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There are no strangers here; only friends you haven't yet met. --W. B. Yeats (in 6 Ways to Make New Friends as an Adult)

You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it's important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages. --Michelle Obama (in When Birds Nest in the Doorway, Go Out the Window)

To know a tree best, it’s important to move beyond biology and to the emotions and sensations it stirs. Beauty as a branch of biology is underrated. --Daniel Lewis (in Extraordinary Lives of Coast Redwoods)

We need a nobler economics not afraid to discuss spirit and conscience, moral purpose and the meaning of life. --Theodore Roszak (in What If Money Expired?)

Don't ask the mountain to move; just take a pebble each time you visit. --John Paul Lederach (in The Cities Stripping Concrete for Plants)

Sound is a primordial form of conveying complex ecological information; a vast range of species — even those without ears — are remarkably sensitive to sound. --Karen Bakker (in The Sounds of Invisible Worlds)

Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul. --Linda Solegato (in Learning the Language of Plants)

When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. --Eckhart Tolle (in Becoming a Possibilist)

We build the road, and the road builds us. --Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne (in Sri Lanka's Untold Story of Resilience)

What one loves in childhood stays in their heart forever. --Mary Jo Putney (in Small Sounds of the Past)

Rather than giving us answers, generative AI could help take them away. --Dana Karout (in ChatGPT: A Partner in Unknowing)

The most fundamental feature of the universe is information -- other physical qualities are more like incidentals. --John Wheeler (in Listening to Stones)

Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation. --Rumi (in Sanctuaries of Silence)

We have become, by the power of a glorious evolutionary accident called intelligence, the stewards of life's continuity on earth. We did not ask for this role, but we cannot abjure it. We may not be suited to it, but here we are. --Stephen Jay Gould (in Jane Goodall on What It Takes to Save the Earth)

There is a kind of insubstantiality to clouds, and a softness, a yielding…. In a way, everything is a cloud. --Rick Hanson (in Mountain Vapors)

Spiritual literacy is recognizing the sacred in everything around us. Everything around you and everything you do has spiritual significance. The point is that it's all around us. You just have to have the eyes to see. --Mary Ann Brussat (in Mary Ann Brussat: Everyday Sacred Renaissance)

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. --Rachel Carson (in Between Earth & Sky)

Patience is being at peace with the process of life. --Louise Hay (in How Patience Can Help You Find Your Purpose)

I was taught by landslides, and caught by the woman I became, during them. --Lucy Grace (in Luminous Darkness: A Journey Through Suffering)

Some things have to be believed to be seen. --Ralph Hodgson (in Behind One Mother's Whimsical Fairy Forest)

You cannot do kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. --Ralph Waldo Emerson (in The 'Bad Weather' Friend)

They carry us through the world, but how often do we really listen to our bodies? A whole universe of wonder awaits when we do. --Jon Kabat-Zinn (in The Inner Sense Driving Your Thoughts)

There's a time for words and a time for silence. If you're listening, you'll hear the difference. --Yasmin Mogahed (in The Scientists Learning to Speak Whale)

The whole universe is vibration. So when we make vibrations, we are communicating with the whole universe. --Madhu Anziani (in Madhu Anziani: Healing Power of Sound)

The earth has music for those who listen. --Reginald Holmes (in World’s Largest Musical Instrument is Hiding in this Cave)

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. --Ambrose Bierce (in How to Avoid Reaching a Boiling Point)

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. --Lao Tzu (in Unveiling Gifts from Uncertainty)

Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colors; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow. --Khalil Gibran (in But We Had Music)

Multigenerational living is a growing trend because it offers a host of benefits. Not only does it provide financial advantages, but it also fosters stronger family bonds, enhances emotional support, and creates a sense of community within the home. --Susan Newman (in Why Multigenerational Households are Making a Comeback)

I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. --Langston Hughes (in Conversation with Peacemaking Mystic, Orland Bishop)

I am convinced that we humans are just at the beginning of our journey, on our way to becoming something more wonderful than we can imagine. --Danny Hillis (in Design Behind a Ten Thousand Year Clock)

We bring [people] into our home. We cook them warm meals with vegetables that we've grown on sacred land... And we love them. And we share vulnerably about what we care about together. --Xue Devand (in From Snow to Water)

A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms. --Zen Shin (in Dancing with the Enemy)

It is better to strive in one’s own genuine truth than to succeed in the truth of another. Nothing is ever lost in following one’s own genuine truth. --Bhagavad Gita (in Be-The-Change Corporations)

Forget that this task of planet-saving is not possible in the time required. Don't be put off by people who know what is not possible. Do what needs to be done, and check to see if it was impossible only after you are done. --Paul Hawken (in Knowing Our Power in Tumultuous Times)

We do not remember days, we remember moments. --Cesare Pavese (in Inner Worlds)

Remember that we can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. --Dalai Lama (in Friend or FOMO?)

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. --Henry David Thoreau (in How to Reboot After Disappointment at Work)

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. --Mother Teresa (in How Sisterly Love Transformed a Brothel in Delhi)

In my opinion all important things in art have always originated from the deepest feeling about the mystery of Being. --Max Beckman, 1938 (in John Toki: Earning It)

I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past. --Virginia Woolf (in When Melodies Unlock Memory Reservoirs)

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. --Carl Jung (in Transforming Stress into Self-Identity)

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. --John Bunyan (in Selfless Athlete Surrenders Spotlight)

The only thing you have any control over is the present moment. --Tobe Hanson (in Feeling Anxious? A Good Deed Could Snap You Out Of It)

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. --Anaïs Nin (in Defining World Happiness)

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi (in Rethinking Identity, Embracing Destiny)

It's just as important for you to hear yourself speak your stories as it is for others to hear you speak them. --Tommy Orange (in Author Drops Everything To Visit Bronx Students)

Success is not the absence of failure; it's the persistence through failure. --Aisha Tyler (in Never Too Late: Becoming a World Champion at 40)

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. --Helen Keller (in Hug Therapy Revolution in Argentina)

Emotions are [neither] good or bad, and really a movement towards compassion, curiosity, and acceptance. --Susan David (in What Emotions Can Teach Us)


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