Tag: Daily Good

Quotes September 18, 2018

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Imperfection and perfection go so hand in hand, and our dark and our light are so intertwined, that by trying to push the darkness or negative aspects of our life to the side… we are preventing ourselves from the fullness of life.
Jeff Bridges
 
 
 
 
Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
Dennis Prager
 
 
 
 
We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.
Elizabeth Gilbert
 
 
 
 
The first and most important choice a leader makes is the choice to serve, without which one’s capacity to lead is severely limited.
Robert Greenleaf
 
 
 
 
Even when life challenges us, it’s a gift beyond all measure.
Parker Palmer
 
 
 
 
Imperfection inspires invention, imagination, creativity. It stimulates. The more I feel imperfect, the more I feel alive.
Jhumpa Lahiri
 
 
 
 
Start with a small step and don’t give up.
Giang Dang
 
 
 
 
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Arthur Schopenhauer
 
 
 
 
You can’t be neutral on a moving train.
Howard Zinn
 
 
 
 
Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.
Thomas Merton
 
 
 
 
Which drop of water constituting an ocean is unimportant?
Pierre Pradervand
 
 
 
 
We are dependent on each other. Therefore, replenishing the soil, replenishing society and being part of one continuum — that is the new story.
Satish Kumar
 
 
 
 
Return to the most human, nothing less
Will nourish the torn spirit, the bewildered heart,
The angry mind: and from the ultimate duress,
Pierced with the breath of anguish, speak for love.
May Sarton
 
 
 
 
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.
Dalai Lama XIV
 
 
 
 
Come forth into the light of things,
Let Nature be your teacher.
William Wordsworth
 
 
 
 
Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.
Kahlil Gibran
 
 
 
 
The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
W.B. Yeats
 
 
 
 
There is a moon inside every human being. Learn to be companions with it.
Rumi
 
 
 
 
I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
Pearl S. Buck

Quotes July 10, 2018

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Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
Margaret Mead
 
 
 
 
I have been circling for thousands of years,
and I still don’t know: am I a falcon,
a storm, or a great song?
Rainer Maria Rilke
 
 
 
 
I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.
Roger Ebert
 
 
 
 
Based on this goal of accumulation, industrial society practices conspicuous consumption. Indigenous societies, on the other hand, practice…”conspicuous distribution.” We focus on the potlatch, the giveaway, an event which carries much more honor than accumulation does.
Winona LaDuke
 
 
 
 
Cooking is good citizenship.
Barbara Kingsolver
 
 
 
 
To burn out is to let one’s light languish until it disappears. As interdependent beings, we are responsible for making sure our flame is fueled.
Jennifer Jean
 
 
 
 
When your kid walks in the room, does your face light up?
Toni Morrison
 
 
 
 
Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
Rabindranath Tagore
 
 
 
 
Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
T. S. Eliot
 
 
 
 
But the beauty is in the walking — we are betrayed by destinations.
Gwyn Thomas
 
 
 
 
There is always going to be obstacles. The thing is you don’t let those obstacles determine where you are going.
Pearl Fryer
 
 
 
 
I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.
J.R.R. Tolkien
 
 
 
 
If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.
Hal Borland
 
 
 
 
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
Meister Eckhart

Quotes June 23, 2018

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Classics

 
 
 
 
Surrender isn’t a sacrifice of the known, but rather a celebration of the infinite.
Nipun Mehta
 
 
 
 
The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.
Ayn Rand
 
 
 
 
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
 
 
 
 
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
Richard Bach
 
 
 
 
What at first glance what may appear to be messy and inefficient may actually be life experimenting — discovering what is possible.
Margaret Wheatley
 
 
 
 
Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.
Walt Disney
 
 
 
 
Being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure.
Bob Marley
 
 
 
 
He who rules himself rules over the whole world.
Vinoba Bhave
 
 
 
 
I now see the soul as that wild creature way back there in the woods that knows how to survive in very hard places.
Parker Palmer
 
 
 
 
History is the essence of innumerable biographies.
Thomas Carlyle
 
 
 
 
What makes things memorable is that they are meaningful, significant, colorful.
Joshua Foer
 
 
 
 
Once we view the economy as supporting a meaningful, comfortable life for everyone in a sustainable world, then we can use economic growth to provide the goods and services we actually want, that actually benefit the people and the planet.
Clair Brown
 
 
 
 
It is only logical that the pauperization of our soul and the soul of society coincide with the pauperization of the environment. One is the cause and the reflection of the other.
Paolo Soleri

Quotes June 11, 2018

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There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
Robert Frost
 
 
 
 
The paradox of trauma is that it has both the power to transform and resurrect.
Peter A. Levine
 
 
 
 
Art is a harmony parallel with nature.
Paul Cezanne
 
 
 
 
Whatever is held and listened to will show us where it lives in the world and in us.
Mark Nepo
 
 
 
 
If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.
Sir Ken Robinson
 
 
 
 
We’re impermanent as ripples in a lake and bubbles in a river. But our true nature is the water that pours down.
Joanna Macy
 
 
 
 
I shut my eyes in order to see.
Paul Gauguin
 
 
 
 
If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.
Loren Eiseley
 
 
 
 
Rest is the original transformative technology. Through rest we rebuild, rewire and renew ourselves – literally.
Matthew Edlund
 
 
 
 
Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together
Thomas Dekker
 
 
 
 
Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.
Kahlil Gibran
 
 
 
 
Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.
Rabindranath Tagore
 
 
 
 
To respect the cat is the beginning of aesthetic sense.
Erasmus Darwin
 
 
 
 
Nature is too big, too unknowable and multidimensional to be contained within a picture frame.
David Ulrich
 
 
 
 
Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Henry Huxley
 
 
 
 
Life is like getting into a boat that’s just about to sail off to sea and sink.
Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

Quotes May 24, 2018

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Any landscape is a condition of the spirit.
Henri Frederic Amiel
 
 
 
 
We must believe it is darkest before the dawn of a new world. We will see it when we believe it.
Saul Alinsky
 
 
 
 
In the tapestry of life, we’re all connected. Each one of us is a gift to those around us, helping each other be who we are, weaving a perfect picture together
Anita Moorjani
 
 
 
 
The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.
Rachel Carson
 
 
 
 
Only in quiet waters do thing mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
Hans Margolius
 
 
 
 
When there is so much to be known, when there are so many fields of knowledge in which the same words are used with different meanings, when everyone knows a little about a great many things, it becomes increasingly difficult for anyone to know whether he knows what he is talking about or not.
T.S. Eliot
 
 
 
 
Ecocide demands a response. That response is too important to be left to politicians, economists, conceptual thinkers, number crunchers; too all-pervasive to be left to activists or campaigners. Artists are needed.
Paul Kingsnorth and Dougald Hine
 
 
 
 
Life seems to have one question it asks us over and over: will you have your heart broken with something you care about?
David Whyte
 
 
 
 

Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgement, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of “you’re not alone.”
Unknown

Quotes May 15, 2018

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Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
Shel Silverstein
 
 
 
 
My sense is wherever you are, and whatever your religious orientation or lack of it, just to go to silence whether it’s by taking a walk or going into a retreat house is like going into a hospital for the soul.
Pico Iyer
 
 
 
 
When you discard your own pettiness, center yourself in integrity, and reach into your soul for your greatness, it is always there.
Lynne Twist
 
 
 
 
I have never forgotten the almost mystical power over an audience a storyteller has, when the story is deep and links you.
Isobelle Carmody
 
 
 
 
We must turn water into air in order to live, which for us means turning our experience into something that can sustain us. It means turning pain into wonder, heartache into joy.
Mark Nepo

Quotes April 30, 2018

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Let your heart go out and abide in things. Let things return and abide in your heart.
Dogen
 
 
 
 
Joy is the gift of love. Grief is the price of love. Anger is the force that protects it.
Valerie Kaur
 
 
 
 
The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.
Lucian Freud
 
 
 
 
When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
Lao Tzu
 
 
 
 
Children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.
Linda Creed and Michael Masser
 
 
 
 
A generous heart is always open, always ready to receive our going and coming. In the midst of such love we need never fear abandonment. This is the most precious gift true love offers – the experience of knowing we always belong.
bell hooks
 
 
 
 
Make love of yourself perfect. Deny yourself nothing — give yourself infinity and eternity and discover that you do not need them; you are beyond.
Nisargadatta Maharaj
 
 
 
 
No seed ever sees the flower.
Zen proverb
 
 
 
 
There are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths.
Mark Nepo
 
 
 
 
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
Mother Teresa
 
 
 
 
Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one.
Nikoli Berdyaev
 
 
 
 
Sane leadership…is the deep knowing that, even in the most dire circumstances, more becomes possible as people engage together with compassion and discernment, self-determining their way forward.
Margaret Wheatley
 
 
 
 
Peace is the only battle worth waging.
Albert Camus
 
 
 
 
Everything is connected…no one thing can change by itself.
Paul Hawken
 
 
 
 
True self tells us who we are, where we are planted in the ecosystem of life, what “right action” looks like for us, and how we can grow more fully into our own potentials.
Parker Palmer
 
 
 
 
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
Dalai Lama
 
 
 
 
A curve is always beautiful because it’s truthful.
Tony Owen
 
 
 
 
I’ve found that many of the decisions in my life involving change have come from the heart.
Judy Wicks
 
 
 
 
If you have built castles in the air; your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
 
 
 
 
Education is not a tool for development– individual, community, and the nation. It is the foundation for our future. It is empowerment to make choices and emboldens the youth to chase their dreams.
Nita Ambani
 
 
 
 
Those who teach the most about humanity, aren’t always humans.
Donald L. Hicks
 
 
 
 
Work on the body is very important to help people feel fully alive. Aside from telling their story they must reacquaint themselves with their body. Trauma isn’t out there it is right in here.
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk
 
 
 
 
Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
Virginia Woolf
 
 
 
 
When the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.
Leonardo Da Vinci
 
 
 
 
Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill
 
 
 
 
We seek a restorative justice, not a retributive justice.
Desmond Tutu
 
 
 
 
If the cause of poverty is marginalization, the cure is inclusion.
Richard John Neuhaus
 
 
 
 
The truth is that falling hurts. The dare is to keep being brave and feel your way back up.
Brene’ Brown

Getting to Cleveland: Seth Godin on Gratitude, by Katie Steedly

When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or whether you take them with gratitude.
G.K.Chesterton

According to writer Seth Godin, there are two ways to live in the world: with a “have to” attitude or a “get to” attitude. The latter mindset opens up the world and all the possibility of goodness therein and the former shuts down the heart and closes the door on the world. So the question is, how do we want to live? Too often, we have taken the gifts around us for granted and end up feeling entitled. We can begin to find gratitude by looking at our lives with open eyes and take steps toward being grateful, even in the hard times. We may not always know where this will take this, but -as Seth Godin saysno one gets “to Cleveland by knowing every turn from here to Cleveland. You start driving and get directions as you go.” This is the essence of living a life of gratitude.

Getting to Cleveland: Seth Godin on Gratitude, by Katie Steedly