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Saturday, December 31, 2011


"When we come to the last moment of this lifetime and we look back across it, the only thing that's going to matter is 'What was the quality of our love?' " ~ Richard Bach 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A response to news of a suicide . . .

“What a wonderful day when we American's take major depression more seriously, and treat people with the kindness, compassion and patience we give to patients with cancer or some other serious ailment, instead of making them feel weak and cowardly.” ~ Post by WhatASweetBeginning, Huffington Post, 12/27/11

"Be kind to everyone you meet, for everyone is fighting a great battle."    Plato of Alexandria

Monday, December 26, 2011


" . . .Don't worry up your mind
People are sick and mean sometimes
Don't worry up your mind
They're only words
It's only words
It's only words"
Lyrics to Words by Ryan Adams

Saturday, December 24, 2011

If there is anything I have learned about men and women, it is that there is a deeper spirit of altruism than is ever evident. Just as the rivers we see are minor compared to the underground streams, so, too, the idealism that is visible is minor compared to what people carry in their hearts unreleased or scarcely released.
Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Your Critics

“When you see yourself doing something badly and nobody’s bothering to tell you anymore, that’s a very bad place to be. Your critics are your ones telling you they still love you and care.”  ~ Randy Pausch

Friday, December 16, 2011


Nothing in the world,
Is as yielding and receptive as water;
Yet in attacking the firm and inflexible,
Nothing triumphs so well.
Because of what it is not,
This becomes easy.
The receptive triumphs over the inflexible;
The yielding triumphs over the rigid.
-Lao Tzu

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Permanent Relaxation

"Permanent relaxation comes as we relax our imaginary ideas about ourselves. We must remember that these imaginary self-images are always subconscious, unseen, so a man finds it difficult at first to connect his tension with them. Stated differently, a man cannot see how his self-pictures must always be at war with reality, causing endless tension and distress. It is his realization of all this which sets him free. To repeat, permanent relaxation comes as we relax our imaginary ideas about ourselves." ~ Esoteric Mind Power

Monday, December 5, 2011


"For a person who cherishes compassion and love, the practice of tolerance is essential, and for that, an enemy is indispensable. So we should be grateful to our enemies, for it is they who can best help us to develop a tranquil mind." ~ Dalai Lama

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