How I treat a brother or sister from day to day, how I react to the sin-scarred...– Brennan Manning
The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say. -J.R.R. Tolkien,The Fellowship of the Ring
People hear you on the level you speak to them from. Speak from your heart, and...– Marianne Williamson
You will never have to lose yourself to win me over.– Andrea Gibson
“Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don’t want to. But other things are harder. Try it: “I’m not going to edit your résumé, sweetie, because it’s not a priority.” “I don’t go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.” If these phrases don’t sit...
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to...– Anne Lamott
“One day he saw some country people busily engaged in pulling up nettles; he examined the plants, which were uprooted and already dried, and said: “They are dead. Nevertheless, it would be a good thing to know how to make use of them. When the nettle is young, the leaf makes an excellent vegetable; when it is older, it has filaments and fibres like hemp and flax. Nettle cloth is...
“One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now. The impulse to save something good for a better place later is the signal to spend it now. Something more will arise for later, something better. These...
Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.– Anne Sexton
“What the critics say… We do not believe Real progress is possible. It is too hard. We do not think Our efforts can result in lasting change. It is beyond our reach. Simply put, we do not think Major positive change is possible. Hopeless inaction Will triumph over Hope in action The kind of world we live in Will determine What we do Lower your expectations. You must not Expect great...
I’ll kiss you awake, and we’ll have time to know our neighbors all by name - and...– “Simple Life” The Weepies
“When you were sleeping on the sofa I put my ear to your ear and listened to the echo of your dreams. That is the ocean I want to dive in, merge with the bright fish, plankton and pirate ships. I walk up to people on the street that kind of look like you and ask them the questions I would ask you. Can we sit on a rooftop and watch stars dissolve into smoke rising from a chimney? Can I...
I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.– Vincent van Gogh
We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be...– Wendell Berry
“After learning my flight was detained 4 hours, I heard the announcement: If anyone in the vicinity of gate 4-A understands any Arabic, Please come to the gate immediately. Well—one pauses these days. Gate 4-A was my own gate. I went there. An older woman in full traditional Palestinian dress, Just like my grandma wore, was crumpled to the floor, wailing loudly. Help, said the flight...
“…En ese momento se borran las fronteras y somos hermanos. ¿Quién no lo daría todo por un hermano?” -Benito Baranda, Presidente América Solidaria Internacional.
“I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know that there’s nothing but light when I see you.” — Shinji Moon
The Lamps are different, but the Light is the same.– Rumi
Enjoy it. Because it’s happening.– The Perks of Being a Wallflower