“Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly; Man got to sit and wonder, ‘Why, why, why?’ Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land; Man got to tell himself he understand.”
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.
You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think.
A Course in Miracles
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
Henry David Thoreau
“Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than material force, that thoughts rule the world.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Nirvana or lasting enlightenment or true spiritual growth can be achieved only through persistent exercise of real love.”
M. Scott Peck
“You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.”
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center.
“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.”
Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.
“I don’t know Who — or what — put the question, I don’t know when it was put. I don’t even remember answering. But at some moment I did answer Yes to Someone –or Something –and from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life, in self-surrender, had a goal.”
What you are looking for is what is looking.
By St. Francis of Assisi
Man’s nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.
“Every effort for progress, for enlightenment, for science, for religious, political, and economic liberty, emanates from the minority, and not from the mass”
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.”
Stephen R. Covey
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.”
“How much truth can a spirit bear, how much truth can a spirit dare? … that became for me more and more the real measure of value.”
“Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light but making the darkness conscious.”
Carl Gustav Jung
No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
Henry David Thoreau
“Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it.”
Sir Isaac Newton
We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.