Keller

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 September 06, 2006 4:23 PM

--- You can save yourself a lot of trouble by not borrowing any. ---
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Sorry to hear that Karrlynna September 04, 2006 9:35 AM

The happy heart gives away the best. To know how to receive
is also a most important gift, which cultivates generosity in others and keeps
strong the cycle of life.

Dhyani Ywahoo
Voices of Our Ancestors
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 September 03, 2006 10:33 PM

Very true... I actually used to laugh a lot more than I cried, but lately it seems like I'm crying all the time and rarely laughing.  [ send green star]
Hi Curt September 02, 2006 6:38 AM

The main thing in one's own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry.

Maya Angelou
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Thanks Roz August 27, 2006 7:36 AM

I like that one...reminds me of how I feel when I am able to stay present and free myself from fears of the future or worries about the past.  Thanks!

 Hope And Peace To You


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 August 26, 2006 7:55 AM

Some people have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.

Abraham H. Maslow
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I really love that one Judy  [ send green star]
 August 25, 2006 5:39 AM

--The heart must have its time of rest in silence, and then to grow---  [ send green star]
 August 24, 2006 3:31 AM

"No one shows a child the sky."  African Proverb  [ send green star]
 August 23, 2006 5:40 PM

"But penance need not be paid in suffering...It can be paid in forward motion. Correcting the mistake is a positive move, a nurturing move."
~ Barbara Hall

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 August 23, 2006 6:31 AM

        We make our future by the best use of the present.       
--Marie Edgeworth--
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 August 22, 2006 10:07 AM

"The aim of life is to live,
and to live means
to be aware,
joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware."

    - Henry Miller

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 August 20, 2006 5:43 AM

Improvement begins with -- I --

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 August 19, 2006 4:22 PM

Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite: that letting go is the real path to freedom.

Sogyal Rinpoche
Glimpse After Glimpse
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 August 17, 2006 11:33 AM

--Our best preparation for tomorrow is the proper use of today.--
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 August 16, 2006 11:13 PM

A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most
complete prayer.

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 August 13, 2006 11:03 PM

 Thanks Jean - I love it - not too big either

Judy - thank you too - very pertinent!
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 August 13, 2006 1:45 PM

     I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which have never happened.
           ---Mark Twain--
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Sorry this is so big but I thought it was worth posting August 13, 2006 8:17 AM

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting  [ send green star]
 August 10, 2006 6:46 PM

Today's Quote
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
--Albert Einstein

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 August 09, 2006 3:53 PM

To meet everything and everyone through stillness instead of mental noise is the greatest gift you can offer to the universe.

Eckhart Tolle
Stillness Speaks
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 August 09, 2006 7:47 AM

---Life is like an onion; you peel of one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.---

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 August 07, 2006 11:10 AM

Photography is well worth the work you put into it. I was in club when I was young, and I really enjoyed it and learned a lot.

--Think all you speak, but speak not all you think--
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 August 06, 2006 9:47 AM

Thanks again Judy - I've been a bit slack here lately - I've been concentrating on my photography and it takes a lot of time.

At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.

Christopher Reeve
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 August 06, 2006 9:15 AM

Thanks Roz. I like it here. Here's another quote.

"I am like that" does not help anything. "I can be different" does.

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 August 06, 2006 3:58 AM

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 August 05, 2006 10:16 AM

You won't even get started if you wait for all the conditions to be "just right."

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 August 03, 2006 7:00 AM

Today's Quote
"Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable
ways it can change someone else's life forever."

~ Margaret Cho
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 July 23, 2006 5:24 PM

Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise
-- then you will discover the fullness of your life.

David Steindl-Rast
Words of Gratitude
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 July 17, 2006 12:41 AM

How did the rose ever open its heart and give to this world all of its beauty? It felt the encouragement of Light against its being; otherwise we all remain too frightened.

Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky
Love Poems from God
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 July 14, 2006 1:17 PM

To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and
the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter;
to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a
wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple

John Burroughs  [ send green star]
 July 09, 2006 5:19 PM

Today's Quote

"If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully."

~ Kahlil Gibran

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 July 08, 2006 1:43 AM

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.


Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley  [ send green star]
 July 02, 2006 5:30 AM

The longer I live, the more my mind dwells on the beauty and wonder of the world.

John Burroughs
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 June 25, 2006 8:55 PM

A person may rise to the highest degree of contemplation
even when busily occupied.

St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier
Embrace the World
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 June 21, 2006 2:48 AM

"Time does not change us. It just unfolds us."
~ Max Frisch

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 June 20, 2006 4:59 AM

Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.

The Talmud
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 June 16, 2006 1:31 AM

Here are four words to memorize: We are all One. Model that when you make your next choices and decisions. Model that when you live your life in every moment.

Neale Donald Walsch
Tomorrow's God
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 June 13, 2006 8:36 PM

May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.

John O'Donohue
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 June 12, 2006 4:41 AM

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 June 11, 2006 2:10 AM

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separate us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.

Thomas Merton
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 June 10, 2006 4:20 PM

"Laughter relaxes. And relaxation is spiritual. Laughter
brings you to the earth, brings you down from your stupid ideas of being
holier-than-thou. Laughter brings you to reality as it is. The world
is a play of God, a cosmic joke. And unless you understand it as a cosmic
joke you will never be able to understand the ultimate mystery. I am
all for jokes, I am all for laughter."

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 June 09, 2006 4:23 PM

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 June 02, 2006 4:14 AM

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting
for our wits to grow sharper.

Eden Phillpotts  [ send green star]
 May 31, 2006 6:34 AM

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

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 May 27, 2006 5:09 AM

The little things? The little moments? They aren't little.

Jon Kabat-Zinn
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 May 25, 2006 11:15 AM

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 May 22, 2006 6:19 AM

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

Meister Eckhart
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 May 15, 2006 12:57 AM

There's a self expansive aspect of gratitude. Very possibly it's a little known law of nature: the more gratitude you have, the more you have to be grateful for.

Elaine St. James
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 May 10, 2006 3:49 PM

One word can be more precious than all the treasures on earth.

Hazrat Inayat Khan
The Bowl of Saki
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 May 08, 2006 2:16 AM

Acceptance is the universal currency of real friendship. . . .It does not warp or shape or wrench a person to be anything other than what they are.

Joan Chittister
The Friendship of Women
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 May 07, 2006 12:44 AM

Behind every shadow of life is the great light of God.

Paramahansa Yogananda

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 May 04, 2006 2:10 AM

Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer
passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's
reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.

Yoko Ono  [ send green star]
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 April 26, 2006 6:10 AM

A person who, alone, has seen something beautiful, who has heard something harmonious, who has tasted something delicious, who has smelt something fragrant, may have enjoyed it, but not completely. The complete joy is in sharing one's joy with others.

Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan
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 April 25, 2006 11:42 AM

Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.

Robert Bresson
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 April 24, 2006 1:43 PM

When you listen generously to people they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the first time.

Rachel Naomi Remen
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 April 22, 2006 3:32 PM

A little prayer on earth can ignite an enormous cosmic


Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan
Alchemical Wisdom

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 April 21, 2006 4:06 AM

While we cry ourselves to sleep, gratitude waits patiently to console and reassure us; there is a landscape larger than the one we can see.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
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 April 14, 2006 2:41 PM

"Balance and wholeness
are the greatest gifts
I can give to myself."

    - Master Charles Cannon

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 April 13, 2006 7:10 AM

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.

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 April 12, 2006 12:34 PM

Wholeheartedness is a precious gift, but no one can actually give it to you. You have to find the path that has heart and then walk it impeccably....It's like someone laughing in your ear, challenging you to figure out what to do when you don't know what to do. It humbles you. It opens your heart.

Pema Chödrön
The Wisdom of No Escape
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 April 11, 2006 1:58 PM

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

Rachel Carson
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 April 10, 2006 4:40 AM

Today is a precious treasure, and it is yours. Allow yourself the joy and
fulfillment of living every moment."
~ quote by Ralph Marston
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 April 09, 2006 2:29 AM

Do not pride yourself on humility or poverty; pride yourself on your divine inheritance.

Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan
Alchemical Wisdom
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 April 07, 2006 1:36 PM

Today's Quote
May the gentleness of spring rains
soften the tensions within us,
And the power of ocean waves
steady and strengthen us.

--Janet Schaffran and Pat Kozak

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 April 07, 2006 1:22 AM

"There are many fine things which you mean to do some day, under what you think will be more favorable circumstances. But the only time that is yours is the present."

Grenville Kleiser
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 April 03, 2006 2:22 PM

Today's Quote
Bless us, dark earth as we give back
that which we have received
as we make a forest of blessing a ridge of blessing
for the future to grow upon.
--Chinook Psalter
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 March 25, 2006 12:33 PM

Live in the present. Do the things that need to be done. Do all the good you can each day. The future will unfold.

Peace Pilgrim
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 March 24, 2006 2:21 PM

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 March 22, 2006 9:57 AM

Just to be is a blessing; just to live is

Abraham Joshua Heschel  [ send green star]
 March 22, 2006 3:17 AM

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 March 20, 2006 12:33 PM

Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go.

Louise Driscoll
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 March 20, 2006 12:37 AM

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 March 17, 2006 12:50 AM

We cannot hold a torch to light another person's path
without brightening our own.

Ben Sweetland  [ send green star]
 March 15, 2006 3:02 AM

Gratitude for the gift of life is the primary wellspring of
all religions, the hallmark of the mystic, the source of all true art....It is a
privilege to be alive in this time when we can choose to take part in the
self-healing of our world.

Joanna Macy  [ send green star]
 March 09, 2006 11:22 PM

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 February 25, 2006 3:48 AM

Even Socrates, who lived a very frugal and simple life, loved to go to the market. When his students asked about this, he replied, "I love to go and see all the things I am happy without."

Jack Kornfield
After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
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 February 24, 2006 10:38 AM

We must not wish for the disappearance of our troubles but
for the grace to transform them.

Simone Weil  [ send green star]
 February 23, 2006 10:24 AM

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 February 21, 2006 12:32 PM

Open all your pores and bathe in all the tides of nature.

--Henry David Thoreau
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 February 20, 2006 11:29 AM wings to the mind, a soul to the universe, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, a life to everything.

Plato  [ send green star]
 February 19, 2006 3:19 AM

"To overcome oneself is indeed better than to conquer others."

         - The Dhammapada

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 February 14, 2006 1:50 AM

Each minute of life should be a divine quest.

Paramahansa Yogananda
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 February 13, 2006 1:10 PM

It does not require many words to speak the truth.
--Chief Joseph
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 February 12, 2006 10:33 AM

The Friend of God has these three qualities: a generosity
like that of the ocean, a compassion like that of the sun, and a humility like
that of the earth.

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 February 10, 2006 11:40 AM

Nothing in the world is more valuable than every moment of your life.

Hazrat Inayat Khan
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 February 06, 2006 2:24 AM

Any place is sacred ground, for it can become a place of
encounter with the divine Presence.

David Steindl-Rast
A Listening Heart
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 February 05, 2006 5:38 AM

To generous souls every task is noble.

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 February 01, 2006 12:06 PM

A harmonized mind produces harmony in this world of seeming

Paramahansa Yogananda  [ send green star]
 January 31, 2006 11:53 AM

"The dream was always running ahead of me.
To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it,
that was the miracle."

           - Anais Nin

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 January 30, 2006 7:23 PM

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
--La Rochefoucauld

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 January 29, 2006 11:46 AM

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

Henry Ward Beecher  [ send green star]
 January 28, 2006 4:59 AM

In the darkest hour the soul is replenished and given strength to continue and endure.

H.W. Chosa
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 January 23, 2006 6:02 PM

"The universe is full of magical things patiently
waiting for our wits to
grow sharper."

             - Eden Phillpotts

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 January 23, 2006 2:43 AM

The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.

Marcus Aurelius
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 January 22, 2006 4:09 PM

Through violence you may murder a murderer, but you can't murder murder. Through violence you may murder a liar, but you can't establish truth. Through violence you may murder a hater, but you can't murder hate. Darkness cannot put out darkness. Only light can do that.... Difficult and painful as it is, we must walk on in the days ahead with an audacious faith in the future. When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.   - Martin Luther King Jr


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 January 22, 2006 4:03 PM

Prayer and love are learned in the hour when prayer becomes impossible and the heart has turned to stone.

Thomas Merton
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 January 15, 2006 3:20 AM

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an
understanding of ourselves.

Carl Jung  [ send green star]
 January 13, 2006 1:58 PM

Beloved, gaze in the thine own heart,
The holy tree is growing there;
From joy the holy branches start,
And all the trembling flowers they bear.
--W.B. Yeats

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 January 13, 2006 12:23 AM

A secret formula for finding (indeed creating) peace, harmony, and happiness upon the earth: Serve life first, in everything you think and say and do.

Neale Donald Walsch  [ send green star]
 January 11, 2006 1:46 AM

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.

Rachel Carson  [ send green star]
1-10-06 Tuedsay January 10, 2006 11:56 AM

~" The essence of religion is kindness"~

~the Dalai Lama~

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 January 09, 2006 11:48 AM

It is never too late to become what you might have been.

George Eliot
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 January 08, 2006 2:06 PM

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them

--Bonnie Jean Wasmund
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 January 08, 2006 9:46 AM

All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field. Albert Einstein  [ send green star]
 January 07, 2006 12:20 PM

If we represent knowledge as a tree, we know that things that
are divided are yet connected.  We know that to observe the
divisions and ignore the connections is to destroy the tree.
-   Wendell Berry
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 January 06, 2006 2:56 AM

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 January 05, 2006 1:09 AM

To this day I believe we are here on earth to live, grow,
and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy

Rosa Parks  [ send green star]
anonymous  January 03, 2006 12:33 PM

Good for the body is the work of the body, and good for the soul is the work of the soul, and good for either is the work of the other.

~ Henry David Thoreau ~

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 January 03, 2006 12:20 AM

When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is
wrought in our life, or in the life of another.

Helen Keller  [ send green star]
 January 02, 2006 2:02 AM

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.

Native American prayer

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 December 31, 2005 6:42 AM

"Give to the world the best you have and the best will come back to you."

             - Madeline Bridges

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 December 30, 2005 3:27 AM

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my

Louisa May Alcott  [ send green star]
 December 26, 2005 10:49 AM

In gratitude for your own good fortune you must render in return some sacrifice of your life for other life.

Albert Schweitzer
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 December 25, 2005 4:49 AM

Great compassion is the root of all forms of

His Holiness the Dalai Lama  [ send green star]
 December 21, 2005 6:40 AM

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 December 21, 2005 6:21 AM

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - To love is the greatest thing in life; it is very important to talk about love, to feel it, to nourish it, to treasure it, otherwise it will soon be dissipated, for the world is very brutal. If while you are young you don't feel love, if you don't look with love at people, at animals, at flowers, when you grow up you find that your life is empty; you will be very lonely, and the dark shadows of fear will follow you always. But the moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed. - Jiddhu Krishnamurthi

 Love Park photograph

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 December 20, 2005 12:12 PM

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anonymous  December 20, 2005 6:21 AM

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T. S. Eliot

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(from) "Symbols of Gratitude" PINS : December 17, 2005 11:16 PM

1.  *P*ractice patience
2.   *I*nspire creativity
3.   *N*urture Love
4. *S*how Gratitude
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 December 16, 2005 3:44 AM

         Once the blossoms are gone, the fruit becomes
        visible; when one fades away, the other starts
        growing.  How could bread give strength without
        being broken?  How could the grape give wine
        without being crushed?

                             - Rumi

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 December 16, 2005 1:10 AM

Heaven and earth are threads from one loom.

Shaker proverb

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anonymous  December 15, 2005 8:32 AM

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, it's playing a poor hand well.

-Robert Louis Stevenson



Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.

-Thomas Arnold Bennett




You can't turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again.


-Bonnie Prudden




A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

-Hugh Downs

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 December 15, 2005 12:15 AM

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage."
~ Lao-Tzu

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:) December 14, 2005 5:01 PM

....haven't been with this group long but it is in a fast manner becoming a kind and warm place to be!

Peace to you,


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 December 14, 2005 3:42 PM

"The universe is full of magical things,
patiently waiting for our
wits to grow sharper."

               - Eden Phillpotts

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 December 12, 2005 8:22 PM

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 December 11, 2005 2:31 AM

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson
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 December 09, 2005 1:59 PM

let emotions push you into action or reaction. Just STOP and PAY
ATTENTION. Allow them to be and to speak to you. Once they are
acknowledged, their energy is released.

"Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance."

-- Deepak Chopra

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 December 07, 2005 5:48 PM

"Not what we have,
but what we enjoy
constitutes our

               - John Petit-Senn

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 December 06, 2005 12:15 AM

"People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. "
~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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 December 04, 2005 9:17 PM

 This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love:
the more they give, the more they possess.


Rainer Maria Rilke

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 December 04, 2005 1:21 AM

Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning
bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in
every crumb. Life wants to lead you from crumbs to angels, but this can happen
only if you are willing to unwrap the ordinary by staying with it long enough to
harvest its treasure.

Macrina Wiederkehr, O.S.B
A Tree Full of Angels

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 December 02, 2005 11:25 AM

“The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or touched - they must be felt with the heart .”
Helen Keller
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 December 02, 2005 1:52 AM

"Let us live our lives as a juicy, succulent celebration of who we are!
Let us exuberantly claim our right to be! Let us eliminate the
fundamental prejudice that manifests in many forms, which says that we
are not glorious exactly as we are and that will do more for peace in
our lives, and our world, than any other single act." ~ Jannette
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 December 01, 2005 6:21 AM

Acceptance is the secret of contentment. Appreciation is the secret of happiness. ~Brahma Kumaris

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 November 30, 2005 7:40 PM

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 November 30, 2005 2:08 AM

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of
their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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 November 28, 2005 5:47 AM

This is a wonderful thread.  Thank you all very much!   [ send green star]
 November 28, 2005 5:39 AM

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 November 27, 2005 5:41 PM

Oh, LOVELY! Thank you for that reminder....JOY!!

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 November 27, 2005 2:59 PM

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.

Jalaluddin Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks
We Are Three

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Rozlen! ..) November 26, 2005 9:22 PM

I love that one! I really love it, & the picture too!  [ send green star]
 November 26, 2005 8:24 PM

When it is dark enough, you can see the

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 November 22, 2005 9:54 PM

"Our life's journey of self-discovery is not a straight-line rise from
one level of consciousness to another. Instead, it is a series of steep
climbs and flat plateaus, then further climbs. Even though we all
approach the journey from different directions, certain of the
journey's characteristics are common to all of us." ~ Stuart Wilde

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 November 22, 2005 12:02 AM

When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely -- the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears- when you give your whole attention to it.
�J Krishnamurti
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 November 20, 2005 3:33 PM

You cannot do a kindess too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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 November 19, 2005 3:04 AM

I am, therefore I thank.

Cindy Lubar Bishop

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 November 17, 2005 3:09 AM

Love is so exquisitely elusive. It cannot be bought, cannot be badgered, cannot be hijacked. It is available only in one rare form: as the natural response of a healthy mind and healthy heart.

Eknath Easwaran
Words to Live By
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 November 16, 2005 10:50 PM

There are forces at work in your psyche which you cannot control. They belong to a deeper and wiser part of yourself. Sometimes it is essential to change an aspect of your life. This is often the case if you are in a situation which is wrong for you or stagnating. If you resist change, your unconscious wisdom may give you a push by causing a disturbance in your life. The shock you experience may therefore be a way of forcing necessary change on you.
--Sarah Dening
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 November 16, 2005 2:26 AM

All sorrows can be borne if you tell a story about

Karen Blixen  [ send green star]
 November 15, 2005 1:51 PM

"If you're not using
your smile,
you're like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook."

                 - Les Giblin

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 November 15, 2005 1:36 AM

The divine manifestation is ubiquitous, only our eyes are not open to it. . . . Awe is what moves us forward.

Joseph Campbell
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 November 14, 2005 1:58 AM

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.

Mother Teresa
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 November 13, 2005 1:50 AM

Kindness does wonderful things to a face.

Dixie Doyle  [ send green star]
FROM LADY J November 12, 2005 1:46 AM

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 November 10, 2005 2:08 PM

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon
way, you will command the attention of the world.

George Washington Carv  [ send green star]
anonymous  November 09, 2005 4:26 PM

I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
       ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
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 November 09, 2005 11:46 AM

Love is the best means of making the heart capable of reflecting the soul power, and love in the sense of pain rather than of pleasure. Every blow opens a door whence the soul power comes forth.

Hazrat Inayat Khan
The Bowl of Saki
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 November 06, 2005 11:37 PM

"If we could learn to like ourselves, even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away."

-- John Steinbeck

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 November 06, 2005 2:29 AM

Laughter is inner jogging.

Norman Cousins
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 November 06, 2005 12:19 AM

Of course fortune has its part in human affairs, but conduct is really much more important.
--Jeanne Detourbey
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 November 05, 2005 2:45 AM

I was shown a fledgling learning how to fly. Its first efforts were very feeble, but as it used its wings more and more, they became stronger until it found the freedom of flight and was able to soar to great heights and fly great distances without any effort. I heard the words: Faith comes with practice. Live by faith until it becomes rocklike, unshakable, and find the true freedom of the Spirit.
--Eileen Caddy

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 November 04, 2005 1:08 AM

Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build their philosophy of life.

A.J. Cronin
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 November 03, 2005 10:32 PM

"A sundance woman is like the morning star, filled with
spiritual beauty, wisdom and knowledge. Men and women are the most powerful of
the polarities. We walk beside men as equal partners. It takes men and women who
have respect and love for one another to live within the embrace of Father Sky
and Mother Earth."

--Dr. Henrietta Mann, SOUTHERN CHEYENNE
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 November 03, 2005 1:18 PM

All respectability, all honor is meaningless if it drives you against your nature. What can you do if you are not a lotus flower, but just a marigold? Enjoy being a marigold.

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 October 31, 2005 12:32 PM

We all have deep within us the inner “knower” to whom we can look for guidance. But everyday life is full of distractions which prevent us from being in touch with this natural wisdom. To gain access to it needs a relaxed and quiet mind. The calmer you become, the stronger and more self-reliant you will feel.
--Sarah Dening
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 October 31, 2005 2:18 AM

I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life--and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
--Georgia O’Keeffe
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 October 30, 2005 1:03 AM

Suffering is the sandpaper of our life. It does its work of shaping us. Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.

Ram Dass
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 October 28, 2005 1:05 AM

Don't let other people's opinions burn holes in your

Elsa Joy Bailey  [ send green star]
 October 27, 2005 4:48 AM

I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable...but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

Agatha Christi  [ send green star]
 October 26, 2005 3:32 AM

Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and
every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light. Love the beasts and
the birds, love the plants, love every separate fragment. If you love each
separate fragment, you will understand the mystery of the whole resting in God.

Fyodor Dostoevsky  [ send green star]
 October 25, 2005 1:00 AM

Ironically, gratitude's most powerful mysteries are often revealed when we are struggling in the midst of personal turmoil.

Sarah Ban Breathnach  [ send green star]
 October 24, 2005 4:25 AM

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.

Martha Washington
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 October 23, 2005 2:44 AM

The gratitude that we encounter helps us believe in the goodness of the world, and strengthens us thereby to do what's good.

Albert Schweitzer  [ send green star]
 October 22, 2005 5:02 AM

Try to treat with equal love all the people with whom you have relations. Thus the abyss between "myself" and "yourself" will be filled in, which is the goal of all religious worship.

Anandamayi Ma
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 October 20, 2005 10:08 AM

"The purpose of the heart is to know yourself, to be yourself and yet one with God."

                 - Edgar Cayce

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 October 19, 2005 5:20 PM

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting
values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave
a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a
fitting place.

Margaret Mead  [ send green star]
 October 18, 2005 9:17 AM

Hey Roz

Great collection of quotes that you have here!  Talk with u soon. 


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 October 17, 2005 2:01 AM

We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business;
we are each other's magnitude and bond.

Gwendolyn Brooks  [ send green star]
 October 15, 2005 5:13 AM

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May The Sun Bring You New Energy By Day, May The Moon Softly Restore You By Night Note Card  [ send green star]
 October 14, 2005 5:31 AM

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.

Archibald Rutledge  [ send green star]
 October 13, 2005 2:34 AM

It is a huge danger to pretend that awful things do not happen. But you need enough hope to keep going. I am trying to make hope. Flowers grow out of darkness.

Corita Kent  [ send green star]
 October 12, 2005 8:36 PM

Clear intuition requires the ability to respect your own
--Caroline Myss
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 October 10, 2005 5:16 AM

So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that which has been denied.

Helen Keller  [ send green star]
 October 09, 2005 5:24 AM

The winds of grace blow all the time. All we need to do is
set our sails.

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
Gospel of Ramakrishna

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 October 06, 2005 1:18 PM

Within and around the earth, within and around the hills,
within and around the mountains,
your authority returns to you.
--Alfonso Ortiz
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 October 05, 2005 2:04 AM

"There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks.
Most of the time we are simply not patient enough,
quiet enough, to pay attention to the story." —Linda Hogan
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 October 04, 2005 4:14 PM

The best remedy for those who are afraid,
lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where
they can be quiet, alone with the heavens and nature.
Anne Frank
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 October 04, 2005 6:36 AM

Reverence the highest, have patience with the lowest. Let
this day's performance of the meanest duty be thy religion. Are the stars too
distant, pick up the pebble that lies at thy feet, and from it learn the

Margaret Fuller  [ send green star]
 October 03, 2005 1:15 AM

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and
keep choosing it every day. It is a choice based on the knowledge that we belong
to God and have found in God our refuge and our safety and that nothing, not
even death, can take God away from us.

Henri Nouwen  [ send green star]
 October 02, 2005 4:28 PM

Take care of yourself — you never know when the world will
need you.

Rabbi Hillel  [ send green star]
 October 02, 2005 4:33 AM

Every act of love is a work of peace no matter how small.

Mother Teresa
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 September 30, 2005 3:26 PM

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to be oneself. Michel de Montaigne  [ send green star]
anonymous  September 30, 2005 10:22 AM

If you live in my heart, you live rent free.    
--Irish Proverb   

They gave each other a smile with a future in it.   
--Ring Lardner   

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 September 30, 2005 5:36 AM

By being attentive, by learning to listen (or recovering
the natural capacity to listen which cannot be learned any more than breathing),
we can find ourself engulfed in such happiness that it cannot be explained; the
happiness of being at one with everything in that hidden ground of Love for
which there can be no explanations.

Thomas Merton
Thomas Merton: Essential Writings
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 September 29, 2005 12:36 AM

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

  Mother Teresa
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 September 29, 2005 12:32 AM

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or
consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with
love, grace, and gratitude.

Dennis Waitley  [ send green star]
 September 27, 2005 12:09 PM

Sagehood has nothing to do with governing others
but is a matter of ordering oneself. Nobility has
nothing to do with power and rank but is a matter
of self realization. Attain self-realization, and the
whole world is found in the self. Happiness has
nothing to do with wealth and status, but is a matter
of harmony.
- Lao-tze
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 September 27, 2005 1:04 AM

We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves
after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.

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 September 26, 2005 1:50 AM

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specialperson-anim2.gif (19811 bytes)The only way you can
successfully communicate and relate to other people, is to like yourself.

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FROM MY FRIEND ELIZABETH F September 25, 2005 3:24 PM

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 September 25, 2005 1:42 PM

"It is with our capacity of smiling, breathing,
and being peace that 
we can make peace."

             - Thich Nhat Hanh

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 September 25, 2005 1:27 PM

Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?  ~Horace  [ send green star]
 September 24, 2005 4:28 PM

"The Awakening of true Love lies in finding peace within Yourself... This peace is found through an open Heart."

Deepak Chopra - A Path To Love

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 September 24, 2005 3:05 PM

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QUOTES September 24, 2005 12:45 PM

Compassionate action starts with seeing yourself when you

start to make yourself right and when you start to make yourself wrong. At that

point you could just contemplate the fact that there is a larger alternative to

either of those, a more tender, shaky kind of place where you could live.

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