Quotes March 16, 2021

Don’t allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not.
Paulo Coelho
Surrender is to give oneself up to the original cause of one’s being.
Ramana Maharishi
not so much looking for the shape
as being available
to any shape that may be
summoning itself
through me
from the self not mine but ours.
A.R. Ammons
Whether we or our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
The care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.
Wendell Berry
Our kinship with Earth must be maintained; otherwise, we will find ourselves trapped in the center of our own paved-over souls with no way out.
Terry Tempest Williams
Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic — this is the spiritual path.
Pema Chodron
Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.
Alice Mackenzie Swaim
Let the good in me connect with the good in others, until all the world is transformed through the compelling power of love.
Nachman of Breslov
The awakening of consciousness is the next step for mankind.
Eckhart Tolle
Look back along the endless corridors of time and you will see that four things have built civilization: the spirit of religion, the spirit of creative art, the spirit of research and the spirit of business enterprise.
Neil Carothers
Darkness is your candle.
Your boundaries are your quest.
You must have shadow and light source both.
Listen, and lay your head under the tree of awe.
Then stirs the feeling infinite, so felt in solitude, where we are least alone.
Lord Byron
Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It’s the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else’s pain is as meaningful as your own.
Barbara Kingsolver
There is a huge silence inside each of us that beckons us into itself, and the recovery of our own silence can begin to teach us the language of heaven.
Meister Eckhart
Adding wings to caterpillars does not create butterflies, it creates awkward and dysfunctional caterpillars. Butterflies are created through transformation.
Stephanie Marshall
When we are challenged we do not rise to our expectations. We fall to our level of practice.
Vocation is the place where our deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.
Frederick Buechner
Waiting, as represented by silences, gaps, and distance, allows us the capacity to imagine that which does not yet exist and, ultimately, innovate into those new worlds as our knowledge expands. –
Jason Farman
We — young and old together — hold the future in our hands. If our common life is to become more compassionate, creative, and just, it will take an intergenerational effort.
Parker Palmer
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.
Wayne Dyer
You’re not poor because you don’t have money. You’re poor if you don’t have a dream.
Randy Gage
Everyone is NOT replaceable… watch how you treat good people.