Words as Medicine
"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can." - John Wesley
Life is our teacher. Life communicates with us all the time and it is a lesson to see how life continuously have led me to the people I need to met, to the situations I need to experience, and to the places I need to be. There has never been any real reason to worry since all small individual rivers are already on their way to the ocean, to the Whole. It is not about swimming, it is about relaxing and to float with the river in a basic trust that life already leads towards the sea of consciousness, towards the Whole. - Swami Dhyan Giten
Write out of love, write out of instinct, write out of reason. But always for money. - Louis Untermeyer
"No one has the right to destroy another person's belief by demanding empirical evidence." - Ann Landers
"I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are;
because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star.
I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far;
for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are." - Milton Berle
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." - Buddha
"The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty." - Henri Frederic Amiel, "The Private Journal of Henri Frederic Amiel"
"The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed." - Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C. -
The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes, in seeing the universe with the eyes of another, of hundreds of others, in seeing the hundreds of universes that each of them sees - Marcel Proust
"Blessing is not a technique we perform but a presence we embody. It is not an act we do to someone or something, but a relationship we form with them that enables us all to be embraced in the presence of an unobstructed world." — David Spangler
"We don't have to be Pollyannas, refusing to face our own problems or the ignorance influencing other people's lives, but we can be realistic about those situations and handle them without violating our own spirit of love... — Walter Starcke
Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.- Pau (Pablo) Casals
Loss leaves us empty - but learn not to close your heart and mind in grief. Allow life to replenish you. When sorrow comes it seems impossible - but new joys wait to fill the void.
- Pam Brown
The answer is in thy heart. Thee can always hear it, if thee listens for it. - Elizabeth George Speare, "The Witch of Blackbird Pond"
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. - Ansel Adams
We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it's all about. - Joseph Campbell
"In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer." - Albert Camus
"If I want to understand something, I must observe, I must not criticize. I must not condemn, I must not pursue it as pleasure or avoid it as non-pleasure. There must merely be the silent observation of a fact. There is no end in view but awareness of everything as it arises." -- Krishnamurti
People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live...[We] never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born. - Albert Einstein, "in a letter to Otto Juliusburger"
Stuff your eyes with wonder . . . live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. - Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451"
“Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.” - Robert Fulghum
When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure – Peter Marshall
“Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” - Johann Wolfgang Goethe
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." Marcel Proust
Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human being's heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing child-like appetite of what's next, and the joy of the game of living. In the center of your heart and my heart there is a wireless station; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the infinite, so long are you young. - Samuel Ullman
“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought.” - Jonathan Swift
If a great thing can be done, it can be done easily, but this ease is like the ease of a tree blossoming after long years of gathering strength. - John Ruskin
Everything changes but change itself. Everything flows and nothing remains the same...You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters and yet others go flowing ever on. -Heraclitus
Just as white light consists of colored rays, so reverence for life contains all the components of ethics: love, kindliness, sympathy, empathy, peacefulness and power to forgive. - Albert Schweitzer
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. - Thomas Merton
Be born anywhere, little embryo novelist, but do not be born under the shadow of a great creed, not under the burden of original sin, not under the doom of Salvation. - Pearl Buck
Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road. - John Henry Jowett
Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like. - Will Rogers
Because gratification of a desire leads to the temporary stilling of the mind and the experience of the peaceful, joyful Self, it's no wonder that we get hooked on thinking that happiness comes from the satisfaction of desires. This is the meaning of the old adage, "Joy is not in things, it is in us." - Joan Borysenko
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings. - William Hodding Carter, Jr.
Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought. - Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Ch. 18 Conclusion