Here are the inspirational daily quotes for August of 2006. We hope you enjoy them!
What is around you is only an extension of who you are. Look at those things and realize that they are what they are, imperfect though they may be. By accepting the truth, you propel yourself into better circumstances. By resisting, you live in the constant negativity of your own dissatisfaction.
How I relate to my inner self influences my relationships with all others. My satisfaction with myself and my satisfaction with other people are directly proportional.
–Sue Atchley Ebaugh
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
This world is a place of business. What an infinite bustle! I am awakened almost every night by the panting of the locomotive. It interrupts my dreams. There is no Sabbath. It would be glorious to see mankind at leisure for once. It is nothing but work, work, work.
–Henry David Thoreau
The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.
The greatest distance in the existence of man is not from here to there or from there to here. The greatest distance in the existence of man is from his mind to his heart.
–Angaangaq, Eskimo shaman
The heart is the hub of all sacred places. Go there and roam in it.
Itís essential that we understand that taking care of the planet will be done as we take care of ourselves. You know that you canít really make much of a difference in things until you change yourself.
To indigenous people, Earth is a living being. Among the Lakota we call Earth our grandmother, and you do not rape your grandmother. Because she is the mother of all living beings, you are related to everything that lives–every blade of grass, every pine needle, every grain of sand. Even the rocks have life. Since you rely on all this life for your sustenance, you have to be respectful.
–Russell Means, Arapaho activist
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
A life without love is like a year without summer.
Collected by the editors of Guidance for Body, Mind, and Spirit.