Tag: Daily Good

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

Quotes courtesy of Daily Good
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.”

Quotes May 15, 2018

Quotes courtesy of Daily Good

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

Courtesy of Daily Good

Let your heart go out and abide in things. Let things return and abide in your heart.
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.

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