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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Proclaim the Truth


The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others
and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us,
and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak,
the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it,
without asking who is for it or who is against it.
- Henry George

To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Stand upright, speak thy thoughts,
declare the truth thou hast, that all may share;
Be bold, proclaim it everywhere:
They only live who dare.
- Voltaire

The truth is always something that is told,
not something that is known.
If there were no speaking or writing,
there would be no truth about anything.
There would only be what is.
- Susan Sontag

Further reading: Take Action - Now

Speaking Your Word

Calling Out Injustice

To Live, Not Merely To Exist
     

Friday, November 29, 2019

Is my mind open?



I don't need other people to have an open mind.
The crucial question is "Is my mind open?"
- Byron Katie

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The human mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never returns to its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Few new truths have ever won their way
against the resistance of established ideas
save by being overstated.
- Isaiah Berlin

Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar,
you present a new place for new ideas and progress.
- Charles Kettering

Let today be a day to break with convention,
and try out new ideas and ways of living.

Further reading: New Ideas

You are the Window

The Art of Seeing

Honor Your Roots

Cultivate Awareness
    

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving 2019


As we join hands in fellowship
around this bountiful table,
we give thanks for the blessings of this food
and the love of these friends
as a symbol of our gratitude
for all the manifold blessings of this life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In a world where so many are hungry,
may we eat this food with humble hearts;
in a world where so many are lonely,
May we share this friendship with joyful hearts.
- Anonymous

For food that stays our hunger,
For rest that brings us ease,
For homes where memories linger,
We give our thanks for these.
- Anonymous

The food which we are about to eat
Is Earth, Water, and Sun, compounded
through the alchemy of many plants.
Therefore Earth, Water and Sun will
become part of us.
This food is also the fruit of the labor of
many. We are grateful for it.
May it give us strength, health, joy.
And may it increase our love.
- Unitarian Blessing

We receive this food in gratitude to all beings
Who have helped to bring it to our table,
And vow to respond in turn to those in need
With wisdom and compassion.
- Buddhist Blessing

The food which we are about to eat
Is Earth, Water, and Sun, compounded
through the alchemy of many plants.
Therefore Earth, Water and Sun will
become part of us.
This food is also the fruit of the labor of
many. We are grateful for it.
May it give us strength, health, joy.
And may it increase our love.
- Unitarian Blessing

Further reading: My Thoughts on Thanksgiving 

Give Thanks for the Commonplace

Zero-Based Gratitude

Opportunity for Daily Thanksgiving

Thankful and Content
    

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

True Peace Lies Within One's Own Soul


To be at one with God is to be at peace...
peace is to be found only within,
and unless one finds it there
he will never find it at all.
Peace lies not in the external world.
It lies within one's own soul.
- Ralph W. Trine

You are within God.
God is within you.
- Peace Pilgrim

The highest God and the innermost God is one God.
- Ernest Holmes

When you have shut your doors, and darkened your room,
remember, never to say that you are alone,
for you are not alone, but God is within.
- Epictetus

To be at one with God is to be at peace...
peace is to be found only within,
and unless one finds it there
he will never find it at all.
Peace lies not in the external world.
It lies within one's own soul.
- Ralph W. Trine

You don't look out there for God, something in the sky,
you look in you.
- Alan Watts

Further reading: Become Love

Good Works

Quiet Time

Be an Open Channel
   

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Spend Some Time Alone with the Heavens, Nature and God


The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.
- Laurence Sterne

A quiet mind cures all.
- Robert Burton

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Affirmation: Today, I Will Spend Time In Silence.

Further reading: Choose Inner Peace and a Less Stressful Life

Solitude is a Cure

Be an Open Channel

The Beat of the Universe

Let me bring peace
     

Monday, November 25, 2019

Don't Criticize, Condemn, Or Complain


When restraint and courtesy are added to strength,
the latter becomes irresistible.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Don't Criticize, Condemn, Or Complain.
- Dale Carnegie

If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- Chinese Proverb

It takes years to build up trust,
and only seconds to destroy it.
- Anonymous

When angry, count to ten before you speak.
If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson

Further reading: The Golden Rule

Be Kind

Listen, Really Listen

Speak with Kindness
      

Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Power of Thanksgiving


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

Be Grateful for All of Life:
Each of us has been infinitely blessed - beginning with the gift of life.
Whatever may appear to be missing or broken on any particular day,
our glass is not half full, it is 99.9% full.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie - from 7 Secrets for a Happy Life

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

I don't think of all the misery
a but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

However much or little you have,
"Thank You" is always a more powerful prayer than, "I need more."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Thank You God

Appreciate Your Blessings

Life Really Is Good

My glass of life

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Safeguarding the Rights of Others


The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

If you are neutral in situations of injustice,
you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse
and you say that you are neutral,
the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
- Desmond Tutu

Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble
and beautiful end of a human being.
- Khalil Gibran

Do your little bit of good where you are;
its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
- Desmond Tutu

When the rights of any group, no matter how small, no matter how marginal,
are violated, your liberty, your freedom is put at risk.
Let there never be a day when we cast about in horror
and have to ask the question, "How did it ever come to this?"
- Thomas Childers

Further reading: America's Historic Reverence for Independence

The Freedom of Others

Prison of the Closed Heart

Personal Freedom
      

Friday, November 22, 2019

Actions are the Seed of Fate


Actions are the seed of fate.
Deeds grow into destiny.
- Harry S. Truman

Judge each day not by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring,
who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
- B. C. Forbes

Gardening is all about optimism.
I put a seed in the ground.
I consistently tend it,
confident I will see the results, in time,
of the nurture I have provided.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Look around for a place to sow a few seeds.
- Henry Van Dyke

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Do It For Our Grandchildren

Pay It Forward

Tending the Garden of Our Lives

Optimism and Hard Work
     

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Integrity, Truth, Morality


Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
cannot be trusted with important matters.
- Albert Einstein

If you have integrity, nothing else matters.
If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.
- Alan K. Simpson

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein

Morality is the basis of things
and truth is the substance of all morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

It is essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
- John Bradshaw

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth.
- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Only good comes from being honest and true.
Only harm and suffering come from falsehood.
It doesn't always feel as if good comes from truth and honesty,
but, in the long run, it does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: What You Know To Be Right

Social Morality

Ethics Requires Respecting Others

Do Good Now
     

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Be Grateful, Pay It Forward


TODAY, consider performing an act-of-kindness for someone who can never repay you.

Is there someone who will be alone on Thanksgiving unless you share your table with them?

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

The moment you become miserly you are closed
to the basic phenomenon of life: expansion, sharing.
The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target.
Because things are not the target,
you, your innermost being, is the target -
not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you;
not much money, but a rich you;
not many things, but an open being,
available to millions of things.
- Osho

The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father
goes forward, not backward.
What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.
- Nancy Friday

Each of us has been generously gifted by parents, teachers, mentors, and others we can never repay. So, in gratitude for what we have received, it is now our turn to generously gift the children, the up-and-coming, and the down-and-out -- with no expectation that they can ever repay us - and with the hope that they will, in turn, pay-forward to another generation.

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Pay It Forward - as an Expression of Universal Gratitude

True Measure of a Successful Life

Opportunity for Daily Thanksgiving

Universal Kindness and Compassion
    

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Trust Yourself, Trust Your Choices


Trust yourself. Only you can live your life.
Only you can taste your victories.
Only you can suffer the sting of your defeats.
Make your own choices, and accept your own consequences -
for better or worse.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you...
- Rudyard Kipling

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it...
that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

Confidence comes not from always being right
but from not fearing to be wrong.
- Peter T. Mcintyre

Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.
- Vince Lombardi

Further reading: Stand Tall and Proud

Have Confidence in Yourself

Feeling Tired?

Blaze Your Own Trail
      

Monday, November 18, 2019

Pay Attention


Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

It is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and the good,
and dwell as little as possible on the evil and the false.
- Richard Cecil

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Further reading: Cultivate Awareness

Manage Your Wayward Mind

The Power of Focus

Life is Beautiful
   

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Speak the Truth


Be Impeccable With Your Word.
Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean.
Avoid using your word to speak against yourself
or to gossip about others.
Use the power of your word
in the direction of truth and love.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Better than a thousand hollow words,
is one word that brings peace.
- The Buddha

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

What we speak becomes the house we live in.
- Hafiz

Today's affirmation:
I open myself for the word of Spirit to flow through me.

Further reading: Morality

Our Character

Power Tests Integrity
    

Saturday, November 16, 2019

All Life is a Chance


Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
- Mark Twain

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Face your fears and doubts, and new worlds will open to you.
- Robert Kiyosaki

Further reading: All Life is a Risk

The Jump is So Frightening - Mary Anne Radmacher

Live Your Life Fully
   

Friday, November 15, 2019

What is REALLY Important?


Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter Drucker

If a task is important, do it now.
If it is not truly important, forget about it forever, relax,
and do something that really is important.
Caution: The most important things in life are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a better thing to weigh and measure priorities
in the illuminating light of your own mission
than to have your activities formed by the
impressions and expectations of others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

"It's not that important,
don't worry about it" is the answer,
now what was the question?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to contemplate - away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Either Accept It, or Change It

Choose Your Focus

Perspective on Priorities

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff
    

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Develop an Attitude of Gratitude


A thankful heart is the greatest virtue.
- Cicero

Develop an attitude of gratitude,
and give thanks for everything that happens to you,
knowing that every step forward
is a step toward achieving something bigger
and better than your current situation.
- Brian Tracy

Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude
for what God has done for us.
- Lauryn Hill

Today's affirmation:
I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Let Each Day be a Thanksgiving

Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

Gratitude is crucial to your happiness

Zero-Based Gratitude
    

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Forgiving is your gift to yourself


Forgive those who have injured you -
not because they deserve your forgiveness,
but because you can never be happy until
you release your anger and grant forgiveness.
Forgiving is not a gift to someone else -
Forgiving is your gift to yourself - a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

Forgiveness means letting go of the hope for a better past.
- Lama Surya Das

The remedy for wrongs is to forget them.
- Publilius Syrus

Further reading: How to Forgive and Move On

Forgive Others for Your Own Sake

Stop Anger Before it Stops You 

Forgiveness is Essential to a Great Relationship
      

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Re-examine all that you have been told


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

Know thyself, and thou shalt know the Universe and God.
- Pythagoras

We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly -
spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity
to renew itself and create order.
- Susan Taylor

You are a product of your environment.
So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective.
Analyze your life in terms of its environment.
Are the things around you helping you toward success -
or are they holding you back?
- W. Clement Stone

The unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates

To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air.
- Richard Whately

Further reading: To Live, Not Merely To Exist

What Is Success?

A Truly Successful Life

What You Become
    

Monday, November 11, 2019

Veterans' Day 2019


To All Veterans: Thank You For Your Service To Your Country.

Duty, Honor, Country.
Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be,
what you can be, what you will be.
- Douglas MacArthur

The soldier above all others prays for peace,
for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the
deepest wounds and scars of war.
- Douglas MacArthur

Our lives are to be used and thus to be lived as fully as possible,
and truly it seems that we are never so alive as when
we concern ourselves with other people.
- Harry Chapin

Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks.
Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned;
perhaps she won't suffer the way people do when they have a dream to follow.
But when the person looks back - and at some point everyone look back -
she will hear her heart, saying,
"What have you done with the miracles that God planted in your days?
What have you done with the talents God bestowed on you?"
- Paulo Coelho

War settles nothing.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Disarmament, with mutual honor and confidence,
is a continuing imperative.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

Further reading: Stop Trying to Grasp at "Security" 

Honorable Paths to Noble Goals 

Watch What You Pray For 
      

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Unfathomably Mysterious


God is not what you imagine,
or what you think you understand.
If you understand you have failed.
- Saint Augustine

The world is incomprehensible.
We won't ever understand it;
we won't ever unravel its secrets.
Thus we must treat the world as it is:
a sheer mystery.
- Carlos Castaneda

Be thankful that life is a mystery.
There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know in order to live joyfully.
We Can Never Understand Our World, But We Can Still Enjoy It.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Uncertainty that comes from knowledge
(knowing what you don't know)
is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious,
thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

Further reading: Pause to Wonder

Cherish Mystery

Wonder and Mystery

Life: Mystery and Riddle
    

Saturday, November 9, 2019

You Need Quiet Time


The quieter you become,
the more you can hear.
- Ram Dass

Pause to smell the roses, to breathe, to take a quiet moment for yourself.
Let today be a day to remember that you get to CHOOSE how you spend your time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

In prayerful silence you must look into your own heart.
No one can tell you better than yourself what comes between you and God.
Ask yourself.
Then listen!
- Johannes Tauler

Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

Further reading: God is Found in Silence

The Quiet Voice of Courage

Quiet Time

Your Intuition is Your Guide

The Beat of the Universe
   

Friday, November 8, 2019

Don't Forget to be Thankful


Keep your eyes open to your mercies.
The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Nature cannot be tricked or cheated.
She will give up to you the object of your struggles
only after you have paid her price.
- Napoleon Hill

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
- Anonymous (falsely attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

Further reading: Is your glass of life half empty? Or half full?

What One Emphasizes

Plant Flowers

Seeing Unexpected Beauty
    

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Do your best, and release your attachment to the outcome


The secret of success is non-attachment to results;
doing your best at the moment,
and letting the results take care of themselves.
- J. Donald Walters

To work without attachment is to work without the expectation
of reward or fear of any punishment in this world or the next.
Work so done is a means to the end, and God is the end.
- Ramakrishna

Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions;
reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
- Simone Weil

You are attached to what you attack.
- Robert Shea

The Buddha discovered that the block to enlightenment is ATTACHMENT to the things of this world, rather than the things themselves. This great revelation is known as the Middle Way - living in moderation, without either gluttony or denial, and without attachment.

Your best is ALWAYS good enough.
After you have truly done your best,
release your attachment to the outcome.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Time to Smell the Flowers

What's Done is Done

Do What You Can Do

New Strength and New Thoughts
    

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Important Principles


The man who has won millions at the cost of his conscience is a failure.
- B. C. Forbes

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
- Abraham Lincoln

I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing,
than to incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity.
- Robert E. Lee

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world,
as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Further reading: Act on Your Principles

Compassion is Morality

Honor Your Commitments

Set an Impeccable Example
     

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

U.S. General Election Day 2019


Our actions today will determine the world we leave our children.

Bad politicians are sent to Washington [and state and local government] by good people who don't vote.
- William E. Simon

Is there an election today in your area? Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi are electing Governors. Many areas in the US are electing state and local officials today. In many ways, who you choose for local school board is as important as who you choose of President. If you don't live in the US, please remember this message for the next time you have an election.

PLEASE remind your family and friends to vote!

Voting is the foundational act that breathes life into
the principle of the consent of the governed.
- DeForest Soaries

Voting for the kind of America you believe in
is one of the greatest gifts you can give your grandchildren.
Make a difference. VOTE NOW!

Nothing is more important in our national life
than the welfare of our children.
- Harry S. Truman

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
- Native American Proverb

Further reading: The Test is How We Care for Society's Children

Feed the Children

A Truly Successful Life

Honor the Children
   

Monday, November 4, 2019

Life is Action and Passion


Life is action and passion;
it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time,
at peril of being judged not to have lived.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Life is unlimited - it expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that you contribute.
-Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man can succeed at almost anything
for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

Nothing is as important as passion.
No matter what you want to do with your life,
be passionate.
- Jon Bon Jovi

Further reading: Think Big, Act Big

Curious - Adventurous

Welcome the Unknown

This Life is Not a Rehearsal
    

Sunday, November 3, 2019

A Look at Religion


Let today be a day to look at our beliefs from different and broader perspectives.
What are our values, and what is our viewpoint toward Spirit and toward Unity with All Creation?

Religion serves as the soul of community,
it gets drawn into the fracas and turns up the heat.
- Huston Smith

Religion as a human phenomenon is as riddled through
with potential for both good and evil as any other phenomenon.
- Richard John Neuhaus

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

God's Spirit moves through us and the world at a pace
that can never be constricted by any one religious paradigm. I love that.
- Bono

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is only partly true that religion does more harm than good in society.
The community makes God into the image it wants,
vengeful, or milky sweet, or scrupulously just, and so on.
- Mary Douglas

God has no religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

In religion as in politics, it so happens that we have
less charity for those who believe half our creed,
than for those who deny the whole of it.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Religious groups have probably both fed more people and killed more people
than any other kinds of organizations in human history.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully
as when they do it from religious conviction.
- Blaise Pascal

We are all of one body.
Any harm or hatred toward another
is injury or hate toward the whole of creation and toward oneself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A common denominator of all religions
is that they have the power
to bring out both the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Further reading: Care for the Least of These

Everything is God

What is Your Religion?

How To Know What To Do
     

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Love is the Heart of Creation

Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A friend is someone who understands my past,
believes in my future,
and accepts me just the way I am.
- Anonymous

Love that does not renew itself every day becomes a habit and in turn a slavery.
- Khalil Gibran

A true friend is the one who walks in when others walk out.
- Walter Winchell

Distance cannot matter - ours is a friendship of the heart.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our relationships - love and friendship - are at the core of the meaning of our lives. Let today be a day to appreciate your relationships and friendships. Let today also be a day to be clear which connections are committed, and which are merely for temporary convenience.

Further reading:  Happy Friends - Happy You

Appreciate Your Friends

Six Ways to End Bickering About Money


Today's picture features words and calligraphy by my dear friend Mary Anne Radmacher and art by my wife Suze Huie.
      

Friday, November 1, 2019

Will you commit the whole month of November to expressing gratitude and thanksgiving?


Thanksgiving is my favorite American holiday, as being grateful for everything, especially for the gift of life itself, is at the top of my list of values. Will you join me in a celebration of Gratitude and Thanksgiving for the entire month of November?

Affirmation:
I commit the whole month of November to expressing gratitude and thanksgiving.


Suppose our gratitude could be zero-based gratitude.
With zero-based gratitude,
we would be grateful for everything we had each day -
regardless of whether it was more or less than yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude, I can be grateful for all the people,
the love, the food, the shelter, the services,
the health, that I am blessed with today,
regardless of what I had yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude,
I can be grateful each day for the gift of life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie -- Read about Zero-Based Gratitude

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

He who can give thanks for little
will always find he has enough.
- Anonymous

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter
everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe
that change forever how we experience life and the world.
- John Milton

Further reading: Know that You have been Blessed

Recognizing Our Abundance

The Truly Rich

Gratitude for THIS Moment

My Glass of Life
      

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