A couple years ago, I wrote a gratitude note about “Honest anger and its connection to compassion.” This is a continual dance.
“If we don’t allow ourselves to feel the full range of emotion — deep joy and deep pain — then I think we are less than who we can be.”
―Terry Tempest Williams
“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.”
“Be a lamp, a lifeboat, a ladder.
Help someone’s soul heal.
Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” ―Rumi
“Equality keeps us honest. Inequality creates liars and delusion. “―Rebecca Solnit
“We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” ―Malala Yousafzai
“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
―C. G. Jung
“You have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ―Harriet Tubman
“The forests are the flags of nature. Enter the forest and the boundaries of nations are forgotten.”
―Enos A. Mills
“Come, come hither! Leave you and yourself;
Leave us and ourselves! Come swiftly
Come as quickly as possible. Put you and us aside;
Come until you and we would become extinct!
Come so that Neither you nor we
would exist!” ―Rumi
“Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.”
―Jalaluddin Rumi, The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing
“Some words will never leave God’s mouth,
no matter how hard you listen.
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In all the works of Beethoven, you will
not find a single lie.
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All important ideas must include the trees,
the mountains, and the rivers.” ―Mary Oliver
1. Libraries. Public libraries.
2. Markets. Town markets.
3. Parks. Community parks.
4. Planning our Halloween costumes.
5. Salted caramel.
May we walk in Beauty!