July 23rd, 2012
If something displeases me, I could become consumed with anger. Better to choose acceptance and move forward with new understanding.
December 2nd, 2011
“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”
~ Baba Ram Dass
August 6th, 2011
I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be “happy.” I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter and to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.
~ Leo C. Rosten
March 13th, 2011
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
February 24th, 2011
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.
~John LennonFebruary 17th, 2011
Beautiful music, vocals and visuals. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti.
February 16th, 2011
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
~ John F. Kennedy
We should really love each other in peace and harmony, instead we’re fussin’ n fighting like we ain’t supposed to be.
|February 1st, 2011
“Be thou incapable of change in that which is right, and men will rely upon thee. Establish unto thyself principles of action; and see that thou ever act according to them. First know that thy principles are just, and then be thou.”
~ Akhenaton (King of Egypt, 14th century BC)
January 27th, 2011
A small group of thoughtful people could change the world.
Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
~ Margaret Mead
November 16th, 2010
We look forward to the time
when the Power of Love will replace
the Love of Power.
Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
~William Ewart Gladstone
October 25th, 2010
Enjoy the little things,
for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
September 30th, 2010
is doing something nice
for someone who will never find out.
~Frank A. Clark
September 22th, 2010
The more we sweat in peace
the less we bleed in war.
~Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
September 20th, 2010
Our task must be to free ourselves
from this prison by widening our circles of compassion
to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
British Columbia Wildflowers
September 14th, 2010
Those who bring sunshine
to the lives of others
cannot keep it from themselves.
~James Matthew Barrie
September 10th, 2010
If we have no peace,
it is because
we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
From Lindy’s garden in Huntley, Scotland
September 4th, 2010
In memory of (Uncle) Harry Young
Passed away Monday, August 16th, 2010
If instead of a gem, or even a flower,
we should cast the gift of a loving thought
into the heart of a friend,
that would be giving as the angels give.
~George MacDonald, Scottish Author and Poet
September 3, 2010
Don’t be yourself
be someone a little nicer
~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966
August 31, 2010
World peace must develop from inner peace.
Peace is not just the absence of violence.
Peace is the manifestation of human compassion.
~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama
August 26, 2010
I always prefer to believe the best of everybody,
it saves so much trouble.
August 15, 2010
when we finally know we are dying,
and all other beings are dying with us,
we start to have a burning,
almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility
and preciousness of each moment and each being,
and from this can grow
a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings
August 14, 2010
Never look down on anybody
unless you’re helping him up
August 12, 2010
How far you go in life
depends on your being tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and strong.
Because someday in your life
you will have been all of these.
~George Washington Carver
August 9, 2010
Wisdom without compassion is a heartless wisdom
Compassion without wisdom is a fools compassion
August 6, 2010
Each of us in our own way can try to spread compassion into people’s hearts. Western civilizations these days place great importance on filling the human ‘brain’ with knowledge, but no one seems to care about filling the human ‘heart’ with compassion.
~HH 14th Dalai Lama
August 4, 2010
When you hold anger and hatred towards someone
At that moment
The greatest difficulty
Is letting go
And finding love for that person
August 2, 2010
If you haven’t any charity in your heart,
you have the worst kind of heart trouble
July 30, 2010
We often think of peace as the absence of war; that if the powerful countries would reduce their arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds – our prejudices, fears, and ignorance. Even if we transported all the bombs to the moon, the roots of war and the reasons for bombs would still be here, in our hearts and minds, and sooner or later we would make new bombs. Seek to become more aware of what causes anger and separation, and what overcomes them. Root out the violence in your life, and learn to live compassionately and mindfully
~Thich Nhat Hahn
July 29, 2010
Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering.
Some suffer too much, others too little.
~HH 14thDalai Lama
The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.
When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.
~Thich Nhat Hahn
July 27, 2010
Kindness is the language which
the deaf can hear and the blind can see
July 26, 2010
Today, give a stranger one of your smiles
It might be the only sunshine seen all day