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I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. --Maya Angelou (in We Became Fragments)

I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. --Albert Einstein (in Holding Circles of Healing)

To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves. --Alexander Pope (in Children, Anger Control and Inuit Wisdom)

All healing is first a healing of the heart --Carl Townsend (in Therapy Dogs Help Kids With Trauma Tell Their Stories)

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future. --George Bernard Shaw (in Seven Generations of Love)

Nearer to us than breathing. --Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (in Jacob Needleman: I Am Not I)

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. --Malcolm Forbes (in Eight Tips for Fostering Mindfulness in Teenagers)

You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life --Mary Oliver (in Mary Oliver: Poet of Awe)

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. --Dalai Lama (in Inner Strength Foundation)

For it is in giving that we receive. --St. Francis of Assisi (in Three Minutes and a Pair of Socks)

Thoughts don't come from "within"; neither do they come from "without." They emerge "between." -- Bayo Akomolafe (in Why Shadows Were Invented)

Melody is the medium within which my soul hears something from your soul... --Chloe Goodchild (in The Naked Voice: Transforming Life through the Power of Sound)

I refuse to accept that the shackles of slavery can ever be stronger than the quest for freedom. --Kailash Satyarthi (in The Price of Free)

The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all...Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life. --Wendell Berry (in Reconnecting to the Soil, to Heal Ourselves and the Planet)

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. --John Muir (in Into the Middle of Nowhere)

We carry accumulation of years in our bodies, and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are innocent and shy as magnolias. --Maya Angelou (in The Joy of Being a Woman in Her Seventies)

Community is a place where the connections felt in our hearts make themselves known in the bonds between people, and where the tuggings and pullings of those bonds keep opening our hearts. --Parker J. Palmer (in 13 Ways of Looking at Community)

A stage play ought to be the point of intersection between the visible and invisible worlds, or, in other words, the display, the manifestation of the hidden. --Arthur Adamov (in Ana Valdes-Lim: The Reward is in the Process)

My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists. --Nikola Tesla (in Sacred Instructions: Creation Songs)

Our brokenness summons light into the deepest crevices in our hearts. --Shauna L. Hoey (in In An Unspoken Voice: The Changing Face of Trauma)

Life is embodied network. --David George Haskell (in First, the Work of Paying Attention to the World)

The best way to predict the future is to create it. --Buckminster Fuller (in Angels in the Details)

Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences, but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections. --Katherine Paterson (in Maya Soetoro-Ng: Ceeds of Peace)

Two monologues do not make a dialogue. --Andy Sivell (in Hands Across the Hills)

Your heart knows the truth of openness and suffers the tense lie of your closure. --David Deida (in Pauline Boss: Ambiguous Loss and the Myth of Closure)

We are always interested in the flower, but not the tedium of the blossoming. But that process from bud to blossom is when things really happen. --Maria Popova (in Maria Popova: Books are the Original Internet)

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. -- Kahlil Gibran (in The Geography of Sorrow)

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. --Oscar Wilde (in Embracing the Great Fullness of Life)

The more we can be in a relationship with those who might seem strange to us, the more we can feel like we're neighbors and all members of the human family. --Fred Rogers (in A Moment with Mr. Rogers)

First we build the tools, then they build us. --Marshall McLuhan (in The Challenges of Raising a Digital Native)

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. --Thomas Merton (in Nathan Oliveira: Fundamentals)

In the Light of interbeing, peace and happiness in your daily life means peace and happiness in the world.
--Thich Nhat Hanh
(in The New and Ancient Story of Interbeing)

Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.) --Walt Whitman
(in We Contain Multitudes)

Deep inside, our integrity sings to us whether we are listening or not. It is a note that only we can hear. --Rachel Naomi Remen (in On Defining Spirit)

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. --Albert Schweitzer (in We Teach Who We Are)

Suffering = Pain x Resistance --Shinzen Young (in On Compassion, Equanimity and Impermanence)

Everything we love is what we must protect in the final moments while there's still time. There is still time --Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (in Xiuhtezcatl Martinez: Break Free)

Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are. --Harold Kushner (in Top 10 Kindness Stories of 2018)

It's when I got to college that I realized that, instead of getting to that stressed state and then using meditation to save myself, I found it was better for my health to use it on a daily basis. --Priya Shah (in Quantitative and Qualitative Healing)

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity. --Hippocrates (in Family Is Helping Others to Heal)

Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it. --Mary Oliver
(in Mary Oliver: Instructions for Living A Life)

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)

Everything that slow us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. --May Sarton (in Growing a Cross-Cultural Garden)

The first resistance to social change is to say it's not necessary. --Gloria Steinem (in 20 Social Change Books to Read in the New Year)

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

There are no obstacles to the path. The obstacles are the path. --Zen saying (in What's In the Way is the Way)

Awareness is the greatest agent for change --Eckhart Tolle (in Breaking Out of Our Resistance Bubble)

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

The freedom of affluence opposes and contradicts the freedom of community life. --Wendell Berry (in When the Market is Our Only Language)

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