I have always appreciated the simple wisdom that a single quote can give. I would like to share with you a few of my favourites. I hope they uplift you, touch your heart, enlighten and inspire you as they have me.
'My religion is very simple.
My religion is kindness.'
"Too often we underestimate
the power of a touch, a smile,
a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment,
or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential
to turn a life around..."
We don't see things as they are,
We see things as we are.
Life is a Beautiful song.
Open your heart and rejoice in it's melody.
Once you are attuned to this song,
You will find the composer seated in the lotus of your heart.
Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves,
For they shall never cease to be amused.
The world needs Dreamers
And the world needs Doers.
But above all
The world needs Dreamers that DO.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
The universe will only give you,
What you think you are worth.
And only that much.
May the Sun
Bring you new energy by day
May the Moon
Softly restore you by night
May the rain
Blow new strength into your being
May you walk
Gently through the world and know
It's beauty all the days of your life.
Look to this day
For yesterday is already a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision
Well lived, makes every yesterday a dream
And every tomorrow a vision of hope,
Look well, therefore to this day.
A Native American poem~author unknown
Fill your bowl to the brim
And it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife,
And it will blunt.
Chase after money and security,
And your heart will never unclench.
Care about people's approval,
And you will be their prisoner.
Do your work and then step back.
The only path to serenity.
Lao Tzu (Poem 9 from the Tao Te Ching)
I laugh when I hear that
The fish in the water are thirsty.
I laugh when I hear that
Men go on pilgrimage to find God.
What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity?
Our attitude towards it.
Every opportunity has a difficulty .
And every difficulty has an opportunity.
J. Sidlow Baxter
Take a look at those two open hands of yours.
They are tools with which to serve, make friends,
and reach out for the best in life.
Open hands up to the way of achievement.
Put them to work today.
--Wilfred A. Peterson
You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one.
“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on
the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining
the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question,
I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.”
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind
I ask what cannot be sought. And when I find it, I will not see what it is. The wind is more visible. But I can feel the wind and go where it wants me to go.
"Keep walking, though there's no place to get to. Don't try to see through the distances. That's not for human beings. Move within, but don't move the way fear makes you move. Walk to the well. Turn as the earth and the moon turn, circling what they love. Whatever circles comes from the center."
“Become loving. When you are in the embrace, become the embrace. Become the kiss. Forget yourself so totally that you can say, ‘I am no more. Only love exists.’ Then the heart is not beating, but love is beating. Then the blood is not circulating, but love is circulating. Then eyes are not seeing, love is seeing. Then hands are not moving to touch, love is moving to touch. Become love and enter everlasting life. Love suddenly changes your dimension. You are thrown out of time and you are facing eternity. Love can become a deep meditation, the deepest possible. Lovers have known sometimes what saints have not known.”
“It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from the east or from the west; they originate within one's own mind. Therefore, it is foolish to guard against misfortunes from the external world and leave the inner mind uncontrolled.”