|A Cottage by the Sea||
In order to have a peaceful spirit, you need to live in the present, not in a future that has not yet happened or in a past about which you can do nothing. Today, like its predecessors, will last twenty-four hours. After that, it will be gone. So this is your only shot.
Barbara Cawthorne Crafton
If you know that when you go out and meet people it does you harm, then it is better for you not to leave your home often.
When once you allow physical selfishness, mental slovenliness, oral obtuseness, spiritual density, everyone belonging to your crowd will suffer.
The most important problem which a human being must face daily is: How to maintain one’s integrity in a world where power, success and money are valued above all else?
Abraham Joshua Heschel
The key to choosing what is authentic in life and keeping our own integrity at the same time lies in tending always in the direction of simplicity.
So it needs saying from the outset that it’s always very easy to declare that other people are idiots, but only if you forget how idiotically difficult been human is.
When we open our hearts enough to truly love, our enemies can open up the possibility for our healing.
Nicholas Bartoli, www.ssje.org