Archive for May, 2014

At fifteen . . .

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“At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.”  Maya Angelou

When you look . . .

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“When you look at the books about well-being, you see one word – it’s happiness.  People do not distinguish.” Daniel Kahneman

Spirituality is . . .

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“Spirituality is deeply personal.  Yet, society has to face the fact that certain faiths celebrate spirituality through an overt expression of inner convictions.”    Randa Abdel-Fattah

Life is not . . .

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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.  Maya Angelou

The truth is . . .

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The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for. Bob Marley

Opportunity does not knock. . .

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Opportunity does not knock; it presents itself when you beat down the door. K Chandler

In a real sense . . .

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In a real sense all life is interrelated. All people are in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny.Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be all I can be until you are all you can be, and you can never be all you can be until I am all I can be. This is the interrelated structure of reality. Martin Luther King

Who are you to judge . . .

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Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I’m not perfect
-and I don’t live to be-
but before you start pointing fingers…
make sure you hands are clean! Bob Marley

Don’t ask yourself . . .

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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. Harold Whitman

Our deepest fear . . .

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that frightens us. Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. Nelson Mandela, inaugural address, written by Marianne Williamson