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Saturday, July 23, 2016

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Open Your Mind and Heart


Only when we realize that there is no eternal,
unchanging truth or absolute truth, can we arouse in
ourselves a sense of intellectual responsibility.
- Hu Shih

Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.
- Leo Tolstoy

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

If you take the responsibility for your life,
you can start changing it.
- Osho

Do to others what you would have them do to you,
for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
- Matthew 7:12

Respect the religious views of others
to the same degree that you ask them to
respect your views.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Cultivate Awareness

The Golden Rule

Through the Eyes of Another

Cast the First Stone
    

Friday, July 22, 2016

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Not Possession, but Freedom


Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You Don't Own Me [watch the video]
- song by John Madara and David White

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
If we only think of ourselves, if we know only our
own needs and ignore the needs of the other person,
we cannot love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

He that is jealous is not in love.
- Saint Augustine

You know you love someone when you know
you want them to be happy,
even if their happiness means
that you are not a part of it.
- Anonymous


Further reading: Granting Space

The #1 Secret of Great Relationships

A Loving Relationship

Love Tenderly
   

Thursday, July 21, 2016

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Save Only the Best of the Old Ways


Honor tradition AND question tradition.
Tradition is like a second-hand store.
It is best to sort carefully between the treasures and the trash.
See everything with new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages.
Our best institutions are like young trees growing
upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The fairest thing in nature, a flower,
still has its roots in earth and manure.
- David Herbert Lawrence

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

What old people say you cannot do, you try,
and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Its not that we need new ideas,
but we need to stop having old ideas.
- Edwin Land

"Old times" never come back and I suppose it's just as well.
What comes back is a new morning every day in the year,
and that's better.
- George Edward Woodberry

Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery -
courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards.
- James Robinson


Further reading: Perspective on Tradition: An Open Mind

Roots

Thinking for Yourself

Memories
   

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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The Power of Love


Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

He who angers you conquers you.
- Elizabeth Kenny

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

When you pray for anyone, you tend to
modify your personal attitude toward them.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Know that anger is always fear and frustration.
What if we could lean back into the arms of Spirit
and trust the future?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Words of Truth and Love

Revenge, the Deadliest Sin?

Hatred vs. Love

With Love in My Heart
    

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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Act on Your Principles


You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
- Carl Jung

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Take Action Today

How Much Do You Want It?

Committing to a Decision

Don't Wait - Begin Today
    

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