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At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. When you are an artist, you are a healer; a wordless trust of the same mystery is the foundation of your work and its integrity. --Rachel Naomi Remen (in Thu Nguyen: The Creative Act of Healing)

The Earth is what we all have in common. --Wendell Berry (in Spotlight on Earth Day)

Love is the guardian deity of everything. --Morihei Ueshiba (in Jeannie Kahwajy: Catching Everything As Help)

The meaning of life is to give life meaning. --Viktor Frankl (in Viktor Frankl & the Search for Meaning)

Some wish blessings, others pray for them. Some send blessings and they become one. --Joyce C. Lock (in Blessing: The Gentle Art & Practice of Pierre Pradervand)

The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others. --Saint John Chrysostom (in For the Love of Bees: A Conversation with Meredith May)

We have to act now. Twenty-five years of research offers us the insight we need in order to start the transition towards the circular economy. We are at the tipping point of an immense system change. --Dr. Annemieke Roobeek (in Designing for the Circular Economy)

Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it. --Vincent Van Gogh (in This Is A Poem That Heals Fish)

Abundance is not something we acquire. It's something we tune into. --Wayne Dyer (in Yoga Shala West: Moving From Transaction to Trust)

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. --John Muir (in Earth Guardians: Responding to Global Crisis)

Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. --Kahlil Gibran (in Luc and the Lovingtons: Music as a Force of Love)

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted --William Bruce Cameron (in Are Two Lives Saved Twice as Good as One?)

Acceptance of one's life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary it means accepting it as it comes...To accept is to say yes to life in its entirety. --Paul Tournier (in Billy Barr: The Snow Guardian)

The only thing of importance when we depart will be the traces of love we have left behind. --Albert Schweitzer (in The Newscaster Who Wouldn't Give Up On A Foster Child)

I am confused by life, and I feel safe within the confines of the theatre. --Helen Hayes (in Broadway Theater Gives Troubled Teens a Second Act)

Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me? --Walt Whitman (in The Man Who Died and Came Back to Plant Trees)

The end of all education should surely be service to others. --Cesar Chavez (in Anthony Chavez: Continuing a Legacy of Inspiration)

In wildness is the preservation of the world. --Henry David Thoreau (in The Couple Who Turned Barren Land Into a Wildlife Sanctuary)

All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin. --Lord Byron (in Meredith's Joy Jars)

The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart. --Robert Schumann (in Greeting the Light: A Conversation with James Turrell)

Nonviolence is more powerful than violence. --Cesar Chavez (in He Showed Us The Way: A Speech by Cesar Chavez on MLK)

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. --Rumi (in Getting Out of the Way: How a Doctor Learned to Heal)

For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest part of autobiography. --Robert Penn Warren (in Marjorie Maddox: Writing Across Genres)

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. --Henry Ford (in Designing Companies that Are Loved)

He could tell by the way animals walked that they were keeping time to some kind of music. Maybe it was the song in their own hearts that they walked to --Laura Adams Armer (in Liz Mitten Ryan: One With The Herd)

Little girls with dreams become women with vision. --Unknown (in Spotlight on Women Who Are Changing the World)

Still the noise in the mind: that is the first task - then everything else will follow in time. --R. Murray Schafer (in Recording the Sounds of Extinction)

Dancing is poetry with arms and legs. --Charles Baudelaire (in Where Dance, Design & Inner Transformation Meet)

When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude. --Elie Wiesel (in Angeles Arrien: On What Is Gratitude?)

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language. --Martin Buber (in Esther the Wonder Pig)

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. --Martin Luther King, Jr. (in Active Hope)

Play is the answer to how anything new comes about. --Jean Piaget (in Why Play? This Is Serious)

True peace can rarely be imposed from the outside; it must be born within and between communities through meetings and dialogue and then carried outward. --Jean Vanier (in Cash & Care for Criminals: Reducing Gun Violence)

When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But...that is not what great ships are built for. --Clarissa Pinkola Estes (in Do Not Lose Heart: We Were Made For These Times)

How we spend our hours is how we spend our lives. --Laura Vanderkam (in A Mindful Approach to Time Management)

Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world. --Nelson Mandela (in Shai Reshef: The Man Educating the World)

Ourselves and our organisations are living systems immersed within the living systems of society and our more-than-human world. --Giles Hutchins (in Business the Way Nature Intended)

Life is as dear to a mute creature, as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. --Dalai Lama (in The Vet Who Is Saving India's Orphaned Animals)

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. --Rabindranath Tagore (in He Quit His Corporate Job to Help His City's Needy)

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. --Mother Teresa (in She Lost A Daughter. Today She Shelters 800 Girls)

As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison. --Nelson Mandela (in Love Your Enemies. What Does It Mean? Can It Be Done?)

Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. --Clarissa Pinkola Estes (in Eight Ways to Stand up to Hate)

Once I knew the depth of where no hope was and darkness lay on the face of things. Then love came and set my soul free. --Helen Keller (in A Call to Revolutionary Love)

To believe in a child is to believe in the future. --Henry James (in A Champion for Every Foster Child)

A book, too, can be a star, 'explosive material, capable of stirring up fresh life endlessly,' a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe. --Madeleine L'Engle (in A Reading List For The Spirit)

Do every act of your life as though it is the last act of your life. --Marcus Aurelius (in Blueberries and the Art of Being Present)

Let yourself be surrounded by nature at its best, calm yourself, focus, and let magic do the rest. --Sally Walker (in Become Your Own Greenspace)

It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. --Brother David Steindl-Rast (in When Kids Say Thanks)

To travel is to take a journey into yourself. --Danny Kaye (in For the Traveler: By John O'Donohue)

Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck. Faith is the solvent that sets you free. -- Shannon L. Alder (in Getting Unstuck: The Art of Possibility)


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