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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hypocrisy


A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin 

The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy.
- William Hazlitt

The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are all hypocrites.
We cannot see ourselves or judge ourselves the way we see and judge others.
- José Emilio Pacheco

Everyone loves a witch hunt as long as it's someone else's witch being hunted.
- Walter Kirn

Judge not, that ye be not judged.
- Matthew 7:1

Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye;
and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
- Matthew 7:5

He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 8:7)


Further reading: The Essence of Jesus' Teaching

Leading by Example

Role Model

Joy Blooms Where Minds and Hearts are Open

Grant That I May Radiate

Forgiveness

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Power of Your Intention


Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him,
like a shadow that never leaves him.
– The Buddha

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)


The power of your intention, your intent, your word, is immense. We might ascribe this effect to the power of prayer, to natural forces, or to our will to create our desired outcome. In any case, use this power. Believe in what you do, as well as doing it.

Further reading: 7 Secrets for a Happy Life

Intentional Living

The Power of Insightful Vision

The Power of Imagination

Vision - Dreams

Intention


Friday, August 29, 2014

It's Never Too Late


It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

The time for action is now.
It's never too late to do something.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you.
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose,
for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down,
but the staying down.
- Mary Pickford


Further reading: You're Never Too Old

The First Day

What's Done is Done

Focus and Flexibility

Being Wrong

No Regrets

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Filled with Love Inside


I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

It is not the magnitude of our actions
but the amount of love
that is put into them that matters.
- Mother Teresa

True love doesn't come to you it has to be inside you.
- Julia Roberts


Further reading: Solitude vs. Feeling Lonely

What is a Home?

Feel Your Connection With the Infinite - a Meditation

The Power of Unconditional Love

Living from Your Heart

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Childlike Wonder


Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore.
There is always something to make you wonder
in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.
- Albert Schweitzer

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong


A newborn does not have worry, or stress, or anger, because they have not yet learned those things. Consider what life would be like if you could forget all the past resentments and perceived offenses that color your thinking and your emotions. Buddhists call that state "beginner mind" - an opening to experience life without the jaundiced filter of past disappointments.

Further reading: Growing Up - Staying Young

Reverence

Life is Beautiful

Fly Free

Natural Goodness

Open Mind - Open Heart: A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cultivate Awareness



Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness
and the power of contemplation
rather than upon mere survival.
- Aristotle

Solitude sharpens awareness of small pleasures otherwise lost.
- Kevin Patterson

Do the small things of life with a relaxed awareness.
When you are eating, eat totally -
chew totally, taste totally, smell totally.
Touch your bread, feel the texture.
Smell the bread, smell the flavor.
Chew it, let it dissolve into your being.
- Osho

Pay attention. Cultivate awareness.
Life cannot be lived fully or joyfully if
our thoughts are focused on regretting the past,
preoccupied with anticipating the future,
or lost in the mind-fog of unconscious habitual behavior.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Assumptions are Dangerous

Habits - Like Water to a Fish

Expectations (Demands)

Living Deeply

Live Fully

Live Every Moment


Monday, August 25, 2014

A Better Plan


Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon

If you want peace, stop fighting.
If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts.
- Peter McWilliams

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

When what you are doing is frustrating you, STOP.
Pause to consider the true importance of the task.
Reflect on whether there is a better plan for reaching your goal.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: How to Move On and Let Go

Be Unstoppable

Create Completion

Be Flexible - Adapt to Change

Pragmatism

Drive Change

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Finding Peace in Forgiveness


Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
...
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
- attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

Today, I say yes to forgiving.
I commit to being for-giving love and for-giving compassion in all areas of my life.
– Sheri Rosenthal

Give yourself the gift of forgiving others,
not because THEY deserve it,
but because YOU deserve the serenity and joy
that comes from releasing resentment and anger.
Unconditional forgiveness is the path to your own inner peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Forgiveness is our gift to ourselves

Forgive Others for Your Own Sake

Can You Really Lift Your Burden of Resentments?

Stop Anger Before it Stops You

Forgiveness and Acceptance, Another Look at the Challenges

Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

Saturday, August 23, 2014

What Does Compassion Look Like?


It is not our differences that divide us.
It is our inability to recognize, accept,
and celebrate those differences.
- Audre Lorde

Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.
- Theodor Adorno

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
- M. Scott Peck

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect
the uniqueness of others.
- Robert H. Schuller

The essence of compassion is accepting others as unique individuals,
without believing that they are less good for not being carbon copies of ourselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


When we have expectations (demands), we think we know how people SHOULD behave, and we can have no compassion. Only after we accept that another person's uniquely "right" path does not follow our own preconceptions, we can be compassionate.

Further reading: Signs of a Compassionate Person

Condemn None

Understanding

Empathy

Do What You Can


Friday, August 22, 2014

Life of Storms


The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want...
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me
- Psalm 23

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass,
you live more richly those moments.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us,
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

There is beauty and serenity in the eye of the storm.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Today's affirmation: I walk today's march with courage.
I create today as my celebration of life.


Further reading: Serenity in Times of Crisis

The Storm of Life

Pragmatism (The Serenity Prayer)

Strength in the Eye Of The Storm

The Power of Stillness

Life only appears to be rushing toward us

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Unbending


A tree that is unbending, is easily broken.
- Lao Tzu


Read the Aesop fable The Oak and the Reeds

Resistance creates suffering.
Stress happens when your mind resists what is...
The only problem in your life is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.
- Dan Millman

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions,
do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.
- Saint Francis de Sales


Today's affirmation:
I practice non-resistance.
I accept the wisdom of God
in creating the world exactly as it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Hold on... Joyfully

Seven Tips for Stress-Free Living

Choosing to Love Life

The River of Life

Enjoy the Journey

Life is Love

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Only Today


Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured,
it may never arrive.
Mountains will not be climbed, races won,
or lasting happiness achieved.
- Maurice Chevalier

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Inuit Proverb

Don't Wait!
Start on your dreams, your impulses,
your longings, your special occasions today.
Because this is your moment.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

YOU make a difference to the world.
Act on your dreams today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Cherish This Moment

Take Action Today

The First Day

Mastering Time

Later is Never

Do It Now



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cherish the Whimsey


You're only given a little spark of madness.
You mustn't lose it.
- Robin Williams

The moment you start seeing life as non-serious, a playfulness,
all the burden on your heart disappears.
All the fear of death, of life, of love - everything disappears.
- Osho

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Today is your day to
smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat,
and dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

Do Something Crazy

Make Time For Yourself

Today is Your Day (my whole poem)

Life is too important to be taken seriously


Monday, August 18, 2014

Rekindling the Light


Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

None of us got where we are solely by
pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps.
- Thurgood Marshall

Whatsoever we beg of God, let us also work for it.
- Jeremy Taylor

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Your world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that you contribute.
The more love that is given, the more love returns.
The more a helping hand is given, the more hands
are strengthened and empowered to help.
We can help each other to all be winners.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Pay It Forward

A Little Help from My Friends

Zero-Based Gratitude

Faith, Hope, and Charity

Feeling Blessed

Our Light

Your Brother


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Feeding the Children


No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Abraham Lincoln (attributed)

Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity.
They are children, women and men who share a legitimate desire for being more.
- Pope Francis

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul
than the way in which it treats its children.
- Nelson Mandela

Act as if what you do makes a difference.
It does.
- William James

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,
ye have done it unto me.
- Matthew 25:40


Further reading: Being of Service

The Least Of These

How We Treat Our Children

Our Grandchildren's Planet

Passing the Torch


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Play Day


Some days are simply meant for playing.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
- Proverb

Life must be lived as play.
- Plato

Grin your smile; giggle your laugh; unfurl your joy;
dash the last trace of your self-consciousness;
and cavort your most uninhibited play.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Let today be a day to take life less seriously.
Kick back, smile, laugh,
watch the busyness of the world from a quiet corner
and find joy in everything around you.

Further reading: Play with Life

12 Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

Today is Your Day

Take Time to Play

Balance in All Things

we grow old because we stop playing

Friday, August 15, 2014

Difference of Opinion


I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions.
- Booth Tarkington

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?
- A Course In Miracles

As we grow as unique persons,
we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.
- Robert H. Schuller

We may have our private opinions
but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


One of the surest ways to cause yourself great suffering is to insist upon being right - to demand that all others view life exactly as you view it.

Why should it impede your happiness for others to have differing views on politics or religion? for others to paint their houses purple or grow asparagus in place of a grassy lawn? for others to dress, mingle, celebrate, or dine in their own manner?

The path to happiness is to live your life joyfully in your own way, and to support and encourage others to do likewise.

Further reading: Opinions

Categorizing People

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Offering Helpful Advice

Other People's Opinions

Different and yet the Same


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Upheaval


A world in upheaval is the breaking of the old sod -
the revealing of rich fresh soil ready for new planting.
Rejoice in the opportunity to sow a new crop.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Unexpected events can set you back or set you up.
It's all a matter of - perspective.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is no certainty; there is only adventure.
- Roberto Assagioli

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We will only understand the miracle of life fully when
we allow the unexpected to happen.
- Paulo Coelho

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past
have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
- George S. Patton


Further reading: Appreciate the Unexpected

Welcome Newness

Knowledge is Soon Changed

Expectations/Demands

Assumptions

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Life Really Is Good


Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

The enlightened give thanks for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life,
with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

It is of the small joys and little pleasures
that the greatest of our days are built.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


Seeing my glass of life as mostly full triggers an amazing cycle of transformation. Appreciation for the abundance of life incites gratitude - which brings on that warm comfortable feeling of joy and satisfaction with life. Gratitude for abundance also creates increasing abundance. Being truly grateful for the abundance that is now in my life causes an ever greater abundance to flow in my direction.

Further reading: Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

Is your glass of life half empty? Or half full?

How To Be Happy In Life

What we enjoy constitutes our abundance 

Life is Beautiful

It's a Wonderful Life

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

What One Emphasizes.


The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles 

When life gives you lemons, Make Lemonade.
- Anonymous saying


Further reading: How to Think Positive

What You See

Choosing the World You Live In

Beauty is Everywhere

Point of View

Monday, August 11, 2014

What You Become


What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals.
- Henry David Thoreau

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin Mays 

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen


Further reading: How to Choose Your Life Purpose

What Is Success?

Be Yourself

We Come This Way But Once

What Is Life All About?

What Really Matters

Sunday, August 10, 2014

All Brothers and Sisters



If thy brother wrongs thee,
remember not so much his wrong-doing,
but more than ever that he is thy brother.
- Epictetus

We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not.
- Bono

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers.
- Francois Fenelon

Forgive Your Brother from Your Heart.
- Matthew 18:21-22

Today's affirmation:
All people are my heart-felt brothers and sisters.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Perspective on Diversity

One World

Condemn None

Respect Others

The World is My Family

The Web of Life


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Power of Laughter


Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign
that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

Laughter gives us distance.
It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.
- Bob Newhart

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Sense of Humor

Life Is Not Meant to be Serious

Be Cheerful

Lighten Up

Power of Laughter

Friday, August 8, 2014

Hatred vs. Love


Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Jesus (Matthew 5:43-44)

The practice of forgiveness is our most important
contribution to the healing of the world.
- Marianne Williamson


Further reading: Categorizing People

Life is a Reflection

Go and Do Likewise

Fear and Love

On the Unworkability of Vengeance


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Thrown Out of the Nest


To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake
is to be continually thrown out of the nest.
- Pema Chodron

One does not become fully human painlessly.
- Rollo May

Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman

My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the
young and inflame their intellects.
- Robert M. Hutchins

Choose to be as a young child -
fully awake, eager for the next experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: Embracing Change

Staying Flexible

Being Fully Alive

Being Fully Awake

Being Conscious

Welcoming Change

The Adventure of Life


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Beyond Answers


A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

There are many answers you have received but have not yet heard.
- A Course In Miracles

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


Further reading:  Profound Questions

The Mysterious

Soar Your Spirit

Answers

What We Expect to See

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Small Pleasures


Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Life is made up of small pleasures.
Happiness is made up of those tiny successes.
The big ones come too infrequently.
And if you don't collect all these tiny successes,
the big ones don't really mean anything.
- Norman Lear

It is neither wealth nor splendor;
but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace.
A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being
that places harmony in one's life.
- Peace Pilgrim


Further reading: The Things Divine

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff

Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

A Simple Life

The Essence of Life

Monday, August 4, 2014

Your To-Do List


Beware the barrenness of a busy life
- Socrates

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

He who sows hurry reaps indigestion.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

An overfull calendar, like an overfull stomach,
is a consequence of taking on too much.
Commit, and eat, in moderation.
-Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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Further reading: Don't Fight Against Time

Feel Overwhelmed?

Step Back from the Clamor

Overwhelm

Honor Your Heart

Time is my friend

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Mutually Beneficial


Your mother really did know the secret to a better world:
"Play nicely together.  Don't fight."

Most of us think about succeeding in terms of someone else failing --
that is, if I win, you lose; or if you win, I lose.
Life becomes a zero-sum game.
... [In contrast,] Win-win sees life as a cooperative arena, not a competitive one.
Win-win is a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks
mutual benefit in all human interactions.
Win-win means agreements or solutions are mutually beneficial and satisfying.
- Stephen R. Covey

When we seek to discover the best in others,
we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
- William Arthur Ward

The more generous we are, the more joyous we become.
The more cooperative we are, the more valuable we become.
The more enthusiastic we are, the more productive we become.
The more serving we are, the more prosperous we become.
- William Arthur Ward

The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
- Bertrand Russell

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Further reading: A Shared Dream

The Power of Teamwork

Our Shared Humanity

Caring for Others

Helping Others


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Creatures of Emotion


When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson

There are no guarantees.
From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough.
From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
- Emmanuel (Pat Rodegast)

At the most basic level, the human emotions that drive all our actions
are the emotion of Love, and the emotion of Fear.
Love expresses itself through compassion, kindness, generosity, and understanding.
Fear expresses itself through self-centeredness, greed, jealousy, and exclusion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Have compassion for those whose actions are driven by fear,
even when those actions cause serious harm to others.

Further reading: There are Only Fear and Love

True faith needs no guarantees

Choosing the World You Live In

Faith, Hope, and Charity

Learning To Live Together

Fear



Friday, August 1, 2014

Full Measure


The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer


Further reading: Passing the Torch

Light for Others

Living Your Inspired Life

We Come This Way But Once

Our Grandchildren

What Really Matters

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