Love is letting go … (03/31/11)

“Love is like being in the river, flowing … I am still me, yet I am allowing myself to be steered by the river, instead of fighting to ford it … We try so hard to cross to a destination that is out of reach, & we are never satisfied. The force of the river […]

on Altruism … (03/30/11)

“Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr. . “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. . “We cannot do great things on this Earth, only […]

on Humility … (03/29/11)

“Therefore, whomever humbles himself like a child will be greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.” ~ Jesus (Matthew 18:4) . “Consider others as yourself.” ~ Buddha . “What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God” ~ Monica […]

on Acceptance … (03/28/11)

“Each of us is responsible for one life only, and that is our own.” ~ S. Effendi (Baha’i) . “If we find fault with others, we ourselves are also in the wrong.” ~ Hui Neng Sutra (Buddhism) . “For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged.” ~ Jesus (Matthew 7:2) . “The Master […]

on Salvation … (03/27/11)

“Always do good to others. Be selfless. This is divine life. This is the direct way to salvation.” ~ Swami Sivananda . “If you understand these things, blessed are you while you DO them.” ~ Jesus (John 13:17) . “Courage is a kind of salvation.” ~ Plato . “Human salvation lies in the hands of […]

on Courage … (03/27/11)

“If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything.” ~ Win Borden . “Confront the dark parts of yourself, and banish them with illumination and forgiveness.” ~ August Wilson . “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day […]

The Woman & the Stone … (03/26/11)

There was once a wise woman traveling in the mountains who found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and she opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked if she might give it to him. She did […]

on Contentment … (03/25/11)

“Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty” ~ Socrates . “When you think of yesterday without regret & tomorrow without fear, you are very near Contentment.” ~ unknown . “Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug.” ~ Og Mandino

on Enlightenment … (03/24/11)

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.” ~ Lao Tsu . “If we remove ourselves from the world, we are pretending that we can find our own individual enlightenment … while letting the rest of the world go to hell.” ~ Satish Kumar . Being kind to others is the only way to truly […]

Happiness is service … (03/23/11)

“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” ~ Albert Schweitzer . “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” ~ Albert Einstein . “The best way […]

on Kindness … (03/22/11)

“Wherever there is another being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” ~ Seneca . “Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.” ~ Samuel Johnson . “Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.” ~ Frank A. Clark