The reason that ego and love are not compatible comes down to this: you cannot take your ego into the unknown, where love wants to lead. If you follow love, your life will become uncertain, and the ego craves certainty.
Chanting is no more holy than listening to the murmur of a stream, counting prayer beads no more sacred than simply breathing, religious robes no more spiritual than work clothes.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The wind blows hard among the pines
Toward the beginning of an endless past.
Listen: you've heard everything.
You gotta listen to the wind Hoss.
You gotta stop"n listen to the trees.
From the movie, "Thunderheart"
Quotes sent in by Charles Hovartos
When the animals come to us, asking for our help,
will we know what they are saying?
When the plants speak to us, in their delicate, beautiful language,
will we be able to answer them?
When the planet herself sings to us in our dreams,
will we be able to wake ourselves and act?
~ Gary Lawless ~
Sent in by Jonathan Bates
Friendship: The comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person,
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but pouring them all out, just as they are - chaff and grain together -
certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness,
blow the rest away.
To Doug from V.
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."
Mother Teresa sent in by Bev
"We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world,
and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend."
~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
Sent in by Lillian Shoemaker
Hear me, my Chiefs, I am tired,
My heart is sick and sad.
From where the sun now stands,
I will fight no more forever.
~ Chief Joseph ~
Always remember that the greatest power that has been given to you
by the Holy People is the Power to Choose.
The sacred begins at the tip of your tongue.
Be careful when speaking.
You create the world around you with your words.
~ Navajo ~
Sent in by Arnie Clarkson
In my lifetime, I hope to develop
Arms that are strong,
Hands that are gentle,
Ears that will listen,
A mind full of wisdom,
A heart that understands,
And a tongue that will speak softly.
Sent in by Karen Price
Don't walk before me,
I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me,
I may not lead.
Just walk beside me
And be my friend.
Albert Camus sent in by Sharon
Anger cannot occur unless you believe that you have been attached,
that your attack is justified in return, and that you are in no way responsible for it.
Given these three wholly irrational premises, the equally irrational conclusion that a brother
is worthy of attack rather than of love must follow.
What can be expected from insane premises except an insane conclusion?
The way to undo an insane conclusion is to consider the sanity of the premises on which it rests.
You cannot be attacked, attack has no justification, and you are responsible for what you believe.
~ Course in Miracles ~
Submitted by David Simard
"First they came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up
because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up
because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up
because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up
because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me,
and by that time no one was left to speak up."
~ Martin Niemoeller ~
Sent in by Kellie
" A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains".
Dutch Proverb sent in by Marjorie
"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over,
"An optimist may see a light where there is none,
~ Michel de Saint-Pierre ~
Sent in by D. Sommerfeld
"Live the life you love,
Sent in by Shiela Nair
"Some pursue happiness, others create it."
"Life guarantees a chance, not a fair shake."
Sent in by Bruce McIntyre
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