Quotables

Share the wealth of these wise people:

“I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.” Mother Teresa

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others”. ~Marianne Williamson

“Silence, they say, is the voice of complicity.
But silence is impossible.
Silence screams.
Silence is a message,
just as doing nothing is an act.
Let who you are ring out & resonate
in every word & every deed.
Yes, become who you are.
There’s no sidestepping your own being
or your own responsibility.
What you do is who you are.
You are your own comeuppance.
You become your own message.
You are the message”.
~Leonard Peltier

A harvest of justice is sown in peace by those who make peace. James 3:18

“It may be that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings”.
~Wendell Berry

“Love, yes, love your calling, for this holy and generous love will impart strength to you so as to enable you to surmount all obstacles”.
St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
~Anne Frank~

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?” Mary Oliver

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive” .Eleanora Duse

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go out and do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”.
Howard Thurman

“Our listening creates a sanctuary for the homeless parts within another person” . Rachel Naomi Remen

“Change the story and you change perception; change perception and you change the world”. Jean Houston

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

“…I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer”.

– Rainer Maria Rilke, 1903 in Letters to a Young Poet

 

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