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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Be Soft

Don’t build a hard, solid self
full of fixed ideas and firm beliefs.

Be soft
so that you don’t create friction, or clash with the world
but accept and absorb your experience with ease.

Be soft
so that disappointments and insults don’t bruise you
but bounce harmlessly away after your softness has absorbed their force.

Be soft so
that thoughts and emotions can’t attach themselves to you and ideas don’t turn to rigid theories which can’t be contradicted and animosity never lingers long enough to form a grudge and pain passes away before turning to trauma.

Be soft
so that you can bend with the wind, without breaking
and become moist with the rain, without flooding.

Be soft
so that you can pass through the world without leaving damage
only the lightest of trails which will dissolve like a cloud
and become part of the air which everyone breathes.

- Steve Taylor

Monday, June 27, 2016

"It is only in solitude that I ever find my own core.” 

~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Friday, June 24, 2016

“Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.” 

- John Allen Paulos

Thursday, June 23, 2016

"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."

- Mark Twain

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

 "...the best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time..."

Monday, June 20, 2016

“Aggression, humanity’s greatest vice, will destroy civilization.”
-Stephen Hawking

Sunday, June 19, 2016


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Einstein called racism “a disease of white people.”

Friday, June 17, 2016

"I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it."
- George Bernard Shaw 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

"Being alone is a skill."

- Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Monday, June 13, 2016

"Never argue with an idiot. 
They just drag you down to their own level ...

Then beat you with experience." 

- Dilbert 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

"If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.” 

-Ajahn Chah

Saturday, June 11, 2016

"Choose rather to be strong of soul than strong of body."

- Pythagoras

Friday, June 10, 2016

“Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision. Visions don’t change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same, and are scrapped or adjusted as needed. Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan.” 

- John C. Maxwell

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

“There is no once and for all moment when we can say that at last we are whole, the past is buried and over, the hurts forgotten, the wounds healed.  Instead we find that it is to be a search that we must expect to continue throughout our lives.” 

- Esther de Waal

Sunday, June 5, 2016

"Every thought is a seed, if you plant crabgrass..."

Saturday, June 4, 2016

“Memory plays tricks. Memory is another word for story, and nothing is more unreliable.” 

- Ann-Marie MacDonald

Friday, June 3, 2016

“Love isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.” 

- Steven Hayes

Thursday, June 2, 2016

"Avoid what ifs . . . its a never ending game of your imagination driving you crazy."

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