"You have the answer. Just get quiet enough to hear it." - Pat Obuchowski

"If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy,
the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world." - C. S. Lewis

"It is far better to grasp the universe as it is, than to persist in delusion,
however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan

"There is no place in this new kind of physics, for both The Field and Matter,
for The Field is the only Reality." - Albert Einstein

"Why we dance: To dance is to pray, to pray is to heal, to heal is to give,
to give is to live, to live is to dance." - MariJo Moore, Northern Lakota

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." - Judy Garland

“To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart,
and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.” - Arne Garborg

“In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.
We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” - Albert Schweitzer

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill

"God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that we try." - Mother Teresa

"What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God." - Eleanor Powell

"God loves us the way we are, but too much to leave us that way." - Leighton Ford

"God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars." - Elbert Hubbard

"We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking,
only to learn that it is God who is shaking them." - Charles C. West

"For those who understand, no words are necessary.
And for those who do not, no words are possible." - Angelis Amor

"Whose permission do you need in order to have self-empowerment?" – anonymous

“Be not intimidated... nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties
by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency.
These, as they are often used, are but three different names
for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice.” – John Adams

"Liberty has never come from government.
Liberty has always come from the subjects of government.
The history of liberty is the history of resistance." - Woodrow Wilson

“When even one American – who has done nothing wrong –
is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth,
then all Americans are in peril.” – Harry S. Truman

“The Earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the Earth.
All things are connected like the blood that unites us all.
Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.” – Chief Seattle

“The greatest achievement is selflessness.
The greatest worth is self-mastery.
The greatest quality is the sense of service.
The greatest precept is continual awareness.
The greatest medicine is emptiness.
The greatest action is non-conformance.
The greatest magic is the transmutation of the passions.
The greatest generosity is non-attachment.
The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind.
The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.”- Buddhist aphorisms

"Even though we have differing opinions, small issues can not affect the greater action.
The challenge for each is to be humble and learn to forgive.
Our commitment is to the Master and His doctrine of pure love.
And the union of all makes the fortress." - Lúcio Mortimer

"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts,
not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” – Abraham Lincoln

"The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you; don't go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want; don't go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open. Don't go back to sleep." ~ Rumi

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs

"It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit."- Noel Coward

“You have been rewritten and edited by a universe that stretches your very soul
in order to meet it heart to heart.
You are being drawn in as a spinning galaxy to requalify your light and realign your direction.
The clock ticks to a new beat as does your heart and intentions.
Keeping anything under your hat will only detour the expansion.
Leap full throttle forward into a place that replaces your inquisition of self
with a journey to the new world.
Your world is no longer flat and dangerous but round and full of miracles and possibilities.
Leave any bitterness of [the past year] behind and remember only its sweetness
as you move forward in time and deed.
It is time to accrue blessings in thought and actions as payment forward
on dreams that are destined to come true.”- David Cusack (ecodigenous@yahoo.com)

“God is like a mirror. The mirror never changes,
but everyone who looks at it sees a different face.” — Jewish teaching

"Never wish for a million dollars, or to win the lottery,
or to get the best job or the best lover.
These are all decoys for what we really want,
and that is always, to be happy, nothing else"- my teachers, one of whom is John Lennon.

“G-d just told me that He did (does) have building materials for the universe:
Love, intent, Power and Dream.
He also said that the Creation is not something that happened "in the past",
that the whole Creation is always right here, NOW, with 'me'.” - my teachers

“There is one more choice that Epicurus missed:
G-d left us the ‘free will’ to dream up and then resolve 'evil'.
We are then the instrument for working out all possible resolutions,
and also for expressing courage, compassion, righteousness and love.
So let's think of G-d as ‘customer support’." - my teachers

“Actually, my ultimate Self is the same 'guy' as your ultimate Self,
is the same one as 'everyone's ultimate Self; it is ‘the Mirror that never changes.’
So when I look at You, I should see You as God sees You,
and not according to my prejudices and cookie-cutter categories
When You speak to me, I should listen with all my being,
and not steal my attention away on what my clever reply will be,
nor on how I might 'top' your idea or story.
Who we are together is far more important than who I am or who I suppose You to be,
for who we all are together is all that God could possibly be.” - my teachers

“Words are exactly what get in the way.
The whole question of ‘What is the meaning of life?’ is just because of words.
If we follow the Buddhist Heart Mantra, we delete concepts of self/other,
right/wrong, time, place, relationships.
Even to say ‘all are one’ is illusory, based on concepts.
So silence your mind and just let your heart perceive in its own way,
just let whatever-is embrace you in its own way,
and let yourself be transported, with no meaning whatsoever.” - my teachers

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” - Carl Jung

“The only way to hold both conscience and peace at the same time, is atonement.
Conscience means to feel full responsibility for the consequences of my words and actions,
peace is to hold quiet heart and mind with full self-awareness,
and atonement means surrender to my fate,
accepting the way things need to be, without guilt, shame, blame or fear.
This is accomplished by opening my heart with full-on love,
love for all and love for Self -- my ‘love affair’ with God.
At-one-ment turns out to be the result of unqualified atonement.
'Forgiving' doesn't really do the job, because forgiving assumes that someone did something wrong --
drop all that and just bless everyone and everything.
That does not mean for us to be naive; quite the opposite:
Be fully Aware, and still keep blessing.” – my dream-teachers

"It isn't a matter of thinking less - there is precious little real ‘thinking’ as it is.
The ticket is to really feel our feelings, and not just have opinions about them." -- my teachers

"Forget about all the 'hurting' and 'forgiving' - nobody did anything wrong.
You are letting your ego take offense because it is self-important.
Everyone said or did the best they could conceive at the time, including you.
Laugh at yourself and feel compassion for them,
and then you won't have to bother with 'forgiveness'." - my teachers

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." – Einstein

"The most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical.
It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead.
To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists,
manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty,
which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms -
this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religion." ~ Albert Einstein