...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 19, 2017

Apiarian


"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

Seek the underlying harmonies of love and the overarching rainbow of hope, rather than the surface distinctions of creeds and sects.
Work for peace in religion.
~Jenkin Lloyd Jones, 1907


‘God has given us many faiths but only one world in which to co-exist.
May your work help all of us cherish our commonalities
and feel enlarged by our differences.’
– Lord Jonathan Sacks,
the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations


Our proportionate admission of the claims of good or of evil determines the harmony of our existence, — our health, our longevity, and our Christianity.
—Mary Baker Eddy




The Heart of all Spiritual Teaching is Simple: Be Love. Be Peace.Be Harmony. Be Compassion. Be Joy.
Rumi



Doing as others told me, I was Blind.
Coming when others called me, I was Lost.
Then I left everyone, myself as well.
Then I found Everyone, Myself as well.
~ Rumi


To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”
― Osho


Just as water reflects the stars and the moon,
the body reflects the mind and the soul.
~ Rumi


Love is cure. Love is power.
Love is the magic of changes.
Love is the mirror of divine beauty.
~ Rumi


A Sioux Prayer
Grandfather Great Spirit,
All over the world the faces of living ones are alike.
With tenderness they have come up out of the ground.
Look upon your children that they may face the winds
And walk the good road to the Day of Quiet.
Grandfather Great Spirit,
Fill us with the Light.
Give us the strength to understand, and the eyes to see.
Teach us to walk the soft Earth as relatives to all that live.



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