...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, August 13, 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

Let go of your mind and then be mindful. Close your ears and listen!
- Jalaluddin Rumi

Dancing is not just getting up painlessly, like a leaf blown on the wind; dancing is when you tear your heart out and rise out of your body to hang suspended between the worlds.
~ Rumi

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Wisdom doesn't come from speaking.
It comes from listening.

"You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes a day, unless you are too busy — then you should sit for an hour."
~ Author Unknown

Trust is the glue of life...
It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
- Stephen Covey

Love is the bridge between you and everything.
- Rumi

Be like a tree, and let the dead leaves drop.
~ Rumi

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
~May Sarton

Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river. When the ocean is searching for you, don't walk into the river. Listen to the ocean.
~ Rumi

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