Love yourself and be awake – today, tomorrow, always.
First establish yourself in the way,then teach others, and so defeat sorrow.
To straighten the crooked you must first do a harder thing – straighten yourself.
You are the only master. Who else? Subdue yourself, and discover your master.
“Spirit is an invisible force made visible in all life.”
— Maya Angelou
‘One new perception, one fresh thought, one act of surrender, one change of heart, one leap of faith, can change your life forever.’
— Robert Holden
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
— Maya Angelou
“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore”
— Vincent van Gogh
“A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.”
– Leo Buscaglia
“I dwell in possibility…”
— Emily Dickinson
“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you If you do not act on upon them?”
“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh
“Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.”
— Mary McLeod Bethune
Let your soul expand, let your heart reach out to others in loving and generous warmth, and great and lasting will be your joy, and all prosperity will come to you.
– James Allen
Your work is not to drag the world kicking and screaming into a new awareness. Your Job is to simply do your work.. Sacredly, Secretly and Silenly.. and those with ‘eyes to see and ears to hear’ will respond.
— The Arcturians
Happy Birthday Tenzing Gyatso. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery. We have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness.
— Dalai Lama
“Zen is not a philosophy, it is poetry. It does not propose, it simply persuades. It does not argue, it simply sings its own song.”
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”
“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, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are 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
The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Emma Lazarus, 1883
“Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.”
“Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen – that stillness becomes a radiance.”
— Morgan Freeman