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Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. --John Muir (in Call of the Mountain)

See the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa (in The Deepest Silence)

Books are a uniquely portable magic. --Stephen King (in ˜NYC Books Through Bars)

How did it get so late so soon? --Dr. Seuss (in Simplify Technology with Limits)

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. --Rachel Naomi Remen (in When Crafts Become Activism)

Healing begins by embracing the state of not knowing in the spaciousness of the mind so that in the darkness a flicker of light can be seen. --Lobsang Rapgay (in Aesthetic Thought: A Conversation with Lobsang Ragpay)

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is -- infinite. --William Blake (in Breakthrough Generation: A Story of Transformation)

The first duty of love is to listen. --Paul Tillich (in My Word of the Year)

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses. --George Eliot (in Handing Out Positive Tickets)

If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. --Chief Seattle (in Abused Wolves and Troubled Teens Find Solace in Each Other)

My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. --Bob Hope (in George's Best Friend: A Christmas Story)

The question is not how to get cured, but how to live. --Joseph Conrad (in The Difference Between Fixing and Healing)

Give the wins away. --Greg Tehven (in Weaving Big Connections from Small Acts)

No one should ever compromise the dignity of another human being. --Sarah Addison Allen (in Leftover Women Take Over the Marriage Market)

If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment. --Carlos Santana (in Against Self-Righteousness)

What comes, when it comes, will be what it is. --Alberto Caeiro (in Rick Fairall: Blood Brothers)

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. --Jane Goodall (in Consider Your Wake )

Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. --John O'Donohue (in Sailing the Winds of Grace)

When you're living a committed life, your own small desires start becoming petty. Your commitment wakes you up in the morning and tells you what to wear, who to meet with, why to go here or there. --Lynne Twist (in The Extra-Ordinarily Committed Life of Lynne Twist)

The more simple we are, the more complete we become. --August Rodin (in Living Simply in a Tiny Off-Grid Cabin)

Presence is not an object. It is the openness that beholds it all. --Joan Tollifson (in The Gift of Presence and the Perils of Advice)

The best part of life is not just surviving, but thriving with passion and compassion and humor and style and generosity and kindness.
--Maya Angelou
(in Grateful Changemakers: Karma Kitchen)

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. --James Thurber (in Okagesama)

What were the things that really challenged me, made me wake up to my way of thinking that presupposed an industrialized system? In five words. Gentle. Small. Humble. Slow. Simple. --Andy Couturier (in The Abundance of Less)

Nobody can defeat you when you all are working together. --Jason Pierre-Paul (in Finding Hope in Hopelessness)

We must recognize that our crises emerge from clinging too tightly to a single story. --Bayo Akomolafe (in They Sang with a Thousand Tongues)

Everyday, I said to myself, "I am still alive! Tomorrow I don't know what will happen." And the Sun smiled at me, and I smiled back. --Shin Terayama (in Shin Terayama: A Radical Healing)

Every act of dwelling I've experienced has to do with some profound underlying principle of order. --Terrance Galvin (in The Meaning of Proportion)

The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved. --Mother Teresa (in The Man on a Mission to End Loneliness)

Love is space and time measured by the heart. --Marcel Proust (in Proust On Memory and Madeleines)

Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts. --Winston Churchill (in Waiting to Unfold)

Speech is priceless, if you speak with knowledge.
Weigh it in the scales of the heart, before it comes from the mouth. --Kabir
(in In the Footsteps of Kabir)

We're all just walking each other home. --Ram Dass (in 8 World-Views and Practices by Mark Nepo)

Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow. --Alice Mackenzie Swaim (in How to Live a More Courageous Life)

Home is a notion that only nations of the homeless fully appreciate and only the uprooted comprehend. --Wallace Stegner (in Where Homework Means Building Affordable Housing)

We each have an inner light -- inside of each of us, there is this hidden power that can be unlocked and set free. --Tami Simon (in Conscious Business & the Spiritual Wisdom of Sounds True)

The soul might be silent but the servant of the soul has always got a voice and it has got one for a reason. --Cormac McCarthy (in Losing His Voice Led Him to Helping Others Strengthen Theirs)

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. --Malala Yousafzai (in World-class Voice Prosthesis for $1)

No problem can be solved by the same kind of thinking that created it. --Albert Einstein (in Dealing with the Darkness of What Humans Do to Humans)

There are many ways to pray, and we will each find our own way of tending the Earth within our own hearts. --Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee (in Pope Francis' Encyclical: Hearing the Cry of the Earth)

The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions. --Thich Nhat Hanh (in New Approaches to Healing Collective Conflict and Trauma)

Community isn't a particular lifestyle but a universal form of existence. We are community beings by our very nature. --Martin Winiecki (in Unlearning Together)

But down deep, at the molecular heart of life, the trees and we are essentially identical. --Carl Sagan (in Sustainability and the Sacred)

Earth's crammed with heaven...
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes. --Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(in A Great Urgency: To All World and Spiritual Leaders)

Love is the most ordinary, simplest, and most direct way to uncover what is real -- the innermost secrets of life. -- Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee (in Unity and the Power of Love)

We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. --Marie Curie (in She Won an Ultramarathon Wearing a Skirt and Rubber Sandals)

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. --Blaise Pascal (in The Two-Year Phone Conversation That Changed a Life)

There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog. --Konrad Lorenz (in K9s for Warriors: Together We Stand)

This is happiness...to be dissolved into something complete and great. --Willa Cather (in Gardening and the Secret of Happiness)

Into the void of silence, into the empty space of nothing, the joy of life is unfurled. --C. S. Lewis (in The Japanese Words for "Space")


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