Monday, August 31, 2009

We do survive

We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one.

~John Updike

God sent dogs

"God sent dogs to earth to teach humans how to love."

~Allen Griggs

Countless numbers of people

Countless numbers of people who pray for diseases to go away would be utterly baffled and stunned should this actually happen.

~Larry Dossey

Some people

Some people want to recognize God only in some pleasant enlightenment - and then they get pleasure and enlightenment, but not God.

~Meister Eckhart

If God

If God had granted all the silly prayers I've made in my life, where should I be now?

~C.S. Lewis

When the Gods

When the Gods want to punish us, they answer our prayers.

~Oscar Wilde

Wherever there are no limits

Wherever there are no limits, where Infinity and Eternity and Immortality exist, that is where God is.

~Mikhael Alvanhov

There is a type

There is a type of person in whose mind God is always mixed up with vitamins.

~Manly P. Hall

Short prayer

Short prayer penetrates heaven.


Prayers are sometimes answered

Prayers are sometimes answered by the experience of more struggle, by our being plunged into situations where we must risk more than we ever dared before.

~Barry Ulanov

Jesus said

Jesus said, "Love your enemies," not "Don't have any."

~Larry Dossey

When we pray

When we pray in accordance with the law of love, we pray in accordance with the will of God.

~Agnes Sanford

Monday, August 24, 2009

As a holistic being

"As a holistic being you shatter the illusion of your separateness and reveal your connection to everything. This empowers you in a way that the ego-driven self could never contemplate."

-- Wayne Dyer

Beliefs separate

"Beliefs separate. Loving thoughts unite."

-- Paul Ferrini

I lived in solitude

"I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of quiet life stimulates the creative mind."

-- 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

If we fail

"If we fail to nourish our souls, they wither, and without soul, life ceases to have meaning.... The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living."

-- Marion Woodman

Our prayers

"Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask, but when we are challenged to be what we can be."

-- Morris Adler

Your life

"Your life has to do with the agenda that has been set for you by you, by that part of you that we’ve come to call, in our language, your soul."

-- Neale Donald Walsch

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Everyone says

Everyone says that forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive.

~C.S. Lewis

Forgetting is something

Forgetting is something that time takes care of, but forgiveness is an act of volition, and only the sufferer is qualified to make the decision.

~Simon Wiesenthal

Forgiveness does not mean

Forgiveness does not mean that we suppress anger; forgiveness means that we have asked for a miracle: the ability to see through mistakes that someone has made to the truth that lies in all of our hearts. 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. Attack thoughts towards others are attack thoughts towards ourselves. The first step in forgiveness is the willingness to forgive.

~Marianne Williamson

Grace is

Grace is getting something that you don’t deserve; and mercy is not getting something that you do deserve.

~Francis Bacon

Forgiveness is

Forgiveness is the scent that the rose leaves on the heel that crushes it.

~John Arnott

In Him we have

In Him we have redemption through His blood,
the forgiveness of our trespasses,
according to the riches of His grace.

~Ephesians 1:7


Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.


Without being forgiven

Without being forgiven, released from the consequences of what we have done, our capacity to act would, as it were, be confined to a single deed from which we could never recover; we would remain the victims of its consequences forever, not unlike the sorcerer’s apprentice, who lacked the magic formula to break the spell.

~Hannah Arendt

Though justice be

Though justice be
Thy plea, consider this:
That in the course of justice
none of us should see salvation.
We do pray for mercy,
And that same prayer
doth teach us all to render
The deeds of mercy.

~William Shakespeare

The quality of mercy

The quality of mercy is not strain’d,
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice bless’d;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
‘Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown;
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this sceptred sway;
It is enthroned in the heart of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself;
And earthly power doth then show likest God’s
When mercy seasons justice.

~William Shakespeare

Seeing with better eyes

Seeing with better eyes, "We can recognize that the offender is a valuable human being who struggles with the same needs, pressures, and confusions that we struggle with. We will recognize that the incident really may not have been about us in the first place. Instead it was about the wrongdoer’s misguided attempt to meet his
or her own needs. As we regard offenders from this point of view (regardless of whether they repent and regardless of what they have done or suffered), we will be in a position to forgive them."


I could

I could see peace instead of this.

~Course in Miracles©

To be wronged

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.

~Course in Miracles©

I can forgive

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget" is only another way of saying, "I will not forgive." Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note--torn in two and burned up so that it never can be shown against one.

~Paul Boese

It is easier

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

~William Blake

To carry a grudge

To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.

~William H. Walton

What power has love

What power has love but forgiveness? In other words by its intervention what has been done can be undone. What good is it otherwise?

~William Carlos Williams

Many promising reconciliations

Many promising reconciliations have broken down because while both parties come prepared to forgive, neither party come prepared to be forgiven.

~Charles Williams

If one by one

If one by one we counted people out
For the least sin, it wouldn't take us long
To get so we had no one left to live with.
For to be social is to be forgiving.

~Robert Frost

Resentment is

Resentment is one burden that is incompatible with your success. Always be the first to forgive; and forgive yourself first always.

~Dan Zadra


Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.

~Isaac Friedmann

Forgiveness is better

Forgiveness is better than revenge, for forgiveness is the sign of a gentle nature, but revenge is the sign of a savage nature.


Little vicious minds

Little vicious minds abound with anger and revenge and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies.

~Earl of Chesterfield

What is forgiven

What is forgiven is usually well remembered.

~Louis Dudek

Do you prefer

Do you prefer that you be right or happy?

~Course in Miracles©

As forgiveness allows

As forgiveness allows love to return to my awareness,
I will see a world of peace and safety and joy.

~Course in Miracles©

Never does

Never does the human soul appear so strong as when is foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.


Forgive yourself

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.

~E. H. Chapin

God pardons

God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgiveness.

~Henry Ward Beecher

Forgiveness does not change

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

~Les Brown

The glory of

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

~William Blake

They who forgive

They who forgive most shall be most forgiven.

~William Blake

This is certain

This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.

~Josiah Bailey

Keeping score

Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting even and one-upping, always makes you less than you are.

~Malcolm Forbes

Reason to rule,

Reason to rule,
mercy to forgive:
The first is law,
the last prerogative.

~John Dryden

Life is

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.

~Norman Cousins


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