|A Cottage by the Sea||
I’d probably pick us any book that includes the words ‘foreword by Jimmy Carter,” because I know being in his company makes me feel better.
The power of human speech comes in knowing what to say and knowing, really knowing, not everything can be said.
A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him saying, ‘You are mad, you are not like us.”
Laugh at yourself and don’t be so pompous and serious. If you start looking for the humor in life, you will find it.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
The greatest influence on increasing our happiness is our ability to reframe our situation more positively, our ability to experience gratitude, and our choice to be kind and generous.
Silence surrounds every “I know” with a humble and patient “I don’t know.” It protects the autonomy and dignity of events, persons, animals, and all created things.
Silence is a constant source of restoration.
The Rule of Society of St. John the Evangelist, www.ssje.org
He (the solitary) despises his own self seeking aggressivity as much as that of the politicians who hypocritically pretend they are fighting for peace.