Thursday, May 31, 2007

We must be willing

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

~Joseph Campbell

We don't always know

We don't always know what makes us happy. We know, instead, what we think SHOULD. We are baffled and confused when our attempts at happiness fail...We are mute when it comes to naming accurately our own preferences, delights, gifts, talents. The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people's expectations. The tongue of the original self is the language of the heart.

~Julia Cameron

Get up

Get up and make an effort. Don't lie around like a bum.

He who throws himself at the Beloved's feet is like a workhorse and will be rewarded with boundless pastures and eternal rest.


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Every blade of grass

Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, "Grow, grow."



It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work.


When our eyes see

When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of creation is completed within us, the doors of our souls fly open, and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.

~Michael Bridge

There is no difference

There is no difference in the destination,
the only difference is in the journey.

~Inayat Khan

In the pursuit

In the pursuit of learning,
every day something is acquired.
in the pursuit of Tao,
every day something is dropped.

~Lao Tzu

I see now

I see now
that all creatures
have perfect enlightenment
- but they do not know it.


Monday, May 28, 2007

We think having faith

We think having faith means being convinced God exists in the same way we are convinced a chair exists. People who cannot be completely convinced of God’s existence think faith is impossible for them. Not so. People who doubt can have great faith because faith is something you do, not something you think. In fact, the greater your doubt the more heroic your faith.

~Real Live Preacher

If you don't know

If you don’t know the answer, surrender.

~from Gems of Wisdom

Sunday, May 27, 2007

So long as we are loved

So long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indespensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.

~Robert Louis Stevenson


Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help.

~George MacDonald

I should know

I should know myself better, if there were not so many of me.


Saturday, May 26, 2007

God put us on earth

God put us on Earth so that we will accomplish certain things in a lifetime - so far, I am so behind I will never die.


I just want to thank

I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.

~Yogi Berra

Friday, May 25, 2007

We are

We are wiser than we know.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man never

A man never rises so high as when he knows not whither he is going.

~Oliver Cromwell

Life contains

Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it.

~George Bernard Shaw

Half our life

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.

~Will Rogers

I never travel

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.

~Oscar Wilde

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Two people have been living

Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to - you have uncovered in yourself your own wise guide.

~Sogyal Rinpoche

The fact is

The fact is that even a fearful danger if it be frankly and openly faced can provide one of the most stimulating experiences in life.

~Harry Emerson Fosdick

Education consists

Education consists of being afraid at the right time.

~Angelo Patri

He has not learned

He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

One major secret

One major secret of doing that (facing fear) is to feel the stimulus of hazardous occasions rather than the dread.

~Harry Emerson Fosdick

If I knew anything

If I knew anything, any least little thing, I was afraid of I'd go right off and do it- do it good and hard.


This world is

This world is warfare; I love to carry it on, it puts life into me.


All anxiety

All anxiety is fear of oneself!

~Dr Stekel

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I didn't attend

I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.

~Mark Twain

He has no enemies

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.

~Oscar Wilde

I've had

I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.

~Groucho Marx

I have never

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.

~Clarence Darrow

He has

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

~Winston Churchill

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Ah, not to be cut off

Ah, not to be cut off,
not through the slightest partition
shut out from the law of the stars.
The inner - what is it?
if not intensified sky,
hurled through with birds and deep
with the winds of homecoming.

~Rainer Maria Rilke

Between living and dreaming

Between living and dreaming there is a third thing.
Guess it.

~Antonio Machado

The birds have vanished

The birds have vanished into the sky,
and now the last cloud drains away.

We sit together, the mountain and me,
until only the mountain remains.

~Li Po

Tell me

Tell me what is God?
He is the breath inside the breath.


The hunger for love

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

~Mother Teresa

Monday, May 21, 2007

On with the dance

On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined.

~Lord Byron


Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting.


If you are

If you are going to worry, don't do it. If you do it, don't worry.

~Michael Nolan

Pure and simple

Pure and simple, any person who is enjoying life is a success.

~William Feather

Getting there

Getting there isn't half the fun, it's all the fun.

~Robert Townsend

Sieze the moment

Seize the moment! Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.

~Erma Bombeck

I don't know

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

~Bilbo Baggins, from The Lord of the Rings

The trouble with

The trouble with resisting temptation is you may not get another chance.

~Laurence Peter

Why not

"Why not" is a slogan for an interesting life.

~Mason Cooley

Life is

Life is ours to be spent, not saved.

~D H Lawrence
No you never get any fun out of things you haven't done.

~Oscar Wilde

Whenever cannibals

Whenever cannibals are on the brink of starvation, Heaven, in its infinite mercy, sends them a nice plump missionary.

~Oscar Wilde

We dance

We dance round in a ring and suppose;
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.

~Robert Frost

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Do you have the patience

Do you have the patience to wait
till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
till the right action arises by itself?


Place yourself in the middle

Place yourself in the middle of the stream of power and wisdom which animates all whom it floats, and you are without effort impelled to truth, to right and a perfect contentment.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do what you know

Do what you know to do to be right! Then leave it alone! God gives the increase. Worry and anxiety will only produce disorder in your own mind.

~Edgar Cayce

As you use

As you use what you know, the light comes.

~Edgar Cayce


What makes for the change? Will!

~Edgar Cayce

Let us go to God

Let us go to God for the joy of experiencing God and then see what God does.

~Joel Goldsmith

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Enlightenment is

Enlightenment is an ocean of awareness that slides through the human part of us and dissolves it, and leaves us forever in eternity.

~Dr Frederick Lenz

What if

What if you do fail and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice? Up again you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Too much

Too much a good thing can be wonderful.

~Mae West

My religion

My Religion is simple.
My religion is kindness,

~The Dalai Lama

Beginning today

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.

~Og Mandino

Under all this

Under all this running sea of circumstance, whose waters ebb and flow with perfect balance, lies the aboriginal abyss of real Being.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

So let us then

So let us then try to climb the mountain, not by stepping on what is below us, but to pull us up at what is above us, for my part at the stars.

~M C Escher

Within man

Within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related; the eternal ONE. And this deep power in which we exist and whose beatitude is all accessible to us, is not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and the spectacle, the subject and the object, are one.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Happiness is

Happiness is the china shop; love is the bull.

~ H. L. Mencken


You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.


You are

You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of and what you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.

~Warren G. Bennis

There are two ways

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.

~Albert Einstein

I learned

I learned... that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic, striving, but it comes to us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.

~Brenda Ueland

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

There is always

There is always going to be pain. There is always going to be pleasure. But what is not always going to be there is balance, happiness. That is a personal decision.

~Dr Frederick Lenz

The easiest way

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.


Health nuts

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.



Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.


Monday, May 14, 2007

Say quietly to God

Say quietly to God: "Now, Thee alone I seek. Send what is best."

~Sri Gyanamata

The most drastic

The most drastic and usually the most effective remedy for fear is direct action.

~Dr. William Burnham

Sunday, May 13, 2007

We all

We all just want to go home.

~Oriah Mountain Dreamer

For me

For me, it doesn't matter where you are as a mother. What does matter is how attuned you are with yourself, with your needs and with your children.

~Dr. Robin Smith

Being a mother

Being a mother is not just about reading a book or wiping their nose. It's engendering in them a sense of independence and a quest for learning that is shaped by your values.


I believe

I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is. To create an environment that's stimulating and nurturing, to pass on a sense of responsibility to another human being, to raise a child who understands that he or she is created from good and is capable of anything—I know for sure that few callings are more honorable.


Saturday, May 12, 2007

If you think

If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.

~Steven Wright

All of us

All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.


Life should NOT be

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"


We stumble and fall

We stumble and fall constantly, even when we are most enlightened.

~Thomas Merton

Friday, May 11, 2007

I've missed more

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

~Michael Jordan

Every artist dips his brush

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures.

~Henry Ward Beecher

Thursday, May 10, 2007

He flung himself

He flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.

~Stephen Leacock

Having a lively imagination

Having a lively imagination, he mistook himself for a person of importance very easily.


The greatest pleasure

The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.

~Charles Lamb

Human nature

Human nature is so constituted that it never flowers out until it escapes from absorbing self-concern.

~Harry Emerson Fosdick

It is only well

It is only well with me when I have a chisel in my hand.


There was once

There was once an old sailor my grandfather knew
Who had so many things which he wanted to do
That, whenever he thought it was time to begin,
He couldn't because of the state he was in.


Wednesday, May 9, 2007

You must live

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.

~Henry David Thoreau

Each day

Each today, well-lived, makes yesterday a dream of happiness and each tomorrow a vision of hope. Look, therefore, to this one day, for it and it alone is life.

~Sanskrit poem

You know, sometimes

You know, sometimes it is the artist's task to find out how much music you can still make with what you have left.

~Itzhak Perlman

This moment

This moment is the moment of reality, of union, of truth. Nothing needs to be done to it or to you for this to be so. Nothing needs to be avoided, transcended, or found for it to be so.

~Da Avabhasa

One thing is clear to me

One thing is clear to me. You can’t know everything you’d like to know. You can’t do everything you’d like to do. You can’t read everything you’d like to read. You must hold onto some things and let go of others. Learning to make that choice is one of the big lessons of this life.

~Real Live Preacher, September 9, 2003

This earth is my sister

This earth is my sister. I love her daily grace, her silent daring and how loved I am. How we admire this strength in each other, all that we have lost, all that we have suffered, all that we know; we are stunned by this Beauty, and I do not forget what she is to me, what I am to her.

~Susan Griffin

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Every time

Every time I close the door on reality, it comes in through the windows.

~Jennifer Unlimited


Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.

~Eleanor Roosevelt

Thirty-five is when

Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.

~Caryn Leschen

Behind every

Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.

~Maryon Pearson

If you can't be a good example

If you can't be a good example -- then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.


Inside every older person

Inside every older person is a younger person - wondering what the hell happened.

~Cora Harvey Armstrong

Monday, May 7, 2007

Watch the dust

Watch the dust grains moving in the light near the window. Their dance is our dance.


The well of Providence

The well of Providence is deep. It’s the buckets we bring to it that are small.

~Mary Webb

We must not allow

We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.

~H. G. Wells

The soul requires

The soul requires duration of time -- rich, thick, deep, velvety time -- and it thrives on rhythm. Soul can’t be hurried or harried .... We may go through many events in the day and experience nothing because the soul has not had the opportunity to feel them from many different points of view.

~Robert Sardello

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Security is

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

~Helen Keller

If we were to look

If we were to look more closely, we might find that some of our most powerful lessons in life are those that, at least in the beginning, we considered mundane and somehow unworthy of our attention.

~Maria Nemeth

Money is

Money is congealed energy, and releasing it releases life's possibilities.

~Joseph Campbell

Saturday, May 5, 2007

If you don't know

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.

~Yogi Berra

What we see

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

~Sir John Lubbock

Friday, May 4, 2007

Luke: I can't believe it

Luke: I can't believe it.
Yoda: That is why you fail.

~Starwars, Return of the Jedi

Every path

Every path may lead you to God, even the weird ones. Most of us are on a journey. We’re looking for something, though we’re not always sure what that is. The way is foggy much of the time. I suggest you slow down and follow some of the side roads that appear suddenly in the mist.

~Real Live Preacher, February 13, 2003

Don't go backwards

Don't go backwards, you have already been there.

~Ray Charles

I really didn't

I really didn't say everything I said.

~Yogi Berra

A day without

A day without sunshine is like . . . night.

~Steven Wright

Thursday, May 3, 2007


Slump? I ain't in no slump... I just ain't hitting.

~Yogi Berra


Who you really are is enough.

~Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Wherever you are

Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.

~Julia Cameron

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

There will come

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.

~Louis L'Amour

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

I'm telling you

I’m telling you, things are getting out of hand. Or maybe I’m discovering that things were never in my hands.

Real Live Preacher, August 2, 2003

I intend

I intend to live far, so good.

~Steven Wright

Don't pay any attention

Don't pay any attention to the critics. Don't even ignore them.

~Samuel Goldwyn


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