...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.

Sunday, February 12, 2017


"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

Love is the soul’s light.
~ Rumi

The fault you see in your brother is really in you. The world is a mirror.
~ Rumi

When the seeker is ready, the Master appears.
~ Sufi Poverb

"Work is not always required.
There is such a thing as sacred idleness."
~ George MacDonald

Speaking the same language is not as powerful as speaking the language of the heart.
~ Rumi

I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.
~ Sufi Saying

The task of healing is to respect oneself as a creature, no more and no less.
~Wendell Berry

The soul is healed by being with children.
~Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"Look past your thoughts, so you may drink the pure nectar of This Moment."
~ Rumi

Never judge someone
By the way he looks
Or a book by the way it's covered;
For inside those tattered pages,
There's a lot to be discovered”
~Stephen Cosgrove

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