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True redemption is when guilt leads to good. --Khaled Hosseini (in Spotlight on Redemption)

There is more to life than increasing its speed. --Mahatma Gandhi (in The Empty Promise of Productivity and the Art of Slowing Down)

The forest is not a collection of entities... it is a place entirely made from strands of relationship. --George Haskell (in The Songs of Trees)

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals. --Martin Luther King, Jr. (in Why the Moral Argument for Non-Violence Matters)

There are not strangers here. Only friends you haven't yet met.
--William Butler Yeats
(in We are All the Other: A Conversation with Denise Zabalaga)

If you wait, all that happens is that you get older --Larry McMurty (in The Right Stuff: A Conversation with Jim Brooks)

Our lives are formed not just by the conflicts that we've experienced, but by the ones we've not resolved

--Ken Cloke
(in Ken Cloke: There Is No Them. There Is Just Us.)

Water is life. Without water there could be no life. --Justin Rowland, Wounded Knee (in Cheryl Angel: Water Is Life)

When I see that my thought is incapable of understanding, that its movement brings nothing, I am open to the sense of the cosmic, beyond the realm of human perception. --Jeanne de Salzmann (in Seeing is Not Thinking)

Surrender is the inner transition from resistance to acceptance, from no to yes. --Eckart Tolle (in Living from a Place of Surrender)

Words are the tools of 'to be' of expression. They are completely built on the fact that you 'are,' and in order to express it, you have built a little alphabet, and you make your words from it.
--Marcel Duchamp
(in Great Writers on the Letters of the Alphabet)

Little by little, bit by bit, family by family, so much good can be done on so many levels --Elinor Ostrom (in Open Source Seeds)

The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action. --Herbert Spencer (in Head, Heart and Hands: 25 Years of Schumacher College)

While earning your daily bread, be sure you share a slice with those less fortunate. --H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (in Social Bite: Cafes Helping People Out of Homelessness)

One of the most powerful ways to give back is to acknowledge to others what we have received from them. --Kerry Howells (in How Gratitude Contributes to World Peace)

And let everything we do be the result of power exercised responsibly and with gratitude for the opportunity we have to form an even better future than our privileged present. --Nicos Hadjicostis (in At the Tip of Time's Arrow)

You may not control life's circumstances, but getting to be the author of your life means getting to control what you do with them. --Atul Gawande (in Atul Gawande: What Matters in the End)

The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The work of life is to develop it. The meaning of life is to give your gift away. --David Viscott (in Seven Ways to Help High Schoolers Find Purpose)

The question you should be asking is, "Can I do one small thing tomorrow to make things a little bit better?"And the answer is almost always yes. --Dan Pink (in Dan Pink on the Science of Staying Motivated)

There is no path to peace. Peace is the path. --Mahatma Gandhi (in Spotlight on Peacemakers)

In the garden of gentle sanity,
May you be bombarded by coconuts of wakefulness --Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
(in A Life of One's Own)

Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. --Rumi (in The Impermanence of Broccoli)

Day by day, stone by stone, build your secret slowly.
Day by day, you'll grow too, you'll know heaven's glory. --Donovan
(in Stone by Stone)

To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work. --Mary Oliver (in Mind the Stream: Where Mindfulness and Technology Meet)

Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. --Howard Thurman (in The Sound of the Genuine)

With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things. --William Wordsworth (in Finding Your Moment of Obligation)

The first duty of love is to listen. --Paul Tillich (in Julian Treasure on 5 Ways to Listen Better)

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. --Antoine de Saint-Exupery (in Five Habits of the Heart)

To learn that the most practical thing in life is to be idealistic is an enormous gift. --Godfrey Reggio (in A Call for Another Way of Living)

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
--Pablo Picasso
(in Being and Doing)

The soul's bliss and suffering are bound together like the grasses.
--Jane Kenyon
(in Having it Out With Melancholy)

may I be I is the only prayer -- not may I be great or good or beautiful or wise or strong --e.e. cummings (in The Courage to Feel: E.E. Cummings on Art, Life and More)

poets. have
the toughest job
in the universe-

of turning silence
into eloquence. --Sanober Khan
(in Wislawa Szymborska: The Poet and the World)

At the center of our being is a point of nothingness... It is like a pure diamond, blazing with the invisible light of heaven. It is in everybody. --Thomas Merton (in In the Beginning Was Love)

Our brokenness is also the source of our common humanity, the basis for our shared search for comfort, meaning, and healing. Our shared vulnerability and imperfection nurtures and sustains our capacity for compassion. --Bryan Stevenson (in On Death Row: Creating Art from Pain)

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have. --Abraham Lincoln (in Who Do You Choose to Be? )

Real dialogue is where two or more people become willing to suspend their certainty in each other's presence. --David Bohm (in What Future Does Humankind Have?)

My generation is now the door to memory. That is why I am remembering. --Joy Harjo (in Grandmother Power)

Our heart, when it breaks open, can hold the whole universe. --Joanna Macy (in The Greatest Danger )

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings. --Victor Hugo (in The Gifts of Imperfection)

Wisdom is knowing I am nothing,
Love is knowing I am everything,
and between the two my life moves. --Nisargadatta Maharaj
(in The Man Who Wasn't There: Explorations at the Edge of Self)

Our passionate preoccupation with the sky, the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse. We are drawn back to where we came from. --Eric Hoffer (in Richard Rohr: From Being Driven to Being Drawn)

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. --John Holmes (in Five Limits Your Brain Puts on Generosity)

The moon lives in the lining of your skin.

--Pablo Neruda
(in Lunar Wisdom: An Interview with Anthony Aveni)

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. --Helen Keller (in A Visit to the Possibility Alliance)

The temple bell stops but the sound keeps coming out of the flowers. --Matsuo Basho (in French Lessons)

Mysteries are not to be solved. The eye goes blind when it only wants to see why.

--William Blake
(in The Question is How to See (Not - What To Do))

Every aspect of your life is anchored energetically in your living space, so clearing clutter can completely transform your entire existence. --Karen Kingston (in The Art of Cleaning)

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. --George Bernard Shaw (in The Evolutionary Power of Mindful Communication)

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is. ---German Proverb- (in What Fear Can Teach Us)


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