Quotes January 17, 2021

I have been to the end of the earth, I have been to the end of the waters, I have been to the end of the sky, I have been to the end of the mountains, I have found none that are not my friends.
Navajo Proverbs
There is no water in oxygen, no water in hydrogen: it comes bubbling fresh from the imagination of the living God, rushing from under the great white throne of the glacier. The very thought of it makes one gasp with an elemental joy no metaphysician can analyze.
George McDonald
I am drawn to the wild not because it is wild but because it is sensible, logical, ordered, stable, resilient. Wild nature is everything we’re struggling to regain.
Carl Safina
Trauma decontextualized in a person looks like personality. Trauma decontextualized in a family looks like family traits. Trauma in a people looks like culture.
Resmaa Menakem
What is humanity, really, but a family of families?
Vivek Murthy
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
Both race and our reactivity to it are worthy of being brought with skillful engagement into mindfulness practice.
Rhonda Magee
Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must — at that moment — become the center of the universe.
Elie Wiesel
Solidarity is based on the principle that we are willing to put ourselves at risk to protect each other.
Anger expressed in a healthy and positive way means that we channel emotional anger towards resolution not attack.
Byron R. Pulsifer
To be loving we willingly hear each other’s truth and, most important, we affirm the value of truth telling.
To begin by always thinking of love as an action rather than a feeling is one way in which anyone using the word in this manner automatically assumes accountability and responsibility.
bell hooks
I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.
Malcolm X
The universe looks after you when you look after you. Keep doing the inner work.