"Were I to be the founder of a new sect, I would call them Apiarians, and, after the example of the bee, advise them to extract the honey of every sect." - Thomas Jefferson
"As I walk, as I walk
The universe is walking with me
In beauty it walks before me
In beauty it walks behind me
In beauty it walks below me
In beauty it walks above me
Beauty is on every side
As I walk, I walk with Beauty."
- Traditional Navajo Prayer
“I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in human beings. Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and the angels.”
—Pearl Buck, "Advice to unborn novelists," 1949,
There's no separation between self and other, and everything is interconnected. Once you are aware of that you are no longer caught in the idea that you are a separate entity.
- Thich Nhat Hanh
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
- Maya Angelou
There comes a time when nothing is meaningful except surrendering to Love.
"We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
"Ring the bells that still can ring / Forget your perfect offering / There is a crack in everything / That's how the light gets in"
~ Leonard Cohen
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself,
I am large, I contain multitudes.
~ Walt Whitman
"Grace is something you can never get but can only be given. There's no way to earn it or deserve it or bring it about anymore than you can deserve the taste of raspberries and cream or earn good looks. A good night's sleep is grace and so are good dreams. Most tears are grace. The smell of rain is grace. Somebody loving you is grace."